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Students should know that many factors influence admission decisions, including:
- Courses taken
- Grades received
- Class rank
- Standardized test scores
- Personal statements and essays
- Extracurricular activities
* Career Compass is in the Library every Monday to assist with college admissions.
College Board for SAT, AP and CSS
“Aspiring Fashion Professional” Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link www.fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it. “Aspiring Animation Professional” Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.
“Aspiring Business Professional” Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it. The scholarship deadlines are June 1, 2017. Senior’s please complete as soon as possible if interested.
College admission officers agree: your ACT score is considered the 2nd most important factor in the college application process behind grades in college prep courses and academic rigor.
Everyone benefits from additional points on the exam. Depending on your starting point, more points help you get into your dream college, expand program choices, and increase scholarship potential. Many students decide their scores are, “good enough” without realizing their score potentials. Don’t limit your college choices or scholarship potential. You should be proud of your ACT scores and know you did all you could to open the door to your dream school.
The National Guard offers 100% tuition EXEMPTION along with the GI Bill and other money for
college or trade school.
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#1 – Steve Harvey Foundation/ Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship Program: Offers scholarship awards and once-in-a-lifetime apprenticeship experiences to African American youth looking to pave the way for their futures. Deadline is in March 2015.
#2 – “Selma” Speech and Essay Scholarship Contest: Inspired by the recent film released by Paramount Pictures, this scholarship is open to U.S. high school students ages 14-18 who are currently enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories. Deadline is in February 2015.
#3 – 100 Black Men of America Future Leader Scholarship Program: Open to high school seniors as well as college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. The scholarship is based on academic achievement and community service. Deadline is in February 2015.
#4 – Regions Riding Forward Black History Month Scholarship: Funded by Regions Bank (located in 16 states), this program awards scholarships each year to high school students and college students. Interested students may apply by writing an essay about African-Americans who have inspired them. Deadline is in February 2015.
#5 – Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship: For minority high school students in the United States. In addition to a financial grant, the foundation also provides its scholars with mentoring and leadership development opportunities, and internships. Deadline is in February 2015.
#6 – GEICO Achievement Award Program: Helps current college students who are sophomores and juniors earn scholarship money to complete their education. Eligible students must be enrolled in a business, computer science, or mathematics program. Deadline is in February 2015.
#7 – Buick Achiever’s Scholarship Program: Designed to give the financial assistance to student leaders, who can not afford to attend college. Funded by the GM Foundation, the program annually gives away 100 renewable scholarship awards and 1,000 non-renewable scholarship awards. Deadline is in February 2015.
#8 – National Association of Black Journalists Scholarships: Offered to students interested in a career in journalism. The scholarships are for high school students and undergraduate college students who are planning to enroll or currently enrolled in college full-time and majoring in journalism. Deadline is in February 2015.
#9 – United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships: Provides extraordinary amounts of scholarship opportunities for minority students with financial need. Scholarships include educational assistance for students attending participating Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU) and other colleges as well. Deadline is in February
#10 – Kroger “I Can Make History” Contest: Open to elementary, middle school, and high school students, grades 4th through 12th, this contest will award more than $71,000 in prizes in the categories of art, essay, music and poetry. Deadline is in February
#11- JDL Scholarship: $1000 for students pursuing a STEM degree from Southern University. Deadline April
#12- Demco-The application can also be found under the “Community” tab. We award up to twenty (20) $1,000.00 scholarships in the Fall and Spring semesters. The deadline is June
BONUS – HBCU Connect Minority Scholarship: Makes available several $1,000 scholarships for minority applicants who attend or plan to attend a Historically Black College or University. The scholarship can be applied to tuition or books for the semester in which the funds are received. Deadline is in both January and February
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Taking EXPLORE® in 9th grade provides the students with information about their knowledge, skills, interests, and plans. The students can use this information as they plan their high school course work and begin thinking about college and careers.
(Grade 9 Only)
The PLAN test assists students in identifying information about their skills and interest as well as provides students with a guide to determine if their remaining high school courses are the best ones possible to prepare them for college.
(Grade 10 only)
TEST TAKING TIPS
Link to a Test-taking tips guide. http://tinyurl.com/p2r9w8l
Reducing Anxiety http://tinyurl.com/npqs28c
ACT Test Prep
LSU Continuing Education ACT Test Prep
The Princeton Review ACT Test Preparation
Integration of Education and Mentoring Programs at LSU Fall 2014 Pre-Registration-ACT Test Prep Academy
OVERDRIVE – study guides for ASVAB, NCLEX, GED, PRAXIS and others (ebook format) *
East Baton Rouge Library Practice Tests *
* = a library card is required
End Of Course (EOC)
The purpose of the End Of Course assessments are to measure students’ academic performance and progress toward postsecondary readiness in core high school courses. Students enrolled in Algebra I, Geometry, English II and III, Biology and U.S. History will be assessed.