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, December 08, 2014

Tennessee Promise - December 10th will be the Last Chance Application Day

TN Promise

The Tennessee Promise application will be re-opened to all eligible high school seniors on Wednesday, December 10th
from 8 AM-4:30 PM CST.  Students may access the application at, or directly through the TSAC portal at  Please ensure students are aware that creating a log-in is NOT applying, and that they must continue past creating a log-in and submit a full application.

December 10th will be the Last Chance Application Day.  No further applications will be accepted after that time.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program - Deadline: February 20, 2015

We are writing to inform you about an all-expenses-paid program for high school student journalists from low-income backgrounds that will take place for 10 days this summer on the campus of Princeton University. The program is entering its 14th year; since 2002, approximately 250 students from high schools across the country have participated. The program’s goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism.

Students selected for the program will have all their costs, including the cost of travel to and from Princeton, paid for by the program.


The application process will take place in two parts. For the first part, students should fill out the application, which can be found and submitted online here:

We must receive the application by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 20, 2015. No extensions will be given for any reason. Please do not mail a hard copy of the application to Princeton University.

All application materials—as well as additional information about the program—are available at

If you have questions, the best way to reach us is via email at

**Please Note:   Please feel free to nominate as many students as you have who are interested. We will happily accept several students from the same school, so there is no need to worry about your own students competing for slots in the program. ***

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) - Current Intern List (Click link to retrieve)

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.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Morehouse College Project IMHOTEP -- Deadline: January 31, 2015

Project Imhotep is an eleven-week summer internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of student trainees in bio-statistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health. The program begins with two weeks of intense educational training. During the following eight weeks, interns conduct public health research with experts at community based organizations, state, and federal public health agencies. 

*Please click here for more information on Project Imhotep 2015*

**All application materials must be submitted and/or postmarked by January 31, 2015.**
Additional Information on Internships (click link to retrieve)

Online Project IMHOTEP Application Form

USDA 1890 Program -- Deadline: February 1st

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program offers scholarships to U.S. citizens who are seeking a bachelor's degree at one of the seventeen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions and Tuskegee University to study agriculture, food, or natural resource sciences and related majors. The program helps to strengthen the partnership between USDA and the 1890 institutions; helps to increase the number of students studying agriculture and related disciplines; and offers career opportunities at USDA.

Applications for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program can be obtained from the USDA 1890 National Scholars Program website, or by contacting the USDA/1890 office via email at

All application materials must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2015 and sent to the University selected by the applicant to attend. (University addresses are included in the actual scholarship application packet.)

Internships and Scholarships

Delta Airlines Summer Internship -- NWA

Summer Luggage Handler/Equipment Services Employee

College students will earn up to $2,000 in tuition assistance in addition to your hourly rate and great travel privileges for you and your parents!
Delta Airlines Airport Operations has a number of opportunities for college students to work as luggage handlers (ESEs) during their summer and winter breaks.
Enrollment in a two year or four year college program is required. In addition, students must meet all qualifications for the luggage handler position (ESE).

This program is available in select locations.

Apply (Click Link)

College Internships
If you are interested in the various job opportunites at Delta Airlines, click the link below:
Career Opportunities

Minority Access Internship(s) -- Deadline: Various

Minority Access, Inc. accepts applications from qualified college and university for PAID INTERNSHIPS in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and other locations throughout the United States.
The Minority Access Internship Program is designed for students to experience the DIVERSITY AND SCOPE OF PROFESSIONAL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES available in the Federal Government, state and local governments, major corportations, and other entities.
Internship Program: A National program that places talented undergraduate and graduate students with internships during the summer, fall and spring in the Federal Government and private sector.

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2015 AIM Program - University of Tennessee Knoxville

Accounting Information Management

Academy Dates: July 12th - 15th, 2015

AIM Academy.

The Accounting and Information Management Department at the University of Tennessee is pleased to announce the acceptance  of applications for the 2015 AIM Academy.  The Program dates are July 12-15, 2015. 

The AIM Academy is a three-day residential program designed to introduce high school students from diverse backgrounds to the field of Accounting. 

The program is designed to help students explore the dynamic world of accounting and careers in accounting. Students will have opportunities to interact with diverse professionals from business and government, as well as visit and observe them in their work environment. 
AIM Academy Flyer
AIM Academy FAQ's
AIM Academy Program Application

Deadline:  March 20, 2015

Monday, December 01, 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

Betsy Plank/PRSSA Scholarships- Deadline: Various

Betsy Plank/PRSSA Scholarships

Jan. 26, 2015
  Jan. 30, 2015
May 22, 2015
   May 30, 2015
June 5, 2015
June 12, 2015
Additional Information

2015 Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) Program -- Deadline: March 15, 2015

The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee is pleased to announce the acceptance of applications for the 2015 Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) Program.
Program dates: June 18th - 27th, 2015.

What is the BETS?

The BETS Program is a one-week residential program designed to introduce high school students from diverse backgrounds to the various fields of business (Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Human Resources Management, Public Administration, Enterprise Management, Logistics, and Statistics).

The BETS Program is open to underrepresented (i.e., Native American, African American, Asian American,and Hispanic), first generation college students or students on free or reduced lunch entering the 12th grade in fall 2015 with an interest in business and a 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: March  20, 2015

If you have additional questions, please contact Tyvi Small at

Download BETS Application (click link)

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

2015 Greater Memphis National College Fair -- February 24-25, 2015

National College Fairs


High school goes by in a flash. And when it’s time to decide which postsecondary option is right for you, plan to attend a NACAC College Fair for information on:
  • Admission requirements
  • Financial aid
  • Testing
  • College majors
Seek opportunity––meet with representatives from the world of higher education––and look forward to tomorrow!

Agricenter International
777 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38120

Fair Hours:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February  25, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Directions and Parking:
There is plenty of complimentary parking around the facility.  The closest parking lot is in back of the building at wing B.

Need more information?
E-mail or or call: 703/299-6823.

Which Schools will be in Attendance?:  Search: Colleges Attending the Fair
(There will be over 110 colleges and universities in attendance.)

 Additional Information (click link to retrieve information)

Spring College Fair Schedule

Fall College Fair Schedule

Performing and Visual Arts Fair

Register Now (Student)

2015 Pre-Medical Studies Students Co-Op/Internships: Deadlines: Various

Co-op/Internship Opportunities
Pre-Medical Studies Students
All co-ops/internships listed are PAID, unless otherwise indicated

The website has selected co-ops from the larger Biology & Biotechnology Co-op Opportunities on the Web website that meet any of the following criteria - 1. located in a medical or clinical setting, 2. located in a medical school or health science center, 3. has "biomedical" as a descriptor, 4. may be of particular interest to pre-med students.
In addition to the valuable experience and good pay that a Co-op or Internship will give you, very many of the Opportunities listed on this website also provide Travel Reimbursement, Housing and Meals. So, don't let concerns about living expenses or the location of an organization posted on this website prevent you from checking out an exciting and challenging Co-op or Internship position!! If travel support, housing and meals are provided, this information will almost always be included in the details about the Co-op or Internship that can be found by clicking on the co-op website next to the organization's name and location.
To view the list of co-ops/programs, click the link below:


1100 Words You Need to Know (5th Edition)

An excellent book to purchase for high school  and college students wanting to prepare for Exams such as ACT, SAT, or just wanting to improve their grades or adults who may want to get the most out reading, etc the "1100 Words (5th edition) by Murray Bromberg and Melvin Gordon is a top selection to choose.

The book was originally designed as a 36-week program to conform to school schedules.  The additional 10 weeks were included as an extra credit section.  As tribute to the Anniversary Edition, the book includes bonus weeks and new words to enrich your vocabulary.

Product Description

Aimed at college-bound students who need extra vocabulary help, this 20-minute-a-day program guides users towards a mastery of 920 new words and 200 useful idioms. All new in this edition are 46 words-in-context exercises that reflect the SAT change in emphasis regarding vocabulary questions. -- Internship Opportunities was created to help. The web site is a free online resource for students looking for summer and year-round internships. We post new opportunities daily from major corporations, non-profit organizations, and local and federal government agencies. Some of our opportunities are even for students looking to go abroad.

There are many, many opportunities available, and we filter through each one of them to ensure that they are 100% real and legit. Some are specific to students of certain majors and career paths, while others are only for students who reside in certain cities and states.

Please enjoy using our web site to help you on your journey! (Click link to retrieve Internships)

2015 Summer Academy for Mathematics (SAMS) -- Deadline: April 4, 2015

The Summer Academy is rigorous residential experiences for promising students with diverse backgrounds. The program helps build academic and personal skills required for admission to competitive colleges and universities. Interested students must have completed 10th and 11th grade, and be considering collegiate studies in computer science, engineering or science.

There will be NO tuition, housing or dining fees for students attending the Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science. Students will, however, be responsible for transportation, books, supplies, and recreation expenses that are estimated to be $300.

To learn more about the Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science (SAMS)

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The summer program is from: June 27, 2015 - August 8, 2015


FAFSA Process Starts on January 1

January 1, is the start date for applying for the FAFSA for the 2013-2014 college school year.

PIN Registration for FAFSA

In order to register for FAFSA online, you must get a PIN number. The Pin Registration URL is: or click the URL below that will take you to the PIN Application page and then follow the instructions:

For frequent asked questions related to the PIN, click the URL below:

The FAFSA application is available online on January 1st. The URL is listed below:

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator:

State Student Financial Aid Deadlines - Nationally

State deadlines may be earlier than the federal deadline. Click the link below to view the various deadlines for states across the country:

State Student Financial Aid Deadlines

TIP: State forms do not replace filling out the FAFSA. You must fill out the FAFSA to receive federal student aid.

Note: Date received means received by Federal Student Aid unless otherwise indicated.

Remember to apply early before funds run out.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (Owl) -- Excellent Writing Resource

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

The Purdue University Writing Lab and Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) assist clients in their development as writers—no matter what their skill level—with on-campus consultations, online participation, and community engagement. The Purdue Writing Lab serves the Purdue, West Lafayette, campus and coordinates with local literacy initiatives. The Purdue OWL offers global support through online reference materials and services.  Click here for additional information.

Another resource you can use is:  1100 Words.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship -- Deadline: Various

SWE Scholarships

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2012, SWE disbursed 198 new and renewed scholarships valued at $577,000.

Click here for SWE's Online Scholarship Application. Scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year have been awarded. The application for sophomores through graduate students is typically available December 1st through February 15th. For freshmen: March 1st through May 15th.
If you have a question related to your current application, please view the FAQ in the scholarship system before submitting any questions. Specific questions about the scholarship system and your application should be sent through the scholarship system message center.
Send general questions that are NOT related to your application here.

Click here for the Available Scholarships
Questions regarding scholarships can be sent to

Sunday, November 30, 2014

MIT MITES 2015 Summer Program -- Deadline January 15, 2015

MITES 2015 application site is currently down. Extended deadline February 15, 2015.

Another great summer opportunity for high school juniors. To get additional information on MITES,click the URL below:


To apply online, click the URL register and then login and apply:


Application postmark deadline: January 15, 2015

The Summer Session is from: June 12 - July 25, 2015

Overview of Program:

MITES (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science) is a rigorous six-week residential, academic enrichment summer program for promising high school juniors who are interested in studying and exploring careers in science, engineering, and entrepreneurship.

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 in an increasingly racially and ethnically diverse nation and world. MITES is rooted in MIT's belief in the importance to our nation that minorities and other underrepresented segments of the population pursue higher education and careers in these fields.

The program is 100% scholarship-based. Funding from industry, foundations, and individuals covers all living and educational expenses for each admitted student. Students only pay for their transportation to and from MIT.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Google Scholarships -- Deadlines: Various

  • Google SVA Scholarship -- Deadline to apply: Submit a completed application here by Tuesday, January 27, 2015.   As part of our commitment to military veterans, Google established the Google SVA Scholarship in partnership with Student Veterans of America. The scholarship provides assistance to student veterans who are pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science in the U.S. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD for the 2015-2016 school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2015.

  • Google Europre Scholarship for Students with Disabilities -- Application deadline: Submit a completed application by January 1, 2015, 17:00 GMT.  Google is proud to present the Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships for Computer Science students with disabilities. As part of our commitment, we’ve partnered with EmployAbility, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers.

  • Google AISES Scholarship -- Deadline:  Various
  • Google is please to announce a new scholarship program in partnership with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.  Click link for:  Program Scholarships and Internships

  • Google Generation Scholarship -- Deadline to apply: Apply here by Thursday, January 15, 2015.  The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2014-2015 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2014-2015 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2014. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2014.

  • The Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities --Deadline to apply: Submit a completed application here by Sunday, January 18, 2015.  We're partnering with Lime to offer scholarships to students with disabilities who are pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science in Canada or the U.S
    **All of the above Scholarship recipients will receive an academic scholarship as well as be invited to attend the Annual Google Scholars’ Retreat in Mountain View, CA**
    Google Student Scholarships

    Yale Young Global Scholars - Deadline: February 26, 2015

    The Science, Policy, and Innovation (SPI) session of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is targeted at students with interests in emerging global challenges in fields such as global health, environment, and energy, all areas that require technical expertise, policy fluency, and innovative leadership to effectively confront.

    Summer 2015 is the inaugural year for SPI, and the session will combine cutting edge work in the sciences with a focus on the interaction of policy and science. With an emphasis on developing scientific citizenship, students will learn how to effectively translate complex ideas to a non-expert audience and how scientific innovation is shaped by–and makes impacts on–policymakers and businesses, as well as the forces of globalization, development, and markets.

    Financial Aid:

    YYGS financial aid is need-based and is offered as a discount on tuition (up to $5,000 USD, 100% of tuition). In order to qualify for our need-based financial aid, applicants must submit detailed financial information in their online applications.   Financial aid does not cover travel cost and extra expenses.

    Apply (click link to retrieve)

    FAQ (click link to retrieve)

    Summer Research-Early Identification Program - Deadline: February 1, 2015

    Summer Research-Early Identification Program

    Talented undergraduates from around the nation are invited to apply for the Washington University in St. Louis Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) through the Leadership Alliance at (Deadline February 1st). 
    The experience will introduce participants to the important elements of graduate study which include management of a mentor-mentee relationship, graduate level research and independence. Participants will engage in a research project under the mentorship of faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. For their participation, students will receive round-trip travel, free room and board, plus a stipend. Prior research experience is not required however; students who have had previous research experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
    Program Dates: TBA
    Apply (click here to retrieve)
    Deadline:  February 1, 2015

    University of Tennessee (UTK) Engineering Diversity Pre-College Programs - Deadline: March 6, 2015

    Office of Diversity Pre-College Programs

    The Office of Diversity Programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers an array of pre-college enrichment programs for middle and high school students. The following programs are offered:

    College of Engineering Summer Counselor Application 2015
    The College of Engineering is seeking counselors for the 17th Annual Summer Pre-college Programs during 2014 for rising 7th through 12th grade students.  

    Middle School Introduction to Engineering Systems (MITES) Middle School Introduction to Engineering Systems (MITES7)
    Established in 1997, the MITES7 program selects rising seventh grade students who demonstrate interests within math/science and provides them with a definition of engineering.

    Middle School Introduction to Engineering Systems (MITES) Middle School Introduction to Engineering Systems (MITES8)
    Established in 1997, the MITES8 program selects rising eighth grade students who demonstrate interests within math/science and provides them with a definition of engineering.
    Engineering VOLunteers for Ninth Graders (E-VOL9)Engineering VOLunteers for Ninth Graders (E-VOL9)
    Established in 2013, the E-VOL9 program selects rising ninth grade students who demonstrate interests within engineering and provides college preparation.

    Engineering VOLunteers for Tenth Graders (E-VOL10)Engineering VOLunteers for Tenth Graders (E-VOL10)
    Established in 2013, the E-VOL10 program selects rising tenth grade students who demonstrate interests within engineering and provides introduction to applied sciences.

    High School Introduction to Engineering Systems (HITES) High School Introduction to Engineering Systems (HITES)

    Additional Information

    Deadline:  March 6, 2015

    For additional information, please contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 865-974-0625.