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Karen Martinez, College, Career, and Military Readiness Counselor

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West Brook High School
College, Career & Military Readiness Center
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

All dates and deadlines are subject to change. Please check with the appropriate entity for final confirmation. 
The Beaumont Independent School District Calendar is available at

Beaumont ISD College, Career & Military Readiness Centers Disclaimer
Beaumont ISD’s College, Career & Military Readiness Centers are a resource for students, parents, and the community regarding post secondary educational opportunities.  The information available from the College, Career & Military Readiness Centers is provided as a free resource. While we strive to keep information accurate and up to date, Beaumont ISD has no control over changes, updates, or the practices of any post secondary institutions, scholarship providers, or college and career entities.

The Beaumont ISD Scholarship List is based on the most current information available.  Amounts, Deadlines, and Requirements are subject to change. It is the student’s responsibility to meet deadline dates and provide the necessary documentation for the scholarship.  In addition, it is the student’s responsibility to check personal email correspondence regarding scholarships, college admissions requirements, and any other postsecondary ventures.

Beaumont ISD has no control over scholarships and/or awards.  This includes but is not limited to scholarship providers, legality of scholarship/award, accuracy of scholarship, or the ability of the scholarship provider to furnish the award.  Scholarship providers decide who the award recipient(s) will be. Therefore, applying for scholarships is at your own risk.

College, Career & Military Readiness Coordinator: Mrs. Karen Martinez

Office: West Brook High School C 17
Phone: 409-617-5540
Email: [email protected]

WBHS School Code: 440-513; You must select West Brook Sr. High School in Beaumont, TX. 

Website of the Month:

BISD Scholarship Spreadsheet and Database:
Scholarships, search engines, helpful links 

Important Information: Scholarships, Helpful Links, Search Engines, Summer Camps, University Specific Scholarships > Programs > College & Career Readiness > Scholarships> Scholarship Resources/ Links

Scholarships: > Programs > College & Career Readiness > Scholarships> Scholarship Resources/ Links
Please check each scholarship. Deadlines vary. Apply early. Please submit each scholarship at least 2 weeks prior to the posted deadline. 
New Scholarships:


 I. West Brook High School Military Visits: All visits are 5th period in the cafeteria

  • Navy
    • Mon., Nov. 18, 2019
    • Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
    • Mon.Apr. 20, 2020
    • Mon., May 18, 2020
  • Marines
    • Tue., Nov. 19, 2019
    • Tues., Dec. 17, 2019
    • Tue., Jan. 21, 2020
    • Tue., Feb. 18, 2020
    • Tue., Apr. 21, 2020
    • Tue., May 19, 2020
  • Nat. Guard/ Coast Guard
    • Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
    • Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
    • Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
    • Wed.. Feb. 19, 2020
    • Wed., Apr. 22, 2020
    • Wed., May 20, 2020
  • Army
    • Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
    • Thur., Dec. 19, 2019
    • Thu., Jan. 23, 2020
    • Thu., Feb. 20, 2020
    • Thu., Apr. 23, 2020
    • Thu., May 21, 2020
  • Air Force
    • Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
    • Fri., Jan. 24, 2020
    • Fri, Feb. 21, 2020
    • Fri., Apr. 24, 2020
    • Fri., May 22, 2020

II. Student-Athlete Eligibility Centers:


Registration begins in 10th grade

III. Open Houses

College Fair
Thurs, Sept 12, 2019; 6-8pm
Located at Lamar University with colleges from around the country

Please register for your grade level counselor’s remind!

IV. Raiseme

Raiseme is a website that helps students find micro-scholarships, starting as early as freshman year. Make an account today to see what college will award you for all the hard work you’ve done throughout high school. We have a college ambassador from Raiseme in our student body, senior Mae Guidry is serving a fall internship with Raiseme. Feel free to ask her questions or have a chat with her about it when you see her around.

V. Seniors

Now: Senior Student and Parents:  create your FSAID at
October 1, 2019: FAFSA opens; complete early 
State of Texas Priority Deadline: January 15, 2020
Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA (use the 2018 parent AND student paper taxes-the exact address is critical)

College/ University Admissions: Please check each college/university individually. Deadlines vary.

College/University Applications: Check with the individual college or university. These are two (2) websites used by many colleges and universities:

Zero-Interest Student Loans Frost Bank Zero-Interest Student Loan Program: Frost Bank has 4 different zero-interest student loan programs offered through the Trust Department at Frost Bank. If you are interested, please contact Frost Bank after November 1 to request an application packet for the upcoming fall/spring long term school year. Applications are mailed at the end of November and are accepted between January 1 and February 28th or March 31st each year. 
Frost Bank Student Loan Division: P.O. Box 8210, Galveston, TX 77553-8210; 409-770-5665.

VI. Juniors:

Register for your SAT and/or ACT soon. Please take one or both of these by the end of your junior year. 
Select your top 4 universities by the end of your junior year. Many university applications will open during the summer. 
Register for at least 2 scholarship search engines. 

College Entrance Exams
WBHS School Code: 440-513 (Be sure to register for West Brook High School in BEAUMONT, TX)

Fees: SAT: $49.50; SAT with Essay: $64.50 (Fee Waivers available for students who receive free or reduced lunch- see counselors office for waiver).
Late Registration Fee: $29 (There are no fee waivers for the late registration fee).

SAT Test Date (Saturdays)

  • November 2, 2019
    • October 3, 2019
      • October 22, 2019
  • December 7, 2019
    • November 8, 2019
      • November 26, 2019
  • March 14, 2020
    • February 14, 2020
      • March 3, 2020
  • May 2, 2020
    • April 3, 2020
      • April 21,2020
  • June 6, 2020
      • May 8, 2020
        • May 27, 2020

SAT Free Tutorials: (can link to your College Board account) (download the free app)


Fees: ACT: $52; ACT with writing: $68(Fee Waivers available for students who receive free or reduced lunch- see counselors office for waiver).
Late Registration: $30 (There are no fee waivers for the late registration fee).

ACT Test Dates (Saturdays)

  • Test Date
    • Registration Deadline
      • Late Registration Deadline
  • December 14, 2019
    • November 8, 2019
      • November 22, 2019
  • February 8, 2020
    • January 10, 2020
      • January 17, 2020
  • April 4, 2020
    • February 28, 2020
      • March 13, 2020
  • June 13, 2020
    • May 8, 2020
      • May 22, 2020
  • July 18, 2020
    • June 19, 2020
      • June 26, 2020