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QuestBridge College Prep scholarship for high-school juniors

March 6, 2018 Leave a comment

Exceptional high school juniors whose families have limited financial resources are invited to apply to the QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program.

College Prep Scholars gain exclusive access to a college admissions conference with representatives from elite universities, and get support in improving their college applications. They also may receive full scholarships to residential summer programs at the University of Chicago, Emory, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, or Yale.

As part of the application for the College Prep Scholars Program, students can also apply for additional Quest for Excellence Awards that may be based on an area of interest, such as STEM or visual and performing arts, or on demographic criteria.

Many College Prep Scholars go on to receive four-year college scholarships through QuestBridge’s National College Match program, which matches students with top-tier universities such as Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and many more — 40 colleges in all.

The application deadline for the College Prep Scholars Program is March 21, 2018.

Summer programs in math and science at Georgia Gwinnett College

March 5, 2018 Leave a comment

Georgia Gwinnett College, located in Lawrenceville, is now registering students for two summer programs:

Mathematics in Action (MiA) is open to rising 6th through 8th graders. In each one-week session, students will learn how math relates to music, epidemiology, and other disciplines. Students also will play math-related games.

Tech Camp is open to students entering 6th through 11th grades, with separate one-week sessions for high school students, middle-school girls, and middle-school boys. Students will work with digital tools including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Adobe Illustrator.

Both camps are taught by GGC faculty and staff, with assistance from GGC students.

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Journalism summer program at UGA

March 1, 2018 Leave a comment

High-school students are invited to dive into the world of mass communication at the Media and Leadership Academy at the University of Georgia, June 3-8, 2018.

Students in the academy will choose one of three tracks: journalism, entertainment, or advertising and public relations. They’ll learn about their specific track in a classroom setting during the first half of the week, then spend the second half of the week doing team projects to develop their skills.

The academy is a program of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, which is considered one of the nation’s best journalism schools. (Full disclosure: I am an alumna. But it’s still true.)

Students will live in UGA residence halls and will have evening activities organized by the academy staff.

The Media and Leadership Academy is open to rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders, as well as to incoming UGA freshmen who plan to pursue a major in the Grady College.

The program cost is $550 per student; scholarships are available.


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Residential summer program gives insight into STEM careers

February 27, 2018 Leave a comment

The STEM Exploring and Engineering Academy is now registering students for its 2018 summer program, being held June 3-8 at Georgia Tech.

Students in the STEM Academy take behind-the-scenes tours of local companies to learn about real-world STEM careers and complete hands-on activities, with an emphasis on the engineering component of STEM. In the past, the program has visited Porsche, Georgia Power, the Georgia Aquarium, Six Flags Over Georgia, Delta Tech-Ops, the Weather Channel, and more.

Students live in dorms on the Georgia Tech campus for the duration of the program. The program is open to current high-school students, as well as to rising 9th graders who are able to live independently in the dorm environment.

Cost per student is $1,100.

The STEM Academy, now in its 16th season, is organized by the Atlanta area council of the Boy Scouts of America.

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Girls Who Code summer immersion program

January 22, 2018 Leave a comment

Girls Who Code is now accepting applications to its 7-week summer immersion program in Atlanta for girls who are currently in 10th or 11th grade (rising juniors and seniors as of summer 2018).

The summer immersion program is a day camp that meets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Students will learn coding skills, meet engineers, and work on a project to address a real-world problem that interests them. This is a beginner-level coding program; no prior computer programming experience is needed.

The camp is free, and financial aid may be available for girls who need help paying for transportation to the camp location, or who ordinarily rely on a summer job to make ends meet. Girls Who Code encourages everyone to apply for this assistance stipend.

From their web site, it looks like Atlanta will host two sections of this program, one from June 4 to July 20, and the other from June 11 to July 27.

The early decision application deadline is February 16. The final deadline is March 16.

[Shout out to my sister-in-law who reminded me about this program and who said, based on her experience, it’s as much about teamwork and leadership as it is about computing.]

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“Summer Exploration Program” for elementary and middle-school students

May 17, 2017 2 comments

Gifted and high-achieving students are invited to attend Summer Exploration Program (SEP), to be held June 26-29, 2017, at Chattahoochee Elementary School in Duluth.

The program is open to students who are currently in grades 1 through 8. Students are grouped by grade levels, with multiple class topics to choose from in each session. A representative of the Gwinnett Alliance for Gifted Education (GAGE), which is operating the program, said students can choose a class that is listed for their current grade level, or their rising grade. For example, a student who is just finishing third grade may choose a class listed for grades 2-3 or for grades 4-5.

Students have the option of attending a morning session, afternoon session, or both. Cost for the four-day program is $175 per session; however, GAGE members receive a discounted rate of $150 per session.

Registration closes June 16, 2017.

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DeKalb Serendipity summer program for gifted students

May 16, 2017 1 comment

Registration is now open for DeKalb County School District’s summer program for gifted students. Serendipity is a four-day enrichment program open to gifted-identified students who are currently in grades 1-6, and who attended a DeKalb County public school in the 2016-17 school year. (If your child qualifies for the program, their school should send a flyer home with them about it, but “should” is the operative word here.)

This year’s Serendipity program will take place June 12-15 at Stone Mountain Middle School, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. Cost is $200 per student. You can find additional details and a link to the online registration form in the 2017 Serendipity Flyer for Registration (PDF).

Registration closes May 31, 2017.

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