January Counseling Newsletter

SCHOLARSHIPS

African American Junior and Senior Scholarship opportunity:

A RON BROWN SCHOLAR PROGRAM INITIATIVE

Guided Pathway Support Program uses a “high-tech and high-touch” advising and information sharing model to empower African American high school juniors, seniors, their parents and counselors during the college preparation and selection process. It guides students along these journeys via tele-mentoring, leadership conferences, and exposure to successful peers on the GPS Workplace by Facebook platform.Apply Now

Deadline: January 9th, 2021


Local Scholarship: Fary Memorial Scholarship

$6000 for each of the four years you are in college!

To be eligible: GPA 3.5 or higher

Apply here

Deadline: January 19th, 2021 5:00pm.


Lincoln Tech Scholarships

Lincoln Tech offers over $14 Million in Scholarships and Grants

Lincoln Tech… NADC has been training America’s workforce for 101 years

Career focused Programs offered at Lincoln Tech:

 Auto Technology

 Collision Repair & Refinishing

 Diesel & Truck Technology

 Heavy Equipment Maintenance

 Welding

Interested seniors click here: Lincoln Tech Scholarships


Local Scholarship: Lifting up Scholarship
State Farm: Matt Brandt

$1000

The criteria for the scholarship is as follows:

  • 1. Nominee must attend advanced education after high school graduation.
  • 2. Nominee lifts people up, spreads goodwill, kindness and love to their peers.

This is a student/senior nominated scholarship.

One nomination per senior.

You can email the name to dhuntsinger@ccps.us - please write in the subject of your email: State Farm Senior Nomination.

Deadline: January 22nd, 2021


Hamilton Relay 20-21 Scholarship

$500.00

The Hamilton Relay Scholarship is an opportunity for seniors in Virginia who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking to assist in their goals of continuing their education.

You must submit the application, write an essay under the topic of communication technology and provide a letter of recommendation.

The application documents can be found online at www.hamiltonrelay.com.

Deadline: January 31, 2021


The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides four-year scholarships of $30,000 and extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, to highly motivated African American students who have maintained a 98% college graduation rate.

For more information and the application:
Jackie Robinson Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 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, 2019.

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, 2020.


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


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: 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 4/05/2021


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

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The Community Foundation is a great resource for CHS seniors! They have a portal full of local scholarships that will make applying to scholarships easy. Go to https://cfrrrscholarships.communityforce.com/ to get started!

Senior Recognition Form

We know that you are all doing great things this year, and you are starting to make exciting plans for next year and life after graduation, whether that is enrolling in college, enlisting in the military, or getting employed. Because of that we are so excited to start celebrating YOU. Please fill out the senior recognition form to let us know about your college acceptances, military enlistment, or job offers that you have received.


Click HERE to fill out the form!


Once you complete the form, you will get a shoutout in the daily announcements and the Cavalier Contact. College acceptances will also be shared on the College Advising Instagram page @collegeadvisingchs. You can fill this form out multiple times because we want to celebrate ALL of your successes as they happen!

**Please make sure that you also provide documentation to your school counselor.**

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Senior Awards May 17th, 2021

The Senior Awards Ceremony is scheduled for May 17th, 2021 starting at 6:00pm. This is a very special recognition for seniors! More information and details will be forthcoming!


Send all college acceptance letters, military acceptances, job offers, and all scholarship awards and the documentation to support - even if you will not accept or attend that college or scholarship. Email this information to Mrs. Huntsinger dhuntsinger@ccps.us

This is very important if you would like to be recognized. (Most of this will be on the Graduation Program too!)

Seniors and Juniors: Do you have questions about or need help with the College Applications Process and Financial Aid?

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Xi Upsilon Omega Chapter are offering additional virtual help with the College Application process and Financial Aid help.

Registration and Contact:

Register here

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ASVAB: Registration is open!

ASVAB Registration is open!

Are you an 11th or 12th grader interested in taking the ASVAB? CHS will be holding the ASVAB here for you on February 16th, 2021, and February 17th, 2021! Please sign up on the link below with your name and transportation information. The deadline to sign up is January 30th, 2021. Please contact Mrs. Bucceri at jbucceri@ccps.us with questions. Students will be assigned a date to take the ASVAB at CHS, and you will need to bring a fully charged Chromebook with you. 2021 ASVAB Sign up


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Germanna Information

Germanna Cares About You • Virtual Information Session • January 11, 2021 • 6 p.m.

Join us for a virtual information session and learn about the personal and financial resources available to you as a Germanna student.


Meeting Registration


Parent Information Session Mondays @ 6 p.m.

Parents, we know you have questions. We’ll help you get answers.

Topics include:

  • Programs, trainings, and degrees
  • High school dual enrollment
  • Cost of attendance
  • Financial support
  • Admissions


Meeting Registration


Virtual Group Information Session Fridays @ 10 a.m.

Open to learners of all ages. Topics include:

  • Programs, trainings, and degrees
  • Cost of attendance
  • Admissions


Meeting Registration

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Career Coach Corner

Welcome back! I look forward to working with you in the next few months to get ready to attend Germanna Community College. Here are some steps you can do to get ready.


1. Complete an online application. Please note: if you are a DE student , you do not need to complete this step. See the Career Coach for a program change form.


2. Complete your FAFSA


3. Take Germanna’s online orientation session.


4. Sign up with your Career Coach for advising.


5. Work on your scholarships!

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