Planning and Preparing for College (Scholarships, Internships, Etc)

To prepare students and their parents for college success in areas of academic readiness, community service, internships, summer programs, etc. The blog is to be used as a preparation infrastructure on various areas of college topics.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Special Olympics Volunteers Needed -- May 3, 2014 @ Rhodes College

I am personally sending you this posting because I know that this will be a wonderful and beautiful experience. This is one of the real reason why we perform community service that is to give back to others.

The event will take place on 05/03/2014 at Rhodes College from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 1:30 p.m.  There will be various events such as the long jump, softball throw and various races.   Volunteer check-in time will be around 8:00.   More details will be sent later.

To volunteer email Karen Boozer ( by 04/21/2014.  In the email please include your T-Shirt size.  

Feel free to pass along this information to any FedEx Employee you think would be interested in volunteering.  Friends and family members are also welcome to volunteer.   Volunteers under 16 years old with have to be accompany by an adult.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

2014 Future Women Engineers Program (FWEP) -- Deadline: April 30, 2014


We will offer a week-long summer program for high school female students on June 9-13, 2014. We have 40 spaces available for rising female high school freshmen to seniors. The cost of the program is $50.

The engineering summer camp will be a five day program, each day split into two parts. In the first part of the day, students will participate in hands-on engineering experiments in an area related to one of the departments of the engineering college. The second part of the day will include a tour of a local engineering company involved in developing products and services related to the area of engineering in which the experiments were conducted. A certificate of completion will be awarded to the participants at the end of the five day program.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Coordinator of the program, Dr. Divya Choudhary at

For more information and to apply, download the brochure: 2014 Future Women Engineers Summer Program
Application Deadline: April 30, 2014

Friday, April 04, 2014

Chi Lambda Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc - Deadline: April 25, 2014

The Chi Lambda Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Bartlett Chapter announces its fifth annual scholarship. This scholarship is open to all qualified graduating seniors who will be pursuing a higher level of education. The recipient must attend a Memphis City or Shelby County School.

This is a one-time scholarship and will be distributed to the selected students upon proof of enrollment.

Students should review the attached information and ensure that all requirements are addressed. All application material must be returned to Chi Lambda Zeta Chapter by the extended deadline, April 25, 2014 to be considered.

2014 Zeta Phi Beta Scholarship Download (click link to retrieve)

Scholarship Overview (click link to retrieve)


Sandra Gibson, 2nd Vice President, Chi Lambda Zeta Chapter
Contact Number: (901) 233-1376

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Shelby Scholars Summer Institute -- Deadline: April 21, 2014

Shelby Scholars Summer Institute, also known as SSSI, is a signature experience available through Shelby County Schools that ignites students interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses and professions.

It is designed for middle school students who have a readiness to excel in these areas. High-tech and cutting edge equipment and applications are among the aspect of the program. Student learning is accomplished through project and inquiry-based activities that reflect real world problem solving. Math/Science focused analytical equipment and applications with aggregate/disaggregate capabilities embedded in challenging curricular are among the aspects of the program.

Student learning is accomplished through problem-based activities and through inquiry-based learning that reflect real world investigations. Other content areas, such as writing, geography, and economics, are integrated into each project to expose students to learning experience with a metacognitive approach. The goal of the program is to encourage shelby scholars to enroll in high-level science and math courses, further preparing them for post secondary STEM courses. A number of institute scholars are now participating in SCS's International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

Apply Now!


Davis YMCA Annual Summer Camp Program - Apply Now!

The Davis YMCA is having their annual Summer Camp Program for youth 5-12. I am attaching a flyer about our summer camp in PDF that gives all of our information. A few of our biggest highlights for our summer program are:
Accept DHS vouchers
Provide Fee Assistance
Provide lunch and snack
Swim Everyday
Field Trips Included
Please pass this information on to any families or corporations that may benefit from our summer program.
Thank you,
Tiffany McCollins
Program Director
Youth, Teen, & Sports
Thomas B. Davis YMCA
4727 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116
The Y: We're for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Youth Unites Way Leadership Program - Deadline: April 11, 2014



Deadline to complete the application is April 1, 2014.

2014 FedEx Internship Positions -- Various Areas -- Marketing, Engineer, Field Operations, Etc -- Apply Now

is currently accepting applicants for their 2014 Summer Internship positions.

Below are some of the Job Names, Locations and FedEx's companies:

Students can apply for jobs online.  Click here (list of internships throughout the US)

If you want to specific a location (state, city, etc) Click here

Selection for Search:

Country = United States

Keyword = Intern

Then select the Job Id and follow the instructions.

**New visitors to the site will be asked to complete a profile.

Federal Express/UNCF Scholarship Initiative 2014 -- Deadline: May 16, 2014

Federal Express/UNCF Scholarship Initiative 2014 

Scholarship Detail:

The FedEx/UNCF Scholarship Program provides scholarship opportunities for high school seniors entering any Historically Black College or University commencing Fall 2014. The scholarship program is funded by the FedEx Corporation and provides up to $4,000 annually ($2,000 per semester) to eligible applicants who meet the eiligiblity requirements: (click link below):

Additional information on Scholarship

How to Apply:  Apply Online

In addition, applicants must submit the following application materials by the application deadline:  May 16, 2014 11:59 PM EST.

Program Type:  Scholarship, High School Scholarship

Donor:   Federal Express

Number of Scholarships:  5

Individual Award:  $4,000

Minimum GPA:  3.0

Colleges / Universities:  HBCUs

Academic Classification:  High School Senior

(Click on the link for additional information and to apply)

In addition, applicants must submit the following application materials by the application deadline, May 16, 2014:

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ballet on Wheels Open Call "Dream To Dance" Scholarship Auditions - Saturday, April 5, 2014

Ballet on Wheels Dance School and Company will be holding its annual scholarship auditions Saturday, April 5th. Attached is an information flyer regarding our Dream to Dance scholarship auditions.  Please, if appropriate,  include on your prestigious blog as we believe exposure to the Arts is vital to our community.
For more information on our organization, please visit

Thursday, March 27, 2014

2014 SAME Engineering & Construction Camps -- Deadline: March 28, 2014

Society of American Military Engineers/US Army Camp
June 22-28, 2014

Vicksburg, Mississippi

The annual Engineering & Construction Camp at Vicksburg provides high school students with a great hands-on experience in engineering and construction activities. Vicksburg’s wide-ranging engineering community provides a wealth of offerings in cutting edge engineering topics.

The one-week program is supervised by professional engineers and volunteers from engineering organizations in the lower Mississippi Valley. The crewmates (campers) are exposed to a wealth of knowledge about the various career choices in the fields of engineering and construction, focusing primarily on water resources engineering.  The program is open to sophmores and juniors in high school who intends to pursue a degree in engineering or an associated field.

Download Application

All applications must be received by March 28, 2014.

Additional information on the camp

2014 STIPDG -- United States Department of Transportation

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The Summer 2014 STIPDG application period is now OPEN!

                         United States Department of Transportation

                  2014 Summer Transportation Internship Program for  Diverse Groups (STIPDG)

                                 Internship Period: June 3rd - August 9th 2014

The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and skills that will complement your academic pursuits. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate tomorrow's leaders, strengthen their understanding of the transportation industry and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

The STIPDG is a paid internship program open to all qualified candidates without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.
The Summer 2014 STIPDG application period is now OPEN.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is accepting applications for the 2014 STIPDG Internship Program. Funded by the FHWA's Office of Civil Rights' On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program, the objective of the STIPDG is to provide college/university students with hands-on experience and on-the-job training while working on current transportation-related topics and issues. The STIPDG is open to all qualified applicants but is designed to provide qualified women, persons with disabilities, and members of diverse groups with summer opportunities in transportation where these groups have been under-represented.

Internships @ MTV Networks & Campus Rep Program

College students, put your book smarts to work with an MTV Networks internship. You’ll amp up your skill set by getting real-world experience at a top-notch media and entertainment powerhouse – all while racking up some academic credits that will put you one step closer to your cap and gown. Internships are open to college juniors and seniors, though some departments also accept graduate students and law school students. MTV Networks is proud of its diverse environment, and we encourage students of all backgrounds to apply. Select an internship location to learn more:
Burbank, CA – Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Chicago, IL – MTV Networks
Santa Monica, CA – MTV Networks
San Francisco, CA – MTV Networks
Glendale, CA – Nickelodeon Virtual Worlds
Miami, FL – MTV Networks Latin America
New York, NY – MTV Networks
Nashville, TN – CMT
Orlando, FL – Nickelodeon Recreation Creative Studio

Herbert Lehman Scholarships for African-American Students -- Deadline: March 31, 2014

Scholarships are awarded to African-American students who plan on attending a college that is traditionally underrepresented by African Americans. Lehman scholarships are awarded annually to African-American students who are pursuing undergraduate or law degrees. Scholarship amounts vary by year. Candidates are required to be citizens of the U.S. and must have outstanding potential as evidenced by their high school academic records, test scores, and personal essays. Application materials are available by writing to the address above and are due by March 31st.

NBA Crump Law Camp -- Extended Deadline: April 1, 2014

The National Bar Association Crump Law Camp was established by the National Bar Association to provide students entering the ninth through eleventh grades (between the ages of 14 and 17) with an introduction to the American judicial system.

Participants must be between 14 and 17 year of age, entering the 9th and through 11th grade. Campers will be housed on the campus of Howard University and live in a protected campus environment. The Camp will have an open enrollment policy and be available to students from across the country; however, emphasis will be on enabling low-income students of color. Campers are selected by the Crump Law Committee.

Tuition for the Camp will vary depending upon family income and number of dependents in the family. (See Tuition Fee Schedule on Application) The tuition covers transportation to and from Washington, DC; housing; meals; educational materials; and expenses for field trips. However, students who are required to pay full tuition must also pay for their transportation to and from Washington, DC.

Application Now Available (See Below)

July 6 – 17, 2014
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2014. Please call (202) 842-3900 if you have any questions.

Memphis Bar Association High School Summer Interns -- March 28, 2014

High School Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP)
Sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association

An initiative by the Diversity Committee of the Memphis Bar Association, the Summer Law Intern Program was created in 2007 with the purpose of exposing high school students to the “real world” practice of law and encouraging them to consider law as a career.  The students work at least 15 hours a week during a four-week period and receive a stipend upon successful completion of the program.  In addition, the students participate in group activities, such as meeting the judges and learning about undergraduate and graduate admissions.

2014 Program
Minority students who will begin their junior or senior year of high school in August 2014 are invited to apply for the 2014 Summer Law Intern program. All applicants must be residents of, and attend school in, Shelby County. Internships will be during the four week period of June 2-27, 2014. Applications and more information can be downloaded in either .DOC or .PDF format. All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014.

Download Application in .doc | Download Application in .pdf 
Click the links below to download the application or contact Mary Lynes (271.0660;

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Intern - International Partnerships (Bilingual - Spanish) - Apply Now!

Job Purpose:

Responsible for providing support through an internship to ALSAC’s international partnership and fundraising efforts. Assists the International Partnerships staff with coordinating and executing International Partnerships’ projects and events associated with development initiatives or humanitarian supportive programs.
Requires a degree of judgment; ability to speak and write clearly and concisely for internal and external relationships. Requires good oral and written communication skills, knowledge of Word and Excel. Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality. Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university, as a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student (in good standing) and have a major in Business Administration, International Business, International Relations, Political Science or related background, and be at least 18 years of age.
Apply for Job (click link to retrieve)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Simpler and Faster Way to Fill Out the FAFSA

Tips for Completing the FAFSA

Each year, about 15 million students apply for grants, work-study, and loans for college using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – the FAFSA. By completing it, students apply to the U.S. Department of Education, the largest source of student aid in America. In many cases, the FAFSA is the only application needed for students to obtain aid from their state or college, too.

Recent changes make it quicker and easier than ever to fill out the FAFSA. This video offers tips to help students get started.

 Applying for FAFSA (click link to retrieve information)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship -- Deadline: Various

SWE Scholarships

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2012, SWE disbursed 198 new and renewed scholarships valued at $577,000.

Click here for SWE's Online Scholarship Application. Scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year have been awarded. The application for sophomores through graduate students is typically available December 1st through February 15th. For freshmen: March 1st through May 15th.
If you have a question related to your current application, please view the FAQ in the scholarship system before submitting any questions. Specific questions about the scholarship system and your application should be sent through the scholarship system message center.
Send general questions that are NOT related to your application here.

Click here for the Available Scholarships
Questions regarding scholarships can be sent to

2014 Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship Program -- Deadline: April 15, 2014

The Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship Program is available to incoming freshmen seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who are actively involved in the diabetes community, who have high academic performance, who participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need.

To apply, please go to this link


Click here to retrieve scholarship opportunities.

Also visit to Scholarship Dude for additional scholarships.
Application Package, including Letters of Recommendations, must be received in full by April 15, 2014. All information needs to be sent in one package. Incomplete packages will not be processed

The Education Pioneers Analyst Fellowship places talented data-savvy professionals in mission-critical roles in school districts, charter management organizations, nonprofits, and other leading education organizations.

Complemented by professional development workshops, community service projects, networking and graduate school scholarship opportunities, our 10-month program provides Fellows with the exposure and access to launch a career in the education sector.

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Application Deadline: To be considered in our priority round apply online at

Apply Now! (click link to apply)

Please visit our website for information on our final round application deadline. Note: The majority of our Fellows are selected from the priority round.

Applicants must submit an online application for the Analyst Fellowship by:
  • Final round applications accepted on a rolling basis until April 9, 2014.
The Analyst Fellowship is a full-time, 10-month consulting assignment (September 2014-July 2015).

Competitive compensation:
The Analyst Fellowship offers a $45,000 salary ($54K annualized), including health benefits.  [Read More].

2013 MIRTHE Research Experience for Undergraduates -- Extended Deadline: April 1, 2014

MIRTHE is a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center headquartered at Princeton University, with partners City College New York, Johns Hopkins University, Rice, Texas A&M, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Join students at 6 MIRTHE Universities (John Hopkins, Princeton, Texas A&M, Rice University, City College of New York, and University of Maryland, Baltimore County). You will conduct cutting - edge, hands-on research, take part in short courses, field trips and social events. You will present your research at the MIRTHE Summer Workshops (In Maryland and expenses to attend will be paid.) You will also receive a stipend and live on or near campus.

Click here for application.

Please note if you don't have your documentation apply online and contact them regarding the information needed.

Application deadline is extended to April 1, 2014.

2014 Google Internships - Nationwide -- Deadline: Various

Google invites you to come join us for a unique summer experience, including a 10 – 12 week paid internship and professional development workshops. Take a chance and discover what it’’s like to work at a technology company. Be challenged. Become an expert. Work together and make an impact. Be bold.

This summer experience includes: The job: A 10-12 week summer internship with 1 of 6 business groups.Exposure: A unique glimpse into a business career at a technology company.Professional development: Attend weekly Google business case study workshops, tech talks and skill-building seminars.Fun: Social activities, community building and networking. Build a relationship with your peers.Mentorship: Be matched with a Googler, other than your manager, to guide you through your summer experience.

Google Summer Internships (click link to view)

University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Health Career Programs -- Begins November 1, 2013

Enrollment process for Health Career Programs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

The programs are:

Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP) program (Deadline has occurred)
Summer Science Institute (SSI) Program
Summer Research Scholars Program (SRS) 

To learn more about the programs offered by the Health Career Programs, click here. This online form will take some time to complete. You may return to this online form as often as you wish to enter information; however, once the form is submitted, changes can be made only by contacting the HCP office at 901-448-8772.

Online Application Enrollment (click link to retrieve information)

2014 Southern Scholarship Foundation

For over fifty years, the Southern Scholarship Foundation (SSF) has helped thousands of students with outstanding academic abilities, good character and financial need realize their dream of a college education. Qualified students attending Florida State University, Florida A&M University, the University of Florida, Tallahassee Community College, Santa Fe College, and Florida Gulf Coast University are awarded scholarships in the form of rent-free housing to live in one of twenty-six, furnished scholarship houses that are adjacent to their college campus.[Read More]


Financial Need

How to Apply

SSF accepts applications year round so you never miss a deadline or get left out when you are ready for help  Apply (click link to retrieve application)

Applications are accepted year-round. However, for early on-campus housing requests, the priority deadlines are:
April 1st for Fall semester
October 31st for Spring semester

iSchool Inclusion Institute (I3) -- Extended Deadline: April 11, 2014

The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is an undergraduate research and leadership development program that prepares students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the information sciences. i3 is held each year in June at the University of Pittsburgh and includes two summer institutes and a year-long team research project. Students are immersed in special-topics workshops, professional development seminars, research projects, and network-building opportunities. Students of all majors are encouraged to apply. For more information about the program and the information sciences, click here:

The 2014 i3 will be held at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Information Sciences from June 1-27, 2014.

The i3 FAQ Sheet will help answer students' questions about the program and the information sciences. Students can see how their undergraduate majors map to graduate programs and research opportunities in the information sciences. Print it out or ask us for copies and we'll mail you a package of recruitment materials.

i3 Scholars receive full funding for travel and housing as well as a $50 per day stipend for their continued participation. Upon completion of the program, i3 Scholars are eligible for scholarship opportunities at select graduate schools in the United States.  Also the i3 Scholars can receive travel stipends to attend the annual Conference.

To apply to i3, students must submit an online application with essay questions, two letters of recommendation, and official undergraduate transcripts. All application materials must be submitted by April 11, 2014. Additional information about the program and application process can be found online:

Applications to the 2014 i3 cohort are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials prior to April 11, 2014. Early applications will receive priority consideration.