If you have spent a considerable amount of time volunteering in your community, consider applying for the Prudential “Spirit of Community” Award. See the link below for more information – winners receive $1,000, an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, and are entered into the national competition for a $5,000 award.
“Spirit of Community” Award
Any students that are 18 or will be turning 18 in the next 3 months and are interested in obtaining a CDL license are invited to join an informational meeting on Oct. 23rd at 6:30pm at the high school. A representative from CDS tractor trailer training school will be available to answer all of their questions. Tuition can be free or at an extreme reduced rate. There is a sign-up sheet on Ms. Ward’s office door for any interested and eligible students!
Please click the link below for information on The Community Foundation’s many scholarship opportunities.
The Community Foundation provides over 40 scholarships to local students and last year awarded over $140,000 in financial aid to deserving students. Starting on November 14th, students can apply for Community Foundation scholarships using the portal described at the link below. Remember – you cannot win, if you do not apply. See you school counselor if you have any questions.
The Community Foundation Scholarships
Be sure to check out the updated October School Counseling Newsletter. Click the Newsletters tab above, or follow this link.
See you school counselor, Ms. Hummer, or Ms. Taylor if you have any question!
FAFSA opens on October 1 at www.fafsa.gov. This form is required for anyone who wants to receive financial aid (loans, grants, work-study) to pay for college or career/technical schools. Even if you don’t believe you/your student will receive aid, it is still important to file the FAFSA! You may be surprised by what you get. Additionally, almost anyone can receive a federal student loan, which is much lower interest than any loan from a bank. FAFSA may also be required for certain scholarship applications. In short, COMPLETE THE FAFSA! Keep an eye on FAFSA deadlines for any prospective colleges. And remember: FAFSA is always FREE! Never pay to file a FAFSA.
Ms. Taylor is available to answer any questions students or parents have about the FAFSA. To schedule an appointment, email Ms. Taylor at email@example.com, or give her a call at 804-633-9886 ext. 5026.
Please inform Ms. Taylor when FAFSA is submitted. Students who show proof of completion will be entered into a raffle for gift cards and other prizes.
CHS will be hosting a FAFSA Night on October 23 at 5:30pm. Senior parents and students are encouraged to attend. A financial aid professional from Germanna Community College will be available to answer any questions.
Sign up to attend CHS’s FAFSA Night here!
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, November 17th, 2018. 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 Fall 2018 Application which can be found on the UVA SWE Website (https://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv). This fall session particularly targets high school seniors, but sophomores and juniors can also apply. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance and priority consideration for an overnight stay at UVA hosted by a SWE member.
The attached flier and information sheet provide more information about the event and instructions on how to apply online through our website.
The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 22nd, 2018.
Juniors and Seniors,
Be sure to click the “College Reps @ CHS” tab above to view the list of college representatives who are scheduled to visit CHS. You will find a link that allows you to sign up for these visits – they are a great opportunity to hear about schools you are interested in attending, and to ask questions that may have come up as a result of conversations with your counselor.
The September edition of the CHS School Counseling Newsletter is now available.
You can view this and past issues by clicking the Newsletters tab above. Take a look for information on colleges, scholarships, careers, and upcoming events at CHS. As always, see you school counselor if you have any questions.
The Senior Profile is now available in an electronic format. This document is very helpful to counselors, teachers, and others who may need to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Keep in mind that filling out the Senior Profile does NOT automatically mean that a letter will be written for you – you must meet with your counselor to make those requests, and requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the deadline. Click the link below, or the permanent link above.
CHS Senior Profile
Welcome back students. Please be sure to click the “Newsletters” tab to access the August 2018 School Counseling Newsletter. You will want to keep up with this document throughout the year. See your school counselor if you have any questions.