Scholarships and Opportunities: Week of January 23

California College of the Arts Pre-College Summer 2017

The California College of the Arts is offering their Pre-College Summer Program for 4 weeks from June 26-July 21, 2017.  The school is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and offers concentrations in all of the following while also earning 3 College Credits:

  • Animation 2D
  • Animation – Stop Motion
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Creative Writing
  • Drawing
  • Fashion Design
  • Film
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Jewelry/Metal Arts
  • Painting
  • Photography – Black and White and Digital
  • Photography – Experimental
  • Sculpture

Visit their website here for more information.

New York University Summer Academy 2017 – The School of the New York Times

Two-week courses for high school students are available at NYU in June and July.  Students can drill down into one topic in their intensive courses or sample four topics in the exploration courses.

Click here to find out more, or call 646-438-7269

Upcoming Course Topics Include:

  • Writing for television
  • Writing the Big City
  • Photojournalism as Art
  • NYC Food:  From Farm to Table and Beyond
  • The Future of Fashion
  • Opinion Writing
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Pop Music as Art and Business
  • Writing About Ourselves
  • Cultural and Creative Writing
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Statistics
  • Future Sports Trends:  Media, Management, and Beyond
  • Technology and Society
  • Collaborative Theatre Making
  • The Price of Everything:  How Economics Shapes the World

CREDO Summer Music Programs at Oberlin – Gordon College – Chicago Symphony – Credo Flute

Each year the Conservatory of Music offers a series of music and voice programs during the summer months. These are excellent opportunities for high school students who want to expand repertoire, improve technique, teaching, and performance skills, and who generally enjoy making and performing music in a supportive and collegial environment. Read below for more information about each program, and visit their website here for more info.

July 2- 22

Credo’s flagship program presents an unparalleled opportunity to study and perform chamber music in an environment of daily coachings, master classes, private lessons, and community outreach.

June 22-25

Intensive festival for serious string, woodwind, and brass players ages 12-18.  Chamber music, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, master classes, and community outreach.

July 24-30

An exhilarating week based in the Chicago Loop with outreach opportunities all over the city.  Coaching with Chicago Symphony members and other leading orchestra players.

July 24-29

Inspiring and intensive study with leading teachers and coaches focused on preparation for advanced study and careers in music.

Louisville Zoo Retail/Concessions Now Interviewing for Spring & Summer Positions

Louisville Zoo Retail Department is now seeking part time seasonal (Spring/Summer) Sales Associates with a heart for service. Must be at least 16 years old and be able to work outside during spring, summer and fall seasons. Must be outgoing, customer service orientated and able to work as a part of a team and independently. Job duties include greeting guests, assisting guests, cash handling, demonstrating product and engaging with visitors of all ages. No prior retail experience is necessary, but you must possess the combined skills and knowledge needed to effectively communicate and sell. Part time hours will vary between 9 am – 8 pm up to 25-40 hours per week.

Click here for more information, click here to apply, and send questions about a position in the Retail Department to:

Louisville Zoo Food Department is now seeking part time seasonal (Spring/Summer) Concession Associates for the upcoming 2017 season. Must be at least 16 years old and be able to work outside during spring, summer, and fall seasons. We are looking for energetic, motivated and hardworking individuals who will thrive in a team setting. No prior experience is necessary, but you should be able to work in fast paced environment, communicate clearly and engage guests. Part time hours will vary between 9 am – 8 pm up to 25-40 hours per week.

Click here to apply, here for more information, and send questions about a position in Concessions to:

Valley Woman’s Club Scholarship

Click here to apply for this scholarship, valued at $1,200, for graduating high school seniors that live in the 40272 zip code area. All information on the application must be completed. The student must write and sign a letter explaining why they are applying for this scholarship, what they hope to do, and where they plan to go to college. Additionally, attach a letter from your senior counselor and an Official Transcript which shows your GPA and ACT/SAT scores.

The complete application with attachments must be MAILED BEFORE MARCH 25, 2017 to:
Carol Hamilton 
6602 North Drive
Louisville, KY 40272

Milburn T. Maupin Scholarship (for students pursuing a career in education)

This scholarship, valued at $1,000, has been established by JCASA (Jefferson County Association of School Administrators) to be used at the discretion of the student for expenses (tuition, books, supplies, etc.) at any accredited college, university, or post-secondary institution.

Mr. Milburn T. Maupin served as Interim Superintendent of the Louisville Public Schools (the only African American ever selected to head the system) and as Deputy Superintendent of JCPS until his retirement. Mr. Maupin was a scholar and leader who lived his life as an example of true brotherhood. He inspired educators and the community with his high standards of scholarship and excellence.


Nomination Requirements Include:

  1. A student essay of 150-250 words on the importance of the ideals of Milburn T. Maupin (scholarship, service, and character) and stating the student’s accomplishments in relation to each ideal.
  2. Transcript of Grades and either ACT or SAT test scores.
  3. Student resume of activities and service.
  4. Letter of recommendation from Manual or YPAS
  5. One additional letter of recommendation concentrating on the student’s service to others (which may also be from the school)
  6. A personal statement containing 150 – 250 words describing how this scholarship is important to you in pursuing a career in the field of education.

The scholarship selection committee will give equal consideration to the requirements listed above in making a decision.

Manual High School may nominate ONE PERSON to be considered for this award. If you wish to be nominated, please send all of the documents listed above to Mr. Robinson no later than the close of school on Tuesday February 7, 2017.

Student Design Competition

This competition is from KnowledgeWorks and invites students to submit written scenarios describing possible futures of learning. Click here to read the competition announcement, and here for the competition’s website.

Smith College Summer PreCollege Programs for High School Girls

This program’s selective admission process is based on the student’s academic performance, a written essay, and a teacher recommendation.

Programs are available in the following fields:

  • Summer Science and Engineering
  • Field Studies in Sustainable Futures
  • Hidden Lives: Discovering Women’s History
  • Young Women’s Writing Workshop
  • College Admissions Workshop

Click here for more information and to submit an application. Smith College is located in Northampton Massachusetts.March 1, 2017 is the deadline to apply for financial aid.

Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference – all expenses paid – Washington D.C.

Applications for the 2017 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference are now being accepted. (The application deadline is February 1.)

WHO: High School juniors (who will graduate in 2018)

WHAT: An all-expenses-paid, five-day journalism conference in Washington, D.C., and a $1,000 college scholarship

WHERE: At the Newseum

WHEN: June 17 – 22, 2017

WHY: To celebrate the role of the First Amendment as a cornerstone of democracy and inspire students to pursue journalism careers.

Each year, one high school junior from each state and the District of Columbia, is selected to participate in the conference. Students interested in journalism and/or working on their high school publications (including yearbook) are eligible to apply.

Click here for more information and the online application.

Muhammad Ali Scholars Program

Spalding has announced a new scholarship honoring Muhammad Ali’s connection to the university! As a young man, Ali trained in the Columbia Gym, which is now the Spalding University Center, and he worked in the Spalding library. In addition, Spalding’s mission of compassion and community outreach is closely aligned with Muhammad Ali’s focus on humanitarian work. The renewable scholarship will fund up to $5,000 per year for traditional, first degree students. Contact Spalding University for further information.