The Last CudaCap Bulletin for the 2021-2022 School Year

Congratulations on a great school year (and a teary goodbye to our graduates)!

As the 2021-2022 school year closes and we move into summer, I wanted to reach out one last time. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you as your CAP counselor this year – I hope that you found the information I provided throughout the year helpful.

Some fun facts: students from the Class of 2022 were accepted into 328 different colleges/universities. They are choosing to matriculate at over 95 different institutions and have earned close to 30 million in scholarship dollars

I want to wish our Graduates the best of luck as they move on to the next chapter of their lives. I know they will do great things!

As you can see, it is so important that you begin to research and learn about all the amazing opportunities that are available to you as early as you can (it’s never too early to start – I’m looking at you 9th grade!).

CLASS OF 2023 – OUR NEW SENIORS

I hope you found the information presented at your meeting this week helpful. We will be meeting again as soon as you return in the fall. Of utmost importance is activating your SCOIR account (as of this morning, there were still 202 seniors that have not activated their accounts). Yesterday. you received personalized emails letting you know the status of your account.  Remember – if you haven’t set up your account yet, the invitation is only active for approximately 5 days.  I will not be available during summer to resend your invitations – do it now! 

Fly-In Programs (for the class of 2023 only)

Olin College of Engineering

Olin College of Engineering’s in-person diversity Mix & Mingle Fly-In program will be held October 16-17, 2022 at their campus in Needham, MA. The Fly-In program is specifically designed for students whose identities have been historically underrepresented in engineering. Do you have a strong potential for Olin’s collaborative, project-based engineering curriculum? If so, you may be perfect for Olin.  For those who would not otherwise have the financial resources to visit our campus, Olin will be covering all costs for their visit. 

If you would like to be nominated for this program – Please let me know by Friday June 10

Swarthmore

Swarthmore’s Discover Swarthmore (DS) fly-in program is an all-expenses-paid visit to one of the best liberal arts and engineering colleges in the country. Prospective students get a taste of the college experience by meeting current students and professors, eating in our dining hall, and spending a few nights in our residence halls with student hosts. They also gain valuable information about college admissions and financial aid from our staff of experts. Here is a 2-minute video about Discover Swarthmore.

Priority is given to underrepresented students, first generation students, low-income students and undocumented or DACA students.

If you would like to be nominated for this program – Please let me know by Friday June 10

Bowdoin

Bowdoin’s annual Explore Bowdoin fly-in programs will be returning to in-person programming this fall.
Explore Bowdoin is an all-expenses paid college visit program for low-income and/or first-generation high school seniors.

Students in our Explore Bowdoin program will meet with current students, gain support and confidence in the college admissions process, and experience the coast of Maine. Attendees will also have an admissions interview and meet individually with our student aid counselors while on campus.
Bowdoin handles all of the logistics and covers the cost of the program, including transportation to/from campus, lodging, and meals for the duration of the student’s trip. 

If you would like to be nominated for this program – Please let me know by Friday June 10

Williams College

The 2022 Windows on Williams (WOW) application is now available. The WOW fly-in program provides more than 200 high-achieving seniors an all-expenses-paid opportunity to visit campus and experience the Williams community. WOW is a selective program open to rising seniors in the U.S. and Puerto Rico; preference is given to high-achieving students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit Williams.
WOW participants stay in dorms with current students, attend classes, meet with professors, and learn about our admission process and our extraordinary financial aid program. Currently, WOW participants will be required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination and booster, if eligible, in order to visit campus.

Students can apply using this link by either of their two deadlines: July 1 or August 1, and feel free to contact them with any questions.

Summer Programs – Open to most grade levels

Rensselaer Architecture Career Discovery Program

Dates: July 11 – July 22

Fore more information: https://rpi.regfox.com/summerrensselaer-architecture-career-discover-program-online

This two-week class, taught entirely online, is designed to expose students to the experience of enrolling in a high-quality undergraduate architecture program. High school students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade in the fall, who are interested in future careers in architecture or design-related fields and have a curiosity about the world, are encouraged to apply

OBAP ACE ACADEMY

Aerospace Career Education

For more information: https://obap.org/ace/miami/

Students 13-18 years old will learn the history and fundamentals of flight, tour military bases, airport operations, and aviation museums, and experience hands-on flight in this life-changing summer academy.

This is a camp organized by American Airlines and the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals to mentor students into the field at Opa Locka airport from June 20-25.

Peace Ambassador Leadership Summit at Florida International University

For more information: https://www.nveee.org/pals/

The Peace Ambassador Leadership Summit (PALS) supports the development of critical life and interpersonal skills that are imperative for success in all postsecondary and career pathways that a student may be considering. Students will attend workshops that support their ability to advocate for themselves and others in areas they are passionate about – a skill that previous attendees have found valuable in all fields, from arts, STEM, and political science.

Students will have the opportunity to speak with college admission officers, academic advisors, and financial aid specialists. This is a rare opportunity to access college scholarships and career preparation information.

Parent Corner

Understanding Your College Options: the basics

You may be feeling a little overwhelmed by the college application process already. It might feel like there is so much to know, and so many things to consider. It’s a lot! Here’s a guide with manageable parts so you can take what you need as you research different types of colleges and look for your fit!

As always, I encourage you to follow our Instagram page @cudacap

I hope you have an amazing summer break – I’ll see you in August!

PEREZ, YVETTE ysperez@coralreefhigh.org

CudaCap Bulletin 5/3/2022

Hi Cudas!

Keep reading for information on many amazing opportunities

·         Senior Updates and Scholarships with deadlines coming up in May

·         Underclassmen (9-11) Summer Opportunities.

Happy Reading!

SENIORS

Please check your emails EVERY DAY.

There are several surveys that have been sent or will be sent via email that MUST be completed to be cleared to pick up your cap and gown for graduation.

1.    Scholarship Survey (https://forms.gle/SkuXSXw6VtgVeuKb8)

2.    Reef Alumni Network (https://forms.gle/vAVJAjM6PS72Z53NA)

3.    SCOIR Update (Coming Soon)

Did you miss the CAP Office’s series on Money Matters? No worries – I have a link with all the recordings just for you. Click Here

Topics:

·         Your Award Letter – Review Evaluate Appeal

·         Financial Aid 101 Putting the Financial Aid Puzzle Pieces Together

·         To Borrow or Not To Borrow – Understanding Loans

·         Seeking Scholarships – How to Maximize Scholarship Dollars

·         Budgeting for College

SCHOLARSHIPS

MDCPS Christian Burgos “Hero” Scholarship

This scholarship is in the amount of $2,000. 

Scholarships will be awarded based on academic performance, demonstration of an act of heroism, integrity, financial need, and community service.  

 One scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from among the traditional high schools in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS).  

 The applicant must:  

·         have a minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA  

·         have demonstrated an exceptional act of heroism during their life, defined as putting others first, even at their own peril  

·         be admired for their courage, bravery, or noble qualities  

·         have demonstrated personal sacrifice in achieving their personal goals  

·         have demonstrated service to their school and/or the community 

·         plan to pursue a degree at an accredited college, university or M-DCPS certified technical college  

Informational Flyer – Click Here

Application Click Here

The Louie Bing Athletic Scholarship – Specifically for Track & Field athletes who have NOT BEEN RECRUITED and are not attending college on an athletic scholarship (click here for more information and application)

The John H. Peavy Jr. Scholarship (click here for more information and application)

The Clyde H. Jordan Scholarship – open to seniors who plan to major in a STEM area (click here for more information and application)

The National Conference of Puerto Rican Women Scholarship (NACOPRW)

Deadline EXTENDED through May 13

NACOPRW Miami is proud to carry on the tradition of assisting Puerto Rican women in completing their higher education programs through the NACOPRW Miami Scholarship Program.

Eligibility: The program is available to female high school seniors who will be entering their first year of college as undergraduates. In addition, they must meet the following criteria:

·         Native or descendant of Puerto Rican parent(s) or grandparent(s)

·         Must have a minimum GPA of 3.8

·         Demonstrated potential for outstanding academic achievement

·         Evidence of unmet financial need

Scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to qualified students.

Apply Here: https://forms.gle/3bw5VHevxdVmjTvX8

Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Deadline EXTENDED through May 5

Questions: iotapilambdaef@gmail.com

For more information and application, click here

UNDERCLASSMEN (9-11TH grades)

Its that time of year when you may start to receive unsolicited communications (emails, calls, regular mail, etc) regarding your post-secondary plans, offering eligibility for services and support for a fee. Please make sure you thoroughly research these organizations. Some of them are just trying to get $$$ and will charge you and your family unnecessarily.

Florida International University

Switch on Math and Science

·         June 19th – June 25th

·         On campus

·         Seven-day residential academic program for current 9th graders that aim to increase awareness of the educational and career opportunities available in the fields of science, while fostering academic, personal and career development through supplemental instruction.

·         Application Due: Friday, May 27th

Information and Application: https://files.constantcontact.com/ec8f430a201/e7c05aea-a433-4a5b-857f-739398c60488.pdf

Florida International University

Partners In Progress I

·         July 5th – July 29th

·         Virtual

·         Four-week academic program for current 10th graders who aim to increase their SAT scores through intensive workshops and weekly practice testing. Students will also attend presentations hosted by FIU departments.

·         Application Due: Friday, May 27th

Information and Application: https://files.constantcontact.com/ec8f430a201/02232594-f43b-43b5-bcd2-2571496d8e00.pdf

Miami Dade College BIT Center Camps

This summer, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Business Innovation & Technology (BIT) Center will offer 3 Summer Camps for high school students from June 13th to July 1st. The camps will be available virtually and in person at the BIT Center, located at MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.

*NOTE – They are seeking 75 rising High School Juniors or Seniors – to attend one camp (in person) for free. There will be a 15min. phone interview with the parent and the student to be considered for this financial award; the purpose is to confirm a verbal commitment that the student will attend the camp all week.

Information Link: https://www.mdc.edu/bitcenter/programs-and-courses/summer-camps/

Camp Pre-Registration Link: https://forms.office.com/r/ec5mSypgUJ 

LEAD Summer Programs

LEAD has been serving a diverse population of scholars, with over 25,000 alumni members since 1980. We proudly celebrate over 41 years of providing high school scholars with exposure to some of the top colleges and universities within the country. 
Our Global Summer Learning Institute (GSLI) Program offers a three-week immersive learning experience to rising high school seniors (current juniors expected to graduate in 2023) beginning virtually for the first week, followed by two weeks of residential learning with participating host institutions starting Monday, June 20th. In spite of COVID-19, we’re working closely with our host institutions to ensure that safety protocols are put into place to protect the scholars during their visit on-campus. We’ve recently opened the application back up for a limited time.

Program Dates:

·         Virtual Masterclasses: Starting June 20th – June 24th

·         Residential: Starting June 27th – July 8th (w/Tentative Departure Date)

An ideal candidate for the LEAD GSLI will be a well-rounded rising senior who exhibits an interest in exploring and advancing their knowledge within a diverse community. During their three weeks, LEAD Scholars will learn about business education, careers and functions, the role of business in society, and what it takes to be a successful business leader. This includes the cohorts who will be exposed to the  business of medicine, public health, and engineering. The virtual classroom sessions will include experiential exercises designed to develop leadership skills and teach scholars about the world of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Technology. As well as attending MasterClasses for all our participating institutes.

During the residential experience, the curriculum is coordinated by the host Institution faculty and staff and allows scholars to connect with successful career professionals.

For More Information Click Here

Adelphi University

Adelphi University is excited to share with you our fourth annual Hispanic Community Partnership Program — at no cost to high school participants!

Designed to give Hispanic high school students the tools and resources they need to pursue a college education with confidence, this year’s college readiness program will be offered both virtually and in-person:

·         July 18–22: virtual for five days, two hours each day

·         July 27–31: in-person (on-campus) for five days, four nights—participants will have the opportunity to stay in one of our residence halls

Sample workshops include:

·         Navigating the College Application Process

·         Financial Literacy for Higher Education

·         College Application Essay Writing 

·         The Importance of Mentoring 

·         Overcoming Adversity 

If you would like to be nominated for this program, please let me know by Friday, May 6. However, you are able to “self-nominate” if you’d like.

Cooper Union

The Cooper Union is committed to academic excellence in all of our pursuits, even over summer break. This summer we are offering a combination of in-person and online pre-college summer courses. Learn more and register using the links below!

Introduction to Architecture 
Summer Art Intensive 
Summer Writing Program

Florida Atlantic University

I-Deep Learn Summer Workshop (FREE week-long camp for female students) July 11-15;  8:30am-4:30pm daily

We are excited to be able to offer the following summer camp for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade FEMALE students. This is a NSF grant funded camp so it is FREE to students

The application for this camp can be found at http://www.dessa.fau.edu/precollegiate.php or by emailing me directly at jlewis92@fau.edu.

I-DeepLearn Summer Workshop (Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning/Artificial Intelligence processing)

Professor: Behnaz Ghoraani, Ph.D.

July 11-15, 2022

Method:          In-person: Boca Raton campus

Cost:               Free (NSF grant funded)

Who:               Open to rising female 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students?

Pre-Req:        3.25 GPA, Pre-Calculus, Fundamental programming skills and basic JavaScript

CudaCap Bulletin 4/14/2022

Happy Thursday Cudas!

I hope you have an amazing long weekend. Since you’ll have an extra day off from school, I know that you’ll have plenty of time to review the CudaCAP Bulletin for this week – Click this link to find:

·         Updated Scholarship Information

·         Summer Opportunities for Students in Grades 9-11

ADDITIONALLY, Here are some CAP Announcements/Resources Just for You….

SENIORS

Many of you are already starting to finalize your decisions for next year…YAY!!!!

Please remember to update your SCOIR page. Move your schools to “APPLIED” or “NO LONGER APPLYING” and update those outcomes – let us know “ACCEPTED”, “DEFERRED/WAITLIST” or “DENIED”

And, if you’ve made your decision – Mark As ENROLLING

Also – Please remember to fill out the Scholarship Survey. I am required to submit a report to the district outlining all the amazing scholarships and merit awards our seniors have won. This survey is very important in this process. Information from the Scholarship Survey will NOT be shared out to the school or other students.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZVe9Pi72TxmRd-928Lapn5KlbgvxmI57SFDBXxn9N_j8tmw/viewform?usp=sf_link

JUNIORS

All of you should have activated your SCOIR accounts already. You previously received personalized emails letting you know the status of your account. If you need help or don’t understand how to work with SCOIR, please reach out to me – I’m happy to help.

College Spotlight: Johns Hopkins University

Are you interested in Johns Hopkins University?

Do you want to know what they look for in a student’s application?

Hopkins seeks out students who have different interests and perspectives because they believe diversity of thought encourages original research ideas and meaningful collaboration within the community. 

They say, “That’s why we review the full context of a student’s application—from their academic potential to how they engage in and outside the classroom and the causes that matter to them.” Check out this video for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdkzr1fBpBU

All Students

Learning Differences Virtual College Fair

DATE: May 4, 2022

Registration opens: April 20, 2022

This fair’s program focuses on opportunities for students with a history of IEPs, 504 plans, or therapeutic supports and accommodations. Each year, about 20 percent of graduating high school students fall into this category.  It will also aid students who do not have formal accommodations because learning differences can come in many forms.

·         Learn more about what to expect in college and find some colleges that fit your needs

·         Get access to virtual college booths loaded with resources, virtual educational sessions, and live representatives

·         Have an ADA & WCAG compliant experience from the comfort of home

·         College Matchmaking™ provides you with a shortlist of participating colleges & universities that match what YOU are looking for in a school

Parent Corner

Helping your Child on their road to College

Many parents are eager to find the best way to help their child navigate the confusing college search/admissions process. Please click on the article below by Madeline Holcombe, CNN for some insight on how parents can best support their kids. https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/08/health/parenting-pressure-college-wellness/index.html

ACCEPTANCES

Please join me in congratulating our seniors as they share their acceptances so far…

Our list of acceptances has reached well over 1450 schools. The file is so large, I had to make it into a link. Click below to see all the amazing places the Class of 2022 has been accepted to (as reported on SCOIR as of 4-14-22)

ACCEPTANCES

As always, I encourage you to follow our Instagram page @cudacap

and feel free to reach out with any questions I may be able to assist you with. 

Thanks.

CudaCap Bulletin 4/1/2022

Happy Friday Cudas!

Included in this week’s CudaCAP Bulletin is:

·         Scholarship Bulletin Link

·         Reminders for Seniors and Juniors

·         Information on Summer Experiences for 9th – 11th Graders

·         Updated College Acceptance List – We’re so EXCITED with all our new updates!

SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN LINK

Click Here for a link to this week’s Scholarship List

SENIORS – CLASS OF 2022

·         Coral Reef’s MDC rep and a Financial Aid rep will be on campus next week to assist any student with applying to Miami Dade or completing their FAFSA. Please see the email sent to you on 3/31/22 for information on how to sign up and get a pass to come join us.

·         Please complete the survey sent out earlier today (4/1) with all your current scholarship and/or grant information. This survey will go out every week so you can update it as you receive more $$$ offers from all your schools and scholarship applications.

·         Need help understanding your financial aid award? Please see the information below about Money Matters Webinars (these are hosted by our previous CAP Advisor, Mrs. Gilman!)

Miami Dade County Public School’s CAP office is offering “Money Matters” webinars to helpfamilies navigate the financial aid process. There are webinars on

·         Financial Aid 101

·         To Borrow or Not to Borrow: Understanding Loans

·         Seeking Scholarships

·         Budgeting for College

After each webinar, the recording will be posted to their website: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pTrpXMw6U-MrWNPfp409AWkBILtuvvI3/view

JUNIORS – CLASS OF 2023

CONGRATULATIONS on an amazing Ring Ceremony last night!

Keep activating and using your SCOIR accounts! There are still 264 Juniors who have not logged in to their accounts. You will receive an email next week with an update.

SCOIR is how you:

1.      Sign up to attend College Visits from Representatives here at Coral Reef

2.      Search for College Information

3.      Send your transcripts and other documents to the colleges you are applying to

Please reach out to me if you are having difficulty logging in or don’t understand how to use SCOIR – I’m here to help!

EVERYONE

You may be feeling a little overwhelmed by the college application process already. It might feel like there is so much to know, and so many things to consider. It’s a lot! Here’s a guide with manageable parts so you can take what you need as you research different types of colleges and look for your fit!

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Bryan University Global Leadership Summer Academy

DEADLINE: April 22, 2022

The Bryant University Global Leadership Summer Academy provides you with five exciting days on Bryant’s beautiful campus. You will participate in interactive sessions with Bryant International Business faculty, get to know Bryant students and alumni, and interact with business leaders. Bryant faculty, students, and alumni represent many countries. This immersion summer program will provide you with a transformational experience that you will be able to apply to your academic, professional, and personal future.

Applications are due by April 22, 2022. Apply here.

The Collegiate World Series by the National Hispanic Institute and Sewanee

The National Hispanic Institute is a youth organization that seeks to shape future leaders in the Latino community by building experiences that engage high-achieving young minds in roles that advance our quality of life.
As a partner of NHI, Sewanee is bringing 125 rising seniors to campus from June 29-July 3, 2022, as participants in the International Collegiate World Series. This is an opportunity for students to learn how to maximize their chances of admission to top-ranked colleges. 

Here’s what students can expect from the CWS:

·         A gaming component where students participate as teams to fulfill college entrance requirements.

·         An evaluation component to increase students’ awareness about their readiness to apply to college as well as their strengths and areas for improvement.

·         Two networking components, one to meet peers and college student mentors, and one to meet and learn from college admission professionals.

·         A student recognition and acknowledgement ceremony.

·         An inquiry game that simulates some of the significant life decisions students will make in the future.

·         A graduation ceremony that serves as both a reflection and a commencement for the future.

For questions regarding enrollment, program details, costs, and COVID-19 policies, as well as information about how to apply, visit our website. Please contact NHI at 512-357-6137 or Rudy Rodriguez for full details on admission.

The Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive

·         Develop your college application portfolio!

·         Classes in Animation, Digital Photography, Drawing, Graphic Design, & Studio Practice 

·         Special techniques workshops

·         Guest artists, museum, gallery & artists’ studios visits

·         Meet the college admissions representative from Cooper Union and learn about applying to college

·         A celebratory exhibition reception of students’ work at The Cooper Union

·         Instructors are working professional artists & designers 

·         Classes are co-led with super-talented Cooper Union School of Art undergraduates.

·         Scholarships are available for NYC Public School students.

For Application and More Information: https://cooper.edu/academics/outreach-and-pre-college/summer-art-intensive/courses?mc_cid=b517ec2bc6&mc_eid=35feebe1c6

Bucknell Academy Summer Experience

DEADLINE; April 16, 2022

Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE) is a collaborative residential experience where students are invited to explore the value of a liberal arts perspective in making challenging decisions to improve today’s world. At BASE, faculty and students from various academic disciplines will engage in classroom discussions in an effort to come up with creative solutions. BASE participants will have the opportunity to:

·         Learn about exciting current world issues

·         Develop creative problem-solving skills

·         Collaborate with faculty and peers

·         Experience the liberal arts education

·         Explore Bucknell’s campus

Summer program for rising juniors and seniors: Bucknell Academy Summer Experience

CudaCAP Bulletin 3/4/2022

Happy Friday Cudas!

Below you will find all the new and exciting information that came into the CAP office this week (and some reminders too) along with resources to assist with your future… As always, we end with a big congratulations to all the seniors on the amazing acceptances they are receiving.

SENIORS – Class of 2022

Please remember to keep updating SCOIR with all your acceptances, waitlists and declines.

The Honors College at Miami Dade has begun to inform students of their acceptance into the program. Please email me letting me know if you were accepted to MDC Honors!

JUNIORS – Class of 2023

Please remember to activate your SCOIR accounts – if you haven’t done so already (look for those invitations on your DADESCHOOLS email available on your portal – not your @coralreef.org email). If you need assistance, please reach out – I’m happy to help!

Also – please read the email I sent out on 2/25/22 regarding a survey I’d like you to fill out

Quest Bridge – College Prep Scholars Program

DEADLINE: March 24

https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/college-prep-scholars/how-to-apply

The College Prep Scholars Program equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to top colleges.

Being a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that shows our college partners that you are a competitive candidate for admission. In addition, your application will automatically carry over for the National College Match when you’re a senior, giving you a head start on applying for a full four-year scholarship to our college partners. 

RESOURCES

The College Essay Guy

The College Essay Guy is a gentleman named Ethan Sawyer (who is actually a MDCPS graduate) who provides all kinds of college access information, trainings, support and more.  He has recently partnered with SCOIR.  I encourage you all to explore his resources and services. 

Summer Boot Camp:

Here’s what’s included: 
Virtual Boot Camps & Resources for Students: 

·         Summer Personal Statement Boot Camps (Options in May, June and August) 

·         College Application & Supplemental Essay Boot Camp (Late August) 

·         UC Personal Insight Question Boot Camp (July) 

·         Student Access to My Choose Your Own Adventure Tool (Which Answers Pretty Much Any College Essay Question a Student Might Have) 

Want to learn more? Join him for an information session on Wednesday, March 16 at 1:00pm EST

https://event.webinarjam.com/register/214/249vncnk

2022 Miami National College Fair

The National College Fair is almost here. There are over 200 exhibitors, colleges and universities ready to meet you! Please visit Miami College Fair Exhibitors to see which schools will be on-hand.  And please don’t forget to pre-register to attend here so you can save lots of time at the fair AND take advantage of the new Matchmaking feature to spend time with the institutions that best fit you!

PAYING FOR COLLEGE

Money Mondays

As you receive financial aid award letters, you may be confused as to what it all means and how you will pay for college. MDCPS’s College Assistance Program (CAP) is offering a series of live webinars to help. Money Mondays is a series of Monday evening webinars regarding financial matters associated with attending a post-secondary institution. These webinars include an array of topics that will assist students and families with their enrollment decisions.

These webinars will be held Monday, March 14, 2022, through Monday, April 25, 2022. The following webinars will be offered: 

·         Financial Aid Award Letter: Review, Evaluate, and Appeal (English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole sessions)

·         Financial Aid 101

·         To Borrow or Not to Borrow: Understanding Loans

·         Seeking Scholarships

·         Budgeting for College 

The flier in this link has a description of all webinars as well as links to register for the events

Tuition Comparison Tool

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average tuition & fees for Public Colleges in Florida is $3,891 for in-state and $8,908 for out-of-state. The amount is lower than the national average. The 2021 national average tuition & fees is $6,852 for in-state students and $17,943 for out-of-state students. 

Among Public Colleges in Florida, New College of Florida has the most expensive tuition & fees of $29,944 and Cape Coral Technical College has the lowest tuition & fees of $778. 

You can narrow down the Florida colleges into four years (or high) universities2-4 years (community colleges), or you can use the filters to make your own group of schools. In addition, comprehensive costs information for Florida colleges at Florida Tuition and Financial Aid page and Florida Best Schools

2021 Tuition Comparison Between Colleges In Florida 

Search and compare schools over 8,000 colleges and universities in United State with comprehensive tuition costs and admission statistics. 

Tuition Comparison for Over 8000 Institutions Nationwide 

SCHOLARSHIP REMINDERS

CRHS PTSA Annual Scholarship Award

DEADLINE: March 28, 2022

Application: Attached to email

This is a one-time scholarship award worth $500.00.  Scholarship monies can be used for tuition, textbooks and necessary school-related expenses.  There will be 13 scholarships of $500.00 each awarded, one for each strand within the 6 Coral Reef High School Academies: Agriscience, Engineering, Business, Health Sciences, International Baccalaureate, Legal, Band, Chorus, Dance, Orchestra, Theater, Visual Arts and Access Academy!

The Nadine Bryant McMillon Scholarship

Opens on March 2

Mrs. Nadine B. McMillon was the first PTSA President at CRHS. Her dedication to The Reef was unparalleled. Mrs. McMillon inspired other parents and grandparents to actively participate in the PTSA and other community service activities. The Coral reef PTSA honors her memory and continues her legacy.

You must be a PTSA member to apply

For more information: https://coralreefptsa.com/scholarship

Miami Dade County PTA/PTSA

DEADLINE: April 1

For More Information and Application: https://mdccpta.net/graduating-high-school-senior-scholarship-2021-2022/

MDCC PTA/PTSA is pleased to offer scholarships to high school students graduating in the 2021-2022 school year. This is a one-time scholarship, based on Financial Need, which may be used for tuition, textbooks, and other school-related materials, resources, and fees. Students may be pursuing their education at a college, university or vocational-technical institution.

DGF, LLC Scholarship Program

DEADLINE: March 31

Please see attached application

For the academic school year of 2021-2022, DGF, LLC will provide scholarships in the amount of $1000 to a deserving high school graduating senior that demonstrate academic and community service excellence.

ScienceSaves Scholarship

U.S. High School Seniors-Win a $10,000 college scholarship for creating a 20-30 second video on how science has improved your life or the life of somebody you know. For more information, check out www.sciencesaves.org/scholarship #sciencesaves 

LET’S EXPLORE COLLEGES

SCOIR

Students – you have all received an invitation to activate your SCOIR accounts (if you haven’t done so already). This invitation went to your DADESCHOOLS email (accessed on your Dadeschools portal) student#@students.dadeschools.net. If you are having trouble logging in or activating your account, please reach out – I’m happy to help!

MyFloridaFuture

MyFloridaFuture is an exciting new interactive tool designed to assist students and families in making better-informed decisions about postsecondary educational options in the State University System of Florida.

MyFloridaFuture allows users to explore data both at the System-level and by individual institution that provides useful information about the employment, salaries, and debt of graduates from Florida’s 12 public universities

Fashion Institute of Technology

FIT’s Virtual Discovery Day

March 19, 2022

This event is exclusively for high school juniors and sophomores interested in exploring our academic offerings and student life opportunities. They can meet our faculty, staff, and students and view videos about admissions, financial aid, residential living, and much more.

Register Here

US Merchant Marine Academy

The US Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), one of the five federal service academies that include West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, and Coast Guard academies, is pleased to offer the following opportunities for interested students. Midshipmen (students) at USMMA receive full tuition, room and board, and books at no cost.

The Admission’s Office is pleased to offer live information sessions for aspiring applicants via Zoom. Students can sign up for a convenient time here.

Rice University

Join a virtual Admission Information Session, led by our admission counselors, and learn about our amazing programs, vibrant student life, and groundbreaking research. On Thursdays, we invite international students to join us for a session specifically focused on application requirements for international students.

Register Here

Bryant University

At Bryant University, students develop the skills and experience they need to create their path to a bright future. According to the newly released Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce scorecard, Bryant ranks in the top 1% nationally and among the top 5% of colleges and universities in New England for return on investment. Bryant is also No.1 among Rhode Island schools. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS

University of Delaware

The Edge summer college program is a three-week, credit-bearing college experience held July 10 – 30, 2022. Edge is designed for accomplished and highly motivated high school students going into their junior and senior years. 

Students in Edge will prepare for college by learning from engaging and highly-respected University of Delaware faculty and staff. They will take part in on- and off-campus activities and build community with students from all over the world. 
More information about this program, and the link to apply, can be found at udel.edu/edge

Marist College

Marist is offering 23 unique In-Person and Virtual Summer Pre-College programs, giving students the opportunity to earn three transferable college credits while they’re still in high school!

the free application for 2022 Summer Pre-College is currently live! A complete application requires a personal essay, high school transcript, and recommendation form. Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space available basis per program.

CudaCAP Bulletin – 2/25/2022

Happy Friday Cudas….

Good Luck to all our seniors waiting on UF Decisions today!

Today’s email is short (YAY). However, I’d like to recommend that you go back and check out my previous emails with Scholarship Bulletins for opportunities you may have missed or forgotten about. There are NUMEROUS scholarships with deadlines fast approaching in March.

Also – 

Seniors, don’t forget to update SCOIR with your college information, complete the FAFSA and FFAA (Bright Futures) Applications! See me if you need help!

Juniors, Remember to activate/use your SCOIR accounts – there are great resources on there. If you don’t know how, see me – I can help! 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Seniors

The Nadine Bryant Mcmillon Scholarship

Opens on March 2

Mrs. Nadine B. McMillon was the first PTSA President at CRHS. Her dedication to The Reef was unparalleled. Mrs. McMillon inspired other parents and grandparents to actively participate in the PTSA and other community service activities. The Coral reef PTSA honors her memory and continues her legacy.

You must be a PTSA member to apply

For more information: https://coralreefptsa.com/scholarship

Miami Dade County

Emergency Medical Technician Academy Attendance Scholarship

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Academy will be awarding attendance up to 40 Attendance Scholarships to eligible graduates from a Miami-Dade County public high school with a targeted Allied Health Program curriculum who have completed a First Responder course.

Click HERE for more information

EdFed

There are several scholarship opportunities offered for members of the Educational Federal Credit Union

Check out their website for more information: https://www.edfed.org/services/student/

Juniors

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation:

The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. Sign up HERE to receive notifications about the application opening in Fall 2022

All Grade Levels

Serota Service Award

DEADLINE: March 31, 2022

Each year, the Princeton Club of South Florida presents the Gail Serota ‘75 Princeton Club Service Award to a South Florida high school student who demonstrates a wide-ranging, extraordinary commitment to civic service as reflected in the life of past Club President Gail D. Serota ’75 P’14.

http://pcsofla.org/award/

COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS

Miami National College Fair

Sunday March 13, 2022

12:00pm-4:00pm

See attached flyer for details

United States Military Academy – West Point

Meet the Cadets – South Florida Event

March 3, 2022

6:30-8:00 pm

Christopher Columbus High School

See attached flyer for details

CudaCAP Bulletin – 2/18/2022

Happy Friday Cuda Family!

As we continue through the 2nd half of the school year, there is much happening in the CAP office.

Seniors:

Each day we receive more and more good news as seniors continue receiving their admissions acceptances. We are so proud of you! Seniors, please remember:

·         Continue logging into SCOIR and updating your college application status.

·         Keep checking your emails for scholarship opportunities. There is still a LOT of money out there.

·         Apply for Bright Futures – even IB students have to complete the application process.

·         Complete FAFSA – remember, the money can run out!

Juniors:

I had such an amazing time presenting to all the Juniors over the last few weeks as they get ready to start their college search and applications. Juniors – If you were absent or missed the College Research presentation, please reach out, I’d be happy to meet with you and go over the PowerPoint and any questions you may have. Juniors should:

·         Ensure their SCOIR account is active

·         Join the Schology 2023 CAP group (email me for the code)

Freshmen and Sophomores:

It’s never too early to start thinking about, preparing for, and researching colleges. What should you be doing? Get involved! Complete community service, excel in your classwork. It will all pay off! You’ll start receiving LOTS of resources from me soon.

Finally, check out all the amazing opportunities that were sent in this week. Happy Reading!

SCHOLARSHIPS

CRHS PTSA Annual Scholarship Award

DEADLINE: March 28, 2022

Application: Attached to email

This is a one-time scholarship award worth $500.00.  Scholarship monies can be used for tuition, textbooks and necessary school-related expenses.  There will be 13 scholarships of $500.00 each awarded, one for each strand within the 6 Coral Reef High School Academies: Agriscience, Engineering, Business, Health Sciences, International Baccalaureate, Legal, Band, Chorus, Dance, Orchestra, Theater, Visual Arts and Access Academy!

2022 Jeanetta A. Gill Scholarship Application

DUE Date: March 4, 2022

Application: Attached to email

The Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. annually awards a four-year scholarship to a female of African American descent, who is expected to graduate from a high school in Miami-Dade County with plans to attend a Historically Black College/University (HBCU)

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

2022 Scholarship Application

DEADLINE: March 18, 2022

High school females of African-American descent are eligible to apply.

Kiwanis Club of Kendall / South Dade Foundation

DEADLINE: May 6, 2022

Application: Attached to email

The Kiwanis Club of Kendall/South Dade Foundation (KSDF) Incentive Scholarship Award 2022 will be awarded to graduating high school seniors residing in Kendall/South Dade, and attending one of the following local high schools:

1. Coral Reef

4. Miami Palmetto

7. Robert Morgan Educational Center

2. Felix Varela

5. Miami South Ridge

8. Terra Environmental Research Institute

3. Miami Killian

6. Miami Sunset

9. Schools For Advance Studies (SAS Kendall Campus only

Students must demonstrate exceptional achievement in the areas of academic performance, leadership, school, community involvement, and financial need.

Science Saves

DEADLINE: May 6, 2022

The Center for Inquiry is pleased to announce the #ScienceSaves High School Video Scholarship for College-Bound High School Seniors!

Create a 20-30 second video answering the question “What has science done for me?” or “What has science done for somebody I know?” You will be judged on your ability to highlight how science saves in a succinct, creative way with original photos, video clips, and text. Be sure to add #sciencesaves to your video.  Andy direct questions about this program can be directed to Ms. Berta Vazquez at bmvazquez@dadeschools.net

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

DEADLINE: February 28, 2022

Application: https://www.petplay.com/pages/scholarship

Students from across the U.S. are invited to apply for P.L.A.Y.’s annual Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship. This scholarship rewards one student who can tell the best story, describing the impact he or she made in the life of a rescue animal or animal welfare cause in general. Submit 2-3 photos of your volunteer efforts to help animals in need. The contest is open to U.S. residents. Awards: First prize: $1,500; Second prize: $300; third prize: $200.

Southern Scholarship Foundation

More Information: https://www.southernscholarship.org/

DEADLINE:   March 15 (early application), April 1 (final deadline)

Through rent-free housing and cooperative living, SSF supports students who lack financial resources, demonstration excellent academic merit, and exemplify good character as they attend institutions of higher education (FAMU, FSU, UF, FGCU, Santa Fe, TCC, and Flagler College)

UPCOMING OPEN HOUSE

Miami Dade College Open House

Thursday, February 24 5:30pm-7:00pm

MDC Kendall Campus

Building 6, room 6120 and Building 2 Breezeway

Participants will have the opportunity to apply to MDC and explore over 300 programs, attend information sessions, complete financial aid applications, and sign up for scholarship consideration.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program (JUNIORS)

DEADLINE: March 24, 2022

For More Information and Application: www.questbridge.org

Scholarships and awards for outstanding high school JUNIORS from low-income backgrounds. Awards may include:

·         Full scholarships to summer programs at Yale, UChicago, Notre Dame, and more

·         $1,000 for a new laptop

·         Access to a QuestBridge National College Admissions Conference

·         Personalized college essay feedback

·         Expert guidance on applying for full 4-year scholarships to 48 top colleges through the National College Match.

Northeastern University Accelerate: Pre-College Program

More Information – click here

The Accelerate programs feature our exceptional faculty delivering courses that combine innovative content, experiential learning, and a world-class environment—giving talented high school students a true Northeastern experience

·         The Accelerate: Pre-College Boston Campus Programming page for students to review our full list of Summer 2022 programming opportunities.

·         Our inquiry form for students to express their interest in Accelerate: Pre-College and receive emails about future pre-college programming and virtual events.

·         The application for Summer 2022 programming, which includes a financial aid section for consideration of our need-based aid awards. The application deadline is March 14 or until programs reach capacity. Students that apply by the early deadline of February 28 will receive a $500 discount on tuition.

Boston University

Academy of Media Production

Application DEADLINE: March 31, 2022

Program Information: https://combeyond.bu.edu/workshop/academy-of-media-production/

This four-week workshop presents the opportunity to explore the many aspects of media production while developing the skills needed to be a successful storyteller. Creative high school students will develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, visual effects, webcasts and more.

Boston University

Summer Journalism Academy

Visit the website for more information: https://combeyond.bu.edu/workshop/summer-journalism-academy-bu/?j=206812&sfmc_sub=6095228&l=205_HTML&u=6330697&mid=514005790&jb=7008

Students are challenged to step outside their comfort zone and experience life as a working journalist. In the past, our students spoke with policymakers, reported from a massive immigration march, and highlighted issues affecting teens during the pandemic. They learned how to interview strangers, ask probing questions, and assemble information in a concise story with a deadline.

Students learn practical skills over each two-week session, but they also get a taste of how a newsroom operates.

Early Bird Discount if you register by March 31, 2022

University of Miami

Precollege Summer Program https://ssp.dcie.miami.edu/

Need-based financial aid DEADLINE: March 1, 2022

These exciting programs are a unique opportunity for students to explore their academic passions, potential college majors, and future careers. Participants enhance their college resumes while developing critical time management and independence skills to help them thrive in their college careers. 

Need-based and merit scholarships are available for qualified students in the Summer Scholars Program. To be considered, eligible applicants must complete both the Summer Scholars application and the scholarship application. All supporting documents are required by March 1, 2022, for scholarship consideration. Students who meet the requirements for our need-based scholarship may also qualify for additional application fee reduction waivers. Learn more about scholarship opportunities.  

SCAD

Application: https://www.scad.edu/academics/pre-college-programs

Explore new avenues of artistic development and spark your imagination at The University for Creative Careers. SCAD offers pre-college programs during the summer and throughout the year for high school students of all ages to pursue art and design disciplines while working alongside peers from all over the world — and offer ideal opportunities for artists at all levels to create, learn, and grow.

Scholarships available.

PREPARING FOR COLLEGE

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Virtual College 101

March 5, 2022 (10:00am – 1:00pm EST)

Register: https://hsf.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-cBRrrz3Ra6Ji1bjFV4lew

The College 101, hosted by HSF, is a FREE, bilingual, webinar for high school students and their families, where you will receive valuable information about how to prepare, plan, and pay for a college education! Students and parents of all ethnicities and backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

This event is FREE and open to the public; however, space is limited. For further event details and to register to attend, please visit the registration page.

VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL PROGRAMS

·         https://www.careerinayear.com/

·         https://www.careerinayear.com/adult-general-education-programs/

·         https://www.careerinayear.com/apprenticeship-training/

·         https://www.careerinayear.com/career-and-technical-programs/

·         https://www.careerinayear.com/course-directory/

·         https://www.careerinayear.com/specialty-programs/

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Many acceptances are starting to roll out.

Seniors – PLEASE remember to keep logging into SCOIR and updating your schools.

Move your school tiles to the “Applied” column and update your admissions results (Accepted, Deferred, Withdrew Application, etc….)

First NameLast NameCollege Name
JORDANGARCIAAlfred University
ABIGAILHERNANDEZAMDA College of the Performing Arts (Los Angeles)
LAYLAODREMANAmerican Musical and Dramatic Academy
JORDANGARCIAAnderson University
KATELYNWILLIAMSAnderson University
MATTHEWSAVAGEAppalachian State University
GUILLERMOBEYERArizona State University (Main Campus)
CORAMYERSArizona State University (Main Campus)
MATTHEWSAVAGEArizona State University (Main Campus)
KATHERINEYAUArizona State University (Main Campus)
MIKAYLAATHANASIOUAuburn University
JORGEHERNANDEZAuburn University
MIAANDRADEBabson College
MARIANAARCILABarry University
LUCIANAARGUELLOBarry University
ADAMELIAARREDONDOBarry University
DANIELLEATHERLEYBarry University
BRIANNAAYCARTBarry University
SOFIABELANGERBarry University
ALIANECASTILLO-DIAZBarry University
TAMYRACHARLESBarry University
JOSEPHCHAVEZBarry University
AMANDAGONZALEZBarry University
LESLEYGONZALEZBarry University
CASSANDRALOPEZBarry University
JARYELMAYORGABarry University
NICHOLASMENDOZABarry University
SAHOMYMIRANDABarry University
JAKEOGDENBarry University
ARIELPERKSBarry University
MIARODRIGUEZBarry University
LARRYSAINTLUCBarry University
SHELLYSEUNARINEBarry University
GABRIELLESINCLAIRBarry University
DESHAINASTRICKLANDBarry University
DAIRASUSTER-SANCHEZBarry University
ANASTASIATORRES-SHOPSHABarry University
ROSEANWAYNEBarry University
YELENE

CudaCAP Bulletin – 2/4/2022

Happy Friday Cudas!

So many new, exciting opportunities have come into the CAP office this week. This email is long, but it has TONS of information for ALL grade levels.

Keep reading to find information on:

·         Upcoming Open Houses (it’s never too early to start planning for college – that means you, too 9th and 10th graders)

·         Enrichment and Pre-College programs for 9th – 11th graders

·         Scholarship Opportunities for 9-11th graders

·         Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors (It’s crunch time – get that $$ for college)

·         Updated Acceptance List (our seniors are AMAZING!)

A BIG congratulations to all the students receiving recognitions, nominations and scholarship $$ this week. We are so very proud of you!

SENIORS – Please check your emails! If you need mid-year reports sent out to your colleges/universities, there is a form that needs to be completed by MONDAY, Feb. 7!

Happy Reading!

OPEN HOUSE/COLLEGE FAIR

MIAMI DADE COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE

Thursday, February 24 5:30pm-7:00pm

MDC Kendall Campus

Building 6, room 6120 and Building 2 Breezeway

Participants will have the opportunity to apply to MDC and explore over 300 programs, attend information sessions, complete financial aid applications, and sign up for scholarship consideration.

NO LIMITS! HBCU VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR

Anthony Anderson will help kick off the week-long event with a cameo appearance and it will conclude with a wonderful student panel of current HBCU students!  No Limits HBCU College Fair will begin next Monday 2/7 and run throughout the week; over 20 HBCUs will be in attendance and you can find the links to their sessions on your SCOIR account or by visiting: http://studentservices.dadeschools.net/#!/fullWidth/3472

NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR

Saturday, March 13, 2022, 12:00pm-4:00pm

Double Tree by Hilton Miami Airport & Convention Center

711 NW 72 AVE Miami, FL 33126

For more information: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/miami-national-college-fair/

ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS: 9TH – 11TH GRADE

NYAH FELLOWSHIP

2022 Global Experiential Leadership Fellowship

Nyahproject.org/apply

PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS:

TUFTS UNIVERSITY PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMShttps://universitycollege.tufts.edu/high-school

Register to join the program directors and staff for an exclusive preview on 2/7/22 @6pm.

PREFACE PROGRAM AT RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 4/15/22 AT 11:59PM

PREFACE is a summer program for talented students who have been historically under-represented in science, engineering, and the technological fields, and who express a strong, early interest in pursuing careers in these areas. This year’s program will take place virtually weekdays, Monday, June 27 through Tuesday, July 12, 2022 (12 days).
The PREFACE Program is for students who will be entering the 11th or 12th grade in the fall. Interested candidates should review the information on the PREFACE website and complete the online application.
Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 15, 2022. Notifications will be made to accepted students in early May.

STEVENS PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER 2022:

You can view our Pre-College offerings here. Each of our programs give students the opportunity to explore a college major and test drive the college experience. Our programs have been creatively designed by a world-class Stevens faculty member who is an expert in their field. Our goal is to get your students thinking strategically about their future!
If you would like to get a more in-depth look at what Stevens Pre-College Programs offer, click here!
March 1st 2022 is the priority deadline to apply to our Pre-College programs

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (201) 216-3683 or email summer@stevens.edu.
 

CARNEGIE MELLON

Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Programming Video

Carnegie Mellon’s Pre-College Programs mirror the undergraduate experience, giving rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore their interests and passions while receiving instruction from acclaimed Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff. We provide a holistic and robust student experience that includes academic and personal development both inside and outside of the classroom in order to prepare students for the future.

STANFORD PRE-COLLEGIATE STUDIES

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 3/25/22

Learn More

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies strives to enhance the education of motivated, intellectually curious, pre-college students. This summer we are offering several online academic enrichment programs, and we hope you will share these programs with your students as they make plans for the summer.
Our programs feature a wide variety of disciplines—including business, computer science, humanities, math, science, social justice, and more—allowing students to investigate advanced topics beyond the typical high school curriculum. Students engage in discussion-based online classes with instructors who are scholars in their fields and passionate about teaching.
Please direct students to our website to learn more about our diverse program offerings. You can also share this digital flyer with your students at so they can explore our summer program opportunities.
Applications are now open, Financial aid is available.

BALL STATE INTERIOR DESIGN PROGRAM

www.bsu.edu/designforum

For the past twelve years Ball State’s Interior Design program has offered a high school Youth Interior Design Forum. This is a workshop experience where high school students of all levels learn about interior design in a hands-on way. The workshop explores fundamentals of 2D and 3D concepts, basic drawing and illustration skills, use of color and light effects, and how interior environments affect human behavior. At the end of the workshop, students have new friends, new perspectives, and a personal portfolio full of ideas!

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Priority: March 9, 2022

summer.uchicago.edu 

The University of Chicago’s summer pre-college programs draw from the multidisciplinary emphasis and intellectual richness of the College’s Core curriculum. We offer a variety of courses in diverse subject areas and engagement levels that match any motivated high school student. For Summer 2022, we will host both residential programs and online courses.

SCHOLARSHIPS: 9TH – 12TH GRADE

HIGH SCHOOL POSTER CONTEST

DEADLINE: 2/17/22
High school students (only students living in the United States are eligible to enter) in grades 9 through 12 are invited to enter the annual Poster Contest for High School Students by creating a poster interpreting the theme “You Can Make a Difference”. Posters must be 16 x 20 inches in size and must illustrate the idea that one person can change the world for the better. Award: First Prize: 1,000; Second Prize: $500;
Third Prize: $250 and up to five Honorable Mentions of $100 each. If the poster was created digitally, submit it online as a .jpg file. If the poster was drawn, painted or hand-made, mail the poster to the address provided on the website.
APPLICATION: https://www.christophers.org/poster-contest
 

DOODLE FOR GOOGLE

DEADLINE: 2/26/22

Doodle for Google is an annual art contest open to students in grades K-12. Use your imagination to create a Google Doodle based on how you are uniquely strong. Students can work with any materials they want, but all doodles must be entered using the entry form. Parents and teachers can mail us the completed entry form or submit it online as a .png, or .jpg.

Awards: Five awards offered annually. The National Winner’s artwork will be displayed on Google.com for one day. Winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 technology package for their school/non-profit organization, and fun Googley swag.

The four National Finalists, who do not become the National Winner, will have their doodles featured on the Doodle for Google gallery. Each National Finalist will receive a $5,000 scholarship, a Google hardware, and fun Googley swag.

All state and territory winners will have their doodles featured on the Doodle for Google gallery, Google hardware, and an assembly celebration at their school, as well as fun Googley swag.

Application: https://doodles.google.com/d4g/

VISIONARY SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: 5/1/22

Don’t wait until the last minute – there is a registration process and materials are sent to the student to complete the application

APPLY HERE:  https://americancollegefoundation.org/college-planning-visionary-scholarship-details/

Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior and must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen. Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels are encouraged to apply.

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 each with multiple winners to be selected. Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student’s first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student’s choosing within the US.

All components of the application must be received completely at the time of submission.  Applicant will NOT be notified of a partial and/or incomplete application.  All applications for the American College Foundation’s Visionary Scholarship Program will consist of:

  • Completed ACF Visionary Scholarship Application
  • Student’s most recent unofficial high school transcript
  • 500-word essay on “Why College is Important to Me”

SCHOLARSHIPS – SENIORS

FIU – MPAS SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: 4/1/22

The Office of Social Justice and Inclusion is offering this need-based scholarship opportunity to first-time college students from Miami-Dade or Broward Counties. Applicants must meet the minimum criteria to be considered.

  • Complete General Application (Including Personal Statement & Resume)
  • Cumulative GPA 2.75 or higher
  • A resume highlighting high school involvement/leadership, community service experience, and awards/honors.
  • One signed and dated letter of recommendation, by a teacher/instructor, advisor or employer on official letterhead.
  • A two-page topic essay— Using the Office of Social Justice & Inclusion website (https://studentaffairs.fiu.edu/get-involved/social-justice-and-inclusion/) select one of our programs or services and describe how that program/service could impact your FIU college experience. (Typed, double-spaced, 10 or 12 pt. font with a 1-inch margin)
  • Submitted FASFA with FIU School Code (used to determine financial need)
  • Students with college credits (including dual enrollment, AP, or CLEP) cannot exceed 24 credits

Award: Varies

Supplemental Questions

  1. Essay- Using the Office of Social Justice & Inclusion website (osji.fiu.edu) select one of our programs or services and describe how that program/service could impact your FIU college experience.
  2. High School Name
  3. Race
  4. Country of Origin
  5. Please enter the name and e-mail of a guidance/cap counselor, teacher, principal or employer who can provide a recommendation letter on your behalf.

https://fiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/12702

KIWANIS CLUB OF KENDALL/SOUTH DADE FOUNDATION

DEADLINE: 5/6/22

Students must reside in Kendall/South Dade. Students must demonstration exceptional achievement in the areas of academic performance, leadership, school, community involvement and financial need.

There are 2 awards

(1)   1,000

(2)   1,200 for a Key Clubber from Coral Reef High School or Felix Varela High School.

Please see attached file for the application.

NAT MOORE SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: 2/28/22 @ 11:59PM

 Our Dade Partner, the Miami Dolphins is pleased to share application and enrollment information for the fifth annual Nat Moore Scholarship & Vocational Grant Endowment Program.

  • The program’s mission is to provide the youth of Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties with the financial resources needed to pursue avenues of education and training for employment readiness.
  • Guidelines for the scholarship and grant are below:
    • Nat Moore Scholarship – award amount $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four years)
      • Application deadline February 28, 2022 by 11:59 pm EST. No late submissions will be reviewed or accepted.
      • Must be a high school senior graduating from a Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe or Palm Beach County high school  before June 2022.
      • Demonstrate financial need to attend college.
      • Minimum high school grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 grade scale, excluding home studies).
    • Nat Moore Vocational Grant – maximum award amount $3,500 (towards cost of entire program)
      • Applicants must be between the ages of 18-24. If current or graduating high school senior, documentation is required.
      • Demonstrate financial need.
      • Grant Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Eligible students can apply for the scholarship and grant by visiting https://bit.ly/3GgQIZg

SIMON YOUTH FOUNDATION COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline: 2/16/22 @ 11:59pm

Scholarship is available to high school seniors living near a Simon mall or in the surrounding communities (Many of our malls are Simon Properties https://www.simon.com/travel/miami-ft-lauderdale). Applicants must be legal U.S. residents and plan to enroll full time in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school. Applicants are evaluated based on academic promise, financial need, written response, work experience and community/extracurricular involvement. Awards are for undergraduate study only. To apply, see the CAP Advisor or apply through the website.

Awards:
Scholarships in the amount of up to $1,500 (not renewable), one at each Simon center. The top-ranking
applicants in selected regions will be considered for the Award of Excellence and will receive up to $2,500 each year. Award of Excellence scholarships are renewable for up to three (3) years or until a bachelor’s or associate degree is obtained, whichever occurs first.

APPLICATION: https://www.syf.org/scholarships

MILITARY COMMANDER’S SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: Postmarked by February 17, 2022 (or when 100 applications are received).

APPLICATION: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/military-scholarships/military-commanders-scholarship-fund/

Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund
Applicants for this scholarship must be dependent children of select active duty, reserve, National Guard,
or retired members of the United States military who plan to continue their education in college.
Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who have not attended college yet and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two year or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year and have a minimum 3.5 GPA, or the equivalent, at the time of application. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need will be considered. Recipients will be selected from a pool of qualified applicants with consideration given to those who demonstrate the greatest need. Awards: three awards ($5,000 each) will be given per branch of service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard). Awards are one time only, not renewable and for undergraduate study only.

THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

DEADLINE: 2/20/22

Application: http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm

The Vegetarian Resource Group awards this scholarship to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Applicants must submit an essay addressing some questions such as: “How you promoted vegetarianism in your high school and/or community. Talk about your successes, challenges, and what you learned that you would do different, how you expect to promote vegetarianism in college and what are your future goals, your strengths and weaknesses”. Three or more recommendations (including from at least one teacher) must be submitted.


Applicants are judged on courage, compassion, and strong commitment to promoting peace through a vegan lifestyle. Three high school seniors graduating in spring 2022 will be awarded scholarships.

 Awards:
One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000.

RDEVIA SCHOLARSHIPS

DEADLINE: 2/22/22 AT 11:59PM

https://www.rdevia.org/rdeviaships

This year the organization is offering two scholarships to students who are at or will be attending an HBCU. The full information on two current “Rdeviaships” is located under the “What We Do” section of the website.  The two scholarships are the:

·         E. Renee Posey, Ed.D Award of Excellence ($500) – Class of 2022

·         Jarrod D. Benjamin Emerging Leaders Scholarship (Varies) – Current College-level young men who attend an HBCU located in Louisiana.

Everyone should click here to fill out an Interest Form! By filling out a form, you will receive exclusive updates on future scholarship opportunities. This is especially important if you don’t see a scholarship you qualify for this time.

2022 JEANETTA A. GILL SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: 3/4/22

APPLICATION ATTACHED

The Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. annually awards a four-year scholarship to a female of African American descent, who is expected to graduate from a high school in MiamiDade County with plans to attend a Historically Black College/University (HBCU).

Young ladies in the graduating senior class who excel in scholarship, leadership and service, and who possess good character with high ideals are urged to apply. Additionally, attendance at a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) is mandatory. The recipient forfeits the scholarship if she does not attend an HBCU.

Beginning in 2022, the scholarship will provide a yearly stipend of $2,500 for no more than four years with the check made payable to the recipient. Based upon the submission of a completed application by the stated deadline, applicants will be evaluated, and finalists will be interviewed.

Submissions must include each of the following: 

A one-page type written (double-spaced) essay addressing how your community service has impacted both you and your community.

A one-page type written biographical sketch (double-spaced) that highlights information about you, and your career/professional goals as a means of affording the sorority an opportunity to learn more about you.

·         Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from either of the individuals (family members may not make recommendations) listed on letterhead: FROM a teacher, a community leader or clergy person, OR a counselor or an administrator

·         Submit a letter verifying community service (from the individual responsible for supervising your service). The letter should include the type of community service performed, number of hours earned, and the impact of your volunteer work on the agency/organization and community.

·         Submit an official high school transcript (sealed from the Registrar’s office) with SAT or ACT test scores. Please include grades from the first semester of the current academic year.

·         Submit a clear, graduation photograph (HEADSHOT ONLY) of yourself with your full name printed on the back, no mechanical reproductions. Please send only photographs that portray you in a professional manner. Avoid poses featuring busy backgrounds or with hands or objects near the face. This picture will not be returned.

ALAN R. EPSTEIN REACH FOR THE STARS SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: 4/30/22

Scholarship Portal.

The Epstein family established the Alan R. Epstein ‘Reach for the Stars’ Scholarship to honor the life of an outstanding young man who was tragically killed in an automobile accident. Scholarships are awarded to students who have overcome life’s obstacles.

This is one of the scholarships offered by The Miami Foundation and as such ALL scholarship opportunities offered by the Foundation use their new Universal Application through our online portal. The Universal Application is designed to help applicants find and apply for qualified scholarships. After submitting the Universal Application, the system will guide students through which scholarships they may be eligible for and what additional information or documents are required for each opportunity. Students can choose to apply or decline each scholarship they are eligible for. Each scholarship’s guidelines and application can be accessed here.  

Here is the Scholarship Online Portal User Guide with instructions to help students get started. Students can watch a video tutorial on how to apply by clicking here.

The Alan R. Epstein ‘Reach for the Stars’ Scholarship is accessible through our Scholarship Portal. After filling out The Miami Foundation Universal Scholarship Application 2022 on the portal, you will be directed to provide additional information for this opportunity if you are eligible.

Download the guidelines to learn more.

GIVE KIDS A CHANCE SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: 4/30/22 @4:00PM

Scholarship Portal.

The Give Kids a Chance Scholarship was established by Brian McDonough, Esq. to support children of lower-income families. Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors desiring to continue their education but need additional financial assistance to do so. Recipients are eligible for additional awards given they maintain full-time status and meet academic requirements.

This is one of the scholarships offered by The Miami Foundation and as such ALL scholarship opportunities offered by the Foundation use their new Universal Application through our online portal. The Universal Application is designed to help applicants find and apply for qualified scholarships. After submitting the Universal Application, the system will guide students through which scholarships they may be eligible for and what additional information or documents are required for each opportunity. Students can choose to apply or decline each scholarship they are eligible for. Each scholarship’s guidelines and application can be accessed here.  

The Give Kids a Chance Scholarship is accessible through our Scholarship Portal. After filling out The Miami Foundation Universal Scholarship Application 2022 on the portal, you will be directed to provide additional information for this opportunity if you are eligible.

Download the required Parental / Legal Guardian Form. You will need to complete and upload this form to your Give Kids a Chance Scholarship application.  Download the guidelines to learn more.

JUDGE SIDNEY M. ARONOVITZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: 4/30/22 @4:00PM

Scholarship Portal.

The Aronovitz Family partnered with The Miami Foundation to honor the memory of the late Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz. Judge Aronovitz stood as an example for the community, excelling in his chosen profession and always thinking of those less fortunate than himself. Scholarships are awarded to Miami-Dade County minority students planning to continue their education through the university-level and pursue a career related to the legal field or social-justice issues.

The Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz Memorial Scholarship is accessible through our Scholarship Portal. After filling out The Miami Foundation Universal Scholarship Application 2022 on the portal, you will be directed to provide additional information for this opportunity if you are eligible. 

This is one of the scholarships offered by The Miami Foundation and as such ALL scholarship opportunities offered by the Foundation use their new Universal Application through our online portal. The Universal Application is designed to help applicants find and apply for qualified scholarships. After submitting the Universal Application, the system will guide students through which scholarships they may be eligible for and what additional information or documents are required for each opportunity. Students can choose to apply or decline each scholarship they are eligible for. Each scholarship’s guidelines and application can be accessed here.  

Download the guidelines to learn more.

ORTEGA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: 4/30/22

Scholarship Portal.

The Ortega Foundation established The Ortega Foundation Scholarship Program in honor of its founder Jose Antonio Ortega, Sr. Jose Antonio strongly believed in giving academically accomplished individuals the opportunity to pursue a college education. Scholarships are awarded to Miami-Dade County high school seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or above.

The Ortega Foundation Scholarship is accessible through our Scholarship Portal. After filling out The Miami Foundation Universal Scholarship Application 2022 on the portal, you will be directed to provide additional information for this opportunity if you are eligible.

This is one of the scholarships offered by The Miami Foundation and as such ALL scholarship opportunities offered by the Foundation use their new Universal Application through our online portal. The Universal Application is designed to help applicants find and apply for qualified scholarships. After submitting the Universal Application, the system will guide students through which scholarships they may be eligible for and what additional information or documents are required for each opportunity. Students can choose to apply or decline each scholarship they are eligible for. Each scholarship’s guidelines and application can be accessed here. 

Download the guidelines to learn more.

THE GARCIA PERSEVRANCE SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: 3/4/22

Apply

This four-year scholarship is given annually to a student(s) who has overcome a hardship or series of difficulties in their life and has had to persevere in order to attend an institution of higher learning. The Scholarship was established in 2015 by the late Carlos F. Garcia and Debbie Garcia La Rocca. Recognizing the importance of higher education, the Garcia family established the Garcia Perseverance Scholarship Fund to help our community’s best and brightest achieve their dreams of higher education.

The Garcia Perseverance Scholarship is designed as a supplemental scholarship that will help recipients attending state schools in Florida fill unmet financial needs.

The value of the 4-year Scholarship is $4,000 over the course of 4 years. The scholarship is distributed in $1,000 installments per year for 4 years.  Scholarship checks are sent directly from the Coral Gables Community Foundation to the bursar’s office of the recipient’s college or university.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Intend to study full time at a state school in Florida
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Attend a public or private high school in Miami-Dade County
  • Experienced and overcome a hardship in his/her life

KEYDYK FAMILY TRUST MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: 3/4/22

Apply

Named after long serving Commissioner William H. Kerdyk, Sr. and continued by his family, this scholarship fund was established at the Coral Gables Community Foundation and applicants should be honored for consideration of this award. Bill Kerdyk, Sr. had a love of music he shared with his own children and established this scholarship fund to help students who also have a love of music.

This scholarship is given annually to a graduating senior who has shown an interest in music during his/her high school years. Overall academic success, a love for music and an intention to study music are factors in the evaluation process.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • An applicant’s desire to study music in college and/or pursue a career in music will be weighed heavily
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Applicants who are Coral Gables residents or attend high school in Coral Gables will be weighed heavily

The value of the scholarship is $1,000-$2,000 for one year. Checks are sent directly from the Coral Gables Community Foundation to the bursar’s office of the recipient’s college or university.

THE DAVE RAGAN JR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: 3/4/22

Apply

The Dave Ragan Jr. Memorial Scholarship provides college tuition assistance to a graduating senior who has shown in interest in golf during his/her high school years. Overall academic success, a love for golf and an intention to play golf at the collegiate level are factors in the selection process.
 The Dave Ragan Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Dave Ragan III, Head Golf Professional at Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club in his father’s memory to support youth development and educational opportunities through golf.

The value of the Scholarship is a minimum of $500, but the amount varies from year-to-year. Scholarship checks are sent directly from the Coral Gables Community Foundation to the bursar’s office of the recipient’s college or university.

Scholarship Requirements:

·         Applicants must intend to play golf in college.

·         Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

·         Attends public or private high school in Miami-Dade County, Florida or Jefferson County, Alabama

·         Recipients must possess a financial need

FOUNDATION FOR FRATERNAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: 4/1/00

Foundation for Fraternal Excellence Application

The scholarship is designed to identify and reward outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated an ability to excel in the fields of academics, extra-curricular school activities, and community involvement. The scholarship is available to any male, graduating senior from an accredited high school who is enrolling in a four-year undergraduate college program that commences in the fall. The scholarship is awarded through the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence, a registered 501(c)3 organization. Current or future membership in a fraternity is not required.

REQUIREMENTS:

·         Must be a graduating high school senior in the United States

·         Must identify as male

FOOT LOCKER ASSOCIATE SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: 2/11/22

https://www.flscholarship.com/

Scholarship Description: Each year, the Foot Locker Foundation awards one-year scholarships of $5,000 to Foot Locker, Inc. associates who demonstrate unique personal passion at work, in the classroom, and in their communities. In addition, one winner will be selected to receive an additional $5,000 award (for a total of $10,000) for the Ken C. Hicks Scholarship award, in honor of our former chairman and CEO. Whether you are an associate starting college in the fall, pursuing a graduate degree, applying for a certificate program, or going back to school to continue your education, the Foot Locker Foundation wants to help you achieve your career aspirations!

Judging Criteria Applicants will be judged based on whether they:

  • Embody strong moral character. Associate Scholarship Recipients are trusted and respected members of their workplace, schools, and communities and have built long-term relationships with other co-workers, students, and community members.
  • Are confident and passionate leaders. They are enthusiastic leaders who take on challenges for the greater good and commit themselves to their passions and causes.
  • Are committed to learning and pursuing excellence. Foot Locker Associate Scholarship Recipients are intellectually curious, set high academic goals for themselves, and excel in their work and/or studies.
  • Are devoted to giving back to their community and their team. They are committed to their communities through volunteerism or other involvement, dedicated to improving the lives of others and the success of people around them.
  • Come from diverse backgrounds. Foot Locker Associate Scholarship recipients have unique life stories, are from different places, have varied academic ambitions, and play a wide range of sports.
  • Embody Foot Locker’s values. Foot Locker Associate Scholarship Recipients uphold our Company’s seven core values – Integrity, Leadership, Excellence, Service, Teamwork, Innovation and Community and demonstrate a deep passion for what they do each and every day:
    • Personal Passion – Passion for developing oneself as a leader; striving to reach one’s fullest potential
    • People Passion – Passion for developing and contributing to others, the team, and organization
    • Business Passion – Passion for developing the business, achieving objectives now and in the future

Phases of the Program – Applications – The application is open to eligible applicants from December 14 through February 11, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST. – Selection – A panel of scholarship experts will review all applications based on the judging criteria. – Announcement – Foot Locker scholarship committee will select and announce the final 30 Foot Locker Associate Scholarship winners in April / May 2022.

SALLIE MAE’S BRIDGING THE DREAM SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: 2/28/22

www.salliemae.com/landing/bridging-the-dream.

The Sallie Mae Fund will award (25) $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a two- or four-year degree professional certificate, or vocational training program. Seniors who excel inside and outside of the classroom and demonstrate financial need can apply

FLORIDA ENGINEERING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

DEADLINE: 2/11/22

APPLICATION: https://www.fleng.org/page/Scholarships

Florida Engineering Foundation, Inc. (FES) funds $36,000 in scholarships for this year for students
interested in pursuing careers in engineering. All scholarships are merit based.

Applicants must be high school seniors, will graduate from a FL school, be citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) of the United States, have at least a 3.5 grade point average, attain a minimum test score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), or the American College Testing Program (ACT) and be enrolled in an engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Awards: Six awards of $3,000 each annually, non-renewable.

Awards: Four awards of $3,000 each annually, non-renewable.
 

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND (ACB) SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: 2/14/22

APPLICATION: https://acb.org/scholarships

The American Council of the Blind has a great opportunity for students who are legally blind to earn a
scholarship, whether they are going to a technical college, who are entering freshmen, undergraduate or graduate students. To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicants need to be legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA, be a full-time student (as well as students who work 32 or more hours per week and attend college part time), and be involved in their school/local community. Certification of legal blindness from an ophthalmologist, optometrist, or physician, two letters of recommendation and proof of acceptance from a post-secondary school are required. Awards: scholarships range from $2,000 to $7,500.

ITE DIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM

DEADLINE: 3/15/22

https://www.ite.org/membership/diversity-scholars-program/

The purpose of this program is to increase underrepresented populations participation in the transportation profession by supporting increased diversity at the undergraduate level.  Diversity in transportation is critical as practitioners seek to fully understand the transportation needs of communities in the development of equitable mobility improvements to many areas of our society.

Understanding that success at the university level, in particular for first generation college students, requires a multi-faceted approach, there are four cornerstones to this program:

·         Financial support (a total of up to $20,000 in scholarship support: up to $4000 annually per student for up to 5 years of undergraduate enrollment)

·         ITE Student Chapter engagement

·         Mentoring

·         Internship Opportunities

·         Eligibility Requirements

The following criteria must be met by the high school or community college applicant and maintained by the undergraduate student:

·         United States high school or community college student of African-American; Native American, Alaskan, and Hawaiian; or Hispanic/Latino heritage

·         United States citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States

·         Intended or declared major in transportation engineering, planning, or a related field,

·         Full-time enrollment or intended enrollment at an accredited college or university with an ITE student chapter,

·         Good academic standing

·         Minimum high school grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale),

·         Additional preferences:

·         First generation college student (neither parent received a baccalaureate degree),

·         Low household income – applicants that are eligible for Pell Grants will be given priority, but those not eligible for Pell Grants will still be considered

How to Apply – Apply to become a 2022 Diversity Scholar.

CudaCAP Bulletin – 1/28/2022

Happy Friday Cudas!

There is a lot happening in the CAP office as we get started with the 2nd half of the school year.

Seniors –

·         Most of you have finished up the application process and are starting to hear back from your colleges and universities. Please remember to update your SCOIR accounts!

·         An email will go out next week regarding Mid-year reports (for those of you that need to send them out) – please be on the lookout for that.

·          Its time to get serious about looking for funding for the next 4 years of your life. Go back into the scholarship bulletins I sent out and take a look at the new ones I listed below.

Juniors –

·         I had the opportunity to present to most of the Junior class through their English class. I know that there were 2 teachers who have not had presentations yet – I’m working on getting that set up.

·         Students, please remember to join the Class of 2023 Schology Group to stay in the loop – if you need the code, please email me.

·         There are some summer opportunities listed below – be sure to check them out.

·         High Achieving Juniors from low-income backgrounds – check out the Questbridge College Prep Scholars program information (listed under the Pre-College section below). This is an AMAZING, FREE opportunity that shows the Questbridge partner colleges that you are a competitive candidate for admission!

There are so many opportunities listed below! Many have deadlines that are fast approaching.

Make sure you find everything that you are eligible for and apply, apply, apply!

CONGRATULATIONS

I’d like to begin by congratulating Richard Tijerino.  Richard was chosen by the scholarship committee from an impressive group of students to be Coral Reef’s nominee for the Fair Scholarship. We are very proud of you. Good Luck!

CAP TOOLS

One of the biggest determining factors in deciding where to attend college is cost. Below are two great tools to help you compare costs of colleges and universities.

·         2021 Tuition Comparison Between Colleges In Florida

·         Tuition Comparison for Over 8000 Institutions Nationwide

Free online webinars for students in all grade levels hosted by FloridaShines. The webinars will be given throughout the month of February. There is something for everyone.

·         www.FloridaShines.org/College-101

(free) Assistance with writing your personal statement or college application essay (this is for you, juniors!). The College Essay guy provides practical, step-by-step guides on writing beautiful college essays and putting together an awesome college application.

https://www.collegeessayguy.com/

SPRING COLLEGE FAIRS

No Limits HBCU College Fair

Join MDCPS, partnered with Broward, Palm Beach and Osceola counties in presenting the Spring (virtual) No Limits HBCU College Fair. There are several events during the week of Feb.7-Feb.10.

Kickoff for the event will begin Feb. 7 at 3:00pm

For more information, please visit:

http://studentservices.dadeschools.net/#!/fullWidth/5013

SCHOLARSHIPS

Federal Bar Associations’ Civics Essay and Video Contest

The Federal Bar Association is sponsoring a Civics Essay and Video Contest for high school students with scholarship prizes. 

Students can participate in this year’s Civic Essay and Video Contest on the topic “In light of the First Amendment, what type of social media posts should schools be allowed to punish as cyberbullying?

DEADLINE: March 1

More information can be found on the following flyer: https://www.fedbar.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Essay-Video-Contest-flyer-FY22.pdf

Zeta Phi Beta / MU Gamma Zeta Scholarship

Scholarship for Women

In addition to service, sisterhood, and finer womanhood, scholarship is one of Zeta Phi Beta’s founding principles. Mu Gamma Zeta encourages scholarship via our yearly scholarship to high achieving young women in the South Dade area.

NUMEROUS young women from Coral Reef have received this scholarship in the past!

Apply, Apply, Apply! (see attached)

Do The Right Thing Angel Calzadilla Scholarship

The Miami Police Department’s Do The Right Thing (DTRT) Program is in search of young adults between the ages of 18-22 interested in serving the community as police officers.
 The Senior Police Executive Angel Calzadilla/Do The Right Thing Police Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Senior Police Executive Angel Calzadilla, a well regarded officer who succumbed to a lifelong private struggle with cystic fibrosis at the age of 48.
 Do The Right Thing, known for recognizing and rewarding area youths for their positive behavior and actions, awards the scholarship to one young adult annually to cover tuition up to $6,100 to attend the Miami Police Academy.
 Applications will be accepted throughout the month of February. You must be between the ages of 18-22 to apply.

 To Apply:  https://dotherightthinginc.org/scholarship/
 
If you have any questions about the scholarship please call 305-603-6957 or email admin@dotherightthinginc.org.
 

Progressive Black men Inc. at the University of Florida

The Collective Knowledge Scholarship

The Collective Knowledge Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to one lucky high school senior in Florida. This scholarship has been created to exemplify one of our pillars: academic excellence. As students across the country have been transitioning to learning again through in-person formatting, we want to do our part to help ease this transition and make the shift back to classrooms full-time as smooth as possible for our graduating seniors. The Collective Knowledge Scholarship reward will be a $1,000 grant provided to the institution of the selected individual to go towards their tuition or housing for the 2022-2023 academic year. Eligibility Must be a high school senior in Florida Must intend to enroll in a college or university for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Requirements

·         Copy of High School Transcript

·         Letter of Recommendation

·         Minimum of 25 Community Service Hours Scholarship

·         Essay Response Essay Prompt ~ 500 Word Minimum How do you plan on using your education to empower those around you?

Please send all documentation and proof for requirements to ufpbmscholarship@gmail.com prior to the application deadline

DEADLINE: March 15, 2022

Winner announced: March 22, 2022 @12:00pm

Rising Black Scholars program at Miami Dade College

The Rising Black Scholars program provides free tuition for up to two years, plus academic and co-curricular experiences, to equip students with the knowledge, resources and skills for success. The program highlights include financial support and holistic support services. Scholars receive a book stipend each term (up to $600), a laptop computer, and MDC scholarship opportunities. Scholars also receive a tailored orientation, academic coaching with a personal academic advisor, peer mentoring, career exploration, and internship opportunities

To qualify for the Rising Black Scholars program, students must graduate from high school in 2022.  Students must also complete the MDC admissions application, FAFSA, Rising Black Scholars program application, and submit a letter of recommendation.  To apply to the Rising Black Scholars program, students should visit: mdc.edu/risingblackscholars.

The Collective Knowledge Scholarship

The Collective Knowledge Scholarship

The Collective Knowledge Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to one lucky high school senior in Florida. This scholarship has been created to exemplify one of our pillars: academic excellence. As students across the country have been transitioning to learning again through in-person formatting, we want to do our part to help ease this transition and make the shift back to classrooms full-time as smooth as possible for our graduating seniors. The Collective Knowledge Scholarship reward will be a $1,000 grant provided to the institution of the selected individual to go towards their tuition or housing for the 2022-2023 academic year. Eligibility Must be a high school senior in Florida Must intend to enroll in a college or university for the 2022-2023 academic year.

SAR – George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest
The George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest, provided by the National Society Sons of the America
Revolution, is open to high school students . Applicants must submit an 800 – to 1200 – word essay
discussing an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Contest entries must be submitted as PDF files attached to emails. Essays will be judged on historical accuracy, clarity of thought, organization and proven topic, grammar and spelling, and documentation. The essay must have four parts: 1) title page, 2) essay pages, 3) bibliography or works cited, and 4) applicant’s biography. The contest must be entered through an SAR chapter near the student’s residence. Awards: From $1,000 to $5,000. First place: $5,000, a medal and recognition certificate and up to $500 toward travel expenses for the winner and a chaperone at the annual SAR Congress. Second Place: a $2,500 and a recognition certificate. Third place: $1,000 and a recognition certificate. The winning essay of the national contest will be submitted for publication in the SAR Magazine.
DEADLINE: Varies
APPLICATION: https://www.sar.org/education/youth-contests-awards/george-s-stella-m-knight-essay-contest

Florida State University

The Service Scholar Program is a four-year, comprehensive, co-curricular program. Service Scholars will complete a minimum of 75 service hours per semester (45 hours for first-semester first-year students), participate in individual and group service projects, attend regular meetings, engage in coursework tailored to each year in the program, and promote community participation among their peers. The program includes an annual $3,000 scholarship, which is automatically renewed each year, provided requirements are met.

The Service Scholars is affiliated with the Center for Leadership & Social Change, and will participate in activities and events in the Center. It is expected that Service Scholars will develop as effective leaders and exemplary citizens.

·         It is a four-year program (as a maximum of eight semesters of scholarship funds are available).

·         Service Scholars participate in 75 hours of community service each semester (45 hours for the first semester of one’s first year).

·         Service Scholars must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA.

·         Service Scholars attend monthly meetings called Evenings to engage in thoughtful conversation around civic engagement topics.

·         Service Scholars enroll in a service-focused course each semester to help connect out-of-class experiences to in-class learning and development.

·         First-year students are assigned a peer mentor.

·         The Service Scholar Program is a second family — a supportive community of service-minded student leaders.

Application Information

High school graduating seniors with a distinguished record of community involvement and a strong desire to continue to learn through service are encouraged to apply. Competitive candidates have community involvement beyond the normal requirements for high school graduation or Florida Bright Futures scholarships, both in quantity and depth of service. A commitment that exhibits initiative and leadership will be given greater consideration.

2021 Applicant Timeline

·         Application Opens: December 1, 2020

·         Application Deadline: 5pm March 1, 2021

·         Recommendation Deadline: 5pm March 11, 2021

·         Semi-Finalists Announced: March 19, 2021

·         Finalists Announced: April 9-12, 2021

·         Program Admissions Decisions Made: April 19, 2021

The application is completed via Fluid Review, an online application system. The application can be accessed via the button below. While applying, please make sure to check your junk or spam email inboxes for Fluid Review emails. For more information regarding receiving Fluid Review emails, check here.

Applicants are encouraged to stay attentive to their email for changes in their application status.

AFA Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship

AFA’s Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship provides educational funding to college-bound high school seniors who have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Applicants are asked to write an essay (1,500 word maximum) describing the impact of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness on themselves, their families or their communities, and what they have learned from it. Winners are chosen based off of their essay scores. The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners up. More than $350,000 in college scholarships have been awarded since the program’s inception.

Entries for the 2022 contest are now being accepted.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2022.

Click here to register

Northwestern Mutual Cancer Survivor & Sibling Scholarship

The Northwestern Mutual Childhood Cancer Survivor & Sibling Scholarship programs assists survivors and siblings of individuals affected by childhood cancer who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. To apply, students must be U.S. citizens, 25 years or younger and siblings of individuals who have survived or passed away from pediatric childhood cancer or are patients/survivors who are in current treatment. Applicants must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (or the equivalent) and demonstrate financial need. One online recommendation form must be submitted. Awards: The scholarship program will award up to (25) $5,000 scholarships, renewable for
up to one year or until a bachelor’s degree is earned. Applications will open December 1, 2021, for the2022-2023 academic year.
DEADLINE: Feb. 4 at 3:00 PM

APPLICATION: https://northwesternmutual-foundation.com/scholarships/

The SAWF (Southern Automotive Women’s Forum) Scholarship

The SAWF Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women enrolled or who plan to enroll in a STEM related field, such as science, technology, engineering, or math at an accredited two year technical program, four year undergraduate program, or graduate program that can be used for a career in the automotive industry. Applicants must submit an essay about their future plans in automotive and/or STEM or why they are choosing a career in automotive and/or STEM. Two letters of r commendation are required. Awards: ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

DEADLINE: March 20

APPLICATION: http://southernautomotivewomen.org/scholarship/

American Foreign Service National High School Essay Contest

Students whose parents are not in the Foreign Service are eligible to participate if they are in grades nine through twelve in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, or if they are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent attending high school overseas. Students may be attending a public, private, or parochial school. Entries from home-schooled students are also accepted. Previous first-place winners and immediate relatives of directors or staff of the AFSA, the U.S. Institute of Peace, Semester at Sea and National Student Leadership Conference are not eligible to participate. Previous honorable mention designees are eligible to enter.

Application: https://afsascholarships.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx

PRECOLLEGE PROGRAMS

Questbridge College Prep Scholars Program (Current 11th Graders)

Questbridge is looking for high school juniors who have shown outstanding academic ability (Primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available to you) despite financial challenges (typically households earning less than $65,000 annually for a typical family of four – this is NOT a strict cut-off).

Awards for College Prep Scholars may include:

·         A full scholarship to a college summer program hosted by Yale, Emory, UChicago, and more.

·         Quest for Excellence Awards, such as $1,000 for a new laptop or other resources to help the student enhance their college application.

·         Exclusive access to a QuestBridge National College Admissions Conference — an invite-only event featuring workshops and a college fair with our college partners.

·         Personalized college essay feedback.

·         Campus visits or other opportunities from QuestBridge college partners.

·         Specialized guidance and resources for the college application process.

·         Peer-to-peer support in an online community.

DEADLINE: March

For More Information: https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/college-prep-scholars

Cornell Summer Programs

As one of the nation’s longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs, it gives motivated students the chance to

·         Get a head start on college by earning 3 to 8 credits and a Cornell transcript

·         Immerse themselves in rigorous university courses taught by top Cornell faculty

·         Prep for college applications with one-on-one admissions counseling

·         Connect with a diverse group of high school students from around the world

Students choose from regular undergraduate Cornell courses in Arts and Architecture, Business and Hospitality, Engineering, Health and Humanities, International Relations, Science and Technology, Social Change, Veterinary Medicine, and more. They can also combine on-campus and/or online courses to create their own six- or nine-week program.

Courses are offered between May 31 and August 2, 2022. Limited financial aid is available for on-campus courses.

Applications open in late January

Barnard College Pre-College Summer Programs

We are so happy to announce that Barnard’s 2022 Pre-College Programs will be in-person and residential this summer! 

This summer, we will be offering some fantastic new and enhanced offerings, including Kode with Klossy Powered by Barnard, our signature three-week Young Women’s Leadership Institute and Athena Summer Innovation Institute, as well as a seven week (for-credit) Pre-Baccalaureate Program. Students will have unique opportunities to delve into an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration in everything from entrepreneurship to STEM. Learn more about Barnard’s Pre-College Programs here.

Our team is working very hard to provide our students with an unforgettable experience as we bring Summer back to our campus in New York City. Health and safety continues to be our top priority and we will tailor our pandemic response program and COVID-19 protocols for summer students accordingly. 

Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (Current 10th and 11th Graders)

What is BASE?

At BASE, the Bucknell Academy Summer Experience, rising high school juniors and seniors spend a week living like a college student.

You’ll stay in our residence halls, attend classes taught by Bucknell professors and develop problem-solving skills designed to help you make an impact on the world.

BASE participants join Bucknell faculty and students to find innovative solutions to pressing issues. Perhaps you’ll team up with environmental engineers and global managers to create better technology for clean water. Or maybe you’ll collaborate with performing artists and biomedical engineers to reimagine prosthetics used by actors or musicians.

Reach into your imagination and solve problems in innovative ways. It all starts at Bucknell.

Applications for BASE 2022 open in February 2022.

The next edition of the Bucknell Academy Summer Experience will be held from Sunday, June 26, to Friday, July 1, 2022.

BASE 2022 will be in person, focusing on the theme of the Anthropocene — how have humans permanently impacted the planet and what can we do about it?

The BASE 2022 application will go live in February, so we invite you to return to this page then.

Bucknell’s Academic Summer Experience

COST: $1,500 (includes housing, meals and learning materials)

A limited number of applicants may receive financial aid based on need.

Fore More information: https://www.bucknell.edu/meet-bucknell/plan-visit/camps-conferences-visit-programs/bucknell-academy-summer-experience

Coast Guard Academy’s AIM Program

he Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) is a one-week summer program where you’ll immerse yourself in Academy life. Exclusively for students entering their senior year of high school, AIM is regarded as the most realistic of the service academy summer orientation programs.

AIM will test and inspire you. It will push you to your limits. You’ll rise early. You’ll study. You’ll compete. For six non-stop days, you’ll test your mind, body and spirit in every way.

Intense and rewarding, AIM will help you to discover whether the Academy experience is truly what you want from college, and whether you have what it takes to succeed.

Application Opens: February 8

For more information: https://www.uscga.edu/aim/

Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar & Summer STEM

Applications Opened January 4

For Students Entering the 12th Grade

Summer Seminar gives you a taste of life at the Academy and kick-starts your application journey for an appointment to the Academy. For one week in June, you will experience first-class academic, athletic and professional training while building lifelong friendships with campers from all over the country.

2022 Session Dates and Program Fee

For more info and application please click here.

For Students Entering 9th – 11th Grade

Summer STEM at the Naval Academy is a vibrant week of problem solving, exploratory learning, critical thinking, and team building for rising 9th-11th graders interested in a future in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

For more info and application, please click here.

Rochester Institute of Technology Pre-College Programs

Programs for High School Students:

·         Virtual STEM Trivia Contest Virtual STEM Trivia Contest  (It’s trivia all about STEM and there are two more trivia’s left to attend for the year!!!)

·         Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition (DAFAC)à Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition (It is where students can put their creative minds to the test with digital arts)

·         The Next Big Idea: High School Edition The Next Big Idea™ – High School (It is a similar concept to Shark tank, where students can come up with a product or business and pitch it)

·         SPIRIT Writing SpiRIT Writing competition ( It is where students can write about what they want and possibly win something)

·         Explore Your Future (EYF) Explore Your Future | (rit.edu) (It is our biggest and popular program of the year, the past two years due to COVID were online. Which means we hope to aim for In-person EYF but that could change so stay tuned for updates.)

Florida State University Mini-Medical School Experience

The FSU College of Medicine Summer Institute is a weeklong program designed for students who are committed to pursuing a career in the medical field.
 
The SSTRIDE Summer Institute introduces students to a variety of clinical settings, provides information about financial aid and university pre-health advising/programs, exposes students to college life, gives students a perspective on the life of a medical student, exposes students to certain aspects of the medical school curriculum through interaction with faculty and participation in faculty led presentations about medical topics, and inspires students to pursue careers in health-care professions.

Eligibility:

·         3.0 GPA

·         Performance in college prep math and science courses

·         Essay

·         Recommendation

DEADLINE: March 14

For More Information and Application: https://med.fsu.edu/outreach/summer-institute

CudaCAP Bulletin – 1/21/2022

Happy Friday Cudas

Congratulations on making it through the first half of the school year! Below please find all the new information that has been sent to the CAP office this week. There are CAP Tools, Scholarship Information (some just for Juniors), Summer Program Information, and our most recent “Acceptance” list!  

Juniors – I will be visiting you via Zoom in your English class next week. You will be receiving a TON of information to prepare you for collage applications. I look forward to meeting you soon – come ready with all your questions.

CAP TOOLS

One of the biggest determining factors in deciding where to attend college is cost. Below are two great tools to help you compare costs of colleges and universities.

·         2021 Tuition Comparison Between Colleges In Florida

·         Tuition Comparison for Over 8000 Institutions Nationwide

Free online webinars for students in all grade levels hosted by FloridaShines. The webinars will be given throughout the month of February. There is something for everyone.

·         www.FloridaShines.org/College-101

(free) Assistance with writing your personal statement or college application essay (this is for you, juniors!). The College Essay guy provides practical, step-by-step guides on writing beautiful college essays and putting together an awesome college application.

·         https://www.collegeessayguy.com/

SENIORS

Please remember to fill out the FAFSA (even if you are not yet sure where you are attending college). REMEMBER…

  • Federal money RUNS OUT! You want to make sure your information/application is in on time
  • You should fill out the FAFSA even if you don’t think you qualify for federal funds – many scholarships require a FAFSA on file to distribute the money to you. You don’t want to miss out receiving $$

FAFSA – https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Instructions: https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out

Additionally, remember to complete your FFAA application (for Bright Futures).

You should complete the application even if you don’t yet have the scores for the award. This application is also used for other Florida-specific scholarships – Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be considered for $$$

Please let me know if you need instructions on filling this out.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Below is information that was sent to the CAP office this week:

BIGFUTURE SCHOLARSHIPS (FOR JUNIORS):

BigFuture Scholarships (formerly known as College Board Opportunity Scholarships) for the class of 2023 rewards efforts to plan for college on BigFuture.

Highlights:

·         Two $40,000 winners each month

·         Simple participation

·         Additional ways to earn money.

·         Students whose families earn less than $50,000/year will have extra chances to win scholarships

For Further Information: https://pages.collegeboard.org/big-future-scholarships?excmpid=vt-00285&SFMC_cid=EM643956-&rid=47505486

HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION (JUNIORS ONLY):

If integrity, determination, and courage describe you – you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholars. Their scholarships reward students who possess the character to succeed in life.

Eligibility:

·         Enrolled as a high school junior

·         Minimum 2.0 GPA

·         Plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution

·         Demonstrate financial need

·         Be involved

·         Display integrity and perseverance

·         Be a US Citizen

For Further Information: scholars.horatioalger.org

DEADLINE: March 15, 2022

FOUNDATION FOR FRATERNAL EXCELLENCE:

The scholarship is designed to identify and reward outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated an ability to excel in the fields of academics, extra-curricular school activities, and community involvement.

Eligibility:

·         Graduation high school senior

·         Identify as a Male student

For Further Information: https://foundationfe.org/highschoolscholarship/

DEADLINE: April 1, 2022

FLORIDA PTSA SCHOLARSHIP:

In keeping with our policy of providing quality education for young people, Florida PTA goes one step further by assisting qualified students who wish to continue their education beyond high school. Florida PTA offers scholarship opportunities funded by money derived from Honorary Life Memberships, Scholarship Fund functions and other contributions.

Eligibility:

·         Florida Resident

·         Be a member of the PTSA in good standing (Click here if you’d like to join)

For Further Information: https://floridapta.org/graduating-hs-seniors/

Application: https://floridapta.org/florida-pta-scholarship-application-form/

DEADLINE: February 1, 2022

BUFFALO SOLDIER MOTORCYCLE CLUB (BSMC) SCHOLARSHIP:

Information and application attached

DEADLINE: March 25, 2022

THE NAT MOORE SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT:

Provides scholarships to graduating seniors from high schools in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties. No restriction is placed on the student’s choice of school or discipline of study. The number of scholarships awarded is based on the funding available and the number of quality applications received. The scholarships are primarily distributed directly to colleges over four years, which helps to ensure that the student remains in school. The maximum award amount is $10,000 and will be disbursed in increments of $2,500 per year for four (4) years. 
 

Please read the following in its entirely prior to starting the application

Once you open the application, you will need to complete the entire application prior to submittingThe application does not permit you to save and come back later to complete. 

 
Application and Guidelines can be found here:  Nat Moore Scholarship Endowment 

Scholarship Guidelines 

1.    No late submissions will be reviewed or accepted. 

2.    Must be a high school senior graduating from a Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach or Monroe County high school on or before June each year. 

3.    Demonstrate financial need to attend college. (copy of SAR or FAFSA)

4.    Minimum high school grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 grade scale, excluding home studies). 

5.    A personal statement of 500 – 700 words. 

6.    Resume

7.    2 letters of recommendation

8.    Transcript

DEADLINE: February 28th each year by 11:59 pm EST.

INSPIRASIAN SCHOLARSHIPS

InspirASIAN makes a difference in our community by supporting graduating high school seniors with their college education through our scholarship awards. InspirASIAN awards national scholarships to students residing in any state with a participating local InspirASIAN chapter. All students who apply will be considered for the national scholarships awards. Students who are not awarded national scholarships will be considered for state scholarships if offered by local InspirASIAN chapters.

Eligibility:

·         Graduation high school senior

·         Citizen or Permanent Resident of the US

·         Resident of a state that has a participating inspirASIAN chapter (Florida is included)

For Further Information: https://inspirasian.us/programs/scholarshipprogram/

DEADLINE: January 31, 2022

0% Interest Loans

JELF:

Jelf offers 0% interest, last dollar loans for Jewish students pursuing a full-time education. Jelf serves students from FL, GA, NC, SC, and VA, but students can attend any US accredited university.

For Further Information: jelf.org/share

DEADLINE: April 30, 2022

SUMMER PROGRAMS


Bucknell University:

Bucknell Academy Summer Experience is a collaborative residential experience where students are invited to explore the value of a liberal arts perspective in making challenging decisions to improve today’s world. At BASE, students will experience interdisciplinary study from top tier professors while challenging their thought processes. This year’s theme is The Anthropocene: How have humans permanently changed the planet, and what do we do about it?

For Further Information: https://www.bucknell.edu/meet-bucknell/plan-visit/camps-conferences-visit-programs/bucknell-academy-summer-experience

When: June 26 – July 1
Who: Rising juniors and seniors in high school are welcome to apply

The Global Health Leaders Conference:

On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Global Health Leaders Conference at Johns Hopkins University, I would like to invite your students in grades 9-12 who are interested in global health and medicine to apply to participate in our 2022 program.

Our international conference is a Johns Hopkins University student and faculty-led program; at our conference, students learn about issues in global health, public health, and medicine through world-class lectures from leaders in these fields, forge connections with like-minded exceptional students, and share their own work and ideas on global health-related topics at the international scale by having the opportunity to present in our student speaker series. Featured speakers at our conference have included leading global health researchers, physicians, policy developers, and Nobel Prize winners. In short, the purpose of our program is to develop the next generation of leaders in global health, public health, and medicine.

Virtual conference programming (such as featured speaker presentations, student presentations, etc.) will be held throughout the late spring/early summer of 2022. The conference fee for admitted students is $49 USD; if the fee places a significant financial burden on a student’s family, financial assistance is available as we do not want the fee to be a barrier for any deserving student. There are no application fees.

For Further Information: https://glohea.org/

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022
Who: students in grades 9-12

Young Scholars Program at FSU

The Young Scholars Program (YSP) is a six-week residential science and mathematics summer program for Florida high school students with significant potential for STEM careers. Room, board, and tuition are provided for every admitted student, funded by FSU.

Program Dates: June 12-June 23, 2022

For Further Information: https://ysp.osta.fsu.edu

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022
Who: Rising seniors (current 11th graders)

MITES at MIT

Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) is a rigorous six-week residential academic enrichment program for rising high school seniors – many of whom come from underrepresented or underserved communities – who have a strong academic record and are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering. This national program stresses the value and reward of pursuing advanced technical degrees and careers while developing the skills necessary to achieve success in science and engineering. 

For Further Information: https://oeop.mit.edu/programs/mites

Application: https://summerapp.secure-platform.com/a

Application Deadline: February 1, 2022
Who: Rising seniors (current 11th graders)

Pre-College at USC

When students attend summer programs at the University of Southern California, high school students balance academic and college life as they prepare for college at one of the world’s leading private research universities. If your student is seeking an academic challenge this summer, USC invites them to apply to the pre-college USC Summer Programs for high school students.

For Further Information: precollege.usc.edu

Who: Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors

Pre-College Programs at Cornell University

Get a head start on college by earning 3-8 credits on a Cornell transcript

Immerse yourself in rigorous university courses taught by Cornell professors

Prep for college applications with admissions workshops and one-on-one counseling

Connect with a diverse group of motivated high school students

For Further Information: precollege.cornell.edu