Interested in a career in teaching? N.C. State is offering a five day, residential summer program focused on leadership and a career in education. All expenses are paid except for travel to and from the program at N.C. State. You may be nominated by your school or submit a self nomination. More information available at NC State Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT).
The Gaston County Schools’ 9th Annual COLLEGE EXPO 2020 will be held at Gaston College, Lena Sue Beam Building in Dallas on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interest sessions will run concurrently.
I completed my FAFSA. What's next?
This link provides very useful information regarding what happens after you submit the FAFSA. It is very important that you follow these next steps. Financial Aid Awards may not be completed until a student is submitted to a college.
Don’t forget to complete your NC Residency Determination if you are applying to NC colleges https://ncresidency. cfnc.org/residencyInfo this is how you get a RCN (Residency Certification Number) that many NC college applications will require. Use your CFNC account to apply. Contact 844-319-3640 or 919-835-2290 for troubleshooting.
Community Foundation Gaston County Scholarships - More than two dozen scholarships that recognize achievement, respond to financial need and help to build a future generation of community leaders. The criteria, application process and annual award amounts vary.
FAFSA Video - This link is a great tool that will help you and your parents understand and complete the FAFSA.
For Seniors - Best and Brightest
The Gaston Gazette is sponsoring the Best and Brightest scholarship program to recognize outstanding high school seniors in Gaston County. One senior from each high school will be chosen for the Best and Brightest honor and have an opportunity to compete for $1,500 and $1,000 scholarships. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 12 at 5:00 p.m. Winners will be recognized at a reception at the Schiele Museum on Thursday, April 30. Information will be available from high school counselors and online by clicking here. If you have questions, call Gazette community editor Will MacDonald, (704) 869-1838.
For Seniors - Albert G. Myers Scholarship
Please use the link below to carefully read the eligibility and application procedures. You should also contact your school counselor to notify him/her you are applying and seek assistance.
Application link. This application will open in a fillable PDF. You will need to complete it, print, parent and student sign. Also, please see the final page for a list of other information you should submit including recommendation letters and transcript.
Deadline to submit application and all supporting materials to school counselor is Feb. 21, 2020. All applications must be typed.
Please verify that the application has the student and parent signature. All supporting documents should have appropriate signatures as well.
Scholarship is based on these characteristics:
1. purpose in life
2. financial ned
4. qualities of leadership
5. participation in student and community activities
6. high school scholastic achievement
Directions for Understanding your PSAT
Your PSAT/NMSQT scores will online by December 11, 2019. You'll have an email from College Board with instructions on creating your account and using your access code to view your scores.
Follow these steps:
Go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10 and watch the video take the video tour of how to read your score report.
Sign or create your CollegeBoard account.
Get your full report online at studentscores.collegeboard.org.
Follow the prompts and use your Access Code found on the front of your score report to link your PSAT scores to your account.
Click on the Khan Academy link, share your PSAT scores with Khan Academy, and start practicing. Khan Academy is the best way to practice for the SAT.
Be organized! Create a folder in which to keep your PSAT and SAT score reports.