Guidance Department

Last Updated: 1/25/2021 7:37 PM

 

Welcome to the Harlan Independent Counseling and Scholarship Information Page

HS/MS Guidance Counselor: Cristal Pace
Email: cristal.pace@harlanind.kyschools.us
Phone: 606-573-8752
Fax: 606-573-8753

 

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

Scholarships

The sooner you start, the better!! Scholarship planning and completion take real work but can help 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 scholarships available 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, performing 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 received their ILP usernames/passwords, and all other students and parents will be receiving theirs very soon!  GET STARTED ON YOUR SEARCH TODAY!

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 program's definition of the first generation.)
Applicants will be selected based on enrollment in the pre-college curriculum, academic achievement, community service participation, 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).
  • Apply at: http://centeryouthprograms.com/rogers-explorers/apply-for-re/

  • Deadline is January 29, 2021

Governor's Scholars Program

  • Eligible students 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. Pace by Dec. 1, 2020

 

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
Eligible students must:
- Be a current sophomore
-Have completed Geometry and Algebra 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, and 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

Eligible students must:
- Be a sophomore
-Complete Geometry and Algebra II before enrollment
-Score a minimum of 18 English, 22 reading, and 22 Math on the ACT

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

Scholarships Available 2020-2021

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

National/Kentucky Ready Mixed Concrete Association 
Pick up an extra copy of the application in the Counselor's office.

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

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

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

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

Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16
Deadline: February 2021
Amount: $1,500
Online application available at http://khsaa.org  (Link under KHSAA News and Notes)

Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens
Deadline: February 2021
Application form and full eligibility criteria available on their website  www.Parentinn.com/Scholarship

Kentucky Farm Bureau

https://www.kyfb.com/federation/youth-development/scholarships/
Deadline: February 2021
Pick up an extra application in the Counselor's Office.

Operation Unite- "I Am Unite" Scholarship
Deadline: March 2021
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 2021
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 202
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

https://www.appalachianwireless.com/scholarship
Deadline: March 2021
Pick up an extra application in the Counselor's Office

Evarts Alumni
Deadline: March 2021
link- http://www.evartsalumni.com/scholarships

Harlan County Conservation District- J. Clark Metcalfe Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: Return by March 2021
Amount: $1,000
Pick up an extra copy in the Counselor's Office.

Christina Owens Scholarship
Deadline: All information must be received by March 2021
Link:  https://goo/gl/forms/ils2Q3N4e2zS6WXf2

Harlan County Bar Association
Deadline: Return to Counselor by April 2021
Amount: $250.00
Extra copies available in the counselor's office

Kentucky Manufactured Housing
Deadline: April 2021
Amount: $1,000
Extra copies are available in the counselor's office.

Kentucky Federation of Republican Women
Deadline: April 2021
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 2021
Award Amount: $2,000 x 4 years.  Must remain in good academic standing to continue to receive the scholarship.
Pick up an extra application in the counselor's office or email cristal.pace@harlanind.kyschools.us and title subject line Whitfield Scholarship

The Harlan Rotary/Tommy Lee Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: Must be turned in to counselor no later than April 2021
Pick up an extra application in the  counselor's office

SEKC
Deadline: Submit to the counselor by April 2021
Copies of the application are available in the Counselor's Office

Harlan County Farm Bureau Agent's Scholarship
Deadline: Must be received no later than April 2021
Amount: $500
Extra copies available in the Counselor's Office

Harlan County Farm Bureau Scholarship
Deadline: Must be received by April 2021
Amount: $1,500
Extra copies available in the Counselor's Office

Americanism Trust
Deadline: Must be submitted by April 2021
Extra copies available in the Counselor's Office

Kevin Hudson Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: Submit to the counselor by April 2021
Extra copies available in the Counselor's Office

Harlan Alumni
Deadline: Must be submitted online by April 2021
the application can be found at   https://goo.gl/forms/Cow4go67222stoxZ2

The Miller Family
Deadline: Return by May 2021
Must have aspirations to study Science or Math in College
Extra copies available in the Counselor's Office

Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program
Deadlines: June 2021
application available at application.horatioalger.org

Other Scholarship/Enrichment Opportunities from 15-16

Health Career Enrichment Camp
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
$1,000
apply at www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/2015-aspiring-nurse-scholarship

UK Health Researchers Youth Academy 
Must be a currently enrolled 11th grader
Pick up additional information in the Counselor's office

UK Summer Enrichment Program J
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
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 dentistry fields
Pick up an application in the counselor's office.

UK Athletic Trainer
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
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
Applications can be found at www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Up to $22,000
Applications can be found at www.scholars.horatioalger.org

LendEDU Scholarship 

$2,500- 2 awards
Applications can be found at https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

$1,000 and a trip to D.C.

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 
Seniors can apply at WendysHeisman.com

Kentucky Ready Mixed Concrete Association (KRMCA) Wm. T. Robertson High School Essay Contest

 $1,000- $5,000 
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. Open to seniors with 3.5 GPA or higher and a min. ACT of 23.
Applications can be found at www.hsfmo.org

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

SportQuest Playing With Purpose Scholarship Program 
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

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 


Links

For transcripts:

 | Parchment.com

Scholarships:

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

For help understanding the FAFSA visit:

https://fafsa.ed.gov
http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/fafsa/