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, December 01, 2015

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 2014, SWE awarded over 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $700,000.

SWE provides one application for sophomores through graduate students and one application for freshmen.  Applicants complete an application and are considered for all scholarships that they are eligible for.  Applications will be available for the 2016-2017 academic year:
  • Sophomores through Graduate Students Application:  December 1, 2015-February 16, 2016
  • Freshmen Application:  March 1, 2016 - May 15, 2016

Click here for SWE's Online Scholarship Application. Scholarships for the 2016-2017 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

Sunday, November 01, 2015

2016 ACS Diversity Programs Education and Training Resources Scholars Program - Deadline: 3/1/2016

ACS Scholars Program  (Starts on November 1)

Apply now for the scholars program designed to be a CATALYST for African American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian students seeking to pursue undergraduate college degrees in chemical sciences and chemical technology.

Over 100 awards, $2500 for freshman, up to $3,000 for sophmores and up to $5,000 for juniors and seniors. Up to $3,000 will be given to students pursuing a 2-year degree. The awards can be renewable base on merit and financial situation.

 Returning Applicants (students who have started and not yet completed an application this year)

Click here for additional information

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Burger King/McLamore Foundation Scholarship Program -- Deadline: December 15, 2015

The BURGER KING® Scholars Program has awarded more than $15.4 million to high school seniors and employees across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since the program’s inception in 2000. This year alone we awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships to 1,258 students, and introduced and awarded four new major scholarships, including one King $25,000 award and three James W. McLamore WHOPPER™ Scholarship $50,000 awards.

The James W. McLamore WHOPPER™ Scholarship awards were made possible thanks to the generosity of the McLamore Family Foundation.

To learn more about the BURGER KING® Scholars Program or your eligibility, click one of the links below. 

Apply to become a BURGER KING® Scholar:

Apply Online Now (click link to apply)

FAQ on Who is eligible to apply? (click link to retreive)

The application period for the 2016-2017 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2015 and closes Dec. 15, 2015. Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now.

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation -- Deadline: January 31, 2016 -- Apply Now!!!

If you know of anyone that meet the critera for the internship, please share.  See details below:

Application Process Starts on October 12, 2015

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation is currently recruiting high school students (rising juniors, seniors) and rising college freshman for several PAID summer internships at media (television, radio, cable) companies in the following cities: Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; > Birmingham, AL; Boston, MA; Greenville, SC; Herndon, VA; Knoxville, TN; Lanham, MD; Lawrenceville, GA; New York, NY; Peoria, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Sacramento, CA; Silver Spring, MD; St. Petersburg, FL; Syracuse, NY and Washington, DC. !

The internships start Summer 2016 and last throughout college. Eligible candidates must have at least a 3.0 GPA, plan to attend a 4-year college, and have an interest in the media. Selected candidates will be paid an hourly salary and earn scholarship dollars to help pay for college expenses.

If you know of any qualified students that would benefit from this opportunity, please have them retireve Application .  (Click the Application link to apply).

Click Here for Additional Information

Monday, October 05, 2015

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships -- Deadline: December 5, 2015

The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships recognize students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger in America.

The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice. The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship is named for the Sodexo Foundation's founder and former president, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to Steve's efforts, which made these scholarships possible, an emerging generation of leaders will be cultivated in the fight against hunger.

Additional Information

The application period for the Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship will open on Oct. 5, 2015. Come back to apply! 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Meeting President and Mrs. Carter in Plains, Georgia -- Sunday, September 27, 2015

President and Mrs. Carter in Plains, Georgia at church on Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity -- Summer Internship -- Apply Now

Apply Now to SEO

SEO recruiters are available to help you decide which internship will help launch your career. Details about each program and internship area can be found throughout the site. Click link below to retrieve information on Internships:

Which Internships

How SEO Determines Eligibility (click here for additional informaton)

Eligibility is based on graduation date not class standing or credits. (When in doubt consider the date after which you would be available to start a full-time job or law school.) SEO defines class years as follows:

■Freshmen - Will have two more summers in addition to the SEO Summer before graduating

■Sophomores - Will have one more summer in addition to the SEO Summer before graduating

■Juniors - Will graduate in the winter or spring after the SEO Summer (after one or two semesters)

■Seniors - Will graduate before the SEO Summer Begins

■Graduates - Already graduated

Rounds and Deadlines

***SEO has a rolling admission process. It is advantageous to apply as early as possible. We interview candidates based on the round in which they apply. Final deadlines vary by internship area, please check the table below carefully.

Apply Now!
 For questions about admissions to the San Francisco program, please email

Why Apply?

2016 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships -- Deadline: November 1, 2015


The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.


Class of 2016: Apply Now!

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Class of 2016 application is open now. Apply here. Join us for a webinar to learn more about the application, the Fellowship and to ask questions.
  • Applications are due on November 1, 2015 (11:59 pm EST)
  • Finalists will be notified in January of 2016
  • 2016 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows will be announced in April of 2016
To keep up with the Fellowship and the application process, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  

TIP Pre-Law -- TN Residents - Deadline: March 15, 2016

To help achieve diversity in the classroom, during the summer the University of Memphis School of Law operates the Tennessee Institute for Pre-Law (TIP) program. The TIP program is for Tennessee residents (and Border County residents at the University of Memphis School of Law) who are not admitted through the regular admissions process, but who show potential for the study of law and bring diversity to the class. TIP seeks to matriculate students from diverse backgrounds and circumstances who are capable of successfully participating in law school curricular and co-curricular programs.

How do I apply to TIP? The TIP application is incorporated into the application for admission. To be considered for TIP applicants must answer the optional application questions and submit a supplemental statement explaining why you believe you are qualified for the program and how you will bring diversity to the law school entering class. The application deadline is March 15. There is no separate application fee for TIP.

Please click the URL's below to get addition information about the TIP Pre-Law program

To view a comprehensive brochure about TIP, please click here.

Deadline is on March 1, 2016.

2016 Ecology Co-Op/Internship Opportunities

Co-op/Internship Opportunities
for 2016

Animal & Plant Biology
Marine Science

Some links will require the Adobe Acrobat Reader to read pdf format.
If you don't have a copy on your computer, click here for a free download
All co-ops/internships listed are PAID, unless otherwise indicated
Skip the introduction and
Go to Co-op/Internship PostingsReturn to Special Interest Group Co-op/Internship List

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Scholarships -- Deadline: Various

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated
National Educational Foundation




"Deadlines are various"

Applications are accepted between September 1 and February 1, preceding the academic year. Applications must be received no later than February 1. Award recipients, only, will be notified, no later than August 15, of the Foundation's actions. Requests for copies of the scholarship application form are accepted only during the period September 1 – February 1.

St. Jude Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program -- Deadline: February 1, 2016

The Pediatric Oncology Education program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is funded by the National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute. The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health, and veterinary medicine to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. The POE program provides a short-term training experience (internship) in either laboratory research or clinical research.How to Apply (click the link)

POE Online Application (click the link)

Qualified students may apply now for POE 2016. The deadline for receipt of ALL POE 2016 application materials is February 1, 2016. Items postmarked, faxed or emailed (letters only) no later than February 1, 2016 will be accepted. Early submission of credentials is encouraged, since students who apply late run a high risk of not getting all their credentials in by the deadline.

2016 Unreasonable Institute Fellowship -- Deadline: Various

The second annual Unreasonable Institute will unite 25 exceptional, young entrepreneurs for 8 weeks in the summer of 2013 in the beautiful, entrepreneurial city of Boulder, Colorado (ranked as 2008′s most intelligent city in the United States by Forbes). During that time, they’ll live under the same roof alongside the world’s leading experts and thought leaders and together work relentlessly toward one objective: defining progress in our time. They’ll work and live with 60 world-class mentors, pitch their ventures to investors in up to 5 U.S. cities, and prepare to launch financially self-sustaining, globally scalable ventures that can serve the needs of at least one million people. At the Institute our goal is to put the right pieces in place to ensure their ventures take flight.

Submit your application online by Now.

St Jude Children Research Hospital Internships -- Deadline: Various

The Volunteer Services department offers two paid internships each semester. Interns gain a well-rounded experience in many areas, including: coordinating and implementing programs and events, writing for newsletters and other print pieces, motivating and supervising volunteers, customer service, general office management, and exposure in a hospital setting.

This internship is well suited for individuals seeking careers in fields such as marketing, public relations, non-profit management, business, public administration, and hospital administration. All internships are located in Memphis, TN.

We are currently seeking internship applicants for Summer (May - August, 2014).
Candidates must be available full time, 40 hours a week and able to work Monday through Friday and some evenings and weekends, as necessary.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Please indicate which semester you are applying for in the subject line of the e-mail.

Deadlines to submit cover letter and resume:  Spring:  October 2 and Summer:  December 31

How to apply (click link to retrieve)

Coca-Cola Scholarships -- Apply Now

Coca−Cola Scholars Program

Parents, in order to ensure that your son or daughter search for scholarships are successful, please work with your child and may sure that they have apply correctly. Sometimes it mean that we as parents will have to help fill out theses applications/scholarship forms while they write the essays. This is a we effort and the more you put into it the more the child will get out of it.

Apply online at before October 31

Registration process for the Coca-Cola Scholars Program: Click here to read the application instructions.

2016 The Moroney Awards for Scholarship in Postal History - Deadline: December 1, 2016

The United States Postal Service sponsors two annual prizes for scholarship on the history of the American postal system, the Rita Lloyd Moroney Awards. Scholarship by junior scholars (undergraduates and graduate students) is eligible for a $1,000 award; scholarship by senior scholars (faculty members, independent scholars, and public historians) is eligible for a $2,000 award. Prize winners may also have an opportunity to present their research in Washington, D.C.

Topics: The prizes are intended for scholarship on any topic on the history of the American postal system from the colonial era to the present—including the history of the imperial postal system that preceded the establishment of the American postal system in 1775. Though submissions must be historical in character, they can draw on the methods of disciplines other than history—e.g., geography, cultural studies, literature, communications, or economics. Comparative or international historical studies are eligible if the American postal system is central to the discussion.

Learn more about the program and how to apply (click link to retrieve information)

Deadline:  December 1, 2016

The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program -- Deadline: January 15, 2016

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities

The application period for the White House Internship Program is now open. The application deadline for the Summer 2016 program is  January 15, 2016.   All applicants must submit a completed application ON or BEFORE 11:59 PM EDT on January 15, 2016.

To apply for the White House Internship Program, please see "Apply Here." For application deadlines and program dates, please see "Internship Timeline and FAQs."

Questions about the application process or the program? E-mail

2014 Mayo Clinic Summer Internships -- Deadline: February 1, 2016

The Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program, sponsored by Mayo Graduate School, is a great way to build your skills as a young scientist or test your inclinations toward research.

Each year, 80-90 undergraduate students from around the United States come to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., to work beside both young and established scientists on a broad range of biomedical research questions. A limited number of fellowships are also available at the Mayo Clinic campuses in Jacksonville, Florida and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Attention: To access the secure online application, please click below.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program award is $4,000 (minus taxes) for 10 weeks. From this stipend, students are responsible for their own travel, housing and meals. Most students live together in a convenient summer student housing area which costs about $140/week.

Additional Information

Penny Hardaway Essay Contest -- Deadline: November 15, 2015

Penny Hardaway Essay Contest

All current 11th graders in the Memphis, Shelby County, Tipton County, Crittenden County and Desoto County area are invited to write an essay on Penny Hardaway for a $1,000 scholarship and the chance to attend a University of Memphis game with Penny himself.

The essay should be approximately 500 words (one page) and be on the topic: “Penny Hardaway: A Great Memphis Role-Model”
a. The essay should explain why Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway is a great role-model. The essay should focus on his overall character and explain his commitment to his family, his perseverance in overcoming hardship and contribution to his community. The essay must be specific; we expect students to research Penny’s actions off the courts and then explain how his actions can influence our society in a positive way.
How to Submit: a.Both typed or hand written applications are acceptable
b.Essays may be mailed or emailed
i.All essay submissions must be accompanied by a Cover Sheet (Click here to access the Cover Sheet)
ii. Mail to:
Monogram Foods
ATTN: Penny Hardaway Essay Competition
530 Oak Court Dr. Suite 400
Memphis, TN 38117
iii. Email to:
c. Contest runs September 23 – November 15
d. Winners announced by November 27th

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

SWS Diversity Program Undergraduate Mentoring Awards - Deadline: November 6, 2015



The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) announces the availability of undergraduate student awards for travel to attend the annual SWS meeting. SWS is committed to increasing diversity in its membership and is offering full travel awards and mentoring at the meeting for undergraduate students from underrepresented groups (see application form for eligible groups)

The program provides travel awards and career mentoring to undergraduates from underrepresented groups at our Society of Wetland Sciences (SWS) annual meeting. The upcoming meeting is May 31-June 4, 2016 in Corpus Christi, TX. In order to meet our goal of increasing diversity in wetland science fields, the Society brings the students to our national meeting and matches them with mentors for the duration of the meeting. The areas of interest of the student participants can range from freshwater to marine and involve a wide variety of organism types.
Please encourage qualified students to apply for this exciting opportunity. We will cover all travel expenses associated with the meeting. Spring 2016 graduates are eligible, and while a poster presentation on their research would enhance a student’s application, it is not required.
Please use the attached poster to spread the word about this opportunity. Contact me (Dr. Vanessa L. Lougheed)  via e-mail  at if you have any questions.
Additional information, including the on-line application form, can be found on our web page (
The deadline for applications this year is November 6, 2015.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Admissions updates and news about special visits to The University of Tennessee

Below are some important basics about Admissions Application changes:
1.       The application fee is now $50. We are still accepting fee waivers from students who qualify for income based fee waivers from ACT.

2.       The admission and scholarship applications are now separate. After a student is admitted, the applicant will receive a prompt to apply for competitive scholarships.

3.       November 1 is still the priority deadline for admission applications, but December 1 is the new deadline for scholarship applications. December 1 is still the regular admission application deadline (for eligibility for Volunteer, Pledge, and Promise scholarships).

4.       The Personal Statement is now optional (it had previously been required to conform to CommonApp requirements, but CA has now dropped this as a requirement).

5.       The Recommendation is now optional (it had previously been required to conform to CommonApp requirements, but CA has now dropped this as a requirement). The second recommender tab has been removed.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

I AM Going to College Too!

Overview of film:

I AM Going to College Too!
I have long envisioned creating an infrastructure that helps in preparing all that want to attend college or get information on college the opportunity to do so.  I created the film to show that the audience for attending college is not just the typical high school seniors and juniors, but rather anyone.  The audience for college can be high school students, parents, dropouts, GED graduates, both traditional (18-24) and nontraditional students (25-and over), special needs (handicap, hearing impaired, learning disabilities, etc), individuals with felons, and senior citizens. 
It hurts seeing so many students whom have the potential to attend college, not do so due to lack of information or knowledge.  My goal is a platform to help boost college preparation for anyone seeking to attend college.  A mind is a terrible thing to waste and everyone should feel they have the ability to learn and become whoever they want to be.  They should not be limited to their circumstances or what others opinions may be of them.  In essence this allows everyone to obtain valuable knowledge.
Click link below to view the film:

The Common Black Application Overview

EDU, Inc. has been developed to augment the recruitment efforts of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and to increase the number of educational opportunities for students nationwide. Complete the EDU, Inc. Online Common Black College Application and have it delivered to all 34 Member Institutions below for only $35. All Member Institutions have agreed to waive their application fee.


Please contact EDU, Inc office at (770) 716-0616 if you have questions.

Free application process for Shelby County School students until September 30, 2015.   There are no limits but applicant must follow the instructions below and you must enter the free code “shelby” in lower case so there will be no charge. One application provides access to up to 43 HBCUs!   
Please Note:  Students should mention they have or will use this application process when they talk to HBCU counselors.
2) Click on the Apply Now button on anyone of the slides.
3)  At the bottom of the application enter the code shelby (must be in lowercase letter)  just before they submit their application. Choose payment category Send Check. That choice with the “shelby” code will create a “no charge” for the application fee.
Students will be able to complete the (CBCA) for free until September 30, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Tennessee Overnight Visit Program. -- Application Deadline: Friday, September 25, 2015

Come See Tennessee Overnight Visit Program

Sunday, October 11 – Monday, October 12

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites you to register for the Come See Tennessee Overnight Visit Program.

Schedule of events:

 To view the event program, click here: 2015_CST_Program – Tentative

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 25
The Come See Tennessee Overnight Visit Program will be an exciting and unique two-day experience that will introduce students to the many features UT has to offer in the areas of academics, financial aid, and student life. Visiting seniors will have the exclusive opportunity to attend a class with a current UT student.

This Overnight Visit Program is for a select group of qualified multicultural high school seniors from across the state of Tennessee and the United States. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is providing round-trip transportation to and from Knoxville for Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville residents only. For all attendees, we provide overnight lodging and meals while on campus.
Note: Participants (applied minority seniors) will be selected from our pool of applicants based on the core GPA calculated from their 6 semester’s transcript, ACT/SAT score on file, and date when the medical release form was received. Only seniors who have submitted a Fall 2016 application will be considered. It is the student’s responsibility to submit an official copy of his/her transcript; however, the Admissions staff will attempt to work with school counselors to facilitate this process.

How do I apply for the Overnight Visit Program for UT Sneak Peek 2015?  Click link below to retreive and follow directions carefully:

Apply Online

Note:  For more information visit:

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 25, 2015

UT Knoxville Upcoming Events -- Deadline: Various

University of Tennessee Knoxville Upcoming Events
Rocky Top Tailgate
Dates: September 19 & November 14, 2015
Demographic: Juniors, Seniors, and Transfers interested in tailgating and football at UT
Location: Knoxville, TN
Come See TN Overnight Visit
Date: October 11-12, 2015
Demographic: Multicultural high school in-state seniors who have applied for admissions to UT.
Trip Description: 2 day overnight. Sunday night activity at hotel followed by class visit and informational sessions.
Standardized Tests Workshop
Date: October 20, 2015 & March 25, 2016
Demographic: High school sophomores through seniors from Memphis and surrounding areas
Program Description: 6:00pm – 8:00pm One night tips and tools presentation with sample questions to encourage students to study and gain an edge on upcoming college entrance tests.
Location: 800 Madison Ave. Memphis, TN
Engineers Day – WTI – West Tennessee Initiative
Date: October 21-22, 2015
Demographic: High school juniors and seniors from Memphis
Trip Description: 2 day overnight program. Wednesday night activity followed by Thursday competitions, lunch, and tours. Interested chaperones should contact Travis Griffin for more information: 865-974-1931
Promise Overnight Visit
Date: October 30-31, 2015
Demographic: High school seniors from Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, & Memphis that attend a Promise high school
Trip Description: 2 day overnight program. Friday night activity at hotel followed by Saturday tour and informational sessions.
Sneak  Peak Overnight Visit - website will be updated soon for 2016!
Date: March 4-5, 2016Demographic: Multicultural high school juniors from Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, & Memphis.
Trip Description: 2 day overnight program. Friday night activity at hotel followed by Saturday tour and informational sessions.
JUMP Overnight Visit - website will be updated soon for 2015!
Date: April 22-23, 2016
Demographic: Admitted multicultural seniors and parents from Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, & Memphis.
Trip Description: 2 day overnight program. Includes annual Showtime @ UT (student organization performances), academic showcase, and additional programing for parents.
There are additional events listed here: