Harmony grove high school COUNSELOR'S corner



​E-Mail:  ssimmons@harmonygrovesd.org



SCHOLARSHIPs (The scholarships inRed are from 2018-2019 school year so that you may get an idea of the scholarships that will be available.  I will post 2019-2020 scholarships in BLUE)  Please don't miss the "ANNOUNCEMENTS" section at the end of the scholarships.  I will list the most recent announcements and scholarships, first.

2/27/20 - I have posted the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Brandon Lee Crookham scholarships onto the senior google classroom page

2/4/20 - I have posted the Olivia Brewington Memorial Scholarship application onto the senior google  classroom page.

2/3/20 - First Electric also is accepting applications for our 2020 scholarship program. The deadline to apply is May 1. This year, nine $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to area high school seniors. To apply, the seniors must be scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2020, and their parents or guardians must be members (customers) of First Electric. Applications may be completed online at https://www.firstelectric.coop/scholarships. Attached are items for your use in scholarship promotion including digital ads for social media, website and closed-circuit TV screens, flier and application.

1/31/2020 - I have posted the Alcoa Community Federal Credit Union Scholarship Application to the senior google page.

1/28/20 - I have posted a traditional (college/University) and a non-traditional (trade such as welding, electrician, cosmetology, etc.) scholarship application for Junior Auxiliary of Saline County.  The link to the application is posted on the senior google classroom.

1/27/2020 - W.R. Alsobrook application is available.  I have posted the application onto the senior google classroom page.

1/24/2020 - I have posted the Judith Bean Memorial, Bill and Jamie Gibbs Memorial, and Rineco-Heritage Scholarships.  The links can be found on the senior google classroom page.

1/17/20 - The FBI is offering a training class for students 16 - 19 years old.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in the criminal justice field and in particular, the FBI.  I am attaching an application.  It is due by February 6.  I would be glad to email the application if you want to get it back to me before February 6.  See Mrs. Simmons for an application or email me and I will send it via email.

1/15/20 - This is not a scholarship but a career opportunity post:

Garrett Excavating is looking for seniors who are interested in a career in excavating (learning to drive and operate heavy dirt moving equipment.)  They will train and pay you to learn on the job. This is not just a job opportunity but a career opportunity!!  The pay is well and offer benefits. They are located just up from Reed's metal on the service road so it would be an easy drive.  They will allow you to drive to that location and get a ride to the job sites.  Please contact me if you are interested and I will supply you with more information and how to apply and with whom to talk.

1/9/20 - 

My name is Andrew Cobin, and I'm writing you to announce a new scholarship sponsored by the Brady/Cobin Law Group. The scholarship will have three prizes, ranging from $500 to $2,500. High school seniors are eligible to apply, as long as they plan to use the money to pay for college-related expenses.

To apply, students must submit an essay response to one of the following prompts:

  • What does legacy mean to you? What do you think it means to leave a legacy? Are there different kinds of valuable legacies? What sort of legacy do you want to leave behind?

  • Imagine you are 65, retired, and looking over your will. What advice would you give your younger self about retirement planning, saving, investing, writing a will etc. What are the most important steps for planning for your future?

  • Think about the legacy you want to leave behind. How important will estate planning, creating a will, and other planning be to maintaining your legacy?

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is May 1, 2020. The winners will be announced in June.

This is a newer scholarship, so we are looking for applicants. I was hoping you could share this scholarship with your students.

The application and more information can be found here: https://ncestateplanning.com/scholarship/


1/8/20 - I have a scholarship available to students who are associated with: Bird Dog Foundation and/or Ames Plantation.  If you are associated with either of these entities, please come and see me for an application.

12/11/19 - Essay scholarship opportunity:

Your students are invited to participate in a national essay contest that can earn them valuable recognition and great prizes!

 In 600 words or less, they should explain how health technology has made their life or the life of someone they know better. Please have them describe how or why healthcare technology affected them or someone they know.

Students should submit their essays by Feb. 1 to HTMEssays@aami.org. They should include their name, school, town/state, and email address.

12/4/19 - Native American scholarship opportunity:


12/2/19 - Scholarship available for students affected by an automobile accident.


11/20/19:  Scholarship for those considering the field of IT:  https://www.electric.ai/mobile-device-innovation

11/8/19 -  It is an essay scholarship on the topic of solutions for distracted driving. The essay prompt is:

"Create a “Distracted Driving Family Plan” within which you address the safety of your family by proactively committing to a plan that avoids the occurrence(s) of distracted driving by you and the members of your family."

You can view the scholarship here: https://www.hurtcallbert.com/scholarships/

There will be three scholarships awarded, ranging from $2,500 to $1,000. The deadline to apply is March 17th 2020.

If you could share this scholarship on your website, scholarship database, social media, etc. I would appreciate it. We are trying to get the word out!

10/21/19 - National School Plant Management Scholarship:  https://nspma.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2020-NSPMA-Scholarship-Application-1.pdf

​11/5/19 - Scholarship for students of active military - gilmanscholarship.org

2018-2019 Scholarships: 

3/27/19 - Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarship - must be enrolled in a two year or less career or technical degree/certificate program - demonstrate financial need - apply at:  application.horatioalger.org - by June 15

3/12/19 - Arkansas Activities Association - Centennial Bank Scholarships - scholar/athlete - 3.0 gpa - act of 21 or higher -$1,000 -  apply using this link:  http://members.ahsaa.org/public/userfiles/media/cenbankform1819.pdf

3/7/19 - If you are a female student, interested in teaching, please see the scholarship posted onto the senior google classroom page.

3/7/19 - I have posted the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Application on the senior google classroom page.  There will be a winner from Harmony Grove!!


2/21/19 - The Brandon Lee Crookham Memorial Athletic Scholarship is now available on the senior google classroom page.  This is a Harmony Grove only scholarship!!

2/19/19 - I have posted the Arkansas Federal Credit Union Application onto the Seniors google classroom page.

2/11/19 - I have posted the $2,000 scholarship from The Society of American Military Engineers for seniors interested in an engineering or related field.

2/11/19 - I have posted the Harmony Grove Alumni Scholarship Application onto the Seniors Google Classroom page.  Deadline March 29 to Mrs. Cotten.

2/6/19 - Seniors interested in a law degree- Wilshire Law Firm Student Scholar Award - $1,000 - 3.0 gpa or higher - community involvement - 600 word essay describing the college major they are interested in and why -
https://livecdn-zusotzgvi)q8xnr.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2019-student-scholar-award-application.pdf or visit Wilshire Law Firm Scholarship application - email:  scholarship@wilshirelawfirm.com

2/4/19 - The Alcoa Community Federal Credit Union application is out for $1,000.  Posted to the senior classroom page.

1/25/19 - The Judith Bean Memorial Scholarship has been posted to the senior classroom page.  It is a $2,000 scholarship awarded to a senior attending Harmony Grove School

1/25/19 - The Rineco/Heritage Scholarship was posted.  It is actually four scholarships in the amounts of:  $10,000, $7,500, $5,000, and $2,500

1/25/19 - I have posted the Junior Auxiliary Scholarship onto the senior classroom page.

1/16/19 - I have posted four scholarships onto the senior google classroom page.  DocHub has been downloaded onto the chromebooks, enabling the seniors to type onto the scholarship application and print.  The following are scholarships downloaded:

Noah Spencer Lowrance Memorial Scholarship, Harmony Grove Music Boosters Scholarship, National School Plant Management Association Scholarship, and Play4Jarren Foundation Scholarship.

12/7/18 -

Video/essay scholarship about how students plan to be "champions" in their chosen fields in order to help their communities. It is open to any student who has been accepted to a college or university in Georgia.

 In order to apply, students must submit a video and short essay.

 You can view the scholarship here: www.thechampionfirm.com/reports/georgia-future-champions-scholarship

12/6/18 -

Scholarship opportunity:
 Please contact Guy Choate if you have any questions (guy@argentareadingseries.com).
THE ARGENTA READING SERIES HIGH SCHOOL WRITING CONTEST Presented by the William F. Laman Public Library System of North Little Rock Winner will receive $1,000, and three other finalists will receive $500 each.
ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must meet all of the following criteria·        Must be a student in grade 10-12 at an Arkansas high school or have earned a GED within 12 months of the contest entry deadline.·        Must attend an accredited Arkansas college or university after graduation.·        If chosen as a finalist, entrants must be able to read the piece in front of a live audience at Argenta Reading Series in North Little Rock on March 30, 2019.·        Must meet submission requirements listed below. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
To enter, email one piece of original, unpublished prose writing—fiction or creative nonfiction—to guy@argentareadingseries.com with the subject line: ARS Writing Contest 2019. Academic work will not be considered unless it has a creative bent. Works should be between 1,000-3,000 words in length. Send file as an attached PDF, not a Google Document. LINK TO ADDITIONAL:

12/4/2018 -

The Saline Health Foundation 2019  scholarship applications are now open. . Please see link below for link to access more information regarding our scholarships. I don't believe that you have to be majoring in a health related field.  PLEASE APPLY!!!!


11/8/18 - AAFC Scholarship - $1,000 and will continue if requirements are met - gpa of 3.0 or above - download the scholarship at:  www.theaaea.org - click constituent groups - AAFC, then AAFC Scholarship - January 10 deadline

10/1/2018 -

Today is the first day that you can file for FAFSA and the LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP!!!

For FAFSA log onto:  www.fafsa.gov - parent and student should get an FSA ID before filling out the FAFSA - Every student MUST fill out FAFSA or NO financial aide will be awarded, including the Lottery Scholarship!!!

For the lottery scholarship:  http://scholarships.adhe.edu - scroll down to START and begin filling out the information - this does not take long to do - you qualify if you have at least a 19 on the ACT or a comparable score on the ACCUPLACER!! - remember your login and password - you will have to log back in around April in order to accept the scholarship

9/10/18 -

SeniorAdvice Caregiver Scholarship - $2,000 Award

For students who have acted as caregiver to an adult friend or relative in any capacity: