Financial Aid Information
Useful information concerning Texas college applications can be found at www.applytexas.org
Under the first section, “Researching Your Options”, click on “Begin Your Search”. On the next page, you will find “College Application Deadlines”; after clicking on this you will have access to materials for parents and students.
From the first item in this section, you can find admissions, financial aid and scholarship deadlines.
From the second item in this section, you can find information from individual colleges such as telephone numbers, web site addresses, which parts of the application must be completed, and application fees.
· There is helpful information for parents and students at collegeforalltexans.com/apps/Publications. You can access and download paper copies of the Apply Texas admissions application which also includes the following:
· College Mailing Addresses
· Telephone/Fax Numbers
· Web Site Addresses
· Required Application Parts/Essays to Complete
· Application Fees
Another available download, 2014-2015 Freshman Deadlines, shows admissions deadlines for Texas colleges and universities.
· After typing in collegeforalltexans.com/apps/Publications, the first website to show is the following:
ApplyTexas Application for Freshman Students 2014-2015 Apply for admission for Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and/or Spring 2015. Apply on-line. Download
Seniors who are interested in applying for these and other scholarships should take the ACT or SAT this fall if they have not already done so. Online registration can be done at www.act.org
(ACT) or www.collegeboard.com
(SAT). Sample tests are available in the counselor's office.
Free flashcards for SAT/ACT test preparation are available at www.quizlet.com
|The senior counselors (Mrs. Peel and Mrs. Moffitt) are implementing a new program that will text reminders about upcoming tests, events, deadlines, meetings, etc. If you or your senior would like to receive these reminders, please follow these 3 steps:
Step 1 - On your cell phone, text (469) 844-9221
Step 2 - In the message box, put the following: @nlamarhs
Step 3 - You will be asked to send your name (only your name will be seen and registered, not your phone number).
Students will not receive Mrs. Moffitt’s personal cell number, and she will not receive the personal cell number of either the parent or the senior.
Once your name is registered, you will be on the list to receive text reminders .
|Deadlines for admissions, scholarships and financial aid for Texas colleges and universities|
Ronald Regan Presidential Foundation
The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship, honoring the legacy and character of Ronald Reagan, is offering a $10,000 scholarship to college-bound seniors who: • Demonstrate the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship • Demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 gpa on a 4.0 scale) • Demonstrate financial need • Be citizens of the United States • Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the US This $10,000 scholarship is renewable for up to an additional three years. Approximately 20 scholarships will be awarded. The online application can be accessed at http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx
The deadline is January 9, 2014 or until 25,000 applications have been received.
Carter Blood Care
Carter Blood Care is offering $1,000 scholarships to five East Texas graduating seniors who plan to attend a post-secondary institution. Only seniors at participating high schools hosting at least two blood drives with Carter Blood Care will be eligible. To qualify, students can be blood donors, help in the coordination of the blood drive, or encourage their friends to donate. The next two blood drives at NLHS are scheduled for January 28 and May 14. Applicants will complete a brief application and write an essay addressing this subject: “Is it important for people to donate on a regular basis rather than waiting for a tragedy to occur? Explain why Carter BloodCare is so important to our community and why your donation makes a difference.” The paper application can be picked up in the senior counselors’ office.
The deadline is February 14, 2014.
AXA Achievement Scholarship
The AXA Achievement Scholarship offers college scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in activities in school, community or workplace. Students can apply online at www.axa-equitable.com
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2013.
The Carr P. Collins Scholars Program
The Carr P. Collins Scholars Program awards qualified students $4,850 per year, renewable for three years. To be considered for the program, the applicant must meet the following requirements: • Meet all Baylor University requirements for unconditional admission • Have a minimum SAT score of 1250 (combined Critical Reading and Math) or a minimum ACT composite of 28 • Have a balanced college prep program • Be in the top quarter of his/her graduating class. Applications can be downloaded at www.baylor.edu/admissions/CarrPCollins
For students not advancing to finalist standing, merit scholarships are available on a competitive basis. These scholarships range in value from $12,000 to $68,000 divided evenly over four years of undergraduate academic study. Students can determine their eligibility for a merit scholarship by going to www.baylor.edu/admissions/calculator
. To receive an estimate of overall financial aid at Baylor, students and parents can enter academic and financial information at www.baylor.edu/admissions/estimator
The deadline is January 31, 2014.
Texas Engineering Foundation
This is an excellent scholarship for students who plan to major in engineering. The dollar amount is unspecified, but any senior who is interested in a career in engineering should pursue this scholarship. Approximately $100,000 will be awarded to Texas engineering students. To be eligible, a student must meet these criteria: 1. Be a United States citizen 2. Be a high school senior with a 3.0 or higher GPA - unweighted on a 4.0 scale 3. Have scored at least a 600 in math, a 550 in critical reading and a 500 in writing on the SAT or a 29 in math and a 25 in English on the ACT 4. Enroll in an ABET accredited engineering program – check eligibility at www.abet.org/accrediteac.asp
5.The complete application form should be returned to the following address:
Nancy Rierson/Scholarships - PO Box 2145 - Austin, TX 78768
Provide a completed scholarship application with all required attachments postmarked by 1/10/14.
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarships
Most Elks Most Valuable Student Scholars are outstanding students who are at or near the top of their classes, active in their schools and communities, and recognized as leaders by their peers. The ENF awards $2.44 million annually in MVS scholarships to 500 high school seniors nationwide:
First Place Awards: Two $50,000 scholarships ($12,500 per year) Second Place Awards: Two $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 per year) Third Place: Two $30,000 Jack London scholarships ($7500 per year) 14 $20,000 scholarships ($5,000 per year) 480 $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year)
Any high school senior who is a US citizen may apply for an MVS scholarship. Applications will be judged on: scholarship, leadership, and financial need
To download scholarship application and for more information, visit: www.elks.org/enf/scholars
Or contact your local Elks Lodge by visiting: www.elks.org/lodges
The selection of winners begins at the local Lodge level and continues through district, state and national judging. Application drop-off dates and times: Thurs., Fri., Sat. – Elks Lodge – 5:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. Application drop-off place: Paris Elks Lodge #2433 – 2110 36th St. NE Applications can be mailed to: Oleta Shelton, Secretary Paris, TX #2433 BPO, Elks P.O. Box 6125 Paris, TX 75461-6125
Applications must be submitted on or before December 6, 2013 to the Elks Lodge closest to the student’s permanent US residence.
VISINE® STUDENTS WITH VISION™ Scholarship Program
The second annual VISINE® STUDENTS WITH VISION™ Scholarship Program is offering one-time $5,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated a clear vision or goal for their future. High school seniors and current college students with a minimum GPA of 2.8 may submit an online application.
VISINE® STUDENTS WITH VISION™ Scholarship Program recipients are selected based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, financial need and demonstrated vision or goal. For additional program information and to apply for this scholarship, please visit aim.applyists.net/Vision
Deadline for subission is March 1, 2013 Or until 22,000 applications have been started, whichever is sooner.