Washington University in St. Louis

Students- you can experience life as a WashU student well before your senior year!

WashU offers several summer programs for high school students that allow you to experience university life inside the classroom and beyond!

Students in your first three years of high school will have the chance to build valuable academic and career skills, while also living on campus and making lifelong friendships and memories.

You are invited to check out the summer programs in business, art, architecture, math, science, and many others! To learn more visit their website: https://admissions.wustl.edu/academics/special-programs/summer-programs-for-high-school-students/

Kansas State University January Updates

A Chance for Scholarships:

The K-State Scholarship Network (KSN) is available for students to apply for additional awards at the university! By submitting your general application for the KSN, students will be considered for academic college, departmental, and University Foundation awards. Students will be notified later in the semester on additional scholarship award offerings. To apply you can visit http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/aid/scholarships/ksn/ and log in with your EID and password! Don’t forget the deadline for KSN applications is February 15th!

Spring Events for Students on Campus

Discover K-State Days are great for any high school students that have not been admitted to K-State. Whether you are just beginning your college search or are wanting to narrow down your academic major, it is a way for students to connect with two different academic colleges, learn more about maximizing your scholarship opportunities, get a walking tour of campus, hear from a student panel and so much more! Admitted Wildcat Days are for those seniors who have been admitted to K-State! You will get to meet with your academic area, connect with representatives from Housing and Dining, Honors Program, Undergraduate Research, Financial Aid, and more! Both will have optional breakout sessions to dive deeper into your interests. More details about these event can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/visit/events

Orientation & Enrollment

Students who are ready to select an Orientation and Enrollment date will be able to do so in late February. This one-day on-campus event is required for all incoming freshmen, but students are encouraged to sign up for the extended Orientation program, Wildcat Warm-Up! It is a great way for students to spend the weekend with K-State, spending the night in the residence halls, eating in the dining centers, perfecting your Wabash, and meeting current students at the university! For more information, please visit http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/orientation

EducationQuest’s February College Planning Bulletin

Below is info for seniors from the EducationQuest’s February College Bulletin:

Seniors…make sure you complete the FAFSA process

Getting financial aid for college involves more than completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete each step of the process so that you don’t miss out on money for college.

  • If you haven’t already, complete your 2020-21 FAFSA at FAFSA.gov using 2018 income tax data.
  • Expect a Student Aid Report (SAR) via an email link.
  • You might receive a verification notice from the college(s) you listed on your FAFSA.
  • Watch for financial aid award notifications.

Watch your email and student portal carefully for important details about admission and financial aid.

To read the entire bulletin, click here.

Duke University’s Summer Sessions

Students interested in experiencing an exclusive Duke-based STEM program can take part in behind-the-scenes tours of Duke’s premier research labs, learn from Duke faculty, and do their own hands-on labs! Apply to Duke University Summer Session’s Accelerated STEM Academy today!

Learn how to solve pressing issues using strategies from experts across disciplines by applying to Duke’s Solving Global Challenges. Develop the tools needed to become a true change-maker!

Discover more about these programs and others on Duke’s website. Apply early as classes fill quickly!

Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program

The 2020 application for the Summer Scholars Program is available online. The deadline this year is March 1, 2020. The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program provides scholarships for talented, high-achieving young women from the Midwest to participate in academic summer programs at some of the country’s top colleges:

  • Barnard
  • Brown
  • Cornell
  • Emory
  • Harvard
  • Johns Hopkins
  • MIT
  • Smith
  • Stanford
  • Wash U
  • Yale

Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need. For more information, please visit this link. Click here to apply.

Boston University’s Academy of Media Production

Boston University is offering AMP (Academy of Media Production), a collegiate media experience for high school students this summer. This four-week workshop presents the opportunity to explore the many aspects of media production while developing the skills needed to be a successful storyteller.

AMP students learn the power of good writing and visual storytelling by creating videos, short films, webcasts, multi-camera productions, and more. This on-campus, live-in college program gives students the tools to pursue all facets of media production, while collaborating with like-minded students, making new friends, and having a life-changing summer experience in the heart of Boston.

To learn more about this program and/or to apply, click here.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies’ Summer Program

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies will offer summer programs across a wide variety of disciplines—including arts, business, humanities, math, science, and more—allowing highly motivated students to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions.

Deadlines for most of the summer programs are in February, with some early round deadlines in January. Admission is selective. Limited financial aid is available.

  • Stanford Summer Humanities Institute brings students in grades 10 and 11 together to explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities. Seminars are led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program.
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students currently in grades 8–11 to apply to a single-subject intensive course selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.
  • Stanford AI4ALL invites students in 9th grade to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals. Young women and students from underrepresented and/or low-income backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem-solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11.
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.

For more info, click here.

 

Missouri Western State University’s Esports Program

With the launch of varsity and club esports programs beginning Fall 2020, Missouri Western State University will bring new opportunities to students–opportunities to participate in esports at the collegiate level, make connections with other students, and prepare for careers in the multibillion-dollar esports industry, including shout casting, game development, marketing and more.

Missouri Western recently hired its first esports coach and will build a state-of-the-art esports arena in Blum Student Union over the summer. Hear more from Missouri Western President Matt Wilson about how we are paving the way for students to participate in these up-and-coming sports that have grown into a multibillion-dollar industry.

https://youtu.be/rEBvyRBBMQA

What is esports?

Esports is organized team-based, multiplayer competitive video gaming.  Competitions among collegiate teams and professionals can take place in arenas in front of large audiences and are streamed on the internet or broadcast on television.  To learn more go to https://www.missouriwestern.edu/esports/

EducationQuest’s January College Planning Bulletin

In EducationQuest’s January College Planning Bulletin,  seniors are reminded to complete the following tasks if they have not already done so:

Juniors are encouraged to complete the steps listed below:

To read the January College Planning Bulletin, please click here.