College and Career Center
James Bowie High School
Updates and Reminders
- Financial aid
- Application Help Nights
- Career Exploration
- Upcoming Campus Visits To Bowie
- SAT Prep
- Stay in the Loop - contact information for Ms. Valverde
Students, remember there's still an opportunity to win Formula 1 tickets if you promote these events through your twitter or instagram pages. Austin Chamber has posted the information for this contest here.
I've had several students ask how to search for scholarships and wanted to send this out to ensure everyone has this information. I also wanted to include a couple scholarships that have recently opened.
University/ College website - The best place to start searching for scholarships is through the websites of the universities you're applying to. Each school has their own process so it's important to search for their deadlines, application process, etc. If you have trouble finding this information, please don't hesitate to stop by the College and Career Center.
Naviance - The district is regularly updating the website with scholarships and their application information. To search the scholarship list, log into Naviance, click on the "Colleges" tab, then click on "Scholarships and Monday" and finally "Scholarship List". I also have scholarship information in the College and Career Center that students can browse through.
Raise.me - This site helps students search for micro-scholarships at participating universities. You will need to create an account and add all your classes, grades, activities, etc to see how much money you could potentially receive as an academic scholarship.
- Khan Academy Practice Scholarship - Students who practice at least 6 hours on Khan Academy will be entered for a $1,000 Practice Scholarship
- Big Future Strengthen College List Scholarship - Students who add schools to your list on College Board will be entered to be eligible for a $500 scholarship.
*Click the link for more information and additional opportunities through College Board.
St. David's Foundation Neal Kocurek Scholarship - Seniors with a strong GPA who are also planning to pursue a career in any health related field are encouraged to apply for this award. All recipients of the St. David's Foundation Neal Kocurek Scholarship are not only awarded about $7,000 for their first year; but provided they continue in the program and maintain strong grades they will continue to receive the scholarship the rest of their time in college and even through medical school if they decide to attend. More information can be found here.
STEM & Business Brockman Scholarship, Texas A&M - The Brockman Scholars Program invites applications for a merit - based full-ride scholarship that covers five years of study at the College State campus of Texas A&M University. The Brockman Scholarship supports four years of undergraduate study in an approved Science, Technology, Engineering, and or Mathematics (STEM) program followed by the one-year MS Business graduate degree for non-business majors at Texas A&M's Mays Business School. Top students are encouraged to apply for this prestigious scholarship via the app portal found here.
AISD Annual Scholarship Fair - Dec. 9
Application Help Nights
**Don't forget to check the deadlines for the universities you are applying to! Remember SAT or ACT scores can take up to a couple of weeks to send to the schools you're applying to. You should also give your teacher or counselor at least 10 - 15 school days in advance to write your letter. **
Download the flyer!
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) - Career Assessment
**The form has been embedded in this newsletter so all you need to do is complete the form here. It won't open in a new window.
Upcoming campus visits and presentations
Students must be signed up in Naviance to attend! (Follow the instructions listed under the Career Talks section) If you would like to attend a presentation that's during your class please stop by the CCC to get a pass.
SAT/ ACT Prep
More than a Teacher (MTAT) also offers test prep for students on the SAT and ACT. They offer discounted classes to Bowie students and will be starting the Dec. SAT prep courses in Nov. Click here for more information.
MTAT will be offering FREE practice exams on our campus for the ACT and SAT. For more information, please click here. (Mock exams are listed on the right side of the page)
Social Media Updates
Office Phone: 512-414-2356