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Blog posts October 2014

U of Tampa Instant Decision Day

Any students interested in the University of Tampa's Instant Decision day should see Mrs. Usher as soon as possible.  The event is on December 9th, but materials need to be submitted before that date.

Morehouse College Rep. Visit

A representative for Morehouse College will be on campus on 11/5/14 at 10:30 A.M. in the Guidance office.  Please sign up for a pass on the guidance website under "college rep. visits".  

University of Florida Open House

The University of Florida will be hosting an Open House on Monday, November 24th from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.  Registration begins at 9 A.M. at the O'Connell Center.  The event is for students grades 9-12th and parents are encouraged to attend too!  To register, please visit

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DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship

The DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship is available to high school seniors and undergraduate college students. You must plan to enroll or be enrolled at an accredited institution for the entire 2015-2016 academic year, be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to qualify for…

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Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

How to apply: Complete the…

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Field trip-Last Chance!

If you are a SOPHOMORE or JUNIOR interested in the University of Florida or FSU, please see Mrs. Usher tomorrow if you would like to attend the field trip.  We have had some cancellations and there are now open slots.  Please see me immediately for permission slips.

Community Service Fair

Bloomingdale High School will be hosting a community service fair on November 12th at 6:30.  Students will have the opportunity to learn about many non-profits that award community service hours in the Brandon area.  Mrs. Usher will also be looking for students to assist with the event.  Visit guida…

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FAMU Instant Decision Night

FAMU will be hosting an Instant Decision Night at Blake High School on November 19th at 6:30.  Meet with admissions coordinators and have a decision on acceptance on the spot!  Interested students must apply online prior to the event and meet certain criteria.  Please see Mrs. Usher for more details…

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Strides for Education-Final Week

Strides for Education is November 1st from 7:30-1.  We are still looking for team members to support Bloomingdale and earn community service.  If you have not done so and would like to participate, sign up on the Strides Website:


There is a Blooming…

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Events Week of 10/27-10/31

FIT visit-10/27/14 at 11AM in Guidance

U of Miami/FIU field trip 10/28-meet at Bloomingdale at 5:45AM

If you have not done so, PLEASE turn in your permission slips for U of Florida and FSU field trips.  We will also be leaving at 5:45 AM for those trips.  If you have not received a schedule for th…

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315 Scholarships for Florida Students

With sunshine nearly year-round, living in Florida can definitely have its advantages — for instance, scholarships! While you may instantly think of theme parks, like Disney World and Universal Studios, or beautiful landscapes, like the Everglades or the beaches at the Florida Keys, Florida is also …

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University of Tampa Instant Decision Day

On December 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM, the University of Tampa will be hosting an Instant Decision Day at Bloomingdale High School.  On these days, an admissions counselor will meet with you individually to discuss and evaluate your application materials.

To participate in the program, please complete th…

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Community Service Opportunity

Students can earn up to eight hours by volunteering for a 5K walk in Lakeland on 11/1/14.  The event is being held from 3PM-11Pm.  Students must be 16 and older to participate.  Please see Mrs. Beach for more details.

Important events Week of 10/20-10/24

October 20th: Non-Student Day

October 22nd-University of Tampa campus visit at 9:30(Guidance)

October 23rd-ASVAB


If you have not picked up or dropped off permission slips for the University of Miami/FIU field trip, please see Mrs. Usher ASAP.  If you do not return the forms by 10/24, you may …

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VMI Open House

The Virginia Military Institute will be hosting Open Houses on October 24-25, November 14-15, February 6-7, February 20-12, and March 6-7.  Please visit for more details.

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships

  • Applications for Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are accepted from October 5 through December 5, 2014. 
  • Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are open to students ages 5-25 (Kindergarten through graduate school) enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States…

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Pet Play Scholarship

P.L.A.Y. has always made a point to promote compassion towards animals in both our personal and professional lives. From working directly with local shelters to donating products to animals in need through our Warm Bellies Initiative with the Petfinder Foundation, animal welfare has always been a s…

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The Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship

The Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship (MMB) provides financial assistance to undergraduate students who meet scholastic requirements, demonstrate financial need, and attend Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Florida A&M University, or Florida Memorial University. Each participating ins…

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ESA Foundation Scholarship

In 2007 the ESA Foundation established a scholarship program to assist women and minority students who are pursuing degrees leading to careers in Computer & Video Game Arts. In 2009 we extended this opportunity to graduating high school seniors and doubled the amount of awards granted from 15 to 30.

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Courage to Grow Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Academic achievement
  • High school seniors may also apply.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Program awards one $500 scholarship every month; deadline date is last day of each month.
  • Visit Website for application and details.


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