Feb 13

College Counseling News – February 13, 2019


AP Registration Opens Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Registration will remain open from February 1 – 22. Late Registration begins February 23 at 8:00 a.m. and will incur a $10 late fee. Registration closes on Friday, March 1 at 11:59 p.m. Students must register online at: www.totalregistration.net/AP/151653

Please note: All senior students taking an english, math or science AP course are required to take the exam. The IDOE will cover the cost of all english, math and science exams again this year.


Standardized Testing Accommodations Update:

In order to receive extended time or other accommodations on AP Exams, you must receive approval though the College Board. You must have been receiving those same accommodations at Brebeuf for at least 4 months and have documentation on file at school from a licensed medical professional. February 23 is the last day to submit accommodations requests and supporting documentation to College Board for AP exams. Please contact Christina Rhodes, SSD Coordinator, if you have questions at crhodes@brebeuf.org


Scholarships and Financial Aid Announcements

  1. Many scholarships can be searched through your Naviance page. Go to Colleges tab, drop down to Scholarships and Money, and select the Scholarships List. From here you can sort by application/nomination deadline or filter for type of scholarship (area of study, community service, need-based, minority/diversity, overcoming adversity, etc). You can also just scroll through the whole list, which is growing every day.
  2. Continue to seek scholarship opportunities at all colleges to which you’ve applied. Many schools have additional essays, nominations, and deadlines for merit scholarships – see the school’s Admission/Financial Aid website, or do a Google Search of the school’s name and “Scholarships.”

Inclusion and Diversity Announcements

The ACS Scholars Program is an undergraduate scholarship program that offers financial support, mentoring, and networking to underrepresented minority students majoring in a chemical science field. Eligible majors include chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, and materials science. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year. To date, more than 3,000 students have received funding from the program. Seniors, the application is open until March 1, 2019. Visit www.acs.org/scholars to learn more and submit your application.

Hillel International has launched a new Jewish Scholarships portal that houses hundreds of college and other types of scholarships just for Jewish students. For the first time, students and parents can find more than 500 scholarships for Jewish students all in one place. Scholarships range from $500 all the way up to $80,000, and even full tuition.  Please find more information at this new Jewish Scholarships portal.

The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program prepares outstanding high school juniors from low-income backgrounds for admission to some of the nation’s most selective colleges.  The program includes a full scholarship to a summer program at Stanford, Yale, UChicago and others, as well as funding for laptops, campus visits, testing, etc.  Find out if you’re eligible and apply for free (by March 20, 2019) at: www.questbridge.org.

Many colleges offer free college fly-in programs to underrepresented students in order to increase diversity on their campuses. These programs are wonderful opportunities to see and experience campuses in different regions of the country.  Please find a complete list at http://blog.collegegreenlight.com/blog/college-fly-in-and-diversity-programs/.

The Champion Project is offering a spring college tour to 5 Ivy League colleges including the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Columbia University, Yale University, and Harvard University.  The tour is scheduled for March 31 – April 4, 2019. Cost is $650 and fundraising is available. To learn more, go to www.champion-project.com.

The Educate Me Foundation is offering an HBCU college tour from March 27-31, 2019.  The following schools will be included:  Tennessee State University, Albany State University, Fisk University, Bethune-Cookman University, Florida and Mechanical University, and Edward Waters College.  Cost is $550. To learn more, go to www.educatemefoundation.org.

Some scholarship opportunities are specifically available to minority students. Some of these opportunities can be found at the following links:  Hispanic Scholarship Fund: https://www.hsf.net/, United Negro College Fund (UNCF): https://www.uncf.org/, Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship: https://www.jackierobinson.org/our-programs/scholarship-program.

The Hudson & Holland Scholars Program at Indiana University is highly selective and seeks applicants with outstanding records of academic achievement, strong leadership experiences, and a commitment to social justice.  The program is open to all undergraduate students but strong consideration will be given to students from underrepresented minority backgrounds and whose presence will enhance the learning environment through increased cultural diversity at Indiana University.  To learn more, please follow this link: http://www.iub.edu/~hhsp/index.html.

MEET Kelley at Indiana University is a free pre-college summer program for high-ability students to get introduced to the Kelley School of Business. MEET Kelley is for high school students from historically underrepresented groups, namely students who identify as African-American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiracial.  To be considered, applicants must be a high school student finishing their junior year and have a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. For more information about the program and applying, please follow this link: www.gokelley.iu.edu/MEETKelley19.