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From the Senior Counselor

Mrs. Emily Woodroof    

12th Grade Counselor        
Facebook: Hillcrest Counselors

Class of 2019          

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 8/3/2018  

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 Annexstad Family Foundation was established in 2000 by Al and Cathy Annexstad and their family with a singular purpose of helping deserving young people realize their dreams of earning a college degree. Click here to learn about their scholarship programs. 

U of Alabama Students - The Terry and Nick Saban First in Family Scholarship and the Terry and Nick Saban Endowed Scholarship are awarded to students who are the first in their family to attend college. First Generation students become “Game Changers” for their families and their entire communities providing inspiration, hope and new beginnings. These scholarships literally transform the lives of the recipients, not only by providing financial assistance but by recognizing their hard work and dedication to academics, leadership and service. Saban Scholars are chosen via a highly competitive and selective process that includes an on-campus interview. 

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. 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 30th class in 2018, the Foundation has provided over 6,000 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $66 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The application is open! Students who will be graduating in the 2018-2019 academic school year may apply here through Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - https://fafsa.ed.gov/  Open in October. 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/

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 2019
  • Are Alabama residents
  • Will be the FIRST in their immediate family to attend college
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA

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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