December Newsletter

Important News for STEM and ACM Pathways

Crunch Time

College Admission

Make sure you have chose 4 or more https://student.collegeboard.org/apply-to-4 colleges to apply to. Check the college's website to ensure you apply for admission and scholarships by the deadline! Remember you have 3 fee waiver requests to cover application fees.

Financial Aid

To qualify for any federal or state aid and most need-based scholarships, you and your parent(s) must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you do not live with a parent, you still file the FAFSA! Plan to attend GHS FAFSA Day at the beginning of February. Financial aid representatives will be available to assist you and your family in filing the FAFSA and state aid applications FREE OF CHARGE!

SELF CARE

Academic/Personal/Social

Academic Tip

Make a study schedule: For large tests and exams, break up your study time over several days. Read at least one book during the holidays.

Personal Tip

Give yourself options: Apply to colleges based on your intended major, location, and /or personal preference. By applying to 4 or more colleges, you can make your final decision based on finances after you receive your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and financial aid award letters from each college you apply to.

Social Tip

For those who have lost a loved one, the holidays can be especially difficult. Be extra sensitive to others by not making jokes about family members and understanding if a deadline is missed or a commitment is broken.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Jan. 5: Young Patriots Essay Contest Deadline http://debate-central.ncpa.org/young_patriots_essay_contest_scholarship_1516/

Jan. 5: University of Mississippi Scholarship, Honors College, and Luckyday Program Application Deadline (must also have applied for admission to the university)

Jan. 5: University of Southern Mississippi Scholarship, Honors College, and Luckyday Program Application Deadline (must also have applied for admission to the university)

Jan. 6: JFK Essay in Courage Deadline http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-In-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

Jan. 8: ACT Registration Deadline for 2/6/16 ACT Test

Jan. 9: Ron Brown Scholars Program Application Deadline

https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description

Jan. 13: Gates Millennium Scholars Program Application Deadline https://www.gmsp.org/