Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Columbus Citizens Foundation offers Grants and Scholarships

The Columbus Citizens Foundation is a non-profit organization in New York City committed to fostering an appreciation of Italian-American heritage and achievement. The Foundation, through a broad range of philanthropic and cultural activities, provides opportunities for advancement to deserving Italian-American students through various scholarship and grant programs. The Foundation organizes New York City's annual Columbus Celebration and Columbus Day Parade, which has celebrated Italian-American heritage on New York's Fifth Avenue since 1929.

The Columbus Citizens Foundation offers Grants and Scholarships to Italian-American students who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence who are entering grades K through 8 or entering High School or College as Freshmen in Fall 2010. The due date is January 11, 2010. Click here to download the application. The website is: .

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Congratulations to 5 Students - Radiology Conference

The New York Roentgen Foundation’s annual conference on radiology for NYC students is a unique opportunity for 11th graders and their teachers to participate in a professional conference at Memorial Sloan-Kettering-Rockefeller Research Laboratories. The purpose of the conference is to expose students to careers in radiology, nursing, administration, and technology. Participating students are expected to research and write an essay about the field of radiology. The event culminates in a luncheon where students will have the opportunity to network with the presenters and scientists of the conference. The winning essays will be announced during the luncheon. Cash prizes will be award to the top three essays. All students and participating staff will receive certificates of participation and a gift.

Congratulations to the following students in Mr. Lucci's class on being selected as one of the high schools to participate in the Roentgen Foundation's 7th Annual Conference and Essay Contest for NYC high school juniors:
Jennifer Fox
Brendan Sheridan
Miriam Nosseir
Genacy Moody
Tyreek Penn

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New York City Science and Engineering Fair Registration Open

The New York City Science and Engineering Fair Web site is now open and accepting student registrations through December 18. The fair, which is the largest competition of its kind in New York City and which will take place March 7, is open to all NYC high school students who have completed work in an area of scientific research. Students who want more information and who want to register for the fair should visit or contact Denise McNamara at

Words that Shook the World Environmental Solutions Eco-Warrior Competition

The Division of Teaching and Learning’s Office of Social Studies and Office of STEM have partnered with the National High School Public Speaking Competition to present the Words that Shook the World Environmental Solutions Eco-Warrior Competition. $54,000 in scholarships, internships and prizes are available to high school students and teachers who submit videos to this competition. There are also opportunities to receive public speaking instruction and visits with communication and environmental experts. The deadline to submit videos is December 22. Contest winners will be announced on January 15. For more information, visit

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Youth Voices Network at Day One is searching for poets, short story writers, essayists, and other creative writers to showcase the empowerment of New York City high school students to speak out against domestic violence. This cycle’s theme is “A New York City Fairy Tale.” What would a present-day New York City fairy tale look like? How would this feature a healthy relationship – one based on equality and respect?

Click here for the flyer.
Click here for the submission form.
The deadline for this contest cycle is Tuesday, January 19, 2010.

Day One partners with New York City youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through community education, legal advocacy, supportive services and leadership development. The Youth Voices Network was founded in 2006 to create a space for survivors of teen dating violence to create community-wide awareness on the issue of teen dating violence.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact

Thursday, December 3, 2009



I. FAFSA:The Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be filed by ALL Year 2 students applying for financial aid. The FAFSA can be filed as early as January 1 of Y2 (it is not available before) and we encourage families to file by January 15th or February 1st at the latest (check with the schools for their deadlines). Families should use the previous year’s income tax return forms and estimate, to the best of their knowledge, any changes. If need be, a FAFSA correction can be filed once the current year’s tax return is completed. Students can enter up to six schools on the FAFSA. Additional schools can be added by using the FAFSA correction form. Paper FAFSAs will be available in the CTO this December. However, online filing ( is recommended—it speeds up the financial aid process significantly.

FAFSA HOTLINE: 1-800-433-3243 (Open Monday thru Friday from 8 am-12:00 midnight, and Sat. 9 am - 6 pm). If you are filling out the FAFSA and have questions, this is a great resource.

• EFC: The Estimated Family Contribution is the amount of money the federal government determines a family can pay for college based on the information filed in the FAFSA. The EFC is the same regardless of variable tuition, room, board and fees at different schools. PREDICT YOUR EFC WITH THE FAFSA-4-CASTER!
• SAR: The Student Aid Report summarizes the information reported on the FAFSA. If the FAFSA was filed correctly, the EFC will be included in the SAR. Schools review a student’s SAR and EFC to come up with a financial aid package.

II. CSS PFOFILE: The CSS or College Scholarship Search Profile is an additional financial aid form that is required by some schools--typically private colleges. The form must be filed in addition to the FAFSA. It can be filed as early as this October at (under “Pay for College”). To find out whether a school requires it, go to the Profile link on the collegeboard website for a list, or check with the individual college.

CSS HOTLINE: 1-800-239-5888 (Open Monday thru Friday, 9 am - 6 pm). This is a great resource if you are filling out the CSS Profile and have questions.


Financial Aid Package: Students receive a letter, directly from the accepting institution with their financial aid package. Ideally, the financial aid package meets the difference between the total cost of attendance (tuition, room, board, books, fees) and a families’ EFC. To meet this difference, colleges offer a combination of some or all of the items listed below.

1. Grants are funds that do not need to be paid back and do not require an application. They are often awarded by the accepting institution. Depending on need and eligibility, there are also the following federal and state grants.
• Federal Pell Grant: The maximum award for the 2005-06 year was $4,050. The maximum is subject to change. The amount a student receives is dependent not only on financial need, but also the costs to attend school.
• TAP: The New York State Tuition Assistance Program provides up to $5,000 for New York residents to attend schools in New York State.
• HEOP: Private Colleges in N.Y. State have HEOP or Higher Education Opportunity Programs that offer excellent academic and financial support for students who meet the financial eligibilty requirements (for e.g.: to be eligible, the income for a family of four will be $32,000 or below). Click here for details of the program and a list of schools.

2. Work Study: A federal program that gives students financial assistance through campus employment.

3. Loans: Financial aid that must be paid back
• Stafford Loans: these can be subsidized (the government pays the interest while a student is in school) or unsubsidized (the student pays all the interest, although they can defer payment until after graduation). Stafford Loans are awarded based financial need.
• Perkins Loan: This is awarded to students with exceptional financial need.
• PLUS Parent Loan
• Private Loans

For further details, visit:
Student aid packages can differ significantly and often play an important role in where a students choose to continue their education. For this reason, it is important to compare packages carefully. Advice on comparing packages is available at: “Comparing Financial Aid Packages” at
Financial aid web resources: (“Paying for College” section)

Helpful Phone Numbers:

FAFSA HOTLINE: 1-800-433-3243 (Open Monday thru Friday from 8 am-12:00 midnight, and Sat. 9 am - 6 pm). If you are filling out the FAFSA and have questions, this is a great resource.

CSS HOTLINE: 1-800-239-5888 (Open Monday thru Friday, 9 am - 6 pm). This is a great resource if you are filling out the CSS Profile and have questions.

4. Scholarships are funds that do not need to be paid back. Sometimes scholarships are awarded by the accepting institution. Students often apply for outside scholarships offered by community organizations, foundations, corporations, employers and the like.

There are many scholarship web resources, some of our favorites include:
• One of the best scholarship resources is the New Visions Guide to Scholarships for NYC Students. Click here to download. A limited number of copies are also available in the CTO.
• Another fantastic scholarship resource, that includes links to scholarship websites and to specific scholarships, is posted by the OPTIONS program at Goddard Riverside. Click here to go to their site.
• The BHSEC calendar has a limited number of scholarships posted. There are many events on the calendar though, so to make your search specific to scholarships, go to the search function along the upper right of the page and type "scholarship" (not scholarships). This will generate a list of scholarships. Click here for the BHSEC calendar.
• Unusual Scholarships
• (United Negro College Fund)
• (Hispanic Scholarship Fund)

Green Construction Training Program

STRIVE is recruiting for its Green Construction Training Program – Starts Friday, January 8th, 2010!

STRIVE has been a recognized leader in securing jobs for the chronically unemployed for over 24 years. We currently operate one of the most comprehensive Green Construction Training programs for the hard-to-employ in New York City. This training cohort has been exclusively designed for disconnected youth ages 18 to 24.

You must enroll by Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 12 noon.

STRIVE’s Green Construction Training Program is a holistic program – and includes the following components:
--- CORE+ (Soft-Skills, Career Development, Job Readiness, Computers, Customer Service, Civics) (120 hours)

--- Green Speaker Series: Intro to Global Warming (3 hours)

--- Green Speaker Series: Green Jobs Overview (1 hour - overview)

--- Green Speaker Series: Environmental Justice (1 hour - overview)

--- Basic Construction: Electrical (35 hours)

--- Basic Construction: Carpentry (35 hours)

--- Basic Construction: Plumbing (35 hours)

--- OSHA Construction Health/Safety (10 hours)

--- HAZWOPER - Hazardous Waste (40 hours)

--- OSHA - Confined Space (16 hours)

--- Asbestos Abatement (32 hours)

--- Energy Auditing (35 hours)

--- Weatherization: Building Retro-fits, Energy Audits, Air Leak Testing, Insulation (35 hours)

--- Solar / Photo Voltaic Installation (35 hours)

--- Green Custodial Building Maintenance Training

The program is 14 weeks in length and is for both men and women – ages 18 to 24. Participants must have a strong desire to work in the construction industry and be physically fit (see below). Carfare will be provided for the entire 14 weeks and a modest stipend will be paid during the hard skills portion of the program (the last 8 weeks). All participants must complete the month long CORE+ component in order to be eligible for construction training.

In addition, applicants must:
--- Be between the ages of 18 and 24.

--- Have no physical barriers to working in the construction industry (and be able to lift at least 50 lbs.).

--- Achieve a 6th grade reading and 6th grade math level on the TABE Survey (testing will take place at STRIVE).

--- Be carefully assessed and interviewed by STRIVE staff before being accepted in the program.

Please refer qualified participants to STRIVE at 240 E. 123rd St. / 3rd Fl. (Manhattan) Monday through Friday between 9am and 4pm – or call (212) 360-1100.

Click here to see the NY1 segment on STRIVE’s Green Construction Training Program.

Monday, November 30, 2009

NYC Ladder for Leaders 2010 Summer Internship Program

Launched by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in 2006, NYC Ladders for Leaders is a college and career readiness program offering New York City high school and college students’ professional paid summer internships, college scholarships opportunities, free college preparatory and SAT courses, career guidance, and leadership development workshops.

The application is available online at The deadline to apply is Monday, December 14, 2009.

Who can apply?
Anyone with prior work experience (paid or volunteer) who is:
--A permanent resident of one of the five boroughs of New York City
16 to 21 years of age
--A current high school junior, high school senior, college freshman, or college sophomore
Legally allowed to work in New York
Please Note: Alumni of the NYC Ladders for Leaders program (or its parent programs NYC GirlsREACH and BoysREACH and CAPITAL) are not eligible to apply for the 2010 program.

Please keep in mind that submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance into the NYC Ladders for Leaders program or placement in a summer internship position. The NYC Ladders for Leaders program is NOT the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and students should still apply to SYEP when the application is released in the spring.

Below are instructions on how to apply for program.

What is the application process?
There are three phases to the application process.

1. Application
2. Pre-Employment workshops and mock-interviews
3. Interviews with Potential Employers
Participants selected into the program must complete each of the three phases. Note: Failure to complete or attend mandatory program events will result in dismissal from the program.

How do students apply?

1. Complete all sections of the online application form. This includes:

Responding to each mandatory essay question in the corresponding text box;

--Providing your resume in the appropriate text box.
--Resume should include any of your previous and current jobs, internships, leadership roles, volunteer commitments, extracurricular activities, and club involvement;
--Agreeing to the NYC Ladders for Leaders guidelines (if under 18, must be agreed to by a parent or guardian as well);
--Listing your official scores from any college entrance exams you have taken (such as PSAT, SAT, ACT);
--Listing a valid email address that you check frequently. If you do not have an email address, you can create a free email account at various web hosts including but not limited to;;;; etc.(Note – all program communication, including invitations to mandatory program events, will be sent by email only); and
--If you attend Boarding School or College/University located outside of NYC, providing a copy of your School Calendar (including winter and spring breaks, last day of classes and last day of final exams).

2. Mail a copy of your most recent semester report card or college transcript. If you are a college freshman, please mail your last high school report card along with proof of college enrollment (i.e. class schedule) to below address.

3. Complete and mail required applicant recommendation form (must be completed by a referring community based organization, teacher, guidance counselor, past or present employer) to the address below.

NYC Ladders for Leaders 2010
c/o Ms. La-Dana Jenkins
NYC Department of Youth and Community Development
156 William Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10038

When is the deadline to submit my application?
The deadline for submitting your application is Monday, December 14, 2009.

If you are unable to complete the online application, you may obtain a paper version of the application by emailing Return your completed application to the above address.

For more information about the program, check out our website at You can also email us at


Thursday, November 19, 2009

ABENY Awards & Scholarhsip Opportunities

There are several awards and scholarships offered by the Association of Black Educators of New York (ABENY).

Bridge from Africa Essay Contest: The deadline for submission of essays is January 8, 2010. Winning students will be honored and will receive awards at a reception in the Cadman Plaza Library on February 6, 2010, 1-2 PM. Click here for the guidelines for the essay contest. Teachers may wish to have students work on their essays during the approaching Thanksgiving recess.

Human Service Awards: Each school is invited to select one student who has demonstrated outstanding service and brotherhood to others to receive an ABENY Human Service Award. (See attached letter to principals, for details). The deadline for submitting the name of the student who is to receive the award is March 26, 2010.

ABENY Scholarships. ABENY awards several scholarships to students in the public schools, among them, a $4,000 Elaine A. Davis Scholarship. Click here to see the ABENY Scholarship Applications. Click here to see the criteria for the ABENY Scholarship.

To learn more about the history and work of the Association, go to

Please note in the disclaimer that students of all ethnicities are eligible to apply for ABENY awards and other opportunities.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Year Up

Year Up is a one year, intensive training program that provides urban young adults, 18-24, with a unique combination of technical and professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate internship.

The success is the graduates, enabling them to move on to full time employment and higher education. Their record is quite impressive. Click here to check the site: Year Up.
Click here for the application.
To get answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), click here.
Click here for the 4 Steps of the Admission Process in Year Up.
Click here for the Interest Form.

The Application Deadline is January 20, 2009.

Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute

The Manhattan/Staten Island BETAC at Hunter College invites you to nominate students in grades 11 and 12 to participate in the 2009 Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute. This innovative program, sponsored by the NYS Senate/Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force and the New York State Education Department, engages students in developing valuable leadership skills and in gaining understanding of the NYS legislative process. Selected students will attend a Saturday Institute in Albany where they will participate in a mock assembly and interact with legislators at the annual Somos El Futuro Legislative Conference.

For a detailed overview of this innovative program and its different phases, please refer to the official website click on to this link or you can copy and paste it to the browser. You can also click here for the student application packet, checklist, as well as a flyer.


Monday, October 26, 2009

University of Rochester

The University of Rochester is offering merit based scholarships. Click here for more information.
If you receive a score of 28 on the ACT, you will be eligible for a considerable merit based scholarship. To get a 28, one has to study. For free test study guide, practice questions, and practice preparation for the ACT, click here.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

African American Women in Computer Science Program

Check out this unique opportunity for female seniors who apply to the Florida Agriculgtural and Mechanical University. There is a scholarship for African American Women in Computer Science Program. Click here to get all of the details.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Do Something Honors Advocacy Efforts

(Deadline: Dec. 15) The Do Something Awards, formerly known as the Brick Awards, honor youth (age 25 and under) who are helping their communities. The awards are accompanied by grants of up to $10,000 to $100,000 each that a winner can provide to the nonprofit of his or her choice.
Award winners will be those who:
•Have identified a problem and have devised clear and measurable methods for addressing it.
•Made a significant long-term commitment to improving the lives of others.
•Cultivated long-term and respectful relationships within their community; demonstrated that they have directly and individually fueled the success of their work.
•Extensively and tangibly improved the lives of others (the award is not for ideas).
•Created great awareness about their issues or causes.
•Serve as program founders and/or leading activist/advocates.
•Have a clear growth plan for their work that ensures sustainability and continued impact;
•Are recognized as top leaders within their issue or cause.
The 2010 awards will present four winners with $10,000 each, and one grand-prize winner with $100,000 toward their organization or cause. Each winner has the option of receiving up to $5,000 as an educational scholarship.
Info: For more on the funding opportunity, please visit

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York

ACE is an afterschool program for high school students who are interested in a career in architecture, construction management, or engineering. For the application and more information, click on

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Internship at a Museum

Here is an opportunity for a high school student to get an internship at the Btooklyn Museum.
Click here for more information.

Richmond County American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Program

The Richmond County American Legion will be conducting its 73rd Annual American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program on Saturday, December 5th at St. John’s University in the Kelleher Center on the 2nd Floor.
The program will begin promptly at 10:00 AM

The Oratorical Contest began in Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri in 1935 in a state wide competition and went National in 1938. The contest was developed primarily to instill a better knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States in high school students. Other objectives include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.

Another purpose of the program is to assist students in paying the high cost of a college education. The American Legion Life Insurance Committee provides the scholarship money for the program. The first place winner takes home $18,000 and the next two finishers receive $16,000 and $14,000.

Click here for the RULES.

Richmond County American Legion will award the following prizes for the county winner:

1st Place = $300 Savings Bond

2nd Place = $200 Savings Bond

3rd Place = $100 Savings Bond

If you have any students interested, please contact the Richmond County Oratorical Chairman so that we can get more information to you. The program Chairman contact info is:

Danny Venezia, Richmond County Oratorical Chairman
199 Lamport Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10305

Home Phone: 718-720-5139
Cell Phone: 917-607-4391

Auditions for Staten Island Idol

Open Auditions to all Staten Island high school students in grades 9-12 will be held at:
Hemsley Hall, 4 Arthur Kill Road, Richmondtown.

Open Auditions
One has to sing an 8-bar a cappella song
Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 - 7 - 9 PM
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 - 1:30 - 3:30 PM

By invitation only
Prepare a one minute song with piano accompaniment
Contestants must bring sheet music
October 24, 2009 - 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Top 10 contestants compete performing a full song with a 3 piece band (Piano, Bass, Drums)
Practice time will be arranged with top 10 contestants during the first 2 weeks of November.
The winner will be determined by LIVE AUDIENCE VOTE.
November 13, 2009 - 7 - 11 PM
Tickets are $35

For more information call 718-351-0900

Monday, September 14, 2009

Information About the ACT

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.

ACT Schedule
Cost - $31 + scores to four colleges
Cost - $46 + scores to four colleges + the writing test

Test Dates Point & Click for More Information
October 24, 2009
December 12, 2009
February 6, 2010
April 10, 2010
June 12, 2010

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Let's Talk About Scholarships - Seniors

Calling all S-E-N-I-O-R-S!
Now is the time to apply for scholarships.
There are scholarships for every, and I mean every
type of quality that makes you a distinctive individual.

The biggest search engine for scholarships is FastWeb.
Click here to have access to a free, comprehensive list of scholarships.

Click here to find billions of dollars worth of college scholarships.

Click here for scholarships that celebrate African American heritage.

Click here to find out information about Historic Black College Tours.

Click here for scholarships that celebrate Hispanic and Latino heritage.

Click here for scholarships for individuals who enjoy being inventive, intuitive, artistic, and dare to show their flair.

Click here for the Ron Brown Scholarship Application.

Click here for the AAA Travel High School Challenge.

Click here for a national essay contest for high school students, the Holocaust Remembrance Project.

Click here for a tool from the College Board that will find scholarships, internships, grants and loans that match your education, talents, and background.

Click here for the Random House Inc. Creative Writing Competition for high school seniors.

Test Prep Review Site

For SAT Review: point and click on the Number image or click right here to go to, for FREE online preparation for the SAT. That's right, it is totally FREE. The key is to start and be consistent. Make a plan that you will do SAT practice for at least 1 hour a day and stick to it. Another option is to dedicate 3 hours on Saturday and 3 hours on Sunday to strengthen one's performance on the SAT.

For ACT, PSAT and SAT 1 and SAT 2 Review: Point and click on Test Prep Review image or click right here to go to Test Prep Review, a great FREE test preparation site. It is another site that offers a range of FREE online practice.

There are many free test preparation resources. Remember, the key is to begin and be consistent in blocking at least 1 hour each day reviewing the information for the SAT. Another option is to schedule 3 hours each Saturday and Sunday. Why? Practice will help one become familiar with the type of strategies to use and the knowledge one should master.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Green Construction Training Program

STRIVE has been a recognized leader in securing jobs for the chronically unemployed for over 24 years. We currently operate one of the most comprehensive Green Construction Training programs for the hard-to-employ in New York City. Our most ambitious construction training opportunity – our third cohort this year – begins on August 7th 2009 with a newly added solar / photo voltaic installation training module.

STRIVE’s Green Construction Training Program includes the following 10 components:

1. CORE+ (Soft-Skills, Career Development, Job Readiness, Computers, Customer Service, Civics) (120 hours)

2. Intro Green Building Efficiency (10 hours)

3. Basic Construction: Electrical (45 hours)

4. Basic Construction: Carpentry (45 hours)

5. Basic Construction: Plumbing (45 hours)

6. OSHA Construction Health/Safety (10 hours)

7. HAZWOPER - Hazardous Waste (40 hours)

8. OSHA - Confined Space (16 hours)

9. Asbestos Abatement (32 hours)

10. Weatherization: Building Retro-fits, Energy Audits, Air Leak Testing, Insulation (80 hours)

11. Solar / Photo Voltaic Installation (40 hours)

The program is 14 weeks in length and is for both men and women. Participants must have a strong desire to work in the construction industry and be physically fit (see below). Carfare will be provided for the entire 14 weeks and a modest stipend will be paid during the hard skills portion of the program (the last 10 weeks). All participants must complete the month long CORE+ component in order to be eligible for construction training.

In addition, applicants must:

1. Be between the ages of 18 and 35.

2. Have no physical barriers to working in the construction industry (and be able to lift at least 50 lbs.).

3. Achieve a 6th grade reading and 6th grade math level on the TABE Survey (testing will take place at STRIVE).

4. Be carefully assessed and interviewed by STRIVE staff before being accepted in the program.

Check out: STRIVE at 240 E. 123rd St. / 3rd Fl. (Manhattan)
Monday through Friday between 9am and 4pm – or call (212) 360-1100 and ask for Emmanuel, Alonzo, or Katherine.

See NY1 segment on STRIVE’s Green Construction Training Program:

Contact Information:

Angelo J. Rivera
Chief Operating Officer
240 E. 123 St. / 3 Fl.
New York, NY 10035
Work: 646) 335-0814

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Put Yourself in the Driver's Seat

Attached is a neat opportunity for students who are 18 years of age and older. Click here to see the opportunity by Brooklyn Workforce Innovations and Sunset Park Alliance for Youth.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

FREE 15 Week Training Program in Janitorial or Food Services

AHRC's Employment & Business Services department is offering a FREE 15 week training program in either janitorial or food services for young adults ages 18 to 21 who are either economically disadvantaged or have a developmental disability.

This includes:
- An internship at a NYC Hospital or University
- $50 a week stipend
- Free job readiness skills
- Guaranteed job placement after the program

If you or anyone you know is interested in this excellent opportunity please call Alexis Hines at 212-895-3380.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Job Opportunity for Youths Age 18 - 25

Just point and click on TSC for complete information and the application. The Technology Service Corps (TSC) is a unique NPower initiative that enlists and trains low-income urban youth to meet the demand for skilled technology workers in the U.S. Begun in 2002 as a small pilot program at NPower's affiliate in New York, TSC is now expanding to serve 105 local participants per year, and offer Microsoft professional certification opportunities to every student.”

TSC offers a free, 16-week immersive IT training program to low-income youth and young adults (ages 18-25), and then places graduates in full-time employment throughout New York City's nonprofit, business and public sectors. Participants practice their new skills and give back to their communities by performing service internships and volunteer work for area nonprofits.”

“Evaluation data show that TSC effectively lifts graduates out of poverty. On average, TSC graduates earn $27,595 in their first year out, compared with just $11,250 prior to joining the program.”

Monday, May 11, 2009


MIT announces its MITES Program, (Minority Introduction to Engineering and
Science), a challenging 6 week summer program that prepares promising rising
seniors for careers in engineering and science. If you are selected, all
educational, housing,
meals, and activity costs are covered. You must, however, pay for your own
transportation to and
from MIT. To apply, go to

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Science & Engineering Apprenticeship program
(summer) - This program places academically talented H.S. students (at least
16 yrs old, sophomores/ juniors) with interest in
science & math in Dept. of Defense laboratories for an 8-wk period over
the summer. This is an invaluable experience in the world of scientific
research, with hands-on exposure to scientific & engineering practices not
available in the HS
environment. It is a paid apprenticeship ($2,000) and the students are
assigned a scientist or engineer as their mentor. To apply online or get
more information about the program: Students must submit their
transcript (minimum GPA 3.0) and teacher recommendation to the program
director for consideration and daily transportation is the student's

Program runs from June 22 - August 14, 2009.

FREE! Princeton University announces its Summer Journalism Program for
low-income sophomores or juniors with at least a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
who have an interest in journalism. The cost is free including travel costs
to and from Princeton!
Apply now! Go to

FREE!! The National Center for Health Marketing's Global Health Odyssey
Museum is pleased to offer the 2009 CDC Disease Detective Camp
(DDC). DDC is an academic day camp for students who will be high school
juniors and seniors during the 2009-2010 school year. Campers will take on
the roles of disease detectives and learn how CDC safeguards the nation's
health. The camp will be
offered twice from June 22-26 and July 13-17. For more info and to apply to

FREE!! The American Legion sponsors a weeklong summer leadership program
called Boys State. This year's program will be held at McDaniel College in
Westminster, Maryland from June 21-27. If you are a junior interested in a
leadership opportunity,
see your guidance counselor right away for more information.

The Leadership Center at Morehouse College presents the 2009 Coca-Cola
Pre-College Leadership Program. There are 2 programs, one for male students
completing their sophomore or junior year, and the other for
male students completing their senior year. Applicants must have a minimum
3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). The curriculum focuses on personal and
interpersonal leadership skills. The program runs from June 20 to
June 26. The cost is $400.00. To apply, go to
Application access is listed under "Events at the Leadership Center."

NASA sponsors the National Space Club Scholars Program, a 6-week summer
internship at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. It is open to students who
will be 16 years old and have completed the 10th grade by
June 2009, have demonstrated high academic success, and have an interest
in space science or engineering as a career. Applicants must be U.S.
citizens. Applications are available in the Career Center or online at Apply now!

University of Maryland, College Park: Women in Engineering, E2@UMD, July
12-18, or July 19-25; rising juniors and seniors. Go to or call

University of Maryland Young Scholars Program targets rising juniors and
seniors who have a strong academic record and a desire to excel to
experience college life while earning three academic credits. 14 courses are
offered for three weeks from
July 2 - 31, 2009. Visit

CITY YEAR, WASHINGTON DC (AmeriCorps) - Graduating seniors who are not
sure what they want to do after high school should consider applying for a
paid community service position with City Year, Washington, DC.,
a group of 17-24 year olds committed to full-time service for ten months
in the Washington, DC community. Benefits include living stipend ($200 per
week), health care coverage, free metro pass, and $4,725 educational
scholarship. For more info: or email: or
call: 202-776-7780, Amanda Seligman. Recruitment open houses will be held
once a month at their headquarters: 918 U Street, NW, 2nd floor, Washington,
DC 20001.

Harlem Children's Society Summer Internship at CSI

Hot off the press - Harlem Children’s Society is offering summer internship opportunities at different sites throughout New York City.

For students in Staten Island, the internship site will be at the College of Staten Island.

In order to be considered for the internship, a student has to interview at New York University

The address is:
25 Waverly Place, Room 204
Department of Anthropology

In order to get there – hop on the N or W lines to 8th Street in Manhattan.

Interviewing will take place from 3 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12th and Thursday, May 14th.

George Felton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award

Staten Island Branch #2227 NAACP
George Felton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award Sponsored by the Staten
Island Branch NAACP
George Felton, Jr. was a New York City Fireman and Fire Marshall. He served two terms as president of the Staten Island Branch NAACP. Under his leadership the branch fought housing discrimination and job discrimination on Staten Island. A $500 scholarship presented to one deserving African American high school student in his name.
Criteria for George Felton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award:
1. Be an African-American resident of Staten Island.
2. Be an active member of an NAACP Youth Council.
3. Be a prospective June or August high school graduate (transcript required).
4. Have an acceptance from an accredited college or university(acceptance letter
5. Be of good character
6. Have demonstrated commitment to the goals of the NAACP through involvement
in a community not- for- profit organization.
7. Submit a 250 word essay on the NAACP history in the civil rights movement.
Application deadline June 1, 2009
Applications are to be mailed or delivered to the Law office of Duane C. Felton at 805 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, N.Y. 718-273-9600
first middle initial last
number and street
Date of birth Telephone
Parent or Guardian
High School attending
Date of graduation______________
College you will attend
(please attach a copy of your notification of acceptance and two letters of reference)
On a separate document, typed and double spaces set forth the following:
1. High School activities and achievements
2. Community activities and achievements (church, clubs, organizations, awards, etc.)
3. Hobbies
4. Employment history
5. Essay : 250 essay on the history of the NAACP in the Civil Rights movement.
6. High School transcript.
7. Mail your application and accompanying documents to Duane C. Felton at 805 Castleton
Avenue, Staten Island New York 10310
The deadline for applications is June 1, 2009!

Harry Lee Collins , Sr. Memorial Scholarship Award Sponsored by the Staten

Staten Island Branch #2227 NAACP
Harry Lee Collin s , Sr. M e m o rial Sc h o la rs h ip Aw ard Sp o n s o re d b y th e Staten
Is lan d B ranc h NAACP
Harry Lee Collins, Sr., experienced first hand the financial hardship of trying to attend college on a limited budget. Therefore, upon his death, a large donation was made to the Staten Island Branch NAACP for the purpose of helping to defray the college expenses of African American students admitted to college.
Criteria for Harry Lee Collins, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Award:
$500 scholarships presented to two deserving high school students.
Eligibility Requirements
1. A Staten Island resident of African-American heritage
2. A prospective June or August high school graduate (Transcript from school
3. An acceptance letter as a first term matriculating freshman from an accredited
college or university (acceptance letter required).
4. Of good character. One letter of reference from non-family member required.
5. Have demonstrated a commitment to the tenets and principles of the NAACP
through community activities.
6. Have demonstrated significant academic improvement during your high
school career.
Application Deadline is Monday June 1 2009
Application should be mailed or delivered to the Law Office of Duane C. Felton, at 805
Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10310. 718-273-9600
first middle initial last
number and street zip code
Date of birth Telephone
Names of parents
High School
Expected date of graduation
College you will attend
(please attach a copy of your notification of acceptance and two letters of reference)
The following documentation must accompany your application:
1. High School activities and achievements
2. Community activities and achievements (church, clubs, organizations, awards, etc.)
3. Hobbies
4. Employment history:
5. Submit a 250 word essay on the history of the NAACP in the Civil Rights movement.
6. Provide a copy of your high school transcript with your application.
7. Mail your application and accompanying documents to Duane C. Felton at 805 Castleton
Avenue, Staten Island New York 10310
The deadline for applications is Monday, June 1

Controlling the Skies as an Air Traffic Controller

Calling all seniors - - -

When you are 18 and with a high school diploma, the Federal Aviation Association is taking applications for Air Traffic Controller School. You need a high school diploma to apply and credit is given for college on the exam.

Go to this website: for details and to fill out the application immediately – even if you do not know if you would want to attend immediately – it is the federal government and it may take them months to call.

The key is to APPLY.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Access to knowledge is our thing. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, we don’t want anything to stand in the way. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Lime. Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities. Recipients of the Google Lime Scholarship will receive a scholarship for the 2009–2010 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the all-expenses- paid retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View , CA , in 2010. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and demonstrated passion - $10,000USD for those studying in the US and $5,000CAD for those studying in Canada (based on average tuition costs).
Eligibility Requirements
Candidates must be:
A student entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program in the 2009–2010 academic year at a university in the United States or Canada (in addition to US and Canada citizens, international students with disabilities studying at universities in the US or Canada are also encouraged to apply)
Enrolled in a Computer Science or Computer Engineering program, or a closely related technical field as a full-time student for the 2009–2010 academic year
A person with a disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term, or recurring, issue that impacts one or more activities that others may consider a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists

How To Apply
Candidates will apply online via the Lime online application process, and provide the following:
Contact and education information
Current resume
Academic transcripts
Answers to essay questions
Two recommendation letters from a professor, adviser or supervisor

Application Deadline: June 1, 2009
Visit us at jobs/scholarship s for more details.

Monday, April 27, 2009

St. Philips Baptist Church Scholarship

A college entrance scholarship award of $1,000 will be presented to the student who best meets the criteria of character, scholarship service, and need as established by the scholarship committee. Applications are available in Room 111. The deadline is May 30, 2009.

The Rashawn Brazell Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,500
Deadline: June 15, 2009


The Rashawn Brazell Scholarship is awarded to college-bound students of color who reside in New York City. Applicants must be entering their first year in an accredited undergraduate program.

Applicants should be:
--High school seniors
--Recent graduates (within 1 year of graduation) --Recent GED attainees (within 1 year)

Selection will be based on the student's interest in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression, as well as their commitment to creating peace in the community by affirming and celebrating diversity. Although the award is not need-based, it is need-sensitive, meaning we strongly encourage applications from students who experience financial hardship.


The Rashawn Brazell Memorial Scholarship aims to provide a sustainable tribute to Rashawn Brazell, a 19-year-old Brooklyn native who was brutally murdered in February 2005. With each year the award is offered, we encourage a new wave of New York City high school students to reflect upon Brazell's legacy of selfless service and to think critically about the impact of intolerance and violence on their communities.

Application questions: Additional information:

Please note: The application on our website still has the old deadline from last year. Please bear with us as we update our website. In the meantime, please feel free to complete the scholarship application and send in all relevant materials by JUNE 15, 2009. Thank you!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Ms. Reilly visits Ralph McKee High School and provides information about how juniors can successfully apply to SUNY colleges and universities. Check out the pictures.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Summer Youth Employment Program

Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, New York City
will receive federal stimulus funds to support the 2009 SYEP. As a result, we will
be expanding the program to add more jobs. To qualify for a job in SYEP, you
must be:
• a New York City resident
• between the ages of 14 and 24 (as of July 1, 2009)
Applications will be out in April, however, interested youth are encouraged to
begin gathering some of the documents that are needed if selected to be a part
of the program. These include:
• Proof of Age (birth certificate, US Passport or Alien Registration Card or
NYS ID or driver’s license)
• Citizenship Status (US birth certificate, US Passport or Alien Registration
Card or Certificate of Naturalization)
• Social Security card
• Work Papers (for youth under the age of 18)
• Proof of Address (utility bill, lease or official mail from Federal, State or
City agency)
• Proof of Family Income or Public Assistance (as of January 2009)
• Selective Service Registration (for males 18 and over)
(For a complete list of documents please visit our website at
Participants can work in a variety of entry-level jobs at government agencies,
hospitals, summer camps, nonprofits, small businesses, law firms, museums,
sports enterprises, and retail organizations. Participants also take part in
educational workshops that enhance their knowledge of the labor market,
prepare them for the world of work and provide them with basic financial literacy.
• Program dates: July 1 to August 15
• Hours per week: up to 25
• Pay: $7.25 per hour
To learn more about SYEP, visit or call 1(800) 246-4646.


It’s that time of year again! The NYCLU is sponsoring its annual Freedom of Expression contest. Students can win over $1,000 in cash prizes! This is a great youth opportunity, so please pass it on.

We ask the young people of New York City to tell us what civil liberties issues matter most to them. No topic is off limits. Students can speak out about racial justice, immigrants’ rights, freedom of speech, LGBT rights, and more. For a complete list, click here.

Then get creative! All mediums are accepted: write an essay or a poem, perform spoken word, or create a video, song or rhyme. Submit a drawing or piece of artwork, or create a public service announcement. The deadline for submissions is May 22.

For more information, please visit our website,, email us at or call 212.607.3361.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship

The Staten Island Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is
pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our annual
scholarship. We will be awarding scholarships in the amount of $500
each. The scholarships are open to high school seniors who are of
African, Caribbean or Latino American descent.

All applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, April 13, 2009.

All scholarship finalists will be requested to attend a personal interview
with the scholarship selection committee during the month of May. All
scholarship recipients will be notified by mail in May 2009.
The application form and the necessary criteria for students to be considered for the scholarship can be found at

If you have any questions, please call (212) 657-0783 or (917) 370-9891between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Monday, March 30, 2009

ArtsLife Application

ArtsLife Internship Program

Dear Friends,

The Museum of Arts and Design is proud to be able to offer a new paid internship program for high school students called ARTSLife starting this summer. We hope that you will pass the attached flyer and application to any students you think might be interested.

The ARTSLife program will assist promising high school juniors and seniors interested in future employment within the arts sector in New York City to discover and exploit their particular talents, and help them decide where and how they would like to implement those abilities in their future employment, whether at the Museum or at another arts organization. These internships will offer competitive salaries along with in-depth, practical business and curatorial training, and provide an opportunity for young people to gain work experience; obtain references from respected professionals in the arts; and begin forging professional alliances.

Thank you in advance for helping us spread the word.

Best Regards,
Aliza Boyer

Aliza Boyer
Senior Manager of School, Youth & Family Programs

Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
phone 212.299.7759
fax 212.299.7704

Friday, March 27, 2009

2009-2010 YouthBridge-NY Fellowship

We are pleased to announce that we are currently recruiting participants for the 2009-2010 YouthBridge-NY Fellowship, open to students entering 11th grade in the Fall of 2009.

For further information on YouthBridge-NY and to download applications, please visit our website at

Please contact Karen Lander with any questions:, or (212) 983-4800 x121

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The ArtsLife High School Internship Program

Internship Details:
The ArtsLife High School Internship Program is a paid summer internship for ten (10) high school students intended to help them gain practical work experience in a non-profit art museum setting. Interns will work part-time for six weeks. Each intern will be expected to report to work Tuesday – Friday from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. The 2009 internship will begin on Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 and conclude on Friday, August 21st, 2009. Each intern will be paid a competitive wage.
Applications must be received no later than April 10th, 2009.
Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors in high school by Fall 2009.
Applicants must live and attend high school in the 5 boroughs of New York City.
Applicants need not be planning a career in museum work or art, but should be interested in learning about museums, art and design, and the non-profit sector.
You must be able to commit to the entire 6-week program from July 7 - August 21, 2009.

Application Requirements:
□ Completed student application form (see attached)
□ Parent/guardian support form (see attached)
□ Two (2) letters of recommendation (see attached)
(One recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator; A second recommendation from an adult who is neither a relative nor affiliated with the high school of the applicant, i.e. employer, member of clergy, coach, etc.)
□ All application materials should be placed together in a single envelope, must be postmarked by April 10th, 2009 and sent to:
ArtsLife High School Internship Program
Museum of Arts & Design
Education Department
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
Please Note:
Recommendation forms sent separately will not be accepted.
Applications may NOT be faxed or e-mailed.
Please do NOT send any additional materials.

If you have further questions, please send e-mail to:
Internships will be awarded to students based upon their interests, abilities and potential to benefit from the experience. Student profiles and statements along with recommendation letters will be used to assist the selection committee in determining the strongest applications. Semi-finalists will be asked to participate in an interview at the Museum in early April. Finalists will be notified in early May.

All applicants must submit a fully completed application package by April 10th, 2009.
Applications may be obtained by:
Contacting the Museum by e-mail at
Downloading the application from our web site at

Please make sure that your application includes all of the following items: NOTE: Typewritten applications are preferred, but legibly handwritten applications will be accepted.
(1) Student Application form: Make sure that all items in Parts 1 and 2 are completed and signed, and that you include your address and phone number for the summer months.
(2) Personal Statement:
This statement should be 500 words or less and include the following:
Why you want to intern at MAD and what you expect from an internship;
Career objectives and how you hope to achieve them;
Your experience and/or education in the visual arts or museums, if applicable;
The qualities you possess that promote you as a candidate for this internship.
(3) Parent/Guardian Information and Pledge of Support: This form must be filled out by the parent(s) or guardian(s) only, and must be signed and received by the deadline.
(4) Letters of Recommendation: These two (2) letters must be received by the deadline. Be sure to complete the section of the application that indicates from whom the recommendations are coming. Letters of recommendation should come from individuals who can speak for the student’s background and skills and their ability to learn. Letters must arrive along with the rest of the application in sealed envelopes, with the name of the letter writer and applicant appearing across the envelope flap.
One letter of recommendation needs to come from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator. This should be someone other than the person who makes the nomination.

A second recommendation must come from an adult who is neither a relative nor affiliated with the high school of the applicant (i.e. employer, member of clergy, coach, etc.).

Deadlines: All application materials must be postmarked by April 10th, 2009.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

FOUR (4) YEARS FREE - High School Senior African American Males

Do you know any Black Males (who are Seniors in high school) who want to go to college for FREE. The black colleges are looking for future Black Male Teachers and will send them to Universities/ Colleges FOUR (4) YEARS FREE; THIS IS FOR MALES ONLY.
1. Have parents fill out this application.
2. Read the Mission Statement.

There are Ten (10) different South Carolina Colleges or Universities including:

Benedict College
http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. edu/schools/ benedict. htm
http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. edu/schools/ benedict. htm

Claflin University
http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. edu/schools/ claflin.htm
http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. edu/schools/ claflin.htm

Clemson University
http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. edu/schools/
http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. edu/schools/ clemson.htm

Morris College
http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. edu/schools/ morris.htm
http://www.callmemi ster.clemson .edu/schools/ morris.htm

South Carolina State University
http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. e! du/schools/ southcarolinasta te.htm http://www..callmemister. schools/southcar olinastate. htm

Greenville Technical College
http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. edu/schools/ greenvilletech. htm http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. edu/schools/ greenvilletech. htm

Midlands Technical College
http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. edu/schools/ midlands. htm
http://www.callmemister. schools/midlands .htm

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. edu/schools/ orangeburgcalhou ntech.htm http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. edu/schools/ orangeburgcalhou ntech.htm

Tri-County Technical College
http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. edu/schools/ tricountytech. htm http://www.callmemi ster..clemson. edu/schools/ tricountytech. htm

Trident Technical College
http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. edu/schools/ tridenttech. htm
http://www.callmemi ster.clemson.. edu/schools/ tridenttech. htm

3. Send this to your family and friends also.

The web link is below:

http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. edu/index. htm
http://www.callmemi ster.clemson. edu/index. htm

Monday, March 9, 2009

Stella Adler Studio of Acting - New York City

Attention young aspiring actors aged 14-17. Stella Adler Studio in New York City is offering a Summer Teen Program which is a 5-week intensive with some of the Studio's top faculty. If you are interested in auditioning for this program of if you have any questions, please contact Jena Necrason at (212) 689-0087 ext. 16 or e-mail her at

Thursday, March 5, 2009


-Bell Labs Fellowships for Under-Represented Minorities

-Student Inventors Scholarships

-Student Video Scholarships

-Coca- Cola Two Year College Scholarships

-Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships

-Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships

-Brand Essay Competition

-Gates Millennium Scholarships (major)

-Xerox Scholarships for Students

-Sports Scholarships and Internships

-National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)

-Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)

-Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

-FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid

-Presidential Freedom Scholarships

-Microsoft Scholarship Program

-WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search

-Hope Scholarships & Lifetime Credits

-William Randolph Hearst Endowment Scholarship for Minority Students

-Multiple Lists of Minority Scholarships

-Boeing Scholarships

-Easley National Scholarship Program

-Maryland Artists Scholarships

-Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA
students in South Florida)

-Historically Black College & University Scholarships

-Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students

-International Students Scholarships & Aid Help

-College Board Scholarship Search

-Burger King Scholarship Program

-Siemens Westinghouse Competition


-GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds

-CollegeNet's Scholarship Database

-Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid


-Federal Scholarships & Aid

-Scholarship & Financial Aid Help

-FAFSA on The Web (Your Key Aid Form & Info)

-Aid & Resources For Re-Entry Students

-Scholarships and Fellowships

-Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies

-HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)

-Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

-INROADS internships

-ACT-SO EUR Olympics

-Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships

-ScienceNet Scholarship Listing

-Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide


-The Roothbert Scholarship Fund


Are you 16 years old, have a 3.0 GPA, and might be interested in serving in the Obama Administration as a page? Please share this information with friends, family and potential US House of Representatives Page candidates. The honor of serving as a page during the Obama administration will be an invaluable experience. Help identify students to participate in this enlightening educational opportunity. Please access the below link for specific details. http://pageprogram.

Pages have been serving the House of Representatives for nearly two hundred years. Working as a team, Pages assist Members with their legislative duties, deliver correspondence and small packages within the congressional complex, answer phones in the Member cloakrooms, and prepare the House Floor for sessions.

High school juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in core academic subjects may apply to work as Pages in the U.S. House of Representatives for a fall or spring appointment. There is no GPA requirement for Pages who work during the summer semester.

While serving the House, Pages live in Washington D.C., at the Page Residence Hall, a few blocks away from the Capitol. During the academic year, Pages attend classes at the House Page School. Pages must be sponsored by a Member of Congress and be at least sixteen years old on the date they begin their term. All communication regarding the Page program must be made through the applicant’s sponsoring Member.
How to Become a Page – Page eligibility, the application process, and Page selection. Download material for public distribution.
The Page Experience – The duties of a Page, the Page School, the Page Residence Hall, and extracurricular activities.
Page Program History – Brief history of the Page Program, photos and artifacts, and the role of Pages in congressional history.