Scholarships and Opportunities: Week of February 13

Hortense B. Perry Foundation and HBCU Scholarships

The Hortense B. Perry Foundation scholarship is for for senior African American female students who demonstrate academic potential and leadership skills.

The HBCU scholarship is for senior African American female students who demonstrate academic potential and leadership skills AND who will attending a Historically Black College or University.

Click here for more information and the application form for both scholarships.

Ahrens Alumni Association Scholarships

This scholarship, valued at $1,000, is for graduating seniors who are a child, grandchild, or great-grandchild of an Ahrens graduate, living or deceased.

All forms and conditions can be found by going to their web page here. Select the tab “Scholarship Forms” to print out all instructions and forms.

Barnard College Summer Pre-College Programs

Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. The college is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away—in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.

Summer In The City and Liberal Arts Intensive allow students to choose from an array of subjects which include:

  • Writing
  • Literature
  • Art
  • Theatre
  • Film Studies
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Architecture
  • Religion
  • Political Science

Young Women’s Leadership Institute focuses on leadership and gender studies.

Dance In the City features dance performances across the city; technique classes at The Ailey Extention at the Joan Weill Center for Dance, home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; dance related academics at Barnard – a top ten college for dance

Summer Science Seminar offers a STEM program with courses in Neuroscience, Psychology, Environmental Science, Space Exploration; related field trips to landmark NYC locations.

Entrepreneurs In Training in conjunction with the Athena Center for Leadership Studies; learn from dynamic entrepreneurs about successfully creating and marketing your own startup.

Beyond The Gates explores life in and after college.

Click here for more information. Students may apply for partial and full need scholarships.

Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at $1,000, is for graduating high school seniors, GED recipients, or students who are currently enrolled in college or tech schools that live in modular, manufactured, or mobile homes. These scholarships are available for university, college, technical, or vocational programs.

Click here for the application for this scholarship. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2017.

Beechmont Woman’s Club Shirley Schuengel Memorial Arts-Music Scholarship

The Beechmont Woman’s Club will be awarding one $1,000 Arts/Music Scholarship to a deserving senior at a Jefferson County High School this spring. The scholarship is named for Shirley Schuengel, a deceased member of their club, who was very interested in the Arts and Music. She was an active member for many years and worked diligently to provide money for their scholarship program. The award almost always goes to a Manual/YPAS student!

Click here for the application form. The forms must be returned to the scholarship chairman at the Beechmont Woman’s Club by March 3rd. The award is given at their annual awards luncheon.

University of Alabama Summer Early College Programs

The University of Alabama Early College is accepting applications from highly motivated sophomore, junior, and senior students who are prepared for the rigor of college study. Students should demonstrate maturity for a vibrant summer college experience. Interested students should have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Click here for more information, and let Mr. Robinson know if you wish to be nominated for this opportunity. The deadline to nominate is March 31st.

Blueprint Signature Summer Programs

Getting ready for college is an exhilarating process full of new opportunities. This program offers a whole new way of learning about college, about yourself, and about your future. They offer three steps to get you started:

1.  Choose a Campus – from east coast to west, they have nine great locations for you to choose from:

  • Arizona State University
  • Georgetown University
  • Lehigh University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Virginia

2. Pick Your Courses – some classes are offered at every college, but each college also has its own unique course – choose the ones that are right for you:

Core Four @ All Locations include:

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Psychology

Career Courses @ Select Locations

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Science
  • Writing

Stay 2, Pick 2 – interested in more than one course?  If you cannot decide between a career in Psychology or Business, allows you to spend 1 week in each course.

3.  Decide How Long You Want to Stay – one week, 2 weeks, or 3 or 4 weeks.

Click here and here for more information, or call 877-415-1111