Community College Schoalrships

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.


Visit our scholarship portal

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.


Current Scholarships

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
jgentry@vccs.edu
804-819-4962

Anne McCaffrey
Director of Development and Scholarships
amccaffrey@vccs.edu
804-819-5396

Juniors 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.

prepping for college apps during spring break

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.

Adapted from the Princeton Review

Free College Prep help

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THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO CRUSH #COLLEGEAPPMONTH

When the President of the United States announces a National College Application Month, it’s time to step up and make things happen. Here’s a collection of tips, gathered by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, for high school students and community college students looking to transfer.

Starting Strategically in High School:

Understanding Your Needs:

Narrowing Your College List:

Attention-Grabbing Application Advice:

Funding College & Financial Aid Basics:

NOVEMBER SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. Below are 55 college scholarships and contests with November 2015 deadlines. Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers
Sponsor: Geneseo Migrant Center
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015
Description: Scholarships are open to individuals 16 years of age or older who have a history of movement to obtain work in agriculture. Applicant must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents.

Champions for Christ Scholarship
Sponsor: Champion for Christ Foundation
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have surrendered their lives to full-time Christian service and are preparing for full-time Christian ministry.

Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship
Sponsor: Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an HVACR training program at an accredited school.

HubShout Online Marketing Scholarships
Sponsor: HubShout
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have completed at least one year of post-secondary education and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant should be on the path to a business or marketing career that will involve online marketing.

Patriot’s Pen Competition
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015
Description: Competition is open to students in grades 6-8. Applicant must submit an essay on the following theme: “What Freedom Means to Me.”

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Amount: Up to $30,000
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015
Description: Competition is open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States or its territories. Applicant must write and record a three to five minute broadcast script on the following theme: “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future.”

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society Scholarship
Sponsor: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to students seeking an education in wound, ostomy and continence nursing care. Applicant must be enrolled in a WOCN-accredited WOCNEP or Specialty Course or have been accepted to a WOCN-accredited WOCNEP or Specialty Course.

Young Writers Awards
Sponsor: Bennington College
Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015
Description: Award is open to students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Students may submit a poem, work of fiction (a short story or one-act play), or nonfiction work (a personal or academic essay).

AGC Education and Research Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: Associated General Contractor (AGC) Education and Research Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Nov. 2, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to second-year students at a two year school who are planning to transfer to a four-year program for the Fall 2016, or a rising college sophomore or junior in a four-year program or rising senior (for Fall 2016) in a five-year program. Applicant must desire a career in the construction industry.

Bluetooth Breakthrough Award
Sponsor: Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Nov. 2, 2015
Description: Award is open to individuals actively enrolled in high school, college-level, or post-graduate school. Applicant must submit a product, application, prototype, or project utilizing Bluetooth wireless technology.

George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest
Sponsor: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 2, 2015
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 1-12, including home-schooled students. Student must submit a piece of art on a given topic related to North American game bird or animals that may be legally hunted or trapped.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Amount: Up to $40,000
Deadline: Nov. 3, 2015
Description: Scholarship program is open to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need. Scholars will be selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, a desire to help others, and leadership.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Sponsor: Prudential Financial, Inc.
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Nov. 3, 2015
Description: Award is open to students in grades 5-12 who are legal residents of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C. Applicant must have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application.

Wholesale Halloween Costumes Scholarship
Sponsor: Wholesale Halloween Costumes
Amount: $500
Deadline: Nov. 4, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at an accredited two or four year college or vocational school within the United States and be a legal residents of the United States or hold a valid student visa. Applicant must carve a pumpkin and submit photos of the progression of the carving.

Create Real Impact Contest
Sponsor: Impact Teen Drivers
Amount: Up to $1,500
Deadline: Nov. 5, 2015
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years of age. Student must submit an original work (video, music, creative writing, or artwork) showcasing their idea for a solution to the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving.

I Am… Scholarship Slam
Sponsor: Power Poetry
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 6, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to students 25 years of age or younger who are current or former high school students and will attend or is attending college within the United States or its territories. Applicant must submit a poem on “what makes you… you?”

SaveOnEnergy.com Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Save On Energy, LLC
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 8, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to college students enrolled full time at a two or four-year accredited university. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to energy deregulation.

Intel Science Talent Search Awards (Intel STS)
Sponsor: Society for Science & the Public
Amount: Up to $150,000
Deadline: Nov. 11, 2015 application deadline (transcript and recommendations due Nov. 4, 2015)
Description: Talent Search is open to any student who is enrolled in and attending his or her last year of secondary school in the U.S. or a U.S. territory or a U.S. citizens enrolled in their senior year of secondary school. Applicant must present a full, scientific report about research of their choosing in the areas of science, math, engineering, and/or medicine.

TicketCity Annual College Scholarship Program
Sponsor: TicketCity, Inc.
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: Nov. 11, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year university in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on one of three given essay prompts related to college sporting events.

Disabled War Veterans Scholarship
Sponsor: AFCEA Educational Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Nov. 13, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to active-duty service personnel, honorably discharged U.S. military veterans reservists, and National Guard personnel who are disabled because of wounds received during combat service in Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations.

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest
Sponsor: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 13, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to international and U.S. students who are enrolled in grades 6-12. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic.

2015 Adopt A Veteran Scholarship
Sponsor: Joe Foss Institute
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens of all national backgrounds who are currently studying in the United States or in an American military school out of the country. Applicant must be in 11th or 12th grade. Applicant must find a military veteran they do not know, get to know them and then write an essay about the experience.

Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship
Sponsor: The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to female undergraduate students who are majoring in Public Relations, Communication, Media Studies, Marketing or Journalism. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States and have a desire to work in the entertainment or sports industry.

American Indian Services Scholarship
Sponsor: American Indian Services (AIS)
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015
Description: Applicant must be at least one-quarter (1/4) Northern-Native American Indian and enrolled in a university, junior college, or technical school.

Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate health education majors at an accredited college or university in the United States or a U.S. territory.

College Moving Scholarship
Sponsor: iMove
Amount: $800
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who have moved out-of-state to attend college.

Cooley Scholarship, Masters Scholarship
Sponsor: Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to master’s level students who are currently enrolled in a health education program at an accredited college or university in the United States or a U.S. territory.

Delphix Technology Scholarship for Women
Sponsor: Delphix
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to individuals who identify as a woman and will be enrolled in college full-time in calendar year 2016. Applicant must be pursuing a technical degree like computer science, information technology, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, etc.

Distracted Driver Awareness Scholarship
Sponsor: Law Office of Neil Burns
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to any person in the United States seeking post-secondary education. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability
Sponsor: American Association on Health and Disability
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student in a program at a college or university pursing an undergraduate degree, or enrolled part-time or full-time in a graduate program, pursuing a post graduate degree. Applicant must have a disability. Preference is given to students majoring in a field related to disability and health.

James Alan Cox Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists
Amount: $2,500 for college students and digital camera for high school students
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to student photographers of high school and college age.

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards
Sponsor: Soroptimist International of the Americas
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015
Description: Award is open to women who provide the primary support for themselves and their dependents. Applicant must be enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skill training program or an undergraduate degree program.

Zumper Apartments Scholarship
Sponsor: Zumper
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents in high school or college who will be attending an accredited university or college in Fall 2015. Applicant must submit a short piece of writing that includes how the applicant has impacted their student body or community and information about housing near their school.

EESC STEM Poster Contest
Sponsor: Engineering Education Service Center (EESC)
Amount: Up to $200
Deadline: Nov. 16, 2015
Description: Contest is open to students in elementary, middle, high school and college. Contestant must create and submit a poster on the category “STEM Careers.”

Amazon Student Scholarship
Sponsor: Amazon Student
Amount: $5,500
Deadline: Nov. 20, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to Amazon Student members who are full-time undergraduate students at an accredited, not-for-profit U.S. college or university as of the fall of 2016, or who intend to be full-time undergraduate students in fall 2016. Finalists will be selected based on GPA, community involvement, and leadership experience. Finalists will be invited to complete an essay to advance to the final round.

DefensiveDriving.com Scholarship
Sponsor: DefensiveDriving.com
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 20, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students who are legal residents of the Untied States. Applicant must make a video that shows a place that is meaningful to them that can only be accessed with a vehicle.

Youth Noise Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Youth Noise
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 21, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a high school, college, university, or trade school. Applicant must create a 2-5 minute video explaining how new ideas will shape the world around us, and why education is the key to creating a brighter future.

SOY Scholarship
Sponsor: American Soybean Association
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Nov. 23, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to children or grandchildren of current ASA members. Applicant must also plan to declare Agriculture (or discipline in the school of Agriculture) as an area of study at an accredited college or university.

Out to Protect Scholarship
Sponsor: Out to Protect
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 27, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to openly gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender individuals who are pursuing a career in law enforcement.

Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award
Sponsor: BBG Communications
Amount: $500
Deadline: Nov. 29, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to students under the age of 21 years of age who have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work over the past two years.

Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Andrew Flusche, PLC
Amount: $500
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who have been accepted into a college, university, or trade school AND students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school. Applicant must create a public service advertisement video which raises awareness of the severity of the consequences of drunk driving amoung your peers.

Angela Award
Sponsor: National Science Teachers Association
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Award is open to female students in grades 5-8 who are involved in or have a strong connection to science.

Arthur M. Godfrey Aviation Foundation General Aviation Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: Arthur M. Godfrey Aviation Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to aviation students.

Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship
Sponsor: Printaholic.com
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or a related field. Applicant must submit a personal marketing package promoting themselves.

Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship
Sponsor: Bachus & Schanker, LLC
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students at a four-year university in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to the 7th Amendment.

BestHospitalityDegrees.com Scholarship
Sponsor: BestHospitalityDegrees.com
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled as a hospitality major at a community college or university in the United States. Career interests can include but are not limited to tourism, hotel managements, culinary arts, restaurant management, or culinary management.

Defining Theme of Our Age Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Foundation Magazine
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Contest is open to all who want to share his or her ideas with the contest committee. There is no age limit and is open to individuals worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay between 1,500 and 2,500 words sharing what they think the theme of the 21st century will be.

Discover Student Loans Scholarship
Sponsor: Discover Financial Services
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors 16 years of age or older and undergraduate students 16 years of age or older. Applicant must be planning to attend or continuing to attend an eligible college or university. Applicant must sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college from Discover Student Loans.

Dish Promotions Scholarship
Sponsor: Dish Promotions
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshman and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on how three current, popular forms of sharing information impact how we understand information.

Education Matters Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Get-Frontier.com Scholarship
Sponsor: Get-Frontier.com Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are U.S. Citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to internet technology and infrastructure.

Marcena Lozano Donate Life Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Marcena’s Miracles – The Marcena Lozano Donate Life Scholarship Fund
Amount: Up to $3,000
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to organ transplant recipients between the ages of 17 and 26.

New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Scholarship
Sponsor: New Look Laser Tattoo Removal
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0 enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016. Applicant must write a short piece on a topic related to laser tattoo removal.

Solve the Mystery SMS Game Scholarship
Sponsor: Do Something
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to students 25 years or younger. Student must solve a mystery on their phone by gathering clues with their friends. Student will sign up with their cell phone number and three of their friends’ cell phone numbers to play a SMS game about STEM. By playing, student receives an entry to win the scholarship

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Law Scholarship for Child Advocates
Sponsor: Law Firm of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to current law students at an accredited law school or students at an accredited undergraduate university planning to attend law school for the following academic year.

Financial Aid

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Are you or someone in your household college bound? If so, you’ll need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – and don’t worry, it’s not nearly as scary as it sounds.

The U.S. Department of Education created this video, which leads you step-by-step through the application process. Please note, every school has their own deadline for when the FAFSA is due – so it’s best to get it done sooner rather than later, to be on the safe side.

Figuring out how to pay for higher education can be overwhelming and confusing, but there is lots of help out there to make it simpler for you.

Welcome Back!!!!

Welcome back!!  Some important things are happening this week.

  • Jan 9th is the last day to register for the ACT test date of Feb7.  So register now !
  • A representative from Germanna’s apprenticeship program will be here in the career center on Jan 7th @ 10 am to take about how to get involved in Apprenticeships at Germanna Community College.  I hope to see some of you.  Sign up in the School Counseling office or see me.
  • Many deadlines are fast approaching.  Have you made a plan and set goals to accomplish and meet those deadlines???  Sign up to see me and let us get it done!!