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.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
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.
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
• 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 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.
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.