• Information about Opportunities (tutoring, jobs, summer programs) comes into the Counseling Office on a daily basis.  Please see below for a list of those opportunities.

    We are pleased to announce Boston College’s Human-Centered Engineering Program, which integrates Boston College’s signature liberal arts education with a rigorous engineering curriculum to confront challenges in the areas of health, energy and the environment. Boston College’s Class of 2025 (current high school juniors) will include an inaugural cohort of 25 engineering majors. This cohort will grow to 50 per class in subsequent years. Because of the limited number of spaces in the entering cohort, top applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as Early Decision candidates. We invite you to learn about the curriculum, vision, and answers to the question “Why Engineering at Boston College?” at our engineering website. Interested students are encouraged to inquire at https://www.bc.edu/cont…/bc-web/admission/sites/inquire.html

    Columbia University offers online instruction for the Summer Immersion program. The online Summer Immersion program provides a rich and demanding academic experience, with an opportunity to get a taste of college-level study. The program is open to high-achieving students entering grades 9 through 12. Our instructors use our interactive online platform to emphasize critical thinking skills, and a guided discussion-based learning process. We are currently accepting applications:
    Summer Session 1 (June 29 – July 17)
    Summer Session 2 (July 21 – August 7)
    Summer Session 3 (August 10 – 14)
    To learn more: http://precollege.sps.columbia.edu/highschool/online…

    Wofford Scholar Nomination Information. Students can now be nominated with qualifying PSAT or PLAN scores. Additionally, the deadline for Scholar nominations has been extended to September 30, 2020. To be nominated, students must be interested in attending Wofford College and meet the following criteria:
    - Rank in the top 10% of the class. (If your school does not rank, you may be asked to send transcripts; please do not mail or fax transcripts unless requested.)
    - Achieved a minimum score of 1300 (critical reading and math combined) on the SAT/PSAT or 28 composite on the ACT/PLAN.
    - Demonstrate qualities of scholarship, leadership, and potential for success.
    Nominations must be submitted to us at http://www.wofford.edu/scholars/.

    Tufts Admissions is still accepting nominations for the 2020 Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences. At this time, we continue to plan for our Voices fly-in programs to take place on our campus in October 2020. The Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences (Voices) are opportunities for your rising seniors to participate in one of our two diversity overnight programs, both taking place in October 2020. One will highlight the experiences in the School of Engineering, and the other will highlight the opportunities in the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA at Tufts). During Voices, students will experience academic and social life at Tufts. We will cover any costs for students for whom this trip would present a financial hardship. Nominations are due by June 30, 2020. We will contact all nominated students when the Voices application opens later this spring.

    Virtual Summer Program (Harvard/Stanford/MIT) The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) is an online summer program designed to help students develop the scientific literacy and data science skills they need as technology and science continue to transform every industry. The program consists of a data science/research bootcamp, Masterclass lecture series, and mentored research project. Here’s a link to the website: https://www.summersteminstitute.org/

    SENIORS... the deadline for applying for the Lexington Rotary Club Scholarship has been extended to April 22, 2020 at 11:59pm. The opportunity for a scholarship has never been greater. Please go online to rotarylexky.org and make application NOW. Other scholarships have extended deadlines too. Check out the Scholarships page for details.

    JUNIORS... Saint Michael's College is still accepting nominations for its Book Award for Academic Achievement & Social Conscience. The award comes with significant scholarship opportunites(ranging from $16,000 to full tuition) at Saint Michael's College for admitted students. The students must be juniors in high school and must receive the award in their junior year. If interested, please contact your Guidance Counselor.

    MSTC is hosting a FREE College Financial Planning Workshop on Tuesday, March 17th from 6:00 – 7:30 in the PLD library. This workshop is perfect for freshmen – junior families as they think about paying for college. We will discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive. Even if your family isn’t eligible for need-based aid, we will cover the best strategies on how to pay for college in the most cost-effective basis – without putting a strain on the rest of our finances. Reservations are required; you must RSVP at https://seacureadvisors.lpages.co/2020-0317/. Every RSVP receives access to a website full of helpful College Planning Resources! Friends of MSTC will receive $25 for each family that attends.

    Explore Johns Hopkins University, apply.jhu.edu/explore. Join us at our upcoming event in Lexington, KY on Thursday, March 19th 7:00pm at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Library.

    Announcing the Lexington Optimist Club Oratorical Contest is Tuesday April 7 from 6-8:30PM! Lexington students are invited to participate in the longest running program sponsored by the Optimist International, the Oratorical Contest. Students compete at the club level for the opportunity to advance to the District and International levels. The local competition is the 1st step to competing on the national level for substantial scholarship potential. See brochure for additional details and official contest application.

     2020 AHEC Programs

    Baptist Health Lexington proudly presents our 2020 Summer VolunTeen Program! Summer is an exciting time around the hospital because of teen volunteers, ages 14 - 18. One purpose of this program is to provide career development opportunities for members of the community interested in becoming a registered nurse or another member of the healthcare team. Visit https://www.bhlexvolunteers.com to apply. Applications are received until capacity reached. Sign up now!

    Interested in the environment and want to know more about forests, trees, insects, water and wildlife? The Kentucky Forest Leadership Program is accepting applications for students entering into their Junior and Senior year. Students who participate in this hands-on week-long program will get the opportunity to explore the many aspects of our forests as well as learn about college degrees and career options. KFLP will be held May 31 - June 5, 2020 at UK's Lake Cumberland 4-H Education Center. For additional information and to apply: www.kflp.org. Deadline for registration is May 15, 2020.

    UK HealthCare proudly presents our 2020 Summer Teen Volunteer Program! The Summer Teen Volunteer Program is available to students who are at least 14 years old, and entering high school in the fall of 2020. This program allows teens an opportunity to explore the nature of a large healthcare facility, as well as provide volunteer service to the community. The program runs from June 17 – July 26; shifts are from 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm with an hour lunch break from 12 – 1pm. Teens are required to participate in 5 of the 6 weeks, minimum of 2 shifts per week, for a total of 30 hours. Teens must provide their own lunch and transportation. Visit https://redcap.uky.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=LJMXNXPKE4 to apply. Applications are due by March 31st at 5pm. Sign up now! 

    Washington University's High School Summer Scholars Program offers current high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to spend time on campus, take college courses for credit alongside current college students, and participate in a variety of social activities in St. Louis. To apply or for additional information: https://precollege.wustl.edu/

    Class 101 offers an eight week ACT prep class leading up to the June 13th exam. See brochure. We offer these classes 4 times per week. You get to choose which days work best for you and your schedule. We will go over English, Math, Reading, and Science. We will then go over each subject again and review. The average score increase for our classes and college prep program is 3.1 points. We will have orientation days on April 7th and 9th from 6-7 pm. Email othomas@class101.com for more information.

    EKU's College of Science is hosting its annual SOLUTIONS! Science and Math Summer Camp for rising Juniors and Seniors from May 31st to June 5th. Information on the camp:  5-day residential camp on Richmond's campus; science and math activities ran by the college's professors; and FREE to apply online at https://sciencecamp.eku.edu/ from March 1st to April 10th. If accepted, there is a $50 cost that covers everything for the week---room and board, food, and materials for activities. See brochure for more info.

    Applications for the four-year, full-tuition, merit-based Cameron Impact Scholarship are officially open for the CLASS OF 2021. The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a merit-based undergraduate scholarship for incomparable individuals who have the ability to make real, tangible contributions to their families, friends, and the greater society. Accepting applications for Class of 2021; have cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.7; excel in extracurricular activities; exhibit strong leadership qualities; demonstrate activbe participation in community service; and be a citizen of the US. Early applicant deadline - May 22, 2020. Scholarships will be awarded in December 2020.

    Discover Swarthmore (DS) is an all-expenses-paid visit to one of the best liberal arts and engineering colleges in the country. Prospective students get a taste of the college experience, including the opportunity to meet current students, learn from faculty members, eat in our dining hall, and spend a few nights in our residence halls with student hosts. While the fall 2020 program dates have not yet been finalized, we plan to offer two DS programs to give students maximum flexibility. Last year, we hosted programs in mid-September and late October. If interested, please e-mail or setup an appointment with your Guidance Counselor.

    At UK College of Medicine, we’re committed to training future health care leaders to provide excellent care for the Commonwealth and beyond. We invite our next generation of learners to dream boldly and discover what’s “Wildly Possible” through our pipeline programs. The College of Medicine offers FREE pipeline opportunities at varying levels of education, from high school through undergraduate studies. Each program includes unique activities that aid in preparing students for a career in medicine:  Summer Enrichment Program (rising KY HS Juniors), Health Researchers Youth Academy (rising KY HS Seniors), and Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) Scholars (rising College Freshman). Check these out on the College of Medicine Pipeline website.

    Announcing PREFACE 2020 Pre-College Summer Engineering Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute! PREFACE is a summer program for talented students who have been historically under-served in the areas of science, engineering and the technological fields, and who express a strong, early interest in pursuing careers in these areas. This year’s program will take place Sunday, June 28 through Saturday, July 11 on the Rensselaer campus in Troy, NY. Interested candidates should review the information on the PREFACE website and complete the online application. Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 27, 2020.

    Announcing University of Louisville's Public Health Preview Day on Saturday February 29th from 9am-1pm. Public Health Preview Day is a chance for you to learn about UofL's undergraduate and graduate degree programs in public health. Our students graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to find their place in the dynamic and growing field of public health. Location is School of Public Health and Information Services (SPHIS) Building, 485 E Gray Street, Louisville KY 40202. Registration is FREE but space is limited. Click here to register.

    Applications are now available for 2019-2020 Optimist International Essay Contest. Essays are due by Friday, Jan 31 to the local club. One winning essay will move on to a district level competition and possibly to an international competition in which there are chances to win a few thousand dollars in scholarship money. Send completed application to: Stacy E. Smith, ssmit7@uky.edu, Research, Outreach, & Career Development Specialist with UK College of Medicine.

    Apply now for the 2020 JA Miss Business Event on March 18th! A daylong seminar for high school girls designed to inspire and prepare these young women to succeed as future business leaders. The event is FREE of charge to accepted applicants. School excuse will be provided. We are only accepting 80 female students this year. Students can apply via the application link: https://form.jotform.com/jabluegrass/jamissbusiness

    UK College of Arts and Sciences welcomes you to Diversity Visit Day on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 8:30am to 3pm. Join the College of Arts & Sciences and hear from Dean Mark Kornbluh, learn about scholarship opportunities, and interact with current faculty members and students. The event is free and lunch will be provided with a reception to conclude the day. Register today at: students.as.uky.edu/schedule-visit.

    Applications are now live for the 2020 Summer Term High School Programs at Boston University, via our website at bu.edu/summer/highschool. In 2020, we are offering five pre-college programs for your students to choose from:  High School Honors, RISE Internship/PracticumAcademic Immersion (AIM)Summer Challenge, and Summer Preview. All five provide rigorous and collaborative college life experiences that will enable students to gain a strong sense of their personal and academic potential.

    Boston University's Academy of Media Production is now accepting applications for its Summer Program July 6 - 31, 2020. Creative high school students develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, multi-camera productions and more at this program. For additional information and application materials, go to bu.edu/amp. The application deadline is March 31, 2020. 

    UK Summer Enrichment Program June 7-26. The Summer Enrichment Program is a three-week health careers residential camp hosted by the University of Kentucky Area Health Education Center that allows students to ‘experience college before college’. It is for high school students who are currently enrolled in 10th grade (sophomores), at least 15 years old, and seriously considering a college path leading to a health profession. It provides an opportunity to learn about the variety of careers in health professions and to learn some of the requirements for majors leading to a health career. Academic course work is also part of the camp experience. Apply online at: https://medicine.mc.uky.edu/UKAHECCamp  All materials must be received by the UK AHEC office by Monday, March 2, 2020.

    Are you interested in working as a student athletic trainer at the University of Kentucky? Any senior student who holds a 2.75 or above cumulative GPA and has an interest in a career in the medical field (i.e. athletic training, physical therapy, nursing, pre-med, etc.) can apply. The UK Athletic Training Student Aide Program Application is available in the Guidance Office! Applications are due Feb 7, 2020.

    The College Project's ACT review course begins the week of February 3rd and runs for 5 weeks prior to the March 10th ACT that all sophomores and juniors will be taking in school. Whether you're unhappy with your current score or taking the test for the first time, our experienced professionals can help you achieve your goals. We will spend one week per main section of the test (English, Math, Reading, Science) reviewing content and test taking strategies for each section. Week 5 is a full-length practice test. For more information, call 859-619-0439 or visit our web site to review the course schedule and / or register for the course:  http://thecollegeprojectky.com/events/

    Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts... The application and recommendations deadline is January 10. GSA is looking for students with skills in their art form, passion for creativity, an open mind, collaborative spirit, and an eagerness for learning to apply for the 3 Week Summer Program. Visit www.kentuckygsa.org for additional information. Questions? Email us at sainfo@kentuckyperformingarts.org

    The Fayette County Public Schools FAME AWARD 2020 is a program designed to honor successful seniors and the educators who have impacted their lives. To apply you must have at least a 2.5 GPA or receive a written recommendation from your principal. Simply complete the online application at www.fcps.net/events, which includes submitting a short essay about the person you have selected and how he or she impacted your life. This person can be from any grade level or school you attended in Fayette County Public Schools. Submissions are due by January 13, 2020.

    The 2020 USC Brovard Scholars application is now open! We invite all high-achieving high school juniors with financial need to apply. Applicants must be a Junior (11th grader) in high school, currently hold a 4.0 GPA or above, enrolled in Algebra II or above, and demonstrate financial need. If selected, each Bovard Scholar will have 1 year of support through the admissions cycle and spend 3 weeks on the USC campus. The program runs from July 12 thru August 1. USC will pay for transportation to and from campus for students coming from outside of Southern California. Applications due January 17 at 5pm PST.

    The College Project is hosting a FREE College Planning Workshop on Wednesday, December 4th from 7:00 – 8:30pm at Bronte's Bistro in Joseph Beth Booksellers.  During this 1.5 hour session, the topics of discussion will be: the college admissions / financial aid process; what selective collegees are looking for in their candidates; tackling the ever-increasing tuition costs; and timeline - what your student should be doing and when. RSVP to Sean Smith, 859-619-0439.

    Bluegrass Care Navigators offers the following FREE events for 2020... Creative Coping Valentines, Children & Teen Grief Support Group, and Camp Hope Summer Camp. Click each link for additional info.

    Apply now for JA Miss Business on March 18, 2020! A daylong seminar for high school girls designed to inspire and prepare these young women to succeed as future business leaders. Students will go through fun professional development sessions throughout the day such as Interviewing 101, Building Your Personal Brand, Personal Finance, and more! They will also have the opportunity to network with professional women throughout central Kentucky and gain exposure to all kinds of different industries and jobs throughout our area. We will also be doing fun giveaways from Kendra Scott jewelry and more! The event is FREE of charge to accepted applicants. We are accepting 80 female students this year. Students will apply via the application link here: https://form.jotform.com/jabluegrass/jamissbusiness

    Applications for the Optimist Club Essay Competition is now available in the Guidance Office. The deadline to apply for the local award is Feb. 1st, 2020. Contact Sean Smith for questions 859-619-0439.

    Student employment opportunities at Yankee Candle! Yankee is currently seeking seasonal part time sales associates for the holiday season. These seasonal positions last approximately until the first week of January. No experience is required and training will be provided. We are seeking outgoing, trustworthy candidates who are dependable and follow direction. In return, we will offer them an opportunity to experience what perhaps might be their first job experience in a corporate retail environment. As a part time sales associate, they will interact with guests and perform the guest experience, help ensure smooth operations, safety and security for employees and guests as well as other visual and sales driven tasks. Interested candidates can just stop by our Hamburg location to apply. Store #137, Lexington (Hamburg), KY

    Scholarship for Juniors...THE COOLIDGE SCHOLARSHIP! The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. To apply: https://coolidgescholars.org/

    The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) application officially opened on Nov. 15, 2019. The application will close on Jan. 20, 2020. Rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade Kentucky teen are eligible to apply. https://www.kentuckygse.com/

    If your student is seeking an academic challenge this summer, apply to the pre-college USC Summer Programs for high school students. USC Summer Programs offers students a preview of "freshman year" through its college immersion experience. Students explore Los Angeles as a laboratory for cultural learning beyond the traditional classroom. Our programs are designed to combine college level course work, academic field trips, and structured extracurricular activities. Students may visit summer.usc.edu for more information and instructions on how to apply. 

    Webinar: Which ACT Test Prep is Right for Students? We’d like to invite you to attend a free webinar Thursday, November 21 at 4pm ET, that’s designed to inform students, parents, and educators about test prep options created by the makers of the ACT® test. We will cover which test prep tools students should consider, based on their needs, and talk about strategies students can use to fully prepare for test day. Duration 60 minutes. Register Now

    The University of Dayton is passionate about ensuring that higher education is accessible and affordable to all who are qualified. As part of that mission, we’re hosting a virtual financial aid night, where we’ll explain – and simplify – financial aid topics. The information provided will be applicable to students regardless of where the college search process takes them. Virtual Financial Aid Night on Sunday, November 17 @ 7pm EST

    Students who submit both their Common Application and FAFSA to John Carroll University by November 15, will qualify for our $500 Early Filer Grant**. Please note, only the Common Application itself needs to be submitted by November 15 — transcripts and other materials are not required by this date, but are encouraged to be submitted by our December 1 Early Action deadline. **Not all students are eligible for this grant. For more information click here

    The University of Alabama's Free App Week #FreeAppWeek is running November 4-10, 2019. This is your opportunity to build off your hard work and dedication to your future without the pressure of cost. Senior students and their families need to visit: FREE APP WEEK. Students complete the form and receive a link directly to the application with their individual code beginning November 4. They then have until 11:59 p.m. CT on November 10, to complete their application.

    Georgetown College is excited to share that next Friday November 8th is Instant Admit Day which is also a Preview Day. The application link is http://gogc.me/apply. The preview day link is: https://admissions.georgetowncollege.edu/portal/group-visits. This is a great opportunity for students to apply to Georgetown by Thursday November 7th, bring in their transcripts and scores for Preview Day on November 8th, and we guarantee that we will read their application and have a decision for them before they leave.

    The University of Louisville is hosting an event on Tuesday, November 5th from 6pm-8pm in Lexington so that we can bring all of our campus resources to you! The event, called the Cardinal Glance, will be at the Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Center in downtown Lexington, and is free for all students! It will be set up “college fair” style, so that students and families can come and go as they please, with an admissions presentation in the middle with more info about the UofL admissions process. AND there will be some prizes being given out to some lucky students who attend. Any interested students may sign up at this website: https://apply.louisville.edu/register/nov_glance_lexington

    Family University: Guiding Families from Cradle to Career -- FREE Family Event
    You are invited to Fayette County Public Schools Family University on Saturday, November 9 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Henry Clay High School (2100 Fontaine Road). Family University (Fam U) offers a variety of classes and workshops that are intended to promote family + school partnerships that support children's academic and social-emotional success. This event is FREE for all family members. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Interpreters are available by request through registration. For more information and to register, visit www.fcps.net/famu.

    The Bezos Scholars Program is a year-long leadership development program that amplifies youth voice and action. Every year, 17 exceptional high school juniors and an educator from each school are selected to participate. The program kicks off with an all-expenses paid experience at the Aspen Ideas Festival, June 27 - July 3, 2020, where Scholars learn from inspiring global leaders and build connections with peers from around the world. During the following school year, Scholars receive ongoing mentorship, leadership development, and $1,000 in funding to launch a community change project to make a difference in their hometowns. Successful applicants demonstrate academic rigor, maturity, curiosity, and community leadership. Applications are due January 31, 2020.

    The Department of Recreation and Park Administration (RPA) at Eastern Kentucky University leads students to successful careers in Recreation Management, Tourism and Resort Management, etc. Students that earn a degree in RPA are positioned for a variety of career opportunities in recreation, parks and tourism - the largest industry in the world! Students should consider taking REC 101, Recreation and Tourism Careers during their first semester. This 1 credit hour class is a great way to learn about the dynamic profession of recreation, parks and tourism. Visit our webpage for more information: www.recreation.eku.edu/

    During the fall and spring semesters, the UK College of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of information visits and information sessions. The purpose of these visits is for prospective students to learn about each of our majors and the available opportunities in the College. Faculty members, current students, and the recruitment team present information on our academic programs, give overview of the STEMCats and International Village Living Learning Programs, lead tours of one of the residence halls, and offer prospective students opportunity to sit in on a course. Register here: https://students.as.uky.edu/schedule-visit

    The HBCU (Historically Black College/University) Showcase will be held on Friday, November 1 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Kentucky International Convention Center from 9:30am to 2pm.  Students can register for this event at www.showcaseofhbcu.com.  Students must register in advance to attend.

    The Kentucky Education Association Aspiring Educator State Organizer invites you to our 4th Minority Leadership Conference (MLC) entitled  “Unity in Division” on November 9th. We are having a full day of recruitment, empowerment, mentorship, networking & professional development from others from across the state. Registration is between 8-9 am. The MLC is 9am-4pm on November 9th at Bryan Station High School in Lexington. Lunch will be served. Any students interested, use the link below to register. The first 150 to register will get to come. Register for Minority Leadership Conference.

    MSTC is hosting a FREE College Financial Planning Workshop on Thursday, October 24th from 6:00 – 7:00 in the PLD library.  During this one hour session, Mr. Howard, of SeaCure Advisors, will explain the ins and outs of paying for college. There are a lot of things that you can be doing now that can have an impact on the amount you will have to pay when your student is ready to attend. There is no cost and no obligation when you attend, but you can sign up for an additional free one hour private session to look at how some of the things that are discussed apply directly to your family’s financial situation. This session is designed mainly for freshmen and sophomore families, but anyone is welcome to attend.  Feel free to invite other families (even if they aren’t MSTC or Dunbar) that you think could benefit from this information.  Friends of MSTC will receive $25 for each family that attends on October 24th. You must RSVP by following https://seacureadvisors.com/2019-1024

    The 2020 Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) application opens November 15, 2019! The 2020 session of GSE will run from June 7th to June 27th. For additional information and to apply, click this link: https://www.kentuckygse.com/

    This Saturday (9/28) is Free Application Day at Georgetown College! The application link is http://gogc.me/apply. Of course, our application is always free, but this Saturday is a great opportunity for your students to apply! Please encourage seniors to take the next step and discover why Georgetown College is an excellent academic choice! We also encourage students to come and experience why students call GC home. Our Daily Visit, Classroom Visit, and Preview Day Options can be found by visiting http://gogc.me/visit.

    Volunteer Opportunity! My name is Charity Foster and I am the Treasurer for the Meadowthorpe Elementary PTA. We have our fall festival on Oct. 11th and wanted to see if any students would like to volunteer to help run some booths for us. Please email me (CFoster@kjpjlaw.com) to sign up as a volunteer.

    New College Board Scholarship!!! As of Dec. 2018, the College Board has started a new scholarship program that is not merit based. These scholarships are known as College Board Opportunity Scholarships. All scholarships are awarded through a raffle.
    Juniors can start in December to complete the first three steps: building a college list, practice for the SAT, improve score. Seniors will complete the last three steps: strengthen college list, complete the FASFA, and apply to colleges.

    • Students earn chances at scholarships by competing key actions along the path to college.
    • Scholarships are open to all students, regardless of GPA, test scores, family income, and citizenship status.
    • Scholarships do not require an application/essay.
    • Students who complete all six actions are eligible for the $40,000 scholarships (25 available).

    Students sign up at https://opportunity.collegeboard.org.

    Volunteer Opportunity! Special Olympics Kentucky will be holding a fun-filled day of competition at our highly anticipated Lexington Bowling Tournament at Southland Lanes on Friday, October 11th. We are in need of volunteers to assist with the facilitation of the tournament. We would be very appreciative if any PLD students would be willing to come out and assist us in providing a high-quality tournament. If you are interested in learning more about this event simply click HERE to visit the volunteer registration page.

    Explore Engineering Event for Girls Oct. 25-26. Any Sophomore, Junior and Senior Girls who have an interest in engineering or technology, we’ve got the perfect immersive event for you Oct. 25-26: Explore Engineering, an overnight event for high school girls at Sweet Briar College. Participants will work in teams with engineering professors and students to imagine and bring to life a computer-controlled, interactive Halloween device. The event is hands-on, stresses teamwork and creativity, and is perfect for both experienced students and newbies to engineering. For additional information: https://sbc.edu/…/explore-engineering-for-high-school-girls/

    The Gatton Academy (in collaboration with the Craft Academy) is hosting an information session in your area! We would love for those freshmen and sophomores with STEM interests (and their family members) to come to this session, learn more about our program, and ask any questions they may have.
    The information session will be held:
    DATE: Thursday, September 26
    TIME:  6-8pm
    LOCATION: Paul L. Dunbar HS
    If you have any questions about the information session or The Gatton Academy as a whole, you can contact our Admission team via email at academy@wku.edu.

    Volunteer Opportunity! Redwood Cooperative School is holding our annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 20th from 4-7, and will need volunteers from 2:30-7:30 to do any number of tasks, including setting up for the festival, running various games, and serving concessions. We would like volunteers who could serve for at least 1 hour, but would be thrilled to accept anyone who would like to do the full 5 hour shift! We figure it would be a good way to get a chunk of a community service requirement done. If interested, please send email to mwells@redwoodcoop.org.

    Any Sophomores and Juniors interested in attending the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE) or the Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC), sponsored by, and held on the campus of George Mason University, located in the Washington, D.C. area? WYSE and WJMC were developed for high-achieving students with an interest in environmental science or journalism and the media. WYSE will be held June 28 to July 3, 2020 and WJMC will be held July 12 to 17 and July 19 to 24, 2020. A day-by-day conference schedule can be found here for WYSE and here for WJMC, along with comments by nominating teachers and conference alumni. If interested, please set up an appointment to discuss nomination with Dunbar's College & Career Coach before October 1.

    Private Tutoring Available for Students. My name is Ethan Golding and I provide private tutoring to students in Lexington. I’m a graduate of the Henry Clay Liberal Arts Academy and have a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. Over the past year and a half, I have tutored middle and high school students in Algebra 1 and 2, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Spanish (I would also be able to tutor Geometry). I have additional tutoring experience from my three years working at CATS, the tutoring service for student-athletes at the University of Kentucky. If you have any students who feel like they need extra help in my subject areas, please consider giving them my contact information: ethanryangolding@gmail.com. My rate is $25 per hour.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS https://www.lls.org/) runs a wonderful program for high school students every year called Students of the Year Campaign (SoY https://studentsoftheyear.org/). SoY is a 7 week (February 10th – March 26th)  fundraising competition between nominated high school students in the Central Kentucky area. All of the funds raised during this campaign will go towards LLS’s mission: to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The title “Student of the Year” and a scholarship to the college of their choice, is awarded to the student that raises the most funds during the 7 week campaign.

    Craft Academy and Morehead State University Open House events are held on MSU's beautiful campus on a Saturday. Students and families are invited to attend for a campus tour, the opportunity to speak with MSU faculty and staff, as well as participate in a Craft Academy presentation and a tour of Grote-Thompson Hall.  During this time we will have Craft Academy staff members and current students available to talk about life at the academy and answer any questions. Find more information and register for Open House here:  www.moreheadstate.edu/openhouse
    Fall 2019 Open House Dates:  October 5, 2019  &  November 2, 2019
    Virtual Visits: Join us every Monday at 1 p.m. for a Craft Academy Virtual Visit through Google Hangouts! This is an online presentation that usually lasts about 30 minutes and will include Craft staff and typically includes current students. Register for Virtual Visits here: Schedule-a-Virtual-Visit

    US Coast Guard Academy to host an information session for students and parents. Register here. Reservations are first-come, first-serve and will close the day before the event.
          Saturday, September 14 from 7pm-9pm
          DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cincinnati Airport
          2826 Terminal Drive, Hebron KY 41048

    The 2019 LEDA application is now open! Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) is looking for juniors in high school who are highly motivated, have succeeded in advanced courses at their school, have the desire to be a leader, and have demonstrated compassion and care for their community. LEDA empowers a community of exceptional young leaders from under-resourced backgrounds by supporting their higher education and professional success in order to create a more inclusive and equitable country. For more details about the program and who should apply, see flyer. If you have any questions, please contact recruitment@ledascholars.org. Deadline for application is December 11, 2019.

    Any talented, high-achieving senior interested in the University of Richmond's Multicultural Overnight Visit Experience (MOVE) from Saturday, October 19 to Sunday, October 20? Do you meet the criteria listed below? If so, please complete a short interest form and submit by September 15 at midnight EST. 

    • High school senior
    • Self-identify as a member of a historically underrepresented population (African American, Asian American, biracial/multiracial, Latino/a, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander) -OR- is interested in issues of diversity and inclusion 
    • Has at least a 3.6 cumulative GPA
    • Has at least a 1280 SAT score (combined Evidence Based Reading & Writing and Math) -OR- 28 ACT composite score
    • Active member of their community

    I am excited to host the UK Twilight Tour on September 19th for seniors in Central Kentucky. I have attached the promotional flyer! To register students can email michaela.mineer@uky.edu. Registration is limited to 70 people (this includes students + guests). Once a student emails me, I will send them an email back requesting information about how many guests they plan to bring, their address, high school, major or interest, etc.

    An admission officer from Emory University will be in your area hosting an event for students and their families. Thank you for helping us spread the word. RSVPs are encouraged as some locations fill quickly.
    Monday, September 23, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning

    Students who apply for the Reed Fall Visit Fly-In Program are seniors in high school (class of 2020), live in the United States, and are from a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic background (African American, Latino, Asian, Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander). The program also seeks to provide opportunities for first-generation college students. Every year, Reed seeks a class of intelligent, curious, community-minded students to join our distinctive liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon. We are hoping some of your students might be future "Reedies."

    Sallie Mae Paying for College Resource:  www.payforcollegeresource.com. We created this resource to help students and families responsibly pay for college. Explore important, timely topics and share with others who may have questions about planning for college.

    The College Project's ACT review course begins the week of September 25th and runs for 5 weeks prior to the October 26th ACT. Whether you're unhappy with your current score or taking the test for the first time, our experienced professionals can help you achieve your goals. We will spend one week per main section of the test (English, Math, Reading, Science) reviewing content and test taking strategies for each section. Week 5 is a full-length practice test. For more information, call 859-619-0439 or visit our web site to review the course schedule and / or register for the course: http://thecollegeprojectky.com/events/

    Attention Students and Parents!!!!
    You are cordially invited to… The 2019 Gary R. Martin Central Kentucky College Fair

    Hosted by the Henry Clay High School Guidance Office and the Fayette County Public Schools
    Monday, September 30
    5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Bluegrass Ballroom -- Lexington Center

    For more information call:
    Guidance Office
    Henry Clay High School
    Email:  bonnie.barnes@fayette.kyschools.us

    You can make it happen with free resources and support from the Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS)! GPS is a free college access and advising program for African-American high school juniors and seniors.  With GPS, mentors from the Ron Brown Scholar Program community guide students to the resources they need to apply to, pay for, and get in to their best-fit colleges.  Rising African-American juniors and seniors can apply today at rbsgps.com.  For more information—and a list of colleges, universities, and educational organizations that partner with GPS—visit rbsgps.com.

    Davidson College hosts its annual fall fly-in program, Access Davidson. Access Davidson will be held November 3-5, 2019. Visiting students will arrive Sunday evening for a two-night visit and will return home on Tuesday evening. In addition to staying overnight in a residence hall, students will attend class and interact with current Davidson students, faculty, and staff. Click here for additional information and application. Deadline Monday August 26, 2019.