College & Career Office

The 2019-2020 FAFSA season begins October 1st!!  The 2019-2020 FAFSA will open for completion at www.fafsa.gov  on October 1, 2018. For TN Promise scholarship eligibility, students are required to complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA by February 1, 2019. We encourage students to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible as there are several scholarships and grants that are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Naviance:

All transcripts must be requested electronically through NAVIANCE – If you have forgotten your password or your email is not correct – see or email Mrs.Diehl 

DO NOT REQUEST A TRANSCRIPT UNTIL YOU HAVE SUBMITTED AND PAID FOR YOUR APPLICATION! The application is needed to create your file at each college/university. If you request a transcript before you have submitted your application the college/university will not have a file for you and the transcript will not be kept.
Important Dates:

TN Promise deadline November 1st (currently live; use your TSAC portal)
September 24th University of Chicago Visit at OHS (See Mrs. Diehl)
September 26th SAT late registration deadline for Oct. 6th test
September 28th ACT registration deadline for Oct. 27 test
§FAFSA opens October 1st
October 2nd Free STATEACT retake at OHS (Seniors Only)
October 4th Vanderbilt visit OHS 12-12:45
October 8-12 Fall Break
October 14th ACT late registration deadline for October 27 test
§October 22th  TNPromise meeting 9:30 Commons, students only
October 27th ACT National Test 
§October 29th Parent FAFSA/Financial Aid meeting @OHS 6-8pm.  TSAC representative will be here to provide financial aid/FAFSA information and answer questions regarding  the FAFSA.  Please bring a copy of your 2017 tax papers.



Additional information outside of Mrs. Diehl's office.
Please see Mrs. Diehl with any questions!
*Dates are subject to change without notice. 


True Blue Tour

October 16 at 6:00pm  Chattanooga Convention Center
MTSU comes to you! Meet with representatives from practically every department at MTSU including the President, deans, counselors, and advisors. 



Scholarship info:
VFW/ Voice of Democracy  "Why My Vote Matters" Scholarship information is in my office.  $30,000 Grand Prize Scholarship.  Deadline is Oct. 31, 2018

TN Strong Act/ Tuition reimbursement program exclusive to members of the TN National Guard.

GATES Scholarship: Pell eligible, minority, minimum GPA 3.3
www.thegatesscholarship.org


General Assembly Merit Scholarship:
minimum 3.75GPA and 29 ACT
www.tn.gov/collegepays


Cindy Monroe Values &  Vision Endowed Scholarship
Application opens: September 1, 2018 Application deadline: November 2, 2018
The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria: • A girl who is a high school junior or senior from any public or     private school located in Hamilton County, TN.
• Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale)    or its equivalent while in high school.
• Applicant must plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year U.S. college or  
    university as a full-time student beginning in the summer or fall immediately    following high school graduation.
Submitting your application: Complete your application online at mythirtyone.com/info/howwegive under the Scholarship section. Please be sure to attach your current high school transcript.
Questions?  Contact scholarship@thirtyonegifts.com 


The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 30th class in 2018, the Foundation has provided over 6,000 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $66 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The application is open! Students who will be graduating in the 2018-2019 academic school year may apply at www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org through Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.