Apr 9

College Counseling News – April 9, 2020


2020 AP Exams

Updates/changes as of 4-8-2020

  • *NEW* AP Exam Schedule
    Week 1: May 11 – 15
    Week 2: May 18 – 22
    Exam start times = 12:00p, 2:00p, and 4:00p

    • Exams are online, 45-minutes in length, include 2-3 free response questions, and are open book, open note, free to use the internet

    • The College Board will provide video demonstrations for students to practice ahead of time – COMING LATE APRIL!

    • Students will receive a secure credential (via email) prior to exam day to login and take the exam

    • Students will automatically receive extended time if approved through College Board; an automatic timing adjustment will be in place when they login to take the exam

    • Deadline for AP Drawing Portfolio submissions has been extended to 5/26 at 11:59pm.

    • Deadline for AP Seminar Portfolio submissions has been extended to 5/26 at 11:59pm.

    • FREE Exam Preparation available here.

    • For more information, please visit The College Board website.

    The College Counseling Office will be sending out additional details to students and families next week! 


Online Resources from College Counseling

For updates regarding admissions, applications, SAT/ACT updates, wellness, etc., see this live document. Our team is regularly updating as information is made available.

Did you miss our Instagram Live session from April 7th? Click here to see notes from the event.


Update for Seniors

Many colleges are extending their enrollment deadline from May 1 to June 1, in light of the current global pandemic. The National Association for College Admission Counseling has an excellent link that lists schools that have made this change. That link can be found here. However, It is important to follow the guidance sent out from each individual school.


From the College Counseling Team – What We are Reading/Listening to this Week:

Mrs. Easterday – Calm, Clarity, Compassion – Jack Kornfield

Ms. Shank –  An Open Letter to Sophomores and Juniors from Emory University

Mrs. Smith – Unlocking Us – Podcast with Brene Brown


Summer Opportunities

For additional Summer Opportunities, please see this document. Opportunities will be added as the College Counseling Office receives them. 


Scholarship Announcements

The A.G. Terry Schafer Memorial Citizenship Award – Due April. 15

A $1,500.00 A.G. Terry Shaffer Memorial Citizenship Award is presented annually by the Kiwanis Club of Northwest Indianapolis to a Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory High School senior student who best demonstrates good school, family and community citizenship. Terry Shaffer devoted much of his life to service as a member of the Kiwanis family. He was active in all levels of the organization, as a leader in both the Pennsylvania and Indiana districts and, from 1969 to 2004, as a member of the Kiwanis International staff. But Terry was most passionate about his Kiwanis involvement at the local level. A native of Sudbury, Pennsylvania, he was a member and treasurer of the Sunbury High School Key Club. He served as both president and secretary of three Kiwanis clubs, including Northwest Indianapolis. More information about the scholarship can be found here. The application can be found here.

April 15 – Bill of Rights Institute – We the Student Essay Contest

For this year’s We the Students Essay Contest, we are challenging students to tell us what civil discourse means to them. The students who provide the most thoughtful, meaningful responses to this question will receive scholarship awards of up to $7,500. A total of fourteen students will receive scholarship prizes totaling $20,000.


Equity and Inclusion Announcements

UNCF was founded in 1944 to help more African American students attend and graduate from college. Annually, UNCF awards more than 10,000 scholarships. To learn more about scholarships, internships, and other opportunities, go to this link: UNCF.

For more than three decades the Congressional Black Caucus FoundationCBCF has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students demonstrating leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic accomplishment. Programs support current and upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines. To learn more and to apply for scholarships, please go to CBCF Scholarships.

Purdue University’s Business Opportunity Program’s (BOP) Future Scholars Camp seeks to bring top students from historically underrepresented minority groups to Purdue’s campus for one week in July (July 12-18, 2020). Students attend workshops taught by Krannert faculty and corporate partners, team up with other students to use critical thinking skills for a competitive case competition, experience life at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, and receive inside information about Purdue’s admission process and financial aid opportunities. The BOP Future Scholars Summer Camp targets students who are rising high school seniors and have at least a 3.3/4.0 unweighted GPA. To learn more and to apply by the May 1 deadline, go to BOP Future Scholars Camp.

Many colleges and universities across the country offer free fly-ins to high-achieving, underrepresented students who might not otherwise be able to visit their campuses. Most of these programs require students to submit an application to participate. Please find a list of college fly-ins at this link:  College Fly-ins and Diversity Programs

The Indiana Latino Institute (ILI) is committed to increasing the number of Latino high school and college graduates in Indiana. Education-focused programming such as college coaching and college preparation workshops, along with internship and scholarship opportunities, can be found at this link: Indiana Latino Institute – EDUCATION.

The IU Jim Holland Summer Science Programs are specifically designed to address the ethnic and racial disparities that exist in STEM fields by offering high-achieving underrepresented students, including African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American or Native Pacific Islander, entering grades 9-12 the opportunity to apply for its summer enrichment programs in science. For more information and to submit an application by the April 13, 2020 deadline, please visit http://go.iu.edu/holland.

Scholarships for minority students vary in their criteria and are not limited to race or ethnicity. Some examples include scholarships for African American students, Native American students, Hispanic and Latino students, Asian and Pacific Islander students, LGBTQ students, in some instances, women, and so forth. Please go to the following link Here to find scholarship opportunities for minority students.

Students interested in other Scholarships for Jewish Students can find information about many opportunities Here.

Students interested in Scholarships for Muslim Students can find information about opportunities Here.

Questions about Equity and Inclusion announcements? Contact Beth Newman at bnewman@brebeuf.org.