El Dorado High School Helps Students with Financial Aid and Academic Achievement

Maggie Gonzalez, Hi-Gusher Staff

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El Dorado High School is helping seniors prepare for their final semester by emphasizing academic achievement, responsibility and completion of scholarship applications.

EHS counselors are spreading the word that seniors need to study hard, complete all assignments, be attentive and responsible, exhibit outstanding behavior and attend school.  

Grades are very important for the second half of the school year.  The last ones will be included in the final GPA and class ranking. Students will also need at least an “A” or “B” for both nine weeks and no more that five absences in order to be exempt from exams.  Report cards will be given out on March 26.  

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Feb. 19.  There will also be a Senior Parent/El Dorado Promise/Scholarship/FAFSA Informational Meeting scheduled that day from 3-6:30 p.m.

The FAFSA information meeting will include assistance for those who need help filling out this important college aid application. Students must complete their FAFSA forms in order to receive scholarships.  Students will need their parents’ prior year tax return information and Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) in order to complete their FAFSA.  Create a FAFSA ID at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  

There are many scholarships available including, the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship (Lottery Scholarship), Governor’s Distinguished Scholars Program, Military Scholarships, Ellen Carpenter HBCU Scholarship, Military Dependents Scholarship Program, Law Enforcement Officers’ Dependents Scholarship and Arkansas National Guard Tuition Incentive Program. EHS counselors are a local source of this and other college information.