Counselor's Buzz

  • 2- Important Scholarships for Seniors:

    1:  LEF Scholarship - Deadline is January 12, 2018 at 4:30pm, no exceptions
    www.lisdef.com
    Scroll down to the bottom of the page - purple section
    Under Student Programs, click on Scholarships

    Lewisville ISD Education Foundation Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors to help them in their continued educational journey. Scholarships are awarded based on specific criteria established by donors. These criteria range from academic achievement and community involvement to success outside of academic ranking and career aspirations. LEF scholarship applications are evaluated by blind review and contain questions designed to help the scholarship readers and Scholarship Selection Committee best match students’ qualifications with donor-specific criteria.

    All Lewisville ISD senior students are eligible to submit an application for consideration. Application forms are to be completed and submitted by the student.
    The deadline is no later than 4:30 p.m. on January 12, 2018. For any questions, email Sherah Robinson at robinsonsl@lisd.net.

    To be eligible for scholarship consideration, you must:
    Meet LISD Enrollment: Applicant must be a Lewisville ISD Senior with plans to attend college/university the following fall semester. Scholarships not claimed within one year will no longer be available.
    Have not been selected for a FULL scholarship from another source.
    Complete online Scholarship Application, including special essays and references if applicable for specific scholarships.
    Comply with Application Deadline: All requested information must be received by LEF no later than 4:30 p.m. January 12, 2018.
    IMPORTANT: All applicants will be notified in April, through EMAIL, whether or not they were awarded a scholarship.

    Note: Official Transcripts will be obtained by LEF from High School Counselors’ office. By submitting your application, you are authorizing LEF to request a copy.

    Applications submitted after 4:30 p.m. on the required date will not be accepted. Technical difficulties receive no special consideration.

    For questions, please contact Sherah Robinson at robinsonsl@lisd.net.

    Lewisville ISD Education Foundation has been designated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the IRS. Donations made to LEF are tax deductible as defined by the IRS Revenue Code.

     

    2. Texas PTA High School Senior Scholarship Application - Deadline is December 1, 2017
    www.txpta.org
    Scroll down to "Faculty and Senior Scholarship Applications Now Available", click on “Learn More”

    High School Senior Scholarship Guidelines 2017-2018 Texas PTA offers $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Texas who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university or a technical institute in the summer or fall semester immediately following applicant’s high school graduation. All funds for the scholarships are provided by gifts to the Texas PTA Endowment Fund.

    Through our scholarship program, Texas PTA works to support students who are focused on achieving career goals through higher education. In evaluating each application, the Scholarship Subcommittee will also consider service and participation in school activities, community involvement and scholastic merit.

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:  Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from a school in Texas.  Applicant must be enrolled in a high school with a Local PTA/PTSA that has achieved Active Status by December 1 and be a current member of that same PTA/PTSA. Name must appear on a membership roster and dues received at the Texas PTA office by December 1. *The current membership year began August 1.  Applicant must plan to be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university or a technical institute in the summer or fall semester immediately following high school graduation.  Applicant cannot have an immediate family member on the Texas PTA Board of Directors or staff.  A completed electronic application must be received by December 1, 2017 to be eligible for consideration. Application can be found on the Texas PTA website under Member Programs/Faculty & Student Scholarships.

    GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION All documents should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format. In order to qualify, the applicant must complete the online application which includes the following:  A résumé, limited to one page, listing school activities, community involvement, special recognitions and awards the applicant received in high school. Also, list any work experience during the high school years. (40 points total)  An essay, 500-word minimum, that includes the following points all of which will be scored separately (60 points total) (Times New Roman, 12-point font, 1.5 spacing, 1-inch margins) • Future goals relating to education and/or career • How PTA has impacted applicant’s education • How parent involvement has impacted applicant’s education  Copy of high school transcript (Does not have be “official”.)  Two letters of recommendation (20 points total) • Name, email address, and phone number of two individuals submitting a letter of recommendation. Please note that one of the references must be a campus faculty member or administrator.

    Upon completion of the online application, each of your references will be contacted immediately via an automated email response. As many email systems filter communications from new senders, we suggest applicants contact references as soon as possible to confirm receipt of request for a recommendation letter. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that both letters of recommendation are received within fourteen (14) days of application submission.

    SELECTION AND DISBURSEMENT Selection is made by the Scholarship Subcommittee of the Texas PTA Board of Directors. Results will be published on the Texas PTA website April 1, 2018. Recipients will be notified by email and U.S. mail with further instruction for submitting documentation for disbursement of funds. Requested documentation must be submitted to the Texas PTA State Office by June 30, 2018. All disbursement checks will be processed in July and paid directly to the educational institution. Failure to meet the June 30 deadline will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.

    All entries submitted to Texas PTA become the property of Texas PTA. Decisions of the Scholarship Subcommittee are final. www.txpta.org 1-800-TALK PTA

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    College Panel & Financial Aid Night (Click for Flyer)

    Junior and Senior parents,

    Please join us on November 6 from 6:30-8:30pm for our College Panel and Financial Aid Night at HHS.  The evening will begin at 6:30pm with our panel of college representatives in the auditorium answering your questions (see google link below).  There will be at short break around 7:30pm.  When we return, we will have a presentation on Financial Aid, or you may visit with the college reps at their tables.  We will also have the Mobile Go Team unit set up where you will be able to work with Financial Aid representatives.  Senior Parents: The FAFSA is now open.  If you need help completing the FAFSA, then bring your questions and paperwork, and the Mobile GO Unit reps will help you. 

    If you have a question you would like asked to our panel of representatives, please use the link below:

    Click for Financial Aid Presentation

    Universities Represented on the Panel:

    • University of Tulsa
    • University of Alabama
    • UT Austin
    • University of Illinois
    • University of Arkansas
    • Louisiana State University
    • Bradley University
    • Mississippi State
    • Texas Tech
    • Austin College

     

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    The ASVAB will be offered on campus November 14 from 3:15-6:30 PM.  Register here.    The ASVAB is available to all 11th and 12th graders.  The ASVAB Test is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. Every military branch requires this entrance test, before acceptance. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.   Registration ends Nov. 10.

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    Hebron welcomes our NEW College & Career Counselor, Ms. Stevens, on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Sign up in the Counselor's office to see her!

    Ms. Stevens is currently accepting appointments with students and parents.  Feel free to contact her directly, as well:

    stevensashley@lisd.net

    469-948-3057 (Ext. 3057)

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    Sophomore Parent Meeting - October 2 - Click Here For Meeting Notes

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    Senior Meeting Sept.6 - Reminders From The Counselors

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     The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission requirement for the graduating class of 2019 is 6%.  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board establishes the rules that determine which students are to be eligible for automatic admission each school year.  Students who meet automatic admission requirements for UT will still potentially undergo holistic review in order to determine major of study.