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Scholarship Information

Counseling Services

Welcome to the Harlan Independent Counseling and Scholarship Information Page

HS/MS Guidance Counselor: Candi Banks
Email: candi.banks@harlanind.kyschools.us
Phone: 606-573-8752
Fax: 606-573-8753
Extended Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 3:30-5:00

Hello Harlan Independent students and parents! It's going to be an exciting school year!

Throughout the year I will be communicating with you a lot about scholarships and college preparation!  I will be using several forms of communication to ensure that messages reach everyone successfully. The most used forms of communication will be through the all-call system, school website, handouts, and posting information on the bulletin board. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email me. 

*Reminder for students- ACT test dates, registration forms and study materials are available on the book rack outside the counselor's office.  You may also pick up any college information that is available.  If you need information about a college that is not readily available then let me know and I will get it ASAP.

Scholarships

The sooner you start the better!! Scholarship planning and completion takes real work, but can provide a huge help to families staring at tuition payments. We hope that we can be of assistance in your search and securing of scholarships and information.

We have developed this page as another resource to help you on your scholarship journey.

Please remember that there are thousands of scholarship availabe to you every year. You will have to work to get those scholarships and the sooner  you start the better. Collecting information, making good grades, performng service projects, and doing your homework will pay dividends down the road. So whether you are a Freshmen or a Senior now is the time to get to work.

Career Cruising and the Individual Learning Plan (ILP) is an excellent source to research colleges and scholarships.  Seniors have recieved their ILP usernames/passwords and all other students and parents will be recieving theirs very soon!  GET STARTED ON YOUR SEARCH TODAY!

The HS Counselor's office is open for parents and students each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:00PM or during other hours if you wish to make an appointment.

 

Starting with the graduating class of 2014 transcripts are now available through an easy to use online system from Parchment. | Parchment.com If you need additional help on setting up an account connected to Harlan High School, please contact the school counselor.

 

Great Scholarship Websites

Career Cruising (ILP)
www.kheaa.com
www.scholarshipguidance.com
www.fastweb.com
www.StudentScholarships.org

For help understanding the FAFSA call the Counselor's office or visit
https://fafsa.ed.gov
http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/fafsa/

Excellent Programs that can lead to scholarships

Robinson Leaders Program
To be considered for inclusion into the Robinson Leaders Program a student:
 -Must be in the 9th grade.
-Must be a first-generation college bound student. Your parents or legal guardians cannot hold four-year college degrees at the time of acceptance into the program. (Please see the attached document for our programs definition of first generation.)
-Applicants will be selected based on factors such as enrollment in the pre-college curriculum, academic achievement, participation in community service, extracurricular activities, personal enrichment, and need for financial aid.

To apply you can pick up an application in the counselor's office or copy and paste the link below to your web browser.

https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1SJuJMaMlKIV1EV

Rogers Scholars Program
to be eligible to apply, the student must:

  • Be a current sophomore.
  • Have a strong interest in developing skills in leadership, technology, entrepreneurship, and community service.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4 point scale).

Start your application now at register.centeryouthprograms.com

Rogers Explorers Program (Deadline: Feb. 10, 2017)
to be eligible to apply, the student must:
       - Be a current 8th grader
       -Have a strong interest in developing skills in leadership, technology, math,   science, and community service
      -Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
Apply at     http://centeryouthprograms.com/rogers-explorers/apply-for-re/

Governor's Scholars Program
to be eligible to apply, the student must:

  • Be in the 11th grade at a Kentucky public or private school at the time of selection and intend to return to a Kentucky school district for the next school term (Students skipping their senior year to enter college are not eligible);
  • Be a current resident of Kentucky;
  • Have taken the ACT, PSAT, or SAT in the 9th, 10th or 11th grades.

Additional applications can be picked up in the Guidance Counselor's office.
Deadline: Applications must be turned in to Ms. Banks by Dec. 1, 2016

 

Attend college on campus at Morehead State or Western KY beginning your Junior year!

The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western KY University
to be eligible to apply, the student must:
- Be a current sophomore
-Have completed Geometry and Alg. II by the end of sophomore year
-ACT scores (minimum 22 math ACT or 520 math SAT)

100 students, 50 male and 50 female will be accepted.  Tuition, fees, room, board are provided.  Families are responsible for paying for books.

apply at    www.wku/academy

Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University
to be eligible to apply, the student must:
- Be a sophomore
-Complete Geometry and Alg. II prior to enrollment
-Score a min. 18 English, 22 reading, and 22 Math, on the ACT

apply at   www..moreheadstate.edu/craft-academy
 

Scholarships Available 2016-2017

Voice of Democracy
Information available at http://www.vfw.org/Youth/

National/Kentucky Ready Mixed Concrete Association (Deadline: Oct. 31, 2016)
Pick up an extra copy of the application in the Counselor's office.

All "A" Classic Scholarship Foundation (Deadline: Dec. 1,  extension for HHS deadline Dec. 10) Pick up an extra copy of the application in the Counselor's office.

The WYMT-TV Mountain Classic Scholarship (Deadline: Oct. 7, 2016)
Pick up an extra copy of the application in the Counselor's Office.

The Ralph Gabbard Memorial Broadcast Scholarship (Deadline: Oct. 7 2016)
Pick up an application in the Counselor's Office.

The Tony Turner Memorial Broadcast Schoalrship (Deadline: Oct. 7, 2016)
Pick up an application in the Counselor's office

Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16
Deadline: Feb. 25, 2017
Amount: $1,500
Online application available at http://khsaa.org  (Link under KHSAA News and Notes)

Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2017
Application form and full eligibility criteria available on there website  www.Parentinn.com/Scholarship

Kentucky Farm Bureau
Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Pick up an extra application in the Counselor's Office.

Operation Unite- "I Am Unite" Scholarship
Deadline: March 17, 2017 (Must be recieved by)
Amount: $1,500 over 3 semesters
Pick up an extra application in the Counselor's Office

The Harlan Community Scholarship
Deadline to return to Counselor: March 17, 2017
Pick up an extra application in the Counselor's Office
Or go to http://harlan.k12.us/HCCS/Application.html


Appalachian Music Project (AMP)
Deadline: March 17, 2017
Award Amount: Up to $25,000 Renewable
Requirements:  Senior must be planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree and majoring in a music-related program including but not limited to performance, education, technology and therapy.
Pick up an application in the Counselor's Office

Appalachian Wireless
Deadline: March 24, 2017
Pick up an extra application in the Counselor's Office

Harlan County Conservation District- J. Clark Metcalfe Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: Return by March 30, 2017
Amount: $1,000
Pick up an extra copy in the Counselor's Office.

Harlan County Bar Association
Deadline: Return to Counselor by April 1, 2017
Amount: $250.00
Extra copies available in the counselor's office

Kentucky Manufactured Housing
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Amount: $1,000
Extra copies a available in the counselor's office

Kentucky Federation of Republican Women
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Amount: $1,000
Requirements: Must be a senior girl who has been politically active within the Republican Party

The Mary Emma and A.F. Whitfield Scholarship
Deadline:  Must be received by April 5, 2017
Award Amount: $2,000 x 4 years.  Must remain in good academic standing to continue to recieve scholarship.
Pick up an extra application in the counselor's office or email candi.banks@harlanind.kyschools.us and title subject line Whitfield Scholarship

Harlan County Farm Bureau Agent's Scholarship
Deadline: Must be received no later than April 13, 2017
Amount: $500
Extra copies available in the Counselor's Office

Harlan County Farm Bureau Scholarship
Deadline: Must be received by April 13, 2017
Amount: $1,500
Extra copies available in the Counselor's Office

 

Other Scholarship/Enrichment Opportunities from 15-16

Health Career Enrichment Camp 2016 (Deadline: April 8, 2016)
Must be an 8th or 9th grade student
Applications and recommendation forms may be downloaded online at
southeastkyahec.com
ruralhealth.med.uky.edu

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship (Deadline: June 30, 2016)
$1,000
apply at   www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/2015-aspiring-nurse-scholarship

UK Health Researchers Youth Academy July5th-July 15th
(Deadline:Must be received in office by March 25, 2016)
Must be a currently enrolled 11th grader
Pick up additional information in the Counselor's office

UK Summer Enrichment Program June 19- July 15
(Deadline: All materials must be received by March 25, 2016)
For currently enrolled 10th graders that are at least 15 years old
Pick up additional information in the Counselor's office

Southeastern Kentucky Partnership Scholarship (Deadline: April 1, 2016)
Competitive, full-tuition, room-and-board scholarship at Lindsey Wilson College
-Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and ACT score of 18
-Completion of a standard admissions application to Lindsey Wilson College
-Completion and submission of the FAFSA by January 31, 2016
-Must be determined Federal Pell Grant eligible by the FAFSA
-Submission of a 1-2 page essay by April 1, 2016

UK Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP)
-Must be a senior
-Interested in medical or denistry fields
Pick up an application in the counselor's office.

UK Athletic Trainer (Deadline: Feb. 8, 2016)
Must be a senior with a 2.75 or above cumulative GPA
Pick up an application in the counselor's office.

Governor's School For Entrepreneurs- (Apply: Oct. 19-Dec 21, 2015)
Students in 9th, 10th, 11th grade may apply.  No min. GPA, no test scores. 
Students are selected for creativity, skills, and motivation. 

Edvisors Scholarship- $10,000- 1 award (Deadline: August 31, 2015)
Applications can be found at www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship

Horation Alger Scholarship- Up to $22,000 (Deadline: Oct. 25, 2015)
Applications can be found at www.scholars.horatioalger.org

LendEdu Scholarship- $2,500- 2 awards (Deadline Oct. 31, 2015)
Applications can be found at https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/

Prudential Spirit of Community Award- $1,000 and a trip to D.C. (Deadline: Nov. 3, 2015) Applications can be found at http://spirit.prudential.com or
www.nassp.org/spirit

Wendy's High School Heisman- Honored at the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York City and your school could be one to receive anywhere from $1,000-5,000 (Deadline: Oct. 2,2015)
Seniors can apply at WendysHeisman.com

Kentucky Ready Mixed Concrete Association (KRMCA) Wm. T. Robertson High School Essay Contest- $1,000- $5,000  (Deadline: Oct. 31, 2015)
The contest is open to students ages 16-18 at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year.  Pick up an application in the Counselor's office.

The Hagan Scholarship- Up to $40,000 over four years (Deadline Nov. 15, 2015). Open to seniors with 3.5 GPA or higher and a min. ACT of 23.
Applications can be found at www.hsfmo.org

LendEDU Scholarships can be found at https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/

Varsity Tutors runs a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest
http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

SportQuest Playing with Purpose Scholarship Program (Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016)
1. Currently a high school sophomore, junior, or senior
2. Maintains a minimum "C" grade average or higher
3. Currently a varsity level athlete in one or more sports
4. A committed follower of Jesus Christ
To apply online visit: www.playingwithpurpose.org

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420 E. Central St.
Harlan KY 40831

Phone: 606-573-8700

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