Friday, January 24, 2020

Scholarship Webinar

New Jersey HESAA’s not-for-profit partner in college success and college planning is presenting a free of charge webinar for Students and Parents - Strategies for making the most of scholarship applications


Strategies for making the most of scholarship applications webinar scheduled for students, parents

December 03, 2019
When it comes to applying for scholarships, you may be overwhelmed, not sure where to look, or feel it's not worth the effort. However, even a small scholarship could mean the difference between being able to continue postsecondary education or having to withdraw.
This "Strategies for making the most of scholarship applications" webinar will address tips and techniques for applying for scholarships. The webinar is intended for high school and college students and parents, but high school and college professionals are welcome to attend as well (one per campus, please).
This webinar will be offered two times:
We will use GoToWebinar for this training, which can be accessed from any computer. Click on a link above to register.
If you have questions or need more information, contact the Mapping Your Future staff at or (800) 374-4072.

Lehigh University Summer Academy

Premiering Summer 2020, we’re pleased to offer Lehigh University Summer Academy, a three-week pre-college residential program for rising 6th-11th grade students. We’re eager to share this information with you since it provides an exciting summer enrichment opportunity for your high school students.
Designed to help students achieve their full potential, Lehigh University Summer Academy offers innovative, thought-provoking and enriching course work, combined with learning that extends beyond the traditional classroom. Service-learning projects, leadership development, field trips and social events will also be an integral part of the program. Participants will build their “tool belt” for success both in school and life. Most importantly, students will make meaningful connections and create friendships that will last a lifetime!
Two three-week sessions are available this summer. Each session is limited to only 80 students to ensure a highly personal enrichment experience. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and financial assistance is available. Educators and school administrators are invited to nominate students for the program.
To learn more about the program and to nominate students, visit If you have questions about the Summer Academy, please feel free to contact Kristin Weinstein, Managing Director, at 610.758.0655 or  
Bruce Bunnick,Director of Admissions

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Programs in the Fine Arts

Summer Pre-College Programs in the Fine Arts

Dear Sandra,

Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs in the fine arts are six-week residential experiences that provide high school students with the opportunity to develop their skills in a conservatory or studio setting. For years, Carnegie Mellon has been recognized for the quality of education that is provided within our College of Fine Arts. Through the Pre-College program, high school students have access to this instruction and mentorship from full-time faculty members.

Our summer Pre-College program options in the fine arts include the following:
  • Architecture, provides students architectural experience within the studio, supported by integrated coursework in analog drawing, digital media, seminars and workshops.
  • Art, where students will hone their craft through challenging courses, critique, workshops, and portfolio development.
  • Design, for students who would like to receive a foundation of Design skills through studio learning, lectures, and critiques.
  • Drama, for students who would like to build their audition repertoire and portfolio with acclaimed faculty.
  • Music, where students participate in a conservatory-style curriculum and experience life within a research university.

Students may apply for the program here. Feel free to share this email with any student you think might be interested in applying!

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Best Regards,

Kai Roberts
Assistant Director, Enrollment Management
Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Programs

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Montclair State University - Hispanic Student College Institute 7/14-16

Dear Sandra,

We are excited to announce that the application for the Hispanic Student College Institute 2020 at Montclair State University is now OPEN!

Montclair State University, the largest four-year Hispanic Serving Institution in New Jersey, is offering a Hispanic Student College Institute on July 14-16, 2020, for rising high school juniors and seniors.

The Institute will be a transformational experience for 200 students who identify as Hispanic. They will be challenged to think big about their future and the impact they will have on their community after college. Best of all, there will be no cost for students to participate and attend.

Through the Hispanic Student College Institute, students will:
  • Engage in career exploration and goal-setting initiatives
  • Attend college-planning workshops
  • Participate in a majors fair and mock college interviews
  • Live on campus in Machuga Heights
Institute participants will be eligible for scholarships to attend Montclair State University in the future and will receive certificates of completion to include in their college applications and their resumes.

Academically committed students who identify as Hispanic are encouraged to apply by visiting and completing the online application.

For more information, please email

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Monmouth County Parks Summer Jobs

Work in the parks this summer! We’re currently hiring lifeguards, camp counselors, park and golf course maintenance workers, swim instructors and more for June, July and August. Interested? Head over to our Summer Job Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, January 11 at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and meet with representatives from the parks. Learn more about summer jobs in the parks.

Monday, January 6, 2020

MIT Summer Programs - FREE


The application for two of MIT's FREE programs for high school juniors (MITES and MOSTEC) is now open at

Our mission at the MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP) is to diversify the science and engineering communityPlease help us spread the word about our programs toempower more high school rising seniors who are interested in STEM with the skills and confidence needed to pursue careers in technical fields. We invite you to forward this email to your professional networks, and to your personal mailing lists. 

The deadline for students to apply is February 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm (EST).

Your students can refer to the content below to learn more about our free programs, the eligibility requirements, and about our application. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact usWe look forward to welcoming a new class of OEOP students this summer!

A summer experience at MIT that will change your life

Who can apply?
Students must currently be in the 11th grade in order to apply. Also, at this time, OEOP programs are limited to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents. Students who complete their application and are successful in our highly-competitive selection process generally excel in math and science and have a strong academic record.

They're free!
Program costs are generously covered by our funders. Admitted students only pay for transportation to and from MIT.

Our programs
The deadline to apply for Summer 2020 is February 1, 2020. Each student has the option to be considered for admission into either one of our two programs:

This six-week summer program immerses students in life at MIT through math and science courses, a challenging hands-on elective course, admissions counseling sessions, lab tours, and social events.

Students in this innovative online program discuss research, receive admissions and financial aid advice, and attend webinars. They also complete online science and engineering projects that they present during a five-day summer conference on MIT's campus.

Jump start your future in science and engineering at MIT! 

Have any questions not answered on our FAQs page? Email us at

Friday, January 3, 2020

Smith College Summer Programs

Smith College Summer Programs

Two students working together in a robotics class
Designed by Smith’s professors and staff, our programs give you an inspiring learning experience and you can request a recommendation from Smith faculty to use in your college applications. We intentionally do not offer or give grades in our classes. Students report that they can fully dive into learning without the pressure of grades and competition with peers. You will be able to explore what interests you in a risk-free environment. Inside the classroom, a hands-on, collaborative learning environment lets you directly engage with world-class scholars who help you pursue your passions and develop new skills. Outside the classroom, enjoy Smith’s beautiful setting, live in a house on campus, make new friends, talk to current college students and engage in after class activities and outings.
Accepting young women who will be entering grades 9, 10, 11, 12 in fall 2020.

Application Opens January 6, 2020

July 19–25, 2020

Students sitting in class, participating in the College Admission Workshop
As you start thinking about applying to college, there are clear ways to make your applications—and yourself—stand out. Learn the latest insights and insider expertise from admission professionals about how to succeed in the application process.
This one-week College Admission Workshop is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors to give promising young women like you the best practices, guidance and top tips for successfully navigating the college application process. Your instructors are Smith’s professional admission staff, as well as visiting admission officers from other top-ranked colleges and universities.
Accepting young women who will be rising 11th and 12th graders in 2020.

July 19–August 1, 2020

Students outside in a field studies class
Learn from farmers, activists, artists and naturalists in this two-week residential program. We will analyze contributing factors to the climate crisis, engage in socially and environmentally focused work and develop skills to cultivate human-nature relationships. You will be inspired and educated to act within your own community toward a sustainable future.
Accepting young women who will be entering grades 9, 10, 11, 12 in fall 2020.

July 19–August 1, 2020

Students studying Sylvia Plath in class
Formerly known as the Discovering Women’s History program, this newly expanded two-week residential program offers you the chance to explore your interests in women in politics and history, gender and race in film, intersectional feminism and queer movements.
Accepting young women who will be entering grades 9, 10, 11, 12 in fall 2020.

July 5–August 1, 2020

Two students working together in a lab
Now in its 31st year, the Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in science and engineering. You will engage in hands-on research with Smith faculty in life and physical sciences and in engineering.
Accepting young women who will be entering grades 9, 10, 11, 12 in fall 2020.

July 5–18, 2020

Students in the Young Women's Writing Workshop
With so few writing programs that cater exclusively to young women in high school, Smith’s Creative Writing Workshop allows you to explore your writing in a creative and supportive environment. This two-week residential program will foster your love of writing in a variety of mediums.
Accepting young women who will be entering grades 9, 10, 11, 12 in fall 2020.