Sep 26

College Counseling News – September 26, 2019

 


Upcoming College Counseling Events

College Aid Evening
September 30 – 7:00-8:00 p.m.- LGI
Join the Brebeuf College Counseling team as INvestEd experts unpack and provide clarity on college aid. Brebeuf Jesuit’s College Aid Night will offer parents a straight-forward how-to session addressing the key aspects of financial and what to know before filing financial aid forms – FAFSA and CSS Profile. Time will be allocated for Q&A .


Upcoming College Visits

University of Dayton – October 1 – 11:10 a.m.
University of Notre Dame – October 1 – 1:35 p.m. – Register HERE
Franklin College of Indiana – October 2 – 12:50 p.m.
Ball State University – October 3 – 9:15 a.m.
University of Southern California – October 3 – 3:15 p.m.
Introduction to Columbia University Session – October 3 – 7:00 p.m. Carmel High School – Register HERE
DePaul University – October 4 – 9:15 a.m.
Butler University – October 4 – 1:35 p.m.

Visits are in the Lobby Conference Room unless otherwise noted.  Sign into your Naviance student account and register to attend these information sessions.


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

From Mrs. Newman:  5 Common Mistakes that Increase the Cost of College

From Mrs. Smith: The TED Radio Hour: Thomas Curran – How Can We Teach Kids To Accept Imperfection?


Oxford Spring Seminar Registration Opens for Sophomores and Juniors Oct. 1

Brebeuf Jesuit will again participate in the Oxford Spring Seminar at Pembroke College, Oxford.  This opportunity is available to sophomores and juniors, with a cap of 40 students. Below are key pieces of information for the program.

Oxford Spring Seminar

Program Overview: Students enroll in one of twelve classes, which meet every morning. They are taught by Oxford faculty, graduate students, and Rhodes Scholars.  There are planned activities in the afternoons and evenings (e.g. rowing on the Thames, punting, museum visits, game night). There is a day trip down to London.

Dates: Saturday, March 28-Sunday, April 5, 2020.  This is spring break week at Brebeuf, so students will not miss class.

Cost: The cost is $2150, which covers the program fee, room, and breakfast and dinner each day.  Students will need to bring money for lunches and any purchases. Round-trip airfare will be an additional expense. In years past, it has ranged from $850-$1100. We hope to have a closer estimate in the coming weeks.  Each family will also be required to purchase trip insurance through a vendor that we provide for about $125. If you have a child who would like to attend, but may not be able to because of financial concerns, please reach out to Ms. Shank directly at kshank@brebeuf.org.

Registration: Registration opens at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 1, in the college counseling office, and closes at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, October 31. The trip is offered on a first come, first served basis.  We will maintain a wait list after the first 40 students register.  If your child wishes to attend, please complete the attached registration form and return it to the college counseling office.  A deposit of $500, check made payable to the Foundation for International Education, must accompany the registration form for it to be complete.  The balance is due to Oxbridge by February 1, 2020.

Passport: Students need a current U.S. passport, not to expire within six months of our return date.

See Ms. Shank in College Counseling if you have questions.


Oxbridge at St. Andrews

For current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students!

Program Overview: The study course will be the history of Scotland and England, as well as Celtic identity. Class will meet each morning, and there are planned activities in the afternoons and evenings, including an outing to the Royal and Ancient golf-testing facility at Kingsbarns, walks along the Fife Coastal Path, tour of the cathedral ruins, and summer games on the beach, as well as a day trip to Edinburgh.

Dates: Saturday, July 19 – Saturday, July 25, 2020, immediately following the second session of summer school.

Cost: The cost is $2,150, which covers the program fee, room, and breakfast and dinner each day.  Students will need to bring money for lunches and additional purchases. Round-trip airfare will be an additional $1,200 (approximate estimate as of today). Each family will also be required to purchase trip insurance, through a vendor that we provide, for approximately $125.

Registration: Registration in the college counseling office begins November 1st and ends December 1st at 4 p.m. on . The trip is offered on a first come, first served basis. If needed, we will maintain a wait list after the first 20 students register. A deposit of $500, check made payable to the Foundation for International Education must accompany the registration form for it to be complete. The balance is due to Oxbridge by February 3, 2020.

Passport: Students need a current U.S. passport, not to expire within six months of our return date.

If students or families have any questions, please see Liz Otteson in the College Counseling Office.


Notre Dame Pre-College Summer 2020 Programs

Applications Live October 15, 2019. Do you have students who are ready for an extraordinary summer experience? Our pre-college programs offer high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to earn college credit, experience world-class academics, and immerse themselves in the Notre Dame community on campus and abroad. Please encourage promising students to apply beginning October 15, 2019 to one of our stellar on-campus programs or summer study abroad opportunities!

Leadership Seminars: July 18 – July 29, 2020

A 10-day program for current juniors in which the University pays for admitted students’ tuition, meals, and housing. Students experience life at Notre Dame, live on campus, and study under esteemed Notre Dame faculty in this highly competitive program.

Study Abroad Rome: June 6 – June 20, 2020

Current juniors may apply for this incredible experience of two weeks immersed in the history and culture of the Eternal City, with scholars representing a range of fields on hand to guide students in their exploration of this ancient city.

Study Abroad Ireland: July 18 – August 1, 2020

Current juniors may apply for 12 days of adventure in Dublin and Connemara, Ireland! Guided by Notre Dame faculty and local scholars, students embark on an exploration of Irish culture, history, and landscape.


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


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 Indianapolis Black Alumni Council is holding its annual Historically Black College & University – HCBU College Fair on September 26 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Crispus Attucks High School. HBCUs are an integral part of a diverse higher education experience and this fair provides a unique opportunity to meet with admissions representatives and learn more about the benefits of attending an HBCU. To learn more and to register for this event, go to  http://www.ibacindy.com/40th-annual-hbcu-college-fair.html

The Indianapolis Black Alumni Council is also holding its annual Scholarship Opportunity Network for seniors with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA on September 27 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. During this special session college recruiters interview students and make on-site offers of admission and academic scholarships! To attend the HBCU Scholarship Opportunity Network, students must complete the online application and upload their academic transcript. For more information on this event and to register, please go to http://www.ibacindy.com/hbcu-scholarship-opportunity-network.html

The Health Careers Opportunity Program to Increase Needed DiversitY (HCOP – INDY) is offering their College Prep Academy to current 11th and 12th grade high school students with an interest in the healthcare field. Criteria includes being from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background and the deadline to apply is October 4, 2019. For more information about the program and to apply, go to https://www.uindy.edu/mici-ahec/hcop.

On Saturday, October 12, CLD holds its Emerging Scholars – Keys to College Admissions Day at Crispus Attucks High School from 10AM – 1:30PM. This event is open to all high school students & parents and provides  information about applying to college, writing a college essay, attending a college admissions interview, navigating financial aid and scholarships, and life in college. Also, students who complete CLD’s Self-Discovery/Career Exploration Program, College Prep Program, and Emerging Scholars Day will get information on how they can apply for CLD College and Corporate Scholarships! Registration is now open at this link: https://cldinc.org/programs-and-initiatives/emerging-cld-scholars/.

Tulane University’s Office of Undergraduate Admission will be hosting a multicultural fly-in program for prospective students from Saturday, October 19-Monday, October 21. PreviewTU is an exciting opportunity for students of diverse backgrounds interested in Tulane  to get an in-depth look at life as a college student and the college admission process.  To learn more and to apply, please go to https://apply.tulane.edu/register/previewtuapp.

The University of Rochester’s Multicultural Visitation Program (MVP) brings together high school seniors from diverse backgrounds to experience Rochester on a more personal level. Members of the University’s community come from different geographical areas, represent differences in ethnicities, religious beliefs, values, socioeconomic backgrounds, and points of view; they may be physically different, have different intellectual interests, or have disabilities. Rochester welcomes such differences and helps students thrive in an equally diverse environment. MVP will take place Sunday, November 10–Tuesday, November 12. Learn more about the program, financial support, and application details 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 our disadvantaged youth. Learn more and apply.

The Dialogue with Denison program on Denison’s beautiful campus is from November 2-4.This fully-funded diversity fly-in is for interested, academically qualified students from underrepresented populations. The deadline is quickly approaching! Applications are due Tuesday, October 1, and decisions will be released in mid-October. To learn more and apply, visit Dialogue with Denison.

Many colleges offer free college fly-in programs, such as the one listed below, 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 of these opportunities.

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


SCHOLARSHIP NEWS & UPDATES

AXA Achievement Scholarship application opens Sept. 1 and closes Dec. 14

Horatio Alger Scholarship application is available now through Oct. 25 to students who show demonstrated financial need. More information can be found on their website

Coca Cola Scholars application is open now through Oct. 31. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship open now through Nov. 13. The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need –  students apply via  the Common App.

Ron Brown Scholars Program application is open now through January. 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.

Please reach out to Ms. Shank (kshank@brebeuf.org) in College Counseling if you have any questions.