Summer Opportunity for Juniors

The 2019 Virginia Private College Week will be held July 22-27, 2019 at 23  Virginia private colleges and universities. Participating institutions will host two daily programs for rising juniors and seniors. The program includes a campus tour and an information session about admissions, financial aid, and academic/extracurricular programs. Sessions are typically offered Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.  

If you visit at least three of the listed colleges during Private College Week, you will receive three application fee waivers. For more information, click here.


Seniors: Two scholarships for $500.00 each

William Anderson Memorial Scholarship: Career & Tech Ed Degree: Nursing, Engineering, Computer Science, Auto field, Sports Medicine, Culinary Arts, Criminal Justice/law and public safety, Carpentry, Agriculture/Conservation/Equestrian Studies, Cosmetology

J. Kemp Smith Memorial Scholarship: Must be in the top 30 percent of your class and seek a degree in business. 

The applications are on the Scholarship Info and Applications page.  Hard copies are available in Main Office or on the Counseling website. The deadline to turn into Main Office is April 22nd or email directly to

April Newsletter

Welcome back students. There are a handful of weeks left in the school year, so now is a great time to check the School Counseling Newsletter on the Newsletters tab above. If you are a senior who is continuing your education next year, there are still many scholarships available! If not, be sure to check in with your school counselor, recruiter, or Ms. Hummer to finalize your employment or enlistment plans.

Essay Contest

Dear students,

It has come to the attention of the school counseling department that many of you enjoy the honorable pursuit of ceaseless argument and debate. As your school counselors, we affirm and encourage this enthusiastic exchange of ideas, and while many of you prefer to do so verbally and at a high volume, we would like you to know that there are other outlets at your disposal. For instance, the 2019 Fourth Circuit Essay Contest asks you to put forth your finest argument on the topic of Tinker v. Des Moines, an influential Supreme Court decision regarding the freedom of speech in schools. We will post this opportunity on our Scholarship Info page, so take a look and get to arguing.


Make sure to check the Scholarship Info tab above as new scholarships are continuously being uploaded. See your school counselor if you need any assistance!

February Newsletter


The February edition of the School Counseling Newsletter is now available at the “Newsletters” tab above. Our college-bound seniors may have some college decisions rolling in, so now is the time to take a serious look at funding your education. Check out the many financial aid opportunities that are available, find which ones apply to you, and apply, apply, apply. As always, see your counselor if you have any questions.

U.Va Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, March 30th, 2019. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at the different engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers, panels, lab tours, and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Spring 2019 Application which can be found on the UVA SWE Website (