PHS Career Services

College and Career Updates & Events ~ October 2022

ASVAB - October 19th

If you have signed up to take the ASVAB, spend some time on the ASVAB practice tests.


If you have not signed up for the ASVAB, but would like to take the test, fill out this form.

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College Application Day - Oct. 24th 9am-12pm

College application day is fast approaching. Seniors are invited to come work with counselors and begin their college applications. Application waivers are available for several colleges and are not based on income level. Sign up for a time here.

FAFSA Night

Parents and Seniors, is the FAFSA intimidating? Come out on Oct. 24th at 6 pm to get assistance. A college rep will be on-site to offer assistance with the form. If you would like to prepare, go to the FAFSA website and begin the account set up process.

My #ANDPlan

Meet Rose Staley. Rose has a plan to graduate with a high school diploma and join the military.

Thanks for sharing your #ANDplan, Rose!

Ed-Op was a success!

Thank you to all who helped make Ed-Op a success. In attendance were 43 colleges & universities, armed forces, and trade schools. Juniors, Seniors, and our AVID students had the chance to speak to reps and get information on their next steps after high school.
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Accelerate - A GSSM Virtual Program


  • Are you an 8th or 9th Grader?
  • Will you be able to complete Algebra 2 by the end of your 9th grade school year?
  • Are you interested in Engineering or a related STEM field?



If you answered yes to all of these questions, please join us for an information session:


Lexington Technology Center

Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 6:00p

What's Your #ANDplan?

When you graduate from Pelion High School you will leave with a high school diploma or certificate. It is our hope and mission that you will also leave with a plan for your future. If you already have a plan that's great! Tell us about it! We'd love to hear it and highlight you in the next newsletter.


If you're not sure about your plan meet with your Career Specialist, Amy Miller, to discuss it. She can help you talk through options, interests, and strengths. To get a better idea of what you might be good at, she can also help you complete a career assessment.

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Horatio Alger Association

Deadlines vary

Awards range from $10,000-$25,000

Criteria:

  • High school senior
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • US citizenship
  • Students with significant financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income)
  • Students who have exhibited integrity & perseverance in overcoming personal adversity
  • Commitment to pursue/complete bachelor's degree in the US (may start studies @ 2-year instution and then transfer to 4-year institution)
  • Involvement in co-curricular & community service activities

https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/

Wendy's Heisman High School Scholarship

Deadline: 10/18/2022

Awards:

  • 88 State Winners receive a $500 scholarship.
  • 10 National Finalists receive a $1,000 scholarship.
  • 2 National Winners receive a $5,000 scholarship. National Winners and their parents will also be invited to attend the Heisman Trophy weekend in New York City where they will receive national honor and recognition during the televised ESPN Heisman Trophy ceremony.

Criteria:

  • Seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Participation in at least one school-sponsored sport
  • Demonstrated leadership at school and in the community

https://www.heismanscholarship.com/

SC Association of Educational Office Professionals General Scholarship

Deadline: 11/1/2022

Award: $1,500

Criteria:

  • graduating high school senior from South Carolina
  • must have maintained "C" average or better in high school
  • must plan to attend accredited institution of higher learning in the fall
  • must be US citizen and SC resident
  • write 1 page essay on "what career you have chosen to pursue and why"
  • 3 letters of recommendation

https://www.scaeop.org/student-scholarships.html

SC Association of Educational Office Professionals - Marion Garrett Business Scholarship

Deadline: 11/1/2022

Award: $1,500

Criteria:

  • Graduating high school senior from South Carolina
  • Must have maintained ""C"" average or better in high school and ""B"" average or better in business classes
  • Must plan to attend accredited institution of higher learning in the fall
  • Must be US citizen and SC resident
  • Write 1 page biographic sketch on ""why I chose a career in business""
  • 3 letters of recommendation"

https://www.scaeop.org/student-scholarships.html

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Deadline: 11/3/2022

Criteria:

  • grades 5-12 making meaningful contributions to their community through volunteer service

https://www.changemakers.com/challenge/emergingvisionaries

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Deadline: 11/17/2022

Award: - Up to $40,000 per year to attend an accredited 4-year undergraduate school

Criteria:

  • High achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best undergraduate universities

https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/

Mercer University Engineering Scholarship Challenge

Deadline: event held one Saturday in later November

Award:

-Includes: Welcome breakfast & registration, scholarship challenge (math & language test or media design program for Technical Communication - no calculus background required), parents' program in parallel with scholarship challenge (provides more info about admissions and financial aid processes), engineering lab tours hosted by faculty & students, lunch, afternoon campus tours

Criteria:

  • High school seniors interested in studying engineering at Mercer University
  • Apply to compete in Mercer University's School of Engineering Scholarship Challenge event"

https://engineering.mercer.edu/student-resources/scholarship-opportunities/engineering-scholarship-challenge/

Full Time Job Board

Listing of businesses with entry-level job openings and opportunities to help start a great career

Part Time Job Board

Part-time job postings in the local area