Announcements & Scholarship Opportunities

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GE - Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

posted Nov 12, 2018, 7:35 AM by Keri Miles

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Semifinalists will be required to provide a recommendation from a community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee. Learn more about the qualifications of a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar

For more information, go to https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/.  The deadline to apply is January 4, 2019.

Community Service Hours Due Soon

posted Nov 8, 2018, 9:42 AM by Keri Miles

Are you working to earn the Community Service diploma endorsement?  If so, remember your 25 hours for senior year are due before you leave for Christmas break.

Eugene McDermott Scholarship (UT Dallas)

posted Nov 8, 2018, 6:46 AM by Keri Miles

McDermott Scholars receive one of the most selective and generous undergraduate merit awards in the nation; it includes a full scholarship and stipend package with access to UT Dallas’ rigorous education, leadership training, cultural enrichment, and personalized opportunities designed to equip them with the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed as leaders.

The scholarship includes:
  • Tuition and fees
  • Book stipends
  • Over $16,000 in living stipends each year
  • Up to $12,000 for study abroad
  • Up to $3,000 for career-oriented support
  • Cohort travel to Santa Fe, N.M.; Austin, Texas; and Washington, D.C.
  • Network of professional staff, faculty, alumni and current scholars
The award provides an essentially debt-free college education with benefits valued at more than $250,000 (out-of-state) or $150,000 (in-state) over the four-year term.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Required standardized test score (one or more of the following)
    • 1490 or higher on the new-style two-part SAT (verbal and math)
    • OR 34 or higher on the ACT
    • OR National Merit Semifinalist
  • First-time college freshman
    • AP, IB, CLEP, and Dual-Credit acceptable
Other Helpful (but not required) Qualifications:
  • Top 5% of class
  • Leadership
  • Community service
  • Broad interests
  • Social skills with peers
  • Interacts easily with adults
The deadline to apply is December 7, 2018.  For more information, go to https://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott/.

On Track Test Prep - ACT Prep Course

posted Nov 7, 2018, 7:10 AM by Keri Miles

When: Saturday, November 17th and Saturday, December 1st

Time: 9 am until 2 pm

Where: Holiday Inn Express - 8751 Park Plaza, Shreveport, LA

Please contact: Sherri Moss to register today at 572-5507

Elks National Foundation Scholarships

posted Nov 2, 2018, 8:40 AM by Keri Miles

The Elks National Foundation offers several other scholarships for students to compete at the national level. The scholarships are:

1.      Most Valuable Student Scholarship- The Elks National Foundation awards 500 four-year scholarships ranging from a total of $4,000 to $50,000.  The scholarship is open to all senior students who are citizens of the United States.  Students are judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications are available online at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm. The completed application must be submitted online no later than November 15, 2018.

2.      The Eagle Scout Scholarship- This scholarship is open to all high school senior Eagle Scouts.  For more information, contact the Scout Service Center.

3.      Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship- This scholarship is open to all high school senior Girl Scouts. For more information, contact the local Girl Scout council.

LELA Scholarship (for FAFSA completion)

posted Nov 2, 2018, 8:36 AM by Keri Miles   [ updated Nov 2, 2018, 8:37 AM ]

Remember to complete and submit your 2019-2020 FAFSA as soon as possible and enter Lela's $1000 FAFSA Completion Scholarship Drawing for a chance to win cash for college. 

Note:  FAFSA submission emails should be forwarded to kmmiles@caddoschools.org by December 7.

SB Art Jr. 2019

posted Nov 1, 2018, 2:49 PM by Keri Miles

Are you talented in art, music, film, theater and/or dance?  If so, keep reading... 

Beginning in January, SB Magazine (online) plans to spotlight a different senior from area high schools each week. They are looking for students who think outside the box and who have boundless creativity.  The goal with these profiles is to highlight the most important part of our community — the youth.

Each student selected will have a professional photo/head shot taken inside the SB Art studio, a small profile written by SB Magazine and any additional photos they’d like to submit of their work.

Caddo Magnet High School can nominate 3 students for this opportunity.  If you are interested in being nominated, please submit a picture of your work to Mrs. Miles by Tuesday, November 27.  Make sure your name is on the picture.

Elks Lodge Student of the Month Scholarship

posted Nov 1, 2018, 2:27 PM by Keri Miles

UPDATE:  If you submitted an application to the P.O. Box previously listed on the application, please resend your application to the physical address listed on the updated attachments below or email them to the scholarship chairs.

The Elks Lodge Student of the Month Scholarship contest is now open.  Each month a $1000 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding senior boy and senior girl who demonstrate exemplary standards. They should be well rounded with leadership, citizenship, service, and scholarship qualities. These students will be competing with applicants from high schools in the Caddo-Bossier area.  

The scholarships will be awarded for the months of September through April. A copy of the application can be found below (you must access this announcement via Mrs. Miles' website to see the attachment).  

Completed applications should be received at the lodge by the 10th of each month.

Note:  Once an application is submitted, it will remain in the applicant pool for the year.  However, if any of your information changes throughout the year (i.e. you get a job, earn an award, etc.), it CAN be updated.  Simply send the updated page to Sue Cooksey or Lynda Rowland.  

Virtual College Fair

posted Nov 1, 2018, 2:14 PM by Keri Miles

Research and connect with great affordable colleges and universities around the USA. Chat with admissions counselors to ask questions about academics, campus life, financial aid, scholarships and more!  Register online at www.collegefairsonline.com now to participate in the south fair on November 5th-10th. 


Krewe of Harambee Scholarship

posted Nov 1, 2018, 2:11 PM by Keri Miles   [ updated Nov 1, 2018, 2:11 PM ]

On Monday, January 21, 2019 during the Krewe of Harambee’s annual Martin Luther King Hopes and Dreams Breakfast, two $1000.00 college or technical school scholarships will be awarded to eligible African American high school seniors. Requirements to apply for this scholarship are as follows:

1. Student must be able to submit proof verifying a single parent home.

2. Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or better.

3. Submit essay entitled, “How I made It Against all Odds”.

4.  Transcript containing 1st 9 weeks grades. 

The essay must be a minimum of 800 words typed in 12 point font, correctly formatted with proper spelling and grammar.  All entries should be submitted with a cover letter that includes your name, high school, and a current telephone number. Entries should be e-mailed to  sbrag3@aol.com and to cyntigal@aol.com no later than 6:00p.m. January 7, 2019.  Winners will be notified January 11, 2019 by phone between 3 and 5 p.m. Selected winners are required to read their essays during the Martin Luther King Day Hopes and Dreams Breakfast on January 21, 2019.

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