Is today the first day of your ELI course? Review the Critical Enrollment Dates blog post to make sure you get off to a great start. Join us for today’s ELI Orientation webinar or request a recording!
All courses beginning today are 8-week courses. Make sure you are comfortable with the pace of the course from day 1. An ELI Student Blogger has shared her experiences preparing for an 8-week course to help you!
Don’t forget to sign-up for NOVA Alert. NOVA Alert is a free alert system that allows NOVA to contact you during an emergency by sending messages to your cell phone and email.
Democracy Builders Essay Contest. Democracy depends on an informed citizenry actively participating in decisions, and that civil discourse is an essential part of the process. Up to five essays will be selected for prizes of $100 each. Essay due Friday, March 17!
Join ELI’s Virtual Student Union. ELI’s VSU has a new look! Are you taking online classes and looking to connect with other students outside of a classroom setting? Check out our Virtual Student Union or VSU. Join now!
E-lead Series. ELI Student Life has created a virtual co-curricular opportunity to develop leadership skills for students! This program is free and does not offer academic credit, however, students who participate will receive a certificate of completion. This is also a great resume builder! Registration: Leadership Pilot Program Registration Form.
Financial Avenue – Financial Literacy Contest – Twenty $100 NOVA bookstore gift cards towards educational costs at NOVA will be given-away throughout the 2016‐2017 academic year to randomly selected students ELI who successfully complete Financial Avenue web‐based financial literacy modules! For more information visit Financial Aid’s Financial Literacy Blog. Official contest rules and registration to participate can be found here.
Are you currently in or interested in pursuing the CyberSecurity program at NOVA. The scholarship mentioned below was posted by SCHEV.
“The purpose of the Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program is to support students who are pursuing an education in programs specifically designed for careers in cybersecurity defense. Students who receive the scholarships — up to $20,000 a year for two years — must commit to work for the Commonwealth of Virginia for one year for each year they receive a scholarship.”
Applications for the 2016-17 academic year will be accepted until September 15, 2016.
Other scholarship opportunities can be found here.
Questions about Financial Aid? Contact them by phone, live chat, or email through the Student Support Center.
Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform for private tutors and students. Students from elementary to graduate school to adult learners can connect with a professional tutor who is able to address their unique needs.Tutors are independent contractors with their own unique teaching style, methods and materials.
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt.
Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.
Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
Other scholarship opportunities can be found here.
Applications are open for the 2017 VALHEN Scholarship Program
Scholarship awards are for one year and will be paid directly to the recipient’s college or university to cover tuition, books, and/or fees.
October 3, 2016
Application available at:
Valhen Scholarship Program
Date: Friday, March 3, 2017
Event: VALHEN’s 2017 Encuentro
Place: Hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University
For additional information or questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.valhen.org/scholarships
- Be of Latino/Hispanic heritage;
- Live in Virginia;
- Have a minimum 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale);
- Be a graduate of a Virginia high school and either have been accepted to, or be already enrolled as a full-time student in, a degree-granting public or private Virginia college or university;
- Be able to demonstrate leadership through involvement in school and in the community, government, non-profit organization, work/job duties, or in another manner not mentioned here.
- Important Note: An essay of 300-500 words is required of all applicants.
Finalists will be required to submit:
- An official transcript
- Contact information for three references: 1) a teacher; 2) a peer; 3) a non-teacher (but not family member). References will be contacted by VALHEN.
- An interview may be required.
Winners will be contacted by VALHEN, and will be:
- Present at the March 2017 Encuentro Luncheon to receive the award. Winners will receive complimentary ticket for parent or guardian.
Winners will be required to sign a waiver allowing VALHEN to post his/her bio and photo on the VALHEN website and to use this information in a Press Release announcing the scholarship winners.
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The purpose of the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program is to increase access to higher education and to develop student leadership potential for graduating high school seniors who will be attending a Virginia Community College for the first time in Fall 2016.
One ($3,125) scholarship will be awarded for the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters. The Student Financial Aid Committee will select the recipient in July. The recipient will be notified by August 2016. The following criteria will be used to award the scholarship:
- Commonwealth Legacy Scholars will be students attending Northern Virginia Community College for the first time in Fall 2016.
- Selections will be based on merit.
- Scholars will demonstrate academic excellence during high school.
- Scholars will demonstrate a willingness to promote community college education and the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program.
- Scholars will demonstrate a willingness to mentor future scholars.
- Scholars will demonstrate a commitment to developing leadership potential.
- Students must be full-time, associate’s degree seeking students with plans to graduate from a Northern Virginia Community College.
- Scholars must agree to an interview with the selecting committee to be considered.
- If selected, recipients agree to participate in the annual Student Leadership program.
- Complete on-line application.
- Official High School Transcript (upload to on-line application).
- One letter of recommendation from high school faculty written on official school stationary- (upload to on-line application).
Save the Date to join Financial Aid for College Night at several NOVA campuses on November 6! $500 scholarships will be given away! Learn more about Financial Aid and talk to a Financial Aid Advisor.
NOVA is in the process of partnering with The Dream.US, an organization that promotes access to higher education for Dreamers. Through this partnership, ten NOVA Dream.US scholars will be selected by Scholarship America each year, and hosted at NOVA with substantial scholarships and cohort programming. Pathway to the Baccalaureate’s Monica Gomez, who is an expert in supporting this population, will coordinate the campus and cohort activities and serve as academic advisor for these NOVA scholars. The scholarship deadline is October 26, so we need to get the word out quickly.
The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the College Financial Aid Office (CFAO) are launching a new online scholarship management process.NOVA has partnered with Academic Works to present, manage and award scholarships. Students can now submit, track and accept scholarship offers online. Interested students can go to: https://nvcc.academicworks.com/and sign-up with their VCCS issued email, create a password, and then complete the general application.
The general application will then match the student for all scholarships they are qualified for and identify any additional scholarships that would require additional information. Overall, this is a much more streamlined application process for students to apply for scholarships.
Are you graduating in May and need help purchasing your cap and gown? Let NOVA help! Deadline is April 25 at 5pm!