February 2, 2015 February 6, 2015 senior news & scholarship bulletin



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February 2, 2015 – February 6, 2015

senior news & SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN


► Most applications are available online, unless otherwise specified

►For scholarships that indicate, “Must Be Nominated”, check with the Counseling Office

►Please note specific deadlines

► Filling out the FAFSA – This is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid & TOPS: www.fafsa.ed.gov.

►Please complete a Transcript Request Form to have hard copies of transcripts and ACT scores processed

►Electronic copies (SENDedu and Common APP) do not require a Transcript Request Form

►Secondary School Reports require information from your resume. Build your resume in Louisiana Connect.

Remember: When you apply to a college, you can apply for scholarships at the various colleges. There is a difference in TOPS Scholarships and University based scholarships. Colleges may have specific scholarships applicable to you. Also: Many scholarships require letters of recommendation from your teacher, counselor or principal. When you request a letter of recommendation, please allow two weeks for this to be returned to you. Please also include a copy of your resume. Build your resume in LA Connect. See Mrs. Anderson for instructions.




SCHOLARSHIP


CRITERIA


DEADLINE

ELKS STUDENT OF THE MONTH SCHOLARSHIP

Each month a $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding senior boy and senior girl who demonstrate exemplary standards. Students should be well-rounded with leadership, citizenship, service, and scholarship qualities. Students will compete against other high school students in Caddo-Bossier area. See Mrs. Anderson for an application. Applications are accepted each month.

MONTHLY by the 10TH



2015 ARKANSAS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Incoming freshman admitted as degree-seeking student to University of Arkansas,
Fayetteville – 3.60 high school GPA – ACT composite of 24 or 1090 SAT-CR+M score. Applicants do not need to be related to a UA graduate to apply. Applications available at www.arkansasalumni.org/FRscholarships .

February 2, 2015



BARKSDALE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must have a Barksdale Federal Credit Union membership.

Applicant must be a 2015 high school graduate eligible to attend or enter an accredited U.S. College or University in the fall of 2015. Applicant must be attending college for the first time in the fall of 2015. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a minimum ACT score of 18 or a minimum SAT score of 500. Applications available at: https://www.bfcu.org/home/home under services or in Counseling Dept.


February 6, 2015


AFCEA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


Applicants must pursue a degree in Electronics, Electrical or Communications, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Information Technology or closely related field. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA based on a 4.0 scale. Additionally, applicants must have a combined 3.0 GPA for all math and science courses taken. Any applicants who accept a full 4-year scholarship, an appointment to a service academy or a full ROTC scholarship cannot be awarded an AFCEA Scholarship. A softcopy in MSWord format may be downloaded from the ArklaTex AFCEA website: https://afceaarklatex.logicnation.com .



(Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association ArkLaTex Chapter)

February 20, 2015



BUICK ACHIEVERS

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


Scholarships up to $100,000 High School seniors – College Bound & Community Minded. The cost of a college education can be daunting. The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program can help. We are looking to celebrate student achievers who are dedicated in the classroom and also committed to making a positive impact in their communities. Do any students you know come to mind? They may qualify for a scholarship of up to $25,000 per year. Visit the website: www.buickachievers.com


February 27, 2015



CHURCH'S CHICKEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Scholarship will be awarded to eligible high school seniors in seventeen states.

Must be a graduating high school senior or graduating from a home school program in the US.

Plan to enroll part-time or full time for the entire 2015-2016 academic year at an accredited two-year or four-year college university or vocational-technical school in the US.

Have a minimum grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

Be a resident of the US. Apply on-line www.scholarsapply.org/churchsscholars

February 27, 2015


FAME & PARTNERS


Have you ever dreamed of WORKING IN FASHING OR TECH? Do your friends always come to you for your sartorial smarts? Do you have a blog or love social media? Show us why you are America’s Next Fashion It Girl & you could win: A two-week paid internship with FAME & PARTNERS and ASOS in NYC plus your dream prom outfit ($1,000 value).

For details go to: www.fameandpartners.com/fashionitgirl2015.

February 28, 2015

The winner will be drawn on March 6th

STATE FARM GOOD NEIGHBOR SCHOLARSHIP



The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship does not require a high GPA, but rather focuses on students who are leaders and volunteers in their communities and demonstrate financial need. Application Criteria:

►Be a 2015 graduating high school senior.

►High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA between a 2.5 and 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

►Plan to enroll full-time for the 2015-16 academic year at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university or vocational-technical school.

►Must be a US Citizen

https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/


March 2, 2015




STARBASE Louisiana

The STARBASE Louisiana Graduate Scholarship is a one-time $500 scholarship for students who graduated from the STARBASE Louisiana Academy at Barksdale Air Force Base in the fifth grade or attended the STARBASE Middle School Summer Academy. Requirements: a) Must be STARBASE graduate b)Will attend college or trade school c) Provide a letter of recommendation d) 2.5 or higher final GPA

e) ACT composite of 21 or higher. Applications available in the Counseling Dept.

Applications must be postmarked by March 6

DUDLEY DEBOSIER

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM



Dudley DeBosier, a personal injury law firm with offices throughout the state of Louisiana, is currently accepting applications for their scholarship program. The program is open to graduating high school seniors in Louisiana who are attending an institution of higher education within one year of graduation. Applications are available online at www.dudleydebosier.com.

March 13, 2015

CAROL MEYER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics will award two $500.00 scholarships in memory of an outstanding mathematics teacher and fervent worker on our Board, Carol Meyer. Each award is given to a high school senior who has expressed an interest in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, mathematics education, or a degree in mathematics at a Louisiana college or university. Essay Requirement: Explain in 200-300 words Why you chose elementary education, mathematics education, or a degree in mathematics as your planned area of study. Applications are available in the counselor’s office or follow the link: http://lamath.org/CarolMeyerScholarship.htm.


Applications must be postmarked by:
March 20, 2015

PELICAN STATE CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP


Pelican State Credit Union takes pride in our communities and the future of our members. All scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

Current Pelican Member

Graduating high school senior of the current year

Pelican member in good standing at the time of the application

Must be scheduled to attend an accredited university for fall semester

GPA of a 2.5 or above. Note: Immediate family members of Pelican employees are not eligible (defined as children, grandchildren and siblings).


April 15, 2015



NORTHWEST LOUISIANA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

The Northwest Louisiana Association of Realtors Scholarship Application is available in the Counseling Department. Students must attach an essay of no more than 250 words on “What Home Means to Me”. Please return applications to the Northwest Louisiana Association of Realtors (NWLAR) c/o Scholarship 2036 East 70th Street, Shreveport, LA 71105.

February 28, 2015

CARRIE B. LEMON ADGER SCHOLARSHIP

The Carrie B. Lemon Adger Scholarship is being offered to youth in/or aging out of foster care and children who have been adopted-formerly in foster care in the Shreveport Region who wish to further their education beyond high school-including College, University studies, Vocational and Job training and Correspondence courses. Students must submit an essay on “Furthering my Education”. Applications are available in the Counseling Department.

March 31, 2015

NORTHWEST LOUISIANA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

The Northwest Louisiana Association of Realtors Commercial Investment Division (CID) 2015 Ernie Beauvais Memorial Scholarship Application is available in the Counseling Department. Students must attach an essay of no more than 250 words on “What A Commercial Realtor Can Do For You”. Please return applications to the Northwest Louisiana Association of Realtors (NWLAR) c/o CID President, Mr. Bruce Roberts.

May 1. 2015

THE LOUISIANA LIONS SUMMER CAMP

Scholarships Awarded: Ten $500 Scholarships are awarded at the end of camp to college and college-bound students. The Louisiana Lions Camp is now accepting applications for summer staff positions including Junior Counselor (minimum age 16), Senior counselor (minimum age 18), Activity instructors and assistants (minimum age 18). Students with current certifications may apply for Lifeguard positions. Camping session June 9 – July 25. To apply: www.lionscamp.org

May 15, 2015

COLLEGE SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP (CSS)

Any current or former student athlete. You do not need to be a college athlete to apply. Current or future college students *High School seniors who will be attending college are eligible. Write a brief essay (1,000 words or less) describing a moment where you took the role of a leader on the field, in the classroom or in the community. Explain what you learned from that moment and how they have impacted you. Email your essay along with your name, college or university, year of graduation and contact information (so we can notify the winner) to leadership@collegesportsscholarships.com. If you have any questions or concerns you can email the contest directors at info@collegesportsscholarships.com .

July 1, 2015



COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AND RESOURCES

1. Links to 70 online scholarship search sites...virtually every such site that exists.

2. An online GPA calculator that will accurately calculate up to 50 grades instantly.

3. Links to colleges with comprehensive programs for students with learning and

other disabilities.

4. Links to Catholic and Christian colleges by state.

5. Information on online colleges, community colleges, and four-year colleges by

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




NROTC SCHOLARSHIP




NROTC Scholarship ($180,000 value/130 colleges) – Open NOW – www.nrotc.navy.mil ACT score of 22 or higher/SAT combined score of 1000 or higher/an ASVAB score of 74 or higher.

Visit website




COLLEGE PEAS

SCHOLARSHIPS

To qualify for the College Peas Standout Student Scholarship you must be a current high school student and: Be a current high school student that Intends to enroll full-time at a four-year college. Have a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0. Submit a short essay describing a special skill, talent or interest that helps you stand out from your peers. The essay should be no longer than 100 words. Scholarship amount: $400 + a free college admissions consultation with Mike Moyer. Plus, if your school posts a link to this scholarship on their site you will get an extra $100 if you win. http://www.collegepeas.com/scholarshipgreen/






ANNOUNCEMENT

Free Online Homework / Tutoring Services

The State Library of Louisiana offers FREE online tutoring to grades K - 12 Louisiana residents. Funding is through a Broadband USA grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. One-on-one help from a live, qualified tutor can be accessed from a Louisiana public library or from a home computer by going to www.homeworkla.org. Tutors are available Sunday through Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Tutors are certified teachers, professors, graduate school students, college students and professionals who are experts in their field. For more information, contact Angela Germany at agermany@slol.lib.la.us or 225-342-9716.










OnTrack Test Prep, Inc. – helps students learn the strategies, fundamentals and techniques essential for raising scores for the day of the actual test. Sign up by the ACT Test registration deadline and receive a 10% discount for the prep class. www.ontracktestprep.com .





ACT PREP

BOSSIER PARISH

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ACT Prep Bootcamp - Bossier Parish Community College will offer an ACT prep course covering all sections of the ACT including English, Math, Reading, Science, optional writing section, and test-taking strategies.

Cost: $249.00 Individual Workshops offered for $59.00 each.

Register online: www.bpcc.edu/continuingeducation.


Bossier Parish

Community College

NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER



It's now time for sophomore students to begin the registration process with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Students should register online at www.eligibilitycenter.org. prior to having any transcripts or test scores sent. Sending transcripts and/or test scores before the student registers can cause a delay in matching the documents to the student, as well as delays in the student's certification.

ASAP

Caddo Magnet High

TEST INFORMATION

NIGHT FOR PARENTS



There will be a Test Information Night on February 3, 2015 and February 5, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Caddo Magnet High School. Freshman and sophomore parents will meet on February 3rd. Junior and senior parents will meet on February 5th. During the meetings, the counselors and administrators will discuss ACT Tests, College Board Exams, End-of-Course Exams, and the ASVAB. The purpose of the tests, how to interpret test scores, and the benefits of taking the tests will all be covered. This is an information session you do not want to miss! Both students and parents are highly encouraged to attend.

February 3, 2015


and
February 5, 2015


COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY

The College Goal Sunday event will be held March 1, 2015 at 15 different locations around Louisiana. This event helps parents and students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the required application for most federal, state and institutional student financial aid. Filling out this single application gets you considered for the TOPS scholarship program, the Louisiana Go Grant, the federal Pell Grant, student work study programs, low interest federal student loans, and many campus-based scholarship and grant programs. For more information: www.osfa.la.gov/collegegoalsunday To Register: www.osfa.la.gov/register

March 2, 2015


Southern University Shreveport
Bossier Parish Community College








COLLEGE VISITS



ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR


DATE/LOCATION


BTW High School

Career and Technical Programs – Barbering,

Cosmetology and Telecommunication


Mrs. Carrie Oliver (Cosmetology) choliver@caddoschools.org

Mrs. Sharon Harris (Barbering) ssharris@caddoschools.org

Mrs. Katrina Gilliam (Telecommunication) kgilliam@caddoschools.org

February 2, 2015

Both Lunch Shifts

Cafeteria Foyer



Southern University at Shreveport

Tilisha Bryant tbryant@susla.edu


February 9, 2015


Fair Park High School

Medical Careers Magnet Program

A representative from Fair Park High School Medical Careers Magnet Program has scheduled to visit Magnet February 12th during lunch. Please make plans to stop by and speak with the representative to learn more about their medical careers program.  A table will be set up outside of the cafeteria.



February 12, 2015

Both Lunch Shifts

Cafteria Foyer



Bossier Parish Community College


Jerona Washington jwashington@bpcc.edu

February 18, 2015

Both Lunch Shifts



Cafeteria Foyer


The Senior News & Scholarship Bulletin is prepared weekly by Mrs. Anderson – lwanderson@caddoschools.org

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