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Scholarships

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 www.collegeforalltexans.com/apps/ublications . 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

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.
ACT information
SAT information
Free flashcards for SAT/ACT test preparation are available at www.quizlet.com  
 Please be aware that the North Lamar Athletic Booster Club has changed the requirements for their scholarship. Parents of recipients must be members of the NLABC, and recipients must have participated in a UIL athletic event in their junior and senior years. The application will be available in the spring.            
As of March 25, 2020, the College Board is suspending TSIA (Texas Success Initiative Assessment) until further notice.

Advanced Placement Examinations Modified and Administered Online

May 2020 AP exams will be modified and administered online at home

  • For the 2019-2020 exam administration only, student may take a 45 minute online free-response exam at home.  Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.  A blueprint of each exam can be found on the College Boards Coronavirus updates webpage...
  • The College Board has provided free remote learning resources to help students prepare for an AP exam with live and on-demand AP courses and review sessions.
  • Student will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access such as: computers, tablets, or smartphone.
  • Students who need mobile tools or connectivity may reach out directly to the College Board.
  • The exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students covered in class by early March.
  • Students are encouraged to wait closer to the test date to decide whether to take the AP exam, however, any student already registered for an exam may choose to cancel at no charge. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SAT & ACT:

SAT/ACT/TSIA update 4/21/20

Test Cancellations SAT/ACT

At this time, the College Board and ACT, Inc. are suspending national testing administration until June.  Registered students whose tests have been cancelled will receive a refund.  TEA would like to encourage students, parents, and educators to utilize each vendor's FREE K-12 resource, Khan Academy & ACT Academy, to support remote learning, preparation, and instruction at this time.

SAT

To help students keep their college readiness skills sharp while many schools are closed, the College Board and Khan Academy continue to provide free resources online, including full-length practice tests and personalized learning tools at khanacademy.org/sat.

ACT

ACT has rescheduled the April 4, 2020 national test administration to June 13, 2020.  ACT will send an email to registered students with instructions on how to reschedule. 

Texas A&M Commerce Scholarship

Texas A&M Commerce has some great news to help seniors with their college plans.

A scholarship in now available to graduating seniors ranked in the top 25% of their class who have not committed to college yet or who have decided to stay closer to home due to the current circumstances.

Financial need is not a factor for this scholarship.

A paper or online application is not available at this time.  

To apply, contact Abbie Harper at one of the following sources:

Abbie.Harper@tamuc.edu

Office: 903.468.3281

Cell: 940.297.9892

Your rank is a big part of qualifying for this scholarship.  You may email Ms. Peel at dpeel@northlamar.net at the HS for your rank and gpa.


TSTA Scholarship

TSTA Scholarship applications may be picked up at the High School starting Monday, May 18th - May 28th.  

All Applications must be returned by June 1, 2020 to Sandra Patterson, there will be an envelope in the HS office for returned applications.  

You may email Sandra Patterson with any questions @ spatterson@northlamar.net

 


PJC Summer Class - Free Tuition

Paris Junior College is providing free tuition for one summer class.

Go to www.parisjc.edu/scholarships to complete the online application.

If you will attend only the summer semester:

For the question "Semester/Year You Plan to Attend PJC" answer with "Graduating Senior 2020"

If you will attend both summer and fall semesters:

For the question "Semester/Year You Plan to Attend PJC" answer with "Graduating Senior 2020 & Fall"

A deadline has not been given.  However, many times grant money will be awarded until it is gone, and then nothing more can be awarded.

If you think you might take a summer class at PJC, you should apply for this free tuition in a timely manner. 


Lamar County A&M Scholarship Foundation

The Lamar County A&M Scholarship Foundation is once again offering a scholarship to at least one graduating senior who plans to attend Texas A&M University next fall.

Only seniors who will attend TAMU in College Station are qualified to apply.

Paper applications are available in Ms. Peel's office and should be returned to her by deadline.

DEADLINE: TBD



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