Scholarships 2023-2024


2023-2024 Bright Futures Scholarship Handbook  

If you are applying for scholarships, especially any level &/or type of Bright Futures, community service hours are required. 


Scholarship Information is available on the bookshelves in the guidance office. Please check often to see all scholarships that have been sent to our guidance department.  Links to local and regional scholarships can be found below with their application deadlines:

Panhandle Lumber Scholarship (February 29, 2024)

Chipola McClendon Educational Trust Scholarship for Summer (March 6, 2024)

West Florida Electric Scholarship (March 22, 2024)

Better Business Bureau Northwest Florida Scholarship (March 29, 2024)

Bonifay Woman's Club Dianne Smith Scholarship (due to Mrs. Russ in the guidance office by April 20, 2024)

Landon Johnson Memorial Scholarship (April 22, 2024)

Dr. Herb Brooks Memorial Scholarship (April 22, 2024)

Farm Bureau Scholarship (April 23, 2024)

Florida School Counseling Association Scholarship (April 26, 2024)

Community South Credit Union Scholarship (April 30, 2024)

Wink Family Scholarship (May 1, 2024)

Tyler Erickson Golf Scholarship (May 1, 2024)

Bonifay Kiwanis Club Jumpstart Scholarship (May 3, 2024)

Daniel Brownell/Holmes County Sheriff Department Scholarship (May 3, 2024)

Tyler Erickson Jumpstart Scholarship (May 3, 2024)

Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship (May 8, 2024)

Chipola College Fall 2024/Spring 2025 Scholarships (June 4, 2024)


FOCUS Parent Portal Instructions:

Curriculum Progression Plan

Curriculum Progression Plan


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


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.  They are available in the evening.  Pre-registration and pre-pay is required.  More information can be found at


Dual Enrollment

Requirements for Chipola College Dual Enrollment

* Must meet eligibility assessment scores:

ACT 17 19 19
PERT 103 106 123
SAT 25 24 24

*Fill out application online at:



Student Services Staff

Student Services Staff

Ciara Russ
Guidance Counselor
[email protected]


Melissa Ward
Curriculum Coordinator
[email protected]


Sharon Griffin
Guidance Clerk
[email protected]


Jody Richardson
Data Clerk
[email protected]