Harmony grove high school COUNSELOR'S corner



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SCHOLARSHIPs (The scholarships in BLUE are from 2017-2018 school year so that you may get an idea of the scholarships that will be available.  I will post 2018-2019 scholarships in RED)  Please don't miss the "ANNOUNCEMENTS" section at the end of the scholarships.  I will list the most recent announcements and scholarships, first.

2018-2019 Scholarships: 

3/27/19 - Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarship - must be enrolled in a two year or less career or technical degree/certificate program - demonstrate financial need - apply at:  application.horatioalger.org - by June 15

3/12/19 - Arkansas Activities Association - Centennial Bank Scholarships - scholar/athlete - 3.0 gpa - act of 21 or higher -$1,000 -  apply using this link:  http://members.ahsaa.org/public/userfiles/media/cenbankform1819.pdf

3/7/19 - If you are a female student, interested in teaching, please see the scholarship posted onto the senior google classroom page.

3/7/19 - I have posted the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Application on the senior google classroom page.  There will be a winner from Harmony Grove!!


2/21/19 - The Brandon Lee Crookham Memorial Athletic Scholarship is now available on the senior google classroom page.  This is a Harmony Grove only scholarship!!

2/19/19 - I have posted the Arkansas Federal Credit Union Application onto the Seniors google classroom page.

2/11/19 - I have posted the $2,000 scholarship from The Society of American Military Engineers for seniors interested in an engineering or related field.

2/11/19 - I have posted the Harmony Grove Alumni Scholarship Application onto the Seniors Google Classroom page.  Deadline March 29 to Mrs. Cotten.

2/6/19 - Seniors interested in a law degree- Wilshire Law Firm Student Scholar Award - $1,000 - 3.0 gpa or higher - community involvement - 600 word essay describing the college major they are interested in and why -
https://livecdn-zusotzgvi)q8xnr.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2019-student-scholar-award-application.pdf or visit Wilshire Law Firm Scholarship application - email:  scholarship@wilshirelawfirm.com

2/4/19 - The Alcoa Community Federal Credit Union application is out for $1,000.  Posted to the senior classroom page.

1/25/19 - The Judith Bean Memorial Scholarship has been posted to the senior classroom page.  It is a $2,000 scholarship awarded to a senior attending Harmony Grove School

1/25/19 - The Rineco/Heritage Scholarship was posted.  It is actually four scholarships in the amounts of:  $10,000, $7,500, $5,000, and $2,500

1/25/19 - I have posted the Junior Auxiliary Scholarship onto the senior classroom page.

1/16/19 - I have posted four scholarships onto the senior google classroom page.  DocHub has been downloaded onto the chromebooks, enabling the seniors to type onto the scholarship application and print.  The following are scholarships downloaded:

Noah Spencer Lowrance Memorial Scholarship, Harmony Grove Music Boosters Scholarship, National School Plant Management Association Scholarship, and Play4Jarren Foundation Scholarship.

12/7/18 -

Video/essay scholarship about how students plan to be "champions" in their chosen fields in order to help their communities. It is open to any student who has been accepted to a college or university in Georgia.

 In order to apply, students must submit a video and short essay.

 You can view the scholarship here: www.thechampionfirm.com/reports/georgia-future-champions-scholarship

12/6/18 -

Scholarship opportunity:
 Please contact Guy Choate if you have any questions (guy@argentareadingseries.com).
THE ARGENTA READING SERIES HIGH SCHOOL WRITING CONTEST Presented by the William F. Laman Public Library System of North Little Rock Winner will receive $1,000, and three other finalists will receive $500 each.
ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must meet all of the following criteria·        Must be a student in grade 10-12 at an Arkansas high school or have earned a GED within 12 months of the contest entry deadline.·        Must attend an accredited Arkansas college or university after graduation.·        If chosen as a finalist, entrants must be able to read the piece in front of a live audience at Argenta Reading Series in North Little Rock on March 30, 2019.·        Must meet submission requirements listed below. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
To enter, email one piece of original, unpublished prose writing—fiction or creative nonfiction—to guy@argentareadingseries.com with the subject line: ARS Writing Contest 2019. Academic work will not be considered unless it has a creative bent. Works should be between 1,000-3,000 words in length. Send file as an attached PDF, not a Google Document. LINK TO ADDITIONAL:

12/4/2018 -

The Saline Health Foundation 2019  scholarship applications are now open. . Please see link below for link to access more information regarding our scholarships. I don't believe that you have to be majoring in a health related field.  PLEASE APPLY!!!!


11/8/18 - AAFC Scholarship - $1,000 and will continue if requirements are met - gpa of 3.0 or above - download the scholarship at:  www.theaaea.org - click constituent groups - AAFC, then AAFC Scholarship - January 10 deadline

10/1/2018 -

Today is the first day that you can file for FAFSA and the LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP!!!

For FAFSA log onto:  www.fafsa.gov - parent and student should get an FSA ID before filling out the FAFSA - Every student MUST fill out FAFSA or NO financial aide will be awarded, including the Lottery Scholarship!!!

For the lottery scholarship:  http://scholarships.adhe.edu - scroll down to START and begin filling out the information - this does not take long to do - you qualify if you have at least a 19 on the ACT or a comparable score on the ACCUPLACER!! - remember your login and password - you will have to log back in around April in order to accept the scholarship

9/10/18 -

SeniorAdvice Caregiver Scholarship - $2,000 Award

For students who have acted as caregiver to an adult friend or relative in any capacity:




4/19/18 - Royal Players - Kelly James Memorial Scholarship - $500 - $1,500- shown a past commitment to theatre and plans to receive further education in theatre/film - Deadline April 28 - See Mrs. Simmons file drawer under R

4/9/18 - Harmony Grove Alumni Scholarship - $500 - at least one parent must have graduated from Harmony Grove - Deadline April 25 - return to Mrs. Simmons or Mrs. Cotton by 3:15 p.m. - see Mrs. Simmons file drawer under H

4/6/18 -
I would love to make our new scholarship opportunity available for

Harmony Grove High School
’s students. We award $15,000 in scholarships every year to students who share their stories of how quitting smoking helped them to change their lives and their views on how we can create a smoke-free world. It’s free to apply for everyone.

You can find more information at: ecigarettereviewed.com/scholarship

If possible, could you please share this on the scholarship section of your site:

4/6/18 -
I get many scholarship opportunities emailed to me and forward those that I know or think are legitimate.  I am passing this one along but please be cautious about any personal information they may ask you to share:

GOBankingRates.com, a personal finance website dedicated to helping individuals make informed financial decisions. We are offering a $2,500 scholarship (https://www.gobankingrates.com/scholarships/) to students in the fall

4/3/18 -
SeniorAdvice Caregiver Scholarship - $2,000 Award

For students who have acted as caregiver to an adult relative in any capacity:


3/13/18 -

Athletic achievement scholarship - Centennial Bank - 10 - $1,000 awards - gpa of 3.0 or above - at least 21 on the ACT - senior athlete- deadline March 28 - apply at: http://members.ahsaa.org/public/userfiles/scholarship/cenbankform1718.pdf

3/8/18 -
The APHA Student Scholarship in the amount of $1000 is given annually. 

  1. Currently enrolled in the field of public health at an Arkansas school
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good standing
  3. Required to sit on APHA board as a student representative
  4. Not a previous scholarship recipient

Application Deadline:
April 15, 2018
Notification of Scholarship:
May 1, 2018
 Link for information and application: http://www.arkpublichealth.org/memberships/apha-scholarships/ 

3/6/18 - Bill Gibbs Memorial Scholarship - open only to Harmony Grove Students - $1,000 - Deadline April 6, 3:15 - See Mrs. Simmons file drawer under B

3/5/18 - Accuplan Benefits Services is happy to announce that we will be providing a $2,000 scholarship to a hard-working student! The scholarship is intended to help students to be successful in school and raise awareness to the rising generation about the importance of retirement.

Applicants must apply by May 31, 2018, in order to be considered for the scholarship. The application process includes making a 30-second video explaining what they would like to do in the future once they have retired, and what are some things that they can be doing now and in the future to be ready for retirement.

To give your students more information on this new scholarship please have them visit https://www.accuplan.net/scholarship-promo.htm

3/2/18 - AAPT "Ben Farmer" Scholarship - $2,000 - Deadline April 10 - See Mrs. Simmons file drawer under A

3/1/18 - Norman L. Caldwell Memorial Scholarship - For those students pursuing a degree in education - $500 - deadline April 16, 3:15 p.m. to Mrs. Simmons or Mrs. Toler - See Mrs. Simmons file drawer under N

2/28/18 - The Virtual Business Scholarship application is available online at https://knowledgematters.com/about/scholarships/. The scholarship is for high school business, marketing and personal finance students currently enrolled in their junior and senior years of high school throughout the United States. This scholarship is intended to help eligible applicants defray the costs of their continuing education. The scholarship applications will be judged nationally and the winner will receive $2,000. The application deadline is April 1, 2018.

2/27/18 - Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship - two $2,000 - architecture or construction-related engineering program - Deadline April 6 - See Mrs. Simmons file drawer under A

2/27/18 - Brandon Crookham Memorial Scholarship - emphasis goes to athletes - two $1,000 scholarships - Deadline April 6 to Mrs. Simmons, 3:00 p.m. - See Mrs. Simmons file drawer under B

2/21/18 - Scholarship sent via email - Please be aware of furnishing any confidential information!!
$1,000 unrestricted award and has an application deadline of July 15.  For full details, please see our scholarship description and application information at https://www.hardmoneyhome.com/volunteerism-and-entrepreneurship-scholarship-fall-2018.

2/21/18 - Hurricane Creek Federal Credit Union Scholarship - If not a member, you can open an account with a very small amount before the deadline - $1,000 - Deadline April 12 - See Mrs. Simmons' file drawer under H

2/21/18 - Benton Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship - $1,000 - Deadline May 1 - Must be attending school in Arkansas - See Mrs. Simmons file drawer under B

2/21/18 -

Scholarship and standard applications have just opened up for Camp Cardiac Little Rock & Camp Neuro Little Rock 2018!
Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro, run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide, are 1-week summer day camps for high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.
Students may learn more and apply by visiting http://www.campcardiac.org and http://www.campneuro.org.

2/15/18 - Kiwanis Club of Saline County Scholarship - $6,000 possible - $750 per semester, renewable for up to four years - Deadline April 20 to Mrs. Simmons - See file drawer under K

2/13/18 - Junior Auxiliary of Saline County Scholarship - $3,000 - deadline April 6 to Mrs. Simmons, 3:15 - see Mrs. Simmons' file drawer under J

2/9/18 - W.R. Alsobrook Scholarship - $2,500 - Saline county students only - Deadline March 16 - Mrs. Simmons file drawer under W

2/9/18 - This scholarship opportunity was emailed to me so I wanted to forward.  As with any scholarship, online, please always use caution in what you are providing.  No ss#'s, no bank account information, etc.

I am pleased to announce that my company is offering 3 scholarships, of $1000, $500 and $250. These scholarships are open to all nationalities and there are no fees to apply. They are all offered on a continuous basis so they will be available for 2019 and onwards.
It would be great if you can post this scholarship on your website or just share the opportunity with students.
You can find more info here: https://www.a1autotransport.com/a-1-auto-transport-scholarship/

2/5/18 - Arauca Scholarship - Does not list an amount but I would think it would be worth the application process - deadline March 15 - see Mrs. Simmons file drawer under A

2/5/18 -

The Arkansas Community Foundation lists several scholarships that may relate to YOU!!! please browse the scholarships at:  http://www.arcf.org/Students/BrowseScholarships.aspx

2/1/18 - Anne Pressly Scholarship Endowment
• $2,000
• Apply: Online
• To memorialize the legacy of Anne Pressly and support the education of young women who plan to pursue a career in Journalism.  search for ARFC community foundation scholarships

2/1/18 - Alcoa Community Federal Credit Union - Must be graduating from a Saline County School - $1,000 - deadline 5/1/18 - see file drawer under A in Mrs. Simmons office

2-1-18 - Native American Scholarship (Ernest Whitelaw-Don Kinney Scholarship) - $500 - Must be documentable Native American descent from a federally recognized tribe - requires a CDIB card or tribal enrollment documentation - if not sure, please contact the American Indian Center 800-441-4513 - see Mrs. Simmons file drawer under N

1/31/18 - For those students who have applied for the UALR-CLC scholarship - no notices have been sent yet - They are getting final approval on some changes and will get the letters out soon

1/31/18 - Noah Spencer Lowrance Memorial Scholarship - $500 - honoring a senior who is involved in art and/or band - Deadline March 2 - See Mrs. Simmons' file drawer under N

Scholarship opportunity from SAU:

1/31/18 - We need your help in spreading the word! We are quickly approaching the February 1st deadline of SAU’s most prestigious award, the Hallman Scholarship. We want to make sure every student that qualifies has the opportunity to apply. The scholarship awards $17,000 per year to incoming freshmen women with an ACT score of 26 or above in the College of Science and Engineering. Criteria and applications are available at www.saufoundation.org or call 870-235-4078 with questions.

1/29/18 - Minority students planning to attend UALR - Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program - visit http://ualr.edu/lsamp - encourage you to apply by February 1 but will still accept applications after Feb. 1

1/29/18 - Harmony Grove Music Booster's Scholarship - $500 (one male, one female) - Deadline March 26, 2018, 3:15- See application in Mrs. Simmons' file drawer under H

1/29/18 - Arkansas Federal Credit Union Scholarship - $5,000 - Must be a member or child of a member - Deadline March 16, 2018 to the credit union - See Mrs. Simmons file drawer under A

1/23/18 - Janet B. Carson Scholarship - preference given to those pursuing a degree in plant science related field (horticulture, botany, agronomy, forestry, plant science, turf management, landscaping or design -website for application is: https://www.uaex.edu/yard-garden/master-gardeners/default.aspx - march 10th deadline

1/23/18 - The RINECO Scholarships are available!!!! - Open to only Harmony Grove Seniors - Four Scholarships: $10,000, $7,500, $5,000, $2,500 - Deadline February 23rd - Mrs. Simmons file drawer under R

1/23/18 - If you plan to attend UA-Pulaski Tech and have a 21 in Math, 19 in reading, and 19 in English, on the ACT - you can earn a full chancellor's scholarship- apply at the following link: