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


*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.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 www.auxiliary.arlegion.org, click on Programs, then Scholarships to see several scholarships you may be eligible for.  The deadline is March 1, 2018.

Go to www.arcf.org to apply for the Florence Tuberville Scholarship Endowment and the Peggy Pickens Nursing Scholarship Endowment.  Click on Students, Browse scholarships, Graduating high school seniors, and then Southeast.  The deadline is March 15, 2018.

Go to https://www.agheritagefcs.com/community/scholarships to apply for 2 scholarships.  You must be a child or grandchild of AgHeritage Farm Credit Services stockholder customers or you must be planning on studying agriculture in college.  The deadline is March 15, 2018.

Go to www.arkansastrucking.com/tech-scholarship to apply for the Carl Tapp Technician Scholarship.  This is for students interested in pursuing a career as a medium and heavy duty truck technician.  The deadline for applying is March 16, 2018.

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.  Harriet and Warren Stephens Episcopal Scholarship Fund for Delta Students.  To be eligible you must demonstrate financial need and the potential ability to succeed in college.  The deadline is March 16, 2018.

2.  Arkansas Rural Ed. Association Scholarship.  Any senior can apply; only one application will be submitted from McGehee High School.  Return applications to the counselor by Friday, March 30.

3.  Arkansas Rural Ed. Association Scholarship for a school employee's child.  Only one application will be submitted from McGehee High School.  Return applications to the counselor by Friday, March 30.

4.  Arkansas School Plant Management Association Scholarship.  To be eligible you must have a 3.0 G.P.A. or better and a 19 on the ACT.  The deadline is April 2, 2018.

5.  Frank "Hambone" Wilson, Sr. Memorial Scholarship.  You must have a 2.5 GPA to apply.  The deadline is April 7, 2018.  

6.  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.  

7.  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.