Planning and Preparing for College (Scholarships, Internships, Etc)

To prepare students and their parents for college success in areas of academic readiness, community service, internships, summer programs, etc. The blog is to be used as a preparation infrastructure on various areas of college topics.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

99th Annual ASALH Convention - Volunteers Needed!

99th Annual ASALH Convention

September 24-28, 2014: Memphis, Tennessee

 Volunteers Needed!

Help us share Memphis hospitality and history with more than 1,000 scholars, educators, community members, students, researchers and active citizens from around the world who will participate in more than 170 fascinating presentations and informative dialogues about African life and history.
Volunteers Roles and Duties (Click link to retrieve the various volunteer opportunities.)

Volunteer Training Dates:

  • Volunteer Preview Meetings (Meet the Volunteer Committee and get your questions answered about volunteering at the ASALH Conference.)
    • August Local Arrangement Committee Meeting, August 21, 2014, 6:00 PM, LeMoyne-Owen College
    • Early September (Date TBA) LeMoyne-Owen College
  • Hands-On Volunteer Training Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:00 PM, Peabody Hotel

Click here for the volunteer registration form.  The registration is submitted online. 

As always please share this opportunity with others.
If you have any questions, please email me at
***Please note volunteers should be 18 years and older; but if you are a youth organization and you have mature and responsible volunteers between 16 and 17 they can apply for this opportunity - please note your organization that you are representing.

The goal is to get 300 volunteers for the conference.  Volunteers can volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Kulture Teach Theatre and Writing Workshops for Youth - Apply Now!

Kulture Teach Theatre and Writing Workshops for Youth:

Kulture Teach Theatre and Writing Workshops for Youth is exclusively designed to educate African American youth (ages 14-17) about African American theatre while teaching them how to create and perform a monologue. Through Kulture Teach, it will greatly enhance creative writing, performance, and professional development.  With an online learning component, Kulture Teach also
provides some exposure to college life as participating students will use the course site for assignments, writing exercises, and research.  The workshop is four months long and the cost is $200 per child.  Enrollment for Set I begins June 10th and the first session begins July  19th.

For more information or questions, please visit, call (901) 303-8836 or email at

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Project Aerospace Summer Program Registration -- Deadline:Various end dates


ACE Academy is a program designed to offer an introduction to the aviation industry and aviation careers to middle and high school students. The goal is to provide an opportunity that will provide insight and a hands on experience for students to learn the history of aviation, fundamentals of aerodynamics, the role of government in aviation, pioneers in aviation and the many careers available in the aviation industry. New to our program is the incorporation of STEM. Students will learn aviation concepts tailored to their education in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). There might be a small application fee to participate.

Please, locate your preferred Academy and dates from the list below, then click the Register Now button to complete your registration and your payment. Registration for each academy closes two weeks prior to its start date.

NOTE: There is a time limit of 15 minutes to complete each page of information. Please review the forms and have your information ready before beginning the process. If your session times out, you may have to start the process again from the beginning.

There are a total of 20 - 25 locations within 20 states and territories.  Click link below to retrieve the information:

Memphis Dates are listed below:

Memphis Summer ACE Academy I on June 10 - 14, 2013 (Registration Open until May 24, 2013) (ScheduleSlots Still Open

* Memphis Summer ACE Academy II  on July 8 - July 12, 2013 (Registration Open until June 22, 2013) (Schedule) Slots Still Open

The 9/10 Movement: Maximizing Student Potential - Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 23, 2014

Module I: Enhancing the Foundation for Success - Boot Camp (July 7-30, 2014)

The goal of the 9/10 program will be to expose students to the skills and knowledge needed to perform at a high level of academic and community leadership. The Memphis Challenge, Inc. proposes the development of a two-year pilot to create an earlier talent identification and development program that would provide enrichment activities to a selected pool of ninth graders in year 1. This effort would continue through the summer as their sophomore year concluded year 2 of the pilot. Students who successfully complete the 9/10 program will be advised to apply to the Memphis Challenge and become a part of the larger applicant pool of juniors.

Click Here for More Information

Click Here to Apply

UT Knoxville Score -- Memphis Office -- Deadline: May 1, 2014

Set your goals!

Learn about college!

Explore your future!

Be a part of SCORE - UT’s new program for rising high school juniors!

UT SCORE are four week-long summer events for rising high school juniors from Memphis area Schools.  This program is designed to educate students about the college application process, college success, and introduce them to the skills it takes to be successful in earning a degree. UT SCORE will expose students to majors in college that will lead to careers that interest them. Four current UT Knoxville students, who are graduates of Memphis high schools, will serve as SCORE Counselors to the high school participants.  They will instruct students about college preparation along with the application and selection process. Additionally, they will share strategies to be successful academically and socially in college.
The UT SCORE Program will last one week. Each of the four, one week sessions, includes space for 40 participants in learning teams of 10. The program will take place on the UT Health Science Center campus in downtown Memphis for four days and on the Southwest Tennessee Community College Union Campus for one day each week. The participants will also visit other local colleges and universities.
Apply NOW!

Below are the requirements to participate:

·         Have completed tenth grade by May 25, 2014

·         Be a 1st generation college student (parents did not complete a 4yr college bachelors degree program) OR be a participant in the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch program

·         Have a minimum 2.75 (weighted) cumulative grade point average (9th grade/first semester 10th grade)

Program dates: July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25 and July 28 - August 1, 2014  – You choose!
Program times: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm each day

Download UT Score Application (click link to retrieve)

Priority of selection will be awarded to applicants who will be the first in their family to earn a college 4 year college bachelor’s degree and applicants who qualify for free/reduce lunch. You may also obtain a copy of the UT SCORE application from your guidance office or by emailing or by calling 901-448-3942. Space is limited so apply today!”

Application Deadline:  May 1, 2014

Memphis Challenge -- Friday, August 8, 2014

Inspiring and Developing Future Memphis Leaders

The Memphis Challenge selects minority students who represent the top 10 percent of the senior class from city, county and private schools in the Memphis area. Academic achievement, leadership abilities and interviewing skills are the basis for selection. The following criteria are necessary for consideration:

* A 3.5 GPA or higher
* Competitive ACT/SAT Scores*
* Only required for rising seniors: ACT 25 or SAT 1,500
Recommendation by guidance counselor and teachers
Proven leadership skills, particularly in community service
Written essay on select topics
Junior MC Membership Criteria

The criteria for Junior MC are the same as those of The Memphis Challenge program except that candidates are high school juniors, and there is no ACT/SAT requirement.

2014 Applications

Welcome to the 2014-2015 application cycle, which is completely online. Memphis Challenge is proud to be going green! Navigate to the following link: Apply Now to get started. After creating a user name and password, you will be allowed to access the application. PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. THE APPLICATION WILL TAKE YOU APPROXIMATELY 1-2 HOURS TO COMPLETE. YOU CAN SAVE YOUR WORK AS YOU GO. Applications are due by or before Friday, August 8, 2014.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

GIRL Power: REAL TALK Summer Conference - June 4th & June 5th - Register by May 30, 2014!


June 3rd - June 4th


Open to all 6th - 12th grade girls, free of charge. Middle school students will attend on June 3rd and high school students will attend on June 4th. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration required by May 30th. Participants accepted on a first come basis.

Limited Openings! Hurry!

Join the Memphis Urban League as we talk about the pressing issues many youth face in life.

Workshops will be facilitated by Summer Owens and will cover the following topics: self esteem, teen pregnancy, goal setting, bullying, and making wise choices. Each participant will receive Summer’s book. Summer’s story will help empower youth to overcome life’s complications.

 Register (click link to retrieve)

For more information, call the Memphis Urban League at 901-272-2491. We are located at 413 N. Cleveland Street.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

I am Now on FaceBook -- Please Join Me!!!

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Looking forward to connecting with you.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Notes on Reading the Blog

Please note that the Blog is a college resource infrastructure and is to viewed ongoing or various times for valuable information.

The blog structure is as follows:

The left side displays the current posting for scholarships,internships, fellowships and job opportunities. In many cases the deadlines for the opportunities will be displayed in the title or within the posting.

The right side has links in various categories. Some of them are: College Preparation, ACT/SAT Info, FAFSA, Financial Aid, Internships, Scholarships, Fellowships and much more. Click the link to get additional information on each topic or area.

The blog contains thousandths and thousandths of links and is over 80 pages in printed documentation.

As always, share the blog with others.

Internships at Walt Disney and ESPN -- Year Around

It’s a vision. A passion. An intimate understanding of who we are and what we are capable of achieving. And in your heart, you know you are already a part of it. We are The Walt Disney Company, a global family live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and life-long memories. You’re invited to make our future your future. From one-of-a-kind vacation excursions and edge-of-your-seat theatrical thrillers to futuristic, interactive entertainment experiences, our vision is one of innovation. And our innovation touches millions every day. If you bring your individual talents to The Walt Disney Company, you could be a part of it all.

Apply for Internship Online. (perform search of potential openings)

Search Opening (enter keyword of Internship)

RTNDF 2014 Scholarships -- Deadline: Extended May 31, 2014

Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

All scholarships are open to enrolled students (freshmen excluded) who are pursuing careers in radio and television news. Winners are also invited to attend the Exellence in Journalism conference. Candidates must be a full-time college student whose career objective is electronic journalism and have at least one full year of college remaining. To receive an award, winners must be officially enrolled in college and be in good standing.
Information about individual undergraduate scholarships:

Extended Deadline to apply is May 31, 2014
 Scholarship FAQ (click link to retrieve)

Please contact Katie Switchenko at if you have any questions about RTDNF scholarships and fellowships.

PCAT Preparatory Program -- Registration Deadline: June 27, 2014

PCAT Preparatory Program
August 8-11, 2014


The Center of Excellence (COE) program, funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, was established to assist designated health profession schools and other public and non-profit, or educational institutions strengthen the national capacity to produce a culturally competent healthcare workforce, whose diversity is representative of the U.S. population.

The Center of Excellence Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) Preparatory Program is one of the many programs that are geared towards increasing the number of competitive Howard University, local area and partnership Pre-Pharmacy student applicants who apply to our Doctor of Pharmacy Program. The PCAT Preparatory Program is an eight-week program for undergraduate level students who have completed or have less than two semesters to complete their pre-requisites for the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Howard University. Undergraduate students who demonstrate an interest in pharmacy as a career can register to participate.

Apply Now (click link to retrieve application)

The PCAT Preparatory Program registration deadline is June 27, 2014.

There is a cost associated with the course of $695.00. There is a 43% discount for the first 20 Howard University/COE Partnership School students who register.
Course materials and study guides will be supplied.
Click here for the schedule.

CVS/Pharmacy Interships

Join CVS Caremark and we will reward you with an extraordinary opportunity and professional development that only the nation's largest pharmacy retailer can provide. To be considered for the CVS/pharmacy internship program, you must be actively enrolled in one of your professional years of pharmacy school.

As the nation’s largest pharmacy health care provider, we offer a wide range of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities across our three business units – MinuteClinic, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and retail pharmacy. Our energetic and service-oriented colleagues work hard every day to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers.

Explore positions within our company by visiting our Opportunities section.

Search all CVS Caremark opportunities

Additional Information and Application Process

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital pIntern - Various) - Apply Now!

Job Purpose:

Responsible for providing support through an internship to ALSAC’s international partnership and fundraising efforts. Assists the International Partnerships staff with coordinating and executing International Partnerships’ projects and events associated with development initiatives or humanitarian supportive programs.
Requires a degree of judgment; ability to speak and write clearly and concisely for internal and external relationships. Requires good oral and written communication skills, knowledge of Word and Excel. Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality. Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university, as a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student (in good standing) and have a major in Business Administration, International Business, International Relations, Political Science or related background, and be at least 18 years of age.
Apply for Internships (click link to retrieve)

2014 Teen Technology Camp @ Memphis Public Library -- Deadline: May 3, 2014

Teen Technology Camp 2014

It’s time to register for Teen Technology Camp 2014 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. The application deadline is May 13 You can sign up at any Memphis Public Library & Information Center or follow the link Teen Technology Application to the Memphis Public Library & Information Center webpage to register.

Teen Technology Camp begins July 16 and is a week long technology-based Summer Camp for teens aged 13 to 15. The technology camp is sponsored by the Memphis Chapter of the Society for Information Management and the City of Memphis Public Library .

View FOX13 Teen Tech Camp segment

For more information, follow the link Teen Technology Camp to the Memphis Public Library & Information Center webpage to read more about the free Teen Technology Camp or call 415-2732.

The deadline to apply is May 3, 2014.

Shelby Scholars Summer Institute -- Extended Deadline: May 5, 2014

Shelby Scholars Summer Institute, also known as SSSI, is a signature experience available through Shelby County Schools that ignites students interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses and professions.

It is designed for middle school students who have a readiness to excel in these areas. High-tech and cutting edge equipment and applications are among the aspect of the program. Student learning is accomplished through project and inquiry-based activities that reflect real world problem solving. Math/Science focused analytical equipment and applications with aggregate/disaggregate capabilities embedded in challenging curricular are among the aspects of the program.

Student learning is accomplished through problem-based activities and through inquiry-based learning that reflect real world investigations. Other content areas, such as writing, geography, and economics, are integrated into each project to expose students to learning experience with a metacognitive approach. The goal of the program is to encourage shelby scholars to enroll in high-level science and math courses, further preparing them for post secondary STEM courses. A number of institute scholars are now participating in SCS's International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

Apply Now!

Deadline Extended:  May 5, 2014


2014 SAME Engineering & Construction Camps -- Deadline: March 28, 2014

Society of American Military Engineers/US Army Camp
June 22-28, 2014

Vicksburg, Mississippi

The annual Engineering & Construction Camp at Vicksburg provides high school students with a great hands-on experience in engineering and construction activities. Vicksburg’s wide-ranging engineering community provides a wealth of offerings in cutting edge engineering topics.

The one-week program is supervised by professional engineers and volunteers from engineering organizations in the lower Mississippi Valley. The crewmates (campers) are exposed to a wealth of knowledge about the various career choices in the fields of engineering and construction, focusing primarily on water resources engineering.  The program is open to sophmores and juniors in high school who intends to pursue a degree in engineering or an associated field.

Download Application

All applications must be received by March 28, 2014.

Additional information on the camp

2014 FedEx Internship Positions -- Various Areas -- Marketing, Engineer, Field Operations, Etc -- Apply Now

is currently accepting applicants for their 2014 Summer Internship positions.

Below are some of the Job Names, Locations and FedEx's companies:

Students can apply for jobs online.  Click here (list of internships throughout the US)

If you want to specific a location (state, city, etc) Click here

Selection for Search:

Country = United States

Keyword = Intern

Then select the Job Id and follow the instructions.

**New visitors to the site will be asked to complete a profile.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tennessee Highway Patrol Accepting Applications for Youth and Junior Trooper Academy - May 1, 2014

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced today it will hold its first-ever youth and junior trooper academies for the public this summer in Nashville. The agency’s youth academy is for students in grades 9-12 and is an overnight camp that will be held from June 23-27. The junior trooper school is a day camp for middle school students in grades 6-8 and will take place July 15-18.
The program will be held at the THP Training Center and is designed to educate youth who may have an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement. Youth and junior cadets will be taught trooper values, specifically, respect, discipline and integrity, and will enjoy recreational activities that include team building exercises, physical fitness and training.

“This is a program that we’ve wanted to implement for a long time. It allows us the opportunity to give back to our community, have fun, and perhaps, prepare future leaders in law enforcement,” Colonel Tracy Trott said.

All cadets will be involved in a community service project for Second Harvest Food Bank and will collect toiletries for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Applications are available on the department website at and should be submitted via e-mail to All applications must be received by May 1, 2014 for consideration.

Acceptance letters will be mailed on June 1, 2014.

For questions, please contact the department through e-mail at
Download Application (click links below to retreive)
2014 Junior Trooper Academy Application Packet.pdf
2014 Youth Trooper Academy Application Packet.pdf

2014 Youth Leadership Development Institute -- Deadline: May 9, 2014

The Alpha Memphis Education Foundation, Inc. (AMEF) and the Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated will host its annual Youth Leadership Development
Institute (
YLDI) Friday, May 30, 2014, though Sunday, June 1, 2014. The theme is “Making
It.” Seminars will be held on Friday and Saturday mornings with the celebration/induction  
ceremony set for Sunday, June 1, 2014. The program accepts rising high school freshmen,

sophomores, juniors and seniors who embrace the values of education, leadership, and

community service.

In accordance with our national initiatives, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their

social skills, academic competencies and leadership capacities. Also, select participants will

attend the Regional Leadership Development Institute June 18-22, 2014 in Greensboro, North

Carolina. All Institute graduates will receive media recognition, certificates of completion and

become eligible to compete for Scholarships provided by AMEF.

Application Due Date: May 9, 2014

Download Application (click link to retrieve)

NABA Memphis Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) -- Deadline: May 1, 2014

NABA Memphis Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)

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Program Dates: July 21 - 26, 2014

Rising seniors in high school are invited to apply for this challenging and dynamic summer camp. The camp is an on-campus residency program designed to enable academically talented high school students to explore their interests in a business education and career. The participants engage in interactive workshops and activities that introduce the student to specific business disciplines and potential career paths.The participants also will visit local companies in and around Memphis and be guided through the inner workings of the industry.
Applications will be accepted through May 1, 2014.

Application packets require an unofficial transcript and letter of recommendation. These can be emailed to or faxed to the College of Business Dean's Office c/o Christina Brown at (901) 321-3566. The Letter of Recommendation must be on school or business letterhead or emailed from the school's email.

The student cost to attend the Business Immersion Camp is $200. This includes lodging, meals, all programming, travel in Memphis and leisure activities. Students are also responsible for their travel to/from Memphis.
Please visit for our summer program for minority high school students interested in a career in accounting.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Eula Brown Memorial Scholarship -- Deadline: July 1, 2014

First South offers the Eula Brown Memorial Scholarship Competition.

It’s time for many students to start the college scholarship application process for the 2014 school year. With tuition rates rising and federal funding for colleges and universities falling, many students find the initial costs of continuing their education staggering.

If you are looking for scholarships, then our Eula Brown Memorial Scholarship may be able to help.

This is a non-needs based scholarship that awards $1000 towards tuition expense for undergraduate students attending the University of Memphis in the 2014 academic year.

If you would like information about our scholarship, then please visit the about us page on our web site, The scholarship application and guidelines are provided there.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Special Olympics Volunteers Needed -- May 3, 2014 @ Rhodes College

I am personally sending you this posting because I know that this will be a wonderful and beautiful experience. This is one of the real reason why we perform community service that is to give back to others.

The event will take place on 05/03/2014 at Rhodes College from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 1:30 p.m.  There will be various events such as the long jump, softball throw and various races.   Volunteer check-in time will be around 8:00.   More details will be sent later.

To volunteer email Karen Boozer ( by 04/21/2014.  In the email please include your T-Shirt size.  

Feel free to pass along this information to any FedEx Employee you think would be interested in volunteering.  Friends and family members are also welcome to volunteer.   Volunteers under 16 years old with have to be accompany by an adult.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Chi Lambda Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc - Deadline: April 25, 2014

The Chi Lambda Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Bartlett Chapter announces its fifth annual scholarship. This scholarship is open to all qualified graduating seniors who will be pursuing a higher level of education. The recipient must attend a Memphis City or Shelby County School.

This is a one-time scholarship and will be distributed to the selected students upon proof of enrollment.

Students should review the attached information and ensure that all requirements are addressed. All application material must be returned to Chi Lambda Zeta Chapter by the extended deadline, April 25, 2014 to be considered.

2014 Zeta Phi Beta Scholarship Download (click link to retrieve)

Scholarship Overview (click link to retrieve)


Sandra Gibson, 2nd Vice President, Chi Lambda Zeta Chapter
Contact Number: (901) 233-1376

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Davis YMCA Annual Summer Camp Program - Apply Now!

The Davis YMCA is having their annual Summer Camp Program for youth 5-12. I am attaching a flyer about our summer camp in PDF that gives all of our information. A few of our biggest highlights for our summer program are:
Accept DHS vouchers
Provide Fee Assistance
Provide lunch and snack
Swim Everyday
Field Trips Included
Please pass this information on to any families or corporations that may benefit from our summer program.
Thank you,
Tiffany McCollins
Program Director
Youth, Teen, & Sports
Thomas B. Davis YMCA
4727 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116
The Y: We're for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.