College & Career Center News

Seniors-Class of 2020

Final Transcript Request

Deadline to submit the Final Transcript Request Form: May 31, 2020


https://tinyurl.com/cchsfinaltranscript20


You will only fill out this form one time with the name of the college, university, technical college, or military branch you will be attending next year.


Final transcripts will be sent to the college/university electronically or by the US Postal Service.


If you are ordering a transcript for any of the Armed Services, you must pick up your official transcript.


Final transcripts will be sent after your official virtual graduation (June 4th).


A hard copy of your official transcript will also be given to you when you receive your diploma. Details regarding diploma distribution will be announced at a later date.


IB Seniors-The college/university that you indicate on this form is also where your school counselor will send your official IB score report. This IB score report can only be sent to one school.


Final transcripts take time to process for each student. Please be patient as we work diligently to send your final transcript to your college/university.


You can only send your final transcript to one school. If you need additional copies of your transcript or want it sent to scholarships or other institutions, please complete the Transcript Request Form at: https://tinyurl.com/cchstranscript

Valencia College is waiving their application fee! Limited time only!

  • Valencia College is waiving the application fee until May 31st!
  • If you haven’t applied to Valencia yet or still need to pay the fee, now is the time to complete your application!
  • valenciacollege.edu

Valencia College Virtual Answer Center

Valencia Virtual Answer Center

Answer Center Advisors are here to guide students from application to graduation. They have the ability to:

  • Assist with steps to enrollment
  • Follow up on the admissions process
  • Review and determine financial aid needs
  • Clarify initial educational goals


To connect with an Answer Center advisor in a one-to-one Zoom meeting, click here. You will be placed in a virtual waiting room and will then be admitted into the virtual Answer Center, where you’ll be greeted by Answer Center team members. They’ll then connect you with an advisor for one-on-one assistance. The virtual Answer Center is available during these hours:


  • Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Student Services-Distance Learning Frequently Asked Questions

Please reference the Student Services Distance Learning Frequently Asked Questions for information regarding any of the following topics:


  • School Counselor Contacts
  • Transcript Request Form
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Senior Year Events
  • State Assessments
  • Laptop Help
  • Community Service
  • Valencia Dual Enrollment
  • College Orientations
  • Grades/Credits
  • AP Courses/Exams
  • SAT/ACT
  • Bright Futures Scholarship
  • Industry Certification Exams
  • Edgenuity
  • Staying Connected to CCHS


https://tinyurl.com/cchscounselorquestions1

Virtual Community Service-Deadline to Submit Hours-May 31st!

The CCHS Student Services team has created on online community service form!


This new form will be used to submit your pre-approval community service project request and to complete the required post-reflection with documentation!


Community Service Pre-Approval/Post-Reflection Form: https://tinyurl.com/cchscommunityservice

· All community service projects must be approved by your school counselor before you start your hours!


Community Service Log Sheet-https://tinyurl.com/cchscommunityservicelog

· Use this community service log sheet to document your hours for a specific activity/organization.

· You will upload this log sheet directly into the Community Service Pre-Approval/Post-Reflection Form!


Virtual Community Service Opportunities-https://tinyurl.com/virtualcommserv

· The Student Services team has created a list of ideas for virtual community service.

· At this time, we are still waiting for communication from the state of Florida regarding the Bright Futures Scholarship.


Community Service Step by Step Guide

· Step 1: Complete the Community Service Pre-Approval Request Form: https://tinyurl.com/cchscommunityservice

· Step 2: After you submit your Pre-Approval Form, a school counselor will review your request and will send you an email to let you know if your request has been granted.

· Step 3: Complete your community service hours and record on the Community Service Log: https://tinyurl.com/cchscommunityservicelog

o Rename the google sheet to your first and last name.

o For any community service hours completed, you will need to provide documentation.

o Log your hours as well as take photos to document your community service project.

· Step 4: When you are ready to submit your hours, complete the Post-Reflection Community Service Form: https://tinyurl.com/cchscommunityservice

o This form will allow you to upload your community service log as well as your documentation showing the completion of your hours (supervisor emails, photos, documents, etc).

UNF Housing Opportunity

Living Learning Community at UNF


What is an LLC?

An LLC is a chance for students to live together with other residents with similar interests. In the First Forward LLC, students can live and learn in a supportive environment of other first-generation college students, along with a Learning Community Assistant who will serve as a mentor and peer role model.

Activities in the LLC:

The First Forward LLC is a newer community, so we are excited to plan activities and new traditions with the students! There will be social gatherings and academic programming offered throughout the semester. In addition, students will work closely with UNF’s team of faculty and staff who are dedicated specifically to supporting first-generation students. The LLC will provide students with opportunities to learn how to navigate college and select a major that is a good fit, while forming life-long friendships at the same time!

Other Things for Students to Consider:

  • Complete a Housing Contract & LLC and Interest Housing Application https://www.unf.edu/housing/ .
  • Students in LLCs move in early for the LLC retreats. The cost is $50. There are no other costs associated with the LLC.
  • Once accepted into the LLC, Housing will provide students with directions on how to find a roommate in the LLC or pull in a roommate they already know. If students prefer to pull in a roommate of their choice, they do not need to be in the LLC.


Click here to apply!


Deadline: June 22, 2020

Student Services Team

Click here to access the contact information and office hours for your school counselor!
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Upcoming Scholarships

$2,000 Nitro Scholarship

Nitro cares about providing you the resources needed to successfully navigate financing college. That’s why we’re offering you the opportunity to earn a $2,000 scholarship. We know that college is a big step forward in achieving your goals and we want to help you get there using all the tools Nitro has to offer. Apply every month!


Click here to apply!


Deadline: Last day of each month

Courage to Grow Scholarship

Eligibility:
You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only.


Explain in 250 words or less why you believe that you should be awarded this scholarship.


Click here to apply!


Deadline: Every month

Kantner Foundation Scholarship

The Kantner Foundation Scholarship is a $2,000 to $3,000 one-time college scholarship awarded to outstanding high school students.

Recipients of the Kantner Foundation Scholarship have a record of academic achievement, leadership, and entrepreneurship.


Click here to apply!


Deadline: May 30, 2020

UF Scholarship

Central Florida Gator Club Scholarship Application


The Central Florida Gator Club is proud to continue our Educational Scholarship Program to recognize deserving students from the Central Florida region (Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties) who have been accepted to the University of Florida. Our goal is to identify the most deserving students from the region who demonstrate academic success, leadership and involvement in our community.


Click here to apply!


Deadline: May 31, 2020

American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship

  • Award amount varies
  • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or above
  • Enrolled member of federal or state recognized tribe, or descendant of at least one grandparent who is an enrolled tribal member

For more information and to apply, go here!

Deadline: May 31, 2020

CollegeXpress Scholarship Contest

  • One winner will be awarded $10,000
  • Scholarship winner must be enrolling in one of CollegeXpress Member Colleges as a freshman for the fall term
  • No essay required


For more information, visit here!

For a list of the member colleges, go here!

Create a profile and apply here!


Deadline: May 2020

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors.


To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships at abbottandfenner.com


Topic:

Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.


Deadline: June 12, 2020

American Muscles Student Scholarship-Automotive

2 scholarships for $2,500 each will be awarded to students pursuing an automotive themed major.

One scholarships will be awarded every spring semester, followed by one additional scholarship to be awarded for the fall semester each year.


Click here to apply!


Deadline: June 15, 2020

Valencia Vector Scholarship

The Vector Scholarship Program offers students pursuing a STEM education with financial assistance and immersive research opportunities.


Click here to apply!


Deadline: June 19, 2020

Valencia Honors College

  • The Seneff Honors College awards a limited number of full tuition, non-transferable scholarships to admission candidates who demonstrate academic promise and who commit to one of the four available curriculum tracks: Global Studies track, Interdisciplinary Studies track, Leadership track, and Undergraduate Research track.
  • All eligible students who apply for the Seneff Honors College will be considered for scholarship awards.
  • Scholarships cover up to the credits needed for your primary degree program and any additional Honors course work specific to your track.


Click here for more information.


Deadline: July 10, 2020

Great Value Colleges Community Service Scholarship

  • Be attending or accepted at an accredited post-secondary U.S. institution (undergraduate or graduate).
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Submit one (1) cover letter and resume with two current letters of recommendation and a 1000-1500 word essay that describes your favorite community project, your involvement in this project, and how this project enhanced and/or added value to your college education.
  • Have completed at least 40 hours of community services.


Pick up an application in the CCC.


Deadline: July 15, 2020

Kobrin Family Scholarship

The Kobrin Family Scholarship was established in 1990 to be awarded to a qualified student from Orange, Osceola, or Seminole County who will be attending the University of Central Florida. The scholarship is available to a qualified, full-time student in the amount of $2,500 per year for a maximum of four (4) years. The student must maintain a 3.1 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) each year in order to remain qualified for the scholarship.


Please note that this scholarship is only available to students of the Jewish faith.


Click here to apply!


Deadline: July 15, 2020

Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

How to apply: Complete the application form including a 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving.


Click here to apply!


Deadline: September 30, 2020

Bright Futures Scholarship

Bright Futures Scholarship

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program has helped more than 725,000 Florida students attend a postsecondary institution.


The program offers three types of scholarship awards –


  • Florida Academic Scholars award (FAS)
  • Florida Medallion Scholars award (FMS)
  • Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award (GSV)


Check out the requirements below to ensure you are on track for receiving this free money from the state of Florida!


Click here to access the Bright Futures handbook for more information about the scholarships and to learn more about the Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award.


(Requirements are subject to change with each Florida Legislative session.)

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Scholarship Database Websites

Scholar Snapp

Save time on your scholarship applications!

Scholar Snapp allows you to reuse your information – everything from contact details to teacher recommendations, video uploads, essays, and more – from one application to another.


https://www.scholarsnapp.org/students/


See instructions below to connect your Common App to Scholar Snapp!

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Orange County Public Schools

OCPS publishes a scholarship list for students. This list is updated throughout the school year.


Click here to access the OCPS scholarship list!

Cappex

Sign up with Cappex to:

  • Access their huge Scholarship database with billions of dollars available to students like you.
  • Find your College Match - which colleges are best for you based on what you're looking for.
  • Calculate your Chances of Admission into any particular college.
  • Comprehensive College Journey Guidance


https://www.cappex.com/

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College Greenlight

College Greenlight connects first generation and underrepresented students to caring colleges, generous scholarships, and life-changing counselors and mentors.

  • View College Profiles
  • Search scholarships
  • Create college list
  • College summer program and fly in resources


Create a profile at: https://www.collegegreenlight.com/

Top 175 Scholarships for College

This website labels scholarships by the following categories:

  • Leadership & community service
  • Heritage, ethnicity, gender
  • Financial need
  • Academic or achievement standard
  • State or school specific


https://www.mometrix.com/blog/scholarships-for-college/

WeirdScholarships.net

From Pyper Barnes-Creater of weirdscholarships.net

"I am the creator of a website called WeirdScholarships.net. I started the site a couple years ago with the intention of making it easier for students to find scholarships they would have never heard of beforehand.

My website features thousands of small and unique scholarship opportunities. Most students forget about the smaller awards, but in many cases, these are the best opportunities for students. My site is dedicated to helping students find less competitive awards tailored to their personality, interests, and career goals."


weirdscholarships.net

LendEDU's Guide to College Scholarships

Scholarships listed by 13 categories:


  • State
  • Trait
  • School
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Brand
  • Major
  • Military
  • Skill
  • Miscellaneous
  • LendEDU
  • Weird


Check out the website: https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarships/

MALDEF Scholarship Guide

The MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status.


Click here to view the scholarship guide!

Community Service

Community Service is defined as identifying a social issue in the community. This requires students to look beyond themselves and reach out to an issue faced by our society (i.e. poverty, abuse, elderly citizen rights).


These hours will meet the requirement for the Florida Academic Scholars, Florida Medallion Scholars or Gold Seal Vocational scholarships. The completed hours will be recorded on the transcript of the student.


In order to complete community service hours, students MUST complete the Community Service application and the application must be approved by the counselor. Steps to receive Community Service hours are as follows:


Step 1: Before you start any community service hours, you must complete a community service plan, which outlines specific details of the activity and also how your service will help address the community’s needs. Your counselor must sign this first part of the form before you complete any hours of community service.

Step 2: Once approved, complete your hours and log them on the sheet provided.

Step 3: Write a post-essay and turn the entire packet into your counselor. The post essay must touch on how your services benefited the community and how you have grown as a result of the service.

Step 4: Your counselor will input your hours.


Click here to view the OCPS community service forms.

Stay Updated!

There are many ways to stay connected this year so you don't miss out on any awesome opportunities!


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Seniors-Class of 2020

Senior Class News: @2020bear
College & Career Center News: @cchscc2020

Talani Nelson

College & Career Specialist

School Counselor

Cypress Creek High School

talani.nelson@ocps.net