News for Class of 2018
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Monday, August 14, 2017

Welcome Back Class of 2018!

Important Dates:

August 21 – No School

August 23Senior Tux & Drape Pictures for those students who did not get them done over the summer.

September 14 - 6:00 -7:30 College Fair at Harpeth High School

October 3 – ACT Senior retake –Seniors have the opportunity to retake the ACT on Tuesday, October 3rd at Harpeth High School. If you are interested in taking the ACT, you need to let Mrs. Holley know by August 18th (andrea.holley@ccstn.org or see me in the guidance office), so I can order enough materials for all testers.

 

SENIOR INFO

  • Please remember to apply for      colleges by November.  It gives you the best opportunity to receive      scholarships from the colleges you apply.
  • Make sure you have submitted      your application to a college BEFORE you ask me to send your      transcript.  Your transcript will most likely be lost if you haven’t      completed your application first.
  • Give teachers and counselors      a resume when you ask them to fill out a recommendation for you. I have      attached a senior brag sheet you can fill out and give to the teacher/counselor      writing the recommendation for you.  Also give them time to do the      recommendation.  Do not wait and ask the day before or the day it is      due.

TENNESSEE PROMISE

  • The Tennessee Promise      application for the Class of 2018 is open! Students can apply at www.tnpromise.gov. If a student does not already have      a TSAC student account, the student will be instructed to create a student      portal account prior to completion of the TN Promise application. After      creation of the TSAC portal, the student will need to fully complete the      Tennessee Promise application. The scholarship application deadline      is November 1, 2017.

FAFSA – Opens October 1

Parents and students will need to create a FSA ID before you can start filling out your FAFSA on October 1. Go to www.fsaid.ed.gov.  You can create your FSA ID now, just be sure to keep up with it.

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFO

Horatio Alger Scholarship –ranges from $2500-$22,000. Criteria: must plan to attend a 4-year college/university in the US, display financial need, co-curricular and community involvement, minimum 2.0 GPA, and US citizenship.  You must apply online at https://scholars.horatioalger.org  Deadline:  October 25, 2017

 

Coca-Cola Scholarship – for high school seniors who are motivated, dedicated, and involved.  250 awards will be given. For additional information, visit www.coca-colascholars.org 

Deadline: October 31, 2017

 

Wendy’s High School HeismanFor athletes who exhibit excellence in the classroom, on the field, and within their communities.  Awards range from $10-500.  Must be a senior with at least a 3.0 GPA and must have played one school sponsored sport.  www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com

Deadline:  October 2, 2017

 

***www.zinch.com/scholarships also has several scholarships you can apply to throughout the year.

 

Other websites that are helpful for scholarships and financial aid:

 

www.collegepaystn.com

Official website   for the TN lottery (HOPE) scholarships.  Information about requirements   and answers to FAQ.

www.fastweb.com

Information about   financial aid, student loans, and scholarship search (this website does have   a lot of spam)

www.collegefortn.org

Information about   colleges, scholarships, etc.

www.petersons.com

General information   on higher education and applying for scholarships

www.collegeboard.org

Official SAT site   with scholarship opportunities

www.act.org/fane

Financial Aid Need   Estimator

www.nashvillescholarships.com

Scholarships in the   Nashville area

 

 

ACT Test Dates 2017-2018

 

Test Date                                                             Registration Deadline

September 9, 2017                                                August 4, 2017

October 28, 2017                                                  September 22, 2017

December 9, 2017                                                 November 3, 2017

February 10, 2018                                                January 12, 2018

April 14, 2018                                                       March 9, 2018

June 9, 2018                                                       May 4, 2018

 

Register online at: www.actstudent.org 

 

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