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Blog posts January 2015

Community Service Opportunity

For the Florida RV SuperShow and the Wall That Heals, we are requesting volunteers to assist visitors to the Wall.


The show opens on Wednesday, January 14 through Sunday, January 18th. The hours are at 9am and close at 6pm with the exception of Sunday when the hours will be 9am to 5pm.



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University of Chicago


The University of Chicago attracts students eager to move beyond the cliquishness of high school and the superficial trappings of Ivy League prestige—the kids more concerned about learning for learning’s sake than about getting a job after graduation, though they’re certainly capable …

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College Spotlight-Purdue University


Successful Indiana colleges have three things in common: a strong agricultural program, a powerhouse basketball team, and a conservative student body. Purdue University has all of these—plus one of the nation’s strongest engineering programs, and the distinction of having awarded more bachelor’s degrees in the field than any other institution. Purdue is also home to the nation’s first computer science department, and its programs in pharmacy, nursing, and management are likewise strong. Budding classicists, dramatists, and vocalists probably should look elsewhere, as liberal arts are not Purdue’s forte. But those seeking small-school friendliness with big-school spirit may be very happy here. “There are so many opportunities for a student to get involved,” explains a junior.

Purdue is the main attraction in the small industrial town of West Lafayette, where the population triples when students return each fall. The campus features redbrick and limestone buildings arranged around lush shaded courtyards. Recent construction includes Merriott Hall and the France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center.

Students apply to and enroll in one of Purdue’s 10 schools, and academic requirements vary with the school and the major. Typically, they include English, math, a lab science, and perhaps speech or foreign language proficiency. Engineering is the most popular program, followed by biology, management, computer science, and health and kinesiology. Students flock to the five-year engineering co-op program, one of the most competitive on campus, because it marries classroom study with real-world work. Purdue also offers a strong undergraduate program in flight technology, which includes hands-on training at the university’s own airport. Purdue has produced more than 20 astronauts, including Neil Armstrong and Gus Grissom. Also strong are programs in veterinary medicine and hospitality and tourism. Study abroad options are available at over 200 sites in more than 50 countries.

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SAT Prep Class

Bright Futures

All seniors who have not created a Bright Futures account should do so ASAP.  If you are unsure of the process, please come to guidance for instructions.  The next eligibility review will occur in March.  Students  can check their status through their Bright Futures account or through the Florid…

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Hillsborough Education Foundation Scholarships

The Hillsborough Education Foundation Scholarship Application period ends on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 5pm.


The Hillsborough Education Foundation has more than 200 scholarships available for students:

  • 9th - 10th Grade = Take Stock in Children Program includes a Florida Prepaid Scholarsh…

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FAFSA Webinar

This webinar is a step-by-step walkthrough of the FAFSA by Jodi Okun, founder of, and has been our most well-attended webinar for the past two years.

Sessions are at 7PM & 9PM ET on Tuesday, January 13th.  Click Here to sign up.

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Events Week of 1/12 to 1/16

Events for the week of 1/12-1/16:

 Financial Aid Nights 6-8PM:

 1/12 at Plant City High School

1/13 at Freedom High School

1/15 at Riverview High School

Exams :



Please sign up for updates from the school counseling department by sending a text to 81010 with the message body co…

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College Spotlight-Millsaps College


Millsaps College has long been recognized as a finishing school for well-bred Southern belles and gentlemen. Less well-known outside the Deep South is that this is also one of the region’s top liberal arts institutions. Millsaps’s motto, ad excellentiam, means “promoting excellen…

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Bailey Family Foundation Scholarship

The The Bailey Family Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors and college students primarily in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Polk counties, Florida.


  • Possess a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Applicant must be a gra…

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The Life Lessons Scholarships Program

The Life Lessons Scholarship Program will accept online applications from February 3, 2015 to March 3, 2015. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please visit this webpage in February to apply using our online application form.

For your reference, below is the essay and video descri…

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Attention Juniors! FREE SAT Prep Class worth $1000

GradePower Brandon is offering one Bloomingdale High School junior a scholarship for an SAT prep class.  The class will start January 21st and will meet twice a week on Wednesday and Friday evenings in preparation for the free SAT for Juniors on February 25th. It will be a total of 20-hours o…

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Suncoast Credit Union Scholarships

Smith College Precollege Programs for High School Girls

Smith's exciting precollege programs are for high school girls who want to pursue their academic interests in and out of the classroom, strengthen their college applications and meet other motivated and ambitious college-bound young women.

Designed by Smith's professors and staff, the engaging curr…

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Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Applicant Qualifications

Applicants must:

• Be high school seniors, high school graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduate students.

• Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the entire 2015…

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Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship

Who is Eligible? 

  • The recipient of the Purple Heart, or
  • The direct descendant (child, step-child, adopted child, grandchild, or great grandchild) of a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, or
  • The direct descendant (child, step-child, adopted child, grandchild, or great grandchild) …

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The Jorge Mas Canosa Family Scholarship

The Mas Family Scholarship is open to students who are born in Cuba (or are of direct Cuban descent).  This scholarship aims to “advance the education of talented young Cuban and Cuban American men and women, furthering their commitment to promoting the benefits and opportunities that can be garnere…

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2015 Tom Joyner Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Requirements: 

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

1)  A United States Citizen

2) Current high school seniors attending school in the United States (applicant must be anticipating completion of high school degree in the spring of 2015).

3) Minimum high school…

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Dell Scholars Class of 2015 Scholarship

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to apply for the Dell Scholars Program scholarship, you must meet the below listed criteria:

  • Participating in a Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12(AVID)
  • Graduating from an accredited high school this academic …

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Financial Aid Night-January 15th!

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