February 2021 Newsletter

Colonial Forge Counseling Department

February is recognized as African American History Month

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Amanda Gorman became the youngest person to deliver a poem at a U.S. presidential inauguration, with the 22-year-old reciting her poem "The Hill We Climb"

Seniors 2021

Mid year transcripts will be automatically sent through Naviance, you do not need to request them again. Once the semester is over and mid year transcripts have been updated and received, counselors will send your transcript to all the colleges you have requested transcripts for. Colleges are experiencing a backlog due to winter break and teleworking. Mid year transcripts will not be ready until the middle to end of February.


Scholarships: Please continue to check the scholarship page on Naviance for new scholarships. More and more are coming in. Please check to see what you may qualify for. Good Luck!!


Scholarships: If you are looking to branch out on your own and look for scholarships not on Naviance, a good website to try is goingmerry.com. There you can apply for scholarships and grants, it is FREE to apply!

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Statistics

What is HBCU? Historically Black Colleges and Universities

How many HBCUs are there in the United States? 107

Are any of these 107 closed? Yes, three: Concordia College (AL), Lewis College of Business (MI), Saint Paul's College (VA)

How many states have HBCUs? 23

Which state has the most HBCUs? 7 - one of those closed in 2013

From Stafford, within Virginia, which HBCU is the closest? Virginal Union University (Richmond)

From Stafford, within Virginia, which HBCU is the furthest? Norfolk State University (Norfolk)

How many seniors have applied to HBCUs this year? 39 seniors have applied to 17 different HBCUs

How many graduates of 2020 attended an HBCU? 23 graduates attended 8 different HBCUs

African American History Month

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