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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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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, 2013.

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)

Friday, October 05, 2012

Dream Girls Academy -

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Dream Girl’s Academy will be held every 3rd Saturday of each month.
All sessions are free and lunch will be provided.

For girls 9 - 16
10 am - 1 pm

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

How to Get College Athletic Scholarships?

WHAT COLLEGE COACHES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU
The Athletic Scholarships Page lists colleges and universities, by state, in alphabetical order. After the name of each college or university, you will find two links; one to the intercollegiate athletics page of the college or university, another to either an online questionnaire to submit to coaches or a website with coaches' email addresses. In some instances, you will find both an online student-athlete questionnaire and a list of coaches' email addresses.
Most online student-athlete questionnaires are very straightforward. All you'll need to do is provide the information called for as completely and accurately as possible.
If you use a coach's email address to send him or her an email, we recommend that you:

  • do not contact coaches before the beginning of your junior year.

  • address the coach by name

  • use the name of the college or university when expressing your interest

  • include, in resume form, your complete name, postal address, area code and telephone number, email address, high school name with complete address, year of high school graduation, prospective college major field of study, your position(s) or event(s), your years of junior varsity and varsity experience, your relevant statistics, academic/athletic/community service awards and honors won, and your current coach's name and full contact information.

  • provide information about your GPA, ACT or SAT scores, and any honors, gifted, or AP courses you have taken or plan to take.

  • include a statement about the level at which your current coach believes you have the ability to compete (Division I, Division II, etc.). Even better, if your coach believes you can compete at the college or university in question, say so (but avoid sounding "cocky").

  • offer to provide complete statistics and film (if available).

  • offer to provide a schedule of your games or meets.

  • thank the coach for his or her consideration.

  • check your grammar and spelling carefully.

  • offer to provide recommendations and academic credentials.

  • save and send the email again if you have no response within a month.
If you receive no response to your second email or online questionnaire submission, you might want to try postal mail. Not everyone is comfortable with email, and technical difficulties sometimes prevent online questionnaires and emails from reaching their intended recipients.
Many coaches hear from hundreds or even thousands of students each year who are looking for athletic scholarships and/or an opportunity to compete in intercollegiate athletics. As a result, it is important that you communicate effectively with coaches, and understand that it may take some time before you receive a response from them.
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NAIA - National Association Intercollegiate Athletic

National Junior College Athletic Association

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