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Longview High School
Longview, Texas

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This page was last edited on 01/09/2013 04:49 PM

Longview High School welcomes Chasity Shorts, 2012 graduate of Texas Christian University, as its new Advise Texas College Advisor.  Seniors, see her for help with applying for college, seeking financial aid, and registering for college admission exams.


Juniors and Sophomores, if you took the 2012 PSAT in October, please come to the College and Career Center before the holidays and pick up your score report, your actual test, and important information for you and your parents. 


The Texas Education Agency's New College and Career Website
Class of 2013 Senior Year College Application Checklist
Taking the SAT versus the ACT
Five Reasons Why Seniors Should Complete the FAFSA Form
State of Texas Financial Aid Programs
  The Road to College Admissions Begins Now:  A Yearly Timeline for Students, Grades 8-12

Important Admission Information to the University of Texas at Austin for the Class of 2014

LHS ACT Test Preparation Seminars 2012-2013

(Updated each Monday and Wednesday throughout the school year)

Colleges Offering Free Tuition Based on Family Income

Scholarships with January 2013 Deadlines

Scholarships with February 2013 Deadlines

Scholarships with March 2013 Deadlines

Scholarships with April 2013 Deadlines

Scholarships with May 2013 Deadlines

Baylor University Scholarship Information

Jarvis College Concert Choir Scholarships

The American Legion Scholarship and Financial Aid

The University of Houston at Victoria Guarantee

Lamar University Scholarship Information

University of Louisiana at Monroe Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information from Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

Scholarship Information for East Texas Baptist University for Math Majors

Scholarship Information from The University of Dallas for Art Majors

Scholarship Resources

Popular Financial Aid Websites:  Internet technology provides a valuable resource for information about federal, state and private grants, scholarships and loans.  Check out these websites:

BlackExcel.org; collegeboard.org; collegeforalltexans.com; fafsa.ed.gov; fastaid.com; fastweb.com; finaid.org; freshinfo.com; scholarship.com; tgslc.org; thecb.state.tx.us;  WinScholarships.com; ed.gov/studentaid; applytexas.org; AIE.org; ScholarshipExperts.com

Telephone Numbers to Remember

Department of Education 800-433-3243

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 800-242-3062

Texas Financial Aid Information Center 888-311-8881

Kilgore College Financial Aid Office 903-983-8211

Financial Aid Powerpoint Presentation by Annette Morgan, Kilgore College



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Important Dates for Seniors!

Longview High School will hold its annual Senior Scholarship Night on Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 PM in the Mickey Melton Center's auditorium.  All seniors will be notified if they are included in evening's presentation.

Longview High School's graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, May 31, at 7:30 PM in Lobo Stadium.

We Are Proud of Our Seniors!

Andrew O’Connor, a Longview High School senior, has been named  a National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalist. He is among 16,000 students nationwide – less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors – to receive the honor, and is competing for a share of more than $32 million in college scholarships.

The field of semifinalists was narrowed from about 1.5 million high school juniors, who entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

O’Connor is an International Baccalaureate student, National Honor Society member and NASA High School Aerospace Scholar. His extracurricular activities are numerous, including the Technology Student Association, in which he serves as chapter president and has been on regional, state and national winning teams; Longview High School’s 2011-12 District Champion Academic UIL team; and the Texas Bank & Trust Student Board of Directors, on which he serves as vice chair. O’Connor is also an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America.

He is the son of Tim and Rose O’Connor.

O’Connor plans to pursue a degree in nuclear engineering at either Texas A&M University or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“I am thrilled by the number of opportunities that being a National Merit Semifinalist offers me,” he said.

The field of 16,000 semifinalists will be narrowed in February, with scholarship awards announced in the spring.

From November  through May, Longview High School students competed for over 150 scholarships.  For some of these individual scholarships, Longview High School students submitted as many as sixty applications. Their efforts were rewarded as these students have earned $2,240,427.00.  The Class of 2012 exceeded the Class of 2011's scholarship total by $657,586.00.

 Longview High School appreciates the many local businesses, clubs, organizations, churches, sororities, and fraternities that raise money so that these deserving students can receive financial assistance for college, and it appreciates the colleges, universities, and the military that saw the potential in the students and offered them generous academic, athletic and military scholarships. 


Seniors, Texas state law now requires that you receive a bacterial meningitis shot before entering college.  Talk to your doctor about this important shot.

Students, if you need a transcript, you may call and request one through Mrs. Watson, the LHS receptionist, at 903-663-1301.  Mrs. Watson will tell you when you can pick up your transcript.  If you have requested several transcripts, there will be a $2.00 charge per transcript.  Students at LHS may sign up for a transcript with Mrs. Fugler, the registrar.  Sign the list on her door.

Hispanic students searching for scholarships should check out www.LatinoCollegeDollars.org.  At this website you can find information about scholarships and download the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, in both English and Spanish.

College Scholarships

 Juniors, prepare to take a college entrance exam during the spring of your junior year, not before!  Click on "Testing" on the menu bar above for information about SAT and ACT testing.

East Texas Educational Opportunity Center offers students and parents of the East Texas Area FREE assistance with all matters regarding college and career preparation. More...

Early High School Graduation Program:  The purpose of this program is to provide tuition and fee assistance to students completing grades 9-12 early or with a significant number of college hours, thus enabling the student to attend college in Texas.  Awards may be used at both public and private universities in Texas. If you are graduating early, go to www.collegeforalltexans.com for more information.

The University of Texas at Austin has opened an admissions center in Longview.  The East Texas Admissions Center is located at 911 W. Loop 281, Suite 120, Longview 75604 (the Austin Bank building).  Mario A. Villa is the director.  Admissions counselors are available there to help you with the admissions process to UT.  Contact them at 903-759-7803 or contact Mr. Villa at Mario.Villa@austin.utexas.edu.

Useful Financial Aid Web Site Information from Texas A&M University and the A&M System







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