Wednesday, September 29, 2010



Monday, September 27, 2010

Renewable, NEED-BASED Scholarship Opportunity

Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:
  • are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
  • are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED
  • will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university in the fall of 2011 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student (with the exception of students pursuing a high school diploma while concurrently enrolled). First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients
  • have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities
  • meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
  • have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student app, an eval of the student's academic record, and an eval of the student's community service and leadership activities by the DEADLINE which is JANUARY 10, 2011
**STUDENTS are strongly encouraged by the Gates Foundation to have all parts of their applications completed online at**


Date: Saturday, October 02, 2010
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Library: Main, 303 N. Laura Street [32202]Description: Need help acing the SAT? Join our prep class brought to you by the Sylvan Learning Center.Topics covered include test taking tips, writing the essay, and strategies for improving your score.
Contact the library's Teen Department at 904-630-0673 for more information or to register or visit and click on the "Events this month" icon.

Friday, September 24, 2010

1 application + $35 = you applied to 34 SCHOOLS!!

Students, you can now visit the EDU, Inc. website at, to complete the 2010-2011 EDU, Inc. Common Black College Application. The EDU, Inc. Application increases the educational options for students by allowing them to receive acceptance letters, financial aid packages and scholarship offers to several different colleges. The EDU, Inc. Common Black College Application allows students to apply to thirty four black colleges at once and pay a one time fee of only $35. The use of the EDU, Inc. Online Application increases educational options by allowing students to receive acceptance letters, financial aid packages, and scholarship offers from several different colleges. To date, over 80,000 students have used the services provided by EDU, Inc. EDU, Inc. Recruiters visit more than 3000 high schools annually and participate in more than 50 college fairs nationwide representing the 34 Member Institution. GET EDUcated!

Miss Delta Teen Pageant

The Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will be hosting its 37th Miss Delta Teen Pageant, "Developing Sisters of Tomorrow" on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Florida Theatre. There are many benefits for participating in this pageant. Our event provides the contestants with the opportunity to display their talents, enhance their interpersonal skills and embrace a finer womanhood; in addition to competing for scholarship money and other gifts! Included in this experience are the opportunities to:
  • Participate in a community service project, which can be documented to help satisfy high school requirements for volunteering
  • Attend workshops addressing key “life management skills”, such as public speaking, interviewing skills, etiquette and money management
  • Develop and establish relationships with other contestants
The pageant applications are due by Friday, October 1, 2010 and pageant auditions being held on Saturday, October 16, 2010.

FSU's Virtual Open House (FREE)

Join FSU on September 29, 2010, for their Virtual Open House.

This event is free for students, parents, and guidance counselors. Chat live with current students, professors, and campus leaders. Watch presentations live on everything from the admissions process, to the honors program, studying abroad, finances, housing, and becoming an involved student.

The FSU Virtual Open House is 2-9 pm. Be there!
More info at: 

Applying to the University of Miami??

The George W. Jenkins Scholarship program was established in honor of Publix founder George W. Jenkins. Through his perseverance, Jenkins was able to establish the largest employee-owned supermarket chain in the United States.
The George W. Jenkins Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who are high school graduates from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee with strong academic credentials, significant financial need and a history of overcoming adversity. The scholarship covers annual costs for tuition, fees, on-campus room and board, books, and personal expenses at the University of Miami! The deadline is DECEMBER 1st.
*SEE MRS. CURRAN in guidance for the APPLICATION!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


BEGIN DATE: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 ~ ENDING DATE: Friday, October 8, 2010
The Filipino American Veterans Society is sponsoring its Annual Veterans Day Student Essay Contest to encourage 9th through 12th graders to learn more about the heroism and importance of servicemen and women throughout our nation’s history.
TO BE ELIGIBLE Essay Contest candidates must:
Must be a dependent child of an Active Duty, Reservist or Retiree of the U. S. Armed Forces
• Be in grades 9th through 12th in Duval or Clay County for academic year 2010-2011
• Limit one entry per student
• Write an original essay entitled: “WHAT VETERANS DAY MEANS TO ME?”
• Limit the essay to 400 - 500 words and must be typed and double spaced, two pages maximum. Type your full name on top of essay.
• Mail the completed entry form with an original essay to:
Mr. Dave Pagaduan
2177 Luana Drive East
Jacksonville, FL 32246

JUNIORS: Time to sign up for the PSAT!

See Mr. Schemmel in guidance (before or after school) if you are interested!!!
The fee is $13.00.
Click here for more information on the PSAT
Click here for additional test details
WHY THE PSAT? Because you may qualify for National Merit Scholarhip money and taking the PSAT is the only way to qualify for the award!

FSCJ Career Showcases and Career Specific Events

For high school juniors and seniors we have Career Showcases. Career Showcases are half-day programs that give your students a glimpse into a variety of career areas. The student will spend 2 ½ hours learning about the educational requirements and the jobs in a variety of fields.
We are launching a new format for Career Showcase this year. Instead of observing just one program area, students will be exposed to all the program areas being highlighted at the Showcase they choose to attend.

Tour Schedule
8:30 to 9:00     Check-in
9:00 to12:00    Career Showcase
12:00 to 12:30  Lunch (it’s free!)

Downtown Campus – Thursday, October 28, 2010 or Thursday, March 17, 2011
Programs to be highlighted are yet to be decided, but may include:
• Automotive and Diesel Technology
• Biotechnology
• Business and Logistics
• Computer Technology, Networking and Manufacturing
• Building Construction, Architecture, Engineering and Welding
• Education and Child Care

North Campus – Thursday, October 7, 2010 or Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Programs to be highlighted are yet to be decided, but may include:
• Cosmetology
• Culinary Arts, Restaurant and Hospitality Management
• Health Care and Dental
• Massage Therapy
• Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

****Schools and students are welcome to attend more than one event.  Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis and space is limited, so call early to reserve your student’s place.  Please call (904) 357-8955 to make those reservations.

Monday, September 20, 2010

UNF On-Site Admissions Decisions @ their Open House

As many of you know, the University of North Florida offers On-Site Admission Decisions at their Open House events held each Fall and Spring. Their Fall Open House will be held October 2, 2010. This year they are asking that students who are interested in an On-Site Decision please have their application and official documents to their office two weeks prior to the event. Students must RSVP for this event and have a complete application package (application, $30 fee, transcripts, and at least one test score) to the University by September 17, 2010.

If you are interested in an Open House On-Site Admission Decision with the University of North Florida, apply before September 17, 2010. RSVP’s can be made online at

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Learn Turkish in Jacksonville

You can learn Turkish Language in Jacksonville, FL! Learn Turkish the easy way. Experienced teachers have been offering Turkish Language Classes at the Amity Turkish Cultural Center (ATCC) in Jacksonville since 2007.
If you are looking for Turkish lessons in Jacksonville , ATCC is the right place to begin. There are two semesters a year. Each semester lasts twelve weeks.
  1. Turkish is the 5th most spoken language in the world. There are more than 200 million people speaking Turkish.
  2. Turkish language is written in Latin alphabet and pronounced as it is written. Therefore, it is easy to learn and to pronounce.
  3. Turkey is the emerging economic power with geographical and political ties with Central Asian and Middle Eastern countries.Turkey is one of the strongest allies of USA in the region.
  4. Turkey has a very rich history from Biblical times to the earliest human civilizations, from the first Christians to the most elegant architectural monuments of Islamic civilization.
  5. Turkey has a long established culture of coexistence between various members of ethnic and religious groups from Jews to Syriac Christians, from Circassians to Albanians.
Fall 2010 (Register by September 10)
Monday Class: Monday 6 pm - 8 pm September 13 November 29
Saturday Class: Saturday 11 am - 1 pm September 18 December 04
Spring 2011 (Register by February 18)
Monday Class: Monday 6pm-8pm,  February 21 through May 09
Saturday Class: Saturday 11am-1pm, February 26 through May 14

Class Fee
$90 per semester for course materials.
Please click here to Register.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: October 10th
Over the last 56 years, the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair Association is proud to have contributed over 2.5 million dollars to local charities and awarded scholarships to worthy students who have exhibited a desire to further their education. The Association's purpose in offering these scholarships is to encourage personal growth and assistance to qualified students planning to major in agriculture, veterinary medicine and other fields of study. The deadline for receiving Scholarshp applications is October 10th.
At time of application, a student must be a be a resident of Duval, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Nassau or St. Johns County and at least a high school senior, enrolled or planning to enroll in a four year university, junior college or technical institution. The scholarship application must include an essay, (500 words or less) briefly discussing the applicants background and leadership abilities. Applicants should list any community, high school, college, sorority, fraternity or religous organizations in which they are now or have been involved and their leadership experience within those organizations. The application package should also include three, (3) origional letters of recommendation.
Scholarship funds are assigned to and administered by the applicant's college, university or technical institution. Should the chosen applicant leave school, any unused portion of the scholarship will be returned to the Fair.
Although the application may be e-mailed ( or faxed (904-353-5458) the three lettters of recommendation must be originals and can not be faxed or e-mailed. They can be delivered or mailed to the office of the Greater Jacksonville Fair Association to complete the scholarship application package by October 10th.
Only complete packages will not be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee whose decisions are final. Scholarship winners will be anounced during the Greater Jacksonville Fair.
Mail to The Jacksonville Fairgrounds
510 Fairgrounds Place
Jacksonville, FL 32202

BEST Saturday Academy - FREE SAT/FCAT prep!

Attention students!!
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church is hosting SAT/FCAT preparation for 11th & 12th grade students (Aug. 28 - Oct. 30) and 3rd through 10th graders (Sep. 11 - Nov. 13). The deadline for SESSION I is September 20, 2010.
SESSION II will be Jan. 8 - Mar. 12 and that registration deadline is January 22, 2011.
SEE YOUR COUNSELOR FOR AN APPLICATION - you can request an application be sent to you if you submit a counselor request form with details through your mod office.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Attention Students & Teachers: It's time to apply for...

...the Club Z! Annual Achievement Award!
$10,000 in cash prizes awarded for school!
Do you know a student that has been working hard to improve their grades this year? Or someone who has shown real leadership qualities in the classroom or on the field? Now is your chance to show them that you’ve noticed by nominating them for the Fall Club Z! Annual Achievement Award. The Club Z! Annual Achievement Award allows students to showcase their talents and abilities for a chance to win cash for school! So whether they’ve shown strong character in the classroom, overcome obstacles at school, shown leadership among their peers, or simply improved since the beginning of the year, teachers, nominate your students or encourage them to apply online today. Visit our website ( for more details!

Boselli Award of Excellence

The Gator Bowl Association is proud to offer the Boselli Award of Excellence, a college scholarship program targeting student leaders who are achieving academic excellence while also striving to reach their full athletic potential. Scholarships are awarded to one male and one female qualifying senior to assist in furthering their educational goals. Scholarships are awarded as a one-time $5,000.00 gift that may be used at any accredited University or Community College. Applications are accepted each year from high school seniors from Florida’s First Coast who meet the following criteria:
  • Maintain a 3.0+ GPA (on an unweighted 4.0 scale) from an accredited high school in Florida’s First Coast area
  • Participate in a junior varsity or varsity sport or its equivalent
  • Participate in extra-curricular activities through church, school and community
  • Exhibit exemplary behavior, thereby being a good role model for peers
  • Pledge to remain drug-free, alcohol-free and tobacco-free
  • Complete the application process by published deadline of senior year of high school. Applications are available at area high school guidance departments as well as through direct request made to the Gator Bowl Association. The application deadline for this grant cycle is Thursday, November 11, 2010 - this deadline has been extended to NOVEMBER 22nd!!!!!!. Scholarship recipients will be selected by December 17th and the awards will be presented at the Gator Bowl Fellowship Breakfast on Saturday, December 29, 2010.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Great Jacksonville Book Sale

October 8-10, 2010
Jacksonville Fairgrounds
Exhibit halls A & B
FREE Entry
FREE Parking
Proceeds benefit the Jacksonville Public Library
Tens of thousands of books!!!
From 50cents to $2.00!!!*
Friday, October 8: 10am-8pm
Saturday, October 9: 10am-6pm
Sunday, October 10: 12pm-6pm
*Some books may be priced slightly higher

Greetings from FSU!

Greetings from The Florida State University.
Florida State will participate in CollegeWeekLive on September 29, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. EDT. During this event, we will have campus representatives available to answer questions about student life, financial aid, University housing, as well as admissions. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about Florida State University.
~ Janice Finney (director of admissions)