WTW College and Career Center Newsletter

13 December 2019

By K. Ishii
College and Career Center Newsletter
December 13, 2019

This information is provided for your convenience and perusal. Postings do not indicate endorsement or sponsorship by W.T. Woodson, FCPS, or any administrator or employee of either W.T. Woodson or FCPS.

Parents need to check and be satisfied with any program chosen for their children.

This document contains links to one or more web pages that are outside the FCPS network.  Neither W.T. Woodson High School nor FCPS controls the content or relevancy of these pages.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

CREDIT FOR SERVICE HOURS

You help people and organizations.  Get credit for your service.  40 hours of service learning earns a black cord to wear at graduation and 50 hours can help earn a Governor’s Seal on an advanced diploma.  Service hours must be recorded and verified through a program called x2VOL.  FCPS has already paid for your subscription and link to the program.  First, log into Blackboard, then click into Naviance Student.  Scroll to the bottom of the opening/home page to find and enter x2VOL.  Verify and complete your profile and enter your service activities.  As you enter the email of the person who will verify hours for an activity, be sure you speak with that person about the need to watch for an email from x2VOL and to check their junk mail for the email too.

COURSE REGISTRATION

After Winter Break, counselors will begin working with students to select classes for next year.  Students and their parents are encouraged to consider the courses that would be best for them.  Check out the courses online: 9th grade at https://insys.fcps.edu/CourseCatOnline/#/frontPanel/534/nocourselist/1/0/0 10th, 11th, and 12th grade at https://insys.fcps.edu/CourseCatOnline/#/frontPanel/534/nocourselist/0/0/0.

MAKING COLLEGE AFFORDABLE

Wednesday, 18 December, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, South County Government Center, Suite 125ECMC The College Place offers this important information session.  Attendees will come away understanding the types of financial aid available and learn how to apply for financial aid and will receive a free copy of ECMC’s Opportunities Guide and Workbook.  To register, call 703.704.6101 or email at @email.  For more information about ECMC, visit https://soco.financialempowermentcenters.org/.

PSAT/NMSQT SCORES

Scores from the 2019 PSAT/NMSQT have been released online to students (not parents) who are at least 13 years old and who shared their email address on their PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet.  The email explained where and how to view their scores and how to link PSAT results to KHAN Academy which provides FREE personalized tutoring covering things you did not know when you took the PSAT.

SAVE THE DATE FOR CURRICULUM AND RISING FRESHMAN NIGHT

8 Jan 2020 – The full schedule for the Curriculum and Rising Freshman Night will be published soon.  You will want to attend very important information sessions and chat with teachers about their class offerings.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Everyone is encouraged to apply for scholarships that are a good match.  Do, please, actually read the criteria to be sure you qualify.  One scholarship agency has indicated they are receiving multiple applications for which the students are not at all qualified.  No matter how wonderful you are, if you don’t meet the basic requirements, they won’t seriously consider your application.

SENIOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Seniors need to know what is happening during their very special year.  All Seniors have access to the Senior Class of 2020 Google Classroom by logging into Google.  Check it out and return often to know everything posted there for you.

SENIOR CLASS INFORMATION PAGE

Parents can view important dates and deadlines for the Class of 2020 at https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/academics/senior-class-information.

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY SUMMER SEMINAR

8-12 or 15-19 June 2020, Colorado Springs, COThe online application for USAF Summer Seminar is now open.  Specially designed for high school Juniors heading into their Senior year, Summer Seminar allows participants to live like a U.S. Air Force Academy cadet for four days.  Accepted students will be assigned to an “element” or group, with an upper-class cadet acting as Element Leader.  During their stay, students will live in cadet dormitories, eat at the cadet dining facility, explore academic facilities and research labs, and participate in a variety of workshops, including some to assist with application to the Academy.  Visit https://www.academyadmissions.com/prepare/high-school/summer-seminar/ for specific application requirements and to apply.  Registration costs are approximately $300 and will be published at the time of registration.  Students are responsible for travel costs to and from Colorado Springs, but lodging, meals, and all activity costs are included.  The application closes 15 January 2020.  Under no circumstances will late applications be accepted.

FCPS ACADEMY OPEN HOUSES – FCPS Academy Open Houses will be held on the following dates. 

Visit each academy online for additional information about their programs.

NEW SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP

22 June – 15 July 2020, Camp Pocahontas, West Virginia– The National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) is a residential science education program for graduating Seniors who intend to pursue higher education and a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics related field.  Two students are selected from each state and Washington, D.C. to participate in lectures, hands-on studies, an outdoor adventure program, and a trip to Washington, D.C.  Selected students will attend the NYSCamp free of charge to include housing, meals, and transportation.  Eligible applicants must graduate from high school between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020, and must be able to attend the entire program-no exceptions.  Additionally, applicants must have documented superior academic proficiency, including recognition in mathematics or the sciences; documented leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in school or community activities; documented skills and achievements outside the realm of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and outside the realm of academia; and must demonstrate a curiosity and eagerness to explore many and varied topics.  For more information about the program, visit NYSCamp’s website at http://www.nysf.com/w/.  For the application, visit https://nysf.smapply.io/.  Applications to attend the 2020 NYSCamp are are due by 6:00 pm EST on 28 February 2020.

NOTRE DAME SUMMER LEADERSHIP SEMINARS

18 – 29 July 2020 – Approximately 90 students will be selected to participate in the University of Notre Dame’s Leadership Seminar.  This ten-day program for Juniors who are academically talented students showing impressive leadership within their communities includes the cost of tuition, housing, and meals (Free except for a $50 application fee, a $150 enrollment fee, and transportation to and from the university).  Seminar topics include: Global Issues: Violence and Peace in the Modern Age; The Environment: Science, Policy, Ethics; and The State of Race in 21st Century America.  A completed application must include ACT/SAT documentation, contact information for a teacher and counselor.  A transcript release form will have to be provided to WTW right after winter break so your counselor can send your transcript, a counselor report, and school profile.  Visit https://precollege.nd.edu/leadership-seminars/ for all details and to apply.  Financial Aid is available but the appropriate Financial Aid Request Form and requests for an application fee waiver are due 20 January 2020.  Completed applications are due 27 January 2020.

PATHWAYS TO SCIENCE

27June – 2 July 2020, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VAThis FREE 5-night, 6-day residential program is for Latina girls interested in STEM careers and is designed for high school Sophomores though all are welcome to apply.  Participants will learn about STEM careers through hands-on activities, trips to local STEM-focused companies, and field trips.  At the completion of the program, students will receive scholarship funds to be used at the college of her choosing and the opportunity to complete a second program in Summer 2021 to earn additional scholarship money.  Completed applications must include a recommendation and a personal essay in which you discuss (1) What is your particular science interest (chemistry, biology, or physics)?  Why are you interested in this area?  (2) Why do you want to participate in the Camino a la Ciencia summer residential experience?   For more information and to apply, visit http://pathwaystoscience.com/students/.

PERRY INITIATIVE OUTREACH PROGRAM

15 February 2020, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV – The Perry Outreach Program is a FREE, one-day, hands-on experience for high school women in grades 10 and up who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering.  Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and perform mock orthopedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.  For more information and to apply, visit http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application/ and choose Morgantown, WV as the Program Location.  The application deadline is 15 January 2020.

NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

KEEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

15 December – KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) provides one-on-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities at no cost to families and caregivers.  KEEN offers opportunities to volunteer throughout the year, but they especially need volunteers this coming Sunday at two of their locations: Kilmer Middle School (8102 Wolftrap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182) for Zumba and Sports from 2 – 4:30 pm and Irving Middle School (8100 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22152) for Music and Sports from 10 am – 1:15 pm.  To volunteer, create a KEEN account at https://www.keengreaterdc.org/ and register for the date(s) you wish to serve.  Questions can be addressed to Denise Venero at 703-718-6522 or @email

NEW INTERNSHIPS

ASPIRING SCIENTISTS SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (ASSIP)

15 June – 7 August 2020, George Mason University College of Science, Fairfax, VA – This unpaid internship program is designed to give high school and undergraduate students, 16 years or older, who have an interest in STEM, access to real-world, hands-on research.  As part of the 8-week full-time training, students will gain hands-on experience using cutting-edge sophisticated equipment and technologies, develop and exercise scientific writing and communication skills, explore STEM career choices through discussion forums and meetings with role models, and develop and exercise creative skills, crucial to performing innovative research.  Participants work one-on-one with faculty researchers at George Mason University and collaborating institutions using state-of-the-art technology to solve hypothesis driven questions in Biochemistry, Biodefense, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Genomics, GeoInformation Science (GIS), Mathematical Modeling, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Serious Game Design, Sports Medicine, Physics, and Proteomics.  For more information and to apply, visit http://assip.cos.gmu.edu/.  There is a $25 application fee.  The application window closes 2 February 2020.

NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

HIGH SIERRA POOLS

High Sierra Pools is hiring lifeguards for a variety of locations.  No experience is necessary; they will train hires.  If you watch, it is possible to get a lifeguarding course at a discount.  Lifeguarding courses are certified through the American Red Cross.  The office is located at 2704 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204.  For questions, call 703.920.1750 or email @email.  To apply, visit www.highsierrapools.com.

NEW CONFERENCES / SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS

7TH ANNUAL ED GAMES EXPO

9 January 2020, 5-8 pm, Kennedy Center Terrace Level Galleries, Washington, DC – The ED Games Expo is the Department of Education’s annual public showcase of education learning games and innovative learning technologies for children and students in education and special education.  The Expo will feature an array of cutting-edge technologies for individual students such as virtual reality, augmented reality, maker tools, and automated tutors.  Parents can bring their children to play and ask experts how games were created and about the schooling required to be a game developer.  The Expo is free and open to the public, but an online RSVP is required to gain entry.  For more information and to RSVP, visit https://ies.ed.gov/sbir/EdGamesExpo.asp.

BACK2FAIRFAX TEACHER SEMINAR

17 December, 5–8 pm, FCPS Gatehouse Administration Center Café, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042This free event will give FCPS high school Juniors, Seniors, graduates, and former Teachers for Tomorrow an opportunity to meet and hear from teachers and administrators in Fairfax County Public Schools.  Participants will attend breakout sessions that will cover a variety of topics including developing a resume, preparing for an interview, applying for a license, finding the school that is the right fit, and teacher and administrator panels. Attendees will also have an opportunity to visit with exhibitors from Title I, Early Childhood, Pre-Teacher Employment with FCPS, Great Beginnings, Teacher Leadership, Employee Benefits, and various professional groups and organizations.  Pizza and light refreshments will be served.  For more information and to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/back2fairfax-tickets-77167549217.

GLOBAL HEALTH AND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

4-5 April 2020, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD – This annual global health and leadership conference brings together global health leaders and some of the world’s most exceptional high school students.  All high school students in grades 9 through 12 are eligible to apply for this opportunity.  Participants will gain a broad understanding of global health, public health, and medical topics from world leaders in their respective fields, have the opportunity to be selected as a presenter at the conference, and connect with the Johns Hopkins University and global health community.  Students who apply earlier will be given precedence in the application review process.  For more information and to apply, visit https://glohea.org/.  The application deadline is 10 January 2020.

THE IEP TRANSITION PLAN: POST-SECONDARY PLANNING IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL

Thursday, 9 January 2020, 10:00 am-noon, locations in Alexandria, Annandale, and RestonJoin FCPS Career and Transition Services to learn the importance of the IEP Transition Plan for effective postsecondary planning in middle and high school. Have in-depth conversations with CTS staff and get answers to these questions: 1) What should parents look for? 2) What questions should you ask the school team? 3) What questions should you ask your son or daughter? 4) What role does the IEP play in increasing self-advocacy? 4) How do IEP goals support postsecondary planning?  For locations and registration, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6lxLStR30BobrHhOKt3-iuis2sQrVupJfOSw2yD1LjivOOg/viewform.

PARENTING CHILDREN WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS

Friday, 10 January, 10 am - Noon, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Entrance 1, Room 100, Dunn Loring, VA 22027Parenting can be difficult, but it is even more stressful when children refuse to follow directions, throw tantrums, and are continuously disruptive. Sometimes parents find themselves at a loss for successful strategies. This session will focus on reasons for challenging behaviors, recognizing and preventing power struggles, recognizing and encouraging appropriate behavior, and communicating effectively with your child.  This session will be presented by   Laurie Andrews and Kurt Soderstrom, FCPS Special Education Teachers.  Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1FSvTlTR7c6XZ5oaRsrgsLC3pJhINSzNKpzo7jekxtgOzqA/viewform.

MIND IN THE MAKING SERIES

8 sessions beginning 16 January 2020, 6:30-8:30 pm, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Entrance 1, Room 100, Dunn Loring, VA 22027At this workshop for adults only you will learn the research behind the Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs. Learn strategies for improving these skills, the importance of them in children’s lives, and activities to promote these evidence-based executive functioning skills.  Registration includes attendance at all sessions.  There are 8 sessions:  Session 1: Introduction - 1/16/20; Session 2: Focus and Self-Control - 1/23/20; Session 3: Perspective Taking - 1/30/20; Session 4: Communicating - 2/6/20; Session 5: Making Connections - 2/13/20; Session 6: Critical Thinking - 2/20/20; Session 7: Taking on Challenges - 2/27/20; Session 8: Self-Directed, Engaged Learning - 3/5/20.  Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2HP4BQK3HwRkvx73riNV5YBJLH1lZVpJCYD31K1q0xthprw/viewform.

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS

AMAZON FUTURE ENGINEER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Amazon awards up to 100 scholarships of $10,000 (renewable up to three years) as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college to Seniors with financial need who have completed (or are currently enrolled in) an AP Computer Science course or who have taken an APCS test and plan to major in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, or another computer related field of study.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a 3.0 or better GPA, be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S., and plan to study full-time for the entire upcoming academic year.  Applicants will be assessed on academics, leadership, involvement, unusual family situations, and need.  A completed application includes a transcript, a recommendation, and a copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS form 1040 used for the financial information page. Complete application details require registration. More information can be found at Naviance Student or https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/amazonfutureengineer/Applications are due 17 January 2020.

CC BANK’S YOUNG SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP

CC Bank awards five scholarships of $2,000 to Seniors or college students.  Applicants must be U.S. residents, under age 30, enrolled in an accredited academic institution in the U.S. as of 20 February 2020, have a 3.0 or better GPA, and have a household income under $75,000.  A completed application includes personal and contact information, date of birth, an unofficial transcript, academic honors/awards/memberships, volunteer activities, college information (or top three choices), and an essay (200-400 words) in which you describe how volunteer or community service has shaped who you are and what community service has taught you.  Also, discuss in your essay… any challenges or obstacles you have dealt with and overcome in life and how this will help you succeed in your studies. Publicity/photo waiver in case of winning is required.  Winners also must attend any potential awards ceremony or reception in May 2020More information can be found at Naviance Student or https://ccbank.us/scholarship/Applications are due 31 December.  (Late applications applied to next year’s cycle.)

DALLAS CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS CANCER AWARENESS SCHOLARSHIP

The Dallas Car Accident Lawyers awards a scholarship of $1,000 to a Senior or college student who has been affected by cancer.  Applicants must have a cancer diagnosis (either themselves or loved ones), be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited university in the U.S., and have a 3.0 or better GPA.  A completed application includes personal and contact information, a transcript, a one-paragraph statement on how this scholarship would benefit you, and an essay (500-1,000 words) on one of three topics: (1) How has living with your or your loved one’s cancer diagnosis affected your plans in life especially with pursuing a higher education? (2) What’s one thing you think would make the biggest difference in how our society treats cancer? (3) What obstacles do people with cancer face that you would like the general public to know about?  Proof of diagnosis may be required.  More information can be found in Naviance Student or https://www.dallascaraccidentlawyers.net/cancer-awareness-scholarship/. Applications are due 15 December.

GENERATION HOPE

Generation Hope is offering a renewable $1,200 - $2,400, need-based scholarship, mentoring and other assistance/training to teen parents, 25 years or younger, actively involved with their child who are or will be attending a 2- or 4-year college / university and taking 6 or more credits/semester.  The scholarship is $1,200 if the recipient attends a two-year college and $2,400 if attending a four-year college/university.  The award also includes mentorship, tutoring, emergency fund, field trips, and a variety of support.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens, legal US residents or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, reside in DC, Maryland, or Virginia, and plan to attend college in the Metro DC area.  Completed applications include activities, awards/honors, proof of college acceptance, two recommendations, transcript, goals/objectives, financial data, SAR from a FAFSA filing (unless have DACA status).  Recipients must attend an annual gala and Hope Conference each June, and response rapidly to communications.  Further information is available in Naviance Student or at http://supportgenerationhope.org/scholar-application. Applications are due 1 April 2020.

JARED JEFFREY DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP

The Jared Jeffrey Davis scholarship awards $1,000 to a Senior or college student who will attend an accredited college or university. The applicant must submit GPA, college plans, a brief biography (≤ 270 characters), and an essay (700-800 words) discussing: What is your best solution for resolution of the student loan debt crisis. More information can be found at Naviance Student or http://jaredjeffreydavisscholarship.comApplications are due 1 August 2020.

JIMMY RANE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Jimmy Rane Foundation awards scholarships of $500 - $5,000 to Seniors or college students who exhibit academic excellence, leadership skills, and community involvement as well as activities, awards and honors, and who have a demonstrated financial need in order to attend college.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents under age 20 as of 1 August 2020, have a 3.0 or better GPA, and be a permanent resident of one of 24 states (including VA, MD, and DC).  A completed application includes college plans, academics, leadership/clubs/extracurriculars, honors/awards, community service, volunteer activities, work/internships, essays (prompt determined by college plans), financial information and certification they will not participate in intercollegiate sportsComplete application details require registration. More information can be found at Naviance Student or http://www.jimmyranefoundation.org/scholarshipApplications are due 7 February 2020.

JOSEPH F. LOPRESTI AND ARLINGTON CAPITAL MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

The Joseph F. LoPresti and Arlington Capital Management Scholarship awards $1,000 to a Senior or college student who will attend an accredited college or university.  The applicant must submit their GPA, college plans, brief biography (≤ 270 characters), and an essay (700-800 words) discussing New Business Venture. More information can be found at Naviance Student or http://josephloprestischolarship.comApplications are due 1 August 2020.

LOS ANGELES DUI ATTORNEY DIABETES SCHOLARSHIP

The Los Angeles DUI Attorney awards a scholarship of $1,000 to a Senior or college student who has been diagnosed with diabetes.  Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited university in the U.S. and have a 3.0 or better GPA.  A completed application includes personal and contact information, a transcript, and an essay of 500-1,000 words on one of three topics: (1) What is one way that diabetes has shaped or changed your plans in life? How did [you] confront your diabetes and push forward to your goals? (2) What’s one thing you think would make the biggest difference in how our society treats diabetes? (3) Picture yourself when you first learned you had diabetes.  If you could go back and give one piece of advice to yourself, what would it be? More information can be found at Naviance Student or https://www.losangelesduiattorney.com/los-angeles-dui-attorney-diabetes-scholarship/. Applications are due 15 December.

MANUALS BRAIN SCHOLARSHIP

The Manuals Brain Scholarship awards $1,000 to a Senior or college student who attends or will attend a full-time accredited college in the U.S..  Applicants must have a 3.0 or better GPA, and write a short essay discussing The Importance of Having Good Technical Manuals.  Creativity, originality, grammatical accuracy, and the ability to inspire will be considered in the assessment.  Visit https://manualsbrain.com/en/scholarship/ or Naviance Student for more information.  Applications are due 15 June 2020.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP

The National Council of Negro Women awards their “Prepared For Change, Motivated By Challenges And Ready For Growth” scholarships of $500, $1,000, and $1,500 to African-American or African-descent Seniors attending a public or private high school in the NOVA area and residing in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax County or Falls Church who present a compelling speech in competition on Saturday 22 February 2020.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, expecting to attend an accredited university in the 2020-2021 academic year, and have a 2.5 or better GPA.  A completed application includes personal and contact information, an official transcript, college plans, educational plans and career objectives, school and community service, leadership, academic awards/honors, photo, parent permission to participate, and an essay (500-525 words) which will be presented verbally at the competition.  More information can be found at https://www.novancnw.org/northern_virginia_nova_ncnw_section_scholarship.html or Naviance Student.  Applications are due 29 January 2020.

NORTH AMERICAN VAN LINES 2019 LOGISTICS SCHOLARSHIP

North American Van Lines awards five scholarships of $1,000 to Seniors or college students who will study logistics or a related field.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, accepted to or enrolled in an accredited university in the U.S., and have a 2.5 or better GPA.  A completed application includes personal and contact information, a transcript, verification of college enrollment/acceptance, and an essay (400-800 words) detailing why a career in logistics/supply chain management is your college major of choice.  More information can be found at Naviance Student or https://www.northamerican.com/scholarship/Applications are due 15 December.

VIRGINIA AIRPORT OPERATORS COUNCIL JOHN R LILLARD AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Virginia Airport Operators Council awards up to two scholarships of $3,000 to Seniors graduating from a Virginia high school who plan a career in aviation.  Applicants must have a 3.5 or better GPA and be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited college to study an aviation-related program.  A completed application must include an official transcript, verification of college enrollment or acceptance, up to three recommendation letters, activities, accomplishments, leadership, certification by counselor, and an essay (350-500 words) discussing Why I wish to pursue a career in aviation. More information can be found at Naviance Student or https://doav.virginia.gov/contentassets/099e5bf87d614bd2b4006836a56ad6b5/2019-2020-lillard-scholarship.pdfApplications are due 6 March 2020.

VIRGINIA AIRPORT OPERATORS KENNETH R. SCOTT AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Virginia Airport Operators Council awards a scholarship of $3,000 to a Senior graduating from a Virginia high school who plans a career in aviation.  Applicants must have a 3.5 or better GPA and be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited college to study an aviation-related program.  A completed application must include an official transcript, verification of college enrollment or acceptance, up to three recommendation letters, school/extracurricular activities/accomplishments/leadership, certification by counselor, and an essay (350-500 words) discussing Why I wish to pursue a career in aviation. More information can be found at https://doav.virginia.gov/contentassets/099e5bf87d614bd2b4006836a56ad6b5/2019---2020-kenneth-r-scott-scholarship.pdf or Naviance Student.  Applications are due 6 March 2020.

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION WILLARD G. PLENTL AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP

The VA Department of Aviation is offering $1,000 scholarship to Seniors with financial need.  Applicants must be planning an aviation career in a non-engineering area, have an unweighted 3.5 or better GPA, and a certification of acceptance into a non-engineering aviation-related post-secondary education program.  Application includes up to three recommendations, a current transcript, a list of extracurricular activities, a statement of financial need, a completed Commonwealth W-9 form, and an essay (350 – 500 words) discussing Why I wish to pursue a career in aviation.  For more information, visit Naviance Student or https://doav.virginia.gov/contentassets/099e5bf87d614bd2b4006836a56ad6b5/2019-2020-plentl-scholarship.pdfCompleted applications are due 13 March 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.

CONFERENCES / SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS

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