The mission of the Guidance Department at Poplar Springs High School is to support the academic, emotional, social, personal and college/career growth of all students. The counselor helps each student understand and fulfill his/her potential for being a skillful learner and responsible, productive member of our school and community. Feel free to explore the links below for information to help further the completion of your goals.

Contact the Counselor:

Mrs. Alice Simmons

(850) 263-6260


Scholarship Applications

New Scholarship Applications will be added to the Guidance Webpage throughout the year as they become available. The majority of local applications become available each April. Please check back frequently or as often as you are prompted through "Remind" to access new applications. Students and parents who are unable to print the application forms may obtain a hard copy from the kiosk just outside the guidance office at PSHS.

Please read the information carefully and follow the specific directions for each scholarship (or list of scholarships). The scholarships have different criteria and varying application deadlines.

Better Business Bureau Student Ethics Scholarship (deadline March 15, 2021)

BBB Student Ethics Scholarship is open to Juniors and Seniors who have shown a commitment to ethical behavior and personal integrity.  The guidelines, criteria, and application can be found at  - www.bbb.org/nwfl/torchaward

PB & J Scholarship (deadline - May 31, 2021)

PB & J Scholarship is for Seniors who have had personal changes that have prevented them from doing well academically.  A high GPA is not necessary.  Learn more at www.pbjscholarship.org

Holmes County Cattlemen's Scholarship (Deadline - April 1, 2021)

Holmes Cattlemen would prefer someone going into agriculture. However, if there are no applicants going into agriculture, they will award a scholarship to anyone.  Two $500 scholarships will be awarded.  Applications available in the kiosk outside guidance office.

Scholarships from Various Sources

Check out www.studentscholarships.org.  This website lists many, many scholarships of all kinds.  It even breaks listings down into groups such as Florida Scholarships, No Essay Scholarships, and Easy to Apply Scholarships.  Keep in mind as you search that you should NEVER pay for a scholarship.  Also remember grants are money with no requirement to replay, but loans must be repaid.

Chipola College Foundation Scholarships

Chipola Foundation Scholarships will be opened for applications in March 2021.  Look at www.chipola.edu/foundation/ for information on each specific scholarship's requirements and deadlines.

Brooks Law Group Scholarship (Deadline - May 7, 2021)

Go to this site www.brookslawgroup.com/about-us/community/scholarship/   for information about the scholarship and the essay topic. 

First Place Winner - $1000     Second Place Winner - $250

Joe Bill Galloway Memorial Scholarship (Due 05/03/2021)

Scholarship specifically for a PSHS Senior going into law enforcement, corrections, game warden, paramedic, EMT, or firefighter.  $1,000 one time award.  Application located in kiosk outside Guidance office.

Charles 'Glen' Bottoms Memorial Scholarship (Due May 1, 2021)

$3,000 award to a Senior planning to attend a trade/technical/vocational school (automotive, welding, HVAC, etc).  Information available from kiosk outside guidance office.

Kiwanis Club Scholarships (Due May 4, 2021)

TWO scholarships - $1,000 for Chipola and $500 for Florida Panhandle Technical College.  Applications for both are available on the kiosk outside the guidance office.  Local scholarship for a local student!

"No Sweat" Scholarship (Deadline - March 31, 2021)

www.cirkledin.com/scholarships  -  apply online - $2,500.   No minimum GPA and no long essay!

Holmes County Farm Bureau Youth Scholarship (Deadline - April 16, 2021)

Parents or grandparents must be a current member of Holmes County Farm Bureau and have maintained their membership for at least two years.  Paper applications available from the Guidance kiosk.  Total $1,000 ($500 first semester and $500 second semester)

Chipola College Foundation Scholarships (Due dates vary)

Chipola Foundation Scholarship applications have been released.  Due dates vary by scholarship.  Come by the Guidance kiosk to get information and applications.

Graceville Lions Club Academic Award (Due May 1, 2021)

Applications available in Guidance kiosk.

Holmes County Republican Executive Committee Ronald Reagan Scholarship (Due April 8, 2021)

Student or Parent registered to vote as a Republican in Holmes County.  Application available from Guidance.

Community South Scholarship Program (Due May 7, 2021)

$1,000 award.  No  paper applications accepted.  Apply at https://www.communitysouth.net/promotions/about/community/scholarship-program     

Upload portal at bottom of page under "Application Process"

Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship (Due May 7, 2021)

Application available in Guidance and completed application should be returned to Guidance (including ACT scores and letters of recommendation) by May 7.

Florida Peanut Producers Association Scholarship (Due July 1, 2021)

Florida Peanut Producers Association offers two $1,200 awards.  Applicant or family member must be an active peanut grower, not necessarily a member of FPPA.  Applications are available from the guidance office.