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 14, 2020


Do you know any Teens that would like to help shape library programming, get involved with the community, develop leadership skills and more? The Memphis Public Library along with Bridges USA will partner in 2021 to develop ways to engage our youth in a meaningful way.

Below is a link for any teen interested in becoming involved with the creation of library youth councils across the city.
Help us get youth to provide their feedback ! 
Share the survey link ( with your teen organizations and other young people who may be interested, and invite them to participate in our youth focus group on Wednesday, December 16th from 4:30pm-6:00pm. They can register and access the Zoom link here:

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP) - Deadline: February 15

The Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP), commonly referred to as the Tennessee Pre-Health Science Fellowship Program, offers this opportunity to residents of Tennessee who are members of underrepresented groups and wish to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or veterinary medicine.

UTHSC actively seeks applications from veterans and from individuals who are historically underrepresented in science and in the health care professions: underrepresented minority students, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, and students who represent the first in their families to pursue higher education.

Age Range: College Freshmen–Seniors

Deadline(s): February 15th for Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Health Professions.
Admissions decisions will be mailed on or by April 15.

For further information call (901) 448-8772 or toll free (800) 998-8654.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Health Career Programs -- Begins November 1\

Enrollment process for Health Career Programs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

The programs are:

Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP) program (Deadline has occurred)
Summer Science Institute (SSI) Program
Summer Research Scholars Program (SRS) 

To learn more about the programs offered by the Health Career Programs, click here. This online form will take some time to complete. You may return to this online form as often as you wish to enter information; however, once the form is submitted, changes can be made only by contacting the HCP office at 901-448-8772.


Online Application Enrollment (click link to retrieve information)

2014 Mayo Clinic Summer Internships -- Deadline: February 1

The Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program, sponsored by Mayo Graduate School, is a great way to build your skills as a young scientist or test your inclinations toward research.

Each year, 80-90 undergraduate students from around the United States come to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., to work beside both young and established scientists on a broad range of biomedical research questions. A limited number of fellowships are also available at the Mayo Clinic campuses in Jacksonville, Florida and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Attention: To access the secure online application, please click below.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program award is $4,000 (minus taxes) for 10 weeks. From this stipend, students are responsible for their own travel, housing and meals. Most students live together in a convenient summer student housing area which costs about $140/week.

Additional Information

2020 STIPDG -- United States Department of Transportation

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The Summer 2020  STIPDG application period is now OPEN!

United States Department of Transportation

2020 Summer Transportation
Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG)

Internship Period: June  - August  2020

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 2020 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.

Find A Program

Application Deadline: Selections may be made as applications are received, but typically do not occur until the application closes on January, 2019.

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in the study areas funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). REU Sites meaningfully engage groups of about 10 to 12 students in ongoing research programs or in research projects designed for the REU program. Students receive stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Students supported through NSF must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories. Students who do not meet this requirement may still be considered for participation through other sources of funding available at the REU Sites.
Learn more about the REU program at the NSF website.

How to Apply to Engineering Sites

To apply to an REU Site in engineering, you will need to use the common application system, which will enable you to apply online for one or more REU Sites. You can find Sites that are participating in the common application system on the "General Info" page. To start your application, click here.

Application deadlines vary by Site. Please refer to each Site’s website for important dates and deadlines, or use the search tool on the General Info page. 


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.

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.

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Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines: 
For tips on applying and associated resources: 
For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences: 
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iSchool Inclusion Institute (I3) -- February 15, 2019

Summer research program for undergraduate students from underrepresented populations
Application deadline: February 17, 2020| 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 16 - July 13, 2019.

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 17, 2020. Additional information about the program and application process can be found online:

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

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Preparing for College with Using Online Resources


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Preparing for College with Using Online Resources:

As you prepare for college, below are some excellent sites to consider to find out information on colleges and universities.  The sites provides information such as tours, factual information on the colleges, retention and graduation rate, etc..  To tour a college of your choice via videos, and other informtioin,  click here.  The college navigator will also help you find out valuable information click here.

2020 NNCI Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) -- Deadline: Various



NNCI Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Nanotechnology

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs are an excellent way for undergraduates to become acquainted with scientific research and graduate student life. REU programs typically consist of an intensive 10 week summer research experience at a university different than your own. Most research centers sponsor REU-like programs as part of their education and outreach efforts.
The NNCI does not offer a network-wide REU program, but many of the NNCI sites conduct their own separate programs and the details for these are listed below. You must apply to each program separately.

The NNCI REU program will have a networked NNCI REU Convocation. The Convocation is an end of program technical conference (2-3 days) held at one of the sites. CNF will host in August 2019. Participants from NNCI REU site programs will travel to Cornell University to present their results in poster and oral formats and network with their peers. This is a wonderful culmination of the research experience. Most NNCI sites listed below will participate in the Convocation. 

How to Apply

Complete the online application form:

Applications due: Various.

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.

St Jude Children Research Hospital Internships -- Deadline: December 30, 2019

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, 2019).
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:  December 30, 2019

How to apply (click link to retrieve)

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The Emma L. Bowen Foundation -- Apply Now!!!

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

Apply Now 

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 2020 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

The Dell Scholars Program Class of 2020 -- Deadline: December 1st

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

Application Starts - October 1, 2019
Deadline:  December 1, 2019

2020 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)

Princeton Prize in Race Relations -- Deadline: Postmarked, January 31, 2020 11:59 ESTt

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!  October 1, 2019 - January 31, 2019

Mail-In Option

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

Applications postmarked by January 31 11:59 EST will be eligible for prizes—including cash awards up to $1,000 for particularly noteworthy work.

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

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. 

2020 STUDENT EXCHANGE APPLICATIONS Submission -- Deadline: Monday, December 2, 2019


Application deadline is December 2, 2019!

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Memphis-area junior and senior high school students will have the opportunity of a lifetime as Memphis in May International Festival opens the application period for its annual Student Exchange Program. In 2020, selected students will travel to the honored country of Ghana as ambassadors for Memphis in May. During the ten- to twelve-day visit in March, students will travel to specially chosen areas of the country to experience firsthand the rich culture of this leader on the African continent, including the friendly people, exotic wildlife, UNESCO historic sites and more.
In the spring of 2020, a group of high school juniors and seniors will immerse themselves in Ghana culture, and your students have the chance to be a part of it! 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 into Ghana’s society and their responsibilities as Memphis in May ambassadors.
To apply for the 2020 Student Exchange Program please click here or download an application here.
Click here to complete the chaperone application or download the application.
The deadline for applications is Monday, December 2, 2019

Davidson Fellows Scholarships - Deadline: February 12, 2020

Davidson Fellows Scholarships

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work.
Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.

Davidson Fellows named as one of The 10 Biggest Scholarships in the World by and one of 7 Prestigious Undergrad Scholarships in U.S. News & World Report.  

NEW Application Deadline! February 12, 2020!

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Humanities - Literature, Music, Philosophy

Outside the Box

SAMPLE Nominating Form

Nearly $5 million has been awarded to 206 brilliant young people through the Davidson Fellows Scholarship. 

2019 Ron Brown Scholarship -- Deadlines: November 1st and, January 9 th

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply.

Each year, a minimum of ten students will be designated Ron Brown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000.

Application Deadline

The Ron Brown Scholar Program currently has two deadlines for applications (students must be current high school seniors at the time of their application):

November 1st - application will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program AND forwarded to a select and limited number of additional scholarship providers.

January 9th - final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for only the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY.

Application materials must be mailed in one packet. Transcripts and letters of recommendation should not be sent under separate cover. Incomplete, e-mailed or faxed applications will not be considered.

After reading the Eligibility Requirements, you may download and print the Ron Brown Scholar Application form, fill out and mail it to the address stated on the form.


Frequently Asked Questions

Application Timeline

Thurgood Marshall College Fund --- Deadline: Various

Our Mission

To develop and prepare a new generation of leaders by providing leadership development, scholarships, resources, opportunities and advocacy to Public Historically Black Colleges & Universities, students and alumni.

Application Deadline - Various

TMCF scholarships are merit and need-based. In addition, the scholarship application process is highly competitive and most awards are limited to students attending TMCF member-schools, which are public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). To view a list of our member-schools please click here. Occasionally we offer scholarships to students not attending these schools. These scholarships are indicated on the scholarship page when applicable. To receive updates and notifications when new information is posted, follow TMCF on Facebook or Twitter. 

St. Jude Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program -- Deadline: February 1, 2020

The Pediatric Oncology Education program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is funded by the National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute. The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health, and veterinary medicine to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. The POE program provides a short-term training experience (internship) in either laboratory research or clinical research.How to Apply (click the link)

POE Online Application (click the link)  - Application Opens October 1, 2019

Qualified students may apply now for POE 2019. The deadline for receipt of ALL POE 2020 application materials is February 1, 2020. Items postmarked, faxed or emailed (letters only) no later than February 1, 2019 will be accepted. Early submission of credentials is encouraged, since students who apply late run a high risk of not getting all their credentials in by the deadline.

Doode 4 Google Competition


Calling all K-12 students – bring your creativity to life in a 
Doodle of the Google logo, using any medium you choose for
the chance to be a Doodle 4 Google winner. The National Winner’s
 artwork will be featured on the Google homepage, and will 
win a $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 tech grant for their school.

The contest is open for entries until March 19, 2019 8:00pm Pacific Time (PT), so here's some information to help you get started:
Additional Information

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!


WAI Memphis Belles Chapter Partnering with OBAP presents...


Saturday, October 05, 2019 from 9am to 3pm (8:00AM Registration)

TN College of Applied Technology (TCAT) by MEM Intl Airport 3435 Tchulahoma Rd, Memphis, TN 38118

Participants must be 10- 18 years
Transportation will not be provided
Thanks to sponsors, there are no fees required!
Deadline for registration is Friday September 13th, 2019
 (email contact names below to see if the deadline date can be extended) for registration
Ina Wiehl - event inquires and registration

Please see attached flyer and application for more information.

Bring Your Plane to Work Day - October 5, 2019

Free College Readiness -- Benjamin Hooks Public Library - September 21: 10 am - Noon

Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Gates Scholarship (GMS ) - Deadline: September 15, 2019

The Gates Scholarship 2020 Nomination Process has launched.


The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.
To learn more watch this video.


Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.
*Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.
Student Referral for scholarship (click link)

In order to be eligible to be considered for the GMS scholarship, all three forms must be submitted online by September 15, 2019.

Click here to access the GMS Scholarship application.

Additional Information

Saturday, November 24, 2018

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.

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.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

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.  

How to Submit (click link to retrieve)

Work is submitted online according to regional guidelines. Please note that deadlines generally range from September 15th to December 15th (based on your region; check your region).

All deadlines are effective 11:59PM EST  12/15/2018

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Reading Rampage -- Saturday, November 16, 2019

Reading Rampage

November 16, 2019

Contact us OR click the Register Here link  below to reserve your seat. HURRY! Seating is limited!
Facilitated by: Dr. James Gholson, Dr. Thomas Motley, Sr., Dr. Thomas Motley, Jr.,                      Mr. Sam Speed, and Fr. Tom Momberg

*** We are  accepting donations for gently used/working computers (desktop and laptop) and Children's books (grades 1 - 12, especially boy's adventure tales and sports. ***

Register Here (click link to register)

 Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
3745 Kimball Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38111
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