April 1, 2021

AP Testing Date and Format Changes FAQ:

Please take a look at our AP testing FAQ page HERE for some important updates! 
Attention Juniors:

Check out information on the Harvard Prize Book program and application. Click HERE for more information and HERE for the application.
Attention Senior Parents:

Please take a picture and email a copy of all college acceptance and scholarship award letters to Lauren McBride as soon as possible.
Course Changes:

Thank you for submitting your Course Request forms to select your classes for next year. The school bases its course sections and class size counts on the number of requests received for each course. Therefore, it is imperative that your course requests demonstrate a commitment to the classes you chose. 

If you or your child are discussing a potential class change, please contact your counselor as soon as possible. Once sections are established by administration in spring, movement to other classes may be limited or impossible to avoid overcrowding in a particular class. Schedule change requests should be finalized prior to May 29th.  We highly encourage any course add/drops to occur prior to summer break. 

Counselors will not be available over the summer, so any schedule change requests received after May 29th, will not be reviewed until Tuesday, August 6th. Schedule changes will be completed on a drop-in basis beginning on Tuesday, August 6th.  Please understand that schedule changes will only be made for academic reasons, and not to accommodate teacher preferences.
Featured Article
TMCC Dates and Deadlines for Jump Start Program 

College Fairs & Visits
Portland State University
Learn about Portland State University on April 15, 2021 at 10:20am via Zoom.
Chaminade University of Honolulu (HI)
Learn about Chaminade University of Honolulu on April 14, 2021, at 11 am via Zoom.
St. John's College (NM)
Learn about St. John's Colelge on April 14, 2021, at 12:25pm via Zoom.
DigiPen Institute of Technology (WA)
Learn about DigiPen Institute of Technology (WA) on April 20, 2021 at 11:00 am via Zoom. 
Northern Arizona University
Northern Arizona University Interactive Junior Information Session on April 28, 2021: 3:30-5:00pm via Zoom, use Password: NAU.
Carnegie Mellon Information Sessions
Watch the virtual information session recordings here.
California & Nevada Virtual College Fairs

These virtual college fairs are for all students throughout California and Nevada.

Monday, April 19, 2021
5:00 - 7:45 PM Pacific Time
(Pre-session workshops begin at 4:00 PM)

The Format will be StriveScan’s Virtual 6X6 College Fair. For more detailed information, please visit https://www.strivescan.com/virtual/6x6/.

Student Opportunities
Harvard International Relations Scholars Program

At the Harvard International Relations Scholars Program, admitted students will learn from workshops led by Harvard professors and experienced policymakers, government officials, and regional experts. Confirmed experts already include the President of Brookings, U.S. Ambassadors, and senior White House officials. More information can be found on their website: harvardforeignpolicy.org/harvardirscholarsprogram. The early application deadline is April 1st; final deadline is May 1st. 
PREFACE Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The 2021 PREFACE Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a summer program for talented students who have been historically underrepresented in science, engineering, and the technological fields, and who express a strong, early interest in pursuing careers in these areas. This year’s program will take place virtually Monday through Friday from June 28 to July 16, 2021.

The PREFACE Program is for students who will be entering the 11th or 12th grade in the fall. Interested candidates should review the information on the PREFACE website and complete the online application.

Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 16, 2021. Notifications will be made to accepted students in early May.
TMCC Summer Bridge Program

Originally, the program dates were July 6-August 12, 2021, but TMCC decided to move the program up one week. The new program dates are June 28-August 5, 2021. The dates have been updated on the website and program application. The
program will remain Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm for the six weeks. There are great benefits to this program, including:

  • Income-qualified students will earn an $800 award ($400 in the Fall, $400 in the Spring) for successful completion of program requirements.
  • Free college classes, books, tutors, and lunch during Summer Bridge.
  • Assigned a Success Coach during the first year at TMCC to review progress and gain support.
  • Priority registration during the first academic year.

For program eligibility, details, schedule, and application, please visit their site.
Seniors Interested in Medical Careers and Phlebotomy

The Medical Skills for Life Institute offers a 13-week Phlebotomy/Lab assistant course, 4
days a week, 3 days on line for 4.5 hrs a day in the evening 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm, and one
day on-site for testing/hands. They also offer CPR classes and 12 L EKG 4 day program.
They are an institute partnered with Join.org for financial aid to those who qualify.MSFLI also offers interest-free in-house loans that can be paid off with a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly payment plan, for those who do not qualify for financial aid. Students wanting to enroll in MSFLI must be at least 18 years of age, possess a state ID and have a HS diploma or equivalency. Click HERE for more information.
USC Cinematic Arts Summer Program

Learn from industry-leading faculty from the #1 film school in the world from the comfort of your own living room. Enrich your knowledge of filmmaking, screenwriting, animation, game design, and/or film/television business through a combination of online lectures and online student collaborations.

Summer Program Website.
Boston University Summer Journalism Academy
Boston University's Summer Journalism Academy consists of two week-long sessions that begin on June 21, July 5, and July 19. If students are accepted to the program and pay the registration fee by April 24, they will receive a special discount of $200 off the tuition using this discount code online: 21BUADMISSIONS
Lathrop-Capurro Internship

Apply here for the 2021 Lathrop-Capurro Internship Application for college-bound seniors interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in wildlife management, biology, ecology, or a closely related field.
Tufts University Summer Programs

Click here for more information.

Dylan Rutherford Scholarship

The Dylan Rutherford Scholarship is still open! Apply here.
MyMozaic Scholarship

The MyMozaic Monthly Scholarship is titled "$1,000 A Portrait of You." It is awarded monthly with a $1,000 award amount. It requires no essay, no GPA, and no letters of recommendation. Read the official rules here, and apply here.
NAHAS Scholarship Endowment

Seniors Attending UNR, Check out his scholarship: NAHAS Scholarship Endowment
Inspection Support Network Scholarship

ISN is offering a $2,000 scholarship for high school seniors. The application dates are:

Spring Contest Cycle: April 17 - July 17
Summer Contest Cycle: July 18 - October 14
Fall Contest Cycle: October 15 - January 15
Winter Contest Cycle: January 16 - April 16

You can find all the information related to the scholarship here.
Healthcare & Nursing Students of Historically Underrepresented Groups

The Scholarship for Healthcare and Nursing Students of Historically Underrepresented Groups can be found HERE.
Scholarships App

Scholars App has continued to look for new and upcoming scholarships. For this month, they've created a PDF of scholarships that are available for students and added it to a Google drive.
A Portrait of You Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Award Frequency: Monthly (12 Awards a Year)
No essay, GPA, or letters of recommendation required.

Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship
Click HERE for more information.
Sons of Italy Western Federation Scholarship
Click HERE for more information.
The Upsolve Access to Justice Scholarship
Find more information HERE.
OverAchievers Scholarship
Applications are now on available HERE.
UNR Computer Science National Council for Women in Technology (NCWIT) Scholarship

Check it out HERE!
48 Scholarships with no GPA Requirement

Check it out HERE!
32 Off-beat Scholarships that May save you Money

Check it out HERE!
23 Community-Service Scholarships and Grants for 2020-21

Check it out HERE!
26 Amazing Merit-Based Scholarships for 2020-2021

Check it out HERE!
18 Scholarships for Asian-Americans

Check it out HERE!
Creighton University ROTC Scholarship

Check out the Creighton University ROTC Scholarship HERE!
TMCC Nevada Promise Scholarship

The TMCC Nevada Promise Scholarship Application is now open for the class of 2021!
Students have the opportunity to complete an associate degree program, a bachelor's degree program or a certificate of achievement at close to no cost to the student, if they meet program requirements. Please go to nvpromise.tmcc.edu for more information.

  • TMCC’s Nevada Promise Scholarship application is now available
  • The Nevada Promise Scholarship provides students a last-dollar scholarship to cover registration and mandatory fees not covered by gift aid. Please visit our website for more information. 
  • The Nevada Promise Checklist provides detailed information about each required step to earn a Nevada Promise Scholarship. 

  • Nevada Promise Application Tutorial 
  • We are virtually available to help! Please share this application tutorial with students to assist them in applying to the Nevada Promise Scholarship.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

  • Haz La U Program
  • Provider: The Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Colgate-Palmolive
  • Amount: Varies
  • # of winners: Varies

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