EAG Class of 2021 Senior Newsletter

Friday, October 16th

Hope you guys had a fantastical Fall Break!!

Just a few things that you guys need to focus on:

1. College Applications - there are many merit-based scholarship due dates coming up, so the sooner you get your applications done, the better! I'd hate for you guys to miss out on those! If you have already met with me individually, we wrote those due dates down on your Senior Checklist.

  • MTSU Scholarship deadline is December 1st - must have your application in by this date
  • UTK Scholarship- must apply by November 1st then they will send you a separate scholarship link that must be filled out by Dec. 15th
  • UTC Scholarships - must be accepted first, then they will send you a scholarship application which must be completed by Dec 15th
  • TTU Scholarships - must have your application completed by Dec 15th
  • UT Martin Scholarships - must apply by February 1st

2. FAFSA- The FAFSA opened up on October 1st for the 2021-2022 school year. Be sure to find the time to sit down with your parents and get that completed. Information is listed below.

3. Apply for Scholarships!! There truly is something for everyone. I've got a few new scholarships listed below and don't forget to check the scholarship search engines listed on the EAG website under the Counseling section.

4. Distance Learners - If you want to schedule a time to come in next week so we can go over your transcripts, graduating with honors, distinction, etc. Let me know what time works for you. I'll also be here next Thursday, October 22nd until 6 pm.

Be sure to come by anytime if you need help with anything! I'm here to help you guys and you guys are what make my job simply fantastical!!

~ Ms. Bryan

FAFSA Information

Since we are unable to have a traditional FAFSA Night, TSAC has provided the following events to assist you. Remember the FAFSA opens up on October 1st.

Every Monday
in October (and also on 10/6, 10/7, 10/8) at 6:00 p.m. CT/7:00 p.m. ET, TSAC will present FAFSA Line-by-Line which will take a student/parent through the FAFSA from start through submission.

Every Friday beginning October 9 (and also on 10/7) at 11:30 a.m. CT/12:30 p.m. ET, we will also present FAFSA FAQ which will provide counselors/parents/students a forum to ask questions about the FAFSA.

Families must register for either webinar via the following link (https://www.tn.gov/thec/covid-19-campus-information/outreach-virtual-presentations.1.html).

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New Scholarship Opportunities

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Criteria: Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States and must have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application. For additional information and application, click here: https://spirit.prudential.com

Award: multiple $1000.00 and 5,000.00 awards available

Deadline: November 10, 2020

Molded Dimensions LLC Scholarship

Criteria: Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen who has been accepted into a U. S. college or university to pursue a college degree in STEM. An essay of less than 500 words is required. For more information and on-line registration click here: https://moldeddimensions.com/scholarship.php

Award: $500.00

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Innovation Scholarship

Criteria: Applicant must be a high school junior or senior and have participated in a project within the community. Applicant must demonstrate how that participation has contributed to their growth as an individual or changed their plans for the future. Be Creative! Submission can be a video, poem, infographic, essay, piece of art or song. For additional information and application, click here: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/17218/innovation%20scholarship%20scholarship.php

Award: $2500.00 ( 6 awards )

Deadline: December 1, 2020

Opportunity for Black Women Scholarship

Award- $1,000 - 1 Award

Deadline: November 11, 2020

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be a high school senior or currently in college.

B) Be a black woman in any field of study.

Applications can be found by going to:


Elks Most Valuable Student Competition

Award: $50,000 - 500 Awards

Deadline: November 15, 2020

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.

B) Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.

Applications can be found by going to:


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

Raise Me

You guys should really check on Raise Me! It's a scholarship search engine that is open for students 9-12 and it matches you with mirco-scholarships based on your achievements!

What is a micro-scholarship you ask? A micro-scholarship is an amount of money that students are eligible to earn based on individual achievements throughout 9th-12th grade. They are awarded by colleges and universities who partner with RaiseMe, and each college or university creates their own program of micro-scholarship. The amount earned via RaiseMe represents the minimum amount of institutional aid that the college will award you if you are accepted and enroll in their school.

Colleges decide what achievements they want to award and how much they will award to students who meet their eligibility requirements (which can be found on their College page). For example, one college might offer $50 for an A in Algebra, another might offer $300, and so on.

Be sure to go and check it out!


YOU VISIT allows you to explore over 600 colleges without leaving your home. Did we mention it's free? Simply enter your name and school email when prompted to gain access.

The Power of Empathy

Empathy has the power to change the world. Through experiential education, we can increase global empathy and inspire people to treat others with compassion.

Check out this video (which was created by a teen just like you!): The Power of Empathy

Weekly Brain Teaser

You are in a room that has three switches and a closed door. The switches control three light bulbs on the other side of the door. Once you open the door, you may never touch the switches again. How can you definitively tell which switch is connected to each of the light bulbs?
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NACAC Virtual College Fair

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will host four virtual college fairs on 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.

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, 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.


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.

ACT Information

Seniors - if you registered for the October 24th ACT, be sure to upload a picture into your ACT account by October 16th.

There are still more dates to take the ACT for the 2020-21 school year. You can register at act.org

  • December 12th
  • February 6th
  • April 17th

Eagleville CEEB Testing Code: 430615

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.

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