Titan College Newsletter


Welcome Back

As we begin another academic year, this is a great opportunity to initiate college plans from what major to select, college applications, scholarships, and entrance exams. The CARS Center, College Access Resources and Success Center, is here to support both parents and students with college preparation. Our goal is to help students transition successfully from high school to college. Visit your CARS Center today to learn about the steps necessary to achieve success.


College Trips

Don't forget Juniors and Seniors you can take up to 2 excused college days during the year.  Please be advised that you need to provide a college letter from the college you visited for the Attendance Office upon your arrival back to campus.

Sam Houston State University - Saturdays@Sam - Register Here: www.shsu.edu/dept/visitors/saturday.html

University of Texas - Be a Longhorn - Register here: www.bealonghorn.utexas.edu/meetus/visit

Texas A & M - Aggie Land Information Day - Register here: www.admissions.tamu.edu/events

Texas A & M Corpus Christi - Island Day - Register here: www.islandday.tamucc.edu/

Texas A & M Kingsville - Javelina Preview Days - Register here: www.tamuk.edu/admission/visit/index.html

University of Houston - Cougar Preview Days - Register here: www.uh.edu/admissions/connect/schedule-visit/cougar-preview/

University of Houston Victoria - Jag Days - Register here: www.uhv.edu/underclassmen/UHVJagDay.aspx




Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway
Submit your One of a Kind story in 350 characters or less, rally your friends to vote, then once you reach 50 votes submit a video to inspire more fans. Winner has the chance to win up to $100,000 in tuition. Other prizes include $5,000 and $1,000. Learn more about this unique opportunity with Dr. Pepper.
Deadline: $100,00 is October 19. $5,000 deadline is January 11, 2016. 

The Rather Prize
“Texas is a wonderful state; it shouldn’t be ranked 39th in anything,” Martin Rather said. The Rather Prize will be “a $10,000 unrestricted educational grant” that will be awarded to a Texas-based student or educator who provides the best idea to improve education in the state.
Deadline: January 31, 2016

CIA, Central Intelligence Agency Scholarship, Program  
Developed to assist minority and disabled students, but open to all who meet the requirements. Special note that scholarship with internships are available and award is up to $18,000.
Deadline: October 15, 2015

The Coca-Cola Scholars 
Ann achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Must be a high school senior seeking a degree from an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution, and have 3.0 GPA. Awards are as high as $20,000. 
Deadline: October 31, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Foundation
The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards promotes young leaders who demonstrate leadership in the classroom and community. Students must be senior who will be starting college Fall 2016 of Hispanic/Latino descent and has a minimum of 3.0 GPA. There are regional and national awards up to $3,000.
Deadline: October 15, 2016

JumpStart Scholarship
Open to 10th-12th grade, U.S. citizen or legal resident, and must plan to attend 2-year, 4-year, or vocational/trade school in the U.S. They should also be committed to using education to improve the overall quality of their life.
Deadline October 17, 2015

Doodle 4 Google
"What makes me...me" is this year's prompt for Doodle 4 Google which is open to grades K-12. You can use any material to create your masterpiece. You can win up to $30,000 and other prizes if you place.  
Application opens October 19

Horatio Alger State Scholarship
One of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country which offers seniors who need critical financial funds to pursue 4-year degree. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum GPA.
Deadline: 5PM, October 25, 2015

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarships
“Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you would hide and the top five things you would bring with you to stay alive.” Award is of $2,000.
Deadline: October 31, 2015

Stick or Treat Contest
The Stick or Treat Contest is open to students ages 14 and older. To enter, you must submit an image of your decorated and / or accessorized Halloween themed pumpkin (real or artificial) using Duck Tape® brand duct tape. The award is up to $1,000 and open to all fields of study.
Deadline: October 31, 2015

Sports Equipment Drive Scholarship
"DoSomething about it!" 1 in 5 kids don't play sports because they do not have the equipment. Sign up to receive rules of where to drop of gear, take a photo of you donating and enter to win. No essay or GPA required. Award up to $5,000.
Deadline: October 31, 2015 

Career Step Scholarship
Graduating seniors can submit an 800-1000 word essay and/or video on how you plan to use your education to benefit your family and/or community. Competitive candidates will cite specific experiences that encouraged them to continue their education or specific situations where they can apply their skills. Award is of $2,000 towards higher education.
Deadline: October 31, 2015 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship
The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) to provide students grades 9-12 an opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principals. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient's American university, college or vocational/technical school Other national scholarships range from $1,000 to $6,000, and the first-place winner from each state wins a minimum $1,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C.   
Deadline: November 1, 2015

Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest
The contest awards prizes for the best poems submitted by young women who are sophomores or juniors in high school or preparatory school. The poem must be submitted through Microsoft Word and no more than two poems per student. Award is up to $5,000.
Deadline: October 30, 2015 



 Mandatory Dual Credit Orientation

All students interested in beginning taking dual credit classes must attend a mandatory orientation Tuesday, October 27 at 5:30PM location TBA

Visit with you counselor or precollege advisor to see if you quality.   

Learn more about dual credit by this reading this guide


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For any questions, please contact your CARS Pre-College Advisor:

 Araceli Zubieta
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361.788.2820 ext 38652



 The Victoria Independent School District and its career and technology education program does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, age or national origin in its education programs, activities, or employment as required by Title IX, Section 504 and Title VI.

Este distrito escolar y su Programa Educacional de Carerra y Technologia no discriminan en base a sexo, disabilidad, raza, color, edad u origen nacional en sus programas educativos, actividades, o empleo como lo requiere el Titulo IX, Seccion 504 y Titulo VI.


The Victoria Independent School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age for admission, treatment, or participation in its educational programs, services and activities, or employment.
El distrito escolar de Victoria no discrimina contra ninguna persona por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad o edad de admisión, tratamiento, o la participación en los programas educativos, servicios y actividades, o empleo.