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AVID Resources & Links for Teachers, Students & Families

​Teachers: You are encouraged to use your MyAVID account to access the resources at

The following web links will be helpful to teachers, students and families as they prepare for successful transition to college or university.  The AVID link gives you more specific information about AVID which started in San Diego, California.  AVID's site has many helpful ideas for college-bound students and their families.

Other useful links include:

ACT - ACT college entrance exam information
College Board  - SAT, PSAT and helpful information for college-bound students
College Goal Sunday Florida - Sunday, 2012 Date to be Set - Free assistance with completing financial aid forms
Dell Scholars - scholarships available only to students enrolled in AVID or other approved college preparatory programs - free online website to plan steps through college - Florida Academic Counseling and Tracking for Students
First Generation Student - information for students who will be the first in their families to go to college.
Florida's Financial Aid Application
Florida Student Scholarship provides tuition assistance to Florida undergraduate students attending an eligible private, non-profit Florida college or university.
Florida's University System
Division of Florida Colleges  - Including information about Dual Enrollment and Early College Option
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Forecaster for Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Gates Millennium Scholars - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - limited to African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American students with a minimum 3.3 unweighted grade point average
KnowHow2go - help for anyone who wants to go to college, especially those whose parents did not go to college.
KnowHow2goFlorida - college entrance guidance specifically geared for Florida students, especially for those whose parents did not go to college
Southern Scholarships - interested applicants must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and a demonstrated financial need.  Scholarship recipients live cooperatively in a house with students representing a variety of backgrounds and cultures.  They do not pay rent, but are responsible for their fair share of basic household expenses such as food and utilities.
ichtm.gifVarsity Tutors Scholarship​ - Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here by clicking the link above. 

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