School Counseling Newsletter

March 2019

Scholarships

Local Scholarship:

Caroline County Economic Development Authority Scholarship Application

Eligiblility: Must be a senior planning to attend college, must have financial need, must have leadership experience.

Deadline: Due to main office by March 15 at 2:50 PM

Applications are available in Main Office and on the counseling website:

http://chscounseling.blogs.ccps.us/


Local Scholarship:

Sally Holland & Wesley Peters Hicks Scholarship

500 word essay required. Essay will be about your chosen college major and professional pursuits.

Deadline: Must be received by the main office by March 30, 2019.

Applications are in the main office and the Counseling website: http://chscounseling.blogs.ccps.us/


Local Scholarship:

Captain Earle Worley Scholarship

The scholarship is intended to support post-secondary educational scholarships for qualifying graduates of public or private high schools in Virginia, attending an accredited two- or four-year community college, college or university, or vocational school in the United States who plan to study aeronautics, aerospace, aviation or related engineering.

Deadline: March 7, 2019

Follow this link to access additional information about the scholarship as well as the online application: http://www.cfrichmond.org/Apply-for-a-Scholarship/View-All-Scholarships?s=Captain+Earle+Worley+Scholarship.


Local Scholarship:

Fredericksburg Area Tennis Patrons

2 scholarships available!

Eligible Must be a senior with 3.0, have community service or a paid or volunteer job, or extracurricular activities; Must participate in Varsity Tennis.

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Applications are in Main Office or online at http://chscounseling.blogs.ccps.us/


Local Scholarship:

CHS Alumni Scholarship

Eligibility: Must be an African-American student accepted to a four year college/university with a 3.0 GPA or higher, involved in a sport or club each high school year, and have 10 hours of community service or maintained employment

$500.00 Scholarship

Deadline: Must be received by April 15, 2019

Apply online at https://tinyurl.com/CHSHAS2019


Local Scholarship:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority: Maxine M. Newell Scholarship

The Xi Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is offering a $500.00 scholarship.

Eligiblility:

1. The student must be a female graduating senior accepted at an accredited four-year college, university or community college with the intention of transferring to a four-year college or university. 2. The student should have a 2.5 or better grade point average. 3. The student should exhibit outstanding leadership skills. 4. The student should have contributed notable community service. 5. The student must have a financial need. 6. The student must be pursuing a degree in a field that will benefit children.

Deadline: Must be postmarked by April 1st

Applications are in Main Office or online at the Caroline Website http://chscounseling.blogs.ccps.us/


Local Scholarship:

Alpha Kappa Alpha SorroityThe Maude B. Murchinson Scholarship

The Xi Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is offering a $500.00 scholarship to an outstanding female high school graduate in need of financial assistance.

Eligibility:

1. The student must be a female graduating senior accepted at an accredited four-year college, university or community college with the intention of transferring to a four-year college or university. 2. The student should have a 2.5 or better grade point average. 3. The student should exhibit outstanding leadership skills. 4. The student should have contributed notable community service. 5. The student must have a financial need.

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by April 1st.

Applications are in Main Office or online at the Caroline Website http://chscounseling.blogs.ccps.us/


Local Scholarship:

The Lauren A. Davies Memorial Scholarship

Must be a senior planning college, tech school, nursing program; must be a physically challenged student with an acute health disorder (physical, neurological, mental, visual, hearing, speech impaired, epileipsy, diabetes, etc). Must have good character.

Deadline: Must be received by April 5, 2019

Applications are in main office or on the Counseling web site: http://chscounseling.blogs.ccps.us/.


Local Scholarship

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Scholarship

Offering three $1000 scholarships!

Eligibility:

Graduating Male, GPA 2.5 or higher, accepted into a college;

Deadline: Must be received by April 12, 2019

Applications are in Main Office or online at the Caroline Website http://chscounseling.blogs.ccps.us/


State of VA Department of Education:

2019 Granville P. Meade Scholarship

The Virginia Department of Education will award $2,000 per year for selected students attending a Virginia college. The scholarship is dedicated to those who have achieved academically but cannot afford to attend college. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, including one from Mr. Wick.

Deadline: Must be received by the main office by March 15, 2019.

Applications are in the Main Office and on the Counseling Website as a printable PDF at the following site: http://chscounseling.blogs.ccps.us/


Teen Enrichment Network Scholarship

The Teen Enrichment Network scholarship selection committee is searching for well-

rounded students from the Fredericksburg Region who exhibit creativity, scholastic

ability, evidence of leadership and involvement, service to community or school, and

outstanding character. One $1,000 scholarship and one $500 award.

Applications are in the Main Office or at the Counseling website. http://chscounseling.blogs.ccps.us/

Deadline: Must be received by March 17, 2019.


The Historic Fredericksburg Region AACA Scholarship

$500.00 for senior who will continue their education in Automotive Technologies. This can range from mechanical systems, auto body, and vehicle restoration. Preference will be given to restoration and preservation studies.

Deadline: Must be received by April 1, 2019

Information available in Main Office and online.


Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation

Offering over 35 different scholarships from $2000-$6500!

Eligibility: Must be a full-time graduating senior planning college in the Fall and meet requirements for that specific scholarship;

Go online for information and to apply https://www.colonialfarmcredit.com/scholarships


Walker Grant Alumni Association Scholarship

Two one-time $1000.00 scholarships. To be eligible you must be a senior planning to attend a college, technical school, or nursing program, and must be a descendant of an individual who attended Walker-Grant School from 1939-1968, have a C average or higher, have financial need, and acceptance to an accredited school/college for Fall 2019.

Applications are on the Counseling Site at http://chscounseling.blogs.ccps.us/

and in Main Office.

Must be postmarked by Monday, April 8, 2019

Financial Aid Deadlines (Community Colleges)

FASFA Filing Priority Deadlines

Blue Ridge Community College- March 15

Germanna Community College- April 1

John Tyler Community College- May 15

Northern Virginia Community College- March 1

Rappahannock Community College- May 1

Reynolds Community College- April 15

Germanna News

GERMANNA GET EVENT


Germanna will be coming to Caroline on March 26 from 9:30-11:30 to assist students and parents with applications, FAFSA applications, and to answer questions about Germanna. Watch for email registrations!


GERMANNA DAY


The Career Coach will hold an all-day event for seniors going to Germanna on March 25. Students will be able to complete applications to Germanna, complete online orientations, set up their Germanna portal, make sure their checklist is complete, and explore majors and transfer 4-year schools. This day is to make sure everything is ready for Germanna Course registration, which begins with the Career Coach in April. Watch email for signups!


Are you a CNA? Expand your earning power.


Are you a CNA? Expand your earning power by taking our Medication Aide course this summer or fall at our new Barbara J. Fried Center in Stafford or at one of our other Germanna campuses in Spotsylvania or Locust Grove. Check out our schedule.


Steps to becoming a Germanna graduate

Admissions steps may vary for different types of students.


1. Apply online

2. Submit the FAFSA

3. Participate in a required orientation

4. Meet with an advisor or your Career Coach at your high school. Meet with an advisor to discuss career exploration and program options, as well as receive help selecting courses.

5. Register for your courses

6. Pay your tuition and fees and purchase your textbooks

7. Attend a Welcome Day

Decoding Your Award Letter

After you have been accepted to a school AND submitted the necessary financial aid forms (usually just the FAFSA), you will receive a financial aid award letter. This letter will review all types of aid you will receive, including institutional aid (scholarships from the school itself), federal and state grants, and federal loans.


Make sure you fully understand your financial aid package before committing to a school. In many cases, an award letter can be very difficult to interpret. There will likely be terms that you have not heard of. Here are a few common ones you may see:


1. Federal SEOG: This is a grant from the federal government. You will not have to pay this back.

2. Federal unsubsidized and/or federal subsidized: These are federal student loans that you must pay back.

3. Pell grant: Another grant from the federal government that does not have to be paid back.

4. Federal Parent PLUS loan: This is a federal government loan that is in the PARENT'S name. The parent must pass a credit check.

5. Work-Study: This is money that can be earned from on-campus employment. Typically, work-study jobs will be flexible enough to fit your schedule.

6. VGAP: This is a grant from the state of Virginia for in-state students and does not need to be paid back.

7. VTAG: This is a grant from the state of Virginia for students attending private colleges.

Opportunities

Opportunity for All Grades:

Logo Design Contest: All High School Students

Fredericksburg Area Builders Association needs a logo for the FAB Foundation. Contest open to all high school students.

$100 to the winner!

Email submissions to admin@fabava.com

Information and Form is in the Main Office

Deadline: March 29th, 2019


Opportunities for Juniors:

CGS College Forum

The governor's school will hold a College Forum at UMW campus on March 27th from 7 to 8:30 PM. Admissions reps from William and Mary, UVA, and UMW will be there. It will focus on the college admissions process: requirements, essays, and financial aid. This event is free and open to all 10th and 11th grade students.


Questbridge College Prep Scholars Program

Questbridge partners with colleges to offer summer programs at top-tier universities. Students receiving this scholarship will attend college classes at a partner university during the summer before their Senior year. The scholarship pays for courses, room and board, and travel expenses. Applicants should have a high level of academic achievement (top 10% of class, PSAT or SAT scores greater than 1280, challenging coursework) and financial need. Find more info here: https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/college-prep-scholars/who-should-apply

Deadline: March 20, 2019


College Board Opportunity Scholarships

College Board has recently launched its Opportunity scholarships. Students will be given the opportunity to enter random drawings by simply completing the necessary steps of the college process. Steps include: building a college list on collegeboard.org, taking the SAT, doing the FAFSA, and more. Learn more here: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/


Questbridge National College Match

This is a competitive, full-ride scholarship. Students who receive the award will be matched to one of Questbridge's 40 college partners. Partners include UVA, Tufts, Stanford, Duke, and more. Applicants should be high-achieving (top 10% of class, 1250+ SAT score) and have financial need (household income below $65,000). Applications open this summer. Learn more here: https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match


JA Future Laureate Scholarship

The JA Future Laureate Scholarship competition is an annual scholarship essay contest that awards students from the Central Virginia region a $2,500 scholarship each. This competition is open to the graduation classes of 2020 and 2021 who have participated in at least one JA of Central Virginia program since September 2017. Apply online at https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-centralva/ja-scholarships.

Deadline: March 16, 2019


Summer Opportunity

Swim Club Management Group located in Richmond

Hiring lifeguards for this coming 2019 Summer season!

Contact: Email Sam Sours for more information at ssours@swimclubmanagement.com

Native@VT Powwow

Saturday, April 6, Graduate Life Center Lawn

A celebration of the spirit of Native Cultures, open to all.

https://www.facebook.com/NativeatVirginiaTech/


Black College Institute

Three sessions during the summer, Blacksburg

The Black College Institute is a 5-day academic summer enrichment program inviting talented, high achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and seniors from Virginia and abroad.

https://vt.edu/admissions/black-college-institute.html


Hispanic College Institute

In partnership with Valhen, this program empowers Latinx students in the Commonwealth of Virginia with the tools to succeed in high school, college, and beyond.

https://www.valhen.org/


STEMability

Fun and engaging summer camps to serve, train, empower, and mentor high school students with disabilities while exposing them to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


https://www.stemability.org/

Upcoming Events

  • College Night- March 13, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
  • Germanna GET Event- March 26
  • College and Career Day- March 29
  • Decision Day- April 29
  • Senior Awards Night

College Night

Wednesday, March 13th, 5:30-7:30pm

19155 Rogers Clark Boulevard

VA

Juniors and Seniors are invited to College Night. Come out to learn information about applying to colleges, paying for college, scholarships, and more! We will also welcome representatives from Virginia Tech and Mary Washington. Pizza will be provided.