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Mrs. Jenni Lofton
Idalou High School Counselor
9th-12th grade services
806-892-1900 ext 2010

2012-2013 School Year
Parents:  Please email me if you would like to be added to the parent email list.  I will send out monthly emails.  Thank you!
jlofton@idalouisd.net

       

Class of 2011
 SENIORS NEED TO KNOW:

Let me know when you have been accepted to a college/university...we will announce it!

Financial Aid Parent Night #2 February 6th...5:30

Scholarships are posted outside of my office.  Check weekly!

South Plains Senior Day--Feb 15th...use a college day and go tour SPC!


September 10th--Texas Tech will be here during Activity Period.
I will also be giving out a Senior Folder.


September 18th--I will take a group of seniors to visit Texas Tech.  Please sign up soon....only 3 spots left!

September 24th--I will take a group of seniors to SPC to a "College Fair".  Many colleges will be there to visit with you and answer any questions!


REMEMBER:  You have two college days as a senior...Use them!  Go visit and see what you think!



Scholarships are starting to arrive
:

***New Scholarships listed***

1.  You will receive a packet of scholarships in your senior folder in September.

3.  Check your "college of choice" website.  Make sure you notice their SCHOLARSHIP deadline.  Many times it is earlier than even the latest application deadline.

4.  Are you the first child in your family to attend college?  If so, there is a "First Generation Scholarship" for you.


2012-2013

New scholarships are in my office.  Stop by and copy any that interest you.  Thanks!

1.  Idalou South Plains Association of Schools:  April 2nd
2.  Idalou 4-H Scholarship--April 13th
3.  Lubbock Insurance--April 13th
4.  PBS Wendell--April 15th (science/engineering)
5.  Hispanic Association of Women--May 1st
6.  Idalou School Board Scholarship due May 11th
7.  Idalou Stock show--May 7th
8.  Idalou Booster Club Scholarship due May 3rd



***Lubbock Soil and Water Conservation Scholarship--Majoring in Agriculture?  This one is for you.
***Foundation for Rural Service---parents must be a member of South Plains Electric Coop.
***December 1st---Early deadline for WT Financial Aid


Pick up Scholarship Packet in my office! Click link below for online copy...


Scholarship Packet 2012

Click here to calculate possible scholarships or aid!


Go to this site for the Scholarship of the Day:

scholarships.financialaidtips.com/scholarships/




Financial Aid

You may now apply for your PIN number.  Please see me for information.  You can apply for your FAFSA after January 1st, 2012. 

Financial Aid Meeting with Earl Hudgins--Panhandle Plains.
February 6th at 5:30 in the lecture hall.



Important Information:

  • If you did not receive a senior folder, please stop by and grab one. 
  • PLEASE check graduation plan...this is important!
  • Time for APPLYTEXAS!  Use this application to apply to any TEXAS College/University.  Go to www.applytexas.org
  • TOP 10%--make sure to have your parent complete the FAFSA after January 1st and before March 1st, to receive the $2000.00 scholarship
  • Questions about the ACT or SAT?  Please stop by and ask!  I do have fee waivers.  Come see if you qualify.
    Lots more to come---Check this website daily for new announcements and listen daily to Mrs. Thornton for important senior announcements--Thanks!



Some Deadlines:


SPEC Scholarshipswww.spec.coop/scholarships.php
Texas A&M University:  Deadline Dec 1st for freshman scholarship
Univ. of Texas at Austin:  Dec 1st freshman scholarship
South Plains College:  March 1--Application deadline, ACT or SAT scores must accompany application
Angelo State:  Carr Scholarship--Dec 1st
Baylor University:  January 31st Collins Scholar Program
WTAMU:  Dec 1st--Early deadline....February 1st
Tech:  February 1st freshman scholarship
Texas State University:  Dec. 15th freshman scholarship
KFC Scholarship:  Dec 1st
Burger King:  by Feb 2nd







ACT TEST
Go to www.actstudent.org to register

  • Must have an ACT or SAT to receive scholarships from most colleges/universities
  • Fee waivers are available:  you must meet one requirement: enrolled in free or reduced lunch, enrolled in Upward Bound, reside in a foster home, ward of the state, or homeless, family received low-income assistance from govt., OR family's total income is at or below the USDA levels (please see me if you have any questions regarding waivers)

RECAP:  IMPORTANT:

APPLYTEXAS.org----Apply to all of your Texas Colleges and Universities

FINANCIAL AID---APPLY for your PIN at
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

SCHOLARSHIPS---Check weekly for updates: Filing Cabinet in my office and this site

CHECK YOUR CREDITS!  It is your job to make sure you are ready to GRADUATE!





Dangers of Texting while Driving:

http://ut.zerofatalities.com/texting.php





Class of 2014 

Freshmen:

It's never too early to check your graduation plan!




Class of 2012-2013




CHECK YOUR CREDITS!

Juniors:

Perfect time to take the ACT/SAT!
See me for help.

Let me know if you plan to take Dual Credit as a senior.

We will begin finalizing senior schedules in March.

Start thinking about taking your ACT or SAT this spring or summer.  Let me know if I can help register you online.

Use your two college days!




Sophomores:


Please let me know if you plan to take Dual Credit as a junior.

CHECK YOUR CREDITS!
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