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Margaret Feldman sends out a scholarship email each month to keep families in the loop about upcoming local and national scholarship opportunities in addition to the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria. Many of the scholarships in each month’s email have been won by T.C. students in previous years. Please click here to sign up for Ms. Feldman’s scholarship newsletter.
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November Scholarship Email
Dear ACPS Students, Families, and Alumni,
Happy Halloween! The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria office is open from 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Please feel free to stop by and see me in room A-115 (grades 11-12) or Ms. Osei in room A-121 (grades 6-10) for assistance with college, career, or financial aid planning. We look forward to meeting you and supporting your college dreams!
SENIORS & TC ALUMNI:
- FAFSA Completion Workshop on Tuesday, November 14th! ALL SENIORS (and current college students), if you need scholarships to help pay for college, your first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (called FAFSA). FAFSA is the gateway to financial aid from the government, colleges, and private scholarships. Many students will qualify for $5,920 on the spot!
Free, confidential assistance with submitting your FAFSA will be available during the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s FAFSA Completion Workshop on Tuesday, November 14th. Please drop by room C-206 at TC Williams anytime between 4pm and 7:30pm to get your FAFSA finished, enjoy free pizza, and enter for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Since the FAFSA only takes 45 minutes, you don’t have to stay the whole time!
Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible because many colleges award financial aid first come, first served! The FAFSA does not include essays, does not consider your grades, and does not obligate you to take out loans. Please see ( http://ow.ly/prQh30fWH3B ) for a list of documents to bring and contact me with any questions! Interpretation services will be provided with FACE Center registration ( http://ow.ly/5RSw30g7BHj ).
- The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria application opens this Wednesday, November 1st! The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria is just for TC Williams seniors! Our application opens Wednesday and is due February 5th! Go to www.AlexScholarshipFund.org to begin filling out your application. 50% of applicants received a scholarship last year, and SFA awarded a total of $410,000 just to TC graduates in the class of 2017! Please stop by A-121 or A-115 with any questions, and save the date for SFA’s Application Workshop on Tuesday, January 23rd from 3:15-5:15pm in C-206.
- Keep working on your college essays! See this link http://ow.ly/oUjb30g7Feo for tips on crafting great essays & take advantage of free help available at TC! I would be more than happy to help you brainstorm & edit your college essays! Please feel free to stop by A-115 or share your essays via email with email@example.com
- Be sure to check whether or not your colleges have a Priority Scholarship Deadlines! Many schools require you to have your application turned in early in order to be considered for merit-based scholarships. For example GMU’s priority scholarship deadline is November 1st and VCU’s is November 15th! If you are a good candidate for merit scholarships at your colleges, make sure you don’t miss those deadlines!
- Questions about applying or paying for college? Check out the Scholarship Fund’s “Guide to Applying and Paying for College” here http://ow.ly/jpb330fA6zh and stop by to visit me in A-115! I’d be glad to answer any questions, help you finalize your list of colleges, and work with you to complete your applications!
- Looking to join a fun and informational club after school? Come to Aspire Higher club after school on Thursdays in room D-206. At Aspire Higher, we will explore different college and career options, talk about how to get free money for college, and how to be successful in middle school and beyond. You will also meet with T.C. Williams High School graduates and chat with them about their college and career options. This Thursday we will talking about what careers you are interested in and what skills or training you need for those careers. It’s never too early to start thinking and planning for high school and college, so come with your friends and check out Aspire Higher! Please contact Ms. Osei with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 824-6730.
Below is a list of upcoming scholarships. Local scholarships are indicated by pink text.
- Glamour’s College Women of the Year – November 1, 2017 – $10,000 scholarship open to current college women who are impacting their communities and making change across the country
- Buildium’s Women in STEM Scholarship – November 1, 2017 – $2,500 scholarship open to female college students studying STEM
- P.E.O. Star Scholarship – November 1, 2017 – Open to female high school seniors with 3.0 GPA or higher who exhibit leadership and community service. Must be nominated by local P.E.O. chapter to apply – please see Ms. Feldman if you are interested
- Ron Brown Scholarship – November 1, 2017 (priority deadline) – Open to African-American high school seniors who excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities, and demonstrate financial need. US citizens or permanent residents only. Renewable scholarship awarding $10,000 per year
- Voice of Democracy Scholarship – November 1, 2017 – $30,000 essay contest open to students in grades 9-12
- HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship – November 1, 2017 – $1,000 scholarship for current college students demonstrating a passion for internet marketing
- AGCERF Scholarship – November 1, 2017 – $2,500 renewable scholarship open to current college students with 2.0+ GPA pursuing a major in construction or construction-related engineering in an ABET or an ACCE accredited program
- VMFA Scholarship – November 3, 2017 – Arts scholarships for Virginia high school and college students
- Influenster Women in STEM Scholarship – November 5, 2017 – $1,000 scholarship for current junior or senior college females studying STEM
- National Center for Learning Disabilities Scholarships – November 6, 2017 – $2,500 – $10,000 scholarships for high school seniors with a documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD
- Delphix – November 6, 2017 – $5,000 scholarship open to minority college students pursuing a technical degree
- Prudential Spirit of Community Award – November 7, 2017 – $5,000 scholarship open to any student in grades 5 – 12 who has participated in community service in the last year
- #BecauseILoveYou Poetry Slam – November 7, 2017 – $1,000 poetry slam scholarship open to current high school and college students
- Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship – November 14, 2017 – $40,000 per year renewable scholarship open to high school seniors with 3.5+ GPA, 1200+ on SAT, or 26+ on ACT. Applicants must participate in community service and exhibit financial need
- Regeneron Science Talent Search – November 15, 2017 – Science research competition for high school seniors; awards up to $250,000
- Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards – November 15, 2017 – Open to women who provide primary financial support to themselves and their dependents and face economic and personal hardships
- James Allen Cox Foundation for Photojournalists – November 15, 2017 – Digital cameras awarded to current high school students and $2,500 scholarships awarded to current college students submitting still photographs or videos
- Concerto Competition for High School Musicians – November 15, 2017 – $2,500 scholarship open to musicians in grades 9-12
- TigerChef Culinary Arts Scholarship – November 15, 2017 – $1,000 scholarship for current college students studying culinary arts
- ELKS Most Valuable Student – November 27, 2017 – $50,000 scholarship for high school seniors who exhibit leadership and financial need
- UNIGO Education Matters – November 30, 2017 – $5,000 scholarship for students age 13 or older; 250 word essay on why education matters
- Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing – November 30, 2017 – $1,000 scholarship for current college students majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or a related field
- Bachus and Schanker – November 30, 2017 – $2,000 essay scholarship about the importance of the 7th Amendment; open to high school seniors and current college students with 3.0+ GPA
- Twiddy & Co. Scholarship – November 30,2017 – $1,000-$5,000 scholarship open to current college students enrolled in a hospitality management program with 3.0+ GPA
- Smithsonian Photo Contest – November 30, 2017 – $2,500 photo contest open to students 18 or older
- SMART Scholarship – December 1, 2017 – Open to current college students who are US Citizens with 3.0+ GPA; full-tuition scholarship, health insurance, summer internships, and job placement with US Department of Defense upon graduation; for students interested in the STEM fields
- Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship – December 1, 2017 – $3,000 – $10,000 scholarships open to current college students studying engineering or pre-engineering as a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession
- National Space Club & Foundation Keynote Scholar – December 1, 2017 – $10,000 scholarship open to high school seniors and current college students intending to pursue a career in the STEM fields
- Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship – December 5, 2017 – $5,000 scholarship open to students age 5-25 who are volunteering to stop hunger
- Letters About Literature Contest – December 9, 2017 – $1,000 scholarship open to students in grades 4-12 who write a letter to an author
- Google Lime Scholarship – December 10, 2017 – $10,000 scholarship for a current college student with a disability who is studying computer science or computer engineering
- Women TechMakers Scholarship – December 11, 2017 – $10,000 scholarship for females studying computer science or computer engineering; open to current college students
- Science Ambassador Scholarship – December 11, 2017 – 4 year, full-tuition scholarship for a female high school senior or current college student seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math (no citizenship requirement)
- Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics – December 11, 2017 – $5,000 essay contest open to current college juniors and seniors
- LEDA – December 12, 2017 – Free leadership and college prep summer program at Princeton University for current high school juniors from a low-income background with 3.6+ GPA, open to DACA students
- Citrix ShareFile Scholarship – December 15, 2017 – $2,000 – $5,000 essay scholarships on an inspiring innovator; open to current college students
- USA University Student Scholarship – December 15, 2017 – $2,000 scholarship open to current college students
- Burger King Scholarship – December 15, 2017 – $1,000 – $50,000 scholarships open to high school seniors
- AXA Achievement – December 15, 2017 (or when 10,000 applications have been submitted) – $2,500 to $25,000 scholarships open to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace
- Scholarships4Moms – December 15, 2017 -$10,000 scholarship drawing for moms pursuing higher education
- Foot Locker Scholar Athletes – December 16, 2017 – $20,000 scholarships open to high school seniors who participate in sports and maintain a 3.0+ GPA
- UNIGO Scholarship – December 31, 2017 – $10,000 scholarship on your first tweet as President (140 characters or less); open to students age 13 or older
- Scholarships4Dads – December 31, 2017 – $10,000 scholarship drawing for dads pursuing higher education
- Study Soup First in the Family – December 31, 2017 – $2,000 scholarship for a student age 16+ who will be the first in their family to attend college
- Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship – December 31, 2017 – $1,000 essay scholarship for students in grades 9-12
Have a wonderful November, and please feel free to contact me with any questions! Stop by room A-115 for help with any of the following:
- Scholarships and financial aid
- Finding a good college fit
- Writing college and scholarship essays
- SAT/ACT preparation
- Building a résumé
- Financial aid options for undocumented students
- Completing the Scholarship Fund Application