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Welcome to Alvarado High School!  I am starting my 25th year with Alvarado ISD and my 17th year as the lead school counselor at Alvarado High School.  I was a teacher and cheer sponsor at the high school for five years, spent two years at the junior high as a school counselor, one year with the district as technology director, and then came back home to the high school as a counselor.  My husband Jimmy is the discipline officer for the high school and is also a varsity football and golf coach.  My oldest Jax is a senior at Texas Tech majoring in mechanical engineering and my youngest Brey is a sophomore at AHS this year. Go Indians!

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Sargent Law Firm Climate Justice Scholarship

The Sargent Law Firm & we’re now accepting applications for our annual Climate Justice Scholarship. We firmly believe in the best community is the one that supports each other, and since we’re able to, we want to help our community reach its full academic potential. Please visit our scholarship page for the full list of application requirements and deadline information.  Again, this is an annual scholarship so every year it will be available for students. 

Texas students with family incomes up to $100,000 to receive need-based gift aid.

The University of Texas at Austin has a long-standing commitment to promoting access and upward mobility for promising students across the state. We’re excited to announce that we are expanding the gift aid we offer to help make a UT Austin education possible for Texans from low- and middle-income families.

Through the Texas Advance Commitment, Texas students with family adjusted gross incomes (AGI) up to $100,000, who have financial need, will receive need-based gift aid. Eligible students with family incomes up to $30,000 will receive enough aid to completely cover their tuition costs.

The Texas Advance Commitment is designed to assist students coming to UT Austin as incoming freshmen, beginning with the freshman class arriving on campus in fall 2018 (the Class of 2022). To be considered for the Texas Advance Commitment, applicants to UT Austin need to submit a FAFSA or TASFA and be admitted and enroll as first-time freshmen.

The Texas Advance Commitment is an extension of our Texas Advance scholarship initiative, which supports the success of hard-working, economically disadvantaged Texas high school students.

For more information, visit

UTA Teaching Scholarships

Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher? The College of Education at the University of Texas at Arlington has a number of scholarships available for incoming Freshmen who are interested in a career as a teacher. For more information about financial assistance that may be available to you, please visit UTA’s College of Education online at

New Scholarship Search Tool for Students

Hi there,

In an effort to help students afford their higher education, our team at LendEDU recently updated our guide to college scholarships to help students find relevant opportunities specifically for them.

Within this update, we have added our new search tool where students can filter scholarship opportunities based on their grade level, GPA, the scholarship amount, and the requirements of the scholarship.

On top of this new tool, our resource teaches students and families the importance of searching for scholarships when figuring out how to pay for college. Here is the URL:

Note: You can click the link at the top of the page to jump down to the scholarship search tool.

Here are some other points we cover in the guide:
- Different Types of Scholarships Available
- Applying for Scholarships
- Essay Tips
- Letters of Recommendation Tips
- Spotting Scholarship Scams

We have also included YouTube videos from our channel to help make the information a little more digestible and entertaining.

This resource would be very useful for your students and could certainly help them find some opportunities relevant to them. Would you be willing to share it on your website?

Please let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to hearing from you!


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