PRIVATE (New York)- Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) What is HEOP? The Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) provides supportive services and financial aid to New York State residents attending independent colleges and universities in New York State. Who is Eligible?
Have been a resident of New York State for one year preceding your term of entry into HEOP.
Possess a high school diploma or a State-approved equivalency diploma
Be educationally disadvantaged. An educationally disadvantaged student is a student who otherwise would not be accepted as a matriculated student under the institution's normal admissions standards in the degree program for which application is made.
At open admissions institutions, an educationally disadvantaged student must meet one of the following criteria: Meet other acceptable academic criteria, which differentiate the HEOP student from regularly admitted students (e.g., lower test scores, lower GED scores).
Have the potential and motivation for successful completion of college.
Be economically disadvantaged.
Questbridge: MUST APPLY JUNIOR YEAR QuestBridge is a non-profit program that helps high-achieving, low-income students gain admission and scholarships to 39 of the country’s top-ranked colleges. QuestBridge does this by partnering with these schools to identify and support students who otherwise may not apply to leading colleges. We administer a unique application that focuses on the achievements and academic success of students who face economic challenges, and help to guide applicants through the college admissions process. Our college partners ultimately decide which students to admit, and they provide the scholarships, not QuestBridge. ELIGIBILITY
We seek students who have demonstrated a level of academic achievement that meets or exceeds the admissions standards of our colleges. (TOP % OF CLASS, SAT or PSAT scores > 1270)
Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. This is not a strict cut-off and we encourage students who feel they have faced significant financial hardship to review these financial details carefully to see if they may qualify.
Personal Circumstance- Parents' level of education: 71% of Finalists are among the first generation in their family to attend a U.S. four-year college.
Extenuating circumstances: If students have an unusual level of responsibility, such as part-time jobs to help their parents pay the bills, or caring for siblings if their parents are absent or at work.
For more information on the application process and Quest bridge facts, click HERE Youth Ambassadors Program Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, YAP offers fully funded scholarships for U.S citizens (teens and their adult mentors) to travel to Latin America and the Caribbean for three weeks in the summer of 2019. This opportunity targets American teens and youth leaders (often teachers) who have an interest in foreign cultures, international affairs, current events, and sustainable development with demonstrated leadership and academic achievement who might not otherwise have the resources or opportunities travel abroad to experience and study global issues firsthand. The Dominican Republic program in particular (hosted by DREAM- led by former NYCDOE principal Catherine DeLaura) really wants our kids. For more INFO- here is the direct link-https://www.worldlearning.org/program-pages/youth-ambassadors-program/u-s-citizens Deadline- NOV 23, 2018 Free 3T Writing Workshops 3T Writing Workshops Naked Angels Theater Company's fantastic, fun, and free writing program for all public high school students starts on Nov 29th from 4-6pm. Write a play, story or screenplay and hear it read by professionals actors- and it all happens in just 3 consecutive Thursdays! For more information, and to apply please visit- https://www.nakedangels.com/3t
Free Brooklyn Botanical Garden Apprenticeship Program The Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) at Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a great way for teens to learn about urban agriculture and the environment while working in one of the most exciting public gardens in the world. Apprentices can work their way up the four-tier program, potentially earning a paid position at Senior Apprentice. If you enjoy getting your hands dirty and want to work with other teens, GAP may be for you. For more information, and to apply, please visit-
Leda Scholars Program (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY). The LEDA scholars program supports high-achieving students from low-income families in gaining admission to selective colleges. Each year, we recruit high school juniors from all over the country, and host them from a completely free seven-week Summer Institute on the campus of Princeton University where they receive academic preparation, leadership development, SAT/ACT Prep, and intensive college guidance counseling. When they return home for their senior year of high school, LEDA counselors support them remotely through each stage of the college application and financial aid process to ensure that these incredible students to gain admission to top colleges that are great fits for them academically, socially, and financially. Please apply at - http://ledascholars.org/?utm_source=2017-18%20Recruitment%20Application%20Launch&utm_campaign=ledaapp20161&utm_medium=email APPLICATION DEADLINE- DEC 10, 2018
Free Lab After School Program In this program, students will join Rockefeller scientists as they explore the chemical components of that make up certain foods. There will be a heavy focus on research and chemistry, and students will learn and perform a variety of techniques to assess chemicals. Students must be 16 at the start of the program, and must be nominated by a teacher or community leader in order to apply. To learn more about the program please visithttps://www.rockefeller.edu/outreach/labjumpstart/and, if you would like to be nominated, please email me at email@example.com
APPLICATION DEADLINE- DEC 21, 2018
NEW!! Paid UNIGO $10K Scholarship Students who are interested in winning a $10,000 scholarship can enter the essay writing contest and answer the question, “Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What's their favorite mobile app?” For more information, and to submit a response, please visit https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/Unigo-10k-Scholarship
SUBMISSION DEADLINE- DEC 31, 2018
NEW!! Free Paid 2019 Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program The Thurgood Marshall Internship is an intensive program which places diverse New York City high school students with legal employers during the summer, providing them with workshops, professional development and a work experience designed to develop them as young professionals and prepare them for a successful legal career. For more information, and to apply, please visit www.nycbar.org/tmsli
APPLICATION DEADLINE- JAN 6TH, 2019
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCIENCE HONORS PROGRAM The Columbia University Science Honors Program is a highly selective program for high school students who have a strong interest in science and mathematics. The SHP holds classes at Columbia from 10 am- 12:30 pm on Saturdays throughout the academic year. Courses are given in the physical, chemical, biological, behavioral, and computing sciences, as well as in pure and applied mathematics. Instructors are scientists and mathematicians who are actively engaged in research at the university. SHP is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants must currently be in the 11th, 10th, or 9th grade. SELECTION OF STUDENTS- will be based on the online application, grade transcripts, letters of recommendation, and student performance on an entrance examination to be taken at Columbia University on either April 6, 2019 or April 27, 2019. There is a $30.00 testing fee that must accompany the application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE- FEB 28, 2019
PRINCETON SUMMER JOURNALISM PROGRAM WHAT IS IT? A free 10 day journalism program hosted at Princeton University for high achieving, low-income high school juniors. Students learn reporting from celebrated journalists and are paired with a college counselor during their senior year. All expenses, including students' travel costs to and from Princeton are paid by the program. APPLY ONLINE TODAY AT: firstname.lastname@example.org APPLICATION DEADLINE- FEB 15, 2019 @ 11:59 PM
VUE ART COMPETITION WHAT IS IT? *We invite interested students to submit their art to be considered for our 50th issue of Voices in Urban Education. This is an awesome opportunity for student artists looking to showcase their creative skills. The journal VUE (NYU Metro Center) is seeking a talented student to design themed posters based on the theme: Integration. Entries will be judged by a select group of jurors on the VUE editorial board on their execution of the theme, artistic merit, design, originality, technical, excellence, and content.
WINNER- *will receive a $150 reward and will have their poster included as the cover art for the 50th issue of VUE. Additional awards of $50 will be given to artists whose art is included in this issue. We anticipate including approx. six drawings in addition to the cover art inside the 50th issue.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE- FEB 1, 2019 To submit your artwork or if you have any questions- please contact us at: NYUMETRO-VUE@NYU.EDU
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