WTW College and Career Center Newsletter

27 September 2019

By K. Ishii
College and Career Center Newsletter
September 27, 2019

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHTS

If you missed our WTW Paying for College Information Night, you may attend a presentation at another high school.

2 October:        

  • Centerville High School, 7 pm, Auditorium
  • Herndon High School, 6:30 pm, Auditorium (Spanish in the Lecture Hall)
  • Robinson High School, 7 pm

7 October:

  • McLean High School, 6:30 pm

SENIORS, GET YOUR FSA ID!!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), required for many merit scholarships and for financial aid, requires a signature.  The online signature is called an FSA ID.  It can take 3 – 5 days to get an FSA ID.  Families are encouraged to get their FSA ID, ASAP.  Each student who will file a FAFSA needs an FSA ID, and at least one parent also needs an FSA ID.  The FSA ID requires the user’s social security number, birth date, functioning email, phone number, and a user-created password.  (Parent and student must have different emails and phone numbers.  Using a mobile number will allow text possibilities.)  Use your name as it appears on your social security card and be completely accurate with all entries to avoid trouble later.  Users need to write down their password as they won’t use it often.  Keep it in a safe place.  Keep it confidential.  It is important to know FAFSA emails will come to the student.  Visit https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm to get your FSA ID.

FAFSA AVAILABLE 1 OCTOBER

Seniors and their parents can start completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  It will be available this coming Tuesday, 1 October.  Get the document on file so your colleges can consider you for all of their scholarships and possible grants.  Check the financial aid pages of the colleges to which you will apply to discover each college’s FAFSA deadline as well as a possible priority deadline.  While there, check to see if you need to file the CSS Profile, and if there are any scholarships that may require a separate application.  Give yourself every opportunity and file!

FAFSA LINE-BY-LINE INFORMATION SESSION

29 October 7 – 8:30 pm, Woodson High School.  College Access Fairfax will go through the FAFSA with attendees line-by-line, clearly explaining exactly what is needed for each line.  Avoid confusion and get your FAFSA right!

FAFSA COMPLETION SEMINARS & WORKSHOPSCollege Access Fairfax in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools will host two FREE seminars on completing the FAFSA (9 am), completing the CSS Profile (10:30 am) and Scholarship 101 (1 pm) at the locations listed below.  Pre-registration at https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/ will help ensure enough supplies for everyone.

  • Saturday, 26 October – Edison High School – also includes a one-on-one FAFSA completion clinic from 10 am – 2 pm; Spanish and Korean translation is available.
  • Saturday, 2 November – South Lakes High School – also includes a one-on-one FAFSA completion clinic from 10 am – 2 pm; Spanish and Korean translation is available.

MORE FREE FAFSA COMPLETION WORKSHOPS

These free workshops provide one-to-one assistance with FAFSA completion.  Pre-registration at www.collegeaccessfairfax.org will help ensure enough supplies for everyone:

  • 15 October, 5:30 – 7:30 pm - Mount Vernon High School
  • 19 October, 9 am – Noon - Justice High School
  • 23 October, 5:30 – 7:30 pm - Westfield High School; Spanish and Korean translation available
  • 26 October, 10 am – 2 pm – Edison High School; Spanish and Korean translation available
  • 30 October, 5 – 8:00pm – West Springfield High School
  • 7 April 2020 – 5:30 – 7:30 – Mount Vernon High School

NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE FAFSA (BRING TO A WORKSHOP) – The FAFSA requests very specific, accurate information.  Gather the following and bring everything to the FAFSA Completion Workshop so you will be ready. 

  • Social security number for parents and student (or permanent resident number)
  • Date of Birth of parents and student
  • Date of marriage (and divorce, if applicable) of parents
  • Date moved to Virginia
  • W-2 forms or other wage statements for 2018
  • Current statements for checking, savings, and other asset accounts
  • Investment records, including 529 or other prepaid college plans
  • 2018 federal tax return
  • Alien registration card if not a U.S. citizen
  • Military Families bring LES for any month in 2018
  • Driver’s license if you have one
  • An FSA ID must be created for both the student and one parent.  Obtain FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov.

DON’T FORGET

CREDIT EXAMS FOR WORLD LANGUAGES

World Language Credit Exams will be administered 6, 7, and 8 November.  Students capable of writing a well-developed essay in one of the 30 languages listed may take the exam, and, if they pass, will receive two world language credits toward their advanced diploma.  The exams will be administered at three locations:

  • Wednesday, 6 November at 4 pm at Centreville High School (6001 Union Mill Rd, Clifton) in the Cafeteria;
  • Thursday, 7 November at Edison High School (5801 Franconia Rd., Alexandria) in the Cafeteria;
  • Friday, 8 November at Marshall High School (7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church) in the Cafeteria. 

Students should see their school counselor to register for the credit exam.  Registration will close at 4 pm on 10 October.  Late registration will not be accepted.  For more information, visit the FCPS Credit Exam website at https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/world-languages/credit-exam-world-languages.

FUTURE QUEST COLLEGE AND CAREER CONFERENCE

26 October, 8 am – 3 pm, George Mason University, Johnson Center – Future Quest is a FREE college and career conference held every two years for middle and high school students with disabilities, young adults with disabilities, their families, and professionals who work with them.  The conference is organized by George Mason University and Northern Virginia Transition Coalition.  Future Quest features more than 40 workshops and 40 exhibits related to a successful life after high school.  For more information and to register, visit http://www.futurequestgmu.org/.

MOVING ON TO LIFE IN THE COMMMUNITY: A RESOURCE FAIR FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

15 October, 6:30 - 8:45 pm, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Little Theater and Cafeteria, 9200 Burke Lake Rd Burke, VA 22015 – This FREE Resource Fair is for students with disabilities and their parents.  Learn about vocational, residential, leisure, recreational, independent living and advocacy options. This resource fair is for all individuals requiring ongoing employment and community support services after graduation.  Registration begins at 6:30 pm followed by a presentation in the theater at 6:45 pm and a resource fair in the cafeteria at 7:15 pm.  To register, visit https://www.fcps.edu/node/28019.

FCPS COLLEGE FAIR

20 October, 7:30-9:30 pm, Fair Oaks Mall - The FCPS College Fair offers a venue for high school students and parents to meet with colleges and universities to share information and answer questions about their institutions. College Fair is an open-air setting and traditionally draws approximately 5,000 students and parents.  For more information and to register, visit https://www.fcps.edu/resources/college-and-career-planning/college-fair-and-college-night.

FCPS COLLEGE NIGHT

21 October, 7-9 pm, Hayfield Secondary School - College Night attracts between 2,000 and 3,000 attendees. In addition to the open-air setting, College Night features workshops related to the college admissions process.  For more information and to register, visit https://www.fcps.edu/resources/college-and-career-planning/college-fair-and-college-night.

FALL COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT

22 October, 6:30 pm, McLean High School Auditorium – Hear from admissions counselors about finding your best fit school and navigating the college search process.  Topics covered will include Tips for a Stress-Free College Search, Student and Career Centered Campus Resources, Liberal Arts, and Colleges that Change Lives.  All parents and students are welcome to attend.

LOCAL INFORMATION SESSIONS

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON LOCAL RECEPTION

12 October, 1-2:30 pm, Maggiano’s Little Italy, 5333 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC – During the reception, guests will learn about life as a Duck, connect with admissions representatives as they discuss important upcoming dates and deadlines, and meet other prospective students and their families in the area.  Each event is typically an hour and a half long and dress is casual.  All are welcome to attend.  Students can register at https://secureservices.uoregon.edu/content/fall-2019-oregon-reception-washington-dc.  For more information, contact Vicki Van Pattern at @email.

NEW COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIRS

NACAC GREATER WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR

27 October, 1- 4 pm, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001 – Visit with admissions representatives from a wide variety of post-secondary institutions.  For a list of participating schools and to register, visit https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/greater-washington-dc/.

NEW SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

NATIONAL SECURITY LANGUAGE INITIATIVE FOR YOUTH (NSLI-Y)

2020-2021, Locations vary by program The U.S. Department of State provides merit-based scholarships for eligible U.S. high school students to learn commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs.  Programs are available for Arabic, Indonesian, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish.  NSLI-Y immerses participants in the cultural life of the host country giving them formal and informal language practice.  Previous language study is not required.  Beginners are welcome.  For more information and to apply, visit www.nsliforyouth.org.  For questions, email @emailThe application deadline is 30 October, 4 pm EST.

GET TO KNOW YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Saturday, 26 October, 1-4 pm, Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax - Join a variety of county agencies to learn more about your local government, the programs and services it provides, and how you can play a critical role in shaping the future of your community. This FREE community development program includes an overview of Fairfax County Government as well as in-depth breakout discussions about specific programs, services, ordinances and other topics of interest to your community.  Learn about volunteer opportunities and how to become involved in processes for ongoing planning and coordination with the local government.  Also develop an understanding of community resources such as transportation, public safety, land use and zoning compliance, health and human services, and more.  Registration is open now at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/know-your-government/providence.  The deadline is Sunday, 20 October.  Both child care and transportation assistance will be available upon request. Please contact Angela Jones with Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services at 703.324.5302 to make arrangements.

EMBOLDEN STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (SLP) IN BUSINESS

2-4 January 2020, Tysons Corner – Embolden’s SLP is a tuition-free career immersion and leadership program that helps high school students explore and discover their passions and become the next generation of leaders.  Through instructional sessions and interactive simulation challenges led by experienced professionals from the local community, students will gain valuable mentorship, skills, and guidance.  During the SLP, students will also go on site visits to top-tier companies and businesses and will work on complex business problems with other students to develop their leadership and teamwork skills.  High school students from Northern Virginia, Maryland, or Washington DC are encouraged to apply for the Winter 2020 SLP.  Eligible students must apply online and are required to submit one form of documentation verifying high school enrollment such as a school transcript.  There are no application fees nor are there any minimum GPA or test score requirements for selection to the program.  Applications open Tuesday, 1 October and will remain open until Sunday, 3 November and are available at www.emboldenme.org. Decisions will be released to all applicants by Sunday 10 November.  The most important component of the application is the free-response essay section.  While students are encouraged to submit materials such as test scores, resumes or letters of recommendation, Embolden’s application readers are most interested in hearing personal stories.  For more information, visit www.emboldenme.org or contact  @email.

NEW WORKSHOPS

ROAD TO SUCCESS LUNCHEON

17 November, 1:30 pm, Waterford at Fair Oaks, 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033 – The Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host its Annual Road to Success Luncheon on 17 November.  This FREE luncheon is open to all high school students and one parent.  Students and parents will be provided with important tools for the college application process, applying for scholarships, transitioning to college, and more.  Please wear business attire.  Space is limited and registration is required by 8 November.  For more information and to register, visit https://www.fcacdst.org/fcaccollegebound.

NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

TEEN VOLUNTEER INFORMATION NIGHTS – Volunteer Fairfax and the Fairfax County Public Library offer two Teen Volunteer Information Nights at which you can discover places to volunteer.

  • Thursday, 3 October, 7 – 8 pm George Mason Regional Library, 703.256.3800 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale
  • Tuesday, 8 October, 7 – 8 pm Oakton Library, 703.242.4020 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton

NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

EPIPHANY PILATES

9416 Main St, Fairfax, VA – Epiphany Pilates is seeking a studio receptionist who is passionate about Pilates and is friendly, organized, highly reliable and dedicated.  Someone who is savvy with social media and technology is a plus.  The studio receptionist is responsible for welcoming clients, answering questions, checking in clients, accepting payments, and other administrative tasks.  Applicants must be available weekends, afternoons, and evenings for this part-time job.  Flexible hours are available.  Posted shifts are Monday, 2 – 8 pm, Tuesday, 1 – 6:30 pm, and Friday, 2 – 8 pm (every other week).  Contact Eurona Tilley at @email.

SHADOWLAND CHANTILLY

4300 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly – Shadowand in Chantilly is looking for part-time staff members.  The General Staff position can be used as a gateway job for non-working students to get their feet wet in the working world.  Work hours are primarily Friday-Sunday, with 1 or 2 shifts during the week and requires public speaking, general cleaning, and looking after children as they play laser tag.  Starting pay for this position will be $8.00 an hour, and Staff are also given 6 free games of laser tag a month.  Applicants must be at least 16 years old.  Online applications are available at http://www.shadowlandadventures.com/join-our-team/.

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS

2020 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program recognizes exceptional graduating high school Seniors.  Students selected as finalists for the Presidential Scholars Program are invited to participate in a National Recognition Program in Washington, D.C. They will receive an all-expense-paid trip to our nation’s Capital to meet with government officials, educators, and other accomplished people; and they will be awarded the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House.  In January, the program will look at the ACT/SAT scores of Seniors who shared their information in College Board to invite great testing students to apply.  NOW, they seek exceptional students who may not be picked up by good SAT scores.  WTW may nominate one male and one female student.  If you are a U.S. citizen, a Virginia resident, demonstrate exceptional academics; talent in visual, creative, or performing arts; and/or accomplishment in career and technical education fields.  Request a nomination by completing the form found in the Naviance Student Scholarship List under the heading U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.  Complete and submit a completed form and information request to the Career Center before school begins Monday, 7 October.

VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS FELLOWSHIP

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts offers $4,000 to Seniors or college students who will be enrolled in a full-time accredited college, university or school of the arts in 2020-2021.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, residents of VA for at least 12 consecutive months prior to 1 November 2019, and maintain VA residency during study.  Recipients are selected based on merit in one of the following disciplines: crafts, drawing, film/video, mixed media, new/emerging media, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.  A completed application must include personal information, a transcript, a resume/CV, work samples, a work sample submission form, and an artistic statement.  Further details are available in Naviance Student and at http://vmfa.museum/programs/college/visual-arts-fellowships-faqCompleted applications are due by 5 pm on 1 November 2019.

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The Elks National foundation awards 500 renewable scholarships from $1,000 to $50,000 to Seniors who are U.S. citizens planning to pursue a four-year degree full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university.  Applicants are judged on leadership, academics, community involvement, and financial need.  Finalists in this tiered competition interview in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago, 23 – 26 April 2020, as they vie for scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $50,000.  A completed application must include ACT/SAT test scores (taken before 5 October 2019), resume information, and financial information.  State finalists must provide a transcript and SAR from their FAFSA filing.  National Semi-Finalists provide a recommendation and an essay.  Registration is required to access all application details.  To get more information, visit Naviance Student or https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfmCompleted application packets are due online 5 November.

SCHOOL HOUSE CONNECTION SCHOLARSHIP

The School House Connection Youth Leadership and Scholarship program provides $2,000 scholarships to at least 10 Seniors who have experienced homelessness.  Applicants must reside in the U.S. (undocumented is acceptable), be born after 11 November 1999, will enter college for the first time during the 2020-21 school year, and have experienced homelessness within the last six years. A completed application includes personal/demographic information, academic information, contact person, unofficial transcript, one to three recommendations, and an essay (≤ 1,000 words) discussing: The impact of homelessness on the life and education of the student, the student’s commitment to education during the experience of homelessness, and the student’s desire to attend college.  In addition to a scholarship, winners will receive all-expenses paid trips to a national awards ceremony and a second gathering in Washington, DC, one year after initial scholarship award.  Further details are available in Naviance Student and at https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/youth-leadership/scholarship-programCompleted applications are due 10 November.

COOKE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Cooke College Scholarship program awards up to $40,000 per year (renewable for four years, up to $160,000) as well as personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid to Seniors who will enroll in an accredited college/university in the fall of 2020.  Applicants must have a 3.5 or better GPA, 1200 or better SAT/26 or better ACT, a family income ≤ $95,000, and unmet financial need.  A completed application must include answers to eligibility questions; two recommendations; a transcript; testing score report(s) (ACT/SAT); several short essays; evidence of persistence, leadership, and service to others; applicant’s college plans and intended major; and financial information, including the last three years’ Adjusted Gross Income for the family.  The application is completed through the Common App.  Further details are available in Naviance Student and at http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/college-scholarship-programCompleted applications are due 13 November.

GRADUATE WOMEN IN SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

The National Capital Chapter of Graduate Women in Science offers a $500 scholarship to a female Junior or Senior who intends to pursue a career in a STEM field.  Applicants must have a 3.0 or better GPA, be enrolled in a U.S. institution in the DMV area, and demonstrate leadership as well as academic achievement. A completed application must include resume, transcript, a recommendation from a STEM instructor, and 3 short essays: (1) Describe the events in your life thus far that have shaped and contributed to your interest in the STEM field.  Please include any classes, internships, projects, key accomplishments and people that have influenced and motivated you on your journey (500 words). (2) What are your future short and long-term career goals? How will obtaining this scholarship help you reach your goals? (300 words).  (3) Describe a defining moment in your life where you displayed leadership skills; explain what you did and what you learned from the experience (500 words).  Further details are available in Naviance Student and at https://gwisncc.org/scholarshipCompleted applications are due 15 November 2019.

DR. JUAN ANDRADE JR. SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOUNG HISPANIC LEADERS

The U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute awards scholarships to Seniors or college students with at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry who are accepted to attend full-time at an accredited two- ($500) or four-year ($1,000) institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories.  Non-U.S. citizens (DACA or Undocumented) are eligible to apply.  Recipients must attend a conference in Chicago from 20 – 22 February 2020.  A completed application must include a picture, resume, two recommendations, (one academic and one professional or community service), a transcript, and two to three essays. (1) (≤ 500 words) submit a self-description including your family history (parents/guardian, siblings), life and/or work experiences that have influenced you.  Finally describe your most significant achievement?  Did you overcome any obstacles or challenges?  If so, how?  (2) (500 – 700 words) Submit…(an) essay on the future of Latinx (Hispanics) in America, the kind of leadership needed, and any role you hope to play providing such leadership.  How will this benefit your community?  What can USHLI do to help you achieve your goals?  (3) Optional Essay – What else would you like to share with us that is relevant to your application being selected for this scholarship.  Visit Naviance Student or https://www.ushli.org/dr-juan-andrade-scholarship-for-young-hispanic-leaders/ for more information.  Completed applications are due 30 November.

SIXT SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Sixt rent-a-car offers a $5,000 scholarship to up to 5 Seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.  Applicants must have a 3.7 or better GPA and demonstrate financial need.  A completed application must include a recommendation, a transcript, financial information including the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040, demonstrated leadership and involvement including work experience, honors, a statement of goals and aspirations, any unusual personal or family circumstances, and an essay on the selected topic.  Registration is required to access the application and all the details.  Further details are available in Naviance Student and at http://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/Completed applications are due 30 November OR until 500 applications are received.

NATIONAL SPACE CLUB AND FOUNDATION KEYNOTE SCHOLARSHIP

The National Space Club and Foundation offers a $10,000 scholarship to a Senior or college student with definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields with a preference for those with space-related interests.  Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship, plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university, and be willing to speak publicly.  A completed application must include a transcript, and at least two recommendations from faculty/professionals in science related fields, a statement of your study/career plans (150 words max), and a commitment to speak (fully funded) at the Goddard Memorial Dinner on 20 March 2020.  Semi-finalists must provide a video (≤ 3 minutes) discussing: Why you are inspired by space.  Finalists provide a draft of the 8-minute speech they would give, and a 5-minute video audition over Skype on 17 Jan. 2020.  Registration is required to access all application information.  Further details are available in Naviance Student and at https://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.htmlCompleted applications are due 2 December.

COLONEL JAMES L GRAHAM JR MEMORIAL AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Virginia Aviation Business Association awards $10,000 to a U.S. citizen between 17 and 21 years old in order to obtain a pilot’s certification.  Applicants must have a 3.0 or better GPA in the last full year of school, VA residency, and valid student pilot certificate with TSA background check (not required at time of application but must be provided prior to award). Student must obtain FAA Third Class physical exam and medical certificate. Student must intend to complete solo flight or achieve a pilot certificate within one year of receiving the scholarship. A complete application must include a transcript, volunteer/community/work experience, club membership, extracurricular activity, two recommendations(one from someone in the aviation industry), a proposed flight plan including how the scholarship would be spent to include flight training/intent/certified flight instructor/dates, Young Eagles flight information if applicable, and an essay explaining why he/she has a passion to learn to fly, or why he/she wishes to pursue a career in aviation.  Applicant may also include any personal compelling reasons why they believe they are the best candidate for the scholarship award. Further details are available in Naviance Student and at https://www.thevaba.org. Completed applications must be mailed and received by 13 December.

DIALMYCALLS SCHOLARSHIP

The School Notification System offers scholarships of $1,000, $500, and $250 to Seniors or college students based on their essays.  Applicants must have a 2.0 or better GPA, legal U.S. residency, plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university, and not be currently incarcerated,. A completed application must include academic and personal information as well as an essay (≥ 750 words) discussing: What career are you pursuing and why? CAUTION: All entries become the property of DialMyCalls.com upon submission.  Winners will be notified by e-mail, and posted on webpage and Facebook.  Further details are available in Naviance Student and at https://www.dialmycalls.com/scholarship.html. Completed applications are due 8 January 2020.

VIRGINIA STATE SCHOLARSHIP FUND SCHOLARSHIP

The Virginia State Chapter PEO sisterhood offers scholarships of $1,500-$2,500 to women domiciled in Virginia to attend an accredited Virginia school of higher education.  Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency and have a 3.0 or better GPA.  A completed application must include academic and personal information; an official transcript; resume including work, extracurriculars, community service, and/or religious activities; a copy of the SAR from the 2020-2021 FAFSA filing, three recommendations, and an essay (300 words) about yourself, including your hobbies, life, education and career goals, factors which have favorably or adversely influenced your life, reasons for desiring to attend the Virginia school of higher education you have chosen, and any other information about yourself which you think pertinent. Further details are available in Naviance Student and at https://vapeo.org/scholarships/info.html. Completed applications are due 15 February 2020.

BULL RUN CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE SCHOLARSHIP

The BRCWRT will provide a $2,000 scholarship to a Senior from a public or private high school in Prince William or Fairfax County, including the cities of Manassas, Fairfax, and Manassas Park.  Applicants should have a good academic record, show a passion for American history, visit a local Civil War historical site, and write a short reference paper about the historical site.  A completed application must include academic and personal information, a transcript, a list of extracurricular activities, the applicant’s study plans (major), awards/recognition/offices held, college/university application information, and a recommendation from a person who has observed the applicant’s interest in American History.  Applicants explain briefly how you plan to use your love of American History in your career and/or l:http://brcwrt.org. Completed applications are due 6 Apr. 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 session, 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.