Dec 18

College Counseling News – December 18, 2019


2020 AP Exams + Testing Accommodations

Friday, January 17 is the accommodations request deadline for May 2020 AP Exams! Please see Ms. Rhodes, Director of Academic Counseling & SSD Coordinator, if you have any questions and/or to begin the accommodations request process with College Board.

Upcoming Visits

Colleges Coast-to-Coast Alumni Panel
Thursday, January 9
10:35-11:15 a.m. in the Efroymson Auditorium

African American Collegiate Experiences Panel – 
at PWIs (Predominantly White Institutions) and HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
Thursday, January 9
1:55-2:35 p.m. in the Auditorium

Evening with Freshman and Sophomore Families 
Wednesday, January 22
6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Efroymson Auditorium

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

Understanding Your Junior Year PSAT Score – Mrs. Davis

Upcoming Enrichment Opportunity

Harvard College VISION Global Health & Leadership Conference 

Harvard College VISION The Global Health and Leadership Conference gathers students to Harvard’s campus to grow as civically minded leaders for the future. We would like to invite high school students from your school to apply to the Global Health and Leadership Conference on April 24th-26th, 2020 at Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts hosted by Harvard Global Health Institute and Harvard College VISION. Students can apply here.

Summer Opportunities

Beloit College – Beloit, WICenter for Language Studies (CLS)

Intensive Summer Courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. CLS offers you the opportunity to become fluent in a critical language. Our rigorous immersion programs are ideal for students and professionals who want to make remarkable progress in a short period of time. No matter where you are coming from or where you plan to go with your study of Chinese, Japanese, or Russian, CLS has a course for you! Live your language dawn ’til dusk. Stellar teaching. Rigorous learning. Complete 1 year of language in 7 weeks. Earn 8 semester hours of college credit.

Colorado State University: Fort Collins, COGlobal Business Academy

The Global Business Academy is a summer program for current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Create great summer memories with a 13-day, action-packed experience with students from around the globe to learn about how to use business to create a better world. The program will include an overnight stay at CSU’s beautiful Mountain Campus in the Rockies and give you a taste of college life staying in the University dorms in Fort Collins.

Manchester University Pharmacy Camp – North Manchester, IN
Have you heard? Manchester is hosting a Pharmacy Camp and the application is now open!

Pharmacy Camp will be held July 7-10, 2020, and offers educational opportunities through hands-on pharmacy skills, a mini lecture series, team-building exercises and visits to various pharmacy settings.  Pharmacy professionals from Manchester University will help you to learn about how the pharmacy profession fits into the broader field of health care and offer advice about preparing for a pre-pharmacy program in college. Campers will also explore career options within pharmacy and health care with University career services staff, and experience campus life in North Manchester. Travel between campuses is provided.

The application deadline is May 1st, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis and spots in the camp won’t last long.  Please encourage any of your students with interest in health sciences to consider applying now as Winter Break approaches!

Visit the Pharmacy Camp website to learn more and see the link to the camp application.

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

Scholarship Information

Jan. 2 – Foot Locker Student Athlete Scholarship application deadline

The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities.

Jan. 4 – GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship program application deadline

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Jan. 15 – Deadline to apply (current Juniors) for The Coolidge Scholarship 

Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service. The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2021 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply. The Coolidge Foundation invites the top 100 applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit Weekend in Washington, D.C and a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applicants who make it to the finalist level, but do not ultimately win the full scholarship, receive a one- time finalist scholarship of $5,000.

College-Bound Student-Athletes 

If you are a student-athlete planning to compete at the college level, please remember that you must achieve at least a 2.3 GPA in core academic courses to be eligible. Also, please remember to enter 9999 on the College Board and/or ACT student websites to send your SAT and/or ACT scores to the NCAA. Download and read the updated NCAA College-Bound Student-Athlete Guide for more information about the initial-eligibility and recruiting process:

Equity and Inclusion Announcements

The Center for Leadership Development (CLD) on Dr. Martin Luther King Street in downtown Indianapolis has the mission to empower African American youth to discover their highest academic, college, and career potential. Taking part in CLD’s Self-Discovery/Career Exploration Project during second semester of junior year, if not earlier, along with other CLD programs can potentially result in a full tuition scholarship to one of CLD’s Partner Colleges. To learn more, call (317) 923-8111 or go online to

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

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.

The Center for Leadership Development (CLD) offers programs to learn more about careers in business (Business Orientation Project) and medicine (Rawls Scholars Medicine Initiative). To learn more about these multi-week programs that start in January 2020 and to register, please go to or call (317) 923-8111.

The Balfour Scholars Program at Indiana University is a free program for high school juniors designed to encourage academic and career development as well as minimize misperceptions about affordability. It addresses unfamiliarity with higher education and difficulties with cultural adjustment that prevent students from successfully matriculating and graduating from college.  To be eligible, students must be African-American, Latinx, and/or indigenous Native American and have a 2.7 GPA or higher in a college preparatory program. Mark your calendars, the application for the 2020 Balfour Pre-College Academy opens February 1, 2020 and closes March 31, 2020. For more information, click here.

The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African American students. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth. The final deadline for this scholarship is January 9. Learn more and apply.

The Center for Leadership Development (CLD) and Eli Lilly & Co. will be offering the Lilly Youth Summit on January 20, 2020, an annual event for CLD alumni in grades 11-12 to learn about different careers at Lilly. The deadline to register for this event is January 18, 2020. To learn more and to register, please go to

Questions about Equity and Inclusion announcements? Contact Beth Newman at