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. 24, 2018.
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, 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
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.