Thursday, October 28, 2010

Coca-Cola Scholarship

The Coca−Cola Scholars Foundation, a non-profit organization created to support the higher education of deserving high school seniors in the United States, is accepting college scholarship applications now through October 31, 2010 at

Each year the Coca−Cola Scholars Foundation awards a total of $3 million in achievement-based four-year college scholarships to 250 outstanding high school seniors from communities across the nation. The Foundation annually awards 200 Regional scholarships of $10,000 each and 50 National scholarships of $20,000 each. The Coca−Cola Scholars Foundation evaluates applicants on the basis of demonstrated leadership in academics, school, community and civic activities, as well as personal character and the motivation to serve and succeed.

Applications are available at and must be completed online and submitted by October 31, 2010 of the student’s senior year. Criteria for the application and frequently asked questions are also available on the website or by calling (800) 306-2653 for more information. The scholarship is open to all high school seniors in the United States.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship Fair

There will be a scholarship fair sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority on two seperate dates.  The following topics will be discussed: Scholarships 101, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, How to Write a College Essay, and Choices After High School.

Oct. 30, 2010 9am-12pm
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church
215 Bethel Baptist Street

Dec. 12, 2010 1pm-2:30pm
Woodlawn Presbyterian Church
3026 Woodlawn Road

For more info: 904-354-1464 or 904-768-5905

Download/View Scholarship Fair Flyer Here

October FHS Scholarship Newsletter

Scholarship Newsletters have many scholarships listed in them and are given to every senior. Here's a copy that you can download in case you lose yours. If you need to order a scholarship come to Guidance and look for the sign up sheet on Mrs. Alexander's desk. The scholarships you order will be delivered to you within 48 hours to one of your classes.

Click here to download/view October 2010 Newsletter.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Gates Millennium Scholarship

The Gates Millennium Scholar Program Announces

2011 Scholarship Application is Now Available

The 2011 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) scholarship application is now available. GMS will select 1,000 talented students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

Our program is more than a scholarship—it’s an opportunity to change your life! Putting in the effort now to apply can be a worthwhile experience for super special students like you! Just ask Deonte Bridges how much the GMS scholarship means to him.

Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:

*Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
*Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
*Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED
*Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university in the fall of 2011 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student (with the exception of students pursuing a high school diploma while concurrently enrolled). First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients.
*Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities
*Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
*Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student’s application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student’s academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student’s community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form) by the deadline

The deadline for all submission is January 10, 2011 at 11:59p.m. EST.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Jan La Belle Scholarship Program

The Jan La Belle Scholarship Program was established in 2009 to provide a financial resource to individuals with disabilities who desire to pursue their personal and career goals through attendance at a postsecondary institution.

Applications will be accepted September 22nd, 2010 – November 22nd, 2010.

Applicants will be notified of their award status no later than March 30, 2011

Award winners must complete and return an acceptance form no later than
60 days after notification of award.
(Failure to return the acceptance form by this date will result in forfeiture of the award.)

One or more Jan La Belle Scholarship winners will be selected annually for a total possible award of up to $15,000. Award amounts are based on several factors including need, available funds, and number of eligible applicants. The Jan La Belle Scholarship offers the following three application options for individuals with disabilities.

For complete information see the link below:

Art & Essay Contest

Middle and high-school students around the city of Jacksonville are invited to submit an original artwork and/or essay on the theme of "Empathy: Walking in Another's Shoes".

The theme of "Empathy: Walking in Another's Shoes" means much more than thinking that one knows what other people go through every day.

The Award Ceremony will take place on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm at The Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts.
1st Place: Apple iPad
2nd Place: $200 Gift Card
3rd Place: $100 Gift Card

Information on how to submit your essay and/or art work is provided at the link below:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Willie Gary Classic College Fair

The 8th Annual “Dream Big Dreams”
College and Vocational Recruiting Fair

Saturday November 13, 2010
Conference Center at The Jacksonville
Public Library
303 North Laura Street

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

*Meet with recruiters from colleges and universities from around the country.

Students should come prepared with copies of their transcripts

*Workshops for Parents & Students*

*Steps to Choosing a College Major or Career (see assessment online)

*Deciding between the SAT or the ACT

*Financial Aid
(Bring latest copy of tax returns in order to fill out FAFSA forms onsite with
representatives from The Jacksonville Commitment)

Register online at

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Changes to Graduation Requirements for Class of 2014

Important Changes to Student Progression Plan

Senate Bill 4 rolls out the beginning of the state End of Course (EOC) Exams which will eventually replace the 9th and 10th grade FCAT.

* In 2010-2011, all students enrolled in Algebra 1 will be required to take the state EOC exam. For students entering 9th grade for the first time in 2010-2011 and taking Algebra 1, the state EOC will count as 1/3 of the student’s final grade. For all other students taking Algebra I, the state EOC will replace the district EOC in the calculation of the final grade (1/18).

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Monday, October 4, 2010


ReStore, a store whose proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity (Habijax), is looking for high school students age 15 and older who can volunteer their time once a week, bi-weekly, or monthly.  They are located at 5800 Beach Blvd Jax, FL 32207.

Who is Habijax?

Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville (Habijax) is the local affiliate for Habitat for Humanity International. We are an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that works towards eliminating substandard housing in Jacksonville, FL by building and promoting high quality affordable housing that enhances neighborhoods and communities.

What is the ReStore?

The Habijax ReStore is a home improvement store benefiting Habijax. New and refurbished appliances, construction materials and furniture are sold to the public at significantly reduced prices. The inventory for the ReStore is 100% donated by local businesses and individuals. Proceeds from the store provide funding to Habijax's mission of eliminating substandard housing in Jacksonville, FL. ReStore volunteers are essential to the success of the store. They help keep store administrative costs down, enabling Habijax to build more homes for families in need of safe, affordable housing in Duval County. Join us today!

STORE LOCATION: The Habijax ReStore is located at 5800 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL (in the Staples shopping center near the intersection of Beach Blvd. and University Blvd.

STORE HOURS/SHIFTS: Tuesday - Saturday 9am-6pm; The Generals and Mr/Ms Muscles: 9-2, 2-6 Tuesday-Saturday; Customer Service Pro: 9-1 Tuesday-Saturday; Mr/Ms Fix It/Sales & Admin Aides: Any hours the store is open. ALL SHIFTS CAN BE FLEXIBLE - please contact them for more information!!

You can register and schedule to volunteer on their website at OR call 904.208.6672