May 14

College Counseling News – May 14, 2020


Upcoming Events

International Admissions Webinars

  • Study in Ireland – May 12 at 10:00 a.m. (EST)
  • Mary Immaculate College, Dundalk Institute of Technology, University College Cork – Register here

Update for Seniors – Enrollment Deadlines by College

Many colleges are extending their enrollment deadline from May 1 to June 1, in light of the current global pandemic. The National Association for College Admission Counseling has an excellent link that lists schools who have made this change. That link can be found here. However, It is important to follow the guidance sent out from each individual school. Click here for more Q&A.


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

Mrs. Davis: COVID-19 Question being added to 2020-21 Common Application


Summer Opportunities – Program Updates due to COVID 19

American University High School Summer Scholars

AU is offering high school students the opportunity to pursue their interests in greater depth by enrolling in 1-credit online courses covering a range of topics, from global public health and law to biotechnology and public speaking. You must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply. The application can be found here

Wake Forest University Summer Online Programs

Pre-college students across the country are realizing that many of the summer activities they look forward to most – camp, travel, summer jobs/internships, volunteer work, and mission trips –  are canceled for this summer. If you know of a motivated, middle, or high school student who is looking for something meaningful to participate in this summer, please share this opportunity with them! We are currently accepting applications for both programs.

Summer Exploration Program – Online Experience

Summer Immersion Program – Online Experience

University at Buffalo – Pharmacy Summer Institute for High School and College Students

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) Pharmacy Summer Institute is an enrichment program providing information about the challenging career pathway opportunities in the profession of pharmacy and exposure to the fields of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences to interested and motivated high school and college students. This program is online and FREE for 2020. For more information, click here.

UNC-Chapel Hill Update on Project Uplift 2020 – Registration coming soon

Project Uplift is a summer program for high-achieving, rising juniors, and seniors, at UNC Chapel Hill. Although this year’s program will not be hosted on campus due to concerns about COVID-19, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion looks forward to offering this program as a virtual experience. Students will receive an invitation to register by the end of this month with more details. If you have any questions, please email project_uplift@unc.edu

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


Equity and Inclusion Announcements

MEET Kelley at IU is a unique pre-college summer program for high-ability juniors with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4 from historically underrepresented groups, namely students who identify as African American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiracial. MEET Kelley gives students the opportunity to be introduced to the Kelley School of Business, learn about the opportunities available, experience a professional business case competition, and ultimately consider transitioning to Kelley after high school. To learn more and to apply by the May 1 priority deadline, go to this link: MEET Kelley.

The Up-Next Business Academy at IU brings together Indiana high school students from underrepresented populations, including students who identify as African-American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native American, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, to the Kelley School of Business to introduce them to opportunities within the business world and educate them on the college admissions process. To be considered, students must have a 3.0 GPA. To learn more and to apply, go to this link: Up-Next Business Academy

UNCF was founded in 1944 to help more 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.

For more than three decades the Congressional Black Caucus FoundationCBCF has awarded scholarships 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.

Many colleges and universities across the country offer free fly-ins to high-achieving, underrepresented students who might not otherwise be able to visit their campuses. Most of these programs require students to submit an application to participate. Please find a list of college fly-ins at this link:  College Fly-ins and Diversity Programs

The Indiana Latino Institute (ILI) is committed to increasing the number of Latino 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 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.

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.

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