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Scholarships

This list is updated about every two weeks and is also available in hard-copy in the Career Center. All of the information on these scholarships, along with electronic copies of the applications, is available on your Family Connection account in the "Colleges" tab by selecting "Scholarship List".

Scholarship listing as of February 2014

National Scholarship listing

2014 Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce STEM Scholarship - DUE APRIL 25

SRC, Inc Women in Engineering Scholarship 2014 - DUE MAY 1

SRC, Inc. STEM Minority Scholarship 2014 - DUE MAY 1

https://www.scholarsapply.org/greatlakes/

https://commonwealth.virginia.gov/information/council-on-women/


**VA PTA/PTSA Scholarships - $1,000 - $12,000 due 2/21 - Seniors planning to attend a VA college/university and pursue a career in teaching.  Minimum 2.5 GPA.  Provide evidence of financial need.
**NVADACA Scholarships - $2,000 due 2/21 - Seniors who participate in interscholastic athletics, cheerleading, team managers or student athletic trainers. 
**Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Foundation Scholarship - $2,000 due 3/7 - Senior attending 2 or 4 year college/university.  Minimum 2.5 GPA.  Must be Fairfax County resident, any ethnicity acceptable. Must show evidence of leadership and letters of recommendation.
**Women in Technology - $2,500 due 3/10 - Female seniors attending 2 or 4 year college/university to pursue career in computer science, information technology, management information systems or related field.  Minimum 3.0 GPA.
This list is updated about every two weeks and is also available in hard-copy in the Career Center. All of the information on these scholarships, along with electronic copies of the applications, is available on your Family Connection account in the "Colleges" tab by selecting "Scholarship List".

NOTE: You can always access the most up-to-date information through your Family Connection account.

If you need an official copy of your transcript for any scholarship application, a minimum of five school days is necessary to process your request.

Scholarship for ENTREPRENEURS: This is an auto-renewing evergreen scholarship that we will be offering each year.  The deadline to apply for this award is May 31.  However we will be offering it again each year. Details and online application for the scholarship can be found at: 
http://www.yourgreenpal.com/scholarship 
 

 Private Scholarship opportunity that our company is offering to College and High School students in your area. Our company is offering two ongoing scholarships per year, valued at $1,500 each. We are interested in helping students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for learning, and have a drive to improve themselves, and society in general.  Winners will be determined by our executive team each spring and fall semester. Our private company scholarship is open to all students who apply online through our company website application page, http://www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship.

Hispanic Leadership Scholarship  

Northern Virginia Community College; Rividium Inc. Biotechnology Scholarship ($10,000)

NTHS Scholarship applications open now.

The Air Force Association would like you to know about a scholarship program currently available.  Do you know of anyone who is a senior in high school – who will graduate Spring 2014 – who is a dependent of an enlisted active duty or retired Air Force Airman (or Guard or Reserve) – who is enrolling in college in a science, technology, engineering or math degree program this fall?
If so, that student may want to apply for the Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship.  A recipient of this scholarship will have $2,500 sent to their college or university.
Please visit our website at http://www.afa.org/LtColRomeoandJosephineBassFerrettiScholarship  for more information and for an application.

ACE Course Offerings – Summer 2014

Adult and Community Education has recently posted their summer programs for 2014.  ACE offers several K-12 personal and academic enrichment courses.  Attached you’ll find a flyer of those courses.  More information about these courses can be found here: http://www.fcps.edu/is/ace/k12.shtml  To register for a course, please visit: www.fcps.edu/is/ace  for online registration, or call 703-658-1201 Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

GMU/FCPS Summer 2014 Global Studies Course HS ONLY
The FCPS social studies department has partnered with GMU to offer a 5 week summer session course in Global Studies where students can earn 3 college credits. The course runs from June 30th – August 8th Monday- Thursday from 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. and is taught by a GMU professor.  Details about the course can be found here: http://summer.gmu.edu/mason-fcps-global-affairs-summer-study/  and in the attached flyer. 
 
Counselors are asked to assist in promoting this unique opportunity through the course selection process, and to support students through the application process.  All rising juniors, rising seniors, and graduating seniors who meet the requirements are eligible.  Acceptance will be on a first come, first served basis given the student's qualifications and applications will be date and time stamped as they come in (paper applications will need to be mailed to GMU in order to avoid an application fee).  Applications are due June 16th.  All applications require a transcript and letter of recommendation.

The attached “Global Studies Course Promo Flyer” was designed to help advertise the course.  Please post this flyer and share this information with students through the course selection process.  For more information, please contact Craig Perrier, HS Social Studies Specialist at 571-423-4792.

Family Engagement Newsletter
This month’s newsletter on School Attendance: Separating Fact from Fiction, provides information to help schools and parents debunk common attendance myths, recognize and understand contributing factors to chronic school absence, and identify local and national resources (including print materials and public services announcements in English and Spanish) to reinforce the link between regular school attendance and school success from kindergarten through high school.  For more information, contact Mary Shepherd, 703-204-4340 or Mary.Shepherd@fcps.edu

New Wizard Mobile App Available
Information on careers, colleges, and paying for college plus personal values and interests, college majors and programs of study across Virginia’s colleges and universities, and transferring from a community college to a four-year college or university. The iPhone link is available here. The iPad link is available here.The link for the Android phone and tablet is available here. You must be on a Wi-Fi network during your initial install. Share any feedback at wizard@vccs.edu.

Strategies for School Success
Web service provides daily tips, quizzes, and articles for parents of elementary through secondary school students. Users can search topics of interest and "ask the expert" by submitting questions online. http://www.fcps.edu/cco/fam/resources/publications/strategies.shtml

2014 Guide to Gap Year Programs
http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=576adf4d315be69753e630a56&id=74f0664b03&e=49b9e

Web link for FCPS Gap Year Fair- please encourage pre-registration; http://www.usagapyearfairs.org/events-schedule/fairfax-va

Volunteer Opportunities and Jobs for Students at the Udvar-Hazy Center National Air and Space Museum
http://airandspace.si.edu/support/volunteer/educational-programs.cfm
https://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/get-involved/student-jobs.cfm

     

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required by most two- and four-year colleges for students to receive financial aid for the 2013-2014 school year.
The 2013-2014 FAFSA form opens on January 1, 2014. Many colleges have a priority filing date of February 15 or March 1, so students are urged to complete this form as soon as possible after January 1 to maximize their chances of receiving aid.
For more information, visit www.fafsa.gov.

College Access Fairfax will be hosting Free FAFSA Completion Workshops throughout Fairfax County. These workshops allow families to bring their required paperwork and receive assistance in filing the form online.
For more information on these events, visit the College Access Fairfax website at: www.collegeaccessfairfax.org.

 

Scholarship Resources

 

Imagine America Foundation

Scholarships available to anyone who has graduated or will graduate from high school between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 and plans to attend a career college participating in the High School Scholarship Program.

Virginia Scholarships, a new web page which lists and links to virtually every post-secondary educational option in your state. You will also find information on scholarships, on-line colleges, & collegehttp://www.imagine-america.org/sites/default/files/files/2013%20HS%20Student%20Flyer_3.pdfs that offer services for students with learning disabilities.

 

Financial AID Information Sites

 

FastWeb

Quickly search for colleges and scholarships.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

Search for competition events that are "full of passion, excitement, joy, and sorrow - the thrill of success and the agony of defeat." The FIRST Robotics Competition has grown to 37 regional events and the Championship. Teams from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Great Britain, Ecuador, Israel and possibly additional countries are expected to compete. Visit this website to find out the details.

CollegeNET

Features a scholarship search with more than 600,000 scholarships in the database.

CollegeView

Allows users to create a profile to get pertinent results in the scholarship search.

CollegeAnswer

Website sponsored by Sallie Mae dedicated to colleges and scholarships.

CollegeScholarships.com

List of college scholarships updated monthly.

FCPS Scholarship List

List of currently available scholarships from the Fairfax County Public Schools website.

International Education Financial Aid

Financial aid information for international students.

The Financial Aid Information Page

Information on financial aid and scholarship scam alerts.

FreSch

Advice for graduate students, suggestions, tips and more.

Plato Scholarship Search

Free scholarship search engine.

Review.com

Find a college, apply online, and search for scholarships.

Links to many other sites, including National Merit and Special Scholarships.

College Savings Plans Network

The College Board

SAT information, college search apply on-line, scholarship search.

The Air Force Aid Society

Air Force Dependents scholarships, loans and grants.

The Navy / Marine Corps Relief Society

Navy and Marine Corps active duty and dependents grants and loans.

The Army Emergency Relief

Scholarships and aid for active duty Army soldiers and their dependents.

 

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