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Program Opportunities

College Greenlight is an excellent resource for first generation college bound  and underrepresented students.
In addition to providing scholarship information and connecting students to caring colleges they publish a comprehensive list of fly-in programs to help students become more familiar with colleges they otherwise may not have considered. 
From College Greenlight:
Taste of Carleton
Every fall, Carleton College sponsors a fly-in program for underrepresented senior students called Taste of Carleton (TOC). This year, TOC will be a virtual-only event. All participants will have access to a variety of online opportunities, including things like:
  • specialized information sessions
  • class visits
  • an interview with a member of Carleton's Admissions Office
  • virtual sessions with 5 peer institutions (Amherst, Bowdoin, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams)
Greetings from Brandeis!

Students can apply for our annual Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity (SEED) program this fall. The event will take place virtually from October 17-18, 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 a space for students to explore and engage in topics of diversity and intersectional communication, attend faculty lectures and information sessions and participate in evaluative interviews to support their admissions applications.

Space is limited for this unique virtual experience. For more information about SEED, visit our website

The Virtual Voices of Tufts Diversity Experience, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, is a two-day online visit program designed to introduce high school seniors to diversity and community at Tufts University. Participants have the opportunity to learn more about Tufts through guided virtual tours with current students, interactive student panels, application and financial aid presentations, and conversations with representatives from our identity-based resource centers. There is no cost to participate in this virtual program and all applicants to Voices will have their Tufts application fee waived.



From Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25, Trinity College will host Bantam Bound!

This year’s Bantam Bound program, formally known as Preview Weekend, will be a virtual experience providing high school seniors the opportunity to attend sessions and webinars that will explore both the academic and social aspects of the Trinity community, focusing on diverse perspectives including the experiences of first-generation, international, and students-of-color.

To apply, students must submit the following documents by Monday, September 14:

  • Bantam Bound Application (including program specific essay) 

  • Copy of official/unofficial current high school transcript

The following materials are optional: 

  • Letter of recommendation
  • High school profile
  • Self-reported SAT or ACT scores

Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions.office@trincoll.edu or 860-297-2180 with any questions.

Johns Hopkins University

We're excited to announce that applications are now open for HOME (Hopkins Online Multicultural Program), our signature event that connects 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. 

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

Please share the information below with any seniors you think would be a good match for HOME. If you or your students have any additional questions, contact us at home.program@jhu.edu

About the program

HOME is a conference-style virtual program on Saturday, October 17, with an additional event, HOME + Impact,  on Saturday, October 24.



HOME showcases the resources available at Hopkins as students explore their unique and intersectional identities, and find community among their peers, our faculty, and staff. 
Space is limited. Larger group sessions will be hosted in a virtual webinar format accessible by computer, tablet or phone.

HOME + Impact


The Hopkins community is comprised of change-makers and innovators. During this program, you will connect with Hopkins students that are leading conversations and making an impact in Baltimore and around the world.

HOME + Impact will offer a smaller group setting compared to HOME, space will be limited for this portion of the program to accommodate conversations with students.

SCS Noonan Scholars
SCS Noonan Scholars Program is actively seeking out high achieving underrepresented students of color but would like to encourage as many Black Males to apply as well. Our 6 year program begins with the recruitment of high school juniors that will fill out our 2 part application during the first of November for our Summer Academy Program. The application for part 1 will close on December 15th and will close for part 2 on February 8th with selected applicants notified the first week of April.
Please go to our website at www.scsnoonan.org click on the Scholars tab then click on the Become a scholar tab have the students who will be 10th and 11th graders this fall
fill out the Interest form completely which will allow us to send them the link to the application when it becomes available as well as keep them in the loop about upcoming events and activities. As previously stated the program begins with high school juniors only but I am asking
students who are entering the 10th grade in the fall to also fill out an interest form for future reference. 
Have-A-Look Program logo

Deadline to Apply: September 28

Have-A-Look participants will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and administrators, learn about academics, connect with current Haverfordians, receive application advice, and discuss anti-racism initiatives on campus. Interested high school seniors (U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and undocumented/DACA students living in the United States) are welcome to apply.

On behalf of Columbia Engineering and Columbia Undergraduate Admissions, we would like to remind you about your students' invitation to apply for the Virtual Columbia Engineering Experience (CE2).

If your students are interested in this free program, please remind them to submit their application online by Monday, August 31, 2020. 

CE2 was created to encourage high-achieving high school seniors from historically underrepresented backgrounds to explore an engineering education at Columbia; it is our only selective virtual program, designed for high school seniors. This year CE2 will take place in two sessions: September 19  - October 3, 2020, or October 3 - 17, 2020. Students selected for the program will be placed in a session based on capacity and student preference.

Program Highlights Include:

  • World-class faculty and research: Learn and ask questions with members of Columbia’s renowned faculty, including an introduction from Mary C. Boyce, Dean of Engineering. 
  • Inside look at life as a Columbia student: Work with an undergraduate student mentor, learn about campus life and hear from current students, including leaders from a variety of student organizations.
  • Exclusive career and entrepreneurship opportunities: Hear from Columbia Engineering alumni, including alumni of the Columbia Engineering Experience.
  • The NYC advantage: Learn about the cultural, professional, research and intellectual opportunities at our doorstep.
  • Admissions 101: Participate in comprehensive college admissions and financial aid workshops and office hours conducted by members of the Columbia Admissions Committee.
Due to the selectivity and limited size of the program, an application with a transcript is required. Students may self-report their transcripts. Please note that all students who apply to CE2 will receive a fee waiver in the general application process, no matter the CE2 decision. 

CE2 is designed for high-achieving high school seniors who have:
  • Exemplary academic records, particularly in math and science, including coursework in calculus, physics and chemistry 
  • Sincere interest in pursuing an engineering education
  • Genuine appreciation for the educational value of diversity in all its forms - ethnic, geographic, religious, political, intellectual and so on

CE2 is designed to serve students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in engineering and applied science fields, including:

  • Low-income students
  • Underrepresented students of color
  • Students who will be the first generation in their family to attend college
  • Students from underserved and rural communities

Please direct your students to our website for the online application and instructions. 

TeensVolunteer.org helps California teens find volunteer opportunities. The site lists more than 400 opportunities, including ones conducted in-person in the Los Angeles area and ones conducted virtually.
Please note that volunteer opportunities are not connected to LAUSD and you should communicate with your parent/legal guardian before signing up for any volunteer opportunities.
Wellesley is leaning into our women’s leadership expertise and seizing this moment to empower high school students to amplify their voices and discover the leader within. Instead of a traditional fall virtual open house, we’re offering juniors and seniors a free, online series about empowering change and redefining leadership.
It’s an important moment for underrepresented students of color and other marginalized groups to be lifted up to take their place as leaders, and we’re hoping our series will help all attendees reflect on the ways they can create change.
Sessions will include:
🏛️ Leadership with a lowercase “L” and redefining leadership
📖 Faculty lecture on the psychology of imposter syndrome
💪 Finding your voice as a first gen college student
🚀 Outlooks on the future of women's leadership
✨ Considering leadership as part of your college search
A special pre-series session will be offered to underrepresented students of color to offer additional mentorship.
Open to all current juniors, seniors, and transfers (sorry counselors/parents/guardians!). Learn more and have your students register at: https://www.wellesley.edu/admission/visit/opencampus/amplify

Smith College has partnered with EPIC, a recruiting tool operated by InitialView. We hope your students will consider using it to introduce themselves to us.

In the EPIC platform, students can record a 90-second informal video (the "Elevator Pitch") while also giving a "high five" to five target colleges. All students will get responses from their "high five" colleges. We can also reach out to students who don't give us a "high five" with a personalized video recorded only for them.

The platform offers students an easy and fun way to tell us more about themselves, make a personal connection with an admission officer and learn more about Smith!

Please note the deadline for "Elevator Pitch" submissions is September 30th.  

We encourage you to take a look at Smith's "Elevator Pitch" and learn more about the InitialView platform.

Johns Hopkins University

HOME: Accepting Applications

Applications are open through September 21, 2020 for HOME (Hopkins Online Multicultural Program), our signature event that connects African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, and multiracial high school seniors to the people, organizations, and resources that unite our multicultural community.

Space is limited for HOME and HOME + Impact, so students should apply as soon as possible. More information and a link to the application can be found at the HOME website.

Access Davidson, October 18-19, 2020, will provide students the opportunity to learn about what makes our community so special.

Access Davidson will feature a mix of required and optional interactive programming.  To apply for this program, students must complete the following steps by Monday, September 28: Priority will be given to students from traditionally underrepresented groups, those who are the first in their family to attend college, and students from rural or low-income backgrounds. 

Decisions will be communicated in early October.

Applications for Mount Holyoke’s Focus on Diversity program are now live! This year’s virtual program, held October 24-25, is designed for high school seniors of color as well as those who have championed diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at their school. We encourage you to invite your students to apply.

Eager to hear more student voices?

To learn more and to direct your students to apply, visit our Focus on Diversity webpage. Please note that the deadline to apply is October 2, 2020.

Access Babson, formerly Multicultural Overnight Experience, will present these initiatives. While students won’t need a sleeping bag and toothbrush for this year's program, we will continue to provide opportunities to engage with current students, faculty, and staff to learn more about our community virtually.

At Access Babson, students will join real talk sessions about diversity, equity, and inclusion, learn more about the admission and financial aid process, participate in an entrepreneurial incubator, and so much more!

Access Babson will take place virtually from 2:00 p.m. EDT to 4:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday, October 18 and Monday October 19, 2020. We strongly encourage students to attend both of these sessions if they choose to register.

Register now!

Union's Multicultural Visit Program

We are now accepting applications for Union's college preview program – Getting to Know U (GTKU) – for high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds. Due to COVID-19, we are limited to offering this program virtually:

October 12, 2020
Application Deadline: October 5, 2020


November 11, 2020
Application Deadline: November 4, 2020

Please visit union.edu/gtku for additional details, including the application form and requirements. 

The YYGS application is now open, and we encourage students in grades 10 or 11 (or international equivalent) from all around the world to apply! We hope you will help share this opportunity:

YYGS invites eligible students to join us this coming July! Experience life as a university student at Yale while attending an academic session of your choosing. 

Here's what you need to know:
  • Meet peers from over 130 countries around the world (including all 50 U.S. states), and join discussions where students offer global perspectives.
  • We provide over $3 million USD in need-based financial aid equally to both domestic and international students, offered as discounts covering up to 100% of tuition costs.
  • Apply by our Early Action deadline and hear your decision back by late December. If the fee poses a financial burden, submit a fee waiver to make your application fee $0 USD.
While YYGS is excited to host on-campus sessions, we will notify students by March 5, 2021, if that is not possible. More details are listed on our COVID-19 update page.

Early Action Deadline: November 10, 2020 at 11:59pm ET
Regular Decision Deadline: January 12, 2021 at 11:59pm ET

Apply Today: https://globalscholars.yale.edu/how-to-apply
Webinar Series: https://globalscholars.yale.edu/how-apply/info-sessions*
Bucknell University
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We invite your students to apply for Bucknell University’s virtual Journey to Bucknell program being held on Oct. 26 - Oct. 29. 

The program is designed to afford students an opportunity to:
  • engage with current upper-level students in small group activities and discussions
  • meet and interact with Bucknell faculty in a sample class experience
  • learn directly from Bucknell Admissions team members on how to prepare your Bucknell application
  • explore the abundant resources that make a Bucknell college experience unforgettable
Although students have been invited, they must apply for this highly competitive program. A limited number of spaces are available, so not all applicants will be chosen.
The priority deadline is Friday, Oct. 9, and all applicants will be notified of their selection via email by Oct. 15.