COUNSELOR'S CORNER

CONTACT: 

Greta Whiddon

School Counselor

334-566-2023 (Main Office)

334-670-2008 (Counselor's Office)

gwhiddon@pikelib.com

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Class of 2019 - 2020

Click here to see a list of scholarships from an article on Colleges of Distinction's website.

Alfa Foundation Scholarship

The Alfa Foundation Scholarship will be awarded to 100 students for $1,000 scholarships for students attending any Alabama college.
Applications can be found on AlfaFarmers.org under the Federation Forms. Applications areavailable on November 15 and due on January 31.

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship

Applications can be picked up in the school counselor’s office. The deadline for the scholarship is April 1. Requirements: Application, High School Transcript, GPA, Three letters of recommendation, sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters of Veterans of WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam Conflict, Beirut/Granada/Panama Emergencies, Desert Storm War, and service record (discharge papers) of the veteran.
Mail application: American Legion Auxiliary, P.O. Box 606, Montgomery, Alabama 36101.

B2L Leadership Scholarship

High school seniors whose parents are employed full-time at an ABA member bank are eligible to apply for the B2L Leadership Scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship may be used toward college expenses and fees, Applicants will be judged on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, character, leadership, and potential for development. Send completed applications by February 21, 2020, to:

ABA

445 Dexter Avenue

Suite 10025

Montgomery, AL 36104

Click here to download the application.

Betty Wagoner Scholarship 2019 (Pike Co. Chamber of Commerce)

This scholarship is for the 2018-2019 school year. Nominee must be a high school senior in good academic standing currently enrolled in a school in Pike County either full-time or through dual enrollment. Nominee must submit a 500-word essay using the topic "Why being an effective leader is important to me." This essay should include examples of how the applicant has shown good leadership, citizenship, and community service in his/her own life. Nominee must submit a completed application that can be picked up at the school counselor's office or downloaded here.

Brundidge Rotary Club Scholarship

Applications are presented to the high school guidance counselor in March of each year. The deadline is April 1. Three applicants are chosen based on the rules given by the Brundidge Rotary Club, to send to the selection committee. These three students will be interviewed by the Brundidge Rotary Club for selection of scholarship students. The Brundidge Rotary Club awards numerous $1000 scholarships each year.

Hayes Life Flight 2 Memorial Scholarship

Senior pursing a degree in nursing/ or EMT. Minimum of 3.0 GPA. Application forms are available online, under the Scholarship tab www.cacfinfo.org. The scholarship deadline is March 1.

Dr. James H. French Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to graduates of any Pike County High School. The award is based on academic achievement, school and community involvement and financial need. Applicants must have a minimum ACT score of 23 and a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. High school transcript, two letter of reference, and an essay outlining their career goals are required. Application forms are available online, under the Scholarship tab www.cacfinfo.org. The scholarship deadline is March 1.

Hank Jones Scholarship 2019 (Pike Co. Chamber of Commerce)

This scholarship is for the 2018-2019 school year. Nominee must be a high school senior in good academic standing currently enrolled in a school in Pike County either full-time or through dual enrollment. Nominee must submit a 500-word essay using the topic "Why is Good Citizenship Important to Society?" This essay should include examples of how the applicant has shown good citizenship and community service in his/her own life. Nominee must submit a completed application that can be picked up at the school counselor's office or downloaded here.

J.O. “Tip” Colley Award for Athletic/Academic Excellence Scholarship

Applications are presented to the school counselor office in April of each year. The first requirement is that the applicant must be a resident of Pike County and a senior at any Pike County School. The student must have at least a 3.0 GPA. The applicant must have participated in at least one of the high school sports during their senior year. In addition they should be actively involved in community and church activities. Three letters of recommendation - one should be from a church official.

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (LBWCC) Scholarships

LBWCC Scholarship Application is available online here and the deadline to apply is noon on Friday, February 14, 2020. Scholarships are competitive so apply for as many scholarships for which you are eligible. Students must complete an LBWCC Admission Application (found online at www.lbwcc.edu or in the Admissions office of any LBWCC campus or site). All students completing the LBWCC Institutional and Foundation Scholarship Application will be considered for the Presidential Academic, Presidential Technical, and LBWCC Foundation Scholarships based upon their stated type of program and if they have completed all aspects of the scholarship application. Some LBWCC Foundation Scholarships are based on financial need. To be considered for those scholarships, students should explain any circumstances that demonstrate a special financial need for assistance with your college expenses. Students must upload a copy of high school transcripts. Transcript must indicate weighted and unweighted grade average on a scale of 100 as well as ACT/SAT composite score (if taken). Letters of recommendation are only required for Honors, Ambassadors, and Art Scholarships. Students no longer have to complete the FAFSA as part of the LBWCC Scholarship Application.

Max4Kids Scholarship

How to apply
1. Scholarship applications may be obtained by visiting myMAX.com or dropping by any MAX
location.
2. The MAX4Kids Scholarship application must be completed by the student applicant only.
3. The applicant must open an account at Max by November 1, 2019.

4. The applicant must write a 350 word essay describing your college and career goals.
5. The applicant must have three letters of recommendation and a copy of their FAFSA Student Aid Report.
6. The applicant must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
All scholarship packages must be emailed by February 14th to MAX4KidsScholarhsip@myMAX.com

National Wild Turkey Federation Dr. Kennamer Scholarship

Applicant must be a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, complete an application which can be found here with all required information, and turn in an essay (topic is on the application) as well as three letters of recommendation. Applications are due no later than January 1.

Pike County Cattlewomen and Cattlemen’s Scholarship
Scholarship Deadline: Scholarship applications are open in March of each year - the deadline is April 14. The applications can be picked up in the school counselor’s office. The application can also be picked up at the Pike County Extension Office, 306 N. Three Notch Street, Troy, Alabama. Student should be a member of the 4-H Club or FFA for at least three years, parents or grandparents are current members of the Pike County Cattlemen’s Association. Student should demonstrate academic excellence as determined by the Pike County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship Committee.

Pike County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Pike Scholarship
Applications can be picked up from the Counselor’s office or downloaded here for the 2018-2019 school year.
Requirement: Application and essay. One student will be selected from each of the Pike County schools.

Pike County Farmers Federation Scholarship
Students must be from Pike County and plan to pursue a career in agriculture and attend a school with a College of Agriculture, Forestry, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, or related fields of agriculture. Students can pick up applications: Pike County Farmers Federation % Pike County ALFA Insurance Office South Brundidge Street, Troy, Alabama. Or they can go online at AlfaFarmers.org and look under Federation forms. Applicant must be a member of the Alabama Farmers Federation or under 25 years of age and the child of a Federation member. Applicant must have been formally accepted by, and or presently attending Auburn University or Alabama A&M as a full-time student with a declared agricultural, forestry, or pre-veterinary major. Applicant must submit a completed application by January 31.

Pike County NAACP Scholarship
P.O. Box 386
Troy, Alabama 36081
Phone (334) 482-2800
Contact: Dianna Bascomb
Scholarship Deadline: Scholarship applications are open in February through March. The applications can be picked up in the school counselor’s office each year in February or online/email at pikenaacp5051.org. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) awards four scholarship opportunities to high school graduates from the local area schools: Pike County, Goshen, Charles Henderson, and Pike Liberal Arts. Scholarship includes a 500 word essay and Application.

Pike County Republican Women Scholarship
Applications can be picked up from the Counselor’s office in March with the deadline being in April.  Requirements: Application and essay.

Pike County Soil Conservation Scholarship
Students pursuing degrees in all fields of agriculture, conservation, forestry and environmental science will be considered. This is a scholarship with permanent Pike County residents receiving priority over non-residents. Eight hundred dollars will be awarded. Applications can be picked up in the school counselor’s office in March with the deadline being in April. Mail the completed application and documentation to:
Sam S. Williams Soil and Water Conservation Foundation, Inc.
22 Henderson Highway Troy, Alabama 36079

The Pilot Club of Troy Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 1. Applicant must be a permanent resident of Pike County. They should already been accepted to Troy University in Troy, and plan to major in a service-oriented field, e.g.: education, nursing, social work, pre-med, etc. Recipients must have a “C” average or better. Participation in extracurricular and community services is required as well as a completed application and a copy of the high school transcript.

SanBuck Scholarship
Applications can be picked up at the school counselor’s office in March with the deadline in April.  Requirements: Application and essay.

South Alabama Electric Cooperative Scholarship
Applications will be available in the school counselor’s office and can be found online at www.southaec.com. The deadline for the scholarship is in February 15 of each year. This is a $1000 scholarship given to 20 seniors within the service area. To qualify for the Electric Cooperative Foundation Scholarship the student’s parent/legal guardian must be a member of the South Alabama Electric Cooperative.

TJ Northey Memorial Scholarship

Students must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation in Spring 2019, and have plans to enter college no later than the Fall following graduation. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and be a resident of Henry, Houston, Pike, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Barbour, or Geneva Counties. TJ Northey Memorial scholars are students who continually bring joy to others while exhibiting academic excellence, leadership skills and community involvement, and who have a demonstrated financial need in order to attend college. They must demonstrate their desire and ability to bring joy to others whether it is through school interaction, club involvement, volunteerism, work involvement, or extracurricular activities. Click here for the application.

Troy Junior Women’s League Scholarship
Applications can be picked up in the counselor’s office for the Brittany Pugh Memorial Scholarship and the Kristin Ricks Memorial Scholarship in March. Requirements: This scholarship is given to senior girls.

Troy Rotary Club Nolan Hatcher Service Above Self Scholarship
The Troy Rotary Club Scholarship is presented to an outstanding high school senior in recognition of meritorious scholarship, leadership, and citizenship achievements. The scholarship award is for $1,000 per year for four years, contingent on the student recipient staying enrolled full-time in college and maintaining a grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Applications can be picked up from the Counselor’s Office in March with the deadline being in April. The scholarship recipient will be announced in May. The formal recognition by the Troy Rotary Club will be held during the month of May.

U.S.D.A. 2020 1890 National Scholarship Application Cycle

The U.S.D.A. 2020 1890 National Scholarship Application Cycle is now open. Please click here to access the applications.

FINANCIAL AID

Below is the link to the website for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Use this form to apply for federal financial aid for college.  This is an office of the U.S. Department of Education.

FAFSA WEBSITE

 

ACT / SAT

ACT

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To register for the ACT, fill out the online registration form at ACT.org

Upcoming dates for the ACT:

October 26, 2019  (Registration Deadline - September 20)

December 14, 2019  (Registration Deadline - November 8)

February 8, 2020 (Registration Deadline - January 10)

April 4, 2020 (Registration Deadline - February 28)

For a full list of dates for the 2019 - 2020 school year, visit ACT.org.

SAT

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To register for the SAT, fill out the registration form at collegereadiness.collegeboard.org

Upcoming dates for the SAT:

November 2, 2019 (Registration Deadline - October 3)

December 7, 2019 (Registration Deadline - November 8)

March 14, 2020 (Registration Deadline - February 14)

May 2, 2020 (Registration Deadline - April 3)

For a list of anticipated dates for the 2020 - 2021 school year, visit collegereadiness.collegeboard.org.

 

ADMISSIONS

Auburn University

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Auburn University at Montgomery

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Birmingham-Southern College

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Enterprise State Community College

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Faulkner University

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Huntingdon College

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Jacksonville State University

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Samford University

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Southern Union State Community College

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Troy University

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University of Alabama

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University of Alabama at Birmingham

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University of Alabama in Huntsville

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University of North Alabama

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University of South Alabama

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Wallace Community College

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DUAL ENROLLMENT

Standards for Dual Enrollment / Accelerate Classes

  • May be required to pass the required placement test at Troy University depending on the ACT score and/or the course a student requests to take (unless waived by the university)

  • ACT Composite score of 20 or above or letter from the headmaster confirming the student is capable of completing the course requirements

  • Students that substitute a Pike Liberal Arts core course must take 4 TERMS in the Accelerate program.  The student grade will be based on average of terms 1 and 2 for the first semester and the average of terms 3 and 4 for the second semester.

  • All Dual Enrollment/Accelerate grades will be recorded on the Pike Liberal Arts School transcript for course unit required to graduate.  In addition, the student’s grade will be recorded with the Troy University transcript for college credit.

  • Students that do not pass either the Dual Enrollment or Accelerate class will not qualify to graduate unless the credit is recovered by retaking the class and making a passing grade or completing a course equivalent to graduation requirements set by the AISA.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE 

All students must accumulate 75 hours of community service between 9th grade and the end of the first semester of 12th grade.

These community service hours must be recorded on Community Service Hours forms.

The forms must then be turned into the counselor's office prior to Christmas Break of the student's senior year.

Community Service Hours Form

 

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