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CAREER CRUISING Student Application:

G-PHS students are encouraged to frequently use CAREER CRUISING to manage long-term college and career goals. Click this link for login access and info: www.careercruising.com

Career Resources and Tools

Texas Workforce Solutions Website

Texas Workforce Solutions has numerous programs to help our students and parents with career choices. They have a monthly report that shows the latest and most popular jobs as well as the ones that are in the most need.

https://www.workforcesolutionscb.org/


Career Coach is a career information resource made possible through the WFSCB website. The Career Coach offers current employment trends with their wage, and monthly job postings in the Coastal Bend. It also assists undecided students and job seekers with career assessments and a resume writer!

https://www.workforcesolutionscb.org/job-seekers/career-coach/

Texas Reality Check Use Texas Reality Check to find out if the career you are thinking of will cover your expenses.

This tool allows students/parents to estimate how much money they could earn in the future and how much money they may have to spend. Students are amazed at how much items cost after using this tool. It also helps them to determine the careers they may want to choose in order to match their lifestyle plans.

Links to Commonly-Visited Colleges, Universities & Trade Schools:

www.everychanceeverytexan.org/about/scholars

www.tamu.edu

www.delmar.edu

www.utsa.edu

www.tamucc.edu

www.txstate.edu

www.utexas.edu

SAT- ACT Prep Guide



School Code: 442990

Scholarship Letter

SCHOLARSHIPS

NAME

REQUIREMENT

AMOUNT

DEADLINE

WEBSITE

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE

Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Texas A&M College Station

University of Texas at Austin

Texas A&M University Kingsville

Archway to Opportunity

Up to $2500/yr

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www.archwaystooportunity.com

Scholarship Buddy Texas

SEVERAL SCHOLARSHPS

Various Amounts

Various deadline

https://scholarshipbuddytexas.com/newsletter

TILF TX Interscholastic League Foundation

Basic requirements are that a student must compete at the state level in an UIL academic contest AND must plan to attend a TX college or university.

$500 to $20,000

3/1/19 to 5/10/19

www.tilfoundation.org

Coastal Bend Youth Soccer Asso. 2019 Scholarship Application

4/19/19

On File

Portland North Bay Lions Club Scholarship for Gregory-Portland

Applicant must be a graduating Gregory-Portland High School senior who plans to attend university/junior college.

$1000

4/19/19

On File

San Patricio County Republican Women’s Club Phyllis Lee Scholarhsip

Must be current resident of San Patricio County and wish to attend an accredited college, university or technical/vocational school in state of Texas.

4/20/19

On File

2019 Student-View

SENIORS WHO PLAN TO ATTEND A FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE, COMMUNITY/JUNIOR COLLEGE/OR CAREER SCHOOL

1-$4000

2-$1000

10-$500

4/22/19

www.student-view.com

Allan Meriwether Memorial Scholarship

One page essay

$500 (one boy/one girl)

4/22/19

On File

Sheriff LeRoy Moody Scholarship

High School seniors majoring in criminal justice, 2.5 GPA

$

4/22/19

On File

Texas State Scholarship

Essay

$500

4/24/19

On File

Portland Kiwanis Club Scholarship

Please attach a resume of your accomplishments, community service, and future goals.

$1000

4/25/19

On File

Coastal Bend Aggie Moms’ Club

Live in areas of AP, Gregory, Ingleside, Mathis, Odem, Portland, Refugio, Rockport, San Patricio, Sinton, etc.

4/26/19

On File

Gregory-Portland High School Academic Booster Club 2019 Scholarship

Scholarship #1

Academic achievement: 35%

Leadership: 20%

Involvement/Serv: 20%

Essay: 25%

Scholarship #2

Academic achievement: 35%

Leadership: 20%

Involvement/Serv: 20%

Essay: 25%

Scholarship #3

Academic achievement: 20%

Leadership: 30%

Involvement/Serv: 30%

Essay: 20%

4/26/19

On File

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court #2181 Scholarship

Young lady from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish

She must be a graduating senior, achieved scholastically in high school, and has shown a religious commitment to our parish community.

$2000

4/26/19

Applications are available at the church office.

Chatwork Civic Club Scholarship

Resident of Gregory-Portland

Attend DelMar College or TAMCC

Maintain Full-time status

2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale

2-$2200

4/29/19

On File

DelMar College Schlarships

Must have 2.0 GPA

Attending DelMar

Numerous Scholarships

4/30/19

www.delmar.edu/

DelMar Scholarships

No Essay

Min 2.0 GPA

Pt time/Fulltime

You can receive DMCF scholarships w/o financial aid eligibility

Numerous Scholarships

4/30/19

www.delmar.edu/scholarships

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church Scholarship

Be registered member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

Attend Mass on a regular basis

Attend or Assist with OLMC, (i.e., teach religious education class, attend religious ed. Classes, serve as a Lector, be in the church choir, be an altar server, etc.)

Submit one letter of recommendation from teacher, pastor, an active member of the religious community or any other professional member of the community. Please submit in a sealed envelope.

Submit a one-sided page essay describing your course of study, why you chose it and your future goals.

5/1/19

On File

Portland Gypsy MC Scholarship

Applicants must have permanent residence status in San Patricio County, Texas.

Applicants must currently attend or have graduated from GPHS in Portland, Texas.

Applicants must currently attend or have completed high school successfully with a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must be accepted as a full time student at a college, university, or trade school program for the upcoming academic semester. If scholarship money is awarded, funds are sent directly to the institution on behalf of the applicant.

5/1/19

On File

Coach George Harris Scholarship

Must attend GPHS, be student athlete participating in at least one sport, GPA of 90 or higher

$1000

05/06/19

On File

IACC Scholarship

Full Time Student at an accredited college or university during the upcoming school year. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

$1000

5/15/19

On File

San Patricio County Crops Committee $1000 Scholarship

Applicants should be from San Patricio County and have a desire to work in agriculture following graduation.

Applicants must include an Official High School or College Transcript with application

The recipient will be expected to attend the San Patricio County Crop Tour to receive the award and must be willing to introduce themselves to the group.

$1000

5/21/19

On File

Weisinger Law Scholarship

Be involved in community, volunteering, gathering donations, or offering other services.

Write 500 word essay

$1000

5/31/19

https://weisingerlawfirm.com/scholarship

The Recovery Village® Health Care Scholarship

Submit a short essay (no more than 500 words).

$1000

6/01/19

https://www.thereecoveryvillage.com/locations/

TSI Tests are $20.00 (GPHS only) Cash or Check only

TSI Test Dates File


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TIPS FOR SUBMITTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

  • 1.SAT and/or ACT testing prior to the senior year provides time to retake the tests for improved scores and makes the test scores available when needed for scholarships and college entry.
  • 2.Mail applications well in advance of the deadline.
  • TIPS FOR SUBMITTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS cont.
  • 3.Mail all required forms and documents in the same package to avoid lost forms, incomplete submissions and disqualification.
  • 4.Submit only documents requested. Additional information is not used to determine the applicant’s status.
  • 5.Submit all requested information in the form required (example: GPA in a 4-point un-weighted grade scale).
  • 6.Basic musts for students and counselors: [1] Write clearly; [2] Complete all required information; [3] complete only those sections designated for you; [4] Secure all required signatures; [5] Read instructions carefully; and [6] Submit only the information requested.
  • 7.When submitting tax information for financial aid, be sure the form shows the adjusted gross income, the number of dependents covered by that income, and any other required data. The first page of the standard Federal 1040 tax return provides the information. Submit only copies of tax forms unless originals are required.
  • 8.Apply for Scholarships for which you are qualified.
  • 9.Answer only the questions when given the opportunity for a written response. Additional information is not used to determine the applicant’s status.

Scholarships, FAFSA and, Letters of Recommendations

Seniors!!!

  • Time to get started on your FAFSA. October 1st is when they begin accepting applications.
  • Begin searching for scholarships. Many of scholarships require a letter of recommendation or an essay
  • Make sure to ask teachers to proofread admissions and scholarship essays.
  • Some schools have application deadline of December 1st. Stay on top of your deadlines.
  • Keep track of everything you send to the schools.

Juniors!!

  • Consider who you might ask for a letter of recommendation.
  • Explore financial aid options and start talking to your parents about financial aid and other options available.

ON-LINE PRACTICE FOR ACT/SAT IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AT:

www.act.org and www.collegeboard.com

www.number2.com and www.studyhall.com

www.collegefortexans.com use the TOPCAT link

NCAA FORMS ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE:

www.ncaaclearinghouse.net

FREE SCHOLARSHIPS SEARCHES:

www.fastweb.com

www.cashe.com

www.csfa.org

www.wiredscholar.com

www.scholarships.com

www.SchoolSoup.com

www.discovercolleges.com

https://www.scholarships.com

MANY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE AT THIS SITE:

www.window.state.tx.us/scholars/aid/scholarship/scalhs.html

www.archwaystoopportunity.com

www.cbcfoundation.org

Need Money for College?

Go to: www.studentaid.ed.gov

www.scholarshipexperts.com

www.discussawards.com

Coastal Compass Education & Career Center, located in the La Palmera Mall

Emerging Leaders Initiative – for career options, alternative education option & more

www.coastalcompass.org