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Paul Pewitt High School
Phone: (903)884-2293
Fax: (903)884-3111
Principal: Scot Wright
Asst Principal: Rosi Lea Tuck
Facebook.com/PaulHPewittHS

Counselor

 

                                    

                 Welcome to the Pewitt High                 

School's Counseling Corner!


 

Kathy Stringfellow, MS, LPC

Professional High School Counselor

(903) 884-2293

(903) 884-3111 (Fax)

   kstringfellow@pewittcisd.net


SAT, ACT and GRE Test Rrep Guides instantly accessible through "CHEGG TEST PREP."Go to:

SAT Test Prep:  http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/sat

ACT Test Prep: http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/act

 


Visit https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/ for information about the following information on colleges:

  • ·         Graduation rate of all colleges/universities
  • ·         Anticipated Salary for specific fields after graduation
  • ·         Tuition/fees (using family income to help application get an accurate total)

Click here for Helpful Resources for Seniors Preparing for After Graduation


HELPFUL WEBSITES

 

www.applytexas.org Application for All Texas Public Colleges and Universities

 

www.fafsa.ed.gov Federal Financial Aid Website (NEW!!!    Available October 1, 2016)

 

www.everychanceeverytexan.org/about/scholars/ Grant and Scholarship Information

 

www.fastweb.com Scholarship Information


 

Click here to read Your 5-Step Guide to Paying for College from Wells Fargo.


Seniors will need to complete the FAFSA (the application for financial aid for college).  This application will open on October 1, 2017. Click here to apply for your FAFSA ID, which you will use to complete the FAFSA application.

If you have any questions or need assistance to complete the FAFSA, please come by the counseling office.


  

Click here  for the STAAR testing dates for 2017-2018.


ACT and SAT Tests

Testing information

The ACT and/or SAT are generally required by all four year colleges and universities to determine admission.

ACT

To register online: http://www.actstudent.org/

* Online registration is encouraged with credit card or fee waiver.

Cost: $46.00 without writing; $62.50 with writing

The ACT measures the knowledge, understanding, and skills that you have acquired throughout your education. The test contains multiple-choice tests in four areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. If you register for the optional ACT with writing, you will take the writing test after the four multiple-choice tests.

Check out FREE test prep tools at www.act.org/theact/testprep.

  • ACT Question of the Day
  • Preparing for the ACT Test booklet
  • Sample Test questions, test taking strategies
ACT TEST DATE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Septemberhttp://www.texasbuildersfoundation.org/what-we-do.html#Scholarship_Program 9, 2017 August 4, 2017 August 18, 2017
October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017 October 6, 2017
December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 17, 2017
February 10, 2018 January 12, 2018 January 19, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 23, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 18, 2018
July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 22, 2018

 

SAT

To register online: www.sat.org/register

* Online registration is encouraged with credit card or fee waiver. Cost: $46.00 (no essay); $60.00 (with essay)

The SAT tests students' knowledge of subjects that are necessary for college success: reading, writing, and mathematics. The SAT assesses the critical thinking skills students need for academic success in college—skills that students learned in high school.

The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to provide FREE Official SAT practice. Go to www.khanacademy.org/sat for practice tests, diagnostic quizzes, interactive practice, and instant feedback. 

Fee Waivers: Students on free or reduced lunch may qualify to take the ACT/SAT tests for free. See your counselor for details.

SAT TEST DATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE
August 26, 2017 July 28, 2017 August 15, 2017
October 7, 2017 September 8, 2017 September 27, 2017
November 4, 2017 October 5, 2017 October 25, 2017
December 2, 2017 November 2, 2017 November 21, 2017
March 10, 2018 February 9, 2018 February 28, 2018
May 5, 2018 April 6, 2018 April 25, 2018
June 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 May 23, 2018

Attention Juniors:

All juniors should be signing up to take the SAT or ACT by the spring. Make sure you are using all the resources available to you to help you prepare for the test. http://tta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-TTAF-Application-and-Letter.pdf


Free ACT Online Prep Available for Low Income Students

Students who register for the ACT test using a low-income fee waiver will automatically receive free access to ACT Online Prep for a year. To qualify for a fee waiver, students must be enrolled in 11th or 12th grade; be either a United States citizen or testing in the U.S., U.S. territories or Puerto Rico; and meet one or more selected indicators of economic need.

Click here for the application for this program.


College Day

Click here if you are planning a visit to a college, be sure to complete a college day form to return to the school after your visit for the absence to be excused.


 

Seniors and Dual Credit Students

If you are planning on attending a junior college or planning on enrolling in dual credit courses, you will need to take the TSI test to be allowed to take courses.  We will offer the TSI test at our school for 2017-2018 school year. We will schedule testing dates beginning in December 2017.

 

The cost for each portion of the test is $6; there are 3 parts (math, reading, and writing).  Please come by the counseling office for more information. 


The University of Texas System

Visit seekUT, which is a free online website and interactive tool that presents data over time on earnings, loan debt, and employment outcomes by major for UT institution graduates working in Texas.


Looking for help choosing a college or college major?

 Visit Big Future by College Board for excellent information on both.


2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award

The program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level. It also aims to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities.

Click here to apply online.

Deadline to apply: November 8


House Bill 5 - Graduation Requirements

Texas Education Agency has published a Graduation Toolkit, which provides parents and students information about House Bill 5 requirements, Foundation Plan for graduation, and much more information to help with planning for completing graduation requirements. 

Click here for House Bill 5 Graduation Requirements Information - Files Shared by Linden-Kildare ISD


Click here to access Good Call to search for scholarships.


Information About Colleges


Click here for information about Compare Colleges Texas -- an interactive, mobile-friendly web tool designed to help users learn more about Texas public universities and community colleges. 

 

Click here for CampusTours.com, which allows you to have a virtual tour of college campuses as well as gain valuable information about colleges.

 

Click here for College For All Texans -- a site with information about colleges, financial aid, and much more!


Click here for information about Best Online Colleges in Texas.


Juniors, click here if you are interested in attending Texas Tech, I encourage you to apply for the Texas Tech Leadership Camp for juniors.  Attending a leadership camp looks great on your college application as well as could help you to be accepted into the college.


 

 

Scholarship Information


Texas Farm Credit Scholarship and Ag Student of the Month

Marsha Martin Scholarships – $2,000

Requirements to Apply: Students must be a senior pursuing a college

degree in an agriculture-related field and a member of FFA or 4-H.

Winners of the Ag Student of the Month will receive a $100 VISA gift card and will be

eligible for the Marsha Martin Scholarship Program.

www.texasfcs.com/scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2017


Northeast Texas Credit Union (NETCU) Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Award Amount – $1,000

Applications are available online or at your local branch in Daingerfield, TX.

 


Scholarships Available

Visit www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php for information on 10 scholarship programs that provide more than one million dollars to students in the 2017-2018 school year. 

 


Texas Advance Scholarships Available

 from University of Texas at Austin

Requirements: Students must submit an admission application by Dec. 1 to University of Texas at Austin and must submit their FAFSA for consideration by Dec. 1, 2017, for priority consideration and the final deadline is by March 1, 2018..

Most awards are $20,000 ($5,000 a year for four years).


Delta Waterfowl of Mount Pleasant $1000 Scholarships Available. 

Deadline: Oct.  27, 2017

Scholarship applications are available in the counseling office.

Criteria: Must be majoring in Chemistry, Biology, Criminal Justice, Veterinary Services, Wildlife Management, Agriculture, or other related field.


 

NTCC Scholarship Work Program Available for

Dual Credit Students and Seniors

Deadline:  April 2018

Click here to apply or see Ms. Stringfellow for an application.

Money from this program can be applied to either your dual credit courses or tuition/books after graduation.

Students will work for 15 hours per week during the summer at NTCC for the program.

 


ETBU Preview Days

East Texas Baptist University is offering several amazing preview events for prospective students & their families to visit campus and learn more about the university. If you are interested in small Christian community, high quality education, and a vibrant student body, please visit the campus to see if it’s the right fit for you! 

Click here to learn more about ETBU preview day opportunities.


Texas Interscholastic League Foundation (TILF)

Scholarships Available

TILP provides scholarships to students who participate in UIL academic and music competitions

Qualifications required:  Student must compete at the UIL Academic State Meet OR qualify as an Outstanding Soloist at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest (TSSEC) at least once in their high school career AND must plan to attend a Texas college or university.

Application can be completed between March 1 and May 11, 2018

Click here for application.


Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative Scholarships

Requirements:  Parents must be active members of Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative

Applications are available in the counseling office or at http://www.bcec.com/

Deadline: March 16, 2018


Texas Farm Credit Scholarships

Click here for scholarships available for students pursuing a college degree in an agriculture-related field of study.


BAYLOR SCHOLARSHIP

Baylor is offering the Carr P. Collins Scholars Program to students who have demonstrated leadership through service.

$5,200 for freshman year and renewable for 3 years

Requirements:  Combined score of 1310 or more on SAT or score of 28 or more on ACT

Be in the top quarter of their graduating class

To apply click here or go to www.baylor.edu/admissions/CarrPCollins

Application deadline:  January 31, 2018


East Texas Communities Foundation Scholarships

There are many scholarship opportunities available through ETCF. Click here for a summary listing of scholarships and their eligibility requirements. More detailed information and links to the online applications are available on our website at http://etcf.org/pages/scholarships/students/student-guide-and-available-scholarships.

ETCF has 38 scholarships to offer students this year. One new scholarship to note is the Peace Officers and Firefighters Scholarship. Dependent children of peace officers and professional firefighters with a GPA of 3.0 or better who are graduating seniors at a public or private high school in the 32-county ETCF service area are eligible to apply.

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted electronically.

Deadline for submission is March 1, 2018.

 


CTE Student Scholarship Opportunity

Mahindra USA Inc., and Career and Technology Association of Texas (CTAT) have announced scholarship opportunities for Texas high school seniors participating in CTE to pursue a college education.

Students actively enrolled in CTE throughout their high school career are eligible to apply. Students must have successfully completed at least three credits in two or more CTE courses and currently be enrolled in a CTE course for the fall and/or spring semester of their senior year.

Interested students may apply on-line on the CTAT Scholarship Portal at https://ctat.secure-platform.com/a..

 

 


Tarelton State University

Honors College Program - Scholarships Available

$4000 and $1000 Scholarships

Click here for information about the Tarelton Honors College Program.

Click here to apply for the scholarships offered through the Honors College. (Go the general scholarship application.)


Ashley Stevenson Memorial Scholarship

The Ashley Stevenson Memorial Scholarship is an annual, merit based competition, with a one-time award of $3000.

Due: March 15

Click here to apply.

 


NTCC Honors Program

Deadline: March 1

Why NTCC Honors? 

NTCC offers very competitive scholarship packages and additional benefits. As an honors student at NTCC you will be part of a small, close-knit community of driven individuals. Our program focuses heavily on research. Students have numerous opportunities to present their projects at the regional and national levels. Students also receive personal advising  and one-on-one coaching from honors professors with doctorates. 
 
Click here to apply for the NTCC Honors Program.
 

Scholarship Information

Click here for FastWeb, which is an online resource in finding scholarships to help you pay for school.


 

Scholarship Opportunities to LETU

 The School of Arts and Sciences Scholarships are merit-based scholarships worth from $1000 to $5000 per year, renewable for four years.  Keep in mind that this scholarship is by reference only.

Click here for link to apply to  LeTourneau University.

Click here to apply for a grant for housing.

 

Hamilton Award

The Alexander Hamilton Friends Association 
811 First Avenue | Suite 350 | Seattle, WA  | 98104

Deadline:  March 4

Must be a junior to apply.

$500 scholarship/Leadership training in Seatle and Central America

Click here for more information.

 


NTCC Foundaton Scholarship Application

Due: March 19, 2018

Click here to apply if you will attend NTCC.


NTCC Scholarship for Dual Credit Students

Deadline: March 31

$200 Scholarship

Click here if you will be taking dual credit courses  and need assistance paying for the tuition and books. Students will be awarded based on economic need through a NTCC Committee.


Click here for a Don't Mess with Texas scholarship application and

click here for a flyer with information about this scholarship.  

Deadline is May 5th

 


Texas State University

Assured Scholarships

Click here for information about the scholarship.


 

Click here for a list of College Option's List of Scholarships in Texas.

 


 

SFA Scholarship

Smith-Hutson Scholarships

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2018

Criteria:  Financial need

Pays up to $17,500 a year for 4 consecutive years

Visit sfasu.edu/smith-hutson-scholarship to apply.

 


 

SMU Academic Scholarships

http://www.smu.edu/Admission/Academics/Honors/MeritScholarship


Hunt Leadership Scholars Program

http://www.smu.edu/academics/hunt


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/scholarships-forms/#scholarship-flyer


Wade College - Merchandising /Design

http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/scholarships-forms/#scholarship-flyer

 


Top Ten Percent Scholarship

http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/apps/financialaid/tofa2.cfm?ID=385

 


Financial Aid and Scholarship Information

https://www.cappex.com/


Longview Regional Medical Center Scholarship

Requirements: Applicants must be entering the health care field

Deadline: April 5, 2018

Award – $1,000 per semester

Applications available in the counseling office.


North East Texas Credit Union Scholarship

The eligibility requirements include you must be a member of the North East Texas Credit Union.  Six $1,000 scholarships will be distributed to students in the service area.  Click here for the scholarship application or come by the counseling office for one.

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Award – $1,000


 UTSA Alumni Association Scholarship

The scholarship value is $5,000.00 per year, it is renewable with qualifications met. 

The UTSA Alumni Association supports The University of Texas at San Antonio.  UTSA is an emerging Tier One research institution specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability, and human and social development.  UTSA has more than 29,000 students with 147 degree programs.  Click here for the application.

 


http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/


 

Click here for Achieve Texas, which offers career development information as well as college initiative planning resources as well.


Chegg has three scholarships. Click here for the $1000 scholarship, which is due on April 1st. Click here for the $2000 scholarship, which is due by June 1st. Also, click here for a personalized section to find the perfect scholarship for you.


My College Options is a great site to find scholarships!


Click here for the Digital Third Coast's Digital Marketing Scholarship.


If you are planning on attending Tyler Junior College, click here to apply for scholarships.


Texas Builders Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 30, 2018

Criteria:  Must be pursuing a building trade certification: construction science, management, engineering or related degree; and plan to enter the construction workforce upon graduation.

Click here for an application.


Texas Rural Education Association (TREA) Scholarships Available

20 scholarships will be awarded of $1,200 each.

Click here to apply.

Winners will be required to attend the TREA Summer Conference to accept the scholarship.  Overnight hotel accommodations will be paid by TREA.


Horatio Alger National Career and

Technical Scholarship Program

Criteria:  Must have plans to enroll in a community college, demonstrate financial need, be involved in community service activities, and plan on pursuing a career or technical program at a community college.

Click here to appy online.


University of Texas – Tyler

Scholarship Confirmation 

Fee Deadline: March 1
All fall 2017 freshmen who are accepted for admission and pay

the $100 fee by March 1 will be consideredfor an academic scholarship.

 


The American Legion 

High School  Oratorical Scholarship Program

Students will be required to give a speech to compete to possibly be awarded scholarships.

Scholarship awards are presented to the top three finalists in the final round of the national contest as follows: 1st place – $18,000; 2nd place – $16,000; and 3rd place – $14,000.

For more information visit https://www.legion.org/oratorical/request and see Ms. Stringfellow to complete the application form to be considered for selection.


The Horation Alger Association of Distingued Americans, Inc.

scholarships@horatioalger.org

Scholarships awarded from $6,000 to $25,000

Eligibility Criteria: HighSchool Graduate in Spring 2018; demonstrated financial need ($55,000 or lower

adjusted gross family income; GPA of 2.0 or better; and United States citizen.

Deadline: October 25, 2017


Texas Student Housing Scholarship

Criteria: Open for students accepted to college in Austin, College State, or Denton, Texas

Deadline: January 31, 2018

 


Hagan Scholarship Foundation

Visit hsfmo.org for more information.

350 need based, merit scholarships available for rural students.

Deadline: November 15, 2017


Dallas Scottish Rite Scholarship 

Applications are available in the counseling office or go to www.dallasscottishrite.org  and choose Scottish Rite Forms and 2018 Scholarship form.

Award Amount – $1,000

Deadline: April 9, 2018


TTA Foundation Scholarship

Click here for the application.

Award Amount- $2,000

Deadline: March 30, 2018


Communities in Schools 

Kim Matthew’s Scholarship of Excellence

Award Amount: $250

Deadline: Feb. 16, 2018

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


Because History Matters Scholarship

Award Amounts: First Place – $5,000

Second Place – $3,000

Third Place – $1,500

Deadline: Feb. 23, 2018

Click here for application.