Scholarship/Financial Aid Opportunities

Starting September 5, 2019 - Ending June 30, 2021

Link to applications available in Naviance


The Maryland School Counselor Association is offering a $500 scholarship to two high school seniors for the best essay written in recognition of a school counselor (elementary, middle or high school) who has helped the candidate in some significant way. In a 300 - 500 word essay, the candidates should give specific examples of how the counselor helped make a difference in the candidate's life. Excerpts of the essay submitted may be read at the recognition ceremony. An application will be given priority if the school counselor who is the subject of the candidate's essay is a current MSCA member. Candidates, can complete the form by going to the MSCA website and selecting the Graduating Senior Scholarship Opportunity link on the left side or by clicking on the link below

Applications are due by Feb. 22, 2021.

Scholarships applications are now open for the AFCEA DC STEM scholarships for graduating high school seniors. This program promotes higher education in the STEM fields of computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry and management information systems, through financial scholarship awards.

Since May 1989, AFCEA Washington, DC has awarded 400 scholarships totaling more than $2,600,000 to students from 112 area high schools going to 80 U.S. colleges.

We are incredibly honored to have been selected as the #1 Scholarship in the DC area by College Consensus and hope that your students looking to major in STEM will consider applying this year.

All students who meet the criteria below are encouraged to apply.  We also encourage students whose family members include current members of the military, Veterans, and AFCEA DC chapter members to apply.

To apply for an AFCEA Washington, DC Chapter scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

1.                   U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

2.                   Resident within Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments 

3.                   High school senior or 2nd year student in a two-year Community College transitioning to a four-year college or university

4.                   Acceptance to a U.S. accredited college or university in a four-year, full-time STEM curriculum for computer science, engineering [all], mathematics, physics, chemistry, cybersecurity and management information systems; and Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I)-related fields of study including electrical, computer, chemical, aerospace or systems engineering or electronics

5.                   Winners of full tuition scholarships are not eligible

Applicants must submit the following items with their application:

·         Two (2) single page letters of recommendations attesting to student’s qualifications regarding this scholarship

·         Copy of student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Department of Education. Please only provide the one-page FAFSA summary report.  

·         Summary and statement from Guidance Counselor. Please download, fill out and submit to the online application form.*This form is required for the application to be considered.

Selection of applicants will be based on achievements or qualifications in the following areas:

1.            Academics

2.            School activities

3.            Financial need

4.            Letters of recommendation

Students residing in the metro DC area, including DC, Maryland, and Virginia, are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is February 25, 2021.

 To apply for a scholarship, and for more information, please visit

Pettable Pet Lovers Scholarship

  • Scholarship Name: Pettable Pet Lovers Scholarship
  • Eligibility: Students who have had a meaningful relationship with a pet.  Must be a US Citizen or permanent legal resident.
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Application Deadline: 12/15/20
  • Frequency: Quarterly
  • Link:

Wise Geek Nurse Appreciation Scholarship

Second Annual Georges Lieber Essay Contest on Resistance:  Open to all registered high school students (grades 9-12).  Georges Lieber, at the age of 16, prided himself on being part of the French resistance. Perhaps because of that involvement, he and his family were identified and taken by the Nazis, and on July 3, 1944, Georges was deported to Auschwitz, where he was murdered. To make a blessing of Georges Lieber's memory, please articulate on an issue on or of resistance that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about resistance and yourself. Note that the most engaging essays often reflect deeply on a particularly meaningful experience or episode in one's life. That approach could focus on resistance pertaining to: a personal issue, a family matter, an academic inquiry, a dilemma in literature or film, a recent article or editorial in a major newspaper, a current conflict in American life, an international crisis.

Format: In 2,000 words, you are encouraged to raise questions, single out issues, and identify dilemmas involving resistance. Essays may be written in the formal or informal tone, but most importantly, an individual voice should be evident. The essay should be developed from your point of view and may be biographical, historical, literary, philosophical, psychological, sociological or theological. It must be the original, unpublished work of one student. Only one essay per student per year may be submitted. It must have a title, and must be written in English. Essay should be titled, typed in 12-point easily readable font (such as Times New Roman), double-spaced with 1" margins and numbered pages. Submissions will be judged anonymously, by the Gettysburg College Jewish Studies Committee. (We have heavily relied on the language from the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics essay contest.)

Deadline: 12:00am EST March 29, 2021

Email your essay with "Georges Lieber" as the subject, to the Jewish Studies Committee at Gettysburg College:


American Legion High School Oratorical Contest

National and State Contest Dates

NATIONAL CONTESTS are April 9-11, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Maryland sends one contestant to the first of the three National rounds. The top three national finalists earn berths in Original Oratory at the National Speech & Debate national tournament. National winners also win a trip to the National Convention in August.

The road to the National Contest looks like this:

Post Contests: January 2021. The American Legion Post is the primary entity of our organization. You will begin your competition here. Contestants should commit to and start to write, memorize, and practice their speeches by Thanksgiving or at least by the December school break time!

County Contests: Early February 2021.  Each Maryland county has between 2 and 17 Legion Posts and the county competition is the next step for the Post winners. You can usually expect 3-5 competitors at this level.

District Contests: Late February 2021. There are seven Legion districts in Maryland. Each district is comprised of between 2 and 6 counties but you can usually expect 2-4 competitors at this level.

State Finals On Sunday, March 7, 2021.  This year's contest will be held at Stevenson University in Owing Mills, MD.  Not only does the winner of the state contest go to the national contest in April, but we invite you to speak at our state convention in Ocean City on July 14-15, 2021.   More info at

The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. The program has featured numerous politicians and prominent contestants over the years, including former presidential candidate Alan Keyes, national television commentator and talk radio host Lou Dobbs, and Vice-President of the United States Mike Pence.

Young orators earn some of the most generous college scholarships available to high school students. Over $203,500 in scholarships can be awarded each year. The overall national contest winner gets a $25,000 scholarship. Second place takes home $22,500, and third gets $20,000. Each department (state) winner who is certified into and participates in the national contest’s first round receives a $2,000 scholarship. Those who advance past the first round receive an additional $2,000 scholarship. The American Legion’s National Organization awards the scholarships, which can be used at any college or university in the United States.

High school students under age 20 are eligible. Competition begins at the post level and advances to a state competition. Legion department representatives certify one winner per state to the national contest, where department winners compete against each other in two speaking rounds. The contest caps off with a final round that decides the three top finishers.

Speaking subjects must be on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government. Speeches are eight to 10 minutes long; three- to five-minute speeches on an assigned topic also are part of the contest.

Contest Application



We hope you will encourage your students with outstanding academic records and strong leadership skills to apply to Boston University. We would love to consider them for a merit-based scholarship.
  • Trustee Scholarship: Boston University's most prestigious full-tuition scholarship recognizes extraordinary academic performance and leadership ability. Students must submit one additional essay with their application for admission.
  • Presidential Scholarship: This four-year, $25,000 scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. No additional application materials are required—all students need to do to be considered is apply for admission by the scholarship deadline.
The application deadline for these scholarships is December 1, 2020.
To learn more about the requirements of these scholarships and other merit awards offered by BU, please visit our website

Towson UTeach, Towson University’s program to prepare future secondary school mathematics and science teachers, is pleased to announce the availability of Kahlert Foundation Scholarships ($2,000 per year for up to four years) to be awarded to incoming freshmen who enroll at the university in Fall 2021 and plan to pursue a career in secondary school mathematics or science teaching. The scholarship application deadline is January 8, 2021. Please see the attached document for details on this scholarship opportunity


To view the update, click the link below:

College Board Opportunity Scholarships.  Students are encouraged to sign up and complete the various steps so they can win scholarship dollars. Currently, students are being awarded $1,000 for completing the FAFSA. Take advantage of this opportunity.  In Maryland, only 14% of the students in the Class of 2021 are signed up.  More information here about the  College Board Opportunity Scholarships

NC State:  The Park Scholarships program brings bright students to one of the country's leading public research universities. The program includes a four-year scholarship awarded on the basis of outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character, and prepares scholars for lifelong contributions to our world.
Benefits of a Park Scholarship include:
  • Four-year scholarship valued at $112,000 for in-state students and $203,000 for out-of-state students, covering tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, travel, and personal expenses
  • Grants to fund professional and personal enrichment experiences, such as research projects, study abroad, service activities, and conferences in the United States and abroad.
  • Early course registration
  • Guaranteed invitation to join the University Scholars Program or University Honors Program
  • Personal and professional development through mentoring, a freshman seminar, retreats, a leadership academy, service projects, and other enrichment experiences
There are separate applications for the Park Scholarships program and admission to NC State, both of which are now open. To contact undergraduate admissions, email For questions about the Park Scholarships program, contact
Drexel University is committed to the success of our students, and we are proud to offer applicants a variety of merit and special interest scholarships.
Merit scholarships are granted to incoming students based on superior academic performance. Students are automatically considered for merit scholarships during the admissions process.
There are also special interest scholarships that your students may be eligible for with an additional application. Encourage your students to visit Drexel's Undergraduate Scholarships page to view a full listing of opportunities. Students can apply for most of the scholarships from the Enrichment and Scholarship Applications tab in Discover Drexel after submitting their application for admission.
If your students have any questions about our scholarship opportunities, please have them contact the Office of Admissions at 215.895.2400 or

University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars Program:  Any Senior who wishes to be nominated for this program should contact their School Counselor as soon as possible.  Jefferson Scholarships provide the entire cost of attendance at the University of Virginia and many supplemental enrichment experiences. The total value of the Scholarship exceeds $293,000 for non-Virginian students and $157,000 for Virginia students. I encourage you to learn more about the scholarship, the selection criteria, and the selection process by visiting the Foundation's website.

Any Senior who wishes to be nominated for The Meyerhoff Program at UMBC, should contact their School Dounselor as soon as possible so the nomination process can get started.  The Meyerhoff Program is open to all high-achieving high school seniors who plan to pursue undergraduate studies in STEM. The Program's merit scholarship awards range from $5,000-15,000 per year for in-state students and $10,000-22,000 per year for out-of-state students. 

Nominees must:

  • have at least a "B" average in college-preparatory mathematics and science courses,
  • earn outstanding SAT scores (if provided - UMBC and Meyerhoff are test-optional for Fall 2021 admission),
  • express a genuine interest in STEM, 
  • plan to pursue doctoral studies (Ph.D. or the combined M.D.-Ph.D) in a STEM field, and
  • have an interest in the advancement of underrepresented students in the sciences and related fields.

University of Alabama:  Due to limitations on ACT and SAT testing opportunities throughout the U.S., The University of Alabama will not require test scores from students applying for Spring, Summer or Fall 2021 admission.

Students applying without ACT or SAT scores will be evaluated by their overall GPA, core academic GPA and the strength of the curriculum. Further details can be found at

UA encourages students to submit available ACT and/or SAT scores to provide additional support to their application. Submission of scores will not be an advantage or disadvantage to an applicant.

Students admitted without test scores are strongly encouraged to submit a scholarship application by January 15, 2021, to be considered for competitive and merit awards. More information can be found at

For additional information, please contact your regional recruiter.

Maryland Promise Community College Scholarship:  The Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship is a last dollar scholarship that is available to students who enroll at a Maryland community college and now has NO SERVICE OBLIGATION REQUIREMENT OR AGE REQUIREMENTS. Eligible students can receive up to $5,000 to cover any remaining tuition and mandatory fee expenses after Federal or State Financial aid has been applied.  Click here for flyer with complete details.

Illinois Tech is pleased to offer admitted students a minimum merit scholarship of $25,000 a year so long as they apply on or before November 15, 2020. The scholarship is only for admitted students who begin their studies full-time at Illinois Tech in fall 2021. The $25,000 scholarship is renewable annually for four years (five for architecture) as long as they maintain continuous full-time enrollment. Eligible students may also qualify for additional need-based aid by completing the FAFSA.  Priority deadline for full scholarships is November 15Click here for complete details and to apply.
Davidson College:  The  James B. Duke  Scholarship recognizes students whose academic achievement, diverse talents, work ethic, resilience, and concern for others give evidence of their capacity to make a difference in the world. Five new James B. Duke Scholars will be named in each entering class.  The award is valued annually at full tuition + a $5000 special study stipend.  Any Davidson applicant for admission is eligible to apply.


2020 College Scholarships: is the largest collection of scholarships on the web.  Bookmark this link as scholarships are updated often.
Morgan State University has waived its application fee until November 15, 2020. The application fee waiver code is FREE20. Please click the link below for more information about the fee waiver, acceptance of unofficial transcripts, test score submissions, the opportunity for a live chat with an admission representative, their virtual campus tour, and much more!
Kids Chance of Maryland - Since 1996, we have provided college scholarships to the children of Maryland's injured workers. Every year, thousands of workers are disabled by on-the-job injuries and, tragically, about 60 workers in Maryland lose their lives every year. Kids' Chance of Maryland provides an opportunity for the children of these workers to pursue their higher education, reach their goals, and fulfill their dreams for the future.  Go to for more information and to apply.

Central Scholarship - Since 1924, Central Scholarship has been providing Maryland scholarships and Maryland tuition assistance to students for the financial assistance they need to go higher. No matter what your dream, Central Scholarship can help you fund it.  Go to for more information and to apply.

The Bob and Pat Gehrke Scholarship Fund for College Prep.  Financial assistance to participate in classes to prepare students for college admission testing, such as the SAT or ACT, is available for high school juniors and seniors. The Bob and Pat Gehrke Scholarship Fund for College Prep, through The Community Foundation of Frederick County, will select participants based on financial need, as well as their leadership and community service record. A minimum 3.0 point average is required. Students can apply for assistance at any time. Recipients are notified within 45 days after submitting their application. Details are available at

ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS The Army conducts a National Scholarship process for high school seniors who want to be considered for both Four-Year & Three-Year Army ROTC High School Scholarships. The National Scholarship portal ( opens in mid-June for rising senior high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Army ROTC scholarships pay for full tuition and fees OR room and board ($10K/year - $5K/semester). The student makes the choice based on their family financial needs. Once contracted in either the fall of the freshman year for four-year recipients or fall of the sophomore year for three-year (advanced designee) recipients, students will also be eligible for $600/semester for books as well as the monthly ROTC stipend. The stipend pays $300, $350, $450 and $500 (tax-free) for the freshman through senior years, respectively. REQUIREMENTS Be a U.S. citizen Be between the ages of 17 and 26 Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50 Have a high school diploma or equivalent Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores) Meet physical standards Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard) YOUR COMMITMENT An eight-year service commitment with the Army through active, Guard/Reserve or IRR service. Serve full time in the Army for a minimum of three or four years depending on the length of scholarship awarded. They will serve out the balance of the eight years in the Guard or Reserve or the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career. Active duty is competitive, but Guard/Reserve service can be guaranteed with a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty contract. APPLY ONLINE FOR AN ARMY ROTC FOUR-YEAR HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP If you are applying for a scholarship, you first will need to create a MY GOARMY account. Once you create an account, you will be sent to the MY GOARMY Log In page. Once you can successfully login to MY GOARMY, you can use your newly created account information to login to the scholarship application site. Students must have an account created by early January and must have their account complete by early March to meet the final board deadline. Students can major in any academic discipline while completing ROTC. They will take a Military Science (ROTC) leadership course each semester along with their chosen major. Cadets also participate in weekly (3x/week) physical training sessions and have a weekly experiential leadership lab where they learn military and leadership skills required of Soldiers and Officers.

Virtual College Tours/Fairs/Forums/On-Campus Events

Starting September 5, 2019 - Ending August 23, 2021

Click here for complete listing of colleges offering virtual campus tours (updated as we receive information)

November 21, 2021 from 10am-1pm, Virginia State University will be hosting their “Fall 2020 Virtual Open House”.  All participants may register at VSU.EDU under the admissions header. On the day of the event students may check our homepage for access to the event.

College Fairs Online is hosting our biggest virtual college fair yet for your region with around 100 colleges. Research and connect with great affordable colleges and universities for free without having to leave home.  Students can chat with admissions counselors to ask questions about academics, campus life, financial aid, scholarships and more! Students register now so you don't miss it!  Each student is also entered into a drawing for a $300 scholarship each time they ask a question on a virtual booth. Students can go online now to to register for the US South region fair scheduled for the week of November 16th.

Elizabethtown College:  

  • On-Campus Tours – Monday through Saturday
  • Elizabethtown College is pleased to offer on-campus, socially distanced visits.
  • Evening Group Virtual Information Sessions

    One-hour interactive sessions beginning at 7 p.m. with current students and alumni.

    • November: Wednesday, Nov. 25
    • December: Thursday, Dec. 10, Monday, Dec. 21

View all of our virtual and in-person visit options!

Lastly, Elizabethtown College is TEST OPTIONAL this year

Students Shouldn't Wait to Apply
The most common question we receive from both students and counselors is “Should I wait to apply if I might be able to test later?”. The answer is no. If students do not have a test score or are not satisfied with their current test score, they should apply now to Mizzou as test-optional to ensure they meet our scholarship and enrollment deadlines. If the student tests later and receives a score or improves their score, they can amend their application accordingly. Along those same lines, if students have a test score and meet our published admissions criteria with their highest score, they should apply with that score, even if they hope to improve it throughout the year.
Last fall, we made the decision to accept superscores from ACT and College Board. While students’ opportunities to test have been significantly impacted, superscores are currently being used to benefit our students’ admissions and scholarship opportunities. We will accept test scores through July for fall 2021 students.

Updated Automatic Scholarship Information
Last month, we released our changes to our automatic scholarships for both residents and nonresidents. These scholarships now look at both ACT/SAT scores and highest transcripted high school GPA. Students that have elected to apply test-optional will be reviewed holistically for these awards. Our new scholarship matrices can be found here.

January 1 FAFSA Priority Deadline
Mizzou’s FAFSA deadline has been moved to January 1. This allows us to begin building financial aid packages earlier with the hope that students will receive their entire aid package mid-March.

New Scholarship Application
Mizzou has partnered with ScholarshipUniverse for our scholarship application this year. Students will log into ScholarshipUniverse to fill out a series of questions which will then match them with both internal and external scholarship applications to complete. This includes any departmental awards, Mizzou Alumni Association scholarships and endowed scholarships. Students can find information about this process here

Mizzou Campus Visits
Mizzou is currently hosting low-contact in-person campus visits for prospective students Monday-Friday and select Saturdays. We are also offering various virtual visit options for students including live virtual campus tours, current Mizzou student panels and one-on-one meetings with representatives from our 300+ degree programs. 

Our Admissions Representatives are also available to meet with your students virtually. Please contact us to set up a Mizzou Info Session, College Planning Workshop or meeting with a representative that works in your area today!

MizzouMACC Coenrollment Program
The MizzouMACC coenrollment program between Mizzou and Moberly Area Community College continues to evolve after opening four years ago. In order to help sustain the hands-on advising and mentoring these students receive and to make the easiest transition into becoming a full time student at Mizzou, we are implementing changes and new requirements for students applying for fall 2021.
  • MizzouMACC is now only only open to Missouri residents and will be limited to 200 incoming students
  • Students secure their space in the program by paying their Mizzou $300 enrollment fee by May 1;
  • On-campus housing at Mizzou is required with exceptions granted on individual basis for those from Columbia, Missouri or attending classes on a MACC campus outside of Columbia;
Applications for MizzouMACC will open on January 18, 2021 and will close once the threshold is met. If students are not sure if they want to take the majority of their courses through Moberly Area Community College rather than enrolling full-time at Mizzou, we encourage students to apply to Mizzou first. By applying now, students can see what scholarships they may qualify for from Mizzou that they would not receive as part of the MizzouMACC program.
Missouri residents admitted as a full-time Mizzou student who are Pell Grant eligible will receive the Missouri Land Grant. The Land Grant will cover all tuition and fees not covered by other grants or scholarships. Students should weigh this option carefully comparing the savings of the two programs.

St. Mary's College of Maryland:  

Campus Visits

  • We're very excited to be hosting visitors on campus again! At this time we are hosting one family at a time. Families will arrive for an information session and then tour our beautiful campus with a student guide.
  • For those who would like to visit campus on their own, we'll soon have a self-guide walking tour using the Guidebook app.

Online Offerings

  • We will continue to host virtual information sessions, followed by a student-led virtual tour.
  • We also offer an on-demand virtual tour on our website.


Brown University:  

America East Conference Virtual College Tour:  This online event is free to all prospective undergraduate students interested in learning more about the 10 universities in the America East Conference:  University of Albany, Binghamton University, University of Hartford, University of Maine, UMBC, New Jersey Inst. of Technology, UMass Lowell, University of New Hampshire, Stony Brook University, University of Vermont.

The engineering students here at Sweet Briar College invite high school girls of all academic interests to join them for a series of virtual Q&A sessions this year:

  • Thursday, January 21 from 7-8 p.m. EST: Going to College in a Pandemic
  • Thursday, March 25 from 7-8 p.m. EST: Majoring in Engineering

We believe these events will be most useful for junior and senior girls with an interest in STEM, but would like to reiterate that any high school girl with any academic interest is welcome to attend!

Our undergraduate students will handle the majority of the questions, but an engineering professor and a college Admissions counselor will also be on hand at each event to answer any pertinent questions.

Click here for more information and to sign up.



Rice University

  • Virtual Events: We have added more virtual sessions, including an Application Advice Series that may be helpful for your seniors considering Rice. Now that it’s easier than ever to learn about Rice, we encourage your students to sign up for a session that interests them. 
  • Return to Rice: While campus is still not open to visitors, we have welcomed some students back to campus as we offer classes in-person and virtually this semester. Check out our O-Week video to see what Rice students have done to make the transition safe but fun! 
  • Standardized Testing: Students may choose to submit ACT or SAT test scores for the 2020-2021 application cycle. Students who are unable to submit test scores or prefer not to submit test scores will be given full consideration in the admission selection process. Find our full policy on our website

University of Pennsylvania

Please check our Visit Penn website and YouTube Channel regularly as additional programs and resources will be posted throughout the fall.

  • Information Sessions & Live Tours
    • Live information sessions, led by Penn Admissions Officers, will be offered on weekdays and select Saturdays.
    • Live virtual campus tours, led by Kite & Key tour guides, will be offered on weekdays and select Saturdays.
    • Digging Deeper, a panel focused on diversity and inclusion, will be led by Kite & Key members throughout the fall.
  • School & Program Sessions
    • Penn’s four undergraduate schools and select coordinated dual degree programs offer a variety of weekday and weekend events, such as information sessions, current student chats, pre-recorded sessions, and live Q&A.
  • Workshops, Panels & Events
    • Penn Admissions offers a weekly workshop on topics such as essay writing, international student life, financial aid, Penn’s FGLI community, and much more.
    • Exploring College Options, hosted by Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford, will offer joint presentations throughout the fall. Additionally, Penn partners with a variety of universities to offer virtual regional presentations geared toward prospective international students and families, which will be advertised via email.
  • On-Demand Resources
    • Penn Admissions offers a set of Application Advice Videos and a virtual campus tour, all accessible 24/7.

NYU Stern has launched a new major, Business Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Ohio State University - In lieu of in-person visits (which remain canceled through July), we've launched a number of virtual resources for prospective students.These resources include live admission events, major exploration resources, videos, and a "Build your Ohio State" tool that allows students to curate information about Ohio State to just the majors and extracurriculars they're interested in.

George Washington UniversityTake a video tour of GW's Foggy Bottom campus.  Before they departed campus in March, our tour guides covered the highlights so you can see what life is like at GW.  Attend an online information session. Hear from us about the admissions process and get your questions answered about life at GW from a current student.  Explore our virtual tour. This interactive map will show you our Foggy Bottom campus in downtown D.C. and our Mount Vernon Campus in Northeast D.C.  Schedule an appointment for a video or phone call with a member of our admissions team. Even though we're working remotely, we're available as a resource for you.

VCU - Campus virtual tour:  

Neumann University - Our Visit Page has been redesigned to feature our Virtual opportunities.  You can also view all of our Admitted Student Week events.  

Bates College - Virtual Information Sessions - Join our admission staff and a current Bates student for a virtual information session for greater insight on our campus, community, and our holistic, test-optional admission process. We are scheduling more sessions as I write! 

Virtual Tour
Follow our virtual tour through the Historic Quad, classrooms, residence halls, our award-winning dining Commons, athletic facilities, and more. The virtual tour is available in English and Spanish. 

Bates Visits You
Our staff will be participate in a number of virtual college fairs and presentations in the coming weeks. Follow our armchair travels at the link above, and let us know about your virtual events at!

University of New England - We are hosting a series of virtual event opportunities this spring and we invite your juniors and seniors to join us for one or more of these. Our virtual tour is also available for those who miss visiting our beautiful campus. If you or your students would like to connect with an admissions counselor virtually please reach out and we will make that happen.

Carnegie Mellon University - Our campus is closed, but students can still take in the sights and sounds with a virtual visit. Our improved online content replicates the Carnegie Mellon visit experience for all students, families and advocates. Our Virtual Visit page includes a variety of ways to explore Carnegie Mellon, including an information session from our staff, campus drone footage and an introduction to our faculty. 

St. Bonaventure University -  As is likely the case in your hometown, we here at St. Bonaventure are navigating these uncharted territories to the best of our ability and in the best interest of not only our current students, faculty and staff, but our future Bonnies as well.  As we continue through the enrollment process, especially without a normal spring travel season, we want to offer to do a virtual Zoom presentation and Q&A for students, especially the juniors who aren’t able to get the info they normally would during this time.  We'd love to continue to work with students in these tough times and would be happy to also meet with them individually via Zoom or a phone call. Students can still sign up for these virtual visits on our website: or by emailing me:

Rice University - We look forward to the day that we can welcome students to the Rice campus. In the meantime, we have established virtual events, which are open to students, parents, and counselors, who would like to learn about the programs and opportunities Rice offers. We are excited to develop new ways to connect with students virtually, and we look forward to offering additional opportunities. 

Stevenson University - While our office remains closed to visitors, we are offering numerous options to learn about our exceptional community virtually. Students and families may register for virtual information sessionsview campus tour videoshear from current students, and sign up for an individual call with their assigned admissions counselor

Marist College - We're offering multiple virtual events each day, students are still able to call, email, or text our office with any questions, and we still are hopeful we can run our summer events and pre-college programs. Staff are available for individual appointments as well.

Duquesne University -  Duquesne University virtual tour, which features 50+ panoramic views, photos of classrooms, labs, residence halls, and more of our park-like campus on the edge of downtown Pittsburgh.  Offering additional insight from our student admissions ambassadors through Instagram stories and posts as well as in our accepted freshman Facebook group.  Answering frequently asked questions via our FAQ page as well as special live events via Zoom and Facebook Live.

West Virginia University - Click here for virtual tour.

Penn State University - Use this self guided, virtual tour to explore Penn State University Park.  Our student tour guides will show you classrooms, residence halls, athletic facilities and much more.  Along the way, you'll learn about Penn State's wide variety of majors and vibrant student community.

Virginia TechUntil we can safely host visitors again, we have put in place a number of virtual options, including a 360-degree campus tour led by one of our Hokie Ambassador student tour guides. And we will continue to add more virtual options to give prospective students and those who’ve been offered admission a feel for the Virginia Tech experience.

Shepherd University - A visit to Shepherd University is ideal, but virtual tours can act to refresh your memory or as a preview for your on-site tour.  

Towson University - Can't make it to campus? Let your fingers do the walking. Our virtual tour allows you to visit many campus landmarks and key academic buildings.

University of Maryland -  Unable to visit campus? Explore Maryland’s beautiful 1,339 acres from anywhere in the world. Sit back and take in our stately—and state-of-the-art!—academic buildings, exciting arts and athletic spaces, tree-lined mall and other must-see stops. Click the YouVisit link and see why Maryland is consistently rated as one of the top and most affordable public research institutions in the country. 

Dennison UniversityWe may not be able show you around Denison in person right now, but we hope you’ll enjoy seeing our beautiful campus. Get a glimpse of the physical space at Denison and learn a bit more about all that Denison has to offer.

Garrett College -  Join us for a virtual open house. Our Let’s Talk Tuesday sessions feature live video presentations and a Q & A session with representatives from Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid, Housing, and Academics to learn more about becoming a student at Garrett College.  Our Financial Aid Office is available to help with any questions regarding the FAFSA, scholarships, grants, and how to make college more affordable. We understand that paying for college can feel overwhelming. We encourage students to review the financial aid information available on our website and reach out with any questions they may have.  Most importantly, know that we are here to help. Making the decision to go to college can be stressful and overwhelming, especially in our current environment. We want to help by alleviating any stress that may be occurring due to the uncertainty of what comes next in a student’s educational career. Students can connect with us to schedule one-on-one appointments to help in making their college decision and/or answer any questions they may have.

James Madison University -  Information about academic programs, virtual tours, live chats and more can be found at our Virtual CHOICES site.

Drexel University - This online opportunity is a great way for students and their families to get answers to their questions and learn about everything D; rexel has to offer. Through live chat sessions with admissions representatives, virtual information sessions and tours, videos, student stories, downloadable brochures, and more, they'll get a better sense of how our innovative model of learning positions our Dragons to excel within their fields and beyond. Plus, they'll get a sense of what it's like to be part of a supportive, close-knit community of ambitious thinkers focused on inspiring the world around them.  Visit Undergraduate Virtual Experience.

University of Connecticut - experience our campus community like never before. Virtual visits are designed to provide students with an overview of our academic and co-curricular offerings, all while giving a virtual glimpse into campus life.  For these and more alternative visit opportunities, visit our virtual experiences page.

Seton Hall University - Virtual Walking Tour Session Video: Sciences Campus Tour Video: From Our Students:

Auburn University - We have gone live with our registration for our Virtual Information Sessions (one for Admitted student and another for Prospective students) and our new Virtual Tour. This provides students the opportunity to get more Auburn information as well as have a glimpse of our campus at a distance.  Information Session Sign-Up: Campus Tour: We are now also offering a Virtual Panel with some of our Student Recruiters! These are current students who typically give our campus tours, but now be sitting down to answer any questions your students have about Auburn! We are hosting these panels twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Noon (Central Time).



Starting September 21, 2020 - Ending June 30, 2021

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Carnegie Mellon summer Pre-College program options for summer 2021Due to the ongoing considerations related to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are preparing plans should we be required to alter the delivery of our programs:

Please note that our Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS) program curriculum and delivery method has been changed. SAMS updates are now listed on the program page linked below. 

  • Summer Session, students take two full-length Carnegie Mellon courses in a variety of disciplines, ranging from Computer Science, History to Music Technology.
  • Summer Academy for Math and Science, provides students from underrepresented communities the opportunity to achieve skills to pursue and complete majors in STEM fields.
  • Computer Science Scholars, provides students who are from traditionally underrepresented communities in the field of computer science an opportunity to receive exposure to computing and additional computer science pre-requisites. 
  • AI4All @ Carnegie Mellon, provides opportunities for students from underrepresented communities to study artificial intelligence with full-time faculty, staff and researchers who are leaders in the field.
  • National High School Game Academy, for students who want to learn about modern video game development through a unique blend of left- and right-brain college-level work.
  • Computational Biology, a three-week program for students looking to learn more about the intersection of the two disciplines.
  • Unique programs in the Fine Arts - Architecture, Art, Design, Drama or Music – in which the students experience developing their skills in a conservatory or studio setting.
  • Writing & Culture, guided by the mentorship and instruction of our highly distinguished, permanent faculty members, students will improve their ability to analyze complex, ever-changing problems through astute investigations of culture and society.

Howard University:  The Karsh STEM Scholars Program (KSSP) is designed to attract and prepare high-achieving high school students for careers in STEM. Students who are selected for the program are expected to ultimately pursue, a PhD, or a combined MD/PhD. Students are required to major in a STEM-related discipline. The purpose of the KSSP is to challenge students through rigorous preparation and to create an environment/community of interdependent scholars who are focused on academic excellence. The program will also focus on building a global perspective to prepare its students to live, prosper and contribute to a world that is increasingly diverse and global in nature.
The KSSP presents an opportunity for academically talented students interested in STEM fields to become thinkers, researchers, educators and leading practitioners. Howard University is a leader in producing Black STEM PhDs. However, according to the research conducted by the American Institutes for Research, Black students complete doctoral degrees in STEM fields overall at disproportionately low rates. This program will expand and extend the reach of Howard University’s leadership role in producing more students immersed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics that will change the landscape in higher education.

The Karsh STEM Scholars Program will incorporate key components such as mentoring, tutoring, in-group support, high expectations, financial support, personal advising and counseling, summer bridge, family support and study groups, which research has shown leads to student success in such programs. To be considered, students must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher, at least a “B” average in college-preparatory science and mathematics courses, SAT scores: at least 600 on SAT math and a minimum combined score of at least 1250, ACT scores: minimum composite score of at least 26, ACT math score of at least 25 and be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. If you would like to be nominated for this program, contact Mrs. Forbes at


The YYGS application is now open, and we encourage students in grades 10 or 11 (or international equivalent) from all around the world to apply! We hope you will help share this opportunity:

YYGS invites eligible students to join us this coming July! Experience life as a university student at Yale while attending an academic session of your choosing. 

Here's what you need to know:

  • Meet peers from over 130 countries around the world (including all 50 U.S. states), and join discussions where students offer global perspectives.
  • We provide over $3 million USD in need-based financial aid equally to both domestic and international students, offered as discounts covering up to 100% of tuition costs.
  • Apply by our Early Action deadline and hear your decision back by late December. If the fee poses a financial burden, submit a fee waiver to make your application fee $0 USD.

While YYGS is excited to host on-campus sessions, we will notify students by March 5, 2021, if that is not possible. More details are listed on our COVID-19 update page.

Early Action Deadline: November 10, 2020 at 11:59pm ET
Regular Decision Deadline: January 12, 2021 at 11:59pm ET

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for your time, and we hope to read your application soon!