May 4, 2018

Counselor’s Corner 5-4-2018

EMCA Counselor’s Corner updated 5-4-2018

EMCA’s School Code: 012221 

Upcoming Deadline DATES to note:

May 4 – Deadline to register for the June 9 ACT Exam

May 20 – Niche $1000 Scholarship, create an account to apply 

May 25-27 – HOBY Alabama Seminar at Troy University, see Mrs. Price for details  

May 31 – Cappex $1000 Easy Money Scholarship

May 31 – Niche $2000 No Essay Scholarship

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?

Jul 1 – Mind Lab Pro $2500 National Academic 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

Jul 14 – National ACT Exam (deadline to register is 6-15-2018)

Aug 31 – $500, August 31, 2018 –  

Sep 10 – Scholarship opportunity for students looking to love their careers!

Oct 31 – My Projector Lamps $500 scholarship  

Oct 31 – American Bullion $1000 Scholarship “What are the benefits of diversifying a retirement account with gold and bitcoin?”

Dec 1 – Dronenthusiast encourages female students who are choosing to pursue science. $500 scholarship for a college-bound student


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

2-       ACT practice in your core classes – take it seriously!

3-      www.act.orgACT, take it often – at least three times in your Junior year, two times in your Senior year, if needed.

4- – 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, . 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,, and These sites will email scholarship opportunities to you (using that new email you created) that MATCH your interests and abilities.

7-      Frequently check for opportunities and scholarships available in our area.

8-      Frequently check for scholarships.

9-  – 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:

11- – tour any college campus, online!

12- – search the educational directory by state/major/other

13- – a common app for SCHOLARSHIPS that is free service


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