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

Get Your CDL!

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!

Community Foundation Scholarships

Seniors,

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

October Newsletter

Students,

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!

Everything You Need To Know About FAFSA

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 kataylor@ccps.us, 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!