Counseling and College Preparation

Mission Statement: 

As counselors at Bishop Kelly, our mission is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that assists all students in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers and lifelong learners.  

We are passionate about what we do and are committed to helping you achieve your educational goals.  

This site includes academic, personal and social, and college and career resources to help you meet your needs.  Content specific information is included in the tabs below. 

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Find your Counselor:

  • Mrs. Haener (last names ending in A-G)
  • Mr. Kristensen (last names ending in H-O)
  • Mrs. Kane (Classes of 2019 and beyond – last names ending in P-Z.
  • Mrs. Crum (Class of 2018 -last names ending in P-Z; College and Career Counselor for all grade levels)

 

School Profile – 2017-18
17-18 school profile final

 

+Grade 9

9th Grade Tips for Success

Next Steps Idaho is a great resource for students and parents as you plan not only for high school, but for your career. nextsteps.idaho.gov

9th Grade checklist

+Grade 10

10th Grade Tips for Success

Next Steps Idaho is a great resource for students and parents as you plan not only for high school, but for your career. nextsteps.idaho.gov

10th Grade Checklist

+Grade 11

Junior Parent College Information  Junior Parent College Information Powerpoint – 

Next Steps Idaho is a great resource for students and parents as you plan not only for high school, but for your career. nextsteps.idaho.gov

11th Grade Checklist

College Planning: How To Get Started” This is a handy guide from College Board for Parents. college-planning-how-to-get-started

Big Future is a resource provided by College Board to help students and parents navigate the College Application Process. bigfuture.org is a free college planning site with a step‐by‐step approach to help students find, afford and enroll in a college that’s right for them.

Important Information for Parents of Juniors and Seniors Newsletter, September 2018

+Grade 12

Senior College Planning Powerpoint

Next Steps Idaho is a great resource for students and parents as you plan not only for high school, but for your career. nextsteps.idaho.gov

College Data is an online College Planner that offers a wide variety of tools to help you with every aspect of the college application process. Do a school search, analyze college data (admission statistics, costs, housing, financial aid and much more). A one stop resource for students and parents.

12th Grade Checklist

Click here for the Senior Snapshot Form  Seniors are asked to complete this form and share an electronic copy with your counselor to assist us in writing letters of recommendation.  Please remember that we need three weeks advanced notice, so plan ahead so we can work together to meet your due dates.

Senior College Transcript and Recommendation Process and Timeline. Please refer to this document to make sure you and your counselor are working together to submit your college documents in a timely manner.

College Planning: How To Get Started” This is a handy guide from College Board for Parents. college-planning-how-to-get-started

Big Future is a resource provided by College Board to help students and parents navigate the College Application Process. bigfuture.org is a free college planning site with a step‐by‐step approach to help students find, afford and enroll in a college that’s right for them.

College Data is an online College Planner that offers a wide variety of tools to help you with every aspect of the college application process. Do a school search, analyze college data (admission statistics, costs, housing, financial aid and much more). A one stop resource for students and parents.

Important Information for Parents of Juniors and Seniors Newsletter, September 2018

+Choosing a College

Choosing a College

College Planning: How To Get Started” This is a handy guide from College Board for Parents. college-planning-how-to-get-started

“20 Questions to Ask A College Admissions Representative” A Guide for students and parents.questions-to-ask-college-representatives

 

Resources & Scholarships for Catholic College Students: https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/catholic-scholarships-resources/

To assist students who will be comparing business schools and programs before enrolling, we developed an all-in-one business degree database where students can review and compare business schools and programs across the country. Discover Degrees in Business We obtained the information about each business school and their program offerings from the AACSB, ACBSP, NCES and also from direct correspondence with the admissions office of each business school. We also included guides on how to pass the SAT and ACT to help prospective business students get through admission.

+College and Admission Testing

Below are the 2018-19 test dates for both the SAT and ACT. To register you will need our school code (130041)

2018-19 SAT National Test Dates

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org

2018-19 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date SAT Subject Tests Available Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes
August 25, 2018

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date July 27, 2018 August 7, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

August 15, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

August 15, 2018
October 6, 2018

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date September 7, 2018 September 18, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

September 26, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

September 26, 2018
November 3, 2018

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date October 5, 2018 October 16, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

October 24, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

October 24, 2018
December 1, 2018

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date November 2, 2018 November 13, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

November 20, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

November 20, 2018
March 9, 2019

Register

SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date February 8, 2019 February 19, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

February 27, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

February 27, 2019
May 4, 2019

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date April 5, 2019 April 16, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

April 24, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

April 24, 2019
June 1, 2019

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date May 3, 2019 May 14, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

May 22, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

May 22, 2019

Important:

Score Release Dates

Most SAT scores are released about two weeks after test day. June scores take longer, up to six weeks. Find out when scores will be released.

Important Information

U.S. deadlines apply to students testing in the United States and U.S. territories.

  • U.S. registration materials that are mailed must be postmarked by the U.S. deadlines. The deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.
  • Additional fees apply if you register late, change your test center, change your test date, or switch from taking the SAT to taking a Subject Test after registering. Find out how to make registration changes and get deadlines.
  • Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance. Please note this exception: Sunday testing for the October 3, 2020 SAT will be held October 18, 2020.
  • If you miss the late registration deadline, you may be able to get on the waitlist.
  • Your registration options will be limited if you aren’t taking the SAT for one of its main purposes.

Important:

SAT Subject Tests


2018-19 ACT  National Test Dates

To register, go to www.actstudent.org.

Please note that all Bishop Kelly juniors take the ACT in the Spring at Bishop Kelly. Registration for that exam will take place at Bishop Kelly.

2018-2019 Test Dates (National)
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 8, 2018** August 10, 2018 August 11-26, 2018
October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29-October 14, 2018
December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018
February 9, 2019* January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019
July 13, 2019* June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019

 

Note that Bishop Kelly will only be able to send either all test scores for both the ACT and SAT, or no test scores.  When a transcript is requested, we will ask the student whether they want all ACT and SAT scores sent to the colleges to which they apply.  If they say the do not want all scores sent, it will be the responsibility of the student to request that their scores be sent directly from the testing agency.  Please contact your counselor if you have further questions regarding this new policy.

 

CollegeBoard Score Report Policy:  Please take time to read the policy regarding the sending of SAT scores to colleges.  The following website gives information regarding this policy: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/score_choice.html

SAT/ACT Fee Waiver Information. The counselors have information on ACT and SAT fee waivers. There are eligibility requirements which must be met in order to receive a fee waiver. Income levels are based on the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Income Eligiblity Guidelines. Contact your counselor if you think you might qualify for the waiver. 

ACT/SAT Test Preparation:  Many students find it beneficial to enroll in preparation classes prior to taking the ACT and/or SAT.  The counselors do not specifically endorse any specific preparation program and feel there are many that are helpful.  Following is information on a few local preparation programs that other students have found beneficial.

Kathi Lecertua provides preparation before each administration of both the ACT and SAT.  Kathi was the career counselor at Borah High School and has offered SAT and ACT test prep classes to students in the Valley for over 25 years. Sessions focus on testing strategies, math, critical reading, sentence completion, science reasoning, and essay writing. Actual SAT and ACT exams are used in class for practice. Cost is $175, payable at the first class. Classes meet int he Eagle area. She can be reached at 208 761-4140, or by email at Kathi.Lecertua@gmail.com.

Club Z offers individual tutoring as well as test preparation.  Their phone number is 424-9500.

Huntington Learning Centers provide preparation sessions at each of their Boise locations. Huntington provides an individualized prep program that allows students to work 1:1 with instructors while they pin point their specific needs to get the best results possible.

Tutor Doctor offers customized 1:1 and small group ACT/SAT preparation. Small group preparation is 18 hours in the classroom followed by three hours of 1:1 tutoring to maximize scores. Our ACT SUCCESS program provides a highly-detailed, six-page analytic report to pinpoint exactly where students nee d the most help. On average, students who complete our ACT SUCCESS program have raised their composite score by six points! We are located at 4840 N. Rosepoint Way, Suite C, Boise, 83713. Phone: 208-591-8140.

Free ACT/SAT prep is available from the following resources:

SAT Test Prep: https://www.chegg.com/test-prep/free-resources/sat

ACT Test Prep: https://www.chegg.com/test-prep/free-resources/act

http://www.mometrix.com/academy/act-test/ – free ACT Test prep questions.

Collegeboard and Khan Academy test prep For the first time ever, the creators of the SAT have given Khan Academy exclusive access and advice to build a personalized practice program for anyone, anywhere. By linking your Collegeboard and Khan Academy accounts, students can access free, personalized test prep using PSAT test results. For more information, go to https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

+College Athletics

NCAA Clearinghouse If you hope to participate in NCAA Division 1 or 2 athletics in college, you will need to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at the end of your junior year or during your senior year.  The guidelines for this process can be found at www.eligibilitycenter.org. Please note that courses taken through Brigham Young University Independent Study, and Idaho Digital Learning Academy Flex Program do not meet NCAA core course requirements. Before taking any correspondence courses, please check with your counselor. Please note that to play Division 1 sports, you need to pass 10 NCAA core courses before the start of your senior year. At least 7 of those core courses must be in English, Math, or Science. After you have registered, contact Mr. Kristensen to have him send official transcripts.

NAIA Eligibility Center Students hoping to participate in NAIA intercollegiate athletics, must register on the NAIA website found at http://www.playnaia.org. After you have registered, contact Mr. Kristensen to have him send official transcripts.

+College Visits

BISHOP KELLY HIGH SCHOOL VISITS

  • You will not be sent a reminder, so please note the date and time for the visits in your agenda. 
  • You must sign up by 3:30pm the day before the visit to be excused from class.
  • Only juniors and seniors may be excused from class for college visits.
  • Each student may only attend 5 sessions per year. Visits held during the Office Hours meeting time are open to all grade levels, if students obtain a pass from their counselor prior to the meeting.
  • Sign up in the College Visit notebook located across the hall from the Library, or in the College and Career Counseling Center (Room 406).

    Click here for the Current College Visit Schedule

    Click here for the College Visitation Validation Form

+Financial Aid Resources

Because each family has circumstances unique to them, we encourage all students to search for independent scholarships through one of the following search engines. Please contact your counselor if you need assistance setting up your scholarship profile.

Financial Aid Web-Sites
Many students are interested in finding out information about national scholarships. While the career center and counselors receive much information about these, please be aware that there are many others that we simply don’t know about. Looking for scholarships can almost be like a part-time job and you have to be willing to put some time and effort into the search. The institutions you will be attending are your greatest resource for financial aid, however, there are several web-sites that can help your search.

www.fastweb.com
www.finaid.org
www.findtuition.com
www.getcollegefunds.com
www.cappex.com
www.chegg.com/scholarships
http://www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm
http://mycollegedollars.hyfnrsx1.com
www.unigo.com
http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/

FastWeb
This is a vast array of tools to assist students and counselor with scholarship and college information. Check out the website for details! www.fastweb.com. 

The Profile Wizard Helps Students Find More Matches
Students can login to Fastweb and see the Profile Wizard in the form of a questionnaire at the top of their “My Fastweb” page. It highlights profile areas that still need to be filled out. The more details students include in their profile, the more personalized scholarship matches they will see.
LEARN ABOUT THE
PROFILE WIZARD
New on Fastweb – Part Time Job Matches
Fastweb has now included part time job matches to the scholarship and internship matches generated for students from their profiles. Matches can be found in Fastweb’s Career Planning section.

 

CollegeBoard Help for Parents and Students
While CollegeBoard might be better known for their AP and SAT tests, they also have an extensive website that has a great deal of information regarding college and financial planning.  There are specific sites for both parents http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/ and students http://www.collegeboard.com/student/index.html?student/

FAFSA Information
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  This website will walk you through the process of registering for federal financial aid.  Be aware of websites that try to charge you for this free service. Seniors from the Class of 2018 will be able to submit your FAFSA beginning October 1 (using 2017 tax information). For more information, go to www.studentaid.gov.

Ultimate Guide to the FAFSA:
http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/fafsa-guide/

Graduating Without Debt: http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/debt-free-college-education-guide/

College Savings Plans: http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/college-savings-plans-guide/

CSS Profile
The CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is an application distributed by the College Board allowing college students to apply for institutional financial aid. It is primarily designed to give private member institutions of the College Board a closer look into the finances of a student and family. It is much more detailed than the FAFSA. Generally, colleges with early acceptance programs use the CSS PROFILE to make preliminary financial aid decisions. For information and to apply, go to https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/prf/index.jsp

Financial Aid Information 
This website offers students and parents clear information about the basics of college financial aid. www.finaidfacts.org

MoneyGeek.com recently published a student financial aid guide for women. THey have compiled scholarships for women in numerous fields (from STEM subjects to law and medicine) and from different backgrounds. This guide also offers great advice on winning scholarships, including tips from financial aid guru Mark Kantrowitz, the founder of FinAid.org  http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarships-for-women-guide/

Nitro is an online guide helping students figure out how to pay for college. They just released a step-by-step guide on how to fill out the FAFSA, question by question. https://www.nitrocollege.com/fafsa-guide

Going Merry – One app that allows you to apply to scholarships directly. https://blog.goingmerry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/going-merry-student-summary.pdf

+Military and Academy Resources

Military Academy Information

Air Force Academy and ROTC Check out these links for important information regarding Air Force ROTC and the Air Force Academy. www.afrotc.com or www.usafa.af.mil

+Scholarships

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Raise.me is a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low income and first generation students. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to earn scholarships, which is often too late to impact a student’s college ambitions or choices, Raise.me enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular.

University of Idaho
Information on student financial aid services, including scholarships, is available at www.uidaho.edu/finaid

Northwest Nazarene University: With NNU admission, guaranteed $4000 if you graduate with a 3.0 GPA.  This scholarship is in addition to any academic or activity scholarship that may be awarded.  Information can be found at www.nnu.edu/scholarship.

Scholastic Art and  Writing Awards: For information about these awards, visit www.artandwriting.org

The Idaho Community Foundation manages over 70 different scholarship funds – each customized according to the desires of the fund creator. Each has its own eligibility criteria, application requirements, and review process. Many have their own applications, deadlines, and eligibility requirements. http://www.idcomfdn.org/Scholarships

National Honor Society (NHS) members have access to a new scholarship search tool. It’s exclusively tailored to make searching for scholarships by NHS members more efficient and productive. NHS Scholar Dollars offers filtered results based on the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. It’s accessible through the NHS website. Members can visit www.nhs.us/scholardollars and enter the pillars most aligned to their accomplishments. This will present them with more focused options to pursue in seeking scholarship support.

StudentScholarships.org has several scholarships of interest for graduating seniors. More information can be found at www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php

University of North Carolina Charlotte Levine Scholars Program takes the brightest, most capable students and gives them the tools, resources, and environment they need to make a difference in the world. This is a four-year, full tuition + room as well as a grant to implement a service project of the Scholar’s own design. For more information, go to www.levinescholars.uncc.edu.

The State of Idaho The state of Idaho offers several scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to study at a public or private college or university in Idaho. For more information on criteria and due dates, go to https://boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/scholarship_jump.asp

University of Montana Raise.me Micro-scholarships: The University has partnered with Raise.me to allow students to earn scholarships to the University of Montana earlier in high school and help them see how they can be a competitive candidate at UM. When UM awards student scholarships on Raise.me, we are guaranteeing these scholarships will be included in their financial aid package after they are admitted. Read more about the program here

Honors Graduation Scholarship Whether through essays or multimedia, you’ve used your voices to share visions for a better world. So here’s your chance to put them to action! Submit a proposal for how you’ll better your community. Because this will be a much more rigorous process with multiple rounds, we’re also raising the bar for tuition awards: from five $1,000 tuition awards to five $10,000 tuition awards! We will also fund the top project up to $5,000.  www.honorsgraduation.com/graduation-scholarship.htm

College of Idaho Heritage Scholar Program provides full-tuition scholarships to highly qualified students with exceptional intellectual ability. Students will be chosen to apply from all College of Idaho applicants. Applicants will submit a 750-1000 word essay describing how a specific non-academic experience has been beneficial to the applicant and their community.

Next Steps Idaho now has information on Scholarships for Idaho students. LEARN MORE.

VFW Voices of Democracy speech contest is open to students in grades 9-12. The theme is “Why My Vote Matters” – applicants will record your 3-5 minute essay. Local winners can move on to the state and national competition. Deadline is 10/30/18. More information is available from Mrs. Crum, or go to www.vfw.org

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship provides high school seniors with demonstrated critical financial need the opportunity to receive amounts from $6,000-$25,000. In addition to financial need, students mush exhibit integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Deadline is 10/25/2018. More information at scholars.horatioalger.org

Skidmore Scholarships are available in Math, Science, Music and more. skidmo.re//merit

Since 1994, the Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Scholarship has been recognizing and rewarding senior athletes who excel in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. This year, we’re awarding over $60,000 in college scholarships. Give your most well-rounded seniors a shot at winning.100 Scholarship Winners. Two From Every State.The Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes two winners—one male athlete and one female athlete—from each state.

  • 90 State Winners receive a $500 scholarship
  • Eight National Finalists receive a $1,000 scholarship
  • Two National Winners receive a $5,000 scholarship along with national honor and recognition during ESPN’s telecast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation

Winning the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship requires a GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. You have students who have worked hard for years to make the grade. Now help them get the recognition they deserve:

Guide to Catholic scholarships

https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/catholic-college-scholarships/

It has up-to-the-minute details of 20 different opportunities specifically for Catholics students to apply for. There’s expert advice about putting together a winning application and finding other less common scholarships. And a ton of info about attending Catholic universities, finding the Catholic community on campus, and much more.

Class 101, a national leader in college planning, is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for high school students. This fall, Class 101 will award two to five scholarships, ranging $1,000-$2,000, to students who excel at leadership, academics, and making a difference in their communities. Students are encouraged to submit an application by visiting Class101.com/boisemeridian. Applications are to be submitted from Sept. 1 – Dec. 1, 2018, with selected students announced in January 2019. This scholarship competition is open to all high school students.

THE BELK SCHOLARSHIP The John M. Belk Scholarship, Davidson’s flagship merit program, covers the comprehensive costs of attending Davidson (room, board, tuition and fees) – valued in 2018-19 at over $65,000. Belk Scholars are game changers – recognized for outstanding intellectual ability, leadership skill, commitment to service, personal vigor, and potential for impact.

  • Nomination Deadline (your school may nominate one or two students) – November 9, 2018.
  • Nominees’ Admission Application Deadline – December 3, 2018.

2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award: Applications are now open for 2019 awards. Our school may only nominate one student, but all are encouraged to submit your application for consideration. spirit.prudential.com Here’s how it works:

  • By November 6, 2018, students must submit their completed applications, and signed student/parent agreements, to a certifier. (Certifiers can be school principals or the head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or affiliate of Points of Light’s HandsOn Network.)
  • By November 16, 2018, certifiers select and certify top applicants for state-level judging.
  • On February 5, 2019, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards announces state-level winners for 2019.

Skidmore Scholarship Opportunities: For more information about scholarships in Math, Science, and Music go to skidmo.re/merit

ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning high school or college student (18+) with the most creative entry in our Summer/Fall 2018 Scholarship Promotion. Deadline is Dec. 31, 2018. The Grand Prize Winner will receive the $3,000 scholarship.

First Scholarships The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the many scholarship opportunities.   https://www.firstinspires.org/scholarships

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the nation’s most generous and selective undergraduate merit awards. Valued at more than $250,000 (out-of-state) or $150,000 (in-state), the scholarship includes tuition, stipend, study abroad and professional development funding. At UT Dallas, students have access to distinguished faculty, innovative academic programs, nationally recognized research and countless career-oriented opportunities. Deadline: Dec. 7, 2018 Qualifications and deadlines are online. Please visit our website for more information.

Profiles in Courage Essay The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews. All submissions must adhere to contest requirements. The contest deadline is January 18, 2019.

The $1,000 Nav Entrepreneur Scholarship will be awarded to two applicants. The winners will be chosen based on how well the students express their entrepreneurial aspirations in their essay. Entrepreneurial-minded individuals who are currently running a business and going to school to improve their knowledge, or those looking to start a business after completing their courses are welcome to apply. Deadline is January 1, 2019. https://www.nav.com/entrepreneur-scholarship/

If you know high school juniors or seniors with big ideas and a passion to make a difference, they’ll want to hear about the University of Dayton’s Future Flyer Pitch competition. This in-person, startup-style competition gives future entrepreneurs the chance to earn up to $40,000 in scholarships over four years to the University of Dayton. To enter the competition, students must submit a two-minute video that presents a solution to a challenge faced by their local community. The contest is open to teams of up to four juniors or seniors, but there is no limit on the number of teams that can participate. Videos will be evaluated by a panel of judges and selected teams will be invited to the University of Dayton in early April, when they will present a two-minute pitch to a panel of judges in person. Video submissions are due November 1, 2018, and finalists will be announced in January, 2019. Students can read more about the guidelines and submit their videos at go.udayton.edu/future-flyer-pitch. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at admission@udayton.eduor 800-UD PRIDE (800-837-7433). Thank you for your support of future entrepreneurs!

SeniorAdvice Caregiver Scholarship – $2,000 Award
For students who have acted as caregiver to an adult friend or relative in any capacity:

Boston University’s merit-based scholarships.

  • Trustee Scholarship – Boston University’s most prestigious full-tuition scholarship recognizes extraordinary academic performance and leadership ability. Students must submit two additional essays with their application for admission.
  • Presidential Scholarship – This four-year $20,000 scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. No additional application materials are required; all students need to do to be considered is apply for admission by the scholarship deadline.

The application deadline for these scholarships is December 1, 2018. To learn more about the requirements of these scholarships and other merit awards offered by BU, please visit our website.

Elks National Foundation offers several scholarships for high school seniors. Deadline is November 15, 2018 for the Most Valuable Student, and February 1, 2019 for the Legacy Award. https://www.elks.org/scholars/

Seton Hall University Catholic High School Achievement Award. The Catholic High School Achievement Award is a competitive scholarship awarded exclusively to incoming freshmen currently enrolled in a Catholic high school who have a minimum of an unweighted 3.0 GPA and a 1350 SAT (new) 1290 SAT two-score (old) or 29 on the ACT as well as a strong record of involvement in your high school, community or church. This $2,000 award is renewable for three additional years for a total award of $8,000 as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and earns at least 30 credits annually. There is no application required for this scholarship; the scholarship is automatically awarded to students who meet the eligibility requirements shortly after admission. Learn more by visiting the Catholic High School Achievement Award page.

Fireside Catholic Publishing recognizes High School seniors who are putting their faith into action daily. Each school may only nominate one student, so see Mrs. Crum if you are interested. Essay topic is “How is your Religious Education Influencing your Life?” Deadline is December 7, 2018.

Assumption College in Worcester, MA has several scholarship opportunities for Catholic high school students. Deadlines are 12/15/18.  https://www.assumption.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships-grants

National Co-Op Scholarship Program consists of 160 merit co-op scholarships for high school seniors planning to participate in college cooperative education. www.waceinc.org

+Student Summer and School Year Enrichment Opportunities

Miscellaneous Announcements and Opportunities

Each year the counseling department receives numerous requests to nominate students for a variety of leadership opportunities. The National Youth Leadership Forums offer programs on Medicine; Law; National Security; Defense, Intelligence and Diplomacy; and Collegiate Success. If you would like more information, check their website at www.nylf.org. The Global Young Leaders Conference offers similar opportunities. Their website is www.cylc.org/GYLC. People to People Leadership Program information is available at www.peopletopeople.com. Lead America’s website is www.lead-america.org. Contact your counselor if you would like to be nominated for a specific forum.

Rotary Short Term International Exchange Program – Through STEP, two students spend about eight weeks together experiencing each other’s family, country, and culture: four weeks with your host family abroad and four weeks in your home. For more information, see your counselor or contact Thomas Rosenthal at 208-863-4242.

University of Notre Dame Pre-College programs offer high school students a taste of college life, academics, and the Notre Dame community. Check out our website for more information, and please encourage promising students to apply to one of our stellar on-campus programs or our summer study abroad opportunities!
2019 Summer Programs:

  • Study Abroad Rome: June 1 – June 15, 2019
  • Summer Scholars: June 22 – July 6, 2019
  • Leadership Seminars: July 13 – July 24, 2019
  • Study Abroad Ireland: July 13 – July 27, 2019

Columbia University Summer Immersion Program offers residential options for students who will be 16 years of age or older by the start of the program. There is also a Barcelona only program for students entering grades 11-12, or first year of college in the fall. sps.columbia.edu/hs

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes is a three-week summer residential program held on Stanford campus that provides academically talented and intellectually curious students currently in grades 8–11 with intensive study in a single course.  https://summerinstitutes.spcs.stanford.edu/

Oxbridge Academic Programs has been welcoming intellectually adventurous students to summer study programs since 1986. Professor James Basker designed these programs for students in grades 7-12 with the goal of giving them the opportunity to live and study in historic centers of learning. Today we offer programs in England, France, Spain, and the United States. Students choose two subjects in which to immerse themselves – a major and a minor – from a range of over 200 courses. Popular options include Medicine, Law, Business, and Psychology. https://oxbridgeprograms.com/