CHS School Counseling Newsletter
VFW Youth Scholarships
Deadline: October 31, 2018
Win a $2500 Rover Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2019
Essay Contests for Ayn Rand’s Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged
Deadline: January 15, 2019 and April 25, 2019
Discover Student Loans Sweepstakes
Deadline: January 31, 2019
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018 (fall contest) and May 31, 2019 (spring contest)
National Honor Society Scholarship
Deadline: December 7, 2018
Fredericksburg Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes
John Clements Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship winner will be awarded based on GPA & Class Rank, community involvement, FCA leadership, Athletic achievement, Extra-curricular activities, Church involvement, Faith walk, FCA involvement, Athletic participation, References, must full-time 4 year college in the Fall 2019; Deadline/postmarked by February 1, 2019.
Pick up application in main office.
The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region
The Community Foundation manages over 40 different scholarship funds aimed at assisting area young people by advancing education. Last year, over $140,000 was awarded to local students. Transcripts and recommendations are required. Applications open on November 14, 2018. Applications will be accepted until March 3, 2019 at 11:00 PM.
Applying to Colleges: What is The Common Application
What Is the Common Application?
The Common Application is a college application shared by its member colleges. Member colleges then accept this application from prospective students.
So what does this mean for you? Instead of filling out an individual application for each school, all you have to do is fill out the Common Application once and send it to whichever colleges you want to apply to that accept it.
However, this doesn’t mean you can apply to dozens of colleges with the click of a button. Many colleges have additional supplements you have to submit. These are forms with additional questions and sometimes an extra essay.
Furthermore, most colleges have application fees, so you can’t apply to hundreds of schools—unless, of course, you have a lot of money to burn!
Above retrieved 9/20/2018 online from https://blog.prepscholar.com/which-schools-use-the-common-application-complete-list
Virginia Schools that Participate in the Common Application
- Christopher Newport University
- The College of William & Mary
- Eastern Mennonite University
- Emory & Henry College
- George Mason University
- Hampden-Sydney College
- Hollins University
- Jefferson College of Health Sciences
- Lynchburg College
- Marymount University
- Old Dominion University
- Randolph College
- Randolph-Macon College
- Roanoke College
- Sweet Briar College
- University of Mary Washington
- University of Richmond
- University of Virginia (UVA)
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- Washington and Lee University
College Acceptance Letters and Awards, Recognition, and Scholarships/Grants
This information will include all college letters of acceptance and awards - not just the college where you plan to attend.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Ms. Taylor is available to answer any questions students or parents have about the FAFSA. To schedule an appointment, email Ms. Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give her a call at 804-633-9886 ext. 5026.
Please inform Ms. Taylor when FAFSA is submitted. Students who show proof of completion will be entered into a raffle for gift cards and other prizes.
CHS will be hosting a FAFSA Night on October 23 at 5:30pm. Senior parents and students are encouraged to attend. A financial aid professional from Germanna Community College will be available to answer any questions. Sign up by submitting this form: https://goo.gl/forms/tFnsJ4N9tgZaclfN2
SAT and ACT
Remaining SAT Test dates in 2018:
- November 3rd: Registration due by October 5th, 2018. Late registration (with extra fee, unless registering with waiver) due by October 24th, 2018. * This test date will NOT be offered at CHS. Those taking the test must travel to a different test site *
- December 1st: Registration due by November 2nd, 2018. Late registration (with extra fee, unless registering with waiver) due by November 20th, 2018.
The ACT is an alternative standardized test and is accepted by most colleges. To view the differences between the ACT and SAT, go to https://blog.prepscholar.com/act-vs-sat. Fee waivers are also available for the ACT. The ACT is currently NOT available at CHS: Any student wishing to take the ACT must travel to a different site.
Remaining ACT Test dates in 2018:
- October 27th: Late registration (extra fee required) due by October 24th, 2018.
- December 8th: Registration due by November 2nd, 2018. Late registration (with extra fee) due by November 19th.
Register for the ACT at act.org.
College Application Boot Camp and FAFSA Night
Pizza and drinks will be provided for those who stay for BOTH College Application Boot Camp and FAFSA Night. To register, please fill out the form on chscounseling.blogs.ccps.us.
Share information with parents/guardians. Parents may also text @cavsfamily to 81010 to receive Remind updates.
Send any college acceptance letters to Ms. Taylor and/or your counselor.
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