College and Career Center Newsletter


Chantilly High School’s Student Services Department Presents:

College Planning Night!

For Juniors and their Parents/Guardians*

Date: Monday, January 14th, 2018 - Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Chantilly High School, AuditoriumView event flyer:

*All students interested in attending a two- or four-year college or university are encouraged to attend!


Shenandoah University Information Session – Presenter: Beth Dickman CHS -Class of 2017 Alum

Open to all grades!

December 17th, 2018 – 10:30 a.m.  – 11:15 a.m. – Career Center

Please register @

University of New Hampshire Information Session – Presenter: Jennifer Hargenrader CHS - Alum

Open to all grades!

January 8, 2019 – 10:30 a.m.  – 11:15 a.m. – Career Center

Please register @

University of Lynchburg – Information Session (9th-12th)

& On-site Admissions Opportunity for Seniors

Don't miss the USA Gap Year Fair this winter @ George C. Marshall High School (9th-12th)

7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043

on Wednesday, February 6th from 6:00-8:30 PM*

FREE opportunity to learn about a number of life-changing gap year programs from all around the world! For more information regarding GAP Year programs, please visit  

*Presentation 6:00-6:45 PM, Fair 6:45-8:30 PM – to register for the event please visit:

George Mason University-

The Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program (ASSIP) *

(Applicants must be 16 years old as of the first day of the program each year)

The George Mason University Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program was established in 2007 to give high school and undergraduate students, who have an interest in STEM, access to real-world, hands-on research.  Students work one-on-one with faculty researchers at George Mason University and collaborating institutions using state-of-the-art technology to solve hypothesis driven questions in Biochemistry, Biodefense, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Genomics, GeoInformation Science (GIS), Mathematical Modeling, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Serious Game Design, Sports Medicine, Physics, and Proteomics. For more information and to apply – please visit:

Deadline: February 15, 2019

*ASSIP is a merit scholarship-based program which is free to participants.  The only cost for applicants is a small nonrefundable application processing fee.

Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (8th-9th) FREE* Summer Programs

Check out this FREE* opportunity to interact with other students from Virginia who are interested in the excitement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)! Current Virginia 8th and 9th grade students with at least a C+ average and a desire to explore STEM opportunities are encouraged to apply.   BLAST will offer dynamic three-day residential summer experiences on the campuses of Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech and University of Virginia in the summer of 2019.  Through innovative hands-on sessions taught by faculty members and staff, students will explore the fun and excitement of STEM while residing in a college dorm. *BLAST is offered FREE of charge to students, however, transportation to and from the universities is the responsibility of each family.  Students who have previously participated in BLAST are not eligible.  For more information and to access application, please visit: - Application Due Date: Monday, February 11, 2019

Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) FREE Six-Week Educational Experience for JUNIORS

A Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a free six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college. Each program is designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning. Telluride students, or TASPers, attend a seminar led by college and university scholars and participate in many other educational and social activities outside the classroom. Students attend TASPs because they want a personal and intellectual challenge. Telluride Association seeks students from all kinds of educational backgrounds who demonstrate intellectual curiosity and motivation, rather than prior knowledge of the seminar’s subject matter. TASPers participate solely for the pleasure and rewards of learning with other intelligent, highly motivated students of diverse backgrounds. The TASP offers no grades or college credit. (DEADLINE: January 22, 2019)

The Sky is the Limit!

Launch your aviation career with a summer high school residential flight academy! (16 years and older!)

The United States is facing a shortage of airline pilots and aviation workers. In response, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Liberty University, Averett University and the Virginia Department of Aviation, is providing high school students the opportunity to experience a free, two-week, intensive, residential flight academy. Students will undertake ground and flight training that can culminate in their

FREE Essay Writing Workshop for College & Scholarships (9th-12th)

December 15th, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - Alfred Street Baptist Church, 301 South Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314 – For more information and to register please visit:

DECA Scholarships (9th-12th)  Up to $2,000 – Deadline: (01/18/19)

New Voices for the Theater Playwriting Competition for Virginia students in grades 9-12 Deadline: (02/15/19)


Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (VIAAA) Scholarships (12th)

John C. Youngblood Scholarship Past Presidents – - $1,500

Claudia Dodson Scholarship - - $1,500

Past Presidents - - $1,500

Due to Mrs. Compher – December 10th – 2018 by 3:00 p.m.

Northern Virginia Section of the National Council of Negro Women Third Annual Oratorical Scholarship Competition (12th) Up to $1,500 - Deadline: 01/05/19

Applicants must be African-American or African-descent high school seniors attending a public or private high school in the Northern Virginia area and residing in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax County.

The Northern Virginia Athletic Directors, Administrators, and Coaches Association (NVADACA) 2018-2019 (12TH)  - $3,000 – Deadline: February 1st, 2019 to Mrs. Comher in the Career Center!

 Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs (12th) – Up to $20,000 -Deadline 02/23/19

Apple FCU Education Foundation Scholarship (12th)

@email - $5,000 – Deadline: February 13, 2019

VIRGINIA STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION (VSGA) – VIP SCHOLARSHIP (12thDeadline: February 20, 2019 - Up to $7,000

 Weedon Memorial High School Essay Contest – Society of the Cincinnati - (12th) $3,000 - Deadline: March 15, 2019

 The Society for Range Management (SRM) Masonic-Range Science Scholarship (12th)  $5,000 per year (renewable)  Deadline: 03/1/19


Naviance Student – Scholarship List! * (9th-12th) - Scholarships are updated daily in Naviance Student Colleges Home Tab   –scroll down to view Scholarship List. (Filter – select your grade level!)

View CHS Scholarship Search Process Handout @

ATTENTION SENIORS – Warning - About: FAFSA IRS Tax Transcripts:

The IRS has issued a warning about a known email scam using Tax Transcripts as bait for people to open the email and the attached document.  Opening the documents will download malware onto the recipients’ computer.  As many of our students routinely order tax transcripts to assist with FAFSA completions and/or Verification requirements they are at risk.  Below is a link to the article on the IRS website and a copy of the article contents: