Monday, October 31, 2011

Volunteers Needed for Veterans Day 2011

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.

HabiJax Build

Beaches Habitat Build

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:
  • Provide a forum to teach life skills.
  • Promote awareness of cultural diversity and respect for human differences.
  • Empower young men and women to realize and embrace their inner beauty and self worth.
  • Provide financial assistance with post high school education towards achieving their professional goals.
Students participate in Saturday workshops facilitated by community partners and supporting organizations over a ten-week period. Orientation is on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at WJCT Public Broadcasting located at 100 Festival Park Avenue (next to Metropolitan Park). Workshops include but are not limited to: 
  • Essay Writing
  • Resume writing, completing a job application and personal growth
  • Career Development
  • Public Speaking
  • Financial Management and Budgeting
  • Business Dress/Interview
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Etiquette Training at a five star restaurant
The crowning of Mr. and Miss Universal Teen will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 6:00 in the evening at the Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

George W. Jenkins Scholarship Program at UM

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

UWF Instant Decision Night!!!!!

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 & Teachers:

HOSPICE- Hope for the Holidays

Community and Parent Meeting

Parents, Community Members, and Ed White Stakeholders

Community Meeting

Thursday, October 27 from 6:30-7:30

Houston Hall

· 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

Another SCHOLARSHIP BOOK for Seniors - sorted by DEADLINE! :)

OSFA Scholarship Guide 2011-2012

Going to FSU, FAMU, FGCU, SFCC, TCC or UF?

SENIORS: As you may already know or have read on their website,, the Southern Scholarship Foundation have scholarship houses serving students attending the Florida State University, 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.

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS: everyone needs them!

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!

HandsOn Jacksonville 

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 or calling 912.478.5851.

Thanks for helping us share this opportunity with your students!

Rachel Miller
Coordinator of Visitation Programs
Office of Admissions

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Practicas de educacion

SENIORS: Stokes Educational Scholarship

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. 
Stokes provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field while attending college and getting a degree. Stokes is open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering.

Eligible students must maintain a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale after their freshman year.) If selected as a program participant, you are required to work in your area of study for NSA after your college graduation for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study.
For qualifications of scholarships and for more information, click here!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Talk your way to college!!

American Legion Post 137 High School Oratorical Contest
Saturday, January 7th 2012
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:

To view past winning speeches, visit
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


Lady Choice Flyer - Mentoring for Girls


Tutoring Flyer 2011

A Note from Florida State University:


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
  • 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 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

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

FAMU Fall Prewiew!!! SCHOLARSHIPS will be given out at this event!!!

Join us on The Hill for Fall Preview 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011 9:00a.m. – 2:30p.m.

Come find out about
*Academic Programs
*Student Organizations
*Financial Aid

Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students

Schedule of Activities

9:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.
Academic Department Exhibits
Campus Tours
Black Archives
2011 Orientation Leaders
Presidential Ambassadors

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.
FAMU Bookstore

2:30p.m – 5:30pm
See Tallahassee

FAMU vs. North Carolina A&T
Bragg Memorial Stadium


Wednesday, October 5, 2011


DBI Duval Flyer 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Make a Difference Day At Everbank Field

***   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 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 (

Sponsored by:

Greenscape of Jacksonville, Inc&Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission


Alliance for World Class Education School Board Employee Scholarship no longer exists. 

Online Support A Student Scholarship for Single Parents

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.

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

The scholarship, with further information, can be found at: