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Blog posts January 2015

Bank of America Student Leaders Program

The application period for the 2015 Bank of America Student Leaders program has been extended and will now close on Monday, February 2nd. All applications must be submitted by Monday, February 2 at 11:59pm (EST).  Students must submit a letter of recommendation, signed and on letterhead, with their …

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2015 Charlie Hounchell Arts Scholars Scholarship

The TBBCA is proud to support young artists with The 2015 Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships Call for Applicants. The scholarship program is named in honor of the TBBCA’s former Board President, Charlie Hounchell, who passed away unexpectedly in 2013. The scholarship program was developed and …

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Bright Futures

All seniors need to create their Bright Futures account and submit all community service hours by Friday, February 13th.  Please come to guidance if you are unsure how to create your account!

USF Mini-Camp College Workshop





i. High School Senior
ii. Accepted for admission in degree seeking status at four year
accredited university, if not accepted then award contingent upon
receipt of acceptance for Fall, 2015
iii No discrimination because of se…

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Walk for Wishes Community Service Opportunity

Boots and Bling-Community service Opportunity

Rugged Cross Youth Ranch and Reserve is hosting a "Boots and Bling" fundraiser on Saturday, January 31st.  Volunteers are needed from 1-10PM.  Please call Angela Spillis at 813-679-8386 for more details.

Bloomingdale PTSA Scholarship Award


H. Gray Gordon Memorial Scholarship

 2 @ $5000 each   

This scholarship is for a Brandon or Bloomingdale High School junior or senior that qualifies for free or reduced school lunch and has at least a 3.0 GPA. The student must be planning to major in Mathematics or Science. Additional preference will be given for community service…

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Education Foundation-Bloomingdale Specific Scholarships Still Open!

Bloomingdale Civic Association Fund within the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay (1-Female) – 1 @ $1000  

This scholarship is for a Bloomingdale High School Senior who is FEMALE and has a minimum of a 2.5 GPA who participates in community service.


Bloomingdale Civic Association Fund within …

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College Spotlight-Emory University


Emory University may lack the liberal arts prowess of the Northeastern schools with which it competes, but it’s a favorite of preprofessional students from both U.S. coasts. They come for its size (big, but not too big), location, and national reputation. Though most students are clean-cut and career-oriented, a freshman says the population ranges “from preppy, to Northeast and very designer-oriented, to hippie, and everything in between.” Regardless of how they’re dressed, students are challenged, not coddled, in the classroom; they form study groups and work together to succeed. An atmosphere of friendliness and Southern hospitality enhances the vibrant campus life.

Set on 631 acres of woods and rolling hills in the Druid Hills suburb of Atlanta, Emory’s campus spreads out from an academic quad of marble-covered, red-roofed buildings. Contemporary structures dot the periphery of the lush, green grounds. In recent years, Emory has expanded science and math research facilities, constructed an apartment-style living complex for upper-class students, added a performing arts center and a psychology building, and opened freshman residence halls, which make up a freshman quad. “I enjoy our location because it offers a homey, ‘neighborhood’ feel, while providing the optimal location just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta,” says one senior.

Emory’s distribution requirements aim to develop competence in writing, quantitative methods, a second language, and physical education, and include exposure to the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences. Other required coursework helps broaden students’ perspectives on national, regional, and global history and culture. Finally, students take two seminars—one as freshmen (50 to 60 are available each term, limited to 15 students each) and one at an upper level. Entering freshmen seeking a smaller environment may want to consider Emory’s two-year Oxford College, located in a “small-town” atmosphere 30 miles away. There, 725 students earn associate’s degrees and then continue to the main campus to finish up. (Interested students should apply directly to Oxford.) Additionally, all freshmen participate in PACE (Pre-Major Advising Connections at Emory). The program brings together faculty, staff, and student leaders to mentor first-year students on the aspects of college life. Emory belongs to the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education, which lets students take courses at other area schools. The Center for International Programs Abroad (CIPA) offers more than 100 study programs on six continents. Participants earn Emory credit and Emory grades, and they can receive Emory financial aid, scholarships, and grants.

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Arts for Life Scholarship

Relay for Life 2015

Websites for Scholarships

  • Scholarship Search Websites - Below are some of the top websites for students and parents to search for scholarships. There isn't an age limit to search for scholarships; however, some scholarships may only be available to students who meet certain criteria.



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Events Week of 1/26-1/30/15

1/26/15-Relay for Life Meeting at the Bloomingdale Public Library  6PM

1/27/15-Financial Aid Night at Jefferson High School 6-8 PM

1/29/15-Financial Aid Night at Gaither High School 6-8 PM


NACAC College Fair

Tampa Bay's NACAC National College Fair will be taking place on Sunday, March 1 from Noon - 3 PM at the Tampa Convention Center. Approximately 150 colleges and universities will be in attendance. The event is free and open to the public.


For registration please have your students visit www.goto…

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Community Service Opportunity

 Tampa/Houston Dynamo

Below are the primary needs on a weekly basis –along with approximately how much time could be earned in 1 week:
·        Concession (up to 4 hours)
·        Field Lining / Setup for games (up to 3 hours)
·        Complex Maintenance – ie: picking up tr…

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Private/Charter School Programming Night

Community Service-Relay for Life

Student who are interested in earning community service hours for participating in the Relay for Life event should see Mrs. Usher in guidance for more information.

GFWC Brandon Scholarship Opportunties

The General Federation of Women's Club Brandon service League annually awards two scholarships to graduating seniors in the Brandon area.  The $1,000 scholarships are intended as a contribution to tuition fees and academic course materials.  They are specific to ceratin areas of study.

The Reynol…

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