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JBS College Room Open - The JBS Law Magnet College Room is located in the JBS Law Office.  The room is equipped with computers and printer that may be used by students working on college applications, ACT/SAT registration, SAT practice and scholarship applications.  The JBS College Room is open every day by 7:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm.  Please use the sign in sheet.

College Room Norms:

  1. Priority to students completing college or scholarship paperwork.
  2. Students are responsible for the room - no food or drink permitted.
  3. Use the sign in sheet.
  4. Professional language, attitude and composure required - the JBS College Room is part of the JBS Law Magnet Office Suite.
  5. Post Scholarship Opportunities and Deadlines on the Boards

College Visits and News:

  • Sept 14 - Vanderbilt University - Dallas West Branch Library 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sept 18 - DISD College Fair - Ellis Davis Field House - See Mr. Flores for additional details
  • Sept 19 - Townview College Fair - See Mr. Flores for additional details
  • Oct 1 - Apply Texas Should Be Complete by All Seniors

Seniors 2014

  • Top 5 school list should be formulated
  • Registration for Final Fall SAT or ACT should be completed by September 15th
  • All requirements for schools should be checked and double checked
  • Enroll with Education is Freedom with Mr. Turner by October 1st!
  • All Seniors should complete Apply Texas by October 1st!

ACT and SAT Registration/Test Dates

Seniors should have all SAT and ACT final scores as soon as possible.  Several opportunities for testing still exist but you must act now to register.  SAT and ACT help is available on line and should be used prior to re-taking any test. 

Students who qualify for Free and/or Reduced Price Meals should see Mrs. Jackson regarding Fee Waivers.  Plan ahead and make your requests in a timely manner for registration and fee waivers.

Registration Dates and Test Dates may be accessed at the College Board Web Site (SAT) or the ACT Website.  Technical issues using those sites should be addressed to College Board and ACT respectively - Dallas ISD and JBS Law Magnet cannot resolve technical issues with those sites.


Recommendation Guidelines: 

1.  Contact potential recommenders at least one month prior to due date.

2.  Provide recommender with a copy of your personal statement, college essays, transcript and any additional information that will assist in personalizing the reommendation.

3.  Provide an addressed stamped envelope to the recommender.

4.  Mr. Palagonia has Recommendation Packets available in the JBS Law Magnet Office - Room 203.


Scholarships and Financial Aid Websites

Questbridge

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Finaid - Comprehensive site for scholarships and grants

Gates Millennium Scholars 

Dell Scholars Program 

United Negro College Fund - Numerous Scholarships Listed

Dallas ISD - Listing of Scholarships Compiled by the DISD Counseling Staff

Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Schools that have Free Tuition and/or Room and Board based upon Family Income

Important Note:  Beware of Scholarship Scams!  Do not pay money for a consultant or website to "search for scholarships," information for reputable scholarships are public information and can be found without paying fees.