What Does the School Counselor Do?

As the school counselor, I provide students with support in three areas:

Academic Development

  • Effective learning in school and across the life span
  • Academic preparation for postsecondary options
  • Relationships of academics, work, family, and community life

Career Development

  • Investigations of the world of work to make informed decisions
  • Strategies to achieve future career goals
  • Relationships of personal qualities, education, training, and work

Personal/Social Development

  • Interpersonal skills to respect self and others
  • Decision making, setting goals, and taking action to achieve goals
  • Understanding everyday safety and survival skills

High School & Beyond

Here are some ways to help you get to college and beyond

Ryan T. Herich Memorial Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Any high school senior or two or four-year undergraduate, studying or planning to study one of these majors is encouraged to apply for this scholarship.
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Winners: 3 winners, $5,000 each
  • Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
  • Scholarship link

Russell Koci Skilled Trade Scholarship

Patriots Path Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Any high school senior in JROTC or undergraduate student in ROTC who has at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for this scholarship.
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Winners: 5 winners, $1,000 each
  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2024
  • Scholarship link 

Concrete Rose Scholarship Award

Ethel Hayes Destigmatization of Mental Health Scholarship

Ventana Ocean Conservation Scholarship

Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Any high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are studying healthcare or attending an HBCU with a 2.5 or higher GPA are eligible to apply to this scholarship.
  • Amount: $31,138
  • Winners: 6
  • Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2024
  • Scholarship link 

Mississippi Aid Application Logo

MAAPP is not just for students to apply. Students, student representatives, high school counselors, superintendents, headmasters, and institutional financial aid administrators can also view student accounts, make updates, and do more.

Getting ready for college can be easier than you think.

It's never too early—or too late—to explore your options for college or career school. This site discusses key steps in preparing for college and provides resources that can help you along the way.