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VALHEN SCHOLARSHIP

ANNOUNCING THE 2017 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM-VIRGINIA LATINO HIGHER EDUCATION NETWORK  VALHEN

Dear Amigos,

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.

Application Deadline:
October 3, 2016

Application available at:
Valhen Scholarship Program

Awards Ceremony
Date:  Friday, March 3, 2017
Event: VALHEN’s 2017 Encuentro
Place: Hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University

For additional information or questions, please contact:  scholarships@valhen.org or visit http://www.valhen.org/scholarships

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • 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.

Muchas gracias for your continued support of our Latino/Hispanic youth in the Commonwealth!

Sincerely,

The Virginia Latino Higher Education Network

Central Wyoming College Offers Free Tuition…

and Scholarships to GIS Students

By Jim Baumann and Carla Wheeler
Esri Writers

Wyoming wants you.

Or more accurately, Central Wyoming College (CWC) in the city of Riverton (pop. 10,953), wants you to get a degree in geospatial information science and technology (GIST) from CWC so you can put your geospatial skills to work in Wyoming.

The school wants you so much, it is offering free tuition through a state program to qualified Wyoming residents, and scholarships to nonresidents, if they earn a credential, a certificate, or an associate of applied science (AAS) degree in GIST from CWC. In exchange, the students must work in-state, usually in temporary, full-time paid positions during the summer or in part-time jobs during the school year, to help meet Wyoming’s need for GIST-trained technicians.

Why is CWC willing to make such a generous offer to students who want to study GIS, GPS, remote sensing, and other geospatial technologies?

“Statistics from the US Department of Labor identified geospatial information technology as a rapidly growing field, and virtually all natural-resource jobs in Wyoming require it,” said Jacki Klancher, facilitator for CWC’s GIST program. “There are at least six jobs posted in the state right now that demand GIS as part of the employees’ skill set, and the need for these skills in virtually every job sector is only growing. So the challenge was, how do we entice more students to study GIST at our college?”CWC students work on a project that will involve the use of ground penetrating radar, GPS, and Esri ArcGIS. They are on the Dinwoody Glacier in the Wind River Range.

The answer: scholarships through CWC and the Pre-hire Economic Development Grant from Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, which provides in-state students with free tuition in exchange for working on GIS projects within Wyoming. Klancher successfully applied for the grant last year.

To read more:

CWC Scholarship

 

Darrel Hess Community College Geography Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, annually

The Association of American Geographers is pleased to announce a national scholarship program for community college students. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students from community colleges, junior colleges, city colleges, or similar two-year educational institutions who will be transferring as geography majors to four year colleges and universities. These scholarships are funded by Darrel Hess, coauthor of the textbook Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation by McKnight and Hess, published by Prentice Hall.
The award consists of a scholarship to be used for any educational expenses in the amount of $1,000 and a formal certificate of merit. The formal announcement of the award will take place at the annual meeting of the AAG.
Eligibility: You are eligible to apply if you are a student currently enrolled at a US community college, junior college, city college, or similar two-year educational institution at the time you submit your application. You must also have completed at least two transfer courses in geography and plan to transfer to a four-year institution as a geography major during the coming academic year.

Click on the link for more details:

Community College Scholarship

SERVICE LEARNING COURSE OPPORTUNITY AT NASA WALLOPS ISLAND

Open to Virginia’s community college students! SERVICE LEARNING COURSE OPPORTUNITY AT NASA WALLOPS ISLAND

GIS 295 – Topics in Service Learning in GIS is being offered in Spring Semester 2016.

HELP NASA INVESTIGATE SEA LEVEL RISE AND INVASIVE SPECIES

Thomas Nelson Community College is offering a three-credit Sea Level Rise Service Learning course. All expenses paid for course tuition and four days of fieldwork including travel, lodging, and food! Competitive application process, students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Sponsored by Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) and offered through the STEM Takes Flight Program in partnership with GeoTEd (http://www.geoted.org/), NASA Wallops Flight Facility and Thomas Nelson Community College.

This online course contains field work that will likely be completed over a weekend (Thursday-Sunday) in April 2016.

Learn how to use and operate an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to collect data and other geospatial technologies.

See flyer posted by 313 for more details and the link to the application is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9HXDL88!

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities.

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 85 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.

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Cyber Security Opportunity at Woodbridge Campus

Year Up’s Professional Training Corps (PTC) is an intensive, one-year program for students that combine hands-on skill development and internships at some of America’s top companies. As you work towards completing your degree at the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), we support you in launching a career in Information Technology or Cyber Security. 85% of our graduates are employed and/or attending college full-time within four months of graduation and earn an average of $30,000 a year.

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USGIF Scholarship Program Deadline April 20th

2015 Scholarship Program flyer

  • Students studying geospatial intelligence or any related field are encouraged to submit their applications by the April 20, 2015 deadline.
  • Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students can download applications at http://usgif.org/education/scholarships.
  • Scholarship recipients are chosen based on their academic and professional excellence in a field related to the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.

Last year the Foundation awarded $101,000 to 22 recipients and plans to award at least $100,000 for the 2015 program. High school recipients are awarded $2,000 per scholarship and all others are awarded $5,000 each.  Since 2004, USGIF has awarded $792,000 in scholarship funds to promising students in the geospatial intelligence field.

Students studying in fields such as geography, political science, physics, computer science, engineering, biology, anthropology, sociology or any field in the natural and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Through the USGIF Scholarship Program, the Foundation strives to communicate to students the breadth and power of GEOINT in serving national, global and human security interests.

The USGIF Scholarship Program endeavors to support students with innovative ideas for problem-solving within geospatial science and technology. Please share information about this scholarship program with your students.

For more information on the USGIF Scholarship Program or to download applications, please visit: http://usgif.org/education/scholarships.  Deadline to apply: April 20, 2015 

 

2014 NASA LARSS Program Summer Deadline EXTENDED to February 5, 2014

Applications are being accepted for the 2014 NASA LARSS Program summer session. Recruitment is ongoing for the 10-week summer session with an extended deadline of February 5, 2014. The 10 week period is 6/2 – 8/08/2014 . The URL is http://www.nianet.org/larss. The LARSS program is a partnership between NASA, the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), and the Virginia Space Grant Consortium as a sub-award to the NIA.

The Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Program is a paid, Center-unique, and highly competitive research internship program for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) held onsite at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. Special project areas such as business, education, photography, history, finance, accounting and other areas are also accepted for consideration.

Eligibiity Requirements:
• US citizenship
• Full-time student status at an accredited US college or university
• 3.0/4.0 GPA scale
• Rising college junior and above

Female students and under-represented minorities, college students with disabilities, military veterans, first-generation college students, and students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

****Note: There is a Bridge option through the rising college sophomore level if the student has at least a 3.5 GPA and previous NASA Program experience.****

Internship Stipend for 10 weeks full-time participants:
• $6000 Stipend for graduate students
• $5000 Stipend for rising college juniors and seniors
• $4000 Stipend for Rising freshmen and sophomores

Other Information and Requirements:
• Technical Paper
• Presentation via poster session or oral briefing
• Evaluation
• Lectures and Seminars
• Tours
• Networking Events
Housing and Transportation:
Housing and transportation are the sole responsibility of the student. The staff will be happy to provide options to choose from including a program housing option where students are assigned roommates to a corporate apartment and the rent costs are shared. This arrangement assists in peer networking and transportation.

2014-2015 STEM Scholarship

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GIS is a STEM field (if you are studying GIS, you are eligible to compete for a scholarship!).

The Community College STEM Scholarship provides a one-year, non-renewable award of $2,000 for students enrolled full time (12 credit hours or more) at one of Virginia’s Community Colleges. Students must be majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field and be interested in pursuing a career that supports NASA’s mission including careers in the aerospace sector.
Students must apply during their freshman year of community college enrollment for an award that will begin in the sophomore year. The number of awards is contingent on available funding. This is a competitive scholarship program based on academic merit funded by NASA and the Commonwealth of Virginia recognizing high academic achievement and promise.
Goals:
Encouraging students engaged in associate degree programs who are preparing for careers in technology fields essential to America’s industrial and technological competitiveness, particularly those with aerospace relevance.
Increasing participation of underrepresented minorities, females and students with disabilities in aeronautics, space and high-technology fields.
Implementing the goals of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Eligibility:
Must be a U.S. citizen
Must be currently enrolled full-time in a Virginia Community College and have completed at least one semester of coursework (minimum of 12 credit hours) at time of application
Must be majoring in a STEM program of study
Must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Must expect to graduate by May, 2015 or later

Application due NLT 17 Mar 2014.  Info at:  http://www.vsgc.odu.edu

Community College STEM Scholarship Application

2014-15 Community  College STEM Scholarship Program

The Community College STEM  Scholarship provides a one-year, non-renewable award of $2,000 for students  enrolled full time (12 credit hours or more) at one of Virginia’s Community  Colleges.  Students must be majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field and be interested in pursuing a career that supports NASA’s mission including  careers in the aerospace sector.

Students must  apply during their freshman year of community college enrollment for an award  that will begin in the sophomore year. The  number of awards is contingent on available funding. This is a competitive  scholarship program based on academic merit funded by NASA and the Commonwealth  of Virginia recognizing high academic achievement and promise. <!–Students that continue their education and transfer to a VSGC member university are encouraged to apply to the Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship program in their junior or senior year.–>

Goals:

  • Encouraging students engaged in associate degree       programs who are preparing for careers in technology fields essential to       America’s industrial and technological competitiveness, particularly those       with aerospace relevance.
  • Increasing participation of underrepresented minorities,       females and students with disabilities in aeronautics, space and       high-technology fields.
  • Implementing the goals of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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