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: https://nvcc.academicworks.com/opportunities/1309

Now Accepting Applications – Peer Mentors for Fall 2016!

We are seeking Pathway students to serve as Peer Mentors for our Pathway SDV 100 classes for Fall 2016. You should have completed at least two semesters at NOVA by the end of this spring semester, successfully completed SDV 100, and earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.   Most important is that you have a desire to help our new students transition to college.  If you have not yet completed your eight hours of service requirement for the Pathway Program, this position will meet that requirement!

Do you remember when you first came to NOVA?   How helpful would it have been if you had a Peer Mentor in your SDV 100 class to answer questions, share what they had learned, and assist you with blackboard problems?   Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a real difference for new students and, in turn, gain new leadership skills and experience for yourself!   Serving as a Pathway Peer Member will enhance your scholarship and transfer applications and earn you a letter of recommendation.    To apply, email Pat Gordon for an application form, at: pgordon@nvcc.edu .   The deadline date to submit an application is Friday, March 4.

College Trip to James Madison and Shenandoah Universities – March 18 !

College Trip to James Madison and Shenandoah Universities – March 18 !

We are organizing a College Trip to James Madison University and Shenandoah University, on Friday, March 18 for our Pathway students from all campuses.   Seating is limited so sign up NOW!   This college trip is free and include an admissions information session and a tour of each campus.   A chartered bus will pick up students from both the Annandale and Loudoun campuses.

To register, email Pat Gordon (pgordon@nvcc.edu) and provide her with the following information: your full name, student ID number, email address, phone number, campus (where you take most of your courses), your major (what you plan to major in when you transfer) and whether you have any dietary restrictions (Shenandoah University is providing our students with box lunches). You will receive a confirmation along with a detailed schedule for March 18th, once you submit your registration information.   Don’t miss this opportunity!