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2024-25 federal grant information presented to Virginia Beach School Board

The Virginia Beach School Board received information about proposed federal grant applications at its May 14 meeting. For the 2024-25 school year, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) would receive approximately $21.1 million in formula grant funds through programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach names Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. superintendent

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach voted to name Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. as superintendent at its meeting Jan. 23. A native of Hampton Roads, Dr. Robertson began his career as a math teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in 1988 and progressed in leadership roles including assistant principal of Bayside High School, principal of Salem High School, chief strategy and innovation officer, chief schools officer, chief of staff and acting superintendent. 

Logo Virginia Beach City Public Schools Charting the Course

Hundreds of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) students will participate in the 16th Annual African American Male Summit on Jan. 20 at Frank W. Cox High School. Boys in grades six through 12 will share ideas with each other and with adult community members on topics such as student leadership, community involvement, relationship-building, and physical and mental well-being.

Scholarship Resources

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Access College Foundation -
Provides a college advisor for high school students and their parents to help with researching higher education opportunities and filing the FAFSA

American Indian Higher Education Censortium -
Scholarships for high school students who are of American Indian descent

ASPIRA Association -
Scholarships for high school students who are either Puerto Rican or Latino descent

Scholarships for high School students that are African American, Hispanic American, or Native American interested in business and technology

Scholarships for high school students who are African American

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering -
Scholarships for high school students who are minorities and are interested in engineering, technology, and math based careers

National Urban League -
Scholarships for high school students that are African American and economically disadvantaged

United Negro College Fund -
Scholarships for high school students that plan to go to historically black colleges and universities

Mometrix Test Preparation -
How college funding works, the types of scholarships available, how to find them and how to apply for them.

Most comprehensive site with college, career, ACT test information, and Discover career exploration

Black Excel -
A most comprehensive scholarship list for Black students, a college help package, a reference guide to 143 historically black colleges, and a medical school help package

CollegeBoard -
The College Board resource for colleges, careers, financial aid/loan information, and SAT question of the day

College Stats -
College search, college essay help, extensive information on financial aid and scholarships, FAFSA, virtual college tours, and more

collegexpress -
Private college search, colleges also can search for you, financial aid, can enter personal information to get feedback in several categories

U.S. Department of Education -
U.S. Department of Education - click on "College Financial target="_blank" Aid;" The Student Guide, Funding Your Education, and Looking for Student Aid

Embark -
CollegeEdge serves everyone involved in the transition to higher education

EssayEdge -
college application essay writing advice site on the Internet plus a free application essay help course and over 100 successful essays to see as examples

FAFSA on the Web (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

fastweb -
One of the Internet's largest free scholarship searches

finaid -
Student Guide to Financial Aid - one of the most complete financial aid sites on the Internet

IMDiversity -
Provides minority professionals with comprehensive job seeking and career management tools

National Association for College Admission Counseling -
NACAC - Parent and student info;college admissions; on-line college fairs throughout the year

My College Guide -
College search, the common application, questions and answers about college admissions and financial aid, and financial aid information

National Junior College Athletic Association -
NJCAA information on scholarships and academic eligibility requirements

sallie mae -
Understanding financial aid and loans, scholarship search

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia -
State Council of higher Education for Virginia (Spanish language)

Universities -
National/international college database, scholarships and grants, FAFSA information and application

Wired Scholar -
This site, operated by Sallie Mae, the educational loan lender, is another good place to start.

U.S. Air Force -
Air Force website

Navy -
Navy website

Marines -
Marine website

U.S. Army -
Army website

United States Coast Guard -
Coast Guard website

Virginia Department of Education -
Virginia Department of Education website