High Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (in chronological order)

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High Schools: New York Film Academy Summer Program Scholarship  

Application Deadline: December 1, 2014  
Contact: Meghann Ziler

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. Click here for further information.

High School: Research Project for High School Science Classes

Application Deadline: December 5, 2014
Contact: Elizabeth M. Waters

High school science teachers interested in doing research with their students can bring a class to the Science Outreach Teaching Laboratory at Rockefeller University to participate in an ongoing basic science research project. This research project examines the role of glia cells in learning and memory using the model organism, the nematode C. elegans. Click here for further information. Email Elizabeth M. Waters for more information and to apply.

High school: Nominate a Student to Win a $20,000 College Scholarship from Foot Locker

Nomination Deadline: December 11, 2014
Application Deadline: December 18, 2014
Contact: Lizzy Divine

For the fourth consecutive year, Foot Locker will be rewarding 20 incoming college freshman with $20,000 in scholarship funding– not because they scored the most touchdowns or goals, but because sports have helped them grow into strong leaders at school and in their communities. The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes scholarship is open to students who are college-bound in the Fall of 2015, participate in a sports related activity in high school, on an intramural team or in their community, and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Teachers can nominate students and find more information here

Middle and High Schools: Masters-level Certificate in Global Competence Education

Registration Deadline: December 12, 2014
Event:  January 15, 2015 through March 2016
Contact: Jennifer Lofing Boyle /415-813-1681

The 15-month, online, graduate-level certificate program in global competence education was created by Teachers College, Columbia University, World Savvy, and Asia Society. The goal of the program is to increase the number of K-12 teachers who are highly effective in teaching global competencies. Educators participating in the program earn 12 graduate credits or 48 CEUs. Interested teachers can learn more about the online academic coursework, global fieldwork and capstone project/collaborative practice group by clicking here. Tuition is $7,800.

High Schools: Free Common Core Aligned STEM Elective Offering

Application Deadline: December 15, 2014
Event: Spring 2015
Contact: Thea Charles

Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, Girls Inc. of New York will implement an elective credit Data Analytics curriculum to be taught in several NYC Department of Education high schools. The mission of the Generation Giga Girls Data Analytics curriculum is to demystify the world of big data and make it come to life, empowering girls to learn to use it to solve problems in the larger framework of their lives and inspiring them to think in new ways toward greater reflection, critical thinking and creativity. A large part of helping girls to reach this goal will be the exploration of careers in data analytics. Included in the program will be career shadowing, internships and a summer intensive on a college campus.

High Schools: Frick Forum Program at The Frick Collection

Application Deadline: December 17, 2014
Contact: Isabel Bird/ 212-547-0704

Inquiring minds are invited to join the Frick Forum, an after-school program for teen art enthusiasts that promotes close looking and intellectual discussion. In Spring 2015, Forum will focus on a special exhibition of Don Quixote-inspired art, and members will convene with experts to discover woven, painted, and printed interpretations of Cervantes’s literary masterpiece. This free program is by application only; for further information and to apply, please click here.

High Schools: New York City Science and Engineering Fair

Application Deadline: December 17, 2014
Event: NYCSEF Preliminary Round, March 1, 2015
Contact: nycsef@cuny.edu /718-254-7252

The New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF), the city’s largest research competition for high school students, is an exceptional educational opportunity for students to engage in the research process, share their research with peers and scientists from around the city, and compete for a variety of prizes, including an all-expense paid trip representing NYC at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in May. A competitive science project requires students to develop essential literacy, numeracy, critical thinking, and communication skills – skills highlighted throughout the Common Core State Standards. To learn more about the application process, opportunities for teacher participation and general information visit this site.

High Schools: Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute Opportunity for High School Students 

Application Deadline: December 19, 2014
Contact: Miguel Cordero 

Your school is encouraged to connect students with the applications for the 2015 Angelo del Toro Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (HYLI), found online here. The institute begins on January 31 and is open to students from grades 10 to 12 of any Hispanic background. The program provides students with the opportunity to learn how a bill is passed in the State Assembly; it culminates in a weekend trip to Albany. Students also develop skills in writing and learn debating, as well as leadership skills. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on the topic described in the application.

High Schools: Love and Forgiveness - A Call for Art

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.