BerryHill, Public Schools

Counselor's Corner

FYI:


Oklahoma's Promise has increased their family income limit from $50,000 to $55,000. If this applies to your family, and you are 10th grade or below PLEASE come by the counselor's office for information and an application. This is a great resource for helping get college paid for!

OSU's Early Scholarship deadline: November 1, 2017-Priority Scholarship deadline: February 1, 2018-Final Scholarship consideration: July 1, 2018. APPLY NOW!

Are you a low-income, high-achieving junior?? Quest Bridge is the program for you! Visit http://www.questbridge.org for more information. 

Reminder: Seniors must be within one credit of earning their diploma in order to participate in graduation! Get those classes made up!

SENIORS: Mrs. Ingram just updated the scholarship list on the school website!! Money for college!! Apply!! Apply!! Apply!!
 
Sudents check out fastweb.com. Tools students need for college all in one place and always for free.

Students make sure to check college websites for upcoming events for the schools you are applying to!

ACT PREP OPPORTUNITIES:

FREE ACT Prep! http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests

Free ACT, PSAT, and SAT Practice Examshttps://www.fabmarks.com/

FREE ACT MATH PREP!! www.actalgebrapractice.com click on "school course" and use "free" as password.
 
University of Oklahoma offers an ACT Prep course on the Saturday before each national test date. Costs is $100.00 and you may register at youth.ou.edu

TCC ACT test prep packages –Costs range from $35.00 for a single package to $129.00 for full prep package. See Mrs. Ingram or contact TCC at 918-595-7200 for more information. Students (9-12): TCC is also offering ACT and SAT prep classes, personalized tutoring, and college prep classes. Some courses are online courses. For specific dates and times, please contact the continuing education department at 918-595-7200.

NSU's ACT PREP CAMPS: https://academics.nsuok.edu/continuingeducation/ACTPrepCamps.aspx

Upcoming Events/Announcements:

  • OSU IT Open House: March 6, 2018. Register here: https://admissions.osuit.edu/register/openhousebillknight
  • OU Senior Saturday: April 28, 2018. Register here: http://ou.edu/go2/soonersaturday
  • OU Medical Center Volunteers- 9th, 10th, and 11th graders interested in the medical field, this opportunity is for YOU!! Apply here: http://www.oumcvols.org/
  • NSU Riverhawk Jam: February 24, 2018. Register here: nsuok.edu/RiverHawkJam 
  • OSU Engineering Day: February 16, 2018. Register here: https://ceatstuco.okstate.edu/eday.
  • RSU Junior Day: April 18, 2018. Register here: www.rsu.edu/JuniorDay 
  • TU SCREENWRITING CAMP July 8-14, 2018 – Screenwriting Camp Application
    The Screenwriting Camp with Professor Michael Wright provides an intensive exploration of the craft of screenwriting along with stimulating group activities and film screenings. Students will create their own short screenplays that will be read for family and friends in a script festival on the last day.

  • TU FILMMAKING CAMP
    July 14-21, 2018 – Filmmaking Camp Application 

    The Filmmaking Camp with videographer Erin McHenry provides students with the opportunity to fully plunge into every aspect of creating short films, along with evening screenings and exciting group activities. The camp will culminate in a film festival of the students’ work, screened for family and friends. Cameron Buckley (BA ’14) will serve as an additional instructor.

  • Muskogee Creek Nation Summer Youth Program. Apply here: 
    http://ETA@MCN-NSN.GOV
  • Wichita State Days: Visit wichita.edu for more information 
  • Interested in studying abroad? Visit http://www. asse.com for more info!
  • Need volunteer hours? Help out at the Community Food Bank. Contact kcranford@okfoodbank.org or visit http://www.okfoodbank.org/juniorambassadors for more information!
  • Need help with your FAFSA application?? Here is a GREAT tool to help you out!***FAFSA APPLICATION OPEN DATE: OCTOBER 1, 2017! http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/fafsa-guide/
  • Oklahoma's Promise has increased their family income limit from $50,000 to $55,000. If this applies to your family, and you are 10th grade or below PLEASE come by the counselor's office for information and an application. This is a great resource for helping get college paid for!
  • TCC's New Student Orientation: All graduating seniors that are new degree seeking students, including Tulsa Achieves students, are required to attend a New Student Orientation session. After the orientation, students will visit TCC advisers and enroll in coursework. It's extremely important to sign up for an orientation session as soon as possible. Students can register at http://www.tulsacc.edu/orientation. Concurrent students will still follow the same process for applying and enrolling in classes. For more information contact Student Recruitment Services.

Important College Dates:

OSU:

  • Feb. 1: OSU's Priority Scholarship Deadline
  • Feb. 1: Registration for New Student Orientation opens
  • April 2: Housing selection begins for admitted students
  • April 21: Junior Day
  • July 1: OSU's Final Scholarship Deadline

TCC:

  • Feb 15: FAFSA Thursday 6 PM to 8 PM Metro Campus
  • Feb 24: Tulsa Achieves Blue Print 8 AM to 11 PM NE Campus
  • Mar 1: TCC Foundation Scholarship Deadline TulsaCC.edu/scholarships
  • Apr 5: FAFSA Thursday 6 PM to 8 PM Northeast Campus

More TCC Info:
Tulsa Achieves 
Tulsa County Resident | Graduating HS Senior | 2.0+ GPA
Awards tuition and fees for up to 63 credit hours or 3 years
Priority FAFSA Date: March 1st  

TCC Foundation Scholarships 
Varies based on major, gender, GPA, personal background, etc.
Awards vary between $200 to $2,500
Deadline: March 1st                                         
  
True Blue LEADer Scholarship
2.2+ GPA | Leadership development program focused on supporting TCC student. 
Awards up to 18 credit hours per semester for 1 year
Deadline: March 1st

My Dream / Mi Sueño 
DACA or non-citizen, must not receive any federal or state financial aid 
Tulsa or Rogers County Resident | Graduating HS Senior | 2.0+ GPA
Awards up to $1,600 per semester for up to 60 credit hours or 3 years
Deadline: May 16th
  
Honors and Academic Scholar Applications
Admitted to the Honors Program | Oklahoma Resident
Honors Scholarship: Awards up to 18 credit hours of tuition per semester
Academic Scholar: Awards up to 18 credit hours of tuition plus a $1,800 stipend per year
Priority Date: July 3rd
  
Oklahoma Resident Tuition Waivers
Awarded to FAFSA applicants on first come, first served basis 
3.00+ GPA -or- 2.5 GPA with financial need
Awards $1,200 ($600 per semester)
Priority FAFSA Date: March 1st

Need help learning how to pay for college? Visit http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/schools/oklahoma/ to get the help you need!

If you have any questions about any information contained in this publication or anything else I can assist you with, please feel free to contact me by e-mail gina.ingram@berryhillschools.org or by telephone (918-445-6014). 

8th, 9th & 10th graders: Oklahoma's Promise (OHLAP) scholarship program is for students whose annual family income is $50,000 or less. If qualified for this program it can EARN FREE COLLEGE TUITION! Students must enroll during the 8th, 9th or 10th grade. You start preparing for college early by taking high school courses that will help you succeed. Once a student has completed the program's requirements, the OK Promise scholarship will help pay your tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year or four-year university. Apply online at www.okpromise.org or pick up an application with Mrs. Ingram.

Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors: OKcollegestart.org offers students point-to-point directions on college planning. Get started at OKcollegestart.org and click on MyInfo. Students can navigate OKcollegestart.org to: Explore college admission standards for every college in Oklahoma, learn about ways to pay for their college, and request high school transcripts & submit them with your college application online.

Seniors/Parents: To apply for federal financial aid(grants, work-study and loans) and the Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program(OTAG), you and your parents MUST COMPLETE the FAFSA. Even if you don't think you'll need financial aid (or qualify for it), it's important that you fill out the FAFSA, just in case. Once the form is processed, you'll receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) and award notifications or "packages" from each of the schools you listed. Packages can include any combination of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study opportunities to help you meet college costs. You can complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. If you apply online, you and your parents will need to request a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov, which allows you to electronically sign your FAFSA application. Call 800.FED.AID or ask your counselor if you need help. Students may begin applying after October 1st, 2017.

Seniors/Parents here are links for helpful Resources: