SCHOLARSHIP NEWSLETTER April 2 2012 by yBw1rt

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                   SCHOLARSHIP NEWSLETTER




                                                  April 2, 2012

THE VIRGINIA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND CAPITAL ONE
SCHOLARSHIP
The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Capital One supports two $5,000 scholarships to two
graduating Latino high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, community involvement, academic
excellence and extracurricular involvement.
Eligibility:        The applicant must be:
                         A graduating senior
                         Demonstrate leadership, community involvement, academic excellence and extracurricular
                             involvement
Award Amount:       $5,000
How to Apply:       Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance or may be found at www.vahcc.com
Deadline:           April 6, 2012

RHO IOTA CHAPTER OF OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility:        The applicant must:
                         Be a graduating senior
                         Planning to enroll in a two or four year college fall 2012
                         Underrepresented male student
Award Amount:       $500.00
How to Apply:       Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance. The application and other requested
                    items must be returned to Ms. McKinnie in the Guidance and Counseling Office by Thursday, April
                    20.
Deadline:           April 20, 2012

FIVE MINUTES LONGER SCHOLARSHIP
The Military Family Support Centers Inc. will award one scholarship to a high school senior from a United
States Military family to pursue a college education.
Eligibility:        The applicant must:
                        Be a graduating high school senior
                        Rank in the upper half of his or her graduating class
                        Have educational goals that include college, university, military school or business institute
                           which is accredited and licensed in the state in which it operates
                               Be willing to meet with the MFSC scholarship committee for an interview if deemed
                                necessary.
                               Have at least one parent current Active Component or the Reserve Component (Federal
                                Reserves and National Guard) military
Award Amount:           $1,000
How to Apply:           Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.
Deadline:               Applications and letters of reference must be received by April 15, 2012 12:00 P.M.

 AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIPS (Scholarship applications are due April 10 instead of March
15). The applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance. Forward your application to Ms. Faye Wells,
P.0. Box 11502, Danville, VA 24543
Dr. Kate Waller Barrett Scholarship provides a grant of $1,000 to a Veteran’s or American Legion Auxiliary member’s
daughter or son.

Anna Gear Scholarship offers a scholarship grant of $1,000 to an eligible junior member.
Spirit of the Youth Scholarship offers a scholarship award for junior members. The member must have held membership
in the American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years and must hold a membership card for the current year. The
applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship offers scholarships to the daughters, stepdaughters, sons, stepsons,
grandsons, step-grand children, great grand children, step great grand children, of veterans who served in the Armed Forces
during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion.

DAN VALLEY CHAPTER ABWA SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility:            The applicant must:
                            Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale
                            Demonstrate financial need
Award Amount:           $1,000.00
How to Apply:           Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.
Deadline:               The application and all supporting documents must be returned to the Education Committee of the
                        Dan Valley Chapter of the ABWA by Friday April 27, 2012

2012-2013 TOBACCO REGION SCHOLARSHIP                                The Southside Virginia Tuition Assistance Program
provides a stimulus for economic revitalization within Southside Virginia. The program encourages native Southside
Virginians to complete a bachelor degree by providing tuition assistance grants. The program is no longer a loan
forgiveness program, but a hybrid scholarship program. Recipients will receive $90.00 per credit hour or $60.00 per
quarter hour. Funding will be based upon GPA within the priorities from 4.0 to 2.0. Upon returning to Southside
Virginia and working in any of the eligible localities within the tobacco region, the individual can earn $2,000 for each
year worked not to exceed the number of years assistance was received or four years whichever comes first.
Additional information is available at http://tobacco.swcenter.edu.

After applications and support, documents are received and eligibility has been verified, awards will be issued by
using the priority system listed below.
    1. Renewal applications (those students who received funding 2011-12 college sophomores, juniors, and seniors
        who received an award from the 2011-2012 Southside Loan Forgiveness Program or the SW Burley Tobacco
        Scholarship program)
    2. College juniors/seniors in STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) or allied health majors
    3. College juniors and seniors who are not enrolled in STEM or Allied Health majors
    4. College sophomores
    5. College freshmen 2012-2012

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THE FRIENDSHIP CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Eligibility:          The applicant must:
                          Live in “The Friendship Club” member area
                          Enter post-secondary training during their year of graduation
                          Graduate in the upper one-third of the class
                          Be in need of financial assistance
                          Be a person of good moral character who exhibits a healthy, wholesome, and industrious
                              attitude
Award Amount:         $500.00
How to Apply:         Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.
Deadline:             April 30, 2012

CND FAMILY PAWN SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility:          The applicant must:
                          Be a graduating senior
                          Have a cumulative 3.2 GPA
Award Amount:         $250.00
How to Apply:         Complete the LUSA application located on the GW website or in the scholarship file in
                      Guidance. Provide two letters of reference. The LUSA and references must be received by April 14,
                      2012, at the address of 650 Forest Rd, Danville, VA 24540
Deadline:             April 14, 2012

DANVILLE RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Danville Retired Teachers Association provides a scholarship to a chosen candidate enrolled in a college to
become a teacher.
Eligibility:          The applicant must:
                          Be a graduating senior planning to attend college for a career as a teacher
                          Have maintained grades of a “C” average or better
Award Amount:         $500.00
How to Apply:         Applications are located in the scholarship file in the Guidance and Counseling Office.
Deadline:             Completed applications are due to Ms. McKinnie no later than Monday, April 16, 2012.

MID-ATLANTIC BROADBAND COOPERATIVE SCHOLARSHIP
Mid-Atlantic Broadband (MBC) is a broadband internet provider that is committed to bringing economic
revitalization to Southern Virginia. MBC will award five scholarships for $4000 to high school seniors who
plan to further their education by attending an accredited institution of higher learning in Virginia.
Eligibility:          The applicant must:
                           Be a graduating senior who is pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an
                              accredited institution of higher learning with a focus in science, technology,
                              engineering or math
                           Have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA
Award Amount:         $4000
How to Apply:         Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.
Deadline:             Completed applications and all supporting documents must be returned to MBC’s corporate
                      office by April 27, 2012.



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ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY SCHOLARSHIP
Delta Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated provides need based scholarships
to graduating seniors based on academics and service to community.
Eligibility:            The applicant must:
                             Have maintained a 2.5 GPA
                             Be a graduating senior for the class of 2012
                             Plan to enroll in an accredited college or university
                             Demonstrate financial need
                             Demonstrate participation in community service
Award Amount:           To be determined
How to Apply:           Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.
Deadline:               April 15, 2012

THE ROY “BANKS” BREEDLOVE SCHOLARSHIP
The Roy Banks Breedlove Scholarship program awards up to a $1,000.00 stipend to a student graduating
from high school who will/has enroll in an accredited four-year institution of higher learning to pursue a
degree. Mr. Breedlove, a centenarian, was born July 22, 1905 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia and lived to
the age of one hundred two.
Eligibility:            The applicant must:
                             Be a graduating senior
                             Reside in Danville or Pittsylvania County schools
                             Continue their education in a four year institution of higher learning
Award Amount:           $1,000
How to Apply:           Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.
Deadline:               Applications are due to the following address by May 1, 2012.
                        Mrs. Everlena Ross, 1265 F.C. Beverly Road, Dry Fork, Virginia 24549

BUILDERS AND ASSOCIATES OF SOUTHERN VIRGINIA SCHOLARSHIP
The Builders & Associates of Southern Virginia will award a scholarship valued at $1,000. There is no
specific field in which a recipient must major.
Eligibility:            The applicants must:
                            Be a senior
                            Have a need for monetary assistance
                            Be involved in some form of community service (club, hospital work, etc)
                            Submit SAT scores, which are considered but eligibility is not based on this factor.
Award Amount:$1,000
How to Apply: Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance..
Deadline:            Completed applications are due by April 21, 2012

DANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE RECOGNITION OF ACHIEVEMENT
SCHOLARSHIP
Danville Community College Board has provided funds so that each public high school in the DCC service region
could award the Recognition of Achievement Scholarship. This scholarship valued at $600 is to be awarded to the
student from George Washington High School with the highest GPA at the end of the first semester of the senior year
who will be attending Danville Community College. Please see Ms. McKinnie in Guidance once you have received
notice from DCC that your application has been received. Ms. McKinnie must have your name by April 12, 2012.



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DANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXCELLENCE IN ACADEMIC
ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
The Excellence in Academic Achievement Scholarship is the second scholarship Danville Community
College has permanently established for George Washington High School. This is the largest of the College
Board awards and is reserved for the top five graduates of GW. It provides full tuition for two years for
any of the top five graduates who will be attending DCC. Please see Ms. McKinnie in Guidance once you
have received notice from DCC that your application has been received. Ms. McKinnie must have your
name by April 12, 2012.

PEYTON SELLERS CHAMPION AWARD
Danville Community College awards the Peyton Sellers Champion Award to a graduating senior from one
of the area high schools.
Eligibility:          The applicant must:
                          Be a current high school graduate from Danville, Halifax County or Pittsylvania County
                          Major in a technical program
                          Have academic promise
                          Possess and display leadership potential
Award Amount:         $500
How to Apply:         Complete the Local Universal Scholarship Application in Guidance and return to Ms. McKinnie.
Deadline:             April 12, 2012

WOODROW WILSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
The Woodrow Wilson Elementary School Student Scholarship is sponsored for students who attended
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School through fifth grade.
Eligibility:          The applicant must:
                          Be a GWHS senior graduating May 2012
                          Have attended Woodrow Wilson Elementary School from first through grade five
                          Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
                          Must be attending a 2 or 4 year institution fall 2012
Award Amount:$500
How to Apply: Applications are located in the scholarship file in the Guidance.
Deadline:            Applications and supporting documents must be received by the Woodrow
                     Wilson Scholarship Committee by Friday April 20, 2012.

URW COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility:          The student must be:
                           A graduating Senior
                           Entering an accredited college, university or other recognized institution of higher
                             learning
                           Member of the URW Community Federal Credit Union before June 1, 2011
Award Amount:         $500
How to Apply:         Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.
Deadline:             Applications and supporting documents are due to the URW Community Federal
                       by 5:00 pm on April 13, 2012.




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WOODROW WILSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
The Woodrow Wilson Elementary School Student Scholarship is sponsored for students who attended
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School through fifth grade.
Eligibility:           The applicant must:
                           Be a GWHS senior graduating May 2012
                           Have attended Woodrow Wilson Elementary School from first through grade five
                           Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
                           Must be attending a 2 or 4 year institution fall 2012
Award Amount:          $500
How to Apply:          Applications are located in the scholarship file in the Guidance.
Deadline:              Applications and supporting documents must be received by the Woodrow
                       Wilson Scholarship Committee by Friday April 20, 2012.

URW COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility:           The student must be:
                           A graduating Senior
                           Entering an accredited college, university or other recognized institution of higher learning
                           Member of the URW Community Federal Credit Union before June 1, 2011
Award Amount:$500
How to Apply: Applications are located in the scholarship file in Guidance.
Deadline:             Applications and supporting documents are due to the URW Community Federal
                     by 5:00 pm on April 13, 2012.

MARY JORDAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Mary Jordan Memorial Scholarship established in memory of Mary Wescott Jordan who died at the age of 23
following heart surgery.

Eligibility:           The applicant must:
                             Be a graduating senior
                             Attend a college, university or seminary
Award Amount:          To be determined by the Advisory Committee of the scholarship fund
How to Apply:          Follow the instructional page for the Mary Jordan Memorial Scholarships located in the scholarship
                       file and complete the GWHS Local Universal Scholarship Application form located on the
                       scholarship file and on the Guidance website.
Deadline:              Completed applications are due to Ms. McKinnie in the Guidance by noon April 5, 2012.

JT - MINNIE MAUDE CHARITABLE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP
The trust’s primary goal is to provide higher education opportunities through financial assistance to deserving and
needy students in the Danville and surrounding area. The selection of scholarship recipients is based on academic
achievement and promise, financial need and other related selection criteria.

Eligibility:           The applicant must:
                            Be a resident of Pittsylvania, Halifax, Henry Counties and the North Carolina counties of
                                Caswell and Rockingham (including all towns or cities located within these five counties),
                                for a minimum of twelve months at the time of the application
                            Attend an accredited public or private, two or more year college or university
                            Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for enrolling in two or more year college
                            Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for enrolling in a technical/trade school
Award Amount:          Varies up to and including a possible full scholarship
How to Apply:          Visit the website www.JTMM.org for details after January 1, 2012.

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Deadline:               The application period begins January 1, 2012 and ends with an April 6, 2012 postmark.

VIRGINIA TUITION ASSISTANCE GRANT (TAG)
Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) is a program of the Commonwealth of Virginia, which provides annual
grants to any Virginia resident who is a full-time student at any eligible nonprofit, private college or university in the
state of Virginia. Students do not have to pay TAG monies back, do not have to demonstrate financial need or file a
financial statement. The estimated undergraduate award for 2012-13 is $2,650. To receive a TAG award you must
submit a completed application to the financial aid officer at the private institution you plan to attend. Applications
are available at the private college you plan to attend or by consulting the following website –
www.vaprivatecolleges.org .

                                               Scholarship Websites


      The websites below provide outstanding scholarship links.
            www.scholarship4students.com
                   Free scholarship searchable database
            www.scholarshipexperts.com
                   Free scholarship searchable database
            www.fastweb.com
                   Free scholarship searchable database
            www.Free-4U.com
                   Free scholarship searchable database
            www.MeritAid.com
                   Free source for merit scholarships from colleges across the county
            www.Cappex.com
                   Free scholarship searchable database


                                                  Scholarship Tips

  1. Apply for every scholarship that you feel you might have a chance to win. Do not limit
     yourself to the large awards. If you are eligible for several small awards, apply for them.
     They can add up.
  2. Search for scholarships at the colleges you are applying.
  3. Meet all deadlines. Do not underestimate the amount of time that it may take to complete an
     application.
  4. Search free scholarship databases. Start using the databases listed in the Scholarship
     Newsletter today.
  5. Be aware of scholarship frauds.
  6. Do not pay to get money for college.
  7. Do not pay to register on a scholarship database. Scholarship information is and has always
     been public information. The fee services build their database from public information. Do
     not pay a fee when you can search free.

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Don’t Pay for Help to Find Money for College
Commercial financial aid advice services can cost well over $1,000. You might have heard or seen these claims at
seminars, over the phone from telemarketers, or online:

      "Buy now or miss this opportunity." Do not give in to pressure tactics. Remember, the “opportunity” is a
       chance to pay for information you could find yourself free.
      “We guarantee you’ll get aid.” A company could claim it fulfilled its promise if you offered student loans
       or a $200 scholarship. Is that worth a fee of $1,000 or more?
      “I’ve got aid for you; give me your credit card or bank account number.” Never give out a credit card
       or bank account number unless you know the organization you are giving it to is legitimate. You could be
       putting yourself at risk of identity theft. For tips on avoiding identity theft, see “Save Your Identity.” (U.S.
       Department of Education)

Don’t Pay for the FAFSA
Several Web sites offer help filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for a fee. These sites are
not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education. We urge you not to pay these sites for
assistance that is provided free elsewhere. The official FAFSA is at www.fafsa.ed.gov and you can get free help
from
     the financial aid administrator at your college;
     the FAFSA’s online help at www.fafsa.gov; and
     the Federal Student Aid Information Center.
     Mr. Thurman Winfrey, College Guide at GW is here most days and is willing to help with the
        financial aid process and the FAFSA. Parent is encouraged to contact Mr. Winfrey for assistance
        with the FAFSA.

If you are asked for your credit card information while filling out the FAFSA online, you are not at the official
government site. Remember, the FAFSA site address has .gov in it! (U.S. Department of Education)

Save Your Identity (Keep Your Information Safe)
How Does Identity Theft Happen?
Criminals gain access to personal data such as names, Social Security numbers, and bank and credit card
information. Using the stolen data, the criminal can fraudulently obtain credit cards; establish cellular phone
accounts, and more.

Reduce Your Risk When Applying for Aid
   After completing the FAFSA online, exit the application and close the browser, any cookies created during
     your session will be deleted automatically.
   Don’t tell anyone your Federal Student Aid PIN, even if that person is helping you fill out the FAFSA.
   Review your financial aid award documents and keep track of the amounts applied for and awarded.
   Never give personal information over the phone or Internet unless you made the contact. If you have
     questions about a solicitation or about your student loan account, call 1-800-4-FED-AID.
   Federal Student Aid securely stores your information on the National Student Loan Data System. However,
     if you complete or even request a student loan application from a lender, you may be granting the lender
     permission to access your file. Before providing personal information to an organization, review its privacy
     policy.
   Shred receipts and documents with personal information if they are no longer needed.
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   Immediately report all lost or stolen identification to the issuer and to the police, if appropriate. (U.S.
    Department of Education)




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