Thursday, December 18, 2008

Brownfield Scholarships

High school students can apply for scholarships administered by the Partnership of Brownfield Practioners. These scholarships are available for academic year 2009-10 to student with a demonstrated academic interest in environmental cleanup and brownfield manage. The application deadline is January 15, 2008. For more info or to download an application, visit:

Friday, December 12, 2008

NASA Internships

ACCESS: NASA Internships for Students with Disability

Applications are now being accepted for the Achieving Competence in Computing, Engineering and Space Science project, also known as ACCESS. This 10-week, PAID internship at NASA centers around the U.S. is designed for undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities.

Applicants should have strong backgrounds in science, a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and a desire to pursue technical careers. Students who are chosen will work with scientists and engineers in an area compatible with their skills and interests.

Applications for placement at NASA are due Friday, January 16, 2009.

For more information, visit Please e-mail any questions about this opportunity to Janie Nall at

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Women's Technology Program Opportunity at MIT

The Women's Technology Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a valuable program for female high school students. Click on <> for forms and other important information.
The Women's Technology Program (WTP) goal is to spark high school girls' interest in the future study of engineering and computer science. The Summer 2009 WTP Application <> is for11th grade female students. The postmark deadline is January 15, 2009.

The MIT Women's Technology Program (WTP) is a rigorous four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade. Students attend WTP in either:Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)<> or Mechanical Engineering (ME) <> .

Friday, December 5, 2008

Harvard University Announcement

Harvard University announced over the weekend that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard’s president Lawrence H. Summers said, “When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution.”

If your family earns less than $60,000 a year and you are an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families can go to Harvard for free… no tuition and no student loans!

To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard’s financial aid website at:

You have to have the grades, and the gumption to go for the gold!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Attention: Male High School Seniors -'Call Me MISTER'

Several Black Colleges are looking for future black male teachers andwill send them to universities/colleges for 4 years FREE. The 'Call Me MISTER' program is an effort to address the criticalshortage of African American male teachers particularly among SouthCarolina 's lowest performing public schools. Program participants are selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged andeducationally at-risk communities.

The Call Me MISTER program combines the special strengths and resources of Clemson University with the individualized instructional programsoffered by four historically black colleges in South Carolina :Benedict College, Claflin University, Morris College and South Carolina State University. To provide even greateropportunity and access, students have the option of first attending oneof our two-year partner colleges before transferring to one of thefour-year institutions to complete their baccalaureate degree.In addition, the project has limited enrollment in the middle schoolMaster of Art in Teaching program.

The project provides: Tuition for admitted students pursuing approved programs of study atparticipating colleges.An academic support system to help assure their success. A cohort systemfor social and cultural support. Visit for more detailsand the online application or call (800) 640-2657.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Seinfeld Scholarship

The Seinfeld Scholarship, one of New York's most unique and sought after scholarships, is currently accepting applications. Seinfeld Scholarships will be awarded to 15 seniors graduating from Brooklyn and Staten Island public high schools in June 2009. The Seinfeld Scholarship Program is looking for students who give back to their community, have achieved academic success, show great financial need and are committed to furthering their education.
The Seinfeld Scholarship provides:
A four-year unmet need scholarship to the college or university of the student's choice
Personal support and programming
The Seinfeld Scholarship Program is looking for students who:
Show great financial need
Are leaders in their school
Are active in their communities
Show academic excellence
Have overcome obstacles and personal hardships
Are committed to furthering their education.
For more information on the Program please see the attached "Fact Sheet" and application.
The application deadline is February 6, 2009.
Further questions can be directed to Yeribel Lopez at 212-524-2385 or

"Your NASA Dream Experience" Contest

"Your NASA Dream Experience" is a nationwide contest as seen in Seventeen Magazine. A team of two students (ages 16-20) and an educator/sponsor will earn the chance to spend three days at either Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, or Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This opportunity will include job shadowing and behind the scenes experiences during the spring of 2009.
The deadline for entries for the contest is Dec. 15, 2008.
For more information about the contest, visit
If you have any questions about the Johnson Space Center experience, please contact Susan H. Anderson at 281-483-8630. For questions about the Kennedy Space Center experience, please contact Cheryl Johnson at 321-867-4602.
2008-09 NASA University Design Contest in Exploration Systems
NASA invites college students to get involved with NASA's return to the moon by helping to design the tools and instruments needed for the next-generation manned moon rover. Student projects will tackle real problems to be solved for a successful manned lunar mission.
Examples of problems include:
--Navigation in the darkness around the moon's south pole.
--Sample retrieval and on-site analysis.
--Radiation detection and avoidance.
--Communication with lunar outpost, with orbiters and with Earth.
--Video capture of sorties for transmission back to Earth.
--Astronaut rescue and recovery.
--Lunar regolith mitigation strategies for rover and space suits.
The contest is open to U.S. citizens enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution in the U.S., including universities, colleges, trade schools, community colleges and professional schools. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged, across departments and institutions.
An e-mail n otice of intent is due by Dec. 15, 2008. Final entries are due on or before May 15, 2009.
For more information about the contest and to register online, visit . Questions about the contest should be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Ward at .

Friday, October 31, 2008

Historically Black Colleges & Universities Fair

The 22nd Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair will be held on Saturday November 15, 2008 from 11:00am - 3:00pm. For more information visit http://www/ or call (212) 926-8000 x 121 or email

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Reflections from College Tour

Boston, October 16-17, 2008

I had a great time on this trip. I liked every college we visited. MIT was the nicest college out of all of them. They had a very difficult acceptance policy. We should go on more trips to colleges. Arslan Younis

I recently went on the Boston College tour trip with Ms. Feldman and the other students. My reasons to attend this trip were merely out of curiosity. I had no intention of going to college, let alone one as prestigious and exceptional as Harvard, MIT, or Boston College. There were so many discouraging factors that didn't allow the idea of me attending college...just seemed unrealistic and absurd. The college out there are amazing and by the end of the first I was convinced that I could not only go to college but be admitted to one as great as Boston College. I really do wish to attend this school and the more I think of it, the less impossible this seems. I'm a junior, so I know if I try hard and work at it, by the end of my senior year, I could attend it. I'm mostly just grateful for having been given the opportunity to go and for allowing many students to go as well. Thank you because this really was a life-changing experience and I'll be very grateful for it. Blanca Carrillo

The best part of the trip for me was looking out the window of the bus or the duck tour and just looking at nature. The Charles River was beautiful with the white sail boats, the brown, red and green leaves. The beautiful green grass at Boston College. The interesting old and new buildings. I like just sitting outside and watching time pass and watch the leaves changing. I just think nature is beautiful and we should go on many more trips so I can see different colleges and explore different part of the world. Caitlin Spinelli

I'm very grateful to have been able to go on the trip to Boston. I loved the city and the tours of Harvard, Boston College and M.I.T. - were all very informative. I fell in love with M.I.T. This trip got me so excited to look out for colleges and universities and I hope that more trips like this one become available to the students again. I would definitely participate on future trips and encourage others to participate as well. Leonardo Esparragoza

The Boston trip was amazing. All the colleges were so beautiful. Harvard, Boston College, and MIT were really nice colleges. I would love a chance to get into one of these schools. The structures in Boston are amazing...they look like buildings from Harry Potter. I got so much information and it made me want to apply to these schools. Tracy Pulla

The trip to Boston was extremely informative. I learned many things about the colleges we visited. I was inspired to work harder for the possibility of gaining acceptance to these prestigious colleges. The history of Harvard and its famous alumni intrigued me. To learn of its origins brought me joy to know more about one of our country's first colleges. Boston College was equally as interesting. Its campus was full of beautiful architecture and the "study abroad" program excited me. Our final stop to MIT very much surprised me. The programs that brought about many games and advancements were usually class projects. The yearly prank isn't something to easily forget. All-in-all the trip was a fantastic experience for me and I hope there are many more to come. Tim Johnson

I really liked the trip. One thing would be the bus ride because if we rode in the school bus I probably would of went crazy. Going to the colleges helped me learn about what I need for college, how much, the atmosphere...etc. Also the hotel. It had the best view of a historic dam. This experience was one that I will never forget. It definitely will help me make my decisions about what I would like and dislike in the colleges I am looking into. I forgot to mention the duck tour which was incredible. I wish we could of seen more of Boston...and another thing was taking the trip with all the people in school. We bonded over this trip and we're closer than ever now. Kristin Spinelli

Our trip to Boston was a very fund and educational trip. After our long bus ride we got to Boston and went on a Duck Tour which is a tour of the city on land then in water. I loved the Duck our. We got to see all the buildings and historical places in the city. Then we hopped back on the bus then we went to Harvard. I thought the college was extraordinary with its learning abilities. But personally I didn't like it because of its size. Then we went to the Hard Rock Cafe which had a great atmosphere. Then we went to the hotel and watched educational programs and went to bed at 10:00 p.m. The next day we woke up had a buffet then we went to Boston College. That college had to be my favorite college. I loved the environment and the classes that they offered to me. I will try whatever I can to get there because I loved it so much. Then we went to MIT. I thought they were great. I loved these classes but the school was too big and I didn't like the environment. Steven Grell

The Boston trip was awesome because I got a thought on how college life is. Harvard was cool and so was Boston College. The one that caught my attention was MIT. I love engineering and MIT was huge. I love the student life and the criteria. Also the sports teams they have I would love to attend MIT. Hussein Hamouche

The trip to Boston was awesome! I am not a fan of Harvard or Boston College, but MIT was a great enriching experience. Having the opportunity to visit a prestigious school such as MIT has inspired me to work harder. The campus of MIT was amazing and the tour of Boston was great. Traveling around Boston touring the area and surrounding areas had to be one of he most amazing trips I have ever gone on. I must thank Ms. Feldman, Ms. Marsigliano, and the Principal, Ms. Henry, for giving us the opportunity to visit such prestigious schools. Chris LaFacci

The trip to Boston was a very amazing trip. The colleges were outstanding. Harvard was my favorite. The campus was HUGE. Harvard is very had to get into, you need about a 98 unweighted average. So I have the feeling I won't be getting accepted into this college. Although, if I keep studying and keep my grades high, I might have a chance to get accepted. Overall, the trip was awesome and I enjoyed viewing all the colleges. I would love another trip like this to see more colleges. Mohamed Ibrahim

In my opinion, even after the Boston trip, New York City is still the most beautiful place in the world. There is so much culture and art in every aspect of our lives; even just when walking down a street in Manhattan. However, it is safe to say that I have never seen another place like Boston. I really respect how the early American vision of a populated city can still exist in modern times. There were still roads paved with cobble stone and brick, and in the midst of the skyscrapers and franchises, the beginnings of our nation can still be seen. In a completely opposite notion, as old fashioned as most of the city is, modern architecture thrives in an unrestricted way. MIT was one of the most amazing places I have ever seen and probably will ever see. For a while I tried not to want to go there due to the inconvenience it would bring to my family, but they made me feel like I could do it, and no matter how long it takes, i will do it. The Boston trip was an amazing experience. Nuwan Panditarante

The trip to Boston was absolutely fabulous. The Duck Tour was a lot of fun. The city of Boston is rather magnificent. My second favorite campus was Boston College. My absolute favorite was MIT. It would be a dream of mine to attend MIT and that is why I admired it the most. Lastly, Mrs. Feldman and Mrs. Marsigliano were great! Christopher Repetto

I am grateful to have partaken in the Boston trip. I thought it was very informative. It gave me inspiration to strive for the best and made me see what some aspects of the college life are like. While touring the Charleston on the Duck Tour, I was able to drive the bus which helped with my water fears. Although I wish we had been able to spend more time, I am very thankful and wish to embark on more McKee Adventures before the year is through. Bebuo Ewa

On October 16, 2008 part of the junior and senior class went to Boston to tour three different colleges. At first I thought it was just a chance to hang with friends, but it was more than that. After going to those colleges and seeing how they live and how they work inspired me. Instead of going to school then going to some school like CSI, I want to get into a school like MIT. They don't just learn because they have to to pass a class. They learn for fun, and to accomplish things that have never been done before. John Picozzi

This trip was truly enlightening. For over a year now I have wanted to be accepted into MIT. Going to that campus was breath taking, I almost went into shock from overdoes on excitement. Although Harvard is a top ranking school and the first college to begin in the US, I was disappointed. Boston College was more impressive than expected, although totally focused on art and literature. The thing I really took home from this trip aside from MIT was the characteristics of Boston. I never knew it was such a "college town" with an incredible atmosphere. Now I am accounting for that simple reason...Boston is a lot of fun. As a minor note, the Duck Tour was amazing. Steven Schiavone

Monday, October 20, 2008

Become an ACLU/NYCLU Youth Scholar!

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is offering 16 of the nation’s most committed, young civil liberties activists $12,500 each toward their first year in college.

Winners will also become part of an elite class of scholar-activists who will be invited to participate in ongoing activities with the ACLU, including activist trainings at the ACLU offices in New York City and Washington DC.

To qualify for the scholarship you must:
(a) Have demonstrated a strong commitment to civil liberties through some form of activism
(b) Be a high school senior planning on entering an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student
(c) Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of graduation
(d) Not be a current ACLU or NYCLU plaintiff or witness in a legal case
(e) To be considered for the ACLU Youth Activist Scholarship, the NYCLU must nominate you for consideration. Please contact the Youth Scholarship Coordinator at the NYCLU, Danny Sternberg at or 212.607.3374 for details about the scholarship.

Danny will explain the application process to you in detail, ask you some questions about your involvement in civil liberties activism and, if you qualify, send you scholarship application forms and counsel you on how to proceed.

Activists who complete the application forms will be judged on the following standards (in order of importance):
(a) The strength and depth of the candidate’s contributions to civil liberties
(b) Demonstrated leadership
(c) The likelihood of the applicant continuing commitment to civil liberties in the future
i. Commitment to academic excellence
ii. Demonstrated financial need

Past scholarship winners were recognized for a wide variety of civil liberties activism including:
Founding a student-led coalition to expand the student non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation and gender identity, expression, and appearance
Giving dozens of presentations to high school students about critical reproductive health services
Organizing student protests against censorship after the school banned several controversial books from the English curriculum
Mobilizing the media and politicians to respond to the discrimination of HIV-positive students in the public school system
Starting a high school Gay-Straight Alliance in the face of strong opposition from the community and the local school board
Creating a civil liberties-themed documentary to be used as an educational tool in high school classrooms
If you are passionate about protecting, and fighting for, the Constitutional rights of everyone contact the NYCLU and apply for the ACLU Youth Activist Scholarship!
Deadline for submissions is Monday, Nov. 17.

Friday, September 26, 2008


BIG APPLE COLLEGE FAIR: Saturday, October 18, 2008, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the College of Staten Island. If you cannot attend that fair, please try to attend the following fair: Sunday, October 19, 2008, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at St. John’s University, QUEENS campus.
SUNY COLLEGE FAIR: Thursday, October 9, 2008, 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Javitz Center.


Seniors applying to PRIVATE COLLEGES should use the COMMON APPLICATION. You can work on the common application by downloading the application at Please bring in your typed copy to the College Office. REMEMBER: DO NOT APPLY TO COLLEGES ONLINE BEFORE REVIEWING CHOICES WITH YOUR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR AND BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR ESSAYS FOR CORRECTIONS, input all the information (McKee’s CEEB/ACT code is 335375) and PRINT THE APPLICATION.

Your application is your “first impression” to the college admission office; a neat, well-prepared, typed application will make a good first impression. Submit one copy of the application to the College Office along with your check payable to the college and a large stamped, addressed envelope (five stamps); we will forward it to the college along with your teachers’ recommendation letters, school report (counselor’s recommendation) and transcript. Everything will be mailed at the same time along with your check, thereby reducing the error factor. Your cancelled check will be your proof that the application was received.

1st Note: If applying to multiple schools with the common application, the College Office will make copies of the entire application. You are required to submit envelopes and checks payable to each college/university.
2nd Note: Some colleges, like NYU, are requiring that the supplement to the common application be submitted with the common application. The supplement must be sent at the same time or your application will not be processed. This is new so please complete the supplement for each school.


1. HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION: provides financial assistance to students who have financial need and have overcome personal adversity. Seniors should apply on-line through October 30, 2008 @

2. RON BROWN SCHOLAR PROGRAM: a scholarship competition for Black or African American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Each year, a minimum of ten students will be designated Ron Brown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000. Applications must be postmarked no later than November 1, 2008. Applications may be obtained from the website:

3. SAE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS for students interested in engineering and related sciences: Applications must be postmarked by December 1, 2008. For more information go to

4. SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY’S School of Architecture has 10 full scholarships for young men and women of color interested in pursuing a five year professional degree in Architecture.

5. NYU is offering scholarships up to $15,000 for students pursuing a career in education.

6. POSSE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: Interested in a full scholarship to: Brandeis, Babson, Colby, DePauw, Dickinson, Franklin and Marshall, Lafayette, Middlebury, Trinity, Vanderbilt, or Wheaton? Posse is looking for a diverse group of high school seniors who are dynamic, talented, and ambitious, and who have exhibited strong leadership in school or in their communities while demonstrating promise academically. This is an Early Decision application. If you receive the scholarship, you must rescind all other applications. IF INTERESTED SUBMIT YOUR RESUME TO THE COLLEGE OFFICE IMMEDIATELY!! DEADLINE TO THE COLLEGE OFFICE: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

7. “EDUCATION MATTERS” Scholarship deadline October 31, 2008

8. “COCA-COLA" Scholarship deadline October 31, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Where To Go for the ACT Student Web Account

Click right here to go to the ACT Student Web Account.

You will be able to get loads of information and register for the test.

Use the posting on Fee Waivers to make sure that you check that you obtain a Fee Waiver.

What is the ACT? Why Take It?

What is the ACT?
The ACT test evaluates the general knowledge of high school students and the ability to do college level work.

--The multiple choice test covers for content areas: English, math, reading and science.

--The writing test measures a student's skill in planning and writing an essay.

Why take the ACT?
The ACT test is closer to the type of information covered in your high school classes.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It is College Application Time!

Below are College Application deadlines:

By the way, when you click on the CUNY and SUNY links you go right to information about how to do the respective applications.

CUNY-------------October 27, 2008

SUNY-------------October 27, 2008

Private Schools----November 3, 2008

It is important to apply early because colleges fill up their freshmen class by November 2008. You may be an excellent candidate but applying later rather than early may put you on the waiting list.

Most competitive students ill out their applications early. Do not delay. Colleges fill their classes early, so get your applications out early.

who do you go for help. We have Ms. Caroline Rivera and Ms. Dawn Messina in room 307 to help with college applications.

What is Early Decision?

Early Decision is for those students who are very committed to applying to one particular college.

If you are going for Early Decision means the applications have to be due in the college office by October 17th in order to meet the November 1 deadline. Early Decision is only for students who are 100% certain they will attend that particular college.

Early Decision is more competitive and you must meet all the requirements for admission. If you still need to improve your academic record with senior grades then you should rethink about doing early decision.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Practicing for the SAT or the ACT

How do you deal with the SAT and the ACT? Practice.

Practice makes perfect.

A free website for either the SAT or the ACT is

Why? Let's just look at the math. You need to know what is happening.

The SAT Math portions contain three sections: two sections last 25 minutes and the third section lasts 20 minutes.

The ACT Test covers five subjects: English, Math, Reading, Science and an Optional Writing Test. The ACT Math portions are usually broken down into the following:

--33 algebra questions: 14 pre-algebra, 10 elementary algebra, and 9 intermediate algebra

--23 Geometry questions: 14 plane geometry and 9 coordinate geometry

--4 Trigonometry: sine, cosine, tangent functions, trig identities, and graphing

Monday, September 22, 2008

2008-2009 SAT Test Dates

Test Date-----------Test-----------Registration -------Late Registration

11/1/2008----------SAT-----------9/26/2008 ------------10/10/2008

12/6/2008---------SAT-----------11/5/2008 -------------11/18/2008


3/14/2009---------SAT only------2/10/2009 ------------2/24/2009

5/2/2009----------SAT------------3/31/2009 -------------4/9/2009

6/6/2009----------SAT------------5/5/2009 --------------5/15/2009

What are Fee Waivers. . .

Fee waivers are available for high school juniors or seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico, or U.S. territories who cannot afford to pay SAT test fees.

You can receive up to four fee waiver cards (two for the SAT, two for Subject Tests) to cover both your junior and senior years.

You can qualify to waive up to four college application fees.

Fee waivers are available in the college office, room 307.
Both Ms. Messina and Mis Rivera are available to help you get a fee waiver.

If you qualify for free lunch you qualify for a fee waiver.

To qualify for a fee waiver, please bring a copy of your family's 2006 or 2007 income tax return, with you listed as a dependent. The guidelines are:
# of
Dependents------Family Income

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Seniors - Key September Dates

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008:
1. LaGuardia College Open House 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
2. Lehman College Info Tech/Business 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 5, 2008:
College Scholarship advisement all day in Room 307

Monday, Sept. 8, 2008:
LeMoyne College interviews available

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008:
SAT registration deadline for Oct. 4th test

Friday, Sept. 12, 2008:
College scholarship advisement all day Room 307

Sunday, Sept 14, 2008:
Yale University Info Session St. George Library 2:00 pm

Monday, Sept. 15, 2008:
Traditional Family Essay Contest deadline

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008:
SAT late registration

Friday, Sept. 19, 2008:
1. College scholarship advisement all day Room 307
2. ACT registration deadline for Oct. 25th

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008:
1. ACT late registration deadline
2. Buffalo State Open House

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008:

Macaulay Honors College open house CSI 7-9 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26, 2008:
1. College scholarship advisement all day Room 307
2. National Hazing Prevention Week 2008 Contest Scholarship
3. SAT deadline for Nov. 1 exam

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008:
SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Canton Open Houses

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008:
OXY Cash for College Sweepstakes

Monday, Sept. 29, 2008:
1. Borough of Manhattan CC open house
2. Practice SAT at New Dorp HS (Free)

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008:
1. "Tell A Friend" Sweepstakes
2. College Engineering deadline
3. XEROX Technical Minority Scholarship deadline
4. Red Vines Drawing Contest

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Yale Information Session

You are cordially invited to a Yale Information Session with Funmi Showole, Assistant Director of Admissions on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. George Library Auditorium, 5 Central Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Bring your parents. Registration is optional but STRONGLY encouraged. For registration and directions, please visit

BTW: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Yale University
P.O. Box 208234, New Haven, CT 06520. 204-452-9316

Friday, August 8, 2008

United States Senate Youth Program

UNITED SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM: Roll your cursor over the title and click to get right to the site.

Why? Each year the William Randolph Hearst
Foundation sponsors a scholarship for two student leaders from each
state and the District of Columbia to visit Washington, D. C. (all
expenses paid), as guest of the Hearst Foundation and a $5,000 college
scholarship for undergraduate studies at an accredited United States
university or college. During the visit to Washington, D.C., students
engage in a series of seminars and briefings with Senators and members
of the House of Representatives and meet with officials from the
executive and judicial branches of government.

The principal of a New York State high school may select only one
candidate for this statewide competition. Any high school junior or
senior is eligible. Once again, for more information and for applications, go to

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Class of 2009 - Harvard Wants You!

Harvard University announced over the weekend that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard's president Lawrence H. Summers said, "When only 10 percent of the students in Elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution.
If your family is earning less than $ 60,000 a year and you are an honor student, 93% with a minimum of 1800 SAT (600 on each part: verbal, math and essay) graduating from high school, class of 2009, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition.

The prestigious university recently announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families can go to Harvard for tuition and no student loans! To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $ 6 0,000 a year visit Harvard's financial aid website at: or call the school's financial aid office at (617) 495-1581.

Thursday, May 15, 2008



Diversity Summer Program




















Friday, March 28, 2008

April 2008

  • 1st Mario Salvadori Scholarship for Built Environments deadline
  • S.I. Reading Association Annual Scholarship Essay Contest deadline
  • Hispanic Scholarship Application deadline
  • (AHETEMS) Rotary Club of North Shore of S.I. deadline
  • Time Warner Scholarship deadline
  • SAT Registrationfor 5/3 test
  • 2nd American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Italian Club of S.I. Scholarship dealine
  • 4th Random House Creative Writing Competition deadline
  • 10th SAT late registration for 5/3 test
  • Open houses at Johnson & Wales University
  • 12th ACT Test (3/7 Registration)
  • 14th Eleanor Allwork Scholarship for Architecture deadline
  • 15th American Fire Sprinkler Association Essay Contest Scholarship: Signet Essay Contest Scholarship
  • 18th S.I. Mid Island Rotary Club Scholarship deadline
  • 20th Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship deadline
  • 22nd 2008 Student View Scholarship
  • 25th Melissa Nier Memorial Scholarship
  • 30th ABENY Scholarship deadline
  • Holocaust Remebrance Contest dealine
  • Digital Edge's 2008 Scholarship deadline


Monday, March 24, 2008

Summer Programs for High School & College Students: 2008

Below are powerful links to hundreds of summer positions and internships across the U.S. The Ventures Program link will direct you to colleges and universities across the country and their programs in leadership, pre-college, liberal arts, writing, math, and other areas:

Summer Ventures Scholars Program: http://www/
Summer Opportunities for Minority Undergraduate Students:
Over 250+ Summer Enrichment Summer Programs:
Math Gateways for High School Students:
Summer Medical and Dental Programs & More:
Summer Programs/Camps
Marking Engineers 'Cool' Website
Another Sciences Gateway for Summer "GREAT"
Summer Programs Gateway:
Peterson's Summer Programs
Our 200 Free Minority Scholarships List is at:

Apply for Greatest Generation Scholarship

Apply for the 2008 Greatest Generation Scholarship Program, which awards cash grants to six outstanding public high school seniors. Seniors must possess the following characteristics:

  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership skills
  • Community service experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Financial need
  • Exemplary attendance in high school
  • Winners will receive $15,000 a year for up to four years of college and additional awards for their high school and the community service programs with which they are involved.

Application website: or contact Ronnie Solow @ 212-374-7646 or

Microsoft's DigiGirlz High Tech Camps

Microsoft's DigiGirlz Hich Tech Camps is now accepting applications. The camp was developed to provide girls with a better understanding of what career technology is all about. It is a 3 - 5 days experience which provides opportunities in (1) Learning about careers in technology, (2) Talk with Microsoft employees about their life experience, and (3) Hands-on computer and technology workshops.
In addition to providing contact information, the girls will be asked to answer 2 essay questions. After being selected, you will receive an informational packet with forms to complete. Also, a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor. Girls must be in 9th - 12th grade to be eligible. The camp is free. For more info visit:

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Staten Island Parent's Association Contest

The Staten Island Parent Association is sponsoring an essay contest. The top prize is $2,000.
The due date is Thursday, March 13, 2008.

See Ms. Marsigliano in room 318 for more details.

Note: Make sure that you write a draft and it is seen by several pairs of eyes to make sure that you are submitting your best work.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Martin Luther King Advocacy Essay Contest

Submit an essay for the 2008 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Advocacy Competition. The topic for the essay is Disparity in Juvenile Criminal Charges. Visit the following web site for more detailed information: Deadline: April 1, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

Best Buy Scholarships for High School Seniors

Best Buy Children's Foundation will award $2.75 million to graduating high school seniors across the United States. Students have until February 15, 2008 to complete an online application. Click on the title to zoom to the application.

Winners will be slected based on their outstanding commitment to and involvement in community service or work experience, along with a solid academic performance. The high school senior must plan to enter a full-time undergraduate course of study at either a 2 or 4 year college, university, or vocation technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico no later than fall 2008.

Friday, February 1, 2008

AIA Scholarship Program

The Staten Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is sponsoring the annual design competition for all Staten Island high school students. See Ms. Marsigliano to apply for this wonderful opportunity. The deadline is Wednesday, April 2, 2008.

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships

Click on USA Funds, the nation's leading education-loan guarantor, is accepting applications online for a total of $3.2 million in scholarships to assist college students from low-to-moderate-income households.

USA Funds will award more than 2,100 USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships to quaqlified students nationwide for the 2008-2009 year. The application deadeline: Feb. 15, 2008

College Goal Event

For high school students looking to attend college but are overwhelmed about how to pay for it - check out "A College Goal" Sunday, February 3, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Spiro Hall computer labs at Wagner College, Grymes Hill.