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ACT Registration
ACT Registration

Billingsley School Code:010-325

The ACT test is a college entrance test that all students are recommended to take.  The suggested grade level to start taking the test is 10th Grade. Students in grades 11 or 12 who receive free or reduce lunch are elligible for a total of two ACT fee waivers. Students will need to see their guidance counselor for the fee waivers.  They will need the fee waiver when registering for the ACT. 

http://www.actstudent.org

Scholarships
Billingsley Scholarship Bulletin Board Announcements

There are scholarships posted weekly for Seniors (B-Wing) and throughout the year for Juniors (C-Wing) on the bulletin boards.  Students are aware of where the bulleting boards are located on B & C Wings. Scholarships are announced daily during morning announcements.

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College & Career Planning for Students

Students and parents,  on the attached link you will find information about career planning, financial aid, after high school, and scholarships for grades K-12.  Students are aware of this website and have their username information. http://www.alcareerinfo.org

http://www.alcareerinfo.org

Cappex Scholarship

Attention: Juniors and Seniors!!!!!!! Use the website below to plan to attend college and get help with the right scholarships for you!

 

 

They’ve Got More Than $11 Billion in Scholarships

 

*https://www.cappex.com/scholarships/

·        Connect with Colleges

·        Create Account

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They’ll help you discover the ones that fit you best.

Looking for help saving money on college tuition? You've come to the right place.

Here you can uncover millions of dollars in scholarships from colleges, universities, private companies, foundations -- and more -- to help pay for school. Simply fill out a free profile to discover which ones match you best. You'll even be able to apply to special Cappex scholarships with one click.

 

*See Ms. Bishop if you have questions!

http://www.cappex.com/scholarships/

National AROTC Scholarship

ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information.

                            Requirements

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)
 

                            Your Commitment

  • An eight-year service commitment with the Army.
  • Serve full time in the Army for four years and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
  • Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career
 

                                    Apply Online For An Army ROTC Four-Year High School Scholarship

If you are applying for a scholarship, you first will need to create a MY GOARMY account. Once you create an account, you will be sent to the MY GOARMY Log In page. Once you can successfully login to MY GOARMY, you can use your newly created account information to login to the scholarship application site.

 

http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html

J. Clinton Foshee Scholarship $3,000
  • Search for the website using the link provided
  • Click on the "Scholarship" link
  • Click on th "Application online" link
  • Register and search for the Foshee Scholarship
  • There are several other scholarships offered on this website

www.cflouisville.org

Tenaska Scholarship

Scholarship Information

                       

Tenaska Scholarship

* Tenaska, Energy Company located in Billingsley, is pleased to offer $1,000 Scholarships for the academic school year. Each student is responsible for providing and submitting the required materials as listed in the Submission Requirements area of the application form. If a student fails to submit all required items, the application will not be considered!!!

 

 

Eligibility Guidelines

1.   Any graduating senior of the current academic year from Billingsley High School who plans to attend a 4-year college or university or a 2-year junior college.

2.   Family members of Tenaska employees are not eligible to receive Tenaska scholarship funds from this program.

3.   Follow directions thoroughly on the Submission Requirements section of the application!

4.   The deadline to submit your completed application is (See deadline on application).

5.   See Ms. Bishop for the application!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See Your Guidance Counselor

Medical Assistant

Applicants are asked to submit a 750-1000 word essay on why they wish to pursue a career in the healthcare field.  Deadline is December 31.  2 scholardships available each year; each one a $500 scholarship.  Go to the website for complete details.

https://www.medicalassistantdegrees.net/scholarship/

First Scholars Scholarship

First Scholars is a four-year program designed to assist first-generation college students succeed in school and ultimately graduate from college. Students selected as scholars receive personalized assistance in academics, social, and personal development along with an annual, renewable $5,000 scholarship.

 

The First Scholars program selects approximately 24 incoming freshmen each year to participate. Scholars create an individual plan for success and participate in a variety of group activities tailored to enhance the college experience for those who are the first in their family to attend college.  

First Scholars supports participants through key transitions on their path to graduation. The program provides guidance through four years of college as students connect to campus, optimize their college experience, expand their career and community opportunities and transition to the future. During this progression, scholars gain self-awareness, define personal success, and explore significance through community engagement and impact.  

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT FIRST SCHOLARS

GO TO www.firstscholars.org

http://www.firstscholars.org

Scholarships for American High School

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to study one of seven critical foreign languages:  Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian and Turkish.  The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, provide formal and informal language practice, and spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures.   The application deadline for summer 2015 and academic year 2015-2016 programs is October 30, 2014. Visit www.nsliforyouth.org for more information.  

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers  merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations.  Students live with host families, attend local high schools, do community service, and complete a capstone project. Applications for academic year 2015-16 programs are due January 7, 2015.  Visit www.yes-abroad.org for more information. 

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in Germany.  The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy.  Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany.  For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/.

For more information on exchanges sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit www.exchanges.state.gov or watch this video about U.S. high school student exchanges.   To receive printed brochures and/or posters about our study abroad opportunities, send an email with your request to youthprograms@state.gov.

 

http://www.nsliforyouth.org; www.yes-abroad.org; http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/;

Smith Scholarship

The Smith Foundation is a private operating Foundation established by Mignon C. Smith. Miss Smith, who never had children of her own, wanted to give students who had helped others in their community, or their families, a chance to receive a college education. The Smith Foundation has awarded over 100 full scholarships to Alabama high school seniors. This is a “Last Dollar Scholarship” providing up to $15,000 per year, renewable for four years to a qualified Alabama institution of higher learning, after all other financial aid is applied. The Smith Scholarship provides funding for tuition, room/board, books, study abroad opportunities, dorm pack, business attire, mentors available 24/7, emergency assistance and professional advancement seminars while requiring a high degree of accountability and continued self-assessment from its recipients.

 

Criteria

1.   Must be a graduating Alabama high school senior

2.   Must have a minimum of a 2.0 G.P.A

3.   Planning to attend an approved 4-year public college in the State of Alabama – Nursing majors my attend an accredited two year institution

4.   Significant contribution to family or community

5.   Must have taken the ACT or do so before an award can be made

6.   Application will be available (See Smith Scholarship Website)

7.    Application must be submitted by (See Smith Scholarship Website)

8.    Applications can be obtained from the website below:

 

www.smithscholarships.com

 

http://www.smithscholarships.com

Driver Safety Scholarship

Texting and driving poses a serious safety hazard for young drivers in Alabama. To spread the message about teh dangers of texting and driving, Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. is sponsoring the first annual Driver Safety Scholarship contest. Seniors should go to http://www.mkhlawyers.com/community-involvement/scholarship-fund/ to apply!

http://www.mkhlawyers.com/community-involvement/scholarship-fund/

Student Scholarships

Seniors should check the school bullentin board next to the break store once a week for scholarship postings!

www.studentscholarships.org

march2success.com
march2success.com

The march2success.com website is an excellent site provided by the U.S. Army with plenty of activities focused on the ASVAB, ACT, and college entrance test.  This is a wonderful tool that all students should use before taking the previously mention tests.  It is free!!!!!

http://march2success.com

Number2.com Test Prep
Number2.com Test Prep

The number2.com test prep website is a great site for students to have access to test prep activities for the ACT, vocabulary strengthening, and tools for preparing for college.  The site is free!!!!!

http://number2.com

NCAA - Clearinghouse Registration
NCAA - Clearinghouse Registration

All students who are planning to play a sport in college must register and be cleared by the NCAA!!! Students should start registering for the NCAA - Clearinghouse the end of their Junior year.  Students who receive free or reduced lunch do not have to pay the registration fee when they register.  All free and reduced lunch students should see their counselor after they have registered to get a fee waiver request!!!

http://www.eligibilitycenter.org

FAFSA
FAFSA

All seniors planning to attend a two or four year college or university must complete the FAFSA!!!  Seniors need to start completing the FAFSA October 1st of each year.  Parents, if you will file an income tax return, please remember to have your W2 forms and income tax return information handy when completing the parent section of the FAFSA.

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

Stop Bullying in Alabama
Stop Bullying in Alabama

Parents the Alabama State Department of Education has provided resources for all Alabama residents on "Bullying."  Please take a few moments to view the resources and talk with your child/children concerning bullying.

http://alex.state.al.us/stopbullying/

Stop Bullying
Stop Bullying
http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/index.html

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