CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2020!

DID YOU KNOW?

Although you may have missed deadlines to apply for traditional

scholarships, you can still qualify for the 2021-2022 timeline for scholarships.

Remember to apply this October 2020. to March 2021.

Contact The Write Time for any additional questions and/or scholarships!

http://www.write-time.com

WHAT IS YOUR STATUS?

Traditional Student or Nontraditional Student?

Traditional Student- An Individual who becomes a full-time college student right after high school graduation

Nontraditional Student- Individual who wants to finish a degree, laid-off worker, unemployed, seeking professional development, exploring a career change.

TIMELINE FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS (11th Grade)

FALL (September to November)

  1. Take the PSAT Prep Test/NMSQT(National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). The NMSQT is a practice version of the SAT, the entrance exam to college. Consists of; Critical Reading, Math, Writing, and focal points
  2. Think of your college choices
  3. Call the colleges you are interested in, speak to a counselor
  4. Review and write down your potential academic pathway
  5. Ask a mentor, relative, neighbor or teacher who may have attended your college of interest for personal insight
  6. Visit the campus or one near you
  7. Surround yourself in the atmosphere of where you want to be
  8. Attend college fairs, early and often!

WINTER (December to February)

  1. Take the SAT and/or the ACT

Multiple attempts are allowed and may be necessary

  • Research and comprise a journal of 10-15 colleges of interest
  • Name of college
  • Major and Graduating credits
  • Individual courses
  • Dates and Deadlines
  • Financial Aid/Obligations

NOTE: Review this list throughout the Junior year, update as needed

  • Make plans to visit the colleges of interest:
  • Call Admissions
  • Schedule to visit in person or select a virtual tour

NOTE: Some colleges have a “stay overnight” program where you are matched with a current student for a mentor

SPRING (March to May)

  1. Take the SAT and /or ACT
  2. Take AP Exams (Advanced Placement Exams), college level exams based on specific subjects

SUMMER (June to August)

  1. Review/visit target college list
  2. Review deadlines that require action
  3. Begin drafting the essays for college applications
  4. Ask for recommendation letters, keep letters on file (obtained from teachers, principals, mentors, organizations you have volunteered, and/or from employers)
  5. Apply for Scholarships
  6. College of your choice
  7. Grants/Foundations
  8. Locally (Target and Verizon)

TIMELINE FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS (12th Grade)

FALL (September to November)

  1. Take SAT and/or ACT
  2. Review/Revise college application essays
  3. Obtain letters of recommendations
  4. Make sure you have access and copies of your;
  5. College Admission forms
  6. Test scores
  7. Essays
  8. Recommendations
  9. Transcripts

WINTER (December to February)

  1. This is the last opportunity to take the SAT
  2. For early programs, decision letters should have been sent out to you
  3. For regular decision applications, submit those applications between January 1st and March 1st of each year
  4. Follow-up! Make sure that YOUR SAT & ACT score reports are sent to the college(s) of your choice/interest
  5. Fill out the FAFSA for financial aid

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

NAACP SCHOLARSHIPS VIA THE POISE FOUNDATION

The Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

Audience: For Graduating High School Seniors & Undergraduate Students,

Requirements: must be full-time student, GPA 2.5(C+)

Audience: For Graduate Students

Requirements: May be full or part-time students, GPA 3.0(B),

Amount: $2,000.00 maximum award

Deadline: AS OF JUNE 24, 2020, THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW OPEN! CLOSES ON SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2020

Website: https://www.poisefoundation.org

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY

1. Be a current member of NAACP

2. Be a US citizen

3. Must not have reached the age of 25 by application deadline

4, Currently enrolled or accepted to an accredited college or university in the United States

5. Demonstrate financial need

NAACP SCHOLARSHIPS

THE HUBERTUS W.V. WILLEMS SCHOLARSHIP FOR MALE STUDENTS

Audience: Male US citizens attending an accredited institution in the US and is majoring in: Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematical Science

Graduating High School Seniors and Undergraduate Students

Requirements: Must be full-time student, GPA 2.5 (C+)

Graduate Students

Requirements: May be full or part-time students, GPA 3.0 (B)

Amount: $3,000.00 maximum amount

Deadline: AS OF JUNE 24, 2020, THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW OPEN! CLOSES ON SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2020

Website: https://www.poisefoundation.org

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY

1. Be a US citizen

2. Currently enrolled or accepted to an accredited college in the U.S.

3. NAACP membership and active participant

4. Must demonstrate financial need based on the federal poverty guidelines

NAACP SCHOLARSHIPS

NAACP SCHOLARSHIP-JAMES WELDON JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP

Audience: U.S. citizen, have not reached the age of 25 by the application deadline, be currently enrolled in or accepted by an accredited college or university in the U.S., Be a graduating high school senior or undergraduate student, be full-time student, GPA 2.5(C+)

Amount: $3,000.00 maximum award

NOTE: THIS IS A RECURRING SCHOLARSHIP, FOR THE 1ST AND 2ND YEAR OF STUDY, NOT TO EXCEED 2 YEARS

DEADLINE: AS OF JUNE 24, 2020, THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW OPEN! CLOSES AT 12:00 MIDNIGHT SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2020

Website: https://www.poisefoundation.org

NOTE: REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY
1. Compose a 500-700 word essay addressing the life and legacy of James Weldon Johnson (OR)
2. Compose 500-700 word analysis of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and how they will contribute to their community and society
3. Must download and attach the essay or the analysis to the completed application