School Counseling Newsletter

February 2020

Scholarships - Seniors Only

Hispanic Scholarship Fund- due 2/15/2020

Are you a student of Hispanic heritage with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA? Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000. Apply at www.hsf.net.


VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation- due 2/19/2020

Must be a Virginia resident who plays or has an interest in golf. You do NOT have to plan to play golf on the collegiate level to receive this scholarship. Awards may range from $1,500 to $6,000. Must have three references, a recommendation letter, SAT scores, and a short essay on the chosen topic. A mailed official transcript is required and must be postmarked by 2/19. The rest of the application can be completed at scholarships.VSGA.org


The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation Sallie Holland and Wesley Peters Hicks Scholarship- due 2/25/2020

Eligibility: College bound senior. Applications are in the Main Office. Complete applications must be submitted to Mrs. Huntsinger or the Main Office by 2/25/2020 at 3:00pm


Hanover-Caroline Soil and Water Conservation: LOCAL- due 2/28/2020
Three scholarships in the amount of $5,000 with the ability to earn more money at the state level. Must be in the top 20% of your class, must plan to attend college and major in a field in the areas environment, conservation, & agriculture. Apply online at the following site:
https://www.hanovercounty.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3874/HCSWCD-scholarship-2020?bidId=


Community Foundation: LOCAL- due 3/1/2020 at 11 PM

Over 40 scholarships totalling over $149,000! For information, visit the following link:

http://www.cfrrr.org/apply-for-grants-and-scholarships/scholarships


New this year: Applications, Official Transcripts, and your Letters of Recommendation will be completed and submitted via the Community Foundation online system!


The Colonial Agricultural Education Foundation: LOCAL- due 3/1/2020

Must live in Caroline County (or other acceptable surrounding counties) – you do not need to major in agriculture! Access the application at www.colonialfarmcredit.com.


Sparta Ruritan Club Scholarship Program: LOCAL - due 3/1/2020

A $600 scholarship to a Caroline County High School graduating senior towards books or tuition at a college or technical education institution of their choice. The scholarship will recognize a student who demonstrates community service, displays strong citizenship and civic involvement through leadership or participation in activities that benefit Caroline County.


To qualify: 1. Student must be a graduating senior at Caroline High School or reside and be homeschooled within Caroline County. 2. Student must demonstrate significant leadership and/or participation in community service projects and civic events in Caroline County. 3. Student should have a 2.5 GPA or higher to be competitive. GPA will only be used as a selection factor when top applicants have very similar qualifications.


Conditions of scholarship. The scholarship money is to be used for books or tuition to an accredited college or technical education institution. Payment will be made directly to the institution by the Sparta Ruritan Club. Scholarship money must be used within one year of award.


How to apply: Please complete the application (type or print your answers), scan and email to the Sparta Ruritan Club (spartaruritans@gmail.com) or send by mail to Sparta Ruritan Club, 18522 Beverly Run Rd, Bowling Green, VA, 22427. Essay and community service list forms may be electronically reproduced and attached. Applications can be scanned/emailed OR postmarked by March 1st. Applications are in main office.


AOPA Scholarship Program- due 3/1/2020

Over 80 scholarships at $10,000 each to help students reach their aviation goals. Access the application at www.aopa.org.


Allen, Allen, Allen, & Allen George E. Allen Scholarship: LOCAL- due 3/2/2020

15 total $2,000 Scholarships awarded. Eligibility: Senior who has overcome obstacles and shown significant academic promise. Apply online: www.allenandallen.com/scholarships


Caroline County Garden Club 2020 Scholarship: LOCAL- due 3/3/2020

This $250 scholarship will be awarded to a CHS senior with an interest in agriculture, landscaping, conservation, or related field. No minimum GPA or test scores required. A short essay (around 250 words) is required. Please submit the Google form at the following link no later than March 3rd at 11:59 PM. Apply online: https://forms.gle/NMNfPk8ZEBLvzJ2q9


Kenneth R. Scott Aviation Scholarship- due 3/6/2020

Planning a career in aviation? Are you accepted to an aviation-related program? Apply for this scholarship worth $3,000. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5, unweighted. Applications are in the main office.


P.E.O. Foundation Rita Berkey Memorial Scholarship- LOCAL- due 3/12/2020

A scholarship of $1,000 will be 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. Apply here.


The Greater Rappahannock (VA) Chapter of The Links: LOCAL- due 3/13/2020

Four scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each for local students. You must be an outstanding African-American senior. The Sandra Holland King Education Scholarship ($1500) will go to a senior majoring in the field of education AND a student attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). The application was sent as an attachment to all seniors emails and is available in the main office. Must be postmarked by March 13th. Applications are in the main office.


Willard G. Plentl Sr. Aviation Scholarship- due 3/13/2020

This scholarship is for students who are planning an aviation career in a non-engineering area. Must have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.5. This scholarship is worth $1,000 and is due by March 13th. Applications are in the main office.


The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International Scholarship- due 3/15/2020

Three scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to full-time college students.

Applications and information may be found at http://cclvi.org


Caroline High School Blood Drive 19-20: LOCAL- due 3/16/2020

Must be a senior and a member of National Honor Society and participate in the CHS Blood Drive. Applications are in the main office.


Virginia Mayflower Society- due 3/16/2020

This is a $1,620 scholarship for a high school senior. Must be a resident of Virginia and have a 3.0 or above. The application requires a brief resume, a recommendation letter from a current teacher or counselor, transcript, and an essay. Applications may be emailed or mailed. Find the application here: https://virginiamayflower.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Mayflower-Scholarship-2020.pdf.


Caroline's Promise Scholarship: LOCAL- due 3/20/2020

Caroline’s Promise is offering two $500 scholarships to Caroline County graduating seniors. The recipients will be students who has made a difference in this community through their community service efforts and by fulfilling one or more of the Five Promises. Must submit two short essays and at least one letter of recommendation. Applications must be received by March 20th. Access the application at this link or pick up a paper copy in the main office.


Jermon Bushrod Visualize and Rize: LOCAL- due 3/24/2020

This is a $500 scholarship to two Caroline High School senior athletes who are furthering their education after graduation. To qualify for these scholarships the applicant must: Presently be a senior (in good standing) and participated in an athletic program while in high school; have been accepted at a trade school or college after graduation; and must turn in a completed scholarship application, along with a copy of a college acceptance letter to Mrs. Huntsinger no later than March 24, 2020. Applications can be found on paper in the main office.


Delta Sigma Theta: LOCAL- due 3/27/2020

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is a service organization composed of predominantly black, college-educated women. A major focus of Delta Sigma Theta is centered on Educational Development. In keeping with this theme, the organization annually awards scholarships to seniors attending high schools in the service area. To apply, you must write a short essay, send an official transcript and an SAT/ACT report, and have two letters of recommendation. Qualified applicants must interview in person. Applications can be found on paper in the main office.


Delmarva Poultry Industry: LOCAL- due 4/3/2020

One or more undergraduate scholarships with a minimum value of $1,500 will be available to residents of the Delmarva Peninsula who will be undergraduate students at any accredited, degree-granting institution, with an academic major in a subject relevant to Delmarva’s chicken industry and who are pursuing a career path leading to employment in any segment of Delmarva’s chicken industry. Applications are in the main office.


Rho Zeta Sigma Scholarship: LOCAL- due 4/13/2020

Three $1,000 for graduating male students in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George, and Stafford. Must have a 2.5 or above cumulative GPA, copy of an acceptance letter, two letters of recommendation, and written submission of several application questions. Applications must be received by the Rho Zeta Sigma chapter by April 13th. Applications are in the main office.


Fredericksburg Area Building: Steigleder Scholarship- due 4/15/2020

Must plan to attend the University of Richmond. Apply online at https://www.fabava.com/steigleder-family-scholarship/


Raymond D Patterson and Cheryl Oliver- due 4/15/2020

Sports Backers scholarships: two scholarships awarded in the amount of $2,500. Must be a high school scholarly and athletic senior with financial need, must have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applications may be found here: https://www.sportsbackers.org/program/scholar-athlete-awards-program/cheryl-l-oliver-raymond-d-patterson-scholarships/


*There are also an additional 20 scholarships offered through the Richmond Times-Dispatch/Sports Backers Scholar-Athlete Awards Program. These scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,500 each.


Cheryl Lockett Oliver & Raymond D. Patterson Scholarship: LOCAL- due 4/15/2020:

· College bound high school senior and student-athlete in the Richmond MSA

· Demonstrated financial need as evidenced by FAFSA EFC score and completion of a short essay

· Minimum GPA of 2.5


The online application is now open and will close on April 15, 2020. Applicants must provide a copy of their Student Aid Report (SAR), which is received after submission of the FAFSA form.


2020 Breathing Blessings Scholarship - due 05/01/2020

Breathing Blessings is offering you an opportunity to access funds that will assist you on your educational journey.


Scholarships are being offered to the following students:

⮚ High School Seniors who will graduate in the Spring of 2020, that will be attending a community college, technical school or a four year college/university.

⮚ Must meet income requirements. * See income requirements document (page 2 of the application)

⮚ Must reside in one of the following counties: Caroline County, City of Fredericksburg , Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Prince William County

⮚ Complete Breathing Blessings Scholarship application. * See application (page 3)


*All documents can be scanned and emailed to admin@breathingblessings.org or mailed to the address at the bottom of the application.

Deadline: Must be received by May 1st, 2020, Applications are in the Main Office, or your email as an attachment, or posted online at the counseling website.


Samsung American Legion Scholarship

This is a $1,000 state-level scholarship for a student who has participated in Boys State and/or Girls State Programs. Must be a direct descendant of a US Wartime veteran: WWI, WWII, Korean, Lebanon/Grenada, Panama, Persian Gulf. Apply online at: http://www.legion.org/samsung-scholarship-application

Norfolk State On-Site Admissions

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 7:30am

Ms. Taylor's Office

SENIORS ONLY


Are you interested in attending Norfolk State? NSU's admissions rep will be at Caroline during 1st block on February 11th to conduct on-site admissions. If you sign up and complete the steps, you will receive your admission decision during your meeting with her! If you are interested, please do the following:


1. Sign up via the Google form: https://forms.gle/wfhmSmXvZJE2QiUM8

2. Complete an application to Norfolk State by going to http://www.nsu.edu/behold. Use code HSVISIT for a free application!


* Each interview slot is about ten minutes. This means we will only have time for about ten students. This will be first come, first served. If you receive an interview slot, Ms. Taylor will notify you.


You must have SAT and/or ACT scores to participate. If you have not taken these tests, you will not receive an invitation. Please let Ms. Taylor know if you have ACT scores - she does not have access to ACT information.

Seniors: Have you received an acceptance, job offer, or enlisted?

Mr. Just would like to recognize each senior who has received an acceptance, a job offer, or who has enlisted in a military branch. If you submit the following form, Mr. Just will recognize you in the weekly Cavalier Contact. Feel free to list all acceptances you have received. Please fill it out here: https://forms.gle/L5ucW31UwNWVLibG8

As a reminder, those who are going to college will need to submit copies of acceptance letters and financial aid award letters to Mrs. Huntsinger and/or Ms. Taylor.

FAFSA

Priority financial aid deadlines are quickly approaching. Keep in mind that these deadlines vary by school- you will need to consult official college websites for the most accurate information.


If you filed any early action applications, FAFSA deadlines are likely coming up very soon. Check your emails regularly for updates, including any requests for FAFSA verification.


What is FAFSA verification?

Verification is a process that some students may be randomly selected for by their colleges. If it is requested, you will not receive your financial aid if you do not complete this step. When you are selected for verification, you must send the college your parents' IRS tax transcript. This is different from a 1040, and can be obtained electronically here: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript. Check back with the college often to ensure they have received all documents needed.

College Night

Tuesday, March 10th, 5:30-7pm

CHS Auditorium

Underclassmen and parents: Join us for College Night on March 10th! This will be a great time to learn everything you need to get started for preparing for college. We will go over the following topics:

- Applications

- ACT and SAT

- Choosing a college

- Scholarships and financial aid

Opportunities for Underclassmen

VA Union Career Exploration Fair for 8th -12th graders: February 8th

At VA Union University- Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center

This is a great opportunity for high school students to meet with college students enrolled in STEM related degree programs.


February 8th, 2020

Time: 10:00am -2:00pm


JA Future Laureate Scholarship- due 3/15/2020

The Junior Achievement of Central Virginia awards multiple $2,500 scholarships to deserving high school students. 10th and 11th grade students are eligible. Applicants must be a Sophomore or Junior (graduating class of 2021 or 2022) and must have participated in a Junior Achievement of Central Virginia high school program in the 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and/or 2019-2020 school years. (This includes JA Finance Park, JA Job Shadow, JA StartUp or any other high school-level JA program.)

How to Apply:

Visit www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-centralva/ja-scholarships to find rules and eligibility requirements. Applicants are required to submit an essay. This year's prompt is:

How has your participation in JA changed your views on what to expect as an adult? How do you think the lessons learned through JA will impact your future



Virginia Tech Summer Leadership Program- due 4/1/2020

THE BLACK COLLEGE INSTITUTE IS A 5-DAY ACADEMIC SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM AT VIRGINIA TECH'S MAIN CAMPUS IN BLACKSBURG. THIS PROGRAM INVITES TALENTED, HIGH ACHIEVING AND INTELLECTUALLY CURIOUS RISING HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS FROM VIRGINIA AND OTHER STATES.

BLACK COLLEGE INSTITUTE WILL OFFER TWO 5-DAY SESSIONS FOR SENIORS AND ONE 3-DAY SESSION FOR JUNIORS DURING THE SUMMER OF 2020.

Apply at https://vt.edu/admissions/black-college-institute.html. Applications are due April 1.

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