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, November 06, 2017

iSchool Inclusion Institute (I3) -- February 16, 2018

Summer research program for undergraduate students from underrepresented populations
Application deadline: February 12, 2018| Please share with students of all majors
The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is an undergraduate research and leadership development program that prepares students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the information sciences. i3 is held each year in June at the University of Pittsburgh and includes two summer institutes and a year-long team research project. Students are immersed in special-topics workshops, professional development seminars, research projects, and network-building opportunities. Students of all majors are encouraged to apply. For more information about the program and the information sciences, click here:

The Introductory Institute (for new i3 Scholars) will be held June 17 - July 14, 2018.

i3 Scholars receive full funding for program expenses, including transportation to and from Pittsburgh, campus housing, and meals, earn a stipend while you complete the program: $1,200 for the Introductory Institute | $600 for the Concluding Institute and will prepare for the GRE with free training sessions

To apply to i3, students must submit an online application with essay questions, two letters of recommendation, and official undergraduate transcripts. All application materials must be submitted by February 16, 2018. Additional information about the program and application process can be found online:

Before applying, please be sure to review the admissions criteria.

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation -- Deadline: Various

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, is looking for individuals with a strong background in math and science who have a strong interest in teaching!

2018 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)

2018 STIPDG -- United States Department of Transportation -- Deadlline: January, 2018

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The Summer 2017  STIPDG application period is now OPEN!

United States Department of Transportation

2017 Summer Transportation
Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG)

Internship Period: June  - August  2018

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 2018 STIPDG application period is now OPEN.
To apply for this year's program, please read the program details below and then click here to begin your application.

Application Deadline: Selections may be made as applications are received, but typically do not occur until the application closes on January 20, 2017.

2018 Scholastic Awards - Apply Now!

Portfolio Scholarships

Graduating seniors may submit a portfolio of their art or writing for consideration in the Scholastic Awards. Through generous support of our sponsors, the following Portfolio Awards include a scholarship to encourage our students to continue their creative studies in college and beyond.

Gold Medal Portfolio 

Our highest honor, Gold Medal Portfolio, is given to sixteen graduating seniors–eight writers and eight artists–whose portfolio of work exemplifies the Scholastic Awards’ core criteria: originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal vision or voice.
Scholarships of $10,000 are presented to 16 students earning a Gold Medal for their portfolio.

Silver Medal with Distinction Portfolio

A Silver Medal with Distinction is given to art and writing portfolios of thirty graduating seniors whose exceptional works received recognition at the national level.
Scholarships of $1,000 are presented to select students earning this award.


Only graduating high school seniors may submit portfolios.
Art Portfolios should contain a series of 8 distinct works that communicate a single cohesive idea or visual investigation. The works can come from one category or any combination of multiple categories.
Writing Portfolios should contain a series of 8 distinct works that demonstrate versatility as a writer and diversity in writing technique and styles. The works can come from one category or any combination of multiple categories.
Visit our categories page to learn more about the requirements for art portfolios and writing portfolios.

Ready to go? Submit your work! (click link to retrieve)

Other sponsored awards:

2018 Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) Program -- Deadline: March 31, 2018

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.

The 2018 BETS Program dates are June 13th-23rd, 2018.

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 2016 with an interest in business and a 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: March  31, 2017

If you have additional questions, please contact Tyvi Small at

Apply Online (click link)

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

2018 TN Governor's Schools -- Application Accepted Now

2018 Governor's Schools

The State of Tennessee provides twelve summer programs for gifted and talented high school students. These programs provide challenging and intensive learning experiences in these disciplines: Arts, Humanities, International Studies, Engineering, Science, Prospective Teachers, Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage, Information Technology Leadership, Agricultural Science, Computational Physics, Emerging Technologies, and Scientific Models and Data Analysis.  Below are the details on the programs:

Applications for the 2018 Tennessee Governor’s Schools will be available on this page from Sept. 1 to Dec. 1, 2017.  Applications must be postmarked no later than Dec. 2, unless otherwise noted - See more at:

Governors Schools will be hosted at the following:

Apply Now !!! (click here to select 2018 applications)

Sunday, November 05, 2017

St Jude Children Research Hospital Internships -- Deadline: January 5, 2018

The Volunteer Services department offers two paid internships each semester. Interns gain a well-rounded experience in many areas, including: coordinating and implementing programs and events, writing for newsletters and other print pieces, motivating and supervising volunteers, customer service, general office management, and exposure in a hospital setting.

This internship is well suited for individuals seeking careers in fields such as marketing, public relations, non-profit management, business, public administration, and hospital administration. All internships are located in Memphis, TN.

We are currently seeking internship applicants for Summer (May - August, 2017).
Candidates must be available full time, 40 hours a week and able to work Monday through Friday and some evenings and weekends, as necessary.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Please indicate which semester you are applying for in the subject line of the e-mail.

Deadlines to submit cover letter and resume:    Summer:  January 5

How to apply (click link to retrieve)

Apply Now!

The Dell Scholars Program Class of 2018 -- Deadline: January 15

While many students dream of obtaining a college degree, life sometimes gets in the way, particularly for those dealing with personal responsibilities at home or in their communities. The Dell Scholars college scholarship program, an initiative of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, recognizes students who have overcome significant obstacles to pursue their educations. In turn, these scholars serve as positive role models and change the trajectories for their siblings, friends and communities.

The Dell Scholars Program places greater emphasis on a student’s determination to succeed than just academic record and test scores. Several studies have shown that completing rigorous academic curriculums in high school may help students overcome socioeconomic disadvantages. committee.

How to Apply

College Readiness Programs

Deadline:  January 15, 2017

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation -- Deadline: Slots Still Available -- Apply Now!!!

If you know of anyone that meet the critera for the internship, please share.  See details below:

Application Process Starts on October 12, 2016 - Still taking applications on rolling basis.

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation is currently recruiting high school students (rising juniors, seniors) and rising college freshman for several PAID summer internships at media (television, radio, cable) companies in the following cities: Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; > Birmingham, AL; Boston, MA; Greenville, SC; Herndon, VA; Knoxville, TN; Lanham, MD; Lawrenceville, GA; New York, NY; Peoria, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Sacramento, CA; Silver Spring, MD; St. Petersburg, FL; Syracuse, NY and Washington, DC. !

The internships start Summer 2016 and last throughout college. Eligible candidates must have at least a 3.0 GPA, plan to attend a 4-year college, and have an interest in the media. Selected candidates will be paid an hourly salary and earn scholarship dollars to help pay for college expenses.

If you know of any qualified students that would benefit from this opportunity, please have them retireve Apply.  (Click the Application link to apply).

Click Here for Additional Information

Princeton Prize in Race Relations -- Deadline: Postmarked, January 31, 2016

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.

Apply Now!

Mail-In Option

Applicants and supporters also have the option to mail in their forms.

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

Burger King/McLamore Foundation Scholarship Program -- Deadline: December 15, 2017

The BURGER KING® Scholars Program has awarded more than $15.4 million to high school seniors and employees across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since the program’s inception in 2000. This year alone we awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships to 1,258 students, and introduced and awarded four new major scholarships, including one King $25,000 award and three James W. McLamore WHOPPER™ Scholarship $50,000 awards.

The James W. McLamore WHOPPER™ Scholarship awards were made possible thanks to the generosity of the McLamore Family Foundation.

To learn more about the BURGER KING® Scholars Program or your eligibility, click one of the links below. 

Apply to become a BURGER KING® Scholar:

Apply Online Now (click link to apply)

FAQ on Who is eligible to apply? (click link to retreive)

Scholarships range from $1,000 to $50,000 and the application window is open from October 15 to December 15 each year. Click here for more. 

2018 MEMPHIS IN MAY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL -- Student Exchange to POLAND -- Deadline: November 21, 2018

Student Exchange Applications for Czech Republic Now Available

 2018 Memphis in May Student Exchange Program 
Application deadline for the 2018  Exchange is
December 1, 2018!

Memphis-area junior and senior high school students will have the opportunity of the lifetime as Memphis in May International Festival opens the application period for its annual Student Exchange Program. In 2018, selected students will travel to the honored country of Czech Republic as ambassadors for Memphis in May. During the 10-12 day visit in March, students will travel to specially chosen areas of the country and discover the riches of this progressive member of the European Union, including world-class museums, iconic architecture, historic castles, and friendly people.

The student ambassadors will travel with chaperones and stay with host families while they attend an area high school. Prior to departure, students will attend orientation sessions that will allow them to gain further insight about the Czech Republic’s society and their responsibilities as Memphis in May ambassadors.

Successful applicants will be chosen based on their academic performance, community service and communication skills.  An essay and letters of recommendation are also required for trip consideration. The Memphis in May Student Exchange Program is open to any student enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade in a public or private school or an authorized home school within Shelby County during the August 2017-June 2018 school year.  Students should be in good academic standing, demonstrate leadership involvement at school and in their community, possess outstanding communication skills and possess an interest in increasing their appreciation of other cultures. Selected students must commit to sharing their experience and new knowledge of the honored country with local groups after their return.   


For more information on the Student Exchange Program, contact Carley Kirby, Program Manager, at The deadline to apply is Friday, December 1.

OBAP's Girls to Women Aerospace Conference - Saturday November 18, 2017

The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) and its partners gladly invite middle to high school young women to attend a free "Girls to Women Aerospace Conference." The theme is "Facing Failure - Finding Success!" Participants will have the opportunity to hear, meet and network with successful female aviation professionals who have boldly stared at the face of failure and who made their own path to success in a male dominated career field! 

This valuable event will be held on Saturday November 18, 2017 at East High School (3206 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38111) from 9 am to 2 pm. See attached flyer for more information. 
Registration for the 2017 Project Aerospace: Girls to Women Conference is now open! Click here to register.
 Space is limited - so complete registration asap. Please feel free to forward to your contacts.

De Bone the Turkey @ Memphis Union Mission -- Volunteers Needed

 De Bone the Turkey 
Memphis Union Mission
600 Poplar Avenue

November 21, 2017 @ 1 pm

Volunteers needed on November 22, 2017 to serve the meals as well.

If interested, please contact Billene Durham @ 901.573.8516 for your choice date.

Reading Rampage -- Saturday, November 18, 2017

Register Here (click link to register)

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

NASA Internships, Fellowships & Scholarship Opportunities -- Deadline: Various

Students have the ability to search and apply for all types of NASA internship, fellowship, scholarship opportunities in one system. A single internship or fellowship application places students in the applicant pool for consideration by mentors for all NASA internships or fellowships.


OSSI:SOLAR is a NASA-wide system for the recruitment, application, selection and career development of undergraduate and graduate students primarily in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Opportunities for students in other disciplines are available.

NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships
NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI)
Student Assistance | More Details | Mentor Login
• Internships: Pre-College | Undergraduate | Graduate

Fall internship applications are accepted: 03/02/2017 - 5/31/2017

Spring internship applications are accepted: 06/02/2017 - 10/17/2017

Summer internship applications are accepted: 10/18/2016 - 03/01/2017

Year-long internship applications are accepted at any time.

NASA internships for college and high school students are also offered during Spring, Fall and Year Long Sessions.

Friday, April 21, 2017

FedEx Express Memphis Hub Now Hiring Workers -- Apply Now!

Now Hiring Handlers
Part-time – Day and Night Shifts Available

Package Handlers

FedEx Ground specializes in cost-effective small package shipping, offering dependable business-to-business delivery and convenient residential service. Our network safely and efficiently moves millions of packages each day utilizing some of the best technology in the industry.
FedEx Ground Package Handlers load and unload sorted packages in a fast-paced environment and ensure that FedEx Ground continues to deliver packages to its customers on time and with care.

Material Handlers

To provide safe and efficient operation of equipment used for the movement of packages/documents/heavyweight, dangerous goods and ULDS (Unit Load Device System). To assist in the buildup/breakdown of pallets containing heavyweight freight. Serve as liaison between company and ULD repair vendor, as required.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

SMEDP - Summer Medical Dental Educational Program

SMDEP is a free (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer medical and dental school preparatory program that offers eligible students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation.

Click URL below to see eligibility requirements:

To apply click URL below:
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Click URL to get a list of Program sites:
Program Sites

Click URL below to see FAQ:

The SMDEP will be offering travel scholarships for students meeting the guideline qualifications. The early admission deadline for application is on February 1st.  Scholarships must be completed in order to apply. Click below for details:

Program Overview (click link to retrieve info)

The Health Careers Program (HCP) Office -- Summer Science Institute (SSI) -- Apply Now!

The Health Careers Program (HCP) Office, , is offering an unpaid
two week Summer Science Institute (SSI) for incoming junior and senior high school students.
Outstanding high school students with strong academics, citizenship, community involvement, and

commitment to pursuing a career in the sciences are invited to apply. Classroom lectures, experiential
learning activities and exposure to the academic programs at The University of Tennessee Healt
Sciences Center (UTHSC) will be provided. Students will participate in a variety of activities such as:
  • A fetal pig dissection
  • Tours of local medical centers
  • Career development workshops
  • A community service project
  • An introduction to research
Space is available under rolling admission until all spots are filled for both sessions. 

APPLY NOW: SSI Online Application

2018 AIM Program - University of Tennessee Knoxville

Accounting Information Management

Academy Dates: July 12th - 15th, 2018

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 28th – August 1st, 2018.

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 FAQ's
AIM Academy Program Application

Deadline:  March 31, 2018

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Internships @ MTV Networks & Campus Rep Program


College students, put your smarts to work with a Viacom internship! You'll crank up your skill set by getting real-world experience at a top-notch media and entertainment powerhouse. Internships are open to college juniors and seniors, though some departments also accept graduate students and law school students. Viacom is proud of its diverse environment, and we encourage students of all backgrounds to apply. Viacom’s internships are paid at a standard competitive hourly rate. To view all our open internship opportunities, click here.
To learn more about internship opportunities by location click below.


We're looking for those born to tweet, driven to develop and made for media. The Summer Associate Program is a one-of-a-kind 10-week program for recent college grads interested in emerging media. 2016 applications are closed at this time. Click here for additional program information.

Pathway to Science Research Opportunities

Pathways to Science: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Summer Research Opportunity

Search Summer Research programs, below, by institution and disciplinary categories, or by geography!

Or, visit the basic programs search or the advanced programs search.

1. Browse all Summer Research programs

2.  Browse by Institution, Usergroup, Start Date, and/or Discipline

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Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines: 
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Monday, October 31, 2016

Pathway to Dignity Re-Entering Citizens Training & Employment Program

Pathway to Dignity

PATHWAY TO DIGNITY: Filling the Missing Link in the Re-Entry Process 

PATHWAY TO DIGNITY is a life-changing program that breaks the cycle of self-defeat for those returning to work after incarceration.  We offer a six-month curriculum that includes classes, life coaching, and hands on support.  After graduation, we actively work with our clients to place them in meaningful jobs at living wages.  We assist employers in the hiring process, and we continue to support them and their new hires for a minimum of two years.  We are now recruiting new clients for our NEXT CLASS.  The classes are FREE!!!  HURRY THE EMPLOYERS ARE WAITING TO GET NEW HIRES!!

Please contact Deloris Clayborne at 901-270-0050 or email us at   

Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re-Entry -- Application MSCOR University

The Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re-Entry is now accepting online applications for MSCOR University (formerly known as Second Chance), Winter 2016 Term.
Memphis & Shelby County Office of Reentry (MSCOR) is a collaborative effort to aid returning citizens with the tools necessary to ensure their successful community reentry with family, employment and education. 
This collaborative consists of parole supervision from the Tennessee Department of Correction; case management from the Shelby County Division of Corrections; and soft skills training from the City of Memphis’ Second Chance Program.  In order to expand the services to all returning citizens regardless of the number and type of convictions, the Second Chance Program was enhanced to be called “MSCOR University.”
The classes and training offered through MSCOR University have proven to be beneficial in helping the student understand relationships and behaviors related to changing their status as a “labeled felon” to a respected and productive citizen. 
With this newfound self-accountability, the student will be better equipped to project confidence when applying for and functioning as a productive and valued employment. Enrollees will be eligible to participate in all services offered by MSCOR – healthcare, GED certification, Forklift certification, transportation passes, job fairs, etc. Completion of MSCOR University will show their dedication and commitment to improving their lives living with a conviction.
MSCOR University is taught on an array of tried and true life-coaching strategies.  MSCOR is a one-stop-shop hub with a mission “To help citizens returning from incarceration navigate a holistic network of community services designed to restore dignity and confidence while providing opportunities for individual and family success.”
Classes will be offered over a 4-month period beginning in February 2016. Potential students are required to reside in Shelby County, TN.  They must attend one Core Class per month and one Elective Class over the 4-month period for a total of five classes. At the completion of the Winter 2016 term, students will be invited to participate in a graduation ceremony to receive a Certificate of Completion recognized by many local employers.
If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity, please visit, click the link “Enroll in a Class Today,”  and fill-out the application.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

InRoads - Apply Now -- 4/1/2016

Inroads program application

Internships are Highly Competitive!

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Now accepting applications for summer 2016

Application Deadline

INROADS accepts applications year-round, however for priority consideration, we recommend college undergraduates submit their online internship application by April.

Information and Instructions

Our mission has changed thousands of lives worldwide – you could be next. If you have what it takes, the INROADS Application is the first step to becoming an INROADS Intern.
Please note: Students applying to Canada or Mexico opportunities should click to view unique application qualifications.

Jose E. Santiago, Diverse Talent Recruiter and Senior Manager at INROADS, Inc.,
is seeking full time undergraduate college students for summer internships June -Aug 2016. Many opportunities with Fortune 500 companies available. Current opportunities include:
McGraw Hill Financial NYC - Acct, Finance and Economics majors graduating Dec 2016 or May 2017; 3.2 minimum gpa
Horizon Blue Cross Newark, NJ - Human Resources, Business, Marketing majors graduating 2017 or 2018, 3.1 minimum gpa UPS Mahwah, NJ - Acctg/Finance majors
Interested students should complete an online app at and email resume to

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Carpenter Primary Healthcare PLLC

Black Business Association of Memphis - 2015 Outstanding New Business Award

To read additional details on the Carpenter Primary Healthcare PLLC visit 

Our Mission

The Mission of Carpenter Primary Healthcare (CPH) is to provide excellent patient-centered preventive and primary healthcare that leads to favorable and positive patient outcomes.

Our Goal

To care for our patients:

  • with passion, quality care and professionalism
  • with enthusiasm for continuous learning and improvement
  • with respect, integrity, teamwork and a commitment to our personal

  • Annual Physical Exams
  • Well Child Exams (age 12 & above)
  • Well Woman Exams
  • School, Sports & Camp Physicals
  • Immunizations (Limited)
  • Preventive Health screenings
  • Chronic disease management (high blood pressure & diabetes)
  • Abnormal weight gain, Obesity & Weight Loss management
  • Family Planning
  • Acute Gyn conditions
  • Minor surgical procedures (skin tags, mole & wart removal)
  • Full laboratory testing

    Saturday, November 28, 2015

    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.

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015

    Delta Airlines Summer Internship -- NWA

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


    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    Grammarly -- Grammar Checker

    The World's Best Grammar Checker

    Grammarly is an automated proofreader and your personal grammar coach. Correct up to 10 times more mistakes than popular word processors.  Grammarly will not edit your work for you; it is up to you to incorporate Grammarly's feedback and decide what suggestions are most appropriate.

    Grammarly will analyze your document in real time for over 150 points of grammar, plagiarism, word choice and much more.  In 30 seconds or less, you will receive a detailed report on all mistakes and marked up text.

    First-time Grammarly users must click on "Register a new account."

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    Grammarly works best using the Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. 


    NAACP Youth & College Division Membership -- Ongoing -- Apply Now!

    The NAACP believes strongly that future leaders must be developed today, and such development is ongoing in the Youth & College Division, created in 1936.

    The mission of the NAACP Youth & College Division shall be to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an intelligent, militant effective youth leadership.

    The NAACP has one of the largest organized groups of young people of any secular organization in the country. Today there are more than 25,000 young people, under the age of 25, representing 700 Youth Councils, High School Chapters and College Chapters actively involved in the fight for civil rights.


    · Provide young people with personal and leadership development training
    · Proactive political and community activism
    · Public awareness of the necessity of positive youth engagement

    You access the NAACP National websiat for additional information. You may also access the Memphis Branch NAACP to obtain information at the local level at Youth memberships are $10.00 w/out the Crisis Magazine or $15.00 w/the Crisis Magazine. Memberships may be purchased online or simply join at the next Memphis NAACP Youth Council Meeting.

    If you have additional questions, please call the Memphis Branch NAACP at 901-521-1343.

    Monday, October 12, 2015

    U.S. Department of State Pathways Internships - Apply Now!

    We are accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Internships.

    Visit USAJobs to start the online application process and search for the following vacancy announcement numbers. Applications received after the closing of the announcement will not reviewed. Therefore, timely submission of applications is important.

    The Recent Graduates Program targets recent graduates of trade and vocational schools, community colleges, universities, and other qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion.

    Successful applicants will be placed in a two-year career development program.
    Pathways internship opportunities with the U.S. Department of State allow students to witness and participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, and work closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives.

    We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.
    Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Connect on the website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.
    U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

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    Questions? Contact Us

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    Meeting President and Mrs. Carter in Plains, Georgia -- Sunday, September 27, 2015

    President and Mrs. Carter in Plains, Georgia at church on Sunday, September 27, 2015

    Sponsors for Educational Opportunity -- Summer Internship -- Apply Now

    Apply Now to SEO

    SEO recruiters are available to help you decide which internship will help launch your career. Details about each program and internship area can be found throughout the site. Click link below to retrieve information on Internships:

    Which Internships

    How SEO Determines Eligibility (click here for additional informaton)

    Eligibility is based on graduation date not class standing or credits. (When in doubt consider the date after which you would be available to start a full-time job or law school.) SEO defines class years as follows:

    ■Freshmen - Will have two more summers in addition to the SEO Summer before graduating

    ■Sophomores - Will have one more summer in addition to the SEO Summer before graduating

    ■Juniors - Will graduate in the winter or spring after the SEO Summer (after one or two semesters)

    ■Seniors - Will graduate before the SEO Summer Begins

    ■Graduates - Already graduated

    Rounds and Deadlines

    ***SEO has a rolling admission process. It is advantageous to apply as early as possible. We interview candidates based on the round in which they apply. Final deadlines vary by internship area, please check the table below carefully.

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     For questions about admissions to the San Francisco program, please email

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    2016 Ecology Co-Op/Internship Opportunities

    Co-op/Internship Opportunities
    for 2016

    Animal & Plant Biology
    Marine Science

    Some links will require the Adobe Acrobat Reader to read pdf format.
    If you don't have a copy on your computer, click here for a free download
    All co-ops/internships listed are PAID, unless otherwise indicated
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    Go to Co-op/Internship PostingsReturn to Special Interest Group Co-op/Internship List

    Sunday, September 20, 2015

    I AM Going to College Too!

    Overview of film:

    I AM Going to College Too!
    I have long envisioned creating an infrastructure that helps in preparing all that want to attend college or get information on college the opportunity to do so.  I created the film to show that the audience for attending college is not just the typical high school seniors and juniors, but rather anyone.  The audience for college can be high school students, parents, dropouts, GED graduates, both traditional (18-24) and nontraditional students (25-and over), special needs (handicap, hearing impaired, learning disabilities, etc), individuals with felons, and senior citizens. 
    It hurts seeing so many students whom have the potential to attend college, not do so due to lack of information or knowledge.  My goal is a platform to help boost college preparation for anyone seeking to attend college.  A mind is a terrible thing to waste and everyone should feel they have the ability to learn and become whoever they want to be.  They should not be limited to their circumstances or what others opinions may be of them.  In essence this allows everyone to obtain valuable knowledge.
    Click link below to view the film:

    The Common Black Application Overview

    EDU, Inc. has been developed to augment the recruitment efforts of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and to increase the number of educational opportunities for students nationwide. Complete the EDU, Inc. Online Common Black College Application and have it delivered to all 34 Member Institutions below for only $35. All Member Institutions have agreed to waive their application fee.


    Please contact EDU, Inc office at (770) 716-0616 if you have questions.

    Free application process for Shelby County School students until September 30, 2015.   There are no limits but applicant must follow the instructions below and you must enter the free code “shelby” in lower case so there will be no charge. One application provides access to up to 43 HBCUs!   
    Please Note:  Students should mention they have or will use this application process when they talk to HBCU counselors.
    2) Click on the Apply Now button on anyone of the slides.
    3)  At the bottom of the application enter the code shelby (must be in lowercase letter)  just before they submit their application. Choose payment category Send Check. That choice with the “shelby” code will create a “no charge” for the application fee.
    Students will be able to complete the (CBCA) for free until September 30, 2015

    Friday, September 18, 2015

    Preparing for The ACT/SAT -- Please Share

    As you prepare for your ACT/SAT, below are some excellent sites to consider to practice with.  To find out the next scheduled ACT click here.  The find out the next scheduled SAT click here.

    Next Date:  Saturday, October 24, 2015 --

    Photo Identification Information

    If late registration is over for the ACT, you can try to register as a standby participant click here.  To register as a standby for the SAT click here.

    ACT Tips:

    1. Register and pay the $24.50 use the  ACT Online Prep (click link to retreive). It is good for 1 year or 12 months and is an excellent tool in preparing for the ACT.
    2. If you have taken the ACT or after you have taken it, take the time to purchase your ACT exam so that you can use it as a study tool and know areas that you need to work on.
    3. Get someone to help teach you the methods and techniques for the different areas of the ACT or SAT.
    4. Consider purchasing the book 1100 Words (click link to retrieve info)

    Practice Test Links:  (Go through all of the links and select the one you want to use to practice the ACT or SAT with.)

    March 2 Success Online ACT Test Preparation Demo  (Register and then use the online test preparation.)