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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com 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
SPARK SOCIAL INNOVATION SUMMIT 2019 WHAT IS IT?- It is a one day event to connect educators, entrepreneurs, leaders, and students who are passionate about transforming the education system through innovation. Young changemakers, innovators, educators, activists, and students will come together at this event run by the student led startup D4i. FEATURES? * Mini design challenges * Panel discussions *Workshops *Entrepreneurial Pitches *Social innovation fair * internship/job fair *food/beverage *Entertainment
LEARN, PITCH, FIND OPPORTUNITIES, DESIGN, DISCOVER STARTUPS, EAT, CONNECT, PLAY anyone who is interested please email- firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN OF DISTINCTION PROGRAM, SMITH COLLEGE Smith College will host our annual Women of Distinction program on Oct 18-20, 2019. Women of Distinction is a program for high school seniors that highlights the opportunities at Smith for African American, Latina, Asian American and Native American students. Admission is competitive. Smith will provide round trip transportation, meals, and accommodations for all participants.
To learn more about Women of Distinction and apply to the program go to: www.smith.edu/women-distinction-program.
WRITING PROGRAMS 2019
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SUMMER WRITING PROGRAM There are many options for creative writers at Columbia’s 3-Week Intensive Summer Program. Residential and commuter students can register for classes that include:
Introduction to Creative Writing
Creative Writing: Journalism & Nonfiction
Creative Writing: Master Class in Fiction
Creative Writing: Introductory Workshop
Creative Writing: Advanced Workshop
During this program, students sign up for intensive classes focusing on one subject area. Morning and afternoon class sessions are broken up by the Midday Break, which offers special lectures, college preparedness workshops, community outreach programs, special interest clubs, or the opportunity to explore New York City and socialize with other program participants. Organized outings are also scheduled for the evenings and weekends, available as another option at the student’s expense. Admissions are described as selective and applicants must submit an application, personal essay, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Students are encouraged to apply by the Priority Application Deadline of February 1st, and those who do so receive an application fee waiver. Tuition costs for the three-week session are $5600 for commuter students or $10,980 for residential students. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available and distributed on a first-admitted, first-considered basis.
Brown University Pre-College Programs Brown University promises a summer of academic exploration and exposure to the college experience for students who choose to enroll in its pre-college programs. It offers a combination of non-credit bearing college-level coursework, a pre-Baccalaureate Program eligible for college credit, and even several online courses that can be taken from anywhere with Internet access. For students interested in creative writing, there are three online options and seven on-campus options to choose from, ranging from Storytelling in the Digital Age: Narrative Analysis, Story Craft, and Media Production, to the more traditional Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction.
The exact application process and tuition fees will vary according to which program you’re applying to, but in general you can expect to fill out an application and send a transcript along with a teacher recommendation to apply. Online courses start at around $900 while a four-week residential course costs around $6500. Scholarships are availableto help meet financial needs.
SKIDMORE COLLEGE NYS SUMMER YOUNG WRITERS INSTITUTE JULY 1-13, 2019
The NY State Summer Young Writers Institute will be held at Skidmore College from July 1-13, 2019. *Participants in the Summer Young Writers Institute receive instruction in poetry, fiction, and dramatic writing (screenwriting, play writing, and dramatic monologue) and engage in the critical evaluation of each other's work. By bringing top high school student writers together to work extensively with professional writers, the Institute provides young artists with recognition, respect, opportunities for artistic development, and peer support. The Institute is open to any high school student entering the 10th, 11th, 12th grade in the Fall of 2019 who is a resident of the US. Approx. 40 students will be chosen. TOP REASONS TO ATTEND THE SUMMER YOUNG WRITERS INSTITUTE FROM FORMER PARTICIPANTS!!!Quotes from prior participants:
This was a once-in-a-lifetime, life-changing experience for me. I have never learned more or met better people than I have here. My two summers here have been so important to me as a person, and as a writer. I’ve made amazing friends who I know will always support my creative work. The New York State Summer Young Writers Institute inspired me with writing ideas unlike any other program I have experienced.
Honestly, what could be bad about being with a bunch of people exactly like you, in a college dorm, with amazing food, informative and chill classes, famous authors—and staying up late. Oh yeah: NOTHING! I learned a lot from this writing camp. It REALLY inspired me to write, and it taught me to do it better.
I loved being here at Skidmore. The ability to be surrounded by peers and teachers who live and breathe writing was sweet. I learned a lot about myself as a writer and made exceptional friends who stayed up with me into the wee hours of the night, writing and laughing. It was an amazing opportunity to be able to work with published writers and hear them critique my work. This truly has been a life-changing experience.
YAWP SUMMER WRITING FELLOWSHIP- GRUBSTREET Grubstreet's Teen Summer Writing Fellowship immerses high school students in the writer's life of creative craft and publishing. During 3 weeks at Grub Street, teens work with published authors on original prose and poetry, meet with literary agents and editors, take field trips to inspirational locales like the ICA, and more. In the spirit of writers' residencies for adults, all teens will receive a stipend for their commitment to the program and their time spent as working writers.
WHAT IS IT? - An intensive 3 creative writing program for young writers. Through classes, workshops, and readings students will generate new work, learn about the craft of writing, and gain knowledge of the writing/publishing world. In the tradition of adult writing fellowships, each student will receive stipend of $625 upon completing the program and completing its requirements. The YAWP fellowship is by application only and only 20 students will be chosen to participate. YAWP fellowship recipients may only attend the fellowship every year, once as an incoming freshman/sophomore and once as a junior/senior.
WHEN- MONDAYS through FRIDAYS July 8th- July 26 2019
Snacks are included each day.
Lunch is included each day.
If needed, transportation assistance (MBTA subway/bus pass) is also provided upon request. (Commuter rail passes are available on a case-by-case basis, depending on budgets.)
A fellowship reception and showcase will be on Wednesday, July 24th from 6-8pm at the Boston Athenaeum (free and open to the public)
Who: All incoming 9th-12th graders in the Boston area with an interest in creative writing. (This means that you must be going into the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2019 to apply.) Where: Grub Street Headquarters The program has these 3 elements:
Generative: Writing from exercises in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
Workshopping: Learning how a traditional workshop works, learning how to give and receive feedback.
Learning About the Writing/Publishing World: Learning about opportunities for writers during and outside of college, as well as the world of agents, editors, and the writing marketplace.
GIRLS WHO CODE PROGRAM (CAMPUS) Girls Who Code Campus offers courses for girls ages 10 to 18 that are hosted by universities and high schools like The Spence School and The Hewitt School. You can view the full Course Catalog here. Each course is two weeks long, designed to fit into busy summer schedules, and covers challenging, cutting-edge technology like iPhone App Development and Wearable Tech. Campus courses are great for:
Girls that are worried about being the "only girl" in other computer science classes.
Girls that are exploring their interest in STEM and are looking for more challenging courses.
Girls that are considering studying STEM later in high school or in college and want to get a leg up.
Girls that are applying for STEM-related scholarships and want to demonstrate their interest
Registration is rolling and tuition varies by course and location. Please note: 20% of our seats are reserved for full scholarships.