HCHS Guidance Staff

Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell

Guidance Counselor: Grades 9-12

Phone: 386-792-8113 Fax: 386-638-0183

[email protected]

Mr. Scott Connelly

Guidance Counselor: Grades 7-8

Phone: 386-792-8118 Fax: 386-638-0183

[email protected]

Mrs. Ragan Carnley

Registrar

Phone: 386-792-8117 Fax: 386-638-0183

[email protected]

Registrar Documents

Graduation Items

Cap & Gown Order

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Resources

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Best Colleges: https://universityhq.org/best-colleges/

Best Colleges in Florida: https://universityhq.org/best-colleges/florida/

HCHS Local Scholarships

Scholarship Coordinator

Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell

386-792-8113

[email protected]

2020-2021 HCHS Scholarship Information

2020-2021 HCHS Scholarship Information Updated 4/13/21 10:28AM

Applications

HCHS Common Application *requires additional application

     Angela Jackson scholarship Fund* Deadline 4/21/21

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Kappa Eta Omega Chapter Deadline 4/12/21

Big Bend Technical College Career & Technical Education (CTE) Deadline 5/7/21

Florida Peanut Producers Association Deadline 7/1/21

Gold Standard Chapter #48 OES, PHA Trisheka T Nelson Deadline 4/13/21

Angela Jackson Scholarship Fund Deadline 4/21/21

Izabella Jones Miller Full Circle Deadline 4/12/21

RIVEROAK Technical College Merit Deadline 5/7/21

Sample Application

Sample Application For review only.

Resume Resources

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https://www.resumebuilder.com/create-a-resume/

Other Scholarship/Financial Aid Opportunities

Financial Aid Information

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Federal Financial Aid)

      FAFSA Presentation PowerPoint

Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance (State Scholarship and Grant Programs)

Florida Bright Futures

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement. Go to https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPBFMAIN/SAPBFMAIN find out more information about Florida Bright Futures Scholarships. Click each link below to find specific details for each Bright Future Scholarship.

Florida Academic Scholarship (FAS) and Florida Medallion Scholarship (FMS)

Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholarship (GSC)

Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship (CSV)

Student-View Scholarship Program

The 2021 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $13,000 worth of scholarship to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. The program includes:

  • One (1) $5,000 scholarship
  • Three (3) $1,000 scholarships
  • Ten (10) $500 scholarships

It is quick and easy to apply:

* NO minimum SAT or ACT score
* NO minimum grade point average
* NO lengthy, time-consuming paperwork
* NO essays
* NO application fees

Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.

The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. The scholarship winner will be announced in May 2021.

Deadline: April 22, 2021

For more information or questions visit www.studentinsights.com or contact 724-903-0439 or [email protected]

Alfred T. Airth Scholarship

The Alfred T. Airth is a great opportunity for Graduating Seniors in the top 15% at Hamilton High School who are planning to go to the University of Florida.

Elizabeth R. Airth provided this scholarship in memory of her husband, Alfred T. Airth, to benefit conscientious students dedicated to academic excellence. Alfred T. Airth served Suwannee County as county attorney for 20 years and then served the city of Live Oak as city attorney for 26 years. He retired in 1975. Voted Suwannee County Man of the Year in 1956, Airth developed an admirable record of community, civic and religious service to Live Oak and Suwannee County. A 1930 alumnus of UF's law school, he passed away in 1993. Elizabeth Airth passed away in 2001.

Criteria: Preference will be given to a student who is a resident of Suwannee County and in the top 15% of her or his graduating class at Suwannee High School. If no such student is eligible, then preference is given to a similar student from Branford High School. If no student is eligible from Suwanee or Branford High Schools, then graduating students from Lafayette, Dixie, Madison, Hamilton, Taylor and Columbia counties will be considered.  

This scholarship is renewable for up to four years for students maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher. All eligible students must be admitted to UF. 

Alfred T. Airth Scholarship Application

Deadline: May 1st

PB & J Scholarship

The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed. (high GPA is not needed to qualify!)

Amount: $500 - $1,000

How to apply: Visit bit.ly/pbjscholarship2021

Deadline: May 31, 2021

Eligibility: Open to high school seniors attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in the U.S.

What’s needed to apply? Application, transcript and 1 letter of recommendation required (2 preferred)

Learn more at pbjscholarship.org 

Questions? Contact Traven Watase at 808-450-9988 or email trav[email protected]

Comedy TABC Scholarship

Comedy TABC Scholarship

Deadline: May 31st every year

Available to: High School Freshmen through College Undergraduates

Award Amount: $1500

Write  a short story of a time you were peer pressured to drink alcohol, how you handled it, and what the effects were.

Learn more about the Scholarship Contest: https://comedytabc.com/#scholarships

Student Scholarships.org

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SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINES FROM: MARCH 15 – MAY 15, 2021 

10) Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship - $10,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: April 15, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a high school senior diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and have a GPA of 3.0 or greater. B) Be successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise and diet. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10956/scott_and_kim_verplank_foundation_scholarship_scholarship.php

11) Intertech Foundation STEM Scholarship - $2,500 - 1 Award (Deadline: April 15, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 or higher with an intent to study computer science. B) Be graduating high school in the spring of 2021 and enrolling at or accepted to an accredited college or university within the US by the end of August 2021. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10816/intertech_foundation_stem_scholarship_scholarship.php

12) National Dairy Shrine Scholarships - $3,000 - 42 Awards (Deadline: April 15, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a high school senior planning to enter a four-year-college or university with intent to major in Dairy/Animal Science. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12541/national_dairy_shrine_scholarships_scholarship.php

13) VSA Emerging Young Artists Program - $20,000 - 15 Awards (Deadline: April 28, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be between the ages of 16 and 25 during the application window and have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. This includes sensory, physical, cognitive, learning, socio-emotional disabilities and more. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/18145/vsa_emerging_young_artists_program_scholarship.php

14) Kochhar & Co. Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: April 30, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be attending college or university on a full-time or part-time basis no later than September of 2021. B) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/18163/kochhar_co_scholarship_scholarship.php

15) Review It Scholarship - $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 15, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be attending college or university no later than September of 2021. B) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater and plan on attending a school in the United States. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13677/review_it_scholarship_scholarship.php

SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINES FROM: MARCH 25 – MAY 11, 2021

9) NDTA Scholarship Program - $1,000 – 10 Awards (Deadline: April 15, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a high school or college student pursuing an education in logistics, transportation, or passenger travel. B) Be attending a school full-time in the fall of 2021. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13505/ndta_scholarship_program_scholarship.php

10) Porch Skilled Trade and Technology Scholarship - $2,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: April 16, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) You must be 18 years or over and currently be enrolled as a high school senior and a minimum GPA of 3.4. B) Be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/16170/porch_skilled_trade_and_technology_scholarship_scholarship.php

11) American Culinary Federation Scholarships - $2,500 - 10 Awards (Deadline: April 30, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be an exemplary student and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. B) Be currently accepted to the institution with a culinary, pastry or food service-related major. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/15688/american_culinary_federation_scholarships_scholarship.php

12) Code Wizards HQ Educational Scholarship - $2,500 - 1 Award (Deadline: May 1, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a high school senior with at least a 3.5 GPA. C) Be planning to study in a STEM program. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/17633/code_wizards_hq_educational_scholarship_scholarship.php

13) Brower Youth Award - $3,000 - 6 Awards (Deadline: May 14, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a youth environmental change leader living in North America. B) Be between the ages of 13 and 22. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9545/brower_youth_award_scholarship.php

14) PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarships - $2,500 – 56 Awards (Deadline: May 1, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be currently enrolled in or plan to enroll in a PHCC-approved plumbing or HVACR apprentice program. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8983/phcc_educational_foundation_scholarships_scholarship.php

15) African-American Journalism Scholarship - $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 11, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be attending college or university no later than September of 2021. B) Be an African-American student planning on studying towards a career in journalism. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/17765/african_american_journalism_scholarship_scholarship.php

SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINES FROM: APRIL 30th – JUNE 30th

1) AMVETS National Scholarships - $4,000 – 9 Awards (Deadline: April 30, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a deserving high school senior or high school JROTC student. B) Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in the Fall of 2021. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9590/amvets_national_scholarships_scholarship.php

2) Fortuna Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: April 30, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. B) You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/15372/1_000_fortuna_scholarship_scholarship.php

3) National Healthcare Heroes Grant for Nurses - $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 1, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be planning on becoming a nurse. B) Be in Grade 12 or higher and accepted for enrollment in the Fall of 2021. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/17770/national_healthcare_heroes_grant_for_nurses_scholarship.php

4) Paradigm Challenge Scholarship - $100,000 - 100 Awards (Deadline: May 1, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be 18 years or younger. B) Demonstrate a solution to a real-life problem using kindness, creativity, and collaboration. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12702/the_paradigm_challenge_scholarship.php

5) Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship - $10,000 – 6 Awards (Deadline: May 5, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a legal resident of the 50 U.S. states or District of Columbia as of August 5, 2021 and be 18 or older as of August 5, 2021 B) Have a declared major of biology, chemistry, bio-chemistry or a related life science field. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13816/thermo_fisher_scientific_antibody_scholarship_scholarship.php

6) Impact Scholarship for Black Students - $2,550 - 1 Award (Deadline: May 11, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a Black student who excels at dreaming big and starting small while building their vision for the future. B) Be 16 years of age or older and be enrolled in college or registered in a high school. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/17769/impact_scholarship_for_black_students_scholarship.php

7) NAGE Scholarship - $500 – 100 Awards (Deadline: May 14, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be planning to attend or already be attending a two or four-year college, graduate school, trade or technical school to be eligible. B) Be a member of NAGE, IBPO, IBCO, or IAEP, or be the member's spouse, child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or significant other. Applications can be found by going to: https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13324/nage_scholarship_scholarship.php

8) NC Scholarships - $2,000 - 12 Awards (Deadline: May 31, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be currently enrolled as a high school senior or a student enrolled at an accredited college or university located within the United States. B) Have a GPA of at least 2.5. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/18358/nc_scholarship_scholarship.php

9) Full Circle Scholarship - $15,000 - 650 Awards (Deadline: May 31, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a U.S. citizen eligible to attend college in the U.S. B) Be enrolled in a certificate, associates, bachelors, or graduate program by the Fall of 2021. Applications can be found by going to: https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9645/american_indian_college_fund_scholarships_scholarship.php

10) SP High School Scholarship - $10,000 - 10 Awards (Deadline: May 31, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a high school student planning to attend college in September 2021. B) Answer the Essay question on the sponsors website. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14870/sp_high_school_scholarship_scholarship.php 

11) SILA Foundation Scholarships - $1,000 – 10 Awards (Deadline: May 31, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better. B) Be pursuing a course of study in Business administration, Education, Finance or accounting, Insurance studies, Marketing or Mathematics. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/15797/sila_foundation_scholarships_scholarship.php

12) AGC Workforce Development Scholarships - $1,000 - 100 Awards (Deadline: June 1, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Plan to attend a technical school or approved craft training program in any discipline of construction. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12882/agc_workforce_development_scholarships_scholarship.php

13) Got a Spine Scholarship - $500 - 1 Award (Deadline: June 2, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2021. B) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10634/got_a_spine_scholarship_scholarship.php

14) Girls Impact the World Scholarship Awards - $5,000 – 12 Awards (Deadline: June 15, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be attending high school or enrolled in undergraduate program. B) Be 25 years of age or younger at the time of application. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14062/girls_impact_the_world_scholarship_awards_scholarship.php

15) Scholarship Buddy - $1,000 - 10 Awards (Deadline: June 30, 2021) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a current senior in High School and a legal resident of the United States.  B) Be enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2021. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipbuddy.com/scholarships

Wilhelmina Foundation Textbook Scholarship

Named in honor of his mother Wilhelmina Pittman, Attorney Sean Pittman founded the Wilhelmina Foundation to provide college textbooks to students throughout the State of Florida.

Deadline: June 1, 2021

To learn more about the Wilhelmina Foundation visit https://wilhelminafoundation.com/

2021 Wilhelmina Foundation Textbook Scholarship Application

If you have any questions concerning the scholarship award or the application, please reach out to the Wihelmina Foundation at [email protected] or call (850) 216-1002.

OppU Achievers Scholarship

The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for themselves and others. Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs.

To be eligible for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

To apply for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, submit a short essay responding to the prompted question. In 500 words or fewer, please tell us why you’re an achiever. How have you created opportunity for yourself? How have you created opportunity for others? Did you start a small business? Are you the founder of a community program? How did you overcome the odds and make your dreams—or the dreams of others—come true? Please include links to any relevant material that demonstrates your accomplishments.

Scholarship decisions are based solely on an applicant’s essay response. Winners for the OppU Achievers Scholarship are selected four times a year, with submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30.

To apply visit https://www.opploans.com/oppu/scholarship/

Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship

A $1,000 Scholarship For Those Affected By Life-Changing Accidents

The Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who have had their life altered due to a bodily injury from an automotive or pedestrian accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Certa Law Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an accident has had on their life.

Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship. There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read, and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys a non-fictional story of your life before and after an auto accident.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is December 15th of each year.

To learn more please visit: https://www.certalaw.com/certa-law-personal-injury-wrongful-death-scholarship

Purdue Global University - Scholarships for Minority Students

This resource shares 45+ financial aid scholarships for future and current students as well as potential graduate students to supplement the cost of education or professional development endeavors. Information on where to find scholarships and grants is supplied. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans, and much more. The featured scholarships are current and are provided by trusted organizations. The resource will constantly be updated to ensure students can apply to the most accurate scholarships available. 

https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/student-life/scholarships-minority-students/

Student Opportunities

Laptops 4 Learning

Laptops 4 Learning, a Phoenix based 503 (c) (3) organization has partnered with VideoScholarship.org to provide up to 
30 laptops for graduating seniors heading to college on a monthly basis.

To be eligible, laptop recipients must:

1. Have a family income of $50,000 or less.  Income is self reported by applicant.
2. Demonstrate proof of enrollment at a college or university OR have a college acceptance letter.
3. Provide one of the following explaining why a laptop will help them further their education.  
     a) Upload a 90 second video explaining why they should be selected
     b) Upload a 90 second audio file explaining why they should be selected
     c) Write an essay of 500 words or less explaining why they should be selected

Recipients are awarded and shipped a laptop upon completion of the requirements above.  Laptops are drop shipped to the awardees place of residence.

To learn more about the program, go to https://laptops4learning.videoscholarship.org