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9th – 11th Grade Scholarships Page

Students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade are encouraged to create an account with FastWeb.com! There are many national scholarships.

Local Scholarship/Programs

West Texas Young Farmers Mentor Program 2018 Application Due April 1, 2018. For CURRENT JUNIORS ONLY

In 9th grade the following things should be completed:

-Join academic and extra-curricular clubs; find out what interest areas are appealing

-Start volunteering – colleges like this and it is always good to give back to the community

In 10th grade the following things should be completed:

-Take the PSAT – study for it. There are many great free websites out there. See your counselor if you need help finding them!

-Keep volunteering and participating in academic and extra-curricular clubs

-Start building a resume

In 11th grade the following things should be completed:

-Take the TSI. It is comprised of Reading MC (Multiple Choice), Writing MC, Writing Essay, and Mathematics MC. Every student planning to attend college must take this exam. Exemptions are only possible through the ACT and SAT, see your counselor for more details.

-Take the ACT or the SAT. Brownfield High School is a testing site, sign up in your College Readiness class or with the counselor’s office. ACT and SAT scores will determine the amount of academic scholarship a student will recieve. A difference between scores a 25 and a 27 composite can mean thousands of dollars at some universities. Each college offers a different amount of aid for certain scores – once you find what schools you are interested, go to their website and see what they offer for academic scholarships. See your counselor if you need help with this!

-Keep volunteering and participating in academic and extra-curricular clubs

-Finish building your resume and start asking teachers, employers, principals, and others for reference letters. When you ask someone to write you a reference letter take a copy of your resume to them. Please give people up to 2 weeks to write these, don’t wait until the last minute!

 

ACT SAT
Register at: https://www.act.org/ Register at:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register

Students can earn a TSI exemption by meeting the following guidelines:

A student must first achieve a minimum composite score of 23 with:

  • At least 19 on math for an exemption in math
    and/or
  • At least 19 on English for an exemption in reading and writing
Students must attend college within five (5) years from the date of the test in order to use the scores for an exemption.

Students can earn a TSI exemption by meeting the following guidelines:

SAT (administered on or after March 5, 2016):

  • A minimum score of 530 on the Mathematics test for a TSI exemption in math (no combined score required);
  • A minimum score of 480 on the Evidenced-Based Reading & Writing (EBRW) for a TSI exemption in both reading and writing (no combined score required)
Students must attend college within five (5) years from the date of the SAT test in order to use the scores for an exemption. 
  • Students who meet certain guidelines may qualify for a fee waiver. Please see one of your counselors to find out