Jan 23

College Counseling News – January 23, 2020

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

Sophomore College Visit Bus Trip
Wednesday, March 4


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

Indiana University goes test-optional – Mrs. Davis

PODCAST: COLLEGE ADMISSIONS DECODED – A great resource to access on your schedule – Mrs. Easterday


Summer Opportunities

Summer Opportunities

Indiana University – Business is Global – July 5-18, 2020

Business is Global is a 2 week program for high school students interested in experiencing the intersection of business, language, and culture. Learn the less-commonly taught languages spoken in the economies of East Asia (Mandarin), Russia & Eastern Europe (Russian), the Middle East and North Africa (Arabic),  and Turkey (Turkish). Experience the cultures and communication styles of these regions while staying in an IU residence hall and participating in sessions held at the Kelley School of Business. APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 8, 2020. COSTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS: Program fee is $1900 and scholarships are available. The all-inclusive fee covers food, lodging, and class materials during the two week program. For more information, contact Amanda Wood, at ciber@indiana.edu

Holland Summer Programs at IU Department of Biology

The Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), the Holland Summer Science Research Program, and the Holland Research Initiative in STEM education provide hands-on experience and research opportunities to high-achieving, underrepresented students currently in the 8th-11th grade.

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin: Dublin, Ireland – STEM summer program – Walton Club at Trinity College Dublin

Trinity Walton Club, through the Walton International program, is delighted to offer high school students a unique 10-day STEM (Physics, Technology, Engineering and Math) educational experience at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. As a Walton International Alpha, you will work alongside like-minded Irish students, STEM academics, and PhD students from Trinity College, while engaging in STEM activities such as designing mathematical functions; building micro-controlled projects; experimenting with Newton’s Laws, and more! Additionally, you will experience what the internationally renowned Trinity College, the University of Dublin, and Ireland, have to offer as a prospective undergraduate student.

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


Scholarship Information

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. 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.

March 1 – Carmel Tri Kappa

$3,000 scholarships will be awarded to female high school seniors who reside in ether Carmel or Westfield. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, extra curricular activities and a commitment to community service. And the application can be found here.

April 1 – Indiana Sheriffs’ Association, Inc Scholarship Fund

The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing and dispensing of funds to provide college scholarships to qualified students who are committed to pursuing an education and career in the law enforcement field. Applications for this scholarship can be found in Ms. Shank’s office.

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.


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 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.

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.

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.