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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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re-Entry -- Application MSCOR University

The Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re-Entry is now accepting online applications for MSCOR University (formerly known as Second Chance), Winter 2016 Term.
Memphis & Shelby County Office of Reentry (MSCOR) is a collaborative effort to aid returning citizens with the tools necessary to ensure their successful community reentry with family, employment and education. 
This collaborative consists of parole supervision from the Tennessee Department of Correction; case management from the Shelby County Division of Corrections; and soft skills training from the City of Memphis’ Second Chance Program.  In order to expand the services to all returning citizens regardless of the number and type of convictions, the Second Chance Program was enhanced to be called “MSCOR University.”
The classes and training offered through MSCOR University have proven to be beneficial in helping the student understand relationships and behaviors related to changing their status as a “labeled felon” to a respected and productive citizen. 
With this newfound self-accountability, the student will be better equipped to project confidence when applying for and functioning as a productive and valued employment. Enrollees will be eligible to participate in all services offered by MSCOR – healthcare, GED certification, Forklift certification, transportation passes, job fairs, etc. Completion of MSCOR University will show their dedication and commitment to improving their lives living with a conviction.
MSCOR University is taught on an array of tried and true life-coaching strategies.  MSCOR is a one-stop-shop hub with a mission “To help citizens returning from incarceration navigate a holistic network of community services designed to restore dignity and confidence while providing opportunities for individual and family success.”
Classes will be offered over a 4-month period beginning in February 2016. Potential students are required to reside in Shelby County, TN.  They must attend one Core Class per month and one Elective Class over the 4-month period for a total of five classes. At the completion of the Winter 2016 term, students will be invited to participate in a graduation ceremony to receive a Certificate of Completion recognized by many local employers.
If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity, please visit, click the link “Enroll in a Class Today,”  and fill-out the application.

InRoads - Apply Now -- 4/1/2016

Inroads program application

Internships are Highly Competitive!

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Now accepting applications for summer 2016

Application Deadline

INROADS accepts applications year-round, however for priority consideration, we recommend college undergraduates submit their online internship application by April.

Information and Instructions

Our mission has changed thousands of lives worldwide – you could be next. If you have what it takes, the INROADS Application is the first step to becoming an INROADS Intern.
Please note: Students applying to Canada or Mexico opportunities should click to view unique application qualifications.

Jose E. Santiago, Diverse Talent Recruiter and Senior Manager at INROADS, Inc.,
is seeking full time undergraduate college students for summer internships June -Aug 2016. Many opportunities with Fortune 500 companies available. Current opportunities include:
McGraw Hill Financial NYC - Acct, Finance and Economics majors graduating Dec 2016 or May 2017; 3.2 minimum gpa
Horizon Blue Cross Newark, NJ - Human Resources, Business, Marketing majors graduating 2017 or 2018, 3.1 minimum gpa UPS Mahwah, NJ - Acctg/Finance majors
Interested students should complete an online app at and email resume to

Collegiate Life Investment Foundation -- Deadline: April 1, 2016


The Collegiate Life Investment Foundation is pleased to announce the 3rd year of the Clifton B. Gibbs Scholarship Program. In honor of his legacy of education and achievement, we are honored to provide financial assistance to high school and college students who achieve in the classroom and on our Tennessee roadways. To request an application, please email us at: or download from our website.

Applications are DUE April 1st.
Pass the information on if you know someone who may be interested.

Youth Day @ United Way -- Friday, February 12, 2016

Register Here!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Princeton Prize in Race Relations -- Deadline: Postmarked, January 31, 2016

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations

There is perhaps no greater challenge facing our country than increasing understanding and cooperation among people of different racial backgrounds. It is a challenge that every new generation encounters. We therefore believe that young people have a particularly important role to play, and hope, through the Princeton Prize, to recognize and encourage young people who have made or are making efforts to improve racial harmony.

Overview -  A description of the program, important dates and whom to contact for more information.


Applications postmarked by January 31 will be eligible for prizes—including cash awards up to $1,000 for particularly noteworthy work.

Friday, January 15, 2016

U.S. Department of State Fall 2016 Student Internship Program (unpaid) -- Deadline: March 1, 2016

UT Knoxville Veterinary Summer Experience Program -- Postmarked Deadline: March 14, 2015

How to Apply to the Veterinary Summer Experience Program

Applicants for the 2015 Veterinary Summer Experience Program MUST meet all of the requirement listed below. Exceptions to the criteria listed below will not be granted.

■Be a legal resident of the State of Tennessee and be enrolled in a Tennessee high school or home schooled
■Be a current high school junior or senior
■Be at least sixteen years of age by June 3, 2013
■Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
■Be available for full time employment (40 hours per week) between June 3 – July 19, 2013
■Have not previously participated in the Veterinary Summer Experience Program
Applicants are encouraged to apply in advance of stated deadlines. Deadlines will not be extended 

Additional Information

Apply Now!

Important Dates:

March 13, 2016 Deadline for electronic submission of application (see link on left)

March 14, 2016 Deadline for postmark of supplemental materials

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Memphis Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated - January 30, 2016

Genesis Program -- Apply Now!

The Genesis Program is actively seeking new employment candidates for entry level positions across the Americas' Services organization (in various regional & geographic locations), to participate in Genesis.

Genesis is a recruiting/training program targeted at recent or new college grads, for filling entry level positions which add to and balance our Services technical resources.  The program runs for 12 contiguous weeks, providing a broad spectrum of training with focus on targeted Teamcenter solutions/applications, services methodologies/practices/strategies, but also including corporate infrastructure and soft skills; with the goal of "getting them to market faster."  Past Genesis programs were a great success, graduating many new employees and deploying on billable projects quickly.

A target candidate should have a bachelor's degree in the aforementioned disciplines, with skills and experience in the IT area with:
-       Programming skills including: C, C++, Java, HTML or Visual Basic
-       Ability to build and maintain client relationships
-       Willingness to travel frequently
-       Experience with web servers and the .net platform would be useful
-       Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills

2016 Genesis will be held in Siemens’s Milford, OH location and kicking off in June of 2016.
Genesis link for students to apply

If you know of a potential candidate that might qualify, please contact

2016 Simon Youth Foundation CommunityScholarship Program

Simon Youth Foundation works to help students achieve their goals, and cost alone should not prevent a student from furthering their education. Each year, SYF awards approximately $1 million in scholarships to help students with the cost of post-secondary education.
• Simon Youth Community Scholarships are available to high school seniors living within 50 miles of a Simon mall.
• Simon Youth Academy Scholarships are available only to graduates of Simon Youth Academies.

Click here to apply.

2016 Wells Fargo Summer Financial Analyst Program (SFAP) and the Summer Leadership Pipeline Program (LPP) Opportunity!

Wells Fargo Summer Financial Analyst Program (SFAP) and the Summer Leadership Pipeline Program (LPP)

As a high-performing college student, you’re invited to join us for an information session to learn more about two programs: the Summer Financial Analyst Program (SFAP) and the Summer Leadership Pipeline Program (LPP). Both of these summer internship opportunities are designed to help you build your professional skills and network while you benefit from a dedicated manager and mentor that will support your development.
During the summer, you’ll build relationships with your peers across the country, take part in an exclusive speaker series, and learn more about our culture – one that values our team members as our most important asset.
The Summer Financial Analyst Program provides an introduction to the credit culture of Wells Fargo through your work as part of a lending team in one of the following groups:
· Commercial Banking
· Corporate Banking
· Commercial Real Estate
· Specialized Lending & Investment
· Capital Finance
· Risk
In the Summer Leadership Pipeline Program, you’ll join a team and take on impactful projects in one of the following disciplines:
· Sales and Client Services
· Project Management
· Finance
· Technology
· Risk Management and Compliance
· Communications
· Human Resources

Both programs are open to college juniors from any major that are pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree with an expected graduation date by December 2016 or June 2017. 

Ready to learn more? Email us your cover letter and your resume by Friday, January 22, 2016 for your chance to attend an upcoming information session that will walk you through program details and the application process.