EAG Class of 2021 Senior Newsletter

Friday, November 13th

Happy Friday you guys!!

Hope you guys have had a great week!

In this week's newsletter, there is information Diplomas, Community Service for TN Promise, of course more scholarship opportunities and more!!

Don't forget to continue to work on the following:

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. If you missed FAFSA Night - no worries!! I have new opportunity for you 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.

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

December 12th ACT

If you want to retake the ACT on December 12th, be sure to register by November 20th. No late fees!! Register here https://www.act.org/

MTSU Admissions offers ACT On-Campus in November, December, plus extra dates

Students can take the ACT test on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in November, December and January — including this Saturday, Nov. 14 — as part of efforts to increase access to the standardized college admissions test.

And, MTSU will allow scores from tests taken on the National ACT day on Dec. 12 to be attached to the Dec. 1 application deadline that used to award qualified incoming freshmen one of the university’s guaranteed academic scholarships.

The ACT will be delivered at the MTSU campus on these dates:

  • Saturday, Nov. 14.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 24.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 1.
  • Saturday, Dec. 12.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 12.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 19.

All exams start at 7:30 a.m. and end at noon. Scores are normally reported to the Admissions office within one week of testing.

To register online, visit www.registerblast.com/mtsu.

Community Service Hours needed for TN Promise

For TN Promise, you must complete and submit 8 hours of community service by July 1st. Click here for more information: https://tnachieves.org/community-service/

Community service is time contributed to a nonprofit or public service organization. The community should be benefitting from the work you do!

Students can also volunteer in their field of interest to gain experience. This means that job shadowing may count toward your community service requirement.

Make sure you are volunteering with an actual organization (not an individual), you are not being paid, you are being supervised by someone who is not a family member and your activity does not include proselytizing (sharing faith)

What counts as community service?

  • Tutoring students at a community center
  • Doing laundry for residents of a nursing home
  • Working with an organization to build homes for people in need
  • Participating in an environment clean-up event
  • Volunteering to work at a booth for a food drive or charity race
  • Volunteering with established student organizations at your college
  • Job Shadowing

What does not count as community service?

  • Building a deck with your friend
  • Babysitting
  • Picking up trash during a hike with friends
  • Donating cans to a food drive or running a race
  • Proselytizing (sharing faith)

All community service hours must be submitted through the community service online form found here. After submitting your community service hours, you will receive a confirmation email.

Virtual Community Service Opportunities

Below is a link to community service opportunities that can be done through various webinars:



Seniors, it is time to order diplomas and it is important that we get everyone's names correct!

Please enter your FULL LEGAL NAME as it should appear on your diploma. By entering this information, you agree that your diploma will be printed as you request here, and should you need to re-order your diploma, it will be at your expense.

Responses must be submitted by Friday, November 20.

Thank you!


FAFSA Information

Watch “How to Complete a FAFSA“ Videos: These quick videos walk students through each step of completing a FAFSA. Videos can be accessed on YouTube here.

Attend a Live Virtual Workshop: There are two virtual workshops every week where a Tennessee FAFSA expert walks students through completing the FAFSA. Students can register for a workshop here.

Need Help:If students need additional assistance completing the FAFSA, they can reach out to our FAFSA experts at FAFSA.Help@tn.gov. There will be staff standing by to help.

FAFSA Webinar Opportunity

If you missed FAFSA Night, no worries. TSAC is now offering two weekly FAFSA webinars throughout November and December on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. CT and Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. CT.

Families must register (see attached) for the 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

Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers

Criteria: Applicant must be pursuing a career in teaching Physics at the high school level. They must also be a U.S. citizen and have been accepted into an accredited two year college, four year college or university. For additional information, click here: https://www.aapt.org/Programs/grants/lotze.cfm

Award: $2000.00

Deadline: December 1, 2020

Lamber-Goodnow Scholarship

Criteria: Several $1000.00 awards are available to students pursuing Nursing, Law School, Medical School, PT/OT and general education who are creative thinkers and problem solvers. Essay is required. For complete information on the scholarships by category and the essay requirements, click here: https://lambergoodnow.com/scholarships/

Award: $1000.00 (several)

Deadline: December 1, 2020

National Space Club Scholarship

Criteria: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and be planning to pursue a career in the STEM fields. For additional information, click here: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12191/national_space_club_scholarship_scholarship.php

Award: $10,000.00

Deadline: December 2, 2020

Make the U Scholarship

Criteria: Applicant must be a Hispanic or Latino high school senior with plans to attend college in the fall or 2021.

They must be a U.S. Citizen, legal permanent resident or DACA eligible and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

In addition, they must have demonstrated service to the community and have leadership qualities. For additional information, click here: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12459/make%20the%20u%20scholarship%20scholarship.php

Award: $1000.00 ( 100 awards )

Deadline: December 6, 2020

Health Wise Scholarship

Criteria: Applicant must be planning a course of study which supports a career in the finance industry (finance, business, accounting, mathematics, and other related majors). They must be a U.S. citizen with a minimum 3.5 GPA. A short essay is required. For additional information, click here: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/15171/wealth_wise_scholarship_scholarship.php

Award: $1000.00

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Knight Essay Scholarship

Criteria: Applicant must be a high school student (9-12 grade) who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

An 800-1200 word essay based on an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution is required. For additional information click here: https://www.sar.org/george-s-stella-m-knight-essay-contest/

Award: $5000.00, $2500.00, and $1000.00 ( 3 awards )

Deadline: December 31, 2020 (estimated)

2021 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Criteria: The contest is open to U.S. high school students in grades 9-12. Essay of 700-1000 words is required. Click here for essay topic and additional information: https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest/eligibility-and-requirements

Award: $10,000 ( 1 ), $3000 ( 1 ), $1000.00 ( 5 ), $100 ( 8 )

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Nashville Predators Jack Diller Award

Criteria: This scholarship is open to student athletes. It takes into account consideration, academic achievement, athletic success, and community involvement.

Award: $2500

Deadline: February 5, 2021

Arthur K & Sylvia S Lee Scholarship Foundation

Criteria: This scholarship is open to students wanting to attend a local community college. http://www.akleefoundation.org/media/8123/arthur_k_lee_scholarship_--_application-local_community_college.pdf. This is the application. For more information go to the website http://www.akleefoundation.org/en/home/application/.

Deadline: February 5, 2021

Overachievers Student Grant

Criteria: Applicant must be an outstanding young scholar who is making a difference in others' lives outside of the classroom. They must also be a legal resident of the U.S. For additional information, click here: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14651/overachievers_student_grant_scholarship.php

Award: $15,000.00

Deadline: November 15, 2020

Driver Education Initiative Scholarship

Criteria: Applicant must be a current high school student with plans to attend a college or university. Essay is required. Only essays with a minimum word limit of 500 words will be accepted. For additional information click here: https://www.dmvedu.org/scholarship/

Award: $500.00 ( 2 awards )

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship

Criteria: Applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry and prove a need for financial support. They must also have plans to attend an accredited 4-year or 2-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented). Essays are required.

For more information click here: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9600/dr_juan_andrade_jr_scholarship_scholarship.php

Award: $1000.00 ( 20 awards )

Deadline: November 30, 2020

PB & J Scholarship

Criteria: This scholarship is open to students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically. (High GPA not required to qualify!) Open to high school seniors who plan on attending an accredited 2 or 4 year school in the U.S. Visit bit.ly/pbjscholarship2021 for more information

Award: $500-$1000

Deadline: May 31, 2020

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

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Need a Job?

Fed Ex is currently hiring package handlers for their Lebanon location. Hourly wages start at $15/hr, paid weekly, tuition reimbursement up to $1500 after 60 days, paid time off after 90 days, paid holidays after one year and career advancement. Students must be 18 to apply, pass a criminal background check, provide two forms of government ID, and must be able to load, unload, and sort packages. Text GroundTeam to 33011 or go to https://groundwarehousejobs.fedex.com
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Senate Youth Program


Application Window Open for 2020-21 United States Senate Youth Program

Audience: Directors of Schools, Principals, Assistant Principals, High School Counselors, High School Teachers
Contact: Charlotte.Woehler@tn.gov

Ms. Charlotte Woehler
Office of Standards and Materials: Coordinator of Student Opportunities
Tennessee Department of Education
Floor 11 Andrew Johnson Towers
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, 37243
(615) 253-4344

Applications are now being accepted from 11th and 12th grade students to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program.

During the Senate Youth Program, two Tennessee delegates will participate in the annual Washington Week event, which features a variety of unique sessions that promote a deep understanding of the structure of our national government. This year’s event will take place virtually over the course of 2–4 days, the week of March 15, 2021. The Hearst Foundation also offers selected state finalists a $10,000 undergraduate scholarship. The deadline to apply is December 4, 2020.

Inside the Mind of a Procrastinator

The fact is, students procrastinate. In this funny video, Tim Urban explains the brain processes behind this phenomenon, describing what happens to our minds when a rational decision maker gives place to a gratification monkey. Click here to check out the video.

Weekly Brain Teaser

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NACAC Virtual College Fair

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


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.

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.


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!

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

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 14th 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