May 16

College Counseling News – May 16, 2019

Thursday, June 6 to Saturday, June 8, 2019
Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, CA

Today’s young people are at the forefront of social change movements. They are actively using their voices to demand change and take action on critical issues of the day.

To support and learn from their efforts, America’s Promise in partnership with Facebook Education will host the State of Young People, a youth led and designed gathering that will bring together young people with the nation’s leading adult advocates for youth, as well as business and community leaders.

https://www.americaspromise.org/state-young-people


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.”

Opportunities for the Class of 2020

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.

Inclusion and Diversity Announcements

Pomona College hosts an annual fly-in program, Perspectives on Pomona (POP!), and the application will open on May 15 and be due August 4, 2019.  POP! will be held on two weekends this fall: September 21-24 and October 5-8, 2019, giving students from diverse backgrounds who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education (including rural and first-generation, as well as those from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups) the opportunity to experience being on campus, meeting students and faculty, and exploring academic and social opportunities at Pomona. Participating students receive on-campus housing, meals and shuttle transportation between local airports and Pomona College. Travel grants are available to cover airfare expenses.  To learn more and to apply, please go to this link: https://www.pomona.edu/admissions/why-pomona/diversity-pomona/perspectives-pomona-pop.

The Indianapolis Alumni Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity was chartered in 1920 and has been serving the community since its inception. Annually, the fraternity offers scholarships to outstanding senior minority males.  Please find more information about this special opportunity and the application at https://www.indykappa.com/  

UNCF awards 10,000+ scholarships via 400 scholarship programs and provides numerous internship opportunities annually to high school seniors, college, and graduate school students. In order to be eligible for these opportunities, students must register on the website.  Once a student registers, the site will send scholarship information, internship opportunities, etc., to students. Please register with UNCF here:  https://scholarships.uncf.org/Registration/RegisterCheck

The Center for Leadership Development (CLD) on Dr. Martin Luther King St. in downtown Indianapolis has the mission to empower African American youth to discover their highest academic, college, and career potential. CLD offers many programs including the Self-Discovery/Career Exploration Project, which is a prerequisite for other programs at CLD, such as College Prep, Emerging Scholars, Business Orientation Project, and Rawls Scholars Medicine Initiative. Taking part in CLD and completing its programs can potentially result in a full tuition college scholarship to a CLD partner college. To learn more about CLD and to register for this fall’s Self-Discovery/Career Exploration Project, please go to this link: https://cldinc.org/programs-and-initiatives/self-discoverycareer-exploration-project-sdce/.

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.

The Minority Youth in Business Program at Georgia College is a free, one-week summer residential program that gives minority rising juniors and seniors interested in pursuing careers in business and/or entrepreneurship the opportunity to attend workshops on how to start, market, manage, and finance one’s own business, how to create a business plan, sharpen public speaking skills, etc. In order to learn about requirements and to apply, please go to: https://www.gcsu.edu/admissions/visitation-events/minority-youth-business

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/.

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.

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.