Senior Memo

October Edition

The Counseling Department is so excited to work with you and your families through this season of your life. We are here to help YOU, so please come see us or contact us if you need help or support throughout this process.


This will be the most up-to-date information in regards to college, financial aid, and career related events and information.


I also welcome feedback, so please let me know if you would like to see something on here that is not present! Feel free to email me at caton.eskew@knoxschools.org if you have any questions.


Mr. Long recently sent out information out about our new tutoring program at Halls High School. Please view the schedule for this below.


"I also want to highlight an important academic resource that is now available. Beginning today, September 20th, each KCS high school will begin offering tutoring for students who need additional assistance.

Tutoring will be offered in-person before school or after school according to the schedule on the school website. For students who are in CoVID isolation or contact quarantine, virtual tutoring will be offered on Microsoft Teams during the school day according to the schedule on the school website. Our Tutoring Coordinator is Heidi Moles in the School Counseling Office, and she will be reaching out to families of students under isolation or quarantine to set them up for tutoring."

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Helpful Links

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Upcoming College Visits

U.S. Air Force Visit

Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 2:15pm

College and Career Center

The contact information for the representative who would like to visit is:
Name: Sergio Heyaime
Title: Admissions Advisor
Email: nashville@afrotcadmissions.com
Phone: 6158531263

School Updates

Rhode Island School of Design

  • RISD 101 - Learn all about RISD, from our academics and student life to the application process.
  • Ask Admissions Anything - Ask an admissions officer your questions in real time.
  • Application Prep + Portfolio Tips - Our most popular event series. Get advice directly from reviewers about everything from navigating the Common Application to developing and refining your creative work.
  • Campus Tours + Student Life - See a detailed perspective of our campus and learn more about student life.
  • Studio Visits - Tune in for chats with students, faculty, and other artists and designers to hear about their work and practice.

Davidson College

  • Our Fall Admission Intensive workshop series will be taking place throughout September and October. These virtual workshops are free to attend and open to high school juniors and seniors.

Columbia College

The following resources are available for any students and families looking to learn more about Columbia.

On-Campus Outdoor Tours
Virtually Engage with Columbia
Revised 2021-2022 Testing Policy
A Message for Prospective Students
Columbia and Affordability

While we recently began to offer in-person tours again, much of our programming remains virtual. Given our limited capacity, we ask you to encourage your students to take advantage of our existing virtual offerings rather than requesting individual school visits. Our wide range of interactive virtual programming features faculty, current students and many different opportunities to learn about different aspects of our community.

Lincoln Memorial University

Virtual Tour:

You don't even have to leave the comfort of home to view our beautiful campus. Check out our virtual tour!


Campus Maps:

We have brand new, interactive campus maps for each of our sites. Check them out here!


Digital Admissions Meeting:

You can connect with a helpful member of the Admissions team to have your questions answered and keep the college search process moving forward. Simply fill out the request form HERE, and a member of the Admissions team will reach out to schedule a virtual appointment!

The University of Virginia College at Wise

One of the newer perks for our students specifically, is the new State of the ARC reduced tuition for students that live in the Appalachian Region. Students that fall into this category get to attend UVA Wise for almost the same price as in-state students.

Milligan University

  • Competitive Scholarship Deadlines: Many of our competitive scholarships, like the Jeanes Honors Scholarship and the Goah Diversity Scholarship, have a deadline of December 1. Encourage your students to learn more about these great scholarship opportunities and apply now! (Milligan has many other generous scholarships that are available at any point in the application process.)
  • Campus Visit Options: Our Campus Preview Days are coming up on September 24 (as well as Nursing Preview Day), October 22 (Homecoming Weekend), and November 6. We'd love to see your students on campus! If none of these dates work for your students, they can schedule an individual visit or your school can schedule a group tour. Learn more.
  • Application for 2022: Our application for Fall 2022 is open. In celebration of Free App month, please instruct your students to use the fee waiver code FREEAPP.

Rhodes College

The Bonner Scholarship is for entering students who have a passion for service and social justice, and who require financial assistance in order to attend Rhodes. Bonner Scholars emerge as leaders on our campus and are particularly recognized for their depth of understanding about societal impacts to the needs of communities, and their engagement in that work.


The requirements of the Bonner Scholars program at Rhodes are as follows:

  • Hold community service, social justice, and leadership development as top priorities;
  • Fulfill 10 hours of weekly service and leadership activities each semester;
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50;
  • Commit two summers during the college experience to service.

In turn, our Bonner Scholars receive a multitude of benefits:

  • A scholarship to Rhodes College of $10,000 per year;
  • A stipend of $1,500 per semester, based on fulfilling the weekly service commitment;
  • A student’s documented need met through institutional and/or federal funding (US citizenship not required);
  • $1,000 living stipend and another $1,500 earnings stipend for the summers spent in service;
  • Funds for additional summer service project or senior year capstone project;
  • A four-year program intentionally built around leadership development, reflection, and service in community.

To apply to the program, a student must have:

  • Completed your application for admission to Rhodes College (via the Common App);
  • Received the login credentials to your Rhodes portal;
  • And completed a FASA

Feel free to read more in depth about our Bonner Scholars Program, application, and selection process here. We hope that you will take the time to consider students for whom this program would be a good fit and a beneficial collegiate experience. Any questions about the program can be directed to Tiffany Ford, Director of the Bonner Center for Service, at fordt@rhodes.edu. We look forward to hopefully working with some of your students!

Scholarships

TN Connect Scholarship Application

Please look at the photo below for information regarding the TN Connect scholarship. Paper applications can be picked up in the counseling office.
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Ned McWherter Scholarship

This scholarship opens in the TSAC Portal on January 1, 2022.


The following lists eligibility:


  • be a resident of Tennessee, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and attend an eligible Tennessee college or university full time, and
  • have at least a 3.5 unweighted cumulative grade point average, and
  • have a minimum composite score of 29 on the ACT (or concordant equivalent score on the SAT).

Tusculum Scholarship opportunity

Are you a TN resident eligible to receive the full Pell Grant AND the HOPE scholarship?

If you are full Pell eligible and a 3.0 GPA or at least a 21 on your ACT, you’re eligible for our exciting Pioneer 100 Award!

The Pioneer 100 guarantees qualifying students with the opportunity to pursue their degree at Tennessee’s first institution tuition free!

It’s not too late to apply! You can STILL qualify for the Pioneer 100.

To find out if you qualify, be sure to complete your FAFSA!


Apply now at www.tusculum.edu/pioneer100.

If you wish to speak with a member of our admission team directly, contact us at 423.636.7312 or at admission@tusculum.edu .

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Heisman High School Scholarship

The Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance is proud to continue its 27-year tradition of honoring the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors and supporting high school academic and athletic programs across the country. The program recognizes and rewards high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities.

Winning a Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance requires a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community.


Go to heismanscholarship.com to apply before the 10.19.21 deadline.

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Elks National Foundation Scholarship

The 2022 application deadline is November 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time


Apply here: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm


Awards:


  • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2022 competition.

  • Male and female students compete separately.
  • Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Upcoming Events

Pellissippi FAFSA Help Night

Here is the link that will take you to the sign up for the FAFSA nights at PSCC.

http://www.pstcc.edu/FAFSAnight/index.php

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University of Virginia Updates

The School of Architecture invites prospective students to engage with us this fall through a variety of interactive events. The experience of visiting us, either in-person or virtually, will help to bring to life the dynamic community that we colloquially refer to as the A-School. Join us this fall and reach out to us (a-school-admissions@virginia.edu) with any questions you may have about our programs.

Please share the following opportunities to learn more about the UVA School of Architecture with your students.

ON-SITE PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSIONS
Meet our Undergraduate Program Directors to learn more about our programs and tour the School of Architecture with a Student Ambassador.

  • Friday, October 15
  • Friday, November 19

On-site program information sessions will be held from 11:30 AM – 01:00 PM (ET).
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER


VIRTUAL SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE INFORMATION SESSIONS
Join our Director of Admission to learn about the School of Architecture and hear from our Student Ambassadors about their experiences at UVA and the A-School.

  • Wednesday, December 01

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER


ON-SITE CAMPBELL HALL TOURS
Our Student Ambassadors lead visitors on guided tours of the School of Architecture at 12:00 PM (ET) on select Mondays and Fridays during the academic year.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER


VIRTUAL EXPLORE DESIGN FUTURES
Join alumni and current students to learn how we use design to shape our futures as well as how design may shape your future.

  • Wednesday, November 03

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER


ON-SITE FINAL REVIEWS
Prospective students are invited to join us for our fall 2021 Final Reviews to get a sneak peek into the kinds of projects and design explorations developed during the first year at UVA School of Architecture. Join us at Campbell Hall on UVA's Grounds to be able to listen to current students present their work, and hear the feedback provided by faculty and guest reviewers. This event will also provide you with an opportunity to learn more about design principles, theory and topics.

  • Friday, December 10

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER


OTHER WAYS TO CONNECT WITH THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
Are you planning a visit to UVA, would like to see the School of Architecture, and do not see an event scheduled that coincides with your time in Charlottesville? Would you like to learn more about the School of Architecture but cannot visit UVA nor attend one of our virtual events? Schedule an in-person tour or virtual conversation with one of our Student Ambassadors here.

Sincerely,

School of Architecture

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Pellissippi Preview

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Pellissippi Virtual Fall Preview

You're Invited - Pellissippi Preview


Fall 2021 Pellissippi Preview

Learn about our career and transfer programs, as well as our support services. Get the answers to your questions about financial aid or the admissions process.

Wednesday, October 20 from 6-7 p.m.
Virtual (Zoom)

Reserve your spot for the online Pellisisppi Preview!

Rhodes College Events

Please mark your calendar and register to join us for the following Liberal Arts College Virtual Fairs:


Wednesday, Oct. 6 | 6 - 8 p.m. CDT


Register here: https://admissions.trinity.edu/register/s_liberal_arts_2021


Your registration provides access to all of the events above, where you can meet with representatives from the following institutions for a live Zoom chat:

Mississippi Fall Preview Days

Fall Preview Days are back at Mississippi State University!

Who is invited? Current Juniors and Seniors in high school

What? An event that encourages students to bring a friend and/or their family to visit MSU. It's an exciting day that includes a tour of campus, lunch, a meeting with your academic major of interest, and even ice cream!

When? Monday, October 11, Monday, October 25, or Monday, November 22

Where? On Mississippi State University's Starkville campus 📍

🗓 Registration will go live Monday, September 13 at 9 am CT.

The Mississippi State experience provides students with nationally-ranked academic programs, the fun and excitement of the SEC (2021 National Championship baseball team!), and so much more. Encourage your students to sign up for a Fall Preview Day by visiting previewday.msstate.edu!

Registration for Fall Preview Day is $10 per person.

If students are not able to make it to a Fall Preview Day, you can also encourage them to schedule a campus visit instead.