Brittany Collis

School Counselor K-12

Welcome to Mrs. Collis School Counseling page! I work with students from Kindergarten-12th grade. I have the joy of working with students through classroom guidance lessons (elementary level), small group counseling, and individual counseling. I also collaborate with school staff and parents in order to best meet the needs of students.

My plans are to make this page your one stop shop! Any information for college can be found here for students and parents.

My office hours are Monday,Wednesday, and Friday from 7:30-3:30 or you can reach me by email at bcollis@gatewoodschool.com.

 

 

 

SENIOR INFORMATION

Which website do I go to for this?

Seniors will be using MANY accounts when applying to college. The main ones they will use are Parchment (for HS Transcript/HS GPA), College Board (To send/view SAT scores), GA FUTURES (to view HOPE GPA), ACT.ORG (view/submit ACT TESTS), and if the senior is taking dual enrollment then they will need a banner web account through Gordon State for their college transcript. 

Click on the drop down link to the right for more information. 

Parchment

This is where you can see your transcript, order, and send to colleges. 

https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/264319/account

 

 

College Board

Every Junior/Senior must have a college board account in order to register for the SAT. College Board is where you register for the SAT and request scores to be sent to your college of choice.

www.collegeboard.org

 

GA Futures

GA Futures provides information on college planning, money for college, and HOPE/ZELL Miller information. All seniors must have a GA Futures account when applying to college. Any student can view their current HOPE GPA by clicking this link and logging into their account. 

www.gafutures.org

Dual Enrollment Students/College Transcript

If you are a dual enrollment student, you must send an official transcript from Gordon to show the college classes you are taking or have taken. You have 2 transcripts to send.

1. Your Parchment (HS Transcript)

2. Your Gordon Transcript (College Transcript). Your college classes will also show up on your HS transcript but it is not considered an official college transcript until it comes from the college. 

Click on this link to login to your Gordon Banner Web account 

https://gordon.gabest.usg.edu/pls/B760/twbkwbis.P_ValLogin

 

 

College Visit Form

Please complete this form a week in advance before visiting a college. This form must be returned to Mrs. Haley or Mrs. Brittany Collis before the visit. 

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A485f15f5-9bad-42e1-acb8-22150f42296a

$$$ Local Scholarships $$$

 

Scholarship Information

  • High School senior girls who are pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related undergraduate degrees
  • Resident of Greene, Hancock, Morgan, Oconee or Putnam County
  • $2,500 scholarship award
  • Deadline-March 20, 2020

Please click on the link below for an application. Applicants must email their submissions directly to charity.burnette@novelis.com

https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.44/kb0.ba2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/STEM_Application_High-School-Seniors-2020-GSBO.pdf

 

Fran Faxon Scholarship Fund of the Lake Oconee Area Builders Association

Fran Faxon Scholarship deadline is April 6th 2020!

Applicants may be considered for this scholarship if..

1. Applicant is entering or continuing their education full time at an accredited post-secondary institution or a certified technical school. 

2. Applicant must be an employee or the son, daughter, grandchild of living, retired or deceased employee of a company that is a current member of LOABA. 

3. Applicants must be submitted by builder members or associate members of the Lake Oconee Area Builders Association. 

Click Here for Application

 

PUTNAM CHRISTIAN OUTREACH

$600 Scholarship!

To enter:

  • Applicant must come to PCO’s Thrift Store and let management know they have arrived
  • Sign in volunteer book
  • Complete a walk-through with management
  • Volunteer for 12 hours at thrift store
  • Applicant must write an essay about his/her experience, including what he/she liked about the thrift store, and what areas you think the store could improve (be specific).
  • Submit Essay to Putnam Christian Outreach by March 20th!

Eatonton/Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have Letter of Acceptance from any two-year or four-year accredited college or university. (If not accepted at time of scholarship application, proof must be provided prior to scholarship funds being awarded.)
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrate commitment to both academics and the community. (A copy of transcript is required.)
  • Letter of Recommendation from Putnam County Business Leader or high school teacher, principal or guidance counselor.

Deadline-March 16, 2020!

Please click on the application below for more information. 

https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.44/kb0.ba2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Eatonton-Putnam-Chamber-of-Commerce-Application-2020.pdf

LOPC Scholarship

A student scholarship fund has been established at Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church (LOPC). 

The Dr. Ellen Cauthen Utlley Scholarship may be awareded to any student who is a high school senior in Greene or Putnam Counties who cannot afford to pursue a post-secondary education due to financial circumstances.

Applications must be submitted by all applicants. In addition, the applicants should attach the following items. 

  1. A one-page, typed applicant letter of intent introducing himself/herself. The letter should include future plans, his/her faith, and why receiving this scholarship is important. 
  2. A copy of applicant’s transcript. 
  3. Letter of acceptance from the post-secondary school the applicant plans to attend. 
  4. 3 letters of reference
  5. one from high school counselor
  6. one from a teacher
  7. one from applicant’s minister/mentor

The scholarship amount, up to $1,000, will be paid directly to the post-secondary school the scholarship recipient will attend. 

Deadline January 15th 2021!

Please click here for the application https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.44/kb0.ba2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Application-2021.pdf

 

 

 

Tri-County EMC Scholarships

Walter Harrison Scholarship- February 1st

Cooperative Scholarship- Due April 15th

Operation Roundup Scholarship- Due April 15th

These are scholarship opportunities for students that live in homes that receive electricity from Tri-County EMC. 

Please visit the following link to download application. 

http://www.tri-countyemc.com/scholarships-overview.cms

 

 

 

Kiwanis Scholarship

Deadline: April 10, 2020

Please send the original application and the required additional information to Mrs. Collis

Please click the link below for the application.

Kiwanis Scholarship 2020.pdf

 

 

 

 

NANCY HART JEAN MCCRARY SCHOLARSHIP

The Nancy Hart Jean McCrary $500 Scholarship application is now open to apply.  CLICK HERE to find the application. A committee of Georgia College professors will judge the applications. This scholarship is focused on community involvement and excellent grades. You must follow the directions exactly, as many applicants each year are disqualified for not following the directions. You will need an official transcript for the scholarship. The best way to do this is to login in to your parchment account, order the transcript, and send it directly to your email for the address. You must have application in the mail and postmarked by March 1st!

 

Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship by American Pest Control

Must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Applicant must have been accepted to an accredited college or university.
    2. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 high school cumulative grade point average (equivalent to a B
    average) and a 900 combined SAT score and/or ACT score of 17.
    3. An application for the scholarship must be completed along with a letter of recommendation
    from a teacher, school administrator, coach, mentor, or community leader.
    4. Applicant must reside in an American Pest Control service location. Service areas can be found at
    www.ampest.com.
    APPLICANT SHOULD PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WITH THEIR APPLICATION:
    1. Copy of most recent official high school transcript.
    2. Completed application and recommendation letter.
    3. Letter of acceptance from a college or university.
    4. Email all required documentation to thebuzz@AmPest.com no later than Friday, March 20th!

Click below for the application

https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.44/kb0.ba2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Gene-Higginbotham-Scholarship-Application-2020.pdf

 

 

LOFW Scholarship Opportunity

  • $1,000 Scholarship
  • Deadline-April 3rd 2020
  • Applicant must attach his/her resume to application

Stop by Mrs. Collis’ office to pick up an application or click the link below to print. 

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A69a3e4a7-9a00-4597-b8e9-9a5a30085e1b

Mothers Against Crime presents Vernice Jordan Nuckolls Scholarship

Available to the student who has…

  1. Worked Hard
  2. Active in School
  3. Active in the community
  4. Achieved average grades
  5. Well-Rounded, hard-working student

Scholarship must be returned to Mrs. Collis by April 16th, 2020

Click on the link below to print an application.

https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.44/kb0.ba2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Mother-Against-Crimes-Scholarship.pdf

COAG 2020 Scholarship

Deadline: March 13, 2020

Eligibility

The COAG Scholarship is open to ANY Georgia High School Senior who is a United States and Georgia citizen graduating by spring 2020. You must be seeking an undergraduate degree. 

Criteria

  1. Present a letter of acceptance or letter of enrollment from a school located within Georgia.
  2. Providing proof of residency in the State of Georgia
  3. Submit a 1,000 word essay
  4. Present a COAG scholarship application (may be downloaded)

Please click on the application below for more details on the essay.

https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.44/kb0.ba2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-COAG-Scholarship-Application-and-Information-1.pdf

 

 

The Julian & Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship