Laurel Ridge hosts visitors from NASA next week

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Laurel Ridge Community College will welcome visitors from NASA on Wednesday, September 20th.

NASA human resource specialist Karen Miller is the apprentice program manager and pathways internship program coordinator and she will be joining the group in Middletown next week.

She wants participants to know about the variety of options to start a career at NASA, regardless of their field of study.

She also mentioned that among 11 apprentices at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, 10 of them graduated from a Virginia community college as well as 3 of 4 interns.

Separate presentations with a Q & A will be held for Mountain Vista Governor’s School students, high school students, then for Laurel Ridge and the greater community.

Attendees will learn about opportunities available for current students, alumni, and those with 4 year or postgraduate education.

A link for more information and to RSVP is available here.

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4-H and FFA begin accepting scholarship applications

Shenandoah County 4-H and the FFA announced a scholarship opportunity for local high school students.

The 4-H/FFA Dairy Scholarship is available to any current Shenandoah County high school student, grades 9 through 12, and college or vocational school students, who are now, or have been, members of 4-H or FFA.

These scholarships are funded through Shenandoah County 4-H and FFAs sales of gallons of milk during their annual livestock sale.

Entrants for the scholarship do not need to study a dairy related field with the funds but those in dairy studies, agriculture or ag communications will receive heavy consideration.

All applications are due by midnight of June 4th.

This is an annual scholarship opportunity and students may reapply even if they have entered in previous years.

For a link to the scholarship form, click here.

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VA. High School Students have a chance for STEM-H scholarships

In an email from Gov. Northam it was announced that high school students who identify as female can enter an essay contest for a scholarship.

It’s the eleventh annual science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and healthcare essay contest.

The contest was created by the Virginia Council on Women to encourage women to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers which became STEM-H last year to include healthcare and this year includes the arts.

In its tenth year the council was able to award $200,000 in scholarships.

The eleventh contest will award one merit-based and one need-based scholarship in five geographic regions of the Commonwealth.

Merit-based will be awarded based on the quality of the essay submitted.

The need-based will be awarded on the quality of the essay and the individuals self identified financial need.

Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Jan. 3, 2022.

Applications and qualifications for the contest can be found here.

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