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Counselors Matt Dryden, grades 9 and 10 (mdryden@mcps.k12.va.us), and  Anne Baltrusaitis, grades 11 and 12  (abaltrusaitis@mcps.k12.va.us), are available to answer questions via email.  If you are unable to communicate by email, please leave a message at 804-758-9702 with your contact information.  Your call will be returned as soon as possible. 





Academic Progress

Coordinate and mail progress reports and report cards
Counsel students with academic difficulties
Attend parent conferences
Complete and mail credit analysis to parents
Identify and contact parents of failing students
Determine grade retentions and summer school participants
Determine and create honor rolls

Scheduling

Update scheduling information – solicit teacher course requests,  coordinate with DOE regulations, publish Program of Studies 
Distribute scheduling materials to students
Meet with parents of rising ninth graders to describe scheduling process/diploma requirements
Meet with students individually to discuss schedule choices
Create schedule for the next school year
Handle drop/add courses 

Testing

Register students, administer, and interpret PSAT
Compile numbers of students taking end-of-course SOLs
Identify students needing SOL retakes
Assist with SOL administration
Administer AP Exams 
Help students register for the SAT and ACT
 

Transition

Organize freshmen orientation
Hold College Application/Scholarship meeting for parents
Hold Financial Aid Workshop
Counsel students regarding college choices
Mail mid-year and final transcripts to colleges
Organize college fairs
Write college recommendations
Organize ASVAB administration and interpretation to eleventh graders
Administer Vocational Testing to all ninth and tenth graders
Meet with students individually to discuss results and determine tentative career goals
Participate on committee which organizes the career speaker program
Assist with the ISAEP transition plans

Student Support

Foster teacher/student relations
Select students for leadership conferences
Provide crisis counseling for individual students and school emergencies
Assist with Governor’s School application process
Identify student scholarship recipients
Organize and present scholarship awards
Identify honor graduates
Order diplomas
Determine diploma seal recipients

Special Education

Attend IEP/504 meetings/triennial evaluation
Complete classroom observations
Attend child study meetings

Administrative

Register new students
Attend Counseling and Faculty meetings
Attend Advisory and Committee meetings
Maintain student records


Summer Programs & Opportunities

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Program Opportunities


June 14, 2020 

Student Leadership Program is Going Virtual


We are excited to announce that the 2020 Student Leadership Program (SLP) will be offered virtually this summer. With the social distancing recommendations for COVID-19 in place, we did not want to miss out on the opportunity to still provide this leadership experience for our students. During times of change comes innovation and we are looking forward to offering our SLP program in this new unique way -- fully virtual. Our team is dedicated in helping students realize their true leadership potential and offering the program virtually will allow us to reach even more young leaders. Register today.


Pre-College Program in American History Start Your Future by Studying the Past...About Pre-College Program in American History at William & Mary. This unique program offers high school students an opportunity to live and study at William & Mary for three weeks during the summer. Students will earn 4 hours of transferable college credit studying American history right where it happened.What sets the program apart from your typical history class is that students travel daily to the museums, battlefields, archaeological sites, homes, and places where history lives. They will talk with professional historians and curators, and learn not only the history of America but what's being done to preserve it. Students also participate in an active archaeological dig and get their hands dirty looking for 18th-century artifacts.A background in American history is not required, however, an open mind, independent thinking, creativity, and a spirit of adventure are essential. Financial assistance available form NIAHD. Visit www.wm.edu for more information. 

Girls Go CyberStart
Learn ethical hacking, forensics and Linux for free. Work your way through a vast online training game to learn new skills and compete for cash prizes!Whether you’re already a white-hat hacker in training or you’ve never touched a keyboard before, you can take part in Girls Go CyberStart. You’ll test your natural creativity, problem solving ability, and curiosity by taking on the role of a security agent to crack codes and stop cyber criminals in their tracks. We have over 200 challenges for you to tackle either on your own or in a team with friends! Click here for more information and dates.

Virginia Tech The College of Science is offering several fun and educational camps this summer for rising 6th through 12th graders. Campers will carry out experiments, work with cutting-edge technology, and solve real-life problems. Our talented professors and staff will inspire and prepare campers for a great future in science! Camps include: Explore Science (an array of topics)CSI: BlacksburgOutbreak at Virginia TechGeosciences: Using Data & Technology to Understand Earth and MarsNanocamp For more info, click HERE.

Come to Adelphi this summer. Live on campus. Take an amazing class. Make new friends. Earn college credits. All in our summer program tailored just for you! This summer, experience Adelphi’s personalized approach to education and enroll in our Summer Pre-College programs. College Consensus recently ranked Adelphi’s Pre-College Summer programs among the top 30 in the US. Visit 
precollege.adelphi.edu for more information.

Duke Youth Programs is now offering online courses!


Duke Youth Programs’ Summer Online Program offers two sessions of classes for middle and high school students. Our richly diverse participants will spend their days crafting fiction and nonfiction, writing and performing poems, cracking and creating codes, exploring trailblazing research, debating ethical dilemmas, and enjoying virtual tours of Duke’s world class labs and other popular sites on Duke’s campus. Session I will meet during the weeks of June 15 - June 26 and Session II will meet during the weeks of July 13 - July 24. 

Classes will meet synchronous from 10:00 am-12:00 pm and asynchronous from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. 

Our programs promote innovation, engagement, and a love for learning. The classes are designed to provide each participant with a high-quality academic experience and opportunities to connect with peers with similar interests and curiosities.

Join us this summer and be transformed! 

Please visit our website at www.learnmore.duke.edu/youth to learn more about our programs.


YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE We know that summer is your time to break away from the world you know and do something extraordinary. You’ve come to the right place. Broadreach programs take place in every corner of the globe and teach you unique skills. Wherever you go, you’ll be inspired by great adventures and challenged with learning experiences unlike anything you’ve done before.

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, piano, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below: 
  • Camp Psych - Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Sunderman Piano Institute - Pianists 12-17 years old who desire to improve their performance skills, collaborate with other pianists, and dive deeply into related music subjects of their choice. Pianists will have opportunities to perform in daily studio class, and the final Friday concert will showcase pianists in both solo and ensemble works.
  • Writing Camp - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
  • Coding for Robotics & Electronics Camp - Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring, hardware, and building robots through the open source software known as Arduino. Throughout this camp, campers will learn basic electrical engineering, the physics behind electricity, and how to think like a scientist.
  • Civil War Institute Summer Conference - The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle. 
Virginia Masonry Association This 3.5 year Apprenticeship allows apprentices to learn from seasoned masons with on-the-job training during the day, while taking courses one night per week. Courses run a total of 30 weeks and include textbook work as well as hans-on training. Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, graduates become Journeyman Bricklayers and will receive certification from the State of Virginia Department of Labor and Industry. This certification is recognized nationally. This program is designed for employees of our Masonry Contractor Members. It is completely free of charge to the Apprentice (including textbook!) who will also be paid for their on-the-job training. Visit the website at www.VirginiaMasonry.org for more information.

Rustic Pathways Not only is Rustic Pathways a pioneer in providing quality travel and service programs for students and educators, but we’re also redefining how to integrate education, travel, and philanthropy in a world where all people are connected by a shared humanity. At Rustic, our mission, vision, and values drive the way we run our programs, partner with local communities, and live our lives.
Our mission is to empower students through innovative and responsible travel experiences to positively impact lives and communities around the world.

Summer Sports Camps: We offer Summer Falcon Sports Camps for student 8 to 18 who want to participate in numerous sports and are led by our very own head coaches! Click here for additional information.

CIEE High School Summer Abroad and Global Navigator Scholarships with 30 summer programs in Language & Culture, Service & Leadership, and Content Studies, it's easy for student to follow their passions and chart a course to one of 16 amazing destinations around the world.
Global Navigator Scholarship make this opportunity possible for deserving students. Only available through CIEE, these scholarships help families cover 10 to 100 percent of the cost of our summer study abroad programs. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit, financial need, and student interest in our program themes.
There's more online! Visit our website at ciee.org/high-school-summer abroad for more information.

ASSE International Student Exchange Program is pleased to provide your students an opportunity to study abroad in the 2018-19 school year. Exchange students develop leadership skills, self-confidence and a greater understanding of the complexities of the world around them. This is why the best universities, as well as corporations and other professionals, look favorably on student who have spent a school year abroad. For more information, visit ASSE.com.

Middle and High School Summer Experiences continue on your path of academic success with high school and middle school summer programs at Washington University in St. Louis. To learn more or to apply, visit summerexperiences.

Graduation Requirements

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Graduation Requirements
Diploma Types  

The Standard Diploma reflects the basic achievement the Commonwealth sees as necessary for citizens; four English, three math (at or above the level of algebra), three science (from two science disciplines), and three social studies credits (including both VA/US History and VA/US Government), two Physical Education courses, one fine or practical art elective, two electives in sequence, and three other elective credits for a total of 22 credits.  

The Advanced Diploma is encouraged to better prepare students for their post-secondary education choices.In addition to the academic core requirements of the Standard Diploma, Advanced Diploma recipients must complete three credits of a foreign language (or two credits in two languages), one additional credit each in Math, Science (from three science disciplines), and Social Studies, one fine or practical art and two other electives for 24 total credits.  

The Special Diploma is granted to disabled students who complete their Individualized Education Plan objectives.

Standard vs. Verified Credits.  Standards of Learning Tests (SOLs) are used to assess whether students have adequately mastered the course material of a given subject.  The Commonwealth has added passage of a number of End of Course SOLs to its list of requirements for Standard and Advanced Diplomas.  Passing the course yields a standard credit; passing the course and the corresponding SOL test together yields a verified credit.

Verified Credits per Diploma Type.  Advanced Diploma requirements include 9 verified credits: two from English 11 (Writing and Reading), 2 each in math, science, and social studies, and another of the student's choosing.  Standard Diploma requirements and beyond must earn two from English (Writing and Reading), one each in math, science, and social studies, and one of the student's choosing. The Modified Standard  Diploma uses scores from 8th grade Math and Reading SOLs to verify credit. The Special Diploma students testing standard is the VAAP in 11th grade.  Completion of some industry certifications and other national tests may be used for verified credit.

SOL Information
End of Course Tests.  The following courses have SOL tests: English 10 (Writing), English 11 (Reading), Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, World History I, World History II, VA/US History.  All students enrolled in these courses must take the End of Course Test, regardless of diploma type or number of SOLs already passed.

Administration.  SOL tests are given at the end of the course (January and June).  If a student scores between 375 and 399 (just short of the passing grade of 400), he/she is allowed to take an expedited retake, a special administration a few weeks after the original test. Students who have a standard credit but who have not passed the SOL for the verified credit may retake the SOL during one of the school year testing sessions or in the summer(remediation is encouraged).

Career Information

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Choosing a Career
Identifying your post-secondary career goals early in your high school career can help you select courses that will promote these goals.  The most important piece of the career puzzle is finding information about yourself - your interests, your abilities, and your work values.  MHS students will begin the exploration process in ninth grade, and will keep portfolios to take with them when they graduate.

Step One - Interests.  All freshmen participate in career testing sometime during the year. Students will take the assessments available on www.VaWizard.org. Originally created by the Community College system, this site has recently been expanded to include 4-year college and local employment information. Students are welcome and encouraged to view the resources on this site. Another excellent site for free career exploration and exploration is www.vaview.vt.edu . This is another state-sponsored side with activities and local information.

Alternatively, one can complete an on-line interest inventory at www.careerkey.org for a small fee.  Both yield accurate results and suggest job titles to investigate.

Step Two - Abilities.  All juniors are encouraged to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), usually offered in the winter. While it is used by military recruiters to identify students with skills utilized in the military, students have ABSOLUTELY NO OBLIGATION to respond positively to any inquiries from recruiters.  The ASVAB remains a valuable tool in identifying your own areas of strength; it compares your skills to those of similarly aged students.  Students who do not wish to  take the ASVAB but would like to identify their skills may contact the Guidance Office for an alternate assessment.  See www.asvabprogram.com for more information about the ASVAB and also for other excellent career information.

Step Three - Work Values.  While the size of a paycheck is often enough to make a job worthwhile, other features such as environment, traveling, and benefits also have an impact.  Identifying the features you MUST have and those you'd like to have will greatly affect your satisfaction.  Interested students can complete the Work Values Inventory on the Wizard site, or a self-assessment at home.

Step Four - Research.  The best first source of career field information is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.  The Media Center has printed copies.  It can also be accessed on-line at www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm .  Each entry includes job descriptions, work environment, training requirements, earnings, employment outlook, related occupations, and other sources of information. 

Step Five - Putting Yourself Out There.  You've done an amazing amount of work and now have a direction.  Try it out by: Volunteering or Working - the best way to find out what you like and don't like about a job is trying it;  Taking courses in high school and college - try new things; Talking to people in the field - if you can't immediately try it for yourself, talk to people who have. See your counselor to discuss options.

Getting a Job
If possible, try to find a job in or near the field you're interested in.  You'll have a resume enhancing experience and the chance to put your research to the test!

Step One - Where the Jobs Are
     
* Newspapers - the Southside Sentinel comes out on Thursdays - and the help wanted ads are online
     * Networking - this is a fancy word for telling friends and family you're looking for work, and ask if they know of any openings.   They'll tell their friends who will tell their friends, and... (you get the idea). Having someone recommend you also increases your chances of being selected.
     * Stopping at a business, completing an application, and waiting for an opening.

Step Two - Completing Applications
     * ALWAYS dress appropriately, even if you're just dropping by for a minute.  First impressions last.  Consider this your first interview.
     * Be polite and respectful to EVERYONE you meet - again because of first impressions.  Also, receptionists and secretaries may have more say in the hiring process than you realize.
     * Bring information you are likely to need: social security number, names, addresses, and phone numbers of references and past employers, salary requirements.  
     * Always ask the people you will be using for references for their permission to be used as a reference - and be sure they will recommend you positively (they might like you personally, but think you would be a lazy employee).

Step Three -  Interviewing
     
* ALWAYS dress appropriately.
     * Research typically asked questions and prepare  your answers in advance. 

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), many students are likely to enrol in a business school because majority of employers in the US prefer those with a degree in business administration, accounting, and finance. And among master’s degrees, MBA is the most desirable.

Because of the increase in demand for business degrees and MBA, we at Discover Business have created a database of business schools in the US, where prospective students can carefully evaluate their schools and programs of choice. You can find it here:

Business School Program Guide

OnlineMasters.com obtains the information on business schools and their program offerings from the AACSB, ACBSP, NCES, and also from the admissions office of each business school through a direct correspondence. We have also included comprehensive guides on how to pass the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT to help students get through admission.

OnlineMasters.com is to inspire others to influence society through the pursuit of higher education. We have an online database of tools, references, and articles that cover topics such as accreditation, job placement, and resources that can provide financial support. 

Resume writing guide for students is a guide to help teach high school students how to put together a high quality resume, even when they may not have any prior work experience.



Scholarship Deadlines

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Scholarships - find information from the organization's website or Counseling Office

Counselors Matt Dryden, grades 9 and 10 (mdryden@mcps.k12.va.us), and  Anne Baltrusaitis, grades 11 and 12  (abaltrusaitis@mcps.k12.va.us), are available to answer questions via email.  If you are unable to communicate by email, please leave a message at 804-758-9702 with your contact information.  Your call will be returned as soon as possible. 

WiseGeek has gone through every scholarship platform to compile the easiest, most up-to-date scholarship resources for students in 2020. Benefit from this resource and visit WiseGeek! 

June 25, 2020 Breakthrough Junior Challenge Students ages 13 through 18 are invited to create a short— under three minutes— video explaining a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way. This year, there is an additional COVID-19 category, and students are encouraged to help educate the world about this global health crisis by sharing the science or math behind the causes, impacts and potential solutions. Apply here.
 

June 30, 2020 Impact on the Community Scholarship New York attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. strive to bring the highest quality of service and ethics to every case. Following this mission, we are pleased to announce our Impact on the Community Scholarship. We would like to recognize someone who has devoted their time to improving someone else’s life in their community by awarding them a $1,000 scholarship. If you’ve made a positive impact on your community, we’d like to hear your story. We believe there are many ways to make an impact, because even the smallest actions can make a difference. Whether that is starting a community garden, volunteering at an animal shelter, helping kids with their homework or donating supplies to a homeless shelter. Interested applicants should write a 750-1000 word essay, discussing a time when you made a positive impact on someone or something in your community, and how that experience changed you as a person. Visit  impact-on-the-community.

July 17, 2020 $1,000 Academic Scholarship from Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC A college education opens many doors for one’s future. At Pittman, Roberts & Welsh, PLLC, we value the importance of a good education and want to help provide more opportunities for students to get higher-level education. That’s why our law firm in Jackson, Mississippi is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who are going to attend or are currently in their first year of college or graduate school. Our personal injury attorneys understand how difficult it can be to afford an education. With our scholarship, we’re investing in the future to help students get their education and help improve the future. Visit www.prwlaw.com on how to apply.

July 17, 2020 The McMath Woods P.A. law firm in Little Rock, Arkansas is excited to announce our annual $1,000 scholarship for first-year graduate and undergraduate students. We are dedicated to helping students all across the country pursue higher education and earn meaningful degrees. We are now in the second year of offering this opportunity.To be considered, potential applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:If you had the ability and means to create and produce a film about any topic (based off real events or fictitious), what story would you tell and why? To learn more about the application process and required materials, visit https://www.mcmathlaw.com/scholarship/.
August 1, 2020 Bradley Beman Scholarship Amongst the many challenges universities face, providing first class services to manage the mental health of their student body should be of primary concern. Drawing from his own experiences supporting family members with challenges such as these is something Bradley Beman understands well. The aforementioned scholarship, established in his name, is the result of those feelings. Find more information at bradleybemanscholarship.com


November 30, 2020 Solomon Page Scholarship is proud to offer a scholarship program for students in the process of pursuing a college degree in Business Administration. The awarded student will receive $1,000 to be used towards expenses for his or her degree. To apply online visit 

March 1, 2021 Adam K. Veron is an entrepreneur committed to helping a college student in need to complete his higher studies by offering a tuition grant. This is a merit-based grant that will be awarded to a student that has amazing writing skills and comes up with an essay on “Mistakes To Avoid As An Entrepreneur To Achieve Success In 2020”.  Visit adamkverongrant.com for more information.

April 1, 2021 The SarahBeth Hartlage Scholarship Application SarahBeth Hartlage is an authority in the healthcare industry and a trusted expert in her field. In 2020, SarahBeth Hartlage founded the SarahBeth Hartlage Scholarship program in order to assist students in achieving their career goals. She is firm believer in the value of a higher education, and works to ensure that finances do not stand in the way of achieving one. Scholarship details can be found at 

Quarterly Deadlines: January 1, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women each quarter we award $1,000 + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to young women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals. For scholarship page and application visit https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship

The ChamberofCommerce.org  recently created a guide to college scholarships. This guide provides insight into the types of scholarships available, the application process, and how to improve your odds of being awarded a scholarship.   

There are many scholarships that are available through VHSL and the Foundation with several different due dates. Click here to find you way to more information.

Home/Healthcare Administration Scholarships Healthcare administration is a growing and exciting career path. It's become so popular that colleges and universities now have departments and degrees dedicated to grooming students for success in this particular field. The industry is also eager to attract top quality students such as yourself into the fold so many healthcare administration associations and other related entities have begun offering scholarships to help you choose the field. These scholarships help you ease the financial burden that comes with higher education. Not only that, but you can always add the honor to your resume, a distinction that will certainly turn heads when you seek employment. Continue reading to find the right scholarship for you.

  • Gotranscript Scholarship Program  This scholarship is offered during the Spring and Fall semesters (2017-2022) Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round. Requirements :Applicant must be a high school senior or current full-time college freshman. Participants must register using your university or college issued email. Scholarship Essay’s Prompt: Briefly talk about yourself and your academic/career short-term and long-term goals. Then, answer the following questions: What have you learned from your experience(s)? Examples may include: community service, volunteer work, employment, school clubs, sports, family, etc. Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and your future goals. Write 500 to 1,000-word essay on the following topic: Share a story about how language has helped you express your voice.

CollegeCovered is excited to announce the launch of their 2018 scholarship program. This year, entrants have a chance to win $10,000 to help pay for college! High school seniors, current college students and parents are eligible to enter. No essay is required. Visit CollegeCovered to enter the contest.

The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. For more information visit www.legion.org.

Raise.me allows high school students to earn scholarships from colleges for their achievements in and out of the classroom. Starting in 9th grade, students can be eligible to start earning scholarships for their achievements in and out of the classroom, like getting good grades, having perfect attendance, leadership roles, participating in sports & clubs, community service, test scores, and more. 

High School Scholarships for Trade Schools in Virginia compiled a list of all the participating career colleges that offer High School Scholarship Program, which is worth up to $1,000 toward tuition at these schools. This new feature makes it simple for students to browse their options for career training and quickly request information from those schools. And from there, they can submit their Imagine America scholarship application right away.

Tuition Funding Sources Website Offers $41 Billion in Financial Aid for Students Tuition Funding Sources website redesign and enhancements offers students the largest scholarship data base in the world.
Outside Scholarships makes it possible for busy students to easily find the scholarships that are the right fit for them, based on their unique criteria. Outside Scholarships contains listings of over $1.6 million in award money, and counting. We want to take the extra work out of the process so students can focus more on grades, extra curricular, and service hours, and less time drowning in paperwork. We’ve collected some excellent scholarship opportunity information.  
Student Financial Aid Search Engine: Find & Apply for Financial Aid to Pay for College
Scholarships to Help International Students Afford U.S. Colleges 
United Negro College Fund Scholarships 
Scholarship America Scholarships

Study Soup launched the StudySoup peer-to-peer learning marketplace in 2014, and now we are announcing our new Future Innovator Scholarship Program. When we were in school, we found that success in the classroom can be a pretty ambiguous thing. Every class has hours of lectures and dozens of readings. Come midterm time, most students are overwhelmed and have no idea how they should study. Without fail, however, there are always a few top students in the class who know exactly what it takes to be successful. We decided to empower those top students to help their peers, and make money, by posting their best study materials to StudySoup.com.

www.studentscholarships.org has a list of 9 Scholarship Programs that will give out more than 1 Million dollars to students in 2016. Students from Virginia school districts are eligible for all the awards.
Scholarship resources for minority students 
African-American Grants The nonprofit group Demos recently reported that 84% of African American students used Pell Grants to finance their education and graduated with debt, compared to just 60% of white students. With both segments of students enrolling in college at similar rates, it's alarming that African American students receive significantly less funding than their white counterparts.
To help bridge this funding gap, our college planning experts at OEDB.org developed a list of scholarships and grants specifically for African American students. We provide context for how students can best take advantage of available resources while offering a listing of 15 scholarship and grant opportunities.
CollegeScholarships.org has helped students find financial aid since 1999 and recently launched an interactive searchable database listing over 23,000 financial aid programs.
Scholarships at The Community Foundation TCF's searchable database offers more than 60 scholarship opportunities for students living in the Central Virginia region. Our database allows you to enter specific criteria to narrow your search. Criteria might include your high school or area of academic interest. Or you may view an alphabetical listing of all scholarships available through The Community Foundation.
Discover Business We offer a comprehensive listing of MBA programs and resources available in each state. Many business schools offer online MBA degrees in addition to traditional on-campus business degrees. Select your state in the list below to find out more about MBA degree programs in your area.
Virginia Foundation for Community College Education recognizes outstanding students of all ages and backgrounds through its statewide scholarship program. The application period for the 2014-2015 school year is open. Please visit our website: http://www.vccs.edu/giving/  VFCCE scholarship information is also posted on the Virginia Education Wizard at: www.VaWizard.org
Financial Guide for African Americans The financial aid guide for minority students was recently published at : www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/
Making College Affordable This expert-driven guide includes an extensive list of scholarships and financial aid resources available specifically for minority students. The guide also includes tips for finding and securing scholarships and other financial aid. Check out the site at  http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/college-scholarships-for-minority-students/
Scholarships.com Find scholarships and other valuable financial aid information on this site at no cost.
The U.S. Army has formed a partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) to help ensure African-American students capitalize on the significant scholarship, leadership development and career opportunities available through the U.S. Army’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).
The Army-TMCF partnership seeks to address this by attracting high-achieving students (a 3.7 high school cumulative GPA; minimum scores of 1260 SAT or 27 ACT, and; a varsity letter winner or equivalent athletic achievement) to apply for two-, three- or four-year Army ROTC scholarships. 
For more information please visit:
http://thurgoodmarshallfund.net/student/army-rotc-recruiting-program
Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund applicants must be: The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has become permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident. The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been killed in action. The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA). All applicants must also meet the following eligibility requirements in order to qualify for a Freedom Alliance scholarship. Currently in their senior year of high school, a high school graduate or a currently enrolled full time undergraduate student. Under the age of 26 at the time of application. Visit http://www.fascholarship.com/  to apply.
  
EDU, Inc. wants to announce that there is a "Common Black College Application" which students may use to apply to 33 Member Institutions with 1 application for $35.00. The use of the Common Black College Application creates the possibility for students to potentially receive acceptance letters, financial aid packages, and scholarship offers from several different colleges. For additional information and a list of the participating colleges, please visit www.eduinconline.com
 
Below, below are 10 different scholarship programs through the firm, Price Benowitz, LLC, to graduating high school students and college students.

1. Tatiana Mendez Future Resources Scholarship- http://criminallawsvirginia.com/scholarship.html
2. Thomas Soldan Healthy Communities Scholarship- http://virginialawfirm.net/healthy-communities-scholarship
4. Steve Duckett Conservation Scholarship- http://www.virginiacriminallaws.com/scholarship.html
5. April Cockerham DREAM Act Scholarship- http://immigration.pricebenowitz.com/scholarship.html
6. Michael Kiely Strong Roots Scholarship and Essay Contest- http://virginiacriminallawyernow.com/2016-scholarship
7. Amato Sanita Brighter Future Scholarship- http://criminallawpennsylvania.com/student-scholarship.html
8. Ed Tayter Outstanding Citizen Scholarship- http://mdcriminalattorney.net/scholarship.html
9. Angie Dipietro Women in Business Scholarship- marylandcriminallaws.com/scholarship.html
10. Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship 2016- http://pricebenowitz.com/virginia-injur

Education & Outreach In pursuit of their nursing degree, every nursing student will be financially challenged. We strive to meet these challenges by connecting students with financial aid opportunities that can alleviate these costs. Our site has been featured on a number of school, nonprofit, and nursing organization websites; the database, and every other resource on our site, is available free of charge. Here is a link to the financial aid resource: http://www.rntobsn.org/financial-assistance
SAE International Through generous contributions from various individuals, corporations and universities, SAE International is proud to award scholarship money to both undergraduate and graduate engineering students. SAE scholarships assist in developing the future engineering workforce by helping students achieve their dreams of becoming an engineer.
Funded through the SAE Foundation, these scholarships encourage academic excellence and help students around the world to pursue their passion for engineering. 
Despite our country’s ongoing economic volatility and increased college costs, the financial aid picture for minorities has never looked brighter. Currently, billions of dollars are set aside each year specifically for Asian Americans, African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students. This funding is open to minorities at any level (high school through postdoctoral) for a variety of activities including study, research, travel, training, career development and creative projects. While numerous listings provide general financial aid opportunities, there seems to be a lack of online scholarship listings specifically for minority groups. As a result, many advisors, librarians, scholars, researchers and students often have been unaware of the extensive funding opportunities available for minority groups. We wanted to change this by providing an extensive listing of scholarships exclusively for minority students on AffordableColleges.com here: http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships-for-minorities/
Here at Intern Solutions, we connect students and other young adults with job solutions every day, and lately, we’ve noticed a fantastic trend: more and more people are opting for a trade rather than a white collar career. And our team couldn’t be more thrilled about it! Not only do these careers fulfill a passion for their employees, but they are and always will be in high demand.
I think about it this way: if I had a home repair project I wanted done or car trouble I needed addressed, there is no way — no WAY — I would have the skills to get the job done myself. And I know I’m not alone.
With that in mind, we’re working on a campaign to share scholarship opportunities available to aspiring trades workers. Following are some great ones that I’ve found, and that I hope you’ll consider sharing on your site.

Tobacco-Free Life Academic Scholarship Are you passionate about creating a tobacco-free world? Tobacco-Free Life awards $2,000 in scholarships each quarter to students who are committed to preventing the suffering and death caused by smoking. If you share our vision, we want to support you in your academic study.

RoverPass Outdoor Entrepreneur Scholarship
Student working RoverPass was founded on an incredible love for exploration. Whether you’re a spelunker, cross-country skier or deep sea diver, the outdoors offers experiences that transcend everyday life, and the RoverPass team wants to encourage a culture of adventure-seekers.
The Outdoor Entrepreneur Scholarship is based on RoverPass’ founding ideals, with a mission to fund tomorrow’s top outdoor industry entrepreneurs. Through this, our hope is to give back to the next generation of adventurers.
So, maybe you’ve started building your own off the grid sustainable tiny-house or you’re passionate about the outdoors and got bit by the entrepreneurial bug - we’re eager to help fund your dream. We’re fixing the large and disorganized outdoor RV and camping industry, and will grant $1000 to any student we believe has the potential to change the world through entrepreneurship. If you are interested in starting your own business, we'd love to hear from you.
The scholarship will be won by one student each semester; entry for the Fall semester is May 1st to August 20th and for the Spring semester it’s open from August 31st to December 31st. Winners will be announced on August 31 and January 2nd of the subsequent year.

If you are looking for a scholarship program to help pay your way through college, we’ve got resources that can help. Getting a good education today can be quite costly, but don’t let that stop you. There are numerous programs that can help pay a part or all of your college tuition and expenses. In the past, most scholarships were mainly offered to those with above-average grades, but in today’s world, there are a plethora of programs available that offer grants, scholarships, and awards for everyone from those majoring in specific area’s to individuals who are of a native decent.

Maryville University Online wants to support African American students as they work hard to attain any type of degree. Historically and even now these students are underrepresented in the numbers of students pursuing and obtaining bachelor's degrees nationwide. This guide isn’t a comprehensive list, but it includes a lot of good information about different types of aid available to African American students and where they can go to find and receive that aid. It also offers details about major-specific scholarships that are available. Click here for more information.


 
 
 
 
 (You may contact jlewis@mcps.k12.va.us for available applications in the counseling office)

Important Dates

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Important Dates


2019-20



March 27 - End of 9 week grading period

April 3 - Report cards mailed

April 6 - 10 Spring Break - Schools closed

May 5 - End of Interim

May 8 - Interims Issued

May 25 - Memorial Day Holiday - Schools closed

June 3 - 5 - 1:00 Dismissal 

June 6 - Graduation Ceremony 10:00am