STEM Takes Flight – Service Learning Course Opportunity at NASA WALLOPS ISLAND

GIS 295 – Topics in Service Learning in GIS is being offered in Spring Semester 2016.

Thomas Nelson Community College is offering a three-credit Sea Level Rise Service Learning course. All expenses paid for course tuition and four days of fieldwork including travel, lodging, and food! Competitive application process, students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Sponsored by Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) and offered through the STEM Takes Flight Program in partnership with GeoTEd (, NASA Wallops Flight Facility and Thomas Nelson Community College.

This online course contains field work that will likely be completed over a weekend (Thursday-Sunday) in April 2016.

Learn how to use and operate an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to collect data and other geospatial technologies.

Application Due Date: December 1, 2015
Notification of acceptance by December 5

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Shorr Packaging’s Business Scholarship

Shorr Packaging Corp. is one of the largest independent packaging distribution firms in the nation.  They are offering a scholarship to Business students all over the U.S. There will be one scholarship winner for $1,500.

Write a 600 word essay addressing the question below.

“Describe a time you bought a product from a point-of-purchase (POP) display. What about the POP display made it stand out?”

This essay is open to business students only. Submit your essay and any accompanying image files to with the subject line “Shorr Scholarship Entry.” Essays will be judged on thoughtfulness, creativity, and display of business knowledge and passion. Shorr’s team will choose the winners after the 1/31 deadline and announce them by 2/15.

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BRCC Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative Scholarship (GED Scholarship)

During enrollment at Blue Ridge Community College receive a scholarship of up to $1,000.
The RVHI scholarship was established for a student that has successfully completed a GED or another Virginia Board of Education equivalency and whose scores indicate college and career readiness or has been deemed college prepared for post-secondary education.

  • If the applicant/recipient is currently attending a community college, he/she must be in good standing (i.e., attendance, grades performance).
  • Funds may be used to assist with tuition or course registration fees for non-credit or credit courses if other financial aid is unavailable. Application for FAFSA may be required.
  • Funds may be used to pay for the costs associated with examinations that lead to industry-recognized certifications, state licensures, or other recognized work place credentials, including the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) if the CRC is awarded in conjunction with at least one other workforce credential.

Applications available in the Financial Aid Office. Applications will continue to be accepted and awards made based on funding available.
Questions: Call Blue Ridge Community College Scholarship Administrator at (540) 453-2223.

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STEM Takes Flight Scholarships

Virginia’s community college students pursuing studies in science,

technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields statewide have

access to new scholarships, research experiences, internships and courses

thanks to a two-year NASA grant to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.

Community College faculty in STEM fields will have access to professional

development at NASA.

The Consortium’s new program, STEM Takes Flight at Virginia’s Community

Colleges, provides $5,000 mentored scholarships, paid industry internships,

NASA research experiences, and new courses to foster STEM career

awareness and workplace skills. The goal is community college retention

in STEM academic tracks through graduation with an associate’s degree or

transfer to a four-year institution.

The STEM Takes Flight website at

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