Tuesday, February 27, 2018

FDU Summer Programs for College Credit

High school students can earn up to 12 college credits this summer!
Dear High School Educator,
Would you like to help your students better prepare for success in college? Fairleigh Dickinson University's Summer Pre-College Program affords high school students an opportunity to experience the collegiate lifestyle, earn college credits, and gain invaluable hands-on experience in future career areas of technology, design, management and much more. Students can learn more and Register Here!
The Pre-College Program at FDU is an exceptional opportunity for motivated high school students to explore their academic interests, while learning from professionals in real college classes. This summer, courses are being offered in the following cutting-edge areas:
  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Animation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Beyond the Game – Explore the Business of Sports
  • Creative Writing for Future Writers
  • Cosmetic Science for the Beauty Industry
  • Project Management for the Business World
  • Genetics and Its Impact Upon Our World
  • Astrophysics – the Stars of the Galaxies
Students can choose to attend Pre-College for one or both sessions. Sessions are offered Monday, July 9 to Thursday, July 19, and Monday, July 23 to Thursday, August 2.
We look forward to welcoming your students for an enriching and exciting summer at FDU! Students can Register Here!
If you have any questions, please contact us at 201-692-7366 or by email at precollege@fdu.edu.
Lisa Braverman 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

NACAC College Fair

New Jersey
April 25
9-12, 5-8
Meadowlands Exposition Center at Harmon Meadows

Register: www.nacacfairs.org/ncf

A list of participating colleges: http://bit.ly/NCFExhibitors

Susquehanna University Summer Workshops

Susquehanna University has some outstanding weeklong workshops this summer for students who want to develop their skills in an academic area while living on a college campus.

All of the programs are taught by Susquehanna faculty and limited in size to ensure the best experience for every student. I hope you will pass along this information to families who are looking for an academically challenging, yet fun week for their student(s) this summer.

Most offer a discount prior to April 1.

Actor’s Studio
Experience university-level professional theatre training and immerse yourself in artistic collaboration. Take the spotlight for bare-bones monologues and compelling small-cast scenes under the guidance of experienced professional actors and directors. (June 24–30)

Choral Institute
Immerse yourself in music and improve your musicianship, vocal technique and choral performance skills in group and private settings. Acquire transferable skills: independence, creativity,
problem-solving and teamwork. (July 1–7)

Exploring Legal Careers
Participate in a Mock Trial and play out the role of prosecutor, defendant or witnesses in a criminal case.
Interact with attorneys and judges to learn what a legal career involves and whether or not it’s a good fit for your interests. (June 24–30)

The faculty will help you think analytically and look beyond the obvious while deepening your understanding of astronomy, physics, math and team-building psychology. You’ll strengthen your mental muscle and improve your problem-solving skills. (July 8–14)

Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship(LIFE)
Find out what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur in this fast-paced, business boot camp. Run your own virtual business in a simulated entrepreneurial setting guided by expert faculty. (June 24–30 and offered again August 5–11.)

Publishing & Editing Institute
Get hands-on experience producing and marketing a book in a team-centered experience featuring workshops, strategy sessions and industry-leading guest speakers. Work on your projects in The Letterbox, our publishing and editing lab. (June 24–30)

Stream Ecology Institute
Learn the basics of water quality, macroinvertebrate and fish sampling, and identification. You’ll get plenty of hands‐on experience using the latest equipment and methods employed by aquatic ecology professionals. (July 8–14)

Summer Writers Workshop
Live the life of a practicing writer! Nationally recognized writers will help you to hone your craft. Named one of the 500 best summer programs in the world by Princeton Review Press. (July 22–28)

Wall Street Susquehanna
You’ll get a first-class introduction to business and investing during a fast-paced week in the life of a Wall Street analyst. You will learn to use one of the Bloomberg terminals in our investment laboratory, rarely available to high school students. (June 24–30)

Wind Ensemble Institute
Want to become a better musician? Polish your technique in private lessons with expert faculty
and improve your musicianship playing in chamber groups. (June 24–30)

We hope to see some of your students on campus this summer! Space is limited; applications are being accepted now!


Brenda Mull
Summer Programs Coordinator

Summer Camps at Rutgers

For your students:

·        BOLD Summer Camp - July  16-20, 2018: Applications will be available December 2017 and will be accepted until March 31 at www.cinj.org/bold  High school-aged students are invited to apply for the BOLD Camp (BioCONECT Oncology Leadership Development) - a unique summer learning opportunity for students who have an interest in learning about cellular biology and genetics of cancer, as well as the diverse careers connected to the field.

PHocus: Public Health Outbreaks, Community, & Urban Studies Rutgers School of Public Health will be hosting a public health experience for incoming high school 9th-12th graders this summer. The campers can expect a variety of experiences including re-created outbreaks, population health and community disease activities, an introduction to public health law and policy, and short lectures from Public Health scientists and practitioners. Students can expect applications to be available December 18; with two location and date options (Piscataway June 25-29 and Newark July 30-August 3). If you would like more information on this experience visit http://sph.rutgers.edu/training/phocus.htmlor email the camp at summercamp@sph.rutgers.edu

U Pitt College Prep and Leadership Academy

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Save the Date: July 8-13

We invite your students to attend the fifth annual The Bridge: College Prep & Leadership Academy at the University of Pittsburgh!

For the past four summers, high school students from across the country have strengthened their leadership skills and gained a competitive edge in the college application process through Pitt's week-long program. 

Bridge Benefits!

The Bridge
The Bridge Activities
  • Experience life in a college residence hall and enjoy Pittsburgh area attractions
  • Establish an action plan for applying to as well as choosing the right college
  • Create a personal statement
  • Discover tactics for a positive college admission interview
  • Prepare to take college admissions standardized tests (we have partnered with The Princeton Review to provide SAT/ACT test preparation and a practice test)
  • Engage in a week of fun and new friendships!
We believe that this program is a valuable continuation and complement of the services you provide your students throughout the school year, and we would greatly appreciate you sharing The Bridge information with them. 

Early Bird Registration: NOW until March 31

The Bridge week-long Academy will be offered at the special rate of $700 until Saturday, March 31, 2018. We welcome your questions at 412-648-7840 or PittBridge@pitt.edu.
Online Registration

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Summer Program for Rising Seniors

I have an opportunity for your math/finance students, and I hope you can help.

An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical and financial tools to help identify and manage risk, so it's a great career for students who are strong mathematically but who are not necessarily interested in teaching. It's also great for students who like business and have good math aptitude.

I run a one-week summer program for rising high school seniors who want to learn more about the profession. Here's a link to the program website:


If you or your students have questions, please let me know.


Patrick Brewer
Director of Actuarial Science
Lebanon Valley College

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Columbia University's Science Honors Program

I am writing to inform you about Columbia University's Science Honors Program (SHP) and
its application process for the 2018-2019 academic year. This program, now in its sixtieth year, offers
enrichment courses in science and mathematics on Saturday mornings throughout the school year to
700 students who have been selected from approximately 750 high schools in the metropolitan New
York area. Next year's SHP will have openings for 400 new students. Applicants must now be in the
11th, 10th, or 9th grade and should have a strong interest and exceptional ability in science and
mathematics. I would very much appreciate your informing appropriate students about the program.
The attached announcement can be posted, and copies can be distributed to all science and
mathematics teachers in your school.

The program uses an online application process which students can access on the Columbia
University SHP web page:

Each applicant will be asked to do the following:

(1) Submit an online application.
(2) Request that the high school mail an official transcript directly to the SHP.
(3) Request that a teacher, guidance counselor, or principal submit an online
recommendation letter.
(4) Take a three-hour entrance examination at Columbia on April 7 or April 21, 2018.

The deadline for the SHP receipt of student online applications is March 1, 2018. 
Mailed official transcripts and online letters of recommendation must be received by the SHP no later than
March 15, 2018. Admission decisions will be announced by June 20, 2018.

Kean College Fair

Hello Carol,

You and your students are invited to the Regional NJACAC College Fair on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Kean University. The New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling (NJACAC) has arranged for over 100 colleges and universities to be in attendance.
You and your students will experience Kean University’s world-class campus firsthand while learning about various colleges from across the country.

Click here to register!

All students and school counselors arriving by bus must coordinate by emailing admitme@kean.edu. Please do so at your earliest convenience.

The Kean University community is looking forward to having you on its world-class campus!


Christina Schreiner
Office of Admissions

For directions to campus, please click here. To learn more about Kean University, visit our website.

Seton Hall's Sustainable Development Challenge

All they have to do is participate in Seton Hall's Sustainable Development Challenge by entering an idea that addresses a problem facing the world today. The competition is designed to encourage high school students to take part in the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which include fighting inequality, ending hunger and tackling climate change, among others.
Ten finalists will be selected in early April to present their ideas on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Seton Hall (in person or via Skype).
  • 1st Place Winner: $2,500 cash prize. Plus, a $10,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($2,500 annually).
  • 2nd Place Winner: $1,000 cash prize. Plus, a $6,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,500 annually).
  • All other Finalists will receive a $4,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,000 annually).
How to Enter
Students must submit a 300–500 word statement addressing their thoughts and ideas about how they can be part of the solution and raise awareness or effect change related to one of the UN goals.
To learn more and to submit an entry, visit shu.edu/go/UNchallenge.
Sunday, March 11, 2018

All high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.
All students who submit an idea are invited to the presentations and can also attend a congratulatory reception on campus immediately following the event. While there, they will meet with Seton Hall faculty and community members who are experts in the fields of international affairs and sustainable development.
Encourage your students to submit their entry and join other great minds who are changing the world for the better!

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Seton Hall University

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Optimist International Oratorical Contest, Presented by The Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold
This contest is open to students under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2017.  There is no minimum age and no grade level requirement. Submit your 4-5 minute speech and application on “Where are my roots of Optimism?” to the Sunrise Optimist Club Oratorical Contest chairperson Sylvia Allen (sylvia@allenconsulting.com) by March 15, 2018. Participants will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Strict adherence to the time allowed
  • Poise
  • Content of Speech
  • Delivery and presentation of speech
  • Overall effectiveness
  • Level of professionalism
1st and 2nd Place winners will each receive $500 scholarships and the 1st Place winner will compete in the District contest for, 1st  Place $2,500, 2nd  Place $1,500 and 3rd Place $1,000.  The winners from the eight other Optimist districts will compete for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship. The winner of the Regional competition will advance to the International level and compete for $15,000, $10,000 or $5,000 in World Championship Scholarships. Applications and a complete set of rules are available at www.optimist.org or www.sunrise-optimist.org. Any questions:  Contact Bill Woodard (732-446-9782) or Sylvia Allen (732-946-2711)

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Journalism Workshop at Montclair State University

Our 3rd Summer Journalism Workshop is in the planning stages as we speak; and we hope to welcome your students on June 25th to our brand new, state-of-the-art Communication and Media Complex on the Montclair campus.
Please, direct your students to take a close look at our updated web page, including new faculty members teaching this workshop and the on-line application. If your students are interested in participating, have them print, complete, sign the application and mail it to:
Helene Barsamian, School of Communication & Media, Morehead #109, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

Make sure that all requirements are met before mailing the application.   https://montclairjournalism.splashthat.com/

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

LEDR: Leadership Excellence Program

The Team Eagle Foundation is pleased to inform you of a $500 scholarship to be awarded to one or more of your students to participate in the 2018 LEDR: Leadership Excellence - Direct Results program if accepted after the nomination process. Nominations forms are found on our site and are due by Monday, June 4th. More than one nomination from your school can be submitted.

Additional details of the LEDR program are attached, and more information can be found on the LEDR website: