Student Conference Opportunity

The National Model Congress will be hosting its first conference on Feb. 26-28, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt,Washington, D.C. The conference will be a college-level simulation of U.S. Congress. Students will take an engaged role as senators and representatives as they write legislation, debate current national issues and vote on legislation. Students will leave the conference with in depth knowledge on the three branches of government/separation of powers, role of local, state and national governments/federalism, and knowledge of current issues.

Our learning outcomes and additional information can be found on our website at<>

Contact Ms. Ericka Riggs for registration details:

Reading Volunteers Needed


Are you looking for a rewarding experience helping children?  Volunteers needed to work with the Book Buddies program as tutors for Alexandria Public School kindergarten and first grade students who need extra help in reading. Requires one hour ONCE OR TWICE a week during the school day or after school.  No experience needed.  Supervision and materials provided. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM GO TO . If you HAVE QUESTIONS or are interested IN SIGNING UP, please contact  Kristin Langlykke,, 703-622-4925 or Mercedes F. Gilliom,

Elect Her Leadership Program

Training Program for Women Students
Northern Virginia Community College

This leadership training program encourages and trains women students to run for student government and to consider future political office (local, state, national) in an effort to diminish the political leadership gender gap for women. The training program is free and open to all women students currently enrolled at all campuses of Northern Virginia Community College.   Lunch and reception included.

Seating is limited to 50 women students, so register now!
Friday, February 13, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 pm
Room 158, Bisdorf Building, Alexandria Campus

To register, contact Pat Gordon for the registration and nomination online forms/links at:                              

 This training program has been made possible through a collaboration with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Running Start, and the Alexandria Campus Women’s Center.

National Educators Coming Out Day!

What the purpose of the day is:

  • To encourage educators to publicly come out and be proud about supporting and working alongside undocumented students.
  • Encourage students to reach out to their educators to come out publicly and to move beyond support into action.
  • Create a national support network of educators. Shift the narrative to one that highlights that educators have a responsibility to provide resources to all of their students.
  • Encourage conversation around how support looks like for undocumented students in schools and to engage in conversations on how to increase the resources and access for undocumented immigrant students in education.

Get Involved…go to:


PAID STEM Internships


Student benefits include…

  • A Certificate of Completion signed by  Governor McAuliffe.
  • Access to free and informative webcasts posted on the CSIIP website.
  • A convenient single-application process to reach 100+ companies across Virginia. Students don’t need to reapply each year.
  • No application deadlines
  • CSIIP applications roll over for future years, and updating your application is easier than ever
  • Students can indicate an interest in a specific organization or specific internship opportunity.
  • Opportunity for excellent hands-on experience related to their field of study.

Please direct your questions to Scott Bellows 757-766-5210(office).

For further questions regarding the CSIIP application process email CSIIP directly at


NOVA GAP Scholarship

The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the  NOVA GAP Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Student must be program placed in a NOVA associate’s degree

2. Student must have completed/be completing at least 12 credits toward degree requirements

3. Student must have participated in ONE Fall 2014 GAP-sponsored workplace training module:

  • If you attended the September 30th Resume Development Workshop
  • Conflict Resolution Workshop, Nov 7th, 9-9:50am, CA 317, Annandale Campus
  • Interviewing Skills Workshop, Dec 3rd, 9-11am, AA (Bisdorf) 196, Alexandria Campus

4. Student must be in Good Standing at NOVA with no less than a 2.8 GPA overall

5. Student must provide one letter of recommendation from a NOVA faculty member

6. Student must submit an essay addressing two topics:

  • What I found most valuable in the Gap Seminars?
  • What I am currently doing and plan to do to improve my career preparedness?

7. Student must be eligible for employment within the United States

Number of Awards Offered: Three

Value of Each Award: $898

Use of Award: The scholarship may be used only for tuition, books, and supplies at NOVA, as stated in NVCC Educational Foundation Scholarship Policy.

How to Apply (must be postmarked by December 10, 2014):
1. Completed Scholarship Application
2. Essay
3. Letter of Recommendation

Mail or deliver documents in a sealed envelope to:
Stuart Bowen, Retention Counselor, Pathway to the Baccalaureate
Northern Virginia Community College
5000 Dawes Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22311

Recipient Selection Process: Selection made by NOVA’s Grants Committee.

Deadline for Application: Completed Scholarship Application and any other required materials must be received by Stuart Bowen on/or postmarked by December 10, 2014.

If you have any questions about applying for this scholarship, please contact Stuart Bowen at

Notification of Awards: Recipients will be notified by mail of the outcome of the scholarship application process in December, 2014.