Counselor’s Corner

Graduation Information Sheet for Senior Graduation Information may be picked up in the Counselor’s Office.
Graduation, May 10, at 7:00 p.m. in the new gym.
Baccalaureate, May 5, 8:00 p.m. in the new gym.

Scholarships
Seniors be mindful of scholarship deadlines.
Remember to apply for college scholarship opportunities for the college(s) you are considering attending.

For example: If you are thinking of attending JSCC, you will need to complete the College and Foundation Scholarship Application and the deadline is March 15, 2019.
Most colleges have scholarships they award to applicants meeting each scholarship’s criteria.
Clarksburg High School Common Scholarship Application deadline is April 15, 2019.
Wildersville-Beaver Ruritan Scholarship deadline is March 29, 2019. This is for students that live in Henderson County.
Letters of Recommendation
These can be provided by your teacher(s), counselor, principal, and possible others.

Seniors:
TN Promise Information
This is a reminder that the Class of 2019 TN Promise students’ mandatory meeting will be on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Civic Center. Sign in will begin at 4:45 p.m., so we are encouraging students to arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. to ensure adequate time for sign in. At this meeting, students will learn more about the TN Promise college eligibility requirements, college enrollment processes and tnAchieves mentors will be in attendance to begin working with your students. The meeting will last one hour and students are required to remain in attendance for the full duration of the meeting.

It is mandatory for students to attend this meeting in order to remain eligible for TN Promise. Parents are encouraged to attend but cannot attend for the student. We ask that you or another staff member attend the team meeting as well! If a student has an excusable absence (see policy #2 on pg. 41 of the student handbook), the student must follow the excuse form protocol highlighted on page 8 of the student handbook and complete a meeting excuse form. tnAchieves must receive a completed meeting excuse form any time prior to the meeting or within 72 hours of the conclusion of the student’s assigned team meeting in order for the excuse to be considered. A student’s failure to attend the mandatory meeting will result in the loss of the student’s TN Promise scholarship. If a student is approved to miss their assigned meeting, the student will be required to attend another institution’s meeting to satisfy the mandatory meeting requirement. A full list of mandatory meetings can be found here.
If school is cancelled or released early the day of the meeting, the TN Promise meeting will be rescheduled and students, parents and mentors will be notified via email.

This is a last dollar scholarship for seniors who plan on entering eligible post secondary institutions the following fall after graduating high school. All criteria must be met in order to receive TN Promise and if not met students will not be eligible anymore for this scholarship.

How to become eligible for Tennessee Promise:

Apply for TN Promise by November 1, 2018.
Complete 2019-20 FAFSA by February 1, 2019.
Attend the mandatory meeting March 13, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Civic Center.
Complete 8 hours of community service between November 2, 2018 – July 1, 2019.
Service Learning Log Sheets are located in the Counselor’s office. Also see me if you need help with places to volunteer.

Early (December 2018) Graduates must complete the FAFSA for College Attendance Year 2018-19 ASAP to attend University or TCAT.

FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) filing opened October 1, 2018.

FSA IDs must be applied for by student and parent to electronically sign and maintain access to the FAFSA.

Scholarship Connections
List of 15 Scholarship Programs available to Tennessee students. More than 620 Individual Scholarships Awards within these programs. Go to https://www.studentscholarships.org to find out more about each scholarship.

Ms. Reeves, Guidance Counselor
731.535.6101
debbie.reeves@clarksburgschool.net