Extra weight provided for select STEMS courses

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The STEM Weighted Course Directory lists approved courses by eligible institution, the effective beginning term the course is approved, and the effective ending term to indicate the last term the course is approved. If a course is listed with an ending term of 2099, the course is currently approved without a set ending term for the additional weight.

The courses included in this directory are specific degree-level science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses leading to high demand careers in Georgia. These courses, taken at an eligible postsecondary institution, will have an additional weight of 0.5 added to grades of B, C and D.

Each year, the STEM Weighted Course Council identifies courses leading to high demand career fields in Georgia, determines eligibility for the additional weight, and approves the directory, effective for the upcoming academic year beginning with the fall term. The updated and approved list of courses is scheduled to be released each February.

Note: Course information is provided by each institution.

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Youth Financial Literacy Foundation Scholarship

This is exciting!! Each year the Youth Financial Literacy Foundation, a non-profit foundation, offers this amazing scholarship opportunity!

Feel free to share this with colleagues, friends, students, teachers and schools that you have connections with. The YFL will be giving out a total of $225,000 in scholarships  :

College Scholarship Program through FES’s YFL Foundation!

Each year, the Youth Financial Literacy Foundation donates scholarships to college students to aid in the advancement of their education. These scholarships are awarded based on a series of questions or an essay submitted by the student regarding a distributed financial topic. Our hope is that the research and development to produce the answers or essay will open up the conversation and mindset towards their enhancement of financial knowledge.

This year’s Scholarship Opportunity is now open. Click here to Enroll.

Entries must be received before December 15, 2017

The YFL Scholarship Program is available for current high school seniors and first year college freshman.

30 Applicants with the highest exam scores and strongest essays will receive the following scholarships:

1st place – $25,000

2nd place – $20,000

3rd place – $18,000

4th place – $15,000

5th place – $12,000

6th – 10th place – $7,000 each

11th – 30th place – $5,000 each

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Fleet Reserve Association

Fleet Reserves

FRA sponsors an annual essay contest to promote the spirit of Americanism and patriotism among our country’s youth. FRA’s Americanism Essay Contest is open to all students, grades 7 through 12, including those who are home schooled.  Students are invited to submit a 350-word essay through an FRA member or local FRA branch before the December 1st deadline.  Local winners are forwarded for competition at the regional level and regional winners compete for national prizes.

The grand national winner will receive $5,000, with additional prizes for the top three essays in each grade category ($2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place).  Each national winner will receive an attractive plaque citing his/her achievement, and every entrant judged at the national level receives a certificate of recognition. Additional prizes may be awarded to students winning at local and regional levels of competition.

Download the flyer from the link below (you can fill out the contact information on your computer before you print it!) and post it proudly wherever appropriate–high schools, on-base education offices, commissaries, exchanges, on-base community centers, etc.–to get the word out (you may need permission to post in some locations).


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40 Scholarships to Apply to this Fall

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SAT Prep Course

SAT Prep


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College & Career Resources

Online Colleges and Universities


Testing and College Preparedness Resources


Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources

Career and Workforce Readiness Resources

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Finding Scholarship Dollars for College


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Scholarship – The Warren JeMarcus Foundation


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The Secret’s Out – Fashion Show

DFPVisit – https://www.definedwithpurpose.com/ for more details

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The Parent’s Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA® Form

The Parent’s Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA® Form

While the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is the student’s application, we know that parents often play a large role in the process. After all, students who are considered dependent have to provide parental information on the FAFSA form anyway and must have a parent sign it. While we recommend that the

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