Family Engagement Coordinator

Scholarship Information
Last Updated: 10/6/2020 5:41 PM

Dear Counselor,

Whether your students are back in school, learning remotely, or participating in a hybrid model, we know they're working closely with you on their journey to college. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program was created to help your students complete steps for college while earning the chance at scholarships. Encourage your seniors to sign up for the program at for a guide to college and a path to scholarships.

Seniors: Sign Up Now

Most students need financial aid to help pay for college. By completing the FAFSA®, students might qualify for thousands of dollars in federal grants, work-study, low-cost loans, and state and college scholarships. There's no other way to gain access to this money.

After your students complete the FAFSA, they can enter to win a chance at a $1,000 scholarship.

Completing the FAFSA is an urgent and important step—not just for accessing financial aid, but for staying on track to enroll in college. Research shows that 90% of students who complete the FAFSA enroll immediately in college—versus only 55% of students who don't file.

Between October and February, the College Board will award $800,000 to seniors who complete the FAFSA.

Tell your students to visit for instructions on how to sign up for Wyatt℠, a free FAFSA assistance chatbot that answers their questions by text. When students sign up for Wyatt and text their financial aid questions, Wyatt sends answers via text, a familiar medium that doesn't require internet access. Wyatt is available 24/7.

Seniors: Complete the FAFSA

Scholarship Tip: Complete the FAFSA for a Chance to Earn $1,000 for College

Scholarship Tip: Complete the FAFSA for a Chance to Earn $1,000 for College


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We're bringing Rocky Top to your students!

Here's how they can attend our virtual events this fall!

The University of Tennessee is excited to bring Rocky Top to you and your students this fall. We're offering several different events straight to a screen near you! Sessions will range from Admissions presentations, student panels, Diversity & Inclusion, Honors & Scholars, and so much more—you and your students won't want to miss it!

Learn More

Big Orange Preview: October 26-29

Big Orange Preview will take place on October 26-29 from the comfort of your home—and we hope you and your students both can join us!

During this Open House event, you and your students will have the opportunity to listen and chat with a variety of UT faculty, staff, and college students. We can't wait to introduce you to all the features UT has to offer in the areas of academics, financial aid, and student life!

Come See Tennessee: October 13-14

From October 13-14, students can Come See Tennessee from the comfort of their home! This Diversity & Inclusion-focused event is a unique two-day experience to highlight UT's Pride Center, Multicultural Student Life, a current student panel, and much more. Students will have the opportunity to listen and chat with a variety of UT faculty, staff, and scholars during this event. We can't wait to introduce them to all the features UT has to offer in the areas of academics, financial aid, and student life!

Transfer Day: October 15

This is a special day just for transfer students to provide the opportunity to learn about the transfer admissions process, find out how financial aid works for transfer students, hear about our Career Development Center, and interact with academic advisors from all major programs.

Transfer Student Visit Day does not meet the orientation requirement to register for classes.

Scholars Invitational: October 17, 19-20

High-achieving students are invited to join us on October 17, 19-20 from the comfort of home to learn about the great opportunities available at UT, particularly in one of our Honors programs!

During Scholars Invitational, students will hear about experience learning, Honors & Scholars Programs, and scholars talking about the campus experience. Students can choose to attend breakout sessions of their choosing to learn about research, health professions programs, leadership and service, and more.

You can learn more about each event here. If you have a question about any of our fall events, please send us an email at or call 865-946-8687.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
UT Visitor's Center

1502 Cumberland Ave. Ste. 282
Knoxville, TN 37916

P: 865-946-8687

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University of Alabama Information:

As the 2020-2021 academic year is underway, we look forward to working with you, your students and their families through this quarterly update. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to provide assistance as you guide your students through the college search process.


The University of Alabama continues to review and evaluate applications on an individual basis for the 2021-2022 academic year. Decisions about the potential for students' academic success at UA are based on their high school GPA, high school course schedule and performance on the ACT and/or SAT.


Due to the uncertainty around testing availability, we realize some students may not have taken a test by the time they wish to apply and will need to test later in the fall or early spring. Students may submit their application without a test score to be considered for conditional admission. Conditionally admitted students must submit a test score by May 1, 2021.



  1. Complete the online application at
    1. Pay $40 fee upon submission OR submit NACAC fee waiver.
    2. UA does not require a letter of recommendation or essay.
  2. Request ACT or SAT score(s) be sent to UA. Our ACT code is 0052 and our SAT code is 1830.
  3. Request official high school transcript be sent to UA.Transcripts can be sent via mail (Box 870109, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487), email to or electronically through Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, SCOIR, Overgrad, Scribbbles and Scrip-Safe.



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The University of Alabama continues to offer extensive scholarships for incoming students. To see the most up-to-date merit scholarship requirements and awards, please visit our Scholarship page. The competitive scholarship application deadline for admitted students is January 15. As we monitor students’ ability to take the ACT or SAT, we will announce any updates or changes to scholarships.

In-State Scholarships (including Alabama Advantage)

Out-of-State Scholarships



2020-2021 UA Viewbook


College and Majors Brochure



The viewbooks for 2020-2021 have been re-designed. If you would like some for your office, please don’t hesitate to let your recruiter know so they can plan an order. These might come in handy as you have the chance to meet with students and their families that are interested in Alabama. As other publications are released, we’ll be sure to share them with you in future newsletters.

In-State Viewbook

Out-of-State Viewbook

Colleges & Majors Brochure


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We’re excited to announce our high school counselor portal has been upgraded to reflect our move to Slate. Now you’ll be able to check the status of your students' application not only at UA but other colleges that use Slate.


COVID Campus Tour



Campus tours resumed in mid-July with limited capacity that follow CDC and ADPH guidelines. We’re also offering virtual campus tours, information sessions with the various colleges on campus as well as chats with student ambassadors.


UA Recruiter



Your UA recruiter is available to assist you as well as your students and their families. They are just a click away from providing you what you need.




The UA system has been working since late last spring to develop protocols that would ensure a safe return to campus this fall. Policies and practices were instituted including mandatory testing for all students before coming back to campus, ongoing health checks as well as requiring masks on campus for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.



The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) provides leadership on campus to build upon our core principles of inclusiveness in learning environments, programs and strategic partnerships. DEI has developed a Multicultural Resource Guide to assist prospective students in learning more about UA and is sponsoring monthly events for the University and Tuscaloosa communities.


My name is Tyler and I work on behalf of Cimarron Ridge Legal Group, a law firm in Grand Junction, Colorado.  We would like to announce the Cimarron Ridge Legal Group Car Accident Scholarship.

This scholarship is available to all high school seniors and current college students who are planning on entering the law field. We understand how difficult it can be to pay for college and law school, and we want to help someone afford a better education

Here are some brief notes on this scholarship:

$1,000 (One-time award)
Due April 30, 2021
Must be attending a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college for Fall 2021
Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted

We think this would be a great opportunity for your students and were curious if you would be willing to share this scholarship with them?  If so, you can view the scholarship and other pertinent information here:

Tyler Owens
Community Building Advocate



High-achieving students come to you for guidance on big decisions. Make sure your college-bound seniors don't miss out on the chance to apply for Georgia State University's most prestigious and valuable academic award—The Presidential Scholarship.

Our Presidential Scholarship program recognizes incoming first-year students who were leaders in their high schools and offers them the support and experiences that will set them up to be leaders in their careers and communities. The scholarship is valued at up to $28,000 per year (depending on in/out-of-state student status and participation in our student assistantship program).

Presidential Scholars receive the following benefits for eight semesters:
  • Cost of tuition, housing and mandatory student fees
  • A yearly living expense stipend
  • A one-time $2,500 stipend for credit-bearing study abroad expenses
  • Opportunity for a paid University Assistantship to explore research and engaging work experience on campus
  • Access to individualized classes and mentoring opportunities

The deadline to apply is December 8, 2020! (Student applicants must also complete their Common Application to Georgia State University.)

Click on the LEARN MORE link below for details about scholarship eligibility, as well as resources to help students to prepare their best application.

Thanks for making sure your top students know about this great opportunity. We look forward to their future successes!

Honors College Admissions Team
Georgia State University




How Long Does It Take to Get an Auto Collision Degree?

Sponsored By: Universal Technical Institute

If you’ve got a student who's thinking of going to school to become an auto body technician—but they're not sure how long it takes to get an auto collision repair degree—we’re here to set their mind at ease.

If your students have a love of cars, of fixing things, and of working with their hands instead of sitting in an office all day, becoming an auto collision repairer, mechanic, or technician could be the perfect career path for them.

But what does the training include and how long does it take to finish school?.

Read more here: How Long Does It Take To Get An Auto Collision Degree?

Read & share this article with your students!

Questions? Contact us today at 1-571-267-3015



To ring in the Fall season, we are offering a waived application fee for a limited time. This offer is valid to any high school senior who wants to apply to Georgia College for the Fall of 2021. Students who submit applications between the dates of today, September 23rd through Monday, September 28th can “waive” goodbye to the $35 application fee!



My name is Taylor Whitehead and I work on behalf of Ponton Law in Atlanta, GA. I am trying to get in contact with whoever manages the scholarship section of your website and wasn't sure who to ask.

I'm pleased to announce the 2019 Ponton Law Scholarship. This scholarship is now available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. More information can be found on our scholarship application below:

Deadline: July 31, 2021

Award Amount: $1,000