Jan 17

College Counseling News – January 17, 2019


Scholarships and Financial Aid Announcements

  1. CICF (Central Indiana Community Foundation) general scholarship application opened on November 12. Many scholarships are available, with one central application – due by Feb. 5. Please see www.cicf.org/scholarships for details and a link to the 38 page CICF scholarship guidebook.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Center for Leadership Development (CLD) offers generous CLD Partner College Scholarships to CLD Emerging Scholars. To become a CLD Emerging Scholar and be eligible for CLD Partner College Scholarships, please plan to attend CLD’s Self-Discovery Career Exploration Project this spring semester from January 28-April 27 and orientation on January 10, 2019. For more information and to register, please go to www.CLDINC.org.

Project Uplift at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a summer enrichment and college access program designed to promote and increase access to higher education for all outstanding students, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education. Every year, during May and June, approximately 1,000 high school seniors participate in one of four separate Project Uplift sessions. During this two-day experience, Project Uplift participants live on Carolina’s campus, interacting with faculty, staff and current students, participating in educational, cultural and social activities. To learn more about this opportunity and to apply to Project Uplift, please go to this link: https://diversity.unc.edu/access/summer/project-uplift/.

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.

Indiana University’s diversity resources are extensive. Please find information about opportunities to enhance your IU experience, including scholarships, at this link: https://admissions.indiana.edu/life/diversity/opportunities.html.

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.