Scholarships & Opportunities

OPPORTUNITIES

  • CVCC will host and Open House on October 26 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Merritt Hall on the Lynchburg campus.  Enter a drawing for a FREE 3 credit class.
  • The 2018 Profile in Courage Essay Contest is available online.  The contest essay  topic is to describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK's birth.First place is an award of $10,000.  Deadline for submission is January 4, 2018.  Visit the website for complete guidelines -  JFKLibrary.org/essaycontest
  • The Virginia Space Grant Consortium would like to share the following information about the following FREE NASA-related programs for Virginia's high school students interested in STEM.
    • Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) is a NASA-based program for 11th /12th grade students and STEM teachers who are interested in aerospace-related science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM). This course focuses on space mission design and human space flight. 
    • Virginia Earth Systems Science Scholars (VESSS) is a NASA-based program for 11th/12th grade students and STEM teachers who are interested in Earth Systems Science-related science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM). This course focuses on Earth Systems Science and the NASA mission that help study these topics. 
    • Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a NASA-based STEM program for 10th grade students who are interested in NASA’s space, Earth, and airborne science-related missions managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Master Teacher positions are available.
    • For program information and application, http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/   The deadline for student applications is November 12th, 2017.
  • Open the door to a dynamic career with JATC Electrical Apprenticeship.  The program is tuition -free.  Deadline for applications is March 31, 2018.  For more information contact:  www.getchargedup.org
  • Plans are now being made for the 2017-2018 Engineering Mentoring Program.  For over 30 years, BWXT, Areva, and NovaTech have provided the students at the local school districts the opportunity to work on projects with engineers to learn about engineering principles.  It is a win-win-win effort, as the schools, the students and the companies benefit.   The first session is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.  Students interested in participating in this opportunity should see Ms. Whorley in the school counseling office.
  • The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites you to apply for a place in their high school visitation program taking palce on November 18, 2017.   The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and at UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience. We particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field but may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing an engineering career. The fall session of the program will be for high school seniors, however sophomores and juniors may apply. Interested students may be selected to spend Saturday night (the 18th ) in UVA dorms with freshman SWE members. How​ ​to​ ​apply:
    • The application to apply for Fall High School Visitation can be found at our website: https://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv 
    • This will be a great learning experience for young women who would like to explore various aspects of engineering. 
  • The University of Virginia has announced several scholarships and upcoming events from their Outreach Office.  Click HERE for a list of all of the scholarships and events
  • This resource is an online directory of summer pre-college programs for high school students. The directory can be accessed and used for free. The information is:http://www.studenteducationprograms.com/virginia/

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  • All paper copies of local scholarships are are located in the school counseling office file cabinet. 
  • The 2017-2018 Elks Scholarship is available at www.elks.org. Please see Ms. Whorley for additional information
  • The Joseph P Crouch Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000.00 award that may be used for tuition or related fees.  Applicants must be a member of the Central Virginia Federal Credit Union by December 1, 2017.  This scholarship is based on merit and citizenship.  Please see Ms. Whorley for paper applications.  Completed applications are due by April 13, 2018.
  • Click HERE to read about the Virginia Mayflower Society Scholarship for $1600. 
  • Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. 
    • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
    • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
    • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.
    • Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions.
    • Applications are due December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application. 
    • All questions may be directed to ccrc@act.org. 
  • UVA Community Credit Union’s 2017-18 Local High School Scholarship Program:  Each year the Credit Union presents a $1,500 scholarship to a college bound senior at each of the 18 public high schools in our field of membership.  Students are asked to submit an application and a 250-500 word essay on the topic “According to the Wall Street Journal, 42% of college freshman say they are ill-prepared to manage their finances. What are some things you can do over the next few years to ensure you are ready to manage your own finances?” to the Credit Union by April 2, 2018. A panel of judges from the Credit Union will determine the Scholarship recipients and contact the winners by May 1, 2018.  Students can apply online for this scholarship on our website at uvacreditunion.org.  
  • Seniors are encouraged to enter the Suntrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes for a chance to win $500.00.  30 winners will be chosen at random.  No GPA or financial need requirement.  Beginning September 12, 2017, students can enter online once during each entry period.  Two $500.00 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about Ocotber 30, 2017 until May 14, 2018.  Enter now: www.suntrust.com/offtocollege
  • The 2017 Questbridge National College Match for high school seniors is now open.  The free, online application is dueSeptember 27, 2017.  Questbridge is a nationally recognized nonprofit that connects high-achieving, low-income students to full four year scholarships at the nation's best colleges, including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Amherst and Duke.  All of Questbridge's 39 college partners are committed to making college affordable.  Who should apply?  Students who:
    • excel academically and exhibit strong personal characte
    • come from households earning less than $65,000.00 annually (family of 4)
    • Information about applying:  www.questbridge.org
  • Earn a chance to win a $1000.00 Virginia Moose Association Scholarship by making a difference in your local community.  Help young children make positive choices.  Please see Ms. Whorley if interested.
  • The University of Virginia has announced several scholarships and upcoming events from their Outreach Office.  Click HERE for a list of all of the scholarships and events
  • The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. will award up to $25,000.00 for college with the Horatio Alger Scholarship.  The eligibility criteria to be considered are as follows:
    • Be enrolled as a full time high school student in the United States with plans to enter college no later than the Fall semester following graduation
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelors degree  in the United States(students may start at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000.00 or lower adjusted family income is required)
    • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
    • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
    • Hold a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
    • Be a United States citizen
    • Application deadline is October 25, 2017.  To apply, please visit scholars.horatioalger.org 

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