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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Now is the time to look into a summer program!  Click on the SUMMER PROGRAMS link to the left to see the many options we have listed.


Georgia United Credit Union's 2017 Scholarship Competition. For information and the online application, please visit: or call 770-476-6400 x-6770. Deadline is February 28, 2017

Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic Association Scholarship. Deadline is March 15, 2017.  Application is online at:

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: 

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

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: 

Georgia Tech Scholarship Offering for DeKalb Residents. Applications can be accessed at

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 for more information. 

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

 Leadership/Intern Programs/Employment Opportunities

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

Georgia Republican Party Internship Program. Pleas email 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:  

Local Events

LSU is hosting an admissions event for juniors and seniors on Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 - 8:30 PM at 103 West, 103 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta.  Registration is required. Register at Attire is casual - Event is free. 

Female students interested in STEM majors are invited to attend SCIENTISTA on Monday, February 20, 2017, 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM, Kennesaw State University-Marietta Campus.  For more information, please call 470-578-6500 or email 

University of South Carolina Moore School of Business is hosting an alumni event in Atlanta on February 23, 6-8 PM, Ansley Golf Club, Montgomery Ferry Drive NE, Atlanta. This event is free, however, please register at 

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is hosting a college fair on Sunday, March 12, 2017, 12:30 - 4 PM, Georgia International Convention Center, College Park. Admissions representatives from hundreds of colleges and universities will be available to speak to students one-on-one. A list of participating colleges may be found at  Please pre-register at

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. 

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

Out of State Events 

Auburn Engineering - E DAY 2017 - Friday, February 24, 8 AM - 1 PM.  Register online:


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