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Monday, November 12, 2018


By now, you should have submitted your FAFSA.  Once you have done that (usually 3-5 business days), you will receive an email from FAFSA.  You will have to log back into your FAFSA account and view your SAR Report.  
Open this file in Google Chrome so you can download the file in the PDF version.  Next, SAVE AS and complete it with your First Name Last Name 2019 SAR.  Save it in your Google Drive folder.  

If, for any reason, you have an error message, you will need to let me know so we can go back in and make corrections.  

Thursday, October 25, 2018


Here is the list and link for Free College Application Week October 29--November 2.  If you need computer access or assistance in filling out applications, let me know!

Link for Free Application Week:

Alabama Colleges with No Application Fee

Most of these are private colleges (this can be costly) or Community Colleges, but do the research and see if any of these are a right fit for you!

Spring Hill College
Shelton State Community College
Jefferson Davis Community College—Brewton
University of Mobile
Wallace State Community College—Dothan
Northeast Alabama Community College
Auburn University—Montgomery
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
Calhoun Community College
Wallace State Community College—Hanceville
Snead State Community College
Bevill State Community College
J.F. Drake State Technical College
Gadsden State Community College
Lawson State Community College
Southern Union State Community College
Huntingdon College
Jefferson State Community College—Birmingham
Enterprise State Community College
Wallace State Community College—Selma
Northwest-Shoals Community College
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Coastal Alabama Community College
H Councill Trenholm State Technical College


Tuesday, October 23, 2018


SENIORS, it's less than 6 weeks until several major scholarships are due.  You may be apprehensive, overwhelmed, not sure of what to do...
If you have questions, feel free to text me at (205) 516-5007 or email me.  I can't do it for you, but I promise I will be your cheerleader, editor, and (sometimes) advise-giver on your journey.  JUST START!

Monday, October 15, 2018


Senior Kiddos, bring your Senior Portfolio binders Tuesday night.  We have our first Senior Success Seminar of the Academic Year, and we have LOTS to do. 

I will have a printout of the agenda, but here it is for those who want to look over the information ahead of time.  Senior Success Notes 10/16/2018

This year, it will be MOST CRUCIAL that you take every opportunity to take advantage of the many opportunities that are available for you.  

Here's a link to BUNCHES of scholarships with deadlines in November and December.  JLV Counseling December Scholarships.  When you think you're done, keep scrolling, because there's HUNDREDS of scholarships coming up.
You can also view scholarships at this site by month, major, and circumstances.

Friday, October 12, 2018


We have a SUPER SATURDAY scheduled for this Saturday, October 13th.  And, it's only one of two Saturdays we will have to work on the Smith Scholarship before the December 1 deadline.  
Remember, what you do your SENIOR YEAR directly impacts the funding you will have for NEXT year...and the years to come! Make plans to attend!  

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


University of Montevallo TRIO Upward Bound Programs BRIDGE Summer Studies

What is Bridge?  The TRIO Upward Bound program offers newly graduated Seniors to “BRIDGE” their summer after graduation and take a University of Montevallo class for college credit.  At the end of the course, students can transfer this college coursework to any college/university of their choosing.

What are the qualifications for the Bridge Summer Studies Program?  All Bridge students must meet the following guidelines:
  1.  Be accepted to the University of Montevallo for Summer I before March 15th  (usually minimum requirements are an 18 ACT Composite and a 3.0 GPA).  GPA’s below 3.0 require a higher ACT score.
  2. Complete the Bridge application and submit it before October 29th (you can change your mind about participating in Bridge, but without an application by this deadline, that’s it). 
  3.  Have met all Community Service and Cultural Enrichment requirements before April 10th
  4. Have attended 12/16 Academic Sessions (or Super Saturday make up Sessions) per year.
  5. Complete the TRIO Upward Bound Bridge Interview—mid April (You will be assigned a time for your interview once all of the above qualifications are satisfied).

What does the Bridge Summer Studies program cost?  Nothing.  The program pays for your tuition for 1 college class.  The TRIO UB program also provides room and board, fees, meals, books, tutoring, and supplies needed for the class (an approximate cost of $5,500--$7,000), as well as the end-of-summer out of state cultural trip.  You also receive stipends for your attendance and you can also do Work Study to earn extra income.
What do the Bridge Summer Studies’ students do?  The Bridge students are enrolled in a college class—usually English 101, Math 131, Chemistry 100, or History 101 (classes that can transfer to any college the Bridge students plan to attend in the fall).  They attend Bridge tutoring, college classes, personal, academic and professional development classes just like regular TRIO Upward Bound students. 
Are there additional benefits of the Bridge program?  For students planning to attend the University of Montevallo in the Fall, it is wise to complete the Bridge program.  At the completion of the Bridge program, students who have attended UB every summer qualify for the University of Montevallo Tuition Scholarship, which covers one 3 hour course for 8 semesters (approximately $1,200 x 8=$9,600 over four years) as long as you maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018


It will be important to actually visit the colleges youmay attend next year.  

TRIO Upward Bound Programs will  provide transportation to the following events:
University of West Alabama—October 13
Auburn University at Montgomery—October 20
University of Alabama at Huntsville—October 27
University of North Alabama—November 10

See Mr. Paul Barnes or email him at  for more details.   

Other College Preview Dates
UMUB will not provide transportation to these colleges on these dates. We encourage you to go with your family.
Alabama A&M University
November 10
Auburn University
October 8 & 22, November 5
Birmingham Southern College
September 22, October 8, November 12
Huntington College
October 7, November 4
Jacksonville State University
September 22, October 13
Samford University
September 15, October 13, November 10
Troy University
September 29
Tuskegee University
September 29
University of Alabama
September 17, October 8 & 29, November 12
University of Alabama Birmingham
November 3
University of Alabama Huntsville
November 3 & 17
University of Montevallo
October 6
University of South Alabama
October 20, November 3
University of West Alabama
October 13, November 10