Welcome to the Pewitt High
School's Counseling Corner!
Kathy Stringfellow, Ed.D., LPC
Professional High School Counselor
(903) 884-3111 (Fax)
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:
Click here for Helpful Resources for Seniors Preparing for After Graduation
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, 2020. 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.
ACT and SAT
The ACT and/or SAT are generally required by all four year colleges and universities to determine admission.
To register online: http://www.actstudent.org/
* Online registration is encouraged with credit card or fee waiver.
Cost: $52.00 without writing; $68.00 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
SCORES BACK DATE
Sept. 14, 2019
August 16, 2019
Aug. 30, 2019
October 26, 2019
September 20, 2019
Nov. 4, 2019
Dec. 14, 2019
Nov. 8, 2019
Nov. 22, 2019
February 8, 2020
January 10, 2020
Jan. 17, 2020
April 4, 2020
Feb. 28, 2020
March 13, 2020
June 13, 2020
May 8, 2020
May 22, 2020
July 18, 2020
June 19, 2020
June 26, 2020
To register online: www.sat.org/register
* Online registration is encouraged with credit card or fee waiver. Cost: $49.50 (no essay); $64.50 (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
SCORES BACK DATE
August 24, 2019
July 26, 2019
Sept. 6, 2019
October 5, 2019
September 6, 2019
Oct. 18, 2019
November 2, 2019
October 3, 2019
Nov. 15, 2019
December 7, 2019
November 8, 2019
Dec. 20, 2019
March 14, 2020
February 14, 2020
March 27, 2020
May 2, 2020
April 3, 2020
May 15, 2020
June 6, 2020
May 8, 2020
July 15, 2020
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.
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.
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 2019-2020 school year. We will schedule testing dates beginning in December 2019.
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.
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 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.
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.
Click here to apply.
Deadline: January 6, 2020
Northeast Texas Credit Union (NETCU) Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Award Amount – $1,000
Applications are available online or at your local branch in Daingerfield, TX.
Visit www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php for information on 10 scholarship programs that provide more than one million dollars to students in the 2019-2020 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, 2019, for priority consideration and the final deadline is by March 1, 2020..
Most awards are $20,000 ($5,000 a year for four years).
Delta Waterfowl of Mount Pleasant $1000 Scholarships Available.
Deadline: Nov. 2, 2019
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 2020
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)
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 10, 2020
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 2020
Texas Farm Credit Scholarships
Click here for scholarships available for students pursuing a college degree in an agriculture-related field of study.
Baylor is offering the Carr P. Collins Scholars Program to students who have demonstrated leadership through service.
$5,350 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, 2020
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/
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
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, 2020
Click here to apply.
NTCC Honors Program
Deadline: March 1
Why NTCC Honors?
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.
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, 2020
Click here to apply if you will attend NTCC.
Deadline: March 31, 2020
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, 2019
Texas State University
Click here for information about the scholarship.
Click here for a list of College Option's List of Scholarships in Texas.
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2020
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
Hunt Leadership Scholars Program
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Wade College - Merchandising /Design
Top Ten Percent Scholarship
Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
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, 2020
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.
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 15, 2019
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
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.
The Horatio Alger Association of Distingued Americans, Inc.
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.
Application opens: March 15
Texas Student Housing Scholarship
Criteria: Open for students accepted to college in Austin, College State, or Denton, Texas
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Hagan Scholarship Foundation
Visit hsfmo.org for more information.
350 need based, merit scholarships available for rural students.\
Provides up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters and includes a
$15,000 Schwab Investment Account and fully paid Study Abroad Award.
Deadline: November 15, 2019
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, 2020
TTA Foundation Scholarship
Click here for the application.
Award Amount- $2,000
Deadline: March 29, 2020
Communities in Schools
Kim Matthew’s Scholarship of Excellence
Award Amount: $250
Deadline: Feb. 16, 2020
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, 2020
Click here for application.
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Pocket Nurse Scholarship
Criteria: Must becoming a nurse
Average Award Amount – $3,182
Click here to appy.
GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline: Jan. 4, 2020
To be eligible for this award, applicants must:
*demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
*demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
*be citizens of the United States of America;
*be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
*plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient.
Click here to apply.
Proud Texas Scholarship
Deadline: Dec. 30, 2019
To apply for the Proud Texan Scholarship, you must:
Complete our online application form.
Create a 30-to-120-second video.
Write a brief essay (no more than 500 words) to support your video.
Click here to apply.
The Chapter CJ Texas, PEO Scholarship 2019
Education Foundation Scholarship
Amount Awarded: $700
Criteria: Senior High School Female with a B average or higher in high school;
Plan to enroll in a college/university and maintain a B average in college
Deadline: April 5, 2020
2019 Buster Bynum Scholarship
Amount Awarded: $2500
Criteria: Parent/guardian had income of less than $80,000 for the last three years.
Parent has worked in the public school transportation field for the past three years.
Student has a 3.0 GPA.
Deadline: May 24, 2020
Deadline Submission: October 15th
Notify winner: October 30th
Award Presentation: at Friends Gala on 11/20 in Waco, Texas
Those interested in applying for the scholarship must do the following:
1. Complete an application (ONLINE) include how the money will be used for the students future/help achieve my goals, include approval to use video/presentation, link for presentation, demographic, upload letter docs.
2. Submit a video/multimedia presentation 2 minutes or less, regarding how public schools impacted your life/career choice and prepared you to meet your future goals. (use your platform of choice and send us a link to video )
3. Submit two letters from teachers related to the student’s work in school
4. Submit one letter from a guidance counselor, principal, vice-principal, or superintendent regarding the student’s plans after graduation.