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ACT Registration Site

Test Dates 2018-2019

 

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration (+$29.50)

*September 8, 2018

August 10, 2018

August 26, 2018

*October 27, 2018

September 28, 2018

October 14, 2018

December 8, 2018

November 2, 2018

November 19, 2018

*February 9, 2019

January 11, 2019

January 18, 2019

*April 13, 2019

March 8, 2019

March 25, 2019

June 8, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 20, 2019

July 13, 2019

June 14, 2019

June 24, 2019

*Given at BHS on these dates

 

Register at www.actstudent.org

 

Cost: $46.00 (no writing) or $62.50 (with writing)

Test date change: $25.00

 

Check with the college you plan to attend to see if the writing section is required.

 

11th or 12th grade students with free or reduced lunch qualify for a waiver; however, the waiver will not cover the late registration fee. See Mrs. Ivester

http://www.actstudent.org/

SAT Registration Site

Test Dates 2018-2019

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration (+$29.00)

August 25, 2018

July 27, 2018

August 15, 2018

October 6, 2018

September 7, 2018

September 26, 2018

November 3, 2018

October 5, 2018

October 24, 2018

December 1, 2018

November 2, 2019

November 20, 2018

March 9, 2019

February 8, 2019

February 27, 2019

May 4, 2019

April 5, 2019

April 24, 2019

June 1, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 22, 2019

 

Register at www.collegeboard.org

 

Cost: $47.50 (no writing) or $64.50 (with essay)

Test date change fee: $29

 

Check with the college you plan to attend to see if the essay section is required.

 

11th and 12th grade students with free or reduced lunch qualify for a waiver; however, the waiver will not cover the late registration fee. See Mrs. Ivester

 

http://sat.collegeboard.org/register

PSAT

PSAT is given to all 10 grade students in October.




USA Test Prep
http://www.usatestprep.com/Home

The New Georgia Milestones EOC

April 24 - May 12 Spring EOC Main Administration

Students at the high school level will take an end-of-course assesments in 8 core areas.

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx

AP Testing

May 1 - 12 AP Testing Window

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home

Scholarships
Scholarship Search-Fastweb
http://fastweb.com/

Scholarships Search
https://www.scholarships.com/

SunTrust Scholarship Sweepstakes

You could win a $500 scholarship!

For the tenth consecutive year, SunTrust is pleased to offer the Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes where students can win a $500 scholarship for education expenses at a 2 or 4 year public or private college/university located in the U.S.

 

https://www.suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes/index.html#

University of Georgia Scholarships
https://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/scholarship-opportunities.html

Myscholly (APP)

Mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college

http://www.myscholly.com/

Cash Course

Information for college students to stay financially informed

http://www.cashcourse.org/

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation

Educational & scholarship opportunities for students of all levels

http://www.cksf.org/

MeritAid

Free source for $11 billion in merit aid scholarships from 1,000s of colleges

https://www.meritaid.com/

KnowHow2Go

Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors

http://knowhow2go.acenet.edu/

Thurgood Marshall Fund

Provide scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net/

Dell Scholars Program

Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance

http://www.dellscholars.org/

Chegg

Connect with scholarships and learn about colleges

http://www.chegg.com/

How-To Programs and Books
http://www.scholarshipworkshop.com/students/using-the-scholarship-toolbox.html

The Scholarship Academy

Offers curriculum to help students identify tailored scholarship options and build solid scholarship profile

http://www.scholarshipacademy.org/online/

Air Force ROTC Scholarship

See Mrs. Ivester for more information.

http://www.afrotc.com/scholarships

Healthcare Scholarship program

Healthcare Scholarship Program

Two $500 scholarships are given each year, one expires June 30th and the other expires December 31st.

Free to apply.

 

https://www.medicalassistantdegrees.net/scholarship/

Questbridge
http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/quest-ambassadors

Varsity Tutors Scholarship

Monthly Chance to win a $1000 scholarship

Write a essay for the monthly contest  + Promote your entry on social media =  Winners chosen monthly

Apply online  http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

AXA Achievement Scholarship

AXA Achievement Scholarship

 


 

Scholarship Value: $25,000

Awards Available: 52

 

The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

What does it take to become an AXA Achiever?

Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities:

A) Ambition and drive

B) Determination to set and reach goals

C) Respect for self, family and community

D) Ability to succeed in college

Who is eligible?

Applicants to the AXA Achievement Scholarship must:

A) Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico

B) Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2017-2018 academic year

C) Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities

D) Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness

Go to Scholarship Application:

https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

 

https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

Student of Integrity Scholarship

Student of Integrity Scholarship: 

1. Students must write an essay, NOT to exceed 2 pages, Double-spaced, based on the given topic.

Essays may be written in any form desired. Judging will be based on how well the essence of the topic is captured and the creativity in responding.

 

The following must also be submitted with essay:

2. A copy of the student’s transcript.

 

3. A one-page letter that explains the leadership skills and community activities or service of applicant.***Please note, this should not be a resume or a letter of recommendation. This should be a letter written by the student expressing their thoughts on what it means to be a leader and how it feels giving back to their community.

 

Students please note the following instructions for submitting your entry:

 

Your submission MUST include three copies of each of the following:

1. The entry form

2. Your one-page letter leadership skills and community activities or service

3. Your transcript (If your transcript is sealed, please unseal and make copies.)

4. Your essay

Place each entry in a pocket folder.  A pocket folder is one in which there is a pocket on each side. We will not accept file folders, folders with prongs or manila envelopes. Place all three pocket folders in a large envelope.

Mail the one large envelope to Nitascia Washington, BBB, 503 Oak Place, Suite 590, Atlanta, GA  30349

 

* Incomplete entries will not be acknowledged or returned. *

 

Any questions should be directed to Nitascia Washington at 404-419-8753 orscholarships@atlanta.bbb.org.

http://www.bbb.org/atlanta/center-for-character-ethics/programs/future-leaders-programs/student-of-integrity-scholarships/

RedFin Scholarship

Who We Are

Redfin is the next-generation real estate brokerage, combining its own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the customer's favor.

Scholarship Details

This $2,500 scholarship is a way for Redfin to help one student on his or her journey through higher education. We are looking forward to reading each submission! To apply, in 800 words or less, answer the following question:

 

When the population of a city grows, low-income people are often forced to move to more affordable areas outside of the city. Many initiatives have been proposed or implemented to keep affordable housing within city limits. Identify one such initiative and discuss its pros and cons.

How to Apply

Complete the scholarship form.

Eligibility

  • Legal U.S. resident

  • Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college

  • GPA 3.0 or above

Judging Criteria

Essays will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • 50% = Thoughtfulness of response

  • 40% = Quality of composition

  • 10% = Grammatical accuracy


https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship

Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship

 

Wendy’s® High School Heisman® supports education, recognizes

achievement, and celebrates standout high school student-athletes

around the country. Seniors, if you strive for excellence in the

classroom, on the playing field, and in your community, now’s

the time to get the recognition you deserve. Apply today for your

chance to earn up to a $10k scholarship.

 

APPLY TODAY at WintheWendysHeisman.com

 

http://WintheWendysHeisman.com

Gates Scholarship

Deadline Sept 15

https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship

Description

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Award

Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship

Lerlie and Millard Copeland Scholarship

Lerlie and Millard Copeland Scholarship

The Lerlie and Millard Copeland Scholarship to attend the University of West Georgia is funded by the family of well-known, longtime Carroll EMC board member Millard Copeland. The $800 memorial scholarship is awarded to a child or legal ward of a Carroll EMC Member or employee.

Selection is based first on financial need. Academic performance and promise are also major determining factors. Preference is given to an entering freshman. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at UWG.

Please fill out the general scholarship application on UWG's Financial Aid website. The completed application package is due to the UWG Financial Aid Office by March 1.

Ask a Question

Contact Taylor Key at 770-830-5736 or taylor.brown@carrollemc.com.

 

http://

Walter Harrison Scholarship

Walter Harrison Scholarship

The Walter Harrison scholarship is named in honor of a leader in the state and national electric cooperative movements. The Harrison Trust awards ten $1,000 scholarships statewide to undergraduate students enrolled in or accepted by a Georgia college, university or technical school.

Carroll EMC selects one semifinalist from its service area to compete at the state level. Judges select winners for the Harrison Scholarship each year based on financial need and academic ability.

The scholarship can be used at any accredited two-or four-year university, college or vocational-technical institute in Georgia. Applicants must reside in the household of a Carroll EMC member or employee. Scholarships can be awarded to high school seniors and undergraduate students of any age.

Applications are released in November and are due to Carroll EMC on or before February 1.​

 

http://

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship

Student athletes this is a good opportunity for you to win some money for college. Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship gives out 100 scholarships to students ranging from $1,000-$10,000. 

http://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com

UNG ROTC Scholarship Types and Benefits!

Did you know there are different types of Army ROTC Scholarships available to your seniors at UNG? Recipients become Army Lieutenants upon graduation from UNG with a Bachelor's degree. If selected for Active Duty Army,, starting salary is $55,000 per year!

·  General Army ROTC Scholarships (4-year and 3-year Advance Designee)

·  Arabic and Chinese Language Majors

·  STEM Majors

·  Guaranteed Reserve Force Duty (Army National Guard or Army Reserve)

What does the Scholarship pay for?

·  Tuition and Fees - or - Room and Board

·  Monthly Stipend ($300/month freshman; $350/month sophomore; $450/month junior; $500/month senior)

·  $1,200 per year book allowance

·  Total Value at UNG

·  $59,000 for a 4-year scholarship, or $45,000 for a 3-year advance designee scholarship

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our Army ROTC Scholarship expert, Mr. Greg Killeen at greg.killeen@ung.edu or 706-867-2918.

Did you know that Georgia Residents who participate in the Corps of Cadets can earn the Georgia ROTC Grant worth up to $1500 per year!

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Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship
Scholarship Overview  
Scholarship Name: Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship
Available to: Undergraduates who were athletes at the high school level. You do not need to be an athlete at the college level.
Application Deadline: June 1st
Award Amount: $1,000
Eligibility Requirements: Former high school athletes who are enrolled as a full-time student at a two or four-year college.
Application Instructions: See website (website here: https://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm)

https://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm

The Constitutional Officers of Carroll County Scholarship
The Constitutional Officers of Carroll County give a scholarship every year to two seniors going to a school within Carroll County.
 Attached you will find a copy of the instructions for the 2018 Carroll County Constitutional Officers Scholarship.
 There is also a scholarship given through the Constitutional Officers of Georgia. The information is listed in this website www.coag.info/scholarships.

https://www.coag.info/scholarships

Quinton Prince Scholarship

Carroll County Association of Educators concerning the Quinton Prince Scholarship for any senior who plans to go to college and pursue a career in education. Due: Friday, April 20th.



Dr. Jack Jenkins Scholarship

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. "Dr. Jack Jenkins Scholarship" application package which is administered by The Rho Pi Lambda Chapter which services the Carroll, Douglas and Paulding Counties can be picked up in the counselor's office.

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Civitan Scholarships

See Mrs. Ivester for application

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HOPE and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
New HOPE Riger Requirements
https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/hope-zell-miller-scholarships/

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
https://www.gafutures.org/federal-aid-scholarships/fafsa/

University and College Links
University of Georgia
http://www.uga.edu/

University of West Georgia
http://westga.edu/

West Georgia Technical College
http://www.westgatech.edu/

Georgia Institute of Technology
http://www.gatech.edu/

Kennesaw State University
http://www.kennesaw.edu/

Georgia State University
http://www.gsu.edu/

Dual Enrollment
Accredited Georgia Online Degree Options

Affordable Colleges Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the Not-For-Profit universities and colleges in Georgia that offer online college programs.  Historically, online programs have only been offered by for-profit institutions.  Today, many of the most established not-for-profit state colleges and national universities have launched programs that provide flexibility and lower tuition prices for students.  This dataset is unique to our site and is even ahead of the curve compared to other government education data sources such as NCES and IPEDS.  A few of the key features on the page:


  - Unique list of accredited not-for-profit institutions offering online programs, sorted by affordability
  - Spotlight interviews provided by many college deans with the institution's philosophy on online learning
  - Direct links to the specific online departments, or e-campus, of each institution

Anyone can access the college guide.

    

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/georgia/

UWG Dual Enrollment
http://www.westga.edu/undergrad/1673.htm

WGTC Dual Enrollment

 www.westgatech.edu/mowr

http://www.westgatech.edu/mowr

Advanced Academy
http://www.advancedacademy.org/

Opportunities
Southwire's 12 for Life Program

See Coach Raymond or Mrs. Ivester for an application. Must be 16 years old to apply.

http://www.12forlife.com/solution.html

The American Legion Boys State

The American Legion Boys State

American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are the premier programs for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills & an appreciation for your rights as a citizen. As a participant in the program you, will run for office, learn public speaking, create and enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government in this exciting and fun summer program.

You’ll meet other students from across your state who will become friends for life.

You’ll develop confidence and leadership skills that will shape your future.

 

Many states offer scholarships or admission preference for attendees of Boys or Girls State.

See Mrs. Ivester for an application

For more information, please visit:

http://www.dogboysstate.org/

http://www.dogboysstate.org/

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State

American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are the premier programs for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills & an appreciation for your rights as a citizen. As a participant in the program you, will run for office, learn public speaking, create and enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government in this exciting and fun summer program.

You’ll meet other students from across your state who will become friends for life.

You’ll develop confidence and leadership skills that will shape your future.

 

Many states offer scholarships or admission preference for attendees of Boys or Girls State.

See Mrs. Ivester for an application

For more information, please visit:

http://www.georgiagirlsstate.org/

http://www.georgiagirlsstate.org/

Washington Youth Tour

Washington Youth Tour

Carroll EMC annually selects three local high school students to receive an all-expenses-paid, weeklong educational trip to Washington, D.C., as a participant in the Washington Youth Tour.

Program

Carroll EMC will send three high school students from our service area on this exciting, all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Youth Tour events for Georgia's participants will begin with a kickoff banquet for the students and their parents on June 9, 2016.Youth Tour highlights typically include visiting the U.S. Capitol, Holocaust Museum, Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Supreme Court, and whenever possible, the White House. Other stops could include the National Cathedral and Arlington Cemetery as well as the World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War memorials and the Lincoln, Jefferson and FDR memorials.

In addition, students will have the opportunity to meet state and national leaders and gain a better understanding of how our government works. Participants will also be involved in leadership building activities and will have the opportunity to interact with students from across Georgia and across the United States.

Eligibility

Students attending a high school in Carroll, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, Polk or Troup County, or those whose primary residence receives electricity from Carroll EMC, are eligible to compete for the next Washington Youth Tour.

The Selection of Delegates

The deadline to apply for the Washington Youth Tour is March 1, 2016. A panel of judges will review the applications to select our finalists. Students who are chosen as finalists will be invited to an interview March 18 or 19. The final selection of our delegates is determined by the combined scores of the application and interview process.

Applications available in Mrs. Ivester’s office or online

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Emory Winship Cancer Institute

http://winshipcancer.emory.edu/education/summer-scholars/index.html

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders® Program

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders® Program is accepting applications for the 2017 Student Leaders® program.  In light of your affiliation with youth programs, we would like your help spreading the word. Since its inception in 2005, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 2,300 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities.  The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:

·        A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization.  

·        The week-long, all-expense paid Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 9-14, 2017. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change.

 

In order to spread the word about the opportunity to your members, partners, and affiliates, please forward or distribute the attached poster. If you would like to receive posters, please contact me and I will send them to you.  

 

We appreciate your help spreading the word about the Bank of America Student Leaders Program. Students can apply for the program by going to www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders.  Please note the application opens today October 31, 2016 with a deadline of January 27, 2017.  For more information on the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, please visit www.bankofamerica.com/foundation or feel free to contact me.

http://www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders

Washington Youth Tour

Carroll EMC annually selects three local high school students to receive an all-expenses-paid, weeklong educational trip to Washington, D.C., as a participant in the Washington Youth Tour.

Program

Carroll EMC will select three teenagers from their service area to join dozens of other students, representing electric cooperatives across Georgia, on the Washington Youth Tour. The tour begins with a banquet for participants and their parents. The students enjoy a day of activities in their home state before flying to Washington, D.C., for an incredible week in our nation’s capital. Once they are in Washington, they will have the opportunity to meet Youth Tour students from all across the nation.

Eligibility

1. The Washington Youth Tour is open to students attending a high school in Carroll, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, Polk, or Troup County or if Carroll EMC serves their primary residence with electricity.

2. The applicant must be 16 years of age by June 8, 2017.

3. Any student who has previously won the Washington Youth Tour is not eligible to enter the contest a second time.

**Please note: Children, grandchildren or any close relative of a Carroll EMC employee, Carroll EMC Director or Carroll EMC Foundation Trustee must apply for the statewide contest sponsored by Georgia EMC.

The Selection of Delegates

The deadline to apply for the Washington Youth Tour is Feb 15, 2017. A panel of judges will review the applications to select our finalists. Students who are chosen as finalists will be invited to an interview March 18 or 19. The final selection of our delegates is determined by the combined scores of the application and interview process.

Applications available in Mrs. Ivester’s office or online at www.carrollemc.com

 

 

http://www.carrollemc.com

Black College Expo

Opportunity: Black College Expo. Sat, Feb 4th, Cobb Galleria. scholarships, college app fees waived, band auditions. rmd.me/or-1nRwx4q0

http://thecollegeexpo.org/blackcollegeexpo/

2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Are you a high school student who is making a difference through colunteering? If so, please apply for the 2019 Prudetial Spirit of Community Award for a chance to win $1000 and a trip to Washington, D.C.



Web Resources
Campus Portal (student and parent access)
https://campus.carrollcountyschools.com/campus/portal/carrollcounty.jsp?status=portalLogoff&lang=en

Georgia Career Pathways
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/Pages/Home.aspx

Governor's Honors Program

High School sophomores and juniors in public, private, and home schools are eligible for nomination in one of twenty areas.

http://gosa.georgia.gov/governors-honors-program

Georgia Virtual School
http://www.gavirtualschool.org/

Job Corp
http://www.jobcorps.gov/faq.aspx

National Guard Youth Challenge Program
http://www2.ngycp.org/national/about-the-program/

College Parents of America
http://www.collegeparents.org/

Georgia Department of Labor
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/

Georgia Career Information System
http://www.gcic.peachnet.edu/

10 Steps to Joining the Military
http://www.military.com/Recruiting/Home/0,13387,,00.htm

Register for Selective Service
http://www.sss.gov/default.htm

Register to vote
http://mvp.sos.state.ga.us/

Willowbrooke at Tanner-Free mental health assessments
http://www.tanner.org/Main/WillowbrookeatTanner.aspx

GA Futures
https://www.gafutures.org/

Department of Driver Services

Practice Test: http://www.dds.ga.gov/training/pt_intro.aspx

 

http://www.dds.ga.gov/index.aspx