UVA First Look
Our objective is to show high-achieving, low-income/first-generation high school students that getting into a prestigious university is attainable by introducing them to the UVA campus and its resources. This year the program takes place over the weekend of November 5 - November 7, 2021.
The Priority deadline for Hoos First Look is June 14th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST and the Regular Decision deadline is September 14th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.
Please visit the following website for awesome scholarship opportunities!
Please visit the below website for information on the Summer Enrichment Program this summer!
NASA STEM Internship
NASA, the Texas Space Grant Consortium and The University of Texas at Austin Center for Space Research have joined forces to encourage high school students’ interest in STEM careers. The SEES project allows students to work remotely prior to their onsite internships in Austin, Texas, July 17 – July 31, 2021 or participate in a virtual project. Participants will conduct authentic research with NASA subject matter experts in their chosen areas of work. Housing, transportation and meals will be provided.
Virtual Academy Day
Are you applying to a Service Academy? You will need a nomination!
Senator Mark Warner-
Earlier this year, we sent out an invitation to our annual Academy Day. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Academy Day 2020 has been changed from an in-person format to virtual.
We have created an on-demand version of the program that will allow viewing of the presentation at your convenience. The video can be accessed here. Please feel free to share it with others.
For more information about Academy Nominations, please click here.
University of Mary Washington Summer Program
The University of Mary Washington is excited to announce the return of our Summer Enrichment Program. The 2020 SEP will run from July 12 – 18, 2020. This unique one-week residential program is open to motivated students currently enrolled in 8th, 9th, or 10th grades.
The advertised tuition for the program is $950, which covers all instructional costs, room and board, and activity fees.
The website for the program is live and will continue to evolve over the next few weeks. Information and the application can be found at: https://www.umw.edu/
William & Mary Law School
Once again, we are offering law-related summer courses for High School students. Students may join us for one, two, or three courses.
Registration is now open on our website.
This unique program consists of interactive and dynamic modules designed to stimulate students' conceptual learning and problem-solving skills. The courses are:
- Introduction to Law & the U.S. Legal System (June 15-18, 2020)
- Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (June 22-24, 2020)
- Introduction to Negotiations (June 24-26, 2020)
Summer Pre-College Programs in the Fine Arts
Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs in the fine arts are six-week residential experiences that provide high school students with the opportunity to develop their skills in a conservatory or studio setting. For years, Carnegie Mellon has been recognized for the quality of education that is provided within our College of Fine Arts. Through the Pre-College program, high school students have access to this instruction and mentorship from full-time faculty members.
- Architecture, provides students architectural experience within the studio, supported by integrated coursework in analog drawing, digital media, seminars and workshops.
- Art, where students will hone their craft through challenging courses, critique, workshops, and portfolio development.
- Design, for students who would like to receive a foundation of Design skills through studio learning, lectures, and critiques.
- Drama, for students who would like to build their audition repertoire and portfolio with acclaimed faculty.
- Music, where students participate in a conservatory-style curriculum and experience life within a research university.
Students may apply for the program here.
Pathways for Future Engineers
Are you set to be a first generation college student? Are you interested in majoring in Engineering?
Stop by the Counseling Office and ask Ms. Halstead about more information regarding Virginia Tech's Summer 2020 Pathways Program!
GRAD Student Internship Program
GRAD is a summer internship program to help students foster skills to prepare them for the workforce. It offers 20 hrs a week paid work for 6-8 weeks at $8 an hour, as well as mentoring and community service. Visit their website for more information at: https://www.openhand-fred.org/grad
Selective Service Registration
Don't trash your future! Remember that all men, age 18- 25, must register with the selective service. It's the law! Complete a registration form at a local US Post Office, or register immediately at www.sss.gov . If you are an immigrant, this will assist you in staying eligible for US Citizenship, job training programs, college loans and grants, and government jobs.
For questions, contact Selective Service at 1-888-655-1825
2019 Law Related Programs for High School Students
The Center for Legal & Court Technology at William & Mary Law School is offering a variety of interactive and dynamic law courses focusing on legal systems, emerging technologies, contracts & torts . For a list of classes, visit their website at www.legaltechcenter.net or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757-221-2494
Virginia Space Grant Consortium in partnership with NASA
This program provides four different STEM opportunities, free to all Virginia students in middle- high school.
The four programs are as follows:
Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) - this is a 3 day residential program for 8th and 9th graders focusing on STEM activities. More information can be found at http://www.blast.spacegrant.org
Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) - program for 10th grade students focusing on the missions flown or managed by NASA Wallopes FLight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore. More information can be found at http://vscs.spacegrant.org/
Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) - program for 11th and 12th graders focusing on NASA's human spaceflight missions and the journey to Mars. More information can be found at http://www.vasts.spacegrant.org/
Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) - program for 11th or 12th grade students focusing on Nasa's Earth System science missions
More information can be found at: http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS
College Fair Website
Check this website out for streamlining the College Fair Experience, and registering in advanced for college fairs so you can skip filling out information cards at every table.
Chegg's College Advising
Are you the first in your family to attend college? All registered students on ImFirst.org—nonprofit Center for Student Opportunity's online community providing first-generation, low-income college students with inspiration, information, and support on the path to and through college—are eligible to receive two free hours of on-demand college counseling on InstaEDU.
Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp
Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp is looking for high school students to be mentors for students whose parents have been injured in the course of military duty. Mentors must also be from a military family. For more information go to SemperFiFund.org