TJHSST College and Career Center Newsletter
Fall 2020 Edition
We've had a successful (virtual) first quarter in the College and Career Center. Our college visits have been well attended and continue through this month. Students have been asking great questions of the representatives and we're impressed with the number of Juniors who have participated as they begin to think about the characteristics they are looking for in a college or university.
The college representatives are telling our students that some of the most important characteristics they are looking for in applicants include:
- Ethical and Global Citizens
- Creative and Critical Thinkers
- Goal-directed and resilient individuals
These characteristics, when woven throughout a college application in essays and activities, indicate that a student has been and is interested in becoming an engaged member of a community. These Portrait of a Graduate skills are lifelong characteristics that serve students well in high school, college, and beyond.
As we head into second quarter, we all can say that we are testing and pushing these skills in new directions as we all learn to navigate the world of virtual learning and living!
College Admissions 'Worthwhile Read' for this newsletter: Fact-Checking College Admissions
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. Upcoming visits:
EXTERNAL COLLEGE VIRTUAL VISITS
2020 Southern Tour - DMV Metroplex | November 17, 2020 | 6pm to 7:30 pm EST
Register here. Participating universities include:
|University of Alabama||University of Georgia||University of Missouri|
|Auburn University||University of Kentucky||University of South Carolina|
|University of Arkansas||Louisiana State University||Texas A&M University|
|University of Florida||Mississippi State University||Vanderbilt University|
|University of Mississippi||University of Tennessee-Knoxville|
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:
- 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
Brown bag (virtual!) lunches with teachers and staff to hear about their post secondary journeys!
Find the list of Enrichment Opportunities in 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.
Recent Naviance Student additions include:
HKP Engineering Internship Opportunity Spring 2021 | Contact: @email
Stanford Medical High School Programs | Summer 2021
CAREER EXPLORATION OPPORTUNITIES
Boolean Girl Ambassador events are free virtual opportunities for students to meet and hear from Women in STEM careers. They not only talk about their profession but their path to a career in STEM. It is an opportunity to learn about engineering careers and ask questions and get advice on how to navigate the path from High School to College and into the workforce.
Upcoming events feature a number of engineers in different disciplines:
- Rizka Aprilia | Mechanical Engineer | Saturday, November 7 at 5pm
- Catherine Stone | Biomedical Engineering | Saturday, November 21 at 5pm
- Gretchen Hein | University professor in Mechanical, Civil and Environmental Engineering | Saturday, December 5 at 5pm
- Laurie LaPat-Polasko | Environmental Engineer | Saturday, December 19 at 5pm
New events are added all the time. Events occur about every 2 weeks. Details and the most current schedule is here.
Women on Wall Street's Fall Conference | Information and register here.
The FCPS list can be found in Naviance Student. Below are some recent updates:
Juniors-Class of 2022 only→Coolidge Scholarship | deadline January 20, 2021
United States Senate Youth Program Scholarship | Junior and Senior Students, see post in TJHSST 2021/2022 Google Classrooms for application details.
Test Prep Insight Scholarship | deadline Nov. 30, 2020
Fairfax Library Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship | deadline Jan. 15, 2021
Davidson Fellows Scholarship | deadline March 11, 2021
2021 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 2021 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.
OTHER SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH SITES
Positive Discipline: Keeping Your Sanity While Getting Your Teens to Cooperate | Friday, December 4, 2020
Register for the workshop here.
Questions? Reach out to Student Services.
The information provided 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.
External opportunities may utilize an online technology, or video and web conferencing tool that has not been assessed or approved for use in FCPS by the FCPS Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent/guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity. Families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for any technology platform used to facilitate these opportunities.