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Thursday, February 25, 2016


If you successfully submitted your FAFSA last weekend, you should now have an email stating that your FAFSA submission has been submitted.
Now, you should: 
1) Log back into FAFSA using the FAFSA ID you created.
2) At the right top of the page. click VIEW PDF of FAFSA.  
3) Print out a copy.   One copy should go in your senior binder.  I will also need a copy if you can't email/save the PDF.  Also, if you can figure out to do it, save a copy of the PDF document (First Name Last Name FAFSA SAR).  
4) Put a copy of your SAR in your Senior Drive folder and email a copy of it to me.

If your SAR Report says your file submission has been selected for verification, you will need to have tax papers and/or other documents for Financial Aid.  They should send this information to you in mid to late March.


The Regions Riding Forward Scholarship is available online. It is a $5,000 scholarship and will be awarded to 16 deserving students.  

To start your application, go to 
Regions Riding Forward Scholarship 

Of all the African-Americans who have made significant achievements and innovations for our society, is there one in particular who inspires you? 
     Your essay should, in 500 words or less: 
          (a) address how an African-American has been an 
               inspiration in your life, and
          (b) discuss the contributions of the African-American 
               individual who has served to inspire and motivate you. 

You can also follow this link and then scroll to the bottom of the page to read essays from last year's winners by clicking on this link:  2015 Regions Winners

Create a document in your GOOGLE DRIVE SHARED FOLDER and then let me know when I need to edit it. 

African-American achievements have moved us all forward. To honor Black History Month, Regions offers the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest. Enter for an opportunity to win a $5,000 or $3,500 scholarship.Black History

DEADLINE February 26, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016


If you are planning to attend the Upward Bound Summer 2016 component, please complete the summer survey form at this link, 2016 Summer Survey

Then, SAVE AS <First Name Last Name> Summer Survey and then EMAIL the attachment to me at   If you are planning to do Bridge, this is one of the required documents.  

Saturday, February 6, 2016


Have you maintained a 2.75 GPA or higher?
Have you taken Honors or AP classes? 

If you can say YES to both of these questions, follow this link to get started NOW on  COLLEGE COUNTS.  Read the eligibility requirements below and get started. 

To be eligible for a College Counts scholarship, you must meet ALL of these requirements:
  • Be a high school senior or first-time college freshman beginning in fall 2016
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be an Alabama resident
  • Planning to enroll in an Alabama eligible educational institution in fall 2016
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Have an ACT score of 26 or below

You will have to upload your 2015 tax records and your latest transcript to complete the application.  Even though the deadline listed is late April, you should try to get it done no later than March 31st for priority consideration.