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Scholarships 2021-2022

Office of Student Financial Aid -- Financial Aid Resources

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The University of Florida Honors Program/Stamps Scholarship and the John V. Lombardi Scholarship -- both scholarships provide a financial stipend and four fully funded summer enrichment experiences.  Interested students should attend an upcoming webinar to learn more about UF and the Honors Program.  The webinars will be held on Wednesday, October 13 from 5:30-6:30 EST and on Monday, October 25 between 6-7 PM EST.  For more information visit Overview - Honors - University of Florida (ufl.edu).  You may also contact [email protected] The deadline to enter is November 14, 2021.

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Make The U/Haz La U Hispanic Scholarship Award -- “Make the U” is an educational program from Colgate-Palmolive in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation that offers financial relief to Hispanic youth on their path to higher education. Have you focused on academic excellence, dedicated service to your community, and demonstrated leadership? Your effort could be rewarded by winning one of 31 educational grants* with a total support of $100,000.

If you:

• Are Hispanic or Latino descent (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
• Are a Rising Senior (student graduating in the Spring)
• Plan to enroll in an accredited higher education institution for next academic year
• Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or 7.5 (on a 10.0 scale)
• Are U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident or DACA eligible.

To apply visit colgate.com/en-us/make-the-uThe deadline is November 14, 2021 at 10:59 CST.

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The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the competition --

  • Male and female students compete separately.
  • Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for current high school seniors intending to pursue a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners in late April. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

The 20 Top Finalists traditionally 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.

To apply, visit https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfmThe deadline to enter is November 15, 2021.

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship -- The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.

To be eligible to apply to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program you must:

  • Be graduating from a U.S. high school
  • Intend to enroll full time in an accredited four-year college beginning next Fall
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000.  To apply, visit https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/The application deadline is November 18, 2021

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Search Is On Scholarship - $2,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: November 30, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be currently attending high school, college, vocational, or any other accredited post-secondary institution. B) Be 13 years of age or older and a legal resident of the 50 U.S. or D.C. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/36788/search-is-on-scholarship

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The University of West Florida has begun admitting students for Summer and Fall 2022 on a rolling basis. UWF's Dec. 1, 2021, Scholarship Priority Consideration Deadline is now less than a month away.

UWF will automatically consider students who meet the deadline with a completed application for a potential Admissions Academic Merit Scholarship.

Academic Merit Scholarship Consideration*

Total/Annual Award

Test Scores

High School GPA

Florida and Alabama

SAT or ACT

(Cumulative Weighted)

$16,000 / ($4,000)

1300+ or 29+

4.00+

$12,000 / ($3,000)

1260-1320 or 27-28

3.80-3.99

$8,000 / ($2,000)

1160-1250 or 24-26

3.50-3.79

*Eligibility is not a guarantee of an award.

Students are encouraged to apply now to allow adequate time for UWF to receive all required materials. Awarded students will be notified in December, separately from their offer of admission.

For more UWF Freshman Scholarship information. please visit Freshman | University of West Florida (uwf.edu).

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Dell Scholars Program - $20,000 - 300 Awards (Deadline: December 1, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year. B) Demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/27413/dell-scholars-program

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Jameela Jamil x I Weigh Scholarship - $5,000 – 3 Awards (Deadline: December 2, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be 16 years of age or older and in good academic standing. B) Be enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/36970/jameela-jamil-x-i-weigh-scholarship

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Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships - $5,000 - 5 Awards (Deadline: December 5, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (kindergarten through graduate school) in the US. B) Have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/26518/stephen-j-brady-stop-hunger-scholarships

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Science Ambassador Scholarship - $40,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: December 13, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a high school senior or an undergraduate student. B) Attend a school in the United States in the Fall of 2022. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/32337/science-ambassador-scholarship

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Burger King Scholarship  -- high school seniors, Burger King employees, their dependent children, spouses, or domestic partners in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam can apply to receive $1,000-$50,000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.  Eligible students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).  To learn more and apply visit bk-scholars.comThe application deadlline is December 15, 2021.

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Senior Planning Social Work and Eldercare Scholarship - $900 – 5 Awards (Deadline: Dec. 15, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. B) Be a High School Senior or Undergraduate with less than 90 credit hours. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/29061/senior-planning-social-work-and-eldercare-scholarship

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Path to Pro Scholarship Program - $2,000 – 125 Awards (Deadline: December 31, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a high school senior, high school graduate or have a GED equivalent. B) Plan to enroll, or be enrolled, in an approved trade-related program at an accredited two-year school (technical/vocational school or college) in the United States. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/36737/path-to-pro-scholarship-program

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CX Scholarship - $10,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: December 31, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be 13 years of age or older and a legal resident of the 50 U.S. or D.C. B) Be currently attending high school, college, vocational, or any other accredited post-secondary institution. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/36988/cx-scholarship

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Design Thinking Scholarship - $500 - 2 Awards (Deadline: December 31, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited two or four-year college or university located in the United States. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/28678/design-thinking-scholarship

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Certified Nursing Assistant Scholarship - $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: December 31, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be currently enrolled, accepted, or applying to be in an accredited CNA program in the United States. B) Write an essay explaining why you have decided to become a certified nursing assistant. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/36790/certified-nursing-assistant-scholarship

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Thiel High School Fellowship - $100,000 - 30 Awards (Deadline: December 31, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be under the age of 22. B) Be interested in designing and building things. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/31733/thiel-fellowship

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Power of Resilience Scholarship - $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: December 31, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be in either high school or college (undergraduate or graduate program) and must show good academic standing with a GPA of at least 3.0. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/32460/power-of-resilience-scholarship

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CC Bank’s Young Scholars Scholarship - $2,000 – 5 Awards (Deadline: December 31, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a US resident under the age of 30. B) Be in good academic standing and carry a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/31397/cc-banks-young-scholars-scholarship

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Honor a Hero Scholarship - $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: December 31, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a current high school senior, college student, or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia for the 2022 semester. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/36683/honor-a-hero-scholarship

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Florida Tech -- students who qualify for the Bright Futures Academic Scholars (FAS) award are eligible to be considered for a Panther Distinguished Scholar Award, a combination of awards that covers FULL TUITION (plus facilities and activities fees).  The Panther Distinguished Scholar Award is available to a limited number of incoming Fall 2022 freshmen who meet eligibility requirements.  To be considered for selection, applicants must: complete the Florida Financial Aid application while in high school, qualify for the Bright Futures FAS award and apply and be admitted to Florida Tech as a full-time, on-campus, degree-seeking student by February 1, 2022 (there is no application fee).  Students must submit a Florida Tech application before startig the Panther Distinguished Scholar Application.  Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) listing Florida Tech as a receiving institution (school code: 001469) by February 1, 2022.  Complete the Florida Tech Panther Distinguished Scholar Application by February 1, 2022 using the email address used to apply to Florida Tech.  Apply now at floridatech.edu/apply or learn more at floridatech.edu/freshman-admissions.

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Application Fee Waiver -- https://www.nacacfairs.org/learn/fee-waiver/-- information on qualifying to have application fees wavered on college admissions and ACT/SAT Tests.

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Testing/Assessments

ACT Test Dates

ACT scores may be used for high school dual-enrollment, Florida Bright Futures Scholarships, as concordant scores for state testing, and ultimately as a college-entrance exam.  The ACT is offered at HCHS in October, December, February and April.  

Students register online at 

https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html

ACT Dates and Registering For ACT Test | CollegeData

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Several ACT Prep Courses are offered in our area.  While we do not endorse any single group or test prep, we want our students to be aware of options that are available.  Houston Academy in Dothan offers their Wiregrass Plus ACT Preparation Course.  The next session begins November 15 for the December 11 ACT.  They are available in the evening.  Pre-registration and pre-pay is required.  More information can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/actpreparationclasses.

Dual Enrollment

Requirements for Chipola College Dual Enrollment

 

* Must meet eligibility assessment scores:

Assessment ENGLISH READING MATH
ACT 17 19 19
PERT 103 106 123
SAT 25 24 24

*Fill out application online at:

https://my.chipola.edu/ICS/Admissions/Apply_Now.jnz?portlet=EX_FormFlow_-_Forms&screen=FormView&screenType=change&form=74ddad14-1f79-4f84-8781-4513762523cb

*Meet with guidance personnel to fill out required paperwork and schedule classes

*Take required paperwork to Chipola College to register

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Student Services Staff

Student Services Staff

Gilda Kelly
Guidance Counselor
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Robert Hawkins
Curriculum Coordinator
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Sharon Griffin
Guidance Clerk
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Jody Richardson
Data Clerk
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