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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.



 Mandatory Dual Credit Orientation

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

Learn more about dual credit by this reading this guide.




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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

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  



Pre-College Advisor

Araceli Zubieta

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