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, September 10, 2013

Go College

Dear Callie,

The release last week of "The Great College Hoax" at Forbes was just the latest to discuss the unmanageable debt load that students have been taking on as they pursue their dream of a college degree. Based on the alarming trend and the ongoing lending practices that could only be described as predatory, at we recently created a basic, free in-depth primer written for college students: The Student's Guide to Personal Finance. We also followed that up with an interview with Kai Davis of the University of Oregon, a fifth-year senior who will graduate this spring with zero debt.

Please read the following:

Students Guide Personal Finance

Given your ongoing commitment to providing college preparatory advice to your readers, we wanted to call your attention to the guide and zero debt post.

Thanks and have a great week.

TJ Hanson
Associate Editor

Friday, September 06, 2013

UNCF Scholarships with Approaching Deadlines-- Apply Now!!!

Information on UNCF Benefits for Students

Access to a college education has never been more important for individuals and society! A college education opens up unlimited possibilities and helps students to discover and foster their unique gifts. It also demonstrates that students are willing to make an investment in their own futures. However, for many young people this investment cannot become a reality, because they are unable to afford the rising cost of college tuition. For students, we offer administer an array of scholarship, internship and fellowship opportunities. Scholarships: Since 1985, the UNCF Scholarships and Grants Administration office has awarded in scholarship assistance over $105 million to over 28,000 students enrolled in its 39 member colleges and universities and other HBCUs and majority institutions as well. We provide support in numerous ways to a variety of constituencies.

Learn more about scholarships

List of UNCF Scholarships

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Fall ACCESS Scholarship -- Deadline: November 30, 2013

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Cola-Cola are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending one of the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) within the TMCF member-school network. The Fall ACCESS Scholarship is open to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selected scholars will receive a fall semester merit scholarship of up to $3,100 (or less based on their account balance), which will be used to cover the costs of tuition and fees, on-campus room and board and required textbooks purchased from member-schools. Students must meet the following minimum criteria to apply for the award:

  • Currently enrolled full time at one of TMCF’s 47 public member-schools
  • Current grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Have demonstrated leadership ability through a variety of measure
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a citizen of the United States




2012 Ron Brown Scholarship -- Deadlines: November 1, 2013 & January 9, 2014

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.


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2013 National Black Pre-Law Admissions & Preparation Conference and Law Fair - Apply Now

Registration deadline is: October 30, 2009 -- Apply Now!!!

Friday, November 15, 2013(Law School Recruitment Fair, Icebreakers, Speakers, Workshops Sessions & Panel Discussions, and An All-Black Affair)

Saturday, November 16, 2013
(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)