August 28, 2012
The Junior League of
Montgomery would like to invite you to attend their 28th
Annual College and Career Night on Monday, September 17,
2012. It will be held at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and
Spa at the Convention Center from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.
Prattville High School will host a
county-wide College and Career Day for Junior and Senior students
on September 10, 2012 from 8:00am until 11:00am. Parents are
invited to attend. College counselors/career professionals will be
available in the Gym to answer questions concerning the enrollment
August 30, 2012
The PSAT will be given on
Wednesday, October 17, 2012. The cost will be $15 CASH ONLY,
for those wanting to compete for the National Merit Scholarship.
The 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
(PSAT/NMSQT) is the qualifying tet for entry to the 2014 National
Merit Program. The competition will span about 18 months from
entry in October 2012 until the spring of 2014 when scholarships
for college undergraduate study will be awarded. It is expected
that about 3.5 million students will take the PSAT/NMSQT in 2012,
and approximately 1.5 million of them will meet requirements to
enter this program.
On October 5th, 2012, AUM
will be having a Hospitality & Tourism Expo, beginning at
10:00am. The cost is $12 per student.
Marion Military Institute Preview Day
will be on October 12, 2012. Live a day in the life of a MMI cadet!
Tour the campus, observe an actual collegte class, watch the MMI
Corps of Cadets perform a Pass In Review, ask questions to current
and alumni, and discuss financial and scholarship
Jacksonville State University will
host a Fall Preview Day for high school sophomores,
juniors, and seniors and their families on Saturday, September 29,
2012. Activities begin at 9:00am. Representatives from
academic departments, student, clubs, organizations, and support
offices will be available. Campus tours will also be
The Auburn University College of
Agriculture is please to invite you to the upcoming annual Ag
Exploration Days! There is no cost and a meal is provided at
the end of the program for all students, teachers, and guidance
counselors in attendance. Students in attendance can look forward
to a schedule that will include: tours of the agricultural
research center, learning more about the majors offered in the
College of Agriculture, hands on activities and demonstrations,
meeting current students, faculty, and alumni from our College, and
finding out more information on scholarships, the application
process, and career opportunities. The events usually start at
9:00am and wrap up by 12:30pm. To register for the
event and to see when these events will be held in your area,
please go to: https://auburn.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SVaaaePUGhEaRsvfT.
The University of Alabama is
accepting applications from rising juniors and seniors who have a
3.0+ GPA. These students can apply for early admission anytime
between now and October 16 (the last date when seniors are
elligible). If you would like more materials and/or have questions,
feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
AES Engineering Scholarship Deadline
We will be awarding $500 to the
winner(s) each year.
Scholarship Deadline: October
Application Process: Students will
submit an essay on one of the two topics that appear on the
scholarship page of our website http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
Full details are available on our
This scholarship is not
intended just for Engineering students!
Come to Auburn University for the
COSAM 2012 Minority High School Visitation Day on Thursday, October
18, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Student Center. You
have the opportunity to learn about Undergraduate Admissions,
Scholarships, and Financial Services, meet Support Staff,
Outstanding Faculty, and Top-Notch Students, investigate Academic
and Pre-Professional Programs, discover various Student
Organizations, and take a tour of the campus!
Please RSVP by October 12, 2012, to
Bianca D. Evans, Minority Programs Coordinator, at 334-844-4663 or
by email at email@example.com.
To register online go to www.auburn.edu/cosam/diversity
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Incorporated presents Miss Fashionetta Pageant 2012-2013.This event
is open to Sophmores, Juniors, and Seniors.
The following criteria are required
for each Miss Fashionetta participant:
Current classification must be a
sophomore, junior or senior
May not have previously participated
in Miss Fashionetta
Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or
Must have high moral, ethical and
Please see your guidance counselor
for a copy of the application
The University of Alabama School of
Engineering will be hosting their annual E-Day on Thursday, October
11, 2012 from 8:00am-1:00pm. E-Day includes an open house of the
College of Engineering, and will provide prospective students,
teachers, and counselors with helpful information about the College
as well as a free BBQ lunch. Reservations are NOT
required. Please visit the E-Day web page for driving and
parking directions: http://eng.ua.edu/undergraduate/e-day
Each year, the Department of
Chemical Engineering at Auburn University has the pleasure of
awarding scholarships to new freshmen who have excelled
academically. Approximately 35 Freshman Merit Scholarships with a
total value of $35,000, or more, will be awarded for next Fall.
These scholarships will provide up to $1,000 each for the 2013-2014
school year. Students receiving these scholarships are awarded
scholarship funds for each subsequent year, if they maintain a high
grade point average with good progress in curriculum. A student may
recieve this scholarship in addtion to a number of other
scholarships available through the University.
Students must specify Pre-Chemical Engineering as their
major on their Auburn Application to be eligible for our
departmental scholarships. For questions, contact Jennifer Harris
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call (334) 844-2030
The Office of University
Recruitment and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural
Affairs will be hosting recruitment receptions in Montgomery and
Birmingham for Ethnic Minority Students. Students must register
online at the following website: www.auburn.edu/admissions/events
before October 9th 2012. Students should contact Helen
Stewart at (334)844-6440 if they have any questions.
September 27, 2012 is UAB night at
Wynlakes Golf and Country Club starting at 7:00PM. Students will
learn about the UAB campus, scholarship opportunities, housing and
Students taking the PSAT need to pay
$15.00 cash to Mrs. Bailey by October 10th. Mrs. Bailey (front
office) will receipt the $15.00 from 8:00am - 11:00am
2013 Horatio Alger Scholarship seeks
to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in
over coming adversity, strength of character, financial need, and
commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to
contribute to society. To apply a student must submit an online
application at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships by
October 25, 2012.
October 2, 2012
On Tuesday, October 23rd,
a University of South Alabama representative will be visiting
PHS at 11:30am in the Mane during lunch hours.
If you wish to participate in NCAA
Division I or II athletics, you need to be certified by the NCAA
Eligibility Center. You need to qualify academically and you will
also need to be cleared as an amateur student-athlete. You are
responsible for achieving and protecting your status!
Checklist of College-Bound
Ask your high school counselor to
send your transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center at the end
of your junior year.
Take the ACT or SAT and use the
code "9999" to have your official scores sent directly to the NCAA
Check with your high school
counselor to make sure you are on the track to graduate on time
with your class and have the required amound to core courses.
Request final amateurism
certification during you senior year (beginning April 1).
Ask your high school counselor to
submit your final transcript with proof of graduation.
ALCARH is a non-profit organization
in Alabama that serves as an advocate for development, management,
financing, and ownership of affordable housing. Our scholarship
program strives to enable the state's youth with the best college
education in order to better themselves and our great state. For
inquiries about ALCARH's scholarship program call (205) 331-8668 or
Seniors, Class of 2013 who have at least a "B" grade average and
participate in at least one school-sponsored sport can apply online
in just a few easy steps. Visit www.WendysHeisman.com for
details on how to apply.
2012 Farm-City State Multimedia
Contest: all entries must be received by 3:45pm on Thursday,
November 1, 2012.
2012 Farm-City Week Essay Contest:
all entries must be received by 3:45pm on Thursday, November 1,
For more information on the
Farm-City contests, please see Mrs. Harvard.
MAXWELL Credit Union is offering 10
students scholarships that will be a 2013 graduate of a Central or
East Alabama high school. Scholarship applications may
be obtained by visiting myMax.com or by calling (334)
215-4644. Student must:write an essay, send an official
transcript, and provide 3 letters of recommendations. The
deadline to apply is March 8, 2012.
October 9, 2012
National Society of Black Engineers
Montgomery Alumni Extension 2013 Scholarship Application now
available. See Mrs. Harvard for information.
To ensure that your
Application is complete, provide all of the following
Current official transcript of your
grades from high school or all colleges you have attended
Two (2) letters od recommendation
from teachers, employers, guidance counselors, academic advisors,
Copy of SAT and/or ACT test scores
(high school students only)
Personal Statement (500 words or
*Note: all applications and
personal statements should be typed.
Mail your completed application and
all attachments to:
P.O. Box 210176
If you have any questions, please
call (205) 305-7672.
"To Kill A Mockingbird Contest" essay
contest is available via email at: email@example.com.
Students in need of
Beginning Tuesday, October
30th we will be offering free tutoring after school
onTuesdays and Thursday from 3:30-4:30. Tutoring will not be
offered during the week of Thanksgiving, the first 2 weeks of
January, nor the last 2 weeks of March.
Scholarship Application is now availble
The scholarship is awarding
$1000.00 for students that are paid members of the Alabama FBLA.
Deadline is October 31, 2012. Please direct any questions
concerning the application process to Lisa Weeks, FBLA State
Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 19, 2012
Coca-Cola First Generation
Scholarhip Program University of
For Alabama residents who will be
college freshmen by FAll 2013 ONLY and whose parents or siblings
have NO education beyond high school. Application deadline
is February 1, 2013. For an application or questions,
please contact Ms. Erika Imbody email@example.com
or 205-348-0731 or see Mrs. Harvard
Scholars AthletesFoot Locker
Deadline December 5, 2012
Foot Locker and DoSomething .org will
be rewarding 20 incoming college freshmen $20,000.00 in scholarship
funding for college. For information go to http://www.dosomething.org/FootLocker
Keep the Drive High School
Journalism Awards Program Deadline March 1,
school students can write an article about teen safe driving for a
chance to win $2000.00.
U.S. Department of State Youth
Exchange Scholarships for U.S. High School Students
The National Security Language
Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to
U.S. high-school aged students for overseas study of 7 critical
foreign languages: Arabic, Chines (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean,
Persian (Tajik), Russian and Turkish. Applications for summer 2013
and academic year 2013-2014 programs are due November 1,
. Visit www.nsliforyouth.org
The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange
and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers scholarships to American high
school students to spend the 2013-2014 academic year in countries
that may include Bosnia& Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India,
Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali (semester), Morocco, Oman, South Africa,
Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey. The application deadline is
January 10, 2013. Visit the YES Program's Website
for more information.
The Congress-Bundestag Youth
Exchange Program (CPYX). Scholarships are now available for the
academic year 2013-2014; application deadlines vary by US region
and range from September 2013 to January 2013. For more information
and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of
recruitment for your state at www.USAGermanyScholarship.org
The American Youth Leadership
Program offers opportunities for American high students and
educators to travel abroad on a 3-4 week long exchange program to
gain first hand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on
solving global issues. Recruitment areas and applications deadlines
vary, so please check the American Youth Leadership Program website
for more information.
that get results
Randy Foster and Carol Yeaman
293-9070 ($50.00 for 2 hours)
The Big Sun Organization is proud to
be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic
pursuits. They are offering an annual scholarship to a
derserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this
award, regardless of which sport they participated in . The
deadline is Junne 21, 2012 and the amount of the award is $500.00.
Please visit the website to apply http://www.bigsunathletics.com
The Tenaska Scholarship program is a
$1000.00 scholarship for a 2013 graduating senior who plans to
attend a 4-year college/university. The Deadline for submission is
Monday, March 4, 2013. Applications are available in Mrs.
Any Senior girl interested in
applying for the Dixie Softball Scholarship, should see Mrs.Ward
for an application. Postmark is required by March1, 2013.
Interested in Engineering? Auburn
University and International Paper are presenting a Scholarship
Learn what it means to be an engineer
and receive information about Engineering Scholarship Opportunities
to Auburn University.
Who is invited:
Interested high school seniors, parents, guidance counselors,
science and math teachers
When Thursday, December
13, 2012 6:00pm
Paper's Prattville Mill 100 Jensen Road, Prattville, AL 36067
Deadline to sign up:
Call or e-mail to make your reservation; Nancy Stein 334-361-5002
or firstname.lastname@example.org by
Dinner and a mill tour will be
provided. The program should last approximately 2 hours
Smith Scholarship Foundation
The Smith Foundation Scholarships are
designed to help young Alabamians obtain a higher education and
fulfill their personal goals to give back to their communities.
Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2012 to January 15,
2013 for funding in fall 2013. We are a Last Dollar Scholarship
providing up to $15,000 per year, renewable for four years to a
qualified Alabama institution of higher learning, after all other
financial aid is applied. The Smith Scholarship provides funding
for tuition, room/ board, books, study abroad opportunities, dorm
pack, business attire, mentors available 24/7, emergency assistance
and professional advancement seminars.
Our qualifications are simple: 1)
must be a graduating Alabama high school senior; 2) must have a
minimum of a C+ grade point average; 3) planning to attend an
approved 4-year public college in the State of Alabama - Nursing
majors may attend an accredited two year institution; and 4)
significant contribution to family or community.
Approximately 15 new scholarships
will be awarded in April 2013. We want to encourage your
student to complete the online application now available on our
website at www.smithscholarship.com.
University of Alabama: Arts and Sciences
The Department of Art and Art History
at The University of Alabama is offering three full-tuition
academic scholarships to incoming freshmen students who plan on
majoring in studio art or art history. The scholarships will
be awarded based on the quality of the student's work and are
contingent upon the student's admission to The University of
Alabama for the fall semester of 2013. The student must
declare a major in art or art history.
February 4, 2013
Details of the scholarship
application process and requirements for submitting an application
may be found at http://art.ua.edu/site
The University Alabma Rural
Health Scholars Program Application is now availble in Mrs.
Harvard's office. This program is availble for current
11thgraders who have an interest in health
ACT with writing score of a
21 or higher
Currently an 11th grader with
a 3.0 GPA
Two letters of
Statement of interest
For More information contact
January 7, 2013
AES Engineers is committed to
continuing its support of higher education by providing scholaships
to deserving students. To be eligible the student needs to answer
essay questions that they will find on our site at http://www.aessengineers.com/scholarships.htm.
Deadline for entry is October 4, 2013.
January 11, 2013
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
(E Day) is Friday, February 22, 2013. E Day is an
excellent opportunity to explore a wide range of engineering
disciplines. Students can veiw exhibits, talk with faculty and
departmental representatives. For more information contact Jessica
January 23, 2013
Autauga County Troy Alumni Chapter
Scholarship applications can be picked up in Mrs. Ward's
office. Deadline for submission is March 28.
January 23, 2013
Applications for the Maxwell Gunter
Officers Spouses Club Scholarship Program can be picked up in Mrs.
Ward's office. Deadline for submision is February 28,
January 24, 2013
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Academic
Scholarship. This is for high school seniors with at least a 3.0
GPA, good character, and active involvement in school and community
activities. Students must include a transcript, two letters of
recommendation, a resume, and essay. See Ms. Harvard for an
application. Deadline is March 4, 2013.
February 5, 2013
Any Senior interested in the A. W.
Watkins Scholarship, please see Mrs. Ward or Mrs. Harvard for
an application. Student must be a resident of Central Alabama
and have a GPA of 2.5 and ACT schore of 17. Applicant must
possess leadership skills and show school/community
involvement. Two letters of recommendation are required,
along with a 500 word essay. All documentation must be
postmarked by March, 31, 2013. Please pick up an application
from Guidance today!
February 13, 2012
The Paul Easterling Dixie Youth
Scholarship is to any senior who has ever participated in Dixie
Youth League baseball. It is intended to recognize students who
exemplify good sportsmanship on and off the field. Students
must provide an official transcript reflecting a minimum GPA of a
3.0 or a minimum ACT score of 20, provide two letters of reference,
and write an essay of 500 words or less on the importance of
sportsmanship in athletics. Applications are due April 1 and can be
found on the Autauga Area Community Foundation website, www.aacfinfo.org. Return
application to the Autauga Area Community Foundation Attn: Caroline
Montgomery Clark, 434 N. Mcdonough Street, Montgomery, AL
The Montgomery Retired Officers
Scholarship Foundation will award its annual scholarship in the
amount of $7000 to a deserving high school senior. All applications
and supporting documents must be received May 1,
2013. Applicants who are dependents or grandchildren of US
military: Active Duty, National Guard, or Honorably Discharged, are
encouraged to apply. For an application see Mrs. Harvard or contact
email@example.com for more
The Troy University Foundation
Scholarhips are available on the Troy website. Deadline is March
The Lions Club of Prattville and
Autaugaville have an opportunity for two scholarships. The ALOYF
will give two scholarhsips of $1,000 each with
a deadline of May 1, 2013. The ALHSLF is a weekend
leaderhsip forum for outstanding high school seniors and juniors
that is held at Troy University. There will be two scholarships of
$1,000 to one boy and one girl selected as the "outstanding
delegate." For additional information, contact George Head at
365-7608 or Cindy Ducker at 365-3784.
March 7, 2013
The Gilbraitti Scholarship is a $500
scholarship for those between the ages of 16 and 20. You must be
attending a college or university in the Fall of 2013 and must
complete the application and essay by March 30, 2013. Applications
The Youth Volunteer Scholarship is
for $500. You must have completed 50 volunteer hours in the past 2
years and also maintained a 3.5 or greater GPA. You must be under
21 and submit an essay with the application. Deadline is April 15,
2013. Applications on www.bbgcommunicationsinc.com.
The Healthy Choices Scholarship is
for $500. You must be attending a post-secondary school by fall of
2013 and be enrolled in a program that is 2 years or longer.
Applications on www.chiropractorkelowna.ca
and the deadline is April 30, 2013.
The Scholarship by Design Award is
$500 and you must be a high school senior or an undergraduate
student, a resident of the US or Canada, and be attending school on
a full-time basis. Applications found at
Deadline is May 1, 2013.
Black and Lee Scholarship is $500.
You must be between the ages of 15 and 20 on May 15, 2013, submit
answers to the essay question and be attening a post-secondary
institution by Fall 2013. Applications on
is May 15, 2013.
The Caretenders Scholarship Program
is $500. You must be attending an accredited university, college,
trades, or technical school in the fall of 2013. The school must be
in Canada or the US. Applications on www.kelownaretirementhomes.ca.
Deadline is May 31, 2013.
The LM Scholarship Program is $1,000.
You must be enrolled in a degree program by September, a 3.0 or
higher GPA, and submit an answer to the essay question.
Applications on www.forklifttraininginseattle.com.
Deadline is May 31, 2013.
The Rogers Community Volunteer
Scholarship is $500. You must be attending school in Fall of 2013
in an undergraduate degree program. You must have completed 10
hours of non-paid, volunteer service within your community in the
last 12 months and maintained a 2.5 or greater GPA. Applications on
Deadline is June 1, 2013.
The Sedary and Associates
Scholarhship is $500. You must be between the ages of 16-22, be
enrolled in a college, university, trades, or technical school by
fall 2013, and submit and essay answering the question on the
website. Applications on www.chilliwacklawyers.ca.
Deadline is June 15, 2013.
The Lift Parts Express
Scholarship os $1,000. You must be a senior in high school or a
freshman or sophomore in a college or university, be a legal
resident, and be enrolled or expected to be enrolled by Fall of
2013. Applications on www.forkliftpartsgeorgia.com.
Deadline is June 30, 2013.
Do you have any students interested in a career in Accounting?
If so, The University of Alabama's
Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) is a
wonderful opportunity for them!
The program will be held July 14th - 19th,
2013 and applications are due April 1st, 2013. This summer program
is 100% FREE to students selected!
ACAP is a one-week summer program for high school minority
students. The program introduces students to career opportunities
in accounting by involving local university faculty and guest
lecturers from business and government. Students selected for ACAP
receive a full scholarship for the program that covers the cost of
tuition, room, meals, books, and supplies. Students also compete
for college scholarships in a Group Case Study Competition.
For more information, please visit http://mycba.ua.edu/acap. The
program's PDF brochure can be found at
March 14, 2013
The Prattville Rotary Club
Scholarship: This year, the Prattville Rotary Club will
be awarding 2 high school seniors that attend a private or
public school in Autauga County or the City of Prattville a
"Horace Powell" $1,500 college scholarship or a $1,000
"Frank Lamar" college scholarship. In order to be
considered for these scholarships, the interested student must
submit a 1000 word essay on the Rotary International
Motto "Service Before Self." Essays are
due no later than 5:00 PM, April
19, 2013. Please see Mrs. Harvard for more
The Elizabeth Steere Memorial
Applicant must have at least a "C"
Applicant must have applied to be
admitted to a post-secondary institution with attached letter of
Applicant must submit along with
application a 75 word essay entitled "Why I Feel I Should Receive
2 letters of recommendation from
teachers, counselors, or religious leaders in the community must be
Application should be completed and
submitted to the Scholarship Committee by April 15,
If you receive this scholarship you
will be required to submit a letter of gratitude and a statement of
your educational goals to Mr. Agee and Mr. Steere.
For an application and more
information, please see Mrs. Harvard.
April 1, 2013
The Prattville Civic Club
Scholarship application is now availble in Mrs. Harvard's
office. The application and all supporting papers must be
mailed prior to April 15, 213 to:
220 College Street
Prattville, AL 36067
April 2, 2013
The Jackson Hospital
Foundation will offer ten $1000.00 scholarships for area high
school students who plan to pursue careers in nursing, imaging, or
the medical field. Applications are availble in Mrs. Harvrd's
April 3, 2012
Autauga County Black Heritage Assoc.,
Inc. Scholarship application is now available in Mrs. Harvard's
April 5 2013
The Lions of Alabama is offering a
scholarship for beginning freshmen with a minimum ACT 22 or a SAT
of 1030. Preference will be given to applicants who have
demonstrated community service leadership in recognized school or
community organizations and clubs. Deadline is May 1, 2013. Contact
Lion Cindy Ducker at 365-3784 for more information or see Mrs.
Harvard for details.
Women in Touch Scholarship
application is now availble in Mrs. Harvard's office. The award for
this scholarship is in the amount of $1000.00 and is based on
financial need, community service, and extracurricular activities.
The deadline id April 23 2013.
Autauga County Farmers
Requirements for the scholarship are
Must be a U.S. citizen and resident
of Autauga County
Must be planning to obtain a degree
in agriculture or a related field
Must include a letter of acceptance
from the university of choice
Must include an official, signed
grade report/transcript from high school/college
Must include 3 letters of
reference; on should be from someone in the agricultural
Do not have to be an ALFA
member to apply
Do not have to be a
freshman to apply
Applications must be received by
May 30, 2013. Please mail documents to the Autauga
County Farmers Federation Scholarship Committee, PO Box 190, Autaugaville, AL
36003. Please see Mrs. Harvard for an
May 03, 2013
Delta Sigma Theta
The Montgomery Alumnae Chapter of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is proud to announce the acceptance
of applications for one of our availble scholarships. Please see
Mrs. Harvard for an application.
AHSGE: July 8-12,
AHSGE: September 16-20,
AHSGE: December 2-6,
AHSGE: March 17-21,
ACT plus Writing: April 23,
1. Create a four-year plan
- Make sure you know what high school courses are required by
colleges you may want to attend
2. Encourage extracurricular activities- (start thinking
- Remember colleges want to see real involvement
- If you want to play sports in college, research National
College Athletic Association eligibility requirements. Visit www.ncaaclearinghouse.net.
3. Start thinking about a college savings plan if you
haven't done so
- Investigate state financial aid programs and 529 programs.
- 1. Take the PSAT.
- 2. Take college campus tours during the summer.
- 3. Begin to work on resume. Include honors/work experience and
- Take the ACT/SAT Check dates on the PHS website or see your
counselor (take the writing section at least 1 time).
3. Learn about colleges by searching their web sites or the
college reps when they visit PHS.
4. Visit some local colleges (Mrs. Harvard takes students
on fieldtrips to Alabama, Auburn, Troy, and UAB)
- If you are planning to play a sport in college register with
- Attend the PHS financial aid meeting (usually held in
- Attend college/career day at PHS (usually held in
- Create your resume.
- Check application deadlines and procedures for admissions to
you wish to apply to.
- 1. Take the ACT and/or SAT.
- 2. Update your resume.
- 3. Secure reference/ recommendation letters (give writer at
least 2 weeks notice).
- 4. Finalize college choices and send college deposits.
- 5. Complete college applications by Thanksgiving Holidays (most
deadlines for scholarships are December 1).
- 6. Send high school transcripts to colleges (2 weeks notice See
Mrs. Grigsby, PHS Registrar)
- 7. Send FAFSA forms to college of your choice for financial aid
(after taxes have been filed) www.FAFSA.ed.gov
- 8. Check the PHS website for scholarship opportunities.
It is never too early to start thinking about paying for your
child's college expenses. The cost of education continues to
rise, but there are ways to help defer the cost. The most
important advice is to get smart about Federal Student Aid and to
know the financial counselor at the University or College where
your child will be attending.
Most student financial aid comes from the federal
government. Applying for federal aid is free so
beware of anyone who charges money for scholarships.
Basic Eligibility for Federal
- Demonstrate financial need
- Be a US citizen
- Be working toward a degree
- Show that you have applied to a postsecondary school
- Complete a high school education
- Register with the Selective Service
- Maintain academic progress once in school
three types of federal student aid:
- Grants-financial aid that doesn't have to be
- Work-Study-allows you to earn money for your
- Loans- allow you to borrow money for your
education. You must repay loans.
To receive any Federal Aid you must complete the FAFSA
Go online to www.fafsa.ed.gov. or www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/pubs
To receive a paper copy you may call 1-800-FED-AID
Prattville High School will host a financial seminar in the
month of November to help answer any questions you may have
concerning ways to help with college cost. Please continue to
check the PHS website for scholarship information and dates for
informational meetings. We will also use the
STI call home to inform you of