Sprayberry High School PTSA

College Fair, Tour & Scholarship Opportunities

Welcome to the College & Scholarship information page. Here we’ll share scholarship opportunities as well as college fairs, summer programs, and college preview dates. Check back often!

Upcoming College Visits at SHS:
October 1st – Georgia College and State University
October 10th – University of Cincinnati
October 22nd – Johnson & Wales University
Stop by the Counseling Office to sign up! Spots are limited.
Stop by the SHS Counseling office if you are interested in meeting with the above schools to sign up for a slot.

Trade/Technical Career Field Trip
Students, are you interested in pursuing a career in technical work like plumbing, HVAC, lineman work, beauty school, automotive or electrical work? If so, stop by the SHS Counseling Office to sign up for a field trip to Clarence Brown Conference Center on Wednesday, 10/2. During this trip students will meet with technical schools, trade schools, and local companies to learn about internships, apprenticeships, and scholarships available to those that want to pursue careers in the trade industry.

Save the Date: Pay for College Night
October 2nd, 2019 @ 6:30 in the LGI
GSFC (Georgia Student Finance Commission) will present information on how to finance your student’s college education. This will include info on HOPE Scholarship. Zell Miller Scholarship, other scholarship options, federal student loans, and more.

PSAT Registration
ATTENTION FRESHMEN AND JUNIORS!  Registration for the October 16th PSAT goes live August 19th at 8:00am!  The cost of the exam is $20. GO HERE to register for the exam.
Please note: The state of Georgia will fund the PSAT or all sophomores enrolled in Georgia public schools. No need for sophomores to register.
Please also note: Students who take the PSAT as a junior are eligible to be considered for National Merit Scholarships.

College & Career Exploration Information

GAFutures: Need information about the Georgia HOPE Scholarship, check your HOPE GPA,  Zell Miller Scholarship, HOPE & Zell Miller grants, explore other scholarships, military, and federal aid, check out different career interests and possibilities? You can do all that and more at GAFutures.org.

Financial Aid: (you can also check out financial aid info at GAFutures link listed above)

Every year the U.S. Department of Education helps connect nearly 15 million incoming college students with over $150 billion in education funding, and it all begins with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Given the complexity of the FAFSA, education experts at BestColleges.com have published the easy-to-follow guide, Understanding the FAFSA, which includes detailed sections on:

  • What you need before you get started
  • A section-by-section guide on completing the FAFSA
  • What to do once you fill out the forms

Up Next is a FREE college access tool that gives high school and college students, parents, and college counselors across the country personalized support on all things college – college search and application, federal student aid, even student loan repayment – all through texting. Sign up by texting “COLLEGE” to 44044.

Learn How to Become
Learn more about non-traditional careers for women including opportunities and benefits for women in male-dominated professions. You can learn more at the Learn How to Become website by visiting the non-traditional careers for women page.
Male and Female students interested in various careers can go to the Learn How to Become website to learn how to turn your passion into a career or how to take your interests and turn it into a job.

Khan Academy offers study assistance with a variety of subjects but did you know they also offer college resources? They offer an online resource that covers how to navigate the college application process, how to write a great essay, financial aid, and more.

Chegg offers information on colleges, high school homework help (free 30 minutes online tutoring), and once you get into college you can save on your college textbooks.

Cappex offers college searches, reviews by those who have attended, and college scholarships.

College Success for Women in STEM

Check out this guide for information on companies are recruiting women for STEM careers, career ideas for women interested in STEM careers, STEM on Campus for information of programs on college campuses, and STEM Scholarships for Women.

Scholarship Opportunities:

Go to SHS Counseling website for scholarship opportunities.

College Board Scholarships – new, Opportunity Scholarships with no minimum GPA

College Fair & Preview Information

College Fair Info:

Probe College Fair
Cobb County Event
Monday, September 9th, 6-8pm
Marietta High School

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Charles R. Drew Charter School
Location: 300 Eva Davis Way SE Atlanta GA 30317 at the Yates Campus (Junior/Senior Academy) in the Auditorium
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm
To register, click here!

STEM College and Career Fair
Sunday, 9/29, 1-4pm
Georgia Institute of Technology – McCamish Pavilion
965 Fowler St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Register HERE.

Career Fairs at Georgia Tech
Various Dates 9/4-9/27, all majors
Go HERE to view schedule and register

College Preview & Tour Information

Columbus State University

Discover what Columbus State University has to offer you by attending our open house. This visit will allow you and your guests an opportunity to tour the campus, meet current CSU students, and speak with professors. Optional tours of both the Main and RiverPark campus will be available. More info can be found here.

Berry College

Discover Berry – Experience Berry College firsthand. Find dates and info here.

Valdosta State University

Information on college tours and events (including local in the Atlanta area) can be found here.

Find out about campus tours, V-State Experience (which happens around the state), and open house dates by going here.

Clayton State University

Information about campus tours and other events can be found here.

Kennesaw State University

Visit information can be found here.

Savannah College of Art & Design

SCAD Days – Multiple offerings of both campuses (Savannah and Atlanta). More info here.

Spelman College

A Day in Your Life at Spelman – multiple dates offered. More info here.

Georgia College

Go here for more information and to register.

Mercer University

Saturday Previews, Mercer Day and Night, special student population days and more. Info and registration here.

Armstrong State University

Pirate Preview Open House dates can be found here.

Georgia Southwestern State University

Preview Day information can be found here.

LaGrange College

Preview Day information can be found here.

Reinhardt University

Experience Reinhardt – multiple dates offered this fall. Information and registration can be found here.

Covenant College

Campus Preview information and dates can be found here.

University of North Georgia

Campus tour and preview information for all campuses can be found here.

University of West Georgia

Admission information can be found here.

Oglethorpe University

Preview days and tours at their Atlanta campus can be found here.

University of Alabama

University Days offers events for prospective students and their families. Information, dates and registration can be found here.

Auburn University

Tours and information can be found here.

Florida State University

Find information about campus visits here.

Young Harris College

Preview Day information and registration can be found here.