1 ROCKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE/CAREER CENTER NEWS March 22, 2014_ The Career Center is open daily from 7:00AM 3:30PM Please contact Ms. Harris / The College Career Information Coordinator at to schedule an appointment. TESTING INFORMATION SAT& Subject Test Dates May 3, 2014 Regular Registration: April 4, 2014 Late Registration: April 18, 2014 June 7, 2014 Regular Registration: May 9, 2014 Late Registration: May 23, 2014 October 11, 2014 TBD TBD Register online at
2 ACT Test Dates April 12, 2014 Regular Registration: March 7, 2014 Late Registration: March 8 21, 2014 June 14, 2014 Regular Registration: May 9, 2014 Late Registration: May 10 23, 2014 Register online at TOEFL Tests: This test is for students whose first language is not English. You may register online at or check in the Career Center for more information. The Free TOEFL Practice Test is available online at Fee waivers are available for students wishing to take Test whose family income meets certain guidelines. Please see Ms. Harris for further details. **********Kaplan has partnered with Rockville and is providing our students with a FREE 24/7, SAT/ ACT/ PSAT Online Prep Course. To register visit their website at Under Kaplan s Program Options and Pricing select SAT On Demand, ACT On Demand, or PSAT On Demand. Once directed to product page, click Enroll Now. On this page, Your Cart you will see a box under Order Summary, enter the appropriate promotion code: SAT On Demand: KAS2014SAT; ACT On Demand: KAS2014ACT; PSAT On Demand: KAS2014PSAT. You will then click Apply and Proceed to Checkout. You will then be prompted to log in with your Kaplan Account. For further information please contact our Kaplan representative, Tina Craun, or Kaplan will be partnering with Rockville once again this year and will be providing an SAT / ACT Prep class. Scholarships are available for students who are on Free and Reduced lunch. Please see Ms. Harris for a scholarship application (The course will be FREE). A list of SAT Prep resources is available in the College/Career Center.
3 COLLEGE FAIRS OPEN HOUSES INFORMATION SESSIONS Frostburg University will host the following Saturday Open House Events in the Lane University Center on March 29 th & April 12 th, from 9:30am -2:00pm. Please register online at ************Please be sure to mark your calendars to attend the Juniors / College Planning Night here at Rockville on Tuesday April 1 st, at 7:00pm in the Cafeteria. This meeting is for both juniors and their parents. Juniors come and hear what Admissions Officers are looking for when they start reviewing your college applications this fall. You want to be prepared and have your applications stand out from the others. Parents come and hear what you should be doing and looking for during those college visits. This is your time to ask the questions and get the answers. So have your pen and paper ready for tips and notes. Morgan State University will host their Explore Morgan Day Open House on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 9:00am. Seniors wishing to apply may bring completed applications for their Application Drop Off for Admission Representatives. For further information and to register, visit their website at by March 28, Roanoke College will host their Spring 2014 Visitation Days on April 5 th and April 21 st. Individual campus interviews and tours are also available Monday Friday. For further information visit their website at or contact them at The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine is hosting their Health Recruitment Fair for high school students and their families to learn more about careers and opportunities in the field of Osteopathic Medicine. The Fair is Free and will be held on April 5 th from 10:30am 3:30pm at the Capital Hilton Hotel in the Congressional/Senate Ballroom. The hotel is located at th Street, N.W., Washington, DC. For further information and to register please visit their site at
4 Juniata College will host their Junior Open House on April 5, 2014 from 10:00am 2:00pm. Students and their families will tour the campus, meet faculty and students at an academic fair, and learn about the admissions process, scholarship and financial opportunities from members of the admissions and financial aid staff. Frostburg State University / Department of Music will host their Student for a Day Program on April 8 th for students wishing to experience life as a music major. They will see the curriculum and participate in classes as if they were a current music major. They will also receive a Free music lesson from a Music Faculty member, speak with admissions and financial aid representatives and tour the campus during their visit. Rockville Juniors will attend the National College Fair at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Grounds on Thursday, April 10th at 9:30 am. However there will be an evening session on Wednesday, April 9th, from 6:30-8:30pm for parents and students. Please register to attend the fair online at Students please be sure to print the BARCODE and return to Ms. Harris along with your permission slip. The University of Mary Washington, located in Fredericksburg, VA, will host their Spring Visitation Day on April 11, For further information visit their website at or contact them at Coppin State University located in Baltimore Maryland will host their Instant Decision Day on Friday, April 25, 2014 th, in the James Weldon Johnson Auditorium beginning at 9:00am. To register please visit their website at or by phone at or Loyola University will host their Saturday at Loyola Open House Event on April 26 th from 11:00am 1:30pm. Students and their families will hear from Admissions Officers and students about life at Loyola. Due to limited space, reservations are required to attend. Please register online at Stevenson University will host their Open House Event on April 26, For further information and to register visit their website at
5 Juniors planning to apply to The United States Military Academy / West Point, should start their applications Now. Visit their website at Those interested freshmen and sophomores seeking information for West Point should request the e-brochure Your Guide to Successful Admission, Now, in order to help prepare you for a future at USMA. Please visit their website at Any questions may be directed to or visit their website at The Game Changer Conference for Young Males will take place on Saturday March 29, 2014 from 8:00am 4:00pm at the Montgomery College, Germantown Campus, Globe Hall. (High Tech (HT) Bldg). This conference is sponsored by the UCF, Inc. Youth Development Organization, Mu Nu Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Montgomery College. Parents are encouraged to attend the parenting workshops as well as the workshop on Racial Profiling which will be presented by Police Officer Eric Burnett. Dr. Greg Bell, Director of Diversity Initiatives, MCPS, will be the Keynote Speaker. For further information and to register online visit their website at or contact Donald Williams at or SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Consult MCPS College/Career Center website atwww.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/careercenter for links to financial aid information andwww.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/careercenter/scholarshipupdate2.s htm for updated scholarship databases as well as through your Naviance Accounts. You can also search for further scholarship information at the following FREE websites:
6 bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search ******** For Military Families *The Academic Common Market is a tuition savings program for students wishing to study a particular program or major in another state may request a fee waiver to attend that participating ACM Institution and pay in-state tuition. For further information about the varying programs please visit the Maryland Higher Education Commissions website athttp:// contact Dr. Genevieve Segura/ the Maryland State ACM Coordinator for Maryland at or contact her at NEW Scholarships for the 2014 Academic Year *******In addition to the Scholarships listed below please come to the Career Center to search from Scholarship list located in the Center. Also be sure to check your Naviance list for scholarship information as well as search each individual college that you are applying to for their OWN Scholarships!!!!! The Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority has announced their 2014 Educational Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship, is open to All graduating seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who attends school in Montgomery County, will be attending a four year college or university in the fall, and is a US citizen or permanent resident. Applications are available in the Career Center and must be postmarked by March 28, The Masonic Charities of Maryland has announced their 2014 Masonic Educational Grant. To be eligible, students must be a high school graduating senior who are U.S. citizens and a resident of the State of Maryland. Applicants are not required to have an affiliation with the Masonic Organization or be a member of any religious denomination. The $500 Grant can be used at any two year, four year
7 college/university or vocational institution. Applications are available in the Career Center and are Not to be mailed to the organization. All applications must be completed and returned to Ms. Harris in the Career Center no later than March 31, The Esperanza Education Fund will award scholarships of at least $5,000 up to $20,000 to students who were born outside of the United States or have two parents who were born outside of the United States, and are graduating seniors and plan to enroll full time at an accredited public college or university; regardless of their ethnicity, national origin or immigration status. Applications are available only online at and must be completed by April 1, The Absalom Jones Scholarship program is now accepting applications for this $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be a high school senior attending a school in Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Charles County or St. Mary s County Or is a member of a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Applicants must be planning on attending a college/university, vocational/technical institute or a seminary and are in need of financial assistance. Applications are available in the Career Center and must be postmarked by April 4, 2014.the The Alex Pope Never Back Down Foundation has announced their 2014 Difference Makers College Scholarships. These $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to those recipients who notice and act upon a challenge, injustice or need for change in their community, school, or family. Applications are available in the Career Center and must be postmarked April 9 th. The Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation is accepting applications for their 2014 Scholarships. They will be awarding twenty one-year Legacy Scholarships which will range from $1,000 to $25,000 and two $20,000 Millennium Scholarships ($5,000 annually for up to 4 years). These scholarships are available to All graduating seniors who are a US citizen, with a minimum 2.75 GPA, plan on attending a 4 year college or university, have a minimum SAT score (critical reading, math and writing) of 1400 or a minimum ACT of 19. Applications are available in the Career Center or may be completed online at All applications must be postmarked or received online by April 11, 2014.
8 The Clare and Robert Moore Scholarship Fund has announced their $1,000 scholarship to an incoming first year student who has been accepted and plans on majoring in English at Notre Dame of Maryland University. Applications are available online at and must be received by April 15, The Rockville Scholarship Foundation is now receiving applications for their 2014 Scholarship Program. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors residing within the corporate city limits of Rockville and plan on attending a college or university. Applications are available in the Career Center and must be postmarked no later than April 15, The Board Of Trustees Academic Specialty Scholarship is available for seniors planning on attending Montgomery College in the fall. This scholarship will provide tuition and fees up to a maximum of 15 credits. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be admitted into a degree program at Montgomery College. (Information on the degree programs may be found in their Montgomery College Catalog). Applications are available in the Career Center and must be April 30, Senator Jennie Forehand, District 17, is accepting applications from seniors residing in District 17 for her Senatorial Scholarships. Applications are available online at All applications must be received by May 2, Montgomery College Board of Trustees Academic Potential Scholarship is seeking One Nomination from every high school for a candidate planning on attending Montgomery College. The Nominee must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. If interested in being nominated please see Ms. Harris. Again only One nomination per school will be accepted. Nomination forms are available in the Career Center and all nominations must be received by May 15, The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will be awarding their Ira Dorsey Scholarship to a Male graduating senior in recognition of their academic excellence and contributions to their school and community. This is a one-time $1,500 scholarship and will be paid to any 4 year college or university. Applications are available in the Career Center and must be post marked no later than Friday, May 16, 2014.
9 Senator Roger Manno has announced the opening of his 2014 Scholarship Awards for students residing in the 19 th legislative district. These scholarships will be awarded to students without and with special needs. Special needs are those applicants with pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), autism, learning disabilities, emotional or behavioral, mental health challenges, developmental delays or other special needs. Applicants must be a senior planning on enrolling in a college or university, professional or trade school in the state of Maryland. Applicants may use this scholarship at an out of school if their major is not available at any Maryland institution. (To see if you are a resident of District 19, visit their website at For further information or to answer any additional questions please contact Patty Brown, Chairman, Senator Roger Manno Scholarship Fund, at Applications are in the Career Center and must be postmarked May 16, 014. The Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarship is now open and accepting applications for the 2014 scholarship awards. This scholarship which will be awarded in the amount of $2,000, is for Hispanic students with a minimum 2.5 GPA, planning on attending a college or university in the state of Maryland, with financial need. Applicants must also have leadership and community involvement. All applications must be completed and received by May 30, Applications are available online at The Washington Metro Chapter of CAI is offering $500 scholarships to eligible graduating seniors whether they are intending to attend college or not. Applicants will have the option of completing an essay or a multi-media presentation. For further information and an application visit their website at or contact Jennifer Jones, Project Manager at or by at The SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes is available to high school seniors planning on attending a college or university. Eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win this $1,000 scholarship. One winner will be chosen every two weeks up until May, For complete information and to enter, visit their website at
10 The Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship is open to High School Junior Student- Athletes who have made positive contributions in the following areas: making oneself better; teammates better; and the game better. These scholarships will range between $1,000 and $2,000 and are ONLY open to high school Juniors playing for a high school team or in a club sport. Online applications are available at The Herb Block Scholarship is available for students planning on attending a community college in the DC Metro area. This scholarship will provide up to $8,000 per academic year and or up or $16,000 over the life of the scholarship. This scholarship recognizes high achievers and students with financial need. Students wishing to apply for the fall semester must apply by July 7 th and those planning on attending the spring semester must apply by November 10 th. For further information and to apply online, visit their website at SPECIAL PROGRAMS INTERNSHIPS SUMMER PROGRAMS Please visit the current website for Government Internship Programs at: *******Seniors and juniors wishing to participate in the Concurrent Enrollment Program at Montgomery College should see Ms. Harris and your counselor ASAP. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to experience college classes and earn college credit while still attending high school. Interested seniors should have a minimum 2.75 GPA and juniors and sophomores should have a minimum 3.0GPA. "Go with Goddard / Goddard" is accepting applications for their Internships, Fellowships and Research Experiences. For further information and an application, visit their website at
11 The University of Southern California has announced their summer programs for high school seniors. Their 2 or 4 week college immersion experience will offer them a preview of freshman year. Students who successfully complete the 4 week College Credit program will receive 3 transferrable USC elective credits. Limited financial assistance is available for students wishing to attend the 4 week program. Enrollment for the Summer Programs will be available January, 2014, and end April 1, For further information contact them at The American Institute of Architects Potomac Valley Chapter will host a FREE Workshop for high school students interested in the field of Architecture. The Workshop will take place on Saturday, April 5th, from 9:00am - 1:00pm at the Rockville Campus of Montgomery College, lunch will be provided. Students will participate in hands on activities, group discussions with local architects, Instagram competition and receive information about architecture education programs from area colleges and universities. Further detail and free registration for parents and students are available online at or or contact them at Youth Leadership Montgomery is a wonderful opportunity for high school students, grades 9-12 to participate in leadership discussions and workshops in order to gain valuable knowledge and self-confidence as they achieve the necessary skills to be successful in their future endeavors. For further information and online applications visit their website at All applications must be received by April 11, 4:30pm. Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs Jumpstart your Future, will take place June 28 August 9, Some of the programs offered will include Advanced Placement/ Early Admission; Fine Arts: Architecture / Art & Design / Drama / Music and the National High School Game Day. For further information visit their website at or contact them at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio will host their Summer Scholars Program for rising juniors and seniors. Students will meet with admissions experts, engage in hands-on learning activities, and receive priority consideration for Miami Merit Scholarships and top undergraduate programs such as the University Academic Scholars Program. Students may apply online at no later than May, 1, 2014.
12 SCAD will host Summer Seminars on both their Savannah and Atlanta Campuses to rising seniors. Workshops will include demonstrations, lectures, studio work and local field trips. For further information and to register for the any of the 5 Workshops beginning June 15th and ending August 2nd, visit their website at scad.edu/sss. Stanford University will host their Summer Institutes Program for students ages Students participating in this 3-4 week intensive program will study singlesubject courses ranging from biotechnology to entrepreneurship and creative writing. Their Summer College Program is for students ages 16-19, who will choose from 125 college courses in 30 departments and earn undergraduate course credit and an official Stanford University transcript. For further information and to register visit their website at Smith College is offering their "Pre-College Programs" for talented high school girls entering grades 9-12.Some of the programs offered will include Women s History, Writing Workshops, College Immersion, Science and Engineering and field studies in Sustainable Futures. Applicants must have a string academic record, high level of motivation and a willingness to explore. Program dates begin July 6th. All applications must be submitted online at The University of Maryland/ M Tech/ Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute, will host their Young Scholars Program for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Selected students may participate in either the Foundations of Entrepreneurship or the Biopharmaceutical Production program. Participants will earn three college credits that may be applied to their undergraduate degrees at the University of Maryland as well as other universities that may accept these transfer credits. The program will be offered July 13 - August 1. For further information and registration, visit their website at Washington University in St. Louis will host their Summer Scholars Program. Students will explore careers and majors in medicine, writing, engineering, leadership and more. For more information and application materials, visit their website at or contact them at The MoCo Student, an online, county-wide student newspaper is expanding their coverage of local and regional news and is looking for dedicated, talented writers, artists, filmmakers and editors to join their staff. For further information, visit their website at
13 The Oxbridge and Cambridge Academic Programs has announced their 2014 Summer Programs for students ages For further information about their programs which take place in France, Oxford Cambridge, Spain and New York, visit their website at or or contact them at PrepTalk is a Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery College partnership project. To learn more about various student focused programs, activities, projects and initiatives with Montgomery College and other Maryland Higher Education institutions please visit the link below: Montgomery College Workforce Development and Continuing Education has announced their Kids' College/ Youth Programs for students in grades Fall registration is now open and enrichment courses will be offered after school and on Saturdays at the Rockville and Germantown Campus. For registration and schedules visit their website at Or contact their offices at or Washington University in St. Louis has announced their 2014 High School Summer Experiences Programs which will include their Summer Scholars Program, which will allow students to enroll in two undergraduate courses while living on campus for five weeks. The Summer Institutes Program will allow students to explore careers and majors in medicine, writing, engineering, leadership, and more. For further information and to register visit their website at JOB OPPORTUNITIES The government has a website featuring employment in the Intelligence Community. The current website for this information is
14 Also visit explore other job opportunities. Be sure to stop by the Career Center and check the bulletin board for further information on employment opportunities. The Office of Congressman John K. Delaney is looking to hire Spring and Summer Interns for their District Offices in Gaithersburg and Hagerstown MD. Applicants must have good written and oral skills, be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and be able to work well under pressure. These are Unpaid positions and work schedules are negotiable. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please send a resume and cover letter to Craig Hayes: Office of Congressman John K. Delaney 9801 Washingtonian Boulevard, Suite 339 Gaithersburg MD Phone: Fax: The Administrative Aides and the Office of Quality Control are recruiting interns for the school year as well as the summer. Although this is an unpaid position, SSL hours can be earned, if applicable. Interns will have the opportunity to attend court proceedings, network with Court staff and attorneys and meet several of the Judges and their staff. Applicants must be committed to their internship, show initiative, punctuality, and reliability. They must be well spoken, organized and be able to work independently when required. If interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume to Alina (Houser) Marshall at or contact or contact their office at The Application deadline for the Summer positions is Friday, March 21, The Washington, D.C. Joint Plumbing Apprentice Committee is accepting applications for the Apprentice program on April 1, 2014 and July 1, Applicants must apply in person at 8509 Ardmore-Ardwick Road, Landover, Maryland, between the hours of 7:00am and 12:00 noon. Applicants must present their birth certificate or passport, valid drivers license or valid state issued identification card, high school diploma or GED certificate and a transcript of grades or GED test scores. For further information visit their website at by at or contact them at
15 The "Let's Get It Started" Youth Job Fair will take place on April 5th from 11:00am -2:00pm at the Silver Spring Civic building, One Veterans Plaza, Downtown Silver Spring. The Job Fair is open to youth between the ages of 16-2For further information visit their website at The City of Rockville will be offering an American Lifeguard Training Course at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center. To access a course schedule and registration form visit their website at Community Pool Service Inc., is now recruiting to hire students for their upcoming 2014 Summer Season. For further information and an application, visit their website at or contact them at The American Line Builders Joint Apprenticeship and training Committee (ALBAT Program) is accepting applications for their apprenticeship programs including outside lineman, substation technicians, cable splicer technicians, traffic signal technicians and transmission technicians. For further information contact the IBEW Local Union, located at 3606 Stewart Road, Forestville MD, at Orndorff & Spaid Inc. a roofing and sheet metal company located at Old Baltimore Pike, Beltsville Maryland, is offering employment opportunities to high school graduates interested in a career in roofing and sheet metal. For further information contact their office at (No experience necessary) Ring of Fire Grill & Tavern, located at 1314 East Gude Drive, has announced they are seeking a Hostess for the Friday and Saturday evening shifts between 5-10pm. Applicants must be able to speak clearly, listen attentively to customers, employees, and managers. The salary is $8.00 an hour. If interested in applying, please contact Mr. Danny Faber, the Restaurant Manager, at for further details. Rockville Volunteer Fire Department is now recruiting to train interested students wishing to pursue a career in Fire / Rescue / EMS. For further information contact them at The Washington DC Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) s electrical apprenticeship program sponsored by the Electrical Alliance is accepting applications for their three and five year tuition free Telecommunications and
16 Electrical Inside Wireman Apprenticeship programs. Applicants with strong scores in math and science can apply and receive pay and full health benefits. For more information on their Apprenticeship positions, visit their website at or contact them at Applications are accepted year round. The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking applications from students wishing to pursue a Career in Air Traffic Control. For further information visit their website at: ons/atc/ MISCELLANEOUS Don t forget to check out MCPS s College/Career Center Website, where you will find a wealth of information relating to post-high school planning. Please visit the following website for further information about career awareness, testing, colleges, career/trade schools, financial aid, scholarships, and many other useful links. Register for free scholarship information at This is a FREE SERVICE! This website is full of valuable information and will answer many of your burning questions about the college search. Again, this is a FREE SERVICE. Did you know that AMTRAK offers special rates for students and their families when traveling by train for college visits? For further information visit their web site at Are you hoping to participate in Division I or II college athletics? Start your Clearinghouse registration online at Go to the Parent/Prospect page and click on Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete. Confused about choosing a major? Check out
17 Do you like helping people? Want to make a difference in your community? Enjoy working with others and solving problems? Find out more at Find out what a health care executive does, what education and training is required, and what salary you could expect. Imagine America has a new website to assist students to explore careers, search for schools, and apply for scholarships to their schools. Check it out at