Around Town

Around Town

The Pilot Club of Valley Forge is taking applications for three scholarships for the 2003-04 school term. The Lifeline Scholarship is awarded to a student who is beginning a career later in life or changing careers to work in a field that promotes full citizenship for the disabled. This scholarship may be granted for from one to four years and shall not exceed $1,000 per year for a full-time student or $500 per year for a part-time student. Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply. The student must have a 3.25 grade point average or better. The Marie Newton-Sepia Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a qualified graduate student who is presently working with disabled children or is preparing for a career in this field. The student must have a 3.25 average or better. The Pilot International Scholarship is a $1,500 undergraduate scholarship to a qualified student who is pursuing a career relating to and benefiting people with disabilities. The scholarship is renewable up to four years. The applicant must have a 3.25 average to qualify. For application forms contact Ann Carmody, Pilot Club of Arlington, at 703-560-2676 or Deadline for completed applications is Jan. 10.

The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust (NVCT) is offering 10 mini-grants of $500 each as incentives to property owners to develop watershed-friendly habitat on property in the Four Mile Run Watershed. Homeowners, schools and businesses are eligible. Grant recipients can use the funds to purchase plants and supplies to implement techniques that will help improve the water quality in Four Mile Run by reducing storm-water runoff. Funding is made possible through The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program. NVCT's partners in this grant are Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, Arlington County, the City of Alexandria and the City of Falls Church. Visit the NVCT Web site at or contact Mike Nardolilli at 703-536-4058.

"Moving Words," a program that exhibits poems (printed on posters) on all 330 buses operating in five jurisdictions in Northern Virginia (Arlington County, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County and Fairfax City), is looking for poems. Six poets (who live or work in Arlington County) are chosen per year, and each winning poem is exhibited for a three-month period. The postmark deadline for the "Moving Words" Adult Poetry Competition is Jan. 31, 2003. All poets must live or work in Arlington County and have an Arlington address (not a post office box) where they can receive mail. Poets must be over 18. Poets who have previously been selected for "Moving Words" must wait two years before submitting entries again. All poems must be 10 lines or less, including stanza breaks. For full guidelines, visit, send an SASE to Kim Roberts, Cultural Affairs Division, 3700 S. Four Mile Run, Arlington, VA 22206, or call 703-228-1839.