Work Ethic Scholarship Program

Calling all plumbers, carpenters, electricians, welders, auto-technicians, and anyone getting trained for skilled jobs that are in demand!

For the fifth year in a row, the Work Ethic Scholarship Program will give away a free pile of money to those who demonstrate strong work ethic and a thirst for skilled training.

The program launches on Monday, April 2, 2018, and the deadline to submit applications is Monday, June 4, 2018.  Click HERE for more information about this scholarship.

Hendrick Medical Center Junior Volunteer Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Junior Volunteer Program at Hendrick Medical Center.  You must be 14 by August 31, 2018, to apply.  Orientation will be June 11, 2018 and applications must be received by May 25, 2018, to allow time for personal interviews.  The volunteer hours in this program are recorded and can be used on job applications, college enrollment applications and toward hours required for school activities such as National Honor Society and individual classes.  If you have any questions, please call Volunteer Services at Hendrick Medical Center 325-670-2317.  Applications may be found HERE.

TSTC Dual Credit Opportunities

The following classes are available to Junior and Seniors in the 2018-2019 school year.  These courses are dual credit through TSTC in Abilene and online.

Aircraft Airframe Technician CER2

Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology AAS

Computer Networking & Systems Administration CER2

Digital Media Design AAS

Database & Web Programming AAS

Environmental Technology Compliance AAS

Culinary Arts

Medical Office Specialist CER2

Structural Welding CER1

Industrial Electrical Systems CER1

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic CER1

If you are interested in any of these courses, please see Mrs. Broadfoot or Ms. Conner for information and an application packet.

Seniors!!–Don’t know what to do after graduation?

BREAKING NEWS!  The WOW Youth Expo is expanding!  We will be offering a second event this year specifically designed for your graduating SENIORS who are on-track to graduate, but still trying to finalize a plan for after graduation.  Perhaps you were planning to go to college, but plans have fallen through?  Or maybe you want to enter the workforce, but have not finalized plans for full-time employment?  Or possibly you just haven’t made up your mind yet and are still trying to figure out “What’s Next”?  This event is for you!!!

“WOW What’s Next” will be held Wednesday, May 2nd and is only open to 150 students in the West Central Texas region.  The event will have various interactive workshops for students to attend and also a resource room available to connect with community colleges in the region, military branches, and gain insight on employers who are currently hiring.  Student schedules are FULLY customized based on their preferences at registration!  Our goal is that each student will leave with direction and feeling better about what’s to come after graduation.  If you are interested in attending this event, please fill out the form.  There is a page on the counselor blog titled “WOW What’s next Form”  I must have a final count by April 20th.

Grace Leech Scholarship

The Grace Leech Family Art Scholarship was established by educator and philanthropic leader Valleau Wilkie, Jr. in honor of Grace Leech and her family. The scholarship is available to students who plan to attend college to pursue studies in art or art history. The two-year scholarship will be awarded to one (1) recipient each year for a total of $4,000. The award will be split equally between the first and second academic years ($2,000 each year). The annual distribution will be divided into two parts: the first $1,500 for tuition will be paid directly to the institution, and the remaining $500 paid to the recipient who will consult with the committee about its use for books, supplies, transportation or tuition.

To be considered fully complete, scholarship applications must contain the following:

  1. Fill out the digital application below and mail the remainder of the following:
  2. College transcript if student is enrolled in concurrent college courses
  3. At least two letters of recommendation, but not more than three
  4. A short essay (300 words) on why you want to study art and what you hope to accomplish when you graduate.

The deadline is May 11. Use the following link to apply:

http://theojac.org/scholarship/