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CLASS OF 2020 MERIT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Through the Cameron Impact Scholarship, the Bryan Cameron Education Foundation seeks to invest in exceptional individuals who will make a notable impact in their varied professional and personal relationships throughout their entire lives. By providing students the resources to learn, grow and develop, we hope to promote their outstanding achievement and potential.
Applications are now open to the high-school graduating Class of 2020 for the Cameron Impact Scholarship (merit-based, 4-year, full-tuition). A Cameron Impact Scholar must show evidence of strong academics (3.7 unweighted GPA or higher), leadership, community service, participation in extracurriculars, and a desire to make a positive impact on the world around them.
Early Application Deadline: May 24, 2019
Regular Application Deadline: September 13, 2019
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and and limited to the first 3,000 applications received. To apply and view a list of past recipients: www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org
SAT and ACT Planning
Upcoming 2019 SAT Test Dates
March 9, May 4, June 1
Upcoming 2019 ACT Test Dates
February 9, April 13, June 8
SAT/ACT TEST PREP RESOURCES
The Los Angeles Pediatric Society established the Eve and Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program in 1969 and is proud to celebrate its 50th year in 2019. The purpose of the program is to encourage high school students to choose careers in the health professions. This program is best described as a medical mentor program. Under the supervision of a health care educator/medical facility coordinator, participants shadow various medical professionals (nurse, nutritionist, pharmacist, lab technician, physician and/or medical specialist etc.) who together provide a range of patient care services. You may see a current list of the participating medical facilities: Facilities Addresses and Requirement List
2019 LA BioMed High School Summer Fellowship Program
Completed applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
Spend the summer working with leading biomedical scientists.
Established in 1978, LA BioMed’s Summer Fellowship Program is designed to encourage graduating high school seniors and high school juniors to explore careers in the field of biomedical science. Students in the program will:
Spend eight weeks gaining laboratory or clinical research experience under the mentorship of LA BioMed Investigators; Interact with MDs, PhD investigators, Research Associates, and postdoctoral fellows; Participate in weekly lecture series presented by world-renowned faculty; Attend additional institutional lectures, departmental conferences, and lab meetings; Present their summer research to peers, family, and research community during the final week of the program, and receive Certificates of Achievement.
Fellowship Period and Amount of Funding
Fellowships begin on Monday, June 17, 2019 and continue through Friday, August 9, 2019. Students will work full-time and receive a total stipend of $2,200 for uninterrupted participation in the program.
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes
Enrollment Deadline: February 27, 2019 or until program sessions are filled.
Pursue your passions in a vibrant, intellectual community.
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes is a three-week summer residential program where participants engage in single-subject intensive study and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.Courses range in areas from Business to Bioscience, Particle Physics to Political Science, and Creative Writing to Cosmology.
Stanford Summer Humanities Institute is a three-week residential program where rising high school juniors and seniors explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors.
Stanford Summer Arts Institute offers six courses that emphasize the essential connections between the arts and other areas of study. Through lectures, guest workshops, and hands-on projects, participants dive deep into an advanced course topic exploring the urban environment, design thinking, user psychology, and more. Students do not need an arts background to participate.
2019 Pre-College Summer Programs
Program Information & Application: https://summer.lmu.edu/
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
Summer pre-college programs at LMU are an engaging opportunity for motivated high school students to get a sneak peek at college life through a unique experience designed to challenge students' critical and creative ways of thinking.
2019 Non-credit Courses: Environmental Science, Acting for the Camera, Intro to Comics and Graphic Novels, Intro to Entrepreneurship, Global Sports and Entertainment Business Academy, Impact of Social Movements, Intro to Photojournalism, Beginning Screenwriting, Mapping the U.S. One Baseball Stadium at a Time, Social Impact Filmmaking, Hollywood's Portrayal of the American West
2019 Summer Programs
Program Information & Application: https://summerprograms.usc.edu/
Application Deadline: April 26, 2019
USC Summer Programs offers students a preview of "freshman year" through its college immersion experience. Our programs are designed to combine college level course work, academic field trips, and structured extracurricular activities
Students can choose over 20 courses in the following subject areas: Architecture, Business, Creative Writing, Engineering, Global Studies, Journalism, Performing Arts, Pre-Health/Science, Pre-Law
University of Pennsylvania - 2019 Engineering Summer Academy
Program Information & Application: https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP) welcomes highly motivated and talented students to explore Engineering at the college level. The Academy’s intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies. Work with leading faculty while earning college credit, live on Penn’s historic campus, and connect with new friends from around the world.
Students can earn college credit in one of six programs: Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Complex Networks, Nanotechnology, Robotics
Summer Programs for High School Students
Enrollment Deadline: May 31, 2019 or until program seminars are filled
This summer, prepare for success in college and discover new horizons at Boston University Summer Term. With five exciting and challenging high school summer programs to choose from, you can earn college credit, discover a new subject area, perform cutting-edge research in university labs, or immerse yourself in hands-on learning. You will have the opportunity to push yourself academically while experiencing college life, making friends with fellow students, and engaging in social activities around Boston and on campus.
BU Summer Term offers one-, two-, three-, and six-week programs for high school students, with options to live on campus, commute from home, or study online. We invite you to join other motivated teens from 50 states and 87 countries to experience this great introduction to college life and academics.
Programs offered: High School Honors, Research in Science & Engineering, Academic Immersion, Summer Preview, and Summer Challenge
UPCOMING COLLEGE VISIT LIST: CLICK HERE
College Application Resources
Class of 2020
Here's a look at your Junior year planning:
Summer 2018 - keep learning & explore your interests!
- If you haven't already created your resume, start thinking about it during the summer. Make a list of your awards/recognitions, community and school service, and work experience. Log in to Naviance. The resume template makes this an easy task.
- If you are applying to a visual or performing arts program, work on your portfolio or audition pieces.
- Visit colleges. Make appointments to have interviews with admissions counselors.
- If you are an athlete planning to continue playing a sport in college, register with the NCAA Eligibility Center www.eligibilitycenter.org.
Ever heard of a MOOC? It is a 'Massive Open Online Course.'
It is a form of distance education and can be a great opportunity for learning.
Check out the handout in the 11th Grade Planning File Cabinet.
Summer is the perfect time to explore your academic interests in a setting that's not necessarily confined to a classroom. MIT offers several opportunities for students interested in math, science and medicine. Visit the site to review the options and the application process. It's never too early to prepare for your investment of time in the summer!
Volunteering gives you valuable experience, exposes you to a variety of opportunities, and builds your resume!
Fall 2018 - PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE!
- Meet with your school counselor. Choose your courses carefully. You want to stretch yourself, academically, but be careful to find balance so that your grades reflect your abilities and academic potential.
- Take the PSAT in October. The test is administered on campus. Don't miss it! It's great practice for the SAT and the ACT in the spring.
- With your family, start to learn about financial aid opportunities. Go to the FAFSA.gov website to learn about the FAFSA. Also, start searching for possible scholarships on FASTWEB.com.
- Learn about colleges. Use Naviance to search for colleges that suit your profile and meet your expectations. Naviance is a fantastic tool to navigate through the 3,000+ colleges and universities across the country. Sign in and search!
- Think about social/cultural preferences and your personal qualities. Do you want to study in a large or small setting? Where would you like to live during your college years? What would you like to study?
- Develop your resume -- which activities will you highlight?
WINTER 2018-2019 - it's time to get very busy!
- Start thinking about your personal statement. In your English class, second semester, you will begin writing your personal statement. Your coursework, grades, test scores, and activities will be listed on your application. So, what additional information, in the form of a "story," would you like the admissions counselor to know about you? Everyone has a story...you have something to say that makes you special - unique. How will you tell your story?
- Sign up to take the SAT and the ACT in the spring. Ms. R and Ms. Wammack recommend that you take the ACT once and the SAT twice, simply because many schools "super score" the SAT. You need two separate scores to super score. Most (if not all) college admissions counselors will advise you to take the SAT/ACT no more than three times. Get it done this year!
- Now that you've signed up for the SAT and/or the ACT, you may want to find help in test prep. Looking over your PSAT results will help you target your areas of improvement.
- If you're doing really well in the AP courses, find out if there is a corresponding SAT Subject Test. The University of California does not require the Subject Tests unless you plan on majoring in engineering, mathematics or science. Many private schools (if you're not majoring in engineering) will waive the Subject Test requirement if you have taken the ACT. Sign up now for the SAT Subject Tests in May or June. You can take three Subject Tests in one sitting.
- See your school counselor or Ms. R and Ms. Wammack in the Nest if you have any questions. Ask now!
Princeton Review www.princetonreview.com
PJ's Test Prep www.pjtestprep.com
Blue Train www.bluetraintutoring.com
Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat
College Board http://sat.collegeboard.org/home
FREE ACT REVIEW: Video Tutorial http://www.mometrix.com/academy/act-test/
SPRING 2019 - Research, visit and test
- By now, you should have a list of 10 - 15 colleges that you have researched; these colleges suit your personal profile and meet your expectations.
- Over the spring break, try to visit a few local campuses. It doesn't take long to know whether or not you feel comfortable. If you can't visit, take a virtual tour; these tours are offered on the website of nearly every college in the country. While you're on the website, find out if there are tours scheduled during the summer months.
- Finish your first personal statement before the school year ends. You'll have at least one more to write during the application season. Essay choices don't usually change, so you may want to look at this year's prompts so that you can begin writing your additional essays during the summer. You'll be glad you did!
- If you're applying to a private college/university, ask two teachers for a letter of recommendation. Give them a copy of your resume and summer contact information. You may be applying "Early Action" or "Early Decision" so always give your teachers a fall deadline. Deadlines are unforgiving!
- How will you spend your summer? Find an internship, job or educational enrichment program that you find interesting. How you spend your time in the summer has become a very important part of the college admissions process. What is your "demonstrated interest?"