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!