Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2011 Student Voices Flyer


VC Reagan ScholarshipFlyer

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship

  1. US Citizen or permanent resident of US
  2. GPA of 3.0/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale)
  3. High School Senior who will matriculate full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia starting at the beginning of the fall semester or quarter of 2012.
  4. Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities
  5. Combined adjusted income of the parents cannot exceed $100,000
Required Documentation
  •  ApplicationMail the complete application packet so that it is received or postmarked on or before the deadline date of March 31, 2012.  Application packet should be mailed to:

 Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund
 ATTN: Abraham Scott
Post Office Box 1023
Springfield, Virginia 22151
  • Official Transcript 
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Financial Document
  • High School Senior Picture
  • Essay

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Let's Move Jacksonville

SAVE THE DATE: February 11th and/or 12th

The Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (FASFAA) is proud to coordinate College Goal SundaySM (CGS) in Florida.  FASFAA is an organization of over 700 financial aid professionals who represent all sectors of the financial aid community, including postsecondary institutions in Florida, lending institutions, state governmental agencies, loan servicing agencies and other organizations that support financial aid administration.  The FASFAA organization is comprised of many of the financial aid experts in the state of Florida whose mission is to promote an awareness of financial aid to students, parents, the secondary and post-secondary education community, and other groups that may be identified.   This is why FASFAA is committed to serve as Florida’s Coordinator for College Goal SundaySM.  Visit the College Goal Sunday web site that is now available at for additional information.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

See you next Tuesday...

Also, if you need to, utilize these 6 days to fix those 1st quarter Report Card D's and F's. You should do this through Compass Odyssey or through whatever Learning Recovery assignments your teacher has given you. Make sure you get with that teacher about D or F Learning Recovery FIRST.
REMEMBER: Cs or higher = safe for graduation...

Monday, November 21, 2011

The USDA / 1890 National Scholars Program

The goal of the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is to increase the number of minorities studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences and other related disciplines. Each year, hundreds of students apply for the program that provides full tuition, room, board, internships, and full-time employment upon graduation. The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is available to graduating high school seniors that exhibit leadership and community service and desire to attend one of the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a graduating high school senior
  • Expect to hold a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate
  • Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have a combined verbal/math/written score of 1,500 or more on the SAT (note: 1,000 or more combined for those universities that only accept verbal/math score) or a composite score of 21 or more on the ACT;
  • Be interested in attending one of the eighteen 1890 Land-Grant Universities
  • Intend to study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic 
  • disciplines
  • Demonstrate leadership and community service 
  • Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official's signature
  • Submit a signed application (original signature only)
All application materials must be postmarked no later than February 1

2010-NSP Fillable Application

THE PLAYERS Championship Endowed First Generation Scholarship

THE PLAYERS Championship

Endowed First Generation Scholarship


·         Be accepted to UNF as an undergraduate student
·         Enroll as an incoming freshman, first time in college (FTIC)
·         Resident of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau or St. Johns county
·         Have parents who have not earned their bachelors degree
·         File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
·         Qualify for the Federal Pell grant
·         Demonstrate financial need as defined by the University’s Office of Financial Aid


·         Enroll a minimum of 6 credit hours each semester and earn a minimum 12 credits by the end of each academic year
·         Maintain a GPA of at least 2.0  
·         Meet with donors at least once a year
·         Remain in good standing as a student
·         Comply with all University regulations, rules, and codes of conduct governing students on campus
·         Consent to release grades to the Division of Institutional Advancement for the purposes of reporting to the donors

Current recipients may apply for renewal and will be given preference pending availability of funding, and if all of the preceding requirements have been met.  No student will be eligible to receive more than 8 semesters of scholarship support.  Awards are for the Fall and Spring semesters only.

Submission Deadline:
March 1, 2012

TPC First Gen Scholarship Application 12-13

Friday, November 18, 2011

We’re so excited to announce the inclusion of the Natural Life Music Festival to our annual event, Crafternoon. For nine years, we have presented a fun-filled day of crafts, activities, and food and refreshments for the entire family! This year, we bring to you the Natural Life Music Festival, featuring six emerging singers and songwriters from across the country.
We love giving back to the community. Each year, we donate a portion of the proceeds from Natural Life Music Festival and Crafternoon to the Children’s Home Society of Florida, Buckner Division, the largest statewide not-for-profit organization providing services to some of Florida’s most at-risk children. Please join us and help support CHS!
At the Natural Life Music Festival & Crafternoon, we want families from all over the city and beyond to come enjoy the little things in life that mean the most! FAMILY, MUSIC, FOOD & FUN!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

NROTC $180,000 Scholarship

Submit your application for the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp (NROTC) $180,000 Scholarship! The scholarship pays full tuition and fees, provides an allowance for books and monthly stipend of $250-$400 for 4 years of college.

You choose your own major! You choose from over 150 colleges & universities nationwide! No obligation to accept the scholarship if selected!

The NROTC Nurse Scholarship offers the same benefits for applicants wishing to receive their Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN).

Electronic Application Process makes applying fast & easy. Just visit our website for the most up to date information: or fill out an application at:

Applicant Requirements:

- U. S. Citizen
- Between Ages 17 and 23
- Be a High School Junior but No Higher than
 30 Semester or 45 Quarter Hours of College Credit.
- Be in the top 10% of your class
- Minimum ACT Scores: Math 21 & Verbal 22
- Minimum SAT Scores: Math 520 & Verbal 530
(Release Scores to Code: 0656)

With the NROTC scholarship, you can…
- Study at the College of Your Choice
- Receive your Bachelor Degree
- Earn a Commission as a Navy Officer!
For more info, contact our Scholarship Coordinators at (1-800-999-6289X.1172/1134) or e-mail OR
NROTC Scholarship Office
Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville
4070 Boulevard Center Drive Jacksonville, FL 32207

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


The GSA will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food items during the months of November and December for homeless youth in the Jacksonville area. Please drop off any donations BEFORE or AFTER SCHOOL in the guidance office. (Just inside the entrance to the guidance office there will be a container labeled accordingly.)

2012 Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2012 competition.
  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.
Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.
All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
Applications must advance through local, district and state competitions to reach national judging. The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will notify the 500 national finalists by email in late February 2012. To be eligible for an award, national finalists will be required to submit a secondary application online. The national finalists will also be required to mail their Student Aid Report to the ENF. These applications are due March 23, 2012.
The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners, and notify them in writing, by mid-April 2012. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)
Ranging from $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university.
Click here to watch the streaming videos of the 2011 top MVS winners’ speeches at the 2011 Elks National Convention in Phoenix, Ariz.
Requests for additional information should be addressed to the scholarship chairman of the local Lodge or of the Elks association of the state in which the applicant is a resident.

The 2012 Most Valuable Student application is due December 2, 2011.

Scholarship Program from Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges Seeks Scholarship Applicants for 2012

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Nov. 7, 2011 – 

The Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC) has begun seeking applicants for more than $1 million in scholarships provided by member schools and colleges throughout the state.

For the third year, more than $1 million is being offered to high school graduates and G.E.D. recipients to further their education through the 2012 scholarship program. Last year, only 8 percent of available scholarships were awarded.

“We are fortunate that our schools and colleges provide these opportunities for students to further their education, however, in recent years, resources were left unused because candidates were not matched with scholarships,” Wanda Minick, FAPSC deputy director, said. “Students who do apply have a good chance of earning scholarships to help with higher education costs. Forty-two percent of applicants received scholarships last year,” she added. Entering its third decade, the program has become a signature program offered by FAPSC member schools.

Ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to full tuition the scholarships can be used for programs ranging from short-term diplomas to four-year college degrees in a variety of programs including healthcare, cosmetology, computer information technology and culinary arts.

The 2012 FAPSC Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. Visit or to fill out an online application, find a list of participating institutions to contact directly, or e-mail us at

The deadline for high school seniors and G.E.D. recipients to submit their applications, essays and transcripts is April 6, 2012.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dignity-U-Wear Volunteering Opportunity

Calling all students who are home for the holidays! We have an excellent opportunity for you to earn volunteer hours during your holiday break. We need high school and college students during the week of December 26th - 30th to help us sort clothing. We have two 3-and-a-half hour shifts each day, one at 8:30am-12:00pm and another at 12:30pm-4:00pm. Free lunch at noon and cool raffle prizes throughout the day!

Dignity U Wear by providing brand new clothing. Your volunteer support is critical to our success. This is a great opportunity for groups of friends, youth groups, or school clubs. We hope you choose Dignity U Wear this holiday season to donate your time and earn volunteer hours.

Please call now to select your volunteer date and time soon. We are sure that we will reach capacity quickly with students who are in need of volunteer hours. For more information please call Pranoo Kumar at 904-636-9455 ext 18 or email

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

7th Annual Teen Entrepreneurship Conference

It’s HER Business
Friday, March 9, 2012
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of North Florida, University Center
Cost: FREE (Breakfast, Lunch, and Materials provided)

  • Must be 15-18 years of age and enrolled in a Duval County High School to attend.
  • Both Forms must be e-mailed/scanned to:, faxed to: (904) 620-2567 OR mailed to: Marice Hague, Small Business Development Center at UNF; 12000 Alumni Drive; Jacksonville, FL  32224 by Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
  • Only a limited amount of students will be accepted.  Limit of 3-5 students from the same school.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from UNF 

The It’s HER Business Teen Entrepreneurship Conference is a one-day conference for girls ages 15-18 enrolled in high school. It is designed to encourage financial literacy and help girls learn about starting businesses and managing personal finances through interactive games and hands-on activities. We use successful local business women as conference facilitators/mentors to share their ideas and experiences with the participants. This event brings parents, students, school administration, and women business owners together in one forum and has so far exposed over 600 young women to a whole new world of opportunities.

SEE MRS. CURRAN for the UNF Waiver - the Application is below!

IHB - Girls Application 2012

College Admissions & Financial Aid Webinars for parents--en Espanol!

Applying to college is an exciting time for students, but navigating the process - and figuring out how to pay for it - can leave parents feeling overwhelmed and confused. Kaplan's free Spanish Webinar Series walks parents through the world of college admissions and financial aid so they have the information they need to guide their children successfully.
Parents can sign up for one or both of these free webinars and log in wherever they have a computer and Internet access! A login link will be emailed to parents after registering. You can help promote these free webinars to parents by distributing these fliers to parents or posting them around your school—there's a Spanish version and a bilingual version of each flier.

Ayudar su Hijo con el Proceso de Solicitud a la Universidad—¡Gratis!
(How to Help Your Child Get into College—Free Event!)
Tuesday, November 15
9:00pm - 10:00pm ET
Register Free:

Pagando por la Universidad: Asegurando Asistencia Financiera—¡Gratis!
(Paying for College: A Guide to Getting Financial Aid—Free Event!)
Wednesday, November 30
9:00pm - 10:00pm ET
Register Free:

Parents who register in advance will get a recording that they can view on their own time. They should view the recording before December 5th, 2011 for details on a special, limited-time offer!
Padres que se registran anticipadamente y no pueden asistir, recibirán una grabación de la presentación después. Mira la grabación lo antes posible porque hará detalles sobre una oferta especial que solo durara hasta el 5 de Diciembre, 2011.

Ed White College and Career Fair November 10th

Ed White will be hosting a college and career fair tomorrow night from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Attendees will include:

Department of Ed Office of Finacial Assistance, FSCJ, UNF, Everest, ITT Tech, Fortis, Keiser, Univ tech Institute, Paul Mitchell, US Army, Chamberlain College of Nursing, US Navy, Jacksonville Electrical JATC, Kaplan, NSU, US Marine Corps


FSCJ will be in the media center to help you complete the FSCJ application. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

UNF Reminder:

November 18th is deadline for Priority Admissions and Academic Merit based Scholarships


Save the Date - OxOStudentTownHall

ACT DEADLINE EXTENDED for December 10th test!!

The deadline for the December 10th ACT test has been extended to November 11th due to the storms experienced this past week or so by students in the Northeast. If you missed the November 4th deadline to register, but would still like to take the December exam - GET ON IT! :)

AVID, Upward Bound, and Gear Up Students!!!

Want to go to college? We can help!

The Dell Scholars Program is about you, and your determination to succeed.

This is a program that looks beyond academic performance and grades. You don’t need the highest grades to apply. It rewards your determination to achieve great things through higher education.

Unlike many other college scholarships, the Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.

To determine your eligibility as a high school senior, see if you meet all the criteria.

Application is Open!

The application to become a Dell Scholar opened on November 1, 2011 at midnight.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Amity Turkish Cultural Center (ATCC) presents an exciting program for students and teachers in Jacksonville with the partnership of Florida State College, Duval County Public Schools and Istanbul Center of Atlanta. This program is geared towards an interdisciplinary approach to enhancing several core skills in students no matter what discipline they may study.
This year all the winner submissions in Jacksonville will compete in state wide contest and then winners of the FL state will compete in the Southeastern Regional Contest including the states of GA, AL, SC, FL, and TN

 Theme: 1 Billion Hungry in the World: What is your Role? 
Middle and high-school students around the city of Jacksonville are invited to submit an original artwork and/or essay on the theme of "One Billion Hungry in the World: What is your Role?".
The theme of "One Billion Hungry in the World: What is your Role?" means much more than thinking that one knows what other people go through every day.

Jacksonville Prizes: $250 GC and more...

The Award Ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Advanced Technology Center Room T-140 at FSCJ Downtown Campus.
1st Place: $250 Gift Card (Student and Teacher)
2nd Place: $150 Gift Card (Student)
3rd Place: $100 Gift Card (Student)
and more...

Regional Prizes: Trip to Turkey and more...
The Awards Ceremony will take place on April 7th, 2012 at  Kennesaw State University's Bailey Hall in Kennesaw, GA..
Trip To Turkiye
1st Place:
All-Expenses-Paid Trip to Turkey for 10 days (Student, Teacher and Superintendent) *
2nd Place:
Trip to Turkey (All-Expenses-Paid except for international airfare to and from Istanbul, Turkey (Student, Teacher and Superintendent)) plus a $300 gift card (Teacher will get $150)
3rd Place:
Trip to Turkey (All-Expenses-Paid except for international airfare to and from Istanbul, Turkey (Student, Teacher and Superintendent)) plus a $200 gift card (Teacher will get $100)