Announcements & Scholarship Opportunities

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Morehead Cain Scholarship Program

posted Aug 18, 2017, 7:06 AM by Keri Miles

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers the Morehead-Cain scholarship each year.  The Morehead-Cain is a four year, fully funded educational experience.  Scholars are based on leadership, moral force of character, scholarship, and physical vigor.  Additional information on the Morehead-Cain can be found at

If you plan to apply at UNC Chapel Hill and would like to be considered as a Magnet nominee for this scholarship, see Mrs. Miles prior to Friday, September 22.

Grambling State University's Fall 2017 High Day

posted Aug 18, 2017, 6:25 AM by Keri Miles

GSU's Fall 2017 High Day will be Saturday, September 16.  You will have the opportunity to tour the campus, meet faculty and staff, watch a Grambling football game, and much more.

The deadline to register for the event is September 10.  Early registration guarantees an event t-shirt, souvenir, lunch, and a game ticket.  A copy of the registration form has been attached to this announcement.

For additional information, contact Ms. LaVonda Walker or Ms. D'Andrea Brown at 318-274-6183 or

*Note - To view the attachment you will need to access this announcement via the website.

UNC Levine Scholars Program

posted Aug 17, 2017, 11:56 AM by Keri Miles   [ updated Aug 17, 2017, 12:01 PM ]

The University of North Carolina offers Levine Scholarships to approximately 20 incoming freshmen. These scholars will receive full tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for eight semesters of undergraduate study at UNC Charlotte.  Scholars will also have access to funding for four summer experiences, a service grant, and a professional development fund.  The combined value of the scholarship over four years is $155,000.

Candidates must be applicants for freshman enrollment at UNC Charlotte in a bachelor's program for the fall term immediately following their high school graduation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and should present an excellent academic record, demonstrate a commitment to community service and possess a capacity for ethical leadership.

For more information, go to  The deadline for me to submit nominations is October 8 so see me before then if you are interested in applying for the scholarship.


posted Aug 17, 2017, 8:56 AM by Keri Miles   [ updated Aug 17, 2017, 12:32 PM ]

The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.

College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.  

If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, you are encouraged to apply. QuestBridge's college partners are committed to making college affordable for all students — regardless of financial background — and offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need.

To learn more about the QuestBridge National College Math program, go to

To apply, go to  Applications are due by September 27.

College Visits & Preview Days

posted Aug 16, 2017, 4:01 PM by Keri Miles   [ updated Aug 16, 2017, 4:05 PM ]

Throughout the year college recruiters will visit the Magnet campus and/or colleges will host Open Houses/Preview Days.  Make sure to visit the College Visits & Preview Days page of my website regularly as dates are sometimes added on short notice. This information can also be found on the home page of my website (lower right hand corner) at

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Contest

posted Aug 16, 2017, 12:45 PM by Keri Miles   [ updated Aug 16, 2017, 12:46 PM ]

The 2017 Voice of Democracy Scholarship Contest is underway. Magnet has been fortunate to have a winning entry the past several years and we would love to have more. 

Students are welcome to submit their entries to me by October 20.  After October 20, students will be responsible for submitting their entries to the local VFW post (deadline is October 31).

 Quick Facts:

  • ·         Contest is open to 9th – 12th grade students
  • ·         National 1st place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship
  • ·         Other local, state, and national awards range from $1,000 to $16,000
  • ·         1st place winner from each state wins
  • ·          Theme – American History:  Our Hope for the Future

Students can go to for additional information and to download a copy of the entry form.  This information has also been attached below.

*Note - To view the attachment, you will need to access this announcement via my website.


posted Aug 16, 2017, 12:32 PM by Keri Miles   [ updated Aug 16, 2017, 12:34 PM ]

SENDedu is a free, secure electronic document transfer service for counselors, teachers, and other officials involved in the application completion process.  Some colleges request that transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc. be sent via SENDedu.  

If a college/university uses SENDedu, you will be given an Official Document Request form to submit to me.  Once I receive the Official Document Request form, I will send your transcript via SENDedu.  If you need a Letter of Recommendation, you must complete the Request for Letter of Recommendation form.  The Request for Letter of Recommendation form must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the deadline date.  

A sample Official Document Request form along with a Request for Letter of Recommendation form has been attached to this announcement. 

*Note - In order to view attachments, you will need to access this announcement via the website.

On Track Test Prep

posted Aug 12, 2017, 9:46 AM by Keri Miles   [ updated Aug 12, 2017, 9:46 AM ]

On Track Prep is hosting an ACT Boot Camp... 

When:         Saturday, August 26th and Saturday, September 2nd 

Location:    Loyola College Prep

                    921 Jordan Street

                    Shreveport, LA 71101

Time:           8am until 3pm

Contact:      Sherri Moss to register at 318-798-3636 office or 318-572-5507 cell

A flyer with additional dates is attached.  

*Note:  If you are viewing this announcement via email, you will need to go to my website to access the flyer.

Common App

posted Aug 8, 2017, 8:04 PM by Keri Miles   [ updated Aug 16, 2017, 12:41 PM ]

The Common Application (Common App) is an online platform that allows you to complete one application and submit it to numerous post secondary institutions.  Colleges request a large amount of information from applicants.  The Common App simplifies the process by collecting much of this information all in one place. This prevents you from repeating the details of your background, education, activities, and testing over and over again for every school you apply to.  Using this platform also enables you to stay on top of deadlines and manage tasks.  

As your counselor, I am able to upload transcripts and Letters of Recommendation to the Common App.  These items automatically get sent to all colleges you apply at.  Remember, if you need a Letter of Recommendation, you must complete the Request for Letter of Recommendation form.  The Request for Letter of Recommendation form must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the deadline date.  A copy of the Request for Letter of Recommendation form has been attached to this announcement. 

To view the institutions (over 700) that accept the Common App and to create an account, visit the Common App website.

*Note - In order to view the attachment, you will need to access this announcement via the website.

CollegeBoard's 2017-2018 Youth Advisory Council Application

posted Aug 6, 2017, 12:34 PM by Keri Miles

The Youth Advisory Council is a council established by The College Board and The council consists of around 90 incredible students from across the US, and abroad, who are passionate about education and dedicated to improving all the elements of the high school experience to better serve the needs of students from all backgrounds.

They're on the lookout for phenomenal students who are:
-- In 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, or their first year of college as of August 2017
-- Have taken or are planning to take the PSAT, SAT, or ACT and/OR are current, former, or future AP students and/or use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy
-- Are passionate about improving the college planning process to make higher education more accessible to all young people
-- Can commit 30-45 minutes every two weeks from August 2017 to January 2018

But, WHAT would I even have to do as a student advisor?
-- Complete 15-30 minute online survey every other week
-- Participate in two 1 hour Google Hangout discussions during the 6 month period

**** Highly involved members may also have some AWESOME opportunities. Past opportunities have included participating in news interviews about preparing for college, receiving invitations to serve as a student ambassador at College Board conferences and being featured on College Board social media.

WHY should I care?
The College Board is trying to clear a path for students on the road to college.This means they need YOUR ideas on how to make it happen! In the process, student advisors also get to develop business skills such as decision-making, teamwork, and idea incubation.

APPLICATION DETAILS (don't sweat, it's super short):
-- Basic information about yourself (name, age, that sort of thing).
-- A 350-word (or less!) essay

GET YOUR APPLICATION IN by Friday August 18, 2017 at 11:59PM EST.

Click HERE to complete the application.

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