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April

 
     
     
 
Sent: Tue 4/18/2017 2:13 PM
Subject: Scholarships; Senior Activities and Information; EOC testing


April 25, 2017 - The Heather Musselwhite Memorial Scholarship is a $750 scholarship awarded to an area graduating senior who has overcome an obstacle and pushed through to graduation and plans to pursue higher education. This scholarship is not based on academics, but rather the fact that a student has completed graduation despite challenges. The application is attached, and is also located in the counselor’s office.

NOTE: The application shows the due date of May 9, 2015, and that it is a $250 scholarship. This is last year’s information and the information above is correct and the due date is April 25. This application must be mailed to the address on the scholarship application.


May 05, 2017 - The Eustace ISD Board of Trustees Scholarship is now available for application, The Board will award two $800 scholarships to two graduating seniors. The application is attached and is also available in the counselor’s office.


May 05, 2017 - The E.L. Kirk Memorial Scholarship is now available for application for graduating seniors who plan to pursue furthering their education at either a college or vocational school. The application is attached and is also available in the counselor’s office.


May 05, 2017 - The ATPE (Association of Texas Professional Educators) is offering scholarships to graduating seniors. The application is available in the counselor’s office.


May 05, 2017 - The J.W. Wallace Memorial Scholarship is available to graduating seniors who plan to further their education by attending a vocational or technical education program. The application is available in the counselor’s office.


June 02, 2017 - The WSGC College Transfer Scholarship is available for U.S. or Washington citizens who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) and have a minimum GPA of 3.3. The WSGC Scholarships will worth award range from $2,000 to $5,000. You can get more information by visiting WSGC College Transfer Scholarship.


The brochure for Senior Activities and Information has been attached.

EOC Tests are scheduled as follows:
May 2-Algebra 1
May 3-Biology
May 4-US History


Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
Pride-Poise-Discipline-Class

 
 
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  Sent: Tue 04/04/2017 01:15 PM
Subject: FW: 7 April Scholarships - Deadline this Month


The Scholarship Programs below are accepting applications from students between April 05, 2017 and April 30, 2017. Please read the
application instructions on the website carefully before applying.

1. Signet Classics Student Scholarship - April 14, 2017 (5 Awards - $1,000) http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_signet_classics_student_scholarship_9090.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201704&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac

2. LA FRA Scholarship - April 15, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000) http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_la_fra_scholarship_9091.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201704&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac

3. NDTA Scholarships - April 16, 2017 (10 Awards - $1,000) http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_ndta_scholarships_9092.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201704&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac

4. Jon H. Poteat Scholarship - April 20, 2017 (225 Awards - $1,000) http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_jon_h_poteat_scholarship_9093.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201704&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac

Featured Scholarships

5. VIP Scholarship - April 30, 2017 (1 Award - $5,000) http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_vip_scholarship_9000.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201704&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac

6. SP Scholarship - April 30, 2017 (10 Awards - $10,000) http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_sp_scholarships_8953.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201704&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac

7. YDI Scholarship - April 29, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000) http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_ydi_scholarship_9015.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201704&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac


Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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  Sent: Mon 04/03/2017 10:50 AM
Subject: TVCC Scholarship


April 15, 2017 - The TVCC Scholarship application is available to graduating seniors who plan to attend TVCC in the Fall 2017. This application is attached and is also available in the counselor’s office. The application must be mailed and received at TVCC by April 15, 2017.

Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
Pride-Poise-Discipline-Class

 
 

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Sent: Mon 04/03/2017 10:06 AM
Subject: TVCC Dual Credit Scholarships


TVCC is offering a Dual Pathway Scholarship to sophomore and junior students who plan to take dual credit classes in the fall. As Eustace ISD pays for all tuition and books for dual credit students during the regular school year, we would like all potential dual credit students to apply. Fall TVCC students were called to a meeting on March 29 to fill out the form, but an essay and letters of recommendation are also required. See the attached form for specific instructions. The essays and letters of recommendation need to be turned in to the counselor’s office by APRIL 10, so that they can be sent to TVCC by their April 15 deadline. April 15 is a Saturday, and April 14 is Good Friday, which is a holiday for Eustace ISD.

If your student missed the meeting, please have them come by my office to get a copy of the form.

Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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March

 

 



 
Sent: Mon 03/27/2017 10:42 AM
Subject: Scholarship

April 15, 2017 - The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 310 is offering a scholarship to graduating seniors. Students are eligible if they are citizens of the United States. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

NOTE: This application must be returned to the organization and must be postmarked by April 15, 2017.

Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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Sent: Mon 03/27/2017 10:42 AM
Subject: Scholarships

April 15, 2017 - The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 310 is offering a scholarship to graduating seniors. Students are eligible if they are citizens of the United States. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

NOTE: This application must be returned to the organization and must be postmarked by April 15, 2017.

Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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  Sent: Wed 03/22/2017 8:12 AM
Subject: Welding Contest

Tulsa Welding School holds an annual High School Senior Welding Competition, looking for the best high school senior AG students in the country. This yearly event is a great way to showcase your welding skills and win tuition scholarships to attend Tulsa Welding School. Last year over $245,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded, so if you’re considering a future in welding this is one event you won’t want to miss.

The competition is open to High School Seniors who have taken a welding class in high school or at a vocational technical institute. The grand prize is a full tuition scholarship to Tulsa Welding School, with partial tuition scholarships going to the top runner-ups. There are other welding related prizes given out, as well as a $500 tuition scholarship to Tulsa Welding School for everyone who participates.

Grand Prize: Full Tuition Scholarship to TWS.
Top Runner-Ups: Partial Tuition Scholarship to TWS.
$500 Scholarships: To TWS for all participants.

The event will be held in Houston on April 01, 2017. To register, visit https://www.weldingschool.com/admissions/the-tws-high-school-weld-to-win-competition/


Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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  Sent: 03/20/17 2:48 PM
Subject: Scholarships

April 17, 2017 - The Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head Scholarship application is now available to graduating seniors who have given back to their community in the last two years. Up to six students will be awarded a scholarship of $1,500 to use towards tuition and books at an accredited college. The application is here and is also available in the counselor’s office.

April 19, 2017 - The First State Bank Mary Helen Myrick scholarship is now available for application. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply if their families have a moderate to low income and are planning to attend a college or technical school. Students will need to provide income tax information. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


Gwen Orr
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Eustace High School
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  Sent: 03/15/17 1:41 PM
Subject: Scholarships


March 31, 2017 - The Daniel McMahon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, are offering a $500 scholarship to a Henderson County graduating senior who continues his/her education at TVCC. TVCC will match this scholarship with an additional $500, for a total award of $1,000. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

April 14, 2017 - The Cedar Creek Country Club Women’s Golf Association is offering graduating seniors the opportunity to apply for their annual scholarship. The application is here.

April 21, 2017 - The Tri-County Soccer Association is offering a scholarship to graduating seniors who have participated with the association as a player, referee or coach at some time during the last four years (of high school). Applications are available at www.tricountysoccer.us.


April 28, 2017 - The Sons of the American Legion of Gun Barrel City is offering their annual scholarship to graduating seniors who:

   • Have at least a 2.75 GPA cumulative GPA
   • Can document active participation in extracurricular activities in church, school and community
   • Provide proof of school attendance for past two years
   • Can document acceptance into a college, university or seminary

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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February

 
 
Sent: Tue 02/28/2017 2:50 PM
Subject: Scholarships


April 13, 2017 - The Eustace Athletic Booster Club Scholarship applications are now available to graduating seniors who have participated in athletics and have met the requirements for working athletic events. Applications are available in the counselor’s office and here.


Gwen Orr
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Eustace High School
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  Sent: Mon 02/27/17 8:35A
Subject: Scholarships


March 31, 2017 - Delta Kappa Gamma Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of Athens, is offering a Scholarship to graduating female students who are planning to enter the teaching profession. The application is attached and is also available in the counselor’s office.


June 12, 2017 - Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with their scholarship program for the 10th year. Scholarship amount(s) will be up to $1,000. Students must submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their website at http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

July 31, 2017 - Redfin Real Estate Brokerage is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicant must submit an essay. For further details, visit https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship


January 29, 2018 - Healthcare Leaders Scholarship, sponsored by Nurse.org, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who have been accepted to or are currently attending a nursing or medical related program at an accredited institution, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and are pursuing a degree related to healthcare. For further details and to apply, visit www.nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/


Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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  Sent: Mon 02/27/17 8:06A
Subject: TSI testing; TVCC Summer and Fall registration

We will have another TSI testing day on March 21, 2017. Students who are eligible to test are:

   • Freshmen who are interested in the TVCC Welding program
   • Sophomores who are interested in taking college classes beginning the Summer of 2017
   • Juniors interested in taking college classes beginning the Summer of 2017
   • Eustace ISD will pay testing fees for students twice. After that, students must pay their own testing fee ($30.00)
   • Seniors- the district will pay for a limited number of seniors (who have never had their testing paid for by the district) to test one time. Our priority is to
     give those who want to be in dual credit classes the chance to test, and there are limited spaces.

Students can sign up for the February test February 27 - March 15, 2017. A sign-up sheet will be posted on my door.

Students may visit the following websites for study resources:

www.mometrix.com/academy/tsi-test/

https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/accuplacer/accuplacer-texas-success-initiative-assessment-sample-questions.pdf

www.tsipracticetest.com

https://www.testprepreview.com/texas-success-initiative.htm

www.mathhelp.com/tsi-math-test-prep/


I will begin registration for TVCC Dual Credit Summer classes March 15, through April 24. These will be classes held at TVCC or online classes, and the student is responsible for tuition and books. For those students who have never taken a dual credit class, there is a process and several things to do, so please do not wait until the last day to register. Fall registration will begin April 24 and go through May 31. This will be for classes held at the high school campus, as well as classes on the TVCC campus or online. The school district will pay for these classes and books, according to district policy.



Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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Sent:  Tue 02/14/17 2:33P
Subject:  Scholarships

The Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA) is now accepting applications from students interested in the fields of Horticulture and Agriculture.

April 01, 2017 -The Grow Texas Scholarship Program was established to increase educational opportunities for individuals committed to advancing the Texas agriculture industry. The standard Grow Texas Scholarship award is $1,000 or more one-year scholarship award. The $1,000 award is divided into a $500 payment per semester for the next two consecutive semesters. To apply, visit www.growtexasprogram.org and click on Scholarship Application on the right side of the page.

May 01, 2017 - The Texas Nursery and Landscape Association Education and Research Foundation established a scholarship program for students interested in the field of horticulture. The standard TNLA Scholarship award is a $1,000 one-year scholarship award. The $1,000 award is divided into a $500 payment per semester for the next two consecutive semesters. To apply, visit www.tnlaonline.org and click on Scholarships and Career.

Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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Sent:  Tue 02/14/17 2:06P
Subject:  Scholarships

April 01, 2017 - The Texas Rural Education Association (TREA) is sponsoring its first student awards and recognition contest. The contest will have two categories: (1) Poster contest and (2) Video presentation. Students are to create a visual “message” supporting the TREA theme for the year:

“Growing for the Future of Rural Schools”
First Prize-$500
Second Prize- $350

Poster Contest- This contest will have two grade categories: Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8
Each Poster should focus on the theme listed above
   • Each Poster must be an 8.5”x11.0” or 11”x 17” original design
   • Each submission should be a scanned color copy of the student’s work. The student should retain the original piece of art /design should it be selected
      as a winning design. Submissions should be e-mailed to Sherry Hughes at : shughes@ccisdtx.com
   • Designs can be in any medium, including computer generated. However, we strongly recommend that students create strong, simple, colorful designs
      that will deliver the most visual impact for the message. Designs using only pencil/pen or clip art may not be suitable for reproduction for our web site,
      posters and calendars.

Video Contest: Grades 9-12
  
• Each presentation should not exceed 3 minutes in length, including a 10 second title screen
   • E-mail each presentation to Sherry Hughes at: shughes@ccisdtx.com
   • Videos should present the student’s perspective on areas such as the following: (These are only suggestions. Creativity is encouraged as we highlight
      rural schools)
            *Benefits of attending a rural school
            *How rural schools prepare students for tomorrow
            *The spirit of rural schools

All entries must be submitted by April 1,2017

April 10, 2017 - The Athens Oddfellow and Rebekah’s are offering their annual $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who will be attending TVCC in the fall of 2017. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

May 26, 2017 -The Ozarka “Every Drop Counts” Earth Science Scholarship is now underway. Two students in the state of Texas will be awarded $10,000 each. This scholarship is intended for students pursuing a degree at a four-year college or university in the field of earth/environmental science. Examples of earth/environmental science include, but are not limited to : Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Environmental Law, Environmental Education, Forestry, Oceanography, and Ecology. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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  Sent:  Fri 02/10/17 2:02P
Subject:  Scholarships!

March 31, 2017 - The Henderson County Literary Club awards a scholarship of $500 each year, with a matching grant from Trinity Valley Community College.
To be eligible for this scholarship, the following criteria must be met:

   • Applicants must be a girl who is graduating from a Henderson County High School in the class of 2017, who plans to attend TVCC full-time, in the Fall 2017.
   • Applicants must write a one page essay, to be written in the presence of a counselor with a one hour time limit. The topic will be given to the applicant when
      she is ready to write it.
   • Applicant must submit a completed application.

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

August 01, 2017 - The Khan Law Firm in Seattle, Washington, is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a student of their choosing.
To qualify for this scholarship:

   • Applicant must have been accepted to and planning to attend a college or university in the United States
   • Applicant must be able to provide an acceptance letter from the college or university.
   • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
   • Applicant must write an essay explaining plan for education.

To apply, go to http://khaninjurylaw.com/scholarship/


Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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  Sent:  Mon 02/06/2017 2:11 PM
Subject:  Scholarships; Senior Meeting


March 01, 2017 - The Enchanted Oaks Ladies Club is now accepting scholarship applications for graduating seniors who are FULL TIME residents of Enchanted Oaks. Applications are attached, and are available in the counselor’s office or at the Enchanted Oaks Town Hall info drop box. The application must be returned to the Town Hall office or to a member of the Scholarship Committee.



March 03, 2017 - The 2017 Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship is now available for graduating seniors to apply. Eligibility requirements include:

   • Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities

   • Preference will be given to students pursuing STEM fields, but students with interest in other fields are eligible to apply.

   • Strong writing skills

   • Full time enrollment in a U.S. Department of Education accredited community college or four year university during the period for which scholarships
      are requested.

   • Students must verify their enrollment status for the 2017-2018 academic school year prior to scholarship disbursement.

To apply, go to https://www.fordblueovalnetwork.org/programs/ford-driving-dreams-tour



March 30, 2017 - The Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum is a not for profit corporation and one of the functions is awarding scholarships to graduating seniors in all 40 Texas counties each year. The application is attached, and there are paper copies in the counselor’s office. Forms can also be downloaded at www.dallasscottishrite.org and click on the “About Scottish Rite/Scottish Rite Forms”. The application can be mailed or sent by email to administration@dallasscottishrite.org

A senior meeting was held on Thursday, February 2, and the following items were discussed:

   • Seniors planning to attend college or vocational schools need to be sure to get the FAFSA completed ASAP. If a student does not have a computer at home,
       they are welcome to use computers in the library, computer lab, or the one in my office. Students who feel their family’s income disqualifies them need to
       also complete the FAFSA because each school uses this information to determine the financial aid packages, which also includes scholarships and loans.

   • Many scholarship applications have become available, and I am seeing the same small group of students coming to my office to retrieve applications. It
       would be worth the 30 minutes to an hour to ultimately be awarded free money and I encourage everyone to check out the various applications available.
       If students have not asked for letters of recommendation, they need to do so now, if they plan on applying for any scholarships. Teachers, neighbors,
       church pastors or youth leaders, employers or friends of family are all viable letter writers.

   • I have asked students to document all scholarship and grants they receive in the purple binder on my desk. This information will be used to honor scholarshi
       recipients at awards night and at graduation. If the scholarship is not written in the book, it will not be announced at these two events, because I do not
       always get notified of every scholarship a student may receive. The student will also need to write in the name of the school they plan to attend, as I will
       send final transcripts to that school. I also want those who are going into the military to write in the amount of money they will receive from the GI Bill.

   • Ms. Krumm reminded students that February 10 is the last day to purchase ads for the yearbook and March 17 is the last day to purchase a yearbook.

Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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Sent:  Thur 02/02/17 2:24P
Subject:  Summer Leadership Camp; Summer Pre-Med Camp

Camp L.E.A.D., Texas Tech University's leadership education and development program, takes place August 1-4, 2017. During this program, students will participate in activities ranging from individualized leadership sessions to group challenges and team-building activities. Students will also have an opportunity to explore Texas Tech through an official campus tour and in-depth sessions with their intended field of study.

Transportation, housing and curriculum materials are provided at no cost to students admitted into the program.

Admission to Camp L.E.A.D. is highly selective. Students should apply and submit documentation regarding their leadership abilities no later than the given deadline.

To be considered, students must meet the following requirements:
   • Grade Level: must be an incoming high school senior in the Fall of 2017.
   • Academic Performance: student's high school counselor must submit a form regarding their academic performance. Students are also asked to
      self-report their ACT/SAT scores.
   • Community Involvement: must be an active member of your community and involved in extracurricular activities.
   • Leadership: must have a proven desire to be a leader.

LEARN MORE HERE http://www.ttu.edu/camplead/Apply.php

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017. Please direct any questions about Camp L.E.A.D. to 806.742.1299 or camplead@ttu.edu.

Earning high grades and performing well on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is only a part of what will allow a student to become a successful applicant for Medical School. In the competitive environment of the medical school application process, becoming that exceptional applicant also requires professional experience, effective leadership and demonstrated service. Thus, the summer Pre Med camp cosponsored by SFA and JAMP 2017, is meant to be a week of total immersion in and an introduction to what we refer to as the Pre Med "Lifestyle". This "head-start" will give camp attendees the opportunity to preview the course requirements, the time constraints and the journey toward excellence that Pre Med students encounter on the very first day of their freshman year.

Camp Highlights:

FREE Pre Med camp
. Housing, meals, books and supplies are provided to the student.
    academic reviews in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics
    insights into medical school and the medical profession from talks with current medical students and medical school administrators
    exposure to the medical profession by spending time in local clinics/hospitals and interacting with the doctors and staff in these facilities
    sharing in the joy of helping others by cooperative service within the community experience a week of "college life" and enjoy the facilities at
       Stephen F. Austin State University.

While this camp is open to all outstanding rising seniors (students beginning their senior year of high school in the Fall of 2017) in the state of Texas, preference will be given to those whose family has a financial need and would be excellent future candidates for the Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) during their college years.

Application for the summer 2017 camp is now available. Application Deadline is April 1, 2017, or until all slots are filled.


Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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  Sent:  Sat 01/28/17 8:34 PM
Subject:  Scholarships


I accidentally sent my last email before I was finished, so here is the corrected version:

April 01, 2017 - The Henderson County A&M Club is offering a scholarship to graduating seniors who have been accepted to and will be attending Texas A&M. Applications are attached and are available in the counselor’s office.

June 01, 2017 -The Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program is offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested applicants should visit http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application.

June 01, 2017 - The Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page.


Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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Sent:  Fri 01/20/17 11:14AM
Subject:  Scholarships


March 31, 2017 - The Blue Knights Motorcycle Club is once again offering the Peace Officer Memorial Scholarship, in honor of Paul Habelt. Graduating seniors who are willing to write a 250-500 word essay are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

May 01, 2016 -The Travis Stone Cates Memorial Scholarship is now available for application. Graduating seniors who are planning to pursue a career in education and coaching are eligible. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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Sent:  Fri 01/13/17 2:38PM
Subject:  TSI Testing

TSI testing will be held at Eustace High School on Tuesday, February 21 and Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Students who are eligible to test are:
   • Freshmen who are interested in the TVCC Welding program
   • Sophomores who are interested in taking college classes beginning the Summer of 2017
   • Juniors interested in taking college classes beginning the Summer of 2017
   • Eustace ISD will pay testing fees for students twice. After that, students must pay their own testing fee ($30.00)
   • Seniors- the district will pay for a limited number of seniors (who have never had their testing paid for by the district) to test one time. Our priority
      is to give those who want to be in dual credit classes the chance to test, and there are limited spaces.

Students can sign up for the February test January 17- February 15, 2017. A sign -up sheet will be posted on my door.

Students may visit the following websites for study resources:

www.mometrix.com/academy/tsi-test/

https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/accuplacer/accuplacer-texas-success-initiative-assessment-sample-questions.pdf

www.tsipracticetest.com

https://www.testprepreview.com/texas-success-initiative.htm

www.mathhelp.com/tsi-math-test-prep/


Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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Sent:  Tue 01/10/17 2:58 PM
Subject:  Scholarships


February 10, 2017 - The Henderson County Black History Scholarship application is now available for graduating seniors to apply.

Application rules are:
   • Applicants must write an essay entitled “ The Crisis in Black Education” , with a sub theme of “Is Your Education Complete?”
   • Applicants must submit a photo
   • Applicants must not have been arrested or convicted of a felony
   • Applicants must have a GPA between 70-90.
   • Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, one from a teacher and an additional character reference.
   • Recipients of the scholarship must agree to attend the Parent/Student meeting and the Black History Banquet, which will be held at the Malakoff
     Community Center on February 25 at 7 pm.
   • Recipients must also agree to sell 5 banquet tickets.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants do not have to be African-American to apply for this scholarship. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


March 17, 2017 - The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake is once again offering scholarships to area graduating seniors who:

   • Are a member of a club or organization that participates in community service or have completed some type of community service personally
   • Have a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, counselor or principal
   • Have a letter of recommendation from a member of the community who is not related
   • Have an overall GPA of 75 or higher

Students must also submit a photograph and a copy of their most recent transcript.  Application is here and can also be found in the counselor’s office.


March 31, 2017 - The Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis Club is offering two scholarships to graduating seniors. One is for students who will major in any discipline, and the other one (Kimberly LaCour Memorial Scholarship) is for students who plan to seek a degree in nursing. The applications are here and here and are also available in the counselor’s office. PLEASE NOTE: Students must type forms or fill out on computer. Handwritten forms will not be considered.


April 01, 2017 -The Knights of Columbus of Gun Barrel City are offering a scholarship to graduating seniors who:

   • Have a minimum 2.75 GPA
   • Can provide proof of school attendance for the past two years
   • Can document active participation in extra-curricular activities in church, school and community
   • Proof of participation in religious programs provided by your church
   • Document acceptance into college, university, seminary or convent
   • Provide a written statement as to why you should receive this grant

Applications are available in the counselor’s office


Gwen Orr
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Subject:  Scholarships; TVEC Youth Tour


February 06, 2017 -The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo/Henderson County Area Go-Texan/ Scholarship is open for application for graduating seniors. To be eligible, applicants must:

   • score at least a 950 on the SAT or a 19 on the ACT, and an official copy of scores must be included with the application (this can be a copy of the form
      sent by SAT or ACT, a print-out of scores, or a high school transcript listing scores).
   • Be ranked in the top 1/3 of the class at the completion of the first semester of the senior year, and this must be verified with an official transcript or
      certification from an appropriate school official.
   • Have made formal application to enroll with intent to attend an accredited, not for profit Texas college or university and participate in a curriculum leading
      to a bachelor’s degree. Online colleges or universities are not permitted.

To apply, visit www.rodeohouston.com, and look under the scholarship tab toward the bottom of the page on the right side. You will find complete information on the registration process there.

*Applicants for the Houston Livestock Scholarship ($20,000) do not have to be a member of FFA or 4-H. If applicant is a member of one or both, make a copy of your application and submit it to the Henderson County Area Go Texan Committee for a chance to win $2,000.



Another related scholarship is for graduating seniors who plan to further their education through a vocational program in Texas. This is the Henderson County Go Texas Vocational Scholarship program. Applications for this scholarship are in the counselor’s office. These applications are due April 15,2017.



April 03, 2017 - The TVEC (Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative) Scholarship is now available for application. Applicants must:

   • Be graduating seniors in the top 20% of their class
   • Parent or guardian must have TVEC electricity at their primary residence
   • Be continuing their education at an accredited school of higher education
   • Must be taking a minimum of 12 semester hours in college

An application is here and there are copies available in the counselor’s office.



Remember that the deadline for the TVEC Youth Tour to Washington D.C. is February 6, 2017. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to enter the Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Contest and win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. The trip takes place in June of each year. Highlights include a visit to your congressional offices, tours of historic monuments, memorials and the Smithsonian Institute. The tour group will travel to Arlington National Cemetery, Washington National Cathedral, the Supreme Court, and to the Library of Congress, as well as other special attractions. Applications are available in the counselor’s office and one is here.


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Sent:  Fri 12/16/16 11:33 AM
Subject:  Scholarships


January 29, 2017 -The Business Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship is offered to students planning to pursue or currently enrolled in a college degree in a business- or finance-related area of study. Graduating seniors must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in a business or finance field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. To apply, visit:  http://themortgagereports.com/scholarship/.


January 29, 2017-Healthcare Leaders Scholarship - Sponsored by www.Nurse.org
Based in Bellevue, WA, Nurse.org is seeking applications for the Healthcare Leaders Scholarship. To be eligible for the $1000 award, graduating seniors must have a GPA of 3.0 or above, be pursuing a degree related to healthcare, and submit a 600-1000 word essay by January 29th. Visit www. http://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/ to apply.


August 21, 2017 - Summit Disability Law Group in Draper, UT are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for individuals who have been effected by a disability. To qualify for this scholarship:

  1. You must currently be enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a college or university in the United States.
  2. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA in the current or most recent secondary education program you have attended.
  3. You must have a physician documented disability.

To apply, visit:  https://www.summitdisabilitylawgroup.com/about-us/community-involvement/scholarship/


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Sent:  Wed 12/14/2016 12:52 PM
Subject:  Scholarships; Senior Meeting; Notification of College Acceptance

February 17, 2017 - The Carter BloodCare Stewart Scholars Scholarship Program is underway. The scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who have actively participated in their high school blood drive program during the fall of their senior year. Eligible students can be blood donors or actively help in the coordination of the blood drive. Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to those planning to attend a post-secondary institution, with an additional $500 awarded to each student’s school for senior graduation activities. Only seniors at participating high schools hosting at least two blood drives with Carter BloodCare during the 2016-17 school year will be eligible for the scholarship. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


June 30, 2017 - The Nursing Schools Almanac announces the third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. They will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates

  • A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and math
  • A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

Eligible applicants are graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in nursing, including LPN/LVN, and BSN programs. Applicants must be in good academic standing and on track to graduate from high school at the conclusion of the 2016-2017 academic year. To apply, go to www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2017-aspiring-nurse-scholarship.


A Senior Meeting was held Thursday, December 1, and we had the area Stephen F. Austin recruiter speak to offer information about SFA, as well as give general information on the application process to any secondary education institution. It does seem that there are still many seniors who plan to continue on with their education who have still not completed the FAFSA. This is not particularly difficult to do, and obtaining financial aid is critical to most students going to college, so, this should be a priority that students need to make time for. I urge students to get this done before the March 15 deadline: see below

2017-2018
Federal Deadline
Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2018.
Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 15, 2018.

State Deadline
Texas - As soon as possible after October 1, 2016.
Texas public colleges – March 15, 2017. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
Texas private colleges – Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.

College Deadline
Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline - whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.


Senior Parents - Please have your students let me know when they have been accepted to any post-secondary institution, to include colleges, universities and vocational education programs. I also want to know who will be joining the military. We would like to recognize your student’s accomplishments!


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  Sent:  Wed 11/30/2016 10:02 AM
Subject:  Scholarships; TVCC Parents Night


March 16, 2017 - The Pinnacle Women’s Club is offering a $1,500 scholarship to graduating seniors who have a GPA of at least a 3.5. Applications are available in the counselor’s office, and are attached.

January 15, 2017 - The University of Texas at Arlington is offering UTSA Alumni Association Scholarships in the amount of $5,000 per year. To be eligible to apply, students must first apply to UTSA at http://www.utsa.edu/admissions/.  To apply for the scholarship, visit http://alumni.utsa.edu/alumnischolarship.

Parents of TVCC Dual Credit students -There will be a meeting on Monday, December 12 at 6 pm in the Eustace High School Auditorium for parents and their students who are taking dual credit classes in the spring. Letters have been sent home with the dual credit students, and it is attached.


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  Sent:  Tue 11/18/2016 1:47 PM
Subject:  Senior Meeting; Scholarships; Dual Credit Parent/Student Meeting

A senior meeting was held on Thursday, November 3, and the following items were discussed:

  1. Students were reminded to complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  The application opened on October 1 this year, and this document is necessary to
      be eligible for any grants or financial aid for college. There are varying deadlines for colleges and universities, so students need to get this taken care of ASAP.
  2. I am using the Reminder app to make communication with seniors easier. Directions on how to join the Seniors 2017 class on the app were handed out,
      and seniors are encouraged to join. Texts coming from (717) 208-8824 are messages from me, so do not delete these without reading them.
  3. TVCC College Day on Nov. 10
  4. Be sure to get resume completed and be asking for letters of recommendation
  5. A limited number of Compendiums are available, and I have a copy that I will loan out. The Compendium contains college information as well as scholarship
      information.
  6. Senior T-Shirts- Mrs. Moultin asked that seniors come up with a design by November 7.


March 01, 2017 - The Henderson County Retired School Personnel Association is offering a $500 scholarship to graduating seniors who plan to attend a college or university to pursue a degree that leads to a teaching certificate. Students must provide a current transcript, three references (two of them from teachers and one personal), a description of school/community activities, a one page essay on “The Importance of Learning My Role as a Teacher”, and a copy of college acceptance letter, if available. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


March 31, 2017 - The EHS Aggie Spirit Scholarship is a one-time, competitive scholarship designed to encourage EHS graduates to continue pursuing a world class education by attending Texas A&M University and joining the Aggie Family. To be eligible, applicants must:
  • Graduate from Eustace High School, having attended at least their junior and senior year
  • Have been accepted to Texas A&M and plan to enroll as a full-time student

Consideration will be given to current acceptance status at A&M, financial need, extracurricular activities, good standing at EHS with faculty and staff, outstanding academic performance, leadership attributes and other superlatives.
Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

Eustace High School will hold a meeting for parents and students who plan to register for dual credit classes for the Spring, 2017 semester. Kelley Townsend, the Director of Dual Credit at TVCC, will be here to give information regarding the dual credit program. The high counselors will also be on hand to provide information regarding district policies as well. You are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting, as it will be in the best interest of you and your student. The meeting is set for Monday, December 12 at 6pm in the high school auditorium.


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Sent:  Tue 11/8/2016 1:48 PM
Subject:  Dual Credit Registration

Registration for Spring 2017 dual credit classes for all students who are currently enrolled in classes, and for juniors and seniors who have recently passed the TSI and want to enroll in a one semester class is now underway. Students will need to see me to obtain a concurrent form, and any student who is brand new to dual credit must also complete a TVCC application. Students who want to take an online class or a class on the TVCC campus must also be current on the bacterial meningitis vaccination. I will take registration information until December 16. After that date, students will need to take their registration information directly to TVCC and the last day for registration there is January 11. Classes begin January 17.

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Subject:  Scholarship; SFA Showcase Saturday; Southwestern University Pirate Preview; Senior field trip

June 19, 2017 - The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. They are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official. Please visit http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply for this $500 scholarship.

Stephen F.Austin State University is holding a Showcase Saturday on Saturday, November 12, 2016. This is a large open house event where students can meet with Financial Aid Counselors, tour residence halls, meet faculty & staff in their major departments, learn about student organizations, get FREE SFA gear, and so much more!! Registration begins at noon and the event is free!

Southwestern's Pirate Preview on Monday, November 14, is the perfect opportunity for seniors to get the full college experience at this Georgetown university. During this day-long event, students will:

  • meet Dr. Burger, Southwestern's President
  • attend an actual, real-life class
  • meet with professors in their major
  • join the luncheon with featured alumni speaker
  • connect with our inquisitive/creative students
  • tour our beautiful, award-winning campus
  • engage in admission, scholarship and financial aid sessions
  • participate in the overnight option of the program (Nov. 13)

Pirate Preview registration/information can be found at: http://www.southwestern.edu/admission/campusvisits/events.php


Seniors will be attending College Day at TVCC on Thursday, November 10. Permission forms went out today and must be returned by Tuesday, November 8.



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SentFri 10/28/16 2:01 PM
Subject:  More Scholarships


January 13, 2017 -The Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) and the Texas Engineering Foundation (TEF) will award approximately $100,000 in scholarships to engineering students attending an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)- accredited university. Applications and a list of TSPE Scholarship coordinators are available at www.tspe.org/programs/scholarships. PLEASE NOTE: students should contact their local coordinator to determine if there are specific requirements for applying to their area’s TSPE chapter. Applications are also available in the counselor’s office.


January 31, 2017 - The Carr P. Collins Scholars Program at Baylor University is now accepting applications. This program was established in 1993 to recognize academically gifted students who are dedicated to helping others in an effort to develop leaders of tomorrow through the gift of higher education. Through this program, Baylor University awards scholarships to students who demonstrate leadership through service. Selection of recipients is based on leadership, academic ability and commitment to community service. Collins Scholars are awarded a minimum of $5,050 their freshman year, renewable for three additional years provided they meet program requirements. To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be admitted to the University
  • Be in the tope quarter of their graduating class
  • Have a minimum score of 1310 (combined Math and Evidence- Based Reading and Writing) on the SAT or a minimum score of 28 on the ACT
  • Have completed a balanced college prep program including history, science and a foreign language
  • Be a resident of the state of Texas

The Collins Scholars application is available online at baylor.edu/admissions/CarrPCollins or may be obtained by contacting:

Carr P. Collins Scholars Program
Baylor University
Student Financial Aid Office
One Bear Place #97028
Waco, TX 76798-7028

1-800-BAYLOR-U, option8-2
Scholarships@baylor.edu

March 01, 2017 - The East Texas Professional Credit Union is offering two scholarships: The McLauchlin Scholarship is a $2,000 award for graduating seniors who wish to pursue a degree in education, and the Presidential Scholarship is a $1,000 award for graduating seniors who will pursue a degree in any field.
The applicant, or any member of the applicant’s immediate family must have an East Texas Credit Union account in good standing. To join the Credit Union, a minimum $5 deposit into a savings account is required. Applicants may contact ETPCU at 903-323-0230 or 800-256-5009 for more membership information. Applications can be found at www.etpcu.org, in the counselor’s office or at any credit union office location.



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Subject:  Scholarships

November 30, 2016 - The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The 2017 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2017 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2016. The 2017 MVS application deadline is November 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time. Apply at www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm


December 01, 2016 - The Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers is now open. Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers. Applicants must declare their intent to prepare for, and engage in, a career in physics teaching at the high school level and must, at the time the scholarship funds are received by the student, be:

  • an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year college or a university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment.
  • pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools.
  • showing promise of success in their studies, and
  • a citizen of the United States of America

Applications will be accepted at any time and will be considered for recommendation to the Executive Board at each AAPT Winter Meeting. All applications in which all materials, including letters of recommendation, are received by December 1 will be considered for recommendation at the winter meeting of the AAPT Executive Board. To apply, visit www.aapt.org/programs/grants/lotze.cfm


December 02, 2016 - The National Space Club and Foundation Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors with definite plans to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields. Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation's annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry's most prestigious gatherings. The student must be academically strong and excel in public speaking.

In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $10,000. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in High School through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who has definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields.

Conditions of Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
  • The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students.
  • The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course
       of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests.
  • The applicant can only use the $10,000.00 scholarship towards tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • The applicant must not have previously spoken at the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner.
  • The applicant may apply for any of the scholarships offered by the National Space Club and Foundation (Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship,
       Olin E Teague Scholarship, Keynote Scholarship) in the same year, but may only win one in the same year.

Please Remember
  • Completed application and video must be uploaded to the National Space Club and Foundation website by December 2, 2016.
  • If chosen to continue, the recipient must be available to speak with the NSCF executive committee for a live audition via Skype on January 13, 2017.
  • The recipient must be available to speak at the 2017 Goddard Memorial Dinner on March 10, 2017. Travel and lodging for the recipient and one guest
       will be provided by the National Space Club and Foundation.
  • Scholarship check will be provided to the college or university made payable to the applicable college or university no later than June 1, 2017.

To apply, visit www.spaceclub.org/scholarship


January 05, 2017 - The 2017 GE- Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program is now open. High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships-up to $40,000 total per recipient–and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond. Applications for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted online until January 5, 2017. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available at https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/


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Sent:  Fri 10/14/2016 2:43 PM
Subject:  University of Houston Frontier Fiesta


Frontier Fiesta is a student led, student run organization that hosts a large-scale three day music and entertainment festival for the students of the University of Houston and also for the surrounding Houston community. Last year the event brought in a total attendance of around 30,000. Frontier Fiesta will take place from March 23rd-25th, 2017. During the event we provide concerts, variety shows, carnival booths, a family fun day, a cook-off, and much more! The Frontier Fiesta Association has a rich history of giving back to the community. In saying this, they are offering several scholarship opportunities.

The association is offering multiple scholarships to any incoming freshman student who will be attending the University of Houston in the 2017 fall semester. To apply for these scholarships, students can log onto www.uh.edu/fiesta or email ffse@central.uh.edu.

A scholarship application is attached.

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Subject:  SFA AND UT Tyler Open House


Stephen F. Austin State University has three scheduled Saturday Showcase open house events:
  -  November 12, 2016
  -  February 18, 2017
  -  March 25, 2017

Make plans to attend and visit with representatives from academics, student services, residence life, financial aid and more! Admissions counselors will be on hand to discuss admissions requirements and any other questions you may have.

You can also schedule campus visits, which are available M-F at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m.
Contact the Office of Admissions at (936)468-2504 to schedule your visit, or email admissions@sfasu.edu.

UT Tyler will hold their Patriot Preview Day on Saturday, November 5, 2016. This is a great day for future students to visit and tour the campus, meet faculty, staff and students, and ask any college related questions they might have. Students will also receive a free lunch and t-shirt! To register online, go to www.uttyler.edu/preview.


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  Sent:  Wed 10/12/2016 2:49 PM
Subject:  Scholarships


November 30, 2016 - The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest requires students to raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. Applicants must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which raises addresses the severity of the problem. Eligible applicants are:
  • High school seniors who have been accepted into a college, university, or trade school.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school.

For further information, visit www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/.


December 31, 2016 - The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund continues its yearly Youth Essay Contest celebrating the Second Amendment as an integral part of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior(grades 9-12) and Junior (grades 8 and below), with separate cash prizes awarded to winners in each category. First place cash prizes are $1,000, $600 for second place, $200 for third place and $100 for fourth place. For further information, visit www.nradefensefund.org/contests-scholarships.aspx.



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Sent:  Mon 10/10/2016 2:34 PM
Subject:  Scholarships


January 31, 2017 -
The Texas Student Housing Scholarship is now available for application. This scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station or Denton Texas. Texas Women’s University and the University of North Texas restricts freshmen from living off-campus, therefore, scholarships may be limited to upper-classmen at these universities. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

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Sent:  Mon 10/07/2016 8:42 AM
Subject:  Air Force Academy Scholarships

www.academyadmissions.com

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Sent:  Fri 10/07/2016 1:07 PM
Subject:  Texas A&M Admissions Mixer


Texas A&M is holding an admissions event, the On Track to Enroll Mixer, for those prospective students and parents who may have questions regarding the application and admissions process. During this event, counselors will review the admissions process and the pieces of the application, majors, Engineering Review, and housing. They will also touch on financial aid and scholarships. Following all of this will be a question and answer session.
There will be limited space, so please register as soon as possible. Details are as follows:


What: Texas A&M Admissions Event: On Track To Enroll
When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 @6:30PM
Where: One Realtor Center, 2772 S SE Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701
Register: http://tx.ag/OTTETyler 

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Subject:  Scholarships


November 01, 2016 - The Sixt Scholar Program was founded in 2014 to aid high school students planning to continue their education in college. With a successful first year receiving over 1,000 applications, we are very excited to be continuing the program. Sixt rent a car is thrilled to contribute to higher education and support the development of exceptional students. The Sixt Scholars Program is available to high school seniors graduating in the academic year of 2016/2017. The scholarship will also take into consideration other factors such as financial need and involvement in extracurricular activities. Award winners must show valid proof of a full-time enrollment in an accredited undergraduate college or university for the academic year of 2017/2018. Please complete the entire application in order to be considered for the scholarship. To apply, visit https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/

November 01, 2016 - The Trucker to Trucker Scholarship application is available to students who plan to enroll in an accredited driving school after graduation. Applicants must submit an essay of up to 500 words on one of two topics located on the website. Please visit http://www.truckertotrucker.com/truck-driver-school-scholarship-application/


November 30, 2016 - The Good 360 Sustainability Scholarship is available for application to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university, have at least a 3.3 GPA and have an interest in environmentalism or sustainability. Applicants must write an essay and be able to post a picture with a caption via Instagram. For further information please visit https://good360.org/sustainability-scholarship/


December 01, 2016 - Texas Farm Credit will continue to award five Marsha Martin Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each for graduating seniors who are involved in FFA or 4-H and are pursuing a college degree in an agriculture-related field of study. These five scholarship recipients will be selected from the monthly AgStudent of the Month winners.

Information related to both programs is attached and can also be downloaded from our website at https://www.texasfcs.com/.


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  Sent:  Thur 09/29/2016 8:39 AM
Subject:  Scholarships; TSI Testing; PSAT



September 30, 2016 - Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship is available high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

How to apply:
Complete the application form at http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/dont-text-and-drive-scholarship, including a 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving.

September 30, 2016 - Create Real Impact Contest Awards are open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years. Entrants must be enrolled as full-time students in an accredited educational institution (secondary [middle/high] school, trade school, college, or university). All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.

Car crashes are the #1 killer of teens in America, and the majority are preventable. Create Real Impact motivates young people to promote innovative and effective SOLUTIONS to the deadly epidemic of reckless and distracted driving. Entries are accepted in four formats (writing, art, music, and video) and three languages (English, Spanish, and American Sign Language). There are a total of 10 awards, ranging from $500 to $1500.

The focus is on reckless and distracted driving. While extremely dangerous and highly illegal, entries focused on drunk or drugged driving will NOT be accepted.

Go to Scholarship Application:  Create Real Impact Scholarship

September30, 2016 - The ScholarshipPoints program was created in 2006 to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays. ScholarshipPoints.com is owned and operated by Edvisors, a company dedicated to helping students plan and pay for college. To date, Edvisors has given away more than $650,000 through the ScholarshipPoints program.

To be eligible:
1.  You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.
2.  You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.  Visit Scholarship Points

September 30, 2016 - The VIP Voice Scholarship is now available for application. To be eligible for the VIP $5000 scholarship you must:
A)  Must be at least 13 years of age or older.
B)  Submit your entry by 11:59 pm ET on the day of the deadline.
C)  You can submit multiple entries by following the instructions on the sponsors website at
     https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13582/vip_voice_5_000_scholarship_scholarship.php


October 17, 2016 - The College JumpStart Scholarship is now available for application. To apply for the College JumpStart Scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

1)  You are a high school 10th, 11th or 12th grader -OR- you are an undergraduate college student or non-traditional student. There are no age limits.
2)  You are a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
3)  You are currently attending or you are planning to attend an accredited two-year, four-year, community, vocational or trade school in the U.S. Online
     programs also qualify.
4)  You must be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community.

The deadline for applying is April 15 (spring) or October 17 (fall).

How do I apply?
If you meet all of our eligibility requirements you can submit an online application. We do not have nor accept paper applications or applications sent by mail.


October 25, 2016 -The National Scholarship Program is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference. Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

A)  Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2017 with plans to enter
     a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
B)  Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States
     (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
C)  Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
D)  Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
E)  Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
F)  Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
G)  Be a United States citizen

To apply, visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/national-scholarships/
There is also information about state and career& Technical scholarships on this website.


October 31, 2016 - THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 28th class in 2016, the Foundation has provided over 5,700 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $60 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

Our application is open! If you are a current high school senior, you may apply here.  The application deadline is October 31, 2016.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be:
•  Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools)
•  U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees
•  Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
•  Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
•  Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school


October 31, 2016 - CARiD is giving away $1,000 to offset your educational expenses for college! Just getting the essentials can add up quickly and CARiD wants to help - books, food, backpacks, some sweet spinners for your commuter vehicle, or whatever else you need to get ready for school! Most importantly - CARiD believes in higher education and wants to help you achieve your goals!

How do I apply?
Create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry and email it to scholarship@CARiD.com. Here are some ideas to get you started: Your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, or the coolest vehicle you've ever seen - we're looking forward to your creativity!

Photos can be cropped, spliced, or edited however you see fit
Photos must be relevant to the automotive industry

Who can apply?

Any current US student who:
Is enrolled in post-secondary education in the upcoming semester
Is between the ages of 16 and 20
Is not a CARiD employee
Is not related to an employee of CARiD or its partners
When can I apply?
Two scholarships will be awarded each year:
Spring entries must be received before midnight on April 30
Fall entries must be received before midnight on October 31

Who will win?
We're looking for the most creative, inspiring, and thought provoking photos! So get to work and show us what you've got! The winning photo will be published here, on my.CARiD.com, and our other social media pages.

They will pick their favorite photo, and send a check for $1,000 to the winner!
Winners will be announced on May 15 (spring program) and November 15 (fall program)

Apply here:
Email your photo as a JPG file to scholarship@CARiD.com
Your email must include the following:
First and last name
Phone number
Email address
School that you're attending
Birthdate
 
Other Rules and Regulations:
All submitted photos must be original work of the submitter. Only one photo may be entered per student, per semester. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. All scholarships are non-renewable. CARiD reserves the right to use your submitted content on our website, social media pages, or other marketing sites. Winners will be notified via email, and announced publicly on this page, as well as CARiD social media pages. Students must show proof of enrollment to receive award. more details on - https://www.carid.com/scholarships.html

The next TSI test will be given at Eustace High School on Tuesday, October 18. Sophomores, juniors and seniors, may sign up. Freshmen may sign up if they are interested in taking welding classes. Students may visit the following websites for study materials:

www.mometrix.com/academy/tsi-test/
https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/.../accuplacer-texas-success-initiative-assessment
www.tsipracticetest.com/
https://www.testprepreview.com/texas-success-initiative.htm
www.mathhelp.com/tsi-math-test-prep/

Eustace ISD will pay for the first 2 attempts to take the test. After that, the student must pay the $30.00 test fee, each time they test.


The PSAT will be given to all sophomores taking English 2 on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Study guides were given to students in their English class approximately 2 weeks ago.



Gwen Orr
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Eustace High School
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UT Tyer Events; Scholarships

UT Tyler has several events going on that may be of interest for some:

October 18, 2016-Financial Aid and Scholarship Night from 6-8 pm in the University Center Ballroom. There will be financial aid and scholarship presentations and hands on assistance with FAFSA completion, as well as student financial planning. There will also be two $1,000 scholarships given away - must be present to win. To register, click on this link https://uttyler.askadmissions.net/Portal/EI/ViewDetails?gid=6235770a473ac7e487493ebef061ebe47976a9

November 5, 2016- Patriot Preview Day from 8:30 am to 1pm. This is an opportunity for students and parents to visit the campus, meet faculty, staff and students and ask college related question. To register, click on this link https://uttyler.askadmissions.net/Portal/EI/ViewDetails?gid=6235778955454de471414090604914ad2552b5

November 30, 2016- The Caption Scholarship is a $500 award for graduating seniors who plan to attend a college/university in the fall of 2017, and have a GPA of at least a 2.5. to apply, visit https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13572/odenza_caption_scholarship_scholarship.php

December 1, 2016- The 10 Words or Less Scholarship is a $500 award for students ages 14-25 who will be attending school in the fall of 2017. To apply click on this link:https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10258/10_words_or_less_scholarship_scholarship.php

December 15, 2016- The Points Scholarship will be awarded to ten recipients, in the amount of $10,000 each. Eligible applicants include students who are at least 13 and plan to enroll in a college or university in the U.S. To apply click on this link: https://www.studentsscholarships.org/scholarship/13776/points_scholarships_scholarship.php

June 2, 2017- The Got A Spine Scholarship is a $500 award for a student planning to attend a college or university no later than October 2017. They must also have a GPA of no lower than a 2.5 during their last academic year to apply, click on this link http://www.studentscholarships.org/2017_college_scholarships.php

June 15, 2017- The Global Lift Equipment Scholarship of $500 is available to a student who is currently attending or planning to attend a post-secondary institution no later than the Fall of 2017. Detailed instructions for this scholarship can be found at http://www.studentscholarships.org/college_scholarship_applications.php

June 30, 2017- The Lift Parts Express Scholarship of $500 is available to a student who is currently a senior in high school and expected to enroll in a college or university by the fall of 2017. To apply, click on this link- http://www.studentscholarships.org/letter.php


Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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  Sent:  Fri 09/21/2016 1:27 PM
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High School Aerospace Scholars

The High School Aerospace Scholars application is now open at http://has.aerospacescholars.org

High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) is a NASA unique opportunity for juniors who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at no cost to participants.

Selected students will participate in an interactive, online course during the school year that culminates in an all-expense-paid trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the summer. During the online course, students will investigate space exploration challenges by creating technical drawings, solving math problems, and participating in discussion forums with NASA engineers and scientists. Texas certified teachers guide students through the online curriculum and grade their work. After a competitive review of online material completed and submitted, selected students are invited to Johnson Space Center. Throughout this six day trip, participants will work with NASA mentors to complete engineering design challenges and plan a mission to Mars. Students will be briefed on the past, present, and future of space exploration by NASA engineers, scientists, and special guests while touring NASA’s facilities.

For more information and application deadlines, please visit the HAS website at http://has.aerospacescholars.org.


Gwen Orr
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Eustace High School
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  Sent:  Tue 09/15/2016 9:51 AM
Subject:  Dual credit students and testing info; Scholarships


Any dual credit student who needs to miss class for STARR testing, PSAT, or for any reason, needs to be sure they communicate with their college teacher to let them know ahead of time that they will be absent. It is the students’ responsibility to let their instructor’s know, and to make arrangements for getting assignments.

September 14, 2016- The Scholarship Points Scholarship is open to students who are at least 13 years old and plan to enroll in a college or university in the US. To apply, visit http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_sp_scholarships_8953.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201609&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac  and click on How to apply- it is a short form to fill out and submit. 10 scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $10,000.

September 16, 2016- The VIP Scholarship is open to students age 13 or older. To apply, go to http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_vip_scholarship_9000.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201609&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac
And click on the blue link VIP VOICE $5,000 Scholarship. Students have to take surveys, and earn points based on the number of surveys they take.

September 20, 2016- The Siemens Scholarship is available to high school students grades 9-12, if submitting a team project. Students submitting an individual project must be seniors who will be graduating in the spring. There will be 18 $100,000 scholarships awarded. This is a math, science and technology based project scholarship. For more detailed information, visit http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_siemens_scholarship_8995.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201609&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac

September 29, 2016-The ‘You Deserve It’ Scholarship is open to high school students who are 16 years old or older. The award is 1 $1,000 scholarship. Visit http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_you_deserve_it_scholarship_8959.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201609&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac to apply.

September 30, 2016- The Review It Scholarship is available to graduating seniors, with a GPA of at least a 2.5, who plan to attend a college or university beginning Sept, 2017. Students must write an essay on a favorite movie in under 1,000 words. To apply , visit http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_review_it_scholarship_8998.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201609&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac

September 30, 2016- The Scholastic Art and Writing Scholarship is available to students grades 7-12. Students must submit work that demonstrates technical skill, personal voice or vision and originality. There are various categories students can choose from- to apply for this scholarship and much more information, visit http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_scholastic_art_and_writing_scholarships_8996.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201609&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac

October 2, 2016-The UNCF/Dell Corporate Scholars Program, a collaboration of Dell and UNCF will provide scholarships up to $4,500 (based on need) + internship opportunities for selected students based on the eligibility requirements for the 2017-2018 academic year. All applicants for the UNCF/Dell Corporate Scholars Program may be considered internship opportunities at Dell. The internship is a paid 10-week 2017 summer internship based at Dell HQ in Round Rock, TX. Eligibility requirements:

   * Students must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
   * Students must be a minority student enrolled full time at a US located accredited four year institution as a junior application and interview process.
   * Students must major or have an academic focus in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Computer Science or Information Technology.
   * Students must possess a demonstrated unmet financial need as verified by their institution/college (for scholarship award).

Please visit https://scholarships.uncf.org for application and other information.




Gwen Orr
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Eustace High School
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  Sent:  Tue 09/13/2016 8:36 AM
Subject: 
Pictures

Senior pictures are scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, September 14. 9-11 grade pictures were rescheduled for Monday, September 19 due to technical difficulties.


Gwen Orr
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Eustace High School
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  Sent:  Mon 09/12/2016 2:47 PM
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Scholarship

October 6, 2016- AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.
Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

Amount of award: $500.00

Visit http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm for further information.


Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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  Sent:  Mon 09/12/2016 9:12 AM
Subject: 
Senior Meeting

A senior meeting was held on Thursday, September 8, and the following items were discussed:

1. For students planning to apply to four-year colleges or universities, now is the time to e getting those applications completed. For information on deadlines and possible freshman scholarships, got to the school website to get information. UT Austin and Texas A&M both have application deadlines of December 1- Texas Tech is February 1.

2. Students were given written information on applying for scholarships. When information comes to me, I publicize it through parent emails, I provide it to senior sponsors who post the information in their rooms, the information is put on the Eustace ISD website under Eustace High School- College Help Desk- Scholarships, and I will be sending out info directly to students who sign up for the Remind school messaging system. I will have available hard copies of scholarship applications in the file cabinet outside of my office- there are applications that are online only, and that information will be provided when the scholarship is advertised.
Students also need to be thinking NOW, of who they want to write a letter of recommendation for them. Written information was provided to them regarding the writing of a resume, which should be completed and handed to the person they ask to complete a letter. They should not wait until the last minute to ask someone to write a letter-give the person at least two weeks to write the letter, as they may have other letters to write, or other priorities to attend to. 2 or 3 letters is a good number to ask for. Ask, teachers, employers, pastors, or anyone who is not a family member and knows the student well to write a letter.

3. The first day to be able to apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now October 1. Students who plan on attending any kind of secondary education such as college or vocational or technical training need to complete this application in order to obtain any kind of student financial aid, including the Pell Grant. This should be completed as soon as possible and there are deadlines, and the sooner application is made, the more funds are available. Students need to visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to obtain a pin number and make application. If you ae asked to pay any money, you are on the wrong website- this is a free application.

4. Seniors have the ability to take two college days during their senior year. Written information was given to each student explaining the policy. Students need to obtain a college day permission form from me before the date they want to go, and they also need to bring a letter from the college, on college letterhead, that they visited the school.

5. Dual credit students need to be sure that they let me or Mrs. Bice know if they are having any difficulty in their college courses. As seniors, this could affect graduation and we cannot help if we have no idea that there is a problem. Students should be emailing, calling or going to see their dual credit teacher if they need help, or have concerns about the class. If there are issues contacting the teacher, let us know and we will intervene, but students need to take responsibility for initiating communication with their teacher.

6. Students were asked to join the Senior Class 2017 on the Remind messaging system, and we did it as a group. Students were asked to text @h8bgf to 81010, and this way I can send messages to them directly, regarding all things SENIOR.



Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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  Sent:  Tue 09/06/2016 2:28 PM
Subject:  Video Contest; JAMP program at UT Tyler

December 16, 2016- The Take Care of Texas Video Contest is now open to 6-12 graders. Participants must create a 30 second video that shows positive ways to Take Care of Texas. The contest sponsor, Waste Management of Texas, is giving away great prizes:

9-12 graders can win:
  1st Prize- $2,500
  2nd Prize- $1,500
  3rd Prize- $500

6-8 graders can win:
  1st prize-GoPro HERO4 Black camera & accessories
  2nd Prize- GoPro HERO4 Silver camera& accessories
  3rd Prize- GoPro HERO camera + LCD & accessories

The TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Equality) will invite the grand prize winners to the 2017 Environmental Trade Fair and Conference in Austin to receive their prizes. Plus, students will have the opportunity to get their videos showcased on Take Care of Texas and TCEQ websites, newsletters, and social media.
The contest opens Sept. 6, 2016, and closes on Dec. 16, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. Late entries will not be accepted. Visit TakeCareOfTexas.org/video-contest to find resources to help students create an awesome video and learn more about the contest requirements.

JAMP (Joint Admission Medical Program) is a statewide program to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students pursuing medical school and earning their M.D. Students selected for JAMP will receive undergraduate scholarships, stipends for summer internships and mentoring to prepare them for medical school. JAMP also assists in the admission process for those students who meet the requirements and wish to attend one of Texas’ medical schools.

Eligible Students:
  • High school seniors who will graduate in the spring
  • Be a U.S. citizen or in the process of becoming a permanent resident
  • Take the SAT or ACT and earn a score of not less than the mean for the state of Texas
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and be eligible to receive a Pell Grant during the freshman year of college
  • Apply and be admitted to the University of Texas at Tyler
  • In the freshman year of college, the student must take 12-15 semester hours of undergraduate credits during the fall semester and maintain an overall
    and science GPA of 3.25

Having met all of these requirements at the end of the fall semester, you will then apply for the statewide program.
For further information, visit uttyler.edu/biology/undergraduate/jamp.php, or contact Neil Gray, PhD. , Faculty JAMP Director, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, (903)566-7206, or email at ngray@uttyler.edu


Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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  Sent:  Wed 8/31/2016 2:28 PM
Subject:  TSI testing, Mabank College Day

Any student who wants to take TVCC Dual credit classes must first pass the TSI, which is a college entrance exam. TVCC will be at the Eustace High School campus on Wednesday, September 21 and Wednesday, October 19, to administer this exam for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors and seniors who have not taken and passed all 3 sections, and would like to be eligible to take dual credit courses in the future. Eustace ISD will pay for two attempts to take the test and pass it- after that the student must pay the $30 test fee. So, if your student has already taken the test at least 2 times, you must pay the test fee before or on the day of the test.

Testing resources are located at 

 

     http://www.mometrix.com/academy/tsi-test/

    https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/accuplacer/accuplacer-texas-success-initiative-assessment-sample-questions.pdf

    http://www.tsipracticetest.com/

 

Students interested in taking the test must sign up on the sign-up sheet posted on Ms. Orr’s office door no later than Friday, September 16, 2016.

There will be two additional testing dates in the spring.

 

 

Mabank High School will be hosting a Senior College Day on Thursday, September 22, 2016. There will be over 50 universities, tech. schools, and community colleges available to meet with students.

 

Rather than students completing information on prospect cards at every college table, they can pre-register to attend the fair by simply registering online at http://www.gotocollegefairs.com/.  This allows the students to input their information once, elaborate on academic and special interests, extracurricular activities and unique accomplishments.

 

At the end of registering, a barcode is created that the student prints and take to the fair.  Students can feel confident registering way in advance as two days prior to the fair, students receive a reminder email with a copy of their barcode attached.

 

When the students visit the college tables, they are assured that their information is accurately and securely scanned and only shared with the colleges/universities of their choice.  This process streamlines the fairs for the students and college recruiters.

 

We are asking that all junior and senior students register for the Mabank College Day as soon as possible. Please see the attached information detailing the steps that students will need to take to complete the registration process. We have also included a step by step process below. It is really simple and will streamline College Day for both the student and the college representatives.

 

   1. Go to www.gotocollegefairs.com

   2. Click box labeled "Students Register Now"

   3. Click "Texas" on the map

   4. Click box that indicates, TACRAO “9/19/2016 - 9/23/2016 College Day/Night Fair”

   5. Click box labeled "Register Now"

 

After completing the above steps, you will get to the student registration page. Please complete this step and click "Submit".

 

 

If you are aware of anyone who would like to be on my email list, please have them contact me, and if you are receiving this email and wish to be removed, let me know.



Gwen Orr
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Eustace High School
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