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5 Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities

Getting into, paying for and navigating through college is rarely easy. For students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities, that struggle can take on even more dimensions.

Learning-related issues such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can ofter lead to difficulties in traditional classrooms and on standardized tests if scholarship applications look foremeost at test scores and GPA's, it can mean that students with learning disabilities students lose out.

For more information about these scholarships and resources visit the link at the top of the page.

 

It's never too early to start planning your future!  Whether your student is in middle school or a graduating senior, these resources below and to the left will guide you and your student through the different aspects of planning life after high-school.  Refer to them early and often, and be sure to join us for parent/student meetings for additional information!

COLLEGE AND CAREER HANDBOOK

 (formerly Senior Handbook)

A valuable resource for ALL Maypearl students, the College and Career Handbook offers a  step-by-step guide for preparing for your future after high school, whether you plan to attend college or technical school, enlist in the military, or enter the workforce.

 

PREHONORS, HONORS, AND DUAL CREDIT SUMMER WORK

Some PreHonors, Honors and Dual Credit courses require summer work. All students who have requested these courses were given information prior to the last day of school concerning PreHonors, Honors, and Dual Credit requirements.

  • Summer work must be satisfactorily completed and turned in on the first day of school. Students not turning in summer work on the first day of school will be removed from the class and their schedule will be changed to a regular class.
  • Students must meet and continue to meet the achievement requirements to be placed in the course and stay in the course.

 

Summer assignments are posted on the Schoology website. The assignments are available until August 26 at 11:59 pm.

See the attachment below to access the instructions to access summer work.

 



 
COLLEGE-LEVEL ATHLETICS
If you are planning on playing a sport in college, it is imperative that you review the resources available under Student Athlete Information. 
 
COLLEGE READINESS TESTING
All Sophomores will be given the PLAN test on October 4, 2012.  Results will be returned in January at the Sophomore Student/Parent meeting.  Find out more information about this pre-ACT test, your results and what they mean. 
 
All Juniors will be given the PSAT/NMSQT test on October 17, 2012.  Sophomores  have the option of taking the test for $14.  The PSAT is a pre-SAT test and results are entered into the National Merit Scholarship competition.
 
Homeschooled students who live in the Maypearl ISD attendance boundaries whose current instructional level is Grade 10 or 11 have the option of taking the PSAT for $14. Students should request an application at Maypearl High School, and must provide proof of residence, the student's picture ID, and the non-refundable fee of $14.00 in cash or money order only.  No personal checks will be accepted.  The deadline for registration for homeschool students is August 15, 2012.  Please contact the High School Counseling Office at 972-435-1020.
 
All Juniors will be given the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) test on October 3, 2012.  Results will be returned in January at the next Junior Student/Parent Meeting.  The ASVAB is an entrance exam for the military, but also includes an extensive interest inventory to help students determine future career possibilities. 
 
 
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTING INFORMATION 
ACT registration, test dates, and request scores. Request a free booklet on preparing for the ACT in the Counseling Office.
 
SAT Testing Information
Register for the SAT, check test dates, and request test scores. 
 
Check out this site for free SAT review information.
 
Register for 6 months of free PSAT, SAT, and ACT test prep.
 
 
COLLEGE APPLICATIONS
Applying to a college in Texas? Most schools use this common application. Be sure to write down your username and password and keep it in a safe place.
 
Many colleges outside of Texas will accept the Common Application.  Check here for more information.
 
 

 
COLLEGE PLANNING INFORMATION
 
Use this guide from Consumer Reports to find the colleges that are the right fit for you. 
 
Review these videos to inspire your college search, have your questions answered by college admissions experts, and make a plan for your future.
 
Don't know what to do after graduation? Check this site to find information about colleges, hints on the application process, and links to career resources, too!
 
Reality Check
See if your chosen career will support your dream lifestyle. use this interactive tool to determine how much money you'll need and how much money you'll make.
 
If you or your parents need information about planning for college, this comprehensive site has seperate sections for students and parents. Refer to it frequently for fast answers to all of your questions!
 
College Planning Resources in Spanish/Preparandose a Tiempo para la Universidad
This site has a wealth of college planning and financial aid resource links in Spanish.
 
Use this site to help plan for college with the CollegeSTEPS Resource Connect. You'll get a list of questions to ask on campus visits, a step-by-step guide to financial aid, links to a blog about financing education, and more.
 
Find information on college fairs in your area, a year by year guide for college planning, and a wealth of additional resources. 
 
Zinch
Sign up for this free website at zinch.com, connecting students and parents to comprehensive college planning and financial aid resources.  Check out this #1 student recommended website!
 
 
 

DOCUMENT REQUESTS
Some colleges and universities, along with scholarship programs and the NCAA are now accepting transcripts and other documentation through electronic service providers.  We are happy to process these requests.  Please remember to send the request or provide your pin to Mrs. Jett at ejett@maypearlisd.org for fastest response.
 
 
DUAL CREDIT INFORMATION
If you are enrolled in Academic Dual Credit courses or are interested in enrolling.  Please review this Dual Credit information.
 
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION 
Seniors who will apply for ANY type of financial aid must complete the FAFSA form. The ideal time to complete this form is from January 1 to March 1 of the year you graduate. If you need help completing this form, ask the Counseling Office. For after-hours help, check out www.aie.org/studentaidwebinar for a webinar that offers step-by-step details on how to complete the FAFSA. **Don't miss the FAFSA Open House Week at Maypearl High School in February for hands-on FAFSA help!  Check back for more information.
 

 
You can estimate how much financial aid you may qualify for by using the FAFSA4caster. Complete the information and use the online tools to make smart decisions about colleges you can afford. Juniors especially should complete this form.
 
Use this free hotline available to all Texas students and families pursuing higher education.  Call center representatives can provide assistance in English and Spanish with the Texas college admission process and help with understanding and applying for financial aid. 
 
Federal Student Aid On the Web
Find information about types of aid, who is eligible, loan repayment, and a variety of fact sheets about student aid, as well as college-ready workbooks for students in all grade levels.
 
Check out this webinar for information about types of financial aid, completing the FAFSA and what to expect regarding the financial aid process.
 
Students who meet eligibility requirements should ask the financial aid office of their institution if they qualify for this no-interest loan.  Under certain conditions, the loan may be forgiven in its entirety.
 

GRADUATION
Order graduation announcements, caps & gowns, and other senior items online, or call their office in Midlothian at (972) 723-8558.
 
Graduation ceremonies will be held at:
 
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Sheaffer Full Life Center
1200 Sycamore Street
Waxahachie, Texas 76515
May 31, 2013, 7:00 pm
Click on the link above for a campus map.  Graduates will need to arrive early.  Be sure to carefully review all information sent home with seniors prior to graduation for specific instructions. Seating will be first-come, first-served.
LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
All former students requesting transcripts need to contact the Administration Office at 972-435-1000.
 
How Not to Look Like a Freshman 
Recent graduates who are headed to college can check out this website for information on what to do in the months before heading off to school, making friends, choosing a major and surviving your first year in college.
 
Search various scholarships and scholarship search-engines by clicking on the tabs above or to your left.
 
Local scholarship applications (Seniors only) are due February 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm.  NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
 
Additional scholarship information is available in the Counseling Office and the high school library.  Check back often, as new information is added weekly. 
 
Al's Formal Wear
Al's offers two $1,000 college scholarships.  Entry essays (describing yourself and your aspirations) are accepted October 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013.  Visit www.alsformalwear.com/SchoolApp for an applicatinos.  For complete scholarship rules, please visit www.alsformalwear.com/scholarship.
 
Bob Weatherford Scholarship
This Scholarship is awarded in the amount of $500 to a graduating senior of Mayypearl High School who will attend an accredited college full-time and who participated in high school athletics for four years.
 
Calvin Golden Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship given to 10 eligible applicants with the highest overall application scores.  Must be accepted to a acredited 4 year college/university, 3.0 cumulative GPA, African American US citizen and available for a personal/phone interview.  Application must be postmarked by April 2, 2013.  Any questions contact OGGscholarship@gamil.com.
 
Petroleum Engineers
Scholarship for graduating seniors who plaln on majoring in petroleum engineering, mechnical engineering or chemical engingeering from an accredited four year university.  Freshmen receive $500 per semester if they maintain a 3.0 GPA.  Download Scholarship Application at www.easttexas.spe.org.
 
University of North Texas
The Multicultural Scholarship Award (MSA) Scholarship focuses on first generation students to assist with their financial needs. However, this does not eliminate non-first generation students from applying to the program. The scholarship is a four-year award of $4,000 ($500 a semester) and the eligibility requirement is either a 1000 on the SAT (Critical Reading + Math) or a 21 on the ACT.  Applicatin is only online at outreach.unt.edu/msa.  Deadline is March 17, 2013 at 11:59pm.
 
Zinch Webinar:  How to Find Scholarships
Zinch.com is offering 20 minute webinars to show you how to quickly and effectively find and apply for best-fit scholarships, both on Zinch and through other avenues.  Offered April 19, 2012.  Available webinars at 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 10:00 pm.  Space is limited.  See Mrs. Jett or go to Zinch.com for registration information.   

TRANSCRIPTS 
High School Transcripts
To request an official high school transcript, please complete the transcript request form that is located as an attachment below or complete a request in the Counseling Office
 
Use this link if you are a dual credit student and need an official transcirpt from Navarrro College.  Please note that if you are a parent and plan on going to Navarro in person to pick up your student's transcript, you must have their Social Security or Navarro Student ID number, your photo ID, and a letter signed by your student authorizing Navarro to release their transcript to you.