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Program Opportunities

Fly-in programs are amazing opportunities for students from low-income and underrepresented backgrounds to visit and explore college campuses for FREE! More than 70 colleges, including many of the nation's top schools, offer these incredible programs. 

Access List of 2019 College Fly-In Programs: http://bit.ly/2vk6lfQ

Women of Distinction is a program for high school seniors that highlights the opportunities at Smith for African American, Latina, Asian American, and Native American students. Admission is competitive. Smith will provide round-trip transportation, meals and accommodations for all participants.

The program will take place on October 18-20, 2019.

The deadline to apply for the annual Women of Distinction program at Smith College is Friday, June 14, 2019. The application will be available on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Please note only current high school juniors are eligible to apply.

For more information. please visit Women of Distinction

The Matchlighters Scholarship connects college counselors and low-income, high-achieving students from around the world to deliver college admissions help to those who need it most.

The scholarship comprises two hours of college list development and four hours of one-on-one essay help from experienced counselors — at no cost.

It’s awarded to high-achieving, low-income students who have solid grades, but just need a little extra help.

Students qualify if:

  1. You're trying to get into college or grad school. You're a second-semester junior in high school, a senior in high school, a transfer student, a gap-year student, etc. You can be a domestic applicant, undocumented, refugee or international (with sufficient English fluency); perhaps you’d like to apply to art schools, or represent your future campus as a student-athlete — no matter your story, we’ve got a counselor for you. And,

  2. You've earned a 3.0 unweighted GPA (or international equivalent). You’ll submit your high school transcripts as part of the application. And,

  3. Your family income qualifies you for one of the following: free/reduced-price lunch, SAT/ACT fee waivers, enrollment in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families, etc. Check this income table to find out if you qualify!

Deadline October 1, 2019
The Collegiate Leadership Summit is a funded two-day overnight program that provides selected participants the opportunity to explore all F&M has to offer. Participants will interact with members of our community and experience life at F&M through lively programming. The College covers the cost of transportation and provides housing accommodations for the participants of the Collegiate Leadership Summit at F&M.

CLS will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019 - Tuesday, October 29, 2019. 
Currently enrolled in high school, having completed their junior year
* A minimum GPA of 3.8 in rigorous classes
* Must be of a background underrepresented in higher education
* Must have demonstrated leadership in his or her school or community
See Ms. Bryan for a nomination
Pomona College hosts an annual fly-in program, Perspectives on Pomona (POP!), and the application will open on May 15. Applications are due August 4, 2019.

POP! will be held on two weekends this fall: September 21-24 and October 5-8, 2019, giving students from diverse backgrounds who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education (including rural and first-generation, as well as those from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups) the opportunity to experience being on campus, meeting students and faculty, and exploring academic and social opportunities at Pomona. Participating students receive on-campus housing, meals and shuttle transportation between local airports and Pomona College. Travel grants are available to cover airfare expenses.




AT:    VolunteerServices-kpSunset@kp.org

YOU CAN START Sept through June

Apply & interview the month before the month that you want to start


Learn about medical jobs, helping people & add to your resume. This is an expectation of volunteering for 200 hours over a 1-year period (averages to about 4 hours a week).

To volunteer at Kaiser: must be at least 16 years of age & have a Social Security number

Where: Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center, near Sunset/Vermont Metro stop.

Brief description of Volunteer Process: (complete description comes with the application)

Senior Scholarship Day at Colorado State University is designed for high-achieving students who hold a minimum GPA of 3.7. These students have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff, tour campus buildings, participate in simulated classes, and compete in an essay-based scholarship competition or, new for this year, a STEM-based puzzle competition. Both competitions offer students the opportunity to earn a one-time, first-year scholarship for CSU.

The new Senior Scholarship Day Puzzle Competition is hosted by our Computer Science, Math, Statistics, and Data Science departments and is designed for high-level students to incorporate logic, creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking in order to solve problems.

This year's Senior Scholarship Day will be held on Saturday, September 14. See Ms. Bryan for a nomination

Rising seniors can apply for our fall fly-in program, Perspectives on Pomona (POP), held on two weekends, Sept. 21-24 and Oct. 5-8, 2019. POP welcomes students from diverse backgrounds, including rural and first-generation, as well as those from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups, to experience an all-expenses-paid weekend on campus.
The application is available, and the deadline is August 4.
Questions? Contact access@pomona.edu.
Colgate University invites a talented group of high school seniors who have overcome significant challenges in their journey to pursue post-secondary education to our campus to gain insight into the Colgate experience first-hand.

We encourage students living in the United States who identify as low-income, first-generation, or other traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Preference will be given to strong applicants who might not be financially able to visit campus otherwise, and Colgate is committed to ensuring that cost is not a barrier to participation.
The priority application deadline is June 3
Each fall Bowdoin College hosts the Explore Bowdoin program, an all-expenses paid college visit for high-achieving low-income and/or first-generation high school seniors. The 3-day program invites participants to stay with current Bowdoin students in campus housing, attend classes, receive personal admissions interviews, and attend information sessions on admissions and financial aid. 
We are offering two program dates for students to choose from: September 19-22, 2019 (deadline: August 16) and November 7-10, 2019 (deadline: September 27).
Pitzer College's Fall Diversity Program is scheduled for October 13 to October 15, 2019. The program is designed specifically for high school seniors from underrepresented backgrounds attending school in the United States. Students will have an opportunity to experience the distinct atmosphere that defines Pitzer College while interacting with current students, faculty, staff and other prospective students. 

The Fall Diversity Program is all-expense-paid and covers round-trip transportation (air, train, bus, gas/mileage reimbursement). Attendees will be hosted by current students in the residence halls and will dine on campus throughout the three-day program.

We hope you will share this opportunity with your students. The application is due on Monday, August 26, 2019, and requires an essay as well as a copy of the student's high school transcript through their junior year. You can find out more information regarding the Diversity Program, as well as a link to the application, by visiting our website.

Discover Wellesley Weekend Travel Funds Now Available!

Exciting news for your rising senior girls! Students may now apply for a travel grant to attend Discover Wellesley Weekend on Sunday, October 6 and Monday, October 7. 
Who is it for?
Wellesley encourages applicants from underrepresented cultural backgrounds such as African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latina American, Native American; first-generation students; and/or students from other underrepresented communities. The travel grant selection committee will also prioritize inviting students from families with limited financial resources, regardless of cultural or racial background. The above-mentioned are priorities, but are not meant to imply any exclusivity regarding the program or the selection process.
What’s free?
Transportation to and from campus, meals, and overnight housing (with a current student!). Family members are welcome to attend Discover Wellesley Weekend, but the grant only covers travel for the student.
How do students apply?
The priority application deadline is June 30; the final deadline is August 15.

  1. For details on how to apply: www.wellesley.edu/admission/falltravelgrant
  2. Students are encouraged to report SAT or ACT test scores and must submit a copy of their unofficial transcript (grades 9-11th) and a statement of purpose along with their application. 
As part of Amherst College's commitment to diversity, the Office of Admission hosts two Diversity Open Houses (DIVOH) in the fall to introduce prospective applicants to Amherst's campus, student body, faculty, classes, and residence halls.  Special programming for the DIVOH weekends includes information sessions with our admission deans, a faculty panel, and opportunities to attend classes and spend time with current Amherst College students, faculty, and staff.  The Early Overnight for Native Students (EONS) is an additional day of programming prior to the October DIVOH weekend for students interested in learning more about programs for Native students at Amherst.

The Diversity Open Houses are available to all prospective students, but the selection committee prioritizes students from traditionally under-represented groups, such as African American, Hispanic/Latinx American, Native American, and Asian American backgrounds, as well as first-generation students and students with limited family financial resources, regardless of cultural or racial background. The above-mentioned are priorities, but are not meant to imply any exclusivity regarding the program or selection process. Should a student have interest in attending, we encourage your student to apply no matter their demographic or economic background.

Students selected to visit Amherst for a DIVOH weekend will receive 100% of round-trip transportation costs (airline, bus, or train) and will be hosted on campus by current students.Students selected to attend one of the DIVOH weekends will also receive a waiver for the $65 Amherst College application fee.  

Applying for DIVOH

To apply for one of the DIVOH weekends, the interested student must complete and submit our online DIVOH Application by the application deadline (Monday, August 12, by 1:00pm EST). The online application can be found at:  https://www.amherst.edu/admission/diversity/divoh.
Macalester Fall Multicultural Fly-in Program
Thursday, November 7 to Saturday, November 9, 2019

Get to know Mac! Tour our campus, attend classes, have an admissions interview, stay in a residence hall, learn about multicultural life at Mac, and explore Minneapolis and St. Paul. All meals and housing will be provided. Travel stipends are available.
See Ms. Bryan for a nomination
Every fall, Carleton College sponsors a fly-in program for underrepresented senior students called Taste of Carleton (TOC). Participants in this all-expenses-paid program will be able to visit campus from Thursday, October 10th - Saturday, October 12th. This is a great way for students to get a real feel for what Carleton is like, both on an academic and social level. 

Applications are now open for the Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience (HOME) on October 10–October 12, 2019.

— About the program

HOME is an on-campus, overnight program connecting African American, Black, Latinx, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, and multiracial high school seniors to the people, organizations, and resources that unite our multicultural community.

This is an opportunity for students to get a first-hand look at what Hopkins is all about, from academics to life outside the classroom to student organizations, as they spend time on our campus and hear from our current students.

Students who are accepted to the HOME Program will learn more about the university's commitment to underrepresented students. With offices dedicated to celebrating and supporting students of all backgrounds, initiatives to recruit more faculty members of color, and the most diverse incoming class to date, Hopkins seeks to foster a diverse and inclusive campus community. We hope you will encourage your talented rising seniors to apply for this opportunity.

Space for HOME is limited and an application is required. Students interested in participating should visit the HOME website for more information and to apply.


Mark your calendar for the 9th Annual It Girls Overnight Retreat hosted by Syracuse University's School of Information Studies - the iSchool.

We want your students to apply to this interdisciplinary hands-on program that engages female students interested in business, communications, engineering, data, information, and critical thinking. The It Girls program touches on all these areas and gives students a sneak-peek of Syracuse University and the iSchool.

Know a student who might be interested? Encourage them to apply!

SU ITS IT Girls Video

Priority Application Deadline - August 1, 2019*
Final Application Deadline - September 22, 2019

*Those who apply before August 1, 2019 are eligible for a travel scholarship. Travel scholarships are not guaranteed. If interested in receiving an award, students should indicate interest on their application.

Application Requirements

  • Must be a female high school junior or senior during fall 2019
  • Have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.4+
  • Complete the It Girls application by the final deadline

Pepperdine Summer Preview

This event is for rising high school seniors who identify as first-generation college students, meaning neither parent graduated with a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university. This is an overnight program where students will be staying in dorms on campus and all food and lodging will be paid for.

When: 10am on Thursday, July 18 through 3pm on Friday, July 19 
Where: Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263 

(please note that all participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the event)

Who: Rising high school seniors who identify as first-generation college students, meaning neither parent graduated with a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university
Application deadline: Monday, June 17 (extended from June 14)

If students want to apply for the program, they can do so at this link

Additional information about this program can be found at this link

Please encourage your students to apply for the 2019 Windows on Williams (WOW) program by either our July 1 or August 1 deadline. WOW provides more than 200 high-achieving seniors the opportunity to spend three all-expenses-paid days on campus. Preference will be given to students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit.

We offer two deadlines to give students flexibility: Students who want to hear from us by July 20 should apply by the July 1 deadline; those who want to hear by August 20 should apply by August 1. Please contact us with any questions.
You're invited to encourage a student to apply for our annual Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity (SEED) program this fall. The event will take place from October 24-26, and provides an opportunity for prospective students to connect with fellow accomplished high school seniors, as well as faculty, staff, and current students at Brandeis University.

Brandeis provides full travel scholarships to and from campus, and offers an admissions interview to support your student's admissions application. The program also includes meals at our dining facilities, as well as overnight accommodations in our residence halls.

Space is limited for this unique experience. For more information about SEED visit our website.  The deadline to apply is August 30, 2019.
 Journey to Bucknell, is a competitive, overnight program designed to expose high-achieving, traditionally underrepresented (African-American, Asian-American, biracial/multiracial, Latino/a, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander) high school seniors to Bucknell University. Both U.S. and international students are eligible to apply. 

The program will take place Thursday, Sept. 19, through Saturday, Sept. 21. Students will engage closely with faculty, staff and current students, learn about Bucknell and the Lewisburg community and attend our Arts & Humanities Open House.

Journey to Bucknell is free for students who are chosen to attend (travel expenses including flights and shuttles to and from campus, overnight accommodations with a current student and all meals while on campus).

Students must be rising seniors who are enrolled in an academically rigorous program of study with a minimum unweighted grade point average of 3.5. Approximately 100 students will be selected to participate in this selective program. See our Class of 2022 Profile to get a clearer picture of the students we enroll.

Journey to Bucknell will take place from Sept. 19-21, 2019. Contact Ms. Bryan for a nomination through Friday, Aug. 2.
FAST is free (including travel, accommodations, and meals) and provides students with an opportunity to travel to campus, stay in our residence halls, visit classes and research labs, complete an admission interview, and much more. The FAST program is intended for students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields.

The programs will take place on September 19-21 and October 27-29. Students have the opportunity to express a preference for either set of dates when they apply.

As they submit their FAST application, students must provide a resume highlighting extra-curricular activities, jobs, honors, etc., and an unofficial transcript reflecting all high school grades (including final junior year grades). We accept screenshots of electronic grade books or scanned copies of report cards, etc. 

The deadline to apply for FAST is Monday, August 12. We understand this deadline might come a bit early, but our office needs sufficient time to process all applications and give students fair consideration.

 For more information, including links to share with your students, visit www.hmc.edu/fast.  
As you look forward to the upcoming school year, I hope you'll help us spread the word about Have-A-Look (HAL), Haverford's fall open house program for students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in higher education. This year, we will be offering our program from October 6-8.

HAL gives students the opportunity to learn about diversity and inclusion on campus, meet professors and visit classes, engage with current Haverford students, and immerse themselves in the Haverford experience. HAL has been crucial in cultivating both diversity and inclusive community at Haverford; the Class of 2023 is one of the most diverse cohorts in the history of the College. 

We do offer need-based travel scholarships for students who require financial assistance. Please visit the HAL webpage for program information.

Case Western Reserve University is currently accepting student applications for our Diversity Overnight programs, Oct. 13 and 14 or Nov. 10 and 11. Applications are due by Sept. 1 for the October program and Oct. 1 for the November program. 

Diversity Overnight is designed for smart and curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds, to give them an in-depth look at the opportunities available to our students.

Participants accepted to Diversity Overnight stay in a residence hall with a student host, engage with faculty and learn about the many opportunities available to students at CWRU and throughout our campus in Cleveland's University Circle.

On Monday, participants will join hundreds of other prospective CWRU students at our Fall Open House, where they will learn more about how our students contribute to classroom discussions, participate in meaningful extracurricular activities and engage in hands-on learning.

Case Western Reserve will cover the cost of meals and lodging for students accepted to this program. We are also able to assist with travel expenses and arrangements.
A warm hello from Claremont McKenna College! We are writing today with information about our 2019 Fall Preview Fly-In Program. Preview is designed for first-generation college students and students from diverse backgrounds who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Our program aims to provide high school seniors with an inside look into the life of a CMCer! All transportation costs, housing accommodations, and meals during the program will be covered by CMC.

The Preview application is available now through August 15, 2019. Students can apply at connect.cmc.edu/preview. To be considered for the program, students must complete an application including 6 short response essays and submit a high school transcript and a list of their fall term courses.  All of this can be submitted in the application. Applicants and their counselors will be notified of our final selection by Tuesday, August 23. 2019. During the program students will have the opportunity to attend classes, explore our eleven research institutes, attend a presentation at the Athenaeum, connect with current students and professors, and enjoy the perks of the Southern California sun!
Wellesley College is offering the third iteration of our College Board approved online AP® Italian Language and Culture (2019-2020) course on the edX platform!

Registration is free!* Please click here to learn more about the course and complete registration.

The course itself will open online on August 20th. Our online AP® Italian Language and Culture course is designed especially for teachers and students with a variety of needs.
Students, as well as instructors, can register to have access to all material when the course opens on August 20th, 2019

Students in high schools where AP Italian is not taught:
  1. To be part of an online live class and best prepared for the AP® Italian exam, students may register for one of Wellesley's online live instruction classes, conveniently offered in the evenings and/or Saturdays. These classes are taught in conjunction with the free AP® Italian Language and Culture course on the edX platform. Upon completion, students will receive a certificate from Wellesley College with a letter grade that they may present to their high school for registration on their transcript.
  2. Students who just want to study on their own for the AP® Italian exam may register for free on edX to get access to course materials and work independently without access to the live instruction classes.