Counselor's Corner





Seniors, don’t forget to let Mrs. Ivens know when you are awarded a scholarship so that she can get your name and scholarship amount added the class total.



VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship

  • Award: Many scholarships are given at the post, district, state, and national level.  1 grand prize scholarship of $30,000 and an all expense paid trip to Washington DC will also be given.
  • Due: October 31, 2017
  • Applicants must submit a 3-5 minute audio essay on the theme: “American History: Our Hope for the Future”.  
  • The instructions for the audio essay, and the entry form can be found here.
  • A full list of rules and eligibility can be found here.


Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship

  • Award: 50 New Century Gold Scholars are awarded $1.5--, 50 Silver Scholars are awarded $1,250, 50 Bronze Scholars are awarded $1,000
  • Due: October 31, 2017
  • Must be a US citizen planning on attending college at a US institution
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Cannot be a relative of any Coca-Cola employee
  • Before filing out your application, gather the following documents needed for application use:  transcript, high school code, counselor and principal contact information, a list of school and non-school related clubs and organizations that you are involved in, and any honors or awards that you have received. (most of this information can be given to you by Mrs. Ivens)
  • To apply, fill out the application located here.



Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship

  • Award: 100 scholarships will be given ranging from $1,000-$10,000
  • Due: Phase 1 (general application) due October 2, 2017, Phase 2 (short essay questions) due October 23, 2017
  • Must be in at leas 1 sport
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • To apply, submit the online application using the link found above. (use Mrs. Thornton or Mrs. Ivens as the reviewer when asked)  Once you have submitted your general application, please let Mrs. Thornton or Mrs. Ivens know that your application is out there for review so that we can complete it before the October 4th reviewer deadline.


AES Engineers Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Due: October 6, 2017
  • Available to all students who will be attending a post secondary institution.  You are nor required to be taking an engineering course to be eligible.
  • To apply, submit a 500-1,000 word essay answering the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationship or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
  • Entries must be e-mailed to
  • For more information, please visit the website found in the link above.


The United States Senate Youth Program

  • Award: $10,000
  • Due: October 6, 2017
  • 2 students from each state will be chosen to spend a week in Washington DC to observe the national government in action.
  • Delegates are chosen based on outstanding eligibility and demonstrated qualities of leadership.  
  • Must hold an elective office in a student government, civic, or educational organization sponsored by the student’s school.
  • If selected, you must attend the Delegate Conference to receive the $10,000 scholarship
  • You can find full eligibility requirements and full application outlines here, or by clicking on the link above.


The Horatio Alger Scholarship

  • Award: $6,000-$25,000
  • Due October 25, 2017
  • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited 4 year institution (may start studies at a 2 year institution and then transfer to a 4 year institution)
  • $55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income required
  • Must be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Must display integrity and perseverance in overcoming diversity
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Applications must be completed online and can be found by clicking this link.



Baxter County Fair Scholarship

  • $500 per semester
  • Due by NOON on the Wednesday, September 13th
  • Must be a resident of Baxter County
  • Application must be complete and signed by applicant and guardian
  • Please send your current transcript along with application to: Baxter County Fair Office, 1507 Fairgrounds Dr, Mountain Home, AR 72653
  • To apply, click on the link above, complete the application online, print it, and mail it in.  (Mrs. Ivens can mail it for you if you would like)