Friday, October 30, 2020

A SCHOLARSHIP FOR JUNIORS!! Take a look! - The Coolidge Scholarship

 The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years. Only current high school juniors (i.e. students who intend to enroll in college full-time for the first time in the fall of 2022) are eligible to apply. Deadline is January 20, 2021. See the link for information.

Coolidge Scholarship

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

College Fair- November 2nd

College Fair on Monday!!!!

 Attend a college fair from your couch!  The PROBE Fair is an annual "right of passage" for all who want to go to college after graduation.  A college fair is a time to shop out college options from the large group of colleges who will assemble to tell students and parents all about their campuses and programs.  Attending a college fair will help families and students identify colleges that are a good fit for them.  An important consideration is whether or not the college has the major that the student wants to pursue.  There are other important factors as well, such as size of the school, setting and extracurricular options.

 On November the 2nd, the PROBE Fair will start.  It will be offered over several nights and will be done virtually.  This is a free event and can really help a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior get a grasp of what life after graduation looks like.

 To learn more, scan the QR Code below with your phone.

NCAA Initial Eligibility Information Session


October 2020

Did your student-athletes miss our October webinar? As a companion to the NCAA Eligibility Center's recent COVID-19 response, we will be hosting a repeat webinar for your student-athletes and their families. Your students can register to join us on Saturday, November 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern for a discussion on these important initial-eligibility adjustments. 

Interested in STEM fields? Berea College is Hosting a STEM Showcase Day (Virtually)

 Berea College has always combined the liberal arts with STEM opportunities. Our commitment to STEM was enhanced when we opened our $72 million Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health academic facility a few years ago. Although the pandemic will prevent us from having an on-campus event this fall, we have decided to hold a virtual event instead. To learn more, go to

WHO: Any freshman—senior interested in STEM fields and Influencers
WHAT: Berea College STEM Showcase Day
WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2020
WHERE: Virtual Event
COST: $0 – register at

This virtual event will provide students the opportunity to:       

  • Learn about our top-notch Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, Nursing, Physics and STEM Education Studies programs.
  • Explore pre-professional pathways—Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Vet and Pre-Engineering.
  • Meet our award-winning professors in their area of expertise.
  • Hear from alumni and current students about their Berea experience.
  • Take a virtual tour of our state-of-the-art STEM facility.
  • Rack up points throughout the event to earn a chance at cool prizes.

We hope your students join us for the virtual Berea College STEM Showcase Day!

Monday, October 26, 2020

Dual Enrollment Information Session


November 11th 5:30 pm - Dual Enrollment Information Night

 Dual Enrollment is a popular topic among students and parents and with good reason.  Free to little cost for a college class, who would not be interested?  However, free college classes can end up costing you in ways that many students and parents have not considered.  There are NUMEROUS factors to consider in determining whether dual enrollment is a good fit for your student.  In an effort to arm students and parents with information to make the best decision for their student, NOHS Counseling is hosting a Dual Enrollment Information Night on Wednesday, November 11th at 5:30 pm in the NOHS Auditorium. We will have information about the colleges and universities (Athens Tech, UGA, UNG-Oconee) we partner with to offer our students Dual Enrollment opportunities.

This is a great way for parents and students to learn about the process, deadlines, and get questions answered on whether Dual Enrollment is right for you/your child. We strongly encourage coming to this night if Dual Enrollment is on your radar as a course option during your high school tenure.  If you are unable to attend the event, we will be sending out a recording of the information after November the 11th.

**Due to the extremely high volume of students that are interested in dual enrollment, the counseling office is unable to hold individual meetings with students/parents concerning dual enrollment.  Please make plans to attend this night to gain insight about DE or review the recording that will be released.  The counseling office will also have a counselor in the lunchroom on Thursday, November 12th and Wednesday, November 18th during all lunches to answer student questions. 

We look forward to seeing you at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, November 11th!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Oconee Chamber of Commerce Virtual Scholarship Fair

The NOHS Counseling Office is excited to offer Local Scholarship Information to our families. 

The Oconee Chamber of Commerce Education Committee has created a virtual scholarship fair to highlight local scholarships that will be available for students in our community. Make sure that you check out the live scholarship links on the page and mark your calendar for the ones that will open up soon!

** Don't forget to check out our scholarship link on the counseling blog and the NOHS Counseling ItsLearning page for more scholarship opportunities!