Kaplan’s Free ACT/SAT Prep

On Sunday, March 5th from 12pm-6pm, Kaplan will be hosting free, nonstop, Live Online prep sessions to help students get ready for the SAT on March 11th.  Instructors will train students on a different section of the SAT every hour, so students can join in at any time throughout the event. For more information and to sign up for this free event, students will need to visit www.kaptest.com/Prepathon to register for this event.

Students are encouraged to visit Kaplan’s free online practice resource hub for the SAT and ACT! Each quiz or test taken by students is an opportunity to give back. Students will have the opportunity to take a free SAT or ACT pop quiz, 20-minute practice, or full proctored practice test online. When students practice with Kaplan, they will donate scholarships to The Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  To sign up for this event, students will need to go to http://ktp.events/dalaustonio




Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program

Students interested in participating in the Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars program are reminded they have until March 1st to submit their application. For more information and to apply, please visit http://apply.joyceivyfoundation.org/.


Please read the following instructions before starting your application and let us know if you have any questions.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be female high school students in Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota. Summer Scholars are academically high-achieving students who will be entering 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2017. Occasionally, an exceptional rising 10th grader is selected as a Summer Scholar. Past Summer Scholars, who used their scholarships, are not eligible to apply again for another scholarship.
  • Summer Program Partners: Joyce Ivy works with a set of college summer program partners. Scholarships may be used at at certain summer academic programs at Barnard, Brown, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Smith, Stanford, Yale, and Washington University in St. Louis. Please see the supported Summer Programs section for more information on these programs. Missouri students may not use their scholarship to remain in-state at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • All components of your application must be received before it will be reviewed.
  • You must also apply directly to the summer program(s) for admission and financial aid. Make sure to identify yourself as a Joyce Ivy applicant. Your application will not be considered complete unless proof of application to your summer program(s) and their financial aid program is received.
    • If you are applying to Brown, you do not need to apply for financial aid. It is Brown’s policy that students who are being considered for a Joyce Ivy Foundation partner scholarship may not also apply for a Dean’s Scholarship.

Student Application

Step 1. Make sure that the summer program you are interested in attending is a Joyce Ivy Foundation partner and listed among its supported program. Scholarships are not provided for all programs at partner institutions; for example, a 1-week program is not eligible.

Step 2. Complete the Joyce Ivy application and essays online. If you are not able to complete the application online, you may submit it via email or fax:

Fax: (734) 661-0229

Student Application Checklist

  • Joyce Ivy Foundation Student Application Sections
  • An essay of no more than 200 words describing how participation in a summer program may stretch your comfort zone.
  • An essay of no more than 650 words on one of the topics from the Common Application or Coalition Application for college.

Step 3. Once you submit your Joyce Ivy application, you will receive a confirmation email with a hyperlink for submitting additional documents and materials. Save the e-mail and link. You will use this link to submit the following additional application materials:

  • Copies of your parent/guardian’s tax returns for prior two (2) years (first two pages of 1040 only).
  • Copies of PSAT, SAT and/or PLAN, ACT test scores, if you’ve taken any of these tests.
  • Copies of all financial aid application(s) submitted to the college summer program(s). You may upload screenshots if you are completing the application online.

Note: Don’t forget that you must also apply directly to the summer program(s) of your choice for admission and, in some cases, financial aid. Check with the programs for important deadlines and requirements. If you are applying to Brown, you do not need to apply for financial aid. Make sure you identify yourself as a Joyce Ivy applicant on your summer program applications.

Step 4. Forward the confirmation email and link from the Joyce Ivy Foundation to your counselor and ask him or her to submit the following materials using the link. If it is not possible for your counselor to submit these pieces of your application via the link, he or she may submit them via fax or email.

  • One (1) letter of recommendation. This may be the same recommendation letter(s) submitted with your summer program application(s). This may be from a counselor or teacher and should be approximately one-page in length, outlining your strengths as a student and community member/leader, as well as your potential as a summer program participant.
  • Official academic transcript(s) from your high school.


All application materials must be received by March 1, 2017.

Cornell’s Summer College Programs

Students interested in continuing their education at an Ivy League school are invited to enroll in Cornell’s  Summer College Programs for High School Students. Cornell’s Summer College is one of the longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs in the U.S. Over 1,300 motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world come to the Cornell campus in Ithaca, New York, each summer for an extraordinary academic and cultural experience.

At Summer College, students:

  • experience what it’s like to live and learn at a great Ivy League university,
  • take regular university courses with Cornell’s world-renowned faculty,
  • earn three to six college credits, recorded on an official Cornell transcript,
  • explore majors and career options,
  • learn how to prepare successful applications to U.S. colleges, and
  • make friends from around the world.

Cornell offers programs during two three-week sessions (June 24July 15 and July 16August 5, 2017) and one six-week session (June 24August 8, 2017) in a wide variety of subjects, including architecture, art, design, and fashion; business, hospitality, and leadership; college success and English for speakers of other languages; debate and literature; engineering and robotics; government, history, and international relations; psychology, research, and science; social change and sustainability; and veterinary medicine and animal science. Students can also create their own six-week program.

Students can learn more at summercollege.cornell.edu and can reach Jim Schechter, PhD, Director and Janna Dawn, MILR, Associate Director at summer_college@cornell.edu or 607.255.6203. They can also connect with other Summer College fans through Facebook. For more information, please visit  https://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/

Northeast Community College Scholarships

Seniors planning on attending Northeast Community College are reminded to review and apply for applicable scholarships.  Students will need to complete the Online Scholarship Form available at http://northeast.edu/Financial-Aid-and-Scholarships/Scholarship-Application.aspx no later than March 1, 2017. There are many scholarships available and one application will qualify you for most. If you have additional questions, please contact Bradley Ranslem, Director of Admissions at bradleyr@northeast.edu or (402) 844-7717.

SD Mines Summer Camps – 2017

Registration is available now for SD Mines 2017 Summer Camps! Some scholarships are also still available.

The School of Mines campus in the beautiful Black Hills is the place to be each summer to explore science and engineering.

These summer camps are designed to be fun and hands-on, and are for high school students (grades 9 – 12).  Each camp lasts five days and students come here from all over the country to attend.  While here, students live on campus and also get to explore some of the activities and attractions that the Rushmore Region is famous for.

The School of Mines offers unique and high-quality programming for the next generation of scientists and engineers. The camp’s goal is to turn young minds on to the astounding, challenging, and FUN worlds of science and engineering, through hands-on activities and one-on-one interactions with faculty and graduate students.  It’s a great opportunity for participants to get a glimpse of what their future might hold and meet other students who share similar abilities and interests.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.sdsmt.edu/SummerCamps/.

LSW Parent Advisory Council Scholarships

The LSW Parent Advisory Council will be awarding (3) $550 scholarship to students who are graduating in 2014.  Applications for the Scholarships can be found on the LSW Counseling Center website by clicking here.  All applications must be turned in to the Counseling Center before 3:30 pm on Monday, March 17th.  Applicants must write a 600 word or less essay that addresses a “Meaningful School or Community Activity”  they have experienced while a student at Lincoln Southwest.  Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and have 1-inch margins.

Midwest Bank Scholarships

Midwest Bank is proud to announce the following scholarship opportunities:

Cooper Foundation Scholarship:

    •             $1500 to one graduating senior in the Lincoln area (or surrounding community)…need based
  • Anne Cooper Memorial Scholarship:
    •             $2000 scholarship to a graduating senior who is a leader in their community and with their peer group (merit based)


All applications must be submitted electronically.

Please go to:   http://jimandlilcooperfoundation.org

If you have questions, please contact Dina Euler (Midwest Bank) at dina.euler@midwestbank.com or 402-420-0560.

Wichita State University: Freshmen Merit Scholarships

Wichita State University has extended the deadline for interested seniors who would like too apply for the Freshmen Merit Scholarships, which are available for Fall 2017. It’s not too late for eligible students to get admitted and be automatically considered for these awards. For more information and to apply, visit http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=merit_scholarships&p=/freshmen_merit/.

Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science & Management: Summer Opportunities

The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be hosting two computer science workshops this summer — 1) Innovate: The Raikes School Way and 2) Girls who Innovate: The Raikes School Way. The workshops will be led by Steve Cooper, Executive Director of the Raikes School. Students will participate in a two-week, project based, on-campus workshop, where they will learn basic programming skills and receive instruction from UNL faculty members, as well as have an opportunity to experience what classes can be ile in the Raikes School.

  • What: Innovate: The Raikes School Way & Girls Who Innovate: The Raikes School Way
  • For: High School Students (Primarily upcoming 2017-18 juniors and seniors)
  • Where: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Cost: $525 (limited scholarships are available)
  • Programming Experience: None needed (in fact, preferred)
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

Interested participants may find more information and application materials at http://raikes.unl.edu/summerworkshops. If you have questions, please contact Anna Pressler, Director of Student Recruitment and Student Success, at anna.pressler@unl.edu or 402-472-9097.


Nebraska State College System Scholarships

The Nebraska State College System offers two system-wide scholarships. They are the competitive/merit based Board of Trustees Scholarship and the Governor’s Opportunity Award. More information and applications are available at https://www.nscs.edu/info/22/scholarships.

  • Board of Trustee’s Scholarship
    • Full-in state tuition over four years
    • Score at Least a 25 ACT or 1700 SAT
    • $19,200 (current rate)
  • Governor’s Opportunity Award
    • Half-in state tuition over four years
    • Score between 21-24 ACT of 1500-1600 SAT
    • $9,600 (current rate)

Other scholarships can be found at each of the state college’s websites: