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Now is the time to look into a summer program!  Click on the SUMMER PROGRAMS link to the left to see the many options!

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Dunwoody Woman's Club will award two $1800 Student Achievement Scholarships to outstanding college bound high school seniors. Students applying must live or attend school in areas with zip codes of 30328, 30338, 30350 or 30360. The application may be found at www.dunwoodywomansclub.com. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2017

The Alumni Association of Our Lady of Lourdes School is offering a scholarship to a graduating senior who will be attending a Catholic College or University in the fall of 2017. Application deadline is April 10th.  Please see Mrs. Udell in the Counseling Office for additional information and a copy of the application. 

Silver Smiles Scholarship offered by the orthodontic practice of Dr. Arthur Silver and Dr. Meagan Sturm.  Download the application from www.silversmiles.com then follow the instructions to complete the scholarship packet.  Packets must be received in their office by 5 PM on Monday, April 10, 2017

Colleges That Change Lives Scholarship. $1000 scholarships will be awarded to students who matriculate at a CTCL-member college or university. The application may be found on their website: www.ctcl.org 

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program: Deadline is June 12, 2017 - Application  process: Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their website: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarshipt.htm 

Georgia Tech Scholarship Offering for DeKalb Residents. Applications can be accessed at www.gtalumni.org/scholarships

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Students must apply to both the university and the scholarship to be considered. Visit http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative/scholarship/tws for more information. 

Sun Trust Scholarship Sweepstakes. Enter now at: suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 scholarship.

 Leadership/Intern Programs/Employment Opportunities

St. James Preschool Volunteer Opportunity: looking for volunteers to help with spring carnival on April 29, 11 AM - 2 PM.  Please contact Krystin Rodriguez at krysmith81@yahoo.com or 504-214-5929.  

Camp Invention - Invention Project at St. Thomas More School and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School.  Visit invent.org/leadershipintern or call 800-968-4332 to learn more and apply.

Georgia Republican Party Internship Program. Pleas email johndmelton2@icloud.com or call 903-521-6855. Mention you are a high school student and be prepared to provide a list of your mandatory time commitments during the week and your availability throughout the week and the weekend. 

Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame. Please visit the following link for information:   https://ace.nd.edu/leadership/  

Local Events

NACAC National College Fairs, Sunday, March 19, Georgia International Convention Center, 2:30 - 4 PM.  Free and open to the public. For more information visit www. nacacfairs.org and www.gotomyncf.com 

University of Tennessee new students gathering will take place in Atlanta on March 20th. Please register at admissions.utk.edu/newvols

Catholic College Fair at Holy Spirit Prep, Tuesday, March 21, 6:60-8:30 PM. There is no cost and no registration is required. Meet representatives from the nations' leading Catholic Colleges.  Open to all high school students. 

Washington University in St. Louis, Admissions Information Session - Sunday, March 26, 3-4 PM, Atlanta Marriott Buckhead, Lenox Road, Atlanta. No reservation is needed. For additional information, please call 800-638-0700

Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL), a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of a student-centered college search, will be in Atlanta on May 24 at 7 PM, Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Event details online at http://ctcl.org/info-sessions/

 

What is the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success?   

Top Pitfalls of Freshman Year 

  1. Not taking 9th grade academics seriously/believing freshman year doesn't really count and you can make up for it later - GPA foundation
  2. Not getting involved in something/no extracurricular activities
  3. Not taking risk to forge relationships with classmates/waiting for others to approach you
  4. Not forging relationships with important adults in your life
  5. Not thinking about the future (more than tomorrow or next week!)
  6. Getting behind in assignments--homework or makeup work from absences multiply quickly!
  7. Not asking for help (classmates, Lion Leaders, teachers, counselors, administrators)
  8. Engaging in risky behavior
  9. Limiting yourself to one group or clique