Grab Bag – March 1, 2012
Second Semester Counseling Department Events
March 6: JETS Tour visits PVI. A group of Jesuit college reps. will present a mini-
college fair during a class period.
The Jesuit College Fair is coming to PVI on Tuesday, March 6 during fifth period.
Representatives from 21 Jesuit colleges and universities will be available to answer
questions students may have. Students must obtain a pass from the Counseling
Department and have it signed by March 5 by the teacher of the class they will miss.
Juniors are particularly encouraged to attend and will receive invitations. The
participating schools include Canisius College, Creighton University, Fairfield
University, Gonzaga University, John Carroll University, LeMoyne College, Loyola
University of Chicago, Loyola University of Maryland, Loyola University of New
Orleans, Marquette University, Regis University, Rockhurst University, Spring Hill
College, St Joseph’s University, St Louis University, St. Peter’s College, University of
Detroit (Mercy), University of San Francisco, University of Scranton, Wheeling Jesuit
University, and Xavier University.
March 13: PVI Spring College Night.
Save the date for Hopes, Fears, and Myths of the College Search on March 13 at PVI.
This informative evening will begin with a panel presentation at 7 p.m. in the auditorium,
followed by breakout sessions by our expert speakers:
Mr. Tom Kinback - Tips for Financing College
Associate Director of Financial Aid for Campus Operations
Northern Virginia Community College
Mr. Justin Ledesma - Writing the Application Essay
Senior Assistant Director of Admission
Mr. Philip Hunt, Esquire - The College Search for the Student-Athlete
Founder and Partner, Student Athlete Consulting Group
(former Division I athlete, Assistant Athletics Director at the University of Connecticut,
and NCAA staff member)
In addition, Mr. Dan Kochis, PVI Counseling Department Chairman, will conduct
breakout sessions about the effective use of Naviance.
All parents and students are highly encouraged to attend. Junior families who attend will
receive a coupon for two free transcript requests!
Week of March 26 (tentative): AP Pre-Administration: AP students will attend one
Pre-Administration session in the library during advisory.
Tuesday, May 1: Service Academy Night: Meet with academy representatives at
7:00 PM in the Library.
May 7-18: AP Exams
The April 14 ACT exam has a March 9 registration deadline.
The May 5 SAT exam has an April 6 registration deadline.
Atlantic Pool Service: Need lifeguards and pool operators.
www.atlanticpoolservice.net or call 703.941.1000
Donatos Pizza: Donatos is opening in February in Vienna. Needed are delivery drivers,
in-store associates and managers. 703.281.2800
Firewatch Technician Part-Time on Call: Are you a college student and looking to fill
some free time? Are you reliable and have a flexible schedule? A Fire Watch Technician
is a part time/on-call team member who is responsible for monitoring buildings that are
under fire watch as ordered by the fire marshal. Training provided; hourly wage is $20.00
per hour; insurance provided. Forward resume to: email@example.com
Lake Fairfax Park: Now hiring for summer 2012: lifeguards, park attendants, front desk
staff, and supervisors for the Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole on Lake Fairfax Drive
in Reston. Apply online:
Marlin & Ray’s Seafood Restaurant: Apply in person at 11204 James Swart Court in
Fairfax City. Applicants must be 17 or older.
Merrifield Garden Center: Cashiers needed. Please call Laura, the cashier manager, at
703.968.9600, ext. 2020
Premier Aquatics is accepting applications for 2012 lifeguard and manager positions.
Sign up by March 1st to receive your early sign on bonus of $50.00. Apply online:
www.premier411.com/ or call 703.373.0350 for information.
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Job Fair:
Sunday, March 11, 1-5 PM in the Musician’s Lounge at the Wolf Trap Filene Center.
Questions? Call 703.255.1823 or visit: www.nps.gov/wotr
Fairfax County Republican Committee is searching for high school students interested in learning more
about campaigning and effective public communications. Hours are flexible but students must be able to
commit to at least 5 hours per week. Direct questions to Susan Falconer, Executive Director at
SusanLFalconer@hotmail.com or call: 703.766.4467
Longwood University Diversity Day: Saturday, March 3. Register at
www.whylongwood.com/visit.htm or call 1.800.281.4677, #2
Jesuit College Night: March 8 from 7-9 PM at Georgetown Prep on Rockville Pike. The
following college reps will be in attendance: Canisius College, College of the Holy
Cross, Creighton University, Fairfield University, Fordham University, Georgetown
University, Gonzaga University, John Carroll University, LeMoyne College, Loyola
University Chicago, Loyola University Maryland, Loyola University New Orleans,
Marquette University, Regis University, Rockhurst University, Saint Joseph’s University,
Saint Louis University, Saint Peter’s College, Spring Hill College, University of Detroit,
University of San Francisco, University of Scranton, Wheeling Jesuit University and
University of Virginia: Engineering Open House, Saturday, March 17, 2012.
Loyola University Maryland: Open House, Saturday, March 24 beginning at 10 a.m.
Washington Wizards Career Day: Friday, March 30 at the Verizon Center. The event
consists of an educational seminar focusing on careers within professional sports
followed by a college fair. www.nba.com/wizards/careerday
Randolph College: Open House, Saturday, March 31. www.randolphcollege.edu/visit
University of the Arts: Open House, Saturday, March 31, Noon -4PM.
Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network is sponsoring
College Survival 101 on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM on Northern
Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus (3001 North Beauregard Street).
FREE for students; $20.00 per parent who attends. Register online: www.nvulypn.org or
The Office of Admissions at George Mason University is hosting the Northern
Virginia Regional College Fair on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. The fair will take place
from 6:30 to 8:30 PM and will be held at the Patriot Center Arena on the campus of
George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
James Madison University is offering to a female first-year student a renewable
scholarship. This student must exhibit extreme financial need and academic success. The
Sarah Lanier Tabb Oliver Scholarship can be accessed at
Colleges That Change Lives: College Fair coming to Mariott Bethesda North
Hotel/Conference Center in Bethesday, MD on Sunday, May 20. www.CTCL.org
NVCC (Northern Virginia Community College) students are offered guaranteed
admission to many four-year colleges and universities when they meet the requirements
of a written agreement between NOVA and that institution. A sampling of the
participating schools: William and Mary, Catholic, George Mason, George Washington,
Georgetown, Longwood, Radford, Mary Washington, UVA, VCU, and Virginia Tech.
For a complete listing, please visit: www.nvcc.edu/academic/guaranteedadmissions.htm
Speaking of colleges….Check out the following website for guidelines on writing the
College Application Essay, http://www.essayedge.com/teachers/
Anycollege.com: Visit www.anycollege.com to do college searches based on academic
majors, sports or location. As well, you can register for scholarships.
Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) TAG is a program of the Commonwealth of
Virginia, providing annual grants to Virginia residents who are full-time students at
eligible nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The estimated
undergraduate award for 2011-12 is $2,650.00. Visit www.virginiaprivatecolleges.org.
Zinch.com is a free website connecting high school students with scholarships and the
colleges of their dreams. Zinch is: FREE for all students; home of the best scholarships
portal available (any scholarship that a student wins on the site will be doubled by
Zinch); and filled with over 850 college and universities.
Virginia Tuition and Fees Report: This report focuses on tuition and fees for in-
state undergraduates and provides a summary of: 1) board-approved tuition and fee
increases for the 2010-11 academic year; 2) tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the
past 25 years; 3) the cost-sharing relationship between the state and students; and 4)
trends in tuition increases nationally. Report available at:
$ $ SCHOLARSHIPS $$:
(For SCHOOL NOMINATED programs, students need to inform their counselor of their
interest by the listed date)
Optimist Club of Central Fairfax: Essay contest open to students under the age of 18.
Entry forms in the Counseling Dept. Deadline: March 7, 2012
Kohl’s Cares Scholarship: SCHOOL NOMINATED. Honors volunteers who have made
a positive impact on their communities. STUDENTS NEED TO INFORM
COUNSELOR OF THEIR INTEREST BY MARCH 1.
Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship to
graduating seniors interested in studies related to natural resource conservation and/or
environmental studies. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd Deadline: March 19, 2012
Legacy of Life Scholarship: “Organ and Tissue Donation: Persuade Someone to Give
the Gift of a Lifetime”: Write a 1,000 word persuasive argument on the topic, fiction or
non- fiction, with sources cited. www.beadonor.org/scholarship. Deadline: March 31,
Izaak Walton League of America: Open to a senior who will pursue a major in
Environmental Science or a related field of study. Application at www.arlingtonfairfax-
iwla.org . Deadline April 1, 2012.
The Intermarkets-Lucido Journalism Scholarship is offering its three $5,000
scholarships to three High School seniors in Virginia schools who will be choosing
journalism as their major. Deadline: April 6, 2012.
Vienna Woman’s Club: $1,000 scholarship for a high school senior who lives in Vienna
(zip codes 22180-22183). Application in Counseling Dept. Deadline: April 6, 2012
Visine Students with Vision Scholarship: Seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.8 will be
selected based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, financial
need and demonstrated vision or goal. Deadline: April16, 2012. Online application at
Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship: Open to any student-athlete who is currently a
junior with a grade point average of 2.5 or above. www.positivecoach.org
Deadline: April 30, 2012
National Academy of American Scholars: Applicant must have a GPA of “C” or
higher; excel in character, integrity, leadership and demonstrate an ability to follow
written instructions; use funds for an educational, humanitarian, scientific, and/or
theological-based endeavor. http://www.naas.org Deadline: May 1
Dolores Brooks Scholarship (New Providence Republican Women): Applicants
should be graduating senior women who live in Northern Virginia and attend one of the
following high schools: Oakton, Madison, Marshall, Chantilly, Jefferson, Flint Hill Prep,
Paul VI, or Oakcrest. Application in Counseling Dept. Deadline: May 15, 2012
B. Davis Scholarship: This website was developed solely for the purpose of helping
students locate and apply for scholarships. The site is free. The deadline for applications
is May 28, 2012 http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program: Students will submit an essay on the topic
that appears on the scholarship page of the web site:
http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. Deadline: June 15, 2012
BigSun Organization: All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of
which sport they are participating in. Deadline: June 22, 2012.
AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing
scholarships to deserving students. To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the
essay questions at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm.
Deadline: October 5, 2012
10 Wacky College Scholarships
$ Unique ways to help you pay for college $
Believe it or not, these scholarships actually exist! There are a lot more wacky
scholarship opportunities out there (many can be found at fastweb.com), but these are 10
Sammy Milk Mustache Scholarship - Each year, the Senior Athlete Milk Mustache of
the Year fund gives 25 high school student athlete milk-drinkers a scholarship each for
explaining how milk has helped them excel in academics and/or athletics. Each winner
gets $7,500 and an invitation to an awards ceremony at Disney World.
The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship - Are you a vegetarian? You could win a
scholarship for your commitment to not eating meat, fish or fowl. The Vegetarian
Resource Group awards two, $5,000 scholarships to graduating U.S. high school students
who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.
The Duct Tape Stuck at Prom Scholarship - Duck Brand Duct Tape will give you and
your prom date a good chunk of change each for wearing prom outfits made completely
from Duct Tape. The first-place couple gets $3,000; the second-place couple gets $2,000;
and the third-place couple gets $1,000.
The Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship - Are you an experienced golf caddie? You could
be eligible for this full tuition and housing college scholarship for golf caddies, which is
renewable for up to four years. Selected applicants must have a strong caddie record,
excellent grades, outstanding character and demonstrated financial need.
Tall Clubs International Scholarship - If you're tall, you could win some scholarship
money solely based on your height. Annually, Tall Clubs International awards student
scholarships of up to $1,000 each to tall students who are under 21, attending their first
year of college and who meet the TCI height requirement minimums of 5'10" for women
and 6'2" for men.
Starfleet Academy Scholarships - Trekkies who are active members of Starfleet, the
International Star Trek Fan Association who are attending community colleges, four-year
colleges, most technical schools, junior colleges and universities or graduate school could
be eligible for a $500 scholarship. A variety of scholarships are available, most of which
are related to specific Star Trek characters and fields of study.
The Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Scholarship Contest - If you
have a knack for duck calling, you could win a $2,000 first-place scholarship. Contestants
must use four calls in 90 seconds and the winner can use the money to fund his or her
education in any field.
The Collegiate Inventors Competition - Are you a college student (undergraduate or
graduate student) and inventor? Then your invention could win you a $10,000 or $15,000
The American Sheep Industry Make It with Wool Scholarship Competition - If you
can sew, knit or crochet and are willing to make something entirely out of wool, you
could win $2,000.
Usummer, Google's top-ranked, free directory of pre-college summer programs and
scholarships for high school students is designed to help high school students find the
best-fit summer program for them, Usummer is a service of Blueprint Summer Programs.
Boston College: Questions? Call 617.552.3800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carnegie Mellon: Pre-College program. www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college
Catholic University of America: Experiences in architecture.
Architecture.cua.edu/summerprograms/experiences.cfm and Engineering New Frontiers
College of William and Mary: Pre-collegiate summer program in Early American
History. Deadline for application: April 20 www.wm.edu/niahd
Davidson: For more information, email: email@example.com
George Washington University: www.precollege.gwu.edu
Georgetown University: Medical programs for high school students.
Harvard: Secondary School summer program. Apply online at www.ssp.harvard.edu
Kenyon: Young writers workshop. Deadline: March 1. www.kenyonreview.org
Miami University (Oxford, OH): Junior Scholars Program. Questions? 513.529.2531 or
New York University: www.nyu.edu/precollege
Northwestern University: www.northwestern.edu/collegeprep
Oxford, England: www.oasp.ac.uk
Pratt Institute: Summer art program. www.pratt.edu/prostudies
Sarah Lawrence College: www.sarahlawrence.edu/highschool
Sweet Briar College: Engineering for girls. www.sbc.edu/engineering
Traveling Players Ensemble: Theatre in the outdoors of Great Falls, Virginia!
University of Alabama: http://uaearlycollege.ua.edu
University of Chicago: www.summer.uchicago.edu
University of Dayton: Women in Engineering Summer Camp.
University of Notre Dame: Notre Dame Leadership Seminars. www.precollege.ne.edu
University of Virginia Enrichment Program: Open to rising 5th through 11th grade
students. Application available online December 15; deadline is February 15.
Vanderbilt: PAVE Program for engineering, pre-med, science and technology.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Science, technology, engineering, math, and the
environment studies. www.wpi.edu/+frontiers or www.wpi.edu/+launch
NCAA REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR CURRENT JUNIORS
Now is the time for college-bound student-athletes in the junior class to register with the
NCAA Eligibility Center if they plan on participating in college athletics. Early
registration promotes positive planning and involvement, bypasses the last-minute rush
and helps college-bound student-athletes avoid issues that may delay their academic and
amateur certifications. The registration process is easy and can be done by:
1. Logging on to the Eligibility Center's new Web site at www.eligibilitycenter.org;
2. Selecting the “Fall 2010 or After” icon;
3. Selecting the “New Account” tab at the top of the screen; and
4. Beginning the registration process.
FAFSA on the Web…
You must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) to apply for federal student aid and to apply for most state and college aid.
Applying online with FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov is faster and easier
than using a paper FAFSA. Submit your FAFSA early, but not before January 1, 2012.
To facilitate the process, FAFSA has provided the Guidance Department with
worksheets, available for pick up outside the Guidance office.
Visit www.fastweb.com for assistance and information regarding the various
aspects of FAFSA:
• FAFSA: Step-to-Step
• SAR and EFC: Student Aid Report and Expected Family Contribution
• FastWeb College Gold: The Step-by-Step Guide to Family Contribution
CLASS OF 2013
Schedule for submitting transcript request forms
to the Counseling Dept…
For a college deadline of: Submit your
paperwork to Counseling by:
October 15 September 14
November 1 (early decision) October 3
December 1 October 31
January 1, 10 and 15 November 15
Counseling Dept. is not accepting transcript request forms
between November 16 and Christmas break. NO EXCEPTIONS!
This allows the staff time to process paperwork and meet college
deadlines before dismissing for Christmas break. Students can
submit transcript request forms when classes resume in January.
February 1 January 4
March 1 February 1
Regarding Transcripts…Unofficial transcripts are available with a 48 hour
advance request. Thank you!
Standardized Test Information
SAT National Test Dates
Test Date Reg. Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
March 10, 2012 February 10, 2012 February 24, 2012
*May 5, 2012 April 6, 2012 April 20, 2012
*June 2, 2012 May 8, 2012 May 22, 2012
College Board has not
posted the 2012-2013 test
Students can register for the SAT online at www.collegeboard.com
Paul VI is an official SAT test site. The SAT Reasoning Test and/or Subject
tests will be offered at the school on the dates in RED.
Paul VI SAT test site number is 47-304
ACT National Test Dates
Test Date Reg. Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
February 11, 2012 January 13, 2012 January 14-20, 2012
April 14, 2012 March 9, 2012 March 10-23, 2012
June 9, 2012 May 4, 2012 May 5-18, 2012
September 8, 2012 ACT has not posted the
October 27, 2012
February 9, 2013
April 13, 2013
June 8, 2013
Students can register for the ACT online at www.act.org
Class of 2012…take note of the following:
2011-2012 Paul VI College Application Process
A transcript request form must be completed for each college application.
Transcripts are $5.00 each for the first 7 requests; $10.00 each after the initial 7. One
check can be written for multiple transcript request forms that are submitted at the same
Only 2 letters of recommendation are needed. Students should not delay in
requesting a letter from a teacher!
The Secondary School Report Form (if the college application has one) for the
counselor to complete is submitted at the same time with the transcript request form.
Can’t find it? Don’t worry. The school counselor completes the widely-accepted
NACAC form which profiles the student’s academic achievements. The NACAC is
included in each packet prepared by the Counseling staff.
FACTS for the 2011 - 2012 school year…
o Both the Transcript Request Form and the Letter of Recommendation Form are
located outside of the Counseling Dept. or can be downloaded from the PVI
website-click on Academics, then Counseling.
o The Paul VI transcript consists of final grades earned each year at PVI and
official standardized test scores (PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP). Students who elect NOT
to send test scores can indicate that decision on the transcript request form.
o Students should include the Paul VI School Code # 470801 when registering for
either the SAT or ACT to assure Paul VI receives a copy of the test results. Some
colleges do not accept the scores as reported on the high school transcript and
require official scores directly from College Board or ACT.
o If a student re-takes either the SAT or ACT after transcripts have been mailed,
the student must request the new test scores be mailed directly from the testing
service to each college. Transcripts are not re-sent to reflect new scores.
o Since the Counseling Dept. does not receive the October and November SAT or
ACT test results in time for Early Decision applications, a student should take
advantage of the College Board and ACT service to have scores mailed directly to
the college for early decision consideration.
o Transcript request forms will not be accepted between November 18 and
Christmas break. This allows ample time to meet college deadlines by processing
and mailing all paperwork before Christmas break. The Counseling Dept. will
accept transcript request forms when classes resume in January.
o Submit a copy of all scholarship award letters to the Counseling Dept. All awards
– whether the student attends the awarding institution or not - are listed in the
To parents of 9 , 10 and 11th grade students who have a
school-generated educational plan and are receiving
accommodations currently at PVI:
Students may apply for accommodations on College Board tests. College Board provides
information for parents and students at: www.collegeboard.com/ssd/student . This
information includes: eligibility requirement, the application process, documentation
criteria, and the use of accommodations after approval.
Students may apply for accommodations with or without the assistance of their school.
To apply through PVI, the student must have documentation on file and College Board's
consent form must be sent to the school's SSD coordinator. Every year College Board
asks that each school appoint one lead contact to be the SSD coordinator. Mr. Kochis is
the SSD coordinator, (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Please note that receiving accommodations from Paul VI does not guarantee that College
Board will approve a request for accommodations. Review of an application can take
College Board approximately seven weeks. Plan to apply at least two months before you
intend to take a College Board test.
Special Accommodations for ACT exam:
The ACT also offers testing accommodations. A student is required to send the
Eligibility Form and test registration forms in together for the first ACT exam when
requesting extended time. ACT does not provide pre-approval. Packets may be picked up
in the Counseling Department. For any accommodation other than or in addition to
extended time, please speak with Mr. Kochis.
An evaluation by a qualified professional that states the specific diagnosis and
need for special accommodations.
When and by whom the student was a. first diagnosed b. re-diagnosed (within
the past 3 years). That information must include the date of the diagnosis, age or
grade of the student, the name, job title, institutional affiliation, and qualifications
e.g. degrees, specialization of the person making the diagnosis.
Also, the student must be receiving special accommodations for classroom tests
and/or other standardized tests.