Student Services News January 24, 2020

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January 24, 2020


Kids On Campus at Howard Community College

Summer Enrichment Classes for Ages 6-17

More than a Summer Camp. Experience the Difference at HCC

Learn more about this program and the classes are offered go to

A catalog showing all classes is available in Student Services.


Catrina Slater, an admission advisor from Howard Community College will be in Student Services for

“Apply Sessions” on

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:15

Monday, March 9, 2020 at 9:15

All students who have any interest in attending Howard Community College in the Fall are encourage to come to one of these sessions.  You will be assisted in completing your application and being registered on the spot.  Sign up to come with Mrs. Miles in Student Services, your counselor or on your Naviance account.


Do you know a Future Leader who is a Sophomore?

Since 1998 the Elijah Cummings Youth Program (ECYP) has worked with over 200 students in the 7th Congressional District of Maryland by providing crucial exposure through monthly leadership workshops, a free month-long summer cultural immersion trip to Israel, and a community-engagement projects.

It prepares young men and women to serve as open-minded leaders with the skills, community ties and global exposure critical to success in a diverse society.

If you are a student who feels you have the potential to be successful in this program:

Previous leadership potential

A desire to build community with other teens

An interest in completing service activities

Excellence in the classroom

Applicant qualifications for ECYP

A student must ensure that they are a current sophomore who live or attends a school in Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, must complete the online application at and request a transcript and have two references.

See your counselor for more details.



This information is neither sponsored nor endorsed by HCPSS or the school.


Everyone deserves a healthy relationship.

St. John’s Episcopal Church’s Parent Connect Group Presents… One Love Workshop

Sunday, February 9, 2020    3:00 – 5:00 pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church

9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Open to all high school students

Engaging, emotional workshop led by trained facilitators

Open your eyes to the warning signs of relationship abuse

Transform how you discuss relationship violence

Start a conversation that could save a life

To register for the One Love Workshop, email by February 5, 2020. 

Learn more about onelove on their website:



Summer School Programs

The Summer Programs webpage is updated! The webpage has been updated to include downloadable PFDs of the 2020 Summer Preview. Note that the  2020 Summer Programs Preview is translated is different languages. The course lists for each summer program has also been added under each program description.  In addition you will find enrollment and payment information.   Online enrollment is submitted through the Synergy Parent Portal at the HCPSS Connect web page starting February 1, 2020   On-site enrollment will take place at Homewood Center 10914 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042 starting Saturday, February 1, 2020    More information is available from your counselor.



 New Scholarship Opportunities

Late January 2020 General and Local Scholarship Updates

The Champions Against Cancer Foundation established the John L. Champion Memorial Scholarship  to support the financial needs of graduating high school seniors whose lives have been affected by cancer.  The award seeks to honor the spirit, positivity, sharp mind and determination that John displayed during his life and through his battle with cancer.  Scholarship amounts will be between $250 and $1,000 each.

Applicants must be a graduating senior currently attending one of Howard County, Maryland’s 12 public high schools.  Applicants must have a parent/guardian who had or has cancer or lost a parent/guardian to cancer.  Applicant will attend a higher education/vocational institution in the fall of 2020. Applications are available at 

  Applications are due no later than March 31, 2020.


WJZ’s 2018 Black History Oratory Competition

WJZ’s Black History Oratory Competition will begin on January 1, 2018 at 12:01am and end on January 31, 2018 at 12:01am. Competition is sponsored by Enoch Pratt Free Library, Morgan State University, Toyota Financial Services, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, and WJZ.

WJZ’s Black History Oratory Competition is open to students in grades 9-12 residing in Maryland. Minors must have the approval of parent or legal guardian.

To participate in the competition, entrant will choose from one of three motivational quotes from Oprah Winfrey, Audre Lorde and Booker T. Washington and express in an original essay of 600 words or less, typed and double spaced, what it means to them. Entrant must fill out an application form available at WJZ, 3725 Malden Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 21211; or at and email it along with the essay to or mail it along with the essay to:

WJZ Black History Oratory Competition
3725 Malden Avenue
Baltimore, Md. 21211

All entries must be RECEIVED by January 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

More information and applications are available in Student Services.


The Howard County Foundation For Black Educational and Cultural Achievement invites African-American students who will be graduating in the Spring of 2020 to apply for their scholarship.  The principal requirements are residency in Howard County, a GPA of 2.5 or better, two recommendations, and a 250-300 word essay.  The applicant has multiple topics to choose from for the essay. Other requirements are listed on the application.  The application and criteria are available for download at the website   The application deadline is March 15, 2020.


The Maryland Higher Education Commission is happy to announce that the 2020-2021 Veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts (VAIC) Scholarship Program application is now available!

To apply, you will need to create an account within the Maryland College Aid Processing System (MDCAPS).  To create or log into your existing MDCAPS account (if applicable), please visit Once you log into your MDCAPS account, you will see the "Apply" link where you may submit your application and view any additional documentation required for consideration of the scholarship. 

Please note that the VAIC application, the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and all additional documents required must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Assistance at the Maryland Higher Education Commission no later than March 1, 2020. 

 For more information on the VAIC Scholarship Program or any other scholarships and grants offered through the state of Maryland, please visit

Office of Student Financial Assistance

Maryland Higher Education Commission


Miss Utility/District One Call is pleased to announce its sixth annual college scholarship program for graduating high school seniors. Please consider sharing this opportunity with students and including it in your scholarship listings and/or newsletters. Miss Utility/District One Call will select one student from each of the eight regions outlined in the application covering Maryland and Washington, D.C., to receive a $1,008.11 single-year scholarship. Applications will be accepted until April 3, 2020.

To submit the Miss Utility/District One Call Scholarship application online, click here. If interested in submitting the application by mail in its entirety, please find a traditional application attached.

The Miss Utility/District One Call Scholarship requires applicants to submit the following:

•         General contact information

•         Personal essay

•         High school transcript

To be eligible, applicants must be on track to graduate from a Maryland or Washington, D.C., high school in spring 2020 and intend to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or technical school beginning in fall 2020. Scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2020.

Application forms and attachments must be submitted or postmarked by April 3, 2020. For mail-in entry, please submit the application to:

MGH for Miss Utility/District One Call
Attn: Gabriella Tancona

100 Painters Mill Road, Suite 600

Owings Mills, MD 21117


Chairish is the largest and fastest growing online source for chic and unique furniture, art  and decor. Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams through our Chairish Scholarship Program. 

Chairish Scholarship     Double click on link to open scholarship.

Our Design Your Future Scholarship is open to high school seniors, undergrads, and graduate students studying any major, awarding $5,000 to deserving students.
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465 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104