Financial Aid/Scholarships

GOVERNOR NORTHAM UNVEILS TUITION-FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROGRAM FOR LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME STUDENTS AT NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The G3 program is one of the first in the nation to provide wraparound financial assistance to help students at the lowest income levels with expenses such as food, transportation, and childcare. Students who qualify for full Federal Pell Grants and enroll full-time will receive a Student Support Incentive Grant on a semester basis. These grants will be in an amount up to $1,000 per semester and up to $500 per summer term. Each participating institution will receive a Performance Payment per eligible student receiving a Student Support Incentive Grant that successfully completes 30 credit hours and an additional Performance Payment when such a student earns an associate degree.

The initiative will target key industries, from health care and information technology to skilled trades, public safety, and early childhood education.

https://www.nvcc.edu/news/press-releases/2021/Northam-Signs-G3.html

https://vod02.nvcc.edu/hapi/v1/contents/permalinks/y7XPn3b6/view

 

Federal Student Aid : FAFSA

https://studentaid.gov/

https://studentaid.gov/sites/default/files/college-prep-checklist.pdf

High Bridge Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Bowie, MD, is pleased to offer five (5) $2,000 scholarships and seven (7) $1,000 book awards to deserving high school seniors from the District of Columbia, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Charles County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County in Maryland, and Alexandria City, Arlington, and Fairfax County in Virginia. The scholarships may be used to help defray the cost of the recipients’ attendance at a trade school, community college, college, or university of their choice.The Foundation’s awards are intended to support the educational aspirations of young people from undeserved populations, especially those who make substantial and noteworthy academic progress despite hardship conditions.

Examples of hardship may include poverty, immigration, or adversity such as a disability or loss of a parent.The Scholarship Guidelines and the Application Form may be obtained from the Foundation’s website www.highbridgefoundation.org.

All applications must be received on or before May 15, 2021. For further inquiries or additional information, please contact scholarship@highbridgefoundation.org or (240) 355-4930.

Awardees will be notified by phone and/or e-mail on June 14, 2021. Awardees will be publicly recognized at a Scholarship Awards Virtual Event on Saturday, June 26, 2021.If this message reached you by mistake, please kindly direct it to the person in charge of college scholarships for your school or organization.Thank you for your kind attention, and we look forward to receiving applications from your students.

For additional information, please contact scholarship@highbridgefoundation.org or (240) 355-4930.

Congratulations to this year’s graduates! Even in unusual times like these, you’ve succeeded!  As you move forward in your educational efforts, there are organizations that want to assist you in pursuing your dreams. Click on the below links for the scholarship applications from two such organizations. Please review the materials and be mindful of the deadlines for submission.

Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc., Mu Omicron Chapter 2021 Scholarship Application

Arlington Lodge No. 58 2021 Scholarship Application

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM   https://www.caidc.org/scholarship-program/

WE HAVE YET TO RECEIVE ANY ESSAYS FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP(S)!!!!   The deadline at this time is:  April 15, 2021.  We seek submissions from high school seniors in need of financial assistance for their university, college or trade school expenses.  Our scholarship program is designed to make most graduating seniors eligible.   I’ve attached our Scholarship Flyer and the following is the link to the webpage where eligibility is defined along with the essay topic and all other essay guidelines:   https://www.caidc.org/scholarship-program/.   The scholarship(s) awarded will range in value from $1,000-$2,000, and the number of scholarships awarded will depend on our fund raising results but we are fairly confident that at least 2 scholarships will be awarded.   Our dilemma is this:  WE HAVE YET TO RECEIVE ANY ESSAYS FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP(S)!!!!   The deadline at this time is:  April 15, 2021.

Criteria

The criteria required to enter includes:

  • Completed contest application along with A 500-700 word essay or 90 second media presentation on the topic “Describe the importance of community during times of crisis and how, in times of social distancing, you can strengthen your community.” Your community would include your neighborhood, homeowners association, condominium, or cooperative association.
  • A grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • A high school transcript
  • A letter of recommendation from a school counselor, teacher, or community association leader in the community where you reside. (Recommended, not required). Directly from recommender to: outreach@caidc.org, Subject: Scholarship and your name.
  • All applicants must submit a fully completed application form and all necessary statements, documents and references no later than April 15, 2021 via:
    • Mail entries to WMCCAI, 7600 Leesburg Pike, Suite 100 West, Falls Church, VA 22043, Attn: Scholarship Program. It must be postmarked by the deadline to be considered.
    • Email application and essay/presentation to outreach@caidc.org.
    • Email application and link to media presentation to outreach@caidc.org.

If you find these materials leave any questions unanswered you can respond to me, or contact WMCCAI Membership Manager Liz Schell (eschell@caidc.org), or Scholarship Contest organizers Lauren Ritter (lritter@chadwickwashington.com) or Candace Lewis (c.lewis@cardinalmanagementgroup.com).