COUNSELOR'S CORNER

CONTACT: 

Amy Allen

School Counselor

334-566-2023 (Main Office)

334-670-2008 (Counselor's Office)

aallen@pikelib.com

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Class of 2020 - 2021

Click here to see a list of scholarships from an article on College 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 found in the Scholarships in Alabama link below in this list. 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, 2021, to:

ABA

445 Dexter Avenue

Suite 10025

Montgomery, AL 36104

Click here to download the application.

Brundidge Rotary Club Scholarship

Application packets are available by clicking here. The Brundidge Rotary Club awards numerous $1000 scholarships each year.

Grider/Gissendanner Family Dual Enrollment Scholarship

The Grider/Gissendanner Family Dual Enrollment Scholarship was established to give back and help impact the lives of high school seniors that work twice as hard as the average high school student. Dual enrollment is not the easiest task but with faith, dedication, determination, motivation, and the will to succeed, anything is possible. Click here to download the application.

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.

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. This year (2020) there will be no banquet, a senior portrait must be included (it must be a senior portrait - if you need yours please contact Mr. Burkett), and it has been requested that letters of recommendation be opened and scanned along with your application. Please inform those who wrote letters of this process due to the extenuating circumstances of Covid-19. All applications must be emailed to jmiller@troybankandtrust.com by May 1. Click here for the application.

Kids' Chance Scholarship

Any student who has had a parent killed or permanently and totally disabled in an on-the-job accident is eligible. Visit the scholarships page at alabamalawfoundation.org to find out more about the application process and to apply. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2021. Contact info@alabamalawfoundation.org or (334) 781-6343 with any questions.

Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship

Lockheed Martin has launched a new scholarship program that will award up to 150 scholarships. The scholarship will fund degrees at accredited vocational-technical schools to prepare students for careers in technology and/or advanced manufacturing that does not require a bachelor's or advanced degree. This application closes on March 12, 2020. Visit this website to apply.

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, 2021. 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.

Lutzie 43 (Prepared For Life - PFL) Character Scholarship

Philip Francis Lutzenkirchen became a household name during his football career at Auburn, but his impact and legacy extended well beyond his days on the gridiron. As a loving brother, son, friend, and devout follower of Christ, he impacted his communities in many ways through service, leadership, mentorship and genuine compassion. Established in Philip's memory, the PFL (Prepared For Life) Character Scholarship program equips outstanding young people with the tools and lessons he or she needs to leave a lasting and profound legacy through mentor development, education and scholarship. Click here to find the application and more information.

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, 2020.

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’s Association Memorial Scholarship Program
Scholarship Deadline: Scholarship applications are due March 31. The application can be found by clicking here. Each one year scholarship shall be awarded to a student who: (1) is a resident of Pike County, Alabama, (2) demonstrates academic excellence as determined by the Pike County Cattlewomen's Association Scholarship Committee, and (3) is/was a member of the 4-H Club, FFA, or Jr. Cattlemen (to be given priority consideration). In order to receive consideration, students must complete an application and submit it to the Pike County Extension Office, 306 South Three Notch Street, Troy, AL 36081.

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
Must be a Pike County 2021 senior. Only those students who need funds for tuition may apply for the Pike County Republican Women’s Scholarship.  If a student has received, or will receive, scholarships/ grants that fully fund tuition for their first year of college, he/she/ is ineligible to apply for the Pike County Republican Women’s Scholarship. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 ($500 per semester).  Payment will be made directly to the school in which the student is enrolled, after the official drop-and-add date as listed in the 2021 catalog. Scholarship funds must be used for tuition only.  To receive second semester funds, you must have maintained a 3.0 GPA.  It is the student’s responsibility to submit a copy of his/her first semester GPA to PCRW. Find the instructions here. The Cover Sheet can be found here and a checklist to follow is here. After you have compiled your information and completed the checklist, please email all forms to Rachel Lee at leestroy@reagan.com no later than 10:00 A.M. on  May 11th.

Pike County Soil & Water Conservation Scholarship

The Alabama Conservation District Employees Association is now accepting applications for six $500 scholarships to be awarded to students who are residents of the State of Alabama and planning to enter college the summer or fall of the year 2021. One scholarship will be awarded in each of the Association’s six designated Areas.  This scholarship can be used at the college of his/her choice. To be eligible, the applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, High School Senior, and living in the State of Alabama.  The applicant should be active in student affairs and/or show leadership abilities and must show reasonable financial need. The deadline to receive your completed application in our District Office is March 12, 2021. You can find the application packet by clicking here.

The Pilot Club of Troy Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 30, 2021. 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. Student must come from a middle-income family and submit a completed application as well as a copy of their high school transcript. Click here for the application.

Rashad M. McClaney Memorial Scholarship

The Rashad M. McClaney Scholarship Fund was established within St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, Inc. by family, friends and community members in July 2019.  This year the scholarship program will award scholarships up to $1,000 to high school graduates from Bullock, Macon and Pike Counties and who will attend a community college or career technical program of instruction in Alabama. The recipient will be well-rounded, demonstrate servant leadership, and have enthusiasm to “win the day” every day. Click here to find the application as well as further information and eligibility requirements. The deadline is April 19, 2021.

Regions Bank Riding Forward Scholarship

Due February 28th. Your story will inspire the future. Tell us about an African-American who inspired you and you could earn a $5,000 or $3,500 college scholarship in celebration of Black History Month and those who have inspired the next generation to make history. Regions will award $5,000 scholarships to 15 high school seniors who live in states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the coming academic school year. Regions will also award $3,500 scholarships to 15 freshmen, sophomores or juniors who permanently reside in, or currently attend an accredited college in, states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the coming academic school year. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website by clicking here.

Sam S. Williams Soil and Water Conservation Foundation 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. One thousand dollars will be awarded. Students wishing consideration for scholarship must submit all documentation on or before 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Please type or print using black ink.  Call (334) 566-2300, Ext. 3 if additional information is needed. Mail your completed application found by clicking here and documentation requested below to:

Sam S. Williams Soil and Water Conservation Foundation, Inc.

22 Henderson Highway

Troy, Alabama 36079

SanBuck Scholarship
Student must be a legal US citizen and a graduating senior from Pike County planning to attend an accredited 4 year institution. Factors to be considered include: overall GPA, ACT/SAT scores, extracurricular and community activity to include civic work and church activities, other scholarships awarded, and financial need. The scholarship committee must receive all applications by the deadline date and they will select the 5 most qualified applicants from whom the scholarship committee from Sanbuck, Inc. will select the recipient. This $1000 scholarship will be awarded upon verifiable enrollment in an acceptable university or college. It is payable to the university $500 per semester. The deadline is April 15. Click here to find the application.

Scholarships in Alabama

Click here for a list of various scholarships offered to Alabama residents. Due dates and requirements vary.

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 2021, 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 found by clicking here 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 found by clicking here with the deadline being April 16. The scholarship recipient will be announced in May. The formal recognition by the Troy Rotary Club will be held during the month of May.

Troy United Women’s League Scholarship

To ensure that all requirements are met, it is critical that the following documents are included in your application packet: (1) The Application Form must be completed accurately and in detail to be considered. Please attach a recent photo suitable for publication. (2) Two Recommendation Forms must be submitted by persons other than relatives. To ensure confidentiality, the forms should be sealed when returned to the applicant or mailed to the address at the top of the application form. (3) An essay must be submitted, typed, double-spaced, and limited to one page on the following topic: Select an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development. (4) A class schedule must be submitted prior to the release of scholarship funds. (5) Mail the completed application packet to the address at the top of the application form no later than Friday, April 23, 2021IMPORTANT: ITEMS 1, 2, AND 3 MUST BE COMPLETED AND INCLUDED WITH THE APPLICATION. ALL ITEMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE DEADLINE OF FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021.

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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For ACT test prep, click here.

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

Upcoming dates for the ACT:

December 12, 2020  (Registration Deadline - November 6)

February 6, 2021  (Registration Deadline - January 8)

April 17, 2021 (Registration Deadline - March 12)

June 12, 2021 (Registration Deadline - May 7)

For a full list of dates for the 2020 - 2021 school year, visit ACT.org.

RESIDUAL ACT

For more information on the Residual ACT at Troy University, click here.

Upcoming dates for Residual ACT:

Friday, August 28, 2020

Friday, September 25, 2020

Monday, November 23, 2020

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020

SAT

For information on the SAT, click here.

 

For practice tips and questions for the SAT, click here.

 

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

Upcoming dates for the SAT:

August 29, 2020 (Registration Deadline - July 31)

September 26, 2020 (Registration Deadline - August 26)

October 3, 2020 (Registration Deadline - September 4)

November 7, 2020 (Registration Deadline - October 7)

December 5, 2020 (Registration Deadline - November 5)

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

ADMISSIONS

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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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