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From the Senior Counselor

 Mrs. Emily Woodroof    

11th & 12th Grade Counselor        
ewoodroof@tcss.net    
Facebook: Hillcrest Counselors

Class of 2018          

Transcripts, Applications, Letters of Recommendation 

  • 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 in the front office.
  • Please do not run close on deadlines.  Requests for transcripts will be processed in a timely fashion, but may not get immediate attention.
  • Requests for letters of recommendation should be submitted at least one week prior. Students should supply a completed resume  with a request for a letter of recommendation. 

 Senior Supplies

Jostens Campus Supply (cap, gown, etc)                                                                                                      

  • Address: 3650 Northbrook Dr, Suite 5, Northport,  Alabama     
  • Phone: 205-764-5120                                                                                                                                               
  • Hours: 9 am - 5 pm                                                                                                                                                   

Senior Portraits - Call Lifetouch/Prestige at 758-6995. 

College-bound Student-Athletes      If you are considering participation in collegiate sports, please visit www.ncaa.org to complete an application for eligibility.

 Are you considering a Military Academy for college?  A congressional nomination is required.  For more information contact Col. Lackey.  Deadlines are important in application process.

 ACT/SAT Information: Hillcrest High School Code is 012685    Fee waivers are available to students who receive free or reduced lunch and students are able to receive up to two waivers throughout high school.  Qualified students should see Mrs. Woodroof. ACT requires students to upload a picture when registering for the test.  This photo will print on your admission ticket.  Students will also be required to bring a government or school issued photo ID on their test day. Notify Mrs. Woodroof at least one week in advance if you need a school issued photo ID.     

  • To register or learn about the ACT - www.actstudent.org
  • To register or learn about the SAT - www.collegeboard.com  

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS and FINANCIAL AID - Updated 5/16/2018  

Beware of scholarship scams.  There is no need to pay for information about scholarships or financial aid.  All information is free and is available from the Guidance Office or the internet.

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Central Alabama Chapter, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have begun our scholarship process and are now accepting applications. We are seeking applications from black female high school seniors from five counties in our service areas: Bibb, Fayette, Jefferson, Tuscaloosa and Walker. Deadline has been set for March 20, 2018. Application and information was emailed to seniors on 2/27.

 

 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - https://fafsa.ed.gov/  The priority deadline is March 1st. Students who file after March 1 receive half as much aid as students who file earlier. 

 

 

 

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. Deadline: June 19, 2018. http://www.bigsunathletics.com/

Daughters of the American Revolotuion Scholarship - Go to the website to learn about a variety of scholarships that they offer: Medical and nursing, American Indian, political science, history, government & economics. https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info

B. Davis Scholarship - Availble to juniors and seniors - DEADLINE: May 22, 2018 AWARD VALUE: $1,000  Application Procedure - To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on this topic: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

Unigo - Our full list of scholarships, awards and grants will give you fun, unusual, academic, need-based, student-specific, career, and even more types of scholarships. Browse through our full list and find new scholarships to add to your college fund. Or use our Scholarship Match to instantly find ones that are perfect for you. Millions of scholarships, a million times easier.https://www.unigo.com/scholarships

VFW Scholarships -  A list of scholarships and deadlines were emailed to seniors on 8/24. https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships 

Largest collection of scholarships on the web - www.studentscholarships.or

Disability Scholarshipshttps://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/disability/

Both the Saban First in Family Scholarship and the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship provide students with $5,000/year scholarship (renewable for 4 years, with GPA qualifications), as well as a multitude of professional development opportunities, academic coaching, and support programs.We are currently accepting scholarship applications from students who:

  • Are applying to The University of Alabama as freshmen for the fall or summer semester of 2018
  • Are Alabama residents
  • Will be the FIRST in their immediate family to attend college
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA

Dixie Youth Scholarship Program – Scholarships are presented annually to deserving high school seniors who participated in the Dixie Youth Baseball program while age 12 and under. Financial need is considered. Scholarship value is $2000. http://youth.dixie.org/

ROTC Scholarships - ROTC cadets committed to serving in the military after college are eligible for scholarships covering the costs for tuition, fees, and textbooks for four years, plus a monthly stipend for personal expenses. If you have additional financial need, you are free to apply for regular financial aid and non-ROTC scholarships. If you leave the ROTC at the end of your freshman year, the ROTC will cover its share of your freshman expenses with no further obligation on your part. http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.m.html

UNIGO - Search scholarships by category, such as: athletic, company-sponsored, minority, major, state, etc. https://www.unigo.com/scholarships 

UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, we award more than $100 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students at more than 1,100 schools across the country, including our prestigious network of 37 HBCUs.    http://www.uncf.org/scholarships 

Potential Magazine - sign up for scholarship alerts http://potentialmagazine.com/college-scholarships

Find Free Money with Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae® -  https://www.salliemae.com/plan-for-college/scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/

Alabama GI Dependents Scholarship Program For more information about this program, please contact your Dept. of Veterans Affairs representative located at the county courthouse. 

The INTER-TRIBAL COUNCIL OF ALABAMA'S WIA Program http://www.itcala.org/scholarships.html

OTHER RESOURCES 

FREE Scholarship search engines:

            Peterson’s - https://www.petersons.com/college-search/scholarship-search.aspx

            Cappex.com – https://www.cappex.com/

            Fastweb.com - http://www.fastweb.com/

             Achieve Alabama - https://www.achievealabama.org/

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