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Monday, November 30, 2015

Updates on Scholarships

Good News! 

I found out today that for Smith, you DON'T have to submit your essays by December 5th!  You have until January to submit those! 


That means you have time...valuable get that done.

Bad News!

You have to apply for three applications (documentation is due in January).  I have ideas to help you (check your email) and text.  The BIG scholarships--really the bulk of scholarships--are due between now and February, so you're going to get MOTIVATED to get these applications done. CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AND WHAT PARTS HAVE TO BE COMPLETED.

You're not going to get a scholarship if you don't try, so get busy! 

Friday, November 6, 2015


I just finished reviewing the Smith Scholars Foundation website and found this GREAT list of scholarships: 
Smith Scholarship Link for additional scholarships
This next month will be crucial as you prepare for SAEOPP and SMITH Scholarships, both due for me to review by December 1st.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The SAEOPP Application is open.  

The Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP) is pleased to announce their sponsorship of a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video contest. Students are challenged to produce one (1) PSA, 30 seconds in length, which explains for future TRIO students how their involvement with TRIO will affect their lives. 

TRIO participants are invited to compete for two (2) Scholarship awards of $500.00 these awards may be used to help defray postsecondary educational costs during the 2016-2017 academic year. SAEOPP wishes to assist the student that has overcome tremendous obstacles to achieve.

You must have a 3.0 GPA and a 20 ACT to apply.  

Here's the essay:  

In the space below, you must submit an essay entitled, “How my Involvement in Has Assisted Me in Preparation for College Success and Success in Life”.  (GEE!  YOU SHOULD HAVE THIS DONE FROM THE SUMMER).   Your essay must be typed, and it must be between 350-450 words. 

Write the essay and save it in your shared folder on your Google Drive.  Then, let me know and I will edit it.