Arlington 11th Annual Turkey Trot-Volunteers Needed

A great opportunity is headed your way: The annual Arlington Turkey Trot will be November 24, 2016 and volunteers are needed. Check out a brief description of the different stations and contact Mark Riley,, if you have any interest or questions!

Turkey Trot 2016

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NBC Universal/LNESC National Scholarship for Latinos

NBCUniversal/LNESC National Scholarship

Deadline: August 1, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) invites qualified rising college juniors and seniors to apply to the NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship. The program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding Latino students with an interest in the media and entertainment industry to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a U.S. post-secondary institution. The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program is sponsored by NBCUniversal and administered by the LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC).

The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program will award ten (10) $5,000 national scholarships to qualified rising sophomores and juniors. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university; be at least 18 years of age or older; have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale; be a U. S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident; and have an interest in the media and entertainment industry. All majors are welcome.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • Must be a rising sophomore or junior enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
  • Must be a U. S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.
  • Must have an interest in the media and entertainment industry.


Applicants must submit the following by the deadline of August 1, 2016:

  • Completed online application
  • College transcript with proof of cumulative grade point average
  • Three letters of recommendation, including a complete telephone number and email address for each reference

For more information, please click here.


The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit

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Valhen Scholarship is Open!

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#UndocuGrads: Giancarla Rojas.


My name is Giancarla Rojas. I am from Bolivia. I graduated from Radford University with a B.S. in International Economics.

My resilience comes from my parents. They never gave up, not even in their worst moments. Many times they put aside their American dream so they could help me reach mine and for that I will be always be grateful to them.

There were various obstacles: fear after suing the state of Virginia so DACA students including myself could pay in-state tuition. Loneliness when I found myself being the only Hispanic and the only woman in my classes after I transferred from my community college. Frustration after being rejected from some internships and jobs because I am not a U.S. citizen. Uncertainty because I am the first one in my family to graduate and with that I carry a responsibility.

I envision myself making a difference in my community and Bolivia. I would like to better prepare and inform myself on my community issues and how to respond to them. I also want to run for office in the state of Virginia. Finally, I want to become Bolivia’s ambassador to improve the relationship between the countries I call home.

Article posted on – UWD is the first and largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation & advocates for the dignity of immigrant families, regardless of immigration status.


Classroom to Boardroom fashion show

While a NOVA/Pathway student, Giancarla was passionately engaged in her academics, leadership, and other activities on campus.

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The Western Union Foundation Family Scholarship Program

Apply Online Today through May 25, 2016!

Greetings from the Institute of International Education (IIE)! On behalf of the Western Union Foundation, we are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Family Scholarship Program.

The Family Scholarship Program provides two members of an immigrant family, currently living in the United States, with a scholarship to support their education. Scholarships may be used for college tuition, language acquisition classes, technical training and GED classes. Two family members must submit one application jointly for the program, and they can request up to $5,000 in scholarship funds per family. The Family Scholarship Program is helping immigrant/migrant fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, and brothers and sisters move up the economic development ladder through education.

Scholarship recipients are determined in a selection process independently managed by IIE. All scholarship awards will be paid directly to the educational providers, and no payments will be made directly to individuals.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All applicants for scholarships must be age 18 or older.
  • Both applicants are members of the same family.
  • Applicants must have been in the United States for seven years or fewer.
  • Both applicants must have been born outside of the United States.
  • Both applicants must be living in the United States currently.
  • The educational institutions for both of the family members must be in the United States.
  • The application must include educational institutions for both the primary and secondary award recipients (the two family members).
  • Scholarships may be used for tuition for college/university education, language acquisition classes, technical/skill training, and/or GED classes.
  • Scholarships may not be used for advanced degrees (such as Masters, PhD).
  • Scholarships will be made only to accredited higher-education institutions and training/educational providers.
  • International students already in the United States on F-1 or F-2 visas are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.
  • Western Union employees, Western Union Agents and their dependents are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

The scholarship deadline and award notification dates are:                                             Application Deadline: May 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm Eastern
Scholarship Notifications Made: Early July

We encourage you to please spread the word amongst your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to submit an application for this wonderful opportunity! For questions about the program, please visit our website or contact

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Work-Study Position Available with Adult Career Pathways!

The Adult Career Pathways currently have two work study positions still available for the summer. The positions run from May to August with the potential of being renewed for the fall term. In order to be eligible, you must be enrolled in 6 credits for the summer term, and be receiving Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA). Please see position description below:

Work-Study Position Available with Adult Career Pathways!                                Duties will include:

  • Answering phone and email communication from students and partners
  • Tracking RSVPs for ACP events
  • Working events and preparing logistics for those events
  • Entering data into database
  • Contacting students and potential students regarding events
  • Researching topics as directed
  • Scanning, filing, and other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Great written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Outlook and the basic functions of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Good typing skills
  • Good people/customer service skills
  • For one position, study in early childhood development is preferred
  • To be eligible you must:
  • Be eligible for federal financial aid and receiving Work-Study for the 2015-16 School Year
  • Taking at least 6 credits at NOVA during each term
  • Preferable work days –between hours of 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Ability to travel locally and work some evenings and weekends.

These positions will be located in NOVA’s Pitney Bowes building down the street from the Annandale campus.  The individual in this role would need to work at least 8 hours but could work up to 20.

If you are interested, please send your resume to Jennifer Pocai – . Please put Work-Study Position in the Subject line. 

Adult Career Pathways Staff                                                                                                                                                             703-425-5245

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Financial Literacy Intern Needed

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The College Zone: Myths vs. Facts

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Office of Presidential Correspondence looking for Volunteers

The Office of Presidential Correspondence (OPC) plays a key role in facilitating an open dialogue between President Obama and the American people.  Our mission is to listen to and understand constituents’ views, experiences, and ideas, and to respond on behalf of the President.  We receive and reply to letters and emails, calls coming in to the White House Comment Line, gifts sent to the First Family, and requests for assistance with Federal agencies.  Our office also provides President Obama with a daily sample of 10 letters that help keep him in touch with the real-life and diverse experiences of Americans across our country.

To learn more about OPC, please take a few minutes to watch this video. 

The OPC Student Volunteer Program allows local college students and recent graduates to gain experience within the Executive branch by working alongside staff, interns, and other volunteers.  Student Volunteers must commit to volunteering at least 15 hours per week and are expected to serve approximately 12-14 weeks.

The deadline for our Summer Program is April 14th, 2016, and the Program orientation is scheduled for Saturday, May 21st .  Candidates should send a resume and statement of interest to  Since we know each student’s schedule and circumstances are different, we are more than happy to consider requests for adjusted timelines as needed. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years old.

Feel free to share this information and the attached flyer with your students and colleagues.  Please let us know if you have any questions!


The OPC Student Volunteer Program
The White House • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW • Washington, D.C.  20500


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Rividium Inc. Biotechnology Scholarship

The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the Student Financial Aid Office are pleased to announce the availability of the scholarship listed below for the 2016-2017 academic year.1. Must apply, get program-placed and intend to complete the NOVA Biotechnology Program (A.A.S.). Recipient must be a graduating high school senior enrolling at NOVA as a first year student, must be a resident of northern Virginia, must demonstrate financial need by completing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), must be a full-time student, must maintain a 3.0 GPA, must submit official transcripts from all high schools attended, must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher and/or counselor, and must list high school extracurricular activities to include: Name of activity/organization, number of years participating; and your role in the activity.

The on-line scholarship application must include a 500-word essay addressing the question: “If given the opportunity, what biotechnology application would you use to make the world a better place? (Please feel free to express your creativity, personality and individuality.)

To apply:
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