High School Counselor

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.  First semester college cut days must be taken by Friday, December 8. 

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 scholarships@horatioalger.org to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship.  To be eligible, you  must have a 2.0 GPA or higher, demonstrate critical financial need, be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, and display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.  The deadline is October 25, 2017. 

Go to www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org to apply for the Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship.  The deadline is October 31, 2017.

If you are interested in becoming an EMT, there is an EMT Training Scholarship Program that provides free EMT education.  Classes will start in January and will be held at night either at SEARK College in Pine Bluff or UAM CT in McGehee.  To request a scholarship application packet contact Debbie Rush Tiner at (870) 723-0390 or ddtiner@gmail.com.  All applications must be received by November 30, 2017.

Go to https://www.hscwarranty.com/scholarship to apply for a scholarship.  Any senior can apply - you must fill out the application and submit a video. The deadline is December 1, 2017.  

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