During the Academic Year students choose from the following:
PSAT & SAT preparation classes Regents preparation Career development workshops Personal development activities After-school tutoring College & financial aid counseling Academic guidance Academic enrichment Use of Columbia Univ. facilities Access to computers Leadership programs
During the Summer Program a limited number of students can participate in a summer academic program which provides:
Two academic classes Personal development workshops SAT preparation Clubs Trips Pre-professional conferences
Below is the contact information for the Double Discovery Center Double Discovery Center | Tel: (212)854-3897 | Fax: (212)854-7457 | email@example.com Columbia University | Alfred Lerner Hall, Rm. 306 | 2920 Broadway, MC 2604 | NY, NY 10027
QuestBridge College Match Scholarship September 30, 2013
QuestBridge is pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 National College Match program, which helps high-achieving low-income students gain admission and full four-year scholarships to leading colleges. QuestBridge is a non-profit program that has worked for 17 years to help high-achieving low-income students gain access to top colleges. The 31 partner colleges are ranked among the nation’s top 40 universities and liberal arts colleges, and include institutions such as Yale, Stanford, Amherst, Emory, MIT, and our newest partner, Grinnell.
Last year, more than 1,500 QuestBridge National College Match applicants were admitted to partner colleges with generous financial aid, and 310 of these students received a College Match scholarship covering the full cost of tuition, room, and board (up to $55,000 per year). You can read profiles of past applicants on our Success Stories page.
The National College Match application is available online at www.questbridge.org and is due on September 30, 2013. It is completely free to apply, and application fees to our partner colleges are waived for all College Match finalists.
Please visit the website to learn more about the National College Match.
To apply for the BP Scholarship please visit www.bpscholarships.com. The application is due no later than may 14th.
CSS Profile Online
Many schools require applicants to complete this application for admission and financial aid. This application is in addition to the FAFSA. Deadlines for the CSS Profile vary per institution, but generally range from November to February. DO NOT miss the deadline for this application. For a list of institutions that require the Profile and to begin the apllication visit https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/prf/index.jsp. In addition to the Profile Online Application, many schools require a non-custodial parent supplement. Make sure that you complete this supplement for those schools that require it. For clarification visit Mr. Giordano.
You can now complete the 2010-2011 FAFSA online. To Begin the FAFSA follow this link to the FAFSA Online. If you would like to view my presentation on the FAFSA, please click this link 2010-2011 FAFSA PRESENTATION. The typical institutional deadline for the FAFSA and CSS Profile is Feb. 15th.
Bryant University Leadership Institute
If you are interested in Business and Accounting and would like to apply to attend a free summer program at Bryant University please visit http://admission.bryant.edu/admissions/pwc to fill out the application.
Sam Walton Community Scholarship Eligibility Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
Cannot be a Walmart Stores, Inc. Associate; the dependent of a Walmart Stores, Inc. Associate; or the dependent of a Walmart Stores, Inc. Board of Directors member as of March 29, 2010.
Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2009 and July 31, 2010. Home school diplomas and GED equivalency certificates are eligible with the same completion date requirement.
Must have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point unweighted scale, and have taken either the ACT or SAT test.
Must plan to enroll for fall 2010 as a freshman at a two-year or four-year college or university that is located in the U.S. and is accredited and listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education (http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx). Military academies are not approved institutions.
Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents. (Note: Students with other funds that pay entirely for tuition, books, fees, and on-campus room and board are ineligible.)
1. Demonstrates financial need for college tuition
2. Is a U.S. high school graduating seniors or equivalent
3. Has a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (Weighted)
4. Will enroll in an accredited U.S. college full-time for the entire academic year 2010/2011
1. A completed Tzu Chi Scholarship application form
2. An official high school transcript
3. A Copy of one of the three following document(s) demonstrating the financial need:
a.Family’s complete set of 2009 1040 Income Tax Return including all schedules, or
b.Family’s complete set of 2008 1040 Income Tax Return including all schedules and most recent W-2 of year 2010, or
c.Any documentation which serves as the proof of your financial hardship etc.
4. Two letters of recommendation from the teachers, counselors, and/or other advisors
5. An at least two-page typed autobiography and why you should be awarded a scholarship. Please include all of the following:
lFinancial need for this scholarship for educational purposes
lPersonal and academic achievements, give specific examples
lAcademic plans and career goals, give specific examples
lPast and current involvement, as well as future plans, towards making a difference in your community
6.A one-page short essay about Tzu Chi; based on the information you’ve studied (e.g. on the websites, Tzu Chi publications, or news articles etc.)Please explain what you have found out about Tzu Chi that inspires you in any capacity. Feel free to express your thoughts and be true to yourself For scholarship application and information, please visit our website http://www.us.tzuchi.org. Dealine March 31st.
Of the 1.5 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores (critical reading + mathematics + writing skills scores) qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. In April following the fall test administration, high-scoring participants from every state are invited to name two colleges or universities to which they would like to be referred by NMSC. In September, these high scorers are notified through their schools that they have qualified as either a Commended Student or Semifinalist. For a copy of the NMSC brochure please follow this link.
High School Seniors: Become an ACLU Youth Activist Scholar! The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is offering 15 of the nation’s most committed, young civil liberties activists $7,000 each toward their first year in college.
To qualify for the scholarship you must:
Have demonstrated a strong commitment to civil liberties through some form of activism
Be a high school senior planning on entering an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student
Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of graduation
(NEW) Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education Provided By: Private Foundation Services, Inc. Deadline: April 10, 2010 Type of Award: Loan Amount: $15000 Awards Available: Unspecified Website: http://www.evaleeschwarztrust.org Description: The Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education provides interest-free loans to undergraduate and postgraduate students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and financial need. You must be a U.S. citizen, have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $4,000 or less and attend school in the state in which you reside. You must also have an outstanding combination of standardized test scores (ranking in the top 10% of scores nationally) and grades. Law students or pre-law students are not eligible to apply. Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study Additional Information: Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information. Please read the website carefully as it will answer most questions and allow you to download an application shortly before the commencement of the application period. Applications will be accepted from January 1, 2010 through April 1, 2010.
Scholarship applications for the 2010-2011 academic year may be available for online submission. The 2010-2011 General College Scholarship Application will officially open on September 1, 2009. To begin the application visit http://www.hsf.net/. You can also apply for the following scholarships through the HSF website: HSF/General College Scholarships (APPLY NOW); Gates Millennium Scholars; HSF/Atrisco Heritage Foundation Scholarship Program (APPLY NOW); HSF/General Motors Scholarship; HSF/Margoes Foundation Scholarship; HSF/Procter & Gamble Company Scholarship; HSF/TU@UT High School Scholarship Program (APPLY NOW); HSF/University of Georgia University Alliance Scholarship (APPLY NOW); HSF/Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. High School Scholarship Program.
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Minimum Eligibility Criteria
Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
Be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
The APIASF Scholarship Program application must be completed online and submitted electronically once all of the required questions have been answered. You do not have to complete the online application in one sitting. Until you are ready to submit, you may access your application and edit your answers as many times as you like with your login and password from any computer with Internet access. Paper applications may be available to students who have difficulty accessing the internet. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-274-4677 x104. For more information visit http://apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html
JPMORGAN CHASE SMART START
Each year 10-20 high school graduating seniors across New York City become part of the Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program. Since 1992 the Scholarship program has had an impact on over 440 students throughout the five boroughs of New York City by providing education, work-related and financial benefits. For NYC residents only. Must have a 90 gpa, 1000 combined critical reading/math SAT, and be in the top 15% of your class. For more information on this scholarship and to apply visit
Scholarship recipients receive a full-tuition scholarship (less financial aid) to one of the following colleges:*
Provided By: Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship Program Deadline: December 31, 2009 Type of Award: Scholarship Amount: $1000 Website: http://www.gkscholarship.com/ Description: The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is open to 9th-12th grade high school students, college students or graduate school students who are legal U.S. residents. Students not currently in school must plan to enroll in a higher education program within 12 months. Students may study any major and attend any college in the U.S. The award may be used for tuition, room and board, books or any related educational expense. A brief personal statement is required.
Provided By: Foreclosure.com Deadline: December 31, 2009 Type of Award: Scholarship Amount: $5000 Awards Available: 5 Website: http://www.foreclosure.com/education/scholarship/index.html Description: The Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program encourages students to offer innovative ideas and solutions to 'solve the foreclosure crisis' in the form of an essay. Essay submissions must be between 1,000 and 2,500 words and all accepted freshman and enrolled under-graduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. First place prize is $5,000 and second through fifth place will be awarded $1,000 each. Checks will be made out to the college or university attended in the form of a non-renewable scholarship grant. The best five plans will be sent to Congress and to President Barack Obama.
Gates Millennium Scholars 2010
The Gates Millennium Scholars 2010 Nomination Process has launched. The submission deadline is January 11, 2010 (11:59 p.m. EST).Click here to access the GMS Scholarship application.
In order to be eligible to be considered for the GMS scholarship, all three forms must be submitted by the deadline.
1. Nominee Form (student application)
2. Nominator Form
3. Recommender Form
Emory University Emory Scholars Program
Any student interested in applying to Emory University Please see Mr. Giordano for more information on the Goizueta Scholars Nomination and the Emory Scholars Nomination. These are highly selctive programs to a highly selective institution. For more information visit www.emory.edu/admissions.
College of the Holy Cross Horizons Program
If you are interested in applying to the College of the Holy Cross please see Mr. Giordano for information on a free overnight visit.
Northeastern University Torch Scholars
Anyone interested in applying to Northeastern University should contact Mr. Giordano for information on a scholarship opportunity.
New York Water Environment Association Scholarship
Students interested in applying to this scholarship must request the application from Mr. Giordano. For more information on this scholarship visit http://nywea.org/schol/
To be eligible to compete for the KFC Colonel's Scholars Scholarship, an individual must:
Graduate from high school this academic year (between 12/1/09 and 8/31/10)
Earn a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.75
Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at a public, in-state college or university (start date no later than 9/30/10)
Be a US citizen or permanent resident
Demonstrate financial need Selection Process Completing the online application is the first step. NOTE: The 2010 application process opens on December 1, 2009. Visit www.kfcscholars.org to apply. After February 10, 2010, all submitted applications will be reviewed and semifinalists selected. Semifinalists will be asked to provide additional documentation in March 2010. After the semifinalist information is received, an independent selection committee will meet to select the KFC Colonel's Scholars.
Trinity College Preview Weekend.
Students interested in an app expense paid weekend to Trinity College must see Mr. Giordano for an application. Space is limited. The student must have at lease an 85 average to be considered. Student must submit the application, a transcript, SAT scores, and an essay.
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Submit your application BEFORE October 31!
1. Seniors in high schools throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply each year for one of 250 four-year, achievement-based scholarships. Students will find the application link on this web-page between August 1 and October 31.The deadline is October 31st and the student must be a senior at the time of application. 2. Approximately 2,200 applicants will be selected as Semifinalists in mid-November and notified by mail and email.Semifinalists must then complete a secondary application, including essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.Semifinalist applications will be due by mid-January.Our Program Review Committee will select 250 Finalists to advance to the final interview phase.Notifications are sent mid-February. 3. In April, the 250 Finalists are invited to Atlanta for personal interviews.The Finalists are interviewed by a National Selection Committee representing outstanding leaders in business, government, education and the arts.50 students are then designated as National Scholars and receive awards of $20,000 for college; 200 students are designated as Regional Scholars and receive awards of $10,000 for college. Eligibility Requirements: APPLICANTS MUST BE: • CURRENT high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools); • U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents (in a legalization program); Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees; • anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application; • planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution; • carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school. APPLICANTS MAY NOT: • be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca−Cola bottling companies, The Coca−Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries;
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest Provided By: Ayn Rand Institute Deadline: September 17, 2009 Type of Award: Essay Contest Amount: $10000 Awards Available: 49 Website: http://www.aynrand.org/contests/ Description: The Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is open to college/university and 12th grade students. To be eligible for this contest, you must write an essay of no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, double-spaced, on a topic related to Ayn Rand's novel, "Atlas Shrugged." Essays are judged on both style and content. The winning essay must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of the book "Atlas Shrugged." All information necessary to enter the contest is available on the sponsor's site.
Second Chance Program Scholarship
Second Chance Program Scholarship Provided By: Los Padres Foundation Deadline: October 14, 2009 Type of Award: Scholarship Amount: $2000 Awards Available: Unspecified Website: http://www.lospadresfoundation.com/Second%20Chance%20Program.html Description: The Second Chance Program Scholarship is available to Hispanic students in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area and Puerto Rico applying to an accredited two or four-year college, university, trade school or apprentice program. You must have completed requirements for a high school diploma or GED in the year prior to submitting your application and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award. This must also be your first time enrolling in a postsecondary school.