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

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

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Friday, December 15, 2023

2019 Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) Program -- Deadline: March 29, 2023

The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee is pleased to announce the acceptance of applications for the 2019 Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) Program.

The 2024 BETS Program dates are June 5th-14th, 2019.

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 2023 with an interest in business and a 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: March  29, 2024

If you have additional questions, please contact Tyvi Small at

Apply Now!   (click link)

Application opens on December 15, 2023. The last date to apply will be March 29, 2024.

Wednesday, November 01, 2023

SME Education Foundation -- Deadline: February 1, 2013

 SME Education Foundation Scholarships provide financial support for students pursuing careers in engineering and technology fields of study related to manufacturing.

All scholarship applications must be submitted by February 1.

Eligibility Requirements for SME-EF Scholarships:

Must be graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate or graduate students who will be enrolling as full or part time students.

Must be attending school in the United States or Canada.

Must be residing in United States or Canada at the time of application.

Must have a minimum GPA - 2.00 on a 4.0 scale or 70 on a 100 point (%) scale. Most scholarships have a minimum GPA of 3.0/80.

Registration Requirements-

A new account number is required.

Only one account per student is permitted.

The application process will automatically qualify you for consideration for all scholarships for which you are eligible. Eligibility is determined from the questions asked on the application, so please answer each question accurately and completely. Some scholarships are limited to specific gender, location or other eligibility criteria.

Please click here to obtain further information about the SME-EF scholarship application process, to register, and apply for a scholarship.

Register for Scholarship (click link now)

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Minority PhD Program

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Minority Ph.D. Program - managed by NACME - offers substantial scholarship support to underrepresented minority students who are beginning their doctoral work in engineering, natural science and mathematics. Since its establishment in 1995, the program has supported more than 200 students.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Minority Ph.D. Program—managed by NACME—has two components. The Ph.D. component offers substantial scholarship support to underrepresented minority students who are beginning their doctoral work in engineering, natural science and mathematics. Since its establishment in 1995, the program has provided direct support to almost 600 minority Ph.D. students in these fields. The smaller Feeder component offers underrepresented minority B.S. or M.S. students access to select faculty and departments that have demonstrated success in sending their students on to doctoral programs. This section offers a complete list of the schools currently offering Sloan-sponsored studies in any one of several recognized disciplines, along with information about how to apply for Sloan support and become a Sloan scholar.

Sunday, September 17, 2023

University of Tennessee Rocky Top Tailgate

Rocky Top Tailgate is a special opportunity for future Vols to experience campus on game day for a one-of-a-kind tailgate and get a feel for life on Rocky Top! Meet UT counselors, take tours, and enjoy game day food and activities with other future Vols on Rocky Top!

The event time for Rocky Top Tailgate will be shared once the game time is announced.

Saturday, November 4


Prospective Students


VIP Memphis - FedEx Event Center - Rocky Top


VIP Memphis – FedEx Event Center

We're bringing Rocky Top to Memphis at the FedEx Event Center! Join us for a true VIP (Vol-in-Progress) Event where you’ll get your questions answered through an admissions presentation by your admissions counselor, celebrate UT traditions, enjoy dinner on us, and get introduced to life in Knoxville alongside other future Vols!

Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30pm to 9:00pm


Prospective Students


We’re bringing Rocky Top to a city near you! Join us for a true VIP (Vol-in-Progress) Experience where we’ll celebrate UT traditions, answer all your questions during an information session, enjoy food, and introduce you to life in Knoxville!

The registration capacity has been exceeded, but waitlist registration remains available.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Engineer Day - WTI - West Tennessee Initiative

Each October, the college hosts Engineers Day, a tradition going back more than 100 years. Undergraduate engineering classes are dismissed for one day to allow university students and faculty to spend time interacting with hundreds of potential UT engineering students from high schools and community colleges across the region.

Participants travel to UT to explore and learn about the various aspects of engineering through discussions, project demonstrations, competitions, and exhibits prepared by UT engineering student organizations and resource offices.

Registration information as well as the list of competitions, rules, and the day’s schedule will be available closer to the day. Please check back for more information. Join the Engineers Day mailing list to ensure you don’t miss any important information.

Contact the Engineering Academic and Student Affairs office at or 865-974-2454 for more information on Engineers Day.

This year’s Engineers Day will be held on Wednesday, October 25Register to participate in Engineers Day 2023.

Southern Festival of Books Volunteers Needed - Friday, October 20, 2023 - Sunday, October 22, 2023 (various shifts)


The Southern Festival of Books takes a village, and we couldn't do it without dedicated volunteers who give hundreds of hours every year!

We welcome first-time volunteers and returning volunteers, and while prior experience is not necessary, advance training in person is required a half-hour prior to your shift at the festival site.


As a volunteer, you are invited to our festival Saturday Night Party where you will be welcomed, appreciated, and thanked for your time and service to the Southern Festival of Books!

If you represent a group that would like to volunteer, please contact to discuss opportunities. 

Sign Up


University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) Fall Visit Day-- Register Now

Registration for Fall Visit Day is on September 23, 2023, October 14, 2023 and December 2, 2023.  Space will be reserved on a FIRST-RESPOND, FIRST-RESERVED basis.

This Saturday campus visit experience will give you the opportunity to explore what it truly means to be a student at The University of Mississippi! This visit day will allow you to explore life on campus, learn about academics and student support services, and hear about scholarships and financial aid, among other things! You'll have the opportunity to meet with representatives from academic units across campus, take an official walking tour with one of our Student Ambassadors, see student housing, and much more!

To schedule your own personalized visit, please call the Office of Admissions 1-800-OLE-MISS (toll-free in Mississippi) or (662) 915-7226 or click here. Then click on one of the visit day and then fill out the request.  

Please make request two weeks advance notice if possible.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Student Ticket Sbsidy Application Now Open

Student Ticket Subsidy Applications NOW OPEN
From Julia Stark, Arts Learning Specialist
The Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) grant program provides funds for artist fees, tickets, and transportation fees for students from TN public schools to experience various cultural opportunities, arts disciplines, and arts learning from artists during the school day. Since 2010, the program has given the opportunity to approximately one million students to experience the arts.


Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge


The Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT), is now accepting submissions for the 2023-24 program, an opportunity for high school students to develop and showcase musical compositions that could be a part of a musical theater production. This year, even more resources and constructive critique opportunities will be available for participating students to cultivate their songwriting skills.
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Sunday, September 10, 2023

South Africa 2025 Project -- Deadline: September 20, 2023


My name is Lewis Moore, Director for the South Africa 2025 Project. It is our intent to create an opportunity for our young adults to experience an opportunity of a lifetime.   Along with the Blessing of our Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, we are on a journey to change our youth mind set, and their outlook on society.   We are here to make an impact on society by working with and alongside our young adults to make a difference.   It takes a community to raise our children and we will do our part with your help.  Please have seven young adults in the 10th grade to fill out the attached application of its entitlements and return to us by 20 September 2023.   We are looking forward to working with you all and assistance with the mission of educating our youth.   We are all in this together!

Note:  This project is gaining steam, and we want your children to get on board with it.   This is a win for our children and community because together, we can make a change.  

 If you have questions, email Lewis Moore at:

Click link below to retrieve application and information on the program:

South Africa Application

South Africa Program Powerpoint


Lewis Moore


South Africa 2025 Project

2014 Southern Scholarship Foundation

For over fifty years, the Southern Scholarship Foundation (SSF) has helped thousands of students with outstanding academic abilities, good character and financial need realize their dream of a college education. Qualified students attending Florida State University, Florida A&M University, the University of Florida, Tallahassee Community College, Santa Fe College, and Florida Gulf Coast University are awarded scholarships in the form of rent-free housing to live in one of twenty-six, furnished scholarship houses that are adjacent to their college campus.[Read More]

Applications are accepted year-round. However, for early on-campus housing requests, the priority deadlines are:
April 1st for Fall semester
October 31st for Spring semester

Internships at Walt Disney and ESPN -- Year Around

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

Search Opening (enter keyword of Internship)

National Black Pre-Law Admissions & Preparation Conference and Law Fair - Apply Now

Registration deadline is: November 15, 2023 -- Apply Now!!!

Thursday, November 16, 2023 - Saturday, November 18, 2023

THE VISION of the National Black Pre-Law Conference is to provide a powerful forum to help increase the numbers of excellent, strategic and competitive African American law school applicants, students and graduates nationwide.

THE MISSION of The National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair is to provide a high-quality, comprehensive national event designed specifically for aspiring Black lawyers. Its purpose is to provide them with access to empowering information, resources, and contacts that will assist them in the challenging journey ahead in pursuing admission into law school, success in the law school experience and on the bar exam, and beyond.

(Icebreakers, Speakers, Workshop Sessions & Panel Discussions, Law School Admissions & Preparation Clinic and LSAT Information Session/Diagnostic LSAT, Ninth Anniversary Celebration Reception, and A Chocolate Affair)

Registration is required (event is free)

U of M Fall Preview Day -- RSVP Dates: November 11, 2023

Fall Preview Day

Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 9:00 AM until 1:30 PMCentral Standard Time

University of Memphis Campus, Zach Curlin Parking Garage
505 Zach H Curlin Street
Memphis, TN 38111
United States

Join us on the beautiful University of Memphis campus for our Fall Preview Day for Prospective Students! This event will give you a chance to attend an academic open house to learn more about your intended major along with a tour of campus and our state-of-the-art facilities. You’ll have the opportunity to meet some of our current students and our outstanding faculty and staff who can help you find your fit at the UofM. We hope to see you there!

Schedule Overview for Fall Preview Day Events:
9:00 am         Check-In, Info Fair, Light Breakfast
9:45 a.m.       Welcome & Presentations on Admissions, Affordability, & the Student
10:30 a.m.     Academic Open Houses
11:30 a.m.      Campus Tour
Optional Next Steps:  Residence Life Open House or Q&A with Admissions 
                                    after the Campus Tour

Notes on Reading the Blog

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

The blog structure is as follows:

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

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

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

As always, share the blog with others.

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

The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $53 million in scholarships to more than 46,000 students. Last year alone, $4.3 million in scholarships were awarded to nearly 4,000 deserving students.

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. 

The Application Period For The 2023-2024 Cycle Begins October 16, 2023, And Closes December 15, 2023.

Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now.

Mississippi State Fall Preview Day -- Registration Begins Now!

Program Highlights

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

Fall Preview Dates

  • October 9, 2023
  • November 10, 2023
  • November 20, 2023

Campus Tours

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Information

Click here to register.

The Gates Scholarship (GMS ) - Deadline: September 15, 2023

The Gates Scholarship 2020 Nomination Process has launched.


The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to exceptional student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum 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.
In order to be eligible to be considered for the GMS scholarship, all three forms must be submitted online by September 15, 2023.

Click here to access the GMS Scholarship application.

Additional Information

Coca-Cola Scholarships -- Apply Now

Coca−Cola Scholars Program

Parents, in order to ensure that your son or daughter search for scholarships are successful, please work with your child and may sure that they have apply correctly. Sometimes it mean that we as parents will have to help fill out theses applications/scholarship forms while they write the essays. This is a we effort and the more you put into it the more the child will get out of it.

Apply online at before October 31

AIM Program - University of Tennessee Knoxville

Accounting Information Management

Application opens on December 15, 2023. The last date to apply will be March 292024.

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 AIM Academy is a four-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

The application will close on October 26th, 2023, at 2:00 pm ET.

Application opens on December 15, 2023. The last date to apply will be March 292024.

National Portfolio Day

National Portfolio Days are educational events for young artists. The events are held at host colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada. Portfolio Days bring together students and experienced college representatives, who review artwork, offer critique, discuss college plans, and share information about their schools.


A schedule of the day is as follows:

11 a.m.–noon: Registration and Campus Tours
Noon–4 p.m.: Portfolio Reviews


Visit the site at

Saturday, September 09, 2023

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.

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

SWE Scholarships

SWE Scholarships support those who identify as a woman and pursue an ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student program in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and fields related to engineering globally. In 2022, SWE disbursed 330 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $1,700,000! Apply for these scholarships here!

SWE now offers scholarships in India! These SWE scholarships support students that identify as women and are pursuing Washington Accord-accredited undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering, engineering technology, or fields related to engineering in Tamil Nadu or Maharashtra. Apply for these scholarships here!

SWE provides one application for sophomores through graduate students and one application for freshmen.  Applicants complete an application and are considered for all scholarships that they are eligible for.  Applications will be available for the 2023-2024.
 academic year:

Note all deadlines are 5:00 p.m. central time. There will be no exceptions to the deadlines

More information on eligibility and requirements is available on the scholarships pages of the SWE website.
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

The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) Scholarships -- Deadline: June 30th


The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) is an endowment fund which provides scholarships to African-American undergraduate students who enroll in scientific or technical fields of study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
[ Selection Process ] [ Eligibility Criteria ] [ Evaluation Criteria ]
[ Award Determination ] [ Obtaining a Scholarship Application ]
The amount of the scholarships awarded each student is determined by the DFBSST Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are based on merit and financial need. Scholarship awards are up to $2,000 per year.

Scholarship applications are currently available at the following schools:

Bennett College, Morehouse University, Clark Atlanta University, Morgan State University, Elizabeth City State Univ, North Carolina A&T State Univ,
Fisk University, Prairie View A&M University, Florida A&M University, Southern University, Fort Valley State College, Spelman College, Hampton University, Tennessee State University, Howard University, Tuskegee University, Langston University, Wilberforce University, Lincoln University (PA), and Xavier University of Louisiana

Scholarship applications become available April 15th and must be submitted by June 30th. Scholarship recipients will be notified in early September.

The Common Application Overview

The Common Application process is becoming popular for students applying for college. There are about 255 common application members of colleges anduniversities. Many students who are applying to various colleges and don¡¦t want to keep creating duplication of information, difference essays, shortanswers, etc are using the process. The URL for the common application is:

The purpose of the Common Application is to serve students by facilitating and simplifying the college application process for those seeking admission to member institutions. In so doing, the Common Application introduces candidates to a broader range of institutions than they might otherwise consider, provides immediate access to application forms, and may be used as an educational tool in preparing students for the college selection and application process.

If you have already applied at a particular college or universities do not duplicate the process on the common application website. You only need one application submitted per student to a college.


High School Transcripts, Letters of Recommendations, Counselor Report, Secondary Report, need to be submitted to the colleges/universities prior or by theregistration or scholarship deadline. If you have not done so already, students should request them from the necessary persons or institutions ASAP. The clock isticking and coming to a fast end. Please remember that you are competing with students from across the country or state and your letters should reflect you in a verystrong way or not be average in meaning or tone.

College Application Fee Waivers:

Below are the eligibility guidelines for college application fee waivers. Many colleges do allow fee waivers under the listed condition. The following URL listed some of the colleges that will allow fee waivers. You may also contact the individual college/university to see if they allow waivers and the procedure for obtaining a waiver. Sample list of college participating in the SAT College applicationfee waivers. The URL is:

Fee Waivers

Eligibility Guidelines for High School Seniors

Must meet at least one of the following indicators of economic need:

Family receives public assistance. Student is a ward of the state. Student resides in foster home. Student participates in free or reduced-price lunch program at school. Financial Hardship (must be approved by the guidance counselor or principal)

Tennessee Promise - Application Day - Apply Now

The Tennessee Promise application will be re-opened to all eligible high school seniors on
August 1, 2023
from 8 AM-4:30 PM CST.  Students may access the application at, or directly through the TSAC portal at TSAC Student Portal.  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.