THE RUNDOWN

OCTOBER 2019 EDITION

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The Academic Advisement Department has worked to compile a list of scholarship opportunities that range from elementary to high school. Below are the OCTOBER scholarship listings.


Local scholarships are highlighted in blue.


SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES

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

  • NOVEMBER 8, 2019


ACT TEST DATE

  • DECEMBER 14, 2019


ACT Scores Available

  • DECEMBER 26, 2019


SAT Registration Deadline

  • NOVEMBER 8, 2019


SAT TEST DATE

  • DECEMBER 7, 2019


SAT Scores Available

  • DECEMBER 20, 2019
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FINANCIAL AID HELP SESSION DATES ANNOUNCED

The Fort Worth Independent School District, in conjunction with Tarrant County College and other District partners, will sponsor 2019 fall semester college financial aid sessions in October and November at most District high schools.


Assistance will be available in both English and Spanish to help parents and students with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)/ Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) application.


All sessions will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude by 8 p.m. The OCTOBER schedule of aid sessions will take place at the following high schools:


Oct. 8 – Trimble Tech HS

Oct. 9 – South Hills HS

Oct. 10 – Carter-Riverside HS

Oct. 15 – Arlington Heights HS

Oct. 15 – Diamond Hill HS

Oct. 16 – Dunbar HS

Oct. 17 – Eastern Hills HS

Oct. 23 – Southwest HS

Oct. 29 – World Languages Institute

Oct. 29 – YWLA

Oct. 29 – Western Hills HS

Oct. 30 – Benbrook M-HS

Parents and students are encouraged to bring the following items to complete FAFSA/TASFA forms:

  1. Federal Student Aid PIN*
  2. Social Security number*
  3. Driver’s license number
  4. Tax records* — or use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
  5. Records of untaxed income*
  6. Records of all assets (savings and checking account balances)
  7. List of the school(s) the student are interested in attending


Pre-registration is not required for any of these sessions, and students and their parents are welcome to attend as many of these events as they find helpful.


*= Mandatory documents needed to complete the FAFSA/TASFA forms

GOLD SEAL PROGRAMS AND SCHOOLS OF CHOICE

Fort Worth ISD Gold Seal PROGRAMS AND SCHOOLS OF CHOICE 2020-21

2020-2021 KEY DATES

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
November 8, 2019

CHOICES EXPO
Friday, November 8, 2019
4 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 2019
9 a.m. - Noon

Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center
5201 C.A. Roberson
Fort Worth, TX 76119


ONLINE APPLICATION ASSISTANCE
December 12-13, 2019
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center
5201 C.A. Roberson - Gate 1
Fort Worth, TX 76119

APPLICATION DEADLINE
December 13 at 5 p.m.
www.fwisd.org/choice

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AUSTIN COLLEGE

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MISSION:

The mission of Austin College is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences in order to prepare them for rewarding careers and for full, engaged, and meaningful lives.


ESTABLISHED:

1849


MASCOT:

Katy the Kangaroo


SCHOOL COLORS:

Crimson and Gold


ACCEPTANCE RATE:

53.4%


ENROLLMENT:

1,223


LOCATION:

Sherman, TX


CAMPUS:

Suburban


TUITION:

$37,315

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VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

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MISSION:

Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large.


Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and creative experimentation of ideas and concepts.


In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.


ESTABLISHED:

1873


MASCOT:

Mr. Commodore


SCHOOL COLORS:

Black and Gold


ACCEPTANCE RATE:

10.7%


ENROLLMENT:

13,131


LOCATION:

Nashville, TN


CAMPUS:

Urban


OUT OF STATE TUITION:

$45,610

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS IN ACTION