Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Boston Youth Expo: Summer Jobs 2018, College Access Resources, Workshops | 10.7.17

BOSTON YOUTH EXPO: Summer Jobs 2018, College Access Resources, Workshops | 10.7.17

On behalf of the City of Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, District 4 City Councilor Andrea J. Campbell and At-Large City Councilors Annissa Essaibi-George, Ayanna Pressley and Council President Michelle Wu, they would like to extend to you the opportunity to participate in the City of Boston Youth EXPO on Saturday, October 7, 2017.
For Mayor Walsh and the Boston City Council, youth development is a top priority. The Youth Expo will model a resource fair and will include a variety of career opportunities, workshops, and educational resources for youth ranging from age 16 to 21 years old. This Expo seeks to showcase organizations that offer part-time/ full-time job opportunities for youth, information on summer jobs for 2018, college access resources, and workshops, including resume and cover letter writing. We would love your agency's support and partnership in promoting more opportunities for Boston’s youth.
We invite you and your organization to join us at this event, host a table, and use this opportunity to engage young people with your programming. The Youth Expo will be in Dorchester at The Boys and Girls Club at 15 Talbot Avenue on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The event will run from 10am-2pm, but we are asking agencies to arrive around 8 AM for set up. Youth development programs and agencies like yours are essential to ensuring that Boston’s youth are well educated, civically engaged, healthy, confident, and productive members of a culturally diverse society.
If you are able to participate, or if you need more information, please reach out to:
Juwan Skeens, Neighborhood Liaison for District 4 City Councilor Andrea J. Campbell, 617-635-4378

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Scholarships Due November 2017

November 2017 Scholarships

Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. Below are a handful of scholarships with November 2017 due dates. Check out the full list of November Scholarships – there are currently over 100 scholarships on the list! More scholarships will be added as they become available.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Congressional App Challenge
Sponsor: Internet Education Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 1, 2017
Description: Challenge is open to U.S. students in elementary school, middle school, or high school who live in a Congressional district that is participating (check website for details). Applicant must create any type of app they like on any platform they like.
Young Writers Awards
Sponsor: Bennington College
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: November 1, 2017
Description: Students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades can enter in one of the following categories: poetry (a group of three poems), fiction (a short story or one-act play), or nonfiction (a personal or academic essay). All entries must be original work and sponsored by a high school teacher.
Sponsor: Power Poetry
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 7, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students 25 years or younger who are current or former high school students and who attend or is attending college within the U.S. or its territories. Applicant must submit an original poem on what “healthy relationship” means to them.
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Sponsor: Prudential Financial, Inc.
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 7, 2017
Description: Award is open to all young people in grades 5-12 who live in the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., and have conducted a volunteer service activity within the past year.
Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability
Sponsor: American Association on Health and Disability
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are enrolled full-time and have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Preference will be given to students majoring in public health, disability studies, health promotion or a field related to disability and health.
Education Matters Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.
Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Comcast
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time high school seniors currently enrolled at a high school in a community serviced or approved by Comcast. Applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.8 and student must demonstrate leadership in school activities or work experiences. Program is a nomination-based award, and only one student per school may be nominated by their principal or guidance counselor.
Parent Scholarship
Sponsor: Nitro
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who have a child who is enrolling in an accredited college or university for the first time (will be a freshman) in the upcoming (2017-2018) school year.