Counselor's Corner

Amanda Blount-Fuchs - Tameka McIntyre - Dona Tippittt - Nicole Raichart

Our Mission is to offer a comprehensive counseling program that encompasses every student’s academic, career, social, and emotional needs. We are committed to provide a respectful, safe, and culturally sensitive environment to guide our students to have the skills to transition from high school to post-secondary endeavors.

links and information

Prefer a mobile app? The FAFSA form is on the myStudentAid app, available on the App Store (iOS) or on Google Play (Android).

Community Service

Remember to keep track of all volunteer hours and have your supervisor sign.

If needed, tracking forms are available in the counselor complex.

One-Time Activities

None at this Time.

Ongoing Activities

Sacred Heart Southern Missions

Numerous ways to volunteer in Desoto County:

  • Food Pantry - preparing food baskets, stocking shelves, cleaningHome Rehab - cleaning, painting, and general repair
  • Thrift Store - sorting donations, pricing items 
  • Garden Cafe - twice weekly soup kitchen, community garden
  • Holiday Help - Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas Angel gift collection
    Contact:
    Lois Harrison
    662-429-5789                lharrison@shsm.org
    Click Here

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi

Links to many organizations in Desoto County that use volunteers.
Call 662-449-5002

Southern Friends Animal Society

If you love working with animals this might be the spot for you.  There is an application, and parental permission form to complete.
See them on Facebook - www.facebook.com/groups/sfavolunteers
Visit their website for more information Click Here

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Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Powerpoint on SEL

Scholarships

Get2College.org

Get2College, located in nearby Southaven, is a valuable resource for making your college dreams a reality.
Click the link below for financial aid information. The site has a search engine for both private scholarships as well as college and university scholarships.
Click Here

Helping Women pay for College

This website has 70 scholarships for women only, organized by major. The site also includes many helpful links, including; finding the right college, the application process, and financing your education.
Although the scholarships are for women, men may find many of the additional links useful.
Click Here
Discover Card Scholarship Opportunities
Explore the following links sponsored by Discover cards
Potential $10,000 scholarship for seniors - click Here 
College planning calendar - click Here
National scholarship search engine, millions of opportunities tailored to your needs- click Here
StudentScholarships.org
"Largest collection of scholarships on the Web"
Excellent search engine with scholarship opportunities organized into different topics.
Click Here to begin your search

NorthWest Community College

Based on GPA and ACT scores, NWCC offers various scholarships for their students.
Award: Varies with scholarship
Recipients: Students are eligible to receive qualifying amounts for the entire time they are enrolled at NWCC
Application Deadline: TBA

Click Here for information on the Presidential and Leadership scholarships.

National Scholarships (not limited to Mississippi Schools)

Memphis Friendship Foundation/Starbucks Foundation Scholarship
Award: $1000
Recipients: Seniors
Deadline: TBA
See counselor table for application
ACT Student Champions
Award: $500
Recipients: Seniors
Requirements: Minimum Composite score of 22 on ACT, have overcome challenges, and can articulate career plans and goals
Horatio Alger Scholarship
Award: Up to $25,000
Recipients: Seniors
Requirements: Financial need, US Citizen, School or Community involvement, and minimum 2.0 GPA

Click Here
Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship
Award: $500, $1000, and $5000
Recipients: Seniors
Details: GPA of 3.0, participation in at least 1 school sponsored sport, and demonstration of leadership in school or community
Burger King Scholar
Award: Up to $50,000
Application date: October 15 through December 15, 2020
Recipients: Seniors

Click Here
Prudential Spirit of Community
Award: $1000 and trip to Washington DC
Deadline: November 5,  2020
Recipients: grades 5-12
Requirements: Volunteer hours after September 1, 2018

Click Here
National Association of Junior Auxiliaries Scholarships
Recipients: Seniors
Requirements: attending a college or university full or part time, majoring in a field to work with children

Click Here for 3 separate scholarships offered from the NAJA

Local Scholarships (competing only with students from this area)

Project Impact
Award: Numerous scholarships with numerous awards
Recipients: Seniors
Details: For Mississippi students
Deadline: January through April (depending on the scholarships)
Click Here for information on specific scholarships
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
Award: Multiple awards at the local and then national level
Recipients: Seniors
Deadline: March 18, 2019
Details: 3.0 GPA, two letters of reference, and essay
Click Here
Northcentral Electric Power Association College Scholarship 
Award: $1000
Deadline: March
Recipients: Seniors
Details: academic achievement and leadership
​Click Here
Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors 
Award: $1000
Deadline: March 15, 2020
Recipients: Seniors in DeSoto, Tate, Tunica, or Marshall County
Click Here for application
Talk Your Way to College
Award: Up to $18,000
Deadline: January 20, 2020
Recipients: Students 9th - 12th
Details: Orator competition. Click here for more details
Southaven Rotary Club: Watson-McGuire and Gilless Rotary Scholarship 
Award: $1500
Deadline: April
Recipients: Seniors
Details: GPA of 2.75 and 20 on ACT; financial need, academic performance, and leadership ability
​Click Here
Cindy Lipscomb Scholarship - Desoto County Schools only
Award: $1000
Deadline: April 
​Recipients: Seniors
Requirements: "My Walk of Faith" essay

Click Here for application​
David Haire Memorial Scholarship Fund
Award: $1000
Deadline: March
Recipients: Senior from DeSoto County
Details; Applicant must be enrolled in a music program in DeSoto County, 3.0 GPA, and write essay.

​Click Here
DeSoto County Farm Bureau Scholarships
Multiple scholarship offers for students entering agriculture related fields.
Awards: up to $3000

Click Here for details