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!

9th Grade Parent/Student Virtual Advisement
Wednesday, October 21st, 9:30-11:00am
MANDATORY for all 9th Grade Students
REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS MEETING by going HERE.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

10th Grade Parent/Student Virtual Advisement
Wednesday, October 28th, 9:30-11am
MANDATORY for all 10th Grade Students
REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO ATTEND THIS MEETING by going HERE.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Virtual Apply To College Day Event (Seniors only)

Seniors: Apply to College Day will be hosted virtually on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM. There will be sessions covering college applications, scholarship applications, and the FAFSA. Each topic will have three identical 30-minute sessions where you will hear a brief presentation and have time to ask questions/ work on your applications. You only need to sign up for one session for each topic. You can also decide if you want to attend all three topics or only one or two, the choice is yours! This is a great opportunity to get questions answered and get started on your applications if you have not already begun. Please use the links below to sign up for each session, be sure to only sign up for one time slot at a time.

Apply to College Day- College Applications Group

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084CA5AA2BA4FD0-apply

Apply to College Day- Scholarship Applications Group

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084CA5AA2BA4FD0-apply1

Apply to College Day- FAFSA Group

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084CA5AA2BA4FD0-apply2

Become an Electrician

If you are interested in becoming an electrician after high school, click HERE.

Electricians make excellent money and this is a great opportunity for any 18 year old that wants to be an electrician within a few short years. You will start out as an apprentice and work your way up to a master electrician.

If interested, reach out to Chuck Little, H.R. Director at Atlanta Electrical Contractors Association at little@atlantaelectrical.org.

SHS Counseling Newsletter
October 2020 Edition can be found HERE.

Small Group Opportunities

Anxiety & Stress Group: Are you experiencing anxiety or stress? Please come and join us virtually for a small group to teach you better coping skills for dealing with anxiety and/or stress. Small groups will be offered Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM via Zoom. Please fill out the Google form if you are interested.

College Applications Group (for current SENIORS only)

Navigating the college application process can be challenging, but your student does not have to do it alone. We are offering several small groups via Zoom to help them throughout the process. If interested, please sign up using the following link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084CA5AA2BA4FD0-college

Scholarship Applications Group (for current SENIORS only)

If your senior needs assistance searching for scholarship opportunities (via Naviance), he or she is encouraged to sign up for our small group opportunities via Zoom. If interested, please sign up using the following link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084CA5AA2BA4FD0-scholarship

Low-Cost and Free Internet
Resources for low-cost and free internet resources can be found here: Low Cost Internet

College & Career Exploration Information

Seniors: Virtual College Visits
There are several virtual college visits coming up, this week and next week. Sign up through Naviance.

2020 Virtual Peach State Tour:

Join Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and UGA online for this year’s Virtual Peach State Tour! The tour will provide info sessions for students, high school counselors, and school groups from August 24th-September 21st. Register at www.peachstatetour.org.

Common Market:

  • The Southern Regional Education Board Academic Common Market provides tuition discounts for more than 1900 academic programs in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
  • The Regional Contract Program enables students to pursue a professional health degree at out-of-state institutions, but pay in-state tuition at public institutions or reduced tuition at private institutions.

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 Preview & Tour Information

IN-STATE SCHOOLS:

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Information on campus tours and Stallion Day can be found here.

Agnes Scott College (Private)

Info on visit and experience opportunities can be found here.

Albany State University

Information on campus tours can be found here.

Armstrong State University

Pirate Preview Open House dates can be found here.

Berry College (Private)

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

Clayton State University

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

College of Coastal Georgia

Plan your visit here.

Columbus State University

Information about Discovery Days and other ways to learn more about CSU can be found HERE.

Covenant College (Private)

Campus Preview information and dates can be found here.

Dalton State College

Admission info can be found here.

Emory University (Private)

Open House Programs and other information can be found here.

Kennesaw State University

Visit information can be found here.

Georgia College

Go here for more information and to register.

Georgia Gwinnett College

Info on visit opportunities can be found here.

Georgia Highlands College

Info on how to visit here.

Georgia Institute of Technology

Information on visit opportunities and preview days can be found here.

Georgia Southern

Go here for information for future students of GSU.

Georgia Southwestern State University

Preview Day information can be found here.

Georgia State University

Panther Preview Day information can be found here.

LaGrange College (Private)

Preview Day information can be found here.

Mercer University (Private)

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

Middle Georgia State University

Information on how and when to visit here.

Morehouse College (Private)

Information on tours and visits can be found here.

Oglethorpe University (Private)

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

Reinhardt University (Private)

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

Savannah State University

Information on campus tours can be found here.

Savannah College of Art & Design (Private)

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

Spelman College (Private)

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

Technical College System of Georgia

Find information about all the TCS schools throughout Georgia, 22 throughout the state, and many offer programs that qualify for HOPE Grant (free tuition degree programs) by going here.

University of Georgia

Information about UGA campus tours and information sessions 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.

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.

Young Harris College

Preview Day information and registration can be found here.

OUT-OF-STATE SCHOOLS IN THE SOUTHEAST:

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.

University of Florida

Visit information can be found here.

University of South Carolina

Info found here.

Clemson University

Info found here.

University of Tennessee

Visit info found here.

University of North Carolina System

Find info on 17 campuses here.

University of Kentucky

Info found here.

Coastal Carolina University

Info found here.