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Seniors-Class of 2019

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College Signing Day-April 18, 2019

Let us celebrate you and your decision to continue your education after high school!


College Signing Day is for any senior who is planning on attending a college, university, technical college, or enlist in the military!


Sign up for College Signing Day by completing the form below!


tinyurl.com/bearscc2019


Did I also mention you could win awesome prizes by attending College Signing Day including a brand new laptop??? Sign up today!


Deadline: April 11, 2019


This is a student only event and will be held on campus during the school day.

Military Enlistments

Have you enlisted or are planning on enlisting in the U.S. Military?


Please let us know so we can celebrate your commitment and service to our country!


Complete this form if you have enlisted or plan on enlisting: Military Enlistment

FAFSA Completion-Laptop Giveaway!

The FAFSA is the free application for federal student aid.


Why complete the FAFSA?


  • To qualify for federal grants, work study, and loans (only if needed).
  • To qualify for university specific scholarships and grants (regardless of income level)


It is recommended that every student complete the FAFSA!


Application opened October 1st.

(You and your parent will need to create an FSA ID to electronically sign your FAFSA application)


Once you receive your "Processed Successfully" email from the 2019-2020 FAFSA, forward the email to Ms. Nelson at talani.nelson@ocps.net to enter into a chance drawing for awesome prizes including a new laptop!!!!


If you can't fill out the FAFSA, please see Ms. Nelson for assistance!

Opportunities

NASA Internships and Fellowships

NASA Internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as educators. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA's missions.


Click here to apply!

2019 Application Deadlines
Summer Session: April 1, 2019
Fall Session: July 1, 2019

Valencia Musical Theater Auditions

Each fall semester the Musical Theatre program admits a cohort of 25 students who have successfully passed the audition. Audition space is limited to 65 applicants who have completed their application; applications are accepted in the order they are submitted. Acceptance is based on the following:

  • Have a successful audition
  • Have degree-seeking student status indicated in your official Valencia College record


Click here to apply!


Deadline: March 29, 2019

Sweet College Day at UCF!

  • SWE College Day, our outreach event for girls in grades 9-12, will be on April 6th 2019 in UCF’s Business Administration I!
  • This event will be a great opportunity for high schoolers in find about more about what engineering actually is by working on hands-on projects and listening to the stories of professional female engineers.
  • Not only do the girls get to interact with and ask the engineering students questions during the workshops, but there are also panels for both the students, parents, and teachers who are all encouraged to come and participate.
  • In these panels, both engineering students and professionals will answer audience questions regarding engineering coursework, disciplines, internships, and careers.


Click here to register!


Deadline: April 1, 2019

Upcoming Scholarships

BB&T McKinney-Vento 2019 Scholarship Application

BB&T, in partnership with the Orange County Public Schools McKinney-Vento Program, will provide scholarship assistance to students who are homeless or have experienced homelessness during the 2018-2019 school year through the BB&T McKinney-Vento Scholarship.


Scholarship funds are available to OCPS high school seniors who are homeless or who have been homeless during their senior year, and who have demonstrated average or higher than average achievement.


There will be a minimum of five $1,000 scholarships awarded. The scholarship is a one-time award. A laptop is included.


Pick up an application in the CCC!


Deadline: March 27, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund

  • Be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Have a minimum overall unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students and undergraduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time (12 credit hours) and pursue a degree in an accredited college or university in Orange, Seminole, Osceola or Lake County in the fall and spring of the upcoming scholarship year
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen as defined by HHSFMO
  • Apply for Federal Financial Aid using the FAFSA


Click here to apply!


Deadline: March 29, 2019

UF Scholarship

The Central Florida Gator Club is proud to continue our Educational Scholarship Program to recognize deserving students from the Central Florida region (Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties) who have been accepted to the University of Florida.


Their goal is to identify the most deserving students from the region who demonstrate academic success, leadership and involvement in our community.


They are awarding a total of nine scholarships: ● (2) $3,000 scholarships for graduating seniors from the region whose parent(s) or themselves are members of the University of Florida Alumni Association at the time of application submission. ● (7) $2,000 scholarships for all other graduating seniors from the region.


Pick up an application in the CCC.


Deadline: March 29, 2019

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship

To be considered eligible for the Odenza Marketing Scholarship you must:

A) Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on the day of the deadline.
B) Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the deadline.
C) Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School Students are also eligible.)
D) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
E) Be a citizen of the United States or Canada


Click here to apply!


Deadline: March 30, 2019

Toptal Scholarships for Women

Women Change the World-$10,000 Scholarship


This program is for ambitious women, 16 years or older, who are passionate about making some meaningful change for a community or cause they care about.


Paint a picture for how you want to change the world after you complete your education. Formulate your plan for how you would accomplish this, and specify the type of mentorship that would make the biggest difference toward that outcome.


1. Create your plan

2. Write a blog post

3. Submit an application


Click here to apply!


Deadline: March 31, 2019

"Live Forever" Scholarship

  • No income or GPA requirements!
  • $2500 award to use for any educational need!
  • Create a free account on www.cirkledin.com
  • Click the "Apply Now" button.
  • In 3 sentences, answer the following question: If you could make one person in the world, past or present (other than yourself or your family), immortal, who would it be and why?


Click here to apply!


Deadline: March 31, 2019

BOULE' FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP 2019

The Boule' Foundation in conjunction with the United Negro College Fund will provide annual $4,000 merit-based scholarships to entering college freshmen students (fall 2019) of African American descent attending four-year, accredited, non-profit degree granting colleges and universities of their choice.

  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Be of African-American descent;


Click here to apply!


Deadline: March 31, 2019

T.H.I.N.K. HBCU High School Scholarship

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is an organization focused on the academic achievements and community service acts of young people.


As such, we are pleased to invite African-American high school seniors, male or female, who are in good academic and social standing within the Orange and Seminole Counties, to apply for a $5,000 scholarship.


In order to be eligible for this award, please note the following requirements:

 Acceptance letter from a Historically Black College or University


Pick up an application in the CCC!


Deadline: March 31, 2019

Connie Joyce Davis High School Scholarship

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is an organization focused on the academic achievements and community service acts of young girls and women.


As such, we are pleased to invite female African-American high school seniors, who are in good academic and social standing within Orange and Seminole County, to apply for a $5,000 scholarship.


Pick up an application in the CCC!


Deadline: March 31, 2019

AFSA Scholarship

  • The High School Senior College Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors who are citizens or aliens legally residing in the USA.
  • Scholarship funds are payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; winner must enroll for classes beginning no later than Fall 2019 session.
  • Winner selection is NOT based on financial need, GPA or demographic criteria.


Click here to apply!


Deadline: April 1, 2019

FSCA Scholarship

High School student criteria:

  • be a current 12th grader on track to graduate during the current spring or summer;
  • intent to enroll in a postsecondary institution in the upcoming summer or fall following graduation.

The application requires a 250-500 word essay answering: “What would your ideal school counseling program look like? How would you want your school counselor to help you and your peers?”


Please submit your application & essay to: http://bit.ly/FSCA19StuSch


Deadline: April 1, 2019

Southern Scholarship Foundation-Housing Scholarship

Southern Scholarship Foundation provides rent-free housing for students with financial need, good character, and strong academic merit.


Partner Colleges:

  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)
  • Flagler College (Tallahassee Campus)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)
  • Florida State University (FSU)
  • Santa Fe College (SFC)
  • Tallahassee Community College (TCC)
  • University of Florida (UF)


Requirements for Consideration:

  • Current (and maintained throughout stay) 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Financial Need (measured by having a 7500 or lower EFC according to the FAFSA application) *Some exceptions may be made*
  • Good Character (1 or more letter(s) of recommendation, and a strong ability to live cooperatively with others and complete daily tasks at the house)


Click here to apply!


Deadline: April 1, 2019

Zumper Apartments Scholarship

"Here at Zumper, we want to help you out with a $1,000 scholarship to put toward tuition, books, or whatever else you need to get you through school.

We're looking for outstanding students who have helped their classmates or community in a tremendous way. Maybe you started a club that raised $10,000 for charity, or championed recycling and sustainable practices across campus. Whatever it is, we’d love to hear about it!"


Eligibility

Any legal U.S. resident in high school or college who will be attending an accredited university or college in 2018 - 2019 is eligible to apply.

How to apply

To apply, please submit a short piece of 500 words in writing, that includes the following:

1. How you've impacted your fellow student body or community.
2. Housing advice for students at your school: What’s one piece of advice you would give first-time student renters?


Click here to apply!


Deadline: April 1, 2019

Johnson Scholarship Foundation-Children of UPS Employees or retirees in Florida

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Program is open to children of regular full-time* or permanent** part-time UPS employees with a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date. The UPS employee must:

  • Currently reside in Florida and have resided in Florida for the twelve months immediately preceding the application deadline date.
  • Be employed at UPS at the time the awards are announced.

Also eligible are children of UPS retirees and deceased UPS employees who were employed with UPS and met the stated employee requirements as of the time of retirement or death.


Click here to apply!


Deadline: April 1, 2019

American Muslim Alliance of Florida-Open to students of all faith and race

The American Muslim Alliance of Florida Inc. will be awarding a total of $15,000 in scholarships to twenty-five students in support of Florida High School Senior students in pursuit of a college education. The top 5 students will each receive a scholarship in the amount of $1000. In addition, 20 students will each receive a scholarship in the amount of $500.


  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and attach official copies of school transcripts


Pick up an application in the CCC!


Deadline: April 1, 2019

Johnson Scholarship Foundation

The Johnson Scholarship, funded by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, is a competitively awarded program which is available to undergraduate students with disabilities enrolled in a State University System of Florida (SUS) institution.


Students must meet the following requirements to be considered for scholarship selection:

  • Be a Florida resident for tuition purposes, based on Section 1009.21, Florida Statutes. (Students who receive the out-of-state fee waiver are not eligible as they are not residents for tuition purposes);
  • Be seeking a first baccalaureate degree;
  • Complete a Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship Application;
  • Meet academic requirements;
  • Provide documentation of the nature and/or extent of a disability;
  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSA form by the required deadline and be determined to have unmet fiscal need. Students may submit a FAFSA at: https://fafsa.edu.edu. Be sure that the Federal School Code for your university is designated so that the university has access to your results.


Pick up an application in the CCC.


Deadline: April 1, 2019

Orlando Chapter No. 3 Scholarships

  • 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
  • Candidate must be accepted by an accredited college/university or trade school.
  • Candidate must provide proof of college/university or trade school enrollment before actual allocation of the awarded funds.


Pick up an application in the CCC.


Deadline: April 14, 2019

Annual Scholarship of the Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association

The Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association wishes to recognize outstanding high school seniors who wish to attend Valencia College for two (2) years and then continue their education at one (1) of the following State of Florida universities, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in their selected field of study:

Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida International University, Florida State University, New College of Florida, University of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of North Florida, University of South Florida, or University of West Florida.


Pick up an application in the CCC!


Deadline: April 15, 2019

CGCS-Bernard Harris Math & Science Scholarship Program

The Council of the Great City Schools and The Harris Institute are awarding four scholarships, with a value of $5,000 each, to two African American and two Hispanic students currently completing their senior year of high school in a member district of the Council of the Great City Schools.


Applicants must be accepted for full‐time enrollment at a four‐ year college or university in the next academic year, and pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).


Click here to apply!


Deadline: April 12, 2019

Orlando Runners Club Scholarship

The Charles M. Rowson, Jr. Scholarship has become recognized as one of Central Florida’s most prestigious awards given to graduating seniors with an interest in running.


The winners are selected by the Club based on their academic achievements, athletic abilities, school and community involvement and financial need.


Pick up an application in the CCC!


Deadline: April 16, 2019

Ayn Rand Institute’s Annual Essay Contest

Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money.


ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for more than thirty years. This year we will award over 230 prizes, totaling more than $70,000.


Click here to apply!


Deadline: April 18, 2019

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.


Pick up an application in the CCC!


Deadline: April 18, 2019

Kobrin Family Scholarship Fund

  • The Kobrin Family created the Kobrin Family Scholarship in 1990 to be awarded to a qualified student from Orange, Osceola or Seminole County who will be attending UCF.
  • Please note that this scholarship is only available to students of the Jewish faith.
  • The scholarship is available to a qualified, full-time student in the amount of $2,500 per year for a maximum of four (4) years.
  • The student must maintain a 3.2 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) each year in order to remain qualified for the scholarship.


Pick up an application in the CCC!


Deadline: April 30, 2019

American Business Women's Association Scholarship

  • · Are citizens of the United States of America
  • · Attend an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school.
  • · Have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or better.
  • · Have been a resident of Florida for a minimum of six (6) months.


Pick up an application in the CCC!


Deadline: April 30, 2019

Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship Endowment

The Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of Joshua David Gardner and supports black HBCU (Historically Black College or University) students.


To be eligible for the scholarship, you need to have at least a 2.8 GPA, an ACT score of 21 or an SAT score of 1200, and be admitted or enrolled in an accredited HBCU.


Pick up an application in the CCC.


Deadline: April 30, 2019

International Test and Evaluation Association Scholarship

The best seniors with an interest and scholastic background in the physical sciences, mathematics,

computer science, or engineering should be encouraged to submit an application for this scholarship.

Test and evaluation professionals use their science and engineering backgrounds to make sure the

systems we buy and the systems that protect us actually work as intended and are safe to use. They

push systems to the intended limits and beyond.


Selection Criteria in Priority Order

1. Evidence of an intent to pursue a college degree in any of the physical sciences, engineering, computer science, or mathematics.

2. Academic performance to date, with emphasis on science and math courses.

3. Participation in science and math related extracurricular school activities.

4. Employment in science and mathematics related industries.

5. Future plans and career aspirations.


Pick up an application in the CCC.


Deadline: April 30, 2019

The Spirit of Dru Scholarship

The Dru Project gives scholarships to students who truly exemplify Drew's spirit and desire for unity, inclusion, and love. We feel that setting young leaders up for success is the best way to change the future.


Essay Question 1: How would a Spirit of Drew Scholarship help you make a positive impact and continue your work in the LGBTQ+ community?


Essay Question 2: Create a topic that hasn’t been covered in The Dru Project’s GSA guide book that you feel would be beneficial for your peers to read. (The guide can be found at thedruproject.org/gsaguide)


Click here to apply!


Deadline: May 1, 2019

2019 ERNEST R. HUMPHRIES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

In your essay, discuss your goals, intended field of study, and your reasons for seeking this scholarship. Be sure to include any extenuating circumstances which may contribute to your consideration. In the event of applications with similar qualifications, this essay will be the determining factor.


Please use a large manila envelope for mailing your application packet. Included in the packet should be: Completed typed application Official High School Transcript* Typed Essay 2 reference letters* Wallet size photograph


Email talani.nelson@ocps.net to receive the application!


Deadline: May 15, 2019

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.


They will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.


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.


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.


Your submissions must be sent by email to: scholarships at abbottandfenner.com


Deadline: June 14, 2019

BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.


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?


All essay submissions should be sent to: "athleticawards at bigsunathletics.com"


Click here for more information!


Deadline: June 19, 2019

Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship

The Recovery Village is dedicated to maintaining exceptional service at our alcohol and drug rehab facilities while providing unique opportunities for education and personal development. As part of this commitment, The Recovery Village is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a medical-related course of study.


To enter to win a $1,000 scholarship, simply submit a short essay (no more than 500 words) describing why you are passionate about substance use disorder and mental health treatment. Essays can be in the form of a personal narrative with a medical perspective or focus specifically on clinical experience.


Do you have a compelling recovery story? Have you witnessed the challenges that addiction can present, or helped someone overcome substance use disorder? Share your experience and describe why you are eager to enter the health care field for a chance to be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.


Click here to apply!


Deadline: June 30, 2019

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

The Student Research Foundation is offering high school students and their families up to $15,000 in college scholarship funds!


The application will take you a few minutes to complete. You will also be required to include a short essay. The essay topic is for you to describe a personal achievement story and how you overcame challenges to reach your goal. You can include any impact on your local community your achievement helped benefit.


Click here to apply!


Deadline: July 26, 2019

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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Scholarship Search Websites

ScholarMe

1. Create your student profile

Enter information about yourself such as your grade, GPA, career interests and what school you're attending. This helps us match you to scholarships that best suit your interests.

2. Search scholarships by essay question.

We'll show you a list of essay questions and all the scholarships that require that essay. This way you can focus on searching for what you're most interested in writing about.

3. Write essays and apply for scholarships.

For every essay you write on ScholarMe, you apply for 10+ scholarships. Yes, you heard that correctly. We've worked with numerous partners to create the world's first Common App for Scholarships™.


Click here to check it out! https://www.scholarme.co/

Fastweb

Free online resource in finding scholarships!


  • Targeted Scholarships based on your strengths, interests, and skills.
  • Financial Aid resources
  • College Search
  • Part-time Jobs


Click here to create your free profile! https://www.fastweb.com/

Collegeboard Big Future

Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.

Enter as much information as possible to find the most matches.


Click here to check it out! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

Unigo

Unigo exists to help make your path to financial ease a bit less treacherous. Through this page, you can explore more than $14B worth of scholarships, awards, and grants, including ones from Unigo, schools, privately-owned companies, and a host of other public, private, and other sources.

To make your search easy from the start, Unigo divides its list of scholarships into comprehensive categories. This can help you pick a starting point and eliminate pointless browsing through categories you know are not a fit. Here are just some of the many categories from which to choose:

  1. Athletic scholarships
  2. College-specific scholarships
  3. Merit-based scholarships
  4. Minority scholarships
  5. Scholarships by major
  6. Scholarships by state
  7. Scholarships for graduate students
  8. Scholarships for high school students
  9. Scholarships for undergraduate students


Click here to check it out! https://www.unigo.com/

Cappex

"Cappex exists to help you reach your first day at the college that's best for you. By creating a free Cappex account, we will show you colleges that are interested in you, give you the tools you need to make informed decisions, present you with eligible scholarships, and everything in between."


Click here to check it out! https://www.cappex.com/

Scholarships.com

"Scholarships.com makes paying for college easier. Complete a free profile then get matched to scholarships and grants you're qualified for from colleges, universities, organizations, foundations, corporations, government & more."


Click here to check it out! https://www.scholarships.com/

Scholarship Monkey


Search for scholarships and grants 3 different ways!

1. Personalized Search

2. Search by Keywords

3. Lists of Scholarships


Click here to check it out! http://www.scholarshipmonkey.com/

Valencia College Scholarship Bulletin

This Scholarship Bulletin Board offers students a variety of scholarship opportunities from Valencia Foundation, Valencia Alumni, private scholarship donors, FREE scholarship search links and other great scholarship information. Please feel free to check this board frequently as new scholarships are always added.


http://valenciacollege.edu/finaid/Scholarship_bulletin.cfm#CurrentOutside

Have you created a portfolio on Raise.me?

Raise.me helps students in 9th - 12th grades to discover colleges and earn scholarships for their academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school. These bite-sized scholarships are called “Micro-Scholarships”.


When students add achievements to their Portfolio on Raise.me, they could be eligible to earn Micro-Scholarships towards partner colleges.


These achievements can include good grades, participating in clubs, playing on a sports team, volunteering, or even starting a club. They can include AP or IB courses, honors classes, and college-level courses, too.


Sign up today at raise.me!

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!

Naviance-College & Career Readiness 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.

Community Service

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 2018-2019 school year.

Stay Connected!

There are many ways to stay connected this year so you don't miss out on any awesome opportunities!


Grade Level Remind Text Alerts

Text the number 81010 with the code for the list you would like to join:

Senior Class News: @2019bear

College & Career Center News: @cchscc2019


Emails

If you are not receiving the College & Career Center Newsletter, complete this google form: http://tinyurl.com/cchscccemail


Cypress Creek High School Website

You can always find the College & Career Center Newsletter, Scholarship Bulletin, and College Visits at https://cypresscreekhs.ocps.net/. Just click on Guidance and then College and Career Resource Center.

College & Career Center-Back to Regular Hours

The CCC is open everyday during lunch and after school!


Monday

  • A & B Lunch
  • After School Until 3:00 PM

Tuesday

  • A & B Lunch
  • After School Until 4:00 PM

Wednesday

  • A & B Lunch
  • After School Until 3:00 PM

Thursday

  • A & B Lunch
  • After School Until 4:00 PM

Friday

  • A & B Lunch
  • After School Until 2:40 PM

School Counselors

A-Col

Brittany Foster

brittany.foster@ocps.net


Com-Gonzalez, F

Dwana Dye

dwana.dye@ocps.net


Gonzalez, G.-Marr

Lisabeth Hernandez

lisabeth.hernandezogonowski@ocps.net


Mars-Perez

Crystal Mejias

crystal.mejias@ocps.net


Perf-Santam

Tina Bulled

tina.bulled@ocps.net


Santan-Z

Sandra White

sandra.white@ocps.net


IB 9th -12th

Julie Grammier

julie.grammier@ocps.net


A-Z 11th-12th Project Graduate

Elisa Elder

elisa.elder@ocps.net

Talani Nelson

College & Career Specialist

School Counselor

Cypress Creek High School

talani.nelson@ocps.net