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Stephanie Caudell, Counselor 11th & 12th Phone Icon 706-602-0320, ext. 3011 Email Icon Email
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*Local & National Scholarships*
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship 2018

The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 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.
  • Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2018 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2017. The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

    The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.


http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

Howard Baker Memorial Scholarship 2018

Howard Baker Memorial Scholarship

The Baker scholarship is offered every fall to high school seniors who live with an NGEMC member. The student must attend school in the same county where he or she lives. The scholarship is awarded to one senior in each of the seven counties served by NGEMC. These counties are Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Walker, and Whitfield.

This scholarship was named after long-time NGEMC director and co-op pioneer Howard Baker. Baker represented Chattooga County on the NGEMC Board of Directors from 1949 to 1996. He was instrumental in bringing TVA power to Northwest Georgia. In 1935, as Extension Service farm agent in Dade County, farmers sought his assistance in obtaining TVA power for their farm homes. He became a part of their positive coalition to electrify their rural life, and on April 6, 1936, he was with delegates at Chattanooga when TVA officially organized and named North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation.

In 1949, Baker began his service as NGEMC director and served as assistant secretary-treasurer from 1971 to 1972; secretary-treasurer 1972-1992; and as board president from 1994 to 1996. At his retirement in 1996, he had served 47 years on the board. In 1984, he was presented a "Pioneer Award" by Georgia EMC for his years of service to rural electricity in Georgia.

Apply Sept. 1 2017- Jan. 8 2018.

http://www.ngemc.com/content/scholarships

Walter Harrison Scholarship 2018

Walter Harrison Scholarship

The Harrison Scholarship is made available through NGEMC in partnership with Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (GEMC). 

The scholarship is available to high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited Georgia college, university or technical school or any undergraduate student currently enrolled in an aforementioned school. This scholarship was created in 1985 to honor the late Walter Harrison, a pioneer in bringing electricity to rural Georgia.

The Walter Harrison Scholarship Fund is financed through donations from Georgia’s EMCs and other associated organizations.

Harrison was instrumental in beginning Planters EMC in his hometown of Millen and helped to begin the EMCs’ statewide service organization, GEMC, where he served in various capacities from 1941 to 1975. Harrison also served on the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s board for 31 years including two years as president of the organization.

Apply Sept. 1 2017- Jan. 8 2018.

http://www.ngemc.com/content/scholarships

College Credit Now
College Credit Now

Learn more about College Credit Now Programs

Earn College Credit at Your High School

Advanced Placement

 


https://www.gsfc.org/main/ga411info/college_credit_now.cfm

Move On When Ready

Transition Career Partnerships, Move On When Ready, Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit

Transition Career Partnerships (formerly Education Career Partnerships) is designed to prepare students for college and career opportunities leading students to postsecondary institutions for an industry recognized certification or licensure, an associate and/or higher college degree, and successful employment. Move On When Ready is a dual enrollment program for students to attend a postsecondary institution full-time during their junior and/or senior year of high school and receive high school credit and college credit simultaneously while attending college classes on the college campus, full-time.

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/CTAE/Pages/Transition-Career-Partnerships.aspx

GA Futures

GENERAL INFORMATION

What is the name of the new website?
GAfutures.org - The website should be referred to as GAfutures with the letters “G” and “A” pronounced as letters not as “Georgia.” GAfutures will replace GAcollege411.


What type of browser should be utilized in accessing the GAfutures.org website?

Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari are compatible. Attempting to access GAfutures through other browsers may cause compatibility issues.


Will student account information transfer to GAfutures?
Student profiles from GAcollege411 (active within the last two years) will automatically transfer to GAfutures. Most users will be able to sign in with their existing GAcollege411 account credentials, some users however have a username that contains prohibited special characters and will have to modify their username before signing in the first time. See page 6 of this document for further direction. Be advised that non-profile information (portfolio data) will not transfer to the new site.

If a student had multiple accounts, will all their information migrate to GAfutures.org?

Student profiles will migrate. If a student has multiple accounts, he/she needs to sign in with the account that contains their most current information. If they cannot remember their sign in information, the student can use the easy Forgot Username and Forgot Password functionality on the site.


Will the services provided on GAfutures be free like on GAcollege411.org?
Yes. GAfutures and all of the services it provides will be free. There will be tools for career exploration, planning and applying to college, and information on how to pay for college.

https://www.gafutures.org/

Application Procedures for MOWR (Move On When Ready)
https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/scholarships-grants/move-on-when-ready/application-procedure-and-deadline/

Testing Links
ACT

Register to take the ACT, see test dates, test prep, and understanding your score report.  

http://www.actstudent.org

SAT

Register for the SAT test, see test dates, prepare for the test, see and send your score reports.  

http://sat.collegeboard.org/home

PSAT Information

Learn about the PSAT, why it's important, what's on the test, and understand your score report. 

http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html

Financial Aid
Georgia Student Finance Commission

Information about student loans, state grants, Georgia's HOPE scholarship program, student loan guarantorand guide to Georgia's colleges and technical institutes.  

http://www.gsfc.org

FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as the FAFSA) is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid (including the Pell Grant, Federal student loans and Federal Work-Study).

Despite its name, the application is not for a single federal program, being rather the gateway of consideration for:

1)       the nine federal student-aid programs

2)       the 605 state aid programs

3)       most of the institutional aid available

The U.S. Department of Education begins accepting the application beginning January 1 of each year for the upcoming academic year. Each application period is 18 months; most federal, state, and institutional aid is provided on a first come, first served basis. Students are advised to submit a FAFSA as early as possible for consideration for maximum financial assistance.

http://fafsa.ed.gov

GACHE

"Moving the finish line from high school graduation to post-secondary and career success!" 

The Georgia Appalachian Center for Higher Education (GACHE) is a federally funded program through the Appalachian Regional Commission, an agency which serves 13 Appalachian states. Housed and sponsored by the University of North Georgia, GACHE invites eligible high schools in the Appalachian region of Georgia to submit a proposal for a grant to implement strategies that encourage and assist at-risk students to continue their education beyond high school.

 

http://www.gachegrants.org

GA Futures
https://www.gafutures.org/

Scholarship Searches
Fastweb

Search for scholarships with a free scholarship matching service, get student financial aid and find money to pay for college at Fastweb. 

http://www.fastweb.com

Scholarships.com

Scholarships.com makes finding the right college and the scholarships to pay for it faster than ever before with a few easy steps:

  • Scholarship Search allows you to search more than 2.7 million college scholarships and grants worth more than $1.9 billion.
  • The College Matchmaker can help you find the perfect school that fits your background and interests.
  • College Directory offers detailed information on more than 7,000 colleges, including admission statistics, tuition and fees, financial aid and scholarships, academic majors and more.


http://www.scholarships.com

Hispanic Scholarships

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services.  HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come. 

As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic-American higher education, HSF has awarded over $400 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for candidates, scholars, and their families.

HSF further strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the nation and to mobilize our community to proactively advance that goal – each individual, over a lifetime, in every way he/she can.  For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund please browse our website.

http://www.hsf.net

Big Future Scholarship Search

Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.

Enter as much information as possible to find the most matches.

Scholarship information is based on the College Board's Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs.

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

Scholarships for Hispanic & Latino students

College enrollment rates are rising among Hispanic men and women in the United States. Recent data from the Pew Research Center shows that 2.2 million Hispanics between the ages of 18 and 24 were enrolled in a two-year or four-year degree program in 2015. This rise in postsecondary attendance is largely attributable to the nation’s growing Hispanic population and a sharp decline in the high school dropout rate among this demographic. Hispanic students reached a new milestone in 2012 when, for the first time, Hispanic high school graduates enrolled in college at a higher rate than their Caucasian counterparts. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates one in four college students will identify as Hispanic by 2020.

Scholarships for Hispanic & Latino students is an excellent resource with information and links for college searches, grant & loan information, scholarships, and ways to overcome the unique challenges these students may face.

http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/hispanic-latino-scholarships/

Resources and Scholarships for women

In the 2015-2016 academic year alone, women accounted for 11.5 million of the 20.2 million students expected to attend an American college or university. But as more and more women pursue their degrees, the harsh reality of paying for an increasingly expensive college clouds the experience. In a time when student loan debt has skyrocketed to $1.34 trillion, reliable sources of financial aid are an essential part of containing student debt.

Resources & Scholarships for women includes scholarship and loan information tailored specially for women.

http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/scholarships-and-resources-for-women/

GA Futures
https://www.gafutures.org/

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as the FAFSA) is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid (including the Pell GrantFederal student loans and Federal Work-Study).

Despite its name, the application is not for a single federal program, being rather the gateway of consideration for:

1)       the nine federal student-aid programs

2)       the 605 state aid programs

3)       most of the institutional aid available

The U.S. Department of Education begins accepting the application beginning January 1 of each year for the upcoming academic year. Each application period is 18 months; most federal, state, and institutional aid is provided on a first come, first served basis. Students are advised to submit a FAFSA as early as possible for consideration for maximum financial assistance.

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

Helpful Articles for College Bound Students
Articles for Students

Whether you are a high school student going through the traditional college application process, an adult who wants to improve his or her career opportunities by enrolling in an online degree program, or a current college student, you probably have many questions and concerns about how you can best choose the educational program best meeting your needs, how you can finance your education without incurring massive student loan debt, how you can best manage your available time, and how you can most quickly realize your educational and professional goals.

The articles listed above (and those we add every month) are designed to answer your questions, make your life easier, help you become a more successful student, and provide a wide range of practical and actionable educational and career advice.

We hope you find our articles helpful!

http://www.college-scholarships.com/blog/

Sources of Strength
Sources of Strength

Sources of Strength

Sources of Strength (SOS) is a best practice youth suicide prevention project that utilizes the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture and ultimately prevent suicide, bullying and substance abuse. The program is designed to prevent suicide by increasing help seeking behaviors and connections between peers and caring adults with a focus on Hope, Help and Strength. Sources of Strength takes a different approach in youth suicide prevention by moving beyond a singular focus on risk factors through building multiple sources of support around young individuals so that when times get hard they have strengths to rely on.  SOS is in its second year of implementation at Sonoraville High School, with over 30 peer leaders and 6 adult advisors.  For more information, please see Ms. Powers or Ms. Caudell in the counseling office.  

http://www.sourcesofstrength.org

Crisis Text Line

This resource is available for anyone in crisis at any time.  Simply text HELLO to 741-741.

http://www.crisistextline.org

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Youth Crisis Line
https://www.imalive.org/

Georgia Virtual School
Georgia Virtual School


Georgia Virtual School is a program of the Georgia Department of Education's Office of Technology Services. The program is SACS CASI accredited and operates in partnership with schools and parents to offer middle school and high school level courses across the state.  Georgia Virtual School provides a teacher led, virtual classroom environment. Georgia Virtual School also equips students with an online media center and guidance center to support students throughout their online course experience.  

Georgia Virtual School has over 100 course offerings in the core content areas, world languages, CTAE, electives, and a vast AP course selection. Your options and opportunities are not limited by the school district in which you live or the school you attend. 

http://www.gavirtualschool.org/

Stop Bullying Now!
Stop Bullying Now
http://www.stopbullying.gov