Looking for a way to prepare for those upcoming AP exams? Stop by the school counseling office to check out an AP study guide. Study guides are available in a variety of subject areas. Visit the school counseling office for more details.
Please share the following opportunity with your students and stakeholders.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit nonpartisan public policy, research and educational institute that seeks to advance the global black community. Their goal is to increase the pool of black leaders in public service careers and public policy positions through providing fellowships, internships, and scholarships.
Deadlines for applications are rapidly approaching, with the internship deadline of April 29th and scholarship deadlines ranging from April 29th to May 20th. Applications and additional information can be found here: http://www.cbcfinc.org/leadership-institute/
The City of Jacksonville (COJ) will hold its annual tire and snipe sign buyback day on May 7th, 2016 from 8 AM until 2 PM at Everbank Field, Lot Z. Students can gain community service hours by volunteering to support this event, please see attached flyer for more detail and contact Mr. Bill Joyce at COJ Public Works, his email is email@example.com.
Separately, people who actually bring old tires and signs to turn in for this event can earn $2 per tire and $0.50 per sign turned in.
BYON M. MORRIS SCHOLARSHIP
The Byon M. Morris Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 ($1250 per year/4 years) to support tuition, books, fees, room and board, and degree related expenses for a graduating senior who has achieved the Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouting or the Gold Award in Girl Scouting and demonstrates an aptitude and desire to succeed. In selecting the successful candidate, the review committee will consider academic achievements, leadership experience, desire for personal growth and financial need. All applicants must have at least a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (weighted) and plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution on a full time basis. Housed at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the Byon M. Morris Scholarship application and supporting documentation requirements are available at: http://bit.ly/tcfscholarship and due by May 13, 2016.
DOROTHEA B. SHAW SCHOLARSHIP
The Dorothea B. Shaw Scholarship in the amount of $6,000 ($1500 per year/4 years) to support tuition, books, fees, room and board, and degree related expenses for a student graduating from a Duval county public or private school and attending an accredited post-secondary institution in the Northeastern United States. Northeastern states are identified as: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT. In selecting the successful candidate, the review committee will consider academic achievements, leadership experience, desire for personal growth and financial need. All applicants must have at least a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (weighted) and plan to attend on a full-time basis. Housed at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the Dorothea B. Shaw scholarship application and supporting documentation requirements are available at: http://bit.ly/tcfscholarship and due by May 13, 2016
SAMUEL L. AND LYDIA M. PAYNE SCHOLARSHIP
To provide financial assistance to a student(s) who demonstrates an aptitude and desire to succeed. The scholarship will support tuition, books, fees, room and board, and educational degree related expenses up to $18,000 and disbursed until graduation or a period up to 5 years, provided the recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements. All applicants must have a cumulative 2.5-3.5 (weighted) grade point average and plan to take a fulltime course load in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. In selecting the successful candidate, the review committee will consider a desire for personal growth and financial need. Housed at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the Samuel L. and Lydia M. Payne Scholarship application and supporting documentation requirements are available at: http://bit.ly/tcfscholarship and due by May 13, 2016
Supplemental materials may be mailed to:
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
245 Riverside Avenue, Suite 310
Jacksonville, FL 32202
The Finding Help, Finding Hope Essay Contest is an opportunity for youth to celebrate mental health; social and emotional well-being. The essay contest will provide a glimpse into youth perspectives about mental health and solutions in addressing mental health stigma and disparities. Some of the questions that youth may consider in addressing the theme are:
Finding Help, Finding Hope
Essay Contest Criterion
The essay contest is open to middle and high school students in public, charter and private schools in Duval County.
Middle School Students: 250 words
High School Students: 500 words
The essay will be judged on the following categories: Creativity (40%), Structure (20%), Adherence to Topic (10%), Grammar (10%), Length (10%) and the WOW factor (10%)
Prizes will be awarded separately for middle and high school levels. Prizes will be awarded at the Black Family and Mental Health Conference Points of Excellence Awards, May 12, 2016, 6 pm at The Bethel Church.
Middle School: 1st Place Prize = $100, 2nd Place Prize = $75 and 3rd Place Prize = $50
High School: 1st Place Prize = $100, 2nd Place Prize = $75 and 3rd Place Prize = $50
Please email entry form and essay submissions to Jackie Nash, MSW at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30, 2016. For more information call 904.923.4319.
For more information, please contact Jackie Nash at email@example.com or Selena Webster-Bass at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for the student entry form.
Northeast Florida Medical Society Foundation (NEFMSF) Scholarships
McIntosh Scholarship- awarded to a male student with high academic achievement and strong leadership skills
Atkins Scholarship- awarded to a student with high academic achievement and a strong community service background
Cornerstone Scholarships- awarded to students who have high academic achievement and represent the values and commitment of the NEFMSF.
This scholarship fund was established in 2013 by the Northeast Florida Medical Society Foundation. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to African-American high school seniors in Jacksonville, Florida (Duval County) who have been accepted into an accredited college or university with the intention of majoring in an area of science or math. The student’s ultimate goal should be to pursue a graduate degree that leads to a career in healthcare (physician, physician assistant, advanced registered nurse practitioner).
The NEFMSF scholarship will be awarded to an African-American student pursuing a degree
in science or math with the goal of becoming a physician, physician assistant, or advanced registered nurse practitioner. Children/ dependents of members of the Northeast Florida Medical Society are not eligible.
All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements.
1. Applicant must be a high school senior in Jacksonville, Florida (Duval County).
2. Applicant must have a cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.5.
3. Applicant must submit all required application information.
4. Applicant must have two (2) recommendation letters.
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What is Project SEED?
Project SEED is a program administered by the American Chemical Society (ACS) that offers a unique opportunity to spend a summer conducting hands-on research with a scientist in a laboratory setting. Project SEED programs are initiated and hosted by research institutions (academic, government, or industrial laboratories). Students work 8–10 weeks and are awarded a $2500 stipend. Students who satisfactorily complete the first summer and who have not yet entered college may have the opportunity to return for a second summer of research and receive a higher stipend.
Because of the design of the research projects and the close mentoring relationship between student and scientist, the program has had a very positive influence on students.
“Ultimately, I am incredibly grateful for being given this life changing opportunity through Project SEED. With my summer internship experience, I am now ready to advance myself in the scientific community.” Marchelle Meza, San Diego, Calif.
“Thanks to the Project SEED program, I have a career path to aim for to become a biochemical researcher with an emphasis on toxin removal.” Cheyenne Silva, San Antonio, Tex.
“The Project SEED program is an experience I will never forget that has challenged, influenced, and helped me push for my future goals.” Jordan Childs, Pocatello, Idaho
More information on the program can be found at www.acs.org/projectseed
For 8 to 10 weeks, SEED students have the unique opportunity to work with scientists, who help them develop laboratory, written and oral skills as they discover that they are capable of conducting scientific research. Mentors also provide guidance, encouragement, and letters of recommendation for college.
Benefits of Project SEED
· Exciting research opportunities
· Information on career paths
· Preparation for college studies
· Individual mentoring by SEED scientists
· Exposure to other assistance programs
· Opportunities to present their summer research at a scientific meeting
· Eligibility to apply for a SEED college scholarship
· A chance to enhance self-confidence
Project SEED students gain research experience in academic, industrial, and governmental research laboratories through the guidance of scientist-mentors. Over the past four decades, more than 350 institutions have sponsored more than 8,500 high school students to work on scientific research projects. This year the University of North Florida is a participating institution.
The Students and Mentors
In addition to hands-on research, Project SEED students receive guidance on their career and personal development. Mentors and students build relationships that help to expand their awareness and understanding of the workforce. Mentors provide strategies for helping students reach their objectives, give feedback, and allow opportunities for growth.
Project SEED is designed for economically disadvantaged high school students. You must have taken high school science courses and be recommended by your teacher. You must also have demonstrated ambition, motivation, and the willingness to work hard. Preference will be given to students whose maximum family income does not exceed 200% of the current Federal Poverty Guidelines based on family size. (http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty).
Project SEED students are expected to be good employees. You should be at work every day on time and be dressed appropriately for the laboratory environment. You will need to maintain a good attitude toward work, use the safety training provided, and share any concerns about work with your mentor (or program coordinator). You are expected to work and learn as much as you can about your specific research project. You will be asked to do research that may involve, for example, making new compounds, collecting data, or working with instruments or computers. You will be required to complete surveys and reports concerning your experience. In some settings you will be required to give an oral presentation at the end of the summer describing what you did and learned.
UNF Project SEED Program Coordinator:
Dr. Jennifer Williams
Applications Due April 25, 2016.
Applications must include the parents IRS1040 to confirm eligibility.
(Click here for the application)
Please find the application link to apply for the Jacksonville Urban League/Funk Fest Youth Scholarship Fund in partnership with Pepsi. We have a golf tournament that will be held during April and proceeds from that event will be used to provide scholarships to students. You may contact me if you have further questions. Thank you very much for your help with this.
The Scholarship Application is now live on the link below.
Jacksonville Urban League
Vice President Development
Marketing and Communication
903 West Union Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
GLOBAL SCHOLAR 2016 • American University, Washington D.C. * July 17-28, 2016 * www.globalscholar.org
Global Scholar is an intensive global leadership program for high school students who are eager to craft a more peaceful and just world. We are building the next generation of global citizens and leaders. Program highlights include policy seminars with experts, social change and leadership clinics, career panels, meeting other young global leaders, and more!
The Global Scholar Essay Contest offers students the exciting chance to win partial scholarships for this year's program! Applicants should share a short essay on "How youth will change the world" via our website: http://ampglobalyouth.org/essaycontest/. Deadline is April 15.
Note: Global Scholar is a paid program, but we typically offer financial assistance to 30-40% of the incoming class. Please encourage interested students to get in touch.
Find out more at www.globalscholar.org. Call or email us anytime: 202.709.6172 / email@example.com.
SUMMER 2016 LEADERSHIP POSITIONS with AMP Global Youth / Americans for Informed Democracy:
Help us build the next generation of young global leaders! We are accepting applications for volunteers and fellows on our:
Karen and the rest of the Global Scholar Team
I am writing to you today to invite your 2016 graduates who will be attending UNF in the coming school year to apply to our Quality for the Ultimate Educational Success Today (QUEST) Program. QUEST is a year-long experience of academic and personal development for underrepresented incoming college freshmen at the University of North Florida. QUEST aims to ease the transition from high school to college by helping students acclimate to the academic and social aspects of college life.
Please find the program details, eligibility requirements, and application information below. We would so appreciate if you would share this transformational opportunity with your students who are eligible. We have also sent direct invitations to all eligible admitted students for summer and fall 2016. Please do not hesitate to be in touch if you have any further questions.
QUEST Intensive (June 15 – July 1, 2016)
QUEST begins with an intensive two-and-a-half-week orientation to the University, which includes:
QUEST Intensive 2016 Dates:
June 15 - July 1, 2016 (Monday through Friday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
QUEST and Beyond (Ongoing)
QUEST participants meet regularly throughout the academic year to build community, develop leadership and personal skills, and receive ongoing support in their first year of college. The Spring Semester will culminate with a First Year Capstone, in which the group will celebrate their accomplishments in their first year.
Students who complete the program are eligible for a $500 scholarship. ICP understands that the transition from high school to college can be challenging, and we have heard from many past participants that QUEST has been beneficial as they adjust to this new environment.
The eligibility requirements of the program are as follows:
The application and accompanying materials are due to the Intercultural Center for PEACE (attn: Naomi Karp) by Friday, May 20th. You can find the application attached to this e-mail or on our website at www.unf.edu/icp/QUEST_Program.aspx. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (904) 620-2475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naomi Karp, MA
Coordinator, Intercultural Center for PEACE
University of North Florida
T: (904)620-2842 | F: (904)620-3870
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for Summer Honors Institute @ LIU. This exclusive, proactive institute engages talented rising high school seniors and enables them to join their highly motivated peers from around the country in a week-long program of their choice.
Programs are being offered at two remarkable education destinations—one in the most exciting city in the world, NYC; the other set on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, on a sprawling 307-acre campus.
@ LIU Post
@ LIU Brooklyn
Programs are offered on a full-scholarship basis—the only costs to students are for meals and transportation. *
Visit liu.edu/honors to learn more about Summer Honors Institute @ LIU. Questions about LIU Post’s institutes can be directed to the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900, and questions about LIU Brooklyn’s institutes can be directed to the Admissions Office at 718-488-1011. All emails can be sent to: email@example.com.
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