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QuestBridge scholarship helps low-income students prepare for top tier colleges

March 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Of all the scholarships out there, the QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship is one of my favorites.

QuestBridge recognizes that giftedness knows no racial, ethnic or socio-economic barriers. Its College Prep Scholarship program reaches out to high-school juniors who have amazing academic potential, but whose gifts are at risk of being squandered because their families cannot afford to send them to a top-tier college.

The College Prep Scholarship provides full scholarships to summer programs on elite college campuses, helps students navigate the admissions and financial aid application processes required by the best schools, and even provides all-expenses-paid visits to QuestBridge partner schools — colleges including Brown, Columbia, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, and their peers.

Finally, the College Prep Scholarship prepares students to apply during their senior year for the QuestBridge National College Match program, which pairs exceptional high-school seniors with prestigious colleges that will provide them full scholarships.

Current juniors can fill out the free application now through March 27, 2013. The application is long and involved, so leave time to gather the requested information and documentation.

Teachers, if you know a student who deserves to be considered for this scholarship, won’t you encourage them to apply?

Summer writing camp at Margaret Mitchell House

March 4, 2013 Leave a comment

MMH_litcenter_logoThe Margaret Mitchell House has opened registration for its 2013 summer writing camp.

These week-long day camps are for kids ages 10-14. The campers work in small groups to ensure they get individual attention.

This year’s camp themes include mystery, journalism, writing essentials (e.g., grammar, style, mechanics), science fiction, and persuasive writing.

If you have a teen who’s too old to attend the camp but who loves to be immersed in writing, they may apply to the junior counselor program.

Categories: Summer programs