Scholarships

Seniors,

Make sure you check the December Newsletter (see the Newsletters tab above) for information on available scholarships, and click on the Scholarship Info and Applications tab for links to applications and directions.

REC Youth Tour (Current 11th graders)

Each year, eight students from REC’s service territory travel to Washington, D.C., to explore key issues in the electric industry, study the cooperative business model, interact with students in team- and leadership-building programs, tour historical and cultural sites, meet their members of Congress and attend a show at the Kennedy Center. They also make lifelong friends.

More than 1,800 students from across the country will participate in the National Rural Electric Cooperative 2019 Youth Tour, and applications are now available.

Students who are currently juniors in high school and whose parents or guardians are consumer-owners of REC are eligible to apply for this REC-sponsored trip. Students must do the following to be considered:

  • Complete the 2019 Youth Tour Application. (Click the link to download the application)
  • Email the completed application to community@myrec.coop by 5 p.m. February 4, 2019.
  • Questions: Contact Brian Wolfe, REC’s senior public relations specialist, at community@myrec.coop or 1-800-552-3904, ext. 5914.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Scholarship

Seniors: The Tau Rho Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., will give away over $70,000 in college scholarships to students in our local area this year.  If you are interested in applying for a scholarship through Omega Psi Phi, please pick up an application in the main office.

Bezos Scholars Program (11th Graders)

Current 11th graders: The Bezos Scholars Program is a leadership program for juniors who have demonstrated academic rigor, leadership, maturity, and curiosity. Apply by February 8th 2019. You must complete an online application that includes essay questions, nomination of an educator, and a confirmation of support from the school principal.

Learn about the program and application at bezosscholars.org

Virginia College Application Week

CHS Counseling has planned several activities for Virginia College Application Week (Nov. 12- Nov. 16). Senior students are encouraged to submit at least one college application during this time. Our events at CHS include:
Monday, 11/12: Radford On-Site Admissions
Tuesday, 11/13: FAFSA Completion Night (5 to 7 pm, Seminar Room)- Volunteers will be available to help senior students complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Students and parents may drop in during the event. Most students will take about 45 minutes to complete the FAFSA.
Wednesday, 11/14: College Spirit Day- Wear your college gear!
Thursday, 11/15: Community College Application Drive- During lunch, Mrs. Hummer and Ms. Taylor will be available to help students apply to Germanna.
Friday, 11/16: VCU Campus Tour- Selected students will tour VCU campus. Those who were selected have received permission forms and an email from Ms. Taylor.

Need help with the FAFSA?

On November 13th from 5 to 7 PM, students and parents can come get help filling out the FAFSA. Drop in to the Seminar Room (on the back hallway) at any time during these hours. You will need to know your social security number, parent’s social security number, and should bring tax documents from 2017.

Newsletter

Seniors,

The November edition of the School Counseling Newsletter is now available by clicking the “Newsletters” tab above.  As always, see your school counselor if you have any questions.

ACT Student Champions Scholarship

ACT Student Champions Scholarship

A $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition.

Eligibility requirements: Students in the graduating class of 2019 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply:

  • High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions
  • At a minimum students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date OR a Gold ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate®

Applications can be found www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due October 31, 2018, and champions will be notified on or before January 31, 2019.

Scholarship Opportunities

Hagan Scholarship Foundation
This  is both a financial need and merit based scholarship for rural students who worked 240 hours or more in the 12 months prior to starting college.  The student must complete the FAFSA and have an EFC less than $6500.00, the student must have a 3.5 GPA or higher, the student must have 1,150 SAT scores or 23 ACT scores or higher.
This scholarship offers up to $48,000 total for 4 years. 300 scholarships are awarded each year. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2018. To apply go to: www.hsfmo.org
The Gloria Wille Bell and Carlos R. Bell Charitable Trust
This scholarship offers up to $80,000 over 4 years for a  VA Students who plans to enroll at the University of Michigan and pursuit a degree in engineering, math, physics, computer science, or a scientific related field.  Applications and essays may be submitted at www.bellscholarship.org