CHS School Counseling Newsletter

October 2020

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Let's Stay Connected!

The CHS counseling department wants to stay connected with you! Use the signup links below to pick a time that works best for you and we'll meet one-on-one through Schoology Conferences.

or feel free to drop in to our new VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday between 10:30 and 12:00.

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Coca-Cola Scholars

Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 31, 2020, at 5 p.m. Eastern.

The 2020-21 application is open to high school seniors until 5 p.m. Eastern on October 31, 2020.

Find details at

Hagan Scholarship

The Hagan Scholarship is a Nationwide Merit scholarship. It is a need based merit scholarship. ( You must have financial need based on your FAFSA, you must meet the 3.75 or higher GPA, and you must be in the top 20% of your class requirements. )

500 scholarships will be awarded!

Here is the link to the information and application:

Hagan Scholarship information and application

To be eligible you must have the following:

3.75 GPA or up

A senior Graduating from a Public Rural Area High School

Ranked in the top 20 % of your class

FAFSA EFC ( Estimated Family Contribution) have a $6500.00 or less

Must be US Citizen

Deadline to apply 11/15/2020

University of Dayton Art Scholarship

Students are invited to apply for an Art Scholarship at the University of Dayton. These scholarships are competitive and worth up to $10,000 over four years. Incoming first-year, full-time students who enroll in a four-year program in Art and Design, Music or Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology are eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply for an Arts scholarship is Sunday, November 1, 2020.

Learn more about the scholarship application process for Art and Design.

Learn more about the scholarship application process for Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology.

Students who are interested in Music will receive an email from UD with instructions on how to request a nomination for a Leadership in Music scholarship.

If you have any questions call at 800 UD-PRIDE (800-837-7433).

Early action deadline for admission is also November 1; students can apply for free at

Illinois Tech:

The scholarship is only for admitted students who begin their studies full-time at Illinois Tech in the fall 2021. The $25,000 scholarship is renewable annually for four years (five for architecture) as long as they maintain continuous full-time enrollment. Eligible students may also qualify for additional need-based aid by completing the FAFSA.

Information can be found at this link:

Priority Deadline 11/15/2020

Essay Contest
The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students is officially open! By submitting an original essay describing a leader who demonstrated political courage as described by President Kennedy in his book, Profiles in Courage, students can win one of 15 scholarship awards for college — including a $10,000 first-place prize.

For additional information:
details and eligibility requirements linked here

Dual Enrollment Reminder

Reminder: Dual Enrollment tuition for the fall semester is due no later than 3 PM on December 18th. Students who have not paid their tuition by this date will be removed from the second half of year-long courses. Please contact Mr. Schuyler - - with any questions or concerns.

Junior Opportunity

Semper Fidelis All-American Program is presented by the United States Marine Corps.

This honorary high school program recognizes high school juniors from across the country who have shown the ability to win battles, overcome obstacles, and fight to make their communities a better place.

Students will be chosen based on moral character and academic performance in addition to athletic abilities.

Students can apply HERE.

Selected students and a mentor will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Battles Won Academy next July in Washington, D.C. and honored as a Semper Fidelis All-American.

VA Tech Agricultural Program Open House

Virginia Tech Agricultural Program Open House

A virtual Agricultural Technology Program open house event that will take place on Saturday, October 24 beginning at 10 a.m. Registration is open: register here. Here is a link to the flyer for additional details.

Students in the Agricultural Technology program have two great options and several emphasis areas to choose from including: Landscape and Turfgrass Management - golf and sports turf management or landscape design, installation, and management OR Applied Agricultural Management - livestock production, crop production, or agribusiness
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Germanna Community College Open House

Germanna Open House - October 15 @ 6:30pm

Join Germanna Community College for our Open House at Your House. Thursday, October 15, 6:30 p.m. Hear from college experts about how to start your education in areas such as College Transfer, Career Training, High School Dual Enrollment, and College Everywhere; our brand-new accelerated online degree option. Click here to register.

Taking classes at Germanna Community College Spring 2021

Interested in Independent Dual Enrollment at Germanna? Spring Registration Germanna Courses opens this October. Here are the steps:

· Meet with a Career Coach each semester to enroll–

discuss requirements, submit documents, discuss academic progress and educational


· Complete Student Permission to Enroll form with required approval

signature of high school counselor or home school principal

· Discuss college/work/school/life balance challenges and strategies

· Pay regular tuition rate. Students are not eligible for financial aid until

after high school graduation

Forms for High School - Independent Dual Enrollment

· High School/Home School Permission to Enroll Form

· Parent Certification Form (for students under age 18)

· FERPA Consent to Release Educational Records

· Email all completed forms to or

Ways to connect with the Career Coach

email or

Book a virtual meeting:

Remind: to join text @79a7bd to 81010


Caroline's Promise: Expo 2020



CALLING ALL authors, artists, chefs, designers, manufactures, crafters, etc...

Caroline's Promise presents the 3rd Annual “Young Entrepreneurs Expo 2020!

We are excited to highlight on a new platform, the old and new entrepreneurs on the horizon who will be sharing their talents as chefs, manufacturers, chefs, designers and much more.

Please help us promote our current and future business owners by sharing this post and getting them registered.

Click on link below to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Caroline’s Promise directly at

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Junior and Seniors Scholarship Opportunities

The Infinite Scholars Program is October 31st! It is virtual. Register today!

For additional information

Don’t Miss These Benefits by Attending Our Virtual Fair

 Learn how to finance your college education with scholarships.

 Connect with our network of 400+ colleges WAIVING APPLICATION FEES for our students.

 Schedule one-on-one sessions with college reps to discuss your admission & scholarship opportunities at their schools.

You may receive admission and scholarships on the spot!

After you register for the event, you will receive a confirmation email. Approximately one week prior to the event, you will receive login information. If you register within one week of the event, you will receive your log in information within 24 hours. Register Early. Space is limited.

Additional topics covered during the event will include types of federal student aid, paying for college through service, websites to search for private scholarships, benefits of community college, responsible borrowing, and scholarship displacement.

High School Juniors and Seniors Register at Infinite Scholars

Sign up for our upcoming virtual college visits on the College Advising Schoology Page!

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