Counseling Newsletter

February 2019


Local Scholarship:

The Caroline County Agricultural Fair Association, a non-profit organization, is proud to offer one scholarship in the amount of $500 to a graduating high school senior of Caroline High School who is pursuing further studies in a career and technical education field, i.e., culinary arts, automotive technology, nursing, sports medicine, criminal justice, cosmetology, agriculture, carpentry, architecture, engineering and technical drawing. Applications can be found in the main office. Deadline April 1, 2019.

2019 Student-View Scholarship Program

Must be a senior planning to attend a four year college, community college, junior college, or technical/career school. One $4000, Two $1000, Ten $500 available. Log onto Deadline April 22, 2019.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a service organization composed of predominantly Black college-educated women. The sorority annually awards scholarships to students in their service area (Caroline, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George). The application requires letters of recommendation, transcript, test scores, essay, and an in-person interview. Deadline March 22, 2019. Applications in main office.

Local Scholarship:

The Board of Directors of the Fredericksburg Area Builders Foundation Scholarship for $6500/renewable on behalf of The Steigleder Family Scholarship Fund to one or more academically outstanding students who qualify for admission, and will attend the University of Richmond as a full-time undergraduate student. Deadline May 1, 2019. Apply online:

Armenian Education Center

The Armenian Education Center offers a $1000 scholarship to one Virginia student. Applicants must write an essay concerning the Armenian Genocide. Essays must be postmarked or emailed by April 17, 2019. Find the application/prompt here:

LOCAL: Welcome Lodge #125 Scholarship

2.5+ GPA, leadership skills, and contribution to school/community required. Deadline March 31, 2019. Find the application here:

Charles J. Colgan Scholarship

This is a $2,000 scholarship for a VA student interested in aviation. Deadline April 12, 2019. Find the application here:

2019 Virginia Future Leaders Scholarship

A total of $40,000 will be awarded to students across VA. No essay required. Deadline March 30, 2019. Find here:

The Greater Rappahannock Chapter of the Links

Four scholarships, in the amount of $1200 each, will be awarded to four outstanding African-American students in our service area. The Sandra Holland King Education Scholarship in the amount of $1,200 will be given to a student majoring in the field of Education and a student attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of $1,200, for a total of six non-renewable scholarships. Deadline March 29, 2019. Find here:

VA Council on Women STEM Essay Contest

To be eligible you must be a Jr or Sr and have a 2.5 GPA. Over 35,000 dollars to awarded!

Deadline February 22, 2019. For application and details go online:

Greater Richmond Chapter of the Links, Inc:

Offers four $1200.00 scholarships for four outstanding African-American students.

Deadline: Postmarked by March 29, 2019

The Sandra Holland King Education Scholarship 2019:

Offers $1200.00 to a student majoring in Education and a student attending a student attending a Historical Black College/University.

Deadline: Postmarked March 29, 2019

Attention Seniors: The Fredericksburg Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes Scholarship is a local scholarship for Caroline Students. The deadline has been extended through February 15!

This information is also available on the Counseling website as a downloadable PDF at the following link

Furloughed Federal Employees Family Assistance for College Application Fee Waivers

The University of Mary Washington has taken another step to help furloughed federal employees, by waiving admissions application fees for those affected by the government shutdown. Impacted families considering applying for admission to UMW can skip the $50 fee by using the waiver code “UMW66” when they complete the form online at


Student dependents of federal workers and federal contractors affected by the government shutdown can apply with a fee waiver by following the instructions below.

1. On the last tab of your Common Application, in the Profile Section, click Common App Fee Waiver, and then select the last option: "I can provide a supporting statement from a school official, college access counselor, financial aid officer, or community leader".

2. In the Writing Section, click Additional Information, and then select "Yes" under the question "Do you wish to provide details of circumstances or qualifications not reflected in the application?" Then, in the text editor, enter the name of the parent's employer affected by the federal government shutdown.

High School Visitation Women Engineers at the University of VA for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, March 30th, 2019. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at the different engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers, panels, lab tours, and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Spring 2019 Application which can be found on the UVA SWE Website (


Parents can join the parent Remind group by texting @cavsfamily to 81010


March 9th, 2019: Registration deadline is February 8th. Late registration (with fee, unless using waiver) closes on February 27th.

May 4th, 2019: Registration deadline is April 5th. Late registration closes on April 24th.

June 1st, 2019: Registration deadline is May 3rd. Late registration closes on May 22nd.

College Night

College Night will be held on March 12th from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The event will include an information session concerning college admissions, financial aid, and more. We will also welcome speakers from Virginia Tech and Mary Washington admissions. Pizza will be provided. This event is open to Junior and Senior students and parents. More information will be released soon.

FAFSA Reminders

Remember to submit your FAFSA soon! The application can be found at You should file for 2019-2020 and use information from 2017 tax returns. Remember, you must file the FAFSA in order to receive grants (money that doesn't have to be paid back) as well as federal student loans. It is highly recommended that you utilize federal student loans before seeking a loan from a bank.

Be on the lookout for any emails from college financial aid offices. In some cases, you may be selected for a process called verification. In this situation, you must request a tax transcript directly from the IRS. These requests can be made at

Ms. Taylor is sponsoring a gift card drawing for those who submit the FAFSA. You must notify Ms. Taylor ( when you have submitted. The winner will be announced during the first week of March.

Financial Aid Award Letters

If you submitted your FAFSA, you will soon be hearing from colleges about your aid packages. Schedule an appointment with Ms. Taylor for assistance with interpreting these documents. Make sure you fully understand your financial aid before accepting any loans!