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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

CAMBRIDGE EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Cambridge Educational Services Scholarship



From the publishers of our ACT Prep curriculum and books, Cambridge Educational Services, there is a $500 scholarship.  

It involves a short application of information and a VERY SHORT answer to this prompt:


Schools of higher education rely upon standardized test scores, grade point average, work experience and extra-curricular activities for admission to their programs. Explain how your experiences make you an excellent candidate for admission to the school of your choice. (maximum of 250 words)

Monday, June 6, 2016

DO WHAT IS IMPORTANT NOW

In order to qualify for many scholarships, you need to do something NOW--get a strong score on your ACT. For the rest of this week, ACT should be your focus. By concentrating on key skills NOW, you will open up the possibilities of scholarships available to you.

Another reason to make sure you score as high as possible on your ACT is so that you can go ahead and apply to colleges THIS SUMMER.  And, in addition to your GPA, you need an ACT of 20.  

So, get busy NOW.

Friday, June 3, 2016

GETTING STARTED: YOUR UB STORY AND RESUME

OK.  It's time to get started.  You have had ACT Prep for a week, but you want to get started on those scholarships.  Follow these handy dandy steps to get ahead!


  1. Finish your GOALS SHEETS in your senior binder.  This will help you to set realistic goals for college and your future career.
  2. Start the AAEOPP Scholarship ESSAY (remember to do this in your Google Drive Senior folder).  It will help you to put into words how you have benefited from Upward Bound.
  3. Start collecting Awards and Honors.  We will be starting our Academic Résumé this next week in our Senior Success Seminar.  Are you in Beta Club, National Honor Society, Outstanding Student......Note if you have participated in TRIO sponsored Community Service (See AAEOPP essay).  I will put samples in your senior Drive folder.

AAEOPP Scholarship

ALABAMA ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM PERSONNEL

PRE-COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PACKET
TRIO Works- Because We Care!
C:\Users\jhudson\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\EAM1KSR6\MC900359597[1].wmf

The link will take you to the application for AAEOPP (Alabama Upward Bound and Talent Search).   You will need 1) a transcript; 2) 2 letters of recommendation; 3) a strong essay (300-500 words).

Thursday, June 2, 2016

WRITING A WINNING SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY

It’s a pretty safe assumption that everyone planning to apply for scholarships is able to write. It is difficult to get very far in high school or college without at least some rudimentary written communication skills. It’s certainly impossible to make it through the ACT, SAT, or college applications -- especially beyond “You’re Accepted” without them. 

So when you come across essay scholarships, it can be easy to get discouraged and think that there’s going to be way too much competition and you have no chance of winning. After all, everyone can write. However, not everyone is willing or able to put in the effort required to write well.  Writing scholarships become excellent opportunities for those students dedicated and diligent enough to write a scholarship-worthy essay.