College & Career Center News

Seniors-April 16th

Update Your Naviance Account

Don't forget to keep updating your Naviance account when you submit a college application or when you get an acceptance!


This information is extremely beneficial for school specific scholarships. If we know where you have applied and been accepted, we can get you the scholarship information right away!


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Opportunities

Accepted to UCF? Check out this video from the admissions office!

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Upcoming Scholarships

Orlando Chapter No. 3, Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship

  • Candidate must be a female high school senior at the time the application is submitted.
  • Must demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 2.5) G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale


Pick up an application in the CCC.


Deadline: Extended until April 20, 2018!

Centennial Bank Scholarships

· Minimum 3.0 academic grade point average.

· Must be qualified for free or reduced lunch and must show corresponding documentation.


Click here to apply.


Deadline: April 20, 2018

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

This scholarship is open to ladies and gentlemen.

  • Scholarship Application form.
  • List of high school and community activities with dates of involvement.
  • Letter of recommendation from a current teacher.
  • 200-word essay addressing the theme: Explain how newspapers impacted public opinion about issues leading up to the Revolutionary War.


Pick up an application in the CCC.


Deadline: April 27, 2018

ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC. Scholarship

This scholarship is only available to minority female, graduating high school seniors from Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties. “Minority” is defined as a member of a traditionally underrepresented community (i.e.: African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, PacificIslander, etc.). The Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall Semester of the upcoming academic year.


Pick up an application in the CCC.


Deadline: April 27, 2018

Kobrin Family Scholarship-UCF

  • Must be attending UCF as a full time student
  • Financial need as demonstrated by SAR
  • GPA at least 3.2 based on 4.0 scale
  • SAT Test Score: 1400 (R+M) or ACT 27
  • Jewish faith


Pick up an application in CCC.


Deadline: April 30, 2018

Courage To Grow Scholarship-Awarded Each Month!

  • You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • U.S. citizens
  • Short essay


Click here to apply!


Deadline: April 30, 2018

Central Florida Working Women’s Tennis League Scholarship for Female Tennis Athletes

CFWWTL is delighted to offer a one-time scholarship for a female senior, who has played JV or Varsity tennis at their high school, and who will continue to play at least at club level during college.

- Demonstrate academic excellence with a 3.5 GPA (or higher)

- Competitive and team spirit on the court

- Actively participated in community service (service hour log)

- Attending a four year college next year (attach a copy of your acceptance letter)


Pick up an application in the CCC.


Deadline: May 1, 2018

UTI/NASCAR Technical Institute/MMI Scholarship Amount: $5,000

  • Be enrolled to start UTI (with the exception of the UTI, PA campus), MMI, or NASCAR Technical Institute
  • Be able to show proof that they are currently enrolled and set to graduate from a high school located within the Orange County, Florida School District during the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Provide a signature of endorsement from an instructor, guidance counselor or employer
  • Submit an essay (approximately 250 words)


Pick up an application in the CCC.


Deadline: May 1, 2018

Los Hermanos de Stanford Scholarship Application

Los Hermanos de Stanford is committed to academic excellence, community service, and cultural awareness. This year our brotherhood will award multiple scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 to outstanding Latinx students graduating from high school with plans to attend any 2-year or 4-year institution of higher learning.

  • The award is open to applicants of any gender and documented or undocumented status.
  • Attending Stanford University is not a requirement.
  • Students attending any community college, 4-year college or university are eligible to apply.


Pick up an application in the CCC.


Deadline: May 11, 2018

B.Davis Scholarship

Application Procedure
To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:


Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.


Your submissions must be sent by email to: awards@studentawardsearch.com


Deadline: May 22, 2018

The Jamaican /American Association of Central Florida J. Brown Scholarship Offer 2018-Males Only


  • be of Jamaican heritage
  • be a male between the ages of 16 to 24 years by July 1, 2018
  • be accepted by, or already a degree seeking student in an accredited college
  • have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (unweighted)


Pick up an application in the CCC.


Deadline: May 30, 2018

The Jamaican /American Association of Central Florida Scholarship Offer 2018-Males and Females


  • be of Jamaican heritage
  • be between the ages of 16 to 24 years by July 1, 2018
  • be accepted by, or already a degree seeking student in an accredited college
  • have a grade point average of at least 3.25 (unweighted)


Pick up an application in the CCC.


Deadline: May 30, 2018

Rotary Club of Orlando Scholarship-Valencia, Seminole State, UCF, Rollins

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must attend Valencia College, Seminole State College, The University of Central Florida or Rollins College
  • Must have earned a 3.25 cumulative high school grade average using a 4.0 scale through the first semester of the 2016-2017 school year


Pick up an application in the CCC.


Deadline: May 31, 2018

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship

Write a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education.


Email your essay and other required information to scholarships@athleticscholarships.net.


Click here for more information.


Essay due June 1, 2018

Bethune-Cookman University Scholarship

The Bethune-Cookman University Orange County Alumni Chapter will award $1,000 academic scholarships for the 2018 - 2019 academic school year to a resident of Orange County who is a Bethune-Cookman University student.


Pick up an application in the CCC.


Deadline: June 8, 2018

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com

Topic:

Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.


Deadline: June 14, 2018

BigSun Scholarship-Athletes

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate.



Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

  • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
  • Has your participation influenced your career goals?
  • Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?



Send short essay to athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com


Deadline: June 19, 2018

2018 Stephens Scholarship Application

The Stephens Scholarship was established in 2013 to honor the memory of Kenneth James Stephens by providing financial support to deserving young people studying for a career in a field related to the Earth Sciences or Construction.
  • Hold a high school diploma (or equivalent)
  • Have a minimum 2.5/4.0 GPA (transcript required)
  • Be enrolled in an Earth Science or Construction related program of study for the Fall 2018 semester. (Examples include Geology, Mining or Civil Engineering, Conservationist, Welding Technology, etc.


Pick up an application in the CCC.


Deadline: July 2, 2018

Nursing Scholarship

Nursing Schools Almanac is proud to announce our fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. We will award a $1,000 scholarship to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018. The winner will best demonstrate:

  • A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics courses
  • A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare


Click here to apply.


Deadline: August 31, 2018

AES Engineering Scholarship

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?


Send essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com


Deadline: October 6, 2018

Bright Futures Scholarship

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program has helped more than 725,000 Florida students attend a postsecondary institution.


The program offers three types of scholarship awards –


  • Florida Academic Scholars award (FAS)
  • Florida Medallion Scholars award (FMS)
  • Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award (GSV)


Check out the requirements below to ensure you are on track for receiving this free money from the state of Florida!


Click here to access the Bright Futures handbook for more information about the scholarships and to learn more about the Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award.


(Requirements are subject to change with each Florida Legislative session.)

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Guaranteed Scholarships by College

The newly revised <http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com> now includes more than 700 scholarships guaranteed by nearly 200 colleges and universities.


By guaranteed scholarships, we mean those which are unlimited in number, and require no interview, essay, portfolio, audition, competition or other "secondary" requirement. Just meet the criteria listed, adhere to the application deadlines set by the individual colleges and universities, gain admission, enroll, and receive your scholarship or scholarships.


Once you find a scholarship listed for your college-check the college's financial aid website for more information.

WeirdScholarships.net

From Pyper Barnes-Creater of weirdscholarships.net

"I am the creator of a website called WeirdScholarships.net. I started the site a couple years ago with the intention of making it easier for students to find scholarships they would have never heard of beforehand.

My website features thousands of small and unique scholarship opportunities. Most students forget about the smaller awards, but in many cases, these are the best opportunities for students. My site is dedicated to helping students find less competitive awards tailored to their personality, interests, and career goals."


weirdscholarships.net


LendEDU's Guide to College Scholarships

Scholarships listed by 13 categories:


  • State
  • Trait
  • School
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Brand
  • Major
  • Military
  • Skill
  • Miscellaneous
  • LendEDU
  • Weird


Check out the website: https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarships/

MALDEF Scholarship Guide

The MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status.


Click here to view the scholarship guide!

Scholarship Search Websites

College Spotlight

Valdosta State University

Located in Valdosta, Georgia
  • Medium-sized, 4-year, public university with a small school feel
  • Somewhat selective: 65% of applicants admitted

  • Offers In State Tuition for Florida Residents
  • Focus on hands on learning/research and internship opportunities
  • 3 hours from Orlando and Atlanta


Apply online at www.valdosta.edu

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Naviance-College and Career Planning Program

Naviance is now live!

Orange County Public Schools is providing Naviance - Family Connection for all district students in grades 6-12 to help with college and career planning! This program is designed to assist students with:


  • Researching careers, colleges, and majors
  • Finding local and national scholarships and enrichment programs
  • Exploring students’ career interests, learning styles, personality types, and multiple intelligences
  • Building resumes and holistic portfolios for job and college applications
  • Setting goals and developing personalized plans for success
  • Requesting and sending electronic transcripts
  • Learning about success skills, financial planning, self-discovery, and building support network


Students can access Naviance through launchpad.ocps.net.


If you need assistance with Naviance, please visit the College & Career Center during your lunch or after school.

Counselor Recommendation Letter

Need a recommendation letter from your school counselor? Let your school counselor know about the request and fill out the online recommendation form at: tinyurl.com/recletter2018

Community Service-New Requirements!

Community Service is defined as identifying a social issue in the community. This requires students to look beyond themselves and reach out to an issue faced by our society (i.e. poverty, abuse, elderly citizen rights).


These hours will meet the requirement for the Florida Academic Scholars, Florida Medallion Scholars or Gold Seal Vocational scholarships. The completed hours will be recorded on the transcript of the student.


In order to complete community service hours, students MUST complete the Community Service application and the application must be approved by the counselor. Steps to receive Community Service hours are as follows:


Step 1: Before you start any community service hours, you must complete a community service plan, which outlines specific details of the activity and also how your service will help address the community’s needs. Your counselor must sign this first part of the form before you complete any hours of community service.

Step 2: Once approved, complete your hours and log them on the sheet provided.

Step 3: Write a post-essay and turn the entire packet into your counselor. The post essay must touch on how your services benefited the community and how you have grown as a result of the service.

Step 4: Your counselor will input your hours.


Click here to view the new community service forms for the 2017-2018 school year.

College & Career Center

Location: 01-106 (Back of the front office across from the Bear's Den)


Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday

A and B Lunch

1:55 PM-2:40 PM (Wed 1:12 PM-2:12 PM)


The CCC is open without an appointment during lunch and after school.


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Talani Nelson

College & Career Specialist

School Counselor

Cypress Creek High School

talani.nelson@ocps.net