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Welcome to the THS College & Career Center page!  My name is Emily Nichols, the College and Career Counselor for THS.  I have been in Tomball ISD since 2007, and began my career in education in 1999.  I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BA in Fashion Merchandising, and a minor in Business.  In 2004 I received my Masters of Education in School Counseling from Sam Houston State University.
 
I am here to meet your students college and career needs.  Students are always welcome in Cougar Corner (College & Career Center).  Parents may simply contact me and schedule an appointment.  I work with all grade levels in different areas of college and career readiness throughout each year.  Many events will be held each year for students to learn more about post high school options, careers, financial aid, and much more.  Make sure you check out the many resources I have posted for you.  The Links section is organized by area of interest with many helpful links for students and parents.
 
I am the Dual Credit Coordinator for our campus.  You will find helpful information on Dual Credit for our campus. We partner with Lone Star College, Tomball.  Our LSC Dual Credit Advisor is Erica Clark.
 
Please keep checking back on the Important Event Dates section and watch for many important announcements and event dates being posted!  
 

Recent Posts

Seniors - Scholarships and FAFSA

Seniors, 
 
Make sure you're getting your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completed!  www.fafsa.ed.gov  It's quick and easy!!  Aim for having your FAFSA completed before you leave for the holiday break.
 
Check out the scholarship page on my website (www.tinyurl.com/thsccc) - most recent posts will be at the BOTTOM of the scholarship page.
 
There are also scholarships on the Family Connection/Naviance website!  
Username:  Student ID
Password:  tisd and birthdate
Click on the Colleges Tab, then go to the Scholarship List

Kaplan Online Event for Parents

For families currently navigating the college admissions process, Kaplan Test Prep is hosting a FREE Live Online panel discussion, “More Than Grades: A Discussion on Your Child’s College Admissions Journey,” on November 30 at 6 PM CT. Space is limited. To register, visit bit.ly/morethangrades.
 
 

College Fair this weekend, November 12th!! 

 

Application Fees Waived!

Acceptance into College on the Spot!

Scholarship Opportunities Throughout the Day!

Seminars & Workshops!

Entertainment & Step Show!

 

Scholarship Opportunity for Jr’s and Sr’s!

Financial Aid and FAFSA Night

Tomball High School will be hosting a Financial Aid and FAFSA Night on Thursday, November 17 from 6-7 pm in the THS Auditorium.
 
Topics covered will be Scholarships 101, Financial Aid 101, How to FAFSA, and Loans 101.
 
Parents and students welcome from all grade levels! Recommended for 11th and 12th grade.

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship Applications OPEN NOW (for seniors)

Seniors,
 
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo offers many scholarship opportunities through eleven different programs.  
  • Metropolitan - 238 scholarships
  • Military - 5 scholarships
  • School Art - 15 scholarships
  • Hildebrand - 15 scholarships
  • Opportunity - 114 scholarships
  • Area Go Texan - 79 scholarships
  • Exhibitor - 30 scholarships
  • Technical - 5 scholarships
  • 4-H - 70 scholarships
  • FFA - 70 scholarships
  • Achievement - @ 100 scholarships (additional for scholarship recipients as juniors in college)
You do NOT have to be in FFA, show an animal, or submit Rodeo art to apply for scholarships (only a few have those requirements).
 
The scholarships range from $9,000 to $20,000 (yes...$20,000 - up from $18,000 the past several years!!!)
 
Applications are OPEN NOW!!!
February 6th - online applications are due by 7 pm
*After the application is submitted, you will receive an email with a list of supplement items due.  This email will be confirmation that your application was received.  If you do NOT receive an email, your application did not go through.
February 16th - supplemental documents are due (MUST BE RECEIVED IN THEIR OFFICE - post mark date is NOT used anymore).
April - scholarship applications are judged (read 3 times) and winners announced
May - scholarship recipient banquet in Houston held by Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
 

To apply visit http://www.rodeohouston.com/Educational-Support/Scholars/Apply.

 
PLEASE DON'T PROCRASTINATE!! This can be a lengthy application.

Texas A&M University KINGSVILLE Preview Days

Check out the attached flyer for the upcoming Texas A&M University Kingsville Preview Days!   There is a upcoming event on November 12, 2016.
 
You'll have an opportunity to:
  • Visit Javelina Nation and discover campus first-hand
  • Check out your area of study and meet faculty
  • Guidance from staff about services available
  • Assistance with admissions and financial aid applications
Register online at www.tamuk.edu/preview

Financial Aid and FAFSA Night

Mark your calendar for the Financial Aid and FAFSA Night on November 17, 2016 in the THS Auditorium.  The event will be from 6 to 7:15 pm.  We hope to see you there.
 
If you are unable to make it to our event, Tomball Memorial High School is offering their Financial Aid and FAFSA Night on January 19, 2017.

Juniors - Free SAT/ACT Combo Practice Text by Kaplan Test Prep

Attention Juniors, on November 13, 2016 there will be a FREE SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test held by Kaplan Test Prep to help students decide between the SAT or ACT.  Participants will receive their scores instantly.  The practice test will be held at University of Houston-Main Campus at 10:30 AM. There are also Live Online options as well. Sign up www.kaptest.com/practicetestweekend

HOBY Leadership Opportunity for Sophomores

HOBY

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Empower * Lead * Excel

Attention Sophomores!!

Be a part of a special leadership conference in June 2017.  The HOBY mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation.  To learn more about HOBY visit www.hoby.org

 

To apply:

In 100 words or less, please describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community.

 

DEADLINE is October 31, 2016

Turn in essay to Mrs. Nichols in the Career Center, Room 1102.