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News and Events for the Senior - Class of 2019 (BHS)

FAFSA DEADLINE (TBD)

The state deadline for FAFSA is [TBD] If you have not applied yet, tonight would be a great night to start....  https://fafsa.ed.gov/  

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT SENIORS MUST COMPLETE THE STATE AND COUNTY SENIOR SURVEY IN NAVIANCE


Instructions on how to complete can be found here

USDA 1890 National Scholarship (Deadline: April 30, 2019)


https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAOC/bulletins/237c2bc


High School SENIORS Apply now for SWE Incoming Freshmen Scholarships


SWE Incoming Freshmen Scholarships Deadline May 1
 
Apply now for Society of Women Engineers' scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year! High school seniors who will be college or university freshmen can apply online now through May 1, 2019.
 
The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women studying in associate or baccalaureate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.. In 2018, SWE disbursed 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $830,000.
 
Applicants complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. The online application is entirely electronic — including submission of reference recommendations and transcripts.
 
For more detailed information about eligibility, requirements and a link to the application, go to SWE Scholarships.
 
Please contact scholarships@swe.org if you have any questions.


Joseph J. Fox, Jr Memorial Scholarship


Information

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT (BIG) 2019 STUDENT ORATORICAL COMPETITION



Blacks In Government ® (BIG) is a national organization that seeks to respond to the needs of African-Americans in public service. The United States Department of Education BIG Chapter (EDBIG) is hosting its annual Oratorical Competition. The competitions is open to students in grades nine through twelve. The Department of Education Chapter competition is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the U.S. Department of Education’s Potomac Center Plaza (PCP) Building located at 550 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20202. Information on the competitions is provided below. Oratorical Brochure, the Youth Permission Form, and the Oratorical Entry Form is attached with this press release.

 

Oratorical Competition

 

Justice for all…Is American Justice Blind or Oblivious to Certain Youth Populations?” 

 

The Oratorical Competition provides students with the opportunity to practice and enhance their public speaking and written communication skills. Contestants shall prepare orations not less than four minutes no more than six minutes and must speak on the topic. Contestants will be judged on their delivery, effectiveness, speech content, and professional appearance.

 

The first place winners of the STEM and Oratorical competitions are then afforded the chance to compete at the Regional level (Region XI) against other students in the DC metropolitan area on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The first place winner at the Regional level will then be sponsored to attend the 2019 BIG national competition in Dallas, Texas, August 5-8, 2019.


Brochure

Permission Form

Entry Form

Les Gemmes Scholarship 2019 - Application Due 4-30-19


Award Amount - $1,500 


April 30, 2019 - Submission Deadline (must be postmarked by this date, no exceptions) 

May 30, 2019 - Applicants will be notified

Application

2019 Department of Energy Chapter, Blacks in Government (BIG) Scholarship Program


The Energy chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) will be awarding multiple scholarships this year, in the amount of $500.00 each.  Awards will be made directly to the Institutions selected by the awardee. Awardees must be enrolled for the Fall 2019 school year.

 

Scholarship applications must be submitted by May 13, 2019.

 

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Scholarship Committee at BIG.ENERGY@HQ.DOE.GOV.


Application and information packet

2019 Zeta Amicae Book Award

Deadline: May 4, 2019

Amount: $500

Application

Bowie HS Marvin Holmes Delegate Scholarship


Bowie HS is in Marvin Holmes 23B district and BHS seniors are eligible to apply to his delegate scholarship.

List of Business Degree Scholarships

Up-to-date information on 50+ privately funded awards available to college students. It contains detailed information on the awards that are available from private sources such as foundations, corporations, and religious and civic organizations.

 https://www.discoverbusiness.us/resources/business-degree-scholarships/

We the Student Scholarship Opportunity

Direct Your Students Here

We are excited to announce the launch of the 2018-2019 We the Students Essay Contest. Winners of this year’s contest will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship funds including a $5,000 award and a scholarship to 2019 Constitutional Academy to the grand prize winner.
This year we are asking students to personalize their essays while encouraging them to expand their understanding of citizenship beyond an abstract concept, envisioning it as knowledge and actions inspired by America’s founding principles.

The specific essay prompt this year is: “What are essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?”

Students can find contest details, including rules and instructions on how to submit an essay on the website.

Bill of Rights Institute


The deadline for our We the Students Essay Contest is less than a month away so please remind your students to submit their essays as soon as possible.

We don’t want your students to miss out on an opportunity to win one of fifteen scholarships including a $5,000 First Prize.

We are especially excited about this year’s contest because we are asking students to personalize their essays by telling us what citizenship looks like in their communities in 21st century America.

Please visit the website for the full list of rules and regulations and the application portal.

2019 Scholarship Application for Prince George's County Scholarship Fund, Inc.


Memorial Scholarship of the Prince George's County Retirees Association will award two(2) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each

Application and Details

BCT Scholarship


The Bowie Community Theater is offering a $1000 scholarship for a graduating Bowie High School Senior interested in Theater.  Students applying to the scholarship must agree to take at least one theater arts class or Tech Theater class on the collegiate level.  You do not need to be a theater major to apply.  Check out the application for more details.

For any student who has participated in a role or crew on a show, this is a great opportunity to earn $1000 for college!!!!


BHS scholarship packet 2019


This is a GREAT GREAT scholarship only for a Bowie High School student!!!!  Our amazing neighbors at St. Matthews are giving TWO $1000 SCHOLARSHIPS (male and female winners)

This is a great scholarship to apply to.  Full details are in the attachment below.  I will also print out some hard copies and place on the counter in North Guidance.

The Central Intelligence Agency's Stokes Scholarship Program


The Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Program─which accepts applications from February 15 – July 31, 2019 for internships beginning Summer 2020─is a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field while working towards your college degree.  


If you are a U.S. citizen with a 3.0 GPA or better and meet other employment criteria, you can receive up to $18,000 per year for tuition, fees and books; a year-round salary ($29,715 - $49,036), and a guaranteed job after graduation if you meet performance expectations and successfully complete security processing.

 

All internships are in the summer in Washington, D.C.  CIA will cover transportation costs to and from the area and, if needed help find housing.  

Apply at www.cia.gov.


Pre-Apprentice program

SMACNA Mid-Atlantic Awarded Apprenticeship Innovation Fund (AIF) Grant
 
SMACNA Mid-Atlantic chapter has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR). The grant is part of the Apprenticeship Innovation Fund, established by the State of Maryland with federal apprenticeship funds. SMACNA is only the ninth successful applicant to receive AIF funds from the State of Maryland, which has over 3,500 different apprentice programs. The grant represents almost 20% of the yearly funds used to support recruitment activities. The funds will be used to establish a “pre-apprenticeship program” for Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. Additionally, the grant encourages the participation of underrepresented demographics within the construction trade, such as females.
 
The Pre-Apprenticeship Program will be an 8-12 week program for 20 upcoming high school graduates preparing to enter the Sheet Metal and Railroad Transportation (SMART) Local 100 Apprenticeship Program. Participants will learn life skills, testing skills, industry math skills, professional conduct skills, and more. The SMACNA Pre-Apprenticeship program is first in the State of Maryland to focus on graduating high school seniors. The program benefits SMACNA contractors by establishing a new pipeline of talent and ready to work employees for the sheet metal trade. Mike Doerk, Chairman Local 100 JATC said "This grant represents a major step forward in securing quality sheet metal apprentices for SMACNA contractors and will encourage local high schools to participate in our growing Choose Bigger program”. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projected sheet metal trade positions to grow 9% by 2026, higher than most jobs requiring a college degree. Establishing a pipeline of highly qualified individuals helps students, but also saves contractors time and money. The program will launch early spring and conclude by late spring or early summer 2019. For more information please contact Kyle Tibbs at kyle@smacnaatl.org or by calling 301.446.0002 x 104


https://www.choosebigger.com/mid-atlantic/students/pre-apprenticeship-application


Press Release


2019 Plummer Chapter (Buffalo Soldiers) Scholarship Announcement and Application

The Plummer Chapter has a goal of service to the local community.  In that regard, in 2018, the Chapter awarded $1,000 scholarships to two Prince George's County graduating seniors.

If you have any questions, please contact me via e-mail or at 301-725-5214.

Trooper Joyce Pitts

Scholarship Chair

H.V. Plummer Chapter of the 9th & 10 Horse Cavalry Association "Buffalo Soldiers"

Application

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants
are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 12th year.
 
We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.
 
Scholarship Deadline   -  June 14, 2019.
 
Application Process
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Full details are available on our site.



Christian College Resource Connector

Complete the form to receive information from Christian colleges and enter the $2,500 Christian college scholarship drawing. The Christian Connector, as well as those schools that you request information from, will receive your information so they can respond and meet your information request. After completing this form and reviewing your schools of interest, you may also take advantage of the Christian College Scholarship Search.

MASONIC Statewide Scholarship

100 Maryland Students will win $500 and some students have the opportunity to win $2500 and $5000 scholarships.

A handful of applications are location in North Guidance office.

Application and Information

J&J Scholarship Updates 2018-2019

THE GENEVA MAYS MERIT SCHOLARSHIP  Prince George’s County, Maryland resident  Graduating PGC public high school senior  Matriculate to an accredited post-secondary institution during the 2018-2019 academic school year (award based on actual enrollment)  Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above required 

THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP  Prince George’s County, Maryland resident  Graduating PGC public high school senior  Matriculate to an accredited post-secondary institution during the 2018-2019 academic school year (award based on actual enrollment)  Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above required and have shown significant academic improvement over previous years JACK & JILL 

BOOK SCHOLARSHIP  Prince George’s County, Maryland Resident  Graduating PGC public high school senior  Matriculate to an accredited post-secondary institution during the 2018-2019 academic school year (award based on actual enrollment)  Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above required and have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership in school or community-related activities   

Scholarship for High School Males

Attached overview and application of the Lynette Thomas (LT) Scholarship for high school males

Information/Overview

Application

K2C Scholarship Opportunity

Application

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Scholarship


$1,000 merit-based scholarships

https://www.connect.nsbedc.org/Future-Innovators-Scholarship

SMACNA Mid-Atlantic Awarded Apprenticeship Innovation Fund (AIF) Grant

 

SMACNA Mid-Atlantic chapter has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR). The grant is part of the Apprenticeship Innovation Fund, established by the State of Maryland with federal apprenticeship funds. SMACNA is only the ninth successful applicant to receive AIF funds from the State of Maryland, which has over 3,500 different apprentice programs. The grant represents almost 20% of the yearly funds used to support recruitment activities. The funds will be used to establish a “pre-apprenticeship program” for Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. Additionally, the grant encourages the participation of underrepresented demographics within the construction trade, such as females.

 

The Pre-Apprenticeship Program will be an 8-12 week program for 20 upcoming high school graduates preparing to enter the Sheet Metal and Railroad Transportation (SMART) Local 100 Apprenticeship Program. Participants will learn life skills, testing skills, industry math skills, professional conduct skills, and more.


The SMACNA Pre-Apprenticeship program is first in the State of Maryland to focus on graduating high school seniors. The program benefits SMACNA contractors by establishing a new pipeline of talent and ready to work employees for the sheet metal trade. Mike Doerk, Chairman Local 100 JATC said "This grant represents a major step forward in securing quality sheet metal apprentices for SMACNA contractors and will encourage local high schools to participate in our growing Choose Bigger program”.


The Bureau of Labor Statistics projected sheet metal trade positions to grow 9% by 2026, higher than most jobs requiring a college degree. Establishing a pipeline of highly qualified individuals helps students, but also saves contractors time and money.


The program will launch early spring and conclude by late spring or early summer 2019.


For more information please contact Kyle Tibbs at kyle@smacnaatl.org or by calling 301.446.0002 x 104


I AM WHO I AM Scholarship

I Am Who I AM Corporation is doing a scholarship this year and wanted to share you the flyer to distribute. We are honoring 5 young ladies with a $500 scholarship -  please look at the requirements.  If you have any questions, please feel
free to contact me on 240-292-9286.

Stephanie Bryan
 Executive Director
 I Am Who I Am Corporation
 2020 Brooks Drive Suite 106
 District Heights, MD 20747
240-292-9286 C#240-286-6848

stephanie@iamwhoiammd.com

www.iamwhoiammd.com

B Davis Scholarship


The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2019.

 

Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship.  While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.

 

Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.  We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success.  The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.

 

The deadline for applications is May 24, 2019
 
Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at awards@studentawardsearch.com


Free College Essay Workshop


Dream Village and MelaninInHigherEd.com are working together to host a FREE College Essay Workshop for underrepresented minority high school students in the Washington, D.C area.

Students can sign-up here!

Maryland State Page

For the past couple of years Bowie High School has been represented with a State Page. If you are interested, click on the link below.  Seniors chosen will have the opportunity to participate in the Maryland General Assembly Student Page Program. Student pages work for two non-consecutive weeks at either the House of Delegates or the Senate in  Annapolis.  The application with full instructions are available in link below.

https://www.pgcps.org/state-page/ 


New PGPD Police Cadet Program for High School Graduates

Earn While You Learn and Get A Head Start On Your Career

The PGPD cadet program is unlike any other in the DC Metro area as it will afford selected applicants the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in police work while they earn college credits AND earn a salary with benefits. 

For the job description, candidate criteria, and application, please click on the link. The application process is now open.  


Intelligence Careers - Student Programs

The Intelligence Careers offers students a wide variety of excellent programs to get a jumpstart on a career in intelligence.

APPLY NOW: Deadlines are coming soon.

Students Programs and SCHOLARSHIPS with NSA


Attention: Juniors and Seniors


The National Security Agency (NSA) offer many summer programs and scholarships.  Most have October 31st deadlines.

PLEASE apply.   The Stokes pay up to $30K annual towards college tuition AND offers you summer employment and a job after graduation!   
[Check back for 2019 updates]
Senior Parent 
Financial Aid Night

Did you miss the Senior Parent and FAFSA presentations?  Don't worry!  We've uploaded all of the presentations below!






Attention 


c/o of 2019!


Class rings and other jewelry is on sale now for your class.  


Visit Jostens to choose your favorite piece!


Payment plans are available through Jostens