February 18, 2021

Attention Juniors:

Need Help with College Planning? Dr. McBride is the College Counselor. She can assist you with college planning, building your list of 5-7 schools to apply to in the fall, and more. Contact Dr. McBride to set up a meeting. The time is now to plan for fall of senior year. 
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NACAC Virtual College Fairs

The NACAC is hosting a free virtual college fair on February 28! There will be a virtual TMCC booth and lots of helpful information about student life, majors and programs, financial aid, scholarships, and more. Families are invited, too!

Sign up for any of the upcoming fairs by clicking on the photo below!

College Fairs & Visits
Northern Arizona University
NAU Indigenous Visit Days
Indigenous Visit Days will take place from March 8th-11th and 13th. These events will be a time for prospective students to discover how NAU honors cultures through academic and personal development, learn about the Office of Indigenous Student Success, courses in Applied Indigenous Studies, scholarships and financial aid, and balancing culture with education. Registration for this free event is now open, and students and families are welcome to register here.

NAU Virtual Campus
NAU student ambassadors have created a virtual residence hall tour for prospective students. Individuals can access this video and others like it at VisitNAU on Instagram!
Explore our campus online

NAU Information Session
Northern Arizona University will host a visit via Zoom on April 1st at 1:00 pm. Click here to start the meeting.
Meeting ID: 848 1186 6104
Password: BMHS
Chaminade University of Honolulu (HI)
Learn about Chaminade University of Honolulu on April 14, 2021, at 11 am via Zoom.
Carrol College Meet Us Monday: In-Person Event
March 8 at 8:15am-12:00pm MST
This event includes presentations from Admissions and Financial Aid, a campus tour, and opportunities to connect with current students and faculty. Covid safety protocols will be in place including wearing masks, checking each participant’s temperature upon arrival, and maintaining social distancing. 

March 19 at 10:00am-12:30pm MST
This event includes live virtual presentations from Admissions and Financial Aid, a campus tour, and a Q&A session with current students and facility, all via Zoom. 
Carnegie Mellon Information Sessions
Watch the virtual information session recordings here.
United States Naval Academy Opportunities
USNA Summer Seminar
Current high school juniors considering the United States Naval Academy for their college of choice. Applications are due March 31, 2021, for one of 3 six-day sessions in June 2021.

Students entering 9, 10, or 11 grade for the 2021-2022 school year with a strong interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics who would like to create, problem solve, and collaborate with peers from around the nation at one of the top public colleges in the country. Applications are due March 31, 2021, for a six-day session in June 2021. 
Claremont Colleges Information Sessions
The Claremont Colleges -- Claremont McKennaHarvey MuddPitzerPomona, and Scripps Colleges -- are united by a unique spirit of collaboration and connectivity that influences every part of academics, athletics, and student life. The “5Cs” are literally located across the street from one another, so students can attend a small, tightly-focused college even as they enjoy the benefits of a bigger, multi-faceted campus.

Thursday, February 25 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time
5C Information Session
This session provides an overview of the Claremont Colleges and an introductory understanding of each individual college. For more detailed information about each college, please visit their respective websites. 

Saturday, March 20 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time
5C Student Panel
Are you curious about what life is like at the 5Cs? This session features a panel of 5C current students who are eager to answer your questions.
BigFuture Days College Fairs
Students can sign up to meet with colleges in each region. They can attend any event and more than one. They'll have a chance to meet with college admissions representatives and current college students, ask questions, and learn more about planning for college. Learn more here.

Southeast - Tuesday, February 23
American University, University of Richmond, LSU, Vanderbilt, and many more will be there.

Northeast - Sunday, March 7
Cornell, Rutgers, Penn State, Boston University, and many more will be there.

Midwest - Thursday, March 11
University of Chicago, Ohio State, University of Kansas, Purdue, and many more will be there.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Informational Sessions

Click HERE for more information. 
University of Chicago Information Sessions

  • Friday, February 19, 2 p.m.: Student-Led Virtual Campus Tour. Join current students as they lead a session highlighting important places on UChicago’s campus while tying in the student experience both socially and academically. Bring your questions and get ready for some fun stories!

  • Saturday, February 20, 10 a.m.: UChicago Virtual Information Session. Join a UChicago Admissions Counselor for a live virtual information session covering the college admissions process, essay writing, recommendations, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs, extracurricular activities, and campus life.
California & Nevada Virtual College Fairs

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

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
5:00 - 7:45 PM Pacific Time
(Pre-session workshops begin at 4:00 PM)

Sunday, March 14, 2021
1:00 - 3:45 PM Pacific Time
(Pre-session workshops begin at 12:00 PM)

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
Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Drama Experience

All students who are interested in Acting, Musical Theater, or Design/Production can participate in this virtual meeting on February 22 at 6:00 pm. During this event, students will have the opportunity to meet Pre-College Drama teachers, staff, and former students. This program will prepare students for auditions and interviews when applying to college. Apply here.
Free Online College-Prep Events

All times listed are for the Eastern Time Zone.
ACT Strategy Session Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 PM 
Dream Colleges Monday, March 8, 8:00 PM 
SAT, ACT, and Admissions in the Time of COVID Wednesday, March 17, 7:00 PM 
SAT Strategy Session Monday, March 22, 8:00 PM
University of Miami Summer Scholars Program

University of Miami Summer Scholars Program provides an authentic college experience to prepare high-achieving high school students for academic success.

The program’s three-week, credit-bearing option (for high school sophomores and juniors) and two-week, noncredit option (for high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors) will be delivered in a synchronous, remote format for Summer 2021. The three-week option will run from July 4, 2021, to July 23, 2021, and the two-week option will run from July 4, 2021, to July 16, 2021.

When students enter the "GUIDANCE" waiver code on page 5 of the application by April 30, 2021, they can:
  • Reduce the cost of the application fee by $25
  • Secure priority in their preferred academic specialty
  • Receive their acceptance status earlier
  • Scholarship Opportunities Are Available

A limited number of scholarship opportunities are available for the three-week, credit-bearing program. Students should complete both the program’s application and the scholarship application by March 1, 2021, to be considered.
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.
TMCC Summer Bridge Program

The 2021 Summer Bridge Program application is now open! Program benefits consist of but are not limited to: 2 FREE college courses (Math 96/126 and EPY 101), 6 credits total. For program eligibility, details, schedule, and application, please visit their site.
Tufts University Summer Programs

Click here for more information.

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.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
AISES is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing opportunities for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations, and other Indigenous peoples of North America in STEM studies and careers.

One of the ways AISES strives to meet their mission is through the numerous scholarships that are provided for AISES members (membership is free to all pre-college and college students). AISES scholarships are all merit-based and range from $1,000 to $10,000 an academic year and are available at the college and graduate level. The applications open on December 15 of each year and close on March 31 of the following year.

We hope that you'll share this information with your students so they may apply for one of the AISES scholarships. Please visit their website at aises.org/students/scholarships.
Cobell Scholarship, Administered by Indigenous Education, Inc.
The Cobell Scholarship program provides elevated opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native college students by empowering them with an engaging scholarship experience designed to support their success in higher education.

Vocational, undergraduate, and graduate-level students are encouraged to apply. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. federally recognized tribe and be attending a nonprofit institution. The applications open on December 15 of each year and close on March 31 of the following year. For more information, please visit cobellscholar.org.
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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