Upcoming College Programs and Events

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Virginia College Night at Tampa Prep

Have you considered attending college in Virginia? Do you have questions or want to learn more about the many options in the state?

Come out and learn about all of the exciting opportunities that pursuing an education at one of Virginia’s public institutions can offer. During this event, you will have the opportunity to meet with admissions professionals and learn information about academic programs, admissions processes, scholarship information and more!

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College Athletics Recruiting Seminar for all hopeful Collegiate Athletes
Event details: College Athletics Recruiting Seminar
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Tampa Preparatory School- Student Center
RSVP: Cheryl Leonhardt cleonhardt@tampaprep.org


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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SAT/ACT Registration & Information

Tampa Preparatory School Code: 101729
ACT: www.actstudent.org

ACT information, test dates and online registration
College Board: www.collegeboard.com

SAT I and II information, test dates and online registration
Fair Test: www.fairtest.org

Access the listing of over 830 four year colleges that do not use the SAT or the ACT to admit substantial numbers of applicants. “The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers, and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial.”

Directions to practice online for free are available on the table near Mrs. Rodriguez’s desk in the College Counseling Office as well as in the Peifer Library.

College Resources

For additional information about College Counseling at Tampa Prep, please refer to our College Guide. In addition, you can view the Overview of College Counseling Events and Important Dates for the 2019-20 school year on theCollege Programs and Events Page. If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact a member of the College Counseling Office. From college applications to scholarship info, this page covers all you need when searching for your perfect college!

COLLEGE-RELATED BLOGS
written by Tampa Prep Alum and College Counselors

College Counseling Advice for Freshman Students and Parents by Jody Rodriguez, Tampa Prep Middle School and 9th Grade College Counselor

Advice for College Freshman from a Tampa Prep Alum by Will Black, Class of 2013

Advice to New Graduates from a Recent Alum by Andrew Wright, Class of 2006

FIND A COLLEGE

College Board – www.collegeboard.com

American Association of Medical Colleges – www.aamc.org

Art Colleges – www.aicad.org

COLLEGE, CAREER AND FINANCIAL AID DATABASE

Colleges That Change Lives – www.ctcl.org
Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. (CTCL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process

eCampus Tours.com – www.eCampusTours.com
Virtual tours of selected university campuses

Florida private colleges and universities – www.pcuf.net

Hillel.org – www.hillel.org
The Foundation for Jewish Campus life; useful advice and information for prospective student and parents

My College Options – www.mycollegeoptions.org
Match student goals and interests (including academics, co-curricular activities, location preferences, and attitudes) with the offerings of 3,500 accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States. Backed by NAIS and NACAC.

My Majors – www.mymajors.com
Helps students identify majors that fit them best

National Catholic College Admission Association – www.catholiccollegesonline.org
Information about Roman Catholic Colleges

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)http://ncaa.org
Read news, learn about being a student athlete, find a college, gather information about D-I, D-II, and D-III colleges and universities. Prospective D-I and D-II student-athletes will need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center no earlier than late spring of their junior year.
Eligibility Center, Members by Division, NCAAStudent.org

Study in Canada – www.studyincanada.com

Unigo – www.unigo.com
A free online college guide and community

Zinch – www.zinch.com
Allows students to interact with college admission officers.

COLLEGE APPLICATION FORMS

Common Applicationwww.commonapp.org
The Common Application is an online form students use to apply to colleges across the country. The Common Application is used by about 400 colleges in 42 states including schools that are small and large, public and private, highly selective and relatively open enrollment.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association – NCAAStudent.org and Eligibility Center
Prospective D-I and D-II student athletes will need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center no earlier than late spring of their junior year. You will be required to send the NCAA Eligibility Center your SAT or ACT scores direct from the testing agency.

SCHOLARSHIPS

* Remember never to pay for a scholarship search or application.
Seniors and second semester juniors can access a list of scholarships, as well as conduct a national scholarship search powered by Sallie Mae, through their SCOIR account.

FASTWEBwww.fastweb.com
One of the best sources of scholarship information anywhere

Florida Bright Futures Scholarships
See the FINANCIAL AID section at the bottom of this page.

GoCollege – www.gocollege.com

Hispanic Scholarship Fundwww.hsf.net
The Scholarship Programs page of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students.

Raise.me – www.raise.me

Sallie Maewww.SallieMae.com/Scholarships
Sallie Mae offers one of the largest, free scholarship searches on the web.

Scholarships.com – www.scholarships.com

GAP YEAR & SUMMER PROGRAMS

TeenLifewww.teenlife.com
Teen life provides a directory of outside-the-classroom enrichment programs for students in grades 7-12, along with regular content to support strong teen enrichment decision making. This resource includes information about and search tools for summer programs, volunteer opportunities, and gap year programs.

COLLEGE NEWS ARTICLES

New York Times, The Choice
Weekly blog posts, tips and links to demystify college admissions and aid.

NPR Series on Applying for College
Read or listen to a series featuring 2007 high school graduates who share their experiences in the college application process.

The Six Words About College That Disappoint Parents Most
What do college admission officers want parents to know about the application process? Let the child drive the bus, writes NACAC Past President Patrick O’Conner.

A Letter from a Counselor to High School Seniors
“Going to a certain school doesn’t make you better or brighter,” NACAC member Christine Loo tells students.

Study: Helicopter Parenting
New research backs up what many college counselors and admission officers have witnessed firsthand: Overbearing parents can spur student distress. 

Op-Ed: A Better College Admission Process Should Start in Our High Schools
We must do a better job equipping students and their families with the knowledge and perspective to embark on a successful college admission journey, writes NACAC member Jill Madenberg.

Instagram Accounts for Admitted Students Influence Decisions
Admitted and prospective students are using the accounts to make their final decisions, pick a roommate, and connect before classes begin.

How to Stay Admitted
If you have recently been admitted to a school under their Early Action or Early Decision plan… congrats! Now, prepare yourself for the most dad blog I’ve written: How to stay admitted to that college or university.

More and Less for High School Students

Georgia Tech Admissions blog by Rick Clark. “In hopes you might actually read this between bites of a burrito or while waiting for practice to start, I’m skipping over some cute intro or loosely correlated anecdote and diving right in.”

​COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

College Answer – http://www.collegeanswer.com/index.jsp
College Answer has interactive tools to analyze the affordability of schools, compare financial aid award letters and search for scholarships.

College Comparison – http://collegerealitycheck.com
Compare up to five colleges based on long-term costs.

CSS PROFILEhttp://www.collegeboard.com/student/pay/scholarshi…
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® is the financial aid application service of the College Board. Some universities, graduate and professional schools and scholarship programs use the information collected on the PROFILE to determine eligibility for nonfederal student aid funds. List of participating institutions and programs.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)www.fafsa.ed.gov
Families can file the FAFSA beginning October 1 of the student’s senior year in order to qualify for need-based grants (free money) and loans. Click here to visit a FAFSA website offering tips on completing the FAFSA.

FINAID – http://www.finaid.org

Florida Bright Futures – http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/bf 
2019-2020 Bright Futures Requirements
This Florida Lottery-funded scholarship rewards students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding for them to pursue postsecondary educational and career goals in Florida. Seniors will complete the application for Bright Futures in their advising groups under the guidance of College Counseling beginning January of the student’s senior year.

Service hours are required to be tracked for the purposes of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. Tampa Preparatory School does not require service hours for graduation. Students must log their service hours via their SCOIR account. Students are introduced (or reintroduced) to this online account each school year beginning in the first semester of their freshman year. At Tampa Prep, we have students register for Bright Futures with advising during the fall of their senior year.

College Summer Programs

Adelphi University

Pre-College, Personalized. Come to Adelphi this summer. Live on campus. Take an amazing class. Make new friends. Earn college credits. All in our summer program tailored just for you!

More Information Here

 

American Collegiate Summer

What It Is

American Collegiate Summer welcomes students for 4 or 8 weeks over the summer, with two primary tracks based on your students’ level and interests:

  • For graduating high school seniors who want a competitive edge: A welcoming and engaging summer experience with US university skills-based coursework, industry-specific team projects, cultural excursions and networking opportunities
  • For university students jump-starting their career: Shorelight’s award-winning Career Accelerator summer intensive CareerTrek, featuring workshops and seminars with key employers (e.g.: American Express), team-based case studies, exclusive visits to leading companies, and opportunities for qualified students to pursue summer internships

Where It Is

Students can choose between Adelphi University’s New York City center or our Auburn University campus in Alabama. Both locations offer core curriculum, a large number of elective courses, and additional program features such as exclusive internship experiences, housing options, and excursions—so students can design the summer experience they want.

Application Information

  • Eligibility: All foreign passport holders ages 17 or older
  • Process: Register now or email your Shorelight representative for more information
  • Requirements: Application and supplementary forms, $500 deposit
  • Academic/English requirements: None

American University

Jump-start your future in global affairs

The Community of Scholars program is a rigorous college-credit summer program designed for students entering their junior and senior years of high school. The Community of Scholars offers academically outstanding students the chance to broaden their understanding of international relations by enrolling in a 3-credit college class designed just for them. Students admitted to this program will sample the undergraduate experience and take advantage of what the School of International Service (SIS) has to offer.

More Information Here

Babson College Summer Study

Babson Summer Study is a four-week residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors to develop as entrepreneurial leaders. You will cultivate core career skills and a sharp entrepreneurial mindset for overcoming challenges in any organization, in any role—all while earning college credit and living as a member of a college community.

Program Dates: July 6–August 2, 2020

Applications are open! Learn more on our Apply page or start your application now. Applications will close on March 9.

Boston University Summer Term High School Programs

With five exciting and challenging high school summer programs to choose from, you can earn college credit, discover a new subject area, perform cutting-edge research in University labs, or immerse yourself in hands-on learning. Push yourself academically while experiencing college life, making new friends, and engaging in social activities around Boston and on campus. BU Summer Term offers you a choice of one-, two-, three-, and six-week programs, with options to live on campus, commute from home, or study online.


Boston University Academy of Media Production

Creative high school students develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, multi-camera productions and more at Boston University’s Academy of Media Production.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2020
Program Dates: July 6 – 31, 2020
Program Info & Application Materials: bu.edu/amp


Carleton Liberal Arts Experience

CLAE is a week-long summer program designed to introduce high school students to the strengths of the liberal arts education. We want you to know that we are now welcoming online student applications for CLAE 2020.

Apply Here! Deadline to apply: April 10, 2020

Carleton also hosts other summer academic programs in Applied Sustainability, Quantitative Reasoning, the Humanities, Computer Science, and Art. Learn more about the full range of Summer Liberal Arts Institute Pre-College Programs.

University of Chicago

The University of Chicago’s Summer Session programs bring together a global community of thinkers who ask tough questions and embrace new ideas. Join fellow engaged, idea-driven students from around the globe as you dig in—sometimes literally—to a Summer Session program at one of the world’s great intellectual destinations. Then, together, take in the outdoor music festivals, professional sports games, and Lake Michigan shorelines to round out summertime in Chicago.

Apply Here

University of Delaware Pre-College Programs

Join UD: a top-ranked university with an award-winning faculty, talented students and a variety of flexible programs that give you the freedom to craft a unique college experience.

More Information Here

Duke University Summer Session

Applications for Duke University Summer Session 2020 open December 3rd.

Get ahead of the crowd and begin preparing your application materials now. Click one of the program links below for more details about the following steps in the application process:


Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, or information technology. Please find information about academic camps below:


Hillsdale College High School Study Abroad Program 

Every summer, Hillsdale College invites High School Juniors, Seniors, and incoming College Freshmen to summer study-abroad courses. Through these programs, exceptional students spend up to three days at Hillsdale’s campus attending lectures and studying. Immediately following their time on campus, they travel abroad to see the places they just learned about, guided by the same professors that taught the classroom session.

For More information and to apply visit: https://bit.ly/334ZC8I

 

Leigh University

Designed to help students achieve their full potential, Lehigh University Summer Academy offers innovative, thought-provoking and enriching course work, combined with learning that extends beyond the traditional classroom. Service-learning projects, leadership development, field trips and social events will also be an integral part of the program. Participants will build their “tool belt” for success both in school and life. Most importantly, students will make meaningful connections and create friendships that will last a lifetime!

To learn more about the program and to nominate students, visit summeracademy.lehigh.edu. If you have questions about the Summer Academy, please feel free to contact Kristin Weinstein, Managing Director, at 610.758.0655 or kweinstein@lehigh.edu.

McGill Summer Academy

Following the great success of our previous Summer Academies, we are happy to announce the dates for McGill Summer Academy 2020!

From July 5-18 and July 19-August 1, students in grades 10 and 11 from across the world will have the opportunity to participate in classes, workshops, and social activities introducing them to university life, McGill, and Montréal – all while being hosted in a McGill Residence!

The application deadline is February 6, 2020.

Those interested in learning more about the McGill Summer Academy can refer to our website and join our mailing list to receive updates on the 2020 program!

The University of Mississippi

Applications open Dec. 1, 2019

Summer Programs

The University of Mississippi High School

The University of Mississippi High School’s mission is to provide students with an accredited quality education in a flexible, online environment. Our dedicated and innovative faculty supports students through a rigorous curriculum that accommodates students of all backgrounds.

Summer College for High School Students

Summer College for High School Students is a four-week academic program for high achieving high school students who want to experience university life prior to their first year of enrollment.

Mississippi Star Talk

Mississippi StarTalk is a program funded by the federal government to provide high school students with intensive instruction in Chinese on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford during the Second Summer Session.

One Week Summer Workshops

Journey farther and challenge yourself with the University of Mississippi’s summer workshops.

Academically engaged students from across the country come to Oxford, Mississippi every summer to discover their passions and make life-changing friendships.

Certified education professionals and University of Mississippi instructors facilitate student-driven explorations of health professions, engineering, literature, musical heritage, visual art, computer science, and more in these workshop experiences. Join us for the kind of living-and-learning experience that can only be found at a top national university.

Lott Leadership Institute

The Lott Leadership Summer Institute is a five-week program that offers high school students the opportunity to deepen their engagement with our world and begin to realize their own potential as leaders.

Summer Research Experience

The University of Mississippi Rebel Research Scholars Program offers hands-on, faculty-led research experiences in our labs here at Ole Miss to high school students interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Under the guidance and mentorship of experienced research faculty, students will spend about seven hours each day conducting research in a university laboratory setting.

Montclair State University Early College Program 

Through our pre-college programs, rising juniors and seniors earn transferable college credits, experience the rigors and expectations of college-level classes, learn alongside Montclair State University students and engage in courses taught by University professors on campus or online.

Apply Here

Montclair State University – Hispanic Student College Institute

Montclair State University, the largest four-year Hispanic Serving Institution in New Jersey, is offering a Hispanic Student College Institute on July 14-16, 2020, for rising high school juniors and seniors.

The Institute will be a transformational experience for 200 students who identify as Hispanic. They will be challenged to think big about their future and the impact they will have on their community after college. Best of all, there will be no cost for students to participate and attend.

Through the Hispanic Student College Institute, students will:

  • Engage in career exploration and goal-setting initiatives
  • Attend college-planning workshops
  • Participate in a majors fair and mock college interviews
  • Live on campus in Machuga Heights

Institute participants will be eligible for scholarships to attend Montclair State University in the future and will receive certificates of completion to include in their college applications and their resumes.

Academically committed students who identify as Hispanic are encouraged to apply by visiting montclair.edu/admissions/hsci and completing the online application.

For more information, please email hsci@montclair.edu.

Norwich University Summer Design Academy

The Architecture + Art Summer Design Academy is a week-long summer program for high school students that offers:

  • sketching and drafting
  • model building
  • seminars & guest lecturers
  • hands on workshops
  • field trips

Apply Here!

Parsons Paris Fashion & Luxury 

Inside the Business of Fashion and Luxury is an online course designed specifically for high school students. Taught by three top industry experts, the curriculum offers access to this exciting world, covering topics such as:

  • Fashion and Branding

How popular fashion brands come to life

  • What is Luxury?

The key elements that distinguish this category from other products

  • Sustainability

How becoming more green sparks innovation

  • Social media and fashion

How brands use celebrities and influencers to create excitement

Personal Mentoring

Each student will be assigned a mentor who encourages and assists in completing assignments. The mentor also helps brainstorm the final assignment—The Insider’s Challenge, a presentation that allows students to showcase what they’ve learned, express their creativity, and get feedback from industry experts.

Students earn a Certificate of Completion from Parsons Paris, which will serve them well as they plan for internships or college applications.

The $50 application fee will be waived for all students who apply by Sunday, March 8th, 2020 by using the code PARIS when submitting their application.

Penn Summer High School Programs

Penn delivers the challenge of an Ivy League curriculum to academically talented high school students seeking a pre-collegiate experience. Explore Penn’s historic campus, engage with leading faculty, and build intellectual connections within accelerated two-, three-, or six-week Penn Summer High School Programs.

More Information & Application Here

Reynolds Young Writers Workshop

The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison is an energizing 8-day program for motivated high school students (rising juniors and seniors) who love to write.  For over 25 years, the Reynolds Workshop has brought together young writers who are passionate about writing and eager to connect to a close-knit community of writing friends.  The workshop is held each June on the beautiful campus of Denison University, a leading liberal arts college, in the village of Granville, Ohio.

Apply Here

Rhodes College Summer Writing Institute

The Summer Writing Institute at Rhodes College takes place annually for two weeks during June and is a residential academic program committed to developing the critical thinking and writing skills of ambitious high school students. Within the college′s liberal arts environment, students sharpen their reading and analytical skills and learn strategies for writing creatively and critically. At the end of the session, students receive a grade for their work and class participation, earn two college credits (transferable to most colleges and universities), and will complete a portfolio of college-level writing.

Apply Here

Roanoke Summer Academy

The Summer Academy is for rising high school sophomores, upperclassmen and incoming college freshmen who are interested in having an immersive college experience, being academically challenged, and working towards a smooth transition into the academic and social life of college. Month-Long Research and Summer Immersion programs can also give you college credit.

Apply Here

University of Rochester 

At the University of Rochester, students pursue only what they’re interested in. With Rochester’s Pre-College Programs, high school students get that same freedom. Students make significant contributions to campus, foster respect for other cultures, and bring unique perspectives to the classroom.
University faculty, graduate students, and esteemed local educators teach classes and are committed to cultivating the minds of young students. With small class sizes, instructors mentor each student and give valuable insights into the theories, technologies, and principles of their field.

Explore the University, broaden your educational experience, sharpen academics skills, and learn more about who—not just what—you want to be.

Registration and More Information


Samford University Bulldog Pharmacy Camp

From June 21 to 26, 2020 high school students that are interested in investigating a career as a pharmacist can experience hands-on learning about health careers in pharmacy, participate in tours of local health care facilities and local pharmacies, participate in compounding activities and hands on demonstrations in the College of Health Sciences Learning and Simulation Laboratories.

More Information | Apply Online


Skidmore College

Try college on before taking college on!

Skidmore’s Pre-College Program is a summer college credit-bearing experience for motivated students who share a common interest in preparing for college success. Experience new people, places and ideas on our beautiful campus in Saratoga Springs.

More Information Here

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies 

We offer programs across a wide variety of disciplines—including arts, business, humanities, math, science, and more—allowing highly motivated students to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions.

Deadlines for most of our summer programs are in February, with some early round deadlines in January. Admission is selective. Limited financial aid is available.

  • Stanford Summer Humanities Institute brings students in grades 10 and 11 together to explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities. Seminars are led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program.
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students currently in grades 8–11 to apply to a single-subject intensive course selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.
  • Stanford AI4ALL invites students in 9th grade to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals. Young women and students from underrepresented and/or low-income backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem-solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11.
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.

Stevens Institute of Technology 

Do you have students who are interested in pursuing a career in STEAM? Want to learn more about our very popular summer programs, what we offer and how to apply? Do you know someone who may be interested in applying to the Stevens’ Pre-College program?

Register Here!

Summer Discovery

Summer Discovery High School and Middle School course registration is now open! Popular courses will fill up fast. Encourage students to apply and enroll today to ensure a spot in their desired course(s).

Tulane University Pre-College

Tulane University understands that the world is facing some big challenges. To inspire the next generation to think, learn, act, and lead, we are offering students an opportunity to participate in Tulane Pre-College programs this summer. Tulane Pre-College offers middle and high school students the opportunity to explore their artistic, intellectual, and professional passions while experiencing college life. With both credit and enrichment options, our different one- and two-week programs provide students with an introduction to Tulane University, where young minds can explore academic disciplines, build their resumes, and imagine making an impact.

More Information Here

USC Summer Program

USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4 week summer courses. Accepted students to the USC Summer Programs will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center – Los Angeles, California. Learn more about USC Summer.

 

The University of Virginia Cornerstone Summer Institute

The Cornerstone Summer Institute is a week-long summer camp at the University of Virginia where high school students learn about slavery and its legacies by exploring the University, Charlottesville, and area landmarks. The camp provides rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the opportunity to engage in historical investigation, archaeological excavation, and community engagement in order to learn and develop thinking skills that will prepare them for success in college and beyond. For 2020, CSI will run from June 20 to 26. Come spend a week at UVA with us this summer! Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until April 1, 2020. Some financial aid is available for students with demonstrated need.

The University of Vermont

The University of Vermont is pleased to offer academically challenging experiences designed to bring out the best in high school students.

Our Pre-College Program offers out-of-state high school students the opportunity to enroll in UVM courses, gain college credits, and receive a 50% out-of-state academic year tuition reduction.**

We are now accepting applications for our summer pre-college courses, providing motivated high school students 100+ opportunities to:

  • Earn college credits
  • Experience campus life (or learn online)
  • Discover a new interest and potential career paths
  • Explore a subject that isn’t offered at their high school
  • Gain a competitive advantage when applying to college

Additionally, UVM’s Summer Academy program is open for enrollment for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students, providing them with the unique opportunity to earn 3 college credits through intensive 4-week courses (2 weeks on-campus followed by 2 weeks online).

Washington University in St. Louis

Did you know your students can experience life as a WashU student well before their senior year?

WashU offers several summer programs for high school students that allow them to experience university life inside the classroom and beyond!

Students in their first three years of high school will have the chance to build valuable academic and career skills, while also living on campus and making lifelong friendships and memories.

We encourage you to check out our summer programs in business, art, architecture, math, science, and many others!

Wake Forest University Summer Immersion Program

The Summer Immersion Program at Wake Forest University is an immersive, week-long experience for rising high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and incoming college freshmen designed to provide an introduction to college life and the opportunity to explore a potential career pathway or field of study.

Program Highlights:

  • Explore a Career Pathway or Major: Students choose from 19 specialized institutes and learn from industry professionals and Wake Forest faculty.
    • Animation
    • Biosciences and Engineering
    • Business
    • Debate and Public Advocacy
    • Documentary Film
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance and Investing
    • Health and Exercise Science
    • Health and Wellbeing
    • Neuroscience
    • Law
    • Leadership
    • Medicine
    • Policy and Politics
    • Psychology
    • Sports Marketing
    • Sports Medicine
    • Technology
    • Virtual Reality
  • Prepare for College: Students experience college life by living in the dorms, eating in the dining hall, and participating in a campus tour and admissions information session.
  • Build Your Network: Students engage with peers from all over the world and build relationships with our Academic Leaders who are experts and faculty members in various fields of study.
How to Apply:
To apply, encourage students to visitimmersion.summer.wfu.eduand complete the free, online application. The application requires a recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal, and the completion of two short essays. Applications are open and reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.Refer Students: 
If you have particular students who are interested in Wake Forest University or one of the pathways listed above, I encourage you to refer them to the Summer Immersion Program by completing the form found here.
Questions?
If you have further questions regarding the Summer Immersion Program, please call us at (980) 224-9298 or email us at summerimmersion@wfu.edu.

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University’s High School Summer Scholars Program offers current high school sophomores and juniors (with an academic average of B+ or better) the opportunity to spend time on campus, take college courses for credit alongside current college students, and participate in a variety of social activities in St. Louis. For self-motivated, adventurous students, our college summer program can be a perfect stepping stone to the next stage of their education.

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Winterline Global Education

Winterline offers apprenticeships and independent projects that give students control over what they learn.

  • Our Independent Study Project is a one-week skill focus in a European country of the student’s choice to explore a skill of their choosing as their final capstone project.
  • Shadowing a member of Parliament, learning how to make classic French pastries, interning at a fast-paced startup. Check out our interactive map to see what students have done for their projects!

Thinking Beyond Borders also offers unique opportunities to learn how the world really works. The Global Gap Year program wraps up its year in Washington DC where students meet with representatives from major organizations including the World Bank and the UN Foundation to hear firsthand how they tick and what makes them go.

  • Thinking Beyond Borders’ award-winning program curriculum guides students to ask the right questions and to open their eyes to bias while they tackle global issue topics.
  • Presentations of learning and media projects are done throughout the program to allow students to share their growing knowledge and newfound perspectives.

Scholarships

We recommend the use of fastweb.com to find more scholarship opportunities!

American College Foundation

Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (2023, 2022, 2021, or 2020) and must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.  Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels are encouraged to apply.

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 each with multiple winners to be selected.  Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student’s first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student’s choosing within the US.

Apply Here

 

The Bailey Family Foundation Scholarship

Application due Feb. 29, 2020

Apply

Cameron Impact Scholarship

The Bryan Cameron Education Foundation (“Foundation”) awards four-year, full-tuition, merit-based undergraduate scholarships to exceptional high school students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service. The Cameron Impact Scholar is unique among their high-achieving peers in their desire to make an impact on their communities and in the world at large. Our Scholar aspires to contribute to positive forces for change and plans to tailor their education to that end.

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Choose Vermont Scholarship

This program will award twelve (12) $5,000 scholarships to students who commit to attend a participating Vermont school by June 1st. Both out-of-state and Vermont students are eligible to enter.  For full details and to enter, click here.

Flavorful Futures Scholarship

Do you know a student who is not afraid to be themselves? We are looking for fun and unique candidates for our Flavorful Futures Scholarship. Sparkling Ice® is awarding FIVE $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures. If this sounds like one of your students, tell them to apply today!

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

About HSF

HSF is the nation’s leading provider of scholarships and services designed to give Latino students full access to the opportunity a college education can provide. Founded in 1975, we have awarded over $619 million in scholarships. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000, and Finalists who do not receive financial awards nevertheless qualify to be HSF Scholars and have access to our full range of Scholar Support Services, such as  career coaching, internship and full-time employment opportunities, mentoring, leadership development, and wellness resources, including tools for self-advocacy, well-being, and knowledge building.

Phase I of the HSF Scholarship Application is now open!

The application only takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete, as no essays or recommendations are required for Phase I.

HSF Scholarship Application Deadline for Phase I: February 15, 2020, 5:00 PM PT

This could be the opportunity of a lifetime! To get started, students should visit HSF.net  and create a MyHSF profile. Doing so will enable them to fill out a scholarship application and learn more about what we have to offer.

Timeline:

  • January – Phase I of the HSF Scholarship Application opened and closes February 15, 2020, 5:00PM PT
  • February – Candidates who have submitted Phase I of the scholarship application will be evaluated; the most competitive will be selected as Finalists and advance to Phase II
  • March – Finalists are announced and asked to submit essays and recommendations
  • May/June – HSF Scholars are announced, both funded and waitlisted
  • June to December – Document Verification (SAR, Transcripts, Enrollment, etc.)
  • October to January – Awards are disbursed

Eligibility:

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., during the fall of a scholarship cycle (academic year)
  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

Jewish Education Loan Fund (JELF) 

Application Open March 1–April 30, 2020

JELF provides interest-free loans to Jewish students from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia for higher education. JELF’s loans are “last dollar”​ — they supply the final funds that a student needs to attend school. These loans can be used for study at a college or university, graduate school or professional/vocational school that leads to a degree or certificate.

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

For 97 years, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have celebrated and given financial support to creative teens. This is the last chance for the 2020 Awards. This spring, nearly 100,000 students will be recognized and 3,000 will receive national awards, including 16 cash awards of $10,000 each! The 29 awards categories include: photography, painting, digital art, poetry, science fiction & fantasy, short story, and more.

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