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Western Undergraduate Exchange Program WUE

The Western Undergraduate Exchange is a student exchange program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Through the WUE, Arizona residents may enroll in certain programs at the two and four year public colleges listed on the website. WUE tuition is 150 percent of the host institution's regular resident tuition.

http://www.wiche.edu/

ACT
http://www.actstudent.org

College Bound Scholarship thru NPC

This scholarship opportunity is for students who are at least 14 years of age. Students can reapply each semester. Up to 7 credit hours may be earned for free tuition. For an application see Mrs. Brown in the Career Center

http://www.npc.edu/collegebound

Fast Track Scholarship NPC

Graduated high school seniors are eligible for this scholarship which includes free summer tuition.

http://www.npc.edu/admissions/college-credit-high-school/scholarships-hs-seniors

Hispanic Scholarship Foundation

This website contains many scholarships just for Hispanic students. Students will need to build an account and the website will then match the student to scholarships in which they may be eligible.

http://www.hsf.net

Arizona State University Scholarships

For future ASU students only. To be eligible for a merit based scholarship you must be admitted to ASU by December 1st.

http://students.asu.edu/scholarships

Northern Arizona University Scholarships

This is for future NAU students only. NAU offers a variety of scholarships with different eligibility requirements. Deadline for most is March 1st of each year.

http://home.nau.edu/admissions/finaid/scholarships.asp

SAT
http://www.sat.org

American Indian Graduate Center

A national, private, 501(c)3, nonprofit organization providing scholarships, and fellowships to American Indian and Alaska Native Graduate and Undergraduate students throughout the United States.

http://www.aigcs.org

WACE National CO-OP Scholarship Program

Cooperative education links you, your college, and employers in an exceptional academic partnership. As a student you will meet with co-op staff to define your work skills and goals and learn about available co-op positions.

The National CO-OP Scholarship Program: have a 3.5 gpa or better, apply and be accepted for the 2015-2016 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions.

http://www.waceinc.org

Intertribal Timber Council

This website has various Native American Scholarships available for students interested in the Natural Resources.

http://www.itcnet.org

American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund has numerous scholarship opportunities for Native American students who are planning on attending a tribal college.

http://www.collegefund.org

Arizona Foundation Organization

There are numerous scholarship opportunities on the Arizona Foundation website.

http://www.azfoundation.org/Scholarships/InvestinginEducationforArizonasFuture.aspx

FastWeb

Tools are available on this website for students to search for college scholarships by their interests, educational goals, and activities. Students fill out a personal profile and the search engine finds and matches them to potential scholarships.

http://www.fastweb.com

Scholarships.com

Free scholarship search engine and financial aid information website. Over 3,000 scholarships sources.

http://www.scholarships.com

Gates Millennium Scholarship

Learn about this scholarship for outstanding African American, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans/Alaskan Natives or Asian Pacific Americans. This scholarship is funded by Bill and Melinda Gates.

http://gmsp.org

AZ Earn to Learn

This program is in collaboration of the Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. Its purpose is to help limited income Arizonans to save for college. This match program is designed so that students save $500 over a period of time and then is matched with up to a $4,000 scholarship. Students must take a participant survey to see if they qualify.

http://www.azearntolearn.org

Cappex Scholarship Website

Scholarship search site with special additional scholarships from Cappex. Must create a profile on the Cappex website.

http://www.cappex.com/scholarships/

United Negro Fund

This website has scholarships just for African American high school students. There are numerous scholarships with varying deadlines. Students must fill out the FAFSA and complete the UNCF online application.

http://www.uncf.org

Northern Arizona Native American Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship program assists high school seniors who are planning on attending a four year college, community college, art school or vocational school. The award amounts vary.

Deadline is May 1st

http://tnanaf.org

First Scholars

First Scholars empowers students to make the most of their college experience and prepare for life beyond graduation. As a First Scholar, students take advantage of one on one coaching, mentoring program, special workshops, develop leadership skills and an annual $5,000 renewable scholarship.

First Scholars must be first generation students, first time freshmen, admitted to NAU, demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA, US citizens and have at least a 3.0 gpa with an ACT between 20-25

http://nau.edu/First-Scholars/

Best Schools

Website defines different types of financial aid available to students.

http://www.bestschools.com/financial-aid-guide-online-students

American Indian Education Foundation

Native American or Alaska Native descent students, who will attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university or tech/vocational school. Must have at least a 2.0 gpa and an ACT of at least 14. Make sure to check out this website for more information regarding the various scholarships. Deadline is usually in April

http://www.aiefprograms.org

Varsity Tutors

Varsity Tutors hold a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt.

http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

Yes College

Yes College is a website that provides other college scholarship links. Each link has a brief description. Students should research each link and take advantage of the information offered.

http://yescollege.com/2013/08/scholarship-database

Unigo.com

Scholarship engine. Students can build a personal profile that will match them to potential scholarships they may be eligible for.

unigo.com

Summer Programs
College Horizons

This program is for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students. This is a week long course in preparing for your best college application. Students work one on one with admissions officers. Students develop and research a list of school to apply to, write a college essay, complete the Common Application, receive test taking strategies and explore financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

http://www.collegehorizons.org

LEDA Scholars

LEDA (Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America) is a non-profit organization based in New York City. The goal of the program is to diversify leadership in America by helping academically gifted, low income students gain admission to and succeed in college. To be considered for admission to LEDA a student must be a junior, first generation college student, and in the top 10% of their classes.

http://www.ledascholars.org

Mathematics & Science for Native Americans Phillips Academy MS2

This program is free to all students who meet the requirements and are accepted into the program. It begins the summer following 9th grade and continues for three consecutive summers. The program helps students prepare for college and careers in engineering, science, medicine, and computers. There is a pre-applicaiton that is due by November 20th, in order to apply you must complete all parts of the application by their due dates.

http://www.andover.edu

Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership HOBY

All sophomores who have leadership or potential leadership skills should apply. HOBY is an outstanding 3 1/2 day leadership seminar. See Mrs. Brown in the Career Center for more information and to pick up an application.

The seminar takes place in June every year.

http://www.hoby.org

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

High School Field School: This is a three-week program to be held from in June. Experience includes excavating beside professional archaeologists, analyzing real artifacts, recording data in the field and laboratory and learning how archaeologists use a variety data.

High School Archaeology Camp this is a one week program also in June.

Scholarships are available to defer the costs.

Deadline is May 13th

http://www.crowcanyon.org

ASU Summer Transportation Institute

This is a three week residential FREE program for rising 9, 10, 11 and 12th graders. Each grade level has a different gpa requirement. Students live on the Polytechnic campus. They will tour locations and traffic systems, learn how traffic engineers plan and maintain our systems of transportation around the state. This takes place in June.

http://engineering.asu.edu/summerprograms/sti/index.html

NAU Star Program

The STAR program is a challenging, fun, and rewarding program. In the classroom students will be exposed to the academic rigors of college life while receiving valuable support from their class instructors, supplemental lab leaders and peer advisors. Students will earn up to 6 credits, live on campus, experience campus life and connect with other new students.

Students need to apply for admission to NAU, pay the enrollment fee and complete and submit the Student Affairs Mentoring Application and check the STAR Program. The application and fee are due before February 1st.

http://nau.edu/First-Generation/STAR/How-to-Apply/

AZ:Health Careers Institute

A FREE 8 day program, applicants must be a junior or senior in high school. This is an opportunity for high school students to explore a variety of health professions. There are workshops and labs offered along with behind the scenes fieldtrip to Arrowhead Hospital and an Emergency Response Workshop with the Glendale Fire Department. This program takes place in July every year. Applications are due before May 1st.

http://www.midwestern.edu/AZHealthCareersInstitute

LEAD Summer Business Institute

This is a dynamic summer program open to Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian high school students in their junior year. Students will spend 3-4 weeks on a college campus learning about careers in business and finance. Students take finance, business, accounting and marketing classes. The cost of the program is $1,250 plus round trip airfare. Full or partial scholarships are available through NAFQA.

Deadline is Jan. 31st.

http://www.nafoa.org

Barrett Summer Scholars Program

This is a fantastic opportunity for 7th, 8th. and 9th graders to experience college firsthand and continue their academic and personal development over the summer. This is a unique program at ASU for gifted, honors and academically talented students. This residential program invites students to live on campus, engage in college-level coursework, and participate in a community of peers from across the state. This program helps to prepare students for enrollment and success at ASU and Barrett, the Honors College.

Applications are due by March 6th

http://eoss.asu.edu/bss/infosession

Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance

NIH High School Student Research Programs offer positions in productive and clinical research laboratories at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Students who are financially, educationally and or socially disadvantaged are paid the min. federal hourly wage for 40 hours a week. Seniors must have a 3.0, letters of recommendation, and write an essay in order to be considered.

Grades 11 and 12. Seven week summer research program.

520-626-6360 for more information

The deadline is Feb. 15th

http://www.ignorance.medicine.arizona.edu

Nizhoni Academy

Eligible students are in the 9th/10th grade, have a min gpa of 2.5, have completed Algebra I, and enrolled in a Native American Tribe and can demonstrate a need for a pre-college summer program. This is a FREE program. Students will receive career and academic advising, cultural and recreational opportunities, life learning skills, leadership and earn one elective high school credit. Deadline is apply is Feb 20th

http://nau.edu/Nizhoni-Academy/

Joaquin Bustoz Math/Science Honors Program

Must be a full time high school student enrolled in college track courses, min. of three years of high school math by the end of junior year. Seniors may apply provided they plan to attend ASU in the fall, min grade of "B" in all high school math classes. This honors program is an intense academic program that provides motivated students an outstanding opportunity to begin university mathematics, science and engineering studies before graduating high school. Tuition, room and board, textbooks and classroom supplies are paid for by ASU. Deadline is Feb 27th

http://www.asu.edu/mshp

Biosphere 2 Science Academy

The University of Arizona College of Science is offering two, one week long science academies at Biosphere 2 for high school students in July. This is a unique opportunity to explore and learn within one of the largest, cutting-edge environmental science research laboratories in the world. This program does not have a deadline, it is a first come, first serve registration.

http://b2science.org/outreach/sciacademy

NASEP Native American Science and Engineering Program

This is a FREE program for Native American juniors and seniors who plan to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. This program includes one on one with a U of A staff member, a FREE iPad mini, a year of help in preparing for college, and participate in hands on activities and workshops. The residential program takes place in June and includes meals. Deadline is March 1st

 

http://eao.arizona.edu/nasep

ALLECA- The American Legion Law Enforcement Academy

Spend an educational and physically challenging week this summer at St. Joseph's Youth Camp. As Cadet you will be learning some of the basic skills of our Arizona Law Enforcement Officers. This is a law enforcement/military program geared toward youth between the ages of 11 and 18 years old and the applicant will remain on site at the academy for an entire week. Each applicant is required to attend daily classes and attend functions while attending the academy that require the applicant to write essay, reports and complete testing of all of the information taught to them throughout the week. This program is not for couch potatoes. Deadline is apply is April 3rd

http://www.alleca.org

United Space School

Students must be between the ages of 15-18 years old, have a serious interest in space.

United Space School’s organization, schedule and curriculum are designed to provide the structure, knowledge, resources, mentoring, and appropriate settings to complete the project, a Manned Mission to Mars. To provide the knowledge necessary to complete the Manned Mission to Mars Project, a curriculum has been designed to provide appropriate training and development by instructors qualified and knowledgeable in the proper disciplines. Civil and contractor aerospace professionals are selected to provide needs-based instruction in topics relevant to designing a manned mission to Mars. Library and on-line research facilities are provided at the University of Houston Clear Lake campus.

For a more detailed description of the program and the organization (including a brief video), please direct students to the following website: http://www.unitedspaceschool.org/united-space-school/

Deadline is Feb. 15th

 

http://www.unitedspaceschool.org/united-space-school/

Ag Discovery

This an outreach program sponsored by USDA/APHIS and partnering universities to help students learn about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, plant pathology and agribusiness. This is a 2-4 week program, students get to live on campus and experience through hands-on labs, workshops, field trips and other group activities.

Deadline is March 6th

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery

The Fleischer Scholars Program

If you are a high schol Junior the W.P. Carey School of Business offers a great opportunity to learn about college life, entrepreneurship and business. The program takes place at the ASU Tempe campus. The program is tailored for the underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students interested in careers in business. FREE housing, meals and materials.

Early decision deadline 1/10

Priority deadline 3/20

Final deadline 5/8

 

http://wpcarey.asu.edu/undergraduate-programs/hs/high-school-programs

Cronkite Sports Broadcast Boot Camp

High school camp for students interested in sports broadcasting. High school camp, play by play, sideline reporting, hosting, studio production and more participation with FOX Sports Arizona, Az Sports Radio, 12 NEWS, azcentral.com

 

The cost of the program is $2,750 if paid before 3/1 and $2,950 after 3/1

https://cronkite.asu.edu/outreach/cronkite-high-school/programs

University of Arizona New Start Summer Program

This is a 6 week summer bridge program designed to help incoming freshmen succeed in the transitions from high school to college. Students can earn up to 7 credits, move in their dorms and meet other incoming freshmen. You must have applied and been accepted to U of A.

Applications open in November and close May 1

graduating high school seniors who are admitted to the U of A.

cost $122-4599 financial aid is available

http://newstart.arizona.edu

Summer Academy at Duke University

Open to grades 9-12, this is a 3 week non-credit program at Duke University. Students will explore global themes and enjoy multiple excursions to Washington D.C. and other places. The cost of the program is $5,650 The deadline is May 1st

http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students

National Youth Science Camp

This is a residential science education program for young scientists the summer after they graduate from high school. Only two delegates are chosen from each state. This experience is offered at no cost.

Students must be high school graduates, demonstrate superior academic proficiency in mathematics and science, have leadership skills. Deadline is March 1st

http://apply.nysc.org

Youth Conservation Corps

The Youth Conservation Corps is a well-balanced work-learn-earn program that develops an understanding and appreciation in participating youth of the nation's environment and heritage. Young men and women, 15-18 years of age, may apply. Youth must have no history of serious criminal or other antisocial behavior. Youth will earn min. wage and work 40 hours per week for 8 weeks.

See Mrs. Brown for an application, deadline is April 15th

http://www.nps.gov/pefo/getinvolved/supportyourpark/ycc.htm

SPIRIT-American Indian Student Support Services thru ASU

This is a FREE two week program that will help make the transition from high school to college life more successful. You will have access to university success teams, tutoring services, study groups and academic advising. The SPIRIT program also offers traditional and culturally-inspired activities that connect you with American Indian faculty and support staff.

http://aisss.asu.edu/spirit/program

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society

This practicum is open to Native American high school students from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, southern California and Utah who have an interest in pursuing a career in fishery and wildlife management, forestry, range management, watershed management, hydrology, or other natural resources related field. The Practicum provides a hands-on learning experience in natural resource management and combines classroom with field sessions that enables students to learn concepts and techniques used to manage natural resources.

Applications must be received by May 29th

http://www.nafws.org

University of Arizona Journalism Diversity Workshop

Students will learn how to produce a new site and multimedia using equipment in our publication and photojournalism labs. They will gain experience in new writing, reporting, editing, digital design and photojournalism techniques. This program is open to upcoming juniors and seniors.

Deadline is April 8th

http://journalism.arizona.edu/node/637

Summer of Excellence at U of A

This is  summer program for current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who want to experience college while at the same time earning 6 college credits. This is a 5 week session during the summer. This program is sponsored by the Honors College.

Deadline is April 30th

 

$3819 per student, some need based scholarships available.

520-621-6901

http://honors.arizona.edu/future-students/honors-summer-academy-admissions

University of Arizona Summer Engineering Academy

Students who attend the Summer Engineering Academy will participate in a week long residential camp. There are 6 different camps with various dates and fees. These programs are open to high school students who will enter grades 9,10,11,12 in the fall. Students with a strong interest in pursing a college education that includes mathematics, science, and engineering should apply.

Deadline to apply is May 1st

Cost $650-$750 includes materials, room and board. Some need based scholarships available.

520-621-6032

Click on K-12 in the red banner

http://www.engineering.arizona.edu

Future Health Leaders

Future Health Leaders is a week long camp for sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in a career in health care. The total cost is $25 which includes housing, meals and activities.

Deadline is May 1st

http://www.gvahec.org/fhl-camp/

Cal Poly Pomona Native American Summer Opportunities

Cal Poly Pomona Preview Day – working in conjunction with this college program, the Native American Student Center provides a tour of the center, and current students are available to talk about their college experience.

  • Native American College Information Day – as you decide on your college choice, the Native American Student Center provides a campus tour and college discussion with current students.
  • Native American Summer Youth Pipeline to College Program – scheduled in mid-July, the Pipeline program is a one-week intensive education program to share information about cultural integrity and college preparedness.

The 2015 Native American Youth Leadership Summer Pipeline to College program will take place at Cal Poly Pomona on July 19-25, 2015.

Who can apply to the program?

Students who are currently in grades 9th through 11th.

What are the pipeline program goals?

The primary goal is to introduce and reinforce “college” as a realistic goal. The program also provides a curriculum to establish the students with leadership, culture, and education.

What are costs for the program?

There is no cost to the student to participate. However, the student must provide own travel to and from the campus.

What is the application deadline?

The completed application must be received by Saturday, May 30, 2015.

http://www.cpp.edu/~oslcc/nasc/college-outreach-preparation.shtml

U of A Honors Summer Academy

In 2014, the University of Arizona Honors College launched a new summer program for high-ability and high-achieving high school students who had just completed their junior or senior year of high school.  Select students who had completed their sophomore year may also be eligible to apply.

The Honors Summer Academy will provide students with the ability to take UA Honors College courses taught by Honors Faculty members.  These interdisciplinary courses will include work in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and science.  Students will also have the opportunity to live in a residence hall, participate in off-campus classes and field trips, and have structured study time. 

HSA is scheduled to run from June 14, 2015 – July 10, 2015.  During the four weeks, participating students will earn 6 units of UA Honors course credit.

Why else should you consider participating in HSA?

  1. Experience life away from home in a UA residence hall with 30-40 other HSA students.
  2. Have fun in a wide range of extracurricular activities.
  3. Get support from Honors faculty and a friendly staff of peer advisors, preceptors, and coordinators.
  4. Learn strategies for a successful transition from high school to college.
  5. Gain independence and get a leg up on college life.
  6. Have an awesome summer!

http://www.honors.arizona.edu/future-students/honors-summer-academy-admissions

Duke University Summer Session

Have fun and enjoy enrichment classes with academically motivated students from around the world. Available to students in grades 9-12. Two different sessions are available. The cost is $5,950 Deadline is April

http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students

Med-Starts Summer Program

First week academic summer program for low income, minority and first generation college- bound students interested in health careers. Participants prepare for college through classes and explore careers opportunities. Only 40-60 students accepted per year.

Deadline is Feb 1, 2016

Grades 11/12

Cost $4,100 varies on income. includes registration fees, meals, residence hall, books and supplies. Financial aid available.

http://www.medstart.arizona.edu

Astronomy Camp

Students learn about how science and engineering apply to astronomy. Participants develop scientific skills of experimentation and data collections and have the opportunity to work with telescopes. Possibilities for future careers in the field are explored as well. Spaces available on a first come, first served.

Cost $975-995

 

 

http://www.astronomycamp.org

LEAD Business Leadership Education and Development

Three or four week program that introduces high school juniors to careers in business. Participation is selective. Students attend programs at Summer Business Institutes outside of Arizona including University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth College.

Deadline is March 1 st.

Cost $2000 for 2 week program

$3,000 for 3 week program + travel + fees   some need based scholarships available.

http://www.leadprogram.org

SAIGE Youth Program for Native American Students

Native American seniors, the Society of American Indian Government Employees will be hosting the annual Native Student Youth Program. This program is designed to provide Native American students an opportunity to learn about careers within the federal government, to participate in professional and personal development workshops and training and to network with Native American professionals. The event will take place June 5-9th in Catoosa, Oklahoma. There will be a number of scholarships available to help with the cost. Students must be between the ages of 18-25 to apply. For more information http://www.saige.org deadline is April 30th

http://saige.org

Test Preparation Links
ExamFocus

Students have access to practice ACT, SAT, ASVAB and PSAT tests. This link breaks down potential scores, and explains incorrect answers. This is an excellent source to practice for upcoming national tests.

http://www.examfocus.com

Military.com

This website is one of the best to study,prepare and take practice ASVAB tests. The military suggests using this website to practice.

http://www.military.com

March2Success

March 2 Success is a FREE website sponsored by the military. There are practice ACT and SAT tests. Students can practice vocabulary with flashcard games or play video games to help them prepare.

http://march2success.com

FAFSA and Financial Aid Resources
Northern Arizona College Resource Center

Provides free information and assistance about how to apply and how to pay for school. Located in Flagstaff.

http://nau.edu/ess-sites/northern-arizona-college-resource-center/

FSA ID

Website to create your student and parent FSA ID. A username and password combination that serves as a student's or parent's identifier to allow access to personal information in various U.S. Department of Education systems and acts as a digital signature on some online forms.

https://studentaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid, this is the site where student's and parent's complete the FAFSA.

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

Federal Student Aid Information Center

Need help with completing the FAFSA? Contract the Federal Student Aid Information Center. Phone number and customer service hours can be found under "Contract Us".

https://fafsa.ed.gov/help.htm

FAFSA on the Web Worksheet 2015-2016

Preview of the questions that may be asked while completing the FAFSA

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/2015-2016-worksheet.pdf

FAFSA Forecaster

Provides some basic information and estimate your eligibility for federal student aid.

https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/f4cForm

Nursing Resources
RN Programs in Arizona

This is a fantastic resource if students are looking at RN/BSN programs throughout the state of Arizona. The site lists requirements and has rated the nursing programs offered in Arizona.

http://www.registerednursing.org/state/arizona/