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Special Programs and Events

 
University of Notre Dame
Office of Pre-College Programs
University of Notre Dame
Applications Now Live!

Are you ready to do something extraordinary with your summer? Apply for a residential or study abroad program and earn a college credit while experiencing life as a Notre Dame student. 
 

2019 Summer Scholars 
Program Date: June 22 - July 6, 2019

For rising high school juniors and seniors.
Application deadline: February 19, 2019

 

2019 Leadership Seminars 
Program Date: July 13 - July 24, 2019

  • 10 day, all-expenses-paid program
  • Three new seminars offered: The Environment: Science, Policy, and EthicsGlobal Issues: Violence & Peace in the Modern Age; and The State of Race in 21st Century America
  • Experience life at Notre Dame, living on campus and studying under esteemed Notre Dame faculty in this highly competitive program

For rising high school seniors only.
Application deadline: January 28, 2019

 

2019 Study Abroad: Rome
Program Date: June 1 - June 15, 2019

  • Two weeks of study immersed in the history and culture of the Eternal City, with a focus on the architectural landscape and its stories - Learn more
  • Scholars representing a range of fields are on hand to guide students in their exploration of this fascinating city
  • The Notre Dame Global Gateway in Rome serves as the home for lectures and discussions, while the city itself serves as the program's true classroom 

For rising high school seniors only.
Application deadline: January 28, 2019


2019 Study Abroad: Ireland
Program Date: July 13 - July 27, 2019

  • 12 days exploring bustling Dublin and serene Connemara, Ireland - Learn more
  • Guided by Notre Dame faculty and local scholars, students embark on an exploration of Irish culture, history, and landscape
  • Seminars held at the Keough-Naughton Notre Dame Center in Dublin and the historic castle of Kylemore Abbey in Connemara

For rising high school seniors only.
Application deadline: January 28, 2019

 
University of Notre Dame
 
University of Notre Dame


Office of Pre-College Programs
307 Brownson Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556
574.631.0990 | precoll@nd.edu | precollege.nd.edu
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Who couldn't use some extra $$$?! Get those creative juices flowing and enter our 12th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest. Entering is easy and the payoff is huge!

We are awarding a $10,000 scholarship to the entrant with the best greeting card design, along with $1,000 for the winner's school. Not only that, but the winning design will be made into an actual greeting card sold in our product line! How is that for instant celebrity status? Seeing is believing so be sure to check out the previous contest winners at the link below.

Go online and submit a unique photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card.

 
 
Click here to enter
 
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Journey with Dante

June 16 - July 6, 2019Journey with Dante is a program offered by Benedictine College in association with World Bound Learning Projects LLC. It is designed to provide high school students with an experience of the college's commitment to community, faith, and scholarship.Rising juniors, rising seniors, and graduated seniors have the opportunity to earn three hours of college credit while studying and traveling in Italy for 21 days from mid-June to the beginning of July with a Benedictine College professor.  
A view of a city in the Cinque Terre group

View from a bridge in Italy. A pidgeon is walking on the bridge railing.



 
 
 
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 Sylvan Learning Centers Offer ACT Prep

 

Please see the attached flyer for more information

 

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For those of you who follow SevenDays, you may have seen the website and weekly social media posts announcing the SevenDays songwriting competition scholarship.  There is just over one month left for submissions.  The SevenDays Youth Competitions Committee would deeply appreciate if you would share this information with your students. Here is the link to the SevenDays webpage where the entry form and the rules and guidelines may be found:  http://givesevendays.org/competitions/#songs.

Please feel free to reach out to song@givesevendays.org with questions.  You may also reply to this e-mail.

Thank you for your assistance in helping us spread the word.

Sincerely,

Meredith Webster


11900 West 87th Street Parkway Suite 225 Lenexa, KS 66215 info@givesevendays.org | (913) 484-1842
Donate online, here 
#GiveSevenDays | #BeTheRipple

 
 
 
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Rock Chalk, Jayhawk
 
2019 Summer Venture in Business at KU

On behalf of the KU School of Business, I would like to personally invite students from 
St. Thomas Aquinas High School to apply, beginning Feb. 1, for our 2019 Summer Venture in Business program. The program is a pre-college summer academy at the KU School of Business for underrepresented ethnic minority students in high school and/or potential first-generation college students who are interested in business.

Rising 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students will learn about aspects of the college experience both in and out of the classroom. The program will serve as a pipeline for students to gain access to academic resources and opportunities at KU.

In addition to exposing participants to business topics, Summer Venture aims to equip students with the tools and knowledge for how to apply to the university, succeed in college, and prosper in their careers. All participants will receive a scholarship that covers the general cost of the program. More information can be found on the School of Business website.
Application launch date: Feb. 1, 2019
Application deadline: April 7, 2019
Min. GPA Requirement: 3.0
Questions? Contact Steven Johnson Jr. at sjohnsonjr@ku.edu.
We are thrilled to host this incredible program that exposes high school students to the world of business. Please encourage your students to apply — or feel free to forward along this message to students who might be interested.

Warm regards,

Steven Johnson Jr.
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Student Programs
KU School of Business
785-864-0096
sjohnsonjr@ku.edu
 
Summer Venture in Business at KU

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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 8. Click here to find out enrollment dates and more!
Summer Program for Aspiring Designers!
Monday, June 3 - Wednesday, June 5, 2019


University of Missouri - Kansas City
Katz Hall
5005 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64110
Contact: Prof. John Eck at eckj@umkc.edu
 
Kansas City Design Discovery is a three-day program for high school or college students interested in the design professions of:
  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Architecture/Product Design
  • Urban Planning and Design
 If you are considering studies in one of these design fields, this is your opportunity to find out more about what college and your eventual career might be like, as well as learning some great design fundamentals and design history. We’ll also cover how to prepare for college now, what to look for in a collegiate design program, and more about the design program at UMKC and our unique partnership with Kansas State University.
 
This non-credit course is modeled after a collegiate architectural design seminar: students learn about the design fields through simple design projects, slideshows and discussions. We will also tour important design sites near our Kansas City campus. The class will meet from 9am-3pm each day, with a break for lunch on or near campus.  
 
Find out more at the link below, or just Google "UMKC Design Discovery":
Find Out More About Design Discovery
Download A Flyer For Your Classroom
 
Total cost for the program is $125
(not including lunches and parking),
and scholarships are available!
 
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Hello!

Scholarship and standard applications have just opened up for Camp Cardiac Kansas City 2019!

Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro, run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide, are 1-week summer day camps for high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.

Students may learn more and apply by visiting http://www.campcardiac.org.

In addition, you may download a PDF flyer by clicking here.
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2019 FBI Youth Leadership Academy

 

The 2019 Kansas City Division FBI Youth Leadership Academy will welcome 25 high school students, entering their junior or senior year during the 2019 - 2020 school year, to the Kansas City Division field office on Friday, June 28, from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Punctuality, professional behavior and appropriate dress will be required of all students attending this program.

 

The program is not exclusive to students interested in criminal justice. Due to the vast diversity in our workforce, any student with an interest in the FBI, what we do and how a relationship with the FBI can help their school is encouraged to apply. All students will be evaluated based on their application (GPA, school activities and community involvement) and essay to determine which students will be offered a seat in the class. None of the above elements will be the sole basis of evaluation of an application and the application process should be taken seriously by all applicants.

 

This application and supporting essay must be received at the following address by 4 p.m. on April 12, 2019 for a panel review. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. Please mail, or email the completed packet to:

 

Kansas City FBI

Attn: Public Affairs – Dixon Land

1300 Summit St.

Kansas City, MO 64105

dcland@fbi.gov

 

Application Checklist:

 

 Student application:

  • o Student information complete;
  • o Parent/guardian information complete and signed;
  • o School information complete;
  • o Endorsing school official information complete;
  • o School official notation of student’s GPA (checks will be made).

 

 Essay indicating why the student wants to be part of the program and how the experience will serve the school:

  • o Typed;
  • o No more than two pages, single-spaced;
  • o Essay format with proper capitalization and punctuation;
  • o Name and email on each page.

 

Students selected for the program will be notified of their application status via email by close of business on May 17, 2019. Students selected to attend the FBI Youth Leadership Academy will be given additional information about the program and will be required to confirm their planned attendance.

Questions regarding the FBI Youth Leadership Academy or the application process can be directed to Public Affairs Specialist Dixon Land at (816) 512-8493 or email dcland@fbi.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the FBI Youth Leadership Academy

 

  1. Is the program only for high school juniors and seniors?
  2. Yes, the program has been designed for high school students who will entering their junior or senior year during the upcoming school year to ensure that they have at least one year remaining in their academic career at the school. This enables students to share the information they have learned and serve as peer mentors, when appropriate.

 

  1. Is the essay important?
  2. Yes, the essay is important as it is often the first element of the application package that is reviewed by our panelists. This is an opportunity for the student to explain why they should attend and what benefit of the class will be beyond the student’s own experience. In other words, a high GPA in absence of a well written essay and vice versa can be problematic.

 

  1. Do 4.0 students get a guaranteed seat in the class?
  2. GPA is not the only method of student evaluation and no student will be assured a seat by GPA alone. All students must submit a well-written essay detailing why they want to attend the academy and how the experience will benefit their school as well as have school activities and community involvement that demonstrate that he or she is a well-rounded student.

 

  1. Is a particular GPA required?
  2. GPA is not the only method of student evaluation and a minimum GPA is not stated; however, given the competitive nature of the application process, it is advantageous for a student to have a combination of a good GPA, well-written essay, school activities and community involvement.

 

  1. Does a student have to have specific experience or interest in law enforcement to be a successful candidate?
  2. No, a student does not need to be in a criminal justice program, explorers program, ROTC, etc. The primary objective is to identify students who are capable of leadership and have an interest in what the FBI does.

 

  1. Is this experience similar to an internship?
  2. The FBI Youth Leadership Academy is not an internship and while students may be offered case studies drawn from adjudicated cases, students will not be exposed to active cases or day-to-day investigations.

 

  1. I love forensic science! Will I get to learn techniques?
  2. While students will be exposed to some basic evidence collection techniques during one of the many sessions, the day covers a wide variety of topics from a classroom and experiential perspective as well as concepts that are designed to enhance student awareness of issues such as cybercrime, cyber bullying and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Application for Summer

Nursing Experience

June 6 & 7, 2019

For more information please visit their website at http://researchcollege.edu/campaigns/nursing-experience
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Hi there!

I want to share with you a new summer opportunity for high schoolers at the University of Kansas. We're launching Design the Future, a 6-day STEM & Design Thinking summer camp where high school students build products to overcome challenges faced by individuals with disabilities! After running the program for the last four years in the Bay Area at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, we're delighted to expand the course across the country and reach more students.

I'd love it if you could share the application with your students. Here's a short video from last year's program.

During this intensive program, created by DC Design, students learn to use design thinking, engineering and makerspace skills to address real-world challenges through the design steps of Empathy, Definition, Ideation, Prototyping, and Testing.

In addition to student applications, we're also accepting applications for staff positions, including Lead Facilitators so if you know anyone who would be interested, please share with them as well. Two Lead Facilitators run the camp, teach modules, and head up the coaching team. High school teachers with a background in shop, building, engineering, or design thinking would be perfect for this position. Applications are here.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Scholarships are available for students who demonstrate financial need or are from an underrepresented population. Please share broadly with high school counselors, STEM teachers, parents, and, most importantly, students! Below is a flyer that can be sent out or posted. We're offering early bird discounts. So please do encourage students to sign up before slots fill up.

If you have any questions about this new program, we're happy to help. Please send us a note atdesignthefuture@dcdesignltd.com.
 

Durell Coleman
Founder of DC Design
Creator of Design the Future

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