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Decision Day 2018!

MRHS’S annual Decision Day will be hosted on May 18th! Only those who have committed to a higher education institution (2 or 4 year college) or military branch will be able to partake in the raffling of prizes! Thank you to all the students who have sent me your acceptance letters thus far.

 

 All those students who have sent me acceptance letters will automatically be entered in the drawing for prizes. If you have not sent me your acceptance letters you can still do so by forwarding acceptance emails or screenshotting and sending through remind.

 

 

Spread the word, let your classmates know!

 

 


SCHOLARSHIP SPOTLIGHT: 


 

 

TEXAS INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE FOUNDATION

The Texas Interscholastic League Foundation (TILF) is a non-profit organization that solicits and disburses scholarships to deserving UIL Academic participants. There are multiple schoaships and applicants will be considered for any award for which they meet the criteria.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have competed at the UIL Academic State MeetCX State Meet, or Congressional Debate State Meet any year of their high school career (CX debaters must have advanced to the second day of competition) OR must be a state finalist in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition, the Latino History Essay Competition, or the UIL Young Filmmakers Festival
  • Must plan to attend an accredited college or university in the state of Texas
  • Must enroll full-time in college and maintain a 2.5 college GPA (some scholarships require higher GPAs)
  • Must have taken either the SAT or the ACT
  • Must be graduating from high school during the current academic year

Link To Scholarship

BESTMATTRESSREVIEWS.COM SLEEP SCHOLARSHIP

At BestMattressReviews.com, we value education highly and want to give back to our community at large. We are also passionate about promoting sleep awareness and created this scholarship to both help further that cause and to help students pay for the increasing costs of higher education. This scholarship is intended to be used for tuition during the 2018-19 school year.

Amount Awarded – $1,000

Deadline – May 19th, 2018

Non-Renewable – However, BestMattressReviews.com will run a new scholarship every year.

Eligibility and Application Requirements:

Applicants must be current high school seniors attending school in the United States OR current college students already studying at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

Applicants must be U.S. citizens

Applicants must be anticipating completion of high school diploma at time of application or already in possession of high school diploma / GED

Applicants must be planning to or already currently pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution Applicants must be carrying a minimum 3.0 GPA currently or at the end of their senior year

Link To Scholarship


 


 


 

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Is your checklist complete?

 

1. SAT/ACT: If you need to take the test or retake it to achieve a higher score, register for the SAT/ACT ASAP. Community colleges do not require these tests. If you are going straight to a 4 year university one of these tests are REQUIRED. Follow the links on the right side of this web page to register.

FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH: If you are on free and reduced lunch you are qualified for 2 SAT FEE WAIVERS AND 2 ACT FEE WAIVERS. These waivers are located in my office (Rm 1527). If you need a waiver fill out a request form or stop by during lunch.

2. RECOMMENDATION LETTERS: Request recommendation letters from teachers, counselors, employers, or community leaders. DO NOT ask for recommendations from family or relatives. If you are requesting a letter from a teacher or counselor here at MRHS you must complete the PURPLE PACKET first. This packet is located in the counselor’s suite. (It can also be substituted with a resume)

3. TRANSCRIPT AWARENESS: Meet with your counselor to go over our transcript, so that you are aware of your GPA and class ranking. Transcripts are requested from the REGISTRAR located next door to the counselor’s suite. They are $2 each.

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Must be sent to EACH college/university you apply to.

UNOFFICAL TRANSCRIPTS: For personal use only. This is usually requested to see where you stand as a student. Unofficial transcripts will be given to all students by the end of October for free.

4. RESUME: Create and update your resume if you are deciding to attach one to your application (most colleges/universities do not require)

5.  COLLEGE APPLICATION

Be aware of your deadlines!

Write your essays! Optional essays are not required however, they are beneficial for scholarships. Also if you are not meeting minumum GPA or SAT/ACT requirements for a school and you still want to apply, optional essays are no longer optional! Write them for a better acceptance chance.

Apply to at least 3-5 colleges/universities. Know your options and have solid back up plans! If you used a SAT waiver for the SAT test then you automatically receive for 4 COLLEGE APPLICATION WAIVERS. These are located on your COLLEGEBOARD account. On ApplyTexas at the end of your application click “Request Fee Waiver” and then send in your waivers once you receive them on your collegeboard account.

SUBMIT COLLEGE APPLICATIONS ASAP, DO NOT WAIT FOR SAT SCORES OR FEE WAIVERS 

6. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Send in all of your required documents by the deadline. OFFICIAL transcripts are required. If you are going straight to a 4 year university then sending your SAT/ACT scores are required (If you used a waiver you get to send your scores to 4 colleges for free, this is done on your college board account). If you requested a fee waiver on ApplyTexas, you must send them to the school (follow each school’s instructions for sending in college application fee waivers). The schools will inform you of any additional documents needed.

7. FAFSA/TASFA: You need this to be considered for university scholarships, grants, and loans. These opened October 1st! First come first serve! You will need your parent/guardian's  2016 tax information to complete the application. If you have not been legally adopted by your guardian you CANNOT use their tax information.

Scholarships: Apply for as many scholarships as possible. Scholarships = FREE MONEY

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UNIVERSITY NEWS:

Mississippi State Appication Fee Waived for those​ impacted by Harvey!

UT Dallas Application Fees waived for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2018!

 

 

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