CARS - College Access Resource & Success Center

                                    
 

Dual Credit

Are you interested in taking college classes while in high school?  If so, Mrs. Slatter can help you see if Dual Credit is right for you.   Your first step should be to attend a mandatory orientation session.  This is for those students who are new to the dual credit program.   The student and at least one parent/guardian must attend the event. 

Date                Time                          Location    

04/16/2015     5:30pm         VC Main Campus, Johnson Hall, room 200

06/04/2015     5:30pm         VC Main Campus, Johnson Hall, room 200                                          

07/09/2015     5:30pm        VC Main Campus, Johnson Hall, room 200

                                            
For more information, please visit the Victoria College Dual Credit page or other programs available to our community: http://www.victoriacollege.edu/precollegeprogramsandrecruitment

                                                                

                           Seniors - Are you ready for graduation?

1.  Is your VISD email the only email you have?  Your VISD email will become inactive after graduation, so you need to go ahead and get a new one now.  Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail are a few choices out there for emails.  Try to make one that sounds professional, and possibly contains your name.   Example: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     Select a password that you will remember, possibly the same one you use for a different program you access regularly.

2.  Do you need to take a TSI exam? If you are attending college in Texas the answer is - maybe.  The best thing for you to do would be to contact the college or university that you plan to attend and ask to speak to an admissions officer.  Tell them that you are a senior and will be attending their institution in the fall, and you wanted to see if you needed to take the TSI exam.  Each college and university is different, so when in doubt, contact them.   If you do need to take the TSI, you can take it at Victoria College, if you would like.  To register for the TSI, please visit http://www.victoriacollege.edu/tsiassessment     You can also take the TSI at the college or university that you plan to attend.  

3.  Have you logged into your college account?    All schools have some sort of system in which they use to get information to their students.   For example, Victoria College has the Pirate Portal and Texas A&M - Kingsville uses the Blue and Gold.  The important part is learn how to get into your account at the school you will attend.   For example, at Victoria College, and many other schools, they will let you know if you have qualified for financial aid via your account.  If you don't log-in, you might miss out on free money!  If you are not sure how to log-in to your account, contact the college or university and ask for assistance. 

4.  Do you need a meningitis shot?   In the state of Texas, you must have a bacterial meningitis shot, in order to take classes at a college or university.   If you are up to date on your vaccines through your pediatrician, regular family doctor, the health department, etc. please contact them and see if you have already had the bacterial meningitis vaccination.   If you have, then ask for a copy of your shot records and turn that in your school.   If you haven't, then you need to get the shot, and then turn in proof of vaccination to the college or university.   If you need an exemption for personal / religious reasons, you need to contact the college or university to see what their policy is on that issue.

SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE

Local Scholarships

The time has arrived!  We are starting to get college scholarship applications for local organizations and groups.  Make sure that you are checking the newsletter when they arrive.

Scholarships for Texas Residents There are 100s of scholarships to view.  http://www.cappex.com/scholarships/ByState/Texas/-s-s-TX/ Application deadlines vary 

La Camara De Comercio - Victoria Scholarship The La Camara Scholarship Program will award (3) $1000 scholarships and (4) $500 scholarships to seniors. You must be a senior, planning to attend college, have a 95% attendance rate, graduate without a criminal record, be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and reside in 7 county area. Applications are open to students in Victoria, Bloomington, Pt. Lavaca, Edna, Cuero, Yorktown, and Goliad.  This scholarship is geared towards students who have overcome large obstacles in their life. Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Applications are due by March 20th.


Victoria Tennis Association These two $500 scholarships are awarded to two area graduating seniors involved in tennis.  Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Application is due March 24, 2015.


Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship Essay-based scholarship.  Must be a good writer and know how to properly use a thesis statement,  cite references, and use proper spelling and grammar.
http://www.odenzascholarships.com/application.php Application is due March 30, 2015.


The Justin Forrest Cox "Beat the Odds" Endowed Memorial Scholarship Open to high school students who have “beat the odds” by overcoming significant personal difficulties to graduate high school.  Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Applications are due by March 31st.


American Society of Safety Engineers - Victoria Chapter Scholarship is open to graduating seniors who will be majoring in safety engineering. Paper application is available in the CARS Center. Application deadline is Monday, March 31, 2015.


LULAC National Scholarship Fund Open to Hispanic students, from Victoria County, who are planning to attend a college or university.  Various levels of awards will be given, based on GPA and test scores.  Application must be mailed to the local LULAC chapter.     LULAC Council 4692 P.O. Box 7282 Victoria, TX 77903 Paper applications are available in the CARS Center. Deadline is March 31, 2015


Women in Partnership for Progress Scholarship is open to males and females.  This is a general scholarship.  Paper applications are available in the CARS Center.
The deadline for submission is March 31, 2015.


NEW****       Mahindra Texas Pride Scholarship Open to graduating seniors who have been actively enrolled in CTE throughout their high school career.  Students must have successfully completed at least three credit in two or more CTE courses. Paper application is available in the CARS Center. Application deadline is March 31, 2015.


Civilian Police Academy Alumni Association Applicants must be from Victoria County and be planning to study criminal justice or be the son or daughter of an employee of the Victoria Police Department or Victoria County Sheriff’s Office. Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Deadline is April 1, 2015


Dr. Joyce Sloan Master Teacher Scholarship $500 for graduating VISD students participating in at least one Fine Arts program Paper applications are available in the CARS Center or online http://visdfoundation.com/docs/2015_JS.pdf Deadline is April 1, 2015


Juli Klinkerman Master Teacher Scholarship $500 for graduating VISD students who plan to major in Education Paper applications are available in the CARS Center or online http://visdfoundation.com/docs/2015_JK.pdf Deadline is April 1, 2015


Edith Barnhart Master Teacher Scholarship $500 for graduating VISD students with successful completion of at least four Honors/Pre-AP/AP classes. Paper applications are available in the CARS Center or online http://visdfoundation.com/docs/2015_EB.pdf Deadline is April 1, 2015


Bob Moore Honorary Scholarship $500 for graduating VISD students with a demonstrated financial need and plan to attend Victoria College or UH-V. Paper applications are available in the CARS Center or online http://visdfoundation.com/docs/2015_BM.pdf Deadline is April 1, 2015


Gayla Capers Memorial Scholarship for AVID Students $500 for graduating VISD students participating in the AVID Program (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Paper applications are available in the CARS Center or online http://visdfoundation.com/docs/2015_GC.pdf Deadline is April 1, 2015


Dr. Martha A. Zuniga Memorial Scholarship $500 for graduating VISD students who’ve participated in the Bilingual/ESL program Paper applications are available in the CARS Center or online http://visdfoundation.com/docs/2015_MZ.pdf Deadline is April 1, 2015


Athlete of the Year Scholarship $1000 for graduating VISD students who have lettered in a VISD athletic program Paper applications are available in the CARS Center or online http://visdfoundation.com/docs/2015_AOY.pdf Deadline is April 1, 2015


VISD Student Leader Honorary Scholarship $500 for graduating VISD students that served in the Student Leadership program Paper applications are available in the CARS Center or online http://visdfoundation.com/docs/2015_SL.pdf Deadline is April 1, 2015


Alyssa Conchola Memorial Scholarship $750 for graduating VISD students who’ve participated in the Community In Schools program Paper applications are available in the CARS Center or online http://visdfoundation.com/docs/2015_AC.pdf Deadline is April 1, 2015


Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship Write an essay to win this scholarship. http://www.mortgagebrokerscoquitlam.com/mortgagebrokerscoquitlam.php Applications are due April 1st


Victoria Texas - A&M Club Have you been accepted to Texas A&M - College Station?  If so, this scholarship is for you!  Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Due date April 3, 2015.


Texas Dove Hunters Association Scholarship Students must be graduating for a Texas high school and pursuing a degree at an accredited university or college.  They must be a hunting enthusiast and support the preservation of hunting and have a valid hunting license. http://texasdovehunters.com/scholarshipprogram Deadline is April 2, 2015


Don't Mess with Texas Scholarship This scholarship is open to all 2014 graduating seniors.  The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 and the student will receive a $500 scholarship for two semesters. http://www.dontmesswithtexas.org/education/scholarship.php Application deadline is April 4, 2015.


Deleon Club of Victoria This scholarship is open to all 2015 graduating seniors.  The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 and the student will receive a $500 scholarship for two semesters. Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Applications are due April 10, 2015.


South Texas Farm and Ranch Show Scholarship - Mark & Melvin Scherer Memorial Scholarships For all Victoria county students who are graduating in the top 1/3 of their class and who will be majoring in agricultural area.  The Mark Scherer scholarship is worth $1750 and the Melvin Scherer is worth $1500.  Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Deadline is April 10, 2015


South Texas Farm and Ranch Show Scholarship - Academic Scholarships For all Victoria county students who are graduating in the top 1/3 of their class and who will be majoring in agricultural area.  There are five scholarships in the amount of $1250 each. Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Deadline is April 10, 2015


South Texas Farm and Ranch Show Scholarship - Opportunity  Scholarships For all Victoria county students who are graduating in the top 1/2 of their class and who will be majoring in agricultural area.   There are four scholarships in the amount of $1000 each. Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Deadline is April 10, 2015


Catholic War Veterans Scholarship The Catholic War Veterans Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to those who seek a greater achievement through higher education.  Open to students who are Catholic and will be attending a college or technical school in the fall. Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Deadline is April 11, 2015


Society of Petroleum Engineers Scholarship Applicant must be going into Petroleum engineering or related field.  Must include an official transcript, letter of recommendation, and test scores. Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Deadline is April 15, 2015


Lynn Hamm Crow Memorial Scholarship For all students attending college in the fall.  Must have a 2.5 GPA Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Deadline is April 15, 2015


James Bader Scholarship This Texas Public Works Association scholarship honors Mr. James Bader.   Eligible degree areas are Engineering, Public Administration, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Business Management, Business Finance, Computer Technology and other public service careers.  *Must be the child or grandchild of an American Public Works Association active/former member* Paper applications are available in the CARS Center. Deadline is April 15, 2015


Texas German Society Applicant must be a high school graduate of German heritage from the DeWitt, Calhoun, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio or Victoria county area. Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Deadline is April 15, 2015


Victoria County Farm Bureau Scholarship VCRB will award three scholarships to graduating seniors.  Must be a member, or mother/father/guardian,  of the Victoria County Farm Bureau for a least one year prior to the scholarship.  A $2000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who will study agriculture.   There are two, $1000 scholarships based on academics (must have more than an 85 average). Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Deadline is April 17, 2015


2015 WAMHS Rosario Carrizo Education Scholarship Applicant must be a graduating senior in the South Texas area and you must have applied to one college prior to the postmark date on the scholarship. Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Deadline is April 17, 2015


Grace Presbyterian Church Scholarship Application Applicant must be a graduating senior in the South Texas area and both need and academic achievement will be considered. Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Deadline is April 22, 2014


NEW***     Holy Family Catholic Church Knights of Columbus Council #9088 Scholarship Applicant must be a practicing Catholic who is a graduating high school senior.  Family must be a registered member of Holy Family Catholic Church and you must be attending an accredited college, trade school, or university beginning in the Summer or Fall of 2015 Paper applications are available in the CARS Center Deadline is April 25, 2015


NEW***      David Allan Goehring Memorial Scholarship Scholarship is open to graduating seniors who will attend a two or four year college or technical school. Paper application is available in the CARS Center. Application deadline is April 30, 2015.


NEW***      Victoria Masonic Lodge #40 Scholarship Open to graduating  seniors who plan to attend either Victoria College or the University of Houston - Victoria. Paper application is available in the CARS Center. Application deadline is April 30, 2015.


The Minute Maid Grand Slam For Youth Baseball Scholarship Available online to anyone that has participated in any kind of organized youth baseball or softball program.  You are not eligible if you have been recruited as a prospective college student athlete.  Application is online also requires two recommendations to be sent.   http://www.grandslamforyouth.com/pdf/MMGSFYB_Scholarship_Application.pdf Deadline for application packet must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wells Fargo - CollegeSTEPS Whether you're planning for college or already there, sign up for the CollegeSTEPS Program today and get tools, tips, and a chance to win $1,000. http://ebm.collegesteps.wellsfargoemail.com/r/regf2?a=0&aid=2092274041&n=1 Four drawings will take place -  May 15 & August 28


TILF—Texas Interscholastic League Foundation – Scholarship Opportunities For participants in the UIL Academic State Meet & Outstanding TSSEC Soloists. Must have competed at the UIL Academic State Meet any year of their high school career (CX debaters must have advanced to the second day of competition) OR must be a TSSEC Outstanding Soloist OR must be a state finalist in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition or the Latino History Essay Competition www.tilf.uiltexas.org Complete the online application between March 1 and May 31, 2015


Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program This will be $1,000 scholarship awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. If possible, please include a reference to our scholarship program on your scholarship page. http://www.animationcareerreview.com/animationcareerreviewcom-aspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-program Applications are due June 1st.


Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link http://www.fashion-schools.org/ and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page. http://www.fashion-schools.org/ The deadline for this application is June 1, 2015.

                        
                                                                 

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)  


The FAFSA is the government form to determine if you qualify for grants and / or loans through the Federal government.  Most colleges encourage students to fill out the FAFSA, whether you think you will get it or not.  For many scholarships, just filling out the FAFSA may be a requirement.
If you plan to start college in Fall 2015, click here to fill out your FAFSA.
 

 
                                
                                    
Pre-College Advisor 

                                                       

      Ann Slatter                                 

361-788-2830 ext. 39150  (WEST)            

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