EAG Class of 2021 Senior Newsletter

Week of September 21st

Hope you all have had a fantastical week!

Next week is College Week and besides some fun spirit days, I've got some fun activities and prizes planned! (Even my distance learners can join in!!)

In this week's newsletter, I've got some new scholarships, information from UT, ETSU and a new virtual college tour! So be sure to check it out below. I'll always put the newest information at the top of these!!

As you guys start getting accepted to colleges, be sure to let me know. I want to be sure to celebrate with you all. And let me know any other exciting news!!

As always, I'm here to help you all in anyway possible!!

~ Ms. Bryan

ACT Senior Retake - October 24th

There will be another free opportunity for you to take ACT on Saturday, Oct. 24th here at Eagleville.

The deadline to register is next Friday, so we need to know who to get vouchers to and will need all seniors that are interested to fill out the link below by Monday, September 21st.


Since there many scholarships that have a deadline before December 1st, the new date in October will be important for anyone who needs an fantastical ACT score for scholarships.

Youth Leadership Rutherford

Congrats to Savannah and Haylee - our YLR representatives.

Looks like they had a super fun 1st day!!

New Scholarship Opportunities

Hagan Scholarship

This a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, designed to provide each recipient with the opportunity to graduate college debt-free! Visit Haganscholarships.org for more information. Deadline to apply is November 15th.

American Legion Oratorical Contest

Write and present an original speech focusing on the US Constitution, the competitors can "earn" needed education money and develop a deep appreciation and knowledge of our country's guiding document. State winners will receive $1,000 - $3,000 while National winners will receive $20,000 - $25,000. If you are interested, visit www.tennesseelegion.org and click on the American Legion Oratorical tab.

Be Bold Scholarship - $10,000 Award

Deadline: September 30, 2020

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be in Grade 12 and plan on enrolling in college by the fall of 2021. B) Have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/17251/be_bold_scholarship_scholarship.php 2)

Good Fortune Scholarship - $1,000 - Award

Deadline: September 30, 2020

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. B) Be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/15370/1_000_good_fortune_scholarship_scholarship.php

Nitro Scholarship - $2,000 - 12 Awards

Deadline: September 30, 2020

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) A student who is currently enrolled as a high school senior or a student enrolled at an accredited college or university located within the United States and carry a GPA of at least 2.5.

Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/17688/nitro_scholarship_scholarship.php

Coca-Cola Scholars Program - $20,000 – 150 Awards

Deadline: October 31, 2020

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2020-2021 academic school year B) U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8843/coca_cola_scholars_program_scholarship.php

Be sure to check out the Scholarship page on the EAG website for a complete list of scholarships and scholarship search engines.

MTSU Merit-Based Scholarships

Plan on going to MTSU, here are some guaranteed scholarships:

Trustee Scholarship - $5,000 a year - must have at least a 3.5 GPA and a 30 on the ACT

Presidential Scholarship - $4,500 a year - must have at least a 3.5 GPA and a 25 on the ACT

True Blue Scholarship - $2,000 a year - must have at least a 3.5 GPA and a 23 on the ACT

To be considered for a Freshman Guaranteed Scholarships, students must be a first-time incoming freshman who plans to enroll at MTSU in the Summer or Fall semester. Students must have ALL of the following on file with the Admissions Office by December 1 to be considered for a scholarship:

  • Application for admissions as a new Incoming Freshman
  • Admissions Application fee paid
  • Qualifying official ACT and/or SAT test score (without the writing subscore)
    • Only ACT/SAT scores on file with MTSU as of the Dec 1st deadline will be considered. MTSU will not consider writing test subscores or accept test superscores in regard to scholarship consideration.
  • Qualifying official sixth-semester high school transcript with cumulative GPA requirement (transcript must reflect GPA through end of junior year).
  • Must be US Citizen or permanent resident

No separate scholarship application is required for guaranteed academic scholarships. Student will receive notification of the scholarship award offer by February.

UT Honors Program

For anyone interested in going to UTK, the Honors Program is a great way to get connected, have access to additional scholarships and build up your college resume. Click on each of the programs to find out more information.

2020 Virtual College Leadership Fair

On September 26th from 9am - 12pm , the US Army will be hosting a college leadership fair.

There will be over 100 Universities in attendance. Students will have the ability to move around virtual tables to talk to the University Army ROTC programs, advisors, and current college students.

  • Over 100 virtual tables hosted by University Army ROTC programs
  • Register to win a new Playstation 4
  • Listen to previous 4-year scholarship winners
  • Learn about other scholarship opportunities


Apply for College Free during College Week!

Bethel University - During College Week, September 21st - 27th, Bethel University will waive their application fee.

ETSU - During College Week, September 21st - 25th, ETSU will waive their application fee. Simply enter: welcomehome21 The code will only work until 4:00 pm on the 25th.

Does Meditation Really Affect Your Brain

Check out this 5 minute video by SciShow Psych--a You Tube channel developed by Hank and John Green*--that explores the question of whether meditation can really affect your brain. Is taking up this practice, even in small amounts, worth your time and effort? Perhaps it will help you before take the ACT next week. Something to ponder....

Weekly Brain Teaser

Hit the road, Jack - the latest puzzle to bamboozle the web has been dealt out.

Lurking among the face cards in this deck is a single one-eyed Jack, and you’ll have to play your cards right to spot him.

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College Week - September 21st - 25th

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ACT Information

Seniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, September 22nd at Eagleville. Seniors will be allowed to leave with a signed note from their parent/guardian.

Below are some other ACT test dates that you can register for at www.act.org

  • October 10th
  • October 17th
  • October 24th - Senior Retake Day - see or email Ms. Bryan for a voucher
  • October 25th

Registration deadline for all October test dates is September 25th - no late fees!

For ACT prep resources, look under Testing on the EAG Counseling Webpage.

Eagleville CEEB Testing Code: 430615

College Webinars hosted by MTSU

MTSU Admissions will host a webinar series for prospective students to learn more about the college admissions process. Each webinar will incorporate a new perspective into the college application process, including information regarding: financial aid requirements, scholarship search, and many tips and tricks to help throughout this process. Please join us in learning how to excel in each application step and how to be better prepared for your college search journey.

  • Thursday, October 8th @ 6:00 PM-7:00 PM: College Admissions Checklist: FAFSA and Scholarship Search (Featuring MT Admissions and Financial Aid representative from MT One Stop)
  • Thursday, November 12th @6:00-7:00 PM: College Admissions Checklist: How to Make your College Choice (featuring MT Admissions)

How to Register: Please see below for the registration form for the College Admissions Checklist webinar series.


NACAC Virtual College Fair

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will host four virtual college fairs on September 13, October 12, October 18 and November 8. Colleges and universities from around the country will be participating, making it one of the biggest fairs that you will have access to this fall. To register for any of the NACAC fairs, you will need to visit the Virtual College Fairs website.

Paying for College Webinar Series

Take advantage of this great opportunity! Throughout the month of September these webinars will provide families with an overview of the financial aid process including information about FAFSA, TN Promise, and the HOPE Scholarship. It is offered multiple times/dates throughout the month, so be sure to select a time that works best for you.

Click the link to register: https://www.tn.gov/thec/covid-19-campus-information/outreach-virtual-presentations.html

Need a Job?

Little Caesars Pizza is Hiring in Spring Hill!


Denise & Craig Buck | Little Caesars Pizza
4886 Port Royal Road, Spring Hill, TN 37174


or go by the store and talk to Sean or Eden

Virtual Job Expo

Register at https://bit.ly/2G7Ezfd

There will be local employees hiring for construction, manufacturing, supply chain and health care jobs. Jobs could be in an office, warehouse, job site or health care setting. Attendees to the virtual job expo will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Scholarships... Money, Money, Money!

Did you know that you don't have to always have the highest GPA or ACT score to get a scholarship? Whoa! While it does take some research and some time to actually apply, there is money out there and a lot of scholarships go unclaimed because no one takes the time to apply.

So where do find scholarships? That's an great question!

1. Be sure to check the school that you are applying for. They will have specific scholarships for their school. While most of these are merit-based (based on your GPA, courses taken and test scores) there may be other so be sure to check out their website.

2. Search Engines - these are great because they have millions of dollars worth of scholarships listed. We've complied a list of these on the EAG Counseling webpage.

3. Local Scholarships - Also on the EAG Counseling webpage are a list of scholarships we are notified of. We are constantly updating this so be sure to check it out regularly.

The key is to APPLY, APPLY, APPLY!!

Plan to Play Sports in College?

If you are planning to play sports in college you must register for either the NCAA or NAIA.

If you are planning to play at a Division I or Division II school, you will need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center in order to compete. You must create a certification account in order to make official visits to Division I and II schools or to sign a National letter of Intent. You will then receive an NCAA Id and important reminders as you complete high school.

See Coach McClaran for details.

Transcript Request

Remember once you fill out a College Application, we will need to send your official Transcript. Fill out the form below and we'll get it sent for you.

Transcript Request Form

College Day

Seniors - If you schedule to visit a college, you may count it as a Field Trip. On the day of your visit, you must ask the college for a school excuse note. A note from a parent will not count so be sure to ask for this so that it will be excused.

Career Search

Unsure what to do after college? Finding a future career can be a daunting endeavor but you don't have to figure it alone. Try Launch Career, which is a great tool to get you started. Be sure to visit the EAG Counseling website for more resources that we've put together for you.

Graduation Requirements

English- 4 credits (English I, II, III, IV)

Math - 4 credits

Science - 3 credits (Biology, Chemistry or Physics, 3rd science)

Social Studies - 3 credits (World History & Geog, US History, Econ/Gov)

Foreign Language - 2 credits

Fine Art - 1 credit

PE - 1.5 credits

Personal Finance - .5 credit

Pathway Elective - 3 credits

Elective - 1

Total 23 credits

*Students must also take the ACT and the US Civics Test.

Class of 2021 Graduation

Friday, May 21st 2021 at 7pm

Eagleville High School

Eagleville, TN

Mark your Calendar! Graduation for the Class of 2021 will be on Friday, May 21st at 7pm

Christine E. Bryan, High School Counselor