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May 7, 2012 Italic print indicates new information. The Center for Student Opportunity's Opportunity Scholarship is a $2000, four-year renewable scholarship awarded to first generation (neither parent has earned a four-year college degree) college students attending a Center for Student Opportunity partner college/university. Please go to for application and to see a list of partner schools. (Colorado schools include CSU, Colorado College, USAF Academy, and University of Denver.) Deadline to apply is May 25. Registration for the Miss Colorado Teen USA pageant is open. Entrants must be 14-18 to qualify. (Entrants aged 18-26 qualify for Miss Colorado USA.) Over one million dollars in scholarships is to be awarded. Apply online at by July 1. Find your passion this summer!! Explore the exciting profession of landscape architecture through an intensive four-week course open to all high school (and older) students. Register online at

nd Life Care Center of Greeley is sponsoring the 2 Annual Safe Harbor 5K/10K Run/Walk on August 4 to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. This year, they have partnered with Poudre Valley Health th Systems and their 14 Annual Healthy Kids and Fit Teen Run Series. This is an exciting opportunity for students, ages 13-18, to participate in 9-5K runs for a discounted fee of $10. Go to to register. They are also in need of volunteers ­ see Donna for volunteer application!!!

The Colorado State University Balanced Man Scholarship is sponsored by the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. They believe balance in academics, athletics, and leadership involvement is the most important skill a student can develop. This scholarship recognizes incoming freshman who show this well-rounded approach to life. Membership in the fraternity is not a requirement. To qualify, applicants must be male and attending CSU in the 2012-13 academic year. See Donna for application. Deadline to apply is June 4. Johnson & Wales University's Denver Campus will sponsor the following Shadow Opportunities. Visit their website for more information on these events at · Culinary ­ May 9 The B. Davis Scholarship is a $1000 available to juniors and seniors. Applicants must submit an essay on the topic of how your education has contributed to who you are today, or how it will affect who you will become. Go to for more information. Deadline is May 28. Visitors on Special Visit Days at Washington University (St. Louis) will enjoy theme-specific activities. Go to to register. · Academic Exploration Days on June 14 and July 17 · Art and Architecture Day on July 12 · Business Day on July 26 · Engineering Days on June 26 and July 19

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Liberal Arts Day on June 21 Pre-Medicine Days on June 12 and July 10 Scholar Athlete Day on June 19

The American Legion Auxiliary Girl's State will be held June 10-15 at Western State College in Gunnison. This is an opportunity for girls who have completed their junior year of high school with above average grades to learn about politics at the city, county and state levels. Interested students will need to submit an application and write a short letter expressing their interest in attending Girl's State. Our local auxiliary will then determine which student will be chosen to attend and will pay the $300 fee, so there will be no expense to the student. Go to for more information, or see Donna for an application. took third place in a recent apps contest. The college major and career search site was recently recognized by the 2011 Best App Ever Awards. Check it out. Al's Formal Wear is proud to sponsor college scholarships. They are offering two $1000 college scholarships. Visit for an application. Applicants will also receive $45 off any Prom Tux Rental. (The website has a gift certificate that you can print.) Deadline to apply is May 31. Summer Study Abroad in Japan for high school students ­ Whether you're familiar with the Japanese language and culture or just beginning your exploration of Japan, this program is the perfect opportunity who do not have time to spend a full semester or year abroad but have an interest in learning and exploring. The program includes international airfare from US departure city, dormitory accommodation in the National Olympic Youth Center, breakfast and dinner seven days a week, Japanese Language course 5 days a week, and tours of Hiroshima and Kyoto. Visit for more information. (They also have summer abroad programs in China and Dominican Republic.) Colby Community College has three options for students with an interest in becoming a member of the veterinary healthcare team: the on-campus Veterinary Tech Program, the Distance Learning Veterinary Tech Program, and the pre-veterinary medicine major. Their on-campus program was one of the first programs established in the nation. Check them out at The Accenture American Indian Scholarship and the Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship are available to members of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group. The Accenture scholarship is for students seeking a degree in engineering, computer science, operations management, management, finance, marketing and other business oriented fields. The Wells Fargo scholarship is for students seeking a degree in banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration, accounting, finance, information technology, and human resources. Go to for more information. Deadline is June 1. Summer Youth Camps · Baylor University Summer Debate Workshop ­ · Adams State Summer Latino Leadership Summit ­ High school sophomores and juniors and opportunity to earn a $1000 scholarship to Adams State. $200 covers housing, meals, workshops, and all trips. · Western State College Summer Academic Enrichment Camps ­ Different camps include: Computer Camp, Boston Brass Music Camp, Environmental Leadership Camp, Exercise and Sport Science Camp, and Mathematics Camp. For students entering 8th through 12th grades. · University of Denver Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute ­ three-day experience for college-focused African American high school juniors and seniors. Cost of program is $60 with scholarship consideration for families who demonstrate financial hardship. Deadline is May 14. · Washington University High School Summer Scholars Program ­ for current sophomores and juniors. · The College of William and Mary Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History ­ for current sophomores and juniors.

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Otis College of Art and Design ­ offers courses in Architecture, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Animation, Fine Arts, Toy Design, and Creative Writing. Barnard College-Columbia University ­ Summer In New York City; variety of subjects. Full Sail University ­ offers courses in Art + Design, Film, Games, Music + Entertainment. Summer at Smith ­ offers diverse programs for high school girls. Cornell University Summer College ­ Variety of courses to choose from including architecture, art, business, college success, engineering, hotel management, and many more. Sarah Lawrence College ­ Musical Theatre, film, animation, dance, and writing. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology ­ includes Space Adventures!, Computer Camp, Geology Field Camp, Forensics and Materials Engineering Institute, and Chemical and Biological Engineering Institute. The Summer Academy at St. John's College ­ offers participants a rich experience reading and discussing original texts in small discussion classes. Vanderbilt Summer Academy ­ Variety of courses to choose from. Deadlines start March 30. World Learning Experiment in International Living ­ summer abroad programs. Washington University Summer Experiences ­ variety of courses to choose from. ASSE International Student Exchange Program ­ summer abroad. Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising ­ design classes. Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs ­ Architecture, Art & Design, Drama, Music, National High School Game Academy.

AES Engineering will offer scholarships to high school seniors. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis on character; applicants are not required to take engineering courses to be eligible. Go to to apply. Deadline is October 12, 2012. Seniors: Have you registered yet for the College Opportunity Fund? This is a stipend that the state of Colorado pays toward your tuition at participating Colorado public colleges/universities. For the 2011-12 school year, the stipend was $62 per credit hour. If a student took 15 credit hours per semester, that student would receive $1860 for the year. Students that attend a Colorado participating private university receive half the amount. There are no income qualifications, and you do not have to be a full-time student. The amount of per credit hour funding is set annually by the Colorado legislature. If you don't sign up, you will not get the stipend and you will have to pay the full tuition bill. Go to and click on College Opportunity Fund. Check out these scholarships at

Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship Submit answers to essay questions by the May 30 deadline. Vancouver Restaurant Scholarship Submit answer to essay question by May 30 deadline. Big Dig Scholarships Submit answer to essay question by June 1 deadline. Man Mac Automatic Scholarship Submit answer to essay question by June 15 deadline.

Do you like helping people, want to make a difference in your community, enjoy working with others and solving problems, want a career that won't be boring? Visit to view

students discussing their choice of a career in healthcare management and successful executives talking about their own careers as leaders of hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Colorado State University's Commitment to Colorado Program covers 100 percent of base tuition and fees for Colorado resident students who are eligible for the federal Pell grant. It also covers at least half the cost of base tuition for all admitted, eligible, Colorado resident students whose family adjusted gross income is $57,000 or less and whose expected family contribution (FAFSA) is $15,000 or less. For complete eligibility, go to Looking for scholarships? Go to! Alert Magazine will offer a $500 scholarship to a current senior with a GPA of 2.5 or better. To apply, you must write an essay (650-800 words, double-spaced) about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse, how it was dealt with, what you learned from it, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. See Donna for more information. Community Service opportunity ­ Senior Resource Services needs clerical help and for sitting with the elderly in their home. Please call Deanne at 352-9348 for more information. Just a reminder ­ the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is FREE! You do not need to pay any fees to qualify for federal aid. Watch out for scams wanting you to pay. The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp Scholarship Program (NROTC) for 2012 graduates covers full tuition, books, fees, uniforms, and a monthly stipend. The scholarship can be used at over 160 colleges and universities. Selection for these scholarships starts August 2011, and it is to your advantage to apply as early as possible. Students can opt out at the beginning of their college sophomore year without financial or service obligation. Upon receiving their bachelor's degree, each ROTC graduate will be commissioned as a Naval Officer. Applicants must have an ACT Math score of 21 and English of 22 or SAT Math score of 520 and Critical Reading of 530. The scholarship application website is The Sterling House, an assisted living facility, is looking for students to spend time with their residents. Call Dawn at 330-9500 or email her at [email protected] Student-Athletes: The NCAA and NAIA determine eligibility of first-time college athletes. Any student playing college sports for the first time must meet the eligibility requirements. It is the student's responsibility to register with the NCAA or NAIA. Talk to Donna or go to their website for more information at or Want to have a positive influence and pass along helpful skills to young people? Consider becoming a mentor. The time commitment is 2-3 hours per week spent one-on-one with the youth at Weld County Mentors and Friends. Call 351-0700 or email [email protected] for more information. Grace Pointe Assisted Living (located just around the corner from us) is looking for volunteers to provide companionship (play Wii) with their residents. They also need someone to clean their aquarium on a regular basis. Please call Sue at 304-1919 x107 or email her at [email protected] if interested. The nation's largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students is at Looking for Community Service? MeadowView is looking for students to play games or visit with their senior residents. Any amount of time, from 1-10 hours a week or month is appreciated. They are especially interested in students who can play the piano or help put together skits or plays. Please call 576-7303 if interested. Students can register for the ACT at The cost to register for the test is $34. Test dates are:


June 9 ­ register by May 4 (late registration with additional fee is May 5-18)

Students can register for the SAT Test Prep at The cost to register for the test is $49. Test dates are: · June 2 ­ register by May 8 Fee waivers for college applications and ACT/SAT are available to students who meet income guidelines. See Donna for information.



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