College News

(New ones in Bold)

Coming Events

February 8- 11th & 12th Grade TS Meetings

February 9- March 10th SAT Registration Deadline

February 9- ASVAB Results 10:30 Cafeteria

February 9- PSAT Results 2:30 Cafeteria

February 9- March 10th SAT Registration Deadline

February 12- 13- AHS VPT Test Juniors & Seniors

February 13 -JRTC Freshman Tours

February 15- End of 4th Six Weeks

February 15- 9th & 10th TS Meetings

February 19- No School - P/T Conference

February 20-22- AHS Work Keys Business Letter Writing Test

February 20- 26 - Rising Senior Scheduling

February 20- 21- VPT Test Sophomores

February 21- Work Keys NCRC Reading for Information Test

February 22- Report Cards Issued

February 23- Roanoke Valley Foundation Scholarship Due

February 26- DSLCC Scholarship Due

February 27- March 6-Rising Junior Scheduling

2017-2018 College Open House Dates

Bluefield College – February 17 & April 7, 2018

Bridgewater College –, March 17, 2018

Old Dominion University –April 17, 2018

Randolph College- February 19 & April 21, 2018

Virginia Military Institute –, February 9-10, March 2-3 & March 16-17 2018

College Admissions Counselors Visits to AHS- Sign up outside of the guidance office.

Websites of Interest

E-Scholarships USA-

Bureau of Labor Statistics

2018 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines

Test DateRegistration Deadline

March 10, 2018February 9, 2018

May 5, 2018April 6, 2018

June 2, 2018May 3, 2018 Official Practice SAT Test

2018 ACTTest Dates

Test DateRegistration Deadline

April 14, 2018March 9, 2018

June 9, 2018May 4, 2018



The Richmond Division of the FBI will be hosting their second annual Youth Academy, July 17-18, 2018 at the Richmond Field Office.This two-day youth engagement program will provide a comprehensive look into today’s FBI through instruction and demonstrations at our field office.Please disseminate this information as appropriate to your students.Additional information about this opportunity can be found under the Community Outreach tab .Questions about this opportunity may be directed to the office’s Community Outreach Specialist at .

Attention Seniors

Any senior interested in doing a job shadow day at Sona Bank on March 20, 2018 from 8 AM to 2 PM- See Ms. Howell

Once this job shadowing is complete, students who participated have the opportunity to write an essay that details your experience that is entered in $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 scholarships.

2018 Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts

Youth Conservation Camp at Virginia Tech July 8-14, 2018

-See Ms. Howell for application

Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps

-If interested visit the website at for more information and application

University of Virginia Curry School of Education 2018 Summer Enrichment Program

Online application available at

Applications are available December 15, 2017, and are due February 15, 2018.

Need-based financial aid available

2018 Program Dates

Session I:

June 17-28

Session II:

July 1-12

Session III:

July 15-26

For this year’s course descriptions, please visit our website.

The camp is a 12-day residential experience. Students live

on Grounds at UVa and attend classes at a nearby private school.


Saturday & Summer Enrichment Program

P.O. Box 400264

Charlottesville, VA 22904


An exciting opportunity for gifted and high ability students currently in grades 4-10!

2018 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC)

The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is a broad science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experience that incorporates creative and performing arts as well as outdoor experience in an intense month-long camp for young scientists. In a rustic setting in West Virginia, students from around the country are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies on current STEM topics. The intense month-long programalso offers participants the opportunity to experience a wide variety of outdoor activities that have minimal impact on the environment and are challenging for the experienced but accessible to those who have never participated in outdoor excursions. The NYSC is an all-expenses-paid program. The National Youth Science Foundation will arrange round trip transportation from an airport near the delegate’s home to Charleston, West Virginia.

Two students will be chosen to represent Virginia as delegates to the National Youth Science Camp. Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • must be candidates for high school graduation between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018;

  • must be able to attend the entire NYSC program in Charleston, West Virginia, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, June 27, 2018, and depart on Saturday, July 21, 2018;

  • must demonstrate superior academic proficiency, including recognition in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics;

  • must demonstrate an application of leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in school and community activities;

  • must demonstrate skills and achievements outside the realm of science and outside the realm of academic pursuits;

  • must demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore many and varied topics; and

  • must intend to pursue higher education and a career in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics related field.

Information about the National Youth Science Camp and an application may be obtained at the National Youth Science CampThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website website. The application must be submitted through the NYSC website by February 28, 2018.

Applications will be reviewed by an expert panel based on the criteria required in the application. Applicants will be notified by March 31, 2018, regarding their selection status for the 2018 National Youth Science Camp.

Questions should be directed to Anne M. Petersen, Science Coordinator, Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, by email at or by telephone at (804) 225-2676.


The Armenian Education Center/Scholarship

Essay question contest. Please see attached essay question and presentation format for specific details. Deadline April 9, 2018.

Marvin Brown Memorial Scholarship

Jackson River Community Credit Union will provide a $500 scholarship to a credit union member (at least 6 months), high school senior entering college or university and demonstrates a financial need for grand. Academic merit and social contributions to school and community will also be evaluated.

Deadline- Scholarship must be submitted to the credit union by Monday April 2, 2018 or to Ms. Howell by Wednesday March 28, 2018.

William Earehart Memorial Scholarship

Jackson River Community Credit Union will provide a $500 scholarship to a credit union member (at least 6 months), high school senior entering college or university and demonstrates a financial need for grand. Academic merit and social contributions to school and community will also be evaluated.

Deadline- Scholarship must be submitted to the credit union by Monday April 2, 2018 or to Ms. Howell by Wednesday March 28, 2018.

The Virginia Aviation Business Association is the sponsor of the annual Charles J. Colgan Scholarship. We provide an award in the amount of $2,000 (Two Thousand Dollars), to a well deserving Virginia resident High School, student who is pursuing an aviation or aerospace related career at an accredited institution. The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution in the name of the awardee.Complete and sign the VABA Scholarship application form.

Universal Retirement is offering a $1,000 Scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements:

·Open to high school seniors and college undergraduate or graduate students who live in the United States

·Student must enroll in college or graduate school beginning no later than Fall 2018

·Winner is not based on financial need, but will be selected by Universal Retirement's selection committee based on creativity, humor, and overall quality

·Universal Retirement's advisors, agents, staff and relatives of advisors, agents, and staff may not enter

·Applicants are required to upload a video to YouTube and Facebook (instructions on following page)

SGT Shawn M. Dunkin Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is to honor the memory and sacrifices of Sgt. Shawn M. Dunkin, US Army. The requirement is for

seniors enrolling in any post secondary accredited school having a least a one year certification program. GPA of 2.5 or higher and 200 word essay.

Deadline Must be submitted to Ms. Howell by April 15, 2018

Event Zone- Scholarship For the Arts


·High school seniors whose parents’ or guardians’ permanent residence is within a 100-mile radius of Roanoke.Applicant must have been accepted, or expect acceptance into a post-secondary educational arts program for the 2018 fall semester as a full-time student. (See listing below.)

  • Planning further study with a MINOR or MAJOR in the fine arts: MUSIC, DANCE, THEATRE, SCULPTURE, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, DRAWING.(No graphic/computer art majors please.)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Application deadline is April 13, 2018.

NOTE: Prior winners of EventZone Scholarships are not eligible.

The application must be accompanied by the following:

1. A maximum of two recommendations, one of which must be from a teacher, instructor or other professional in the arts.The recommendation should include at least the following information:

a.What is the student’s potential for future creative expression?

b.What is the student’s level of performance up to this point in their career?

c.Does student work at “expected” level or work beyond requested level?

d.Does student complete work in a timely fashion or if not, why?

e.Your perception of the student’s artistic ability.

2. Student must submit examples of their work in their area of art.These may include DVDs, CDs, photos or actual drawings, or paintings. Choose examples that make you stand out as an applicant!

-Lists of stage performances are accepted, but please also include at least one sample of your performance in video, sound or picture form.

-Limit submissions to ten pieces of work or photos. Each piece of work must be labeled with the applicant’s name (including each photo).

-Videos should include five minutes of recent work and recorded on clean, high-quality CDs.

-In a crowded scene in a video or picture, please identify yourself.

-All pictures should be marked in order and accompanied by a sheet that lists the size and title of the work. All art work should be dated and identified and noted if it was a class project, etc.All work submitted must be the original or a photo of it - no computer print outs.

-Computer generated or enhanced work will not be reviewed.

-Standard size DVDs can be used for paintings, sculpture and other artwork. If you are submitting a DVD of art pieces, please label, in order, both on DVD and in an attached document.

-Please email if you have videos or pictures you can send online.

3.Musicians submitting original compositions must submit both the written score and a recording of the

music stating who is performing the piece.The composer does not have to be performing the music unless he/ she wants to be judged as both a performer and composer.All musicians please submit two contrasting musical pieces, one of which should be a “live” performance (i.e. recital).

4.Past applicants to this scholarship who have not won in any category may submit a new application.

Works previously judged for this scholarship must not be included in the new application.

5.Proof of full time acceptance into a college, institute or apprenticeship program in the Arts will be

required prior to award of the scholarship funds.

6.High School transcripts are not necessary and will not be taken into consideration.

Completed applications should be mailed to EventZone, Attention: Arts Scholarship; PO Box 8276, Roanoke VA. 24014. Important: A self-addressed stamped envelope (same amount of postage used to mail it) should also be included in your packet so your materials can be returned after judging.To hand-deliver application, call EventZone at 540-389-1232 to make arrangements.

Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID)

Rich Murray Journalism Scholarship 2017-18

The Rich Murray Journalism Scholarship is presented annually to a graduating Virginia high school student who excels in the area of sports journalism and must be pursuing a college degree in journalism, communication, video, media or a related field with intentions of pursuing a career in sports.Please fill in the application form as complete as possible and be sure to include the requested attachments.Please type directly in this document or print and scan.Email all requested documents to VaSID representative Daniel Whitehead ( no later than March 31, 2018.

Mountaineer Athletic Club Scholarship

To be awarded to an outstanding male and female scholar athlete with good school and

community leadership, must be planning to attend a 4 year school and play a sport, have earned 3 athletic letters and have a 2.5 GPA or better, 2 letters of recommendations

Applications and other information need to be submitted to Ms. Howell by April 6, 2018

Darrin Nicely Memorial Scholarship 2018

-Complete application and submit to Ms. Howell by April 6th, 2018

2018 Stan Parker Memorial Scholarship Roanoke Valley Wrestling Association

Applicants for this scholarship must

  1. Be a high school senior

  2. Be active in wrestling and student activities

  3. or be the son or daughter of a coach, official or someone actively involved in the wrestling community

  4. be accepted by a junior college, state or private college or university

  5. maintain at least a C average

  6. submit a legible transcript of grades

  7. letter of recommendation by counselor

  8. letter of recommendation by wrestling coach or someone involved in wrestling

  9. submit letter of financial need

  10. submit a complete application

Deadline is March 28, 2018

BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship

Application can be found at

Deadline is January 31, 2017

Falling Spring Ruritan Club Scholarship

The recipient must show need for financial aid in obtaining a college education, must have applied and

attend a college in the Fall of 2018, activities resume with all clubs, volunteerism and community services

listed, grade level of C+ or better, enclose with your application a separate page explaining one of your

favorite community service project and a copy of your transcript. Submit all applications to Ms. Howell by

April 4, 2018.

Craig Botetourt Electric Cooperative 2018 VMDAECEducation Scholarship

-Must be a senior whose parents are consumer or members of the Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative

-Complete the online application or

-Deadline is February 9, 2018

The Robert F. Burrowes -Janet Burrowes Williams Scholarship

Complete the application and submit it to Ms. Howell by April 13, 2018

This is a 1 $500 scholarship for students who plan to pursue a career in Nursing

Amy Vess Crizer Memorial Scholarship

Complete the application, essay and activity resume and submit it to Ms. Howell by April 13, 2018

Virginia Council on Women has announced the 7th Annual STEM Essay and Scholarship Contest.The Council will award five scholarships (one in each of five regions) to a female junior or senior who will be pursuing a STEM education at an institution of higher education. Essays will be judged by a panel of Council members and women who hold a degree in or work in STEM fields.I encourage you to share this opportunity with principals, teachers, parents and students in your school divisions.

The STEM Essay Contest was launched in 2012 with 170 young ladies from across the Commonwealth submitting essays focusing on the student’s vision for a future STEM education or career. Last year, the Council received more than 500 essay submissions and with the generous support of sponsors, awarded $35,000 in scholarships to high school women.

This year’s winners will be notified by March 23, 2018. The scholarship awards will be presented at a reception at the Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, in April 2018 and will be hosted by Governor-Elect Northam and First Lady-Elect Pam Northam. For more information about this scholarship program please visit:

Who is eligible:

To be eligible, one must be a female or identify as a female, reside in Virginia, be a junior or senior in high school and hold at least a 2.5 GPA.

How to apply:

Applications and guidelines are available online here: must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on February 8, 2018. Essays will be judged by a panel of Council members and individuals who represent STEM fields.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Alpha Beta Chapter

Grant-in-Aid 2018

DELTA KAPPA GAMMA ALPHA BETA CHAPTER is offering a $500.00 stipend to a female student at Alleghany High School, Bath County High School, and Covington High School.Any graduating female is eligible to apply providing the following stipulations are met:

The female student must be interested in furthering her education with a career goal in the education profession.This may include the areas of teaching, counseling, administration, media specialist, or any other new field that may become a part of the public or private educational systems.

The female student has demonstrated academic promise with a B or higher grade point average.

The female student has participated in extracurricular and/or community activities.

The female student is a person of good character.

The female student has exhibited some leadership ability.

This application must be submitted to your guidance counselor no later than March 13, 2018. Your guidance counselor will mail the applications to the selection committee.You will be notified before April 30, 2018, because the chapter honors the recipients and their mothers at the May meeting.

DSLCC Foundation Scholarship

General Criteria

Must enroll and plan to attend DSLCC

Have a minimum GPA of 2.75

Complete the online application, including 2 letters of recommendation, official transcript, required essays and completed FAFSA, etc.

Apply online at

Application Deadline February 26, 2018

Foundation for Roanoke Valley Scholarship

2018 Scholarship Guide- all applicants should familiarize themselves with the Foundations application and instructions at

Application Deadline is Friday February 23, 2018

The 2017-2018 Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is now available for Virginia public, private, and home-school high school students.The objective of the program is to acquaint young people with the historical legacy of two of Virginia's best-known military figures, General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.

Eighteen scholarships will be awarded to Virginia high school juniors and seniors submitting outstanding original, analytical essays on any aspect, positive or negative, of the career, character, or legacy of General Robert E. Lee and/or General "Stonewall" Jackson.

Scholarship funding is available as follows:

  • $2,000 for the first place essay, and $1,000 for the second place essay, submitted in each of the state's eight public high school regions.

  • $2,000 for the first place essay, and $1,000 for the second place essay, submitted by private and/or home-schooled students.Participating private and home-schooled students will be judged together as a ninth region for the purpose of making scholarship awards.

  • An additional award of $8,000 will go to the single essay that is judged to be the most outstanding in the state.Therefore, the winning essay will be awarded a total of $10,000.

A $1,000 award will be given to a school in each of the nine judging regions in the name of the high school teacher or advisor who sponsors the most participating students in that region.Advisors must sponsor a minimum of 50 participating students to be eligible for this award.

The application and reporting forms are located on the Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Web site at

The deadline for students to submit applications and essays to their high school principals is February 2, 2018.

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund (JMSMSF)



US Citizen or permanent resident of US

GPA of 3.0/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale)

High School Senior who will matriculate full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia.

Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities.

Combined adjusted income of the parent(s) cannot exceed $50,000.

II.Required Documentation

Application- Each candidate must submit a complete and timely application.An application will be considered incomplete and not processed if all instructions have not been followed or the material presented is insufficient to permit an adequate review. Do not send supplemental or corrected material after the deadline date.Applications must be typed or completed with the use of a black/blue writing ink pen.The staff of the JMSMSF will not accept any application packet or portion thereof that is filled out with a pencil.Application and required documents should be neat and easy to read.Materials should be impeccable in terms of appearance and legibility.Mail the complete application packet so that it is received or postmarked on or before the deadline date of March 31st.Application packet should be mailed to:

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund

ATTN: Abraham Scott

Post Office Box 1023

Springfield, Virginia22151

Official Transcript- An official copy of the applicant’s high school transcript provided by the high school staff in a sealed envelope must be included in the application packet.Submission of an application along with the required documents for this scholarship constitutes your authorization for the JMSMSF Scholarship Selection Committee to review your academic record.

  1. Financial Document – The submission packet must include a copy of the applicant’s Student Aid Report (consists of three to four pages) from the Department of Education or FAFSA.If applicant can’t obtain any one of these reports, the applicant can submit a copy of the parent’s income tax return (Submit only the front and back of the IRS Form 1040 or IRS Form 1040 EZ) for the year prior to the year in which the application packets are due. (WILL NOT ACCEPT INCOME TAX RETURNS OF ANY OTHER YEARS).For example, you should submit your parent’sincome tax return for tax year 2015 in the application submission packet due on/or before March 31, 2016.

High School Senior Picture - A high school senior picture or a picture taken above the waistline and in color.The picture must be an original or printed on official photo paper.Do not submit any picture taken at an angle.Applicant is required to print his/her full name on the reverse-side of the picture.

Essay – Each candidate must provide a 500-1000 word essay focusing on “Describing his or her planned undergraduate study and how he or she plans to apply it upon graduation” or “Who is your role-model and how he or she has influenced/impacted your life”.The individual cannot be a relative.Essay technical requirements: double space, 11 point font size, one inch margin on all sides, submit original only, submit in English, and certify authorship/originality at the end of the essay.The essay will be evaluated on originality, content, thought provoking ideas, innovation, and concepts previously unpublished. Applicant must certify the authenticity of the writing at the end of the essay by affixing the below statement and then signing beneath it.

“I certify that I personally wrote this essay”



Application Submission Instructions: Do not staple or place paper-clips on any documents in the submission packet.White-out or line-through with an ink-pen any sensitive information such as social security numbers on any documents in the application submission packet.

VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation - this foundation was founded to help students with an interest in golf to continue their academic pursuits. Eligibility is any Virginia high school senior in good academic standing, does the candidate play golf or have any interest in an activity associated with golf, transcript, community service, essay, financial need and letter of recommendation. Deadline is February 21, 2018. Apply online:

The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia

History Essay Contest for College Scholarship

Eligibility - any high school graduating senior who plans to attend a 4 year college or university in Virginia.

Essay Topic- Each year the essay is about a historical document that played an important role in the establishment of our nation. Past essay topics have included such documents as the Virginia Declaration of Religious Freedom, the United States Constitution and the Virginia Statute for Declaration of Independence. Theis year’s topic will be the Westmoreland Resolutions.

The essay should be written for the benefit of someone who has never studied the Westmoreland Resolutions. The essay should address the ideas in the document that were important to Americans during the latter half of the 18th century and should explain why these ideas remain important today. Deadline is March 16, 2018.

For more information and an application see Ms. Howell