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