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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

SENIOR SUCCESS SEMINAR 11.28.2017



November 28, 2017

I.                College Admissions (1 may be all you need, but consider different options).
II.              Your Senior Shared Folder (in Google Drive)
A.    Your transcript
B.    Your Highest ACT score (PDF)
C.     Tax Info
D.    Essays (start them as new documents in your Drive folder so that they are shared with me.)
E.     Updated Resume
F.     College and Career Goals
G.    Photo—this needs to be a headshot or a jpeg I can edit…NOT A SELFIE!
(Some scholarships require me to send a photo of you with my letter of recommendation).  Put in your Senior Drive folder.
H.    SAR—See below for more details.
III.            Letters of recommendation—request these in advance!   
A.     Use my OFFICIAL email address (buffmj@montevallo.edu)
B.     Send me information about the scholarship (if it is not one listed below)
IV.            FAFSA
A.    Log back in to FAFSA and click on your SAR report.  SAVE AS First Name Last
B.    Name SAR and put it in your Senior Drive folder.   Check to make sure there are no mistakes. 
        V.    Scholarship Updates
A.    SmithDue January 4th.  The DECEMBER 2nd Super Saturday will be crucial to get this finished. http://www.smithscholarships.com/.
B.    Dell Scholarship DUE JANUARY 15. http://www.dellscholars.org/ 
C.    GE-Reagan Scholarship—check email for details
D.    Regions “Riding Forward” Scholarship Due February http://info.regions.com/regions/14/bhm/?ProspectID=5C0220933AD7413E89C311469F462FC6 .
E.     College Counts Scholarshiphttp://collegecountsalabama.com —Due ONLINE in March; start now.  This scholarship awards for Honors, AP, and Dual Enrollment, but also income.
F.     Check email and blog for other scholarships due in January, February and March
G.   UMUB Tuition Scholarship  (One 3 hour class for 8 semesters is paid for by UM.  You must have attended UMUB ALL 4 years and UB summer every year and attend UM in the fall after you graduate to earn the UMUB Tuition Scholarship—Approximately $7,800 over 4 years)
H.    Local Scholarships (from your school, church, etc.)

VI.            College Navigator
A.    Check College Navigator (http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ ) to project TOTAL COST of attending selected your college.
B.    Use this information to help answer the question of why you want to attend a certain college on scholarship essays. 
VII.          Super Saturdays and Attendance
A.    Make the effort—work on Senior Portfolio, Scholarships, make up an absence!
B.    Set your priorities!

When starting documents, remember
1.    Start them in your Senior drive folder.  That way they will automatically share with me and Jamaica.

2.    Title them correctly First Name Last Name and then the Name of Prompt or Scholarship.

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