WTW College and Career Center Newsletter

1 November 2019

By K. Ishii
College and Career Center Newsletter
November 01, 2019

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

FAFSA TIP

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FAIRFAX COUNTY YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Fairfax County Government and FCPS collaborate on The Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program which prepares today’s high school Juniors to become tomorrow’s community leaders.  The program offers a three-week summer internship in a Fairfax County Government agency or office an exciting opportunity to work with community leaders leadership training and recognition, and an opportunity to work with student leaders from every Fairfax County High School.  Interns earn $1,000.  For more information including a brochure, visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/budget/youth-leadership.  Students may also get a brochure in the Career Center.  For questions, contact @email.  Applications can be found and submitted on line at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcylp.  Applications are due 6 November.

WEST POINT LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS CONFERENCE

The West Point Society of DC will host the 12th Annual West Point Leadership and Ethics Conference (WPLEC) for the National Capital Region on Wednesday, 11 March at the George Mason University Law School, Arlington Campus.  This conference provides a leadership development experience that enhances participants’ ability to make better decisions as they confront ethical challenges in school and beyond.  WTW is allowed to nominate four Juniors who are outstanding student leaders (two male and two female) and who have at least a 3.5 or better GPA.  WTW Juniors who wish to join this conference need to provide their email, a brief statement explaining how they are a good match for this opportunity, and a resume to the Career Center by 3 pm on Monday, 25 November.

VIRTUAL FINANCIAL AID NIGHT

Sunday 17 November, 7 - 8 pm – The University of Dayton is hosting a virtual financial aid night.  The information provided will be applicable to students regardless of where the college search process takes them.  If you are finding it difficult to get to a local information session, learn from this one.  For more information and to register, visit: https://udayton.edu/m/afford.php

DON’T FORGET

ASVAB TESTING AT WTW, 5 December

Registration for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, the ASVAB, will begin on Friday, 1 November.  Students in grades 10 - 12 are welcome to take this test for career research purposes with no strings attached.  Students interested in enlisting in the military will need to take this test.  Take the test easily and conveniently here at WTW.  Visit the Career Center for more information and a registration form.  Signed permissions must be received by the Career Center NLT Tuesday, 26 November!

GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL INTEREST FORMS DUE

The Virginia Department of Education provides FREE summer residential opportunities for Sophomores and Juniors to expand their knowledge in several academic and visual/performing arts programs for up to four weeks.  Discover more about the programs at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governors_school_programs/summer_residential/.  Students interested in participating in a 2020 Summer Residential Governor’s School in either academic areas or visual and performing arts must complete an interest form that can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/node/32439Completed interest forms must be submitted online by Tuesday, 5 November.  This is a firm deadline, and students should read and follow all other directions found on the FCPS page.

GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR WORLD LANGUAGES, 20 June – 11 July 2020 (Spanish, French, and German) 21 June – 12 July 2020 (Latin and Japanese) - The Virginia Department of Education provides FREE summer residential opportunities for Sophomores and Juniors to expand their World Language Skills in four week long full-immersion academies.  Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants for Spanish, French, or German Summer Academy must be:
    • very strong in both speaking and writing the language
    • at level 3 or higher (need to complete a minimum of 3 years by summer 2020)
    • willing to speak only in Spanish, French, or German throughout the Academy
    • willing to live away from home for three weeks this summer (and do without cell phones).
  • Applicants for Latin or Japanese Summer Academy must be:
    • very strong in Latin for the Latin Academy, or in any language for Japanese
    • at level 2 or higher in Latin for the Latin Academy or level 2 or higher in any language for the Japanese Academy (need to complete 2 years by summer 2020)
    • willing to live away from home for three weeks this summer (and do without cell phones).

Interested students who believe they may qualify should ask their current language teacher for a local Woodson application.  World Language teachers will review the applications and nominate two students per language to complete the state application.  Completed applications must be returned to the World Language teacher no later than 8 November.

ON-SITE ADMISSIONS AT WTW – Two of our Virginia public universities will hold on-site admissions sessions to share decisions face-to-face during Virginia College Application Week.  Take advantage of learning immediately if you have been admitted or what you can do to be more admissible if you are not yet ready.

  • Radford University, Tuesday, 19 November - Interested students will need to:
    • Submit your transcript release form to Student Services, ASAP.
    • Register with Mrs. Ishii in the Career Center by Monday, 11 November.
    • Discuss/print your ACT/SAT test scores with Mrs. Ishii by or before Monday, 11 November.
    • Complete the Common Application or institutional application for Radford University by Monday, 11 November.
  • The University of Mary Washington (UMW), Thursday, 21 November - Interested students will need To
    • Submit your transcript release form to Student Services, ASAP.
    • Register with Mrs. Ishii in the Career Center by or before Tuesday, 12 November.
    • Discuss/print your ACT/SAT test scores with Mrs. Ishii by or before Tuesday, 12 November.
    • Complete the Common Application for UMW by or before Tuesday, 12 November.

MOCK ACT/MOCK SAT

9 November, 8-11:30 am, Woodson Cafeteria – The Woodson PTSO is partnering with Mindworks Educational Services for this fundraising opportunity to provide a chance for Woodson students to take a practice SAT or ACT.  The cost is $15 if paid by 5 pm on 7 November or $20 at the door on the day of testing.  The score report session to go over results of the test will be on 4 December at 7:00 pm (Woodson Cafeteria B).  For more information and to register, visit www.woodsonptso.org.  Once registered, you will receive an email with payment procedures.

NEW CAREER FAIRS

CAREER EXPLORATION FAIR

  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike
  • Tuesday, 19 November
  • 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Northern Virginia Community College is hosting a Career Exploration Fair for high school students interested in exploring Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at the Annandale campus.  The fair will include an overview of programs of study, student services, and enrollment.  Transportation is NOT provided.  Attendees must register on-line at http://career.novastem.us/explore.  Parents will need to contact the attendance office to have the time excused.

NEW SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

KENNEDY-LUGAR YOUTH EXCHANGE AND STUDY (YES), 2020-2021

The U.S. Department of State’s YES program provides competitive merit-based scholarships for U.S. citizens in high school (ages 15-18.5) to study for one academic year in select countries of strategic importance.  Students will live with a host family and attend a local school.  YES Abroad students promote mutual understanding between the United States and the host country by forming lasting relationships with the local community. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.yes-abroad.org/The application deadline is 3 December.

OPERATION UNDERSTANDING DC (OUDC)SOCIAL JUSTICE FELLOWSHIP

January 2020 – Summer 2020, Washington, DC – Operation Understanding DC’s mission is to build a generation of African-American and Jewish community leaders who promote respect, understanding, and cooperation while working to eradicate racism, anti-Semitism, and all forms of discrimination.  Social Justice Fellows participate in Sunday programs, weekend retreats, and a summer journey in July.  High school Juniors in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia are eligible to apply.  For more information and to apply, visit http://oudc.org/apply-for-the-2020-2021-class/.  For questions, contact Nikki Perkins at @email or 202.234.6832.  The application deadline is 22 November.

PATHWAYS FLIGHT ACADEMIES

Summer 2020, dates and locations in Virginia to be determined – In response to a shortage of airline pilots and aviation workers, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Liberty University, Averett University and the Virginia Department of Aviation, is providing high school students the opportunity to experience a FREE two-week, intensive, residential flight academy.  Students will undertake ground and flight training that can culminate in a solo flight.  Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be U.S. citizens, Virginia residents, and 16 years old by the start of the Academy.  Students must also pass an FAA flight physical exam.  The review will take place 14 January through 28 February, and students will be notified of acceptance by email on 28 February. The completed application packet must include:  1) Online Application 2) Copy of high school transcript (unofficial); 3) Essay 4) Completed Recommendation Forms.  The application period opens 1 November for Summer 2020 Academies.  For more information and to apply, visit http://vsgc.odu.edu/pathwaysflightacademies/.  For questions, contact the Virginia Space Grant Consortium Program Coordinator at @email or 757.766.5210.  Completed applications are due 12 January 2020

TELLURIDE ASSOCIATION SOPHOMORE SEMINAR (TASS)

21 June – 1 August 2020, Cornell University, University of Maryland, and University of Michigan – TASS is a FREE academic opportunity for intellectually curious high school Sophomores (rising Juniors) to participate in a six-week summer seminar and shape a dynamic African-American learning community.  All programs are provided at no cost to participants.  TASSers live together and participate in a three-hour seminar that meets each weekday morning with two college professors.  Participants plan a variety of activities including group discussions, field games, community service projects, and cultural outings in addition to the seminar.  For more information, visit https://www.tellurideassociation.org/our-programs/high-school-students/sophomore-seminar-tass/The application deadline is 15 December.

TELLURIDE ASSOCIATION SUMMER PROGRAM (TASP)

21 June – 1 August 2020, Cornell University, University of Maryland, and University of Michigan – TASP is a FREE academic opportunity for motivated high school Juniors (rising Seniors) to participate in a six-week college-level seminar while living in a diverse, self-governing, intellectual community with similarly motivated peers.  TASPers live together and participate in a three-hour seminar each weekday morning with two college professors.  Classes emphasize group discussion rather than lectures.  Students are responsible for organizing most of their out-of-classroom time through smaller committees.  This element of self-governance is an essential part of the TASP experience.  For more information, visit https://www.tellurideassociation.org/our-programs/high-school-students/summer-program-juniors-tasp/The application deadline is 15 December.

NEW INTERNSHIPS / APPRENTICESHIPS

NASA INTERNSHIPS

NASA offers internships during three sessions: Fall (16 weeks), Spring (16 weeks, and Summer (10 weeks).  Submitting an application enables applicants to see specific projects and their locations.  Participants must make their own housing and transportation arrangements.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 16 years or older, full-time students (high school through graduate) attending a degree-granting institution, and have a 3.0 or better GPA.  Get details and apply at https://intern.nasa.gov/   Applications are due 5 November for the Spring session, 8 March for the summer session, and 6 July for Fall 2020.

NEW WORKSHOPS

THE FUTURE SUMMIT,

16 November, Hilton Hotel Gaithersberg, MD - Code A Wish, a team of high school students, invites you to see and hear from entrepreneurs, technologists, and visionaries about “where technology will take us.”  Participants are invited to write a 300-500 word essay discussing If I am an entrepreneur, how can I change people’s daily lives with technology?  Submission information and event registration can be found at http://codeawish.org/?s=THE+FUTURE+SUMMIT.

NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

NASA STEM ENGAGEMENT STUDENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

NASA’s Student Volunteer Program (SVP) pairs high school and college students with mentors.  Volunteers must have U.S. citizenship, be 16 years of age or older, and be willing to complete their volunteer work at a specified NASA center under the supervision of a civil servant mentor.  Interested students need to email a cover letter and resume to the SVP Coordinator paying special attention to the published requirements.  Visit https://www.nasa.gov/langley/education/volunteer to get all the details.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

LIBRARY STUDENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax - The City of Fairfax Regional Library has an ongoing Teen Volunteer Program.  Typical tasks include straightening shelves and collecting books to be re-shelved.  Library volunteers must be 12 years or older and be in the 7th grade or above.  Library volunteers must attend an orientation before volunteering.  Three orientations are scheduled:  1) Monday, 18 November at 7:00 pm 2) Monday, 3 February at 7:00 pm 3) Monday, 20 April at 7:00 pm.  Once a student has attended orientation, they are eligible to continue to volunteer with this program until they age out, or no longer wish to volunteer.  Registration for the orientations are posted approximately two weeks prior to the date and can be found at https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/volunteer, under Current Volunteer Openings.  Interested volunteers may contact the Student Volunteer Coordinator at 703.293.6227 extension 2.

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS

ALLEGRA FORD THOMAS SCHOLARSHIP

The National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc. (NCLD) is awarding the $2,500 Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship to a Senior with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD who plans to enroll in a two-year community college, vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD/ADHD in the fall of 2020.  Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship and provide documentation for their LD/ADHD and financial need.  NCLD is looking for students who articulate challenges, self-advocate, set post-high school academic and career goals, persevere and are committed to achieving personal goals, participate in school and community activities, plan to contribute to society in ways that increase opportunities for individuals with learning and attention issues, have interest in being a role model/spokesperson for others with learning and attention issues, and show academic achievement.  Full application information requires website registration. For further information please visit Naviance Student or http://www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards. Applications are due 17 January 2020.

ANNE FORD SCHOLARSHIP

The National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc. (NCLD) is awarding $2,500 (renewable to $10,000) in honor of Anne Ford to a Senior with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD who plans to enroll in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall of 2020.  Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship and provide documentation for their LD/ADHD and financial need.  NCLD is looking for students who articulate challenges, self-advocate, set post-high school academic and career goals, persevere and are committed to achieving personal goals, participate in school and community activities, plan to contribute to society in ways that increase opportunities for individuals with learning and attention issues, have interest in being a role model/spokesperson for others with learning and attention issues, and show academic achievement.  Full application information requires website registration.  For further information please visit https://www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards or Naviance Student.  Applications are due 17 January 2020.

APPLE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Apple FCU Education Foundation will award twenty $5,000 scholarships to Seniors who are Apple FCU members and will attend a four-year or two-year college or university.  A 3.0 or better GPA is required for a four-year scholarship, and a 2.5 or better GPA is required for a two-year scholarship.  Scholarships are awarded to students whose individual contributions can be demonstrated to offer a recognizable impact on family, school, and/or community.  Consideration is given to students who have overcome obstacles and/or experienced unique life experiences.  Applicants must register to view application.  For further information please visit Naviance Student or https://www.afcufoundation.org/apple-scholarships/. Applications are due 13 February 2020.

BLUE SKY LIMO SCHOLARSHIP

Blue Sky Limo sponsors a $5,000 scholarship for a Senior or college student who writes a compelling essay.  Applicants must have a 3.0 or better GPA and acceptance to an accredited college for a full-time program in the U.S.  A completed application must include personal information and a 2,000-word essay (Word format only) on Sustainable Transportation Technologies.  For further information please visit Naviance Student or https://blueskylimovail.com/scholarship-opportunity. Applications are due 15 March 2020.

CHALIK & CHALIK COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers provide a $1,000 scholarship to a Senior who demonstrates a passion for and commitment to giving back to the community.  Applicants must have a 3.0 or better GPA, legal U.S. student status, and acceptance to an accredited college or university.  A completed application must include a transcript and 1,000-word essay discussing: How are you giving back to your community? The Chaliks emphasize that a student can demonstrate a “giving back” attitude not only by volunteering, but also through monetary donations, and deliberate, tiny acts of kindness, like spending time with someone lonely, taking out the trash for an elderly neighbor, or making a thank-you card for someone in the military. For further information please visit Naviance Student or https://www.chaliklaw.com/community-engagement-scholarship/. Applications are due 15 December.

COMMUNITY SUPERHERO SCHOLARSHIP

D. Miller & Associates, PLLC awards a $1,500 scholarship to a Senior who exemplifies what it means to be a hero to their community. Applicants must have 3.0 or better GPA, be accepted to an accredited college and demonstrate a history of community service/volunteerism.  A completed application must include personal information, a transcript, community service and volunteerism, and an essay (500-1,000 words) in which you describe your community service and how it has made a difference in the lives of others in your community.  Applicants agree to have their name and essay published if they win.  For further information please visit Naviance Student or https://dmillerlaw.com/community-superhero-scholarship/?msID=fbc45adf-1f31-4574-90fd-34ae68e7d1fa. Applications are due 15 June 2020.

DELL SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation funds scholarships totaling $20,000 disbursed over the period of undergraduate studies, a laptop, textbook credits, and a network of support for  lower-income Seniors who participated in an approved college-readiness program, such as Upward Bound or College Possible (see full list at link) as a Junior and Senior.  Applicants must have U.S. citizenship, a 2.4 or better GPA, be Pell-eligible in their first year of college, and plan to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall of 2020.  A completed application must include academic coursework, ACT/SAT scores, a recommendation, counselor contact information, college plans, responsibilities (home, work, community/volunteer), financial information, federal aid eligibility, family information, and multiple short answers discussing: (1)-(1600 chara) What inspired you to choose this major and study the degree you are planning to enroll in?  How do you plan to use that degree to fulfill your goals after college graduation?  (2)-(1200 chara) Please tell us the reasons you are considering a 2-yr college as one of your top 3 college choices.  (3)-(1800 chara) Please tell us what reasons you considered in selecting each of these schools as your top choices.  Elaborate on the factors you considered such as academic fit and financial affordability.  (4)-(1600 chara) Describe the most significant challenges you may face transitioning to and while in college and what steps you may take to address those challenges  As appropriate, include skills/strategies you learned in your College Readiness Program that have prepared you to be successful in college.  (5)-(1600 chara) Please provide more detail about either your home, work, or volunteer responsibilities (whichever you spend the most time doing) and how you make sure it doesn’t prevent you from completing your schoolwork.  (6)-(1600 chara) Describe the financial hardships you had to overcome in your life thus far (including housing, living, or family circumstances) and how you plan to manage any ongoing financial responsibilities you’ll have while in college.  (7)-(1200 chara) Describe some of the hardest things you experienced while growing up?  How did you overcome those challenges?  What did you learn from those experiences?  Semifinalists must upload their Student Aid Report and high school transcript. Submission includes an extensive media release found in the terms and conditions.  For more details, visit Naviance Student or https://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/   Applications are due 1 December.

FLAVORFUL FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP

Flavorful Futures sponsors five, $5,000 awards for Seniors who hold U.S. citizenship or permanent legal residency, a 2.5 or better GPA, and who will enroll as a first-year student part- or full-time at an accredited U.S. two- or four-year college/university or trade/vocational school.  A completed application requires essays discussing: How will you use your education to support your flavorful future?  What inspires you to have confidence in yourself, and an original video of 3 minutes or less that shows who you are.  Applicants must register to view the application and the terms and conditions which a wise person will read and consider.  For further information please visit Naviance Student or https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/flavorfulfuturesApplications are due 15 February 2020.

FOOT LOCKER SCHOLAR ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP

Foot Locker and dosomething.org sponsor this $5,000 scholarship, renewable to $20,000, for twenty Senior scholar-athletes who are proactive and highly motivated, inspiring and charismatic, honest and trustworthy, genuine, strong and courageous.  One outstanding scholar-athlete will be awarded a $6,250 renewable scholarship.  Applicants must have U.S. citizenship or permanent legal residency, a 3.0 or better GPA, participation in sports (including intramural and/or community), and plan to attend an accredited 4-year institution in the fall of 2020.  A completed application must include the student’s profile, academic information, athletic information, extracurricular activities, a recommendation (a second one is optional), and two essays (300-500 words) discussing: (1) Sports teach important lessons in leadership, teamwork, and sportsmanship. How have you embodied these qualities on your team and in your community? (2) Describe a defining moment in your life that has helped to shape your dreams and plans for the future. Semifinalists will be video-interviewed in late January.  Registration is required to access all details of the application.  For further information please visit Naviance Student or https://footlockerscholarathletes.com. Applications are accepted until 5 pm 3 January 2020.

GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The GE-Reagan Foundation provides $10,000 (renewable to $40,000) to a Senior with financial need who demonstrates leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, at the workplace, and within the community.  Applicants must have U.S. citizenship, a 3.0 or better GPA, high school graduation in 2019-2020, and plan to attend an accredited college or university for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.  A completed application must include the applicant’s profile, GPA, extracurricular/ volunteer activities, leadership roles and awards, work experience, contact information for the applicant’s parents and counselor, family adjusted gross income, and essays including examples of your leadership, service, goals, and aspirations.  Semifinalists will be required to provide a recommendation from a community leader and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or by telephone. Applicants must register to discover all requirements.  For further information visit Naviance Student or https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/Applications are accepted until 3 pm on 3 January 2020 or until 25,000 applications are received, whichever comes first.

WASHINGTON CROSSING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Washington Crossing Foundation offers scholarships of $500-$5,000 to Seniors who are U.S. citizens planning careers in government service (federal, state, or local).  A completed application must include a counselor or principal recommendation; a transcript; test scores; a resume including biography, honors, awards, and activities; and an essay (≤300 words) discussing: why the applicant is planning a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware.  The Statement will be confined to viewpoint, attitude and purpose in career choice.  Three copies of everything must be submitted according to very specific directions.  Winners must attend an awards program on Saturday 25 April 2020.  CAUTION: All entries become the property of the Washington Crossing Foundation.  Winners agree to a media release.  For further information please visit Naviance Student or http://www.gwcf.org. Applications are due 15 January 2020.

COMPILATIONS

Discover a full listing that includes previous entries for each important category below.

COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIRS

Discover local College and Career Fairs at https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/node/3687.

COLLEGE REP VISITS CALENDAR

https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/student-services/college-and-career-center/going-college/college-visits-calendar.

CURRENT & LOCAL FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES

Discover financial aid information sessions, FAFSA completion clinics / assistance opportunities and general information that will benefit your financial aid process: https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/node/3722.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Find a listing of Employment Opportunities at https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/node/2247.

ENRICHMENT & SUMMER PROGRAMS

Visit Naviance Student for a searchable listing of enrichment and summer programs: Go to the “colleges” tab; scroll down to enrichment programs.

INTERNSHIP and APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Find a listing of Internships and Apprenticeships at https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/college-and-career-center/work-and-careers/internships-apprenticeships-listing.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Find an easy-to-read listing of scholarships below the important scholarship information at https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/college-and-career-center/going-college/scholarships/school-independent-scholarships-contests.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Find a listing of Special Opportunities at https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/node/3691.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Find a listing of Volunteer Opportunities at https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/node/3690.

WORKSHOPS

Find a listing of Workshop Opportunities at https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/node/2408.