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Juniors - Common App Essay Prompts
Juniors may begin to prepare for 2020-2021 college applications by reviewing the Common App Essay Prompts now available.

 St. Louis Alumnae Panhellenic Association Presents
Sorority 101

A free event open to high school women and parents who are interested in sorority recruitment. Meetings will take place:
Sunday, March 29th from 1:30-3:00pm
Sunday, April 19th from 1:30-3:00pm
St. Louis County Library Headquarters
1640 S. Lindbergh
More information available on website


Women in Engineering Program – Purdue University
On Monday, April 20, 2020 please join the Women in Engineering Program for your college campus visit to Purdue University and enjoy a comprehensive engineering experience. To attend, register online at

UMSL/Washington University Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program
Information sessions available Fridays in April 2020 at 3:00 pm on the Washington University campus. No RSVP necessary. For information, please call 314-935-6109.

Open House/Visit Opportunities

Case Western Reserve University
Dates: March 27, April 3, April 10, April 17
Register here

Colleges That Change Lives
Date: August 17, 2020
7:00 pm
Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
Register here

Fontbonne University
Dates: March 14, April 4 and 24
Register here

Lynn University
Dates: March 21, and April 25
Register here

Mississippi State University
Spring Preview Days
Dates: March 23
Register here

Southeast Missouri State University
Dates: March 28
Register here

Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
Dates: June 22
Register here

University of Virginia – School of Architecture
Join faculty and current students to learn more about the undergraduate programs offered at the UVA School of Architecture. Following the information session, you will receive a guided tour of Campbell Hall led by current students.
Dates: March 20, April 17
Register Here

Virginia Military Institute
Dates: March 27-28
Register here

Western Illinois University
Dates:  April 4
Register here

Wichita State University
Dates:  March 21, April 4 and 17
Register here

STARS – Summer Program
The Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) Program offers academically-talented students who are entering their senior year of high school a rare opportunity to work within a laboratory research setting with top scientists at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis College of Pharmacy, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the host institution, the University of Missouri-St. Louis. More than 60 scientists who work in fields such as biology, chemistry, earth science, engineering, environmental science, medicine, psychology, and public health will share their experiences as they and their research team direct students in research projects. Applications will be accepted from March 1 – March 20, 2020. For more information and an application, please visit the website.

AIMS – Adventures in Medicine and Science – Saint Louis University
The AIMS workshops provide an in-depth look into various fields of medical science and are attended by students from across the country. Topics include Medical and Surgical Procedures and Anatomy 101. Please visit for more information.

University of Alabama – Early College
University of Alabama Early College provides high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to choose from over 80 different online and on-campus courses and earn up to 30 hours of college credit. For more information and an application, please visit

Beloit College – Center for Language Studies
Intensive summer courses in Chinses, Japanese, and Russian. Program dates are June13-July 31. For more information, please follow the link.

BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute
A collaboration between Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Express Scripts, and St. Louis College of Pharmacy designed to expose and prepare local multicultural students for a future career in healthcare, with an emphasis on pharmacy. Four cohorts are available for this six-week summer program. Apply now at

Boston University – Academy of Media Production
Creative high school students develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, multi-camera productions and more. Program runs from July 6 – July 21. Application deadline is March 31. For application and program information, please visit BU Academy of Media Production.

Broadreach – Summer Study Abroad
For high school students looking for a unique opportunity to travel abroad with a purpose. A variety of programs combining adventure, hands-ion activities and expert facilitation to further explore students’ interests and passions. For further information please visit

The Catholic University of America – Applied Math in Action!
This pre-college program in applied mathematics is June 21-26 at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. This residential program is intended for rising high school freshmen, sophomore, juniors, and seniors as well as 2020 high school graduates looking for a pre-college experience. For application and more information, check out the website here.  

Carleton College – Liberal Arts Experience
The CLAE is a free week-long summer academic program for high school students. CLAE scholars will experience the benefits of a liberal arts education. Current sophomores who have an interest in African American culture, demonstrate strong academic promise, and a strong level of community involvement are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply online, please visit

Columbia University
For academically exceptional students, Summer Programs for High School Students offer a chance to experience an Ivy League education while preparing for college. Several courses and experiences are available, visit Columbia Precollege for more information.

Cornell University – Summer College
Live and learn at Cornell. Students can earn credits and experience college life. Explore majors and investigated potential careers in a variety of subjects. Limited financial aid is available, apply by May 1. For more information, please visit

Drexel University – Summer Institutes
Drexel offers high school students a range of academic programs during the summer to explore what life in college is all about. Offering both residential and day options, students can take advantage of Drexel faculty-led workshops, labs, facilities, and all the city of Philadelphia has to offer. For more information and an application, please visit the website.

Duke University Summer Session
From Malala to Greta, young people today are taking charge of problems facing the world and solving global challenges! Duke University Summer Session is launching a unique set of new courses in 2020 on today’s most pressing global challenges: Plastic Pollution, Global Epidemics, Access to Healthcare, Human Trafficking, Migrant Crisis, Climate Change, and Food and Nutrition. You will join a network of powerful students from around the world and work together to solve these important problems! Applications are now open.

University of Kansas - Project Discovery
Project Discovery is a week long, intensive learning camp for high school students (entering grades 9-12 in fall 2020) with a day or overnight option.  Campers choose from different engineering disciplines and work closely with KU faculty and graduate students as they complete a hands-on project. Held on KU’s Lawrence campus, students will get an up-close view of KU and the School of Engineering classrooms and labs. Get additional information and at:

Lehigh University – Summer Academy
Lehigh University Summer Academy offers innovative, thought-provoking and enriching course work, combined with learning that extends beyond the traditional classroom. Service-learning projects, leadership development, field trips and social events will also be an integral part of the program. This three-week pre-college residential program is designed for rising 6th-11th grade students. For more information, please visit

Maine College of Art – Pre-College
Three-week (July 5-25, 2020) residential art program in Portland, Maine. Students may receive three college studio credits. Applications now open at

Miami University – Summer Scholars Program
The Summer Scholars Program is an opportunity for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors to spend two weeks on Miami’s campus exploring a topic of their choice alongside faculty and professional experts. All applications must be submitted online and need to be received by May 1, 2020. More information can be found at

University of Miami – Summer Scholars Program
High-achieving high school sophomores and juniors can gain an authentic college experience and earn six college credits this summer in a variety of areas while exploring their academic passions and considering their future career opportunities at University of Miami. For further information, please visit the website.

University of Missouri – Medical Explorations
This workshop helps rising high school juniors and seniors explore their strengths, as well as careers in health care. The workshop includes a two-week online component from June 8-22, 2020, and a one-day, on-campus event either June 19 in Columbia or June 22 in Springfield. For more information and application, please visit University of Missouri School of Medicine.

University of Notre Dame - Career Discovery in Architecture
The University of Notre Dame School of Architecture offers a summer Career Discovery program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who want to learn about studying architecture prior to attending college. A 12-day program will allow students to participate in seminars, field trips, and design studios. Registration opens in February 2020. Please visit for more information.

Oxbridge Academic Programs
Summer study programs for grades 7-12 in Spain, England, France, and the US. To learn more, please visit

Pratt - PreCollege Program
This program provides students with an opportunity to build their art and design skills, create a portfolio of their work, and explore possibilities for study and employment in creative fields. The program runs from July 6-31, 2020. More information may be found at

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Preface 2020
Current 10th and 11th grades may be interested in Preface 2020, A pre-college summer, residential engineering program for talented high school students from groups that have been historically and traditionally underrepresented or underserved in science, engineering, and technological fields. Program runs June 28-July 11, 2020. For more information and application, please visit

Rustic Pathways – Student Travel
Community service, adventure, or a mix of both? Closer to home or across the world? Base house or homestay? Whatever you’re looking for, Rustic Pathways has the right type of travel experience for every student. Explore the global opportunities at

Samford University - Bulldog Pharmacy Camp
Learn about careers in pharmacy and about pre-pharmacy courses that can prepare you for pharmacy school. You will participate in hands-on pharmacy science lab demonstrations and unique service projects. You will also gain essential patient assessment skills, tour local health care facilities and pharmacies, experience campus life, and have fun! The camp will be held June 21-26, 2020 on the campus of Samford University. For more information, please contact Samford School of Pharmacy at 205-726-2008 or email

Sewanee – Young Writers’ Conference
Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are passionate about creative writing and interested in working hard to improve their craft are invited to apply for the Young Writers’ Conference at Sewanee – The University of the South. The workshop takes place June 28th-July 11th. Please see SYWC for more information.

Southeast Health – Healthcare Professionals Camp
Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in a career in healthcare are encouraged to apply for SoutheastHEALTH’s summer camp June 7-9, 2020. Tuition includes meals, instructional materials, and overnight stay at Southeast Missouri State University. For details and application visit

Stanford University – Pre-Collegiate Studies
Stanford offers programs across a wide variety of disciplines—including arts, business, humanities, math, science, and more—allowing highly motivated students to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions. Deadlines for most summer programs are in February, with some early round deadlines in January. Admission is selective. Limited financial aid is available. For course descriptions and application information, please visit Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies.

Summerfuel programs take place at some of the world’s most respected universities, and in culturally rich and vibrant cities across the United States, England and Spain. Students choose two subjects from a range of more than 100 subjects. Outside of class, there are many extracurricular activities, speakers, workshops and field trips. For description of summer opportunities, please visit

Wake Forest University – Summer Immersion
The Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program is a hands-on learning experience. Students dive deep into a field of study with access to world-class faculty, researchers, and industry professionals. For more information please visit Wake Forest Summer Immersion.

University of Warwick - Pre-University Summer School
A fully-inclusive 10-night program (July 7-17, 2020) for 16-18-year olds delivered at Warwick and including 1 night in London + visits to Oxford and a top London university. Students can choose from 2 courses: Introduction to Economics and Finance and A Taste of Social Sciences (Law, Psychology, Philosophy, Education Studies). Full social and cultural program, and all meals are included. Find out more at: 

Washington University/Allex Foundation – Language Intensive
The WUSTL-ALLEX Intensive Chinese and Japanese Institute will offer intensive beginning level classes in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese at Washington University in St. Louis for seven weeks this summer. Each class meets for 2 hours per day, 5 days a week for 7 weeks. The course is intensive and requires 3-5 hours of mandatory self-managed study per day. This program is designed to train students to speak and listen to Chinese or Japanese, and to introduce students to reading and writing the language. Please visit the website for additional information.

Washington University – Pre-College Programs
Washington University is now accepting applications for the Summer 2020 Pre-College programs. Students may choose from credit to non-credit courses, 2-week to 8-week courses, and residential to commuter. Many options are available, to view the exceptional educational opportunities, please visit Early bird application deadline is February 15, 2020 and application fee is waived if apply before this date.

Webster University – School of Communications Summer Camps
Webster University will host a variety of week-long camps, including Music Recording, Scriptwriting, Game Design, and Filmmaking. Camps are open to high school students and enrollment is limited. Please visit to register.

Where There Be Dragons
We adventure. We explore. We learn. Our summer travel programs for high school and college students combine our nine program components to develop cross-cultural competencies and an understanding of critical global issues through experiential learning, empowered student leadership, immersive travel, and meaningful exchange.  Dragons offers summer travel abroad programs in India, China, Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and more. For detailed description of programs available, please visit

William and Mary – National Institute of American History and Democracy
Spend three weeks learning about the men and women who shaped America. Visit the places they lived and worked, see the things they used, and immerse yourself in the study of American history. For more information and an application, please visit the website.

Standardized Testing

ACT/SAT Test Dates

Please make careful note of the registration deadlines on your calendar. If you have any concerns or questions, please see your college counselor.

ACT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Period ($30.00

April 4, 2020

February 28, 2020

February 29-March 13, 2020

June 13, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 9-22, 2020

July 18, 2020

June 19, 2020

June 20-26, 2020


$68.00 (ACT with writing); $52.00 (no writing) Register online at


SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline ($30.00)

March 14, 2020*

February 14, 2020

March 3, 2020

May 2, 2020

April 3, 2020

April 21, 2020

June 6, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 27, 2020


$64.50 (SAT with essay); $49.50 (no essay); $22.00/ per test + $26 registration fee (Subject tests) Register online at

UMSL Bridge Program – Summer ACT Intensive
Rising seniors who have taken an official ACT are invited to apply for the FREE ACT Prep class at UMSL. Applications due May 17, 2020. For more information, please visit BridgetoACT20.
Session 1: June 8-12, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 2: June 22-26, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


March Deadlines

Mensa Healthy Minds Scholarship St. Louis Chapter
High school seniors in good academic standing with cumulative grade point averages of greater than 3.0 and a desired major in a mental health-related field are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Eligible majors include, but are not limited to, psychology, counseling, social work, and psychiatric nursing. Judging based on the short essay returned with the application (available in College Counseling Office).
AWARD:  $1,000
Deadline:  March 14

Missouri Women’s Golf Association Scholarship
Available to female golfers.  Based on academic record, community service activities, leadership and golf experience. Application available online.
AWARD:  varies
Deadline:  March 14

The National Catholic College Admission Association Scholarship
Graduating seniors accepted to one or more Catholic colleges/universities.
AWARD:  $1,000
Deadline:  March 15

William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Fund
Applicant will be considered on academic achievement, potential and financial need.  No applicant denied participation based on race, creed, color, national origin, or religion.  Must live in the First Congressional District (northern St. Louis City and St. Louis County) and if qualified, a register voter.
Deadline:  March 15

Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri
Graduating senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, involvement in extra-curricular activities, financial need.  Essay and ACT or SAT scores required.  Mail application to the Grand Lodge Office in Columbia, MO.
AWARD:  Varies
Deadline:  March 15

SAE Engineering Scholarships
Intend to earn a degree in engineering or related science (examples:  math, chemistry, physics, biology, computer science, etc.) and meet minimum requirements in regards to GPA and ACT/SAT (varies by scholarship).  Must begin application process online.
AWARDS:  Varies
Deadline:  March 15

Society for Information Management (SIM) – St. Louis Chapter Scholarship
Six scholarships are awarded annually for students pursuing studies in the Information Technology field. Applicants must be a current high school senior, live in St. Louis metro area, plan to pursue a Computer Science, Computer Networking, Information Systems or other Information Technology field, and enroll in a college or university in the St. Louis region.
AWARD:   $2,000
Deadline:  March 15

Women Legislators of Missouri
Members of the Women Legislators of Missouri will sponsor scholarships for graduating young women in Missouri. Eight scholarships, one from each Missouri U.S. Congressional District awarded. Based on leadership and community service. 500-word essay on “If you were a state legislator, what would you accomplish and why?”
AWARD:  $500
Deadline: March 15

Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship
Villa Duchesne’s college counselors may submit one application for scholarship consideration. Selection criteria includes GPA of 3.0 or higher, community involvement and/or leadership skills, motivation to achieve personal goals, and a counselor recommendation. A two-page essay concerning an obstacle overcome, and how it has motivated you to achieve personal goals is required.
AWARD:  $1,000
Deadline:  March 16

The National Catholic College Admission Association Scholarship
Graduating seniors accepted to one or more Catholic colleges/universities. AWARD:  $1,000
Deadline:  March 20

Colleges That Change Lives
The CTCL Scholarships are awarded to new first-year students, including international students and undocumented students, who choose to attend a CTCL-member college or university. Recipients are selected by the CTCL Board of Directors based on the merits of the application; financial need may be taken into consideration.
AWARD: $1,000 per year
Deadline:  March 25

Help America Hear Scholarship
Open to all high school seniors who have a hearing loss, which requires the use of hearing aid(s).  Essay is required that highlights the student’s creativity, research and life experiences.  Judges will base their decisions on writing quality and content. Email essay, application, and required documents:
AWARD:  $1000 and ReSound Hearing Aids
Deadline:  March 26

Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship Program
This program awards college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the challenges of cancer with determination and motivation.  A 2.5+ GPA and community service is required.
AWARD:  $3,500
Deadline:  March 31

Alpha Kappa Alpha (Omicron Eta Omega Chapter)
Applicants must be African-American college bound high school seniors with a 3.0+ cumulative GPA.  Transcript, essay and two letters of recommendation are required.
AWARD:  varies
Deadline:  March 31

Lighthouse Guild Scholar Award
For deserving legally blind high school graduates.  Based on academic and merit accomplishments.  Candidates are not required to demonstrate financial aid.
AWARD:  up to $10,000
Deadline:  March 31

Missouri Insurance Education Foundation
Graduating Missouri high school seniors who will be full-time students in an accredited Missouri college/university, have an interest or intent of pursuing an insurance, risk management, actuarial science or related course of study, are eligible to apply.
AWARD:  $1,500
Deadline:  March 31

Together Foundation Community Scholarship
The Together Foundation is offering one (1) scholarship of $1250 to residents who live or work in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, MO or live or work in Madison County, IL and St. Clair County, IL. Open to ages 15 to 23, who plan to enroll in a university or college, two-year college, business or technical/trade school Fall 2020. Students must upload a transcript and a copy of Letter of Acceptance by an accredited, nonprofit, college or university, business or technical school. In addition, students must upload a Letter of Recommendation from work/volunteer, supervisor or teacher and upload an essay. 
AWARD:  $1,250
Deadline:  March 31

Together Credit Union Vince Jacknewitz Scholarship
The Credit Union will award six (6) $1500 scholarships to members and four (4) to employees’ family members or co-op employees who are eligible high school seniors. (If you apply for this Together Credit Union Vince Jacknewitz Scholarship, you cannot apply for the Together Foundation Community Scholarship). 
To be eligible you must be a member of Together Credit Union (Applicant must be primary owner of the account; parent/family member account does not qualify) and be accepted as a freshman at an accredited college or university.
AWARD:  $1,500
Deadline:  March 31

April Deadlines

St. Norbert Ladies Auxiliary Knights of Columbus Scholarship
Applicants must be high school seniors attending college in the fall, and must be practicing Catholics. Requirements include: seven-semester transcript; minimum GPA of 2.5; acceptance letter to a post-secondary college; resume including significant achievements and service hours to church, community, and school; and an essay of the applicant's choosing (career choice, personal goals, or biographical).
AWARD:  $500
Deadline:  April 1
Website:  None – must be mailed

American Fire Sprinkler Scholarship Contest
Scholarship not based on financial need, GPA or demographic criteria.  Applications will accepted online only through the AFSA scholarship contest web site.  Entrant must provide all information requested to be able to submit entry.
AWARD: $2,000
Deadline: April 1

GMiS Scholarships
Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic community.  Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, must pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math.
AWARD:  $500-$10,000
Deadline:  April 1

Herbert Lehman Education Fund
Graduating seniors should demonstrate a record of academic achievement, qualities of leadership, and financial need.  Applicants must be of excellent character and have a clear understanding of their education goals and academic abilities.
AWARD:  $2,000 (renewable)
Deadline:  April 1

Walmart Dependent Scholarship
Applicants must be dependents of Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, have at least a 2.5 GPA, a minimum ACT score of 22 or SAT score of 1030 (combined Math & Critical Reading), and are able to demonstrate financial need.
AWARD:  $13,000
Deadline:  April 2

Notre Dame Club of St. Louis Scholarship Program
For admitted high school seniors to the University of Notre Dame.  Based upon the student’s academic and extracurricular record and financial need.  Financial need is a prerequisite. 
AWARD: $3,000 - $12,000
Deadline:  April 6
Paper applications available in counseling center. Please mail applications.

BJC Scholars Fund
Applicants must meet the Scholarship Foundation’s eligibility criteria and complete the two-part applications between January 1 and April 16. Applicants must be current high school seniors planning to enroll in accredited, nonprofit, two- or four-year, in-state public institutions (or any out-of-state school that allows in-state tuition reciprocity). Applicants may pursue an associate or bachelor’s degree in any field or subject. Scholarship awarded to a maximum of 14 students annually who reside in communities served by BJC Hospitals.  It is need-based and is renewable.
AWARD:  $10,000
Deadline: April 15

The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
The Scholarship Foundation provides interest-free student loans to help students pay for college. To be eligible, students must demonstrate financial need and strong character, and have at least a 2.0 GPA. Currently, students may borrow up to $11,000 per academic year. The average annual loan award is $5,200. This program will be offered twice per year.
AWARD:  varies
Deadline:  April 15 and November 15

Edward Jones - Ron and Christine Lemonds Scholarship
For a graduating high school senior who is the dependent child of a home-office employee of Edward D. Jones.  Recipients must demonstrate academic strength and financial need.  Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of: student extracurricular involvement, including work, that demonstrates responsibility and/or leadership; essays that demonstrate strength of character and an attitude that will lead to success; two letters of reference – one from a teacher, one from a supervisor or another teacher; transcript and standardized test results
AWARD:  $1,000
Deadline:  April 15

Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association Scott-St. Louis Chapter
This scholarship is for students living in the greater Scott AFB, IL and St. Louis, MO region. Objective of scholarship is to assist outstanding and deserving students through monetary awards.  Students must be enrolled in programs or pursuing classes related to electronics, communications, engineering, information systems, computer technology, physics or math. Based on academic achievement, community service and extracurricular activities and an essay of 350 words or less detailing the applicant’s goals for their course of study. 
AWARDS:  Varies
Deadline:  April 17

E-Waste Scholarship
A Digital Responsibility scholarship.  Open to Grades 9-12.  Applicants must write personal statement on how to reduce e-waste.  Finalists will write 500- to 1000-word essay. 
AWARD:  $1,000
Deadline: April 30

Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund
For students with multiple sclerosis or who have a family member with MS.  Recipients chosen based on financial need, academic standing and the impact MS has had on their lives.
AWARD:  $1,000
Deadline:  April 30

Mae & Mary Legacy Foundation
Applicants must be African American graduating seniors pursuing a career in the health care profession.  School and extra-curricular activities, academic excellence and financial need are requirements.
AWARD:  varies
Deadline:  April 30

Sara Scholarship
Available to high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree, demonstrate academic achievement (3.2+ GPA); excellence of character, financial need, and active involvement-with the sport of golf (team or hobby, working at a golf course as a caddy or in the pro shop, etc.).
AWARD:  $2,000
Deadline:  April 30