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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Monday, September 15, 2014

Mississippi State Fall Preview Day -- Registration Begins on September 15, 2014

Program Highlights

Check-in for Preview Day will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Joe Frank Sanderson Center. The event will conclude by 3:00 p.m.  Registration begins on September 15, 2014. 

Fall Preview Dates

  • October 13, 2014
  • October 27, 2014

Campus Tours

Let our staff take you on a riding tour of the beautiful Mississippi State campus. Organization Fair

A number of MSU's most prominent student organizations will be on hand to share information regarding academic, honorary, Greek, religious, and service opportunities on campus. General Assembly

Enjoy an official university welcome and general program announcements! Also, hear from a host of university students and administrators regarding student and academic life, and preparing for admission into MSU. Lunch

Enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat buffet in the historic Marketplace at Perry.

Also hear an overview of admission, scholarships, financial aid, and housing and answer questions from students and parents. Academic visits along with talking to faculty about programs.  Tours of university residence halls and much more.

Additional Information

Click here to register.

Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards - Registration Open


Calling All Creative Teens: Be Bold, Claim Your Place in Art & Writing History

and Earn Scholarships to Support Your Talent

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 90th annual call for submissions is open, inviting innovative teens to follow in the footsteps of distinguished alumni such as Andy Warhol, Robert Redford, Zac Posen, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates & Ken Burns, who won when they were teens

The 90th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is now open and calling all creative teens, grades 7-12, to “be bold” and submit their work for the opportunity to gain recognition and scholarships.  The Awards program is the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts, and has an impressive legacy of being the first to acknowledge creative talent.  

Register (click link) 

How to Submit (click link to retrieve)

Work is submitted online according to regional guidelines. Please note that deadlines generally range from December 15, 2014 to January 15, 2015 (based on your region).

All deadlines are effective 11:59PM EST  01/06/2015 - See more at:


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship—Non-traditional Component

The non-traditional student must be a Tennessee resident, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institution. In addition, the student must:

Be age 25 or older, as an entering freshman in an eligible postsecondary
institution or have not been enrolled for at least two (2) years after last
attending any postsecondary institution.
Must have parents’ or independent student’s and spouse’s adjusted gross income of $36,000 or less on IRS tax form
Be continuously enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institution in the fall and spring semesters and maintain satisfactory academic progress
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 after 12 and 24 attempted semester hours
To continue receiving the HOPE Scholarship, the non-traditional student shall meet
the HOPE Scholarship Renewal Criteria mentioned above
The non-traditional student shall continue receiving the HOPE Scholarship until the FIRST of the following terminating events:
The student has earned a baccalaureate degree;
If the student previously received a HOPE Scholarship, the sum of the
number of years the non-traditional student received the non-traditional HOPE Scholarship and the HOPE Scholarship from previous years equals five (5) years;
Five (5) years have passed since the student enrolled in an eligible postsecondary institution as a non-traditional student A non-traditional
student shall not be eligible for the Aspire Award or the General Assembly Merit Award.

Additional Non-Traditional Students Information

Additional Tennessee Hope Scholarship Information

Internships @ MTV Networks & Campus Rep Program

College students, put your book smarts to work with an MTV Networks internship. You’ll amp up your skill set by getting real-world experience at a top-notch media and entertainment powerhouse – all while racking up some academic credits that will put you one step closer to your cap and gown. Internships are open to college juniors and seniors, though some departments also accept graduate students and law school students. MTV Networks is proud of its diverse environment, and we encourage students of all backgrounds to apply. Select an internship location to learn more:
Burbank, CA – Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Chicago, IL – MTV Networks
Santa Monica, CA – MTV Networks
San Francisco, CA – MTV Networks
Glendale, CA – Nickelodeon Virtual Worlds
Miami, FL – MTV Networks Latin America
New York, NY – MTV Networks
Nashville, TN – CMT
Orlando, FL – Nickelodeon Recreation Creative Studio

2015 FedEx Internship Positions -- Various Areas -- Marketing, Engineer, Field Operations, Etc -- Apply Now

is currently accepting applicants for their 2015 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) FedEx Services (Memphis)

Selection for Search:

Location = can be Zip Code or specific Country and State, etc.

Keyword = Intern
Category = Select the company or area from dropdown

Then select the Job Id and follow the instructions.

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

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity - Deadline: September 30, 2014

The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity Program is a competitive program whose goal is to increase the diversity of the community of scholars devoted to academic research. We seek to attract promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to the academic mission. Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at Penn. Successful candidates will receive mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.

  • Graduate students from PENN and other institutions who have completed, or will complete their requirements for Ph.D. by the Fellowship start date.
  • Postdoctoral scholars from other institutions who have completed their dissertation within the last three years.
  • Professional applicants (M.D., D.M.D., V.M.D., J.D., etc) within a year of completing their post-degree professional training.
  • Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents.
  • Postdocs, residents and fellows who currently have a position at Penn are ineligible for this program.
Awards: Fellows receive a stipend of $43,000 in year 1 with $2,000 increments in years 2 and 3, as well as annual allowances for travel ($2,000) and research ($5,000), and a one-time relocation expense of $5,000. The University also provides a medical, vision, dental and life insurance benefits package. Successful candidates will receive highly mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.
Start date will be arranged in consultation with the faculty mentor but can be as early as January 2, 2014.

Application Process

Application Deadline:  For the 2015-2016 academic year, the deadline is September 30, 2014

2014-2015 Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship -- Deadline: September 30, 2014

Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. That’s why we offer a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.

In order to apply you must meet the following qualifications:

Are you a full-time student enrolled in a four-year institution?
Do you have a B average or better?
At graduation will you receive a BS, MS, or PhD in a technical science or an engineering discipline?
Do you consider yourself Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Alaskan, or Hispanic?
Do you have tuition (or tuition related) expenses not covered by scholarships/grants (excluding loans)?
(If your answer is "yes" to all questions you are eligible to apply.)
         Click here to get details and apply online for the Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship.


Application Postmark Deadline: September 30, 2014


You may be eligible for funding of up to $5000 per year while you are in college or a vocational or technical training program!

You may qualify if:
1 You are 18, 19 or 20 years old.
2 You are in foster care or you were in foster care as a teenager and you are a US citizen or qualified non-citizen
3 You aged out of the foster care system at age 18 or were adopted from foster care with adoption finalization after your 16th birthday.
4 You have been accepted into or are enrolled in a degree, certificate or other program at a college, university, technical or vocational school and you show progress towards that degree or certificate.



Princeton Prize in Race Relations -- Deadline: Postmarked, January 31, 2015

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations

There is perhaps no greater challenge facing our country than increasing understanding and cooperation among people of different racial backgrounds. It is a challenge that every new generation encounters. We therefore believe that young people have a particularly important role to play, and hope, through the Princeton Prize, to recognize and encourage young people who have made or are making efforts to improve racial harmony.

Overview -  A description of the program, important dates and whom to contact for more information.


Applications postmarked by January 31 will be eligible for prizes—including cash awards up to $1,000 for particularly noteworthy work.

TnAchieves -- Deadline: November 1, 2014

Who can become a tnAchieves Scholar?
Any Tennessee public high school senior in the 27 counties tnAchieves serves. There is no GPA or ACT requirement. Preference could be given to first generation or financially challenged students.

How does the scholarship work?
The tnAchieves Scholarship is a last dollar scholarship up to $4,000 annually for four consecutive semesters. The amount of money awarded is determined after all other sources of scholarships and financial aid have been awarded. Money is paid directly to the college. Funding begins in the fall semester following high school graduation.

You will be ineligible for a scholarship if you fail to...
Attend all scheduled meetings or submit an online excuse prior to the meeting.
Maintain 12 hours and a 2.0 GPA each semester of college.
Complete the FAFSA each year by February 1.
Complete 8 hours of community service each semester by December 1 and May 1.

Deadline to apply is November 1, 2014.   Requirements to become a TN Achieves click here.  

For more information, visit

Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship – DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 3

2014 Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship

To be eligible to apply, students can be both male and female student athletes who exhibit excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and within their communities. Eligibility for application is limited exclusively to men and women whose senior year of high school is the 2013–2014 academic year, who have at least a “B” grade average, and participate in at least one of 27 sports. We want to hear from all student athletes who work hard, are dedicated, and have become role models for underclassmen.

For more information, click here.

The online application must be completed by the student and reviewed by a high school official no later than 5:00pm (Central Time) on October 3, 2014.

Each student application must have their online application reviewed and confirmed by a school representative. State Finalists are announced later in October with State Winners determined in early November. All finalists will be notified by mail.

Criteria and How to Apply (click link to retrieve information)


All of this must be done prior to 5:00 p.m., central time, October 3, 2012.
Applicants should plan on submitting their application in September to allow time for the review.

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

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

Volunteer Information

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.


The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) promotes, researches, preserves, interprets and disseminates information about Black life, history and culture. Established in 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, ASALH continues Woodson's legacy of speaking a fundamental truth to the world--that Africans and peoples of African descent are makers of history and co-workers in what W. E. B. Du Bois called, "The Kingdom of Culture."

Middle Baptist Church ACT Workshop - Saturday, September 20, 2014


Historical Black Colleges and Universities-Memphis Chapter
ACT Workshop (free)

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Middle Baptist Church
801 Whitehaven Lane

To Register CALL FLC @ 901.344.8056

On-Site Registration: 8:00am-8:30am

Prep Sessions: 8:30am until 1:00pm

Need Additional Information Call:
 Ms. Mary Helen Sinclair (National Board Certified Teacher) @ 901. 345.2675
Ms. Demetria Bobo ….HBCU Executive Director and National Board Certified Teacher
@ 901.644.8451

Please bring T1 83 or T184 Calculators

Algebraic Formulas Programmed on Personal Calculators ONLY

Snacks will be provided



Tennessee Promise - Deadline: November 1, 2014

TN Promise

Apply for the Tennessee Promise here
between August 15 and November 1, 2014.

The Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program that will begin in the Fall of 2015.  It will provide students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship, or TSAA.  While removing the financial burden is key, a critical component of Tennessee Promise is the individual guidance each participant will receive from a mentor who will provide guidance and assistance as the student enters higher education.  In addition, students will be required to complete eight hours of community service per term enrolled, as well as maintain satisfactory academic progress (2.0 GPA). 

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Children’s Scholarship Fund Program

The Children's Scholarship Fund provides partial tuition assistance for low-income families to send their children to private schools. More than 96,000 children have benefited from scholarships across the United States since we began offering assistance in 1998. Currently, almost 29,000 children nationwide are using CSF scholarships. These children are attending private school through the generosity of our donors, the efforts of 38 scholarship programs, and the sacrifices made by the families themselves, who pay—on average—50% of their children's tuition. Our scholarships are truly a hand up, and not a hand out.

The response from families seeking the freedom to choose their children’s education was staggering. For our first scholarships in 1999, the parents of nearly 1.25 million eligible children from over 20,000 communities applied. Most of these families reside in the poorest sections of our urban areas, where their only choice without a scholarship is a low-performing school.

Eligible families are required to demonstrate their financial need as measured by standards similar to the Federal school lunch program, which takes into account family size. The Fund focuses on elementary education because the earlier a child receives sound schooling, the better. Scholarships are awarded to all eligible children in a family to attend the school or schools of their choice.

The Children's Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for children grades Kindergarten - 8th. Children must be 5 years or older to receive scholarships.

How To Apply

Call Me Mister Program

The Call Me MISTER program combines the special strengths and resources of Clemson University with the individualized instructional programs offered by four historically black colleges in South Carolina: Benedict College, Claflin University, Morris College and South Carolina State University. To provide even greater opportunity and access, students have the option of first attending one of our two-year partner colleges before transferring to one of the four-year institutions to complete their baccalaureate degree. In addition, the project has limited enrollment in the middle school Master of Art in Teaching program. Please click on the participating schools on the menu to the left to learn more about these schools' programs.

How to Apply

Complete the Call Me MISTER online application

Participating Colleges

PPREP Pre-med Scholarship and Internship Program's PreMed Prescription Drug Rating and Experience Program (PPREP) is designed for students in pre-medical or health related fields. Selected students will receive valuable hands-on patient evaluation experience while participating in large scale multi-year studies on side effects and efficacy of medications and supplements.

The program is open to medical students, pre-med students, nurses and nursing students, and students from other health-related fields and select alternative medical programs, subject to PPREP approval.

The top participant will receive their choice of a $1,000 scholarship or a MacBook Air laptop computer.
You will find the complete scholarship information by going to our Web site,, and may e-mail for questions or further information.

PPREP accepts interns on a rolling admissions basis, so there are no set deadlines. We encourage you to apply! Please contact or call 641.209.1761 x 108 if you have questions.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

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

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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)

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

Thursday, March 27, 2014

2014 STIPDG -- United States Department of Transportation

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The Summer 2014 STIPDG application period is now OPEN!

                         United States Department of Transportation

                  2014 Summer Transportation Internship Program for  Diverse Groups (STIPDG)

                                 Internship Period: June 3rd - August 9th 2014

The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and skills that will complement your academic pursuits. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate tomorrow's leaders, strengthen their understanding of the transportation industry and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

The STIPDG is a paid internship program open to all qualified candidates without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.
The Summer 2014 STIPDG application period is now OPEN.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is accepting applications for the 2014 STIPDG Internship Program. Funded by the FHWA's Office of Civil Rights' On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program, the objective of the STIPDG is to provide college/university students with hands-on experience and on-the-job training while working on current transportation-related topics and issues. The STIPDG is open to all qualified applicants but is designed to provide qualified women, persons with disabilities, and members of diverse groups with summer opportunities in transportation where these groups have been under-represented.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Simpler and Faster Way to Fill Out the FAFSA

Tips for Completing the FAFSA

Each year, about 15 million students apply for grants, work-study, and loans for college using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – the FAFSA. By completing it, students apply to the U.S. Department of Education, the largest source of student aid in America. In many cases, the FAFSA is the only application needed for students to obtain aid from their state or college, too.

Recent changes make it quicker and easier than ever to fill out the FAFSA. This video offers tips to help students get started.

 Applying for FAFSA (click link to retrieve information)

The Education Pioneers Analyst Fellowship places talented data-savvy professionals in mission-critical roles in school districts, charter management organizations, nonprofits, and other leading education organizations.

Complemented by professional development workshops, community service projects, networking and graduate school scholarship opportunities, our 10-month program provides Fellows with the exposure and access to launch a career in the education sector.

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Application Deadline: To be considered in our priority round apply online at

Apply Now! (click link to apply)

Please visit our website for information on our final round application deadline. Note: The majority of our Fellows are selected from the priority round.

Applicants must submit an online application for the Analyst Fellowship by:
  • Final round applications accepted on a rolling basis until April 9, 2014.
The Analyst Fellowship is a full-time, 10-month consulting assignment (September 2014-July 2015).

Competitive compensation:
The Analyst Fellowship offers a $45,000 salary ($54K annualized), including health benefits.  [Read More].

2014 Google Internships - Nationwide -- Deadline: Various

Google invites you to come join us for a unique summer experience, including a 10 – 12 week paid internship and professional development workshops. Take a chance and discover what it’’s like to work at a technology company. Be challenged. Become an expert. Work together and make an impact. Be bold.

This summer experience includes: The job: A 10-12 week summer internship with 1 of 6 business groups.Exposure: A unique glimpse into a business career at a technology company.Professional development: Attend weekly Google business case study workshops, tech talks and skill-building seminars.Fun: Social activities, community building and networking. Build a relationship with your peers.Mentorship: Be matched with a Googler, other than your manager, to guide you through your summer experience.

Google Summer Internships (click link to view)