Guidance

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION 

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This is by no means a complete list of scholarships available to students.  I am providing information that is sent directly to the counseling office or scholarships I come across online or at various institutions.  Students should create an account at fastweb.com or scholarships.com in order to receive personalized updates and deadlins from a national database of scholarships.  Please contact me if you have any questions at rebecca.snellman@glschools.org.

 

REMIND 101

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Class of 2018 text @aaa3k4 to 81010

Class of 2019 text @gls2019 to 81010

Class of 2020 text @rsnell to 81010

Receive class level information and reminders via text by signing up for counseling remind 101.  

 

COLLEGE CONVERSATIONS FOR PARENTS

On Friday, September 16, from 4:00 - 4:45 in the media center, junior and senior parents are invited to attend an informational meeting regading college planning.  We will discuss financial aid, scholarships, the application process, ACT/SAT testing and more!  I look forward to meeting with you.

 

PSAT

All sophomores will take the PSAT on October 19, 2016.  Juniors and freshman interested in taking the test must sign up by September 15th and pay a $15 testing feel.  Students who test in their junior year have the potential to become National Merit qualifiers based on high test scores.

 

PROBE COLLEGE FAIR FOR JUNIORS

Juniors have the opportunity to attend the PROBE college fair at Dalton State College on October 7th.  Over 70 colleges and university representatives will be present.  This is a great opportunity to talk with college reps to learn about programs, majors, scholarships, etc.  Sign up with Ms. Snellman by September 16th.

 

FAFSA IS NOW AVAILABLE TO COMPLETE

GLHS FAFSA assitance is scheduled for 10/19 from 3-6pm in the main building computer lab.  Bring your 2015 tax information.  Receive help from a GA Student Finance Commission Representative.  Get started by following the below steps:

1) Go to fafsa.ed.gov to compete the fafsa online.  

2) First create an FSA ID.  

3) Use the IRS Data Retrieval tool for convenience, if possible.

• “…the sad truth is that 2.3 million students who would have qualified for federal student aid still do not file the FAFSA.” SOURCE: Journal of Student Financial Aid

• Approximately one in five low-income students who are enrolled in college and would likely be eligible for Pell grants never filed a FAFSA. SOURCE: American Council on Education

• Students who file in January, February or March receive on average more than twice the funding from federal, state and college sources as those who file later in the year.

• More than 1 million students might have received as much as $3.8 billion more in educational grants had they filed the FAFSA during the first three months of the year. SOURCE: Edvisors 

 

FAFSA Help Night at Gordon Lee High School

October 19th from 3-6pm

A representative from the Georgia Student Finance Commission will be available from 3-6pm in the computer lab of the main builiding at Gordon Lee High School.  Bring your personal and financial information to get assistance completing the 2017/18 FAFSA for college.