District Announcements

  • For Seniors
    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.

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  • March Scholarship Deadlines
    Please click here for the March Scholarship Newsletter deadline. 

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  • 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.

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  • For Juniors
    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.

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  • For Juniors
    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).

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  • For Juniors
    TMCF Fleischer HBCU Scholars Program
    Program Dates
    June 20-26, 2020

    Benefits
    Students will learn the necessary skills for success in college and beyond by participating in the following activities:

         Discover academic and career opportunities in business
         Participate in professional and leadership development activities
         Interact with students, faculty, staff, and alumni
         Find out more about university admission and available financial assistance options
         Build a peer network with other rising seniors/students from around the state in a 
               cohort style program; develop relationships with students with similar interests
     
    How to Apply
    Apply to the TMCF Fleischer HBCU Scholars Program here.
    Application Deadline
    May 1, 2020.

    Eligibility
    The program is open to current NC high school juniors, who will participate in the program the summer before entering their senior year.

    Application Requirements
    The TMCF Fleischer HBCU Scholars Program application requires the following:

    General information, including student, parent, and high school Academic information, including a list of all business courses taken in high school Involvement information, including clubs, organizations, community service, and work experience

    Two short answer questions, maximum 300 words
    Official high school transcript
    1 letter of recommendation

    Program Cost
    The program is free for all students selected to participate! Housing, meals, and all program materials are provided.

    Contact
    For more information, please contact us at 910.672.1372 or admissions@uncfsu.edu.

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  • 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.

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