LIMESTONE COUNTY CAREER
505 East Sanderfer Road ♦ Athens, AL 35611 ♦ Phone: 256-233-6463 ♦ Fax: 256-233-6667 www.careertechnical.org
Vince Green, Director ♦ Velvet Black, Counselor
Senior Year College Planning Calendar
During your senior year, you will finalize your college choice. This year is filled with admission applications, scholarship essays, financial aid information, and the need to meet deadlines. Throughout your senior year, continue to build your resume by achieving academic success, as well as participating in extra curricular activities. Colleges are very interested in well-rounded students.
The college preparation that takes place during your senior year is filled with a lot of details and paperwork. It is very important that you involve your parents with this process. It is also very important that you pay attention to deadlines and do not miss them.
Advice for Parents
Yes, there are things you can do to help your senior prepare for continuing their education after high school.
Reprinted from www.mappingyourfuture.org/collegeprep/seniorcalendar.htm
HELPFUL WEB SITES FOR CAREER
Web Sites for Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
Web Sites for Job Search
Web Sites for College Entrance Exams
Scholarships and Programs
Seniors: Please remember when submitting college applications this fall to complete any additional scholarship applications that may be required. Almost every college or university has scholarship opportunities based on GPA, ACT score, academics, or leadership. Please make sure that you complete a scholarship application if you are eligible for any of these.
Some scholarships that are currently available are listed below. Please check with the counselor's office during the school year for others.
NCAA Scholarships: All rising seniors interested in registering for athletic scholarships must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at the following address: http://www.ncaa.org. The NCAA guide for college bound student athletes is available, including coursework, GPA, and ACT score requirements. All college bound athletes need to review this information each year of high school to ensure compliance and eligibility.
Berea College: Berea College offers 100 percent tuition aid to admitted students demonstrating financial need.
Scholarships.com Scholarship Offers: Search is free, meet the scholarship deadlines. See http://www.Scholarships.com for more information.
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation: The JFK Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students to write an original essay on the political courage of a U.S. elected official. For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay online, visit the Profile in Courage Award Program at http://www.jfklibrary.org. The first place winner receives $5000, second place receives $1000, and up to five finalists receive $500 each in scholarship money. The winner will also receive an expense-paid trip to Boston.
The United Negro College Fund: Many scholarship opportunities are available for students here. Please visit http://www.uncf.org to apply online.
Better Business Bureau of North Alabama 2009 Torch Awards Scholarship: $1000 scholarships will be awarded to junior or seniors. The criteria for the award includes: Leadership 20%, Community Service 20%, Academic 10%, Essay 50%. http://www.northalabama.bbb.org
Oh, The Places You'll Go Scholarship: Recognizes a high school senior who understands and values the limitless possibilities that education can offer with a first place $5,000 scholarship. Visit www.ohtheplaces.org to print out an application.
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation: Awarding scholarships to motivated, dedicated, involved high school seniors. For additional information go to www.coca-colascholars.org. Deadline: October 31.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: Applications must be completed by November 2, 2010. For more information go to http://spirit.prudential.com.
Juniors and Seniors
need to visit the colleges they are thinking of attending
to see if the college is a good fit!
Contact the college to schedule a tour. Tours are usually given M-F and sometimes a Saturday tour can be arranged.
Several colleges and universities will have preview days. Check the college web site frequently for dates of these.
Calhoun Community College
Wallace State Community College
University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa University Days