Latest News from the Senior Counselor
Hillcrest High School CEEB Code: 012685 - you may need to provide this to register for ACT or SAT or to apply for admission/scholarships.
Transcripts, Applications, Letters of Recommendation:
- 1. Any request for a transcript must be made by completing the Transcript Request Form. Make sure that proper addresses/contact persons are included on the request form. There are copies of the form on the front counter in the office and also can be downloaded under the links "Guidance" and "Forms" on the hillcrest website. Fee is $5 and can be added to your student account or paid to Mrs. Robes (bookkeeper).
- 2. Please do not run close on deadlines, making requests at the last minute. Requests for transcripts will be processed in a timely fashion, but may not get immediate attention.
- 3. Requests for letters of recommendation should be submitted with plenty of time before the deadline approaches. At least one week prior. Students should supply a completed resume with a request for a letter of recommendation.
The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them, changes both the maker and the destination. Author Unknown
2014 SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
Welcome to your senior year! Make this your best year yet!
Senior Supplies will be delivered to school on March 20th. The balance must be paid on that day or before. If you have questions, please contact Jostens at 752-7776 (between 1:00-6:00 p.m.)
GRADUATION - Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. Coleman Coliseum. Graduates arrive at 8:00 a.m.
GRADUATION PRACTICE - Friday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. at Coleman Coliseum. Practice is mandatory. Any student who does not attend the entire practice will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony. All student fees must be paid by 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 15th (in order to participate in graduation).
- Do you have questions? Do you need directions about how to mail or drop off payments for cap&gown/supplies? Call Josten's at 752-7776 after 1:00 p.m.
Shelton Student and Family Tours
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. No Appointment necessary. Meet in the Financial Aid Office a few minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.
Shelton Financial Aid Workshops - One-on-One Assistance with Scholarship Applications and/or FAFSA Application
Please stop by during one of the times listed below. Students will need to bring the student (if you have one) and parents 2013 Federal Income Tax Return with them to complete FAFSA.
Open Workshop Times - Room 1826 (Compass Testing Room) from 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. (no reservation needed)
March 5, 2014
March 19, 2014
April 2, 12014
April 16, 2014
Shelton Admissions - Scholarship Applications - Applications open NOW DEADLINE to APPLY IS MARCH 3, 2014
There are several different kinds of scholarships, SSCC scholarships, Foundation Scholarships, and Athletic/Fine Arts/Etc. scholarships that require an audition or coach's offer.
To obtain scholarship information, visit sheltonstate.edu, click on the financial aid tab, click on scholarships (in the blue box on the left), click on SSCC scholarships and/or Shelton State Community College Foundation Scholarship Opportunities.
For SSCC Scholarships (this includes Shelton Summer Studies) Remember the following:
1. You must complete the admission application. You will then deliver the signature page in person, present your photo i.d., and be issued your S Number (Shelton student number).
3. S Cubed Summer Scholarships - GPA will be verified by the admissions staff with your high school counselor after the scholarship deadline for Shelton Summer Studies
4. Scholarships may be submitted online ONLY (no paper copies will be accepted).
7. Questions can be directed to Lisa Waldrop at firstname.lastname@example.org or 391-2959.
SHELTON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS -
A scholarship listing for FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS at Shelton may be accessed at http://www.sheltonstate.edu/financial_aid/scholarship_opportunities.aspx (copy and paste into browser). You may apply for up to six different foundation scholarships. Two of these scholarships are for Hillcrest students only (Kerry Welborn and Hall-Taylor). Study these carefully to see which ones you can apply for. The deadline for all foundation scholarships is March 6, 2014. APPLY NOW.
COMPASS TESTING AT SHELTON
After you have completed the application process, schedule compass testing as soon as possible. The dates listed are available for after school testing at 4:30. You will use your SSCC i.d. number during the session. To register for the test, visit http://www.sheltongstate.edu/homepage.aspx, click the option to schedule a compass test under quick links. You may also contact the testing office at 391-2963. Testing is held in room 1826 at the Martin Campus.
Dates for After School Compass Testing
Are you considering a Military Academy for college? A congressional nomination is required. For more information from the office of Congresswoman Terri Sewell, return to the homepage of this website, click on parent/student resources, then click on guidance. Deadlines are important in application process.
UWA Admission/Scholarship Deadlines:
Scholarship Deadline - April 5
Housing Deadline - Priority Deadline - February 15
Spring Preview Day - April 5
Summer semester registration deadline - May 19
RECRUITING VISITS/PREVIEW DAYS/CAMPUS VISITS
Hillcrest Recruiting Visitors - located outside the lunchroom door during all shifts
Alabama State University - spring Connection Day - Tour campus, attend a campus athletic event, learn about ASU.
Saturday, March 8, 2014. To register, visit www.alasu.edu/connect or call 334-229-4291
Auburn University E Day (Engineering Day) - February 28
Registration begins on that morning at 8:00 on the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Student Center
University of Alabama
March 10, 2014
For more information or to register to attend, visit universitydays.ua.edu
Auburn Engineering Day (E-Day) - E-Day is the official open house visit for students interested in pursuing engineering at Auburn. The event will be held on Friday, February 28th. To receive additional information or register, visit www.eng.auburn.edu or contact Jessica Taylor at email@example.com.
University of Mobile Visit Days - visit www.umobile.edu - you can receive a $2,000 scholarship for registering and attending a visit day at University of Mobile!
SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) - Preview Days
Atlanta - March 1, April 12
Savannah - February 15 and April 5
for more information, visit scad.edu
Huntingdon College Host Days
Saturday, March 1
to register call (800) 763-0313
Important Dates at Auburn
Mark your calendar if you have interest in any of these programs:
College of Agriculture Visit Days
There are several generous Ag scholarships at Auburn (some for minority students, first generation students, etc.). Get online and explore!
Auburn University Montgomery - Bridge Program -
If you are not traditionally eligible for admission at large four year schools, AUM offers a bridge program for one semester that is designed to meet your needs. Requirements of the program are a 2.3 GPA and 17 or higher on ACT. Application deadlines are April 1 for summer term, June 1 for fall term, and October 1 for spring term.
UAH (University of Alabama Huntsville) Honors Program -
A brochure is available from this website by returning to the homepage of this website, click on parent/student resources, guidance, and scholarships. For additional information or to schedule a visit visit www.uah.edu
or call 256-824-2773. There will be a "meet and greet" information session on November 9. Visit honors.uah.edu for information or contact Bethany Wilson to reserve a space at the event.
JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS AND SCHOLARSHIP INFO
SPRING PREVIEW DATES - FEBRUARY 22 AND APRIL 5 -
Check out the latest information from JSU. You may download a copy of their current admission and scholarship information by returning to the homepage of this site, click on parent/student resources, click on guidance, then scholarships/information. JSU offers 37 undergraduate degree programs, the most popular of which are education, business, nursing, criminal justice, pre-professional biology, and social work. Some of the fastest-growing programs include computer science, technology/applied engineering and emergency management.
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS/FINANCIAL AID
Student Insights Scholarship - Apply now for one of several scholarships. There is no minimum SAT/ACT score and no essay required. To apply, simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. The scholarship deadline is April 20, 2014.
Riverview Orthodontics - If you are a patient or former patient of Dr. Mike Upton or Riverview Orthodontics, please take time to apply for their $500 scholarship. To access application and information packet, return to the homepage of this website, click on parent/student resources, click on guidance, then scholarship/information. The deadline to apply is April 1st, 2014.
The Good South Scholarship - The Good South is a southern lifestyle clothing company based in Flowood, Mississippi and is proud to announce the launch of their scholarship program. They will award four scholarships this year ranging from $250-500. They are looking for well-rounded applicants who excel both in and out of the classroom. Leadership and service are a big part of the application. To access information and applications, visit www.thegoodsouth.com/pages/our-cause. The application deadline is April 1, 2014.
Inter-Tribal Council of Alabama - Do you have a tribal Native-American membership? Scholarship money may be available. Students must have a tribal roll card, reside in Alabama, have applied and been accepted to a college, have applied for a Pell Grant, and are considered low income by Heath and Human Services. To obtain additional info, contact Sharon Keith at 888-400-3533.
DCH Scholarships (including AdoptASchool Scholarship which goes to a Hillcrest student)
Take a look at the scholarship opportunities provided by DCH. Some of these are for college students, but several are available for high school seniors. To view the listing of scholarships, criteria, and details, return to the homepage of this website, click on parent/student resources, click on guidance, then scholarship/information. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.
MERCEDES BENZ EMPLOYMENT/TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Two training programs are available. These include coursework and internships with Mercedes and eventual employment for successful canddates. The two programs are MECHATRONICS AND AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN. The applications opened on January 2 and will be closed on March 14........so apply as soon as possible!! To access information and applications, visit www.mbusi.com, click on employment, then choose Mechatronics Training Program or Auto Tech Training Program, then click on "How to Apply."
DCH Radiologic Technology Program - If you are interested in a career as a radiologic technologist, take a look at the program requirements and application. DCH is taking applications now. To download application and information, return to the homepage of this website, click on parent/student resources, click on guidance, then scholarship/information.
AKA Scholarship - The Eta Xi Omega Chapter of AKA will recognize two senior girls in the area will be chosen for $1,000 scholarships. To download application and information, return to the homepage of this website, click on parent/student resources, click on guidance, then scholarship/information. The postmark deadline is March 21, 2014.
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Scholarship Program - Are you a graduating senior? Do you live in Tuscaloosa County? Are you planning to enroll full-time at an accredited two or four-year college, university, vocational-technical school by Fall 2014? Apply now for the MBUSI Scholarship at www.mbusi.com (located under About MBUSI, Corporate Info, Scholarship). The deadline to apply is March 15, 2014.
Tuscaloosa Teachers Credit Union Scholarship - The student or a member of their immediate family must be a member of the Tuscaloosa Teachers Credit Union. TTCU will award two $2500 scholarships. To apply, visit www.ttcuweb.com (look for the "News" section). Completed applications must be delivered to the downtown TTCU location by March 17, 2014.
AES Engineering Firm Scholarship The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of character (through essay evaluations). Visit www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm to apply and for additional information. The scholarship award is $500 and the deadline is October 6, 2014.
Executive Women International Scholarship Program (EWISP) - For young women of accomplishment and demonstrated financial need. These scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000. One student from Hillcrest can be nominated. If you are interested in applying, return to the homepage of this website, click on parent/student resources, click on guidance, then scholarship/information for the application packet. Completed applications must be submitted to Mrs. Coleman by 3:00 on March 14, 2014.
Need help paying for college? Visit DiscoverStudentLoans.com to get great financial advice about the high costs of a college education.
CollegeCountsAlabama Scholarship - If you have a GPA of 2.75 or better and can demonstrate financial need. Visit www.CollegeCountsAlabama.com for details and to apply. The deadline is March 19, 2014.
BigSun Scholarship - BigSun Organization is offering a scholarship to high school athletes. The amount of the award is $500. The deadline to apply is June 20, 2014. Must be a high school athlete no matter what sport.
University of Mobile - Students can be eligible for a $2000 scholarship by registering for and attending University of Mobile Visit Days. visit www.umobile.edu for more information.
Interested in LSU (don't tell your Crimson Tide friends...) - Scholarship information can be downloaded by returning to the homepage of this website, click on parent/student resources, click on guidance, then scholarships/information.
Paul Mitchell Schools Scholarship - If you are considering Paul Mitchell programs, please read carefully about scholarship opportunities. The information and application forms can be dowloaded by returning to the home page, click on parent/student resources, guidance, and forms. The deadlines are one month prior to enrollment.
Other Helpful Info
Great Resources for College Info,
Scholarships, Financial Aid, Etc.
Auburn University - Evan Hicks - 334-844-6530 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stillman College - Demetrius Castleberry - 205-247-8108 - email@example.com
Federal Financial Aid - FAFSA4Caster - Measure your eligibility for Federal Student Financial Aid by visiting fafsa4caster.ed.gov. The application for financial aid for the fall of 2011 does not open until January, but you can begin to learn about the process now! For additional information, visit fafsa.gov.
The Christian Connector - website devoted to providing Christian college information and scholarship - visti www.ChristianConnector.com.
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- Veterans Administration Benefits - Children of veterans who have died in service or as a result of service-connected disability; who have become permanently and totally disabled as a result of service-connected disability; or who have been listed as missing in action, captured, detained, or interned in line of duty for more than 90 days, may apply for government assistance for college at the local office of Veterans Affairs.
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ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY - If you are considering participation in collegiate sports, please visit ncaa.org to complete an application for eligibility.