8 STEPS To Better Grades and Scholarships:
Check skyward at least once a week
Use your planner/phone to stay organized
Consult teacher when you don’t know why your grade is poor
Ask to re-submit papers or re-take tests
Consult the free online services of Kahn Academy or YouTube for help with core subjects
Make GOOD grades in the “easy” classes
Seek help from teachers/other students between 8 and 9 AM each day
Graduation Program Planning
FloridaShines provides an array of academic advising, career readiness and distance learning resources for students and parents. These state-funded academic advising services make it easy for high school students to prepare for college or a career after graduation by enabling them to evaluate their progress toward high school graduation, college and career readiness and scholarship eligibility. In addition, they can explore Florida's college and university offerings (both traditional and distance learning programs), learn about financial aid and apply for admission. Dual enrolled high school students and those in accelerated education programs can even access online library resources used within Florida's colleges and universities.
Need a Bright Futures Scholarship?
Transcript analysis available 24/7. Go to www.floridashines.org Under GO TO COLLEGE, click PAY FOR COLLEGE. In the middle of the page, click “Check your eligibility for a Bright Futures Scholarship”. Complete the form with your student number. If that doesn’t work, try your Social Security Number followed by a capital X. This information is updated two times a year in grades 9 – 11, and every week during the senior year. The actual application is available to you starting December 1st of your senior year, but you can’t wait until then to start accruing volunteer hours.
2020-2021 Bright Future Student Handbook
Students needing community service hours for the purpose of a Bright Futures Scholarship:
See your counselor for qualifying paperwork PRIOR to the event at which you’d like to volunteer. Hours will only be counted, when the completed paperwork is on file in the counselors office PRIOR to the event. Think non-profit organizations. Some really good ones are Habitat for Humanity – www.habitat.org, working in a soup kitchen serving the homeless, volunteering at The Refuge at Jumper Creek - http://m-rconsulting.wix.com/therefuge or at a local hospital. These are not the only options, but they clearly meet the guidelines of community service that qualifies for Bright Futures.Scholarship Ideas:College-bound women in Florida find useful scholarships that will help make college more affordable, our financial experts at AffordableColleges.com have assembled 29 of the best scholarships available.Scholarship opportunities for Sumter District Schools students: http://old.sumter.k12.fl.us/Schools/bes/Parents%20Community/FCAT-FSA%20Resources%20for%20Parents.htm
We also offer several other resources for college-bound students that you may find useful:
AffordableColleges.com - FAFSA Guide
AffordableColleges.com - College Savings Plans
AffordableColleges.com - Scholarships Guide
Rehab 4 Addiction Scholarship:
More helpful websites:
https://www.brookslawgroup.com/about-us/community/scholarship/ - Brooks Law Group’s Fall 2020 Scholarship. The deadline to apply is November 6th.
www.gkac.org - Give Kids A Chance
https://bold.org/scholarships/recent-immigrant-scholarship/ - Recent Immigrant Scholarship
http://www.fljcisenate.org/scholarship-directions-and-application/ - Florida JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship
http://cityproperty.com/phoenix#scholarship-link - City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship
https://custom.cvent.com/9967EF59840C4865B086335F9B06D660/files/d005411594af433abd94962bed593e5a.pdf?bblinkid=184889172&bbemailid=16852183&bbejrid=1218609486 - Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
https://calvinrosser.com/scholarships/mental-health-awareness - Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship
https://floridafuturesproject.com/ - Florida Futures Project Scholarship
https://huggable.com/pages/scholarships - Huggable Scholarship
https://www.goldendoorscholars.org/apply-now - Golden Door Scholarship
https://www.fundera.com/resources/fundera-scholarship - Fundera Scholarship for young entrepreneurs.
operaclubofthevillages.com - Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarship
www.fastweb.com – free national scholarship search
www.nelnet.com – educational planning and financing
www.mycollegeoptions.org – finding the college that best fits you/scholarship info
www.schoolsoup.com – national scholarships/grants info.
www.collegeboard.org – ALL info regarding SAT (Junior/Senior year)
www.actstudent.org – ALL info regarding ACT (Junior/Senior year)
www.fafsa.ed.gov – FAFSA on the web (Senior year) – opens January 1st
www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org – sign up for Bright Futures (Senior year) opens December 1sthttp://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/fafsa/ - What is FAFSA?