TJHSST College and Career Center Newsletter

Fall 2019 Edition

By S. Wolf
College and Career Center
November 14, 2019

The information provided below is for your information and review. Scholarships and enrichment programs offered by organizations other than FCPS are neither sponsored nor endorsed by FCPS, the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent or TJHSST. Students and parents should carefully review all application requirements. Parents/Guardians need to confirm the details, accuracy and relevance of any program chosen for their student.  This document contains links to one or more web pages that are outside the FCPS network.  Neither FCPS nor TJHSST controls the content or relevancy of these outside pages.

NOVEMBER SPOTLIGHT

This month we are thankful for the TJHSST PTSA that has helped stock a snack station in the CCC for our students.  The entire team in Student Services uses this resource for any student who may need some support during the school day.  

We’ve had a full college visit season with many great representative visits.  Students came prepared with questions for the representatives and it was wonderful that many juniors took advantage of the opportunity to start their FIT college research along with the seniors who came with specific questions about the application process for their FIT schools. 

A reminder to all students that when you are looking at programs or scholarships that require a transcript for the application, please read the application requirements carefully.  Some ask for an unofficial transcript and some require an official transcript.  In the Document Resources folder in your Naviance Student (accessed through FCPS 24/7 Learning), there is an ALL GRADES TRANSCRIPT folder with directions about how to request these transcripts.  The fillable forms for official transcript requests are in this folder and can be brought to  Ms. Cox in the Transcript Office in Student Services before school, between classes, and at lunch every day.  If students have questions, please come by the CCC or the Transcript Office for assistance.  

COLLEGE VISITS TO THE CCC

Junior and Senior students must sign up to attend these visits in their Naviance Student where the full list of visits is updated daily.   Our last scheduled visit for this fall is:

Virginia Commonwealth University

As we transition into the second quarter of the school year, students can look forward to these events in the CCC during lunch and 8th period activity blocks:

  • Brown bag lunches with teachers and staff to hear about their post secondary journeys!

  • Workshop:  How to read your TJHSST transcript 

  • Workshop:  How to start your FIT college research with Naviance Student

  • Workshop:  How to prepare for a college interview

  • Alumni visits to the CCC during 8th period activity blocks

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The FCPS list can be found in Naviance Student.  Below are some recent updates:

Fairfax Library Foundation Scholarships

WPisLIFE SCHOLARSHIP

Merit Based Opportunities | Students are encouraged to research the specific colleges and universities to which they want to apply for many of these merit based opportunities. 

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program 

The University of Texas at Dallas offers one of the nation's most generous and distinctive undergraduate merit awards for extraordinary students. Valued at more than $250,000 (out-of-state), the scholarship includes tuition, stipend, study abroad and professional development funding. 

Deadline: December 1, 2019 for the UT Dallas application and December 12, 2019 for the McDermott Scholars application

Brockman Scholars Program at Texas A&M University

The program seeks only applicants of the highest merit who are willing to take on a five-year program of study. The scholarship supports four years of undergraduate studies in an approved STEM-related major (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), as well as the one-year Master of Science in Business graduate degree program at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School. Applicants for the Brockman Scholarship must be prepared to complete the full five-year program of study for both degrees.

For consideration, completed applications must be received no later than 5pm United States Central Time, Sunday, December 1, 2019.

Davidson Fellows Scholarship 

2020 Davidson Fellows $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 Scholarships

The Davidson Institute offers high-achieving young people across the country the opportunity to be named a 2020 Davidson Fellow, an honor accompanied by a $50,000, $25,000 or $10,000 scholarship in recognition of a significant piece of work in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Music, Literature, Philosophy or Outside the Box.  Applicants must submit an original piece of work that is recognized as significant by experts in the field and that has the potential to make a positive contribution to society. The scholarship may be used at any accredited college or university.

The 2020 application opens November 20, 2019 and the deadline to apply is February 12, 2020.

OTHER SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH SITES

Scholarship Sharing Database

FastWeb

Opportunity Scholarships

CAREER EXPLORATION OPPORTUNITY 

FCPS Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will host the second annual Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar to give current high school juniors, seniors, graduates, and former FCPS Teachers for Tomorrow students an opportunity to meet and hear from teachers and administrators in Fairfax County Public Schools.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | Gatehouse Administration Center | 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Please register here.

 

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

BLAST - Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology | Deadline February 10, 2020

Find the list of Enrichment Opportunities in your Naviance Student.  On the home page of Naviance Student you will see the picture below.  Click on "read more" to access information and a link to the Enrichment Opportunities list.  You must be logged into Naviance Student to access this list.  The picture below does not provide direct access from this page. 

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PARENT/GUARDIAN WORKSHOPS

Most workshops are held at the Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services. Registration is required.  

 

Raising Children with High Self-Esteem in a High Pressure Culture

Friday, December 6, 2019 |10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Register for Raising Children with High Self-Esteem in a High Pressure Culture

 

Portrait of an ADHD Graduate: Overcoming Obstacles While Optimizing Strengths

Friday, January 31, 2020 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Registration available soon.