February Counseling Newsletter

Scholarships

Sallie Holland & Wesley Peters Scholarship Fund

$911

Eligible: CHS Senior planning college.

You must complete the required essay and submit it to Mrs. Huntsinger via email by February 19th for committee review and selection.

The essay form was emailed to your school email. You are to complete and submit the form along with your typed essay. Upload the form to your google drive, make a copy and then you can write into the form. Your essay will need to be on a separate sheet with your name.

Deadline to Mrs. Huntsinger: February 19th, 2021


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Local Scholarship

Maude B Murchinson Scholarship

$500.00

To be eligible:

Female Senior planning to attend college, university, community (planning to transfer to a 4 year)

2.5 GPA or higher

Demonstrated Leadership

Community service

Financial Need

Special consideration to students attending HBCU (Historical Black Colleges and Universities)

Email the completed application:

academicexcellence@xiupsilonomega.com

Include in the subject line: Scholarship Application 2021 Attn: Scholarship Chairperson

Deadline: February 24th, 2021


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Local Scholarship

Maxine Newell

$500.00

To be eligible:

Female Senior planning to attend college, university, community (planning to transfer to a 4 year)

2.5 GPA or higher

Demonstrated Leadership

Community service

Financial Need

Pursuing a degree in a field that will benefit children

Special consideration to students attending HBCU (Historical Black Colleges and Universities)

Email the completed application:

academicexcellence@xiupsilonomega.com

Include in the subject line: Scholarship Application 2021 Attn: Scholarship Chariperson

The application was emailed to your school email. Please upload this to your google drive, make a copy, and then you will be able to write into the application.

Deadline: February 24th, 2021


Local Scholarship: Hanover Caroline Soil and Water Conservation Scholarship

The Hanover-Caroline Soil and Water Conservation District’s educational mission is to provide educational opportunities to citizens of Virginia to become responsible stewards of the environment and natural resources for the benefit of all.

  • Three scholarships of $5000 each are available to outstanding graduating seniors in Hanover and Caroline County public schools.

Criteria for Eligibility:

1. Student must attend a Hanover or Caroline public high school AND reside in the respective county.

2. Applied for admission to an accredited institution of post-secondary education, preferably in the state of Virginia.

3. Applicant shall demonstrate an active interest in conservation. Applicant will continue his/her education in a course curriculum related to natural resource conservation, environmental studies and/or agriculture.

4. Applicant shall be in the top 20% of his/her high school graduating class or possess a 3.0 or greater Grade Point Average. The applicant’s most recent official school transcript must accompany the application.

5. Possess good communicative and quantitative skills as indicated by his/her scholastic record and/or personal interview.

6. In order to be considered for this award, applicants must have applied to and been accepted by a postsecondary institution, not later than May 15, 2021

Mail applications to: Hanover-Caroline SWCD; Attn: Karen Fetty P.O. Box 446 (13224 Hanover Courthouse Road) Hanover, VA 23069 Or e-mail your application to: kifetty@hanovercounty.gov

Applications were emailed to your CHS email. (make a copy in your google drive and you can complete the application)

Deadline: February 28, 2021


Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation Scholarships

$2000-$6500

Eligible: Seniors attending college who want to better themselves.

Applications and information are online: https://www.colonialfarmcredit.com/scholarships

Deadline: March 1, 2021


VA Credit Union

The Virginia Credit Union is offering 30 scholarships, up to $2500 each, to its members! If you created a VACU account before December 1, 2020 and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, check out this link to find out more information about their scholarship! For more information: https://www.vacu.org/scholarships

Deadline March 1, 2021 applications are due by 5pm


George E. Allen Academic Scholarship

$2000 ( 15 total scholarships to be awarded.)

Eligible:

  • High school seniors who are headed to a 2 or 4-year college or university, or a technical/trade school.
  • A successful candidate should be able to demonstrate good character, scholastic improvement, and high achievement despite having to overcome obstacles or special challenges.

Scholarship information may be found at the following link:

https://www.allenandallen.com/about/community-involvement/scholarships/

Applications are available at the following link: https://www.allenandallen.com/gea-app/

Deadline: Must be postmarked by March 1st, 2021


ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS: Dates Extended

Applications can be found on the VHSL website home page under About VHSL and in the drop down menu Scholarships https://www.vhsl.org/scholarships/. The application forms are located in Resources.

Colonel Charles E. Savedge Award – One $500 scholarship will be awarded to an individual who has participated in high school journalism for at least two years.

Deadline for receipt is March 1st, 2021.


P.E.O. Foundation Rita Berkey Memorial Scholarship Chapter BE Fredericksburg, VA Scholarship ● Scholarship amount $1,000.00.

● Awarded to a female entering a full time course of study at an accredited college, university or career and tech school for the year of the scholarship award.

● Only graduating seniors from Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George and Caroline counties or the city of Fredericksburg schools are eligible. ● Selection will be based on: community service, financial need, academic record, extracurricular activities, and character.

Applications were sent to your school email. Please upload the application to google, and make a copy, this will allow you to write into the application.

Application deadline: Must be mailed and received by March 2, 2021


2021 Granville P. Meade Scholarship

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is announcing the Granville P. Meade Scholarship that provides financial assistance to students who have achieved academically but who are financially unable to attend college. The Granville P. Meade fund awards scholarships to eligible Virginia high-school seniors to attend one of Virginia's public or private colleges or universities.

$2,000 per year for four years

This year, applications will be completed, submitted, and reviewed via an online application portal. All students interested in applying must create an account to access the application, request letters of recommendation, and upload academic records.

Information and applications here

Deadline: March 5th, 2021


LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS: Over 40+ for Caroline only or Caroline and Surrounding Counties!
The Community Foundation

Each year, The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region offers 40+ scholarship funds totaling over $150,000 for graduating seniors in our area.

Information and Apply online:

www.cfrrr.org/apply/scholarships/ or directly through the application portal: https://cfrrrscholarships.communityforce.com/.

Deadline: Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 11:00 PM.


The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia History Essay Contest

$4000 - $6000 ( four awards)

To be eligible:

  • Must be a graduating senior accepted to a four year college or university in the State of Virginia and plan to attend in the Fall of 2021.

Essay topic:

  • The essay must concern a historical topic or event that played an important role in the establishment of our nation. The topic for this year: Washington's Spies and their influence on our Revolutionary War. Essay must be 1500 words.

Entries: The entry and completed application must be submitted to:

Mr. Frank T. Sutton, IV

1209 Balustrade Blvd

Richmond, VA 23226

The application was emailed to your CHS email. (make a copy in your google drive and you can then complete the application)

Deadline: Postmarked by Friday, March 12th, 2021


Local Scholarship: Tau Rho Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc

Eligible: Caroline Senior planning to continue their education after high school.

The application is attached.

Please save this to your google drive and make a copy so that you can write into the application.

You will need to mail the complete application packet: application, essay, official transcript, two signed letters of recommendation on school letterhead.

The application should be mailed to the following address:

Tau Rho Chapter

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc

Attention: Mr. Calvin Taylor, Scholarship Chairperson

PO Box 1344

Fredericksburg, VA 22402

Deadline: Postmarked by March 15th, 2021


Local Scholarship for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

Carrie Hill Tatum Memorial Scholarship

Eligible: Senior planning college/community college

Application and information are online Here

Deadline: must be postmarked by March 26th, 2021


Jermon Bushrod's Visualize and Rize Foundation Scholarship

Academic Year 2020/21 Scholarship Application

Jermon Bushrod’s Visualize & Rize Foundation is offering a $500.00 scholarship to two (2) Caroline High School senior athletes who are furthering their education after graduation. To qualify for these scholarships the applicants must:

1. Presently be a senior (in good standing) and participated in an athletic program while in high school.

2. Have been accepted at a trade school, vocational training or college after graduation.

Please email a complete application and college letter of acceptance to Mrs. Huntsinger. dhuntsinger@ccps.us

The application was emailed to your CHS email. (make a copy in your google drive and you can then complete the application)

Deadline: Complete application packet due to Mrs. Huntsinger March 26, 2021 by 3:00pm.


ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS: Dates Extended

Applications can be found on the VHSL website home page under About VHSL and in the drop down menu Scholarships https://www.vhsl.org/scholarships/. The application forms are located in Resources.

Allstate-VHSL Achievement Award – Nineteen $1,500 scholarships will be awarded during the school year, honoring one male athlete, one female athlete and one academic activities participant in each of the VHSL’s group classifications plus one student from any group who has overcome incredible odds to make significant contributions to athletic and/or academic activities. Only students graduating during the school year will be eligible for the awards.

Deadline for receipt is April 2nd, 2021

Vito E. Perriello Citizenship Award – This program will offer two $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors wishing to further their education in medicine or an allied health field at an institution of higher learning, including universities, colleges and trade schools.

Deadline for receipt is April 2nd, 2021


Local Scholarship: Falmouth High School Alumni Association

Bill Bolton Scholarship Fund 2021

Eligible: You must be a direct descendant of a person who attended Falmouth High School between 1931-1956.

The application was emailed to your CHS email. (make a copy in your google drive and you can then complete the application)

Deadline: Must be postmarked by April 5th, 2021


2021 College Undergraduate Scholarship Emerson Morgan Scholarship Delmarva Chicken Association

2021 College Undergraduate Scholarship Emerson Morgan Scholarship Delmarva Chicken Association offers scholarships to students pursuing careers in the chicken community.

$2000.00

Eligibility and Requirements: Must plan a career that could include working with chickens. A complete transcript must accompany the application, and proof of college acceptance is required.

The application was emailed to you. Upload it to google, make a copy and then you can write into the application.

Deadline: must be mailed by you and received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021


Fredericksburg Area Builders Foundation/The Steigleder Family Scholarship Fund

$3,000-$6500, renewable each year.

Eligible:

Must be accepted and plan to attend the University of Richmond Fall 2021

Students can apply online. The application is at this link: https://www.fabava.com/steigleder-family-scholarship/ .

The Steigleder Family Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 by a past president of the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association. This scholarship is ONLY available to students from the Fredericksburg Area (Caroline County, City of Fredericksburg, Culpeper County, King George County, Orange County, Spotsylvania County, and Stafford County) with preference given to residents of Caroline County, Virginia. It is also preferred, but not required, that the student plan to pursue a degree in a building industry related field.

Deadline: April 15, 2021.


Local Scholarship: Caroline County Agriculture

Caroline County Agricultural Fair Continued Education Scholarship

$500 [five-hundred dollars]

Eligible: graduating high school senior of Caroline High School who is pursuing further studies in one of the following vocational technical (vo-tech) fields: agriculture, automotive technology, carpentry, cosmetology, culinary arts, nursing, or sports medicine.

Conditions of the Scholarship:

• The scholarship money is to be used for tuition. • Payment will be made directly to the institution by the Fair Association. • Scholarship money must be used within one year of issuance of the award.

Applications were emailed to your school email. Save to your google drive, make a copy and you can write into the application.

Deadline: postmarked by April 15th, 2021


PBJ Scholarship

$500-$1000

Eligible:

  • Medical issues
  • Peer issues (bullying, change of school, minority status
  • Family issues (divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster are, abuse, etc)

Apply and information may be found at the following link:https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship?utm_source=counselors&utm_medium=Mailer&utm_campaign=Awareness

Deadline: May 31st, 2021


Local Scholarship: The Betty J. Hunter Bazemore Scholarship:

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

● Must be a resident of the counties of Spotsylvania, Caroline, Culpeper, King George, Orange, Stafford and the City of Fredericksburg, VA.

● Must be actively involved in your church ministries and or community service. (i.e. volunteering at the hospital, non-profit organizations, feeding the homeless) Need to provide proof and information needs to be verifiable. *Applications that are incomplete or not prepared according to directions will not be reviewed. High School Applicants

● Must be graduating from an accredited secondary educational institution

● Must have applied and received admissions to a technical school, junior college, four year college/university (copy of admissions letter will need to be provided) • Acceptance letter from the university that you plan to attend

● Must have a 2.5 or higher GPA (official transcript should be sealed from High School).

● Three (3) letters of recommendations (only one letter will be accepted from a family member).


Mail your completed application package to:
Betty J. Hunter Bazemore Scholarship Fund
PO Box 427
Spotsylvania, VA 22553

The application was emailed to your CHS email. Please save the application to your google drive, make a copy, and then you can write into the application.

Deadline: Must be received or postmarked by June 26, 2021.

Upcoming Junior Opportunity for Scholarship

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

XI UPSILON OMEGA CHAPTER

In Partnership With The Sisters of Ivy Educational Foundation, Inc.


The Cultured Pearls Cotillion Announcement Xi Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, Fredericksburg, Virginia announces its biennial Cultured Pearls Debutante Cotillion.


The Debutante Cotillion is a unique program that seeks to further develop and prepare young high school ladies to transition into womanhood and for making their official entrance into Adult society at a formal presentation to be held on November 20, 2021 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center.


Also featured at the Cotillion will be the Ladies-In-Waiting (formerly known as Junior Debutantes) who will play a key role at the Cotillion.


The successful Characteristics include: High Scholastic achievement Outstanding character, leadership, dependability, and morality Commitment to service in school or in the community Focus on goals and aspirations beyond High School


For Cotillion Program participation, young ladies must possess the following criteria:


Rising 11th or 12th grader for Debutantes

Rising 9 th or 10 th grader for Ladies-in-Waiting


You are invited to join Xi Upsilon Omega at one of two General Information Sessions:

Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 2:00pm Webinar

Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2:00pm Webinar


For more information and to register for the webinar, please contact the 2021 Debutante Cotillion Chair at: 2021culturedpearlscotillion@gmail.com


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Follow @collegeadvisingchs on Instagram!

In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Instagram! You can follow along to learn more about these colleges and universities and hear some first hand accounts of what makes attending an HBCU special from CHS staff and alumni.
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Senior Recognition Form

Don't forget to fill out the SENIOR RECOGNITION FORM any time you receive a college acceptance! You will get a shoutout on the daily announcements and on the College Advising Instagram page.
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Submit your FAFSA!

Any student who is considering attending a four year university, community college, or trade/technical school should submit the FAFSA! This is a really important step in getting financial aid to help pay for college. Please reach out to mallen@ccps.us or lhummer@ccps.us with any questions or to get 1:1 help completing your FAFSA application.
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Email mallen@ccps.us if you have FAFSA questions!

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Germanna News

Start thinking about classes this coming summer and fall. The Career Coach will start taking appoinmnets this March to outline your plans, get your paper work done, and talk about classes so when Germanna registration opens up you can be ready to go!



  • Summer registration now opens April 1 (previously March 1
  • Fall registration now opens May 1 (previously April 1)



You can sign up to talk with the Career Coach here

Virtual JA Job Shadow Opportunities for Febuary

I am excited to partner again with Junior Achievement for some Virtual Job Shadow Opportunites.


The site visits will be with:


  • Hourigan Construction, a construction and development firm on February 19th at 11am
  • The Richmond Flying Squirrels, RVAS MiLB home team on February 24th at 11am


The sessions are 45 minutes in length.


For more information and to sign up click here

Career Coach Virtual Office

Have you visited the Career Coach Virtual Office on Schoology. I post updates to Germanna, career videos, and jobs on the virtual career bulletin board. Check out this video on "Career Exploration". Stop buy often as things are often changing on this page.