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Project Discovery is a post-secondary access program currently offered through 24 Partner Agencies throughout Virginia in grades 4 to 12. Project Discovery encourages students to stay in and graduate high school and provides resources and tools for students to successfully make the transition to post-secondary education.
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BIG NEWS ABOUT FAFSA
May 10, 2015, this coming Sunday, the FSA ID will replace the
PIN. The FSA ID is a modernized login process that improve security and the
customer experience for the student- and borrower-based websites, including FAFSA
on the Web, NSLDS Student Access, StudentLoans.gov, StudentAid.gov, and the
TEACH Grant website. The
new FSA ID, which will be comprised of a user-selected username and password,
will replace the Federal Student Aid PIN as the process by
which students, parents, and borrowers authenticate their identity to access
their federal student aid information.
After implementation on May 10, 2015, users who arrive at the impacted websites will be directed to a link to register for their new FSA ID. The registration process should take less than seven minutes.
There is nothing a user can or should do prior to implementation. A user should simply be prepared to complete the transition when they visit one of the impacted websites on or after May 10, 2015. Only the owner of the FSA ID should create his or her account.
More information about the upcoming transition to the FSA ID is available at StudentAid.gov/fsaid.
YOUTH AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
Do you know a young leader with a passion for helping kids? Is there a youth volunteer who has worked with your organization to improve the lives of their peers or younger children, and now they want to do more? Encourage them to apply to represent your state in the National Child Awareness Month (NCAM) Youth Ambassador Program, a year-long program for young leaders ages 16-22 to create change around issues facing youth.
Fifty-one NCAM Youth Ambassadors will be selected - one per state + DC. Ambassadors receive a $1,000 grant, an all-expense paid, three-day leadership training in September 2015 in Washington, DC, and ongoing training and networking opportunities. Interested youth can find more information and apply by June 10 at www.YSA.org/ncamFor questions about this program, contact YSA Grants Manager Sarah Barrie
Federal Student Aid Office provides FREE Information
Follow this link to a list of publications available for free from the Federal Student Aid Office.
Search any specific publication for a descriptions of the information offered in it. According to the FSA office, the publications most frequently distributed to high school students are:
- Do You Need Money for College
- Funding my Education
- College pre check list
- The Direct Loan Basics for Students and Parents
- My Future My Way – This is technically for middle school students, but it can also be handy for high school students
Remember, these are free for the asking, so this is a good source.
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How you can help
Project Discovery needs your help. Our hardworking and meritorious students can get the grades and study hard, but we need to help them find the resources to pay for college. Listed below are links that will take you to various ways that you can support Project Discovery students.
Project Discovery has access to Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits. A donation of $500.00 or more ($1,000.00 for businesses) can produce beneficial tax credits. Click Donate Now for details.
You can now make donations directly to Project Discovery via PayPal. Click on the "Donate Now" and you will be able to direct your contribution to your local Project Discovery program, the general state-wide program, or both!