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From the 12th Grade Counselor

Mrs. Emily Woodroof ♦ 12th Grade Counselor ♦  ewoodroof@tcss.net  ♦  Facebook: Hillcrest Counselor ♦ 205.342.2800, option 3, extension 3

 

Mrs. Woodroof

 

Applying to College


 When should you apply to college? NOW!!!

  • After you apply, go to needmytranscript.com to have your official transcript sent.
  • Students on free/reduced lunches can have application fee waived. Contact Mrs. Woodroof for more information.
  • College Application Week begins October 17th! Most applications will be free.

SCHOLARSHIPS/Grants - Updated 11/28

https://getschooled.com/journey/get-to-college/scholarships-for-college/

College Counts Scholarship - Opens Dec 1st - Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and have an ACT score of 26 or below - https://treasury.alabama.gov/collegecounts-scholarship/

Smith Scholarship Foundation - https://smithscholarships.com/

Alabama Scholarship - https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-state/alabama-scholarships/

Search for Scholarships Here! https://studentscholarships.org/

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to students in their final year of high school. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 34th class in 2022, the Foundation has provided over 6,600 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $78 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Apply here through October 31, 2022.s

The 2022 Caring Community Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship award available to one student who has worked to make their community a better place. Specifically, Marcus & Mack wants you to provide one example of a problem you saw in your community, what you did to combat it, and the positive impact your efforts had on your community, as well as on yourself. Deadline: Sept. 30th 

2023 National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholar Application - Provided to a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student with definite plans to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields. Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation's annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, and recieve a $15,000 scholarship! https://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/

Pretty Photoshop Actions recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment.   That’s why we are so excited to continue our Pretty Photoshop Actions $500 annual scholarship.  This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals! Deadline: Oct. 15th https://www.lightroompresets.com/pages/pretty-photoshop-actions-scholarship-program

Interested in a career in Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, or Construction ManagementPath to Pro Scholarship by SkillPointe Foundation ($2,000). Deadline: Sept. 30th https://www.myscholarship.app/home-depot-foundation

Polymer Chemistry Innovations (PCI) - Caling all women looking to pursue an education in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math, to apply to their annual scholarship. https://www.polychemistry.com/scholarship/ Deadline: Oct. 15th

The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition, impact-driven undergraduate scholarship awarded annually to 10-15 exceptional high school students who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, community service, extracurricular activities, and academics. The Cameron Impact Scholar is unique among their peers in their desire to directly impact  their communities and in the world at large. Deadline: Sept 9, 2022

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to students in their final year of high school. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 34th class in 2022, the Foundation has provided over 6,600 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $78 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Apply here through October 31, 2022.

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION “MOST VALUABLE STUDENT” SCHOLARSHIP, Due-11/14/22 . This scholarship is available at the local, state, and national level to graduating seniors who will be judged based on leadership, financial need, service, and  scholarship.  When applying, select Cahaba Valley 1738 Lodge as your lodge choice. Applications and complete guidelines are available online Elks Most Valuable Student  and must be submitted on or before November 14, 2022.

QuestBridge National College Match - Are you a low-income high school senior who has excelled academically, but feels that the nation’s best colleges are financially out of reach? The QuestBridge National College Match can be your pathway to a top college. Through this college and scholarship application process, you can apply for free to the nation’s best colleges and be considered for early admission and a full four-year scholarship. Deadline: September 27th. https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match

Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP) - The Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP) is a partnership between the Army Recruiting Command and over 1,900 participating colleges to mutually advance the goals of lifelong learning and postsecondary education for Future Soldiers. On January 1, 2014, the United States Army Recruiting Command assumed ConAP program management and now serves as liaison between Army Recruiters, Education Services Specialists, ConAP colleges, Army education centers and the higher education community. Click here. 

ALABAMA G.I. DEPENDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - https://va.alabama.gov/dependents-scholarship/

Linly Heflin Unit -  has awarded over 3,000 scholarships to Alabama women. The application will be available online beginning October 5, 2022 and can be accessed from the website https://www.linlyheflin.org/ The application and supporting documentation, including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and income verification, must be completed by the January 5, 2023 deadline.

WBRC Fox 6 News Rising Star Students must be nominated by the counselor and must meet certain criteria.  Nominees must be star students who are serving in their community, participating in extracurricular activities, and maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better.  There will be 30 weekly winners, who will be highlighted on WBRC FOX6 News.  Those 30 students will then compete for one of five $5,000 scholarships (to be awarded by America’s First Credit Union). If you would like to be nominated, please
  • Email me the following information – please list: community involvement, extra-curricular activities, why you should be selected.
  • Ask your guardian to email me the following statement - "I give consent to have my child nominated to the Rising Star Scholarship Program and disclose information about by child."
  • Only ask to be submitted once because your nomination will remain in the applicant pool each week.
  • See official rules here

 

The Heisman® High School Scholarship was created in 1994 through a partnership between Wendy’s® and The Heisman Trophy Trust. From its inception, the program has leveraged the reputation of the Heisman Memorial Trophy as a symbol of great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. Deadline: October 18th. https://heismanscholarship.com/about/

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (F.A.F.S.A) - Opens October 1st. Your college uses your FAFSA data to determine your federal aid eligibility. Many states and colleges use FAFSA data to award their own aid. The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $6,495 for the 2022–23 award year (July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023). Grants are free money!

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Community Resources


Disaster/Distress Hotline – 1 -800-985-5990; text” TalkWithUS” to 66746

Suicide Hotline - text or call 988

Bradford Health Services Response Office - 1 -800-891 -9673

Indian Rivers Mental Health (Crisis Response Team) - 205-391 -3131

Crisis Center Teen L ink (3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.) - 205-328-5465

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1 -800-273-8255

National Hope Line Network - 1 -800-442-4673

Tuscaloosa County Department of Human Resources – 205-562-6100

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department – 205-752-0616