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SENIORS DO NOW!!!

   
Sign up for Bright Futures @ www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org
Friday, February 22nd, is the last day to go by Mrs. Drinkard’s office and verify the spelling of your name for your diploma.
 Turn in letters for Scholarships received
 Order Cap & Gown
Turn in Community Service Hours to Mrs. Drinkard
Check for record/book tags

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Financial Aid Information

Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance
http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD

Fast Web
http://www.fastweb.com

U.S. Government Grants and Loans
http://www.fedmoney.org

U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/finaid/html

U.S. Department of Education Student Guide
http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html

SallieMae Student Financial Aid
http://www.salliemae.com/

Careers and Colleges
www.careersandcolleges.com

College Xpress
http://apps.absolutelyscholarships.com/exec/scholarship

Financial Aid – Petersons
www.petersons.com/college-search/college-financial-aid.aspx

Financial Aid Yahoo
http://dir.yahoo.com/Education/Financial_Aid/

Sources:  Florida Department of Education Resources and Florida’s School Counseling and Guidance Framework

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NAACP SANTA ROSA BRANCH SCHOLARSHIP

NAACP is offering a scholarship to a graduating senior that will be attending college in the fall.  Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and a minimum of 35 community service hours.  Applications can be picked up in the guidance office and completed applications must be postmarked no later than July 10, 2013.

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SHARON LEOPARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AND DWIGHT DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is open to any graduating senior that will be attending an accredited college in the fall.  Applicants must have a parent that works for the Santa Rosa County School system, a minimum 3.0 GPA and at least a 22 on ACT or 1020 on SAT.  Applications are in the guidance office. Completed applications must be mailed and be received by 5:00 on May 7.

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RLI SOLUTIONS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is open to any graduating senior that will be attending an accredited college in the fall.  Applicants must have a parent that works for the Santa Rosa County School system and be a TSA client of RLI Solutions, a minimum 3.0 GPA and at least a 22 on ACT or 1020 on SAT.  Applications are in the guidance office. Completed applications must be mailed and be received by 5:00 on May 7.

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AMY MADDEN CARRIER SCHOLARSHIP

 This scholarship is open to all seniors planning to attend college in the fall.  Applications can be picked up in the guidance office and must be returned to Mrs. Drinkard by May 8, 2013.

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 FLORIDA PEANUT PRODUCERS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available to seniors who have family member that are actively producing peanuts.  Applications are in the guidance office.  Completed applications must be postmarked by July 1, 2013.

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FLORIDA A & M UNIVERSITY NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

 This scholarship is open to any senior that will attend FAMU in the fall.  Applications are in the guidance office and completed applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2013.

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Pensacola Alumnae Panhellenic NPC Sorority

The Pensacola Panhellenic Alumnae Association will hold its annual sorority recruitment information session on Monday, May 13, 2013, 6:00p.m., at Trinity Presbyterian Church Parlor, 3400 Bayou Blvd., Pensacola, Florida.   All Escambia/Santa Rosa high school senior women and current college women interested in NPC sorority recruitment are invited to attend, along with their parents.  For additional information and the Pensacola Panhellenic recruitment registration form, please visit our website at www.pensacolapanhellenic.weebly.com or contact our president, Kathy Dreadin, at 982-8140.  Attendees are highly encouraged to bring completed registration forms and pictures to the session on May 13th. Registration forms can be picked up in the guidance office.

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Graduating seniors that plan to attend Florida A & M University in the fall are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Must have a 3.2 GPA and ACT score of at least a 19 or SAT score of at least 900.  Deadline to apply is April 30.  Applications can be picked up in the guidance office.

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MICHELE HILL RAIDER RUN AND SCHOLARSHIP

 The Michele Hill foundation will award at least four $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors from Escambia, Okaloosa or Santa Rosa county.  Applicants must have at least a 3.0 weighted GPA, plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States, show leadership potential, demonstrate dedication to the community and pre-register and attend the Michele Hill Raider Run on May 11, 2013.    Deadline to apply is April 26, 2013 and applications can be picked up in the guidance office.

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NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship applications are available on http://www.nwfsc.edu/humanities/Scholarships.cfm Deadline to apply is as follows:Voice, Theater, Technical, Instrument – March 4 Visual Arts – March 18 & 19Dance – May 17

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Academic and foundation scholarships to PSC are available now.  Applications can be picked up in the guidance office or at www.pensacolastate.edu under the financial aid tab.  Deadline to  submit an application is March 1 for summer term or May 1 for Fall term.

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Academic and foundation scholarships to PSC are available now.  Applications can be picked up in the guidance office or at www.pensacolastate.edu under the financial aid tab.  Deadline to  submit an application is March 1 for summer term or May 1 for Fall term.

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HURLBURT SPOUSES CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is open to dependents of Hurlburt Field.  Applications can be found under Community Involvement at www.hurlburtspousesclub.com

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UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY

 This scholarship is available for graduating seniors that are descendants of Confederate ancestors.  Service records and lineage sheets are required.  Completed applications must be received by June 15, 2013.  They are available in the guidance office.

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 CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

 Applicants must be lineal descendants of Confederate soldiers or sailors.  Proof of ancestor’s Confederate service must be attached to application.  Completed applications must be received by June 15, 2013 and can be picked up in the guidance office.

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Southern Scholarship Foundation

Southern Scholarship Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for students attending or planning to attend: Florida State University, Florida A & M University, University of Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, Tallahassee Community College, and Santa Fe College. SSF provides rent-free scholarship housing for qualified students demonstrating academic achievement (with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA), financial need (as identified on the FAFSA), and good character. With our scholarship, students save $10,000 - $12,000 per year. The sooner students submit a completed application, the better! Check www.southernscholarship.org for more information.

Flyer Admissions

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NROTC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Interested in Full tuition and fees, book allowance, monthly stipends?  Choose from over 150 of the nation’s leading colleges and universities.  Go to https://www.nrotc.navy.mil for more information.

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DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

We have two Commercial Aviation undergraduate majors: Flight Operations and Aviation Management.  Flight Operations majors train to become professional pilots while Aviation Management majors train to manage within the aviation environment.  Attached is a link to the Department of Commercial Aviation pages at DSU. http://www.deltastate.edu/pages/457.asp

Do you know what major you are interested in? Below is the link from the Department for Admissions and explains requirements to enter DSU. Any questions about entrance requirements should be addressed to the Admissions Department.

http://www.deltastate.edu/pages/175.asp

Starting Fall 2013 Delta State University will no longer charge an OUT-OF-STATE Tuition. For more please read the link: http://www.deltastate.edu/pages/1073.asp?item=9724

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If you’d like to feel special at college, Lynn University may just be for you! Lynn University is a private, non-profit university in Boca Raton, Florida.  The University hosts students from 40 states and 90 nations.  This institution has chosen to set itself apart by making the new student experience more intimate.  Instead of hosting large groups of people for campus tours they have daily tours.  When you visit this campus you will be one of seven students in the group and will be called by name.  They try to limit themselves to no more than 14 students per day.  Even the professors will call you by name.

So if you are interested in this atmosphere, and are interested in remaining in Florida while attending college, contact Lynn University Office of Admission at 800-888-5966 or email them at lynn.edu/visit

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Big Dreams Scholarship

Download Application Form

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If you receive any kind of scholarships, please make sure you take a copy of the scholarship letter to Mrs. Drinkard so she can keep up with the scholarships that have been offered to our students.  Please turn these in even if you do not plan to use them and/or attend that school.

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ANIMATION CAREER

This is to inform you of AnimationCareerReview.com 2nd annual "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program.  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 link/form that is found on the right side of the page.  We are also proud to announce the 2012 scholarship winners at the following link:  http://www.animationcareerreview.com/2012-animation-career-review-aspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-recipients .

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Please visit the link below for information on college requirements:

College Requirements

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Click below to view
Letter to High School Seniors from Governor Rick Scott

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Presidential ($60,000 over 4 years) – requires 34 – 36 on ACT and minimum 3.5 GPA.
Heritage ($40,000 over 4 years) – requires 31 – 33 ACT and minimum 3.5 GPA
Charter ($20,000 over 4 years) – requires 29 – 30 ACT and minimum 3.5 GPA
For more information on these and other scholarships, visit www.auburn.edu/scholarshiop

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Horatio Alger Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society.  Scholarships range from $5,000 - $20,000.

Eligibility Criteria:
** Strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution
**  Critical financial need, preferably $50,000 or lower adjusterd gross income per family
** Involvement in co-curricular and community service activities
** Minimum grade point average of 2.0
** US Citizen

To apply students must submit an online application at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships

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The High Five Scholarships website is now live with the largest collection of scholarships ever assembled. It is available to everyone free of charge. In addition to scholarships we will soon have free ACT and SAT practice tests and Study Guides.

Visit www.HighFiveScholarships.com for more information.

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Helpful Website for students looking for College Scholarships.

Click below:

Useful websites for Seniors

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Southern Scholarship Foundation Scholarship housing for outstanding students. Apply at http://www.southernscholorship.org, or call (850) 222-3833.

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Planning to go directly to a University you should be checking their websites and finding out their application deadlines NOW. Some deadlines are rapidly approaching.

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 NAVY ROTC SCHOLARSHIP

The Navy Reserve Officers Training Program (NROTC) is a multi-year program that runs concurrently with a student's normal college or university educational course of study. In addition to a normal academic workload leading to a Baccalaureate degree, NROTC students attend classes in Naval Science, participate in the NROTC unit for drill, physical training, and other activities, and are generally taught the leadership principles and high ideals of a military officer

      During the summer break between school years, NROTC students participate in a variety of training activities. These sessions help students understand various career options as well as familiarize them with a military life.

Selected Applicants receive:

      Full tuition and other financial benefits worth up to $180,000. NROTC Units are located at more than 153 of the nation's leading colleges and universities. $250-400 per month tax-free spending money.

Below are some of the communities in which our Navy officers serve. Selection for warfare community occurs during your senior year before commissioning.

- Surface Warfare

- Naval Aviator (Pilot)

- Naval Flight Officer (Aviator)

- Submarine Officer

- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer

- Special Warfare Officer

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS  

- U.S. Citizenship or national

- Not less than 17 years old by Sept. 1 of year starting college and no more than 23 on December 31 of that year

- Must not have reached 27th birthday by December 31 of year in which graduation and commissioning are anticipated

- Applicants with prior military service may be eligible for age adjustments for amount of time equal to their prior    service, on month-by-month basis, for maximum of 36 months, if they will not reach 30th birthday by December 31 of year graduation and commissioning are anticipated

- High school graduation or equivalency certificate by August 1 of year of entrance into four-year NROTC Scholarship program

- No moral obligations or personal convictions that prevent conscientious bearing of arms and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic or to taking an oath to perform such acts.

- Minimum ACT score: MATH= 21, ENGLISH=22.

- Minimum SAT score: MATH= 520, VERBAL= 530.

- Top 10% of class is still eligible if the minimum SAT/ACT scores are not achieved. (Test must be taken by all applicants).

- Physically qualified by Navy or Marine Corps standards

- Students w/30 or more semester hours or 45 or more quarter hours of college credit upon application or students already enrolled in NROTC College Program are not eligible for four-year NROTC Scholarships; these students should see professors of naval science at host university's NROTC unit to discuss other scholarship opportunities.

- Students may apply for only one of three program options-Navy, Marine Corps or Nurse

- Active duty Navy applicants are ineligible to apply for NROTC program through COMNAVCRUITCOM. Active members of other branches of the military may apply if granted a conditional release. Individuals who are scheduled for boot camp may apply provided they complete all required application evolutions (i.e. strong interest inventory, officer interview, etc.). NSTC will accept teacher evaluations, transcripts, and ACT/SAT scores dated after the applicants ship date.

- Navy and Nurse-option applicants should apply online or through Navy recruiting offices

- Marine Corps applicants should apply online or through Marine Corps recruiting offices

- You may start the process of applying during the second semester of your junior year of high school. Before the application can be finalized and forward for selection consideration, you must ensure that a copy of your complete transcript including your entire junior year is forwarded to your recruiter.

https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/index.aspx

 Please contact Petty Officer Hudspeath for any questions @ (850) 736-3483

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If you plan to participate in a college athletic program-you must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse NOW. Also, you must have ACT or SAT scores sent to the NCAA Clearinghouse. When you register for the next ACT or SAT, have the scores sent to the NCAA Clearinghouse by using the code number- 9999. If you wish previous ACT or SAT scores to be sent, contact ACT.org or Collegeboard.com to have your scores sent to the NCAA Clearinghouse.

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ACT and SAT scores are no longer printed on your transcript. When you register for the ACT or SAT, please put the colleges you wish your scores to be sent on the registration form. If not, you will need to contact www.act.org or www.collegeboard.com to request these scores be sent. There will be a fee charged.

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Now is the time to be filling out college applications and taking the ACT + Writing test. Make sure you are checking the MHS website for scholarships and checking the websites for those colleges you are interested in applying for.

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  Useful Websites for Seniors:

GREAT RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS

http://www.careereducationprofiles.com

http://www.collegeprofiles.com

http://www.Scholarships.com

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Class of 2013 Favorites

Most Tech Savvy:  Dylan Thorpe & Allison Hoyland

Most Likely to go to the Olympics:  Isaiah Jones & Gabby Morton
 
Best Dressed: Michael Melendez & Candace Welch

Most Outgoing: Grey Price & Ti'erra Carter

Most Infectious Laugh: Sinjin Crowder & Marissa Hardin

 Biggest Nerds:  Braden Potter-Dees & Haley McGuyre
 
Most Likely to Trip at Graduation: Donovan Leslie & Chloe Bressack
 
Most Likely to Become President: Grey Price & Anna Pool
 
Most Likely to Write a Best-Seller: Matthew McGaha & Ashley Pate

Most Likely to Skip Class: Patrick Patterson & Natalie Rollo