Youth Conservation Camp

VASWCD Youth Conservation Camp will be July 12-18, 2020. This is an amazing opportunity for your environmentally minded students that many have reported as being life-changing. Hanover-Caroline SWCD sponsors two or three students from Hanover and Caroline each summer.

Please note that the deadline for applications is March 27. Applications may be emailed, mailed, or hand delivered.

See the “Enrichment Opportunities” tab for more info.

10th/11th Graders – Junior Achievement Future Laureate Scholarship

Who is eligible? You must be a Sophomore orJunior(graduating class of 2021 or 2022). You must have participated in a Junior Achievement (JA) program in the 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and/or 2019-2020 school years. (This includes JA Finance Park, JA Job Shadow, JA StartUp or any other high school-level JA program.) Junior Achievement of Central Virginia awards multiple $2,500 scholarships to deserving high school students. 

How do you apply? 
Visit to find rules and eligibility requirements. 

The deadline is March 15, 2020. Applicants are required to submit an essay. 

This year’s prompt is: How has your participation in JA changed your views on what to expect as an adult? How do you think the lessonsl earned through JA will impact your future?

VT Ag Tech Program Event

The Virginia Tech Agricultural Technology Program’s Spring Open House will take place on  Saturday, February 22,  in Litton-Reaves Hall in Blacksburg, VA, from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  Lunch at one of Virginia Tech’s award-winning dining halls is included. Register here.

The Agricultural Technology program is Virginia Tech’s only 2-year associates degree program. This program is the perfect fit for career-minded students that enjoy hands-on learning experiences and have an interest in Applied Agriculture (livestock production, crop production, or agribusiness) or Landscape and Turfgrass Management (golf & sports turf management or landscaping). You can learn more about our program by visiting our website


STEM-U-LINK™ is a career exploration fair for minority 8th – 12th grade students but ALL are welcome to attend.  It is an opportunity for middle and high school students to meet college students enrolled in STEM-related degree programs, and professionals in the STEM field. We want you to “Define your roots and branch out to awesome careers“. This event is designed to stimulate STEM interest that will fill the pipeline to produce more black engineers and STEM professionals.

High school courses such as algebra, calculus, and writing are an integral part of becoming a STEM professional. Seeing each phase of the process of becoming a STEM professional and helping students believe they have what it takes to become one is our primary objective.

STEM stands for  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics


Scholarship for Seniors

The Colonial Agricultural Education Foundation Scholarships $2000-$6500

Must live in Caroline County ( or other acceptable surrounding counties) – you do not need to major in agriculture!

Deadline to apply: March 1st, 2020

See your school counselor for more info!

VUU Career Exploration Fair

VA Union Career Exploration Fair for 8th -12th graders

VA Union University

Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center

This is a great opportunity for high school students to meet with college students enrolled in STEM related degree programs.

February 8th, 2020

Time: 10am -2:00pm

See your school counselor for more info!

REC Scholarship

Each year Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) offers the REC Community Scholarship program to students who are seeking to advance their career goals by attending a college or trade school.  Please forward this information to eligible students.  Students in your school and community now have three opportunities to apply for scholarships!

·        High School Scholarship – for current seniors in high school planning to attend a college or university

·        Trade School Scholarship for students currently seniors in high school planning to attend a trade school or students currently enrolled in a trade school

·        College Scholarship – for students currently enrolled in a college or university

Scholarship applicant’s parents or guardians must be a customer of REC and the appropriate scholarship application must be submitted by the deadline for the student to be eligible.  To apply students should:

·        Visit to download the appropriate application.

·        Email the completed application to by January 27, 2020.

·        Contact Brian Wolfe, REC’s senior public relations specialist, at or 1-800-552-3904, ext. 5914 if they have any questions.

VT Black College Institute

Virginia Tech invites talented, high-achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors to apply to participate in a summer, residential, academic leadership program at the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Black College Institute (for rising seniors) will offer five-day sessions twice during the summer of 2020:  June 14 -June 19 and June 21- June 26.

Black College Institute (for rising juniors) will offer a three-day session for the summer of 2019: June 28 – July 1.

All programs are FREE of cost to students!

*Students must arrange their own transportation to and from the Virginia Tech, Blacksburg campus.*


Application closes: April 1, 2020
Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2020
Confirm attendance: May 10, 2020
Unofficial Transcripts due: May 20, 2020

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