Seton Hall’s Sustainable Development Challenge

Seton Hall’s Sustainable Development Challenge is designed to engage high school students in thinking about the needs of society and the planet. We encourage students to be an agent of change and embrace the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals of fighting inequality and injustice and tackling climate change by 2030.

Ten finalists will be selected in late March to present their ideas on Friday, April 21 at Seton Hall (in person or via skype) and winning prizes will be as follows:

1st Place Winner: $2,500 cash prize, plus a $10,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($2,500 annually).
2nd Place Winner: $1,000 cash prize, plus a $6,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,500 annually).
All other Finalists will receive a $4,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,000 annually).

How to Enter
To enter students must submit a 300-500 word statement addressing their thoughts and ideas about how they can be part of the solution and raise awareness or effect change related to one of the UN goals.

To learn more or submit an entry visit shu.edu/go/UNchallenge.

Deadline

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Eligibility
All high school sophomores, juniors and seniors

All students who submit an idea are invited to the presentations and will also be invited to a congratulatory reception on campus immediately following the event where they will meet with Seton Hall faculty and community members who are experts in the fields of international affairs and sustainable development.

Meredith College’s Financial Aid & Scholarships

Some students and their families may rule out private schools such as Meredith College, located in Raleigh, NC, because they believe the cost to be prohibitive. But its financial assistance staff works to offer generous aid packages based on each individual’s financial need and academic merit.

· Academic Merit Scholarships range from $17,000-$21,000. Your student’s application for admission is also her application for academic merit scholarship.

· Talent Scholarships in art, interior design, music, and theatre are also available. The deadline to apply is January 15. Your students must also be admitted to the College by January 15 to compete for talent scholarships.

Facts about Meredith’s financial assistance:
• Nearly $44 million in financial assistance is coordinated annually.
• The average aid package awarded to first-year students is $25,823.
• Over 95% of first-year students receive financial
assistance.
• More than $21 million in scholarships and grants was awarded for the 2015-16 academic year.

With numerous scholarships, grants, and loans available, attending Meredith College can be more affordable than you think. And with our strong outcomes, your students can expect a powerful return on their investment.

Learn more about Meredith’s scholarships and financial assistance here.

 

2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards are open to students in grades 5-12 who have participated in a volunteer activity within the past year. Honors are granted at the local, state and national level. The top honorees from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia receive a cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for four days of special recognition events.

Here’s how students can apply:

  • Visit http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit
  • Complete the application and the student/parent agreement by November 8, 2016
  • Email or hand-deliver certification instructions to a middle or high school principal, or the head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or HandsOn Network affiliate

To learn more about the program, call 877-525-8491 or visit http://spirit.prudential.com.

Ultimate Student’s Starter Kit to the ACT

The Ultimate Student’s Starter Kit to the ACT located at https://www.albert.io/blog/ultimate-student-starter-kit-to-the-act, is a free eBook contains over 100 pages of expert information and study strategies to help students increase their scores. Students will learn the structure and format of the test, and pinpoint the scores they’ll need to get into their schools of choice. This eBook includes 1400 ACT practice questions complete with detailed explanations so students can learn from every mistake while studying.

Upcoming KU Deadlines and Reminders

KU Scholarship Deadline: Nov. 1
Students who apply by Nov. 1 are automatically considered for thousands of dollars in scholarships. A full list of scholarships can be found here.
 
Crimson & Blue Days (New Name!)
Previously known as Senior Days, Crimson & Blue Days are now open to students of all ages and remain a full-day overview of KU including information on academics, financial aid and housing. The cost to attend is $15 and visitors are asked to register in advance. Fall 2017 dates include:
Oct.14, 24, or 18 and Nov. 4.
KU offers multiple visit options to best fit where students are in the college search process. Details on all our visits can be found online at visit.ku.edu
 
Encourage Honors Program applicants
Honors students experience highly individualized advising, engaging courses taught by outstanding faculty members and post-grad success – University Honors has a 98 percent graduate placement rate which is one of the highest in the nation. Priority application date is Nov. 1.
 
FAFSA Open Oct. 1
This year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) become available on Oct. 1 and uses tax information from 2015. Encourage students to file early so they can receive a clear picture of their financial aid package earlier. KU’s code is 001948.
Midwest Student Exchange Program

Top students from your state can benefit from a discount that takes KU tuition far below the nonresident rate. That adds up to more than $40,000 over four years — an impressive amount. But students can only take advantage if they apply by Nov. 1. Eligible students must have earned a 24 ACT (or SAT equivalent) and a 3.25/4.0 high school GPA.