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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Saturday, November 28, 2015

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.

2016 BigSun Scholarship -- Deadline: June 17, 2016

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Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
How to Apply
Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
Has your participation influenced your career goals?
Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?


June 17, 2016.

Who is eligible?

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. 
Please remember to include your name and the name of the school that you are attending.

How to submit

All essay submissions should be sent to:

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!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Delta Airlines Summer Internship -- NWA

Summer Luggage Handler/Equipment Services Employee

College students will earn up to $2,000 in tuition assistance in addition to your hourly rate and great travel privileges for you and your parents!
Delta Airlines Airport Operations has a number of opportunities for college students to work as luggage handlers (ESEs) during their summer and winter breaks.
Enrollment in a two year or four year college program is required. In addition, students must meet all qualifications for the luggage handler position (ESE).

This program is available in select locations.

Apply (Click Link)

College Internships
If you are interested in the various job opportunites at Delta Airlines, click the link below:
Career Opportunities

Friday, November 20, 2015

DHS HS-STEM 2016 Summer Internship Program

The Department of Homeland Security sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines.  The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals.
Graduate Students receive a $700 stipend per week plus travel expenses
Undergraduate Students receive a $600 stipend per week plus travel expenses
Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and many more.
10-week research experiences are offered at:  Coast Guard Research and Development Center ● Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute ● Customs and Borders Protection ● Engineer Research and Development Center ● Federal Emergency Management Agency ● National Security Technologies ● National Urban Security Technology Laboratory ● Naval Research Laboratory ● Transportation Security Laboratory ● DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia
How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at
Detailed information about the internships can be found at

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Summer Research Opportunities
Now accepting applications for TWO 2016 Summer Programs
U.S. citizenship required
Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
This 10-week program offers the opportunity to enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. Faculty, along with undergraduate and graduate students, will engage in research that provides opportunities to help advance the DHS Areas of Research and strengthen the talent pool of scientists and engineers.  Selected participants will conduct collaborative research of mutual interest to the Team, the DHS Centers of Excellence and DHS. 
Benefits Include:
Faculty:  $1,200 stipend per week plus travel expenses
Graduate Students:  $700 stipend per week plus travel expenses
Undergraduate Students:  $600 stipend per week plus travel expenses
Some participants may be eligible for a housing allowance. Faculty are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding at the end of their appointment.
Research experiences are offered at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).
How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at
Detailed information can be found at

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

The Excel Center -- Apply Now!

The Excel Center

• Enroll today and earn your diploma
• Must reside in Shelby County
• Tuition Free School for adults 18 and older
• Day & Evening Classes
• Life Coaches & Support Services
• Drop-In Child Care
• Free Transportation Assistance

Apply in person at our campus at 1490 Norris Road

Monday-Thursday (8a.m. to 8p.m.)

Friday (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Excel Center Enrollment Form
Enroll Now!

Get more info and apply online at

Contact School Registrar Tomiko Davis at or call (901)726-3100

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

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

At our locations around the world, FedEx Handlers move millions of packages each day. Our

Handlers are the driving force behind our business, making absolutely sure packages are loaded

safely and securely into FedEx planes and trucks.

We invite YOU to join this elite team!

Our permanent positions offer Tuition Assistance and the following great benefits:

Excellent Starting Wage—$12.26.  Material Handler pay is $13.00.  Paid vacation and holidays, Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, Retirement benefits, and Discount shipping


Minimum age of 18; High school diploma or GED; Ability to lift 75 lbs; Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.;  Males born after December 31, 1959 who are required to register for Selective, Service must have a Selective Service Registration number (; and Applicants are subject to a criminal background check and drug screen

Visit:  to register for an appointment.  If you have additional questions call 901-369-3345.

Register Now.  if the SEATS are full then check the above link again later for the next month's available dates to register for an appointment.

Scheduled Application Session

Application Session Location Date & Time

The Hub locations are in: Memphis, TN; Newark, NJ, and Indianapolis, IN

To view handler opportunities other than Memphis, Newark, and , follow the instructions below:

Visit  (Enter United States for country and Enter Handler for Jobs fields) and then click the search button.)

***Please note that you need to schedule for the position and application session.***