STUDENT SERVICES NEWS
March 8, 2019
Student Services is hosting
College Planning for Juniors
Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:00 – 8:00 pm starting in the Cafeteria.
Breakout sessions will be held throughout the evening. These include:
College Entrance Exams by Rebecca Mason, Score More Test Prep
Inside the Crystal Ball: Demystifying College Admission by Courtney Cox, Towson University
Financial Aid by Isaiah Ellis, Maryland High Education Commission
College Essay Writing by Gail Jacobson, Application-to-offer.com
HCC Scholars Programs by Aaron Alder, Howard Community College
Military Scholarship Opportunities by Sgt. Erik Puente, United States Marines
Plan now to attend. All parents and students are welcome.
JUNIORS: To be ready for Fall 2019 application deadlines students must do the following by June 3, 2019.
Reminder for Students Applying to Howard Community College
The application deadline for the Focus Focus Program or Silas Craft Program at Howard Community College is Friday March 15, 2019. Apply online today.
Opportunities at Glenwood Community Center
#1 Volunteer Opportunity! SPRING EGG HUNT at GJACC
Gary J. Arthur Community Center needs a few volunteers for our Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13th!
The hours are 9:00am-12pm and job duties include hiding eggs, leading carnival games (ring toss, relay races, crafts, tattoos etc.) and help with setup and cleanup.)
#2 Volunteer Opportunity! HERO HUSTLE
Gary J. Arthur Community Center needs a few volunteers for our Hero Hustle on Saturday, April 27th!
The hours are 9:00am-12:30pm and job duties include helping lead children through a superhero training 1-mile run/walk with obstacles and “super hero training stations” Cheer on runners and help keep small groups of children and parents together. Assist with setup & cleanup as well as a crafts afterward.
To sign up, log in or create a profile here : https://www.hocovolunteer.org/custom/501/ and then click on the two events you are interested in. An email will automatically be sent to me and I will reach out to you with the details.
Christine DiGioia (Lyons), Special Events Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary J. Arthur Community Center
Howard County Recreation & Parks 410-313-4843
Volunteer at Howard County Purim Palooza
I wanted to ask if you had any students at Glenelg who are in need of service hours? I am the co- chair of Howard County’s Annual Purim Palooza and we are in need of volunteers.
Purim Palooza takes place from 11-1 on Sunday, March 17th at Reservoir High School.
I have enclosed our sign up genius link if you have any students available:
Thanks so much,
A farm in the Glenelg area is trying to build back to life. They are in need of a horse shed/run-in. They are looking for male students in need of community service hours or projects to help them with qualifications for college. Looking for couple of young men who know something about building projects to help build a shed. All the materials and the plans are provided. If you know how to hammer a nail or screw a screw, you could be of big help. Contact Judith Sharpe email@example.com
March 2019 General and Local Scholarship Updates
The Howard County Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 2000 is pleased to announce 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, 2019. Entries shall be submitted to:
Howard County Professional Fire Fighters
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
5397 Twin Knolls Rd. Suite 16
Columbia, MD. 21045
PTA Council of Howard County is proud to offer scholarships to Howard County School Seniors for the 2019-2020 school year.
The principle aim of this scholarship program is to offer financial support to Howard County high school senior students and to encourage serious and deserving students to continue their studies in a junior/community college, four year college/university, or a technical trade school after high school graduation. This a one-year non-renewable grant.
There are four different scholarships offered and they can be viewed on our website:
Academic Scholarship - $1,000
Teacher Education Scholarship - $1,000
Dr. Charles Ecker Scholarship for Community Service - $500
M. Thomas Goedeke Scholarship for trade, technical education or Community College - $500
Scholarship awards may be applied toward tuition, fees, books or other costs directly related to educational needs. The application process is now open and may be obtained in Student Services or at www.ptach.org. Applications are due by April 6, 2019.
Community Foundation of Howard County Scholarships (15 Scholarships below)
Guidelines and applications are available online at http://cfhoco.org/howard-county-high-school-students/
Logon to the website above to be able to view all scholarships. Then, create an account in the application portal to be able to apply for scholarships. Please notice some scholarships are for specific schools only. Applications must be submitted through the application portal. The application deadline has been extended to March 15, 2019.
Vision Financial group Scholarship – up to $20,000
For Glenelg High School Students Only
Vision Financial Group, based in Columbia, MD, was founded by three long-time Howard County residents and graduates of Glenelg High School. Two brothers and a lifelong friend had a goal of creating a wealth advisory firm that was focused on building long-term relationships within their community. The founding members remain extremely involved in the local community and this scholarship is a way for them to give back to the Howard County community.
Aaron Worley Scholarship – $1,000
This scholarship is offered in memory/honor of Aaron Worley for high school seniors with a commitment to community involvement, academics and sportsmanship. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.
John C. Clegg Scholarship – up to $6,000
Is available to graduating seniors, living in Howard County, who participated in the Columbia Clippers swim team from the 9th through the 12th grade.
Doug Parker Scholarship – $2,500
This scholarship was established to honor and pay tribute to “Big Doug” Parker, a big man with a big heart. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school..
C. Merritt Pumphrey Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
This scholarship is offered in memory of C. Merritt Pumphrey. Candidates must plan to attend a four-year college or university to pursue an education in agriculture, animal husbandry and/or a field related to farming. Mr. Pumphrey worked with his father and brother to create Dalton Farms, a dairy farm that is now Thunder Hill of Columbia..
Dorothy Iglehart Pumphrey Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
This scholarship is available to a student currently in their senior year at a Howard County Public School or Chapelgate, which plans to pursue a career in the fine arts or who has been involved in the fine arts in the school or community.
Freeman K. Hill Teen Scholarship – $1,500
This scholarship is for a Howard County student who demonstrates his or her religious faith through good citizenship, service to others and the community and academic achievement – values that were exemplified in the life of Freeman K. Hill, an engineer at the Applied Physics Lab. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.
Jon Grove Memorial Scholarship – $2,500
This $2,500 scholarship is available to a Howard County Public High School student, currently in their senior year, whose life has been impacted by cancer, either personally or within their immediate family.
Karen and Howard Carolan Scholarship – $1,000
This scholarship is offered in loving memory of Howard T. Carolan, Jr., and Karen R. Carolan, longtime residents of Howard County. Applicants must have participated in the Howard County Youth Program and must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.
Phyllis Utterback Scholarship – $2,000
This scholarship is offered in memory/honor of Phyllis Utterback in recognition of her remarkable commitment to education, youth and family. She epitomized the impact and value of education and the positive role it can play in the lives of young and old.
The Amanda Post “AmandaWins” Soccer Association of Columbia/Howard County Student-Athlete Scholarship – $5,000
This scholarship is offered in loving memory of Amanda Josephine Post, who passed away in 2009 during her freshman year at River Hill High School and in her ninth year as a Soccer Association of Columbia/Howard County player. Candidates must plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college/university or trade school.
Wilbon H. and Mary J. Pulliam Scholarship – $1,000
This scholarship is offered in memory of Wilbon H. and Mary J. Pulliam for Howard County high school seniors planning to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school in Maryland.
Robert J. Gaw Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
This scholarship is offered in memory of Robert J. Gaw, co-founder of the Ryland Group, Inc. It provides toward the cost of tuition to a two- or four-year college/university or trade school for a Howard County public high school student.
Schnorf Family Special Olympics Volunteer Scholarship – up to $1,500
For individuals that demonstrate they volunteered their talent and provided exceptional service to the Special Olympics Howard County
Allan Homes Outstanding Student Volunteer Scholarship – up to $1,500
For individuals that demonstrate they volunteered their talent and provided exceptional service to the Special Olympics Howard County Swim Team
Aronson/Willis Memorial Award
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 29, 2019.
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.
Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP), a leading performance delivery and technology consulting firm that helps organizations better align strategy to execution, is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the 12th annual Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) program. Over the past decade, VIP has been proud to support over 100 women as they pursue a career in select technology fields.
WITS offers multiple scholarships to women pursuing a career in computer science, information technology (IT), management information systems, or another related field. Applicants must be enrolled at, or accepted to, a two or four-year college or university in the United States for the 2019 Fall semester.
Candidates will be assessed based on the following criteria:
Community Service and Extracurricular Activities
Leadership Experience and Qualities
The deadline for submission is April 15th, 2019. Applications are available in Student Services.
The Champions Against Cancer Foundation has established six $2,500 Spirit Award Scholaships scholarship to support the financial needs of graduating high school seniors whose lives have been affected by cancer. The awards seek to honor the spirit, positivity, sharp mind and determination that John displayed during his life and his 10-month battle with lymphoma. Scholarship award amounts will be between $250 and $1,000 each.
Applicants must be a Maryland High School Students in the graduating class of 2019 who will be attending a two or four year college. Those who qualify may have experienced hardships such as being a cancer survivor or caregiver for someone with cancer, or a relative of a person with cancer.
For further information about the ZACF and specifically the Spirit Award Scholarship visit www.zachingagainstcancer.org.
Applications are due no later than April 1, 2019.
The Howard County Striders' David Tripp Scholar/Athlete awards program has been in existence for more than 25 years. The criteria include excellence and achievement in the classroom and in running related athletics. The intention is to recognize both male and female winners as well as runners-up, provided there are deserving candidates. Only Howard County residents, who are graduating seniors from a high school in Howard County are eligible. These awards are based on four years of achievements, and are not based on need.
In 2018, the striders awarded $6,500 in “Trip” grants. There are no restrictions on the number of winners that can come from any one school. Applications and Suggestions and Guidelines are available at www.striders.net Application deadline is April 10, 2019.
Columbia, MD members of the Links Incorporated Scholarships
Two different scholarships will be awarded.
A student planning to attend a Historically Black College or University (four-year award for $2,500 each year, for a total of $10,000).
A student for a Howard County student attending a four year college or university other than a Historically Black College or University in the amount of $2,500 – renewable for three subsequent years for $2,500 he student meets the scholarship requirements Completed scholarships applications must be returned The Columba Chapter of Links, Inc. by April 1, 2019. More details and applications are available in Student Services.
Continental Societies, Inc. National Scholarship
Columbia, Maryland Chapter, Eastern Region
Continental Societies, Inc. is a national organization whose purpose is to promote the economic, educational and social welfare of underserved and disadvantaged children and youth; to enhance their recreational activities; and to promote additional experiences necessary for their optimal development. The organization awards five scholarships to deserving young people – one in each of the four regions of the Societies, and one National recipient. Each applicant must submit a minimum 500 word essay. Applications and more details are available in Student Services. Applications must be typed and submitted Tressie Rooks, Scholarship Chairperson, 10205 Wincopin Circle, Unit #411,Columbia, MD 21044. Scholarships are awarded in June. More information and applications are available in Student Services. Completed applications must be submitted by April 1, 2019.
Scholarships for Jewish Students
Check out funds available to Jewish students for the 2019-2020 school year. View eligibility requirement and apply at central-scholarship.org
The Charles Crane Foundation Scholarships for Jewish Studies – up to $5,000. For students pursuing undergraduate or graduate Jewish studies full time in Israel and in the U. S.
Jewish Community Services Scholarships for High School Seniors
For students from the Baltimore Metro area planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university. Funds are available for students from single parent homes and students who have a diagnosed learning disability.
The Lessans Family Scholarships
For graduating high school seniors planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university and who demonstrate financial need.
4 County Lions Club Scholarship
Winners will be chosen based on GPA, need, recommendation, attitude, school and community involvement. A personal statement is part of the application. More details and applications are available in Student Services. The application deadline is March 31, 2019.