September Issue Palm Bay High School
To request scholarship applications from Mrs. Howell, please follow these steps:
1. Write your name at the top of this scholarship newsletter.
2. Highlight the scholarships that you need applications for.
3. Return Newsletter to Mrs. Howell in the Guidance Department.
4. Check back the next day to pick up applications.
PBHS offers SAT Prep: Free, 5days a week for an entire semester and earns .5 credit.
· College Fair: Monday, October 7, 2002 Melbourne Auditorium. 6:30 - 8:30. Numerous colleges will attend from all over the United States. Pick up important information and meet with college representatives concerning the colleges or universities you are interested in applying to.
Early Decision VS. Early Action
Early Decision requires a commitment on the part of both the college and the applicant. If both parties accept, it is a binding agreement and no further applications should be filed with other colleges. There is usually a sizeable non-refundable fee. Timeframes vary from October 1 to November 15, check with the college of choice.
Early Action offers an earlier commitment on the part of the college, but requires no commitment on the part of the applicant. Generally, notification is within 3-6 weeks of filing your application
Rolling Admissions is a continuous application process year round.
State Universities in Florida prefer prospective students to use online services to apply for admission. The student will still need to print out the state residency form and mail the form with his/her application fee, essay (if required), and counselor recommendation
If a student is unable to apply online there are several other methods that can be utilized. Such options are: (2) download the application from the state university website, fill in application and mail. (3) Request that Mrs. Knowles, in the guidance office, send your transcript through the FASTER system, which will generate your application. The state university will then send you the short form application (the wait period is somewhat lengthy) and the least preferred method is (4) use the general SUS application for Florida Public Universities (obtained in the guidance office).
Counselor Recommendation Procedures
(1) Pick up an Autobiography in the Guidance office. Fill out autobiography and turn it into Mr. Baker. Make sure to have your college recommendation form with your information filled out on the top. If a transcript must be included, turn in $1 with your recommendation form and an addressed, postage paid, envelope to the college. Mr. Baker will complete the recommendation form and/or letter of recommendation and mail it directly to the college/university.
PLEASE DO NOT PROCRASTINATE.
Buena Vida Foundation Scholarship Program - Several $200 scholarships will be awarded to students in the Melbourne area based on academic performance, community service, and financial need. Students must provide a one to two page essay about themselves, an academic transcript, and a letter of recommendation from the school. Application deadline: September 30, 2002.
Fifty Plus and Bridging - Tuition and Books for one year with a renewable option if the student maintains good academic standing. Students must write a brief essay on "My Personal and Professional Goals", have three letters of recommendation, be in good academic standing, and demonstrate financial need. Application deadline: November 30, 2002.
Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling - Students must create an essay, poster, or web page that imparts a message concerning the issues related to underage gambling, gambling as an addictive behavior, and alternatives to bingo and casino nights for student activities. A total of 9 scholarships, ranging from $500-$1,500 will be awarded to students across the state of Florida. Deadline for scholarship submission: December 15, 2002.
2002 SAE Engineering Scholarships - approximately 8 undesignated scholarships (money to be used at any university or college) and 65 University sponsored Scholarships (scholarships to be used at specific universities across the U.S.). Students must be a high school senior intending to major in an engineering or a science related field. They must be citizens of the U.S. and meet minimum GPA, SAT or ACT required by each individual scholarship. $400 to Full Tuition awards. Application deadline: December 1, 2002.
United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program - Any high school senior intending to attend college full time can compete for a $1000.00 scholarship. Application Deadline: January 5, 2003
National Association of Secondary Principals - A $1,000 one time award to a senior, who is in the top 20% of his/her class, demonstrates outstanding leadership skills and community service. One nomination per school. Academic/Achievement Resumes must be submitted to Mrs. Howell by Nov. 1, 2002.
The Prudential Spirit of Community. Top middle level high school candidate in the state of Florida will win $1000, trip to Washington D.C., and silver medallion. Award open to any senior that has demonstrated outstanding community service over the past year. Students should submit a resume including community service and dates to Mrs. Howell by Oct 1, 2002.
Coca-Cola Scholarship - Recognizing outstanding high school seniors with over 250 merit based scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $20,000. Student should have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students are encouraged to apply online: <http://www.coca-colascholars.org> no later than October 31, 2002. Limited number of applications in Guidance (Mrs. Howell)
This page was last updated July 14, 2003.
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