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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 | |
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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day


IGED is a day established to help acquaint young women with the opportunities available in the field of engineering. SWE-KC is holding Kansas City’s ninth annual IGED on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Bartle Hall Convention Center. IGED targets high school females who show interest and aptitude in the areas of STEM. This year, we aim to have 325 students accompanied by 150 female professional mentors.

Please see Mrs. Castinado for an application. 



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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.

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Previous Contest Winners



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.


 Sylvan Learning Centers Offer ACT Prep


Please see the attached flyer for more information



UMKC Law student, Elsa Linares, sitting in the law library
Elsa Linares, third-year law student
Get the Word Out!
Do you know a high school or early college student considering a career in law? 
The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law is proud to host Discover Law Day, a FREE law school access program that introduces underrepresented students to the field of law.

Saturday, February 2, 2019
10 am - 2 pm
UMKC School of Law
500 E 52nd Street, KCMO

We ask for your help in informing interested students about this opportunity. Please pass this information along and encourage students to RSVP online, or by using the link below. 

Family members, teachers, and/or mentors are welcome to attend as well. Lunch will be served, and there is NO COST to participants.

Questions? Contact the UMKC Law Admissions Office at or at 816-235-6264.
Please share our Discover Law Day event flier!
Visit for more details.
RSVP now



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:

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

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


Meredith Webster

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

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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
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
Summer Venture in Business at KU



Dear St Thomas Aquinas High School Counselors:


As we enjoy the return of our own students to campus today for the wintry start to our 2019 spring semester, Johnson County Community College also looks forward to offering your students an invitation to attend its 2019 Junior/Senior Day! On Monday, February 18th, from 8:30 am to noon, your students will have the opportunity to learn about much of what it takes to become a JCCC Cavalier! Admissions representatives will be on-site to discuss all things JCCC Admissions. And breakout sessions will be tailored to cover all sorts of high school-to-college topics!


Attached is a .pdf release of this event. Please feel free to use it in any way convenient for you to help us spread the word. And of course, feel free to contact me, or your school’s JCCC Admissions Recruiter (cc’d on this e.mail), with any questions you might have. We look forward to welcoming your students at this event and always!



Erika Henritz, MS, Communication Specialist

Johnson County Community College

12345 College Blvd

Overland Park, KS 66210

913.469.8500 ext 2436

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