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Counselor’s Corner

EMCA’s School Code: 012221 

SAT, PSAT, ACT , and ASVAB tests:

*The ACT test will be given during school at EMCA on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. The cost is
$49.50 per test and is due on or before Friday, September 20, 2019. This opportunity is available
to all 10th, 11th, & 12th grade students.
*The SAT test will be given during school at EMCA on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. The cost is
$49.50 per test and is due on or before Friday, August 23, 2019. This opportunity is available to
all 10th, 11th, & 12th grade students.
*The PSAT test will be given during school at EMCA on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The
cost is $20.00 per test and is due on or before Friday, October 4, 2019. This opportunity is
available to all 11th grade students
*The ASVAB is for all juniors and any seniors who would like to retake this test. It will be given
on Monday, November 4, 2019.  There is no fee for this test.
SAT test prep: www.khanacademy.com  ACT test prep: http://www.crackact.com/

Check out these scholarship opportunities:

Sign up and get applied for the ‘You Deserve It $1000 Scholarship’ https://scholarshipowl.com/awards/you-deserve-it-scholarship

What do you think will be the greatest challenges or biggest innovations facing American business in the near future? $1500 scholarship – https://www.shelving.com/Shelving-com-Business-Scholarship-Application-s/2053.htm

Student of the month $1,000 scholarship to be used in furthering education in the construction industry http://gobuildalabama.com/educators/student-of-the-month/ Must be nominated by any school personnel (so, ASK!)

Coupon Chief $1000 Scholarship – encourages good budgetary choices – must sign up for www.UNIGO.com for details

Card Rates Financial Futures Scholarship for a student planning to major in business, accounting, finance, mathematics, management, and others related to the personal finance industry http://www.cardrates.com/scholarship/

$2000 How Mine Craft can be a positive influence on education and career, https://apexminecrafthosting.com/minecraft-scholarship/

“If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?” $1500 scholarship – https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/flavor-of-the-month-scholarship/application

Citizens Bank $2500 Scholarship – “If you had $100,000 to spend, how would you use it to impact your community?” https://www.unigo.com/m/scholarships/citizensbank

$1,000 Applicants must submit an essay about financial freedom and what it means to them. https://wallethacks.com/scholarship/

Full ride scholarships and stipends available – https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html

The Kaplan Group $1000 Scholarship for any student pursing business or law-oriented degree program https://www.kaplancollectionagency.com/scholarship/

Monthly $1000 scholarship open to all high school students; simply create a free account to apply, https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/august-scholarship/

The “Hit The Books Scholarship” will award one student up to $500 dollars to be used for educational books and materials. https://www.coffeeforless.com/pages/scholarship

$500, –  https://www.physicaltherapyfairbanks.com/physical_therapy_fairbanks.php

Student of the month $1,000 scholarship to be used in furthering education in the construction industry http://gobuildalabama.com/educators/student-of-the-month/ Must be nominated by any school personnel (so, ASK!)

Describe an incident – and make us laugh! $1500 scholarship – https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/make-me-laugh-scholarship

Troy University Fall Visit Date

Scholarship opportunity for students looking to love their careers! https://www.jonestshirts.com/scholarship

Especially health professions, full ride scholarships and stipends available – https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html

How well do you know your best friend $5000 survey scholarship https://www.dosomething.org/us/campaigns/brake-it-down/quiz/best-friend?source=node/1141

Monthly $1000 scholarship open to all high school students; simply create a free account to apply, https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/september-scholarship/

Troy University Fall Visit Date – TROJAN DAY

Odenza Marketing Group $500 scholarship http://www.odenzascholarships.com/awards/8/eligibility_odenza_marketing_group_scholarship.php

Student of the month $1,000 scholarship to be used in furthering education in the construction industry http://gobuildalabama.com/educators/student-of-the-month/ Must be nominated by any school personnel (so, ASK!)

“If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?” $1500 Scholarship https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/shout-it-out-scholarship

Free Application for federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available – https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Troy University Fall Visit Date #2

Full ride scholarships and stipends available – https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html

$2,500 Small Business Scholarship https://www.insureon.com/insureonu/small-business-scholarship

Monthly $1000 scholarship open to all high school students; simply create a free account to apply, https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/october-scholarship/

This scholarship is to promote knowledge and awareness of different types of scooters and how to use them correctly on the road to avoid accidents, $1200 scholarship – http://www.scooterinside.com/scholarship/

Data-Inspired Future $5000 Scholarship – https://www.liaison.com/scholarship/

MAX4Kids Scholarship for $5000 https://www.mymax.com/about-max/max4kids-foundation

My Projector Lamps $500 scholarship https://www.myprojectorlamps.com/scholarships.html

American Bullion $1000 Scholarship “What are the benefits of diversifying a retirement account with gold and bitcoin?  https://www.americanbullion.com/about/scholarship/

Student of the month $1,000 scholarship to be used in furthering education in the construction industry http://gobuildalabama.com/educators/student-of-the-month/ Must be nominated by any school personnel (so, ASK!)

$1000 Ivey Engineering Scholarship essay https://www.iveyengineering.com/about-us/scholarship/

Troy University Fall Visit Date #3

Especially health professions, full ride scholarships and stipends available – https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html

Monthly $1000 scholarship open to all high school students; simply create a free account to apply, https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/november-scholarship/

Student of the month $1,000 scholarship to be used in furthering education in the construction industry http://gobuildalabama.com/educators/student-of-the-month/ Must be nominated by any school personnel (so, ASK!)

“What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?” $5000 scholarship https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/education-matters-scholarship

Troy University Academic Scholarship application deadline

Auburn University Scholarship Application Deadline and Recommended Financial Aid Deadline for Incoming Freshmen

Southern Automotive Women’s Forum $500-$5000 scholarship for females pursuing a degree in a STEM or automotive field www.southernautomotivewomen.org/scholarship/

Alabama Cattlemen’s Assn 2-Year College Scholarship Foundation www.bamabeef.org

Tell us how you are driven to innovate, $1000 scholarship, https://lambergoodnow.com/scholarships/

$1000 Nursing Scholarship, https://lambergoodnow.com/scholarships/

Women in Science Environmental Scholarship $500, https://www.dronethusiast.com/drone-scholarship/

Dronenthusiast encourages female students who are choosing to pursue science. $500 scholarship for a college-bound student https://www.dronethusiast.com/drone-scholarship/

Look Twice, Save A Life $1000 scholarship, https://www.fastweb.com//college-scholarships/scholarships/166168?utm_campaign=scholarship&utm_medium=email&utm_source=award

Presidential Scholarship Deadline for Univ of South Alabama, https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/financialaffairs/scholarships/datesanddeadlines.html

Full ride scholarships and stipends available – https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html

University of Alabama entering freshmen must be admitted by this date to be considered for academic scholarships

$1000 ResumeGenius scholarship https://resumegenius.com/scholarship

Monthly $1000 scholarship open to all high school students; simply create a free account to apply, https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/december-scholarship/

“Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What’s their favorite mobile app?” $10,000 Scholarship https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/unigo-10k-scholarship

Top Ten List Scholarship easy essay required https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship

$1500 Fieldboom scholarship to help foster the next generation of marketers, software developers and entrepreneurs. https://www.fieldboom.com/scholarship/

OpenWater $1500 Scholarship – how do you envision your field of study fitting into the future? https://www.getopenwater.com/scholarship/

Student of the month $1,000 scholarship to be used in furthering education in the construction industry http://gobuildalabama.com/educators/student-of-the-month/ Must be nominated by any school personnel (so, ASK!)

“Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship.” $1500 Scholarship – https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship

JagSPOT General Scholarship Application deadline for Univ of South Alabama, https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/financialaffairs/scholarships/jagspotlogin.html

Auburn University Application for Admission deadline http://www.auburn.edu/admissions/attention-applicants.html

The Providian Medical $5000 scholarship – how medical equipment technology has changed the face of a college courses – https://www.providianmedical.com/providian-medical-scholarship/

What’s Your Dream? $1500 scholarship https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/i-have-a-dream-scholarship

Sweet and Simple Things – not every gift has to be expensive, $1500 scholarship – https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/sweet-and-simple-scholarship/application

$1000 National Cellular Directory Scholarship – How do you think technology has impacted the way that we communicate? https://www.nationalcellulardirectory.com/scholarship/

AUM Freshman Academic and Leadership Scholarship application deadline, http://www.aum.edu/admissions/scholarships-and-financial-aid/scholarships/freshman-scholarships

“Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?” $2500 scholarship – https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/superpower-scholarship

Financial Aid FAFSA deadline

“How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?” https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/all-about-education-scholarship

Why is the number five important? $1500 scholarship – https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/fifth-month-scholarship

“If you could get one ‘do-over’ in life, what would it be and why?” $1500 scholarship – https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/do-over-scholarship

 

Mrs. Painter’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.orgACT, 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 in #5 above) 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

13-    www.goingmerry.com – a common app for SCHOLARSHIPS that is free service

14- www.financialaidfinder.com/scholarships – The College Financial Aid Finder

15- For college advice – The Princeton Review – https://www.princetonreview.com/college-advice

16- Interested in ANY health profession? Please consider these Health Professions Scholarship Program benefits: https://www.goarmy.com/amedd/education/hpsp.html FULL RIDE PLUS STIPENDS available

17- Try these too:

www.finaid.org

www.tuitionfundingsources.com

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

Scholarships.Com

SchoolSoup.com – World’s Largest Scholarship Database

 

 

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. Painter 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. Painter