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

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Sunday, November 06, 2016

SMEDP - Summer Medical Dental Educational Program

SMDEP is a free (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer medical and dental school preparatory program that offers eligible students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation.

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The SMDEP will be offering travel scholarships for students meeting the guideline qualifications. The early admission deadline for application is on February 1st.  Scholarships must be completed in order to apply. Click below for details:

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The Health Careers Program (HCP) Office -- Summer Science Institute (SSI) -- Apply Now!

The Health Careers Program (HCP) Office, , is offering an unpaid
two week Summer Science Institute (SSI) for incoming junior and senior high school students.
Outstanding high school students with strong academics, citizenship, community involvement, and

commitment to pursuing a career in the sciences are invited to apply. Classroom lectures, experiential
learning activities and exposure to the academic programs at The University of Tennessee Healt
Sciences Center (UTHSC) will be provided. Students will participate in a variety of activities such as:
  • A fetal pig dissection
  • Tours of local medical centers
  • Career development workshops
  • A community service project
  • An introduction to research
Space is available under rolling admission until all spots are filled for both sessions. 

APPLY NOW: SSI Online Application

2017 AIM Program - University of Tennessee Knoxville

Accounting Information Management

Academy Dates: July 12th - 15th, 2015

AIM Academy.

The Accounting and Information Management Department at the University of Tennessee is pleased to announce the acceptance  of applications for the 2015 AIM Academy.  Program dates are July 15th – 19th, 2017. 

The AIM Academy is a three-day residential program designed to introduce high school students from diverse backgrounds to the field of Accounting. 

The program is designed to help students explore the dynamic world of accounting and careers in accounting. Students will have opportunities to interact with diverse professionals from business and government, as well as visit and observe them in their work environment. 

AIM Academy FAQ's
AIM Academy Program Application

Deadline:  March 31, 2017

Morehouse College Project IMHOTEP -- Deadline: January 31, 2017

Project Imhotep is an eleven-week summer internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of student trainees in bio-statistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health. The program begins with two weeks of intense educational training. During the following eight weeks, interns conduct public health research with experts at community based organizations, state, and federal public health agencies. 

*Please click here for more information on Project Imhotep 2017* 

**All application materials must be submitted and/or postmarked by January 31, 2017.**

Online Project IMHOTEP Application Form

2017 STIPDG -- United States Department of Transportation -- Deadlline: January 15, 2017

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The Summer 2017  STIPDG application period is now OPEN!

United States Department of Transportation

2017 Summer Transportation
Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG)

Internship Period: June 5th - August 11th, 2017
The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and skills that will complement your academic pursuits. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate tomorrow's leaders, strengthen their understanding of the transportation industry and prepare them for future public service opportunities.
The STIPDG is a paid internship program open to all qualified candidates without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.
The 2017 STIPDG application period is now OPEN.
To apply for this year's program, please read the program details below and then click here to begin your application.

Application Deadline: Selections may be made as applications are received, but typically do not occur until the application closes on January 20, 2017.

Wells Fargo Summer Leadership Pipeline Program

Summer Leadership Pipeline Program

A number of groups within Wholesale Banking are dedicated to delivering innovative solutions to our clients, and protecting what they value most. As a summer associate in the Leadership Pipeline Program (LPP), you will become part of one of these groups by joining a team in the following areas:
  • Sales and Client Services
  • Project Management
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Risk Management and Compliance

Learn more about the application process.
Applications will only be accepted on December 9, 2016
Search for Job ID# 5213615
Apply Online

2017 Black Employee Network (BEN) Scholarship Program

The mission of the Union Pacific Railroad Black Employee Network (BEN) is to recruit, retain and advance the careers of African-American employees within Union Pacific by promoting and facilitating both personal and professional growth, and by working with Union Pacific Senior Leadership toward an awareness of diversity issues.

The (BEN) Jerry Morris and Summer Houston Memorial Scholarship is a $500.00 or $1000.00 award to assist African American Students in defraying the cost of higher education. Recipients are chosen on the basis of scholastic ability and leadership. Personal or family financial situations can be a factor in consideration of eligibility and in awarding the scholarship. All decisions are within the discretion of the Black Employee Network Scholarship Committee and are final.

(Includes application/accompanying information details and deadline information.)

Additional Information

The submission deadline for all Black Employee Network (BEN) Scholarship applications including all
supporting documents and detail is March 2016. Applications postmarked after March, 2016
and any other information received after the date noted will not be accepted.

2017 Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) Program -- Deadline: March 18, 2017

The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee is pleased to announce the acceptance of applications for the 2015 Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) Program.
Program dates: June 14th-24th, 2017

What is the BETS?

The BETS Program is a one-week residential program designed to introduce high school students from diverse backgrounds to the various fields of business (Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Human Resources Management, Public Administration, Enterprise Management, Logistics, and Statistics).

The BETS Program is open to underrepresented (i.e., Native American, African American, Asian American,and Hispanic), first generation college students or students on free or reduced lunch entering the 12th grade in fall 2016 with an interest in business and a 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: March  18, 2017

If you have additional questions, please contact Tyvi Small at

Download BETS Application (click link)

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

2017 TN Governor's Schools -- Application Accepted Now

2017 Governor's Schools

The State of Tennessee provides twelve summer programs for gifted and talented high school students. These programs provide challenging and intensive learning experiences in these disciplines: Arts, Humanities, International Studies, Engineering, Science, Prospective Teachers, Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage, Information Technology Leadership, Agricultural Science, Computational Physics, Emerging Technologies, and Scientific Models and Data Analysis.  Below are the details on the programs:

Applications for the 2017 Tennessee Governor’s Schools will be available on this page from Sept. 1 to Dec. 2, 2016.  Applications must be postmarked no later than Dec. 2, unless otherwise noted - See more at:

Governors Schools will be hosted at the following:

Apply Now !!! (click here to select 2017 applications)

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Internships @ MTV Networks & Campus Rep Program


College students, put your smarts to work with a Viacom internship! You'll crank up your skill set by getting real-world experience at a top-notch media and entertainment powerhouse. Internships are open to college juniors and seniors, though some departments also accept graduate students and law school students. Viacom is proud of its diverse environment, and we encourage students of all backgrounds to apply. Viacom’s internships are paid at a standard competitive hourly rate. To view all our open internship opportunities, click here.
To learn more about internship opportunities by location click below.


We're looking for those born to tweet, driven to develop and made for media. The Summer Associate Program is a one-of-a-kind 10-week program for recent college grads interested in emerging media. 2016 applications are closed at this time. Click here for additional program information.

2017 Google Internships - Nationwide -- Deadline: Various

Google invites you to come join us for a unique summer experience, including a 10 – 12 week paid internship and professional development workshops. Take a chance and discover what it’’s like to work at a technology company. Be challenged. Become an expert. Work together and make an impact. Be bold.

This summer experience includes: The job: A 10-12 week summer internship with 1 of 6 business groups.Exposure: A unique glimpse into a business career at a technology company.Professional development: Attend weekly Google business case study workshops, tech talks and skill-building seminars.Fun: Social activities, community building and networking. Build a relationship with your peers.Mentorship: Be matched with a Googler, other than your manager, to guide you through your summer experience.

Google Summer Internships (click link to view)

Pathway to Science Research Opportunities

Pathways to Science: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Summer Research Opportunity

Search Summer Research programs, below, by institution and disciplinary categories, or by geography!

Or, visit the basic programs search or the advanced programs search.

1. Browse all Summer Research programs

2.  Browse by Institution, Usergroup, Start Date, and/or Discipline

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2017 Scholastic Awards - Apply Now!

Portfolio Scholarships

Graduating seniors may submit a portfolio of their art or writing for consideration in the Scholastic Awards. Through generous support of our sponsors, the following Portfolio Awards include a scholarship to encourage our students to continue their creative studies in college and beyond.

Gold Medal Portfolio 

Our highest honor, Gold Medal Portfolio, is given to sixteen graduating seniors–eight writers and eight artists–whose portfolio of work exemplifies the Scholastic Awards’ core criteria: originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal vision or voice.
Scholarships of $10,000 are presented to 16 students earning a Gold Medal for their portfolio.

Silver Medal with Distinction Portfolio

A Silver Medal with Distinction is given to art and writing portfolios of thirty graduating seniors whose exceptional works received recognition at the national level.
Scholarships of $1,000 are presented to select students earning this award.


Only graduating high school seniors may submit portfolios.
Art Portfolios should contain a series of 8 distinct works that communicate a single cohesive idea or visual investigation. The works can come from one category or any combination of multiple categories.
Writing Portfolios should contain a series of 8 distinct works that demonstrate versatility as a writer and diversity in writing technique and styles. The works can come from one category or any combination of multiple categories.
Visit our categories page to learn more about the requirements for art portfolios and writing portfolios.

Ready to go? Submit your work! (click link to retrieve)

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