University of Chicago’s Emerging Rural Leaders Program

The University of Chicago welcomes all and is deeply committed to ensuring that students from every background can find a home here. Thanks to a generous donation from the Trott Family Foundation, UChicago created the Emerging Rural Leaders Program in 2018 to reduce the barriers to college that rural students and families face by offering college admissions programming on-campus and in local communities, providing mentoring and support systems for high school students, and updating financial aid policies and scholarships to enable more rural students to pursue higher education at UChicago. To learn more, click here.

Seton Hall’s Pirates Pitch

During Pirates Pitch, students can learn the basics of entrepreneurship and idea generation by pitching their own business idea. Enter and put their entrepreneurial know-how to the test against other high school students. Students have an opportunity to earn a scholarship and a cash prize.


  • 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

Interested tudents must submit an original business idea that, in 350 words or less, describes an innovative product or service that they would like to create. Or,  students can share about a business they’ve already launched! They must be sure to answer the following questions:

  1. What problem does your product or service solve?
  2. How do you propose making money?
  3. Who are your customers and why will they buy your product or service?
  4. Who is your competition and how are you going to be better than them?


Tuesday, October 29 at midnight.


All high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Ten finalists will be selected by late October and invited to present their business ideas, in person or via Skype, to a panel of judges at Seton Hall University on Friday, November 22 from 3–5 pm, with a reception to follow. Plus,  students can make a weekend out of it and attend our Open House on Sunday, November 24.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of this great opportunity to put their skills to the test and earn money for college. Learn more by visiting

Upcoming KU Deadlines & Reminders

Upcoming KU Deadlines & Reminders

FAFSA Open Oct. 1
The FAFSA is now available, and uses tax information from 2018. Encourage students to file early so they can receive a clear picture of their financial aid package earlier. The priority deadline to apply is Dec. 1.

Crimson & Blue Day: Oct. 18
Crimson & Blue Day provides an overview of all the amazing things KU has to offer, from outstanding academic programs to rich traditions and history. This open-house style event allows prospective students to choose which tours and sessions they would like to experience. Come and go as their schedule allows. Encourage your students to register now!

KU Scholarship Deadline: Nov. 1
Students who apply by Nov. 1 are automatically considered for thousands of dollars in scholarships. As a reminder, students can submit their December test score for scholarship consideration, so long as they apply by Nov. 1.

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.

New Net Price Calculator
The new KU Net Price Calculator (NPC) is now available for prospective freshmen and transfer students to calculate their estimated costs and financial aid for the 2020-21 school year. In addition to calculating standard cost components like tuition and fees, the new NPC allows students to see how their cost varies based on their housing and meal plan choices. It also includes a more robust offering of federal, state and institutional financial aid, as well as VA benefits.



Spots are limited. Don’t delay, register today!

On this day you will have the opportunity to explore working in the fields of Agriculture, Horticulture, Turf, Natural Resources, STEM, and Engineering.


This career day will be held on October 16, 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

You can select up to three hands-on sessions of interest to you in the following career fields:

  •    Agriculture
  •    Engineering
    •     Golf Course Management
    •     Horticulture
    •     Mathematics
    •     Natural Resources
    •     Science

Attending seniors have the opportunity to WIN a $1,000 Northeast tuition waiver.


For more information or if you have questions, please call (402) 844-7262.

Gettysburg College: New Major

Gettysburg College is offering a new major: Business, Organizations, and ManagementBeginning in the 2020-21 academic year, it will be available to students enrolled at Gettysburg College in or after Fall 2019.

Grounded in the liberal arts—a hallmark of the Gettysburg College experience—our Business, Organizations, and Management major is designed to provide students with exposure to the fundamentals of business within a dynamic global environment.

While this major replaces Organization & Management Studies (OMS)—a program that served Gettysburg students well for many years, leading them to career success in a variety of fields—the Business, Organizations, and Management major is an evolution of this rigorous study.

The Business, Organizations, and Management major will equip students with the skills they need for careers in management or leadership positions in business, government, or the nonprofit sector of any other organizational environment.

Students majoring in Business, Organizations, and Management will take microeconomics, accounting, organizational behavior, statistics, research methods, marketing, and ethics. As part of the capstone class, every major will complete a Critical Action-Learning Experience, which could be an internship, global study experience, or community engagement project.

Click here to read more about our Business, Organizations, and Management major.

Wildcats Lead is an event created by the K-State Polytechnic social work program for high school-aged girls to feel more confident, empowered and aware as future leaders. It is a one-day workshop on the K-State Polytechnic Campus. Wildcats Lead is open to any young woman in ninth through 12th grade.

Workshop Activities

  • Define unique personal values
  • Understand how to embrace change
  • Build individual leadership skills
  • Discover distinctive leadership styles
  • Learn how to use technology to lead an effective team

No cost to attend! Lunch and t-shirt included.

Click here for more info and to register for this event.


NACAC National College Fair in Omaha

Sunday, October 13, 2019
CHI Health Center
Register for free at
Two presentations will be offered in conjunction with the fair:
  • First Generation 101: Essential Advice for Students Who Are the First in Their Family to Go to College @ 2:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m

  • Finding a College Fit: How to Make the College Process About YOU! @ 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.