WTW College and Career Center Newsletter

31 January 2020

By K. Ishii
College and Career Center Newsletter
January 31, 2020

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.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK

3-7 February – School Counselors - Helping Build Better Humans is the themeFeel free to help celebrate all your counselor does for you with a simple “Thank You.”

COLLEGE 101

Wednesday, 5 February, 7:00 pm, Auditorium (Snow date 11 Feb) - College is a match to be made – not a prize to be won.  A director of college admissions will help you understand what this means as well as understanding why it is about graduation, not admission.  Sophomore families and Junior families who did not attend last year are encouraged to attend.  Both students and parents will benefit.

SUPER TRANSITION SATURDAY

22 February (Snow Date 14 March), 9 am–12:15 pm, Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042 – Parents and educators of students receiving special education services are invited to learn about Career and Transition Services (CTS) programming and course options for students with disabilities.  Breakout sessions will cover in-school services as well as postsecondary support services, employment, and postsecondary education considerations.  Advance registration is REQUIRED.  For more information and to register, visit https://www.fcps.edu/resources/family-engagement/parent-resource-center/workshops-parents-educators-and-community.

DON’T FORGET

BOYS’ & GIRLS’ STATE APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

The Virginia American Legion and Virginia American Legion Auxiliary each sponsor a week-long opportunity for Juniors to learn first-hand how their local and state government works: Boys’ State and Girls’ State.  Both opportunities will be held 21-27 June 2020.  This program requires an application which can be obtained in Student Services.  To learn more about the programs, visit https://www.vaboysstate.org/ to learn about Boys’ State, and https://www.vagirlsstate.org/ to learn about Girls’ State.  Completed applications are due in Student Services by or before 6 February.

COURSE REGISTRATION

Counselors are beginning to work 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.

FCPS ACADEMY OPEN HOUSES – Visit in person during an open house and online for additional information about their programs.

USA GAP YEAR FAIR

4 February 2020, 6 – 8:30 pm, George C. Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA – FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are hosting a gap year fair for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the variety of gap year experiences available.  Attendees can expect to meet with over 40 gap year program representatives.  An informal presentation in the auditorium will be featured at 6 pm with the fair beginning in the cafeteria at 6:45 pm.  Admission is free, but registration is highly recommended.  For more information and to register, visit https://www.gooverseas.com/gap-year/usa-fairs/schedule.  (Snow date is 7 February 2020.)

U.S. SERVICE ACADEMY SUMMER SESSION PROGRAMSThese programs have a small fee but are aril excellent windows into academy life.  Juniors who are considering an academy should consider applying to the appropriate summer program.

FAFSA COMPLETION WORKSHOPS – These free workshops provide one-to-one assistance with FAFSA completion.  All Senior families are welcome.  Pre-registration at www.collegeaccessfairfax.org will help ensure enough supplies for everyone.  Questions may also be emailed to @email.

  • 5 February, 5 - 7:30 pm - Lee High School
  • 6 February, 5:30 - 7:30 pm - Mount Vernon High School
  • 12 February, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Herndon High School
  • 27 February, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Annandale High School
  • 7 April, 5:30 - 7:30 pm - Mount Vernon High School

NEW COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIRS

NACAC STEM COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR

19 April, 1–4 pm, UMBC Event Center, Baltimore, MD – For a list of participating schools and to register, visit http://gotomystemfair.com/.  

NEW SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS (SAME) US ARMY ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION CAMP

14-20 June, Vicksburg, MS - SAME is accepting nominations for 40 qualified high school students interested in attending the SAME/Army Engineering and Construction Camp. Students will engage in hands-on engineering and construction activities under the mentorship and supervision of SAME professionals and other volunteers from the local engineering community. The program includes interaction with representatives of architecture/engineering firms, construction companies, military leaders, and Corps of Engineers’ employees. Eligible applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, a current Sophomore or Junior, on a high school STEM track that will provide a basis for attending an accredited engineering college or university (i.e., taking appropriate STEM courses); have demonstrated leadership characteristics through participation in extra-curricular activities, sports, and/or community activities; physically fit; have a 3.2 or better GPA (not required but highly recommended); and have not previously attended a SAME Camp.  The total registration fee for the camp is $100, but the sponsoring post may provide the fee.  For more information and to apply, visit https://www.same.org/stemcamps, then follow the instructions in the camp application tab. This is a competitive process and students are selected by the sponsoring Posts. For more camp information, contact Henry Dulaney at @emailThe application deadline is 16 March.

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS (SAME) US AIR FORCE ACADEMY ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION CAMP

24-30 June, Colorado Springs, CO - This is a week long, residential STEM camp, with full immersion in STEM activities. Campers work as teams of 12 to complete hands-on STEM tasks in a competitive environment. Campers are supervised, mentored, coached, lead and guided by young STEM professionals and college students in a STEM major, 24/7. Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens; able to provide proof of medical insurance; current Freshmen, Sophomores, or Juniors; at least 15 years of age at time of camp; on a high school STEM track that will provide a basis for attending an accredited college or university with a STEM curriculum (i.e., taking appropriate STEM courses); have demonstrated leadership characteristics through participation in extra-curricular activities, sports, and/or community activities; are physically fit; have a 3.2 or better GPA (not required but highly recommended); and have not previously attended a SAME week-long summer camp.  Current Juniors must have proof of application to Service Academy or ROTC program.  Registration fee for the camp is $600 and includes lodging, meals, materials, instruction, and mentoring. Once selected, campers must submit half the registration fee to hold their spot.  The sponsoring SAME Post may pay the remainder of the fee and work with the camper on the transportation costs. If not sponsored by a Post, the camper could be responsible for all camp fees and transportation. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.same.org/stemcamps, then follow the instructions in the camp application tab. This is a competitive process. For more camp information, contact Scott Prosuch, @email or 719.337.0346.  The application deadline is 16 March.

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS (SAME) US AIR FORCE ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION CAMP

20-25 July, Scott Air Force Base, IL - The SAME Engineering & Construction Camp at Scott AFB, Illinois is the newest SAME STEM camp and will host 40 campers this year. It will be a hands-on field environment with very real engineering activities and challenges. Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens; able to provide proof of medical insurance; current Freshmen, Sophomores, or Juniors; at least 15 years of age at time of camp; on a high school STEM track that will provide a basis for attending an accredited college or university with a STEM curriculum (i.e., taking appropriate STEM courses); have demonstrated leadership characteristics through participation in extra-curricular activities, sports, and/or community activities; are physically fit; have a 3.2 or better  GPA (not required but highly recommended), and have not previously attended a SAME week-long summer camp.  Registration fee for the camp is $600 and includes lodging, meals, materials, instruction, and mentoring. Once selected, campers must submit half the registration fee to hold their spot.  The sponsoring SAME Post may pay the remainder of the fee and work with the camper on the transportation costs. If not sponsored by a Post, the camper could be responsible for all camp fees and transportation. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.same.org/stemcamps, then follow the instructions in the camp application tab. This is a competitive process. For more camp information, contact: Erin Ingersoll, Camp Registrar, at @emailThe application deadline is 16 March.

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS (SAME) US MARINE CORPS ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION CAMP

21-27 June, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC - The SAME US Marine Corps camp is geared toward students interested in pursuing engineering related studies in college or at a service academy and is built on the steps professionals encounter when working with a client to deliver sound installation and facilities related products. Campers live, eat and complete activities as a squad of 10, under the guidance of a uniformed service member and two STEM related working professionals. Berthing is provided in Marine Corps barracks, meals are taken at galleys or in the field, and instruction is conducted at various sites aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens, able to provide proof of medical insurance; current Freshmen, Sophomores, or Juniors; at least 15 years of age at time of camp; on a high school STEM track that will provide a basis for attending an accredited college or university with a STEM curriculum (i.e., taking appropriate STEM courses); have demonstrated leadership characteristics through participation in extra-curricular activities, sports, and/or community activities; are physically fit; have a 3.2 or better GPA (not required but highly recommended); and have not previously attended a SAME week-long summer camp.  Registration fee for the camp is $600 and includes lodging, meals, materials, instruction, and mentoring. Once selected, campers must submit half the registration fee to hold their spot.  The sponsoring SAME Post may pay the remainder of the fee and work with the camper on the transportation costs. If not sponsored by a Post, the camper could be responsible for all camp fees and transportation.  For more information and to apply, visit https://www.same.org/stemcamps, then follow the instructions in the camp application tab. This is a competitive process. For more camp information, contact Erin Ingersoll, Camp Registrar, at @emailThe application deadline is 16 March.

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS (SAME) US NAVY ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION CAMP

21-27 June, Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, CA - SAME is accepting nominations for 40 qualified high school students interested in attending the US Navy STEM Engineering and Construction Camp. Students will engage in hands-on engineering and construction activities under the mentorship and supervision of SAME professionals, base commands and other volunteers from the local engineering community. Campers live, eat and complete activities as squads with uniformed service members and STEM-related working professionals. Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens, able to provide proof of medical insurance; current Freshmen, Sophomores, or Juniors; at least 15 years of age at time of camp; on a high school STEM track that will provide a basis for attending an accredited college or university with a STEM curriculum (i.e., taking appropriate STEM courses); have demonstrated leadership characteristics through participation in extra-curricular activities, sports, and/or community activities; are physically fit; have a 3.2 or better GPA (not required but highly recommended); and have not previously attended a SAME week-long summer camp.  Registration fee for the camp is $600 and includes lodging, meals, materials, instruction, and mentoring. Once selected, campers must submit half the registration fee to hold their spot. The sponsoring SAME Post may pay the remainder of the fee and work with the camper on the transportation costs. If not sponsored by a Post, the camper could be responsible for all camp fees and transportation. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.same.org/stemcamps, then follow the instructions in the camp application tab. This is a competitive process. For more camp information, contact Erin Ingersoll, Camp Registrar, at @emailThe application deadline is 16 March.

NEW INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

MITRE SUMMER TECHNICAL AIDE

22 June – 14 August, McLean, VA – MITRE's Emerging Technologies Department is seeking student investigators who will assist and collaborate with senior staff in summer research projects in a variety of topics, including nanotechnology, health sciences/biotechnology, artificial intelligence/deep learning, data analytics, cyber security, computer vision, remote sensing, GPS technology, and robotics.  Eligible applicants will be working towards their high school diploma, have mature communication skills, basic knowledge in the sciences and math, as well as consistently high academic achievement including a 3.0 or better GPA and a record of technical or scientific interests.  Applicants should be sure to specify within an objective statement on their resume their preferred area of technical interest (e.g., one of the technical areas listed above in the Key Description of these positions).  To obtain a position, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and available for full-time work (40 hours per week) during the period listed above.  Visit https://mitre.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/t4echnical-aide-summer_high-school-mclean-7478 for more information and to apply.  The application deadline is 2 March.

PEPCO HOLDINGS INTERNSHIPS

Pepco Holdings provides paid internships for 51 – 100 students.  A standard internship lasts 6 – 12 weeks beginning in May.  Interns work full-time during the summer and part-time hours may be available during the spring/winter.  Except for Life Guard and Assistant Pool manager Positions, the intern’s field of study must be in alignment with the hiring department.  Interns must be U.S. citizens or legally authorized to work in the U.S., have a 2.5 or better GPA, able to pass a background check and medical screening, and able to get parental consent if under 18.  The initial application requires your profile and resume.  Applicants must register to see available intern positions.  For more information and to apply, visit https://www.vault.com/internship-program/utilities/pepco-holdings/internship-opportunities.

SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE EDUCATION CENTER INTERNSHIPS

The Smithsonian Science Education Center internship lasts 10 weeks and requires 40-hour weeks.  Internships are available in their professional services division and curriculum and communications division.  Volunteer service hours can be granted and a modest stipend will be provided.  The application requires a writing sample.  Be sure you read about this as different positions may require a different writing style/focus.  Details of common tasks (some are pretty interesting) and the application link can be found at https://www.ssec.si.edu/smithsonian-science-education-center-internship-program#ProfessionalServices.  There are a limited number of positions available.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early.  Completed applications are due by 15 March.

NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

2020 FAIRFAX COUNTY TEEN JOB FAIR

Saturday, 7 March, 10 am – Noon, W.T. Woodson High School – There will be a Fairfax County Teen Job Fair and Resume Building Workshop at Woodson High School and other Fairfax County High Schools during March.  These job fairs focus on Fairfax County teens (approximately 16 to 18 years old) looking for full time employment, after-school employment, seasonal positions, internship opportunities, volunteer experiences, or wanting tips to build their resume.  Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will be available for younger students starting to build their resume.  During previous job fairs, a combined total of over 120 employers attended all events.  Consider all available Teen Job Fairs held on Saturdays at FCPS high schools:

  • 7 March, 10 am – Noon, W.T. Woodson High School
  • 7 March, 2-4 pm at South County High School
  • 14 March, 2-4 pm at Chantilly High School
  • 21 March, 10 am – Noon at Mount Vernon High School
  • 28 March 10 am – Noon at West Springfield High School.   

REC-PAC PROGRAM OPEN HIRE DAYS

Fairfax County Park Authority is looking for creative, high-energy, motivated candidates for full-time seasonal positions in the REC-PAC summer camp programs.  Applicants must be 18 years old or older.  Position available include:  1) Site Directors who oversee campers and staff and are in charge of day-to-day operations; 2) Leaders who facilitate daily activities, assist with site program planning, and work with a group of campers. 3) Rovers who are on-call to move to sites when walk-in registrations require more staff and may work at different locations daily or weekly; and 4) Subs who are scheduled as needed when leaders are absent or there is a need for roversRec-Pac Camp Leaders and Site Directors earn $11.43 to $13.06 per hour.  For admission to an Open Hire, one MUST bring: a photo I.D. (drivers license, passport, school photo ID); a voided check (to set-up direct deposit for your paycheck); and your social security card (the original card for tax purposes-no exceptions). Open Hire days allow applicants to apply and interview for Rec-PAC summer positions. If hired, the applicant will complete necessary paperwork for the program. This process can take up to 3 hours.  Also, be aware that staffing is based on camp registrations.  here is no guarantee of weekly hours or location assignments and staff may be moved at any time to fulfill program needs.  A negative TB test is required by 27 June.  Certifications in first aid and CPR are required and must be valid through August.  Staff must work all six weeks of the program.  Open Hire Days will be held on: 

  • Thursday, 14 May, 10 am - 1 pm, Herrity Building
  • Thursday, 21 May, 5-8 pm, Oakton Elementary School
  • Thursday, 28 May, 10 am - 1 pm, Herrity Building
  • Saturday, 13 June, 2-5 pm, Providence RecCenter
  • Thursday, 11 June, 10 am -1 pm,  Herrity Building;
  • Wednesday, 17 June, 5-8 pm, Oak View Elementary School 

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS

ARTIEMERGENT SCHOLARSHIP

The ArtiEmergent Agency LLC provides a $1,000 scholarship to support a Northern Virginia student aged 13-19 to receive higher education or training in literary, visual, performing, or culinary arts.  A completed application must include a transcript, statement of career goals, and demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to underprivileged high school students. Application includes personal, academic, and financial information, photo, personal recommendation from the guidance counselor on letterhead, official transcript, SAT/ACT scores, if applicable, and statement of educational goals/career objectives/financial need (≤ 300 words).  Registration is required to access the full application.  Further information is available through Naviance Student or at http://www.artiemergent.com. Applications are due by 31 March.

LOCKHEED MARTIN STEM SCHOLARSHIP

Seniors or college students from underrepresented backgrounds who demonstrate financial need and plan to major in: Aerospace, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical/Computer, Computer, or Systems Engineering; or the related fields of Math, Physics, Computer Science, Information Systems/Management, Information Systems, or Information Assurance can apply for this $10,000 renewable scholarship (total up to $40,000) sponsored by Lockheed Martin.  Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship, a 2.5 or better GPA, and plan full-time enrollment at an accredited four-year U.S. college in fall 2020.  This scholarship program aims to increase participation by underrepresented STEM backgrounds: women, people of color, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQ, and first-generation college students. Recipients will be selected based on academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.  Priority is given to Project Lead The Way students.  Scholarship recipients may opt-into notification of possible internship and mentorship opportunities.  For more information, visit Naviance Student or https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/communities/stem-education/lm-scholarship-program.htmlApplications are due by 12 March.

NATIONAL HISTORY CLUB: LESSONS OF LEADERSHIP *CONTEST*

High school and junior high school students are invited to submit profiles of political courage to this contest, which offers awards of $1,500, $750 (2), and $500 (4).  Contestants must select an elected official and describe how that person risked his or her career by making a decision (passing a law, making a speech, advocating for change, running for office, etc.) that was at odds with public opinion.   Entries may be submitted in the form of an essay (500-2,000 words), documentary (10 minutes max), PowerPoint presentation, or website.  Further information is available at https://www.nationalhistoryclub.org/nhcprograms (select 2019-2020 contest link). Entries must be received by 10 April.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS ANNA HARALAMPUS SCHOLARSHIP

Seniors who plan to become mathematics teachers are invited to apply for this $500 award from the Northern Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  A completed application must include a transcript, honors/awards/activities, a recommendation from a mathematics instructor you have had within the last two years, and a brief statement (200 words or less) in which you: Describe… your educational plans…as they relate to a career in mathematics education. Applications are available in Naviance Student.  Applications must be received by 27 March.

RICH MURRAY JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP

Virginia Seniors who excel in sports journalism and will pursue a college degree in journalism, communications, or a related field can apply for this $1,000 award sponsored by Virginia Sports Information Directors. Preference will be given to students who will study at a Virginia college or university. Application includes personal information, college information, career aspirations, high school GPA and class rank, if available, journalism experience including at least one sample, extracurricular activities, community/volunteer activities, awards/honors/leadership positions, at least one letter of recommendation, and a statement (≤ one page) explaining why student is interested in journalism and/or communication. Further information is available through Naviance Student or at http://www.vasidsports.com.  Applications are due by 31 March.

TEAM DC STUDENT-ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP

LGBTQ athlete Seniors and college students in the DC metro area are eligible to apply for this $2,000 scholarship sponsored by Team DC Sports.  Students must demonstrate academic success, participate actively in interscholastic athletics or a competitive sport, and intend to enroll in a full-time accredited undergraduate program at a two- or four-year college or university.  A completed application must include an official transcript, two letters of support, optional Student Aid Report (FAFSA), and an essay (≤ 1,500 words) that describes how being open about your sexual orientation or gender identity has impacted your participation and involvement in athletics, school life, and life outside of school.  In addition, detail your future goals and aspirations. Award recipients must supply a copy of the college/university acceptance or enrollment letter and give a publicity waiver for use of the recipient’s name in the organization’s publications and announcements.  Further information is available through Naviance Student or at http://www.teamdc.org/scholarship-requirements/Applications are due by 21 February.

VHSL ALLSTATE FOUNDATION / VHSL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Nineteen $1,500 scholarships are awarded each year to Seniors in all parts of Virginia who have excelled in the classroom and in athletic and academic activities.  Each school may nominate students, one for each of four categories: male athlete, female athlete, academic activities, and courageous achievement (currently has or has overcome a serious illness/injury/disability or has overcome great adversity).  Students must have earned a varsity letter or equivalent achievement in one of these sports or academic areas: baseball, basketball, cheer, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, indoor or outdoor track, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, debate, drama, forensics, creative writing, newspaper, yearbook, magazine, scholastic bowl, or film festival. Applicants must also have a 3.0 or better GPA and involvement in other extracurricular activities.  Completed applications must include two references, a head and shoulders photograph, and an essay (≤ 500 words) describing how extracurricular activities have enhanced his/her educational experience.  IMPORTANT NOTE: The application asks for your SSN but may leave blank and only provide if selected as a winner.   A fillable application is available in Naviance Student, and more information on the VHSL is available at https://www.vhsl.org/scholarshipsApplications are due in the Career Center by 6 March.

VHSL COL. CHARLES E. SAVEDGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Senior who has participated and excelled in school publications (magazine, newsmagazine, newspaper, or yearbook) and who will pursue post-secondary education at an accredited 2- or 4-year college/university, or educational institution beyond the secondary school level. Each school may nominate one student, who must have participated for a minimum of two years as part of the school’s publication staff or who have achieved equivalent participation through contributions to community or professional publications. Successful candidates demonstrate personal qualities such as leadership, writing skills, design aptitude, creativity, organization, industry, teamwork, and character. A completed application must include applicant’s GPA, college plans, two writing samples, a recommendation, a journalism-specific resume, and an essay describing the significance that participation in publications has had in his/her life. NOTE: Winners must provide a social security number. A fillable application is available in Naviance Student, and more information on the VHSL is available at https://www.vhsl.org/scholarships.  Applications are due in the Career Center by 14 February.

VHSL VITO PERRIELLO CITIZENSHIP AWARD

Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year to Virginia Seniors pursuing further education in medicine or an allied health field at an accredited post-secondary institution. Applicants must have participated as an ATSA (Athletic Training Student Aide) or demonstrated interest in continuing education in the medical field; participated in at least one activity offered by VHSL; contributed to family, school, and/or community; and promoted good citizenship and sportsmanship. Completed applications must include two references (one from a school official and one from any other non-family member), and an essay (500 - 1,000 words) in which you: Describe what you have done that meets one or more of the definitions of citizenship. Describe your contributions in specific detail and explain how others have benefited.  Each school may nominate one student. A fillable application is available in Naviance Student, and more information on the VHSL is available at https://www.vhsl.org/scholarships.  Applications are due in the Career Center by 6 March.

WILLIAM J. FOREMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, The William J. Foreman Memorial Scholarship of $1,500 - $2,000 will be given to graduating high school Seniors from Fairfax County Public Schools, who demonstrate academic achievement and potential, an ability to overcome significant adversity, and financial need.  Priority will be given to those who have experienced homelessness, foster care, or a lack of substantial family support during their high school career.  Applicants must also demonstrate leadership or mentoring skills, a positive attendance record, positive attitude and school involvement.  Completed applications must include activities, GPA, the college you plan to attend, a transcript, attendance record, SAR from applicant’s FAFSA filing, two recommendation forms and letters (counselor and teacher), and a personal essay (~350 words) providing more information about you to include anything you do outside of school (i.e., work), specific challenges you have faced in high school, how you successfully met those challenges and how you plan to use the scholarship, if selected.  A media release is also included, but applicants may request not to be publicized.  Applications are available in Naviance Student.  Completed applications are due in the Career Center by 23 March.

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.

CONFERENCES / SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS

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

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.