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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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

TIP Pre-Law -- TN Residents - Deadline: March 15, 2019

To help achieve diversity in the classroom, during the summer the University of Memphis School of Law operates the Tennessee Institute for Pre-Law (TIP) program. The TIP program is for Tennessee residents (and Border County residents at the University of Memphis School of Law) who are not admitted through the regular admissions process, but who show potential for the study of law and bring diversity to the class. TIP seeks to matriculate students from diverse backgrounds and circumstances who are capable of successfully participating in law school curricular and co-curricular programs.
To apply for TIP, you must go through our regular application process through the LSAC and our priority deadline is March, 15, 2019.  Additionally, you must complete the TIP portion of the application to be considered.  More information on TIP can be found here.

How do I apply to TIP? The TIP application is incorporated into the application for admission. To be considered for TIP applicants must answer the optional application questions and submit a supplemental statement explaining why you believe you are qualified for the program and how you will bring diversity to the law school entering class. The application deadline is March 15. There is no separate application fee for TIP.

I would also like to invite you our Diversity & PreLaw Day on February 22, 2019 from 8:15-4:30pm—the flyer invitation is attached.  Please follow the registration link if you are interested in attending.  

Deadline is on March 15, 2019.

Wednesday, February 06, 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. 


Power Optimization for Electro Thermal Systems (POETS) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Want to be a POET this Summer 2019?
Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Science & Engineering!
Application Deadline:  February 15th, 2019

Welcome to the NSF Engineering Research Center on Power Optimization for Electro Thermal Systems (POETS) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) 2019 program. This exciting summer program is now accepting applications for undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in conducting original research and apply it to cutting edge applications. This 10 week program is a collaboration of Howard University, Stanford University, The University of Arkansas and The University of Illinois. Accepted students will have the opportunity to engage in research over the summer at one of these four institutions and receive a $5,000 stipend.

The POETS research focus is on increasing power density for electrified mobile systems. Examples would be higher power to weight ratios for electrified powertrains in electric vehicles. The topics span multiple disciplines and encompass Thermal System, Power Electronics, Materials Science, Electrical Device Fabrication, among others.  Details on the university faculty involved with the POETS REU can be found at

Students work in a university research lab on a project related to power dense electrified systems along with a faculty advisor and graduate student mentor with expertise in the field. Projects may involve studies of technical literature and reports, computer-aided design, mathematical modeling, fabrication designs, experimental testing, group discussions and team meetings. Every student has a project of their own with specific responsibilities and deliverables. At the end of the summer, every student creates a scientific poster, paper or project report. In addition, students participate in POETS webinars and social activities with other REU students.
The deadline for full consideration is February 15th, 2019; applications received after this date may be considered if space permits.

Please see the POETS REU website and the attached flyer for more information: /reu/

For further information, contact Mr. Joe Muskin ( or Dr. Jessica Perez ( Please disseminate this notice to those you feel may be interested, and let us know if you have any questions.

Monday, January 07, 2019

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.

Come back on January 7th to find out the theme of this 
year’s contest and get doodling!
Additional Information

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Summer Science Program (SSP)

Each summer, academically-gifted high school students study mathematics, physics, astronomy, and programming at the Summer Science Program (SSP). The program is held at two locations: in Ojai, California (on the campus of Happy Valley School, a private boarding school), and Socorro, New Mexico (on the campus of New Mexico Tech), with 36 students and 8 staff at each campus.

Is SSP for You?
Are you currently a high school junior or very advanced sophomore, now taking calculus or planning to next fall? Will you be at least 15 years old, but not yet 18, this summer? If so, you're eligible to apply. (Note: the age limit for international students is 19.)

How To Apply

SSP's college-like experience starts with the application itself. In fact, applying to SSP is good practice for your college apps.

Applications open on Dec. 15. Visit then to complete our online form and start your application.

Apply Now!

Financial Aid FAQ    Admissions FAQ

Saturday, November 24, 2018

St. Jude Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program -- Deadline: February 1, 2019

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)

Qualified students may apply now for POE 2019. The deadline for receipt of ALL POE 2016 application materials is February 1, 2019. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Lowes Fall ACCESS Scholarship -- Deadline: May 12, 2019, 11:59 PM EST

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund in partnership with Lowes is pleased to provide financial assistance scholarships to undergraduate college sophomores, juniors, and seniors at TMCF member-schools who are in good academic standing who are at risk of not returning to school or graduating due to an outstanding financial need and/or emergency situation that leads to a financial crisis. Qualified applicants must have an unmet financial need ranging from $500 to $7,500.  Students must meet the following minimum criteria to apply for the award:

  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited TMCF member-school
  • College sophomore, junior or senior
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrate a combination of financial need and merit
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Complete a FAFSA
  • Must be at risk of not returning to school or graduating due to an outstanding financial need
  • Have an outstanding balance remaining on their account


SCHOLARSHIP END May 12, 2019, 11:59 PM EST


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. 

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

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Davidson Fellows Scholarships - Deadline: February 13, 2019

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 13, 2019!

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. 

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.

The CrewUP Youth Filmmaking Mentorship Program


Memphis Youth Filmmakers! The CrewUP Youth Filmmaking Mentorship Program is back for its 2nd year. This is your chance to make a short film with other young filmmakers (between grades 7-12) as well as receive mentoring from a professional filmmaker. Apply as an individual or as your own team of three. Each group receives $500 to assist in making their film. See you on set!

Deadline for applications: December 17, 2018

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. 

Princeton Prize in Race Relations -- Deadline: Postmarked, January 31, 2019

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.

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, 2018 - 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

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

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The Summer 2018  STIPDG application period is now OPEN!

United States Department of Transportation

2019 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 2019 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, 2019.

2019 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:

2019 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)

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!

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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2.  Browse by Institution, Usergroup, Start Date, and/or Discipline
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: 
For opportunities specifically in Engineering: 

iSchool Inclusion Institute (I3) -- February 15, 2019

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 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 15, 2019. Additional information about the program and application process can be found online:

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

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

SWE Scholarships

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2014, SWE awarded over 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $700,000.

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 2019-2020
 academic year:
  • Sophomores through Graduate Students Application:  December 1, 2018 - February 15, 2019
  • Freshmen Application:  March 1, 2019 - May 1, 2019
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

UT Knoxville Veterinary Summer Experience Program -- Postmarked Deadline: March 9, 2018

How to Apply to the Veterinary Summer Experience Program

Applicants for the 2019 Veterinary Summer Experience Program MUST meet all of the requirement listed below. Exceptions to the criteria listed below will not be granted.

Important Dates:

Summer Experience 2019 - 

Electronic Application due:  March 8, 11:59 PM EST

Supplemental Material:  March 9, 11:59 PM EST

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration is now soon!
(keep checking) 

2019 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: March 6, 2018.

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.

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

2019 AIM Program - University of Tennessee Knoxville

Accounting Information Management

Academy Dates: July 27th - 31st 2019

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 27th – July 31st, 2019.

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
Apply Now!  
(select the Aim box, complete the online application and submit.) 

Deadline:  March 31, 2019

2019 Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) Program -- Deadline: March 31, 2019

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 2019 BETS Program dates are June 12th-22nd, 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 2016 with an interest in business and a 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: March  31, 2019

If you have additional questions, please contact Tyvi Small at

Apply Now!   (click link)
Additional Information

Monday, September 17, 2018

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.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest -- Deadlne: February 28, 2018

Enter the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest between January 15, 2018, and February 28, 2018.

Write about an African-American who has inspired and motivated you, and you could win a $5,000 or $3,500 scholarship. Your essay should, in 500 words or less:
  1. Address how an African-American has been an inspiration in your life, and
  2. Discuss the contributions of the African-American individual who has served to inspire and motivate you.

High School Seniors

Regions will award $5,000 scholarships to 15 high school seniors who live in states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the 2018-2019 academic school year.

College Students

Regions will award $3,500 scholarships to 15 freshmen, sophomores or juniors who permanently reside in, or currently attend an accredited college in, states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the 2018-2019 academic school year.