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AVID Introduction. Welcome!. AVID: What are your goals for this year?. I am going to arrange some guest speakers. Who would you like to hear from?. This week. Today: General information Block Day: Scholarships Information/College Information Friday: Letter to roommate, binder set-up

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  • AVID: What are your goals for this year?

This week
This week like to hear from?

  • Today: General information

  • Block Day: Scholarships Information/College Information

  • Friday: Letter to roommate, binder set-up

  • Next Friday, Sept. 6: Bring resume

8/27 like to hear from?

-Planner information

-AVID agreements/Syllabus


Homework: Letter to roommate due Friday, Aug. 30

Binder set-up: Friday, Aug. 30. Bring all you need to set up your binders.

Icebreaker like to hear from?

  • What is one thing you did this summer that you will put on your college application?

Our goals
Our Goals like to hear from?

8 27 28
8/27-28 like to hear from?

  • Through discussion and research, students will develop their own individual college and scholarship goals and begin working toward those goals.

  • Agenda:

    • Turn in AVID agreement and syllabus

    • Discussion on processes and timeline for colleges, and scholarship applications.

Last year s avid class
Last Year’s AVID Class like to hear from?

  • Last year: Average student in AVID earned $30,000 in scholarships.

  • Ranged from $0-$240,000.

  • Three Daniels Fund Scholarship Winners at South

Scholarship money recieved
Scholarship Money like to hear from? recieved

  • $14,000.00

  • $14,000.00

  • $-

  • $22,000.00

  • $9,800.00

  • $181,828.00

  • $-

  • $14,000.00

  • $-

  • $42,000.00

  • $14,000.00

  • $25,000.00

  • $17,200.00

  • $9,800.00

  • $14,000.00

  • $16,000.00

  • $14,000.00

  • $-

  • $26,000.00

  • $39,000.00

  • $22,000.00

  • $29,000.00

  • $54,000.00

  • $7,100.00

  • $8,900.00

  • $65,000.00

  • $-

  • $238,584.0

  • $14,000.00

Daniels fund requirements to apply
Daniels Fund-Requirements to Apply like to hear from?

  • Demonstrate Financial Need – This will be shown on your parents income tax form from 2012 that needs to be submitted with your portfolio.

  • ACT composite score of 17 or higher OR an SAT combined score of 830 and higher by application deadline

  • Graduate in MAY 2014

  • Be a US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Refugee with asylum status AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION

  • Strong characteristics (when was a time you contributed positively to your school or community)

  • Academic Curiosity (where you did additional work in a subject area you are interested, went the extra mile in class)

  • Self-motivated (when was a time you took initiative)

  • Community Involvement (One detailed example)

  • Zest for life

  • Tell them about yourself (Tell YOUR story. You are unique!)

  • The Daniels Scholarship is a four-year scholarship that applies toward the expenses of attaining a bachelor’s degree at any nonprofit, accredited college or university in the United States.

  • http://www.danielsfund.org/Scholarships/Index.asp

  • Due Oct. 31

1 st step to apply for daniels fund due sept 10 by 3 00 pm to ms meredith
1 like to hear from? st Step To apply for Daniels Fund: Due Sept. 10 by 3:00 pm to Ms. Meredith

  • Resume

  • Two Letter of Recommendation Requests: One from a South High School official (teacher, counselor, staff) or a community member.

  • A copy of your parent’s 2012 tax return (for example – a 1040; 1040A; or 1040EZ)

  • 500 word essay: Why you feel you should be a Daniels Fund Scholar?

Gates millennium scholarship
Gates Millennium Scholarship like to hear from?

  • Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • - Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American** or Hispanic American

  • - Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States

  • - Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED

  • - Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited*** college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall of 2014 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients.

  • - Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities

  • - Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria

  • http://www.gmsp.org/

Coca cola scholarship
Coca-Cola Scholarship like to hear from?

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);

  • U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;

  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;

  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;

  • Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

  • Coca-Cola Scholars are well-rounded, bright students who not only excel academically, but are also actively involved in their school. These leaders are passionate, service-oriented, and demonstrate a sustained commitment to bettering their community.

  • Not Need Based-Achievement Based

  • October 31 deadline

  • http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#programs

Sites for school research and scholarships
Sites for like to hear from? School research and Scholarships

  • Website for narrowing down schools:

  • http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

  • Websites for scholarship search:

  • http://www.zinch.com/

Denver scholarship foundation

  • http://www.denverscholarship.org/page.aspx?pid=773