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 15, 2015

2016 STIPDG -- United States Department of Transportation

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The Summer 2014 STIPDG application period is now OPEN!

                         United States Department of Transportation

                  2016 Summer Transportation Internship Program for  Diverse Groups (STIPDG)


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 2016 STIPDG application period is now OPEN.

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

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Internships @ MTV Networks & Campus Rep Program


College students, put your smarts to work with a Viacom internship! You'll crank up your skill set by getting real-world experience at a top-notch media and entertainment powerhouse. Internships are open to college juniors and seniors, though some departments also accept graduate students and law school students. Viacom is proud of its diverse environment, and we encourage students of all backgrounds to apply. Viacom’s internships are paid at a standard competitive hourly rate. To view all our open internship opportunities, click here.
To learn more about internship opportunities by location click below.


We're looking for those born to tweet, driven to develop and made for media. The Summer Associate Program is a one-of-a-kind 10-week program for recent college grads interested in emerging media. 2016 applications are closed at this time. Click here for additional program information.

State Student Financial Aid Deadlines - Nationally

State deadlines may be earlier than the federal deadline. Click the link below to view the various deadlines for states across the country:

State Student Financial Aid Deadlines

TIP: State forms do not replace filling out the FAFSA. You must fill out the FAFSA to receive federal student aid.

Note: Date received means received by Federal Student Aid unless otherwise indicated.

Remember to apply early before funds run out.

2016 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)

2016 BigSun Scholarship -- Deadline: June 17, 2016

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Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
How to Apply
Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
Has your participation influenced your career goals?
Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?


June 17, 2016.

Who is eligible?

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. 
Please remember to include your name and the name of the school that you are attending.

How to submit

All essay submissions should be sent to:

Morehouse College Project IMHOTEP -- Deadline: January 31, 2016

Project Imhotep is an eleven-week summer internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of student trainees in bio-statistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health. The program begins with two weeks of intense educational training. During the following eight weeks, interns conduct public health research with experts at community based organizations, state, and federal public health agencies. 

*Please click here for more information on Project Imhotep 2016* 

**All application materials must be submitted and/or postmarked by January 31, 2016.**

Online Project IMHOTEP Application Form

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation -- Deadline: Various

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, is looking for individuals with a strong background in math and science who have a strong interest in teaching!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

2016 AIM Program - University of Tennessee Knoxville

Accounting Information Management

Academy Dates: July 12th - 15th, 2015

AIM Academy.

The Accounting and Information Management Department at the University of Tennessee is pleased to announce the acceptance  of applications for the 2015 AIM Academy.  The Program dates are July 16th – 20th, 2016.. 

The AIM Academy is a three-day residential program designed to introduce high school students from diverse backgrounds to the field of Accounting. 

The program is designed to help students explore the dynamic world of accounting and careers in accounting. Students will have opportunities to interact with diverse professionals from business and government, as well as visit and observe them in their work environment. 

AIM Academy FAQ's
AIM Academy Program Application

Deadline:  March 18, 2015

The Health Careers Program (HCP) Office -- Summer Science Institute (SSI) -- Apply Now!

The Health Careers Program (HCP) Office, , is offering an unpaid
two week Summer Science Institute (SSI) for incoming junior and senior high school students.
Outstanding high school students with strong academics, citizenship, community involvement, and

commitment to pursuing a career in the sciences are invited to apply. Classroom lectures, experiential

learning activities and exposure to the academic programs at The University of Tennessee Healt 
Sciences Center (UTHSC) will be provided. Students will participate in a variety of activities such as:
  • A fetal pig dissection
  • Tours of local medical centers
  • Career development workshops
  • A community service project
  • An introduction to research
Space is available under rolling admission until all spots are filled for both sessions. 

APPLY NOW: SSI Online Application

2015 Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) Program -- Deadline: March 18, 2016

The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee is pleased to announce the acceptance of applications for the 2015 Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) Program.
Program dates: June 15th-25th, 2016

What is the BETS?

The BETS Program is a one-week residential program designed to introduce high school students from diverse backgrounds to the various fields of business (Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Human Resources Management, Public Administration, Enterprise Management, Logistics, and Statistics).

The BETS Program is open to underrepresented (i.e., Native American, African American, Asian American,and Hispanic), first generation college students or students on free or reduced lunch entering the 12th grade in fall 2015 with an interest in business and a 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: March  18, 2016

If you have additional questions, please contact Tyvi Small at

Download BETS Application (click link)

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

University of Tennesee Knoxville (UTK) EDP Pre-College Programs -- Deadline: March 4, 2016

EDP Pre-College Programs
EDP sponsors summer programs for rising 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders interested in learning about and pursuing an engineering career.

The Middle-school Introduction to Engineering (MITE) program is offered to rising 7th and 8th graders.

Introduction of Sophomores to Engineering Principles (INSTEP) is offered to rising 9th and 10th graders.

The High School Introduction to Engineering Systems (HITES) program is offered to rising 11th and 12th graders.

Each program provides hands-on learning experiences designed to motivate minority students who have the interest and aptitude to consider careers in engineering.

To apply:
Please print and fill out the Diversity Programs Application and fax or mail it into the address listed on the application or click here to fill out our online application.

Print two Recommendation forms and give it to at least one math or science teacher and another faculty member from your school who know you well enough to evaluate your ability and your potential for success as a student. Provide the individuals with a stamped envelope, addressed to:

The University of Tennessee
Attn: Diversity Programs, College of Engineering
110 Estabrook Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-2353
Or pick them up in a sealed envelope and mail them with your application.

For additional information, e-mail us at

The UTK Pre-College Diversity Summer Programs are one-week summer residential programs for under-represented minority students. They are designed to motivate minority students who have the interest and aptitude to consider careers in engineering. The students who are selected attend the program at no charge.

2016 TN Governor's Schools -- Application Accepted Now

2016 Governor's Schools

The State of Tennessee provides twelve summer programs for gifted and talented high school students. These programs provide challenging and intensive learning experiences in these disciplines: Arts, Humanities, International Studies, Engineering, Science, Prospective Teachers, Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage, Information Technology Leadership, Agricultural Science, Computational Physics, Emerging Technologies, and Scientific Models and Data Analysis.  Below are the details on the programs:

Applications are being accepted now. Art school deadline is on November 6, 2015. (Check the individual websites on the actual deadline dates.  The deadlines dates may vary.)

Governors Schools will be hosted at the following:

Apply Now !!! (click here to select 2016 applications)

The following Schools are still taking applications for the 2016 Governor's Schools and their deadlines are provided:

The School for the Agricultural Sciences – Postmarked by December 1, 2015

The School of Computational Physics– Postmarked December 15, 2015

The School for Emerging Technologies – Postmarked December 7, 2015

The School of Humanities – Postmarked December 7, 2015

The School for Information Technology Leadership – Postmarked December 7, 2015

The School of International Studies – Postmarked December 7, 2015

The School of Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage – December 7, 2015

The School for the Arts - November 6, 2015

The School for Prospective Teachers - December 7, 2015

The School for the Sciences - December 7, 2015

The School for Scientific Models and Data Analysis - November 27, 2015

The School of Engineering - December 7, 2015

SMEDP - Summer Medical Dental Educational Program - Deadline: March 1, 2016

SMDEP is a free (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer medical and dental school preparatory program that offers eligible students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation.

Click URL below to see eligibility requirements:

To apply click URL below:
Apply Now

Click URL to get a list of Program sites:
Program Sites

Click URL below to see FAQ:

The SMDEP will be offering travel scholarships for students meeting the guideline qualifications. The deadline for application is on March 1st.  Scholarships must be completed in order to apply. Click below for details:

Program Overview (click link to retrieve info)

Free Job Training at Southwest Tennessee Community College


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.

2016 Graduate School Fellowship - Yearlong Placement Education Pioneers - Memphis, TN - Deadline: Various

Are you ready to use your skills to help address one of the critical challenges of our generation -- ensuring that all children have access to a high-quality education?  Building on the success of the 10-week Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship, the Graduate School Fellowship Yearlong Placement is a 12-month leadership development program that places top professionals in roles outside the classroom with top education organizations.

Locations : 

Austin, TX , Bridgeport, CT , Chicago, IL , Dallas/Fort Worth, TX , DC Metro Area , Denver, CO , Detroit, MI , Greater Boston Area , Houston, TX , Los Angeles, CA , Memphis, TN , Nashville, TN , New Orleans, LA , New York Metro Area , Sacramento, CA , San Francisco Bay Area , Seattle, WA ·       
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 Graduate School Fellowship by one of two deadlines:
  • December 16, 2015: Priority Round deadline*
  • February 12, 2016: Final Round deadline
EP offers two Graduate School Fellow placements options for 2016:
  • 10-Week Summer Placement (June 2016-August 2016)
  • Yearlong Placement (June 2016-June 2016)
Competitive compensation: Our 10-Week Summer Placement offers a $7,000 stipend and the Yearlong Placement offers a $50,000-$80,000 salary range.

Delta Airlines Summer Internship -- NWA

Summer Luggage Handler/Equipment Services Employee

College students will earn up to $2,000 in tuition assistance in addition to your hourly rate and great travel privileges for you and your parents!
Delta Airlines Airport Operations has a number of opportunities for college students to work as luggage handlers (ESEs) during their summer and winter breaks.
Enrollment in a two year or four year college program is required. In addition, students must meet all qualifications for the luggage handler position (ESE).

This program is available in select locations.

Apply (Click Link)

College Internships
If you are interested in the various job opportunites at Delta Airlines, click the link below:
Career Opportunities

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.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Doode 4 Google Competition -- Deadline: December 7, 2015

Doodle 4 Google

This year, Discovery Education and Google have teamed up to give educators a chance to win with an
exclusive teacher contestTell us how you are inspiring your students to enter the 2015 Doodle 4 Google
 contest for the chance to win $1,000 for classroom supplies and a trip for two to Mountain View, CA to
 meet the  Doodle Team. Four runners-up will also receive $1,000 to use towards classroom supplies.

Entering is simple:
Tweet an original photo or video by November 19th, 2015 for the chance to win! For full details and a link to
 the contest rules, click here.
Get Started
Also, be sure your students enter the 2015 Doodle 4 Google contest by December 7, 2015. Winners will
have their doodle featured on Google's homepage and will be honored with a scholarship, a grant for their
school and a trip to Mountain View, CA to meet the Doodle Team.

The Official Entry Form must be received no later than 11:59pm ET 12/7/2015.

Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards - Registration Open


Calling All Creative Teens: Be Bold, Claim Your Place in Art & Writing History

and Earn Scholarships to Support Your Talent

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 90th annual call for submissions is open, inviting innovative teens to follow in the footsteps of distinguished alumni such as Andy Warhol, Robert Redford, Zac Posen, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates & Ken Burns, who won when they were teens

The 90th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is now open and calling all creative teens, grades 7-12, to “be bold” and submit their work for the opportunity to gain recognition and scholarships.  The Awards program is the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts, and has an impressive legacy of being the first to acknowledge creative talent.  

How to Submit (click link to retrieve)

Work is submitted online according to regional guidelines. Please note that deadlines generally range from September 15, 2015 to December 15, 2015 (based on your region; check your region).

All deadlines are effective 11:59PM EST  12/15/2015


Friday, November 20, 2015

Pathway to Science Research Opportunities

Please Share:
Paid Summer 2016 Undergraduate Research Placements: 
Over 800 programs -- NSF REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads 
For Financial Support in Graduate School: 
Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines: 
For tips on applying and associated resources: 
For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences: 
For opportunities specifically in Engineering: 

DHS HS-STEM 2016 Summer Internship Program

The Department of Homeland Security sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines.  The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals.
Graduate Students receive a $700 stipend per week plus travel expenses
Undergraduate Students receive a $600 stipend per week plus travel expenses
Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and many more.
10-week research experiences are offered at:  Coast Guard Research and Development Center ● Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute ● Customs and Borders Protection ● Engineer Research and Development Center ● Federal Emergency Management Agency ● National Security Technologies ● National Urban Security Technology Laboratory ● Naval Research Laboratory ● Transportation Security Laboratory ● DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia
How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at
Detailed information about the internships can be found at

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Summer Research Opportunities
Now accepting applications for TWO 2016 Summer Programs
U.S. citizenship required
Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
This 10-week program offers the opportunity to enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. Faculty, along with undergraduate and graduate students, will engage in research that provides opportunities to help advance the DHS Areas of Research and strengthen the talent pool of scientists and engineers.  Selected participants will conduct collaborative research of mutual interest to the Team, the DHS Centers of Excellence and DHS. 
Benefits Include:
Faculty:  $1,200 stipend per week plus travel expenses
Graduate Students:  $700 stipend per week plus travel expenses
Undergraduate Students:  $600 stipend per week plus travel expenses
Some participants may be eligible for a housing allowance. Faculty are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding at the end of their appointment.
Research experiences are offered at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).
How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at
Detailed information can be found at

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Davidson Fellows Scholarships - Deadline: February 2016

Davidson Fellows Scholarships

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work.
Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.

Davidson Fellows named as one of The 10 Biggest Scholarships in the World by and one of 7 Prestigious Undergrad Scholarships in U.S. News & World Report.  

NEW Application Deadline! February, 2016!
2014 PDF Category Requirements: 
STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Humanities - Literature, Music, Philosophy

Outside the Box

SAMPLE Nominating Form

Nearly $5 million has been awarded to 206 brilliant young people through the Davidson Fellows Scholarship.