THE RUNDOWN

SUMMER 2021 EDITION

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The Collegiate Programming and Advisement Department has worked to compile a list of scholarship opportunities that range from elementary to high school. Below are the JUNE scholarship listings.


Local scholarships are highlighted in blue.


LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP SPOTLIGHT

Clara Stewart Watson Scholarship Fund

Fort Worth ISD seniors are encouraged to apply to become a recipient of the Clara Stewart Watson Scholarship Fund.


This $1000 scholarship is awarded to seniors that:


  • Rank in the top 5% of their class
  • Have a need for financial assistance


For questions or to apply, contact Ana Martins, Philanthropic Officer, at ana.martins2@bofa.com.


DEADLINE: JUNE 16, 2021

RHCA Scholarship

Fort Worth ISD seniors are encouraged to apply to become a recipient of several RHCA Scholarship.


Recipients of these scholarship must be/submit:


  • • Graduate of a high school in Dallas/Fort Worth

    • Must be of Latino or Hispanic origin (as defined by U.S. Census Bureau) • Major in the construction industry

    • Have a parent who works for a company member of the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association

    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA of a 4.0 scale

    • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal resident, DACA or eligible non-citizen • Complete FAFSA or state-based financial aid application


Click here to apply.


DEADLINE: JULY 13, 2021

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There are so many free scholarship search engines available to students online you'll get about 7 million results by Googling "scholarship search" that it can be difficult to know which websites to use.


Which sites you choose is up to you, but in case you need some help with your decision-making, below are a few good starting points.


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  • ACT Registration Deadline

    • JUNE 18, 2021


    ACT TEST DATE

    • JULY 17, 2021


    ACT Scores Available

    • JULY 27, 2021


    SAT Registration Deadline

    • TBA


    SAT TEST DATE

    • TBA


    SAT Scores Available

    • TBA
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East Texas Baptist University

MISSION:

As a Christ-centered institution, East Texas Baptist University educates students by integrating biblical faith and learning to develop mind, body, and soul through community engagement to prepare graduates to be Christian servant leaders in their calling to God and humanity.


ESTABLISHED:

1912


MASCOT:

Tiger


SCHOOL COLORS:

Navy and Gold


ACCEPTANCE RATE:

54.4%


ACT/SAT Average Score:

ACT: 22 | SAT: 1040


AVERAGE GPA:

3.33


ENROLLMENT:

1,613


LOCATION:

Marshall, TX


CAMPUS:

Suburban


TUITION:

$26,370

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Millsaps College

MISSION:

Millsaps College is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation, and the innovative shaping of the social, economic, and cultural progress of our region.


ESTABLISHED:

1890


MASCOT:

The Millsaps Major


SCHOOL COLORS:

Purple and White


ACCEPTANCE RATE:

59.3%


ACT/SAT Average Score:

ACT: 25 | SAT: 1170


AVERAGE GPA:

3.24


ENROLLMENT:

985


LOCATION:

Jackson, MS


CAMPUS:

Urban


OUT OF STATE TUITION:

$37,290

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FWISD LAUNCHES “REDISCOVER FORT WORTH ISD” CAMPAIGN WITH STUDENT REGISTRATION DRIVE

“Have you seen our high schools lately? You may not recognize us!” says Fort Worth ISD’s soon-to-air television commercial.


The TV ad, in English and Spanish, is part of the new Rediscover Fort Worth ISD campaign to:


Get all students registered now for in-person instruction this fall (2021-22 school year)
This year, District-wide online registration begins June 14, about two weeks earlier than usual. All students, new and returning, must register.


Show the many renovations and new additions to our schools – all part of the District’s 2017 Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

These include user-friendly collaboration spaces in our high schools, updated science labs, state-of-the-art Gold Seal career studios, and new athletic facilities. The 2017 CIP also built an entirely new school – Overton Park Elementary.

Highlight our Gold Seal Choices and Connections
Choices include industry-driven P-Tech pathways and Early College High Schools, where students can earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree. Connections with our businesses and higher education partners provide opportunities for internships and networking.


In addition to TV commercials, you’ll be seeing billboards and other ads urging parents to register their children for school starting June 14 at www.fwisd.org/rediscover.

VIRTUAL MIDDLE SCHOOL COLLEGE AND CAREER EXPO SET FOR JUNE 15

Fort Worth ISD middle school students are encouraged to power-up their smart devices and tablets to participate in the virtual Middle School College and Career Expo on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.


The event, now in its 12th year, is guaranteed to provide eighth grade students and parentsinformation on how to successfully navigate the college selection process, and it also showcases exciting careers of the future.


Students plugged in on the day of the event will hear words of encouragement from Daphne Brookins, FWISD District 4 Trustee. They will also participate in online college tours and receive a host of Google classroom links with topics stemming from “Becoming an Entrepreneur” to “Military Readiness.”


“There’s definitely something for everybody at this year’s expo. Our team wanted to ensure we touched on key topics and issues we knew were important to our students,” said Danyatta Harrell, GO Center Coordinator.


College and Career Readiness (CCR) Coaches will promote the Middle School College and Career Expo at their respective campuses. Interested students should reach out to their CCR coach directly to learn more or to register.

VIRTUAL COLLEGE APPLICATION BOOT CAMP SUMMER SERIES BEGINS JUNE 22

Rising seniors are invited to participate in the virtual College Application Boot Camp Summer Series and a chance at winning college scholarships, fee waivers, and book vouchers.


Register here by June 7 to participate.


The summer series is a collaboration of the Fort Worth ISD, Tarrant County Community College, Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, The University of Texas at Arlington, The University of North Texas, Texas A&M University, Tarleton State University and Midwestern State University. Consisting of three interactive preparation sessions, it’s being held virtually on three consecutive Saturdays starting June 22 and culminating on June 24. Each session begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.


Sessions focus on completing college applications, finding scholarship opportunities, effective essay writing, managing the high school senior year and college timelines, and college campus tours. Students who attend all three sessions are eligible to win college scholarships, fee waivers, and book vouchers provided by local higher education partners.


For more information, students and their families are encouraged to contact their campus senior counselor, College and Career Readiness Coach or TCU adviser.

FWISD ANNOUNCES SPRING 2021 COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULE

The Fort Worth ISD will host spring 2021 commencement ceremonies this June.


Click here to view all scheduled dates, times, and locations.


Outdoor ceremonies postponed because of weather will be rescheduled for Monday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 22