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Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Seniors, get started!  The BIG scholarships are starting to become available! One of the BIG scholarships, the Smith Foundation Scholarship, is now open.   There are some revisions this year (TWO DEADLINE DATES). The application is now available for you to start working on it.  Part I is due December 1st, but I suggest you get started on it NOW so I can go through and edit it with you in September--early November.  

This is a scholarship that wants a 3.0 GPA, an 18 or above ACT, LOTS of Community Service, and YOUR STORY. Students who are FIRST GENERATION and have FINANCIAL NEED are encouraged to apply. You will also need to document your applications to 3 OTHER scholarships...I've given you LOTS (see posts from June), so get busy!  Go to to start your application today.  You will need tax documentation (we scan it and put it in your digital file), ACT scores, and a transcript (I have transcripts and most of your ACT scores).  Contact me if you're planning to apply and I'll help you get it done.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

College Search and "The Right Fit"

By this point in your senior year, you should be searching for colleges and examining which school will be "the right fit." As you read the article in the link below, consider some or all of these points to help you make your final selection.

College Search and "The Right Fit" 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Upward Bound Session Dates

Here are the Upward Bound Meeting dates for the 2015-2016 year (and I've also listed Senior Success Seminars so you know to bring your binder):  
University of Montevallo 
TRIO Upward Bound
Meeting Dates

*Tuesday, September 22  Back to Upward Bound Bash
**Monday, October 5
Tuesday, October 20        Senior Success Seminar
Monday, November 2
Tuesday, November 17    
Monday, November 30     Senior Success Seminar
Tuesday, December 8      Senior Success Seminar
Monday, January 11         Senior Success Seminar
Tuesday, January 19
Monday, February 8         Senior Success Seminar
Tuesday, February 23
Monday, March 7              Senior Success Seminar
Tuesday, March 22           
Monday, April 4                 Senior Success Seminar
Tuesday, April 19
Monday, May 2

*Returning Student Only Orientation (September 22)
**New Student Orientation/Parent Meeting (October 5)
**Returning Students in Academic Classes (October 5)

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Secret Behind the "A"

The Secret Behind the "A"
Have you ever noticed how some students work hard and make those "A's" in their classes?  While part of the secret may be an ability to comprehend quickly, most successful students will tell you that there's a method to making great grades.  Often, the higher grade comes with more efficient organization, focus, and a PLAN to get higher grades--that's right--very little to do with ability and everything to do with attitude. Read more about how to unlock the Secret Behind the "A" here.

The Secret Behind the "A"