High School Counselor - College and Career

ACT Test Dates:
For more information or to register for the ACT visit http://www.act.org
  • October 28, 2017 - McGehee High School
  • December 9, 2017 - Will be given at Dumas, Lake Village, Drew Central, Monticello and UAM.  Time of test will be on your Admission Ticket. Registration Deadline is November 3
  • February 10, 2018 - McGehee High School - Registration Deadline is January 12

  • April 14, 2018 - Will be given at Dumas, Lake Village, Drew Central, Monticello and UAM.  Time of test will be on your Admission Ticket.  Registration Deadline is March 9

  • June 9, 2018 - Will be given at Dumas, Drew Central, Monticello and UAM.  Time of test will be on your Admission Ticket.  Registration Deadline is May 4

  • All 11th graders will take the ACT on February 27, 2018

SENIOR BULLETIN - 4/11/18

*Seniors get a college cut per semester!  See the counselor for a college cut form, have all of your teachers sign the form, have a parent or guardian to sign the form, a college rep. must sign the form, and return the form to the counselor within a week of your college visit and the day will not count toward your absences.  If you fail to do any of those, the day will count against your absences.  Second semester college cut days must be taken by Monday, April 9.

Go to www.arcf.org to apply for the Florence Tuberville Scholarship Endowment (for students majoring in education or science/engineering) and the Peggy Pickens Nursing Scholarship Endowment (for students going to UAM and majoring in nursing).  Click on Students, Browse scholarships, Graduating high school seniors, and then Southeast.  The deadline has been extended to April 6, 2018.  

Go to www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php to download a newsletter of scholarships available and due in February and March.

Go to https://www.tun.com/scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/ to look for new scholarships available for seniors.

Go to www.suntrust.com/offtocollege to enter a $500 scholarship drawing.  Two winners will be chosen every two weeks beginning October 30, 2017 until May 14, 2018.  You can enter online once during each entry period beginning September 12.

Go to https://mattresshelp.org/scholarship/ to apply for a scholarship.  You must have a 3.0 GPA; the deadline is September 25, 2018.

Go to http://www.goodcall.com/ to check out a new scholarship website.

Go to www.legion.org/needalift for scholarship and financial aid information.

Go to http://universityvisitorsnetwork.com/ to check out colleges, get financial aid and scholarship information, and much more.


Visit http://www.online-degrees-and-scholarships.com to learn more about pursuing college degrees on-line.

Visit www.tasseltime.com for scholarship, college, financial aid, career, and military information.  Go to Member Log in - the user name is "Mcgeheeschool" and the password is "owls1".

Visit www.scholarships.com to conduct a free scholarship search and get financial aid information.

Visit www.fastweb.com for more college, scholarships, and financial aid information.

Visit www.fundmyfuture.info to find out about scholarships, grants, and other forms of financial aid in Arkansas.

Visit www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php for scholarships.  New scholarships are being added to this site all the time!

www.cashcourse.org - information for college students to stay financially informed

www.cksf.org - educational & scholarship opportunities for students of all levels

www.cappex.com - free website where you learn which colleges want you, before you apply

www.scholarshipamerica.org - provides information and resources for your scholarship search

www.knowhow2go.org - complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors

www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net - provide scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

www.uncf.org - awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board

www.chegg.com - connect with scholarships and learn about colleges

The following scholarships are available in the counselor's office:

1.  Desha County Retired Teachers Scholarship.  You must have a 19 on the ACT to be eligible.  The deadline is April 12, 2018.

2.  Ernest Whitelaw-Don Kinney Scholarship.  To be eligible you must be of documentable Native American descent from a federally recognized tribe and have a  CDIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card.  The deadline is April 6, 2018.

3.  Delta Waterfowl Scholarship.  To be eligible you must plan on majoring in Agriculture or Wildlife Management and write an essay.  The deadline is April 20, 2018.

4.  Women's Service League of McGehee Scholarship.  To be eligible you must be a female with a 3.0 GPA with documentation of community service.  The deadline is April 25, 2018.

5.  Arkansas Superior Federal Credit Union Scholarship.  To be eligible you or a family member must be a member of ASFCU.  The deadline is April 25, 2018.  

6.  McGehee Men's Club Scholarship.  The deadline is April 26, 2018.

7.  Jimmie L. Williams Scholarship.  Any senior can apply.  The deadline is April 27, 2018.

8.  University of Arkansas at Monticello Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Pi Psi Chapter Scholarship.  To be eligible you must be an African American male with at least a 2.5 G.P.A. and planning to attend UAM.  The deadline is April 27, 2018.  

9.  Twilla D. Hardin Scholarship for Educational Excellence.  You must have a 2.5 GPA to apply and be prepared to write an essay.  The deadline is May 1, 2018.

10.  Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship.  You must have a 2.75 GPA to be eligible.  The deadline is May 1, 2018.  

11.  Kathy "Tuck" Henderson Memorial Scholarship.  To be eligible you must have a 2.75 GPA and are planning to attend a University of Arkansas at Monticello accredited campus.  The deadline is May 3, 2018.  

12.  Watson Chamber of Commerce Scholarship.  You must have a 2.5 GPA to apply.  The deadline is May 4, 2018.

13.  Textbook scholarships - UCA, deadline May 4; ATU, deadline May 4; AState, deadline May 5.  Come by the counselor's office to get the link to these scholarships.




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