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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Thursday, October 13, 2016

National Portfolio Day -- Memphis -- October 15, 2016

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.

Memphis Portfolio Day is scheduled on Sat, October 15th from 11 noon - 3 pm at Memphis College of Art (MCA):  Rust Hall. The MCA is located at 1930 Poplar Avenue.

A schedule of the day is as follows:

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

Students must bring their portfolio on their works so that recruiters can make a recommendations on. Please view faqs ( The recruiters will also give you suggestions/advice.

Visit the site at .

Schedule of dates

Arcadia University
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Cleveland Institute of Art
College for Creative Studies
Cooper Union School of Art
Fashion Institute of Technology
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Kansas City Art Institute
Laguna College of Art + Design
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
Maryland Institute College of Art
Memphis College of Art
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Montserrat College of Art
Rhode Island School of Design
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Virginia Commonwealth University
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
For more information about National Portfolio Day at MCA, call the Admissions office at 1-800-727-1088 or go to website at:  https//

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship – DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 3

2014 Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship

To be eligible to apply, students can be both male and female student athletes who exhibit excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and within their communities. Eligibility for application is limited exclusively to men and women whose senior year of high school is the 2015–2016 academic year, who have at least a “B” grade average, and participate in at least one of 43 sports. We want to hear from all student athletes who work hard, are dedicated, and have become role models for underclassmen.

For more information, click here.

The online application must be completed by the student and reviewed by a high school official no later than  3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET on October 3, 2016.

Each student application must have their online application reviewed and confirmed by a school representative. State Finalists are announced later in October with State Winners determined in early November. All finalists will be notified by mail.

Deadline:  The system will not allow a student to submit their application later than  3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET on October 2, 2015.

  • After an application is submitted, the application must be reviewed and submitted by the school official listed in the application no later than 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET on October 6, 2015.
  • Friday, September 09, 2016

    University of Tennessee Knoxville Promise Overnight Visit -- Apply Now!

    Promise Overnight Visit Dates: October 28-29, 2016 Demographic: High school seniors from Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, & Memphis that attend a Promise high school Trip Description: 2 day overnight program. Friday night activity at hotel followed by Saturday tour and informational sessions. Registration: Students with VIP pages and applicants will receive invitations

    Engineer Day - WTI - West Tennessee Initiative

    Engineers Day – WTI – West Tennessee Initiative Engineers Day has been a UT College of Engineering tradition for more than 100 years. Each October, undergraduate engineering classes are dismissed for one day to allow university students and faculty to spend time interacting with hundreds of potential engineering students from high schools across the region. In October 2015, almost 1,300 students from forty-nine different high schools (and some home schoolers) traveled to UT's Knoxville campus to explore and learn about the various aspects of engineering through discussions, project demonstrations and exhibits prepared by UT engineering student clubs and societies. Participants experienced an overview of the different engineering disciplines and saw examples of how an engineer's work impacts daily life. It is our goal that students involved in Engineers Day will be inspired by the ever-growing field of engineering. Dates: October 19-20, 2016 Demographic: High school juniors and seniors from Memphis Trip Description: 2 day overnight program. Wednesday night activity followed by Thursday competitions, lunch, and tours. Interested chaperones should contact Travis Griffin for more information: 865-974-1931

    Thursday, September 08, 2016

    Standardized Tests Workshop

    Website will be updated soon for 2017!
    Dates: October 11, 2016 & February 7, 2017
    Demographic: High school sophomores through seniors from Memphis and surrounding areas
    Program Description: 6:00pm – 8:00pm One night tips and tools presentation with sample questions to encourage students to study and gain an edge on upcoming college entrance tests.
    Location: 800 Madison Ave. Memphis, TN

    Registration: Students with VIP pages will receive invitations

    University of Tennessee Knoxville -- TN Overnight Visit

    Come See TN Overnight Visit

    Dates: October 2-3, 2015
    Demographic: Multicultural high school seniors who have applied for admissions to UT.
    Trip Description: 2 day overnight. Sunday night activity at hotel followed by class visit and informational sessions.

    Registration: Students with VIP pages and applicants will receive invitations

    University of Tennessee Rock Top Tailgate

    Rocky Top Tailgate     

    Join us for a Big Orange celebration on Rocky Top as the Volunteers take on Ohio on September 17 or Tennessee Tech on November 5. Experience a one-of-a-kind tailgate on campus where you can meet UT counselors and other future Vols, take a tour, plus enjoy gameday food and activities. Then enjoy the game alongside more than 102,400 fans in Neyland Stadium

    Demographic: Juniors, Seniors, and Transfers interested in tailgating and football at UT
    Location: Knoxville, TN
    Registration: Students with VIP pages and applicants will receive invitations

    University of Tennessee - Top-notch Tennessee Registration: Dates - Various

    Top-notch Tennessee                      

    Dates: September 14Jackson, September 15 Memphis, September 28Dyersberg, September 29 - Memphis

    Demographic: High achieving high school seniors

    Program Description: Introduction to the Honors and Scholars Programs at the University of Tennessee.   In addition to providing information about the Haslam Scholars and Chancellor’s Honors Programs, we are excited to introduce the Honors Leadership and 1794 Scholars programs.

    Location: Various -
    Registration: Students with VIP pages will receive invitations

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Legends of Our Memories and Victories

     We Salute the Legends of our Memories & Victories

    The Memphis Area Branch of ASALH is seeking support to honor local Legends and Civil Rights Activists. Local long-time Civil Rights Activists will join other ASALH members on an historic adventure from Memphis to Richmond to attend the 101st ASALH Meeting and Conference and then on to Washington, D.C. to visit the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the White House where we can celebrate the eight years of successes of the leadership of our first Black President. The journey will be from October 5-9, 2016.

    Monday, July 04, 2016

    NABA Memphis Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) -- Deadline: June 1, 2016

    NABA Memphis Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)

    Program Dates: July 12-17, 2015

    ACAP is a program of the National Association of Black Accountants, designed to increase the number of high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups that attend college and major in accounting. Through ACAP’s efforts, students receive educational enrichment experiences and the practical help needed for college preparation and a career in accounting

    Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school are invited to apply for this challenging and dynamic summer camp. The camp is an on-campus residency program designed to enable academically talented high school students to explore their interests in a business education and career. The participants engage in interactive workshops and activities that introduce the student to specific business disciplines and potential career paths.The participants also will visit local companies in and around Memphis and be guided through the inner workings of the industry.

    Applications will be accepted through June 15, 2016.

    You can apply online now at Please submit a transcript and Letter of Recommendation with your online application. Transcripts may be unofficial and Letters must be sent on school letterhead or sent from counselor's email. Transcripts and Letters can be emailed to or faxed to School of Business Dean's Office c/o Christina Brown at (901) 321-3566. Click here for a copy of the brochure.

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    Project Aerospace Summer Program Registration -- Deadline:Various end dates


    ACE Academy is a program designed to offer an introduction to the aviation industry and aviation careers to middle and high school students. The goal is to provide an opportunity that will provide insight and a hands on experience for students to learn the history of aviation, fundamentals of aerodynamics, the role of government in aviation, pioneers in aviation and the many careers available in the aviation industry. New to our program is the incorporation of STEM. Students will learn aviation concepts tailored to their education in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). There might be a small application fee to participate.

    Please, locate your preferred Academy and dates from the list below, then click the Register Now button to complete your registration and your payment. Registration for each academy closes two weeks prior to its start date.

    NOTE: There is a time limit of 15 minutes to complete each page of information. Please review the forms and have your information ready before beginning the process. If your session times out, you may have to start the process again from the beginning.
    There are a total of 20 - 25 locations within 20 states and territories.  Click link below to retrieve the information:

    Apply Now 

    Memphis Dates are listed below:

    Memphis Summer ACE Academy I on June 20 - June 24, 2016 (Registration Open until June 1, 2016) (RegisterSlots Still Open

    * Memphis Summer ACE Academy II  on
    July 11 - July 15, 2016 (Registration Open until June 30, 2016) (Register) Slots Still Open

    Sunday, June 12, 2016

    Its Summer in Memphis - No-Cost, Low-Cost Summer Activity Options

    . Its “Summer in Memphis” guide details the many free and low-cost programs that are available to our youth. The guide will be available at community centers and libraries next week but is already live on our website, Summer in Memphis (Click Link to Retrieve).  And we’ll be sharing more activities as we learn of them.

    You've often heard, Mayor Strickland talk about the importance of intervening in the lives of young people. Now that school is out, that's even more important.  Mayor Strickland has created several initatives

    Community Centers will be hosting summer camps all season long, but that’s not all of what we’re doing. Our community centers will be open and accommodating, and thanks to an initiative I’ve been working on with Interim Police Director Michael Rallings, they will be safe places. The police officers who had been in our schools are being reassigned to community centers this summer to ensure safety.

    Beyond the camps, the city has a summer meals program at 25 parks; free greens fees for those 17 and under at our golf courses; free swim lessons at Ed Rice, Lester, Westwood, Willow, Bickford & Hickory Hill pools; and there's even a disc golf course where Libertyland once was at the Fairgrounds. And yes, our pools will open June 11.