Click here to view the presentation shown to students today regarding how to understand their PSAT score report.
We wanted to take the time to introduce you to the many wonderful opportunities available for students at Mary Baldwin University. Mary Baldwin is a distinctive small university located in the beautiful Staunton, Virginia, close to Harrisonburg and Charlottesville. Beginning in Fall 2017, at Mary Baldwin University men and women can experience our fast track-career programs through our residential University College by participating in any one of these signature living and learning communities:
Please visit our website here for more information on these exciting programs and new initiatives.
Amber Michelle Wilkins
Interim Director of Admissions
Hello from Athens!
Do you know a rising junior, rising senior, or rising college freshman that is interested in the veterinary profession? UGA's VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) may be a great opportunity for them take advantage of over the summer.
VetCAMP will house up to 52 high school students on UGA’s campus for seven days. During the program, students will be involved in various activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, providing mentorship and helping them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path.
The application is due January 27, 2017 and can be found online at http://vet.uga.edu/academic/vetcamp.
Director of Admissions
University of Georgia | College of Veterinary Medicine
(706) 542-9975 | firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a reminder that FAMU will be visiting Jacksonville on Thursday, January 12th at 6:30 pm at Ribault High School. Students need to:
Students will maximize their opportunities by completing the required items mentioned above prior to the event. FAMU provides a substantial number of scholarships each year.
UNF will provide another SAT/ACT prep study session on Jan. 14, 2017 for juniors and seniors. There are limited seats. Please see or email your school counselor ASAP if you are interested in this opportunity.
American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship
2017 Scholarship Application Guidelines
(click for the application)
The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a professional organization of African Americans in the energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields. By doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.
Candidates for an AABE scholarship must meet the following six (6) eligibility criteria:
1. The student must have an unweighted academic average of “B” of better (minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale).
2. Be a graduating high school senior who has applied to one or more accredited colleges/universities. (For Florida Chapter scholarships only, preference will be given to students who plan to attend an accredited college or university in Florida.)
3. Plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics fields in preparation for a career in the energy sector.
Example majors include but are not limited to the following academic disciplines:
business - business administration, accounting, finance
physical sciences - physics, chemistry, biology (energy-related/non-medical fields only), astronomy
technology - computer science
engineering - mechanical, electrical, computer, chemical, nuclear, environmental, civil, agricultural/biological, industrial, materials science
mathematics - applied mathematics, all branches of mathematics
4. Be a member of one of a class or group of individuals who has been historically underrepresented in the sciences, technology, engineering and math related disciplines.
5. If applying for the Florida Chapter need-based scholarship, exhibits financial need and meets all other eligibility criteria. (Financial need is not a consideration for other Florida Chapter, regional, and national awards.)
6. If applying for any Florida Chapter scholarship, is a Florida resident or resides in an area where the Florida Chapter is the nearest AABE chapter.
Applications received from those who do not meet the eligibility criteria above will not be considered. Candidates may not apply for scholarships with more than one local chapter.
The Florida Chapter of AABE will award multiple scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Select local chapter applications are forwarded to compete for a Southeast Regional Award of $3,000. (The Southeast Region is one of six AABE Regions). Additionally, a Rufus D. Gladney Premier Award of $5,000 is given annually for a maximum of four years to the candidate who is judged to demonstrate the most outstanding achievement and promise. This is a national award. National and regional awards are distributed to the students upon presentation of proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university. Distribution of local chapter awards is done by the local chapter upon proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university.
One of the best Midwestern regional colleges, a best value college in Missouri, and one of the most affordable women’s colleges, Cottey College is also the only school in Missouri to make the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in all four categories (economic opportunity, education, general and interfaith).
As part of the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Challenge, 2015 is the second year in a row Cottey has earned a place on the interfaith honor roll with distinction.
Apply for admission before our priority deadline, Saturday, December 31, 2016, and pay no application fee when you submit the Common Application!
2017Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarshipis available for the U.S.graduatinghigh school seniors whoare planning to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
Scholarship:Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors
Application Deadline:February 15, 2017
Award:$28,000/four years will be given
Application Link:Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott are inviting K-12 students and educators to Participate in the 2017 Black History Month Contests. The contests are comprised of an essay contest for grades 4-12 and an art contest for grades K-3. The theme for both are, “A recognition of the African-American role in shaping Florida today.” Students are asked to share how African-American Floridians have impacted our state’s history and culture. Deadline submission for both are Friday, January 20. More information about the contests and Florida’s Black History Month is available on Florida’s Black History Month website, www.FloridaBlackHistory.com.
Deadline for both Art and Essay submissions: January 20
A representative from the University of Chicago (who is also a graduate of Paxon) will be here on Monday, Dec. 19th during both lunches in the school counseling office to speak with students about the opportunities available at the University of Chicago.
Students are invited to apply for scholarships from the Florida Engineering Society. Every eligible applicant will be considered for both the Florida Engineering Society statewide scholarship and the local FES Scholarship.
Students interested in scholarships offered by the Florida Engineering Society should visit our web page at http://www.fleng.org/scholarships.cfm . There, they should download the scholarship application and instructions. The application is in the form of an Excel spreadsheet which the student should complete by entering all of the requested data into the spreadsheet (note the various worksheet tabs) and save the file to a FLASH/Jump Drive.
Applications should include the following items:
1. A FLASH/Jump Drive with their completed Excel spreadsheet application. Fl ash Dri ve will not be returned.
2. A hard copy of their completed and signed high school scholarship application Certification Page.
3. A copy of their transcripts (sealed in envelope) that include their class standing (if the transcripts do not list their class standing for the last completed semester then a signed letter from the principal or guidance counselor stating the size of the class and the student's standing in it will be acceptable).
4. A copy of any IB and/or AP exam results and a copy of their SAT/ACT test scores. Submit these items to the following address by February 11, 2017:
John J. Kemp
Florida Engineering Society, North East Florida c/o Eisman and Russo
751 Oak St, Suite 500
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
In keeping with our policy of providing quality education for young people, Florida PTA goes one step further by assisting qualified students who wish to continue their education beyond high school. Florida PTA offers scholarship opportunities funded by money derived from Honorary Life
Memberships, Scholarship Fund functions and other contributions.
Florida PTA is pleased to offer a total of four (4) scholarships, one each in the following categories: University, Fine Arts, Community College, and Vo-Tech, to a student graduating in the 2016-2017 school year. This is a one-time (non-renewable) award of $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a worthy student who is interested in getting a start in life through higher education. This award is specifically for a student who wishes to pursue their education at a University, Fine Arts School, Community College, or Vo-Tech.
Requirements for each student to apply for this scholarship include:
1 . Be a member of their high school’s PTA/PTSA or the Sunshine State
PTSA (PTA/PTSA must be in good standing).
2 . Graduate from a Florida High School in the 2016-2017 school year.
3 . Be a resident of the state of Florida.
4 . Plan to continue their education in the 2017-2018 school year in the
at a University, Fine Arts, State College or Vo-Tech.
5 . Fully complete the application (attached) and submit letters of
recommendation, an essay, and copies of their official sealed high
school transcript, ACT and/or SAT scores.
Additional factors will be taken into consideration in selecting a winner
(e.g. need, special circumstances, extracurricular activities and honors,
* Deadline for all applications is February 1, 2017. All applications must be postmarked by that date in order to be considered.
Click here for the application
Click here for the application info sheet
Florida State University is pleased to present the application for the Service Scholar Program. The Service Scholar Program recognizes select incoming students with an outstanding record of community service and leadership and who want to continue that commitment at FSU. Program benefits include a scholarship valued at $2,400 per year for up to four years, participation in a service-learning academic curriculum, exposure to a diverse group of individuals and social issues, and support via an assigned faculty advisor.
An important part of continuing the success of this extraordinary Program is recruiting excellent incoming students. Therefore, the Center for Leadership & Social Change is making tremendous efforts to promote this opportunity to all incoming FSU freshmen or interested high school juniors and seniors, but we need your help! Please share this information with any students who have an exceptional record of community service and a desire to continue to learn through service and leadership.
For more information about the benefits, requirements, and application process please visit the program’s website at http://thecenter.fsu.edu/recognition/service-scholars. Plan to join us for our Twitter chat on Monday, January 9, 2017, at 7:30 PM EST, where staff and current Service Scholars will be available to answer questions about the Program. Join the conversation on #FSUSS!
Complete applications, which include two recommendations, are due by 5:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Thank you for your help!
Service Scholar Program
Center for Leadership & Social Change
Florida State University
Dates to Remember:
Scholarship Deadlines: March 1st, 2017
Foundation Scholarship Deadlines: March 31st, 2017
Housing Deadline: March 1st, 2017
Spring Visit Dates:
January 21st, 2017
February 25th, 2017
March 25th, 2017 (Spring Trojan Day)
April 8th, 2017
Trojan Opportunity Expanded Scholarships
Out of State portion of tuition
Requirements: Unconditionally Admitted to TROY with at least a 3.0 GPA and 22 ACT or 1110 SAT. Must submit resume of leadership activities; applicants must be from out of state with preference to those in Florida and Georgia. Application Deadline March 1st.
Requirements: 28 ACT or 1320 SAT with 3.5 GPA
Deadline: March 1st
Full Tuition, room and board
Requirements: 32 ACT or 1470 SAT with 3.7 GPA
Deadline: March 1st
Troy offers a large variety of majors and minors, so your students are bound to find something they like within our departments. If the students are coming in as Undecided Majors that is okay as well, we have specific departments and advisors for those who are unsure about their intended majors. Troy offers over 110 Majors to choose from and 160 organizations to get plugged in with. It is important to us that your students feel valued and taken care of, feel free to have them contact us to set up meetings with specific department directors and professors during campus tours!
When should you apply for Admission and start Visiting TROY?
We accept students once the junior year is complete, which means seniors may apply for admission NOW! Once their final grades are in (they have completed three years of high school by this time), have their transcript sent to us. We will also need a copy of their ACT and/or SAT scores for evaluation. If they have yet to take the ACT or SAT, we will still take their application and transcript. They can indicate on their test that they want the scores sent to TROY or they can email scores directly to myself. Once we have everything: the student’s application (plus the $30 fee), their transcript and test scores, we can make a decision on acceptance.
Feel free to reach out to me for any concerns or questions! I look forward to working with you this year, GO TROY!
Haley Phillips McKinnon
Office of Admissions
111 Adams Administration Building
Troy, AL 36082
A Delegate from the CARE (Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement) program at Florida State University will be on campus Friday December 16 during both lunches. If you are interested in meeting with the delegate, please come to the school counseling office on Friday during your lunch period.
Florida PTA is pleased to offer an opportunity for assistance to qualified students who wish to continue their education beyond high school. Florida PTA offers a total of four (4) scholarships, one each in the following categories: University, Fine Arts, Community College, and Vo-Tech, to a student graduating in the 2016-2017 school year. This is a one-time (non-renewable) award of $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a worthy student who is interested in getting a start in life through higher education. The Florida PTA Scholarship is available for all high school seniors who are a member of their high school PTA/PTSAs or the Sunshine State PTA. Deadline for all applications is February 1, 2017. All applications must be postmarked by that date in order to be considered.
Click here for Applications.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is holding a “Fresh From Florida Student Chef Cook-Off” for high school students. The task is to create and prepare an original recipe using fresh, Florida products for a chance to be served in cafeteria lines. Students must submit their recipe in order to be considered to compete in the Regional Cook-Off. Click here for more information about the competition.
Deadline: February 2, 2017.
(Please see or email your school counselor if you meet the criteria and would like to be nominated for this opportunity.)
Every day, you help shape the lives of talented students. At the Savannah College of Art and Design, we prepare outstanding students - like the ones in your classroom - for professional, successful, creative careers. Help them achieve a premier art and design education by nominating these shining students for the SCAD Distinguished Scholars Award.
This award is for US$20,000 per year and is applied to tuition at any SCAD location - Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Hong Kong; or online via eLearning. To be considered, students must be recommended by a teacher, professor or counselor. The SCAD Distinguished Scholars Award is renewable annually for students who maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0.
With more specialized degree programs than any other nonprofit art and design university, SCAD champions talented students who will go on to shape the future of creative professions. Life at SCAD is engaging within and beyond the classroom, with a university experience that includes programs and activities to promote student interaction, leadership and community service.
Nominations and completed student application files, including transcript, official test scores, portfolio and résumé, must be received prior to March 1, 2017. We encourage you to nominate students who meet or exceed the following requirements:
• Minimum 1410 SAT combined math and critical reading score, or ACT composite score of at least 30
• GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale
• Outstanding visual arts, performing arts, writing or riding capabilities
• Honors and awards from competitions, or other recognitions
• Leadership skills demonstrated through co-curricular or extracurricular involvement
To be considered, your nominee must complete all SCAD admission requirements, including transcript and portfolio submissions, prior to March 1, 2017. Students should apply online at scad.edu/apply. To nominate a student, please email the following information to email@example.com:
• Student's name
• Institution name, city and state
• Your name and position
• Brief statement (100 words or less) explaining why you are nominating the student
We look forward to receiving your nominations. If you have any questions regarding this scholarship and other financial assistance, contact SCAD admission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Vice President for Admission
Savannah College of Art and Design
email@example.com - www.scad.edu
Today is the day! We are releasing our first round of freshman admission decisions later this afternoon/early evening. Students will be able to view their decision by logging into their Online Status Check at https://admissions.fsu.edu/StatusCheck. Students will need their FSUID (for most, this is their email address) and password to log in. Once logged into their account, they will be able to see their admission decision and other important information.
We will release 22,207 decisions which includes our accepts, summer offers, holds, and denials. In comparison, last year in December, we released 18,650 decisions. Of the students we are admitting, 109 are National Merit Semifinalists. Like last year, we are very pleased with the quality of our applicant pool, and below are the mid-ranges for this year’s fall and summer accepted students:
Academic Core GPA: 3.9 - 4.4 (average 4.2)
SAT: 1240-1370 (average 1311)
ACT: 27 - 31 (average 29)
Academic Core GPA: 3.7 - 4.3 (average 4.0)
SAT: 1190-1300 (average 1245)
ACT: 25 - 29 (average 27)
Florida State University is committed to expanding access to underrepresented and socio-economically disadvantaged students. Currently 461 students have been offered admission to the CARE Summer Bridge Program. We are already at capacity for CARE; therefore, other students qualifying for CARE will be placed on a waitlist. Our next CARE Committee meeting will be held at the end of January.
Our office will remain open until 9 pm tonight, and students and family members can reach us at 850.644.6200 with any questions they may have. As always, you are welcome to contact me directly at 850.644.1389 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding your students.
From all of us at Florida State, thank you! We are very grateful for your support.
P.S. Follow us on Twitter @FSUAdmissions for the most-up-to-date information on our decision day activities, and use #NowANole.
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