High Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, December 23, 2014 (in chronological order)

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High Schools: COLLEGE GOAL NY - FAFSA Completion Events for New York State Students

Registration Deadline: December 23, 2014
Event: January and February 2015
Contact: James F. Rodriguez/866-509-5921

College Goal NY is a collaborative public service project of the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA) and the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC). College Goal NY is comprised of numerous FAFSA completion events set in targeted areas throughout New York State, which have a history of high financial need and submit a disproportionately small number of online FAFSA applications. New York City students and parents can register to attend events at various locations in the five boroughs.

High Schools: New York Film Academy Summer Program Scholarship 

Application Deadline: December 30, 2014 
Event: Summer 2014 
Contact: Sarah Choi/212-674-4300; ext.104 

The New York Film Academy is a unique educational institution devoted to providing the most focused filmmaking, acting, and animation instruction in the world. Our film school's workshops offer an intensive, hands-on experience that gives students the opportunity to develop their creative skills to the fullest extent possible. The New York Film Academy is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to our summer acting and filmmaking workshops for deserving high school students in New York City. Scholarships are given to public school students who demonstrate financial need, passion for the visual and performing arts, and outstanding academic achievement. For more information and an application, click here.

High Schools: Love and Forgiveness - A Call for Art

Application Deadline: January 2nd, 2015
Event: Ongoing
Contact: Deborah Oster Pannell

Offered by the Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Society, and sponsored by the Fetzer Institute, Love and Forgiveness - A Call for Art is a citywide art competition designed to encourage interfaith dialogue on the topic of love and forgiveness, open to all high school students living in New York City, from 14 -19 years of age. Submissions are now being accepted in the following mediums: painting, photography, drawing/illustration, mixed media and video. Five awards of $500 each will be presented at a public art exhibition and ceremony on April 25th, 2015. For complete submission requirements and an entry form, click here.

High Schools: Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu) Professional Development Workshop

Event: January 20, 2015
Contact: Susan Nesbitt Perez or Jonathan Campano

Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu) is offering a free professional development workshop for school counselors, college counselors, mentors, tutors, teachers school administrators and community-based organizations’ college advisors. Independent college and university faculty, and admissions and financial aid professionals will share and facilitate discussion and provide updates on college admissions, financial aid, and innovative programs. Click here for the link to this January 20th professional development workshop registration page.

Middle and High Schools: Summer Research Fellowship for Science Teachers

Application Deadline: January 30, 2015
Contact: Jay Dubner

Columbia University's Summer Research Program for Science Teachers invites middle and high school science teachers to apply for paid fellowships for the summers of 2015-2016. Fellows engage in hands-on cutting-edge research in the discipline of their choice in the laboratory of a Columbia University faculty mentor four days/week, and in science-discipline specific professional development activities such as Columbia faculty-led seminars on topics of broad general scientific interest, peer coaching, Japanese-style lesson study, scientific modeling, teaching size and scale, etc., one day/week for two consecutive summers. Applications are due by January 30, 2015 at 5:00p.m. For additional details, click here.

High Schools: College Scholarships for Italian Americans

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015
Contact: Ms. Deska

The Columbus Citizens Foundation’s College Scholarship Program was established in 1984 at the directive of past Foundation President John Loconsolo. Recipients receive a four-year scholarship to help underwrite the cost of their college tuition. Students who are of Italian descent, have a GPA of 3.0 (85% or B) or higher, and from households with financial need where the total gross income does not exceed $25,000 per capita are eligible. This opportunity is only for high school seniors who will enter college as freshmen in the fall. Families of students interested in receiving a college scholarship must submit an application that contains detailed and confidential personal information. The Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship online application can be found by clicking here.