Welcome back. Hope everyone had a great summer!! Now that you are relaxed it is time to get back in gear and think about your PLAN ! I will be planning and organizing the Career Cafe, college visits, VA Wizard times, and also starting to see those students who would like help starting their career plan. December graduates that really means you!
Keep checking back at this site to see whats happening!!!
So you can take advantage of our Guaranteed transfer agreements and complete your bachelor’s degree at a 4 year college or university
Register for a workshop by email:Careerandtransfer@germanna.edu
Thursday, June 9 – 1:00pm – Fredericksburg Campus, SP1, Room 228
Thursday, June 23 – 5:00pm –Fredericksburg Campus, SP1, Room 228
Monday, July 18 – 10:00am – Fredericksburg Campus, SP1, Room 228
Tuesday, August 9 – 1:00pm – Fredericksburg Campus – SP1, Room 228
Germanna Community College at the Library!
Meet with representatives to learn about: Becoming a Germanna student, financial aid, transitioning to college, veteran benefits, and career services
Apply on the spot!
Thursday, June 9, 3:00pm – 6:00pm – Porter Branch
Monday, July 11 – 3:00pm – 7:00pm – Salem Church Branch
Tuesday, August 2 – 10:00am – 2:00pm – Porter Branch
No registration necessary!
VFCCE Scholarships & Funds
Virginia Foundation for Community College Education Scholarships
The mission of the VFCCE is to provide access to education for all Virginians. Through the statewide scholarship program, students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships ranging from $1000 to $10,000. The VFCCE recognizes outstanding students of all ages and backgrounds. Statewide scholarship programs are outlined below. Additional scholarship opportunities are offered directly through Virginia’s 23 community colleges.
More than 65 students were awarded scholarships this past year. To be eligible for a VFCCE scholarship, a student must be a Virginia resident who is enrolled or plans to enroll at one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges. Scholarship applications for the 2016 – 2017 academic year are due May 16, 2016. Please visit the scholarship portal for more details on each scholarship and to apply.
Click here to see our scholarship recipients for 2015-2016
Potomac Health Foundation Fellows Program
The Potomac Health Foundation Fellows Program provides up to $8,000 in financial assistance and a unique leadership curriculum to second-year students who demonstrate a preference to pursue a career in a health care field/setting that involves direct patient care or a career that supports healthy communities such as health care administration or medical research. Applicants must attend Germanna or Northern Virginia Community College full-time and reside in the following zip codes: 20112, 22025, 22026, 22079, 22125, 22134, 22172, 22191, 22192, 22193, 22554, and 22556.
Valley Proteins Fellows Program
For the fifth year, extraordinary second-year students attending a Virginia Community College will be selected for the Valley Proteins Fellows Program. This prestigious scholarship will award up to $5,000 for tuition, books, fees and expenses. In addition to the generous award, the Fellows Program will provide recipients with the opportunity to share in special experiences to enhance their academic and leadership potential.
Laurens Sartoris Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship
Funded through the support of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association in honor of Laurens “Larry” Sartoris, former president of VHHA and former chair of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. The scholarship provides financial assistance to admitted nursing students attending Virginia’s Community Colleges.
Gerald Baliles Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded to first-time college students at Patrick Henry Community College to recognize Governor Gerald Baliles’ many contributions to the improvement of education for all Virginians, through the Patrick Henry Educational Foundation. For additional information and to apply for this scholarship, visit the Patrick Henry website. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 31, 2016.
Kathy Camper Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship
One scholarship will be awarded to a first-time or second year student pursuing a career in information technology or childhood education.
John T. Casteen III Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship
Two scholarships will be awarded to a full-time community college student attending any Virginia Community College who plans to transfer to the University of Virginia.
Eva T. Hardy Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship
Three scholarships will be awarded to community college students who demonstrate potential for public service and civic leadership.
Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Scholarship
Established by the Central VA Chapter of IREM to assist students pursuing studies in real estate or property management, one scholarship will be awarded to students attending a college in Central Virginia: Blue Ridge, Central Virginia, Dabney S. Lancaster, Danville, Germanna, J. Sargeant Reynolds, John Tyler, Lord Fairfax, New River, Patrick Henry, Paul D. Camp, Piedmont Virginia, Rappahannock, Southside Virginia, Virginia Highlands, Virginia Western and Wytheville.
Michael A. Smith Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship
Created with a generous leadership gift from Valley Proteins, Inc. along with numerous friends, family, business associates and students to honor Michael Smith, former chairman of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE). Three scholarships will be awarded to first-year community college students.
ACG Richmond Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship
One scholarship will be awarded to a student at John Tyler Community College who is pursuing a business degree. For more information or to apply for this scholarship, please visit the John Tyler Community College website. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 15, 2016.
The Eleanor Saslaw Commonwealth Legacy Scholarships
Through the generosity of Eleanor Saslaw, a scholarship will be awarded to a student attending Patrick Henry Community College. For more information or to apply for this scholarship, please visit the Patrick Henry Community College website. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 31, 2016
The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education is grateful to our friends and donors who are helping our students attend college and achieve their dreams. Thank you!
For more information, contact:
The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education
300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200 (Note new address!)
Richmond, VA 23236
Dr. Jennifer Sager Gentry
Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
Director of Development and Scholarships
Are you a GIRL? Have you ever thought I want to do something different for a career? Here are some non traditional career pathways for women with links for more information. Check them out !!!!
|Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources||Continuous Mining Machine Operators||Women|
|Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources||Environmental Engineering Technicians||Women|
|Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources||Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors||Women|
|Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources||Mine Cutting Machine Operators||Women|
|Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources||Pest Control Workers||Women|
|Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources||Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators||Women|
|Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources||Quarry Rock Splitters||Women|
|Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources||Tree Trimmers and Pruners||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Architects||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Architectural and Civil Drafters||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Brickmasons||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Brickmasons Helpers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Carpenter Helpers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Carpenter Helpers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Carpenter Helpers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Carpenters||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Carpet Installers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Construction and Building Inspectors||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Construction and Maintenance Painters||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Construction Laborers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Construction Managers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Cost Estimators||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Crane and Tower Operators||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Electrical and Electronics Drafters||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Electrician Helpers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Electricians||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Floor Sanders and Finishers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Highway Maintenance Workers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Landscape Architects||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Maintenance and Repair Workers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Mechanical Drafters||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Painter Helpers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Pipelayers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Plumber Helpers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Plumbers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Refractory Materials Repairers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Roofer Helpers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Roofers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Stonemasons||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Structural Iron and Steel Workers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Tapers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Terrazzo Workers and Finishers||Women|
|Architecture and Construction||Tile and Marble Setters||Women|
|Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications||Audio and Video Equipment Technicians||Women|
|Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications||Broadcast Technicians||Women|
|Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications||Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers||Women|
|Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications||Camera Operators||Women|
|Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications||Film and Video Editors||Women|
|Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications||Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners||Women|
|Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications||Public Address System and Other Announcers||Women|
|Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications||Radio and Television Announcers||Women|
|Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications||Sound Engineering Technicians||Women|
|Business, Management, and Administration||Couriers and Messengers||Women|
Learn how to apply your major to specific career areas, what types of employers are hiring for different majors, and strategies for breaking into particular fields. Remember, your major does not always determine your career. Professionals use their education in a variety of fields. Be sure to explore a variety of resources as you research possible career paths.
Students, visit www.collegefairsonline.com to check out many of the colleges in your area!
This service is COMPLETELY FREE. Each “booth” will include information about the school and offer a chat time to talk with school representatives.
- the student link on the website
- register for the virtual college fair
- select the Northeastern fair
- learn about nearby college programs
8 Ways to Prep for College Applications over Spring Break
Spring break can be a prime time to prep for a standout college application, and prevent stress closer to application deadlines. Use this much-needed vacation from school to consider what you really want out of college, and what you still need to do to get there.
Start Drafting Your College List
Do some soul searching over spring break to figure out what you want from your prospective colleges. Is your best fit college known for its chemistry department? Does it host a thriving theater scene? Talking to a college counselor about your dreams and goals can help you identify what’s important to you as you make your preliminary college list.
College Road Trip
A college website or brochure is no substitute for talking with actual students, visiting the science labs, sitting in on lectures, or grabbing lunch in the cafeteria. Make a plan to tour some of the schools that you are considering, and see if any of them could feel like home.
Make Time for Extracurriculars
Colleges want to know what you do with your spare time so that they can get a sense of who you are. This Spring Break try something new or investigate a career goal or study interest. Are you destined for a life in medicine? Shadow an RN for the week or volunteer for a local organization. Prove to colleges that your commitment to extracurricular activities isn’t tied to the school calendar.
Brainstorm for Your Application Essays
The 2016-17 Common App essay prompts are out. Plan topics for your personal statements by reflecting on the activities you care about. What are the aspects of your background, personality, and interests that make you unique? Who are the people who have influenced you? What experiences have challenged you?
Prep for the ACT or SAT
Whether you try some practice questions, review geometry concepts, or take a prep course, you’ll thank yourself later if you study now! Improving your score by a hundred points on the SAT or even one point on the ACT can significantly boost your chances of admission at many schools.
Look into Financial Aid
Cast a wide net in your search for grants and scholarships. Dedicate some time this break to researching scholarships, including application deadlines and eligibility requirements.
Pick Your Senior Year Classes
Yes, your classes and grades still matter your senior year. Choosing honors and AP classes when you can shows schools that you are serious about college-level work. Plus, high scores on AP exams can help you graduate college early and save you money on tuition.
Make Summer Plans
Summer counts! Whether you take a job as a camp counselor, practice your Spanish in Guatemala, or prep for the ACT/SAT, your summer activities can strengthen your overall application.