Wow, graduation is less than a week away!! Have you applied to Germanna yet? Completed your FAFSA? Set up your SIS page and Email? Taken your VPT tests? Registered for you classes for the Fall? Get some of your timeline done with the Career Coach before you leave Caroline.
Be sure to send your Transcripts to GCC after graduation.
Mrs. Hummer will be at Caroline this week from Tuesday through Thursday. If you miss that please head to Germanna.
Looking for out-of-state college options with lower tuition?
For more than 35 years, SREB’s Academic Common Market has enabled students to pursue out-of-state college degrees at in-state tuition rates, through agreements among the states and colleges and universities. Virginia is one of these states. For more information visit the Academic Common Market website HERE.
Learn more about pursuing a career in medicine here: Tips on Preparing for a Career in Medicine
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
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
Seniors are you interested in attending Germanna Community College this summer or fall? Juniors are you interested in joint enrollment or taking a DE classes? Come to meet with a Germanna representative on Tuesday, March 15th in the Career Center. This session will cover programs offered at Germanna, the application process, and what life is like at Germanna. Come and get your “connections to your future” started. Sign-ups are in the school counseling office.
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:
- 5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Freshman Year of High School
- Preparing for College: What 11th and 12th Graders Should be Doing Now
- The Ins and Outs of the ACT and SAT
- Volunteering in Your Community
- Exploring Dual Enrollment Programs
Understanding Your Needs:
- 4 Tips for Finding a Mentor and Making the Most of Your Time Together
- Five Tips for First-Generation Hopefuls to Discuss College Plan with Their Parents
- Connecting Native American Students to Competitive Colleges and Universities
- 5 Ways Students Can Get Ahead in a Rural Community
Narrowing Your College List:
- Don’t Let Application Fees Dictate Your College List
- 3 Reasons Talented, Low-Income Students Should Apply to Top Schools
- 10 Questions to Help You Determine the Right College Fit
- Video: Making Your College Decision: What to Consider
- Video: How to Find a College That’s Right for You
Attention-Grabbing Application Advice:
- 10 Tips to Help Your College Application Stand Out
- 10 Tips for Writing Powerful College Application Essays
- 10 Tips for Brainstorming Great Personal Statement Topics
- Getting Great Letters of Recommendation
- Make Your Stories Pop: 10 College Application Essay Guiding Questions
Funding College & Financial Aid Basics:
- Wednesday and Thursday, December 16-17 Reduced hours of operation two days after Final exams (8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.)
- Saturday, December 19 Closed
- Monday, December 21 Closed for staff training and computer updates
- Tuesday, December 22 Reduced hours of operation (8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.)
- Wednesday, December 23 Closed at 11:45 a.m.
- Monday to Thursday, January 4-7 Reduced hours of operation (8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.)
- Monday to Thursday, March 14-15 Reduced hours of operation during Spring Break (8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.)
- Saturday, March 19 Closed (Spring Break)