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Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Applications online NOW at www.alexscholarshipfund.org. DEADLINE: Friday, February 6th, 5PM

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship Applications online at www.nuxizeta.org.
DEADLINE: Saturday, January 31st

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Applications online at http://www.rmhc.org/assets/RMHC-Scholarship-PDFs/RMHCScholar08.pdf.
DEADLINE: Monday, February 16th

Ron Brown Scholarship Applications online at http://www.ronbrown.org/pdf/RonBrownApplication2008.pdf.
DEADLINE: Friday, January 9th (POSTM ARKED)

Win up to $5,000 for college! The Bill of Rights Institute has a great essay contest that will help you start racking up the cash for college! The question is... What civic value do you believe is most essential to being an American? Trace the enduring importance of this value throughout the American story by discussing: a Founding document that reflects this value; a figure from American history who embodies this value; and ways you can personally put this value into practice. See this link for more details... http://www.beinganamerican.org/about/awards_weekend.html

AWESOME OPPORTUNITY AT VT! Virginia Tech has 50 scholarship packages that include tuition, room and board for high school students that have a financial need and demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential! Preference given to first-generation students! See details here...
http://www.finaid.vt.edu/types_of_aid/grants/pceg.php

Experience a College Open House!

James Madison University invites you to Take-a-Look Day, an open house designed specifically for multicultural prospective students, on Saturday, November 15, 2008. We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about JMU's dynamic campus, talk with JMU faculty and administrators, and meet some of our current undergraduates. JMU is in Harrisonburg, VA, about 2.5 hours driving. Click here for more info: www.jmu.edu/admissions/TakeaLook08

Scholarship for African Americans

It's time to start piling up that free cash! Many scholarships are due in November and December, so let's get crackin! Below is a great opportunity...

Syracuse Unviversity wants more African Americans enrolled into their prestigious architecture program! Mark Robbins, The Dean of Syracuse University's School of Architecture, is seeking young African American men and women interested in pursuing a five year professional degree in Architecture. He is dedicated to bringing diversity to his field and has scholarship money set aside to fully cover education costs for 10 students. So if you are interested, please contact Mark Robbins at 315-443-2255 or robbinsm@syr.edu.

SAT and ACT Dates this Year

I hope everyone is gearing up for the SAT's and ACT's! If you would like fee waivers, see Jene at Club or call her, well before your registration deadline. Below is a quick look at the test dates...

SAT DATES

'08-'09 Test Dates* ..........Deadlines to Register**
Oct 4, 2008 ........................Sep 9, 2008
Nov 1, 2008 .......................Sep 26, 2008
Dec 6, 2008 ........................Nov 5, 2008
Jan 24, 2009 ......................Dec 26, 2008
Mar 14, 2009 .....................Feb 10, 2009
May 2, 2009 ......................Mar 31, 2009
Jun 6, 2009 ........................May 5, 2009
*(All dates are for both SAT and SAT Subject Tests, EXCEPT Mar 14, which is SAT only)
**(Late registration is available for a fee, up to 10-14 days after the regular deadline. Bee below link for details)

For SAT's, See the College Board Website for a detailed look at the registration deadlines (including the Early Option for registration, which is for International Students only). http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/calenfees.html?print=true To sign up for the tests online, click here http://www.collegeboard.com/

ACT DATES

'08-'09 Test Dates.........Deadlines to Register*
Oct 25, 2008...................Sep 19, 2008
Dec 13, 2008...................Nov 7, 2008
Feb 7, 2009.....................Jan 6, 2009
Apr 4, 2009.....................Feb 27, 2009
Jun 13, 2009...................May 8, 2009
*Late registration is available for a fee up to 10-14 days after regular registation deadline. For ACT's, see http://www.actstudent.org/ for details and to register!

Meet college reps at TC Williams!

Come check out these colleges, who will be visiting TC Williams to meet and greet prospective students. See Ms. Johnson in the Guidance Resource Center for passes - you'll get excused from class and you will listen to a representative from each college in the Guidance Office. Come prepared with your questions, and make sure to shine your best and brightest!

Click here for the schedule of colleges! http://www.acps.k12.va.us/tcw/guidance/college-visits.php

First Club is October 7th!

Project Discovery is thrilled to kick off the '08-'09 school year on October 7th, the first Tuesday Club Meeting in D101A (the mini-auditorium) at 3:15. We'll be around - you just might bump into us before then as we reach out to new members during lunch! Hope you're having a great first month of school, and we'll see you soon!

We Won Smallest Ripe Tomato!

Great news everyone!

Our garden won smallest ripe tomato this past Saturday at the Chinquapin Gardens Potluck Picnic! Not only did we win a certificate for that, but we also made it on the list of the 2008 Outstanding Gardens- and got two seperate certificates for each of our plots! Isn't that just terrific?! This is a sign that will hopefully encourage you all to come out to the garden and be inspired by all of its beauty :) See you all there and those of you who have stuck with the garden this far- pat yourselves on the backs because you all should be extremely proud of your accomplishment!