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HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR COLLEGE & TRADE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Red Oak ISD Scholarship Headquarters is a valuable resource for Red Oak High School students and families. Check the site often for updates and added scholarships. Whether a student is interested in 2 or 4 year college or a trade school, this site will provide helpful financial support opportunities. 

Test prep information:

Free SAT/ACT Practice Tests 

Testing & Education Reference Center - *requires login please visit the library or Mrs. Fisher's office for help

Websites to help search for colleges and scholarships:

www.collegeforalltexans.com

www.collegeboard.com

www.fastweb.com

www.scholarships.com

www.aie.org

Online Nursing Programs Guide

Federal Student Aid Resources: 

Click HERE to view a listing of publications and websites regarding Federal Student Aid, compiled by the U.S. Department of Education.  You may also view the full selection of publications from Federal Student Aid at www.FSAPubs.gov.

Check with your college for specific FAFSA deadlines and other financial assistance programs.  Remember to fill the FAFSA out as soon as possible.

For more information:

Melissa Fisher
ROHS College and Career Readiness Coordinator

972-617-3535 ext. 6016. 

Junior To Do List

ü  Decide on your route after high school! Go to www.collegeforalltexans.com for help with researching Texas colleges and universities, military branches, and careers.

ü  Study the pros / cons of each of your choices. Visit colleges and meet with college and military recruiters in the Hawk's Nest during lunches throughout the school year and at local college fairs.

ü  Register for college admissions tests such as ACT / SAT.  In order to sign up for these tests you will need the Red Oak High School Institution Code: 445405

ü Take the PSAT as a Junior in order to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  

ü Volunteer in your community.  Join clubs and organizations.  Check the Opportunity Headquarters for volunteer opportunities.

 

 Senior To Do List

ü  Narrow your search to a manageable number.

üApply! Go to www.applytexas.org and start applying! Familiarize yourself with enrollment requirements and procedures. Keep in mind that some schools have application fees. Don’t forget to send the necessary SAT/ACT scores directly from College Board and ACT and request for your high school transcript to be sent out to the college of your choice.  The transcript request form can be found in the ROHS Counseling Office and each transcript will cost $1. 

ü Submit your FAFSA as soon as it opens up on October 1st.

ü  Register for college admissions tests and retests such as ACT / SAT in the fall of your senior year.  In order to sign up for these tests you will need the Red Oak High School Institution Code: 445405

ü  Update your resume including volunteer hours and part-time and summer jobs.  

ü Search for scholarships.  Start with your college or university (you must be admitted in order to apply to these scholarships and deadlines start as early as Dec. 1).  Check with your parent's place of work or your employer.  Check here often for local scholarships.

 Stay Informed

Red Oak High School students and parents are invited to follow us on twitter @rohscounselors and to check out the ROHS Counselor's Corner often to stay informed for the 2017-18 school year!

Scholarhip Deadlines:

October 2017 Scholarship Deadlines 

Name

Deadline

Eligibility

Application

 Horatio Alger Scholarship Program Application available until October 25, 2017.   Must be a high school senior and meet specific criteria.  See application. Click here to apply.
 Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship October 31, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. CT  Must be a high school senior.  Click here before you start your application. Click here to apply.
         
        

November 2017 Scholarship Deadlines

Name

Deadline

Eligibility

Application

 2017 Direct Energy Live Brighter Scholarship  November 30, 2017  Student must create a video OR write a 500-word essay telling us how you live brighter as a student while being a vibrant part of your community.  Click HERE for Official Rules and how to apply.
       
       
         
        

 December 2017 Scholarship Deadlines

Name

Deadline

Eligibility

Application

Texas PTA High School Senior Scholarship

December 1, 2017

Must be a graduating senior from a texas school that has a PTA or PTSA and be an active member.  Click HERE for more eligibility requirements. Click HERE to apply.
Air Force ROTC Scholarship

December 1, 2017

Click HERE for eligibility requirements Click HERE to apply.
 Burger King Scholars Program

*Begins October 15, 2017*

December 15, 2017 

 Must be a graduating senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA, have a part-time job and be active in the community.  Click here to apply.
 AXA Achievement Scholarship December 15, 2017 or until 10,000 applications are received   Click HERE for eligibility requirements and to apply.  Click HERE for eligibility requirements and to apply.
       
         
        
       

January 2018 Scholarship Deadlines

Name

Deadline

Eligibility

Application

 John F. Kennedy 2018 Profile in Courage Essay Contest

 January 4, 2018

    Must be a high school student and write an essay to describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917.  Click HERE for eligibility and requirements
 Texas Student Housing Scholarship Application January 31, 2018  Must be a graduating senior in 2018.  The scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton, TX that have not signed off-campus housing leases    Click HERE to print application and for further requirements.
 CHS Victor Peter Scholarship  February 28, 2018  Must be a graduating senior in 2018.  Click HERE to print application and for further requirements.
         
        

 

 

 

 


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