January Newsletter


Please be sure to check out the January edition of the School Counseling Newsletter. Seniors, there is particularly relevant information for you as you finalize your plans for enrollment, enlistment or employment. Check out the Newsletters tab above and as always, see your school counselor if you have any questions.

HBCU Festival

Juniors and Seniors:

CHS will be sponsoring a trip to the HBCU Festival in Washington, D.C. on January 25th. Please sign up at the link below – space is limited! The festival will feature displays from dozens of HBCU’s as well as the opportunity to meet with admissions officers, earn on-site admission offers and scholarships, and hear sessions on a variety of topics. In the past this has been an extremely productive experience for our students so sign up today!

Sign Up Here

Sparta Ruritan Scholarship

Sparta Ruritan Club Scholarship Program The Sparta Ruritan Club is pleased to offer a $600 scholarship to a Caroline County High School graduating senior toward books or tuition at a college or technical education institution of their choice. The scholarship will recognize a student who demonstrates community service, citizenship, and civic involvement through leadership or participation in activities that benefit Caroline county. 
To qualify: 1. Student must be a graduating senior at Caroline County High School or reside and be homeschooled within Caroline County. 2. Student must demonstrate significant leadership and/or participation in community service projects and civic events in Caroline County. 3. Student should have a 2.5 GPA or higher to be competitive. Grade point will only be used as a selection factor when top applicants have very similar qualifications. 
Conditions of Scholarship. The scholarship money is to be used for books or tuition to an accredited college or technical education institution. Payment will be made directly to the institution by the Sparta Ruritan Club. Scholarship money must be used within one year of award. 
How to apply. Please complete the application (type or print your answers), scan and email to the Sparta Ruritan Club (spartaruritans@gmail.com) or send by mail to Sparta Ruritan Club, 18522 Beverly Run Rd, Bowling Green, VA, 22427. Essay and community service list forms may be electronically reproduced and attached. Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2020.

$5,000 Scholarship!

The Hanover-Caroline Soil and Water Conservation District’s educational mission is to provide educational opportunities to citizens of Virginia to become responsible stewards of the environment and natural resources for the benefit of all. Three scholarships of $5000 each are available to outstanding graduating seniors in Hanover and Caroline County public schools. The District offers one $5000 scholarship to a Hanover County public school student and one $5000 scholarship to a Caroline County public school student. One additional $5000 scholarship is offered to either a Hanover County public school student or Caroline County public school student. Applications may be found on the District website. For more information visit the email the district education specialist, Karen Fetty. MUST BE RECEIVED BY February 28, 2020!

VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation – due 2/19/2020

Must be a Virginia resident who plays or has an interest in golf. You do NOT have to plan to play golf on the collegiate level to receive this scholarship. Awards may range from $1,500 to $6,000. Must have three references, a letter of recommendation letter, SAT scores, and a short essay on the chosen topic. A mailed official transcript is required and must be postmarked by 2/19.  Application can be found under the Scholarship Info/Apps tab above.

P.E.O. Foundation Rita Berkey Memorial Scholarship


 ● Scholarship amount $1,000.00.

● Awarded to a female entering a full time course of study at an accredited college, university or career and tech school for the year of the scholarship award.

● Only graduating seniors from Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George and Caroline counties or the city of Fredericksburg schools are eligible.

● Selection will be based on: community service, financial need, academic record, extracurricular activities, and character.

● Application deadline is March 12, 2020 Information is attached.

AP/DE/VV Workshop

Parents and families, join the CHS school counselors on Thursday, November 21st at 8 am in the library for a workshop on Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Virtual Virginia, and other exceptional academic opportunities for students.  The counselors will provide coffee and donuts and will be available to answer any questions.  Contact Mr. Schuyler at rschuyler@ccps.us for additional info.

School Counseling Newsletter

Once again, we thank Ms. Taylor and Ms. Huntsinger for putting together another informative issue of the School Counseling Newsletter. Access it by clicking the Newsletters tab above. Seniors – don’t wait to tie up your loose ends regarding college, career, enlistment and/or financial aid. See your counselor, college advisor or career coach if you need help!