Thursday, April 27, 2017

Scholarship Opportunity

The U.S. News Path to College Scholarship is open to U.S. freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in U.S. homeschool, public or private high schools who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university immediately following high school graduation. To apply for the need-blind scholarship, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 or equivalent scale and be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. Two winners will be selected based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, community volunteerism, leadership honors and awards, paid work experience and a brief essay. In the case of equivalent candidates, priority will be given based on the earlier date that this scholarship application is completed.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Free Cybersecurity Summer Camp in Vermont

     Juniors: Do you have some computer background and an interest in a degree or career in cybersecurity? If so, Norwich University in Northfield, VT is hosting a free residential cybersecurity camp for 21 high school juniors and seniors this summer, and there are still openings. However, the April 30th deadline to apply is approaching fast.

     Attendees get free tuition, room and board, and materials to the program. The camp introduces students to information security and cyber forensics through labs (including hands-on, outdoor, and competitive in-class exercises) and presentations from local experts and guest speakers. There are field trips planned to places like Ben & Jerry's and the Vermont Emergency Operations Center. Students will even be provided with the hardware and software to build a mini computer, which they get to keep at the end of the program! Click here to apply!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Duke Global Giver Summer Program

Imagine spending your summer living on an elite college campus, bolstering your college application, and having a blast with friends from around the world, all while making the world a better place.
Imagine no more!
Make this dream a reality by spending your summer at Duke University’s Global Giver Academy and becoming a bona fide philanthropist.  You will have the opportunity not only to learn the ins and outs of philanthropy by earning 60 community service hours at local charities, but also the chance to engage in advocacy firsthand.  As an acting “board member” of a local charity, you will make a case of for your favorite organization and have the opportunity to benefit it in a huge way.  The most compelling team will win $500 for their charity, receive a special certificate of achievement, and, most importantly, know that they made a real difference for the local community.
Apply TODAY!  There’s still time.  Submit your application by April 14th for the summer of a lifetime!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Help your teen chose a college

Seniors have less than 30 days to compare admissions offers and decide on a college. Students typically have until May 1 to submit an enrollment deposit to secure a spot for the fall semester.
Families with younger students just starting the application process can ask college admissions officers questions during a U.S. News Education Facebook Live this Friday at 10:30 a.m. EDT. Learn more here
What factor will determine where your teen goes to college? Tweet @USNewsEducation or email us at Please include your name, as your response may be used in an upcoming newsletter.

Fall 2017 Enrollees - Request Final Amateurism Certification with NCAA

Starting April 1, students who plan to enroll full time at an NCAA Division I or II school this fall (2017) will be able to request their final amateurism certification. Students must have a registered Certification Account and an enrollment period of Fall 2017 to request. You can find more information about amateurism certification on our website and also share this step-by-step guide with your students if they have questions about how to request. If students need to update their enrollment period they can do so easily in their account.