College Corner

ACT Test Prep
Princeton Review has partnered with Villa Duchesne to offer an ACT test prep class on campus for a discounted rate. The course will meet eight times, including three practice tests, for $390.00. Classes are scheduled for Tuesday evenings (and two Saturdays) starting on January 7th
Please register here.

FAFSA and CSS Profile Now Open
For families applying for need-based financial aid, the FAFSA and CSS Profile are now open. Be aware that some special programs like honors programs might require students to fill out these forms. Please check with those programs.

The college office is here to help students and families with these forms if needed.

 

NACAC STEM College and Career Fair
Sunday, March 8, 2020
1-4 pm
Saint Louis University Simon Rec Center
Students can pre-register at www.gotomystemfair.com

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

University of Missouri – St. Louis
Date: March 14, 2020
Register here

Southeast Missouri State University
Dates:  February 17, March 28
Register here

Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
Dates:  February 17, March 2, June 22
Register here

University of Tulsa
Dates:  January 20, 2020 and March 27, 2020.
Register here.

Tulsa Time – For high school seniors, the University of Tulsa offers an overnight visit program on  February 16-17, 2019. Space is limited, and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. $60 for students; $30 for parents if space permits. Please indicate on your registration form that you are interested in the bus trip. Please register here.

Virginia Military Institute
Dates: February 7-8, February 28-29, March 27-28
Register here

Webster University
Dates:  December 9
RSVP online

Western Illinois University
Dates:  February 17, April 4
Register here

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. Registration for the summer programs opens in December. Please visit aims.slu.edu 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 uaearlycollege.ua.edu.

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 gobroadreach.com.

Denison University – Reynolds Young Writers Workshop
The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison is a residential 8-day program for motivated high school students (rising juniors and seniors) who love to write.  The online application portal will open January 6, 2020. The workshop dates are June 21-28, 2020. For more information please visit Reynolds.denison.edu

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.

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 meca.edu/pre-college

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. Limited Scholarship Opportunities are available for students who qualify. To be considered, eligible applicants must complete both the Summer Scholars application and the scholarship application and submit supporting documents by the March 1 deadline. Students who meet the requirements for our need-based scholarship may also qualify for application fee reduction waivers.

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 architecture.nd.edu/CD for more information.

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. Applications will open in November 2019. For more information, please contact Samford School of Pharmacy at 205-726-2008 or email pharmacycamp@samford.edu.

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. A limited number of scholarships are available if apply by February 1. For details and application visit SEHealth.org/HealthcareCamps.

Summerfuel
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 www.summerfuel.com.

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 precollege.wustl.edu.

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 www.wheretherebedragons.com.

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

December 14, 2019

November 8, 2019 (closed)

November 9-22, 2019 (closed)

February 8, 2020

January 10, 2020

January 11-17, 2020

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 www.actstudent.org/

 

SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline ($30.00)

December 7, 2019

November 8, 2019 (closed)

November 26, 2019 (closed)

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 www.sat.org/register.

Webster University – ACT Prep Workshop
One-day seminars focused on reinforcing writing skills, study techniques and test-taking preparedness available at Webster University. Choose to attend one of the following days: January 18, 2020; February 29, 2020. In order to reserve a spot, a $50 fee must be received 10 days in advance. Register online.

 

December Deadlines

Fireside Catholic Scholarship
The Fireside Essay Scholarship awards five graduating Catholic High School Seniors a cash award. This award is based upon the essays they compose titled, “How is your religious education influencing your life.” Only one student per high school may compete and a faculty member of the Catholic high school must sponsor the student. All submissions must be filled out and returned with two copies of the essays and faculty sponsor form no later than December 9.
AWARD:  $1,000
Deadline: December 9
Website:  Questions may be directed to ScholarshipInfo@FiresideCatholic.com or “Like” @FiresideCatholic on Facebook

AXA Achievement Scholarship
The AXA Achievement Scholarship is available to all high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two or four-year college/university. Qualities shared by AXA winners are: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family, and community; and the ability to succeed in college.
AWARD:  $1,000-$25,000
Deadline:  December 15
Website:  https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

Burger King Scholars Program  
Recipients selected based on grade point average, work experience, activities, and community service.
AWARD:  $1,000-$50,000
Deadline:  December 15
Website:  http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org

College Raptor Scholarship Program
Students must register with College Raptor, use the College Search tool, and submit a short original essay to the scholarship topic.
AWARD:  $2,500
Deadline:  December 31
Website:  www.CollegeRaptor.com/2500Scholarship

FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) Essay Contest  
Scholarship open to juniors and seniors.  800-1000-word essay on specific topic on website.
AWARD:  $10,000, $5,000, $1,000 awarded based on essays.  $500 based upon random drawing.
Deadline:  December 31
Website:  www.thefire.org/contest

Zeta Charitable Foundation of St. Louis, Inc.
Available to high school seniors of color who have applied and been accepted to a four-year college/university.  Award based on academic record, community service (40 plus hours), and a 500-word essay.
AWARD:  $500
Deadline:  December 31
Website:  www.zetafoundationstl.org/scholarship

January Deadlines

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships
Scholarships available at the state and national levels.  A general scholarship is available, as well as scholarships for various majors. Some require students to attend a Missouri college/university.  Students must rank in upper 10% of class
AWARD:  Varies
Deadline:  Missouri scholarships – January 1
               
National scholarships - February 15
Website:   http://mssdar.org/state-scholarships/or http://dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info 

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program  
This scholarship program rewards high school seniors who demonstrate leadership at school, at work, and within the community; have a strong academic performance; and demonstrate financial need.
AWARD:  $10,000
Deadline:  January 3
Website: http://reaganfoundation.org/scholarships

Ron Brown Scholarship Program
This scholarship program promotes higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African-American students. To qualify for this scholarship, students must be African American, excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities, demonstrate financial need, and be a current high school senior.
AWARD:  $10,000/renewable
Deadline: Early Action – November 1
                Final Deadline -  January 9
Website:  https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description

Vantage Quest for Education Scholarship
This is a Vantage Credit Union scholarship for graduating high school seniors. Students must be account holders at Vantage Credit Union before they can apply. The scholarship application process is digital and requires a student essay, letters of recommendation and resume. Financial need, class rank, SAT/ACT score, and grade point average are not criteria for this award. 
AWARD:  $1,000
Deadline:  January 10
Website:  https://www.vcu.com/education/quest-for-education-scholarship

MENSA Foundation Scholarships
Consideration based completely upon essays – not grades, academics, or need. 
AWARDS:  Varies
Deadline:  January 15
Website:  http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/us-scholarship-process/

Washington Crossing Foundation
For students planning careers in government service.  Required essay related to the leadership of George Washington during the crossing of Delaware. Detailed application instructions are available on the website.
AWARD:  $500-$5,000
Deadline:  January 15
Website:  http://www.gwcf.org

Architects Foundation – Diversity Advancement Scholarship
This multiyear scholarship supports high school and undergraduate minority students who are entering, enrolled in, or transferring into a NAAB-accredited undergraduate architecture program. Scholarships may be renewed every year until your degree is completed, for up to 5 years.
AWARDS: Varies
Deadline:  January 17
Website:  http://architectsfoundation.org/scholarships

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship
A digital responsibility scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to help individuals understand the negative effects of too much screen time. This scholarship is open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Applicants must complete the application with a short 140-word message about technology addiction. Finalists will write a 500- to 1000-word essay about technology addiction.
AWARD:  $1,000
Deadline:  January 30
Website:  http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship

Cancer for College Scholarship
Must be a current or former cancer patient.  Application on-line.
AWARD:  Varies
Deadline:  January 31
Website:  www.cancerforcollege.org

Conservation Federation of Missouri
Must plan to attend a Missouri college/university with a major in fisheries, forestry, wildlife, parks & recreation, or soil & water conservation.   Demonstrated financial need.
AWARD:   Varies
Deadline:  January 31
Website:  http://confedmo.org/programs/actions/scholarships/

Missouri Society of CPAs LEAP Scholarship
For students who are planning to major in accounting at a Missouri university/college.  Award based on academic achievement, test scores, demonstrated leadership potential, and educator recommendation.  Must join MSCPA (free) and apply online.
AWARD:  Varies
Deadline:  January 31
Website:  https://www.mocpa.org/become-a-cpa/student/scholarships

KPMG Future Leaders Program
The Office of Condelezza Rice and KPMG offer a scholarship program for women. The program is an opportunity to enhance personal growth through college scholarship, leadership development retreat at Stanford University, mentorship and an introduction to golf. Students will be selected based on GPA, essay, recommendations, an interest in business or STEM academic track, and demonstration of financial need.
AWARD:  $10,000 per year
Deadline: January 31    
Website:  https://womensleadership.kpmg.us/charitable.html

Princeton Prize in Race Relations
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes students who are helping improve race relations in their schools or communities. Winners awarded up to $1,000 and invited to Princeton University for an expense-paid weekend symposium on race.
AWARD: $1,000
Deadline:  January 31
Website:  www.princeton.edu/pprize