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Underclassmen Scholarships, Summer Programs, and Career Information



JANUARY DEADLINES

Ben Carson Scholars Scholarship:

Every year, the Carson Scholars Fund honors deserving students from across the country. The Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) is a non-profit organization founded in 1994 by world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin S. Carson and his wife, Candy. The CSF aims to recognize and reward students in grades 4 – 11 who earn the highest level of academic achievement (3.75 GPA or higher) and also display strong humanitarian qualities. To date, over 5,700 scholarships have been awarded to students in all 50 states and Washington, DC. Scholarship winners, designated as Carson Scholars, receive a $1,000 scholarship invested towards a four-year college or university, an Olympic-sized medal, certificate of achievement and an invitation to be honored at one of our regional awards banquet. Their school also receives a trophy to be predominately displayed, putting the spotlight on academic achievement.



The application will be available October 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

Within 48 hours of nominated a student, the student will receive an email with instructions and access to the online application. The scholarship application and all of its required components including a teacher recommendation must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. eastern standard time Friday, January 10, 2015. Because the student essay carries the greatest weight in terms of possible points earned, the applicant’s efforts should be concentrated on this portion of the application. The 2015 essay questions are posted on our website. The online application will also have a principal verification process to be completed via email. This is the online equivalent of having the principal sign the application. Emails will be sent to principals on or around January 12, 2016 and you will have until January 15, 2016 to complete the process. Once received, all applications will be judged by a panel of teachers, administrators, and community members. Decision letters will be mailed to the nominees’ home addresses and to their schools by March 2016. For more information: http://carsonscholars.org/scholarships/educators



Please see your counselor to be nominated.

McDermott Scholarship (UT Dallas): The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is an amazing college opportunity for your best students. It's not too late to apply. The program is one of the nation's most generous and flexible undergraduate merit awards, providing an essentially debt-free college education. SAT score: 1450 or higher, minimum ACT score: 33 or higher.

The McDermott award includes:

• Coverage of UT Dallas tuition, fees and book expenses.

• $1,400 monthly stipends to cover on-campus housing and living expenses & $1000 yearly textbook stipend

• Cultural experiences and access to tickets for the Dallas Opera and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Dallas Theater Center & other cultural events.

• Study abroad funding of up to $12,000 per scholar.

• Post-college preparation support of up to $3,000 per scholar for academic conferences, graduate school interview travel, MCAT, LSAT, etc.

• Cohort travel — destinations have included: Santa Fe, N.M.; Austin, Texas; and Washington, D.C.

Free travel home twice yearly for domestic students. The total value of the award in benefits and tuition and fees is more than $200,000 (out-of-state) or $140,000 (in-state) over the four-year term of the award. For more information: http://www/utdallas.edu/mcdermott. Deadline is typically: January 5

***Keep this in mind as you are searching for colleges!



Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Contact: http://www.princeton.edu/pprize/ Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in grades 9–12 in participating regions. The candidate must have been actively involved in a volunteer activity in the last months that has had a significant, positive impact on race relations—broadly defined—in his or her school or community. Award: $1,000 Deadline: Jan 31

Emma Bowen Foundation Internship

Contact: http://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/ Eligibility: Minority students who are rising high school seniors, graduating high school seniors, or college freshmen, with a cumulative gpa of 3.0 or higher and an interest in the media industry. Award: Hourly salary and matching funds for college expenses during summers and school breaks with the option of full-time employment upon completion of their college degrees Deadline: Jan 31

A few more….



Scholarship Name

Deadline

Comments

Carnegie Council's International Student/Teacher Essay Contest

January 5, 2016

An international essay contest for high school, college and graduate students and their teachers.

Carnegie Council's CLIMATE CHANGE: International Student Photo Contest

January 5, 2016

An international photography contest for students over age 13.

Letters About Literature

January 11, 2016

A writing contest for students in 4th through 8th grade.

Love Your Body: 2016 Poster Contest

 


January 15, 2016

A poster contest for all ages.

FEBRUARY DEADLINES

Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) Program

Contact: http://web.mit.edu/mites/ Eligibility: Students in their junior year in high school who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents with a strong academic record and interest in engineering Award: Students selected participate in the six-and-a-half week program on full scholarship and only have to provide their own transportation to and from the program. Deadline: February

The DuPont Challenge© Science Essay Competition

Contact: http://thechallenge.dupont.com/ Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in grades 7 through 12 who attend schools in the US, Canada, or their territories Award: Contact for details Deadline: Feb 5

Davidson Fellows Scholarships

Contact: http://www.davidsongifted.org/fellows/ Eligibility: Extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work in Mathematics, Science, Literature, Music, Technology, Philosophy and Outside the Box who are US citizens or Permanent US Residents residing in the US, or stationed overseas due to active US military duty. Award: $10,000 - $50,000 Deadline: Feb

ScholarshipPoints $10000 Scholarship

(Deadline: February 29) available to US students currently enrolled in high school.

MARCH DEADLINES

National High School Essay Contest

Contact: http://www.afsa.org/essay-contest Eligibility: Students who are in grades 9-12 and attending school in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the US Territories Award: $2500, an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C., and full tuition paid voyage with semester at sea upon enrollment at an accredited undergrad program. Deadline: March 15, 2016

Questbridge Scholarship/College Prep Scholarship

The application for the 2016 College Prep Scholarship for high school juniors will open in February. This program addresses a problem that has recently received attention in higher education news across the country: that only 34% of academically qualified, low-income students attend leading colleges. How will the College Prep Scholarship help your students?

Selection as a College Prep Scholar is a distinction that signifies academic success and leadership despite having faced financial challenges. College Prep Scholarship awards give high-achieving, low-income juniors the tools they need to prepare successful applications to top colleges, and help them understand that the generous financial aid at these colleges makes attending affordable–if not free. The awards include full scholarships to college summer programs, invitations to our National College Admissions conferences, and more.

Who is qualified for the College Prep Scholarship?

College Prep Scholars are often first in their class, from households earning less than $60,000 per year for a family of four, and of the first generation in their families to attend college. Last year, we provided more than 3,000 College Prep Scholars with resources to help them achieve their college dreams. Your students could be next.

What can you do now?

See your counselor for a nomination…..

The application is completely free and will be available on our website next week. It is typically due at the end of March so we hope you'll spread the word soon. Thank you very much.



National Association for College Admission Counseling

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) invites sophomores, juniors and seniors to the National College Fair coming to your area. Free and open to the public. Admission reps from hundreds of colleges and universities are available to speak with students one on one concerning the college admission process college life in general. A list of participating colleges is available on their website at http://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/



APRIL DEADLINES:

All About Education $3000 Scholarship

(Deadline: April 30) available to US students 13 years of age or older, respond (250) words mac): “How will a $3000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?” Apply at: http://scholarshipexperts.clickmaster.com/aae

Cappex No Essay $1000 Scholarship

Available to US students currently enrolled in high school. Apply monthly at: http://scholarshipexperts.clickmeter.com/cappexcash/



The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes: Deadline: April 15, 2016; Maximum Award: $2500 Comments: You must be between 8 to 18 years old and be nominated for this prize. The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors students between the age of 8 and 18 who have made a significant improvement to people and the planet.

The Barron Prize honors twenty-five winners nationwide. Half of the winners have focused on helping their communities and fellow beings; half have focused on protecting the health and sustainability of the environment.

To nominate a young person, the adult nominator must submit a fully-completed nomination packet and references form.

Nominees must have had a significant role in a community service activity, and shown a high moral purpose in their actions.

•$2,500 to be applied to their higher education or to their service project

•a recognition plaque

•a certificate of recognition

•a signed copy of The Hero's Trail, by Barron Prize founder T.A. Barron

•a copy of Dream Big, our new documentary film featuring several Barron Prize winners

•a heroes study guide, curriculum, and bibliography

•the opportunity to be paired with an adult mentor who is passionate about and working in the winner's area of interest

•the opportunity to connect with other Barron Prize winners through the Young Heroes Listserv •numerous media opportunities – print, television, and radio

http://barronprize.org/apply/

19th Annual Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest:Deadline:

Essays must be postmarked by April 14, 2016.

Maximum Award: $1000 Eligibility: Open to 11th and 12th grade students between the ages of 16-18 who are residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia

Read Beowulf and select one of the following six topics to write about to enter the Signet Classics Student Essay Contest.

http://scholarshipmentor.com/signet-classics-student-essay-contest



MAY DEADLINES:

B. Davis Scholarship

Contact: http://studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm Eligibility: High school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. Essay required. Award: $1,000 Deadline: May 23

Fifth Month $1500 Scholarship

(Deadline: May 31) available to US students 13 years of age or older, respond (200 words max): “May is the fifth month of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or be funny. Either way, here’s a high five to you for being original.” Apply at: http://scholarshipexperts.clickmeter.com/fifth/

Shawn Carter (Jay Z) Scholarship Foundation

Contact: http://www.shawncartersf.com/apply/ Eligibility: Applicant must be a US Citizen, 25 years or younger, with at least a 2.0 GPA Award: Contact for details Deadline: April 30th

JUNE DEADLINES

Abbott & Fenner Consultant Scholarship

Contact: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm Eligibility: High school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Essay required. Award: $1,000 Deadline: Jun 10

JULY DEADLINES

AUGUST DEADLINES

SEPTEMBER DEADLINES

Quest Bridge National College Match

Contact: http://www.questbridge.org/for-students/ncm-national-college-match Eligibility: Students who have achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges are encouraged to apply. Applicants must graduate from high school during year award is applicable. Only US Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible (Brown, Pomona, Princeton, and Yale may consider students who are not US Citizens or Permanent Residents). Award: Full four-year scholarships with no loans Deadline: Sept 28

A few more…..



Scholarship Name

Deadline

Comments

United States Senate Youth Program

Varies by school & state

This is an educational program for high school juniors and seniors interested in public service.

Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

September 14, 2015

The Family Travel Forum is looking for students to blog about family vacations.

Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology

 


September 22, 2015

A science competition for students participating in scientific research.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program

September 30, 2015

For minority students who are interested in technical areas such as engineering, material science computing, chemistry, physics and several other areas.

Scholarships for Children of Active-duty Police and Firefighters

 


September 30, 2015

C.O.P.S. offers scholarships to surviving children and to surviving spouses of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty

Stay Teen's Project Future Essay Contest

September 30, 2015

An essay contest for high school students

OCTOBER DEADLINES

National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Contact: http://www.nationalmerit.org Eligibility: Students sign up for the scholarship by taking the PSAT/NMSQT. Students must be high school students enrolling in college or a university the following year. Must be a US citizen. Award: $2,500 to renewable four-year full tuition scholarships Deadline: Oct

National Achievement Scholarship Program

Contact: http://www.nationalmerit.org Eligibility: The National Achievement Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding African American students who sign up for the scholarship by taking the PSAT/NMSQT. Students must be high school students enrolling in college or a university the following year. Must be a US citizen. Award: $2,500 to renewable four-year full tuition scholarships Deadline: Oct

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) – Scholarship to Study Language Abroad

Contact: http://www.nsliforyouth.org/ Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens, 15-18 years of age at start of the program, enrolled in high school at time of application, and have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent. Award: The scholarship covers round-trip travel between the participant's home region and the overseas host city, travel from participant's home region to the pre-departure orientation location, tuition and academic materials, in-country support, cultural activities, pre-departure and re-entry orientations, room and board, secondary medical benefits, and Visas. Deadline: October 29, 2015.

A few more…



Scholarship Name

Deadline

Comments

Wendy's High School Heisman Program

 


October 2, 2015

The Wendy's High School Heisman Program is for students who have excelled in academics, athletics, and community/school leadership.

YCteen Essay Contest

 


October 3, 2015

An essay contest for students between the ages of 14 and 19

AES Engineering Solutions Scholarship

October 7, 2015

An essay competition for students.

National Merit Scholarship Program

October 7, 2015 (registration date)

High school juniors must take the PSAT given by your school (school deadlines may vary)

Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway 2015

October 19, 2015

Create and submit an original one minute video explaining why you deserve tuition to win the giveaway. You must be between 18 and 24.

Project Bridge

October 23, 2015

A 10-day study tour to Korea for high school juniors or seniors living in New York City or Los Angeles

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

 


October 26, 2015

This is an award for Female high school students with an interest in computing

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

 


October 31, 2015

A major national college scholarships for high school seniors who have participated in extracurricular activities

NOVEMBER DEADLINES

VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition

Contact: http://www.vfw.org/VOD/ Eligibility: Students in grades 9-12 in high school or a home study program in the US and its territories Award: $1,000 - $30,000 Deadline: Nov 1

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Contact: http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc Eligibility: Students in grades 5-12. Must show participation in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application. Award: $1,000 Deadline: Nov 10

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

Contact: http://www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/stokes.shtml Eligibility: The purpose of program is to facilitate the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to the National Security Agency. Open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. Student must be a US citizen, have a minimum SAT/College Board score of 1600 (1100 Critical Reading and Math, 500 in Writing) or ACT of 25, have a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale preferably, and demonstrate leadership abilities. Award: Tuition and mandatory fees at the college of your choice, reimbursement for required textbooks ($1,500 per year limit), and housing and travel entitlements during summer employment (if the distance between NSA and the school exceeds 75 miles). Required to work in for NSA after graduating from college for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study. Deadline: Nov 15

Robertson Scholars Program - Duke or UNC-Chapel Hill

Contact: http://www.robertsonscholars.org/ Eligibility: Robertson Scholars have the strength of character to persevere and act on what they believe academic potential in critical thinking skills and intellectual curiosity, and strong communication skills. Award: Full tuition, room and board, mandatory fees, a laptop, and access to three summers of generous funding Deadline: Nomination Due by October 15

Nestlé Very Best in Youth

Contact: http://verybestinyouth.nestleusa.com/about/default.aspx Eligibility: Contestants must be US citizens between 13 and 18 years of age and have parental or legal guardian permission to submit the entry form. Students must also demonstrate good citizenship, a strong academic record, and show how they have made a special contribution to their school, church or community. Award: $1,000 Deadline: Nov 8

A few more….



Scholarship Name

Deadline

Comments

Voice of Democracy Audio Essay

 


November 1, 2015

This is an audio essay contest for students in grades 9 through 12.

Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest

November 1, 2015

An essay contest for students in grades 6 through 8

Bennington Young Writers Competition

November 1, 2015

A writing contest for students in grades 10 through 12

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

 


November 3, 2015

For students in 5th through 12th grade who have demonstrated exemplary community service.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

November 3, 2015

For high school seniors with strong grades and SAT scores and with family incomes under $95,000.

Google Doodle

Deadline not set yet

An art contest for K-12 students. The deadline will be set on October 19th.

DECEMBER DEADLINES

Americanism Essay Contest

Contact: http://www.fra.org/fra/Web/Events_and_Programs/7_12th_Grade_Essay_Contest/Web/Content/Essay_Contest.aspx?hkey=707c4b42-2eb8-4992-9d57-31b8bd14c68a

Eligibility: Students, Grades 7 thru 12 Award: $1,000 - $5,000 Deadline: Dec 1

MULTIPLE DEADLINES

CosmoGIRL! Of the Year Scholarship: Ages 11-25, visit website for more details: http://www.cosmogirl.com/

Award: $10,000-20,000 Deadline: Usually in July

Girls Going Places Scholarship: Ages 12-18, visit website for more details: http://www.guardianlife.com/womens_channel/girls_going_places/girls_going_places.html

Deadline: February 24

NFWL-NRA Bill of Rights Essay Contest National Foundation for Women Legislators: High school junior or senior, visit website for more details: http://www.womenlegislators.org/nfwl-nra-scholarship-program. Application available Summer 2016.

POSSE Foundation Scholarship

Contact: http://www.possefoundation.org/ Eligibility: A high school senior MUST be nominated by their high school or a community-based organization, be in the first term of their senior year in high school, demonstrate leadership within their high school, community or family, and demonstrate academic potential. Public high school seniors who live in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York and Washington, DC are eligible to apply. Award: Full-tuition, four-year scholarship to attend one of Posse’s partner colleges or universities. Room and board are excluded. Deadlines: Depending on the Posse city, nominations are often taken between the Spring and early August before the new school year begins.

A few more…..



Scholarship Name

Deadline

Comments

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships

December 5, 2015

This scholarship is given to students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger.

Google Doodle

December 7, 2015

An art contest for K-12 students.

Youth Free Expression Film Contest

December 14, 2015

A film making contest for people 19 and younger

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

 


Deadlines vary by zip code starting mid-December

This is an opportunity for students in 7th through 12th grade to be recognized for their creative talents.

Christopher Reeve Award

December 15, 2015

You must be between 13 and 18 and nominated for this award

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes

December 17, 2015

For senior high school athletes who engaged in leadership activities in their communities.

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

December 18, 2015

This program was established to raise awareness among the nation’s youth of the role that entrepreneurship plays in the building of America.

George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

December 31, 2015 (some states have earlier deadlines)

This is an essay competition for students in grades 10 to 12.

AFSCME Family Scholarship Program

December 31, 2015

For children or dependents of an AFSCME member who are high school seniors.

The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative

December 31, 2015

For students ages 13 to 21 who conduct an environmental project and write about it.

 

DEADLINES UNKNOWN

Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement

Contact: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/pay/scholarships-and-aid/23639.html or http://www.siemens-foundation.org/en/advanced_placement.htm Eligibility: The Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement are awarded each year to students who have attained a score of 5 on at least two of the exams. There is no application for this award. The College Board identifies the students for the Siemens Foundation. Students must take any AP Exam to be considered and must be enrolled in grades 9–12 in the US in Spring the year the award is announced. Award: $2,000 - $5,000

Zinch Weekly Scholarship

(Deadline Weekly on Mondays) available to high school students, respond (in 2 or 3 sentences only) to the weekly topic. Apply at: http://scholarshipexperts.clickmeter.com/zinchwk



Scholarships for Dependents of Service Members

https://linkvet.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1257/~/scholarships-for-veterans%2C-service-members%2C-spouses-and-dependents

http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/dependents.htm

Volunteer/Special/Summer Programs

Agriscience Summer Program: The US Dept of Agriculture has a fabulous summer camp opportunity for those interested in pursuing a career in plant science or veterinary science.

The applications are due by March 17, 2016 and those selected will be notified by May 2016. Most of the camps are only for students age 14- 17, but the one at Alcorn State is for students age 12-17. More information : http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wps/portal/aphis/ourfocus/civilrights?1dmy&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2Faphis_content_library%2Fsa_our_focus%2Fsa_civil_rights%2Fct_agdiscovery_program/



Armstrong Atlantic State University: College of Health Professions 2016 Health Careers Summer Camp. Check out the website for camp dates. This week long, residential camp is an awesome opportunity for your rising juniors and seniors who may be interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. The camp will only admit 30 students so just like last year, we anticipate a high volume of applicants. Applications became available January 1, 2016. The deadline is April 1, 2016. Please encourage students who meet the criteria to apply even those who are close will be considered. As you will see from the literature, there will be a nominal fee of $175 to attend. This is the TOTAL charge for attendance. There are a limited number of scholarships to offer those students who can't afford to attend the camp. I will be depending on you to help me identify these students.

Their website is https://www.armstrong.edu/health-professions/chp-health-careers-summer-camp. There you will find more information and some pictures and presentations



AUBURN UNIVERSITY: Students will experience college life firsthand and meet students from around the country! Auburn will have 16 Academic Camps: Architecture, Art, Aviation, Building Construction, Industrial Design Workshop, Engineering (TIGERS Engineering), Engineering (Women in Engineering), Fish & Aquaculture, Food Science, Forestry Science, Guitar Workshop, Musical Theatre, Project Design, REAL Cents REAL Change (Philanthropy), Strings and Chamber Music, Veterinary Science, World Affairs Youth Seminar (Model UN). For more information: http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/opce/auburnyouthprograms/.

Bank of America: The Student Leaders program is an eight-week summer experience for high school juniors and seniors. The program includes a paid internship with a local nonprofit organization as well as the Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. The program gives Student Leaders the opportunity to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on community work experience while discovering their own talents for serving their community and leading others.

To become a Student Leader, you must:

•Currently be a junior or senior in high school

•Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit/charitable organization and work 35 hours a week

•Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September

•Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. (All expenses paid as part of the Student Leaders Program. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)

•Be a student in good standing at your school

•Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.



Deadline: January 2016. For more details: http://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/global-impact/student-leaders.html

BERRY COLLEGE: Multicultural & International Student Programs at Berry College would like to present Preparing Leaders of Ultimate Success (PLUS) summer enrichment program. Summer enrichment program will enhance the skills of rising seniors to be admitted and succeed in college. The total cost for this one week program is $275 which includes lodging, dining, and enrichment instruction. Application deadline typically mid- April. If you would like to be nominated, please Ms. Hester in the Counseling Office near the deadline.

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY: C-CATS (Clemson’s Challenge for Academically Talented Students, is a program designed specifically for high-achieving 9th & 10th grade students. C-CATS introduces students to Clemson University through exciting weekend adventures that engage them in the academic, social, and recreational best Clemson has to offer. They are looking for the students that are ranked in the top 10% of their class, and whose academic records predict an SAT score of 1300 or higher. If you would like to be nominated, please see your counselor.

EarthCare: It is my pleasure to announce that Georgia Power will serve as the Corporate Sponsor for the 21st Century Leaders program again this year! EarthCare: The Leadership Challenge of the 21st Century will be hosted by Berry College in Mt. Berry, Georgia, camp is usually the second week of June.

As you know, previous programs have been an overwhelming success for everyone involved. Your support plays a critical role in providing an opportunity for a very bright and diverse group of students to participate in activities that will challenge them to develop leadership skills for the 21st Century. They also learn what Georgia Power is doing to preserve and protect our environment.

Click on the link: http://21stcenturyleaders.org/for-students/summer-programs/earthcare/to view pictures and highlights from the 2014 program: 21st Century Leaders - EarthCare: The Leadership Challenge for the 21st Century. This link will also take you to the online application and recommendation link.

Please reserve the second week of June 12-June 17 on your calendar for this year’s program. 21st Century Leaders will conduct the selection process for the 90 students who will participate in the program this year.Please encourage your students to complete the application and request a recommendation, found on the 21st Century Leaders website, deadline is usually at the end of March 14, 2016.



GEORGIA TECH: Offering “Wall Street on West Peachtree” again this year to 80 students. This is a one-week class offered 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday. Program is usually offered in June and July with multiple sessions and multiple deadlines.

The overall goal of this program is to provide the high school students with a portfolio of basic money management and investing tools that will equip them to make strong financial decisions and achieve long-term financial success.

The program will be housed at the “Ferris Goldsmith-Trading Floor” where we teach our trading classes. This facility simulates a real Wall Street trading floor environment.

The primary instructor is Dr. Barry Marchman. Dr. Marchman has been teaching finance classes at Georgia Tech since 2007. Dr. Jonathan Clarke, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, will also be leading part of the program.

We would be delighted to have your students join us this year. Please pass this information on to your students and to everyone you know who may be interested. Registration is first come, first served. If the first two sections fill up in February, we may open more sections.

Registration link: http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/wall-street-west-peachtree



GEORGIA TECH: The 2016 Exploring Engineer Academy will be held from June 5-10, 2016 at Georgia Tech under the direct supervision of professional engineers, scientists and engineering faculty. Please visit Exploring Engineer Academy, at http://www.atlantabsa.org for more information or an application. Due to demand, and the generous support from the College of Engineering Dean Dr. Gary May, the Academy’s goal is to expand to 100 engineering bound students into three exciting exploring tracks. Recognition of this highly successful growth and leadership of the Academy has not gone unnoticed. The National Society of American Military Engineers have requested to partner with EEA and its committee to help promote and provide guidance as a national model for other SAME Posts throughout the country! This year, SAME has initiated Webinars to be held after the regular EEA monthly planning meetings in which the committee will provide training, best practices as well as a guidance for SAME Posts wishing to start their own Exploring Engineer Academy and in getting more youth excited about engineering. EEA program has excited and exposed these bright youth with practical knowledge of, and experience in, the rewarding and exciting careers of engineering and science. The Committee is made up entirely of volunteers from the engineer community in the Atlanta area and staff from the Learning for Life Division of the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Organizational support also comes from the efforts of Volunteers from the American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of American Military Engineers, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers, Georgia Engineering Foundation, the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Georgia Department of Economic Development. The Exploring Engineer Academy Committee thanks all that have participated to make this camp a success for the past sixteen summers.

Geranium Festival : The 37th Annual Geranium Festival is typically held mid May in downtown McDonough Our student volunteers will work between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for volunteer service in the community. This is a wonderful opportunity for students seeking hours of volunteer service. Although our focus group is students in grades 10-12, we have utilized some 9th grade students as well. Those students who participate will receive a certificate stating their service for the day.

We will be hosting a training session for student volunteers. Most likely, this will be held the Saturday prior to the festival. It is absolutely necessary that any student who serves as a volunteer, attend the training session. We want this to be a positive experience in their life and we hope many will volunteer.

It is very important that they print the information very clearly. Mail the application to: Geranium Festival, P.O. Box 432, McDonough, GA 30253. Applications will be available in the Counseling Office.

MARC: Application deadline due April 8, 2016. Application checklist:

1.Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor. Should include class rank and/or grade point average. E-mail to marcstudents@atlantaregional.com.

NOTE: Be sure to include your name in the file name - example: marc_recommendation_john_smith.pdf

2.Essay. The Atlanta Regional Commission addresses a broad range of issues in the region: traffic congestion, air pollution, water quality and supply, protection of green space, growth management, job training and services for senior citizens. If you are selected to participate in the Model Atlanta Regional Commission, you will learn about and develop proposals to address these and other issues that contribute to the overall quality of life in the

Atlanta region. Write an essay explaining:

■What regional issue or issues interest you the most and why?

■What strengths and experiences you can contribute to helping solve regional challenges.

■Essay should be no more than 3 pages, double spaced.

■Upload your essay when you fill out the online application below.

NOTE: Be sure to include your name in the file name - example: marc_essay_john_smith.doc

3. Parental Permission. Please be sure that a parent or guardian has read the permission form and indicate so by clicking the appropriate box in the form below.

4. Fill out the online application below. Please note: you may not save the application and return to it later. Be sure your essay is ready to upload before you begin.

For more information: http://www.atlantaregional.com/about-us/leadership-opportunities/model-atlanta-regional-commission/marc-application

NASA Competitions: NASA sponsors many competitions for grades K-12. They have Cassini Scientist for a Day contest, Sky for All: Air Mobility for 2035 and Beyond Challenge, 2016 NASA Space Settlement Design Contest, International Space Station Research Design Challenge, 2016 OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge, 2016 NASA Aeronautics Design Challenge, and Cine Space Short Film Competitions (for educators and students). For more information check out their website: https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/stu-competitions-current-opps.html

STANFORD UNIVERSITY: Summer institutes and summer college programs. The Summer Institutes provide an opportunity for these students to enrich and accelerate their academic pursuits and to meet other students who share their interests and abilities. Summer institutes, students ages 14-17 will engage in a 3 or 4 week intensive study single-subject courses with instructors and peers who share their talents, passions, and interests. Summer College: students from around the world ages 16-19. To learn more about both programs and their application process, visit: https://summerinstitutes.stanford.edu/high-school

Summer at SCAD 2015!: SCAD is pleased to announce that online registration is now available for 2016 SCAD summer programs for educators and teens. At its locations in Atlanta, Hong Kong and Savannah, SCAD offers many opportunities to discover firsthand why SCAD is the university for creative careers.

Programs: Rising Star & SCAD Summer Seminars

Applications, registration forms and catalogs for all summer programs are posted online! Learn more and register today for teen summer programs. https://www.scad.edu/academics/pre-college-summer-programs

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