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  • USF Important admissions deadlines

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    July 1

    USF’s application opens

    October 1

    The FAFSA opens

    November 1

    USF’s priority admission
    completion deadline

    January 1

    USF’s priority deadline for
    financial aid consideration

    January 15

    Application completion deadline
    for students to be considered for
    admission scholarships

    March 1 

    USF's final application deadline

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  • Free programs and opportunities for students!

    Dear Friend of HSF,
     

    Below, you will find information on the 2019 HSF summer programs available to exceptional high school juniors (class of 2020), as well as the HSF scholarship available to high school seniors and current college students.   

     

    We encourage you to share the following announcements with students, families, and other members of your network who will benefit from these free resources.
     

    STUDENT PROGRAMS 

    Young Leaders Summit (YLS)      

    Applications now open to high school juniors from all backgrounds!          

     

    The Young Leaders Summit, presented by the Youth Leadership Consortium (YLC), is a free, four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference at the University of Chicago for a diverse cohort of 200 low-income high school juniors from all ethnic backgrounds, selected through a competitive application process. It is designed to give these young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success.

     

    The Youth Leadership Consortium is a partnership, led by HSF, of organizations brought together by the mission to provide students and families of all backgrounds and ethnicities with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education.

     

    The deadline to refer students for YLS is Thursday, February 28, 2019.
    The deadline for students to apply is Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1:00pm PST.

     

    Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page, our website, or Contact Us for more information.


    Location and Date:

    • August 8–11, 2019 – University of Chicago

    Eligibility:

    • Current high school junior (Class of 2020)
    • Students from all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to apply
    • Low income, as defined by Pell eligibility (more details are included in the application)
    • 3.0 GPA or above, on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent based on your school scale
    • Currently attend high school in the United States or a US territory
    • Plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university after high school graduation       

    Is there a cost to attend YLS?

    • No, it is FREE to apply and participate (room and dining covered by YLS)
    • Round-trip transportation to Chicago will be provided for students that request financial assistance within the application

    How to refer students:

    • USE THIS FORM to refer your high-achieving, pell-eligible, high school juniors
    • Upon submission of this referral form, students will be contacted directly with instructions on how to apply. Remind students to check their spam folders.

    How can students apply?

    • Go to the YLC website and create a profile as a “Student”
    • View “YLS 2019 Student Application” on their Dashboard

     

    HSF’s Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)

    Applications now open to Latino high school juniors!

                                                                                                                               
    Please note that the YLI and YLS (above) are different programs. Some students might be eligible to apply to both programs, but can only attend one.

     

    The Youth Leadership Institute is a free, four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference for Latino high school juniors held at two top universities across the US. This highly selective program is designed to give young Latino leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success.

     

    More details are below, and you can also visit the YLI web page or Contact Us.

     

    The deadline to refer students for YLI is Thursday, January 17, 2019.
    The deadline for students to apply is Friday, January 25, 2019 at 1:00pm PST.


    Students can apply to ONE of the following locations and dates:

    • June 20-23, 2019 – University of Chicago
    • July 25-28, 2019 –  University of Southern California

    Eligibility: 

    • Current high school junior (Class of 2020)
    • Identify as being of Hispanic heritage
    • Latino students from all socioeconomic backgrounds are welcome to apply
    • 3.0 GPA or above, on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent based on your school scale
    • Currently attend high school in the United States or US territory
    • Plan to enroll full-time in a four-year degree program at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college/university after high school graduation

    Is there a cost to attend YLI?

    • No, it is FREE to apply and participate. HSF covers food and housing on campus.
    • HSF will be able to provide round-trip transportation to the YLI location for students who request financial assistance within the application (to be reviewed on a case by case basis)

    How to refer students:

    • USE THIS FORM to refer your high-achieving Latino high school juniors
    • Upon submission of this referral form, students will be contacted directly with instructions on how to apply. Remind students to check their spam folders.

    How can students apply?

    • Go to hsf.net and Create a MyHSF Profile as a “Student”
    • View the “YLI 2019 Student Application” on their Dashboard


    HSF SCHOLARSHIP (for high school seniors and current college students)

     

    Help Us Spread the News:

    The HSF Scholarship Application Opens January 1, 2019!

     

    The HSF Scholarship is designed to aid students of Hispanic heritage in their pursuit of a college degree. Scholarships are available to high school seniors, undergraduate students (all years), graduate students, and community college students transferring to four-year universities. Awards are merit-based, and final amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on demonstrated financial need.

     

    Phase 1 of the application, which is a short questionnaire, opens on January 1, 2019 and closes on February 5. After review of all Phase 1 submissions, the top qualified applicants will be invited to complete the application Phase 2.

     

    Apply at HSF.net/scholarship.

     

    About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, the Fund has awarded over $588 million in scholarships and provides a range of programs for students, HSF Scholars, Alumni, and parents. For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, please visit HSF.net

    Sincerely,

    Fidel A. Vargas
    President & CEO
    Hispanic Scholarship Fund

  • College Board Opportunity Scholarships

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    Dear Member,
     

    I’m thrilled to introduce the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a $25 million commitment to encourage more students to take the steps necessary to get into college. This first-of-its-kind national scholarship program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Students have the chance to earn scholarships when they:
     
     

    1.Build their college list. 

    2.Practice for the SAT®.

    3.Improve their SAT score.

    4.Strengthen their college list.

    5.Fill out the FAFSA.

    6.Apply to college.
     
     

    We hear from students and families across the country that getting into college is an overwhelming and complicated process. They're hungry for a simple guide that tells them what to do and when to do it. The six steps highlighted by College Board Opportunity Scholarships help students plan by making a good starter list of schools, prepare so they can take their best shot at getting in, and pay for college by earning scholarships and applying for financial aid.
     

    Beginning with the class of 2020, we'll be awarding scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000.

    This isn’t your typical scholarship program. It doesn’t require an essay or an application, and it doesn’t have a minimum GPA or SAT score requirement. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are different. The program is open to all students who attend high school in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories.
     

    The College Board Opportunity Scholarships were designed to save counselors time by providing simple guidance to all kids. By taking each step, students can show college admission officers their resourcefulness and grit beyond test scores alone, while being rewarded along the way.

    Our message today to all students, not just those at the front of the class, is that they can be a scholar and that they can go to college. We're asking all students to step up no matter where they stand, no matter where they’ve been.

    Students can begin today by signing up on our site. The first step is to make a starter list of six colleges they want to attend. Just by making that list, they earn a chance for a $500 scholarship.

    I hope you’ll share this email with friends and colleagues—we’re eager to reach as many students as we can. Visit the College Board Opportunity Scholarships website for detailed information and additional resources.

    Thank you for your continued support and partnership as we clear a path for all students to own their future.
     

    Sincerely,

    David Coleman
    President and CEO of the College Board

    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
     

  • Duke University 2019 Summer Session

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    Dear Students,
     
    Information for Duke Summer Session for High School Students’ 2019 programs is now available! 

    Choose from three transformative programs next summer:
     
     – A four-week, credit-bearing program for students currently in 10th – 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.
     
    Summer Academy – A three-week program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.
     
    Accelerated STEM Academy – A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of hands-on labs, tours of Duke’s research facilities, faculty lectures, and workshops.
     
    Best,

    Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
    Director of Summer Session for High School Students
    Duke University
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  • Are you interested in applying to an HBCU (Historically Black College or University)?

    You can apply now for FREE.  See how:

     

    As part of the HBCU initiative, below is the information and access code for the Black College Common App.

    The access code is brcps2019.  

    SBBC has paid the application fee for all students who want to apply to the 50 listed HBCU's that are part of this network.

    (Click here for the list of HBCUs)

     Seniors must:

    1. Complete the FAFSA 
    2. Complete Personal Statement
    3. Complete 2 references from teachers
    4. Include clubs and activities as part of the personal statement
    5. If not registered, register for ACT or SAT.
    6. Complete the application
    7. Apply for scholarships

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  • Two-year Internship for Broward County High School Students

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  • Five Universities to Host Group Presentations

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    • Harvard, Princeton, the University of Virginia, Wellesley, and Yale would like to spend some time with you in your own backyard.

    • You know our names, but find out more at our evening programs this fall.  Don’t miss your opportunity to hear admissions officers from all five schools discuss the variety of opportunities one can find at our institutions. Learn about scholarships and our generous need-based financial aid offerings.

    • We are committed to making education at our schools affordable, accessible, and unforgettable.  Please join us.

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