Mar 20

College Counseling News – March 20, 2019


Apply now for Hoosier Boys State! For junior boys who are interested in government, politics, leadership, and/or admission to service academies, consider attending Hoosier Boys State June 16-21, hosted by Trine University. For more information: http://hoosierboysstate.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 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.

The Cameron Impact Scholarship awards merit-based scholarships to 10-15 high school seniors who have achieved academic excellence and shown commitment to leadership and community service. The scholarship covers educational expenses at any college the recipient chooses to attend and covers tuition, fees, course-related expenses, books, supplies, and equipment (between $20,000-50,000 annually). Early applications for members of the class of 2020 are due May 24, 2019. For more information, click here.

Ivy Endowment Incorporated will once again provide scholarship opportunities for your young minority women that will be graduating this year. Ivy Endowment has awarded young women scholarships and book awards for more than 30 years. Students should go to the website www.ivyendowment.com where they will find the basic requirements to apply, as well as the application and essay question. Applicants will interview as part of the process and the deadline to apply is March 24, 2019.

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.

Campus Visit Opportunities

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.

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.