November 2019 Counseling Newsletter
Dual Enrollment for Spring
The deadline for applying for Spring 2020 Dual Enrollment is Dec. 2. All Fulton County documentation is due to counseling on this day. Documents include a Fulton County Contract and a Student Participation agreement. Students also should apply to the college of their choice by this date. The dual enrollment application deadline for Fall 2020 is March 31, 2020.
Deadlines for College Applications
If you are applying to a school that has a January 1st deadline, then December 2 is your deadline for requesting a transcript and notifying your counselor of any assistance you need from them, including reference letters. Transcripts are requested through the Common and Coalition apps. All other applications require you to request your transcript through Parchment.com.
Dual Enrollment/AP/3DE by Junior Achievement
Save the date for the evening of January 23, 2020, for our information night on Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement (AP) and other Special Programs. Dual Enrollment information will be presented prior to the start of the AP and Special Programs event.
On January 29th, 3DE by Junior Achievement will host an information session at 7pm.
College Application Mid-Year Reports
Sometimes, colleges request a mid-year transcript or report from students. If your school wants one, there's a different process depending on the application you used. If you applied via Common App, you can put in a request for the mid-year report at any time. If you applied through the Coalition App, please notify your counselor via email that you will need a mid-year report. For all other applications, please request your transcript through Parchment.com. If you are placing the order prior to January 15th, it is IMPORTANT that when you see the drop down menu asking when you want to send the transcript that you pick the drop down option for HOLD FOR GRADES. Otherwise, if you leave it at the default, the transcript will be sent immediately and your Fall semester 2019 grades won't be included on your transcript.
Scholarships and Opportunities
Coolidge Scholarship - Open to Juniors Only - Deadline: 5pm, January 16th, 2020
The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. This one-of-a-kind scholarship may be used at any accredited college or university in the U.S. https://coolidgescholars.org/
Hamilton Scholars - Deadline: January 29, 2020
Each year, Alexander Hamilton Scholars (AHS) selects 35 under-served high school juniors for their academic, personal, service, and entrepreneurial accomplishments, to participate in its no-cost, 5-year empowerment program. These students receive mentorship, practical guidance, and a comprehensive network of support, much like Hamilton did, so they, too, can leave a lasting legacy that will forever change their communities, our nation, and the world. Winners receive:
Annual Leadership Conferences
College Application Guidance
Scholarship and Financial Aid Assistance
Air Force ROTC Scholarships
For more information, go to the website: https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/. Local Atlanta contact - 2LT Stefon Dunham at Atlanta@afrotc.com.
Army ROTC and Georgia Military Scholarships Available – Applications Open Now
Army National Guard Financial Benefits
Clink on this link for information on the Army National Guard Financial Benefits for college: Georgia National Guard.
University of North Georgia Military Scholarship - Deadline: December 15, 2019
The state of Georgia offers 42 scholarships per year to Georgia high school seniors who attend the University of North Georgia and commission as officers in the Georgia Army National Guard after graduating with bachelor's degrees. The scholarship pays for your room, meals, tuition, books, uniforms, and fees. In addition, you receive National Guard weekend drill pay, GI Bill®, pay for attending Army basic and advanced training, and Army ROTC contract pay (beginning of sophomore or junior year, if offered a contract to commission as a lieutenant). You may also be eligible for an enlistment bonus and monthly GI Bill® kicker. The University of North Georgia Military Scholarship is worth $85,000+ over four years.
Link to scholarship flyer.
MRAC Scholarship Program - Deadline December 15, 2019
My name is Malongo Mukenge and I am the Scholarship Committee Chair for the Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Comprised of more than 200,00 women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Encouraging young African-American women to achieve excellence through higher education is a primary focus of the organization. We support this focus by awarding scholarships to young women who exemplify academic excellence, strong leadership and community involvement.
Eligible applicants must:
Be a graduating African-American female high school senior
Live or attend school in Cobb County, Cherokee County or North Fulton County
Have at least a 3.0 GPA or equivalent numerical average
All applications must be submitted online by December 15, 2019. Applications are available on our website www.dstmrac.com/scholarship or at https://MRACForms.formstack.com/forms/201920_mrac_scholarship_application
Louquender Robinson Memorial Scholarship - Deadline: January 31, 2020
Rho Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated provides assistance to outstanding female African American high school students who reside in Cobb and North Fulton counties. This is a $500 scholarship. The link to the scholarship application is below:
African American female student
• 3.0 Cumulative UNWEIGHTED Grade Point Average (GPA) or higher
• Graduating high school senior (Spring 2020)
• Permanent resident of Georgia
• Attends high school in Cobb or North Fulton counties
• Active in community service activities (church, volunteering, service organizations, mentoring, etc.)
• Must be accepted to and plan to attend an accredited college or university
• (Degree programs offered by institutions that offer primarily or exclusively on-line instruction do not qualify)
Krimson Community Foundation Scholarship - February 28, 2020
Krimson Community Foundation, Inc. will present scholarship awards of up to $4,000 to deserving African-American male graduating seniors to assist in covering a portion of their college expenses. African-American males in North Fulton, Cobb, and Cherokee counties are eligible to apply. To be eligible, an applicant must be a male African-American United States citizen, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better (based on a 4.0 grade scale), and a minimum SAT score of 1100 or an ACT score of 20. To apply, go to Krimson Scholarship Info.
Teaching Assistant Opportunities
Best in Class is an after school supplemental education center that actively teaches pre-k to high school students math and English. They are looking for assistants to grade homework assignments, tests, and essays (answer keys provided), maintain student progress reports, assist in tutoring elementary students, perform related duties as assigned, and answer phone calls. Starting pay from $10/hour. Must be at least a high school junior or senior and a minimum age of 16 years-old. To apply, email your current resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. For a flyer with more information, please stop by the counseling office.
INSIDERS 16 YRS OR OLDER
DRIVERS 18 YRS OR OLDER
10475 Medlock Bridge Rd
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