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:
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,
You've earned a 3.0 unweighted GPA (or international equivalent). You’ll submit your high school transcripts as part of the application. And,
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!
WANT TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL JOBS?
VOLUNTEER AT KAISER HOSPITAL!
REQUEST VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.