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Gresham, Gina
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FRESHMEN INFORMATION
Info for Freshmen

Freshmen Endorsement Presentation

TEA
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Endorsement Form-MUST BE COMPLETED BY EACH FRESHMAN STUDENT

STUDENT SURVEYS
2020 DUAL CREDIT INFORMATION- Sophomores and Juniors
Dual Credit

STUDENT AGREEMENT FORM- Fall 2020 Dual Credit

Fall 2020 Dual Credit Course Listing

If you are planning to take DUAL CREDIT classes NEXT YEAR (FALL 2020), you must complete the following as soon as possible.

 

STUDENTS THAT TOOK DUAL CREDIT CLASSES THIS SEMESTER (SPRING 2020) WITH SFASU (JUNIORS):

 

1) Complete and sign the Student Agreement by May 13. Print, email, screenshot, etc. to Gina Gresham-ggresham@cushingisd.org.  After filling out the form online, you must go to File, Save As and save the file to your computer as "Your Name."  If you do not File, Save As, the form will revert back to the blank version.

 

2) Choose you classes from the list of available classes (attached). 

 

3) Students that have taken ENG 131 should consider signing up for ENG 132.

 

STUDENTS THAT ARE TAKING DUAL CREDIT CLASSES FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER OR WHO ONLY TOOK A DUAL CREDIT CLASS DURING THE FALL 2019 (JUNIORS AND SOPHOMORES):

 

1) Submit an application through Apply Texas (video instructions provided below)

NOTE:  You will not have to pay the $45 application fee if you select that you are a dual credit student.  At the payment section, select fee waiver.

 

2) Complete and sign the attached Student Agreement by May 13.  Print, email, screenshot, etc. to Gina Gresham-ggresham@cushingisd.org.  After filling out the form online, you must go to File, Save As and save the file to your computer as "Your Name."  If you do not File, Save As, the form will revert back to the blank version.

 

3) Choose you classes from the list of available classes (attached). 

 

4) Students that have taken PAP ENG 2 should consider signing up for ENG 131.

5) I will submit your transcript, immunization record, and test scores that are required.

 

6) If you have NOT taken the TSI, you will still be allowed to begin registration process.  You will be required to pass the necessary TSI test by August 19 to avoid being dropped.  I will make arrangements with the students that need this done.

 

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NEW SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS POSTED BELOW!  IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL SENIORS COMPLETE THIS FORM AND EMAIL TO ggresham@cushingisd.org.  Deadline is APRIL 30.  You can fill out the application online, but YOU MUST SAVE IT before you send it to me as an attachment.

 

 Local Scholarship Application

 

MANY SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED.  I WILL UPDATE LISTINGS BELOW AS THE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.  PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS. 

 

 

NOBLE Scholarship Application: deadline has been extended to JUNE 26. 

26- $1000 scholarships will be awarded to Nacogdoches county NOBLE graduates.  www.nacogdoches.org

Applications may be scanned and emailed to chamber@nactx.com or sent by mail to the address below.

Barbara Holl

 

Operations Vice President

Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce

2516 North St.

Nacogdoches, TX 75965

 


Badders Law Firm Scholarship-Deadline EXTENDED to May 10.  You may contact Mrs. Gresham the required signed transcript.

 

Nacogdoches County Republican Women- Deadline EXTENDED to May 15, 2020. Applications may now be emailed to ncrw2014@gmail.comAlso, an unofficial transcript is acceptable.

 


 

7th Grade - LEADERS OF TOMORROW APPLICATION BELOW
Nac Chamber of Commerce

7TH GRADE STUDENTS---LEADERS OF TOMORROW APPLICATION FOR 2020-2021 NOW AVAILABLE! 

ALL APPLICATION DUE BY JUNE 26.

Find the application online at http://www.nacogdoches.org/chamber/education-programs/

Contact Mrs. Gresham at ggresham@cushingisd.org for assistance or questions.

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If you have concerns that your child may be using or is in danger of experimenting, using, or abusing illegal drugs or other prohibited substances, the school counselor can provide you with a list of community resources that may be of assistance to you. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) maintains information regarding children’s mental health and substance abuse intervention services on its website: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/transition/mhsa.aspx

Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Cushing ISD is committed to partnering with parents to support the healthy mental, emotional, and behavioral development of its students. If you are concerned about your child, please visit Texas Suicide Prevention or contact the school counselor for more information related to suicide prevention services available in our area.

https://texassuicideprevention.org/ 

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  • Apply for admission to any Texas public university, as well as to participating community and private colleges.
  • Apply for undergraduate, international and graduate admission.
  • Copy a submitted application to another institution.
  • Submit your application essays online.
  • Apply for scholarships from participating universities.
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College Board Scholarship Partners & Programs

 

National Merit Scholarship Program

The PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test for entry to the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. The PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9 are not considered for entry.

For more information, visit the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) website, see the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide, or see the Guide to the National Merit Scholarship Program (for educators). NMSC is a cosponsor of the PSAT/NMSQT.

 

Student Search Service

When you take the PSAT/NMSQT or the PSAT 10 and say "yes" to our free Student Search Service®, you can help scholarship providers find you. We'll also connect you to our scholarship partners, who offer over $300 million annually in scholarships to qualified underserved students with financial need.

If you opt in to Student Search Service and you qualify, you'll be invited to apply for scholarships in the fall of your junior year.

 

 

Additional Scholarship Partners

American Indian

American Indian Graduate Center
Offers merit and need-based scholarships to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students.

When to apply: January 1–June 1

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APIA Scholars

APIA Scholars
Offers awards to qualified students of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage.
When to apply:

  • APIA Scholarship: September 4–January 22
  • AANAPISI Scholarship: September 4–November 6
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Boettcher Foundation

Boettcher Foundation
Scholarships for Colorado high school seniors attending four-year institutions in Colorado.
When to apply: September 1–November 1

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Children of Fallen Patriots

Children of Fallen Patriots
This is a rolling application deadline open year-round. Families can enroll with Children of Fallen Patriots to get started.

When to apply: Anytime

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Cobell Scholarship

Cobell Scholarship (awarded by Indigenous Education, Inc.)

Offers merit- and need-based scholarships to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students.
When to apply: December 15–March 31

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coca cola scholars foundation

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Provides national, merit-based scholarships.
When to apply: August 1–October 31

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Daniel's Fund
Daniels Fund
Offers need-based scholarships to residents of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
When to apply: October 1–November 15

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Gates Scholarship
The Gates Scholarship
Offers last-dollar scholarships for Pell-eligible, minority high school seniors.
When to apply: July 15–September 15

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George Snow Scholarship Fund
George Snow Scholarship Fund
Offers need-based scholarships to residents of Palm Beach County, Florida.
When to apply: November 1–February 1

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Greenhouse Scholars

Greenhouse Scholars
Provides scholarships for students with financial need who are residents of Colorado, Georgia, Illinois or North Carolina.
When to apply: August 15-December 2

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Offers merit- and need-based scholarships to qualified Hispanic American students.
When to apply: January 1–February 15

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Horatio Alger Association
Horatio Alger Association
Offers scholarships to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives and have demonstrated financial need.
When to apply: August 1–October 25

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Offers scholarships to qualified students with demonstrated financial need.
When to apply: August 1–November 13

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Jackie Robinson Foundation
The Jackie Robinson Foundation
Offers scholarships and leadership development to minority students.
When to apply: November 1–February 1

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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Provides scholarships to children of veteran, active duty, and reserve Marines. Children of U.S. Navy corpsmen, Navy chaplains, and religious program specialists who have been attached to a Marine Corps unit are also eligible.
When to apply: January 1–March 1

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Ron Brown Scholarship Program

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Offered to African American high school seniors, this scholarship focuses on leadership and civic engagement.
When to apply:

  • Early timeline: August 1–November 1
  • Regular timeline: August 1–January 9
Learn more 
The Dream US Scholarship Program
TheDream.US
Provides scholarships for DREAMers.
When to apply: November 1–February 28

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United Negro College Fund
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
Offers scholarships to qualified African American students with demonstrated financial need.
When to apply: Anytime

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Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Provides scholarships to low- and middle-income Washington state residents planning to earn an associate degree, certificate, apprenticeship, or bachelor's degree in STEM or healthcare at a Washington state institution.
When to apply:

  • For bachelor's degrees: January 6–February 12
  • For other opportunities: May–July
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Other Scholarship Opportunities

Telluride Seminar Scholarships

The Telluride Association offers scholarships to gifted 11th-grade students for their six-week summer program in the humanities and social sciences.

How to Opt Out

Write to PSAT/NMSQT by October 31 at the address below if you don’t want to share your scores with the Telluride Seminar Scholarships program or the National Scholarship Service:

P.O. Box 6720
Princeton, NJ 08541-6720
These programs use PSAT/NMSQT scores to find eligible juniors.

National Scholarship Service

The National Scholarship Service offers a free college advisory and referral service for 11th-grade African American students. For more information, write to:

National Scholarship Service
980 Martin Luther King Drive SW, P.O. Box 11409
Atlanta, GA 30310