The world is changing, and we need to make sure our community is prepared for what's ahead.
That's why I perused the internet for summer programs and scholarships you can apply for right now.
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After receiving so many questions about landing profitable internships at 19, traveling around the world for free in college, and garnering over $100,000 from scholarships, I wrote a book about it.
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Illinois Tech Pre-College Online Summer Programs. Each summer, Pre-College at Illinois Tech offers several online programs for high school students (ages 14-17). Summer 2022 programs include Game Design: Interactive Storytelling, Introduction to Offensive Hacking, Introduction to Defensive Hacking, and Mathematics Camp (Proof, Number Theory, Counting & Probability). Registration is open until filled. Click here to learn more and apply.
Illinois Tech Courses for College Credit. Are you a high school student interested in challenging yourself with college level coursework? Get a head start on college and get exposed to the many degree options Illinois Tech offers. All for credit courses for high school students are provided at a flat rate of $300. Additionally, some courses require students to purchase textbooks. Book fees can range from $50–$100 per course. Check out the Computer Science track here and other courses. Get ready to apply for Fall 2022.
Summer Coding @UChicago: Builder's Academy. This paid, six-week summer program for high school students combines analytical problem solving, mentorship, programming, and entrepreneurship. No prior coding experience is required, and students will walk away from the program with their own web app developed, a laptop, and a $500 stipend. The session begins June 27 and is offered by Code Your Dreams, UChicago Department of Computer Science, and UChicago Hillel. Click here to learn more and apply by May 23, 2022.
Summer Smart Outreach Program. This free, five-day summer session is for high school students to engage in STEM on UChicago’s campus. Through this immersive program, students meet UChicago scientists, learn about research, and try hands-on experiments. The session begins July 7. Click here for more information and to apply by May 27, 2022.
Ben's Original Seat at the Table Fund Scholarship. This scholarship aims to create opportunities for underrepresented individuals pursuing a bachelor's and associate degrees and certificate programs in the fields of food science and the culinary arts. The goal is to get Black individuals high quality jobs at higher levels within the industry. Click here for more information and to apply by May 26, 2022.
Emerson's ASCO Engineering Scholarship Program. The 2022 scholarship provides financial assistance to U.S. college and university students studying in the fields of engineering, instrumentation, systems, and automation. The scholarships rewards students who display academic excellence, service to others, and leadership potential. Emerson will award two scholarship packages, each consisting of a $5,000 scholarship and a $1,000 grant to each recipient's college engineering department for research support. The recipients may also be eligible for an Emerson internship. Click here to learn more and apply by May 30, 2022.
Dr. Evan H. and Mary Goold Appelman Scholarship. This scholarship supports graduating high school seniors accepted at any accredited four-year college or university fall 2022. You must be Black/African American with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Complete a FAFSA form and have an unmet financial need. Submit essay and transcript. Click here to learn more and apply by May 31, 2022.
UNCF/FedEx Scholarship Program. This program provides scholarship opportunities to freshman HBCU students in Fall 2022. The scholarship program is funded by the FedEx Corporation and provides up to $4,000 per year to eligible applicants. Click here for more information and to apply by May 31, 2022
Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholarship. This program aims to support young leaders who demonstrate interest in pursuing a clinical (pharmacist, practitioner, nurse) or non-clinical (accounting, marketing, public policy) career in the healthcare industry. Scholarship awards up to $5,000 based on unmet need. Click here to learn more and apply by May 31, 2022.
Intel Corporation Scholarship. This scholarship program helps STEM students get on the fast track to a rewarding career. In addition to direct financial support, Intel-sponsored scholarships offer the benefits of exposure to potential job opportunities, networking with fellow scholars, insight to other Intel scholarships, research, training opportunities, and access to Intel mentors offering support on technical, non-technical, cultural, and dissertation-related needs. Click here to learn more and apply by May 31, 2022.
AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students. The AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students helps Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) become accounting educators through annual fellowships of $12,000 to full-time minority accounting Ph.D. scholars. Click here to learn more and see if you qualify. Application deadline is May 31, 2022.
WGU and National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA®) Scholarship. Qualified members of the NBMBAA® will have a chance to apply. WGU is pleased to offer up to three full graduate tuition scholarships to current members of the NBMBAA® and be accepted to a WGU graduate degree program. The scholarships are open to all students who are members of the NBMBAA®, without regard to race, gender, national origin, or other characteristics. Membership in the National Black MBA Association® is also open to all students, without regard to race, gender, national origin, or other characteristics. Please click here for more information and to apply.
Update your resume and accomplishments to showcase your experiences that best align with the opportunities you seek. For example, if you are applying for a business scholarship, you may want to highlight (1) Professional organizations you are involved in (2) Conferences you have attended (3) Relevant business classes (4) Leadership (5) Relevant internships and fellowships.
Be clear about who you are and your goals before you submit your essays. Explain what makes you deserving of the opportunity, and how you will use the experience to make an impact. Then, share evidence that supports what you are saying.
Create a calendar of opportunities to keep track of deadlines and requirements. Develop a system. If you stay ready, you don't have to get ready.
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