EMCA Counselor’s Corner updated 4-30-2018
EMCA’s School Code: 012221
Upcoming Deadline DATES to note:
May 1 – Montgomery Metro Alumni Chapter of Troy University $1000 scholarship, see Mrs. Price for an application
May 1 – Montgomery Area Military Officers Scholarship Foundation – (MAMOSF) – applicants who are dependents or grandchildren of US Military: Active Duty, National Guard, or Honorably Discharged from the US Military are encouraged to apply. For an application, see Mrs. Price.
May 3 – You are the Future Financial Plus Credit Union $1000 Scholarship https://www.myfpcu.com/resources/promotions/you-are-the-future-scholarship
May 4 – Deadline to register for the June 9 ACT Exam
May 20 – Niche $1000 Scholarship, create an account to apply https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/may-scholarship/
May 25-27 – HOBY Alabama Seminar at Troy University, see Mrs. Price for details
Jun 9 – National ACT Exam (deadline to register is 5-4-2018)
Jun 15 – Tell us your unique story, how has your family contributed to who you are today? https://www.4feldco.com/scholarship/
Jul 1 – Store Coach’s $1000 Entrepreneur Scholarship – if you are planning to start an online business, Store Coach wants to help fund your degree https://storecoach.com/coachs-ecommerce-entrepreneur-scholarship
Jul 14 – National ACT Exam (deadline to register is 6-15-2018)
Aug 31 – $500, August 31, 2018 – https://www.physicaltherapyfairbanks.com/physical_therapy_fairbanks.php
Sep 10 – Scholarship opportunity for students looking to love their careers! https://www.jonestshirts.com/scholarship
Oct 31 – American Bullion $1000 Scholarship “What are the benefits of diversifying a retirement account with gold and bitcoin?” https://www.americanbullion.com/about/scholarship/
Dec 1 – Dronenthusiast encourages female students who are choosing to pursue science. $500 scholarship for a college-bound student https://www.dronethusiast.com/drone-scholarship/
Mrs. Price’s NOTES:
1- Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is the first step toward getting federal aid for college, career school, or graduate school. Get more information at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
2- ACT practice in your core classes – take it seriously!
3- www.act.org – ACT, take it often – at least three times in your Junior year, two times in your Senior year, if needed.
4- www.afterschoolhelp.com – for extra Math and English practice
5- Juniors and Seniors, seek parental approval to sign up for a (free) email to use for scholarships, college information, and career applications. I suggest you create an email name that would be an asset for you to use, such as, LPoff2college@gmail.com . Those are my initials and the email suggests I have goals. Be creative and impressive and make sure you have your parents’ permission.
6- Ask your parents if you can set up a profile on www.zinch.com, www.fastweb.com, and www.unigo.com. These sites will email scholarship opportunities to you (using that new email you created) that MATCH your interests and abilities.
7- Frequently check www.potentialmagazine.com for opportunities and scholarships available in our area.
8- Frequently check http://usascholarships.com/ for scholarships.
9- www.march2success.com – a website that provides help to improve your ASVAB score as well as other standardized test scores. It is free.
10- Download a free small booklet about college campus visits and questions you should ask by ACT: http://pages.act.org/rs/480-GCQ-034/images/act-campus-visit-ebook.pdf?aliId=49535847
11- www.campustours.com – tour any college campus, online!
12- www.ediusa.com – search the educational directory by state/major/other
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord….
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
The purpose of the Counselor’s Corner is to communicate opportunities with EMCA students and parents. Please use your own discretion concerning these opportunities. The inclusion of the scholarships and opportunities file does not mean they are endorsed by Mrs. Price or by East Memorial Christian Academy. Also, each of you should continue your personal search for opportunities/scholarships/etc. as notifications by the EMCA Guidance Office cannot possibly be all-inclusive.
~ Mrs. Price