Senior Newsletter

East Lawrence High School Counseling Department

Department Staff

Leisa Turner- Professional School Counselor, NBCT

Lindsey Sizemore- Professional School Counselor

Senior Handbook

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ELHS 2021 Senior Handbook

Use this link to access important senior information


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Master Scholarship List

Use this link to view a select list of upcoming scholarship deadlines and details. This list is by no means comprehensive. Students should also check out the websites listed under "Other Resources" at the bottom of the page.

Going Merry is a free scholarship application platform that helps make college affordable for all. Students can find and apply to scholarships directly from our website.


Search through 1,000’s of scholarships in all different types of categories. Find fun, unusual, academic, need based scholarships and more!


How Do I Send My Transcripts to a College?

All transcripts requests are done digitally through our online service
How to order transcripts

Other Important Links & Resources

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Message for those interested in attending UNA

UNA is still hosting on-campus tours daily and students can schedule that on our website (see attached Quick Sheet below for details). We do have some Saturday tours as well.

We are currently waiving the application fee through October 23rd so I would encourage all students to go ahead and apply, send their official transcripts, and test scores sent in. Let’s get that part over with so that we can focus on scholarships. J

Julie Taylor | p: 256.765.4680

UNA Box 5011 | Coby Hall | Florence, AL 35632-0001

Quick Sheet ⇩⇩⇩⇩

Message to Seniors Interested in Attending Northwest Shoals

Sarah Beth Hester

Admissions Counselor


See the link below ⇩⇩⇩⇩⇩

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I avoid the Senior Slide?

Should You Consider Community College First?

From saving money to solidifying your academic foundation in a local setting, there are plenty of reasons to consider community college. If you’re wondering whether starting at one might make sense for you, take this quiz.

How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?

While it’s smart to have a selection of schools divided into reaches, goals and probable acceptances on your application list, there’s a point at which it becomes unnecessarily expensive, time-consuming, stressful and a possible hindrance to your chances of admission. Unfortunately, a magic number of colleges to apply to doesn’t exist, but these guardrails can help inform your process.

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