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Sent: Fri 10/13/2017 10:15 AM
Subject: Scholarships

November 30, 2017 - The Guidance Tech Leaders Scholarship is a $1,000 Scholarship available for graduating seniors who can write a 500 word essay on how you see the role of Internet and technology evolving over the next decade. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. For further details and to apply, go to https://www.guidance.com/scholarship.


February 05, 2018 - The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Area Go Texan scholarship application will open in November. Qualifications for applying for this scholarship include:
   • US citizen and Texas resident
   • graduating senior
   • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
   • Plan to attend an accredited not-for-profit University in the state of Texas
   • Meet the academic standards for class rank and SAT/ACT scores as stated within the application. No one may apply who has not taken the SAT or ACT
      test and who cannot furnish documentation of scores

To apply, visit www.rodeohouston.com and click on Educational Support, then Scholarships. Once the online application is complete, and before it is submitted online, make a copy to submit to the Henderson County Area Go Texan Committee. Paper instructions for this are located in the counselor’s office.


March 01, 2018 -The Henderson County Go Texan Academic Scholarship is available for application for graduating seniors who:
   • Attend an accredited public high school in Henderson County
   • Are a resident of the state of Texas and a US citizen
   • Are ranked in the upper third of his/her graduating class
   • Have a minimum of a 950 on the SAT or a 19 on the ACT
   • Plan to enroll in a Texas college or university
   • Have been an active member of a local 4-H or FFA chapter for a minimum of three of the four years in high school
   • Have applied for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Area Go Texan Scholarship and deemed eligible by the selection committee

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


March 01, 2018 -The Tommy Barnett Vocational Scholarship, sponsored by the Henderson County Area Go Texan Committee is available for application. To be eligible, the applicant must:

   • Reside in Henderson County
   • Be a graduating senior
   • Have been a member of 4-H or FFA for at least three of their four years in high school
   • Intend to enroll in a vocational educational program through an institute accredited by the SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) located in Texas

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


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



 
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Sent: Mon 10/2/2017 2:23 PM
Subject: FAFSA for Seniors; Career/Interest Inventory websites

Yesterday was the first day the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application for the 2018-19 school year is open. Seniors who plan to attend college or any vocational education program need to fill this out to get any federal or state grants, or any financial aid from prospective schools. Visit www.fafsa.gov to get detailed information and to access the application. To get the most benefits available, fill out this application as soon as possible.

Students are invited to visit www.texascareercheck.com or www.texasoncourse.org for interest inventories and career information.

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

 
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September

 
 


Send: Fri 9/29/2017 1:25 PM
Subject: Scholarships; TSI testing

December 01, 2017 -Aperture Education is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student between the ages of 16-22 who submits a written essay. For further information, visit http://www.apertureed.com/funding/scholarship


January 31, 2018 - The Texas Student Housing Authority is offering a scholarship to graduating seniors who will be attending college in Austin, Denton or College Station. This scholarship will be applied to the cost of OFF-CAMPUS housing for one academic year at Town Lake in Austin, The Ridge in Denton, or at The Cambridge in College Station, or at an alternate comparable facility IF designated by the Texas Housing Authority. This scholarship may be renewable if the student maintains established academic and leadership standards and communicates with the TSHA board as required.

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


February 21, 2018 -The Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition is open to all students in grades 9-12 attending UIL member schools. In addition to scholarship eligibility, finalists will compete for state awards and will be invited to attend the Academic State Meet in May 2018. For further information and application, visit http://www.uiltexas.org/academics/essay-contests/barbara-jordan/overview


February 21, 2018 - The Latino History Essay Competition is open to all students in grades 9-12 who attend UIL member schools, and again, finalists will compete for state awards and will be invited to attend the Academic State Meet in May 2018. For further details and application, visit http://www.uiltexas.org/academics/essay-contests/latino-history


March 01, 2018 - East Texas Professional Credit Union is offering its two annual scholarships to graduating seniors. The McLauchlin Scholarship is a $2,000 award for students who are planning to pursue a degree in education, and the Presidential Scholarship is a $1,000 award for students who wish to pursue a degree in any field. Scholarship applicants or members of their immediate family must have an East Texas Professional Credit Union account in good standing- one may be obtained with a minimum deposit of $5 in a savings account.

Applications are available in the counselor’s office, any East Texas Credit Union office, or downloaded at www.etpcu.org


TSI testing will be offered at the High School on Thursday, October 26. TSI testing is required for students interested in taking dual credit courses through TVCC. Sophomores, juniors and seniors may sign up to take the test for the first time or to retest portions of the test they may have failed previously. Freshmen may sign up to test, but they will only be eligible to take welding beginning the fall of next school year. Eustace ISD will pay for students to test two times- after that, students must pay the $30 testing fee each time they retest.

Students may sign up in the counselor’s office beginning October 2 through October 23 and spaces are limited,

TSI Study information:
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/

This is also posted on my door for students to refer back to.

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


 
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  Send: Tue 9/26/2017 10:50 AM
Subject: Scholarships; online Dual Credit Student orientation; Junior and Senior Advising

October 15, 2017 -The Parking Solutions Scholarship is a $1,000 award for the student who suggests the most innovative, yet practical parking solution. High school seniors are eligible to apply, and must write a 500 word essay that is original, creative and persuasive on the subject of technology innovation in parking solutions, specifically from the perspective as a student. For more information and to apply, visit https://parkingboxx.com/parking-solutions-scholarship-parking-boxx/.

October 18, 2017 -Participate in the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway! Eligible students must be 18 and have a Facebook account that has not been suspended, and must write a 350 word essay on how you will change the world. To enter, visit https://www.drpeppertuition.com/program-details.


October 31, 2017 - The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 29th class in 2017, the Foundation has provided over 5,850 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $63 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be:

A) Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools)

B) U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees

C) Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application

D) Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

Go to the scholarship application at http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/#programs

November 30, 2017 -The Styleman Young Professionals Scholarship of $1,800 is available to students who can write an essay of 1000-1500 words on “How Fashion Industry Changed E-Commerce And Its Impact on Us”. For further details and to apply, go to http://stylemann.com/stylemann-young-professionals-scholarship/

December 01, 2017 - 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 the website at https://www.texasfcs.com/news/scholarship-programs

May 01, 2017 - The American College Foundation is offering their annual Visionary Scholarship Program, which will award scholarships which will range in amounts from $1,000 to $5,000.All high school students- Freshmen- Seniors are eligible to apply. Visit https://americancollegefoundation.org/college_planning/home.aspx to apply.

TVCC has created an online Dual Credit Student Orientation at https://ecourses.tvcc.edu/enroll/EMG3LD.  This is designed to be helpful to those students taking an online dual credit course.


I have 2 designated times each week to visit with juniors and seniors about planning for college, scholarships, etc., much like the monthly senior meetings I have had in the past. Seniors meet with me every Monday during A block lunch in room 104,and Juniors meet with me as needed in my office every Tuesday during A block lunch. This does not mean that I am not available at other times- I invite students to visit with me anytime at their convenience.


Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
Pride-Poise-Discipline-Class
 
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  Sent:  Wed 09/13/2017 9:11 AM
Subject: 
TSI Testing



There is still room for students to sign up for the TSI for September 22, 2017. I failed to include a deadline to sign up in my last email, but that deadline will be Tuesday, September 19, so that I can coordinate with TVCC.

Excerpt from email sent 8-31-17:
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 Friday, September 22 and Thursday, October 26, 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 (freshmen will be eligible to take welding in the Fall of 2018). 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. Study resources are located at:

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/ 

Students may sign up for the September test in Ms. Orr’s office. Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis.


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



 
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Sent:  Fri 09/08/2017 9:12 AM
Subject:  Scholarships



October 06, 2017 - The annual AES Engineers Scholarship for $500 is now available for application for any high school senior. The basis for winning the scholarship is character, and not just GPA. The scholarship is intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1,000 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?

There is no application packet, and essays may be submitted to scholarships@aesengineers.com. For further information, please visit http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm.

February 16, 2018 - The Better Business Bureau Education Foundation of Central East Texas is proud to announce the Kay Robinson Student of Integrity Video Scholarship program. This program recognizes a college-bound Senior who personifies high ethics as demonstrated through their creative talents in creation of a 30 to 60 second video, as well as their overall personal integrity and academic history. The FIRST PLACE WINNER will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship to an accredited college or university. The SECOND PLACE WINNER will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship to an accredited college or university. The THIRD PLACE WINNER will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to an accredited college or university. The application is attached here and is also available in the counselor’s office.

February 28, 2018 - The Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship of $1,250 is available for all high school students to apply. All participants will have to research and submit a 600-1,000 words essay regarding the following topic:
Why and How to Stop Cyberbullying

For further details and to apply, visit www.parentinn.com/scholarship.


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

 
 
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SentThu 08/31/2017 9:23 AM
SubjectScholarships, Mabank College Day, TSI testing


It is time to start posting SCHOLARSHIPS! The date listed is the date the scholarship is due.


September 30, 2017 - ShipDig.com is the largest and most accurate database of post office locations, mailboxes, shipping drop boxes, and couriers, hours, phone numbers, directions and services provided in the United States, is pleased to announce the "ShipDig.com Scholarship Award" fund.
With rising costs for tuition, room and board, books and other education related expenses, they feel it is their public duty to help others receive a quality education. This scholarship is open to all students enrolled in accredited academic institutions, and high school seniors who are enrolling upon graduation. Students of all majors and intended majors are welcome to participate. Applicants must be residents of the United states. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Students who have previously applied but have not been awarded as finalists are urged to reapply. Awards will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the institution of the finalist's enrollment. For further detail on the essay and how to apply, please visit www.shipdig.com/scholarship.


October 05, 2017 - The Create Real Impact “ Contest is offered by the Impact Teen Drivers Fund to promote ongoing commitment to providing awareness and education regarding the dangers of distracted driving and poor decision making, 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).
REQUIREMENTS:
Create an original work showcasing your idea for a SOLUTION or STRATEGY to fix the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving. Four $500 scholarships will be awarded per category (video, music, art and creative writing) as well as two additional “special awards”.
For further details and directions to enter, please visit https://createrealimpact.com/contestrules/.


October 25, 2017 - The Horatio Alger Scholarship 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 2018 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.


March 31, 2018 -The Swing of Things $500 Scholarship is available to high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited college or university in the fall of 2018. Applicants must submit an essay (500-1000 words) describing what they expect to change going to college and how they will adapt. For further information and rules visit www.swingsetmall.com and scroll down to bottom left side of page for scholarship info.

College Day for juniors will be held at Mabank High School on Thursday, September 21. Permission slips will be sent home on Tuesday, September 12 and they need to be returned by Monday, September 18 to allow time to secure buses and staff for the trip.

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 Friday, September 22 and Thursday, October 26, 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 (freshmen will be eligible to take welding in the Fall of 2018). 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. Study resources are located at:

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

www.tsipracticetest.com/

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

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

Students may sign up for the September test in Ms. Orr’s office. Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

 
 

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