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Counseling Department

November 2016 Volume 3

Fall College Open House Dates

James Madison University – Nov 12

Eastern Mennonite University – Nov 13-14

Bridgewater College – Nov 19

Shenandoah University – Nov 19


To ensure being considered at their first choice college, students must meet exact deadlines. Due to Christmas Break, if the application is due Jan. 1 or 2, please turn in transcript requests by Dec. 14. If the application is due Jan. 15, please turn in transcript request by Jan. 3rd. The following is a list of several colleges which adhere to application deadlines.

College Name

Early deadline

Regular deadline

College of William & Mary

Early decision – Nov. 1

January 1

George Mason University

Early action – Nov. 1

January 15

James Madison University

Early action – Nov. 1

January 15

Univ. of Mary Washington

Early Action – Nov 1

February 1

University of Virginia

Early Action – Nov 1

January 1

Virginia Commonwealth Univ.


Virginia Tech

Early decision – Nov. 1

January 15

Christopher Newport University

Early action – Dec. 1/ Early decision – Nov 15

February 1

Radford University

Early action – Dec. 1

February 1

Old Dominion University

Early action – Dec. 1

February 1

Scholarship Facts:

* Did you know? There is no such thing has a “Full Ride”. All Scholarships are 1-year renewable deals.

* Only 3% of high school student-athletes receive a scholarship.

* Less than 1% of high school student-athletes receive a 4-year Division I Scholarship.

* 83% of scholarship opportunities are NOT on the Division I level.

* 90% of the 2,000+ colleges and universities in America DO NOT play sports on a Division I level. So, if you focus on “going D1”, you are missing out on 90% of the opportunities to play sports in college.

All scholarship applications are returned to Mrs. Morris unless it is noted that the student is to mail the application. DUE DATES for scholarships to be turned in to the Counseling Dept. are noted below; please do not use the date on the applications. Please make sure your scholarship application is complete. Including application, essay (if needed), teacher recommendations, transcript or release form, etc.


American College Foundation – Criteria: Open to 9-12 grades; 500 word essay. Multiple awards ranging from $1000-$5000. Apply online at – Freshman through seniors may apply. $2000 Award. Deadlines are 9/30, 12/31, 3/31and 6/30. apply at
BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship - Criteria: 3.0 GPA or higher, essay, high ethics. $1000 award. Due Jan 20 or mail yourself by Jan 27
Bev Good Memorial Scholarship – Criteria: Plan to participate in track in college. To apply, have your coach write you a recommendation letter stating why you should receive this scholarships. Turn in letter to Mrs. Morris by May 8
Burger King Scholar – Criteria: GPA of 2.5 and higher. Awards – up to $50,000. Apply online By Dec 15
Dennis R & Patricia R Early Scholarship – Criteria: GPA of 3.0 or higher, Planning on attending BRCC, Bridgewater College, JMU or EMU and Major in Math or Science base fields. Preference given to those that plan to teach matt or science. Preference given to military families. Award - $4000 Renewable. Deadline March 20 apply on and click on scholarships
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship- Criteria: Essay, Financial Need, community service. Award – 500 awards totaling $2.44 million. Deadline – Nov 30 Apply online
Elks National Foundation Legacy Award – Criteria: Financial Need. Have a family member that is a member of the Elks. Apply online by Feb 3 Awards – 250 $4000 awards
Emory & Henry College Scholarship – Criteria: Plan to attend Emory and Henry, GPA of 2.5 or higher. Award - $1000. Deadline – March 15. Apply online at and click on scholarships
Hispanic Scholarship Fund – Criteria – Requirements and deadline vary. Visit for details.
Lee-Jackson Foundation Scholarship – Criteria: Plan to attend a 4 year college. Open to Juniors and Seniors. Essay. Award - $1000-$2000. Deadline – Jan 27
Sam Bowman II Endowed Scholar ships – Criteria: Hispanic students that are planning on going to JMU or Blue Ridge. Awards $4000- $2000. Apply online by Jan 31. and click on scholarships.
SunTrust “Off To College” Scholarship – Apply online $1000 award given out every two weeks from Oct 25 – May 9, 2015.
Virginia Athletic Trainers Association Scholarship – Criteria: Intend to study athletic training, leadership. Deadline – Feb 28 Awards - $1000-$500
Virginia/Delaware & Maryland Association of Electric Cooperatives Scholarship – Criteria: Must be a customer Shenandoah Valley Electric. Open to high school seniors planning on attending a college or technical school in the fall of 2017. Apply online at no later than Feb 10. Award - $1000
Virginia Credit Union – Dorothy J. Hall Scholarship – Criteria: GPA of 3.0 or higher, essay. Must be a Primary Member of Virginia Credit Union by Dec 1, 2016. Awards – 30 x $2500. Deadline – 2/17 to BHS or mail yourself by March 1
Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship – Criteria: Plan to work towards an undergraduate degree in a field other than nursing. Must attend a Virginia College or University. Award - $1000-$500. Deadline Jan 5
Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution Nursing Scholarship – Criteria: Plan to attend a Virginia School of nursing. Award - $1000-500. Deadline – Jan 5
Virginia State Golf Association Scholarship – Criteria: Play Golf, essay, community service. Award – Various Apply online be Feb 21 to
WP And TM Phillips Memorial Scholarship – Plan to pursue a degree in agriculture in college. Award - $1500 renewable. Only seniors from Broadway, Harrisonburg and Stonewall Jackson are able to apply. Deadline – March 30

Scholarship Tips

  • Pay attention to deadlines! Don’t be late. If you are going on a field trip, turn in early!

  • Always type your essays. Be passionate. Write about something that interests you. Have your English teacher proof read it for you. Save your essays! Most scholarships have the same essay requirements.

  • Proofread! Check for spelling and grammar errors!

  • Start your scholarship search now! Don’t wait for spring. Apply for everything!

  • Don’t count out scholarships with lower award amounts. These add up! The average yearly cost of books for a 4 year college/university is $1,298. With two $500 scholarships, you can make a huge dent in that cost!

Avoiding Scholarship Scams
Scholarship scams have been around for years. According to the Federal Trade Commission, if you hear these lines from a scholarship service, you may be getting duped:

  • “The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.” No one can guarantee that you’ll get a grant or a scholarship. Refund guarantees often have conditions or strings attached. Get refund policies in writing and read the fine print.

  • “You can’t get this information anywhere else.” There are thousands of scholarships you can research through free means. It’s highly doubtful that a company would have an exclusive list of scholarships that you can’t find through another source.

  • “I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship.” Don’t give your credit card or bank account number without getting information in writing first. You might become the victim of an unauthorized withdrawal from your account.

  • “We’ll do all the work.” Don’t be fooled. You must apply for scholarships or grants yourself.

  • “The scholarship will cost money.” Don’t pay anyone who claims to be “holding” a scholarship or grant for you.

  • “You’ve been selected” by a “national foundation” to receive a scholarship, or “You’re a finalist” in a contest you never entered. Before you reply to a scholarship offer you didn’t initiate, check it out. Make sure the foundation or program is legitimate.

What to do if you suspect an offer is a scam?
Start with your school counselor. Also, the following organizations can help you decided if an offer is legitimate. They will tell you whether they have received any complaints about the company or whether the company is currently under investigation. Look for these organizations online or call for more information”

  • Better Business Bureau (BBB) in the city where the scholarship service is located

  • Federal Trade Commission, 1 877 FTC HELP or

  • State bureau of consumer protection

  • State attorney general’s office

  • National Fraud Information Center (NFIC).

For more information about scholarship scams, visit,

For more information about college costs and financial aid, visit the Pay for college section at

Source: Education Loan Program, The College Board

NAVIANCE Family Connection

Remember to log into Naviance at using your PowerSchool login and password to complete/update your Activities Record, add colleges you are applying to, and request transcripts and recommendation letters. You can also search colleges, scholarships, and more! Check it out!

It is the policy of Rockingham County School Board to comply with all applicable state and federal laws regarding nondiscrimination in employment and educational programs and services. The Rockingham County Public Schools will not discriminate illegally on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, disability, or age as to employment or educational programs and activities.
The mission of the school counseling program at Broadway High School aligns with the school vision which is:   We are many preparing each one to impact the most for the benefit of all.
School counselors, as professional school advocates, will provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program to address the academic, career, and personal/social needs of all students.  In unison with the students, staff, parents, and community members, the school counselor will facilitate a positive, supportive, and culturally sensitive program that will ensure a school community that is a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment for all.

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