Wednesday, May 16, 2018

ACT Prep Camp: Montevallo

ACT Prep Camp: Montevallo

When: Tuesday, May 29- Friday, June 1
Where:  University of Montevallo
Who: High School Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors
Participant Fee: $250 per participant- This includes the price of lunch & snacks.


This four-day camp will provide students with content and test taking strategies for
each section of the ACT test. One point can be the difference in receiving a
scholarship! A 20 percent scholarship is available to the children of UM
employees and for those who qualify for financial assistance based on documented
free/reduced lunch participants.

Click HERE for more Information!


       

Monday, May 14, 2018

Alabama Summer Learning Challenge

 Alabama Summer Learning Challenge
What: Fuel Education is now providing two FREE learning activities
Who: All Alabama Students
When: May 1- July 30
Fuel Education is excited to team up with the Alabama State Department of Education to provide FREE, personalized and engaging math, reading, language arts, and science learning activities to Alabama students all summer long! 

For More Information, Click HERE!

Monday, May 7, 2018

LSCC Dual Enrollment Bonanza Information

LSCC Dual Enrollment Bonanza Information

The next Bonanza is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2018.  The Bonanza is designed to orient Dual Enrollment students who have registered for the summer 2018 term.  Thus, be sure to complete all registration steps before you attend the Bonanza.   If you would like to attend the Bonanza, you must register online (for Dual Enrollment) first.  To do so, please follow Track 2 directions (if you are new student) or Track 4 directions (if you are a returning student).  Click here to begin the enrollment process.

All Dual Enrollment students are  required to participate in the Dual Enrollment Bonanza.  Details about this event are below.

Location of Event (Bonanza):

Lawson State Community College (Birmingham/West/Main Campus)
3060 Wilson Road, SW.   Birmingham, AL  35221
Perry W. Ward Technology Building--ACATT Building


If you have not registered yet, to do so, please follow Track 2 directions (if you are a new student) or Track 4 directions (if you are a returning student).  Click here to begin the enrollment process.
Upcoming Bonanza Date:  Thursday, May 17th, 2018Time: 6:00 p.m.
Building:  Perry W. Ward Technology Building--ACATT BuildingFloor: 1st Floor
Room:  Theater
Grant funds (free funds for select Career Technical Programs) will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to eligible students.  Funds are limited and are NOT guaranteed.  Funds cover books, tuition and fees (and some select materials).  You must be present at this event to qualify for grant covered funds (while they last).  Typically the Bonanza runs from about 9 a.m. until noon, so plan accordingly.  On average, it can take about 2 hours to complete the full registration process, depending upon when you arrive.  The earlier you arrive, typically, the shorter your processing time.  These are projected times only and can never be predicted.  

 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Polaris Industries


Polaris Industries


If you know of a student that intends to go directly into the workforce after graduation,
please pass along the attached flyer and know that their education does not stop at the
doors of Polaris – we continually strive to offer educational opportunities to our team
members such as after-work classes in Excel, Project Management, Leadership Skills
and other developmental trainings. In addition, Polaris offers tuition reimbursement of up
to $5,250 a year for those pursuing degrees. We partner with the state of Alabama’s AIDT
program to provide entry level weld training and skill-set assessments.
Interested students can apply online at www.applytopolaris.com



Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Thompson Tractor Company

Thompson Tractor Company

Service Technician Intern:

The purpose of the Service Technician Internship is to introduce incoming high school Juniors and Seniors to an exciting career as a Caterpillar dealer technician, and to gain real-world experience by assisting, observing and learning from experienced technicians while performing service and repair of equipment. Examples of the types of machinery that the intern may be exposed to includes earthmoving equipment, diesel engines, electric power generators, lift trucks, and rental products. Extensive on-the-job training, classroom instruction, and e-learning will be provided throughout the internship training program. The successful intern candidate will demonstrate initiative, commitment to team work, enthusiasm for customer service, and model the desire to finding solutions in an efficient manner. 
Click HERE to Apply!

Think Big Student - Electric Power Generation:

**THIS IS A TWO YEAR CO-OP ASSOCIATES DEGREE PROGRAM**
Thompson Tractor offers scholarships for the Caterpillar ThinkBIG program which is a two-year college education program. Thompson Tractor and other dealers in the Southeast are partners with South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) to teach you how to service Caterpillar equipment using cutting-edge diagnostics, advanced technologies, and high-tech tools. The major emphasis of the ThinkBIG program is on heavy equipment engines, with a minor focus on marine propulsion systems and power generator repair theory and practical application. 

ThinkBIG students rotate every 8-weeks between SGTC and the Thompson Tractor dealership for classroom instructions and hands-on training experience. After 2-years of the 8-week rotational internship you will have an Associate’s Degree in Heavy Equipment Dealer Service Technology. 
Click HERE to Apply!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Bevill State Dual Enrollment Information

Bevill State Dual Enrollment Information

1. Summer Honors Dual Enrollment Scholarship application is Due March 23, 2018.
-Summer Honors Early Registration – April 2-23rd
-Summer Regular Registration – May 21st
-Summer Classes begin May 23rd
2. Fall Dual Enrollment
-Fall applications and completed paperwork may be turned in to Ms. Lindsey from May 11-18th
-Fall Early Registration – July 9th -31st
-Fall Regular Registration – August 14th
-Classes begin – August 16th/or per Oak Grove High date for courses taken on the OGHS campus.

Tuskegee University: No Cost Summer Camps

Tuskegee University: No Cost Summer Camps



When: July 2-27, 2018;  3-week non-residential program (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Who: Rising 10th - 11th Graders and Teachers
Sponsored by the College of Business & Information Science (CBIS)
Deadline to Apply: May 31, 2018



When: June 16-30, 2018; 2-week residential program
Who: Students aged 14-17
Sponsored by the College of Agri. Envir. & Nutrition Sci. (CAENS)

Deadline to Apply: April 20, 2018



When: June 17-30, 2018; 2-week residential program
Who: High School students
Sponsored by the Taylor School of Architecture & Construction Science (TSACS)

Deadline to Apply: May 11, 2018



When: July 2-20, 2018; 3-week non-residential program
Who: Students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade (minority males; program is at no cost to participants and includes meal, snack and program materials.)
Hosted by CAENS and CBIS

Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2018


Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs

2018 Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults


For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by Auburn University, Office of Professional and Continuing Education.
For information, or to enroll online, please select an age group below:
To speak with a program coordinator, or enroll by phone, call (800) 964-8888.
7 am–9 pm Mon–Fri, 7 am–6 pm Sat, 9 am–5 pm Sun

The Joe Wright Scholarship

The Joe Wright Scholarship


The Joe Wright Scholarship is given each year to qualifying seniors in five categories. Applicants may apply for a scholarship in one of the categories: academic, athletic, character, fine arts, and greatest need.

1. Please choose one category for which to apply.
2. Fill out the attached application page.
3. Write a 200 word essay on why you should be chosen to receive the scholarship for that category.
4. Provide two letters of reference. You may not use Ms. Lindsey for this scholarship as she chairs the selection committee.
5. Provide a copy of your letter of acceptance from the college you are attending.

Deadline: Thursday, May 10th at 3:00 p.m. 

Click HERE for application!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Magic City (AL) Chapter, The Links, Inc. Scholarship

The Links, Inc. Scholarship

Requirements:
1.        Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with definite plans to enroll in a four year college/university in the fall of 2018.
2.       Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in academic courses completed in grades 9-12.
Application packets must include the following information and documentation:
           
1.      Completed application form
2.      Official high school transcript. (Must be signed by the high school Counselor)
3.      Documentation of financial need. (If applying for need-based scholarship, ex. Signed
W-2 supporting parent(s) / guardian(s)
4.      Three letters of recommendation
** Turn in completed application and 3 letters of recommendation to the OGHS Guidance Department no later than Friday, April 20th.**

See OGHS Guidance Office for Application. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Jeremiah's Hope Academy

The Academy offers high quality, affordable training to individuals interested in entry level healthcare careers. It is our hope, that the website provides the information you need to make an informed decision in selecting a program that matches your desired goal.


Jeremiah’s Hope Academy is a private, non-profit postsecondary school, licensed by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, and is owned and operated by St. Vincent’s Birmingham.


The following are the national certifications that each program is eligible to sit for after successful completion of the Jeremiah’s Hope Academy curriculum.
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Sterile Processing Technician

To schedule an appointment, call
(205) 939.7233

For more information, Click HERE!



Chad Espy Sportsman Scholarship

Chad Espy Sportsman Scholarship


Eligibility Requirement:


  • 1 page essay explaining “Why I believe that I am the best candidate to receive the Chad Espy Sportsman Scholarship”

Essay due to Ms. Lindsey April 30, 2018.


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Airport Ambassadors Program

Airport Ambassadors Program


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The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport’s Ambassadors program is a customer service initiative to make sure all passengers feel at home the minute they arrive at BHM. Currently, we are looking for individuals to join the Airport Ambassadors Program. This volunteer opportunity provides a courteous and friendly welcome as well as general assistance to travelers at BHM.  Airport Ambassador duties include:
  • Greeting travelers
  • Engaging patrons in conversation
  • Guiding people through the terminal
  • Answering general questions travelers may have
  • Helping out during events
  • Telling travelers about new amenities and events going on
  • Storytelling time
  • Community Tours

Those interested in becoming an Airport Ambassador must have a passion for helping others and the city of Birmingham. Volunteers will learn about Alabama’s busiest airport and how it operates, as well as get to interact with people from all over the world on a daily basis. This is a customer service position with a lot of talking involved so having good communication skills is a must. Each volunteer will attend an orientation session and complete one training shift. To be eligible to become an Ambassador, you must be at least 18 years old and commit to volunteering once a week for a minimum of three months. If you are interested, please send an email to info@flybirmingham.com with “Airport Ambassadors” in the subject line.

Mike Cox Memorial Education Scholarship

Mike Cox Memorial Education Scholarship

This is a one-time $1,000 education scholarship award made to two deserving seniors, public, high school students in the state of Alabama. The scholarship award is made to the post secondary school selected by the awarded student and to the student. 

Award Guidelines:
  1. The parent/guardian listed has been an active employee in a local Alabama public school transportation program for the past three years.
  2. The student applicant has at least a 3.0 (B) scholastic average, will graduate from a public high school, and will attend a post secondary educational institution in the fall of 2018. 
Application are due no later than April 27, 2018

Click HERE for Application!

Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarship

Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarship 

The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2018
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen
The CTE application is now open and will close June 15.

Click HERE for application!

Fresh n' Lean Scholarship

Fresh n' Lean Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500
Deadline: May 1, 2018
Applicant Eligibility Requirements
  • Open to high school seniors or college students who are legal residents of the United States
  • Scholarship payable to the winner who should be living in the United States
  • Students must be enrolled in a school semester beginning no later than Fall 2018
  • Winner is not based on financial need
  • Relatives of Fresh n’ Lean staff may not enter
  • Home-schooled students may apply so long as your course of study is equivalent to a high school senior
  • Applicants required to submit a video or photos with a short essay (see “Make A Video” section for details)

Click HERE to Apply!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Alabama Splash Adventure: Annual Job Fair

Alabama Splash Adventure: Annual Job Fair


When: April 7th from 10:00 pm-2:00 pm
Where:  Hyatt Wynfrey hotel at the Riverchase Galleria
Who: All applicants must be 16 years of age


To Apply and for more information, Click HERE!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Zenaptic Chiropractic Scholarship

Zenaptic Chiropractic Scholarship


Dr. Troy Dreiling and Zenaptic Chiropractic are proud to announce the 1st annual Zenaptic Chiropractic Scholarship! This scholarship was created with college students in mind. Higher education has become increasingly expensive. This expense has also become increasingly necessary. This scholarship is designed to help a current or prospective student in their college career. Applicants will be required to answer a simple question and the winner will be selected by a committee by the end of May, 2018. One winner will be selected and receive $1000 towards higher education.

Click HERE for Application.

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Service League Voluntarism 2018 Scholarship

The Service League Voluntarism 2018 Scholarship

Criteria for Scholarship:

All Applicants must:
  • Reside in the Jefferson County Bessemer Cut-Off area
  • Be a graduating high school Senior entering a post-graduate institution (4-Year, 2-year, or vocational school) in the year in which the scholarship application is submitted
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to volunteerism in the local community
  • Have a 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Be accepted to an accredited post-graduate institution 

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Click HERE for Application!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Potenial Magazine

Spring 2018 Potential Magazine: Graduation


Includes:
  • Scholarship Guides
  • Campus Safety
  • Student Credit Cards

Come by the OGHS Guidance Office to pick one up!



Friday, March 16, 2018

Humanities and Fine Arts Department Scholarship

Lawson State Community College Humanities and Fine Arts Department Scholarship


Who: LSCC is excited to offer several full tuition scholarships for incoming freshman majoring in Fine Arts with a focus on Art Studio, Art Education, Graphic Design, and/or Art History.
Deadline: March 30,2018 


Be sure to follow the application instructions on this LINK.  If you have a 3.0 GPA or higher, you should apply for both an Academic and Art Scholarship by selecting both boxes.  

If Interested: Email the scholarship application with a letter of recommendation and photos of original work (minimum of five pieces) to lblankenship@lawsonstate.edu to schedule an interview. 

Click HERE for the Application

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

American Legion Alabama Boys State

American Legion Alabama Boys State


When: May 27-June 2

About: Alabama Boys State is one of the highest honors granted to Alabama students. Students from across the state are chosen based on their demonstration of leadership, hard work, strong morals, and motivation in school and community activities. Boys State week is a full and active week held on the campus of The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

For More Information, Click HERE!

If Interested, see the OGHS Guidance Department.

American Legion Auxiliary: Girls State

American Legion Auxiliary: Girls State

When: June 10-15, 2018.

About:Alabama Girls State is a week-long, fun-filled, hands-on learning opportunity for some of the best and brightest young women in the State of Alabama. Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA), Alabama Girls State is a premier youth leadership program which offers a one-of-a-kind experience to its delegates. 

Who:
  • Be a legal inhabitant of the United States. Participants must provide a copy of their U.S. birth certificate or their U.S. government-issued documentation verifying they are in the United States legally, e.g. green card or visa.
  • Have completed their junior year in high school and have at least one more semester remaining before graduation.
  • Be keenly interested in government and current events.
  • Have high moral character.
  • Show strong leadership abilities.
  • Demonstrate above-average scholastic achievement.

For More Information, Click HERE!

If Interested, see the OGHS Guidance Department.

National Youth Leadership Forum

National Youth Leadership Forum: National Security – Diplomacy, Intelligence & Defense


When: June 24-29 | July 8-13 | July 15-20 | July 22-27 | July 29-August 3
Where: Washington, DC
About: Student participation in NYLF National Security will enhance leadership skills and ultimately introduce students to a possible career in America’s national security, intelligence, or diplomatic fields. Students will form friendships with future colleagues that will last a lifetime and gain the tools needed to help make your dream a reality.

For More Information, Click HERE!

If Interested, see the OGHS Counseling Department


Monday, March 12, 2018

Mississippi State University-Spring Preview Days

Mississippi State University- Spring Preview Days

March 19th and March 26th
There is a $10 charge per person.  Students will receive a packet of information and a t-shirt for participation.  Lunch will be provided.  Space is limited.
Online registration goes live on February 15th @ 9 am.

Click HERE for more information.

University of Montevallo Preview Day-March 17th


University of Montevallo Preview Day-March 17th


Students will tour the campus, meet professors and students, and see what life at the University of Montevallo is like.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

ACT For Juniors

ACT For Juniors- March 20, 2018


Juniors will take the ACT on March 20th.  The ACT is a college admissions test accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the United States.
Click HERE for more info.

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