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

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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Veteran's 5K Walk/Run -- June 17, 20175

Volunteers Needed and please attend and donate to this worthy cause! 

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Monday, April 24, 2017

OBAP and FedEx Sponsored STEM Summer Program - Deadline: April 30, 2017

The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), FedEx Express, the Memphis Blackhawks, Tuskegee Airmen Memphis, and Woman In Aviation are sponsoring up to 100 Shelby County students for a program June 4-10 in Pensacola, Florida.


 Students ages 14 years old to 17 years old are eligible. Selected students will stay on the grounds of the National Naval Aviation museum during the week and be fully immersed in scenarios that utilize Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to replicate life onboard an aircraft carrier.

FedEx provides scholarships to cover the $1,250 per student cost; OBAP handles the selection process and provides the travel and transportation.
The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 30. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and one letter of recommendation. They are also required to submit an essay on why they should attend. If selected, students will then go through an interview.

Click link below to apply:


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tennis Memphis Free Clinics - Dates: Various

NJTL Chapter

The National Tennis and Learning (NJTL) Network is an organization co-founded by Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarell, and Sheridan Snyder in 1969. Their vision was to utilize tennis as a vehicle to engage children and teach them about life as well as sports. The NJTL Network is supported by the USTA Foundation.

Tennis Memphis is a 4 star NJTL chapter. Our mission, “to build a better community and enhance lives through tennis and education,” is inspired by the mission of the NJTL. We work closely with our partners in the Memphis community to reach children who wouldn’t otherwise have the resources or opportunity to pursue tennis as a sport. Through programs such as Tennis and Tutoring (TNT), we also work to ensure that children have access to educational support and mentoring.

Free Clinics

Tennis Memphis offers free introductory clinics for adult and juniors at its tennis centers and three community centers (Ed Rice, Raleigh & Whitehaven Community Centers) two weekends each month. Players may bring their own racquet, or equipment is provided. Come out and learn the basics from our certified teaching pros! Reservation for free clinics are required and can be made by calling or signing up in person at Tennis Centers. 

For more information, download our schedule or contact Arnold Thompson at (901) 596-0637 or

Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals Scholarships List -- Deadline: June 2, 2017


Click link  below to retrieve the complete scholarships list  for registration and details.

Below is a list of documents to guide you through the process of applying for a scholarship. These documents are intended to answer any questions and clarify any guidelines that you may have about the requirements, expectations, and results. For additional questions please email

Scholarship General Guidelines
Scholarship Rating System
Acknowledgment and Acceptance Form
Post Scholarship Award Procedures

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:

OBAP Memphis ACE Academy I

June 12 - 16, 2017
 *Last day to register:  May 15, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs: For Children and Adults - Dates: Various

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Teen Summer Camps - Various - Apply Now!

2017 Camp Dream Street, MS - Free

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Camp Dream Street, Mississippi

Campers: Sunday, May 28-Thursday, June 1
Counselors: Friday, May 26-Thursday, June 1

Camp Dream Street, MS is a five day, four night camping experience for children with physical disabilities. Our campers traditionally live in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Georgia and are able to attend the program entirely free of charge. Predominant diagnoses of our campers include cerebral palsy, spina bifida, limb deficiencies, spinal cord injury, communicative disorders and other developmental disabilities. Dream Street is open to campers of all racial, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. We are able to accept approximately sixty children each summer for the program.

Camp Dream Street, MS was founded in 1975 with the mission that all children, regardless of their abilities, must be offered the chance to have fun, to make new friends, to achieve, to be accepted for who and what they are, and to learn from the challenges of group life. Both the children and the staff at Camp Dream Street benefit from the life-changing experiences the camp has to offer. Dream Street is a place where children with physical disabilities are given the chance to be children - not "special" children, not children with disabilities, but just children. (Additional Information and how to apply)  

Camper Applications for the 2017 session are now available!
If you have any questions, please email Cynthia Huff.


Campers: Sunday, May 28-Thursday, June 1
Counselors: Friday, May 26-Thursday, June 1

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Year-long internship applications are accepted at any time.

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

St Jude Children Research Hospital Internships -- Deadline: Various

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

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

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

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

Deadlines to submit cover letter and resume:  Spring: May 22 and Summer:  January  6

How to apply (click link to retrieve)

Apply Now!

Friday, April 21, 2017

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

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

Package Handlers

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

Material Handlers

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

CBU 2016 Aspiring Engineers Workshop - Saturday, April 29, 2017

Chemical Engineering Workshop

Saturday, April 29
Middle School Students 9:30 am-12 pm
High School Students 1:30 pm-4 pm
Christian Brothers University
650 E Parkway S
Memphis, TN 38104


Learn about….
 What is a Chemical Engineer and what they do?
 CBU’s Chemical Engineering program
 Packaging and Chemical Engineering

 Perform awesome lab experiments and learn real world applications
 Learn to make ice cream using liquid nitrogen and make bouncy balls
 Compete in an Egg Drop competition
 A tour of Benilde labs


School Sign up:

Sponsored by:  The Christian Brothers University student chapters of the AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) and SWE (Society of Women Engineers).