Camps & Schools Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

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Virginia Coalition for Africa presents its second fall symposium "Building Bridges to Africa," on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Flint Hill School, 3320 Jermantown Road, Oakton. Featured programs include an address by the President of Africare, an A Cappella tribute to the African Diaspora, a students' ClayMation presentation and WorldCamps' camps for South African children affected by AIDS and more. For more information, visit To reserve your complimentary Senegalese Chicken Yassa lunch, call Sophie Turpin at 703-367-8710.

Fairfax County Public Schools sponsor its 29th annual College Fair on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall. More than 350 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada will be represented at the Fair, including two-year and four-year colleges, business, technical and nursing schools. For more information, visit, call 703-876-5248 or students can talk to their school counselors and career center specialists. Fair Oaks Mall is located at 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax.

Fairfax County Public Schools sponsor College Night on Monday, Oct. 18, at Hayfield Secondary School, 7630 Telegraph Road. This program offers workshops related to college admissions and:

• Attending and affording private colleges.

• College athletics and the NCAA.

• Considerations for students with disabilities in the college admissions process.

• Financial aid.

• Successful strategies for college-bound minority students.

• Writing the college application essay.

• The admissions process for students pursuing the arts.

For more information, visit, call 703-876-5248 or students can talk to their school counselors and career center specialists.

Madison PTSA and Vienna Madison Coalition sponsor a Coping with Grief meeting on Monday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., in Warhawk Hall at James Madison High School. Guest speaker is author and lecturer Helen Fitzgerald, CT. For more information, call 703-255-1498.

Oakton High School's class of 1994 celebrates its 10-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Holiday Inn, 4610 Fairfax Drive, Arlington.

Virginia International University offers five minority student scholarships. Undergraduates can receive $1,450 or half a semester's tuition, and graduate students can receive up to $1,850. Interested candidates must apply for full-time enrollment at VIU, and must complete and submit a scholarship application form along with an essay describing the role the student would like to take in the future of VIU. The applicant must demonstrate financial need. For more information, visit

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. sponsors the Long & Foster Scholarship Program, awarding $1,000 to each of 200 recipients for the 2005-06 academic year. The monetary scholarship award will be made payable directly to the college or university in the student's name. The deadline for applying is March 1, 2005, and the scholarships will be awarded in the beginning of April 2005. Eligible high school seniors must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate leadership and financial need, indicate positions of leadership and list all school groups and/or community organizations in which they have served or been involved, and any part-time job held while in school. Applications can be obtained at or from high school guidance counselors.

The Herb Block Foundation offers at least 50 community college scholarships annually to Washington, D.C., area high school graduates pursuing either academic or vocational training. The program is designed to serve high school graduates, first year college students or those who went to work after high school and now wish to resume their studies. Applications and supporting documents must be received by Dec. 1, 2004. High School counselors and financial aid directors at schools in the area are provided with application forms and brochures. For additional information, call 609-771-7878.

Girl Scouts. Two age groups open to girls between 5 and 11, and 11 and 17, with activities/events planned all year round. Activities include high-adventure outings such as rock climbing, white-water rafting and back packing, international and national travel, internship opportunities on Capitol Hill, theater, art, science, technology and making friends. For more information, call Betsy Kiger at 1-800-523-7898, ext. 578, Sharon Fontanella at 703-451-4680 or Dale Hook at 703-866-1840. Visit or