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Discover the awesome course opportunities for high school students this summer at the University of Chicago. High school students admitted to Summer Session are eligible for a number of different partial tuition scholarships. In order to be considered for the need-based Maroon Summer Scholarship, students must complete the additional information requested in the application.
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We hope everyone has a safe and restful winter break. While we do want you to take the opportunity to catch up on things for school, please be sure to make time to give yourselves a mental break as well
Here is a website that gave these tips to college students, but they can very well apply to us all...
While your academics are extremely important, don’t forget to create time to take care of you. Below are a few tips to help you practice self-care to prevent burn out, physical illness and stress:
We hope that you received the invitation to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy’s Florida Celebration of Reading honoring Barbara Bush, which will take place aboard the SeaFair Mega Yacht in Miami, Florida on Thursday, February 7, 2019. We have a special program with an outstanding lineup of bestselling authors including Dave Barry, Brad Meltzer and Susan Page. All proceeds raised will benefit family literacy programs across the nation, including local Florida programs. We hope you will consider a sponsorship and join us in honoring Barbara Bush and celebrating the joys of literacy.
For additional information you may also visit http://barbarabushfoundation.org/.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. We appreciate your consideration.
Melissa C. Metoyer
Director of Development
BARBARA BUSH FOUNDATION
FOR FAMILY LITERACY
Do you have students that would be interested in applying for additional merit-based scholarships at WashU? Consider one of our Premier Scholar Programs!
John B. Ervin Scholars
Annika Rodriguez Scholars
Our Premier Scholars are students from all academic divisions that come together to share, learn, make friends, challenge one another, and exchange views and ideas about what is possible.
Students can follow these steps to get started:
Need-based financial assistance does require a separate application. More information about our financial aid and scholarship offerings can be found on our website.
Many of your students my still be looking for a place to continue their education in the fall. Georgia Southern University offers you both challenging academic opportunities and personal attention, with three campus options to serve students’ needs.
We know that many excellent students struggle with test-taking or need extra support, so we offer Eagle Success (ES) as a way for students to begin classes in the summer. Eagle Success is a competitive program and fills up quickly! Students will take two college courses (for a total of six credit hours) during the summer. These credits count toward graduation and give students a jump start on college education. Upon completion of the summer term, students continue to the fall 2019 semester. Your students can participate in Eagle Success at the Armstrong Campus in Savannah or the Statesboro Campus.
Eagle Success (ES) requirements include:
Students accepted into the program will be required to complete the Eagle Success commitment form in order to apply for on-campus housing and sign up for SOAR (orientation).
Any accepted freshman can choose to participate in ES by completing the commitment form and reaching out to their Admissions Counselor. ES has a limited number of spaces. When the program is full, we will not be able to accept any more students. Students should complete the fall 2019 application for consideration.
You can learn more by visiting the Eagle Success website or by contacting your Admissions Counselor, Kat Shuman, at 912.478.5391.
Director, Office of Admissions
PSAT score reports will be distributed at the end of the school day Thu., Dec. 20th. Here is a link to the video that will be shown regarding understanding PSAT scores and the Khan Academy:
PSAT Score Sheet Distribution
Guidance Video regarding PSAT scores and Khan Academy
Applied engineer technologists in areas like production, manufacturing, process control, and instrumentation are in high demand. That’s why New Jersey Institute of Technology recently opened its new School of Applied Engineering and Technology (SAET).
Housed in NJIT’s Newark College of Engineering, SAET has a strong focus on real-world learning by emphasizing internships, co-ops, and apprenticeships at companies and government agencies. Another key component is NJIT’s new $10 million Makerspace, which is equipped with industry-grade machines and instrumentations, making it the ideal learning environment for SAET students.
When fully implemented, SAET will be home to nearly 2,000 students, roughly 30 full-time faculty members, and about 100 auxiliary faculty and adjunct professors working in the industry. Students will have their choice of 10 different bachelor’s programs.
Are your students ready for the tech-driven education offered by SAET and NJIT’s other schools and colleges? Then please encourage them to apply now to join our Class of 2023.
We look forward to learning more about them!
Stephen M. Eck
Office of University Admissions
The Mary Awards is a cash award established by St. Vincent’s Healthcare that honors female high school seniors who are women of faith, and are also outstanding in one of four categories: academics, athletics, leadership or philanthropy.
Paxon has endorsed students in the past for this award, and we would love for you to nominate seniors again this year (you may nominate more than one student).
This online link to apply opens on January 1, 2019 and closes on February 7, 2019: https://www.jaxhealth.com/foundation/the-mary-awards/
Feel free to contact me at any time with questions.
St. Vincent’s Foundation can be reached directly at 904-308-7306.
Best regards and Happy Holidays!
2019 Mary Awards Chairwoman
All program materials including the link to the online application and the recommendation form for our summer academies are available at the following websites:
CURIE Academy: https://sites.coecis.cornell.edu/curieacademy/
CATALYST Academy: https://sites.coecis.cornell.edu/catalystacademy/
Rising seniors (class of 2020) who are women and African/Black American, Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, or Pacific Islander and/or first generation college students meeting the requirements below will automatically be considered for a full tuition waiver for the 2019 CURIE and CATALYST Academy.
Paxon will be hosting a FAFSA Lab in the Guidance office after the Holiday break on Thu., Jan 17th to assist both students and parents with their FAFSAs. You must sign up online to reserve a spot. Please visit the links below in order to sign up as soon as possible because space is limited (students must obtain permission from their teacher if missing class to attend).
PAXON FAFSA LAB - THU., JAN 17TH
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
11:00 – 12:00 a.m.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
I am reaching out to solicit your help in bringing awareness to students about their eligibility to apply for the SPARK Research Mentorship Program at Mayo Clinic. The purpose of the competitive program is to provide experiential learning opportunities in biomedical research and STEM while completing a project to enter into the science fair.
The program will host its third cohort starting in June 2019, but applications are posted online now and are due by February 1. Rising juniors and seniors in public or private schools in St. Johns and Duval Counties are eligible to apply. The complete criteria can be found online and on the attached handout.
The number of students in the program varies annually and is dependent on the volunteer faculty members. For the next cohort we anticipate that approximately 18 students will be selected.
Below are some links to external videos that were featured recently on First Coast News that may be of interest as well:
· SPARK Feature 2017
· STEM Student of the Week: Courtney Krider
I thank you in advance for assistance in recruiting eligible students for the 2019 cohort. Please forward this information to anyone you feel may be interested, and contact me should you have any questions.
Sharon R. Collins, M.Ed. | Program Coordinator | Research | 904-953-7283
email@example.com | Mayo Clinic | 4500 San Pablo Road | Jacksonville, FL 32224
Community Service Opportunity: Volunteers Needed to assist with the Foreign Language Educators of Northeast of Florida meeting being held at Paxon
On Saturday, January 26th from 7:30 to 1:00 pm, Paxon will be hosting a professional development training for World Language teachers. Please help us to make this event a success, and earn volunteer hours.
You can volunteer to help with logistics during the event, or you can volunteer to be a student in a lab classes. Lab classes will be taught by a foreign language teacher of Duval Country. During class, the teacher will demonstrate a specific strategy. Student is not required to have previous experience in the language. Student will only be asked to follow directions and participate as instructed by the teacher. If you are interested, please click on the link to sign up.
World Language Department
Sponsor Hispanic Honor Society
Paxon School for Advanced Studies
INTO ORBIT Qualifiers Begin!Prepare for blast off, break out of your earthly constraints and go INTO ORBIT for the start of our FIRST LEGO League Qualifiers of the season!
There are two Qualifiers happening next Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and we need your help to #fuelthemission!
We still need Project and Robot Design Judges, Referees, Queuers, Field Resetters, and Assistant Scorekeepers!
Sign up using your FIRST Inspires dashboard.
All volunteers must complete the Youth Protection Screening (ages 18+) as well as the Consent & Release Form prior to volunteering.
Registering to VolunteerNo experience or technical knowledge is needed for most roles. However, if you are specifically interested in refereeing, scorekeeping, or judging, you need to apply for the role immediately in order to receive the training link.
If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please visit www.firstinspires.org and sign up or login with your credentials (if you have previously signed up in VIMS).
If you do not know how to sign up for an account or for an event, use the Volunteer Registration Guide as a step-by-step walk-thru to assist you with the process.
Please sign up through your FIRST Inspires dashboard as soon as possible, so we can best utilize your talents where they are needed most.
Edward Waters College
Adams-Jenkins Sports Complex
1859 Kings Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32209
The complex is on Kings Rd. and Martel St., behind Popeye's Chicken.
James Weldon Johnson Middle School
3276 Norman E Thagard Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32254
Food, Swag, and MoreCoffee, breakfast, and lunch will be provided to registered volunteers as well as INTO ORBIT Volunteer shirts.
Congratulations! Your teen took the PSAT/NMSQT® at school on October 10, 2018. This test gives students a chance to take the next step to college.
Here’s what your teen can do to make the most out of their scores:
I hope this message finds you well and nearing the end of a successful fall semester! I wanted to provide you with some exciting updates about UAH since I last visited:
Let me know if you or your students have any questions!
Happy Holidays and Go Chargers!
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Drive, Student Services Building 106
Huntsville, AL 35899
firstname.lastname@example.org | 256-824-1121
We would like to remind you that Boston University's financial aid application deadline isJanuary 2, 2019. We encourage all students and their families to explore opportunities for financial assistance.
Boston University requires applicants to file two forms:
Students who apply for financial aid by January 2 can expect to receive a financial aid decision with their admission decision in late March.
If you or your students have questions about Boston University's financial aid process, please contact BU Financial Assistance at email@example.com or 617-353-2965. I truly appreciate your help in making this important information available to your students.
Executive Director of Financial Assistance
P.S. We are hosting a Financial Aid online chat on Tuesday, December 18 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to answer questions about the financial aid application process. Please encourage your students and their families to attend.
The Association of Black Alumni Jacksonville Chapter is an affiliate of the University of Florida Alumni Association, Inc. and is operated primarily for educational and charitable purposes in support of the University of Florida, as set forth in the Association’s Charter. The UFABAJAX Scholarship was developed to provide financial support to entering African American/Black freshmen who have excelled in the classroom and in the community. This year, the UFABAJAX will award (1) $1,500, (1) $1,000, and (1) $500 scholarships in May of 2019.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATIONufabajax_scholarship.pdf
The KPMG Future Leaders Program, initiated in 2016, awards top, high school senior female students from around the country with a scholarship, three-day leadership retreat, and one year mentoring program spearheaded by the Office of Condoleezza Rice.
I am happy to announce the Office of Condoleezza Rice is now accepting applications for theKPMG Future Leaders Program – Class of 2019. They will again select 20 deserving high school female seniors from around the country to receive college scholarships, attend a leadership retreat and be paired with a mentor. Please take a moment to view this recap videosummarizing the key highlights of the 2018 KPMG Future Leaders Retreat.
Specifically, the recipients selected will receive:
Online applications must be submitted by January 31, 2019. The winners will be selected and notified by April 30, 2019.
If you need any assistance I would be happy to connect you with the KPMG staff, who can answer any questions.
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