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


Phone: 386-792-8117 Fax: 386-638-0183

[email protected]

Registrar Documents

Senior Class Meeting Information 4-28-2021

  • Career Development Opportunities - This document includes a list of current local employment opportunities. This list was compiled and provided by Jennifer Gisonni of PotLuck Enterprises and Mia Hunter Mauldin of Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce. Career Development Opportunities.pdf (208.3 KBs)
  • 2021 Graduation Information and Inclement Weather Plan UPDATED 5-12-21 - This document includes important dates, times, details, and requirements regarding Baccalaureate and Graduation. The Graduation Inclement Weather Plan is also included. Graduation Plan 2021 UPDATED 5-12-21.pdf (225.2 KBs)

Graduation Items

Cap & Gown Order

Visit www.herffjones.com

HCHS graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 21st. Students MUST order a cap and gown from Herff Jones in order to participate in HCHS graduation ceremony.  All students are required to wear a cap and gown purchased exclusively through Herff Jones. Students may not wear borrowed regalia or regalia purchased from alternative vendors.


University HQ

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


[email protected]

2020-2021 HCHS Scholarship Information

2020-2021 HCHS Scholarship Information Updated 4/19/21 8:11AM


HCHS Common Application

Florida Peanut Producers Association Deadline 7/1/21


Sample Application

Sample Application For review only.

Resume Resources


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)

Financial Foundations Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a winning student in the form of a 529 Savings Plan Scholarship for $2500.

How can my students be considered for the Financial Foundations Scholarship?

Students complete at least one lesson from of EVERFI's Venture: Entrepreneurial Expedition course and complete the short essay scholarship application.

How can my students complete these lessons?

Contact Mrs. Leslie Carter at HCHS: 386-792-8105 or [email protected]

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

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

Kantner Foundation

The Kantner Foundation Inc. was established in 1987 by Woodrow A. Kantner, a self-made real estate developer from Martin County, Florida. Kantner created the foundation to promote community-based philanthropy and the free enterprise system. Each year, the foundation awards scholarships to outstanding students who have demonstrated high potential for future success and have met the qualifications set forth by the Foundation. To date, the Foundation has distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars in the form of scholarships and grants to not-for-profit organizations.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Kantner Foundation is accepting scholarship applications online until Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59 EDT. This unique opportunity is only available to Florida high school seniors. 

Apply at: https://www.kantnerfoundation.org/auth/signup

The Florida Scholarship Guide is a free 112-page list of scholarship opportunities for students in Florida. Access the Florida Scholarship Guide at: https://www.kantnerfoundation.org/apply

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/

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 [email protected]

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. 


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.

Student Scholarships.org

Information provided by https://studentscholarships.org/


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


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

Scholar's App

Information provided by Scholar's App

2) Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship - $5,000 - Deadline: July 15, 2021 - Open to all current high school seniors and college freshman, sophomores and juniors (ages 27 and younger) who demonstrate an active commitment to mitigating the impact o the HIV/AIDS epidemic and taking on roles of public service and leadership. Apply at bit.ly/pedroscholar

3) Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award - $5,000 – Deadline: July 15, 2021 - Available to young artivist (27 years of age or younger) who exemplifies Mary's passion for the arts as the vehicle for their own HIV/AIDS community activism and expression. Apply at bit.ly/bowmanscholar

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