Scholarship for juniors only: The 2017-18 Coolidge Scholarship application is live at www.coolidgescholars.org. It’s a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any junior who plans to enroll in college in fall 2019 and is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply. Coolidge Scholars are selected based on three main criteria: academic excellence (primary criterion); interest in public policy and an appreciation of the values President Coolidge championed; and humility and service. The Coolidge Foundation also invites the top 45-50 applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expense-paid summit in Washington, D.C. Finalists who are invited to interview for the scholarship but do not ultimately win are eligible to receive a one-time “Finalist Award” scholarship. Deadline is 5 p.m. EST Jan. 23, 2019.
Orientations: Counselors have concluded orientation. Here is the link to the junior orientation.
Study Abroad Scholarship: Enloe offers a $2,500 study abroad scholarship specifically for Juniors. Click here for the application and flyer (deadline is Jan. 11!), and continue reading for a description from last year's awardee. "With the Kahdy Study Abroad Scholarship, I was able to cover the cost of Rustic Pathway’s Sea Turtle Conservation Project. Sea turtle conservation has been a part of my summers since middle school through a program in North Carolina called the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles. In Costa Rica, I went on turtle walks, learned about the need for plastic clean-ups, white water rafted, ate fresh fruit, and made new friends. This opportunity allowed me to take my interests to the another level in a way that would have not been possible without the finical support, and I thank this scholarship wholeheartedly for that." - Ann Winstead
Meredith College: Meredith College offers an annual women's leadership conference for high school juniors who are interested in developing and sharpening their leadership skills. The event takes place February 2, 2019. Please register here by January 25, 2019.
Tips for the college hunt: Here are some resources that can help you out get started preparing for college.
Senior 101: Here's a brochure to help you learn what you need to know for senior year.