Once again HandsOn Jacksonville will partner with our local military to work on two Habitat for Humanity projects in honor of Veterans Day.
Both events will be held on Friday, November 11.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Universal Teen Scholarship Program
The Universal Teen Scholarship Program was established by the Women of Color Cultural Foundation, Inc. in 2005. The objectives of this scholarship program are to:
SEE MRS. CURRAN IN GUIDANCE FOR AN APPLICATION - DUE DECEMBER 16, 2011.
SEE MRS. CURRAN IN GUIDANCE FOR AN APPLICATION - DUE DECEMBER 16, 2011.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
George W. Jenkins Scholarship Program at UM
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.
Download the nomination form (to be completed by guidance counselor)
Download the Program Brochure
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This carefully researched list contains 32 pages of up-to-date information about local, regional, and national scholarships available Bay Area immigrant students who don't have social security numbers. Many scholarships have been added in 2011. Download the list.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30pm UWF Admissions staff and Alumni will be at the Jacksonville Marriott on 4670 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256 hosting an information presentation and instant decision program for seniors. Signing up for the event in advance is preferred but it is not mandatory. Follow the link below to pre-register.
Please bring a copy of your ACT and/or SAT scores and a sealed transcript with you.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Parents, Community Members, and Ed White Stakeholders
Thursday, October 27 from 6:30-7:30
· What does Intervene mean?
· What is Educational Directions?
· Provide parents with an update on school progress and supportive services.
· How can Parents help?
· Questions and Answers
Need More info? Call: 693-7620
Thursday, October 20, 2011
SENIORS: As you may already know or have read on their website, www.southernscholarship.org, the Southern Scholarship Foundation have scholarship houses serving students attending the
Florida A&M University, Florida
Gulf Coast University, Santa Fe College, Tallahassee
Community College, and . University of Florida
On average, their residents save $7,000-$10,000 per year. They accept applications year-round, but priority deadlines are March 1st for Fall and October 1st for Spring. If you are planning to attend one of these Universities and have the following qualifications we encourage you to apply:
· Financial Need (determined on the FAFSA)
· A 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher (unweighted)
· Strong Character (3 letters of recommendation, list of activities/accomplishments, a personal essay)
See MRS. CURRAN in guidance (office/room 145) for a letter outlining some program specifics, as well as, the scholarship application, and flyer.
With the changes to Bright Futures eligibility requirements, and a need bigger than before for volunteers in our community, go to one of these websites to find volunteer opportunities! Don't forget to log your hours and turn them in to your counselor!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Have you heard about the Georgia Southern prospective student reception happening in Jacksonville this week? Help us spread the word to your students! The event is this Thursday, October 20, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.
Georgia Southern representatives from academics, student activities, housing, financial aid, and admissions will be there to answer questions and meet students. Students are encouraged to bring a friend to the event to receive a free t-shirt!
Students can RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 912.478.5851.
Thanks for helping us share this opportunity with your students!
Coordinator of Visitation Programs
Office of Admissions
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program's purpose is to facilitate the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to National Security Agency.
Monday, October 17, 2011
American Legion Post 137 High School Oratorical Contest
Saturday, January 7th 2012
from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Webb-Westconnett Regional Library at
6887 103rd Street
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Students in grades 9-12 (public, private and home-schooled) are eligible and encouraged to participate.
Contestants must give an 8 to 10 minute speech on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, emphasizing the duties of American citizens to our government. Judges will score contestants on Content, (originality, freshness, skill in selecting examples) and Speaking Skills (voice, diction, style, language, etc.)
The State winner receives a $2,500!
The National winner receives an $18,000 scholarship!!!
For complete details, visit: http://floridalegion.org/programs/oratorical-contest
To view past winning speeches, visit http://www.legion.org/legiontv
Be sure to scroll down to see Co'Relous Bryant, the 2007 National winner from Jacksonville, FL!
Visit them on Facebook - Post 137 Oratorical Contest for more updates!
Contact Meri West for more details about the contest:
904-704-0936 (call or text) or email
Friday, October 14, 2011
With our October 17 deadline rapidly approaching, we are experiencing an unprecedented volume of phone calls, emails, and correspondence. This year's group of students and parents seems to be particularly conscientious, or nervous!
Please let your students know who have recently applied or who plan to apply before our upcoming deadline:
- Students do not need to call the office or email us to check the status of their application. They may check their status 24/7 by using the Online Status Check feature found at http://admissions.fsu.edu/.
- Transcripts and test scores do not appear as received on the Online Status Check instantaneously! With the volume of mail and electronic transcripts that we are receiving, it can take as long as 15 business days before mail is received and the Online Status Check is updated.
- Please refrain from sending duplicate transcripts (electronic or hard copy) unless it has been more than 15 business days since you sent the last one. Duplicate transcripts add to our volume and will only delay the processing.
- Electronic transcripts speed up our processing time, so for all my public high school friends in Florida, please send electronic transcripts!
- Forgive us in advance if it takes longer to respond to your calls and emails. We will get to you as quickly as we can, and we appreciate your patience.
- Please know, just like we always have, we will work with you and your students after the deadline to complete any student's application that (through no fault of the student) was unable to be completed by our deadline.
On a lighter note, we'd like to encourage you to download our desktop calendars found at http://admissions.fsu.edu/publications/. In addition, a webcast of a few of our (and your former) outstanding student scholars, presenting their research findings, is available for viewing on the same page. And finally, don't forget that you can follow Florida State through our various social media networking sites found at http://fsu.edu/socialmedia/.
Thanks so much for all you do for your students and Florida State.
P.S. Just as a reminder, CARE decisions will be available December 14, like all other decisions. After that date, CARE will be on a rolling basis.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Join us on The Hill for Fall Preview 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011 9:00a.m. – 2:30p.m.
Come find out about
Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students
Schedule of Activities
9:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.
Academic Department Exhibits
2011 Orientation Leaders
11:45a.m. – 1:15p.m.
The FAMU Experience Featuring -
Mr. & Miss FAMU
The Royal Court
The FAMU Connection
Student Government Association
1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m.
Student Gathering & Lunch – The Set
1:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
2:30p.m – 5:30pm
FAMU vs. North Carolina A&T
Bragg Memorial Stadium
DO NOT FORGET TO PRE-REGISTER !!!!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
*** Volunteers Needed ***
When: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time: 9:00 am—12:00 pm
Where: Everbank Field (foot of the Matthews Bridge)
This is the award winning event that invites volunteers to spend a Saturday morning learning how to improve the health and appearance of trees and participate in clean up of the area surrounding Everbank Field. Following a brief presentation, volunteers are divided into groups under the supervision of forestry professionals. The fun begins with hands-on instruction as we provide the care our city trees need to survive and flourish. Volunteers should bring pruning tools and work gloves. As work will be close to a highway, no one under the age of fourteen may participate. Volunteers will receive an informative pruning booklet and a special t-shirt. This is a fee free event, but registration is recommended. Call 398-5757 or email email@example.com to RSVP. (check in will begin at 8:30 a.m.)
Directions: Volunteers should look for the Keep Jacksonville Beautiful and Greenscape banner at our staging area in the city lot located northeast of Everbank Field on East Duval Street. For further information contact the Greenscape office at 398-5757 or the Keep Jacksonville Beautiful office at 630-3420 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Greenscape of Jacksonville, Inc&Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission
The first of it's kind, this scholarship was created to financially assist single parents enrolled in a college degree program with an online learning component.
The scholarship, with further information, can be found at: http://www.onlinecolleges.org/scholarship
October 1st: official open date begins!
Any single parent enrolled in a degree program with a significant online component is eligible to apply. The applicant must also be receiving some other type of financial aid.The winner, who will be announced on December 1st, 2011, will be awarded $10,000 towards non-tuition related living expenses for the January 2012 academic year including:
• Books and School Supplies
• Utilities – Gas and Electric
• Utilities – Internet