Seniors: Concord University On-site Visit

Concord is visiting Giles High, October 22nd , at 1:00 PM..  All seniors who are interested in Concord University to apply online <https://apps.concord.edu/forms/view.php?id=53053>https://apps.concord.edu/forms/view.php?id=53053 and please inform them Concord University does not have an application fee. So their investment in filling out the application will allow them to know what Concord can possibly offer them.

 

Also, let them know the admission application is used to determine merit scholarship as well.  Out-of-state students scoring an 870-950 SAT (math and critical reading combined) and overall 3.0 GPA, receive a non-renewable award up to $1,000.  Renewable awards, for out-of-state students, 960-1130 SAT (math and critical reading combined) and overall  3.0 GPA, receive up-to $2,000.   And those students scoring 1140-1600 (math and critical reading combined) and  overall 3.0 GPA, receive up to $3,000.  And, if students apply and are admitted to Concord University by the deadline of January 15, and have an 1170-1600 (math and critical reading combined) and overall 3.5 GPA are guaranteed one of our Distinction Scholarships ranging from $4,000 to full-tuition, room and board.

 

Concord also offers tuition reduction to all students from Giles County (Boarder County) with a 2.0 GPA overall a $4,000 reduced rate.

 

Concord University offers a small campus with a wide variety of academic accessibility.  Click here for a small glimpse of facts <http://www.concord.edu/about-concord>http://www.concord.edu/about-concord

NRCC Information Placement Test Information

NRCC Information

This might be helpful for students who are planning to take the NRCC placement tests. It’s a good study guide.

1. Go to www.nr.edu
2. Under “Quick Links,” select “Placement”
3. At the bottom of the page, there are links for study guides or you can click on the links below:

Numerical Skills/Pre-Algebra/Algebra Study Guide

College Algebra/ Geometry/ Trigonometry

Reading

Writing Skills

SOL Test and Review

SOL Test Prep & Review

Here are some recommended websites for students to practice online tests:

http://etest.ncs.com/Customers/Virginia/pat_home.htm

Tests available: English Reading, English Writing, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science

http://education.jlab.org/solquiz/index.html

Tests available: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Earth Science, Chemistry

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/studytools/ost.php4/va

Tests available: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

http://www.wise.k12.va.us/alted/SOL/sol.htm

Tests available: ALL TESTS

Tips for taking multiple choice tests
1.Read the question carefully.
2.Cover the answers, options, read the question, and try to answer. Select the option that most closely matches your answer.
3.Narrow your choices down by eliminating obviously wrong answers which are almost identical.
4.Be sure to read all answers before selecting one. Sometimes two answers will be similar and only one will be correct.
5.Do not be afraid to change an answer if you feel strongly about it.
6.Do not be discouraged if you cannot answer a question. Leave it and go on. You may find the answer or clues to the answer in subsequent questions.
7.Beware of questions with “no”, “not”, and “none.” These words easily change the meaning of questions.
8.Eliminate answer choices you know to be incorrect.
9.Beware of answer choices that grammatically don’t fit with the question.

10. Beware of answer choices that are totally unfamiliar to you .

11. Beware of answer choices that contain negative or absolute words. Try substituting a qualified term for the absolute one, like frequently for always; or typical for every to see if you can eliminate it .

12. “All of the above:” If you know two of three options seem correct, “all of the above” is a strong possibility.

13. If two answers seem correct, compare them for differences, then refer to the question to find your best answer.

Scholarships

American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Contest

  • “A Constitutional Speech Contest”
  • This is an opportunity to win big!
  • For more information see Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard or visit: http://www.legion.org/

Armenian Education Center/Scholarship

Aviation Scholarships

  • If you’re considering a career in the aviation industry visit: www.doav.virginia.gov
  • Or, see Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for details
  • Deadline is February 18th

AXA Achievement Scholarships

BBB Student Integrity Award, $1000

  • Criteria: 3.0 GPA, leadership, community service, essay
  • Application must be postmarked by February 4th
  • Visit www.vawest.bbb.org for more information
  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application

Best Buy Scholarship

  • Applicants must:
  • Have solid grades and be involved in volunteer community service or have work experience
  • Be a graduating senior
  • Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study in the US no later than fall 2012
  • Apply at www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com or www.at15.com
  • Deadline is February 15th

Blanco Foundation Scholarship

  • Must plan to pursue a career in nursing or education
  • Accepted to an accredited 2 or 4-year college
  • SAT/ACT scores required
  • GPA 3.45 or higher
  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application
  • Deadline: February 1st

Bobby Scruggs Charitable Foundation Scholarship

Buick Achievers Scholarship

  • Enrolling in a 4-year college/university
  • Majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business Administration,                                                   Finance, Marketing, or Design
  • Interested in a career in automotive or related industries
  • Apply at http://www.buickachievers.com/
  • Deadline is February 29th

Burger King Scholarship

  • GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Work part-time, averaging 15 hrs/wk or 40 wks/yr
  • Participation in community service activities
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Enrolling in a 2 or 4 year college, university, or vocational school by fall 2011
  • Can pick up applications from Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard
  • Applications due by December 10th

Carilion Scholarship

  • Entering a medical field
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Completed at least 2 Biology courses
  • Essay required
  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for application
  • Application deadline: March 1st

Career Advancement Scholarships

  • There are three separate scholarships, so be sure your read each one carefully!
  • Visit www.VABPWFoundation.org or see Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for more information.
  • Deadline is April 1st

Coca-Cola Scholars

  • Application must be submitted online at www.coca-colascholars.org
  • Applicants must show leadership, commitment to community, & academic achievement
  • Deadline: October 31st

Community Foundations Scholarship Program

  • One application – several scholarships!
  • www.cfnrv.org
  • Deadline is February 7th
  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application packet.
  • Do not mail these yourself!

Delta Kappa Gamma, $400

  • Offered to a student planning on becoming a teacher
  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application
  • Deadline is March 28th (to Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard)

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship

Dixie Boy’s Scholarship, $1250

  • Must have participated in Dixie Boys, Dixie Pre-Majors or Dixie Majors baseball
  • Based on financial need, not athletic ability
  • Application sent through guidance listserve
  • Deadline is April 1st

Dorothy J. Hall Scholarship, $2,500

  • For members of the Virginia Credit Union
  • Looking for scholastic achievement, community service, hours devoted to work to                                                       help with cost of education, 3.0 GPA, essay
  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application or visit www.vacu.org
  • Deadline is March 31st

Dr Frank C McCue III Scholarship

  • Must submit an essay on how sports have influenced your life and your desire to                                              pursue the fields of sports medicine or coaching as a career.
  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for details and an application
  • Deadline is June 1st

Elks National Foundation Scholarship

  • 500 Four-Year Awards
  • Scholarships range from $4000 – $60,000 over four years
  • Application will be judged on: scholarship, leadership, financial need
  • Visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars for more information
  • *** The closest: (540)980-3551  Pulaski Elks Lodge

ESA Youth Scholarship Program

Festival in the Park Fine Arts Scholarship

  • Planning to major in: music, dance, theatre, sculpture, painting, photography, drawing
  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for more information, or visit www.roanokefestival.org
  • Deadline is April 4th

Fire Sprinklers Essay, up to $2000

  • Contest for seniors
  • 700-1000 word essay on the topic:
    • Write a creative, interesting and convincing essay where the character or characters can be historical or cultural, past or present, or completely fictional, that depicts the history and importance of automatic sprinklers.
    • Visit www.firesprinkler.com or www.afsavirginia.com for additional details and application.
    • Deadline is February 1st

GE-Reagan Program

  • Annually rewards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary                                                  leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships
  • For more information, eligibility requirements and online application, visit http://www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships
  • Deadline: March 18th

Granville P. Meade Scholarship

Harry F. Byrd Scholarship, chance at $10,000

  • Leadership award
  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application
  • Application due to Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard by November 12th!

Horatio Alger Scholarship

  • High school senior who will be pursuing a bachelor degree
  • Critical financial need ($50,000 or lower for adjusted family income)
  • Involved in co-curricular activities & community service
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Deadline: October 30th
  • Visit: https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/apply.cfm

Institute of International Education

International Association of Administrative Professionals, $500

  • Interested in majoring in an administrative or business related field
  • Applications may be mailed, faxed, or emailed
  • Minimum of B+ average and financial need required
  • Deadline is May 13th

International Aviation Art Contest

  • Artwork  is judged, at least in part, for its creative use of this year’s theme in relation to the aviation world.
  • Visit www.aviationartcontest.org for details
  • Deadline is January 14th

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship, $2500

  • Need-based (parent’s income cannot exceed $100,000)
  • GPA: 3.0 or higher
  • Community service
  • Writing skills
  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application
  • Must be postmarked by March 31st

Jimmie Bryan Scholarship

  • Graduate of a Virginia High School League (VHSL) member school.
  • Will attend college in VA
  • Earned 6 varsity letters in athletics
  • Plan to teach/coach in VHSL school (no penalty if one does not)
  • Will not receive any financial assistance in college for athletic participation
  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application
  • Deadline is May 15th

KFC Colonel’s Scholars, up to $20,000

  • High school senior with a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Enrolling in a public college or university in YOUR state
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Applications available from December 1st – February 8th
  • Apply online at www.kfcscholars.org

Lunch Pail Defense Scholarship

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Must submit SAT/ACT scores, proof of college acceptance, 2 letters of recommendation
  • You can apply at http://lunchpaildefense.com/ or see Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application
  • Must be postmarked by April 1st

McComas Chapter Nursing Scholarship, $500

  • Student from Giles or Narrows High School pursuing a nursing education
  • NOT based on financial need
  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application
  • Deadline is April 1st (to Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard)

Michael A Casseri Scholarship

  • Requirements: citizenship, integrity & high moral standards, financial need,                                                             current member of track & field team (or participated for at least 2 yrs), top 10% of                                              graduating class, essay
  • Application needs to include transcript, 3 letters of recommendation, letter                                                                    from coach, SAT/ACT scores
  • Must be postmarked by May 1st

Nettie Tucker Yowell Scholarship, minumum of $250 & maximum of $1000

  • Offered through the Virginia Business & Professional Women’s Foundation                                                                 to a VA high school senior who is a US citizen & has been accepted for enrollment                                                        as a freshman in a college or university located in Virginia for the fall semester,                                            following graduation in June
  • At least one scholarship is awarded annually
  • Visit: www.VABPWFoundation.org
  • Must be postmarked by April 1st

Noel C Taylor Scholar Athlete Award, $2000

  • Member of high school football team
  • Has financial need for college
  • Made significant contribution to athletics
  • Not likely to receive a full athletic scholarship
  • Senior living in the WDBJ7 viewing area
  • Suggested postmark: November 19th
  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application

NRCC Foundations Scholarship

NRV Chapter of the VT Alumni Association Scholarship

  • The criteria for selecting the scholarship winner will include achievement,                                               participation in school activities, and community support
  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application
  • Must be postmarked by May 6th!

NRV Homebuilders Scholarship

  • Seniors interested in home-building related career in the NRV, please apply on-line at                     www.nrvhba.com
  • Application will still say 2010, but you are to go ahead and apply using that application
  • Apply by April 16th

PemTel National Scholarship, $2000 + additional $500

  • Must reside in the 626/544 exchange to apply
  • Preference given to those expressing an interest to return to a rural area to work                                                 following college graduation
  • Visit www.frs.org or see Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application
  • Deadline: March 1st

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Pulaski, VA Elks Lodge No. 1067

Robert C. Byrd Scholarship

  • Pick up an application from Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard
  • Application due to Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard by March 29th

Ron Brown Scholar Program, $10,000 annually for 4 years

  • seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant                                             contributions to society
  • must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in                                        community service activities and demonstrate financial need
  • Apply online at http://www.ronbrown.org/Apply.aspx
  • Deadline: November 1st

RU Dance & Theatre Scholarships

Shelor Toyota Scholarship, $1000

  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application
  • Must be postmarked by March 15th!

Sheriff’s Institute Scholarship

  • Pursuing a career in Criminal Justice
  • Will be attending a VA college (full & part-time scholarships available)
  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application or visit http://vasheriffsinstitute.org/scholarship/
  • Deadline is May 1st to Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard

Society of Women Engineers

  • Ladies interested in engineering must apply online!
  • The application for upcoming freshman opened March 1st and will close on                                                                May 16th at 5:00 PM central time.
  • https://scholarships.swe.org/applications/login.asp

SportsQuest

Student of Integrity Scholarship Award, $1000

  • Criteria: 3.0 GPA, Leadership, Community Service, Essay
  • Must be postmarked by January 20th
  • www.vawest.bbb.org
  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application

SunTrust Scholarship, $1000

TAG

  • Must be a Virginia Resident
  • Full-Time Student at a Virginia Private College
  • Student do not have to pay TAG back
  • ­Demonstrate Financial Need
  • ­File a financial statement

Tylenol Scholarship

USA Funds Scholarship, $1500

  • Scholarships go to students with economic needs, who are from an ethnic minority group or are physically disabled
  • Application accepted online from December 15th through February 15th
  • Please visit www.usafunds.org for more information and the application

VA Association of Women Judges, $500

  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application
  • 500 word essay required
  • Interviews required
  • Entry must be received by March 15th; therefore, application is due to Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard by March 8th!

VA Athletic Trainers Association Scholarship

  • You must print your  application off the website: www.vata.us
  • Deadline is April 4th

VA DSS Scholarship

VA Junior Miss

  • Please visit www.ajm.org for information
  • Deadline: October 9th

VA Museum Arts

  • Undergraduate Students in the Visual Arts (including college-bound high school seniors): $4,000
  • See http://www.VMFA.museum/fellowships for eligibility guidelines, application,                                                  and a printable PDF flyer
  • Deadline: November 9th

VT Balanced Man Scholarship, $1000

  • Available to a balanced individual, planning on attending Virginia Tech
  • Deadline is September 1, 2011
  • Visit www.sigepvt.org/scholarship/ for more information.

VT CLAHS Scholarship

  • Please visit www.staffassociation.clahs.vt.edu/ for more information
  • Application revued based on academic achievement, financial/educational need,                                          extracurricular activities, and community involvement
  • Deadline is February 1st

VT Pamplin Leader Scholarship, $1000

VT Presidential Scholarship Initiative

  • Will provide 50 qualifying students with full tuition, fees, & on-campus room & board for 4 years
  • From a modest or low-income family
  • Must qualify for the Federal Pell Grant
  • Must apply to VT before January 15th
  • Must fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1st

W.A. Wolfe Jr. & Phyllis P. Wolfe Scholarship

  • Based on scholastic achievement, college test scores, financial need, recommendations from teachers, and an interview
  • See Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for an application
  • Must be postmarked by April 27th

WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program

Walmart Scholarships

Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship

  • Given to student-athletes who are hard-working, dedicated, and have become role models within the school
  • Must have a ‘B’ average or higher and participate in at least one school-sponsored sport
  • Applications are due by 5:00 pm, October 3nd
  • To apply go to www.wendysheisman.com

WVEMS Regional Scholarship

  • For outstanding contribution to EMS by a high school senior
  • Online applications are preferred!
  • Visit www.wvems.org or see Mrs. Boggess/Ms. Ballard for the application
  • Deadline is May 15th

 

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