The Counselor’s Corner for November
Report cards were issued on 10/24. Progress reports will be issued the week of 11/7. Please check your child’s
grades and attendance. Some students are in danger of losing credit because of absences. We have already lost
some students for the year because of fighting or excessive skipping. Please encourage your child to follow all
rules, complete assignments, study and learn as much as he/she can so that he/she will be prepared for college and
life. Tutoring is available Tues., Wed., and Thurs. afterschool. There is no excuse for failure.
11/3 H.O.C.F. trip, Free USA Jaguar game at Ladd Stadium at 6:30p.m.
11/4 ACT registration deadline for December
11/5 SAT test date, FIRE essay deadline---copies in library, U.N.A. preview day
11/7 midyear graduate meeting with Mrs. Sutton during miniblock, return ASVAB scores
11/8 SAT registration deadline for December---see me on 11/7 for waiver
WorldNomads.com scholarship deadline
11/10 BSCC EPECS applications due, Mobile Aerospace during miniblock, PTO 6pm
11/11 University of South Alabama college shadowing
11/12 Alabama A&M and University of Southern Mississippi preview days
11/14 NCAA meeting, 6pm for all athletes and parents
11/14-18 Schedule change requests for second semester
11/15 National Security Agency(NSA) Stokes Educational Scholarship deadline
PBA/NCA Sally Beauty Scholarship(cosmetology) deadline
11/19 USA preview day
11/22-25 Thanksgiving Holidays, I will be available on 11/22 to help with scholarships and college applications.
11/28 last day to request letters for Dec. 1 scholarship deadline
Mailing day for Dec. 1 out of town scholarships
11/30 mailing day for USA Dec. 1 scholarship , J.D. Bedsole scholarship deadline phase one
9 Kids who care scholarship deadline
$2000 “NO Essay” Scholarship deadline
$1000 “Review Your School” Scholarship deadline
$1000 GPA isn’t everything scholarship deadline
12/1 AXA Achievement Scholarship deadline
12/2 Most Valuable Student Award deadline
12/5 Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships deadline
Scholarships with January Deadlines
Ron Brown, Gates Millennium, Dell Scholars, J.D. Salinger
Black Male Teachers needed. Do you know any Black Males who are seniors in high school who want to go to college out of
state for FREE?
The CALL ME MISTER program offered by 4 historical black colleges in South Carolina , Benedict College , Chaflin University ,
Morris College and South Carolina State University visit the www.callmemister.clemson.edu
/index.htldetails online application or call 1.800.640.2657.
Harvard University is offering free tuition to families of HONOR STUDENTS and their income is less than $125,000 per year.
Visit www.fao.fas.harvard.edc <http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edc/> or call 617.495.1581.
APPLY NOW - If you have/know young adults between the ages of 18-31 with a High School Diploma. Can earn up to $100,000
and earn benefits.
The Federal Aviation Association is taking application for Air Traffic Controller School visit the website
Mobile Aviation College will be here on Thursday, Nov. 10 to meet with students interested in aviation maintenance. You can
earn a scholarship for college and have an automatic job while you are in college and after you graduate with Mobile
Bishop State Community College Engineering, Physics, Economic and Computer Science application is in the library. They are
due on Thursday, Nov. 10 . You can possibly earn a scholarship, travel and stipend for college. This is open to juniors and
seniors with a minimum of 3.0.
Do research. Look up the schools and scholarships online in which you are interested. I receive a lot of information in the
guidance office which I will distribute directly to you, but there are many other opportunities that are available. Most colleges
and universities have an abundance of institutional scholarships. Go to the financial aid and/or scholarship pages on their
websites or email them to request a listing of scholarships that their schools offer. Schools will mail the information to you.
Watch those deadlines! Schools have both admission and scholarship deadlines, some as early as November. Find out what
they are and stick to them! Not knowing the deadline is not a valid excuse for missing it.
Complete applications early. The time to apply is NOW!!! You can apply to virtually all schools online at this time. Most
schools will ask you to pay the application fee online with a credit card, but some will waive your application fee if you
complete it online. After you finish your application, you can mail it or it can be mailed with your transcript. If you want a fee
waiver, I will need to mail the application, fee waiver and transcript at the same time. You may see me Thursdays during the
lunch waves or anytime you have a pass from your teacher or after school.
The Common Application, which allows you to apply to multiple schools at one time, is also available online at
ACT. The next ACT is Dec.10th. The deadline to register if Friday, 11/4. . Limited paper registration packets are in the
guidance office. We recommend that you register online at www.actstudent.org. Our high school code is 012235. You may
only have two fee waivers for the ACT if you receive free or reduced lunch. We have ACT tutoring on Wednesday at 3p.m.
Everyone testing in Dec. should be in ACT tutoring. You can also take free practice tests on line at www.4tests.com or
www.actstudent.org. SAT. For students planning to take the SAT, another college entrance exam, you can register at their new
website at www.sat.collegeboard.com and take practice tests. I have a limited number of SAT fee waivers. The deadline for the
Dec. SAT is Nov.8, 2011.
When you apply to any school, they will need an official transcript, which must be sent from the school. To request that one be
sent, sign up using the form in Mrs. Sutton’s office. Complete the form, the first two are free. It is .50 after two and always $1
each if you go to the registrar.
If you have not passed one or more portions of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam, your opportunity to test is the week
of Dec. 5 . Unclaimed AHSGE results from the September are in the guidance office. We gave them out two weeks ago.
Students must sign for your results. (only 2012 graduates can test in December)
(Add your email to Mrs. Jones’s list and receive updates on scholarships each week!!!)
Alabama State University http:// www.alasu.edu/cost-aid/types-of-aid/asu-scholarships/index.aspx
Tuskegee University http://www.tuskegee.edu/scholarships.aspx
Southern University http://web.subr.edu/index.php?id=391
Florida A&M University http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?FinancialAid&TypesofAid
Faulkner State community college http://www.faulknerstate.edu/financial-aid/scholarships
Bishop State Community college http://www.bscc.cc.al.us/finaid.html
Spring Hill College http://www.shc.edu/ug/tuition-and-financial-aid/types
University of Mobile http://www.umobile.edu/Admissions/FinancialAid/Scholarships.aspx
Mississippi State University http://www.admissions.msstate.edu/scholarships/
UAB has one of the nation’s elite BS/MD programs in which they admit students right out of high school to the UAB medical
school. The Early Medical School Acceptance Program (EMSAP) is a guaranteed scholarship opportunity if you qualify. To learn
more about EMSAP, visit http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=27435. The early application for scholarships at UAB is
December 15 .
A listing of freshman scholarships for Auburn University is available at http://www.auburn.edu/scholarship/freshman-
scholarships.html. Make sure look at those deadlines. Some are early!
A listing of freshman scholarships for the University of Alabama is available at http://scholarships.ua.edu/types/. This year,
there is a required scholarship application that can be completed online at http://mybama.ua.edu. Click on the academics tab
and find the application under the admissions section. You must complete your admissions application before you do the
scholarship application. Deadline is December 1 .
The University of South Alabama http://www.southalabama.edu/admissions/ugscholar.html#new.
AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships go to http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm.
Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) For eligibility criteria and to begin the application process, please visit https://www.gmsp.org.
The University of Montevallo offers a comprehensive list of current scholarship at www.montevallo.edu/finaid.