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Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Grapevine--May 2016

The GRAPEVINE is back--in this roll-out edition for May 2016, we want to highlight service to others and our seniors. Look for monthly issues of the Grapevine to follow.


In today's economy, a high school diploma just isn't enough. Students have to reach higher, which is why the First Lady is working to rally the country around the President's "North Star" goal--that by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.  Look at what University of Montevallo Upward Bound seniors are planning:

Monday, April 4, 2016


For tonight: 
Email me: 
Subject:  <YOUR NAME> April 2016 Senior Success
    Copy and paste these questions into the email:
  1. What is your plan for Fall 2016?  Where do you plan to attend school? What will be your major?
  2. List any scholarships (usually, these are local scholarships—check
  3. with school—you are applying for that have an April or May due date. 
  4. Have you received any scholarship offers?  Have you given it to us for a scan?
  5. Have you printed your SAR report for your Senior files?  (If not, do it tonight). What is your EFC? (If you haven’t completed your FAFSA, why not?)
  6. Are you participating in Bridge this summer? Attach your Bridge Summer Studies application to this email if you plan to attend this summer.
  7. Have you met CE (Cultural Enrichment) requirements (due by April 15th)?
  8. Have you met CS (Community Service) requirements (due by April 15th)?
  9. What is the date for your Senior Awards at your school?  (You will earn $ for UB attendance, Super Saturday attendance, CE, CS, and Perfect Attendance for years)
  10. Complete a 1-3 sentence statement about your involvement in UB (for the May UB Awards program).

Bridge Summer Studies—Application due tonight (you don’t have to be attending UM in the fall to participate and application is available on the Senior Blogspot)

Other Scholarships 

Ora Lee Jones Memorial Scholarship—(One time award of $1,000 to $5,000 to any school) Application (Deadline April 16th) available online at   Applicants must submit a 1,000 word typed essay and complete the application online.  The essay should depict the importance of the scholarship and describe how the applicant will use his/her education to give back to the community.

AAUW Senior Book Scholarship (One time award of $500 to a female attending UM).  Essays should be emailed to and have the subject heading <First Name Last Name>AAUW Senior Book Scholarship.  Female students plannint to attend UM should submit an essay detailing their involvement in TRIO Upward Bound, the importance of the scholarship and their goals for college, and detail how they will use this scholarship to further their education.

Local Scholarships (check with your school and/or church)