• Summer at RVCC 2019

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 12/18/2018 9:35:00 AM

    Dear Parents and Students,

    Raritan Valley Community College is inviting you to make the most of your summer.  

    Summer at RVCC offers:

    • Online and on-campus courses
    • Day and evening classes
    • Classes designed to transfer to 4-year schools
    • High quality instruction at an affordable price

    Three convenient sessions:

    • Six-week session starting Monday, May 20
    • Nine-week session starting Monday, June 10
    • Six-week session starting Monday, July 8

    For more information and to apply, please go to:  RaritanVal.edu or contact Admissions@RaritanVal.edu or call 908-526-1200, ext. 7009

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  • Yale Summer Program in Astrophysics

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 12/14/2018 10:05:00 AM

    Dear Parents and Juniors

     

    The Yale Summer Program in Astrophysics is a selective four-week research and enrichment program for 32 rising seniors who are especially interested in physics, math, and astronomy.  The 2019 program will be held from July 7 - August 4, 2019.  

    Applicants can imagine spending their summer:

    • Working on an advanced astrophysics research project with Yale scientists;
    • Learning skills in research, programming, and data science; 
    • Getting ahead start on college in an intensive residential environment;
    • and making friends that will last a lifetimme . . .

    Apply by March 10, 2019 

    For additional information and to apply, please go to:  yspa.yale.edu

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  • USC Bovard Scholars

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 12/5/2018 11:10:00 AM

    Dear Parents and Students,


    The 2019 USC Bovard Scholars application is now open

    We invite all high-achieving high school juniors with financial need to apply.

    Do you or someone you know fit these requirements?

    • Junior in high school (11th grader) at time of application
    • Currently hold a 4.0 GPA or above
    • Enrolled in Algebra II, Trigonometry or above
    • Demonstrate financial need


    If so, you are eligible to apply.
     
    If selected, each Bovard Scholar will have one full year of support through the admissions cycle and spend three weeks on the USC campus, where they will receive:

    • Personalized career exploration
    • Expert admission and financial aid support
    • Comprehensive test preparation
    • Leadership development


    This year, the program runs from July 14, 2019 through August 3, 2019. 

    We offer the program at no cost to students or families. USC will pay for transportation to and from campus for students coming from outside of Southern California.

    Applications are due February 15, 2019 at 5:00pm PST.

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  • Brandeis PreCollege Program 2019

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 12/5/2018 8:10:00 AM

    Dear Parents and Students,

    You are invited to represent your high school next summer in a Brandeis Precollege Program.  Once a nomination is submitted, each nominee will receive an email notification directing them to an application form. If you are interested in being a nominee, please email or come in to see your counselor by December 15, 2018. The deadline to nominate students is December 21.

    Brandeis offers diverse high school programming for every learner:

    • Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine - unique, behind-the-scenes insight into the dynamic world of medicine through experiential learning, guest lectures and networking opportunities. Students visit the best medical schools in the country, premiere medical centers, and meet in small groups with national leaders in the field. June 23 - June 29
       
    • App Design – 45 hours of classroom instruction and mentorship from Brandeis Professor Tim Hickey. Students will advance their computer coding and programmings skills, and gain real-life experience pitching their app design to programmers at Google’s Cambridge campus. July 7 - July 18
    • QAA (Queer Academics and Activism): a brand-new seminar on LGBTQIA+ Histories & Futures. Relying on research and scholarship, gain insight into queer activism, theories of practice that guide effective engagement, and culminate with an action plan you can take back to your communities. June 23 - June 28
       
    • Service Corps – ranked in the top ten universities for community engagement, Brandeis Service Corps provides hands-on community service projects and leadership development. Students work in small groups with faculty and community partners to understand the roots of social problems through their service work. July 7 - July 18
    • Genesis: Jewish Leadership – students will join a vibrant and diverse Jewish community, learning from leading scholars and practitioners doing cutting edge work and research in environmental science, social entrepreneurship, technology, gender, public policy, world religions and culinary arts. July 2 - July 15 or July 2 - July 29
       
    • BIMA: Jewish Arts – an immersive program for students seeking to pursue serious artistic growth within a vibrant Jewish community. Students dedicate more than 100 hours in the music conservatory, art studio, theater or creative writing workshop, honing their skills and creating art with world-class arts faculty. July 2 – July 29

    Again, if you are interested in the PreCollege Program, please contact your counselor by December 15, 2018.

     For questions and more information, please call the Office of Precollege Programs at (781) 736-8416 or emailing us at precollege@brandeis.edu.


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  • Study In Oxford in Summer 2019

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 11/28/2018 10:40:00 AM

    Dear Parents and Students,

    You have the opportunity to fuel your ambitions this summer with the Oxford Royal Academy's 2019 summer schools, taking place in Oxford, Cambridge and other prestigious locations.

    Courses are offered in Medicine, Law, Business, Engineering, English, Politics, Robotics, Coding, Creative Writing, Psychology, Philosophy and more.

    Venues include the prestigious institutions of Oxford, Cambridge, St. Andrews, Imperial in London, Ascot, Yale and Stanford. 

    Cultural Activities include excursions to London, guest lectures, expert-led debates, skills workshops, theatre trips, sports, museums, musicals and formal dining.

    Programs take place in June, July and August 2019, and are available for ages 8-25.  For more information, please visit:www.oxford-royale.co.uk

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  • University of Miami Summer Scholars Program 2019

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 11/28/2018 10:10:00 AM

    Dear Parents and Students, 

    The University of Miami Summer Scholars Program 2019 is a three week program taking place July 6-26, 2019.

    Students will discover college life at UM, and be able to earn college credit before graduating high school.

    Students selected for the three week program will have the opportunity to:

    • Choose from a variety academic tracks based on their interests, while earning college credits
    • Attend classes and form friendships with high school students from around the world
    • Learn from a student-centered curriculum and egage in numerous hands-on activities
    • Develop time management skills and grow as independent thinkers
    • Live on campus for an incluseive perspective
    • Explore Miami and participate in educational field trips

    for more information, please go to:  miami.edu/ssp

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  • 2019 RBS Pre-College Enrichment Program (RBS PREP)

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 11/20/2018 11:15:00 AM

    Dear Parents and Students,

    Do you know a high school junior interested in Business or Entrepreneurship who would like to enroll in a college level course and earn 3 college credits? The Office of Diversity Programs at Rutgers Business School is excited to be accepting applications for the 2019 RBS Pre-College Enrichment Program (RBS PREP). Attached, please see the Program Factsheet, Program Application and additional info below. 

    Rutgers Business School – Pre-College Enrichment Program (RBS PREP) seeks to recruit high performing and highly motivated underrepresented minority 11th grade students from various high schools for the purpose of early exposure to Rutgers Business School, careers in business, college level courses, and campus life. After an comprehensive application review and interview process, up to 20 high school juniors will be selected for the 2019 PREP Program.

    All RBS PREP participants will be enrolled in a college level Management Skills course that will meet on Saturday mornings from 9:00am – 12:15pm. This class will include both RBS PREP participants and other Rutgers undergraduate students. Lunch will be provided after classes dismiss. After lunch students will participate in PREP program enrichment activities from 1:00 –2:30pm. Program Orientation is scheduled for Monday, January 14, 2019 in Newark and Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in New Brunswick. Programming officially launches on Saturday Jan. 26, 2019 and ends on Saturday, May 11, 2019

    High school student participants will also be paired with an RBS student counselor/mentor for the duration of the program. During the program enrichment sessions, student counselors will review class assignments, notes, and work to help answer any questions participants may have. The enrichment sessions will conclude each week with scheduled guest speakers and/or activities meant to highlight and expose participants to student life at Rutgers, RBS, careers in business, life skills and issues surrounding diversity. Successful completion of the RBS PREP program will result in the high school juniors earning 3 academic course credits toward the completion of their undergraduate education at Rutgers Business School. With the exception of the mandatory $50 application fee, the RBS PREP program comes at no-cost to students and families.

     Students should submit their applications and supporting materials ASAP. Seats are filled very quickly. The application deadline is 5pm Friday, December 21, 2018. 

    Program applications are attached below.

    Applications should be scanned and emailed back to ydelvalle@business.rutgers.edu.

    Thank you,Lastly, it is important to note that the RBS PREP program will run at both Rutgers Business School - Newark and Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick. Accordingly, students should complete the program application for the campus that is in closest proximity to their home or school. The applications are labeled Newark (NWK) or New Brunswick (NB).

     

    RBS Fact Sheet      PREP 2019 Application NB    

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  • University of Southern California 2019 Summer Programs

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 11/15/2018 11:55:00 AM

    Dear Parents and Students,

    The University of Southern California's 2019 Summer Programs will be comprised of the following areas of study: 

    • Architecture, Business,
    • Engineering & Information Technology
    • Global Studies, Journalism
    • Pre-Health & Science
    • Pre-Law
    • Performing Arts
    • Summer Theatre Conservatory
    • and Writing & Critical Thinking

    Two sessions will take place this summer.  A two week program starting June16-30, 2019 and a four week program from June 16 - July 13, 2019.

    These sessions are designed to give students the opportunity to:

    • Experience college life
    • Live on the USC campus
    • Earn college credit
    • Explore LA with field trips related to your course of study

    Interested?  How to apply:

    • Visit summer.usc.edu
    • Complete application & pay application fee
    • Submit a letter of recommendation
    • Sumbit an official high school transcript

    Questions?  Please reach out to summer@usc.edu or call 213.740.5679

     

     

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  • Denison University's Reynolds Young Writers Workshop 2019

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 11/14/2018 11:30:00 AM

    Dear Parents and Students,

     

    Denison's 2019 Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop will  once again bring the caliber of  a professional writers' conference to high school students who are passionate about writing and eager to connect to a community of writing friends.

    This years program will take place June 16 - 23, 2019.  The opening of the online application portal is January 7, 2019.  Application deadline is March 3, 2019.

    Financial support is available for those in need.  

    If you have any questions, please contact:  reynoldswriting@denison.edu or by phone at 740-587-6207.

    For additional information:  reynolds.denison.edu

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  • Notre Dame Summer Scholars 2019

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 11/14/2018 8:00:00 AM

    Dear Parents and Students,

     

    University of Notre Dame
    Office of Pre-College Programs
    University of Notre Dame

    Experience College Life and Academics 

    Through our Summer Scholars program, students may choose from 22 courses in a variety of fields, perfect for sophomores and juniors who want to explore their passions and interests while earning college credit. 

    New and Highlighted Courses:

    Modern Art: From French Impressionism to American Pop
    Moving from industrialization to urbanization, students will explore how engagement with evolving society as well as with new technologies fundamentally changed the way artists understood and captured the world. 

    From Malcolm X to the Beatles: Youth Activism and Repression in the 60s
    With a focus on youth activism and repression in the 60s, students will walk away with a broader understanding of the concepts of democracy and the consequences associated with repression.

    Archaeology: Exploring the Foundations of Notre Dame 
    Combining participation in an archaeological dig with classroom sessions and lab work, students will delve into the methods and theories archaeologists use to understand the past. 

    Russia and the West: Understanding the Modern Russian Soul 
    Students will use an interdisciplinary approach to uncover the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the modern Russian psyche and how it regards the West. Professor David Gasperetti talks about why it's important for high school students to learn about this topic here.
     
    Applications Live!
    University of Notre Dame
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