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.
Want to get ahead and get college credit while in high school? Visit with your counselor and pre-college advisor to learn more. You can also review the Guide to Dual Credit at Victoria College to see the requirements and get started today.
There will be a mandatory parent and student orientation at East High School, Tuesday Oct 27 at 5:30PM in the library
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Don't forget Juniors and Seniors you can take up to 2 excused college days during the year. Just be advised that you will need to bring a college letter from the college you attended to the attendance office as soon as you return to school.
University of Texas - Be a Longhorn - Register here: www.bealonghorn.utexas.edu/meetus/visit
Texas A & M - Aggie Land Information Day - Register here: http://admissions.tamu.edu/infoday
Texas A & M Corpus Christi - Island Day - Register here: http://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
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
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
- Free Application For Federal Student Aid
- 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA
- Fastweb - Scholarship Search
- Broke Scholar - Free service to help locate grants and scholarships
For any questions, please contact a Pre-College Advisor:
361.788.2820 ext 38652
Cars Center is open Tuesday and Thursday through regular school hours.
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.