Student Services News 1-19-18

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:19am


January 19, 2018


Catrina Diggs, admission rep from Howard Community College is coming to Student Services twice in the near future to talk to students interested in finding about more about HCC.  She will also assist students in applying at that time.

February 9, 2018 at 9:00

March 6, 2018 at 1:00

Freshman Focus registration will the main focus of these visits.   She will gladly talk to students who have any concerns about any of the programs at HCC, including the Honors Program. 

Students should sign up in Naviance if they want to meet with Ms. Diggs.  You can also see Ms. Miles in Student Services to sign up.  It is the student's responsibility to note the scheduled visit dates and time in your agenda book.  Then come to Student Services for the scheduled visit.  Reminder passes are not sent.

New Electrician Apprenticeship Program Announced

Student Apprenticeship Pathways allows high school students to learn from certified electricians, and leads to a registered apprenticeship and employment upon completing coursework. Interested students and families should attend an information session on Wednesday, January 17, from 6–7 p.m., at Independent Electrical Contractors.


Two military visits are planned in Student Services in the near future.

Sgt. Erik Puente, from the U.S.Marines will be in Student Services on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10:00 to talk to interested students about scholarships, trade schools opportunities, and career opportunities in the U.S. Marines.  Sign up in Naviance or see Mrs. Miles in Student Services if you want to meet with him.

Petty Officer Allison Hewitt, from the U.S. Navy will be in Student Services on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:30 am  to talk to interested students who are interested in finding out more about the Navy.  Sign up in Naviance or see Mrs. Miles in Student Services if you want to meet with her.


Glenelg High School

SAT Prep Courses


The Glenelg Boosters Club has two SAT Prep Courses left at Glenelg High this school year. These courses are designed to prepare students for the upcoming SAT tests that will be held at Glenelg High.  They will be taught by GHS staff. The math sessions cover expanded topics from college preparatory math.  The verbal sessions will help increase reading comprehension and help prepare for the writing portion with emphasis on grammar and sentence structure, plus opportunities to practice the essay.

Each course will provide five weeks of preparation prior to SAT testing on March 10, 2018 and June 2, 2018. Students may elect to take both the math and verbal SAT Prep Courses or simply choose one. The SAT Prep Classes will be held in the Media Center from 6-8 p.m.  The math course will be taught by      Mr. James McVicker, GHS math teacher. The verbal course will be taught by Ms. Leila Chawkat, GHS G/T Research teacher.  The cost for math and verbal SAT Prep Courses is $250.  Individual  math or verbal sessions can be taken for $125 each. If you have questions please call Glenelg High School at 410-313-5535 or   410-313-5528. 

SAT Prep Course Dates Course                                           SAT Testing Date                                               Last Date to Register for SAT Prep       

Feb 6 - March 8, 2018                                                           March 10, 2018 at GHS                                      February 5, 2018           

Verbal Prep Tuesday, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 March 6                  Deadline to sign up for this   

Math Prep Thursday, Feb. 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8                     test date: February 9, 2018          


May 1 – May 31, 2018                                                    June 2, 2018 at GHS                                          April 30, 2018                   

Math Prep Tuesday, May1, 8, 15, 22, 29                               *Deadline to sign up for this 

Verbal Prep Thursday, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31                         test date: May 3, 2018

You may register for a GHS SAT Prep course by completing the form below and sending your payment in to the front office. Mark the envelope Glenelg Boosters SAT Prep.

*To register for the SAT test go to  Be sure to include Glenelg’s High School Code 210593 when registering.

Registration Form - Glenelg High School SAT Prep Course

Student’s Name (Please Print) _________________________________________Grade:_________

School (if not Glenelg) _____________________________________________________________

Phone: (Day) ____________________________ (Evening) ________________________________

Parent’s email____________________________________________________________________

Check your choice of dates for SAT Prep Course and the choice of sessions. Make checks payable to GHS Booster Club.

Session II             Feb. 6  - March 8, 2018  _________Math ($125)  ________Verbal ($125)   ____ Both ($250)

Session III            May 1  – May 31, 2018                    _________Math ($125)  ________Verbal ($125)    ____Both ($250)

Leadership U Class of 2018

Is your student looking for leadership opportunities?  Does he or she want to make a difference?  Consider joining the Leadership U Class of 2018!  Leadership U is an exciting leadership, teambuilding, and community service opportunity for current high school sophomores.  This unique four-month program involves a week-long summer program of hands-on activities, as well as involvement in a team community service project.  This program is for students with leadership potential, a desire to learn with others, and for those with an interest in the community. 

Come to learn more and speak to some of our grads at one of our information sessions:  January 29 at Miller Library, February 13 at Central Library or March 1 at Miller Library.  All sessions are from 7-8pm. Parents and students in both 9th and 10th grade are encouraged to attend.  

Additional information is available at  or email Meg Ignacio   Applications are due March 15, 2018. 

Glenelg High School Student Services

Scholarship Opportunities

January 2018 General and Local Scholarship Updates 

The Professional Staff of Howard County General Hospital is again sponsoring the Aronson/Willis Memorial Award.  The award is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Barry Aronson and Dr. Eugene (Pebble) Willis, fellow members of the Professional Staff, who were enthusiastic supporters of school athletes. 


This year, the Professional Staff is pleased to announce that two individual $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to one  graduating male and one graduating female chosen.

Criteria for the award are:

1)      The application must be completed by the applicant and returned to the Office of Medical Staff Administration no later than Friday, March 30, 2018.

2)      A letter of recommendation directed to the Aronson/Willis Memorial Award Committee from someone knowledgeable of the applicant’s academic and sports abilities must accompany the application.

Applicants must have participated in at least two varsity sports while maintaining the highest grade point average.

Applications are available in Student Services.


The VIP Women in Technology Scholarship Program is sponsored by Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP), a leading provider of technology solutions that drive enterprise performance.   The 2018 WITS Program will grant multiple scholarship awards that value up to $2,500 per recipient.  Applications are available in Student Services.

Eligibility:  At the time of the award, students must be enrolled at, or accepted into, either a two or four year college or university within the United States for the 2018 school year.  These women must be planning a career in computer science, information technology, management information systems, computer engineering, or another related field. 

The scholarship is based on three important criteria:

A cumulative 3.0 grade point average or higher
Thoughtful answer to the essay question
Level of participation in community service and/or extracurricular activities

Download the 2018 application from the VIP website.

All applications must be emailed to or postmarked by April 1, 2018.

Women’s Board Scholarship Program at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center is offering a scholarship to support students pursuing a degree in the healthcare field.    Last year the Women’s Board Scholarship Program at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center awarded $80,000 in scholarships.  Awards to high school students ranged from $500-to $4,000.  Deadline for applying is March 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm.    For information and to apply please go to


The Howard County Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 2000 is pleased to announce that they  will provide a $500 scholarship for a graduating senior from each of our Howard County public high schools.  This scholarship is geared to help the “average” student who displays exceptional qualities and effort rather than being an award for the highest grades or sports aptitude.  Any student who has attained a 2.5 grade average in their senior year and a minimum SAT score of 900 will be welcome to participate by submitting an application.  Applications are available in Student Services.  Entries must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2018.  Entries shall be submitted to:

Howard County Professional Fire Fighters

ATTN: Scholarship Committee

5397 Twin Knolls Rd. Suite 16

Columbia, MD. 21045


The Jackie Robinson Foundation Class of 2021

We are pleased to inform you that the online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is now available at The JRF application is the vehicle through which more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson. 


The deadline to submit the application for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is February 1, 2018 by 5:00 pm ET.


2018 Application Process Timeline

February 1, 2018 JRF Scholarship Application due
April 30, 2018 Notification of Application Status
June 15, 2018 Final selections announced


Frequently Asked Questions

We are happy to provide you with Frequently Asked Questions about the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship. We have compiled a listing of the queries we most often receive into one easy to read document for you and your students.  To download click here. 



To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

Be a graduating, minority high school senior
Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
Show leadership potential
Demonstrate a dedication to community service
Present evidence of financial need
Be a United States citizen
Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship

To learn more about the Jackie Robinson Foundation, please visit our website at


The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Student Scholarship is given annually to the graduating high school senior from the greater Baltimore area who best demonstrates their academic ability and desire to pursue excellence in the electrical engineering community.  This is a cash gift to $1,000 per year for up to four years, and is intended to provide cash assistance for books, materials, IT equipment or other necessary items to complete their college education.  Students, once awarded, are required to maintain active full time enrollment in an undergraduate electrical engineering or related curriculum.  Applications are available in Student Services.  Application deadline is April 30, 2018.


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 11th year.

We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Scholarship Deadline   -  June 14, 2018. 

Application Process

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:

Full details are available on our site. 

Grant Parker,  Ass’t Director of HR Services,  Abbott and Fenner Business Solutions


State of Maryland International Reading Association Council offers the Joseph Fox, Jr. Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship offers $2,000 to Maryland high school recipients who plan to major in reading or a reading-related field and pursue coursework that will prepare him/her for a teaching career.  Students interested in applying should go to Click on resources.  Application Deadline is April 15.