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.