April 24, 2013
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program
Announcement Date(s): November 14, December 11, January 15, February 8, & March 12
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with their scholarship program for the 6th year. They will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winners each year. To apply, students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their website: www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. The deadline to submit your essay is June 14th.
American Legion Need a Lift?
Announcement Date(s): November 9, December 6, & January 9
Seniors: For scholarship and financial aid information at your fingertips, you will want to visit the American Legion’s Need a Lift? website at www.legion.org/needalift to review the College Financial Aid Handbook. This is an opportunity for you to get money for college – the kind you don’t pay back!!
BigSun Athletic Scholarship
Announcement Date(s): December 4, January 9, February 6, & March 6
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. All senior student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of the sport. To be eligible, you must be attending a post secondary institute and be involved in some sport at that institution or in the community. To apply, go online to www.bigsunathletics.com. The deadline to apply is June 21st.
The Christian Connector
Announcement Date(s): October 2 & November 1
The Christian Connector provides a FREE Christian college information service as well as a $2,500 Christian college scholarship drawing. Students can simply log onto www.ChristianConnector.com to request information and automatically be entered in the $2,500.00 scholarship drawing! Visit them online today!!
Dollars and $ense Investment Education & Scholarship Program
Announcement Date(s): February 1 & 18
The Association of 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Baton Rouge is announcing their 2013 Dollars and $ense Investment Education & Scholarship Program. This program allows African-American high school seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA to participate in a comprehensive financial literacy curriculum that will give them expert advice on college planning and financing strategies. It will teach you how to budget, save and grow money faster through investing in stocks, bonds and mutual funds. The program is open to all eligible applicants, but those having an interest in how money works and /or entrepreneurship may really benefit. See the folder in the counselors’ office for more information and the application.
Emory Pre-College Program
Announcement Date(s): February 21
Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, offers a pre-college program in the summer for students who will be junior or seniors in the fall. There are 2-six week schedules that will allow college credit and 3-two week schedules for non-credit courses. Apply online at www.precollege.emory.edu.
Announcement Date(s): February 4, March 4, and April 9
Seniors: Don’t forget to complete the FAFSA to apply for financial aid. This will automatically enroll you for TOPS if you are eligible. The website for FAFSA is www.fafsa.ed.gov. The deadline is June 30th!
FastWeb Student Bulletins
Announcement Date: September 28
Students, FastWeb.com does scholarship searches and a whole lot more for students for FREE. Start college and scholarship searches today! Current student bulletins are in a folder in the counselors’ office for more info.
Free SAT/ACT Webinars
Announcement Date(s): April 30
Webmail.tangischools.org will be offering a free SAT and ACT webinar on Tuesday, May 7th from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Students who participate in this 30-minute live online SAT/ACT class will learn important strategies that can be used on the test. Register today at webmail.tangischools.org.
Full Sail University
Announcement Date: April 17
If you are driven by your creativity and passion for art, music, film games, or the entertainment business as a whole, you may want to consider Full Sail University for your education and career paths. For more than 30 years, students from all over the world have come to Full Sail University to pursue their interests within the many facets of the entertainment industry, including music, film, gaming, animation, digital design, and the web to turn their passion into a future doing what they love. You can pick up some more information from the top of the file cabinet in the counselors’ office.
Grambling State University Summer High Ability Program
Announcement Date(s): March 14 & April 11
The High Ability Program at Grambling State University is an enrichment program for high school juniors who have exemplified outstanding academic standards. Participants can earn up to six college credit hours and complete a science project. Visit their website to apply. The deadline is April 30th.
Grief Counseling Support Group
Announcement Date: September 20
The Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home offers a grief support group meeting every 4th Thursday evening at 6 pm. These meetings are conducted by a Grief Counselor and are free of charge and open to all grieving members of our community. The meetings take place at their Hammond location which is 12012 Highway 190 West.
Announcement Date(s): April 4 & 22
The Louisiana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, better known as LASFAA, will award at least 4-$500 scholarships to Louisiana students who are planning to attend institutions in the State! You must complete the online application at www.lasfaa.org/docs/toc_students.html and be enrolled full-time in a program that leads to a college degree or certificate. The College/University must be a member of LASFAA. All eligible recipients will be chosen by random selection. Only one entry per person is allowed. The deadline to submit your application is Tuesday, April 30th, so apply today!
Lela Scholarship Opportunities
Announcement Date(s): October 17 & December 6
Lela is Louisiana’s non-profit resource for college and they give out $1000 quarterly scholarships, as well as others. All Lela Scholarship opportunities are posted on their website, www.askLela.org. Seniors, you need to sign up today!
Le Sanctuary Book Club Scholarship
Announcement Date(s): April 15
Le Sanctuary Book Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to reading the page-turning works of diverse writers and literary giants, as well as serving the community through various activities and events. They are currently accepting applications for their scholarship that the club is offering in our area. Applications and eligibility requirements are located in the file drawer in the counselors’ office. The deadline to apply is June 1st.
Louisiana Lions Camp Junior Counselor Employment
Announced: January 23, February 19 & March 18
The Louisiana Lions Camp is currently recruiting high school students, ages 16 and above to fill summer staff positions. There are Junior Counselor positions available for 16 and 17 year-old students. Students age 18 and above may apply for Senior Counselor and Activity Instructor positions, and those with current certifications may apply for Lifeguard positions. For more information and applications, interested students may complete the request from the website at www.lionscamp.org. See the flyer outside the counselors’ office for more info. The camp runs seven weeks starting the second week of June. Graduating seniors may also apply for one of ten $500 and one of four $1000 scholarships which are awarded at the end of the season.
LSU – S.T.R.I.P.E.S.
Announcement Date(s): January 14, February 8 & March 1
Attention seniors: If you are planning on attending LSU in the fall, you will want to consider attending S.T.R.I.P.E.S.! This stands for Student Tigers Rallying, Interacting, and Promoting Education and Service. STRIPES is a four-day, three-night retreat designed to prepare you for success at LSU. You will also learn what it really means to be an LSU Tiger!! Register today at www.stripes.lsu.edu.
New Orleans Sheet Metal Joint Apprenticeship
Announcement Date(s): March 15
Seniors: Are you a skilled Craftsman? The New Orleans Sheet Metal Joint Apprenticeship Committee can develop your knowledge in the field on HVAC, Industrial, Architectural, and Welding. To start your future, contact them today at 504-885-4283 or see the file in the counselors’ office.
Announcement Date(s): October 8th, November 5th & December 3
NextStepU is offering CASH for College! Register online at www.nextstepu.com for your chance to win!
Northwestern State University Freshman Connection 2013
Announcement Date(s): March 13 & April 10
Northwestern State University is hosting several Freshman Connections 2013 for area students. For more information see the poster outside the counselors’ office.
Oregon State University-Cascades
Announcement Date(s): January 23
If you are interested in possible attending college in Oregon, you will want to look at the folder in the counselors’ office for Oregon State University in Cascades. This University is located in Central Oregon and offers opportunities to learn and thrive with small class sizes and a personalized learning environment.
Ponchatoula Lions Club Scholarship
Announced: March 14 & April 9
The Ponchatoula Lions Club Scholarship applications are in the counselors’ office. To be eligible, seniors must have at least a 2.3 GPA and be enrolling at Southeastern Louisiana University as a full time student. For applications and more information, see the folder in the counselors’ office. The deadline is May 15th.
Resource for Healthcare Careers
Announcement Date: December 5
If you are not sure about what career path you are interested in, but are interested in Healthcare, you may want to visit the online website, CaresThatHeal.com. This is a great resource to learn more about healthcare careers.
SCAD Summer Programs
Announcement Date(s): March 6 and April 3
The Savannah College of Art & Design is hosting 4 summer seminars for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. The locations will be in Atlanta and/or Savannah Georgia. You will have the opportunity to gain a valuable educational experience while developing your creative vision through exciting art and design assignments and projects. For more information, visit online at www.scad.edu or see the booklet in the counselors’ office.
Announcement Date: September 20, 2012
Attention seniors: Scholarshipexperts.com is a free scholarship matching service with a database of over 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion. If you have not done so already, please consider placing a website link to ScholarshipExperts.com. Make sure that you apply before the deadline dates.
Announcement Date(s): March 4 & April 4
Just a reminder to our male students: Within 30 days of your 18th birthday, you are required to register with the Selective Service! It’s your civic responsibility and it’s the law!
Seton Hall University Open House
Announcement Date(s): February 7, March 14, & April 4
Seton Hall University, located in South Orange, New Jersey, is hosting two open house events. The dates are Sunday, February 17th and Sunday, April 28th. This will allow you to learn about the college admissions process, discover the 80 plus outstanding majors and programs available at Seton Hall. You will also get the chance to meet current students, faculty, & admission professionals, as well as tour the campus. Someone will be there to discuss scholarship and financial aid opportunities also.
Student Award Search Aid
Announcement Date(s): January 17, February 7, & March 7
Seniors: Visit on line at www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships to read about the Student Award Search Aid and to apply for their scholarships. They are currently accepting applications for the “B. Davis Scholarship” that is valued at $1,000. The deadline to apply is May 27th.
Announcement Date: October 8
StudentScholarships.org focuses on providing scholarship information to students from Louisiana. You will be able to find a list of available scholarships on their website at www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php. The deadlines vary depending on the individual scholarships listed, so you will want to pay attention to the date.
Summer Employment with the Girl Scouts
Announcement Date(s): March 12
Attention seniors and teachers: the Girl Scouts Louisiana East, Inc. is looking for students and teachers for summer employment. You must be 18 prior to June 1st. Several positions are open, such as camp counselors, lifeguards, canoe instructors, archery instructors. Training, as well as room and board, is provided. The dates of employment are May 22 – July 20. For more information about the program, email Angela Arneal at email@example.com, call her at 225-747-0403 or see the poster outside the counselors’ office.
Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Announcement Date(s): December 10, January 9 & 27
A Non-Denominational free support group for those who have lost a loved one by suicide will meet the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6 pm at the Saint Albert Student Center. Anyone is welcome to attend.
Sweet Briar College for Women
Announcement Date: April 18
Sweet Briar College, located in Virginia, is currently accepting applications for admission. Sweet Briar is women’s college offering an excellent equestrian riding program, as well as 6 competitive sports, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, & Tennis. If you are interested in learning more about the college, visit online at www.sbc.edu or see the folder against the back wall in the counselors’ office.
University of Kansas
Announcement Date: November 16
The counselors have received information regarding the University of Kansas, located in Lawrence, Kansas. If you are interested in possibly attending, you may want to stop by the counselors’ office and learn more about becoming one of the University of Kansas’ Jayhawks!
University of Richmond
Announcement Date: April 16
The University of Richmond, located in Virginia, has several programs directed towards students with a strong commitment in math and science fields. Information is available in the counselors’ office in the file drawer. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, if you think you may be interested in attending the University of Richmond, please let your counselor know..
Washington University in St. Louis Summer Scholars Program
Announced: January 22
Washington University in St. Louis is currently accepting applications for their High School Summer Scholars Program. You can explore your interests and experience life on campus with one of their institutes; Pre-Med, Writing, Pre-Engineering, or Business. This Program allows you to get a head start on the full college experience as you are taking two college courses while living on campus for 5 weeks. Visit online at www.summerexperiences.wustl.edu for more information.
Announcement Date(s): March 12
Wofford College, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is looking for qualified candidates for the Wofford Scholars Program. They want PHS to nominate current juniors to be considered. If you rank in the top 10% of the junior class, made a 28 on the ACT, and are interested in the possibility of attending college at Wofford, please stop by and ask your counselor to add you as a possible candidate.
Xavier’s Contingent Admit Program to Pharmacy School
Announcement Date(s): January 18, February 19 & March 19
Exceptional high school seniors considering a career in pharmacy now have a unique opportunity to get a leg up on their professional education through a new program being offered by Xavier University. Under Xavier’s new Contingent Admit Program students can apply for admission into the College of Pharmacy as high school seniors! Those who qualify and are accepted into the program will be guaranteed a seat in the professional pharmacy program if they satisfactorily complete all of the pre-requisite courses in two years. Xavier is the only college in the state and one of a handful nationwide that offers this option. To be considered for contingent admission, high school students must have a minimum composite ACT score of 23 and a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 in a college preparatory curriculum. For more information, visit the Xavier website at www.xula.edu.
Xavier’s Summer Science Programs for High School Students
Announcement Date(s): April 8 & May 2
Students who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math may want to consider exploring the options offered at Xavier University this summer. The programs are designed to prepare rising seniors (juniors this year) for standardized testing. Academic competitions, group seminars, career explorations and science related field trips are integral parts of the program. See the folder in the counselors’ office for more information.