Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Scholarship Option

Our office is often inundated with avenues for students to pay for college.  Discover card is one entity that offers scholarships and loans for families to assist in paying for college.  Check out the information below if you are interested in learning more!

 Happy holidays from Discover Student Loans! College Covered has resources to help your students who are still finalizing their college applications. We can also help your seniors pay for college with a $10,000 scholarship!

  • 2018 Scholarship Sweepstakes: Entries are open through January 31, 2019. Tell your students and parents to enter now at so they don’t miss the deadline.
  • Get Applications In: If you have students who aren’t quite ready to submit their applications,this article gives a quick overview of all the key steps they should take right away.

Please share College Covered, a FREE resource on planning and paying for college, with your students and their families. If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for working with us throughout the year,

Lauren Peavler
Business Development Manager
(561) 798-5723

Scholarship Opportunity

I wanted to let you know about a college scholarship offered through the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta specifically for students in Oconee County. The Everett Williams Scholarship awards up to $1,500 annually and is renewable for up to four years. High school seniors from Oconee County with a 3.0 GPA or higher are eligible to apply.

Historically, the Community Foundation has received very few applicants for this scholarship. We would greatly appreciate your support in promoting the scholarship to your students. I have attached a flyer outlining the scholarship application process. Students and faculty are also welcome to attend the Community Foundation’sscholarship webinar next Tuesday, December 18 at 11 a.m. to learn more about the application process and other scholarships offered through the Foundation.

Thank you! Please let me know if you have any questions.  

Lauren Jeong
Program Associate
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
191 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30303

404.333.0229 direct
404.688.5525 main
404.688.3060 fax

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

College Board Scholarship Opportunity

Are you looking for ways to pay for college?  College Board is providing an opportunity for scholarship money for students that follow their college application process/timeline.  Check out the link below for more information.

College Board Scholarship Opportunity

Interested in Languages? UNG Summer Language Institute

Summer Language Institute
Do you know a student with an interest in languages? 

The Summer Language Institutes (SLI) at the University of North Georgia Dahlonega campus covers what is traditionally one year of college level language study in just 6-weeks, enabling motivated students to move from the beginner to intermediate proficiency level very quickly.

Current students, new freshman, and dual enrolled students at UNG are all eligible to apply. Now accepting applications for SLI 2019. 

Apply Now

SLI Languages offered


Earn 8 credits in 6 weeks
(LANG 1001-1002)
Fulfill the foreign language requirement for most
bachelor's degrees

 Find your passion for language

Build valuable study & time management skills

SLI Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline:
March 15, 2019
Summer 2019 SLI Dates:
June 15 - July 31*
Don't miss the
UNG Admissions Deadline for Summer 2019 

New Freshman: 
February 15, 2019
Dual Enrolled Students: 
March 15, 2019
Students who have not yet completed SAT or ACT testing should be encouraged to do so ASAP!

Monday, December 10, 2018

UGA Vet Camp

Hello from Athens!
We are now accepting applicants to our VetCAMP 2019, which is scheduled for June 16-22, 2019. This program is offered to rising high school juniors and seniors and rising college freshmen to evaluate their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, provide mentorship and help them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. It’s a great experience and the students have a lot of fun while also learning about the profession.
The application for VetCAMP 2019 is available now on our website ( The deadline for all application materials is January 25, 2019. Please share this information with any qualified students who may be interested in veterinary medicine.
The cost of attending the program is $900 and covers lodging, meals, instruction and social activities. Financial assistance is available to students with demonstrated need. For more information regarding scholarship opportunities, please inform your students to contact They may also reach out to that email address with any general questions that they have regarding the program.
Veronica Pennington, M.P.A. 
Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives 
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine 
501 D.W. Brooks Dr. | Athens, GA 30602
p: 706-542-9386 | f: 706-542-1004 | e:

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Seniors: Scholarships Have Been Added To The Scholarship Page

Make sure that you are checking the Scholarship Page on the blog!  We have added a few new scholarships that have January deadlines.  You don't want to miss out!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

5 Dangerous Apps Parents Don't Know Teens Use

Do you feel that your student is more tech savvy than you?  I am often blown away by the skill set our students demonstrate when it comes to their laptops, ipads, and phones.  Adults are usually behind on what is "trending" for our students and a new article by Tim Elmore highlighted adult ignorance regarding what teens could have access to online.  His new post, 5 Dangerous Apps that Parents Don't Know Teens Use, mentions several sites that are unfamiliar yet extremely popular and high risk.  Find out more by reading the article below.  Also take a moment to sign up for his newsfeed.  He provides great information for adults that work/parent young adults.  

Five Dangerous Apps Parents Don't Know Teens Use