Morristown West Counseling Dept. Newsletter
*****College Scholarship Deadlines*****
The following scholarships are open to students who applied and been admitted to the respective school(s). These scholarships require the additional step of a separate application. Eligibility criteria vary for each scholarship. Please note the deadlines and contact the school's financial aid office with questions. School counselors or Ms. Emerick in the counseling office may also be able to answer your questions.
UTC Chancellor's, Provost's, Mocs Scholarship applications - due January 10; students applying after this date will only be considered for other endowed scholarships
Walters State Community College - due February 1
MTSU DREAM Scholarship - due February 15
MTSU Foundation and Departmental scholarships - due February 15
ETSU General University Scholarship Application - due March 1
ETSU Midway, Fine and Performing Arts, Honors-in-Discipline and Presidential Honors Community Service scholarships - due March 1
Check out the document below for additional scholarship information!!
Students will need to bring for themselves:
- Social Security Number
- Date of birth
- Copy of 2018 tax return, if filed
Parent(s) will need to provide:
- Date of marriage/re-marriage/divorce/death of spouse - month and year only
- E-mail address
- Social Security Number
- Date of birth
- Tax information for 2018, including tax returns and W-2 forms
Ned McWherter Scholars Program
To be eligible, the applicant must:
- be a resident of Tennessee, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and attend an eligible Tennessee college or university full time, and
- have at least a 3.5 unweighted cumulative grade point average, and
- have a minimum composite score of 29 on the ACT (or concordant equivalent score on the SAT).
An applicant may receive extra credit for honors or Advanced Placement courses and leadership in extracurricular activities while in high school.
An application, in order to be considered complete, must be accompanied by:
- an official high school transcript that contains the applicant’s high school grades through the first semester of the senior year, and
- an official ACT/SAT score.
Applications are available through the student's TSAC Student Portal . Awards are very competitive and are based on limited funding. TSAC must receive the completed application and required attachments by February 15.
Hamblen County high school students are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to gain paid work experience during the summer of 2020 through the CTE Student Internship program. There are a wide variety of choices in multiple career fields. Students can select all positions in which they are interested in applying. (Please note that options for freshmen and sophomores are limited).
Click here to apply! The internship application will close March 31, 2020.
Community Service Opportunities
These activities can be used to help fulfill the TN Promise requirement for 8 hours of community service. Any hours students complete must be registered on-line with TN Promise.
- Check the TN Promise website regularly for opportunities - you can filter by county https://tnachieves.org/community-service/east-tennessee/
- Check the bulletin board outside of the Counseling Office for additional local opportunities
If you need help completing the FAFSA, please contact the Counseling Office at 423-581-1600 to schedule an appointment.
Another resource for help is the Educational Opportunity Center. Please call them at 423-319-6940 or 423-748-4635 to schedule an appointment.
Work Ethic Diploma
The Work Ethic Diploma was first offered in the 2015-16 school year as part of a LEAP (Labor Education Alignment Program) grant. The standards that students are required to meet to earn the Work Ethic Diploma reflect the skills and characteristics that are needed for students to be college and career ready. More than 30 Lakeway region businesses and industries guarantee an interview to students who have earned the Work Ethic Diploma and who meet other job-related qualifications.
2019-2020 AP Changes
The AP experience will largely remain the same but there are a few administrative changes that will go into effect in the 19-20 school year:
· Starting in the 19-20 school year, for AP classes that start in the fall, exams will be ordered in the fall. This process will be through the student’s CollegeBoard portal and the AP teacher.
· All AP exams will be given in May 2020.
· The cost of the exams will be $94.00. There will be a price reduction for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. The reduced price will be announced from the state in the near future.
· Payments can be made by check paid to West High or online with the My Payments Plus account.
There will not be a paper registration form this year.
· If you have any questions, please contact the Counseling Office.
January 28th-February 28th for Spring AP Tests/Courses
Important Dates and Deadlines
January 17: FAFSA assistance in the library during school hours (no appointment needed)
January 23: 3:30 PM-5:50 PM FAFSA assistance in the counseling office (no appointment needed)
January 24: Who's Who applications due
February 1: Complete FAFSA to ensure Tennessee Student Assistance Grant availability (based on income) and TN Promise eligibility
March 4: Mandatory TN Promise meeting at 5:30PM at West High cafeteria (arrive by 5:00)
March 17: ACT for all Juniors
April 15: Deadline to submit Work Ethic Diploma Requirements
April 15: Deadline to submit Tennessee Scholars Applications
Nov. 2, 2019 - July 1, 2020 - complete and report 8 hours of community service (must report on-line) (Please note that students may only use community service hours performed between these dates.)
College Admissions Events
These events require registration. Please click on the hyperlinked college/university name to register.
February 22 Showcase Saturday
March 24 Eagle Experience
April 7 Eagle Experience
East Tennessee State University
Middle Tennessee State University
February 22 True Blue Preview
March 21 True Blue Preview
West High ACT Code 431-587 (Where your scores are sent)
West High Test Center Code 193810 (Where you take the test)
Upcoming Exam Dates
*February 8, 2020 - registration deadline is January 10 (January 17 for late registration)
*April 4, 2020 - registration deadline is February 28 (March 13 for late registration)
June 13, 2020 - registration deadline is May 8 (May 22 for late registration)
July 18, 2020 - registration deadline is June 19 (June 26 for late registration)
Please visit www.act.org for information about late registration and photo upload deadlines.
*The test will be administered at Morristown West High School on these dates
Students will not be admitted to the test center without an admission ticket.
March 14, 2020 - registration deadline February 14 (March 3 for late registration)
May 2, 2020 - registration deadline April 3 (April 21 for late registration)
June 6, 2020 - registration deadline May 8 (May 27 for late registration)
Duke Summer Session
- Summer College for High School Students – US Students
- Summer College for High School Students – International Students
- Summer Academy for High School Students
- Accelerated STEM Academy
Counseling Office Contact Information
Students are assigned by the first letter of their last name.
- Tonya Ely: Students A-E
Erica Gillett: Students F-L
Renae Byrd: Students M-R
Melanie Justis: Students S-Z
Aimee Howerton: Counseling Office Secretary
Office Contact Information: