Scholarships and Opportunities: Week of January 30

Carlton College Liberal Arts Experience

The Carlton College Liberal Arts Experience is designed to introduce the benefits of a liberal arts education to students who have just completed their sophomore year of high school. This highly selective, weeklong program allows students to take classes from Carlton professors, live on campus, and learn what it takes to be a successful college bound student.

CLAE will take place July 8-15, 2017. Full scholarship are available. Eligible students include students of African American descent or students who have an interest in African American culture. Click here for the application.

The student application deadline is April 1, 2017.

Boston University Summer Pre-College Programs

Boston University’s Summer Pre-College Programs provide students with rigorous and collaborative college life experiences that enable them to gain a strong sense proof their personal and academic potential.  Here is a brief overview of their programs:

  • HIGH SCHOOL HONORS – a six-week residential or online program in which students take Boston University undergraduate courses and earn up to 8 transferable college credits.  Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2017.
  • RISE Internship/Practicum – a six-week non-credit residential program in which students conduct scientific research in a university lab under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  Students must be entering their senior year of high school fall 2017.
  • ACADEMIC IMMERSION (AIM) – a three-week non-credit residential program for students to focus intensively on a single academic topic while enjoying life on a college campus.  This summer BU is offering AIM Tracks: Introduction to Experimental Psychology and Introduction to Medicine.  Both tracks combine classroom work in the sciences with experiential learning activities.  Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school Fall 2017.
  • SUMMER CHALLENGE – a two-week residential program in which students take two non-credit seminars of their choice and experience life on a college campus.  Students must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school Fall 2017.

Click here for more information, or feel free to contact BU by phone at 617-353-1378 or email at

Furman Scholars Program

If you are interested in attending Furman University for college and meet the following criteria, let Mr. Robinson know as soon as possible and he will nominate you for the Furman Scholars Program:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be a current junior in high school
  • A genuine interest in an education in the liberal arts and sciences
  • At least a 1300 on the SAT, a 1360 on the SAT-R, a 1360 on the PSAT, or a 29 on the ACT or Aspire (excluding writing)
  • Significant involvement in extracurricular activities and community service
  • Demonstrated leadership potential

Students selected as Furman Scholars are eligible for at least $20,000 per year, $80,000 over four years, in scholarships upon acceptance to Furman University.  Additionally, Furman Scholars are eligible for a fee waiver on their Common Application.

If you wish to be nominated, please contact Mr. Robinson with your complete resume and reason you want to attend Furman University no later than February 21, 2017.

2017 Student View Scholarship Program

The Student View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college, or career school. The program includes:

  • One $4,000 scholarship
  • Two $1,000 scholarships
  • Ten $500 scholarships

It’s quick and easy to apply:

  • No minimum SAT/ACT score or GPA
  • No essay required
  • No lengthy application forms
  • No application fees

Just click here and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. The scholarship winner will be announced in May 2017.

Don’t wait – the scholarship deadline is April 22, 2017.

University of Dayton Explore Engineering & Overnight Programs

The University of Dayton’s Minority Engineering Program is hosting a Minority Engineering and Women Engineering Overnight Program next month at their campus in Dayton, Ohio.

Any 11th or 12th grade student that may be interested in exploring Engineering as a potential major and career choice might want to consider this wonderful opportunity to get exposure to what engineering is, and meet other students currently pursuing an Engineering career path. This program will take place on Friday, February 24th in collaboration with their Explore Engineering Program that takes place on February 25th. Click here for more information and click here to register for either program.

Furman Summer Scholars Program

Participate in classes led by some of Furman’s favorite professors, live on campus, and get a good taste of college life!

Challenge your mind, make new friends, and have fun while taking part in lectures, discussions, debates, laboratory research, field trips, group and individual projects, and much more!

There are Two Sessions:  July 9-15 and July 16-22

Application Deadline – May 1, 2017

Click here for more information and to register.

YCAP Summer Employment Opportunity for Teens

The Food Literacy Project is a Louisville-based non-profit with the mission to transform youth and their communities through food, farming, and the land, and has created a unique summer employment opportunity for youth ages 16-19 through their Youth Community Agriculture Program (YCAP).

Currently, they are seeking teens age 16-19 who are Jefferson County residents to take part in this challenging and rewarding summer experience. Please click here for information on the YCAP program and here for the YCAP Crew Member job description.

The Coolidge Scholarship

The Coolidge Scholarship, named for our 30th President and administered through the Coolidge Foundation, is a four-year full ride scholarship to the student’s college of choice.  The scholarship covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.  The main criteria for the Coolidge is academic merit. Click here for more information and the application.

You may also click here and read a wealth of information regarding this amazing scholarship opportunity.  The scholarship shares the features of the Morehead Cain and Jefferson Scholars, but with the key distinction that it can be used by recipients at any accredited US college or university.

The Coolidge is only available to high school juniors.  All applications must be received by 7:00 PM EST, February 22, 2017.

Engineering Summer Academy at Penn

This program involves taking six courses that combine sophisticated theory with hands-on work in world class laboratories and culminating independent projects. The program dates are July 2-22, 2017.

Application deadline (priority) is February 24, 2017 – final deadline is April 24, 2017

Courses include:

  • Biotechnology
  • Complex Networks
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Robotics

Click here for more information, or call 215-898-0053, email ESAP@SEAS.UPENN.EDU, or go to their twitter account, @ESAPENN

The Chatham University Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award and Scholarship

This is a new national award for emerging leaders in sustainability and community development.

The award will be presented to one deserving student nominated from each high school and community college across the United States who embodies the spirit of Rachel Carson.

Winners receive:

  • A special edition of Silent Spring-Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking 1962 book that helped launch the modern environmental movement.
  • A $5,000 merit scholarship (renewable annually) to Chatham University ($20,000 over four years)
  • A Certificate of Achievement to commemorate your commitment and bolter your resume.

All Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award recipients receive preferred consideration for the Rachel Carson Scholarship – a full tuition scholarship to attend Chatham University.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Dayton Entrepreneurship 101 and Summer Sustainability Food Systems Program

Entrepreneurship 101

Rising high school juniors and seniors will learn more about entrepreneurship, the ideation process, elevator pitches, and more.  Through engaging lectures and class activities, site visits and guest speakers, students will have the opportunity to earn three credit hours and compete for UD scholarship dollars in an elevator pitch competition – all while living on campus and experiencing life in Dayton.

June 18-June 20, 2017

Learn more or apply by March 30, 2017 here.

Summer Sustainability: Food Systems

Rising high school juniors and seniors will study sustainable food systems, availability, scarcity and justice issues with the collaboration of UD faculty, students, and community partners.  Participants earn one credit hour, which may be transferable to any other college or university.

June 25-June 30, 2017

Learn more or apply by March 30, 2017 here.

Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

This program is designed to increase the number of and proportion of students who apply to, are accepted by, and graduate from medical school.  The program normally enrolled approximately 40-50 high school students in a two-week summer residential program that offers participants a variety of educational experiences targeted to increase their personal interest in a medical career, add to their understanding of the elements of a medical education, and expand their awareness of how medicine is practiced in a rural setting.  Typically, PEPP Program activities include lectures, anatomical laboratory sessions, volunteer work in the local hospital and participant in relevant social and cultural events.

The PEPP Scholars Summer Program is primarily focused on academic preparation and clinical/hospital experiences.  Additionally, students will experience dormitory life and participate in a variety of activities at the medical school.  Introductory medical electives, gross anatomy lab sessions, and hospital experiences are important components of this PEPP Program.  PEPP presentation and activities are also offered in the evenings and on weekends.

Click here for further details and access to the application. The deadline to submit all requested documents is February 28, 2017.