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Free programs and opportunities for students!: HSF SCHOLARSHIP (for high school seniors and current college students)
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The HSF Scholarship Application Opens January 1, 2019!
The HSF Scholarship is designed to aid students of Hispanic heritage in their pursuit of a college degree. Scholarships are available to high school seniors, undergraduate students (all years), graduate students, and community college students transferring to four-year universities. Awards are merit-based, and final amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on demonstrated financial need.
Phase 1 of the application, which is a short questionnaire, opens on January 1, 2019 and closes on February 5. After review of all Phase 1 submissions, the top qualified applicants will be invited to complete the application Phase 2.
Apply at HSF.net/scholarship.
About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, the Fund has awarded over $588 million in scholarships and provides a range of programs for students, HSF Scholars, Alumni, and parents. For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, please visit HSF.net
Fidel A. Vargas
President & CEO
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Young Leaders Summit (YLS)
Applications now open to high school juniors from all backgrounds!
The Young Leaders Summit, presented by the Youth Leadership Consortium (YLC), is a free, four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference at the University of Chicago for a diverse cohort of 200 low-income high school juniors from all ethnic backgrounds, selected through a competitive application process. It is designed to give these young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success.
The Youth Leadership Consortium is a partnership, led by HSF, of organizations brought together by the mission to provide students and families of all backgrounds and ethnicitieswith the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education.
The deadline to refer students for YLS is Thursday, February 28, 2019.
The deadline for students to apply is Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1:00pm PST.
Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page, our website, or Contact Us for more information.
Location and Date:
HSF’s Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)
Applications now open to Latino high school juniors!
Please note that the YLI and YLS (above) are different programs. Some students might be eligible to apply to both programs, but can only attend one.
The Youth Leadership Institute is a free, four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference for Latino high school juniors held at two top universities across the US. This highly selective program is designed to give young Latino leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success.
More details are below, and you can also visit the YLI web page or Contact Us.
The deadline to refer students for YLI is Thursday, January 17, 2019.
The deadline for students to apply is Friday, January 25, 2019 at 1:00pm PST.
Students can apply to ONE of the following locations and dates:
Children's Christmas Party of Jacksonville
December 8, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.
Children's Christmas Party of Jacksonville December 8, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. For more info visit www.ccpoj.org. The Children’s Christmas Party of Jacksonville is an annual charity event in North Florida supporting local children. As many as 6,000 children, along with their parents, come to our Christmas Party for a chance to meet Santa, pick out new toys, and have an opportunity to win a new bike. Each child chooses several toys from a selection of electronics, balls, games, musical instruments, preschool learning toys and infant toys. Hundreds of volunteers enjoy handing out toys to the children as well as provide entertainment and security. Contact Hotline with Questions: 904.350.1616
The Party, a non-profit organization, was founded in December 1999 by Travis and Margaret Storey to provide toys for Jacksonville's children. The 20th Annual Party will be celebrated on Saturday, December 8th, 2018.
Last Year: Due to the generous financial donations and donated toys from Jacksonville’s companies and citizens, there were 23,000 brand new toys and 600 special wheeled items to give the children. In addition, 50,000 of Ja-Ru's novelty toys were distributed as extra gifts. On that cold day, 4,000 children went home with fun toys, smiling faces and special memories, just what every child, in every family, should have during the holidays.
Prime F. Osborn Convention Center
For more info, visit: www.ccpoj.org
Focus on Excellence: Jacksonville High School students being rewarded with the chance to win a new car!!!
99.9 Gator Country and 96.1 WEJZ implemented the Focus on Excellence Jacksonville program to advocate the importance of education and reward Jacksonville area High School students with the opportunity to win a brand new 2019 Toyota Corolla!
If you’re a high school junior or senior and earn only A’s & B’s on your report cards this school year, you can enter for a chance to win a 2019 Toyota Corolla from Arlington Toyota, 99.9 Gator Country, and 96.1 WEJZ!
3 Ways to Enter
1. Online – REGISTER HERE
2. Drop-off your entry form at the 99.9 Gator country and 96.1 WEJZ studios located at:
6440 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32211
3. Mail-in your entry form :
Attn: Focus on Excellence Jacksonville
6440 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Registration open now.
Scholarship Deadline for Incoming Freshman Alabama Residents: December 1
Students applying to UAB who live in the state of Alabama must submit their admissions application and required documentation by December 1 to be considered for ACT and GPA-based scholarships. Required documentation includes official ACT or SAT scores and an official high school transcript. December test scores are the last scores considered for in-state scholarship purposes. The GPA used for consideration is based on the student’s cumulative GPA at the end of their junior year.
Click here to read more about our scholarships.
BSMART Scholarships General Application Deadline: February 1
Once admitted to UAB, all applicants – out-of-state or Alabama residents – have the opportunity to complete a general application for scholarships through BSMART, the Blazer Scholarship Management and Resource Tool. The general application allows students to apply for multiple scholarships at once. The deadline to complete this general application is February 1.
Click here to enter the BSMART portal.
UAB Breaking Ground on New Residence Hall
UAB broke ground on a new residence hall yesterday, November 15. The 231,000 square foot building is scheduled to open in 2020 and plans to house more than 730 students, study rooms, multi-use office space, and three new dining options.
Read more about the groundbreaking here.
This free, family-friendly event is taking place in partnership with the Jacksonville Public Library’s Santa Stops and Photo Ops.
December 8, 2018
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
303 N Laura St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Does your child or loved one have a bicycle on his or her holiday list? Before you make a purchase, stop by the Jacksonville Public Library and visit the Jax Mayorthon Kids Club Safety Stop station to learn about tools and practices that can keep them safe on the roadways!
· Bicycle Rodeo
· Helmet Fittings
· Arts & Crafts
· Fun...and more!
Photos with Santa will be available 11:15 a.m. - noon.
Mayorthon Kids Club members can show their membership card to receive a special prize.
It’s never too late to prepare for the SAT! Help your students feel ready for test day with SAT Rapid Review Live. Invite students to sign up for two 90-minute sessions taught by Kaplan experts. Topics include:
FSU’s Study-Abroad Programs Continue to Rise in International Education Rankings
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Are you looking for a captivating and meaningful way to spend your summer? Join us atDuke Summer Session for High School Students and get a taste of life on a college campus.
By attending one of our programs, you will prepare for college by delving deeper into intellectually stimulating courses of interest, which may even include the opportunity to accompany your college application with a letter of recommendation from a Duke instructor. In addition to challenging yourself academically, you will engage with a diverse group of peers, exposing you to different cultures and expanding your future network. Not to mention, you will leave with a lifetime of memories!
Interested in learning more about our programs? Visit our website, and be sure to mark your calendars for December 3rd, 2018 when our applications open!
Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Director of Summer Session for High School Students
Here are some key facts about Duke Kunshan:
Our students study on two campuses. They start their academic journey in Kunshan, China, just outside of Shanghai, and then transition to Duke University’s campus in Durham for a summer and semester before returning to DKU to finish their undergraduate studies.
Students earn degrees from both Duke University and Duke Kunshan University.
Students will become part of the global and passionate Duke Alumni community and the growing Duke Kunshan alumni network.
Duke Kunshan University has excellent merit- and need-based scholarships available to international students to ensure we attract a diverse and talented student body.
All course are taught in English, although international students will be required to take Chinese language courses for the first two years of their program.
DKU is a partnership between Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Wuhan University in China.
Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to schedule a call with one of our admissions counselors.
We look forward to connecting with you soon,
The Duke Kunshan University Global Recruitment Team
The January 15 deadline to apply for one of Seton Hall’s special scholarships is almost here. Your students can research our scholarships here, then apply for the one that’s the best match.
Click here for our online application
In addition, we’ll automatically consider your students for a University Scholarship, ranging between $4,000 and $20,000 annually, when your students apply for admission.
With about 20 different special scholarships — including for debate team members, Catholic HS graduates, students of alumni and more — we will likely have something that is suitable for your students. If you have any questions about our scholarships or the application process, please contact us at 1-800-THE-HALL (843-4255) or email@example.com.
With financial support like this, great minds can achieve anything at Seton Hall. Encourage your students to apply now for admission and to research and apply for one of our special scholarships.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Seton Hall University
P.S. Encourage your students to apply now to Seton Hall to be considered for a scholarship up to $20,000 per year. Numerous special scholarships are also available.
Who is eligible to apply?Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship must:
Employees, associates, financial professionals or immediate family members of employees, associates or financial professionals of the AXA Group, or Scholarship America, or their affiliates, subsidiaries or advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible.
What will be awarded?Fifty-two (52) students will each receive a $10,000 scholarship. One recipient will be selected from each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
From among these 52 recipients, ten (10) will be selected to receive an additional $15,000 scholarship. These national AXA Achievers will each be awarded scholarships totaling $25,000.
Approximately 300 students will be selected to receive a $2,500 scholarship.
Specific award amount - either $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 - will be determined by Scholarship America.
A student may only receive one AXA-sponsorsed scholarship.
Every AXA Achiever's high school - no matter the amount of their scholarship - will receive a grant of $1,000.
AXA Achievementsm Scholarships must be used for education-related expenses for undergraduate study only. Awards are not renewable; however, recipients receiving the $10,000 and $25,000 awards may arrange to receive payment in installments over multiple years as long as the student continues to enroll in undergraduate study. Recipients receiving the $2,500 award must use it during the 2019-20 academic year.
If a student from Paxon is selected to receive a scholarship, Paxon will also get $1000!!!
Deadline to apply: Dec. 14, 2018
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION
(Info from U. Chicago below):
Thank you for encouraging your students to consider the University of Chicago. We appreciate the hard work and care you have put into supporting your students and hope you will soon have a moment to catch your breath!
At this time, we are confident that we have processed application materials sent by the November 1 early deadlines. As a result, we have added a checklist to our early applicants’ “UChicago Accounts” to let them see which materials have been received and which are still missing. Tomorrow, Thursday, November 15, we will e-mail these students to let them know about the checklist.
If anything is missing, don’t worry! Early applicants still have time to submit any missing materials without penalty.
If your students are missing any school forms, you can fax the documents to us at any of the following numbers:
Or you can mail items to:
Office of College Admissions
1101 E. 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Or you can email documents to your regional admissions counselor at:
Hofstra University no longer requires applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their application. However, there may be some instances for which an applicant would still want to submit test scores (nearly 75% of applicants will submit test scores).
For more advice on whether or not to submit test scores to Hofstra, please visit: https://www.hofstra.edu/admission/standardized-testing-policy.html
Click here for more information and the application.
(Final Deadline: Jan. 9, 2019)
We are excited to announce No Fee November as part of Georgia Apply to College Month! During the month of November, your students can save $30 apply to Georgia Southern for free. No application fee waiver is required. We hope you will share this great opportunity with them!
With Eagle Spirit,
Director, Office of Admissions
The City of Jacksonville’s 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast presented by Florida Blue commemorates the 90th anniversary of Dr. King's birth by honoring his life-long commitment and achievements toward his dream for social change.
The City of Jacksonville is pleased to offer the opportunity for deserving elementary, middle and high school students to be nominated for the Tomorrow’s Leaders Award. Award recipients will be recognized at the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast presented by Florida Blue on Friday, January 18, 2019.
Tomorrow’s Leaders Award Information
Topic: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” What are the steps to building a successful future?
Each category must submit essays meeting the below word count criteria:
Nominations and essays are due Fri., Nov. 16th. Please see your school counselor ASAP if you are interested in this opportunity.
On Monday, March 4-Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Johns Hopkins will welcome a small group of high school juniors with an expressed interest in the humanities to our undergraduate Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland. This is an incredible opportunity for top humanities students to spend 24 hours on our campus and meet with current students and faculty.
This expenses-paid program will include opportunities to learn more about the humanities experience at Hopkins, sit in on classes, meet current professors and experts in their fields, and attend a college essay writing workshop.
PLEASE SEE YOU SCHOOL COUNSELOR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE NOMINATED FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.
Click here for more details.
Going Merry has just launched MerryApps, which allow you to apply for up to 12 scholarships with one application (and each application only has one essay!). There are four different MerryApps:
You can do just one of them or all four! And it's fine to reuse any essays you've already done on these topics, so think about what you've written so far this year. The first deadline is in 8 days, so there's not much time! You can get started by creating an account at www.goingmerry.com. It takes 30 seconds and then you can go straight to the MerryApps!
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has partnered with the College Board to increase scholarship opportunities for students who’ve taken the PSAT/NMSQT® and PSAT™ 10.
Scholarships can open doors for students who aspire to go to college but don't have the funds. The Cooke Foundation provides one of the largest scholarships in the country for high-achieving students with financial need.
Did you know?
More than half (54%) of the students who won the Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship last year took the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 and were discovered through Student Search Service®.
The Cooke College Scholarship seeks out underrepresented students of all races, backgrounds, and ethnicities through the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10.
The application deadline is November 20, so encourage eligible students to apply soon (exclusively through the Common App).
Subscribe to the Cooke Foundation's counselor newsletter to stay updated on all scholarship programs and opportunities.
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