RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

Updated May 21, 2021

***NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS***

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UA's Diversity in Business Bridge Program

Students, see the flyer or click on the link to learn more about The Diversity in Business Bridge Program (DBBP), which will help historically underrepresented minority students get an introduction to the business college experience at The University of Alabama. Best of all the program is free!

We will continue to accept applications through May 31st.

Details about the Diversity In Business Bridge Program at Culverhouse


The Diversity in Business Bridge Program (DBBP) provides additional college preparation for those interested in business as a major/career, including exposure to business professors and professionals, thereby promoting college success for underrepresented minority students by helping them make a smoother transition to college.
Dedicated college financial support will be available to program graduates who enroll at UA to pursue a degree in business.
The program is designed for students from historically marginalized groups (i.e., African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American) who are underrepresented in business and are interested in learning about a business career.

  • They must be rising seniors attending an Alabama High School to apply to this program.
  • The application will be available from March 1st through May 31st, 2021.
  • The Bridge Program will be virtual June 14-18 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
  • We will hold an optional campus orientation on Saturday, June 12th at 9:00 a.m.

The DBBP Program will follow UA and Culverhouse safety guidelines, protocols, and restrictions.

Dual Enrollment with Auburn

Do you want to definitely get into Auburn? If you take two Auburn First dual enrollment courses as a junior and earn B's or better, you're in automatically.

Information Session for Summer Jobs

Register for an information session from two companies hiring students 18 years or older for the summer. One pays $12 - $16/hr.

REGISTER HERE!

College & Career Information for 9th-11th Grade Students

Ms. Jagielski has put together a list of opportunities for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. See the document below for scholarship opportunities with Spring Hill College and employment opportunities with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and the Hazel Green Walmart.

University of Montevallo Moves to Test-Optional

The University of Montevallo will be test-optional next year. This means you won't have to have an ACT or SAT score to apply for admission.

Free Visits to Swarthmore College

Are you a junior interested in applying to Swarthmore College? If you have good grades, talk to Ms. Jagielski about visiting the college this fall for FREE.
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UAH's LSAMP Summer Bridge Program

Are you attending UAH this fall? If you are a minority or a female STEM major and have an ACT score of 24 or higher, this opportunity is for you.

UNA's Early College

Are you a 10th-12th grader? Do you want to take college courses this summer for only $100 each? Check out Early College at UNA.

https://www.una.edu/admissions/early-college.html

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Tuition Scholarship in HVAC at Drake State

Please see the flyer above for information about a tuition scholarship opportunity in HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING/HVAC at Drake State Community College.

Location: Drake State Community and Technical College (Huntsville, AL)

Age: HS Senior Graduating May 2021

Dates: Summer 2021

Details: Tuition Scholarships are available for students enrolling this summer in the HVAC program.

Deadline: April 21, 2021

NO MINIMUM GPA REQUIRMENTS

For further information please email James Fountain at jnf0017@aces.edu.

The Better Making of Men, Black Male Youth Summit

The Better Making of Men, Black Male Youth Summit is May 15th from 9:00 to 3:00. The cost is $25. Register HERE.

University of Rochester's Pre-College Programs

Click HERE to learn about the University of Rochester's pre-college programs.

Florida Atlantic University's Department of Ocean & Mechanical Engineering Open House

On April 28th, at 5:30 p.m. ET, Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering will host a virtual open house. The open house will be an opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn about FAU’s Ocean Engineering program, tour our research laboratories, meet current students, and learn about career opportunities for ocean engineers. Please see the link below for more information and for the RSVP form.

http://www.ome.fau.edu/news/openhouse-spring2021.php

More on SeaTech and Ocean Engineering:
SeaTech is FAU’s flag ship site for advanced engineering research and technology development aimed at solving problems in the ocean. Ocean Engineering, the research concentration at SeaTech, is a multidisciplinary field aimed at solving engineering problems associated with working in the ocean environment and wisely exploring and harnessing the ocean's resources.
Ocean engineers design, build, operate, and maintain ships, offshore structures and a variety of ocean technologies including ships, submarines, oil rigs, underwater robots, and acoustic sonar.
Ocean engineers study the oceans to determine the effects of waves, currents, and the saltwater environment on ships and other marine vehicles and structures and develop methods and materials to withstand wave forces and protect against corrosion. Ocean engineers are also involved in development and use of manned and unmanned marine vehicles for deep-sea exploration and resource recovery. An ocean engineer, Dr. Robert Ballard, located the wreckage of the Titanic.
FAU’s ocean engineering program, initiated in 1965 as the nation’s first such undergraduate program, is one of the oldest in the nation. FAU offers a four-year BS degree program, as well as BS/MS, MS, and PhD degree programs, in Ocean Engineering. Students may visit www.ome.fau.edu to learn more about our programs.

Hispanic Interest Coalition Offers Events for First-Generation College Students

The Hispanic Interest Coalition is dedicated to creating awareness for the Latinx community.

We are hosting several educative events geared towards first-generation college students.

  1. Free Preparation Courses for the ACT have been offered since March. The last two sections will be reviewed on April 10th and 17th from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM. These events are in English since the ACT is only available in English. We will go over the reading section this Saturday and the Science on April 17th. The previous recordings can be found on our Facebook page. Click here to access the ACT registration form.
  2. We will be hosting a Scholarship Workshop which will include representatives from the University of West Georgia and Jacksonville State University. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about scholarships offered out of state and within the state of Alabama. Students need to register to revive the Zoom link. Click here to access the registration form.
  3. A Financial Literacy Workshop will be presented on April 22nd from 4:30 PM-5:30 PM. This presentation will be in Spanish to help Latinx students understand the importance of building the fundamental steps to creating healthy financial habits. Click here to register.
  4. Volunteering at HICA – HICA is committed to creating opportunities for volunteers to serve the Latinx community in the Central Alabama region. We have volunteer opportunities which include data entry, creating online social media content, assisting with various campaigns throughout the year, and special events. If you have any students who may be interested in volunteering in-person or virtually, you can find more information on our website (hicaalabama.org) and sign up to be a HICA Volunteer!


These events have Spanish and English speakers available. We welcome students and parents to join us virtually.

Christian Brothers University

Learn about Christian Brothers University's on-campus visits at https://www.cbu.edu/visit-cbu/.

McDonald's Program Offers Tuition to Students

McDonald’s is always looking to hire employees in an increasingly competitive job market. This year we decided it was the perfect time to reach out to area schools and to let juniors and seniors know about a unique opportunity. Six years ago McDonald’s launched the Archways to Opportunity program which provides $2,500 tuition assistance per year to students in good standing, once they have been employed for at least three months. This is the perfect opportunity for a graduating senior to defray the cost of their fall tuition next year! We have had many students who come back to work for us every summer so that they will again be eligible for the $2,500 tuition assistance in the Fall. It has been a win for the students and a win for us!

Tuition assistance is only one of the many benefits that we offer to our employees. Other benefits include:

  • Starting pay $10.50/hr.-$13.00/hr.
  • Flexible Scheduling/Co-Op/Work Study
  • Unlimited opportunities for advancement
  • Free uniforms
  • Paid time away
  • BCBS to full time employees
  • Free meals on the clock
  • 30% discounted meals anytime

Ashley Hall

Hiring Manager

Johnson Partners Inc. dba McDonald's

(256) 756-4380

Mcd.ashleyh@gmail.com

Madison County Schools Educational Support Professionals Association Scholarship

Is your parent or grandparent a support employee of Madison County Schools? If so, complete the attached scholarship application HERE.

Distinguished Young Women of Madison County

The Distinguished Young Women Program of Madison County is a scholarship opportunity for junior girls (Class of 2022) that will take place this summer. More information and directions to apply can be found at http://madison.al.distinguishedyw.org/.

Click HERE to watch a video from Claire Congo, the 2021 Distinguished Young Women of Madison County Representative.

Career Fields in Army

Click on the link below to watch a video about the career fields offered by the Army.

Auditions for Majorette, Lionette, & Color Guard at UNA

Please see audition information and applications for UNA's Majorettes, Lionettes, and Color Guard. Seniors who apply do not currently have to be in those positions to be eligible for tryouts. Tryouts are open to everyone.

UNA Majorette Auditions

UNA Lionette Auditions

UNA Color Guard Auditions

Opportunity for Free Ride at Tennessee State University

If you are an African-American male and have plans to become a doctor, this might be the program for you! Requirements include a GPA of 3.5 or higher and an ACT score of 28 or higher. Click HERE for more details.
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Free Summer Art Program

Are you an artist? Check out this free summer art program (details in flyer above).

FREE Dual Enrollment Classes

Rising juniors and seniors can get these FREE dual enrollment classes (listed in picture) from Calhoun Community College next year. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher to qualify. If interested in CIS, students must have a 3.0 or higher. Interested students need to see Ms. Jagielski in the Guidance Office.

Local Free Financial Literacy Program

Visit the link below to learn about a LOCAL free financial literacy program which qualifies you to potentially win a scholarship.

www.striveforward.net

Opportunities for Students

Juniors:

Please check to see if you qualify.

https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/college-prep-scholars


Juniors:

To receive information from Alabama colleges, you can opt-in here.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/alabamacollegeoptin


HudsonAlpha LABS application:

https://hudsonalpha.org/education/students/launching-aspiring-biotechnology-scientists-l-a-b-s/


Lockheed Martin News:

Lockheed Martin is hosting Code Quest, which is a one-day coding challenge. It will be held on April 24. There is no charge to participate in this event. They have middle and high school opportunities. Here is the link to the registration form: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/communities/codequest.html. Registration opens today and closes April 4. Code Quest is for teams of students (2-3 students per team).

Opportunities for Seniors at Calhoun Community College

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Award Letter Comparison Tool

Seniors will start to receive award letters from colleges around March and April. CLICK HERE for a helpful award letter comparison tool.

Local Scholarships

Alabama Homemakers and Community Leaders Scholarship

Deadline: All materials must be received by March 1, 2021.

Link to Application & Information


Dave Draper Sr. Memorial Scholarship

The Dave Draper Sr. Memorial Scholarship is a LOCAL scholarship that requires a 2.5 GPA or higher, financial need, and an essay. See attachment below for more information.

Dave Draper Sr. Memorial Scholarship Application


E.H. Wilbourn Scholarship

Local Scholarship for Education Majors

The E.H. Wilbourn Scholarship ($1,000) is a local scholarship for seniors pursing a degree in education. The application is due by April 17. Ms. J says you should apply for this one!

E.H. Wilbourn Scholarship Application


Frances L. Swoope Scholarship

The Frances L. Swoope Scholarship is a local scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Requirements include a GPA of 3.0 or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher. The deadline to apply is May 3rd.

Frances L. Swoope Scholarship Cover Letter

Frances L. Swoope Scholarship Criteria

Frances L. Swoope Scholarship Application


Hazel Green Alumni Scholarship

Seniors, please apply for the Hazel Green Alumni Scholarship.

Hazel Green Alumni Scholarship Application


John Stallworth Scholarship


Madison County Homemakers Scholarship

Deadline: All materials must be received by April 1, 2021.

Link to Application & Information


Ruth Buxton Sayre Scholarship

Deadline: All materials must be received by March 1, 2021.

Link to Application & Information


Trudy Miller Scholarship

The Trudy Miller Scholarship is a LOCAL scholarship. Requirements include a 3.0 or higher GPA and a reference letter from your pastor. The application deadline is April 1st at Noon.

Trudy Miller Scholarship Application


100 Black Men of Greater Huntsville, Inc. Scholarship


Mrs. J says to APPLY for this local scholarship! The scholarship amount is $1,500. You need an ACT score of 18 or higher. The deadline to apply is March 16th. You do NOT have to attend AAMU to apply. CLICK HERE for more information.


Mrs. J says to APPLY for this local scholarship for Business Majors! The scholarship amount is $1,000. You need a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The deadline to apply is March 5th. See attachment below for more information. CLICK HERE for more information.


This local music scholarship is for music majors or music education majors. The scholarship amount is $1,000, and the deadline is April 1st. CLICK HERE for more information.


This local scholarship opportunity is for females only and requires a 3.0 GPA or higher, community service, and leadership in extracurricular activities. Click the links below for the criteria page and application associated with the scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria Page

Scholarship Application

Veteran-Related Scholarships

Seniors,

If your parent is a veteran, and you get the Forever GI Bill, AL Dependent GI Bill, Chapter 35, or your parent has a 100% rating from the VA, please contact Mrs. Jagielski about scholarship opportunities.

University Scholarships

CCC: Check out the Workforce Scholarship for dual enrollment into tech programs for rising juniors and seniors at Calhoun Community College.

https://calhoun.edu/dual-enrollment/dual-enrollment-workforce-development-scholarship/


UNA: This scholarship to UNA is worth $10,000 per year for four years ($40,000 total). Requirements include a 3.0 GPA or higher, 19 ACT or higher, and leadership/involvement.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgIrJ9LZuUzfO3vB7-VOlsbDkdRMzFLTLCubmrCDgMovJirw/viewform?gxids=7628

***COLLEGE INFORMATION***

Alabama Colleges & Universities Admission & Financial Aid Information

Click HERE for a list of Alabama colleges and universities and their admissions and financial aid contact information. You can also find application deadlines and information and see if the college/university is currently waiving the ACT.

College/University Presentations for Seniors

Ms. Jagielski is creating a list of virtual tours and informative virtual meetings with colleges and universities on the HGHS website. Click HERE to view the current list of presentations available on our website. This list will be updated as we receive more presentations.

Air Force ROTC

CLICK HERE for information about Air Force ROTC.

Army ROTC & Army ROTC at UNA

Click HERE to view a recording of the virtual meeting about Army ROTC and Army ROTC at the University of North Alabama.

Athens State University

Click HERE for a video about how to apply for admission to Athens State University.

Auburn University Montgomery

Dual Enrollment through Auburn University at Montgomery is only $50 per credit. Auburn University accepts all credits from AUM.

Calhoun Community College

CLICK HERE for information about Calhoun's Dual Enrollment CNA Program.

Jacksonville State University

CLICK HERE for information about Jacksonville State University.

Ole Miss

If you are interested in Ole Miss, register HERE for a virtual meeting with their recruiter.

UAH

Click HERE to register for UAH virtual meetings about applying, costs, financial aid, and next steps.

CLICK HERE for information about UAH!

***INFORMATION FOR UNDERCLASSMEN***

College & Career Remind Groups

Please use the Remind codes below to get information about colleges, scholarships, and events based on your class year. Just text the code to the number 81010.

Class of 2022 Females

@92dk2f


Class of 2022 Males

@7678g43


Class of 2023 Females

@k98862


Class of 2023 Males

@262479


Class of 2024

@8cahd44

College Information for Juniors

Juniors,

Please see attached document with college information from Mrs. Jagielski (Mrs. J), senior counselor.

***TEST PREP***

FREE ACT Test Prep Resources

Click HERE for FREE ACT test prep resources!