High School Counselor - College and Career

ACT Test Dates:
For more information or to register for the ACT visit http://www.act.org
  • October 27, 2018 - McGehee High School
  • December 8, 2018 - Will be given at Dumas, Hamburg, Lake Village, Drew Central, Monticello High School and UAM.  Time of test will be on your Admission Ticket. Registration Deadline is November 2.
  • February 9, 2019 - McGehee High School - Registration Deadline is January 11.

  • April 13, 2019 - Will be given at Dumas, Hamburg, Lake Village, Drew Central and UAM.  Time of test will be on your Admission Ticket.  Registration Deadline is March 8.

  • June 8, 2019- Will be given at Dumas, Drew Central, Monticello High School and UAM.  Time of test will be on your Admission Ticket.  Registration Deadline is May 3.

  • July 13, 2019 - Will be given at Hamburg and UAM.  Time of test will be on your Admission Ticket.  Registration Deadline is June 14.

  • Fee waivers available in Dr. Toney's office


*Seniors get 2 college cuts per year!  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.  

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 is March 15, 2019.

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 29, 2018 until May 13, 2019.  You can enter online once during each entry period beginning September 11.

Go to https://mattresshelp.org/scholarship/ to apply for a scholarship.  You must have a 3.0 GPA.

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

American Legion Scholarship applications available in counselor's office or by emailed request.

Coudret Trust $1,000 in-state or out of state tuition

Garner Trust $2,500 State of Arkansas tuition only - Deadline March 12, 2019.

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest: to enter a chance to will up to a $10,000 scholarship go to https://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm. The online application must include an original work of art or photograph, the applicant’s first and last name, date of birth, phone number, mailing address, e-mail address, grade level, name of school currently attending and school’s website address. The contest is limited to one entry per person. If a person enters multiple times, all of their entries will be disqualified.

Humanity Rising Service Scholarship Challenge: This $2,000 scholarship contest is available for high school students who participate in community service and share their stories. To enter, go to www.humanityrising.org/service-storysubmission.

Digital Privacy Scholarship essay contest is to help students understand why they should be cautious about what they post on the Internet. Finalists will be based on the essay entitled, “How you are taking personal responsibility for your personal profile”. The $1,000 winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay. To enter go to www.digitalresponsibility.org/digital-privacy-scholarship.

Want to win a scholarship for doodling? Doodle For Google National Logo Contest offers winners scholarships up to $30,000. For information and submission application, go to www.doodles.google.com/d4g/index.html.

College Jumpstart Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship for a current high school student who is committed to attend a college or university within the next 12 months. You must be a U S citizen to apply and complete the on-line application. Financial need, grades and test scores are not a considering factor. To apply go to www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/application-us.

 Seniors: – Texas A & M offers the Brockman Scholars Scholarship for students who plan to study an approved program of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) as well as the one-year MS Business graduate degree at Texas A&M's Mays Business School. The Brockman Scholarship covers tuition fees in full, room and board, transportation, books and supplies, an overseas study opportunity, and internship opportunities. For more information and to access the application portal, go to www.brockmanfoundation.org. Application deadline is September 30, 2018 5:00 p.m. Central time.

Attention Seniors: The Horatio Alger National and State Scholarship Programs are offering scholarship opportunities of $10,000 to $25,000 to college bound seniors who exhibit a strong commitment to attend college, demonstrate financial need, involved in extra-
curricular activities and display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. For more information and to apply, please go to www.scholars.horatioalger.org. All application requirements must be completed by October 25, 2018. 

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 30th class in 2018, the Foundation has provided over 6,000 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $66 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The application is open! Students who will be graduating in the 2018-2019 academic school year may apply through Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. To apply, go to https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

Hispanic Seniors: The McDonald’s HACER ® scholarship program grants scholarships and college resources for eligible Hispanic students. With opportunities on national levels, HACER ® is one of the largest programs committed to college scholarships for Hispanics. The HACER® National Scholarship application for 2018 begins October 2018 and ends on February 2019. You must have a GPA of 2.7 and at least 1 parent with Hispanic heritage. To apply go to https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html

Attention Seniors: Sixt Rent A Car is pleased to offer five (5) high school seniors graduating in 2019 the opportunity to receive a $5000 scholarship and become a Sixt scholar. You must have a 3.7 GPA and other factors such as financial need and extra-curricular activities will be taken into consideration. The application is on-line - go to www.sixt.com/sixtscholars. Deadline is November 30, 2018.

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a $1,000 merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program. You must be a current high school student who plans to attend a college or university within the next 12 months. Apply on-line at www.genkellyscholarship.com. Deadline is December 31, 2018.

Seniors: - FIDM National Scholarship Competition is offering eight $31,500 scholarships to students who are interested in the global industries of Fashion, Visual Arts, Graphics, Interior Design, Social Media and Entertainment. For more information and to apply go to bit.ly/FIDMscholarship or call 800-262-3436. Deadline is March 29, 2019. 

Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship - $1,000 - 20 Awards (Deadline November 30, 2018).  To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A)  Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate student, in an accredited institution in the U.S. or U.S territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support,  B)  Have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry.  Applications can be found by going to:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9600/dr_juan_andrade_jr_scholarship_scholarship.php

National Space Club Scholarship - $10,000 - 1 Award (Deadline November 30, 2018).  To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A)  Be a senior in high school,  B)  Have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields.  Applications can be found by going to:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12191/national_space_club_scholarship_scholarship.php

VIP Scholarship - $5,000 - 1 Award (Deadline November 30, 2018).  To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A)  Be a United States citizen and currently be enrolled in college or high school, (B)  Be at least 13 years of age or older.  Applications can be found by going to:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14805/vip_voice_5,000_scholarship_scholarship.php

Sixt Scholarship Program - $5,000 - 5 Awards (Deadline November 30, 2018).  To be eligible a student must:  A)  Have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale,  (B)  Be a graduating high school senior in the USA, academic year 2018/2019.  Applications can be found by going to:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10645/sixt_scholarship_program_scholarship.php

HP Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline November 30, 2018).  To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  (A)  Be a legal resident of the 50 United States and DC, (B)  Be 13 years or older at the time of entry.  Applications can be found by going to:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14804/harris_poll_scholarship_scholarship.php

SP Scholarships - $10,000 - 10 Awards (Deadline November 30, 2018).  To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  (A)  Be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US, (B)  Be a legal resident of the US or Puerto Rico.  Applications can be found by going to:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14870/sp_high_school_scholarship_scholarship.php

Genius Loci Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline November 30, 2018).  To be eligible you must:  (A)  Be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico, (B)  Be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.  Applications can be found by going to:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarships/15203/genius_loci_scholarship_scholarship.php

Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers - $2,000 - 5 Awards (Deadline December 1, 2018).  To be eligible you must be:  (A)  An undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year college or a university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment, (B)  Pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics, teaching in the high schools.  Applications can be found by going to:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9561/barbara_lotze_scholarships_for_future_teachers_scholarship.php  

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline December 1, 2018).  To be eligible you must:  (A)  Be a college student or anyone planning on attending college (or another form of higher education) in the 2019/2020 school year and have a valid driver's license.  Applications can be found by going to:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13887/look_twice_save_a_life_scholarship_scholarship.php

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships - $5,000 - 5 Awards (Deadline December 5, 2018).  To be eligible you must:  (A)  Be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (kindergarten through graduate school) in the US,  (B)  Have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services.  Applications can be found by going to:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8850/stephen_j_brady_stop_hunger_scholarships_scholarship.php

AXA Achievement Scholarship - $25,000 - 52 Awards (Deadline December 14, 2018).  To be eligible you must:  (A)  Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 Unites States, Washngton, D.C. or Puerto Rico, (B)  Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college.  Applications can be found by going to:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9591/axa_achievement_scholarship_scholarship.php

Burger King Scholars Program - $50,000 - 10 Awards  (Deadline December 15, 2018).  To be eligible you must:  (A)  Have graduated from high school within the last three years or be a full-time student who is a senior at a high school or home school in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico.  Applications can be found by going to:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12666/burger_king_scholars_program_scholarship.php

The following scholarships are available in the counselor's office.  Local scholarship information will be updated as it is received.

1.  Desha County Retired Teachers Scholarship.  You must have a 19 on the ACT to be eligible.  

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.  

3.  Delta Waterfowl Scholarship.  To be eligible you must plan on majoring in Agriculture or Wildlife Management and write an essay.  

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.  

5.  Arkansas Superior Federal Credit Union Scholarship.  To be eligible you or a family member must be a member of ASFCU.  

6.  McGehee Men's Club Scholarship. 

7.  Jimmie L. Williams Scholarship.  Any senior can apply.  

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.  

9.  Twilla D. Hardin Scholarship for Educational Excellence.  You must have a 2.5 GPA to apply and be prepared to write an essay.  

10.  Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship.  You must have a 2.75 GPA to be eligible.  

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.  

12.  Watson Chamber of Commerce Scholarship.  You must have a 2.5 GPA to apply.  

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

14.  The Arkansas Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns book scholarship application - application packets have been emailed to all seniors.  Copies can also be requested through the counselor's office.

15.  Arkansas Chamber Singers Vocal/Choral Scholarship - $1,000 first place, $500 second place.  Audition and interview January 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm at St. James United Methodist Church, Little Rock, AR.  https://www.ar-chambersingers.org  

16.  National Beta Club Scholarship - Awards ranging from $1,000 to $15,000.  Application opens November 1, 2018.  Deadline to apply January 24, 2019.  betaclub.org/scholarships

17.  The National School Plant Management Association (NSPMA) seeks to assist qualified students who are continuing their education by offering scholarships to those pursuing an Associates or Bachelor degree. Any graduating high school senior, college freshman, sophomore, or junior is eligible to apply for a scholarship. The total number of scholarship awards is based on the NSPMA Scholarship Trust Funds, and awards are based on the selection criteria (financial need, academic achievement, co-curricular participation, community service, and essay response). Individual scholarships may range from $500 up to $1,500 depending on the candidate’s interest, evaluation results, and recommendation from the NSPMA Scholarship Committee.  Deadline is February 1, 2019.