If any students are interested in trying to sign up for Instant Decision Day, all they need to do is fill out the survey below. It is super quick and lets us know which schools each student wants to visit.
Greetings from the UF Office of Admissions! Please see the attached November/December edition of the Gatortales newsletter for important news and information.
Please note that the Student Self-reported Academic Record (SSAR) for students who applied by November 15 is due tomorrow, December 1.
Please contact your school counselor in if you are interested in being nominated for this opportunity:
The Mary Awards honor the courage and willingness of young women (seniors in high school) who are serving God through their faith community and serving their neighbor. The finalists will be recognized and honored by the Jacksonville community and St. Vincent’s HealthCare. Every valid nominee will be listed in the evening’s program.
Please mark your calendar for the 2018 Mary Awards Call for Nominations from January 1, 2018 – February 8, 2018. All nominations will be submitted through our new online application located at https://www.jaxhealth.com/foundation/the-mary-awards/. Please note that all application information must be submitted together at one time through our website. As a reminder, nominations are received within the following categories:
Please contact Lauren Corley at (904) 296-4886 or at Lauren.Corley@ascension.org with any questions you may have.
Universal Teen is a scholarship based program established by the W.O.C. Cultural Foundation, Inc. The purpose of the program is to provide a supportive and congenial environment for self awareness, personal growth, and respect for others from diverse backgrounds. The objectives are to: Provide a forum to teach life skills (e.g., career essentials, financial management, social awareness, positive scholastic achievement, creativity, healthy living and community involvement., self confidence, poise, and effective communication skills). Promote awareness of cultural diversity and respect for human differences. Empower young men and women to realize and embrace their inner beauty and self worth. Provide financial assistance for post high school education.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Young men and women currently enrolled in high school may compete for scholarship money. Participants of this program must live or attend school in the First Coast of Florida area (e.g., Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns counties). To assist us in planning, Completed Application and one letter of recommendation are to be mailed before December 15, 2017.
Orientation with a parent and participant is required on January 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Florida State College at Jacksonville Downtown Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Room T-140, 401 West State Street, Jacksonville FL 32202.
PROGRAM PRODUCTION—DATE AND VENUE Participants are expected to attend six workshops plus the mandatory “mock rehearsals.” Workshop topics include public speaking, written and oral communication skills, stage presence, cultural diversity awareness, personal growth and development, interviewing skills, financial management, etiquette training, college/job readiness, and community involvement. Participants must also select a platform issue/a social cause (identified through research of their selected state) of which they will make recommendations to effect change. The culminating event crowning Mr. or Miss Universal Teen will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018.
SCHOLARSHIPS The following scholarships are awarded for participants. Mr. or Miss Universal Teen Universal Teen $2,000* 2nd Place Winner $1,000* 3rd Place Winner $ 750* Certificate of Participation to each participant.
*Scholarship recipients are required to send a “request” letter to the organization indicating the amount of their winnings along with a college acceptance letter. Scholarships are made available in the name of both the participant and the college for which they have been accepted. Mr. or Miss Universal Teen must attend selected Cultural Foundation functions during their reign.
The completed application and one letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor are to be mailed to the W.O.C. Cultural Foundation and postmarked by December 15, 2017.
Orientation with a parent and participant is required on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Florida State College at Jacksonville Downtown Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Room T-140, 401 West State Street, Jacksonville FL 32202.
Click here for more information.
Click here for the application.
If you are interested in being nominated for the opportunity below through FSCJ, please email your school counselor ASAP because we have to nominate 3 students from our school by tomorrow (Dec. 1st).
What is the FSCJ Leadership Scholarship? It is a scholarship valued at $3,000 annually ($1,5000 per semester) that is awarded to an incoming (Fall 2018) FSCJ student graduating from a DCPS school. We are asking you as guidance counselors to select a student “who wishes to realize their life’s goals through the pursuit and attainment of a college education.” The selected student from your high school must earn a standard diploma and attend FSCJ in the Fall 2018 semester to receive the scholarship. Additional maintenance criteria include full-time enrollment (12+ credits per semester) in a degree-seeking or financial aid eligible career training program. The student must also maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA at FSCJ and remain in good academic standing.
The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) will begin transmitting FASTER records for Bright Futures in February. If you have less than 75 hours, be sure to submit any hours that you may not have turned in to the school counseling office (students, please do not leave a pass for your counselor to call you out of class in order to turn in community service hours. You can just leave it at the front desk of guidance with Mrs. Bouie or Mrs. Bennett). You will still have until May 1st to submit, but if not in by the end of January, it may say you are not eligible. Also, remember, though 75 hours is the minimum, for IB students, we want you to strive for 100 hours because if you get the IB diploma, that will mean you will automatically get the Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) award.
Remember, if a student graduating in June is eligible in February, the state will not take away their scholarship if the GPA drops below the requirement at the end of the year.
We are offering a $1,000 scholarship available to future college students who play or have played sports at the high school level. This years high school seniors are eligible to apply if they will be attending college next year. Here is our webpage below with more information on the application and selection process.
Should you have any questions or require more information please feel free to contact me.
Athnet Sports Recruiting
Scholarship Name: Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship
Available to: Undergraduates who were athletes at the high school level. You do not need to be an athlete at the college level.
Application Deadline: June 1st
Award Amount: $1,000
Eligibility Requirements: Former high school athletes who are enrolled as a full-time student at a two or four-year college.
Application Instructions: See website (website here: https://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm)
The district is in the process of planning for this year's DCPS Science Fairs and are contacting schools to ask for volunteers (DCPS approved). The roles that volunteers play is critical for success as they have helped with general duties such as traffic control and errands, or science related duties as running hands-on activities.
The Elementary Science Fair will be on Wednesday, December 20 at the Herbert Center at UNF, and field trip students will present during the time frame of 9 am - 1 pm.
If you are interested in volunteering for this opportunity, please contact:
Mrs. Julie Leavell
Elementary Science Instructional Specialist
Duval County Public Schools
Are you in need of low-cost housing that has an ALL-Inclusive deal? Do you need a place to call your home away from home that has freshly cooked meals ready for you to enjoy? How about a place with 79 others who become a friendly, diverse family?
The Cooperative Living Organization (CLO) exists to provide UF and Sante Fe students with affordable and convenient housing. As a community, we are a student-run cooperative with dorm-style rooms a block from campus, costing only $400 per month.
Our Mission Statement:
Provide a place of community where students of all different backgrounds and interests get along; we live and work together for the betterment of those around us as well as the Cooperative Living Organization.
Certain principles of integrity that we strive to uphold are:
With these principles, students learn to live on their own and prepare for the world beyond schooling.
For $400 per month, this deal includes: lunches and dinners provided (with the exception of holidays) Monday-Friday, on-site parking at minimal cost, internet, fully furnished rooms, conducive study environments, computer lab, housing a block away from the University of Florida campus, and co-members willing to help a friend out.
For additional information about what it means to be a co-op, please visit our website @ www.cloliving.org
The Cooperative Living Organization, located one block from the main UF campus (behind Chipotle off of University Ave.), is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018/ Spring 2019 semesters as well as Summer A, B and C 2018. We would like to invite all students to apply.
The application form is available at www.cloliving.org
Cooperative Living Organization
117 NW 15th Street
Gainesville, FL 32603
Below is a link for 2 FIU scholarships. Here is the link below if you are interested in applying. The deadline is Jan. 31, 2018, but apply early!
College Raptor, the leader in helping college-bound students and families discover their personalized college cost estimates, is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity. The $2,500 College Raptor Scholarship encourages students to look past the sticker price of college and help pay for their education.
The application is now available at www.CollegeRaptor.com/2500Scholarship and is open until January 31, 2018.
Thomas Jefferson Elementary is still looking for students to assist with their fall festival which will be tomorrow, Nov. 17th 5pm-8pm. They need help with various tasks such as booths/games for the students as well as someone to be their mascot (wear the Tiger costume). Click on the link below to sign up (even if you don't have a chance to sign up, they welcome students coming the day of the event to help). All volunteers will receive a free meal!
Spark Mobil App Contest: Using Technology to Improve the Lives of People with Autism (Prize Offerings between $1000 & $25,000)
The Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge (SPARK) and Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems have partnered to launch the SPARK Mobile App Contest.
We are excited to announce that our registration for the contest is now OPEN! Teams of high school and college students across the United States, up to graduate level, are invited to participate in this virtual contest to design and create mobile applications to support individuals with autism spectrum disorder, their family members and caregivers.
SPARK contestants will have the opportunity to submit for “best overall app” for a cash prize of $25,000. Other prizes that will be awarded to individuals/teams are in the categories of best app design ($1,000), best prototype app ($2,000) and best production-level app ($5,000). These three prizes will be awarded separately for high school, undergraduate and graduate individuals/teams.
No experience in mobile app development or mobile friendly websites is required to enter. The SPARK contest is looking for the best ideas, concepts, and creativity to support SPARK’s mission. Technical resources and autism experts will be available for assistance throughout the contest.
Visit https://contest.sparkforautism.org/ for team registration or for more information about the mission, contest, and app ideas. Any questions in regards to the contest can be send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the United States, 1 in 68 children are affected by autism (CDC, 2017) and there are more than 3.5 million Americans living with an autism spectrum disorder (Autism Society, 2017). By participating in the contest, students will support SPARK’s initiatives to speed up research and advance understanding of autism by building innovative mobile applications and mobile friendly websites.
The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US.
The 2018 program will be accepting applications from September 5, 2017 until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 15, 2017, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date. Apply early!
The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.
Click here to apply:
(Click here for the application)
The Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.’s 10th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition will be held on February 17th, 2017 (9am-12:00 pm) at Jean Ribault Senior High School. The first place winner will be awarded a $1500.00 academic scholarship to the college of his choice.
The competition is open to male high school juniors and graduating seniors throughout the state of Florida. There will be finalists competing during the program consisting of high school male students. The finalists will be selected based on submitted essays (guidelines enclosed) to deliver their speeches to the members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition Committee. The preliminary competition will be held at Jean Ribault High School, on January 7, 2017. Speeches must have original content and cannot exceed more than 800 words (minimum 4-maximum 7minutes). The MLK, Jr. Oratorical Committee will determine the contestant finalists who will compete at the public event on February 17, 2017. Please review the enclosed rules and guidelines which include a deadline for students to submit their applications and speeches. Please review the enclosed rules and guidelines which include a deadline for students to submit their applications and essay.
The first place recipient will be awarded a $1,500.00 academic scholarship to the college of his choice. The second place recipient will be awarded a $1,000.00 academic scholarship to the college of his choice. The third and fourth place recipients will be awarded a $500.00 book voucher to the college of their choice. The recipients of these education awards must present an acceptance letter from the college of their choice before the education award can be presented.
Tickets to attend this extraordinary event are priced at $15.00. This price allows audience members to witness an amazing competition and also enjoy refreshments after the winners have been announced. There is no cost for students selected to compete in the competition.
PLEASE SHARE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND ATTACHED INFORMATION WITH ANY INTERESTED STUDENTS WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM PARTICIPATION AS WELL AS OTHERS WHO WANT TO SUPPORT THIS ENDEAVOR.
The Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 organization which enables us to receive grants from local corporations, civic groups and faith based institutions, as well as through individual sponsorship by fraternity brothers.
Thank you for your support. Persons seeking additional information regarding the Oratorical Contest should contact one of the following committee members:
Ahmed Ferguson- Fergie1906@yahoo.com
Charlie J. Gillette, Jr., Esq.- email@example.com
Dr. Gregory D. Bostic- Bosticg@duvalschools.org
Dr. Gregory D. Bostic, Principal
Westside High School
5530 Firestone Road
Jacksonville, Fl 32244
#All Hands On Deck
(Please read below for a message from Paxon's journalism Teacher):
We recently picked up our first copy if the Eagle Talon, our school newspaper. From my first day on campus it has been a goal of mine to produce a paper that not serves as real world experience for my students and get information around the building, but also to become a staple of the school and compete with other schools for the best paper in the city. Along with the printed version, I would love to see an online version come to fruition in order to provide more regular updates.
I believe a school paper is vital in creating a true community! I also believe it is something that should be free to students, but producing a paper is quite costly.
To start with there are design programs, and the computers in the classroom to run the programs, that get expensive with yearly subscriptions and updates! Over the past two years I have worked diligently and overcome this obstacle by participating in a program that provides these programs and computers for us at no cost.
Once the proper tools were in place we still have printing costs. To cover these we sell ads and they serve as a cost effective way for small businesses to reach over 1000 people per issue and it helps support a worthwhile cause. Along with ad sales we allow patron donations. There are different levels available and all patrons, diamond level ($75) or above, will be listed in each issue as a valued supporter. Everyone that purchases an ad, or becomes a patron, will ensure they receive a copy of every issue
This first printing run was paid for by Dr. Turner and his help and input in this process has been invaluable, but the costs are not something the school can continue to absorb. My goal is to produce at least four more issues this school year, and I know we are capable of more if we have the financial support it requires.
If you or someone you know may be interested in purchasing an ad, or becoming a patron, please have the reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph A. Jordan
Paxon School for Advanced Studies.
Mark your calendar for The Local Toyota Dealers Career Fair Hosted at J-Tech
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Your Future can change for the better at The Local Toyota Dealers Career Fair Hosted at J-Tech. At this amazing career fair you will get the opportunity to meet with local dealers looking to hire for the following positions:
This is your chance to meet with industry professionals and network with hiring authorities from over 13 local Toyota Dealers.
Know someone looking for a job? Share this information with them!
ALL ARE WELCOME
For more information regarding the Local Toyota Dealers Career Fair visit:www.jtech.org/careerfair
If you have not applied to or made a decision regarding where you will be attending college, please plan to attend Paxon’s Instant Decision Day, sponsored by the UNF Soar Program on Thursday, December 7th in the Holmes Learning Center (media center) between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm. You MUST apply to the colleges you are interested in prior to attending the event and transcripts will be made available for you to meet with at least three college reps during the day. Admissions Representatives from the following schools will be on campus to accept and make financial aid offers to the class of 2018:
Albany State University
Bethune – Cookman University
Birmingham Southern College
Charleston Southern University
College of Coastal Georgia
Daytona State College
Edward Waters College
Florida A&M University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Memorial University
Florida State College of Jacksonville
Johnson & Wales University
New College of Florida
Saint Leo University
Savannah State University
South Georgia State College
University of North Florida
Valdosta State University
The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program awards $20,000 to 20 high school, college-bound seniors across the nation for being exemplary leaders on their sports teams, in their classrooms, and in their communities. The college scholarship, sponsored by the Foot Locker Foundation, is intended to help phenomenal student-athletes pursue their dreams of attending and excelling at a four-year college/university. Applications, available at footlockerscholarathletes.com, are due on December 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST
WHAT IS THE FOOT LOCKER SCHOLAR ATHLETES PROGRAM? For the seventh consecutive year, Foot Locker will be awarding 20 incoming college freshman with $20,000 in scholarship funding (totaling $400,000) to pursue a 4-year college degree – not because they scored the most touchdowns or goals, but because sports have helped them grow into strong leaders at school and in their communities. As an extra bonus, one of our 20 winners will be selected for the Ken C. Hicks scholarship for demonstrating superior educational achievement, outstanding leadership, and a true love of the game. This winner will receive an additional $5,000 award. This year’s 20 winners will join the program’s seven previous classes of Foot Locker Scholar Athletes, which will result in 140 total scholarship recipients since the program’s inception in 2011. By 2018, Foot Locker will have contributed over $2 million to supporting the education and future of some this generation’s most promising leaders, both on and off the field.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE? The scholarship is open to students who:
HOW ARE CANDIDATES EVALUATED?
WHAT DOES THE APPLICATION INCLUDE?
HOW TO APPLY?
Visit footlockerscholarathletes.com to start your application!
Good Morning from the UF Office of Admissions!
We would like to remind you that the freshman application deadline has been extended to November 15. Other important deadlines include:
SSAR Deadline- December 1 (You and your students can find a SSAR tutorial here- https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.admissions.ufl.edu_SSARtutorial_&d=DwIGaQ&c=xqeeNFbi0oBFbe4IznK4e--5GG6Clqq80LVi1AqPhGE&r=2QOIFdARJEMfAHgb6TEYCPAh0q1k7nt45SomCB-2pNQ&m=4gxcSHzmTuDO12uiD2PQ31VKevNhhCuv9NS_v_AhXyo&s=Xw0xMigZ8xCBP9oFL_xjzS7ZlgzZGtl9UgVFXib3_HI&e= )
ACT/SAT Deadline- December 15
FAFSA “On-time” Deadline- December 15
We will be hosting a Facebook Live Q & A session on Tuesday, November 7, at 6pm-7pm EST. You can follow our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UFAdmissions<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.facebook.com_UFAdmissions&d=DwIGaQ&c=xqeeNFbi0oBFbe4IznK4e--5GG6Clqq80LVi1AqPhGE&r=2QOIFdARJEMfAHgb6TEYCPAh0q1k7nt45SomCB-2pNQ&m=4gxcSHzmTuDO12uiD2PQ31VKevNhhCuv9NS_v_AhXyo&s=aFSr65V1jgn2cE8PDNkbmFRoqnjJPGeNIX9BISlRKXo&e=>
If you have any questions, please contact the office at 352-392-1365
Shannon M Murphy
Assistant Director of Communications and School Relations
Office of Admissions
Division of Enrollment Management
201 Criser Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-4000
P:(352) 392‑1365 F:(352) 392‑2115
The Center for Language and Culture (CLC) will continue with the regular free classes, programs, and services. Additionally, we will offer three new community meetings.
The PLAYERS Center for Child Health
at Wolfson Children's Hospital
Health Care Access and Health Literacy
November 9, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.
Banking: Free Credit Education Workshop
Learn how to Manage
your Money and Savings
November 16, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.
Jacksonville Public Library
Introduction to the Library
November 21, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.
Please, contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your support and help!
Coordinator of the Center for Language and Culture
ESOL and World Languages Department
Duval County Public Schools
7401 Old Kings Road South
Jacksonville, FL 32217
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