Welcome to the Counselor’s Hangout

The William H. Spencer High School Counseling Department is available to assist all students in being successful academically, socially, emotionally in high school and with College & Career planning. It is our vision for all students to achieve their full human potential by becoming lifelong learners and contributing members of their community. Guidance Counselors are available for all students. Student, teacher, and parent conferences are encouraged by this department. Students may see a counselor by making an appointment through the Student Services clerk. Parents may call 706-683-8701 and ask for the Guidance Department. The secretary will arrange an appointment. Official transcripts must be mailed by the guidance office.


The mission of our school counseling program is to provide developmentally appropriate services to address all student’s academic, college, and/or occupational goals, in addition to supporting student’s personal and social needs.  It is our goal for students to find a sense of belonging by building strong relationships within the community.

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Ms. Myya Washington

Guidance Counselor

8th Grade Transition to High School Information
10th Graders - PSAT Sign-up for Virtual Students
We are administering the PSAT on October 29, 2020 for tenth graders (sophomores). Virtual students will have the opportunity to test during the 2nd session of the day. In order for us to properly prepare, we need to know which students plan on coming that afternoon to test. Students MUST have transportation to and from school that day.
ANGER Management

Please provide the information below to see if you are a good candidate for our anger management group.

Below is the link for the ASVAB the National Guard is providing students at GMC. 
Colleges and Universities

College Counseling Monthly

October 2021

Did a great friend share this newsletter with you? Don’t miss the next issue:

Subscribe to College Counseling Monthly (it’s free).


College Counseling Webinar on Demand:


Adrian Flores

College Transition Coordinator

Carmen HS of Science & Tech, Southeast Campus

Norma Gutierrez

Director of College Counseling

Saint Thomas Academy

Raul Aguilar, Jr.

Program Coordinator

Circle of Indigenous Nations

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence


Minnesota Association for Counselors of Color

College Prep Spotlight:

  • Multiultural and First Gen Student Enrollment Resources and Mentorship
  • 5 Reasons to Attend a College Fair



5 Reasons to Attend a College Fair

By Holly Lazzaro for GoToCollegeFairs



It’s that time of year again. Homeroom bell has rung, pencils are sharpened, and if you’re a junior, you’re starting to think about your college prospects, while if you’re a senior, you’re busy narrowing down schools of choice.

You already receive endless pamphlets in the mail and emails in your inbox. You have the SATs to study for, and grades to keep up. Should you really make time for a college fair…

College Fairs Happening Soon

Fair Sponsor In-Person or Virtual  Date(s)
Registration Link 
Adventist Colleges & Universities In-Person Sept. 13-
Nov. 16
 U.S. & Canada Registration
ALACRAO In-Person & Virtual Sept. 1-Oct. 21 Alabama  Registration
 ArkACRAO  In-Person  Sept. 1-Nov. 30  Arkansas Registration
 CCASD  In-Person  Sept. 20-
Oct. 7
 South Dakota Registration
 Colorado Council  In-Person & Virtual  Sept. 7-Nov. 5  Colorado Registration
 EducationQuest In-Person & Virtual  Sept. 21-Dec. 8  Nebraska Registration
 Find Your Path Virtual Oct. 7 Texas Registration
Idaho/Oregon In-Person Oct. 26 Idaho/Oregon Registration
KYACAC  In-Person & Virtual Sept. 8-Nov. 4 Kentucky Registration
LACRAO In-Person Sept. 1-Nov. 30 Louisiana Registration
MACRAO Virtual Sept. 27,
Oct. 27, Nov. 16
Mississippi Registration
NACCAP In-Person Sept. 20-
Oct. 28
National  Registration
National Hispanic College Fairs Virtual Sept. 27-
Dec. 1 
National Registration
NMCAC In-Person  Sept. 13-
Oct. 22  
New Mexico Registration
TACRAO In-Person & Virtual Sept. 13-
Nov. 15 
Texas  Registration
WEF   In-Person & Virtual   Sept. 20-
Oct. 15
Wisconsin   Registration

Give your students an advantage at in-person fairs:

Click here for information.

Help your students get the most out of virtual college fairs: 

Click here for a guide.













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REACH GA Virtual College Information Day Flyer pdf

Greetings from the University of South Alabama!

Key updates:
  1. South is test optional this year. Test optional students are considered for scholarships.
  2. We are making our application free for your students. They can use SOUTHFORME as a promo code.
  3. Students can claim a $100 visit credit when they visit South and then enroll.
Students can apply here:
Students can sign up for a campus visit or a virtual visit here:
Also, Happy National School Counseling Week. While we cannot be with you in person, we wanted to thank you all for the amazing work that you do for your schools and students.
All the best,
New Student Recruitment Team
University of South Alabama
(251) 460-7834
(800) USA-JAGS
p.s. Please share our virtual tour:




Columbus State University – January Virtual Discovery Day 

Saturday, Jan. 30th, 9am

This is an online event.


We invite you and your students to discover everything Columbus State University has to offer by attending one of our upcoming Discovery Days. Discovery Day will be filled with traditional favorites with a virtual twist and new opportunities to connect with CSU no matter where you or your students are! You and your students will have the opportunity to meet with professors in their academic field of interest, take a campus tour, connect with CSU students, learn about our creative and innovative, hands-on programs, and discover how we create leaders by serving our community.

Please click here to register.

Spring 2021 Season
NACAC Virtual College Fairs
Dear Educator, 

The first NACAC Virtual College Fair of the year is Sunday, January 31 from 1-7 p.m. ET!

We hope you’ll encourage your students to register for free at

More than 100,000 students and families signed up for NACAC virtual fairs this past fall. Students give them an enthusiastic “thumbs up” because it’s so easy to drop in on live Zoom sessions offered by hundreds of colleges on a single day.

NACAC has begun promoting the fairs on Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram. But your recommendation has the greatest impact! A Counselor’s Resource page is available with downloadable flyers, social media graphics, and more.

We can’t thank you enough for letting your students know about this opportunity to explore their college dreams. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Best wishes,
NACAC Virtual College Fairs team

Spring 2021 Schedule
Students may attend as many fairs as they wish! Click to see a list of colleges that will share information about their programs, majors, financial aid, and more on each fair date. Additional colleges will be added throughout the spring.

Four of these events are smaller Focus Fairs and are especially for students with special interests or residing in specific regions: STEM (Mar. 7), Performing & Visual Arts (Mar. 16), Western US (Apr. 10), Southeastern US (Apr. 20).

Connect Virtually
COVID-19 has shut down many opportunities students previously had for visiting, learning about, and connecting with colleges. NACAC aims to bridge that gap through these special one-day events.

At each virtual fair, students attend college presentations, learn about their options, ask questions, and demonstrate interest… all without leaving home.

Please share this short how-to video with students and encourage them to sign up at well before each fair date.


NACAC Virtual College Fairs contribute to overall support for NACAC, the association serving the counseling and admission field since 1937.




Apply Today for the Summer of a Lifetime.
We are happy to announce that our 2021 Pre-College Application is now live! If they are interested, please encourage your students to start the application process.

Our admission review is holistic and considers both the academic and extracurricular experiences of every student. For an application overview and information on our application deadlines, please visit our admission page.

As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Best Regards,

Kai Roberts
Assistant Director, Enrollment Management
Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Programs

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Announced for the Fall 2021 Semester at University Campus

Dear Colleagues,
We are thrilled to announce that Saint Leo University is launching a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program beginning Fall Semester 2021 at its University Campus, north of Tampa. This program is designed to prepare students for generalist nursing practice within complex health care systems.


The limited-access program will be accepting new students into pre-nursing coursework in arts and sciences during the first two years, including courses in anatomy, microbiology, math, writing, ethics, and psychology. Students will then apply to the nursing program during their sophomore year to begin the nursing-major courses in year three. The application process is competitive and limited spaces are available for the BSN program.

Upper-level nursing courses will commence in Fall Semester 2023. Students will participate in theory, simulation, lab, and clinical experiences at a variety of health care and community agencies including West Florida Advent Health and others. The program will prepare graduates who can provide safe, quality care with an emphasis on wellness. The first group will complete their studies in Spring Semester 2025.

Upon successful completion of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), graduates are able to work as registered nurses.

Why Nursing at Saint Leo?

The learning community Saint Leo has established, with its culture rooted in Benedictine Catholic values, will be a positive environment for students as they develop the clinical judgment skills and compassion that will be required of them as professionals.
Another advantage offered at the Saint Leo campus includes the Anatomage Table, a 3-D educational display system that is usually found only in medical schools. The table displays actual X-rays of the human body and can be operated by touch-screen mode to help teach students in anatomy and physiology classes the various systems (respiratory, vascular, etc.) and structures they need to know as nurses.
Pre-nursing and nursing students at Saint Leo will also encounter a growing community of undergraduate students with similar professional interests. For instance, the College of Health Professions also offers an on-campus four-year degree in health education and health promotion for those who prefer a career focused on planning and implementing wellness programs in businesses, healthcare agencies, and nonprofit and community organizations. The College of Arts and Sciences offers degree programs in biology and medical humanities that can lead to health care careers. And the Donald R. Tapia College of Business offers an undergraduate degree in health care administration for students interested in the business side of the health care sector.

The BSN will be available for undergraduate students only at Saint Leo’s residential University Campus. Students applying for the Fall 2021 Semester will receive automatic scholarship consideration, such as consideration for any of Saint Leo’s new Dare to Roar Scholarship Programs, which includes the Tuition Advantage Program for Florida residents.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2021 Semester. For more information, please email or call (352) 588-8283 to speak with a member of our Admissions team.

Please feel free to reach out to us with questions at any time. We look forward to assisting you and your students.

Warm regards, 

Saint Leo University
University Campus Admissions
(352) 588-8283



CSU Counselor Gazette October 2020 Edition link. #CREATEYOUATCSU



College Fair - Virtually

Statewide College Virtual Fair 

Hello Students & Parents,

Statewide College Virtual Fair is coming up soon!

October 27


This event is NOT a zoom call where you just watch a presentation.

At this fair, you will connect and engage 2-way with the admissions
counselors LIVE over chat and video.

Scholarships, Programs, chances to be accepted, and all the benefits the
colleges can offer you are just a few things you will get their answers to when chatting one-to-one with you.

Watch how it works here




Instituition Name Admission Counselor name Type Region
Binghamton University – State University of New York Johanna public New York
Charleston Southern University Morgan private South Carolina
Indiana University Shanel public Indiana
Johns Hopkins University Ted private Maryland
Johnson & Wales University Marisa private Rhode Island
Mississippi State University Sarah public Mississippi
Oregon Institute of Technology Dan public Oregon
Ryan public Oregon
Piedmont University Wendy private Georgia
St. John’s College Randall private Maryland
St. John’s University Ilana private New York
The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) Lauren public Mississippi
Trinity College Dublin Laura private County Dublin
University of California, Irvine (UCI) Andrea public California
University of Iowa Lacey public Iowa
Marcus public Iowa
University of the Pacific Kathleen private California
Keith private California
Verto Education Emma private Georgia
Virginia Commonwealth University Engineering Mark public Virginia
Jordan public Virginia
Western Colorado University Breanna public Colorado
Meagan public Colorado





We understand that the choice in front of you can be overwhelming,
as can the idea of engaging directly with people from universities
where you feel pressured to ask the “right” questions.

The “right questions” are the questions that are important to you.


REACH OUT if you have any worries or concerns that,
are stopping you from registering.

Kind regards,
Michelle and the team at NOVVA

Statewide College Virtual Fair 

Hello Students & Parents,

Statewide College Virtual Fair is coming up soon!

This event is NOT a zoom call where you just watch a presentation. At this fair, you will connect and engage 2-way with the admissions counselors LIVE over chat and video.

Scholarships, Programs, chances to be accepted, and all the benefits the colleges can offer you are just a few things you will get their answers to when chatting 1:1 with you.

This virtual fair college fair is different, it works just like an in-person
fair: you enter universities booths and connect with admissions
counselors 1-1 (or in groups), but without the chaos and confusion!

It’s easy to navigate and very user-friendly.

Watch how it works here

The NOVVA Connect platform and its smart matching tool will help you find the best universities to fit your profile, maximizing your time as well as your experience.

You have nothing to lose by joining this free fair and
exploring your future possibilities – you never know,
you might just make a life-changing discovery.






$1,000 tuition

Free roundtrip to a
dream college + hotel

By signing up for and attending this fair you will automatically be entered
into 2 Student Sweepstakes run by NOVVA, who randomly allocate
winners – no strings attached.

You could get either $1000 towards your tuition fees or a free return
trip with a parent including a 1-night
 hotel stay to explore the university
campus of your choice!

Read more about these here and can also follow NOVVA on social media
to hear about prize updates.






Watch how this fair will help you discover universities that fit your profile, connect you with them live, and save you a whole lot of time and hassle.

We understand that the choice in front of you can be overwhelming,
as can the idea of engaging directly with people from universities
where you feel pressured to ask the “right” questions.

The “right questions” are the questions that are important to you.

So don’t feel you can’t be yourself, or that you need to “perform”.
Be the authentic you and keep in mind that the universities,
us, and NOVVA are 100% here for you.


REACH OUT if you have any worries or concerns that,
are stopping you from registering.

Kind regards,
Dr. Charlotte Sanchez and the team at NOVVA










Virtual STEM College Fair 
March 29 – 31

Clarkson University will be partnering with CACHET, the College Admissions Collaborative Highlighting Engineering and Technology, and StriveScan to offer a three-day virtual college fair!

Registration for each event is free for parents, students and school counselors.


Monday, March 29

6- 6:45 p.m. Central TimeSession B1
6×6: Join six, six-minute college information sessions.

Tuesday, March 30,
6- 6:45 p.m. Central Time
Clarkson University Information Session: Learn about all things Clarkson, with a special focus on STEM and a live Q&A!

Wednesday, March 31,
4- 4:45 p.m. Central Time
Studying STEM in Upstate New York: Discover what makes Upstate New York so special, as well as what it can offer you as a STEM student.





To register for the virtual tour, you will need to contact Mr. Henson at Henson.James.L@Muscogee.K12.GA.US. The deadline to register is March 17, 2021.


Free Application Days Coming Up in March

We are pleased to announce the undergraduate application fee of $40 will be waived from March 8th-19th. We know many of your students are facing financial difficulties, and we want to help take away some of that burden. If a senior you know wants a head start on their application fee being waived before March 8th, they can attend Virtual Discovery Day on March 6th and receive an application fee waiver code. Please encourage your seniors to apply.

Georgia Line Virtual Tour


Georgia Line Virtual Tour

The Georgia Line Tour brings together three top public universities in Georgia, all located near the Alabama border, to present information sessions geared towards interested students, parents, and high school counselors. Each 30 – 45 minute information session will consist of a brief presentation by each university, followed by time for students to ask questions. Unlike the fall, these presentations are not aligned by geographic area.

We all look forward to telling you and your students about our wonderful universities and the opportunities that await them in the cities of Americus, Carrollton, and Columbus. Use the link below to reserve your place. Students will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of registration that includes the Zoom link needed for your registered date.

Feel free to forward to your students, and promote this event through your counseling social media channels.

Registration for the event can be found here.

The dates for the Spring Georgia Line Virtual Tour are:

  • Thursday, February 18th at 7:00pm
  • Thursday, March 18th at 7:00pm
  • Thursday, April 15th at 7:00pm
March Virtual Discovery Day

Saturday, March 6th, 9am

This is an online event.

More information

We invite you and your students to discover everything Columbus State University has to offer by attending our last Discovery Day of the school year. Discovery Day will be filled with traditional favorites with a virtual twist and new opportunities to connect with CSU no matter where you or your students are! You and your students will have the opportunity to meet with professors in their academic field of interest, take a campus tour, connect with CSU students, learn about our creative and innovative, hands-on programs, and discover how we create leaders by serving our community.

Please click here to register


Parent Tips: How to Help Your Child Prepare for a College Fair (and Then Get Out of Their Way)

By Holly Lazzaro for GoToCollegeFairs

As the parent of a college-bound student, you want to do everything in your power to get your child to the school of their dreams. And while there is a fine line between “helping” them and “taking over,” there actually are some things you yourself can do to help, such as research schools, look for available scholarships, become financially literate. However, there is also a long list of things you can’t do, including keeping up their high school GPA, taking the SAT . . . or attending a college fair for them.

Read More…

Fair Sponsor  Date(s) Region   Fair Website
 TACRAO Transfer Fairs  February 1-4 Texas  Learn More
  Christian College Fairs:  Special Interest Fairs  February 1-18 National Learn More
National Hispanic Institute Virtual College Fair and Expo February 2  National  Learn More
 Wisconsin Education Fairs February 10   Wisconsin Learn More
 Career Council National Hispanic College Fairs, Inc.  February 16  South Texas Learn More
 Career Council National Hispanic College Fairs, Inc.  February 17  North Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas  Learn More
DACAC (North Dakota)   February 17 & 23

 North Dakota  Learn More
 Career Council National Hispanic College Fairs, Inc.  February 18  Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, Wisconsin  Learn More
Arizona College Consortium   February 18  Arizona Learn More 
TIEC  February 18   International Learn More 
 United College Action Network  February 18-20  National Learn More 
Mississippi ACRAO
February 22 & 26 Mississippi Learn More
  KYACAC  February 23  Kentucky  Learn More
Career Council National Hispanic College Fairs, Inc.
 February 23  Arizona & New Mexico Learn More
 NEACAC  February 23  New England  Learn More
 Career Council National Hispanic College Fairs, Inc.  February 24  Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Louisiana  Learn More
Career Council National Hispanic College Fairs, Inc.
 February 25  Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio    Learn More

Help your students get the most out of virtual college fairs: 

Click here for step by step instructions.

Probe tour



The final fall Virtual Probe College Fairs will be held tonight, November 4, and tomorrow, November 5.


Could you let your students know they can still register at


Registrants will receive a confirmation email with a unique link to join the Zoom webinar.


A barcode will be included in the confirmation email; however, please note the barcode is not necessary for virtual events.


Please let me know if you have questions.



Clint Hobbs

Executive Director, Probe

Georgia Education Articulation Committee

+1 (706) 781-8649

Dual Enrollment

The following link for Classes 2022 AND 2023 who are interested in taking dual enrollment courses this upcoming Fall. Please check the school website for additional information on the Counselor’s Hangout page. It is critical for you to be able to access your gafutures account in order to begin the process. Dr. Sanchez has filmed an informational video that will be posted to the website as well. (This sign-up will close at 2 pm on May 14th!)


This link is for members of The Class 2022 who are interested in taking dual enrollment courses this summer with Columbus Tech:


DUAL ENROLLMENT:  Dual Enrollment is only open to junior and seniors.  In order to participate in dual enrollment, you must have a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher.  You can create or log into your Georgia Futures account and pull up the HOPE GPA.  If you have a GPA under HOPE guidelines of 3.0 or higher, email Dr. Sanchez.

There will be a zoom telephone conference call on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 2:00.

There will be a zoom telephone conference call on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 2:00. To sign up for the dual enrollment informational zoom meeting on Tuesday at 2:00 pm, students must have a HOPE GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible.  Thanks!!

Join Zoom Meeting

 Meeting ID: 891 8519 6274

Passcode: 469668

Financial Aid and Scholarships Information

I hope that you all had a productive day. Please share the following Zoom registration information and flyer with ALL of your SENIOR students and parents tomorrow. Over the course of the next 5 Tuesday evenings, I will be co-hosting FAFSA Family Workshops in partnership with H&R Block. During these workshops the “WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY and HOW” of the FAFSA will be covered. 

Ronald J. Mahoney Scholarship 2021 (1)

GA AKA Scholarship: 



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In The Door

The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship

Sigma Lambda Zeta Scholarship 2021

The Spencer High Alumni Scholarship 


The Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship

Military Engineers


Image of a flyer titled $1,000 Scholarship Expiring Soon- Apply Now!

FBSGMA Scholarship Packet 2021 (1)

Chattahoochee Valley AAMU Scholarship

AAMU Scholarship Application Packet 2021 (1)

The Smith Scholarship and the Craig Scholarship

The application deadline for both the Smith Scholarship and the Craig Scholarship at the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Inc. is March 12, 2021 at 5 p.m. Students may apply for both scholarships. More information and applications are available at:

M. Troy Woods Scholarship 

The M. Troy Woods Scholarship is intended to help first-year undergraduate students attending Columbus State University who are pursuing a degree in cybersecurity through the Turner College of Business. As of January 2021, undergraduate programs in cybersecurity include B.S. Computer Science – Cybersecurity Track, B.S. Cybersecurity, and B.B.A. Cybersecurity Management. The scholarship will recognize one student who demonstrates high academic achievement and leadership potential. Applications for this scholarship are due May 1, 2021. More information and applications are available at:


Cirkled In - $2,500 scholarship Mar 31st-flyer
SED Scholarship Package 2021


Ask Me



BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship



Who would have ever thought that less than a year ago, a virus would completely change our world?  COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of society, from how schools operate to how business is done.  Throughout this struggle, BBB Serving the Fall Line Corridor, Inc. has continued to consistently be the leader in advancing marketplace trust, just like we have for over 100 years.   It is from this consistent effort that BBB has further “Built Trust in Trying Times”.  

This year it was only natural that the theme of BBB’s Student of Integrity’s Scholarship Program is “Building Trust in Trying Times”.

2021 Essay Topic: “Building Trust in Trying Times”

Application Deadline:  Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Winners will be notified by: Thursday, April 29, 2021.


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated
Delta Iota Lambda Chapter
Alpha Onward & Upward Foundation, Inc.




2021 Joseph J. Gosha Scholarship

The deadline to receive applications and letters of recommendation is March 26, 2021 by 11:59pm.  
Below are the hyperlinks to the jot forms for the application and the letter of recommendation feedback form that can be shared, if any of the students have difficulty with the QR codes.

2021 Scholarship Awards (HS)
Book & Incoming Freshman Scholarship Application
Links Scholarship Letter


FAFSA Reminder + $1K Scholarship – Apply Now!

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Cancer Fighter Scholarship

We wanted to remind you about the launch of the first-ever Cancer Fighter Scholarship from Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC), Inc. Applications are due on February 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (PT).

The Cancer Fighter Scholarship seeks to honor ten (10) graduating high school seniors from around the nation who have been leaders in the fight against cancer. This includes students who have battled cancer themselves, helped loved ones/friends through cancer, or led the fight against cancer in their school and community.

If you haven’t already, we would truly appreciate you passing along this scholarship information to any student or staff member that you believe should be made aware of the opportunity.

Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC), Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower students across America to be the next generation of cancer fighters. For more information on SMAC, please direct your students to our website where you will find a video detailing our story as well as SMAC’s media features on CBS News, Fox Business, and other news publications.

Thank you for helping us empower the next generation of cancer fighters!


Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC) Scholarship Committee

Click here for SMAC’s Website

Ronald J. Mahoney Kinetic Scholarship Package

Ronald J. Mahoney Scholarship 2021
Scholarship Guidance 
Be Bold Scholarship



Scholarship Application 2021


The James Henry Smith and Gladys Manning Smith Scholarship at the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley is intended to help students with financial need, high character, and average and above scholastic merit achieve a college education. The Community Foundation will select one Smith Scholar in the spring of 2021 and the scholarship will pay an annual amount determined by the endowed spending policy of the Community Foundation – approximately $6,000-$7,000 annually.

The Jeanette Williamson Craig and Eugene L. Craig Scholarship: Sewing a Love for Learning at the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee is intended to help students with financial need, high character, and average and above scholastic merit achieve a college education. The scholarship committee will select one Craig Scholar in the spring of 2021 and the scholarship will pay $5,000 annually.

 Please share these scholarships with potential candidates in your school or organization. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021. More information and applications are available at:


CSU Scholarship Deadline on January 31st

The Honors CollegeServant Leadership Program, and Competitive Pre-Medical Studies programs all have separate application deadlines that are coming up on January 31st.

The Columbus State University Honors College is designed for academically talented students committed to engaging in their discipline through experiential learning and creative scholarship. Honors students have access to honors coursework and seminars, study abroad programs, and academic engagement which can lead to career advancement. The application is now open and can be found here. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2021. If you have any questions, please email

The undergraduate Servant Leadership Program is a four-year comprehensive program that is committed to developing future leaders who practice the philosophy of servant leadership. Scholarship members of the program are competitively selected and are eligible to receive up to $2,500 a year. If you have graduating seniors who would be interested in this program, our application is now open and can be found here. The deadline to apply and have three required recommendations submitted is January 31, 2021. If you have any questions, please email

The Competitive Pre-Medical Studies program provides valuable resources to motivated students interested in pursuing a career as a physician. Boasting an incredible 95% placement rate into medical school, the CPSP will help your students achieve their goal of attending medical school. If you have graduating seniors who would be interested in this program, the application is now open and can be found here. The deadline to apply, and to submit all required materials is January 31, 2021. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Katey Hughes at


Mercer University – Priority Scholarship Deadline is One Week Away!

Greetings from Bear Territory!

This is a reminder that Mercer’s Priority Scholarship deadline is Monday, February 1.

Students can apply using either the Mercer Application or The Common Application to be considered for some of the University’s most prestigious scholarships. We encourage applicants to use code FEBRUARY1 to waive the $50 application fee.

Note: First-year students may apply to Mercer as Test Optional and be considered for admission without submitting official SAT and/or ACT scores. Visit our website for more information.


GCEL, Inc. Scholarship


The Georgia Compensatory Educational Leaders, Inc. (GCEL) Scholarship is designed for high school seniors who will attend an institution of higher education in the Fall of 2022! Scholarship Application and information is located here: Scholarship Info ( Application Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2021

PJH Application 2021
PJH 2021

CVCC Scholarships

There are various deadlines, but several of them expire March 1st.

Please visit the CVCC website ( for information.




Virtual Financial Aid Night Workshops – 11th and 12th grade

oin Kent State’s Student Financial Aid Office virtually on Saturday, January 23 or Tuesday, January 26 to get all the financial aid information your students will need for the upcoming year!

During the session, we will go over the steps to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and discuss the financial aid process in general. We will go over the types of financial aid including information about scholarships, grants, loans and federal work-study. After the main presentation, there will be time for a Q&A.

We’ll also have financial aid and admissions staff on hand, so you are encouraged to learn more about specific KSU scholarships and the admissions process.


Virtual Financial Aid Night
Saturday, Jan. 23 from 10:00 am to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 26 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

(all sessions are in eastern time)

You are highly encouraged to share this event with your students and their families! This presentation is open to any student or parent regardless of the school they plan to attend. Please have your students register for either workshop here.

Questions about our virtual information session? Contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-988-5368 or

We look forward to seeing you online soon!

Go Flashes!

Student Financial Aid Office


2021 Joseph J. Gosha Scholarship

It’s that time again to award a worthy student the Joseph J. Gosha Scholarship!  My family is excited to continue to support a graduating student in pursuing his or her dream to attend a four year institution.  We hope to receive a number of interested applicants’ applications this year. 

We are refreshing the scholarship materials and we will forward them to you by Friday, February 5th.  The deadline for applications is Friday, March 26th (just before Spring Break). 

Our family would like to seize every opportunity to share and communicate the Joseph J. Gosha Scholarship with seniors’ parents and the seniors to ensure that as many students as possible apply. 

1.     Would you remind us when and how the scholarship information is disseminated to the parents and seniors?  

2.     Are there any opportunities that our family can engage with the parents and/or seniors during a senior meeting (i.e. virtually) to share details about the scholarship and encourage them to participate?         

Also, we noticed that there is a Families and Student Dashboard on the school’s website and we would like to post information about the Joseph J. Gosha Scholarship on it.  Would that be possible? 

We are open to any suggestions that you may have to make sure the scholarship details are shared broadly.

We look forward to hearing and working with you again!

Warm Regards,

Alicia Gosha-Page

Joyce Gosha

Tonya Blache 




2020 Talent Hunt Letter


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Opportunity

The Jackie Robinson Foundation scholarship application is now available!

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides four-year scholarships of $30,000 and extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, to highly motivated African American students who have maintained a 98% college graduation rate. 

We appreciate your support by sharing this opportunity with students. The application closes at 5:00 pm ET on February 1, 2021.

Thank you,
Damian Travier
Vice President, Core Programs


Jackie Robinson Foundation
75 Varick Street, 2nd Floor

New York, New York 10013


Students if you receive scholarships of ANY kind or College/Military Acceptance, please email any of the counselors:

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 Gosha Scholarship Application 

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MCSD School Social Work Department

MCSD School Social Work Department

School Social Workers serve within the school district in order to help students achieve academic success by serving as a link between schools and home.   School Social Workers visit assigned school to build relationships with the students and school staff, and they make home visits and telephone communication regularly with parents to offer support and resources.  School Social Workers strive to alleviate barriers that get in the way of a child’s opportunity for education and success.  School Social Workers collaborate with many agencies within Muscogee County to support our students, families, and community as a whole.  


We seek to Advocate

  • Serve as a voice for students
  • Guide families in pursuit of needs, goods and services
  • Serve as a liaison between the student, family, school, and community
  • Report concerns of child abuse and neglect
  • Assist parents in understanding children’s social/emotional needs
  • Represent school position and needs in crisis situations

We Seek to Communicate

  • Develop partnerships with community agencies and faith-based organizations
  • Encourage and facilitate community involvement with schools
  • Build positive relationships with school staff, students, and families

We seek to Educate

  • Educate school staff and community on issues of cultural diversity
  • Help students achieve maximum academic success
  • Inform parents of the educational process
  • Encourage and monitor school attendance

What We Do       

  • Enforce the Georgia Compulsory School Attendance Law
  • Provide an array of services to students and their families       
  • Provide consultation to teachers and other staff   
  • Collaborate with the community agencies for the improvement of the welfare of our students
  • Provide liaison services for McKinney Vento  and foster care students and families
  • Work with appropriate local agencies & families to help prevent child abuse
  • Collaborate with community to help ensure families have the support resources they need 
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SAT/ACT Information

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