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College Counseling News – March 17, 2021


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The Indiana Latino Institute and IU Bloomington are co-sponsoring a Scholarship Training Workshop (register here) this Saturday, March 20 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m, that will cover the following:

Scholarship Training: Make the most of your scholarship applications

  • Talk with Tracy Luther, Scholarship Specialist for IU Bloomington
  • Learn specific scholarship application tips
  • Hear about IU Bloomington and the scholarships they have to offer

In case you missed the March 8 webinar presentation from INvestEd on “Early Awareness & College Prep,” here is the link to the recording.


 

The American Legion Auxiliary Hoosier Girls State 2021 – June 20-26, 2021

Trine University – Angola, IN

American Legion Auxiliary Hoosier Girls State is a program designed to educate young women of Indiana in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship.  It is a week of living and learning the political system of Indiana through a mythical City, County and State.

Those wishing to apply should click on this link for the application.


Open your mind to exciting possibilities. Watch. Chat. Be inspired. Discover different paths. Explore UK universities and apprenticeships. Find the answers to your questions. Hear from students and apprentices. Get ready to find your future and make an impact on the world. Welcome to UCAS/Discovery. Click here for more information & to register.


Upcoming Events

 

Hosted by Ohio University at 9:30 a.m. Eastern on March 25. This free, interactive, virtual event features an exclusive gathering of national and regional music industry leaders and artists for a day of informative panels and compelling interviews, as well as networking and learning opportunities for participants.

Announced lineup:

  • Run the Jewels — What started as a one-off project and quickly evolved into a Grammy-nominated hip-hop super duo, Run the Jewels features the talents of Brooklyn rapper/producer EI-P and Atlanta emcee Killer Mike.
  • Phoebe Bridgers — Acclaimed artist and songwriter, Phoebe Bridgers secured four 2021 Grammy nominations including Best New Artist, Best Alternative Music Album, and Best Rock Performance. She made her debut on Saturday Night Live in February.
  • Finneas — The multi-Grammy award-winning producer and artist, together with Billie Eilish, swept all major Grammy categories in 2020 for “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?”
  • St. Vincent — Annie Clark made her recorded debut as St. Vincent in 2007 with Marry Me and has, in relatively short order, become one of the most innovative and enigmatic presences in modern music.
  • Derek “MixedbyAli” Ali — Multi-Grammy award-winning resident mixing engineer of the iconic hip hop label Top Dawg Entertainment, Ali is responsible for many of the biggest albums in the genre.
  • And more!

Click Here To Register, View the Schedule & the Entire Lineup


See the large list of Pre-College Summer Programs offered by various colleges & universities.  The list is updated regularly so view it often!

Be sure to check application deadlines.  Many vary by the specific programs offered by the schools.

You can also see the list of Summer Programs by clicking HERE.

Is there value in taking a Pre-College Summer Program?  Check out this great blog offered by SCOIR discussing this topic.


In the spirit of cooperation, six of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges —Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams—are joining forces to host two events for juniors and their families to help answer questions about the college search process. Students register here.

  • Junior Jumpstart – April 20 at 8 pm EDT or April 22 at 8 pm EDT
  • Navigating and Belonging: A Special Session for First-Generation and Low-Income Students – May 24 at 8 pm EDT or May 26 at 8 pm EDT

We know that everyone is spending a lot of time on Zoom these days, but we hope you’ll join us and we look forward to helping your students navigate the college search process. (If you register for an event and can’t make it, we can send you a link to the recording so you don’t miss out.)


CATHOLIC COLLEGES VIRTUAL PROGRAM
THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2021
5:00 – 8:45 P.M. EST

Sign up to virtually connect with Catholic colleges and universities from around the country for free.

During the National CCAA’s Catholic Colleges Virtual Program, you will have the chance to learn about many Catholic colleges and universities. You can choose which colleges you want to explore by registering for their sessions. You and your family can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too!

REGISTER HERE!


The US Naval Academy is holding its world-class Summer STEM Camp and Summer Seminar this coming June in a virtual format.

Summer STEM (https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM.php) is for current 8th, 9th and 10th graders, while Summer Seminar (https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/NASS.php) is for current 11th graders. There is a fee associated with each but scholarships are available. The fee includes USNA apparel and program materials.

Apply by March 31, 2021!



BIGFUTURE DAYS

The College Board is hosting virtual events for high school students to connect directly with college admissions representatives and take action on the most important steps for college.

Save the date(s) here: https://pages.collegeboard.org/big-future-days


Attention Seniors!

As you receive admission decisions from colleges/universities, please don’t forget to share the news with your college counselor and also stop by the college counseling office to

RING THE BELL!

We look forward to celebrating with you soon!

Also, don’t forget to share information with us on any Merit Scholarship Awards! Email your College Counselor with the awards that you have been offered.


Attention Juniors

Prior to winter break, you should’ve received an email from your College Counselor with important first steps as you begin the college search and application process this year. The email would’ve arrived to you from SCOIR so please do not inadvertently delete this message. 

The email message from your College Counselor explains how to access three key items so you can schedule your first meeting.

These key items are found in SCOIR:

  1. My Profile  (for students – this is where students invite their parents to access SCOIR)
  2. My College Search Inventory Survey (for students)
  3. Parent Brag Sheet Survey (for parents)

The meeting scheduling link for your Junior Family Meeting will be sent after the above three tasks are completed. Parents – you will have access to the Parent Brag Sheet once you’ve been invited by your student into their SCOIR account.

If you have any questions or hit any glitches, please reach out to your College Counselor or Mrs. Bethany Wolfe (bwolfe@brebeuf.org), College Counseling Assistant, for assistance.


For the most current listing of SAT and ACT test & registration dates, click here.


What We’re Reading, Following, and Listening to This Week

How to Write an OUTSTANDING Personal Statement for College: A Crash Course

Stressed Out: The Pandemic’s Effect on the Mental Health of Students Applying to College:Season 2, Ep. 1: Multiple studies have shown that the coronavirus crisis has made us more depressed, anxious, and stressed. Students are not immune from these effects, particularly when they are juggling other stressors, including the college admission process.  Remote learning, physical distancing, and the cancellation of extracurricular activities and other milestone events have only ratcheted up feelings of isolation and anxiety for many students – and all this is happening as they’re engaged in the college search process, which can be overwhelming in the best of times.  Hear real-life advice from veteran college counselors for easing students’ mental health concerns.

Interest surges in Top Colleges while Struggling Ones Scrape for Applicants, NY Times, 2/20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhD6F83MRAE: “The Price You Pay for College” – a recorded webinar with author Ron Lieber.

Finding Your Purpose: complete The Purpose Challenge and reflect and refine your sense of purpose. – The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley

Inside Higher Ed: Colleges Delay In-Person Instruction: Some colleges opt for a month of online courses before shifting to face-to-face learning. Other colleges move back the start of the spring semester.

Didn’t Get Enough Financial Aid For College? You Can Ask For More Money.

High School Grades Could Be Worth $100,000 Time to Tell Your Child by Ron Lieber

The Difference Between an HBCU and a PWI: I See Myself

1330+ 4-year Colleges Going Test Optional for the Fall of 2022

Is it Harder To Get Into College in 2021?

The College Admissions Process is Crazier Than Ever- That Could Change Who Gets In


Scholarship Updates

Before I am able to help you with your search, I need to know the following information:

  • Where have you already looked for scholarships?
  • What scholarships have you already applied for?
  • Where are you applying to/where have you been admitted?

https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

https://www.cicf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-Scholarship-Guidebook_2.3.2020.pdf

https://www.raise.me/

https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarships/


The Indiana Chapter of the American Public Works Association Scholarship

The Indiana Chapter of the American Public Works Association would like to offer an opportunity to Indiana high school seniors to receive our 2021 annual scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who would pursue a degree program in a public works related field.  Such fields would include Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Park and Recreation, Municipal Planning, Public Administration Public Works/Municipal Operations and Fleet management among others.  The degree may be through a university or technical school course of study.  The scholarship awards $1000.00 annually for 4 years provided that the student demonstrates continued progress toward a public works field degree.  A paid annual membership to the American Public Works Association is included in the award.  Interested high school seniors should complete the attached application.  For additional information please go to our website at http://indiana.apwa.net/PageDetails/25193

Instapot Life Zest for Cooking Scholarship

Indy Runners 2021 Erika Wells Memorial Scholarship

The Erika Wells Memorial Scholarship Program application is now open! Indy Runners is excited to award three $700 scholarships to Marion County graduates who have been positively impacted by the sport of running. Applicants do NOT need to be part of a track or cross country team. 

University of Southern Indiana Competitive Scholarships

Legacy Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 31, 2021

Amount: $1,500 annual award

Eligibility: Have a parent/guardian or grandparent that graduated from USI and have a 3.5 cumulative high school GPA or higher. 

Leadership Award

Application Deadline: March 31, 2021

Amount: $1,500 one-time award

Eligibility: Graduating senior attending an Indiana high school in the upper 20 percent of graduating class who has shown extensive leadership qualities.

Greater Indianapolis Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 12, 2021

Amount: $750 annual award

Eligibility: 3.25 cumulative high school GPA or higher and be a graduating senior from a high school in the following counties: Boone, Brown, Hancock, Hamilton, Hendircks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, Putnam, or Shelby.

The National CCAA Scholarship application is live.

For a ninth consecutive year, we are pleased to offer the National CCAA Scholarship. Please share the following with your high school seniors who are applying as first-year students to any of our member schools, as well as with students from community and two-year colleges applying as transfer students to one of our member schools.

The National CCAA Scholarship is awarded to 16 randomly selected students from various geographic regions who attend one of our member institutions in Fall 2021.

The scholarship awards were established by the National CCAA’s Board of Directors to promote Catholic higher education. We also aim to engage high school counselors in our effort to further encourage Catholic higher education.

The scholarship is a one-time, $1,000 award. This year’s application is now available here. The application is brief and will take students a few minutes to complete. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 1. Award recipients will be randomly selected in mid April. Further details regarding the scholarship and application procedures can be found here. We encourage you to spread the word to your students and parents about our scholarship opportunity.

KAPPA KAPPA KAPPA, INC. Zionsville Zeta Sigma Chapter Scholarship Application – open to students who live in ZIONSVILLE

Our club is pleased to select one student from your school to receive our A.G. Terry Shaffer Memorial Citizenship Award. This honor also comes with a $1000 scholarship. Attached is a one-page summary of this award, and the application is online:

https://forms.gle/AZXUNG9YVxTUBgdF7

The due date for this award is April 1, 2021.

ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS SCHOLARSHIP

The local division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) is once again inviting graduating seniors to apply for scholarships in the month of February. Several Brebeuf Jesuit students have received this award since its founding in 1985.

This year we are proud to offer the following scholarships, each worth $1500:

  • Hibernian Kehoe Scholarship
  • Katie White AOH Scholarship
  • Denis Moriarty AOH Scholarship
  • Jim McCaughna AOH Scholarship

National Council for Jewish Women Scholarships (multiple opportunities)

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides four-year scholarships of $30,000 and extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, to highly motivated African American students who have maintained a 98% college graduation rate. For more information and to apply, go here.

What better time is there than now to reflect on the meaning of equality and justice in our world today? Students are encouraged to write about this topic and the relationship between these two principles in the We the Students Essay Contest sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute. A first-place essay winner, along with 5 runners up, and 8 honorable mentions, will receive scholarship awards. The deadline to enter is April 15, 2021. To learn more and apply, go here.

The ActSix program, through the Shepherd Community Center, identifies underrepresented student leaders, citizens, and non-citizens (DACA students) and provides them with full need scholarships to Taylor University and Oakland City University. In addition, scholarship recipients receive 21 weeks of college readiness training. To learn more, watch a recording about the program here. To apply, go here.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the largest scholarship-granting organization in the nation. HSF provides financial assistance to outstanding Hispanic students in higher education throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The students represent every region of the country and attend hundreds of institutions of higher education throughout America. Founded in 1975, HSF has awarded over 45,000 scholarships totalling $60 million. These scholarships require an application. For more information and to apply, visit their website Here. 

The Indiana Latino Institute (ILI) is committed to increasing the number of Latinx high school and college graduates in Indiana. Education-focused programming such as college coaching and college preparation workshops, along with internship and scholarship opportunities, can be found at this link: Indiana Latino Institute – EDUCATION

Scholarships for underrepresented students vary in their criteria and are not limited to race or ethnicity. Some examples include scholarships for Black or African American students, Native American students, Hispanic and Latinx students, Asian and Pacific Islander students, LGBTQ+ students, women, and so forth. Please go Here to find scholarship opportunities for underrepresented students.

UNCF was founded in 1944 to help more Black and African American students attend and graduate from college. Annually, UNCF awards more than 10,000 scholarships. To learn more about scholarships, internships, and other opportunities, go to this link: UNCF

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation – CBCF has awarded scholarships for more than three decades to talented and deserving students demonstrating leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic accomplishment. Programs support current and upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines. To learn more and to apply for scholarships, please go to CBCF Scholarships

The Nikhil Desai Perspective Scholarship is for anyone who has had a moment shift their perspective on what it means to be alive. It can be joyous, sorrowful, or comedic. Everyone’s experience is unique. Applicants who are first-generation American or first-generation college students are preferred, but ultimately the winner will be chosen based on the quality of their essay. To learn more and to apply, go Here.

Students interested in Scholarships for Muslim Students can find information Here.

Students interested in Scholarships for Catholic Students can find information Here.

Students interested in Scholarships for Hindu Students can find information Here.

Students interested in Scholarships for Buddhist Students can find information Here.

Students interested in Scholarships for Atheist or Agnostic Students can find information Here.

WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship ($500)

The WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship exists to support the dreams and aspirations of LGBTQ+ youth across the country. The scholarship is open to students who identify as a member of this community.

WiseGeek Entrepreneurship Matters Scholarship ($500)

The WiseGeek Entrepreneurship Matters Scholarship exists to make the entrepreneurial journey more accessible. The scholarship will support an ambitious and bold entrepreneur who wants to build a business that makes the world a better place. While not required, we will look for candidates with a track record of overcoming challenges and a penchant for continuous growth.


Student Athletes/Recruitment Information

Student-athletes planning to compete at the DI or DII levels must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.

The NCAA has announced that students in the Class of 2021 who initially enroll full time in college during the 2021-22 academic year and intend to play NCAA Division I or II athletics will not be required to take a standardized test to meet NCAA initial-eligibility requirements. Therefore, if you plan to compete at the DI or DII levels and are applying to a test optional college, you no longer have to take the SAT or ACT for admission or initial-eligibility purposes.

Student-athletes enrolling in a Division I school during the 2021-22 academic year will be academically eligible by earning a 2.3 grade-point average in 16 NCAA-approved core courses, with 10 core courses (seven in English, math and science) completed by the start of their seventh semester in high school (prior to senior year). Student-athletes enrolling in a Division II school during the 2021-22 academic year will be academically eligible by earning a 2.2 grade-point average in 16 NCAA-approved core courses.

Questions regarding the athletic recruiting process or NCAA initial-eligibility requirements for Division I or II? Please reach out to Mrs. Newman, Student-Athlete Advisor, at bnewman@brebeuf.org.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Announcements

The Brebeuf College Counseling Office and Mi Familia club are co-hosting a virtual Latinx College Student Panel on Thursday, March 18 from 6:00-7:00 pm. Hear from Brebeuf alumni and parents, as well as college and community based organization representatives, about special programs, resources, and opportunities for Latinx students.  To register to attend, please click here.

The Indiana Latino Institute and IU Bloomington are co-sponsoring a Scholarship Training Workshop (register here) this Saturday, March 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, that will cover the following:

Scholarship Training: Make the most of your scholarship applications

  • Talk with Tracy Luther, Scholarship Specialist for IU Bloomington
  • Learn specific scholarship application tips
  • Hear about IU Bloomington and the scholarships they have to offer

QuestBridge is a powerful platform that connects the nation’s brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education. A helpful first step to take in the process of applying for a QuestBridge Scholarship is to apply for QuestBridge’s Summer College Prep Scholars Program hosted by Yale, Emory, and the University of Chicago. To learn more about applying for a QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship and its College Prep Scholars Program, please go here. The application opens in early February and the deadline to apply isMarch 24, 2021.

Regions Riding Forward® Scholarship Essay Contest believes stories worth sharing happen every day. Whether it’s a story of individual impact or community efforts for change, the leadership and actions of Black Americans who inspire us are stories worth sharing. Write about a Black American individual who has inspired you for the opportunity to earn a $3,500 or $5,000 college scholarship.  To learn more and apply for this scholarship by the March 31, 2021 deadline, please go here.

Ivy Endowment, Inc. (IEI), in partnership with the Alpha Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., has been providing scholarships to young women of color in central Indiana since 1979.  Ivy Endowment, Inc. is now accepting applications for its annual scholarships and all applications are due by April 9, 2021. To learn more and apply, please go here.

What better time is there than now to reflect on the meaning of equality and justice in our world today? Students are encouraged to write about this topic and the relationship between these two principles in the We the Students Essay Contest sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute. A first-place essay winner, along with 5 runners up, and 8 honorable mentions, will receive scholarship awards. The deadline to enter is April 15, 2021. To learn more and apply, go here.

The Indiana Latino Institute (ILI) is committed to increasing the number of Latinx high school and college graduates in Indiana. Education-focused programming such as free college coaching and college preparation workshops, along with internship and scholarship opportunities, can be found at this link: Indiana Latino Institute. Take specific note of the COLLEGE ACCESS section for College Coaching: ILI works one on one with students to navigate the college application process, financial aid, career exploration, and provides referrals to general social service agencies for other needs. This is a FREE service.  Students just need to complete the college coaching application College Coaching Application and MacKenzie Hock, ILI’s Education Specialist, will schedule an appointment with students to get started. At this same link under COLLEGE SUCCESS you will find the ILI Academic Scholarship and the James Waters Memorial Scholarship link.  This is a $1000.00 scholarship and the application is due May 31, 2021.

Students who have an interest in African American culture, particularly students from the African diaspora, are encouraged to apply to Carleton College’s CLAE – Carleton Liberal Arts Experience, a  free week-long summer academic program. To learn more and apply, go here.

Read about this author’s personal experience attending both a PWI – Predominantly White Institution – and an HBCU – Historically Black College or University in her article: “At Prairie View A&M, my college experience is now complete.” from The Undefeated: The difference between an HBCU and a PWI: I see myself.

There are 107 HBCUs. To learn more about these institutions and all they have to offer, please go here.

The EEqual Scholarship Awards Program is designed to highlight the incredible potential of young people in the United States who are struggling with homelessness, housing instability, and extreme poverty. EEqual believes that every student, no matter their economic background, should have an equal opportunity at pursuing a higher education. This scholarship covers up to $2,000 in tuition costs. To learn more and to apply, please go here.

Project Stepping Stone of Indiana is a free one-week college prep summer program (in June) that helps Latinx high school sophomores and juniors prepare for college and beyond. Selected students will be introduced to potential careers and visit several of Indiana’s leading college campuses and businesses. The application for PSS opens March 1, 2021. To learn more and to apply, please go  here.

The American Indian Graduate Center provides up to $30,000 in scholarships per student per year to Native American students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the United States. In addition, it offers a  comprehensive array of student support services and resources for students to utilize throughout their academic journey. To learn more about these scholarships and services, go here.

The National Council of Jewish Women, Indianapolis is offering the following scholarship opportunities:

1) The Francis E. Mazur Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors planning to attend an accredited Indiana college or university as a full-time student.  Men and women of any religious affiliation may apply. For more information and to apply, go here.

2) The New American Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who have arrived in the United States within the last four years and plan to attend an accredited Indiana college or university on a part- or full-time basis.  Men and women of any religious affiliation may apply. For more information and the application, go here.

3) The Jewish Student Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are Jewish and plan to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student. For more information and the application, go here.

4) The Mary Fink Merit Scholarship is awarded to one high school senior who is Jewish and plans to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student. For more information and to apply, go here.

The 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest is now open! Students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in this contest. Essays will be based on the following quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” More specific contest information can be found on the Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest website here. The online submission deadline is February 28, 2021.

The WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship exists to support the dreams and aspirations of LGBTQ+ youth across the country. The scholarship is open to students who identify as a member of this community. To learn more and apply, please go here.

To learn more about LGBTQ+ friendly Catholic colleges and universities, please visit New Ways Ministry List of LGBT-Friendly Catholic Colleges and Universities .

The ActSix program, through the Shepherd Community Center, identifies underrepresented student leaders, citizens, and non-citizens (DACA students) and provides them with full need scholarships to Taylor University and Oakland City University. In addition, scholarship recipients receive 21 weeks of college readiness training. To learn more, watch a recording about the program here. To apply, go here.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the largest scholarship-granting organization in the nation. HSF provides financial assistance to outstanding Hispanic students in higher education throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The students represent every region of the country and attend hundreds of institutions of higher education throughout America. Founded in 1975, HSF has awarded over 45,000 scholarships totalling $60 million. These scholarships require an application. For more information and to apply, visit their website Here.

There are 314 colleges and universities that are members of HACU – the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities. To explore this list and these institutions, please go here.

The Business Opportunity Program (BOP) at Purdue University is one of the oldest diversity programs in the country within any top-ranked, undergraduate business school. BOP’s mission is to produce the next wave of business and community leaders by providing student participants with academic, financial, and social support that will aid them in achieving their short term and long term college and career goals. To learn more about BOP, please go Here.

Indiana University’s campus is home to a diverse, vibrant, and engaged community. There are many resources available for students, staff, faculty, and others at IU Bloomington to explore various communities and cultures. Some of these include the following: the LGBTQ+ Cultural Center, the Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center, the Atkins Living-Learning Center, the La Casa/Latino Cultural Center, and the Luis Davila Thematic Community.

Purdue University is committed to supporting its diverse communities of students, staff, and faculty through its many cultural centers, programs, and organizations. To learn more, please visit the Diversity Resource Office, or click on any of the following links: Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center, Black Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, LGBTQ+ Cultural Center, Native American Educational and Cultural Center, Minority Technology Association, Women In Technology, Historically Black Fraternities and Sororities

Purdue Polytechnic Institute sees that diversity benefits everyone because the most creative and innovative ideas and solutions result from the connections made between students from different backgrounds and experiences.Purdue wants students of color to know that the Polytechnic is a college at Purdue where one can combine hands-on talents with favorite hobbies for exciting careers. To learn more about the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and all it has to offer, especially as related to diversity, go Here.

The mission of Thrive Scholars is to help high-achieving, low-income students of color get into and graduate from top colleges equipped to achieve their full career potential. Thrive Scholars’ ultimate goal is to help talented low-income students of color become the diverse corporate, civic, and academic leaders our country needs. Its comprehensive model focuses on key inflection points such as expert college advising, rigorous summer college preparatory boot camps, social and emotional support, financial support, and career development. Juniors in the class of 2022 are eligible to apply. To learn more, attend an information session, and to apply, please go Here.

CLD, the Center for Leadership Development, has the mission to foster the advancement of minority youth in Central Indiana as future professional, business and community leaders by providing experiences that encourage personal development and educational attainment. Among CLD’s wide variety of programs and initiatives is the opportunity to apply for CLD Partner College Scholarships, an opportunity available to seniors who have successfully completed the Self-Discovery/Career Exploration Project program, the College Prep program, and the Emerging Scholars program. To learn more about CLD and to register for these and other programs, go to CLD High School Programs and Initiatives.

The Indiana Latino Institute (ILI) is committed to increasing the number of Latinx high school and college graduates in Indiana. Education-focused programming such as college coaching and college preparation workshops, along with internship and scholarship opportunities, can be found at this link: Indiana Latino Institute – EDUCATION

Scholarships for underrepresented students vary in their criteria and are not limited to race or ethnicity. Some examples include scholarships for Black or African American students, Native American students, Hispanic and Latinx students, Asian and Pacific Islander students, LGBTQ+ students, women, and so forth. Please go to the following link Here to find scholarship opportunities for underrepresented students.

UNCF was founded in 1944 to help more Black and African American students attend and graduate from college. Annually, UNCF awards more than 10,000 scholarships. To learn more about scholarships, internships, and other opportunities, go to this link: UNCF

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation – CBCF has awarded scholarships for more than three decades to talented and deserving students demonstrating leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic accomplishment. Programs support current and upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines. To learn more and to apply for scholarships, please go to CBCF Scholarships

The Nikhil Desai Perspective Scholarship is for anyone who has had a moment shift their perspective on what it means to be alive. It can be joyous, sorrowful, or comedic. Everyone’s experience is unique. Applicants who are first-generation American or first-generation college students are preferred, but ultimately the winner will be chosen based on the quality of their essay. To learn more and to apply, go Here.

The Horatio Alger Scholarship assists students with financial need who have faced and overcome great adversity and obstacles in their lives while exhibiting determination, integrity, and perseverance. For more information and to apply, please go 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 Americans. 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 disadvantaged youth. To learn more and to apply, please go Here.

Many colleges offer free collegefly-in” programs to high-achieving, underrepresented students who might not otherwise be able to visit their campuses. Since traditional college visits and travel in general seems to be out of reach right now, some colleges are continuing to offer opportunities to underrepresented students so they can get to know what their school has to offer. Most of these programs require students to submit an application to participate. Please find a list of college fly-ins at these links:  2020 College Diversity Fly-ins and Fly-in Programs in 2020

Scholarships related to religious diversity are also available:

Students interested in Scholarships for Jewish Students can find information Here.

Students interested in Scholarships for Muslim Students can find information Here.

Students interested in Scholarships for Catholic Students can find information Here.

Students interested in Scholarships for Hindu Students can find information Here.

Students interested in Scholarships for Buddhist Students can find information Here.

Students interested in Scholarships for Atheist or Agnostic Students can find information Here.

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