Harmony grove high school COUNSELOR'S corner



​E-Mail:  ssimmons@harmonygrovesd.org



SCHOLARSHIPs (The scholarships in RED are from 2016-2017 school year so that you may get an idea of the scholarships that will be available.  I will post 2017-2018 scholarships in BLUE)  Please don't miss the "ANNOUNCEMENTS" section at the end of the scholarships.  I will list the most recent announcements and scholarships, first.


9/20/17 - Scholarship:  HSC Warranty Scholarship - $2,000 - Deadline December 1 - requires a video submission - apply at www.hscwarranty.com/scholarship


9/21/17 - Henderson State is offering "for free" to visit with them at starbucks, in Benton, and ask questions, etc.  October 11, 5 - 8 p.m.  The contact name is Whitney Vallun.  You need to schedule a time with her by calling 870-210-9219 or email mcintyw@hsu.edu

9/15/17 - ​Any senior who has applied or plans to apply to UALR - Please fill out a scholarship application!!!  The Chancellor's Leadership Corps Scholarship is $32,000 and 12 of our students received it last year!!  They will schedule an interview with you and you want to be in the first wave of interviews, therefore, you need to apply before November 1.  This means apply AND fill out the application.  You will need to send two recommendation letters.  I do not mind e-mailing these for you if you will get them to me as soon as possible.  DON'T MISS OUT ON A POTENTIAL $32,000 SCHOLARSHIP


Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship - $1,000 - pursuing a degree in fashion - www.fashion-schools.org - June 1 deadline

Aspiring Animation Professional - $1,000 - pursuing an animation career path - http://www.animationcareerreview.com - June 1 deadline

Aspiring Business Professional - $1,000 - pursuing a business degree - http://www.onlinembareport.com - June 1 deadline

10/5/16 - American Legion Scholarship - $1,000 (4 scholarships) - $2,500 (4 scholarships) - based on American spirit, character, leadership quality, scholastic endeavor, need - Must be children, grand children, great grand children of American Legionnaires. The $1,000 scholarships can go out of state, the $2,500 must stay in the state. - See Mrs. Simmons file drawer under A - deadline March 13, 2017.

10/17/16 - Cooke College Scholarship - $40,000 per year for four years - ACT of 26 or above - deadline - November 30, 2016 - apply at:  scholarships@jkcf.org

10/21/16 -


The link above is for as essay contest for Jr & seniors. The winner will receive a $2500 scholarship. Share with anyone you think might be interested. Deadline is November 19th.

10/27/16 - I work with Griswold Home Care which is offering $1,000 scholarship for incoming and current college students. We’re trying to spread the word and encourage students to apply. I believe this scholarship is a good fit for your list of scholarships. You can get more information here: www.griswoldhomecare.com/scholarship/

11/2/16 - The NWFA Education & Research Foundation Wood Studies Scholarship is designed to promote the post-secondary study of forestry and related forestry sciences. Trees are a natural resource providing the raw materials that support the livelihood of those employed in the forestry industry, including members of the NWFA. This nonrenewable scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a current high school senior who will study forestry, environmental science, or natural resources in an effort to advance and improve forestry practices for generations to come. The deadline is February 1, 2017.

 Please see Mrs. Simmons file drawer, under W, for an application


This was e-mailed to us. I haven't checked it out so be careful. If it asks for ss# or personal information, please don't submit that information. I just need you to be leery of some of these national scholarship applications. If it appears legit, then by all means, apply.
I work for Sixt rent a car and we have an annual nationwide scholarship and would love to share the opportunity to apply with your students. We will be awarding 5 students $5,000 toward their study at any 2 or 4 year accredited university. I was wondering if it would be possible to get Sixt's Scholarship listed in the below scholarship section of your website?

To learn more about our scholarship please check out: https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/

I'd like to make your students aware of a scholarship opportunity. Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:
+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017.
Interested students may visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.
We welcome you to include information about our scholarship competition on your school's website. Please feel free to spread the word via social media as well.
Your students may also find our website a helpful starting point for their college search. We provide the Web's most comprehensive and analytical resource for selecting a nursing school. I've included below a link to our research on your state. Feel free to post this among your online college counseling resources if it's helpful:

(1/19/17)The Junior Auxiliary of Saline County Scholarship - $3,000 - applications due to Mrs. Simmons by Friday, April 7, 3:00 p.m.- Please see Mrs. Simmons file drawer under J

(1/20/17)Normal L. Caldwell Memorial Scholarship - (Mr. Caldwell was a Harmony Grove School Board member for 30 years) - $500 - deadline April 15 - See Mrs. Simmons file drawer under N

(1/23/17) W.R. Alsobrook Scholarship (Saline County only) - $2,500 - deadline March 14 - must be sent to the address indicated - specifically states must be returned to that address and not give to your counselor.  See Mrs. Simmons file drawer under W

(1/23/17) Arkansas Public Health Association Scholarship - $500 - Students going into the field of public health - deadline March 16 - See Mrs. Simmons file drawer under A

(1/31/17)Arkansas State University Broadcasters Association Scholarship - two separate scholarships - Tex Plunkett and Charles Rasberry - if interested in pursuing broadcasting - online application - http://www.astate.edu/college/liberal-arts/departments/communication/scholarships/index.dot - deadline February 15

(1/31/17)Native American Scholarship - $500 - deadline April 15 - Must be able to prove Indian Heritage- See application in Mrs. Simmons file drawer under N

(2/6/17) Play4Jarren Foundation Scholarship - If your life has been impacted by cancer.  This can be yourself, family, or friend who has had cancer - April 1 deadline - See Mrs. Simmons' file drawer under P

(2/6/17) Judith Bean Memorial - $2,000 - specifically for a Harmony Grove Senior - deadline Friday, March 10, 2017 - See Mrs. Simmons' file drawer under J

(2/8/17) UALR-Benton Facility is offering a scholarship - $2,000 - Deadline March 15 - apply online t ualr.edu/Benton

(2/15/17) Rineco Scholarships - four scholarships: $10,000, $7,500, $5,000, $2,500 - interview Rineco - deadline March 3rd, 3:15 to Mrs. Simmons or Mrs. Aimee - see file drawer under R in Mrs. Simmons outer office.

(2/22/17)     Brandon Lee Crookham Memorial Scholarship - $500 - deadline April 7, 3:00 p.m. to Mrs. Simmons or Mrs. Aimee - See Mrs. Simmons file drawer under B

(2/24/17) Arkansas Federal Credit Union Scholarship - must be a member or have parents that are a member of the Arkansas Federal Credit Union (many state employees belong to this credit union) - $5,000 - deadline: postmarked by March 14 or emailed by March 17 - See application in Mrs. Simmons file drawer under A

(3/2/17)   Seniors who will have completed at least 15 concurrent credit hours (college credit earned in high school) - at least 3.0 gpa - $1,000 - deadline April 19 - for an application, please e-mail scea@netoffice.com - must include Scholarship in the subject line  

Another National Scholarship application:
As member of the team that helped launch the Redfin scholarship, I am excited to spread the word to the students of HGHS. Redfin is very passionate about helping students achieve higher education. Our team in Seattle takes great care to read every single essay and application we receive.

The $2,500 biannual scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students. Our next deadline for submissions is July 31st.

You can find all the information related to the scholarship on the link below.
•Redfin Scholarship: https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship


Hurricane Creek Federal Credit Union - $1,000 - Must be a member, however, an account can be opened with as little as $5 - Deadline May 5, 2017 - See Mrs. Simmons file drawer under H

(3/13/17)  Kappa State, Mu Chapter Scholarship - for female who wants to become a teacher - $300 - One recommendation must come from Mrs. Simmons - deadline to Mrs. Simmons, April 9th, 3:15 p.m. - See Mrs. Simmons' file drawer under K

(3/30/17)  Horatio Alger Scholarship - $2,500 - June 15 deadline - application.horatioalger.org