College and Career Center
The College and Career Center provides resources to help students plan for college and career, including researching colleges, college applications, financial aid, scholarships, SAT/ACT testing and more. Check the Important Links section on the right side of this page for helpful information. Contact: Linda Norris, College and Career Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS - UPDATED INFORMATION
Several of our local scholarship organizations have made adjustments to their applications in light of schools being closed due to the COVID-19 virus. Below are the scholarships that have revised instructions and/or due dates, as well as others that previously instructed seniors to pick up applications in the College and Career Center. Be sure to check the complete MHS Scholarship List in the Important Links section on the right for ALL scholarship opportunities - many have online applications.
AdVance-MTC Scholarship - new deadline -4/15
Manatee County Retired Educators
Manatee Community Foundation-Pat Zalo Scholarship
Sertoma Club of Bradenton - new instructions and deadline - 4/30
Exchange Club Speech Contest
Bradenton Rotary Club - new instructions and deadline - 4/10
MHS Alumni Jeanne Parrish Scholarship - new instructions
MHS Alumni E. James Forssell Scholarship - new instructions
MHS Alumni Economos Scholarship - new instructions
Port of Manatee
American Public Works Assoc.
Also, the SCF Excellence Award and SCF Foundation Scholarships - both for students who will attend SCF - have extended their deadlines, as has Gamma Xi Boule. Applications are available online, so check the MHS Scholarship List!
Many will ask for transcripts (order online via the Registrar page of the MHS website) and letters of recommendation. Read all instructions carefully and give yourself plenty of time to meet the deadlines.
News from the CCC
How to Check Your Bright Futures Eligibility on Florida Shines
Students are able to track their progress to be eligible for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship on Florida Shines. To earn the Bright Futures scholarship, students must have the GPA in the specific list of courses (including 2 years of a world language), the qualifying SAT or ACT score and a specific number of community service hours. After each semester, transcripts are uploaded on the Florida Shines website and students can see their progress towards earning this scholarship. Here's how you check:
- Go to floridashines.org
- Click on “Go to College”
- Click on “Pay for College”
- Click on “Check Now” under Bright Futures Scholarships
- Select your district (Manatee), enter your last name, enter your MHS student number, click “Submit”
- If you are unable to login with your student ID number, use your social security number followed by an “X”. If you are still unable to login, you will need to contact them directly.
Students apply for Bright Futures senior year, beginning in October but before graduation. So this tool on Florida Shines is a great way for underclassmen to check that they are on the way to meeting the requirements.
Career Exploration made Easy with My Career Shines
What do you want to be when you grow up? My Career Shines, part of the Florida Shines website, can help. My Career Shines offers free career planning. The site helps you learn about yourself and discover career options and opportunities for your future. My Career Shines includes fun and interesting self assessments to help determine your interests, skills and work values, and then careers that match. You can explore occupations, make a plan, learn about colleges and universities in Florida and more.
Visit My Career Shines today!
Important Upcoming Events
FAFSA Workshop - at Bayshore High School - Thursday, January 30th - 4:30pm - 6:30pm - financial aid experts will help you and your parent complete the FAFSA
College Visit at MHS - Troy University - February 6th - sign up in the College and Career Center
College Visit at MHS - Keiser University - February 25th - sign up in the College and Career Center
OPEN HOUSE at Manatee Technical College (State Road 70) - February 25th - 6pm-8pm
College Visit at MHS - Florida State University - February 26th - sign up in the College and Career Center
FAFSA Workshop - at Braden River High School - February 27th - 4:30pm - 6:30pm - financial aid experts will help you and your parent complete the FAFSA
College Visit at MHS - Florida Atlantic University - March 2nd - sign up in the College and Career Center
College Visit at MHS - USF FUSE Program - March 5th - during lunches in Room 604. Stop by to learn about FUSE -- start at SCF then complete at USF
Spring Forward at State College of Florida (SCF) - for seniors and their families - March 16th -10am and 4pm - Click here for more info