Scholarship Searches And Application Sites

Federal Student Aid (& Fafsa4caster)   https://fafsa.ed.gov/fafsa/app/f4cform?execution=e1s1

College Admission Process

Summer, Gap and/or Enrichment Programs

American University/Washington DC Gap Program – http://american.edu/Spexs/Augap/

Fall, spring, summer or year long programs at American University.  Credit earning fall & spring   programs consist of a 3 days per week mentored internship and a seminar class of your choice focusing on American politics, global business & trade, or international affairs.  Summer programs participate in a global business seminar on international business and a research class.

California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) – www.cssa.ca.gov

All high school  students spend one month on CalaArts campus in California honing skills in their chosen artistic field.  Competitive entry.

Cornell University Summer Collegewww.summercollege.cornell.edu

2 – 6 week  programs for high school students.  Courses include:  architecture, art, design, fashion, business, hotel management, college success, debate & literature, engineering, robotics, government, medicine, psychology, social change & sustainability, veterinary medicine and animal science.

George Washington Universitywww.gwsummer@gwu.edu

Pre-college program for high  school students.  2 week programs for summer immersion, or 3 or 6 week college intensive programs with courses in arts, business, politics, robotics, medicine etc.

Oxbridge study abroad –  http://www.oxbridgeprograms.com/

Major/minor courses for 1 month  in England (Oxford, Cambridge), Scotland (St. Andrews), Spain (Salamanca, Barcelona), France (L’Academie de Paris), New York (Barnard), Boston(Harvard), Los Angeles(UCLA),

St. John’s college (Maryland/ Santa Fe) – www.sjc.edu

One week residential program for high  school junior/seniors.  Courses include, science, philosophy & literature, poetry, mathematics, visual arts.  Readings include Plato, Chekhov, Descartes, Woolf, Austen, Lincoln, Locke, Aristotle, Rousseau, the Bible.

University of Rochesterwww.enrollment.rochester.edu/precollege

3 week intensive  studies courses in mini medical school, Hajim engineering, the art of a short film, english language program (non-native english speakers); 1,2 or 3 week courses in, biomedical tech, photography, cinema, nursing, music, pre-med – experience.

Visions – a service adventure experience – www.visions-service.com

Take part in an ambitious project with nonprofit partners that emphasis developing friendships and working together.  This is not a teen tour.  You will live in the heart of a community, and work on projects.  2 weeks to month long stays in Alaska, British Virgin IslandS, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador & Galapagos, Guadeloupe, Mississippi, Montana, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Peru.

Study abroad

Studying abroad is a great way to expand your horizons.  Whether for a semester, year or  longer, I encourage all students to take this opportunity to see and learn about another country, culture and its people while earning credits toward your degree

Research universities/majors

  • campus tours
  • Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) – www.ctcl.org   – 40+ small to medium sized colleges that  make a differences in the lives of their students.  Many students go on to graduate and professional schools.  I suggest that you get the book “colleges that change lives” and read it.
  • Hillel – www.hillel.org – a guide to Jewish life on universities/colleges throughout the USA
  • mymajors.com – interactive site allowing students to research different major options  linked to their life style and interests
  • Test-optional schools   – www.fairtest.org
  • What can I do with this major?