College and Career Center

Byron P. Steele High II School

Hello Knight Nation!
We have made it to my favorite time of year, fall! With this season comes the changing color of leaves, everything pumpkin spice, and of course, FAFSA applications. This newsletter will focus on jobs for Knights, scholarships, upcoming events, and of course, FAFSA (financial aid).

FAFSA and College Application Workshop

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 1-4pm

This is an online event.

What is FAFSA?

  • FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is used to determine if students are eligible for federal and state funding. All students are encouraged to see what they are eligible for, including students who are eligible for military benefits. The application will opened for the Class of 2021 on October 1st. Both student and a legal guardian need to have an FSA username and ID. If you have created one already (maybe from a previous child or from funding your own education), you can use that same log in information.
  • The class of 2021 will be filling out the 2021-2022 application.

Future date for this workshop is: November 10th.


Apply Texas:

Common App:

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Scholarship Feature: Minnie Piper Stevens Foundation

The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation was organized in 1950, incorporated in the State of Texas as a non-profit, charitable corporation.

The purpose for which it was formed is to support charitable, scientific, or educational undertakings by providing for, or contributing toward the education of financially limited but worthy students; by assisting young men and women residents of Texas, attending or wishing to attend colleges and universities in the state of Texas, to complete their education and obtain degrees; by contributing to community chests, and supporting any other non-profit organization or activity dedicated to the furtherance of the general welfare within the state of Texas.

Randall Gordon Piper and his wife, Minnie Stevens Piper, were the principal donors.

Every year, the Minnie Piper Stevens Foundation releases a compilations of scholarships. This vast list of scholarships can be located at:

Deadline Quickly Approaching! Due October 16th

How do private scholarships work?

Private scholarships can be be organized by a business, service group, non-profit organization, etc. The private entity determines the criteria for the essay, due date, and how funds will be distributed.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Scholarship

College Feature: Texas State University

Ahhh yes, my alma mater.

Texas State University is a public university located in the beautiful hill country city of San Marcos, TX. With a rich history and a campus virbant with traditions, Texas State is home to a diverse student population. Some of the areas of study Texas State is known for are education, business, georgraphy, information systems, excercise sports science (for students interested in becoming a physical therapist), and so much more! Check out the link below to learn more about Texas State University.

Have questions about Texas State?

Email our admissions counselor:

Richeler Aladin

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Texas State University AFJROTC

Upcoming Events

Please note, students who are learning remotely are not able to take the ASVAB on campus at this time. There will be additional opportunities to test in the Spring.
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Texas Tech University Virtual Presentation

Thursday, Oct. 8th, 1-2pm

This is an online event.

Zoom link for the meeting is located below:

Meeting ID: 327 665 6408

*Passcode not required

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Houston Baptist University Virtual Presentation

Monday, Oct. 12th, 2-3pm

This is an online event.

Texas State Army ROTC interest session

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 2pm

This is an online event.

Click on the Zoom link to access the presentation

District College and Career Fair: Registration is now open!

Monday, Nov. 2nd, 6-8pm

This is an online event.

Our annual district college and career fair will take place on November 2, 2020 from 6-8pm. More details are to follow, so be sure to save the date!

What does the student registration for the virtual college and career fair look like?
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Have you found a job or an internship that you want to apply for, but don't how to create a resume? No need to fear, your how-to video is here! Check out the video below:

What does a college advisor do?

Do you need help filling out FAFSA? The Alamo Colleges can help!

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SAT Prep Course

Although, most colleges have waived SAT/ACT requirements for the Class of 2021, however, if you decide to take the SAT, SCUCISD is providing a prep course.

There are also scholarships that are connected to qualifying SAT scores.

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Texas A&M- Chevron Engineering Academy at Alamo Colleges District

Application cycle begins December 1, 2020 - June 30 2021. Priority deadline is April 1, 2021.
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