The Guidance Department is an integral part of the total education program at Archbishop Shaw High School and is designed to aid students in their personal, academic, and social growth. Our primary responsibility is to assist each student in achieving his maximum potential. This requires the combined efforts of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and counselors working together toward this goal. School counselors have extensive training in personal and academic counseling, interpersonal skills, and college and career planning. We are available to answer questions, listen to problems, and to provide academic guidance. Do not forget the role of the guidance counselor is to help you.
The Internet is a great place for researching and planning your next step.
Below is a compilation of great websites to help you get started.
The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) Website provides one-stop information on financial aid resources for Louisiana postsecondary students. The TOPS portal for students offers online TOPS eligibility status; TOPS rules and bulletins, TOPS forms and TOPS frequently asked questions. The Web site also features information on Stafford Loan status and a list of links to free private scholarship search services and Louisiana institutions.
National Honor Society
Requirements: NHS member in good standings
Due Date: 12/07/2019
Email Address: email@example.com
TOBY MERRILL SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: ACADEMICS, ATHLETICS, LEADERSHIP
Due Date: 05/01/2020
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic College Essay Contest
Requirements: Enroll in a Catholic college
Due Date: 02/18/2020
Email Address: email@example.com
Stephen W. Cavanaugh Scholarship
Requirements: Major in Insurance Related Field
Due Date: 07/20/2020
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship
Requirements: Forestry or Wildlife Studies
Due Date: 07/01/2020
Email Address: email@example.com
Award: range $2500-$20,000
Requirement: Asian and Pacific Islander who will enroll in college in the fall of 2020
Due Date: January 22, 2020
Web Address: apiascholars.org
Cooke College Scholarship
Award: up to $40,000
Requirement: available to a high achieving senior with financial need
Due Date: November 13, 2019
Web Address: www.jkcf.org
CHICK AND SOPHIE MAJOR MEMORIAL DUCK CALLING CONTEST
4 AWARDS, CASH PRIZES
DEADLINE TO APPLY NOVEMBER 23, 2019
International Bipolar Foundation Annual High School Essay Contest
students ages 13-19, essay of 500-1,000 words on mental health and addiction
Due November 30, 2019
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship
40 awards, $10,000.
senior with financial need, ACT score of 26 or better, GPA of 3.5 or higher
Deadline November 13, 2019
RAU FOR ART SCHOLARSHIP
theme THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE EARTH!
SOPHS,JUNIORS AND SENIORS
DEADLINE OF MARCH 6, 2020
Visit WEIRD UNKNOWN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE and see what you may qualify for.
The following sites provide free searches for private scholarship and grant funding:
College Board’s website has a “Pay for College” section, which includes tools such as a “Scholarship Search” tool and “Calculators” for helping you plan your college financial needs.
Information on test dates and locations, online test registration, and sample questions and answers for the ACT and SAT tests are available at the Web sites of American College Testing and The College Board:
These sites provide descriptions of colleges, a searchable database of colleges by major, online college applications, and information on summer programs:
These sites provide information on the current status of federal Stafford loans that are serviced by the company listed:
NCAA.org Students pursuing athletics in college