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Monday, October 30, 2017

COLLEGE FREE APPLICATION WEEK

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 
is Free Application Week.  


Below is a link to colleges offering FREE APPLICATION this week.  COLLEGE FREE APPLICATION WEEK

You can apply to up to 14 schools.  GET BUSY! 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

SENIOR FAFSA DAY

I'm sure you are hearing about FAFSA at your school.  We have scheduled SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4th to help you get it filed CORRECTLY the first time.  
There are lots of details, so make sure you get all of the information entered correctly.  All of the TRIO UB staff and tutors will be available to help you!

Monday, October 9, 2017

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES APPROACHING

Between now and January, the majority of scholarships will be due--especially the high dollar ones.  Where should you start?  I tell students to start this way--
1) Get a calendar and mark down specific scholarships you qualify for.  (For example, if you have had adversitites, the Horacio Alger Scholarship is due October 25th).  Here is the link:  HORACIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP.  GET STARTED NOW, since there is a part I have to complete AFTER you do yours.  


2) Use your story on multiple applications.  The Horacio Alger and Smith have a similar question, as does the AAEOPP and SAEOPP Survivor Scholarships.  Once you do the hard part--writing it down--, you can let me edit it (and then you can use parts of it again).  

Friday, October 6, 2017

NEW TRIO PROGRAM COMES TO UM

The University of Montevallo TRIO Upward Bound Programs are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Math and Science grant from the U.S. Department of Education in the amound of $263.936.00 per year for the next five years.  This grant will allow us to serve an additional sixty (60) students from Bibb, Chilton, and Shelby counties.

The TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students.  The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science, and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in related fields of study, and ultimately move on to careers in math and science professions.

This program will offer a six week summer residential program with intensive math and science training and skill development; year-round counseling and advisement; exposure to faculty members who conduct research in mathematics and the science; computer training; and student-involved scientific research under the guidance of faculty members and graduate students, who are serving as mentors.


This fall we will offer a one-time open enrollment for students in grades 9-12.  Students must have at least a 2.5 grade point average, be a first generation college student (neither parent graduated from a 4-year college), and/or from low-income household (a family of four annual income of less than $36,900). Students must also be interested in pursuing a postsecondary degree in math or science.     

Monday, October 2, 2017

SUCCESS 101: Practical Tips for SUCCESS

Follow this link to the Success 101 Power Point presented at the TRIO Upward Bound Parent and New Student Orientation on October 2.

SUCCESS 101: Practical Tips for SUCCESS