Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Here's wishing you a safe and happy holiday break
from the Ed White guidance department!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Community Service Scholarship from the Fraternal Order of Police

The Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police is proud to continue its commitment to our students and future leaders by continuing the Community Service Scholarship program for the 2009-10 school year. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded in May, 2010.

See your School Resource Officer (OFFICER CROTTY!) for details and application information.

Interest Meeting Reminder: Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship Program

WHO: Those who qualify for FREE or REDUCED LUNCH
WHEN: Today, Tuesday December 8th @ 2:30pm
WHERE: Houston Hall in Ed White High School
***EWTV news have been broadcasting/posting announcements about this for a week! Don't miss this fabulous opportunity to learn more about getting into college for free & what to expect in the college-going process!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

38th Annual University of South Florida Engineering Expo

The University of South Florida College of Engineering, and the Engineering EXPO staff are pleased to invite you and your class, youth group or family to the 38th annual Engineering EXPO. This year’s event will be held on Friday, February 19, and Saturday, February 20, 2010, from 9AM to 4PM. The Engineering EXPO has been held annually since 1973 in celebration of National Engineers’ Week. The event works as a venue to promote the engineering field, our institution, and the potential of our students. Your students will have the opportunity to participate in activities where they can have some "hands-on" engineering experience. Among some of the past events/shows (and some this year’s) during the two days of Engineering EXPO include the following: “The Science of Everything” by the Society of Physics Students, Gumdrop and spaghetti tower competition by Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society), Tours of our Nanotechnology lab facilities, mini baja and formula race cars made by the Society of Automotive Engineers, a concrete canoe made by Society of Civil Engineers, a Chemical Magic Show, Laser Lights Show and so much more. In addition, the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) has performed a very interesting astronomy show. These are just a few examples of the amazing ways you and your students, youth groups and/or families can explore the world of engineering.

The open house on Friday is typically composed of students coming on school field trips from all over the state and beyond! However, Saturday is usually composed of visitors from the general public as well as youth groups, including the Boy and Girl Scouts from all over who will have the opportunity to earn their Engineering Merit Badge. Either day you choose to come, you should be pleasantly educationally enlightened in engineering!
For more information about getting involved and registering for USF’s Engineering EXPO, please go to the Engineering EXPO’s website, or contact our staff by email/phone at your convenience.
Website: http://expo.eng.usf.edu/
Email: ENG-EXPO@eng.usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-0773

John V. Lombardi Scholarship

One of UF's most charismatic and popular presidents selects students each year who exemplify for UF Presidents John V. Lombardi's committment to academic excellence, community service, leadership, and public responsibility. Lombardi Scholars will receive a substantial scholarship for four years of study at UF; they will also be matched with a faculty mentor in their field and will receive support for several overseas study and internship experiences. Scholars are selected based upon an application and letter of nomination from their high school principal or guidance counselor, followed by an interview with a blue-ribbon committee of UF faculty and alumni. Applications and related materials must be postmarked by February 1, and scholars will be announced by April 1. Visit the website for application and more info: www.honors.ufl.edu/lombardi

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Continental Societies, Inc. National Scholarship for seniors

Continental Societies, Incorporated is a national organization whose purpose is to promote the economic, educational and social welfare of underserved and disadvantaged children and youth; to enhance their recreational activities; and to promote additional experiences necessary for their optimal development.
To apply, you must be:
  • a graduating high school senior attending a college or university for the first time
  • must have applied to and been accepted by a four-year college or university
  • submit an essay (500 word minimum) which includes the following: long range & short term goals, plans for educational support (financial, academic, etc.), statement identifying why applicant should receive the scholarship, costs from the accepting institution (tuition, room & board, and fees), and personal achievements including honors and awards (school community, church and/or employment)
The applicants must have an interview with the local Chapter Scholarship Committee or President, and provide a picture suitable for publication. See Mrs. Curran in guidance for an application!

FCAT Fall Retake Scores (reading & math) are in!

Counselors will be relaying scores to students during lunch (3rd period) tomorrow, Friday December 4th, in the cafeteria - LOOK FOR US!

Community First Credit Union Accepting Scholarship Applications from Area High School Seniors

December 1, 2009, Jacksonville, FL – Community First Credit Union of Florida is now accepting applications from area high school seniors for its Raymond A. Vinson Scholarship. Five graduating seniors will receive a $1,000 scholarship annually for four years.

The Raymond A. Vinson Scholarship is awarded annually in honor of the founder of Community First Credit Union to students who excel scholastically and demonstrate financial need. Applicants or their parents must be members of Community First Credit Union and plan to attend college in Florida. The application is available in any Community First Credit Union branch or on the website at www.CommunityFirstFL.org
The deadline to apply is March 1, 2010.

Vinson founded the Jacksonville-based credit union in 1935 as the Duval County Teachers Credit Union, which originally had 50 members and $200 in assets. Today, the credit union has more than 104,000 members and over $1 billion in assets. Community First membership is open to everyone on the First Coast and has 19 branches in Duval, Clay, St. Johns and Nassau counties.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

REMINDER: Super Senior Saturday

December 5th
8:30am - 12:15pm
Houston Hall (Ed White HS)
**Bring your transcripts, record of community service, 3 letters of recommendation, and 3 non-family references
See Mrs. Bennett in BUS F or Mrs. Rhett in BUS H for Registration forms
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 2nd
There will be breakfast, college presentations, college application assistance, resume & narrative writing, and much much more!!
***In attendance: Florida State College at Jacksonville, WorkSource, Jacksonville University, Edward Waters College, Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc, and University of North Florida

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Go to Harvard University...for FREE!

Harvard University Announcement

Harvard University announced last weekend that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard's president Lawrence H. Summers said, "When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution."

If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families can go to Harvard for free... no tuition and no student loans!

To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard's financial aid website at: http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/ or call the school's financial aid office at (617) 495-1581.

Having trouble interpreting your PSAT scores?

College Board has a PowerPoint called, "Understanding the PSAT", PSAT fact sheets, and much more! Check out this website: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/psat/download and scroll down until you see the table heading "After score reports arrive"