Brown Local Visits: http://www.brown.edu/admission/undergraduate/about/brown-near-you
Columbia local visits: https://undergraduate-dmissions.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/register/?c=&zip=20165&country=
Dartmouth Local Visits: http://www.dartmouth.edu/admissions/nearyou/sessions_list.html?VA
Harvard local visits: http://www.admissions.college.harvard.edu/visit/hometown.html
Princeton local visits: http://www.princeton.edu/admission/visitprinceton/on_the_road/
U Penn Local Visits: http://www.admissions.upenn.edu/calendar/yourtown.php?region=south
Yale Local Visits: https://apps.admissions.yale.edu/events/?l=38.8246917724609,-77.08447265625
VASTS is an interactive online learning course with a robotic and human space-exploration theme, culminating in a one-week residential Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton for those students who qualify. Offered at no cost to the student, VASTS consists of eight modules and a final project to be completed from December 2013 through April 2014 under the guidance of licensed master educators. Based on success in the online coursework, students may be selected to attend a Summer Academy where they interact with NASA scientists, engineers and technologists to design a human mission to Mars. Students who successfully participate in VASTS earn 2 college credits for the online course and 2 additional credits for the Summer Academy.
Each spring PFHS sends one sophomore to attend the Virginia Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership program. It "provides lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential". A. All sophomores are welcome to apply by the November 1st deadline. See Mrs. Thomas in the Career Center for an application and more information.
Students in Grades 9-12
VFW Scholarship Program
Sponsored by VFW Post 1177 Louduon County
Deadline: November 1, 2013
Applications are available at: http://www.vfw1177.org
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENTY
UNDERGRADUATE TRAINING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
A small number of high-achieving and committed secondary school seniors and /or college freshman and sophomores interested in a career in public service will be offered tuition assistance to accredited colleges or universities, provided challenging summer work, and guaranteed a position in their field of study upon graduation from this highly competitive program. Minorities, women and the disabled needing financial assistance to complete their undergraduate education are strongly encouraged to apply. Students will attend classes full-time during the academic year, and work at DIA during the summer in positions related to their course of study. While in school, students must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 for the freshman year and 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) for each semester/quarter thereafter.