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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!  

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Scholarships - by College Xpress

Women's Energy Network - Registration Link and Scholarship Info


Interested in learning more about energy careers & STEM? You are invited to Young Women Energized!
Know someone who would be interested in attending? Help us spread the word about YWE with this flier!

Each year, WEN awards five high school seniors, $2,000 scholarships from the greater Houston area. The 2016-2017 WEN Scholarship Applications are now! DEADLINE: Oct 14th!!

The awards for the 2016 – 2017 school year will be presented at the November 15, 2016 Young Women Energized (YWE) event held at Houston Baptist University. Please encourage any eligible high school young women you may know to apply!

YWE App coming soon!

Young Women Energized is going mobile with an event app! We teamed up with CrowdCompass to build an app that will make this year’s experience a lot more valuable for our attendees, exhibitors, and speakers. This app will include networking, schedules, social media, prize opportunities and much more at the palm of your hand.

 Watch your inbox – more info is on the way.

Event Info:
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Houston Baptist University
Morris Cultural Arts Center/Belin Chapel
7502 Fondren Rd
Houston, TX 77074

Keynote Speaker:
Keisha Tanner is the Area Planning Team Lead for the Thunder Horse Facility in the Gulf of Mexico for BP. She is responsible for integrating Drilling & Completions, Operations, and Major Project activities to provide transparent and strategic guidance to support top business priorities.  Keisha has 21 years of experience supporting offshore operations and holds a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech.

YWE sessions include:

  • A discussion on the next generation of women advancing in energy
  • Ask the experts – engineers, scientists, technology professionals, lawyers, accountants, and more
  • Mapping your own career
  • Freshman/Sophomore students special session
  • Q&A session for parents, educators, and career & college counselors

YWE invites high school students, parents, and educators interested to register for the event using the online registration form.

If you are interested in learning more about the event or looking for ways to get involved, please contact the YWE Committee at

YWE Program Sponsors

SCAD Houston Event (Savannah College of Art and Design)

A brilliant future awaits your students at SCAD! 

Attend a SCAD information session near you and discover more than 100 innovative programs of study, meet one-on-one with an admission representative and help your students start their journey at the university for creative careers.

Houston, Texas
Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m.

Hotel Zaza
5701 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77005

Learn about SCAD's innovative academic programs, art and design career options, and admission requirements. Students also can participate in a Q-and-A session with admission representatives or meet representatives one-on-one for portfolio review.

to attend.

University of Tulsa (TU) Events in Houston

The University of Tulsa (TU) is hosting an event in Houston this month:


Thursday, October 20th: Discover Petroleum Engineering at The University of Tulsa (Flyer Attached)

                Audience: Prospective Families and High School Counselors

            Time: 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Host: Professor Mohan Kelkar, and Mike Heinz, Partner at Kayne Anderson Energy Funds, and Chairman of the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering Industry Advisory Board will discuss the highlights of TU’s globally recognized Petroleum Engineering Department. Greg Lalicker, President of Hilcorp, will also share his experience about petroleum engineering as a career and the benefits of attending The University of Tulsa. 

            Location: Hilcorp Energy Company, 1111 Travis, Houston, TX, 77002

            Registration: By October 14th to

The High School Aerospace Scholars application is now open. The application closes on October 26th, 2016.

High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) is a NASA unique opportunity for juniors who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at no cost to participants.

Selected students will participate in an interactive, online course during the school year that culminates in an all-expense-paid trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the summer. During the online course, students will investigate space exploration challenges by creating technical drawings, solving math problems, and participating in discussion forums with NASA engineers and scientists. Texas certified teachers guide students through the online curriculum and grade their work. After a competitive review of online material completed and submitted, selected students are invited to Johnson Space Center. Throughout this six day trip, participants will work with NASA mentors to complete engineering design challenges and plan a mission to Mars. Students will be briefed on the past, present, and future of space exploration by NASA engineers, scientists, and special guests while touring NASA’s facilities. For more information and application deadlines, please visit the HAS website.

If you are interested in sharing this opportunity across your networks, please refer to the following promotional material:

To learn more about HAS, please plan on attending our online informational session on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 from 6:30-7:30 pm CST. Click here to join the session. View the hardware and software prerequisites for using Blackboard Collaborate. 

Texas A&M University Commerce - Scholars Information Session (following their Mane Event Preview Day)
  • Application Process Review
  • Scholars Panel
  • Dinner
  • Lady Lions Volleyball Game
  • Overnight stay in Residence Hall

Followed by our Mane Event Preview Day

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Click here to register. The registration code is “Top10”

George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Scholarship Program (for seniors)

The George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation will offer 70 scholarships in the amount of $18,000 to be paid over eight college semesters for any four-year college or university in the United States.  Seniors in high school are eligible to apply.  Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic achievement.  Seniors must be a U.S. citizen to apply.
To access the application visit and download the Scholarship Application form along with the three page Financial Qualification Statement.  The completed application must be received by February 17, 2017 by 4 pm.  Applications must also include a copy of the high school transcript, a recent photo, verification of SAT and/or ACT results, and a complete, signed copy of the parent/guardian's most recent U.S. income tax return (and a copy of the student's tax return if applicable).  If the current year's tax return has not been completed, the previous year's tax return is acceptable.  All applications must be mailed or hand delivered.
If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at 713-521-4601.

Texas State University Business Visit Day

Students interested in attending Texas State University with a business major should consider attending one of the two Business Day Visit Sessions with the McCoy College of Business.
October 28th or November 18th
Registration is required.  Please see the attached flyer for details.

LSC-Tomball will host its annual TACRAO College Fair on Thursday, October 13, 2016, in the Beckendorf Conference Center from 6 - 8pm.

Students from LSC Tomball, Tomball High School, Tomball Memorial High School, Magnolia High School, Magnolia West High School, Waller High School, and other surrounding area high schools are invited to attend.

Students are encouraged to pre-register below for this event and print off their barcode.  (make giving college reps your info quick and easy!)

Registration is encouraged, but not required to attend.

Students can pre-register here.

  • Select “Students Register Now
  • Select Texas
  • Select TACRAO date 10/10/2016–10/14/2016 College Day/Night Fair which states “Please use this selection to register for any of the Houston l/West Texas College Fairs. These fairs are not listed individually - Houston/Coastal Bend, Texas, United States.
  • Click the Register Now button.
  • Complete the form and bring your printed code to the fair on October 13

Participating Colleges

  • Abilene Christian University
  • Auburn University
  • Baylor University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • East Texas Baptist University
  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • Lone Star College
  • Louisiana State University-Alexandria
  • Millsaps College
  • New Mexico Military Institute
  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Sam Houston State University - Army ROTC
  • Schreiner University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Southwestern University
  • St. John University
  • St. Mary’s University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Suffolk University
  • Tarleton State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas A&M University - Corps of Cadets
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston Downtown
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • University of North Texas
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas Health Science Center-School of Nursing
  • University of Texas at San Antonio


See you there!