Freshman Year
  1. Begin investigating colleges that have programs with your interests and goals.
  2. Do your best in the classroom.  All grades count.  HOPE scholarships are based on academic classes.  You must have a 3.0 GPA to qualify.
  3. Begin your high school portfolio.  Using is an excellent place to start.  Update your profile regularly as you complete semesters, receive awards, and/or participate in clubs and activities.
  4. Be active.  Join clubs, organizations and/or athletic or music competitive activities.
  5. Volunteer for community service.  Keep a log of your hours and places where you do volunteer work.  Set a goal for the number of hours you want to work each year.