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2020 Summer Residential Governor's Schools

posted Oct 11, 2019, 10:59 AM by Terri Morrison

Summer Residential Governor’s Schools (SRGS) provide current gifted high school 10th and 11th graders with intensive educational experiences in:

·        Visual and Performing Arts

o   Dance

o   Instrumental Music

o   Vocal Music

o   Theatre

o   Visual Art

·        Humanities

·        Agriculture

·        Mathematics, Science and Technology

·        Medicine and Health Science

·        Mentorships in Marine Science

·        Mentorship in Engineering

Each Summer Residential Governor’s School focuses on one special area of interest. Students live on a college or university campus for up to four weeks each summer. During this time, students are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects and performances, and seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals.

Timeline for Applying to SRGS:

All Applications are Due to the Counseling Department 

Visual and Performing Arts Applications deadline:  November 6, 2019  -->  Dance, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Theatre, Visual Art

 

Governor’s World Language Academy Applications deadline:  December 16, 2019

 

All other SRGS Applications deadline: February 3, 2020 -->  Humanities, Agriculture, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Medicine and Health Science, Mentorships

 

For more information visit the Virginia Department of Education’s website at:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governors_school_programs/summer_residential/

Video about Summer Residential Governor’s Schools

·         https://www.radford.edu/content/gov-school/home.html

Governor's School Information Night

posted Oct 10, 2019, 5:14 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Oct 10, 2019, 5:15 AM ]

Middle and High School families are welcome to attend this annual event!

Governor's School Information Night on November 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the King George Middle School.

Learn more about Commonwealth and Chesapeake Bay Governor's School programs. Each program will have a presentation.

Scholarships with Deadlines in October

posted Oct 3, 2019, 7:09 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Oct 9, 2019, 7:01 AM ]

^^ (indicates other grade level students and or college students may apply also.)

^^Young Arts Competition - Deadline: October 11, 2019
For 15- to 18-year old visual, literary or performing artists. Applicant must be a U.S. or permanent resident/green card recipient. Awards up to $10,000. For more information and to apply visit https://www.youngarts.org

Hispanic Heritage Foundation - Deadline: October 15, 2019
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation's 2019 Youth Awards educational grants program is now accepting applications! Their 21st Annual Youth Awards will award students who are in the graduating Class of 2020 with up to $3,500 in educational grants to fund their higher education or to fund a community-based project. To be considered, applicants must be currently enrolled in high school  and graduating in the spring/summer 2020; must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2020-2021; be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines); if selected, attendance to a regional ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient's expense; be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under DACA. Apply online at www.HispanicHeritage.org 

^^LendEDU Scholarship - Deadline: October 18, 2019
The LendEDU scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship award. The scholarship can be used to cover any and all costs related to your education. The LendEDU scholarship  can be used to cover tuition, textbooks, room and board and even living expenses. Two scholarships will be awarded. Applicant must be a current high school senior or a full-time college student. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must be earning a minimum 2.5 GPA in high school or college. Apply online https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., International High School Essay Contest - Deadline: October 18, 2019
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce it's annual International High School Essay Contest.  Four college scholarships will be awarded.  
1st Scholarship: $5,000; 2nd Scholarship: $3,000; 3rd Scholarship: $2,000; 4th Scholarship: $1,000. 2019 Essay Title:
"The U.S. Census projects that the United States will become a majority-minority country by the year 2045. How can we combat, prevent and/or reduce prejudice, discrimination and violence in a new, more diverse America?" 
Eligibility & Rules: The Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors who submit an essay application through a Chapter of the Fraternity.                               The essay must be original and neither previously published nor secured by copyright. The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length. The type-written, double-spaced essay may be submitted via postal service or email in Microsoft. Information and application available below and in the Counseling office.

Horatio Alger Foundation - Deadline: October 25, 2019
As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need. Minimum GPA 2.0   For more information and to apply visit https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/59963-Horatio-Alger-Assocation

Heisman High School Scholarship - Deadline: October 29, 2019
The Heisman High School Scholarship supports education, recognizes achievement, and celebrates community-minded high school student-athletes around the country. Senior, if you strive for excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and in your community, apply for your chance to earn up to a $5,000 scholarship at Heismanscholarship.com

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program - Deadline: October 31, 2019
Applicants must be current high school (or home-schooled) students attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Must be U.S. Citizens (not a Temporary Resident, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility. Applicants must be on track to graduate this academic year (2019-2020) and planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.  Apply online at https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

VFW Voice of Democracy Contest - Deadline: October 31, 2019
The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in future generations. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you. Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program."The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school" 
Read the rules and eligibility requirements, then download and complete the 2019-20 entry form. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31, 2019. The 2019-20 theme is: What Makes America Great   Information available at https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

Tri-County/City Soil & Water Conservation District's L. Gordon "Link" Linkous Scholarship - Deadline: November 1, 2019
Applicant must reside in King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford or Fredericksburg. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in the fields of natural resource conservation such as forestry, soils, hydrology, agriculture, wildlife, natural resource management, or environmental sciences. Applicant must be in top 20% of his/her class OR have a 3.0 GPA or higher. One scholarship of $500 will be awarded.  Selected qualifying applicants may be forwarded for additional scholarships. Applications available below and in the Counseling office.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) STAR Scholarship - Deadline: November 1, 2019
The P.E.O. was established in 2009 to provide scholarships for exceptional high school senior women to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the United States or Canada in the next academic year. Applicant must exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success. Minimum GPA 3.0; citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada.  Visit https://www.peointernational.org/about-star Information also available in the Counseling office.

Ron Brown Scholar Program - Deadline: November 1, 2019 & January 9, 2020
The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.  RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth. Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.  Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 300 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars. Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be graduating high school seniors at the time of their application. For more on scholarship conditions click here: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description

Virginia League for Nursing Scholarship - Deadline: November 1, 2019
The Virginia League for Nursing will award up to five $500 scholarships to selected applicants for the upcoming school year/ter. There will be one scholarship for each of the following categories: Practical Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing, Baccalaureate Nursing, Master's Nursing, Doctorate Degree. Application and information available online and in the Counseling office. http://www.virginialeaguefornursing.com/News.html

College Fair @ Spotsylvania Town Centre, Fredericksburg, VA

posted Oct 2, 2019, 9:44 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Oct 2, 2019, 9:49 AM ]

Organized by VACRAO [Virginia Assoc. of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers] and local high school Counseling Departments

The 2019 College Fair at Spotsylvania Town Centre, 137 Spotsylvania Mall Drive, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407, will be held the evening of October 23, 6:30 - 8:30 pm.  Nearly 100 colleges will be in attendance.

Juniors, Seniors and their parents are welcome to attend this free event.

Financial Aid Night - RESCHEDULED!

posted Sep 27, 2019, 7:58 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Oct 11, 2019, 7:44 AM ]

 Financial Aid Night will be October 29, 2019 at 6 pm in the KGHS auditorium. This event is useful for parents of seniors planning to attend any post-secondary educational institution and parent of juniors planning for next year. Our presenter is Ms.Tomika Brown from The College Place located in Woodbridge, Virginia. 


International High School Essay Contest for Seniors

posted Sep 26, 2019, 6:59 AM by Terri Morrison

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce it's annual International High School Essay Contest.  Four college scholarships will be awarded.  
1st Scholarship: $5,000; 2nd Scholarship: $3,000; 3rd Scholarship: $2,000; 4th Scholarship: $1,---
Contest deadline is October 18, 2019

2019 Essay Title:
"The U.S. Census projects that the United States will become a majority-minority country by the year 2045. How can we combat, prevent and/or reduce prejudice, discrimination and violence in a new, more diverse America?"

Eligibility & Rules: The Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors who submit an essay application through a Chapter of the Fraternity.
                              The essay must be original and neither previously published nor secured by copyright. The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length.
                              The type-written, double-spaced essay may be submitted via postal service or email in Microsoft.

Information and application available below and in the Counseling office.

PTSA Reflections Contest - "Look Within"

posted Sep 25, 2019, 8:25 AM by Terri Morrison

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is Look Within. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

For more information, see attachment below.  Information and application also available in the Counseling office.

Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars

posted Sep 23, 2019, 8:45 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Sep 24, 2019, 6:17 AM ]

VASTS is a free competitive program that allows high school juniors and seniors to take an online NASA-developed course. Students learn about a broad range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills. Based on course performance, scholars may be selected to participate in an all-expense paid seven-day residential Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center.

Scholars can receive two college credits for successful completion of online coursework and two additional credits for the Summer Academy. The course is offered for free online from December through May and consists of seven lessons and a final project that allows scholars to build their knowledge of NASA, space exploration and key STEM skills.

Scholars selected for the Summer Academy will spend seven days with STEM mentors and master educators at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton. Scholars will work in project teams to design a human mission to Mars and will be immersed in hands-on experiential STEM activities.

ELIGIBILITY:  High School junior or senior • Virginia resident • U.S. citizen • Minimum GPA of 2.7 • Have access to the internet 

For more information visit: vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/

Deadline: November 10, 2019

Virginia Space Coast Scholarship Program

posted Sep 23, 2019, 8:39 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Sep 23, 2019, 8:46 AM ]

Free Online STEM Program for High School Sophomores with 2.7 GPA or Higher 

The Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) program is for high school sophomores interested in science, engineering, and technology related to current NASA missions by NASA Wallops Flight Facility. The program a (STEM) on-line learning experience featuring five modules. Upon completion of the online program, a competitive selection process will identify top performing scholars who will be invited to attend a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore. Virginia students must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident to attend the Summer Academy. During the week-long FREE summer academy, scholars will learn firsthand from NASA professionals and their partners about the latest, cutting-edge technologies and missions. Virginia Space Coast Scholars is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and NASA Wallops Facility with funding support from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Launchpad to Study the Earth, the Atmosphere and Beyond 


Deadline to apply: November 10, 2019

VFW's Voice of Democracy Contest

posted Sep 19, 2019, 11:31 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Sep 19, 2019, 11:41 AM ]

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in future generations. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.

Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program."The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school"

Read the rules and eligibility requirements, then download and complete the 2019-20 entry form. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31, 2019. 

The 2019-20 theme is: 
What Makes America Great

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