Jan 16

College Counseling News – January 16, 2020

Ignatian Scholars Freshmen Parent Interest Meeting
Wednesday, January 22
6:00-6:30 p.m. in the LGI

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

Undergraduate Education Abroad Evening
Thursday, February 6
6:30-7:30 p.m. in the LGI

Sophomore College Visit Bus Trip
Wednesday, March 4


Ignatian Scholars Interest Meeting for Freshmen Parents

For parents of current freshmen, we invite you to attend a brief information session prior to this meeting, to learn more about the Ignatian Scholars program.  The meeting will take place from 6- 6:30 in the LGI (Large Group Instruction Room) prior to the start of “Evening with Freshman and Sophomore Families”. We look forward to seeing you!

The Ignatian Scholars program is for students who have demonstrated exceptional academic accomplishment and promise, involvement in extracurricular activities, a concern for their communities and an interest in the larger world.

The Ignatian Scholars will meet as a class during the first semester of their sophomore year.  In this first semester, students will prepare their resumes, mock interview, network with Brebeuf alumni, connect with leaders throughout the Indianapolis community,  as well as explore opportunities for outside educational experiences. Additionally, Ignatian Scholars will also be responsible for planning and implementing a Scholars service project.

After Sophomore year, Ignatian Scholars will meet individually with the Ignatian Scholars coordinator, to continue to pursue their goals.

The application for Ignatian Scholars will open on January 27.  The Ignatian Scholars will be chosen based on:

  • First semester GPA at Brebeuf Jesuit
  • Strength of curriculum
  • HSPT Test score
  • Application/essay

For students, there will be two information sessions offered, Monday, January 27th during the 9:15 PRT and Thursday, January 30 during the 12:50 PRT.  Both Informational meetings will take place in the Chapel.

We will select a class of approximately 20-25 Ignatian Scholars.

Any questions?  Please contact Liz Otteson, Coordinator of the Ignatian Scholars program.


Summer Opportunities

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


Scholarship Information

Jan. 28 – Nomination deadline for DePauw Rector Scholarship

The Rector Scholarship is DePauw University’s oldest and preeminent merit academic award. The program seeks to recognize students graduating at or very near the top of his/her high school class, who have taken the most difficult curriculum available, and have standardized test scores at or near the top five percent of scores nationwide, and possess striking intellectual curiosity, ambition, exceptional extracurricular involvement, demonstrated leadership and well-regarded character.

Feb. 5 – CICF General scholarships deadline 

The Central Indiana Community Foundation has several scholarships open to Indiana students. No nomination is required, and students can apply for as many scholarships as they qualify. To view the 2020 scholarship guidebook please click here.

Feb. 15Scholarship Opportunities for High School Seniors

Do you know a worthy young man who will be starting his studies at Purdue, Indiana, Illinois, or another 4-year College or University in the Fall of 2020?  Beta Sigma Psi is offering scholarships to help cover tuition and fees!

Apply online: https://www.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships/

March 15AABE Scholarship deadline

AABE is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues. AABE’s National mission is to provide: energy industry education, professional development opportunities, community service and scholarships for students entering a STEM related field. Our Vision is to educate, inform, and grow the network of Indiana energy professionals.  Through the work of various members of the AABE National Scholarship Committee, Chapter Presidents, Regional Directors, local Scholarship Committees and many AABE volunteers nationwide, the AABE Scholarship Program is advertised and applications are solicited from eligible candidates nation-wide. The Indiana AABE Chapter is offering (5) Scholarships totaling to $10,000: $3,000, $2,500, $2,000, $1,500, and $1,000. Scholarship applications are due by March 15, 2020. For any questions please email scholarship@aabe.org. Applications 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.

Feb. 14 – Silver Pen Writing Competition ($1500) deadline

Silver Pen is open to all high school seniors who live or attend school within 25 miles of the community they are applying to (The Stratford – Carmel, IN). Employees of the community are also eligible. There is no GPA requirement for this writing competition.


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: http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Student_Resources/CBSA.pdf.


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. January 25 is the mandatory orientation. To learn more, please read this brochure and to register, call (317) 923-8111 or go online to www.CLDinc.org. The fee is $25.

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 Self-Discovery/Career Exploration Project 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 www.CLDinc.org.

The Center for Leadership Development (CLD) offers programs to CLD Self-Discovery/ Career Exploration Project alumni to learn more about careers in business (Business Orientation Project) and medicine (Rawls Scholars Medicine Initiative). For more information about these multi-week programs, starting on January 18 and January 24 respectively, and to register, please go to www.CLDinc.org or call (317) 923-8111.

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 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.

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