High School Girls –> 9to5 GA Leadership Series 2018

GA 9to5 is offering The Power of Participation leadership series.

Location: IBEW 501 Pulliam st Room No. 311, Atlanta, GA 30312

The Power of Participation leadership series is designed to energize women to reclaim their power by motivating, informing, engaging and building long-term resolve in their communities whose voices are suppressed through political tactics. Building leadership with local women is the catalyst for communities to shift the political landscape by changing voter behavior. The solution: numbers plus participation equals power. Not participating is to surrender to the current power structure.

Workshop Sessions:

  1. “They Don’t Want You to Vote!”: Exploring voting rights in America from 1789-2017.
  2. Voting Makes Cents, Does Your Vote Count?!?: What happens when you vote or you do not vote?
  3. Breaking through Barriers: Understanding, Preventing, and Overcoming voter suppression.
  4. Power of Participation: Building more power in our communities through participation at the local level.

Sessions 1 and 2: Saturday, Feb 17th and Lunch will be provided.

Sessions 3 and 4: Saturday, Feb 24th and Lunch will be provided.


Register here via Eventbrite

GA 9to5 Website

Current Juniors: Take Early College Courses with the University of Alabama

Holidays approaching? What a great excuse for getting all of the application materials in for UA Early College! To apply for the UA Early College, students must have requested their transcript to UA Early College’s office, which is required as part of their application (address below).

Students can apply to UA Early College by Friday, January 5 for the upcoming January 2018 UAEC College Readiness Course which will make them eligible to take University of Alabama academic classes during Spring II, Summer I and/or Summer II terms online or on campus.

Plus, students may be eligible for a partial tuition scholarship! Nominate a student for UA Early College by clicking here.

If you or your students have questions, please call and talk with one of our staff members at (205) 348-7083 or 877-823-8759, or by email at earlycollege@ua.edu.

UA Early College
The University of Alabama 
Phone 205-348-7083

University of Alabama Early College Program

If you’re in high school, you don’t have to wait to get your college career started.

Through The University of Alabama Early College program, you can take college courses online or on campus while still in high school, earning up to 30 credit hours. Thousands of high school students have gotten a big jump on college through UA Early College.

Please visit this website if you are interested in U of Alabama Early College Program: http://uaearlycollege.ua.edu/index.php

Fisk University to Visit Lovett Campus

The Office of Recruitment and Admission at Fisk University invites you, your parents and a friend to an Information Session and Reception to learn about admissions, financial aid, scholarships as well as student life and Nashville, Tennessee 

0n Thursday, January 11th, 2018 7:00 p.m. –  9:00 p.m.

at The Lovett School
Hendrix- Chenault Theater, Fuqua Building
4075 Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30327

(Hosted by Breakthrough Atlanta)

Please RSVP by January 8th by emailing Brittany Spicer at bspicer@fisk.edu

Deans’ Night Panel in January at The Westminster Schools

Where: McCain Chapel in Pressly Hall

When: Monday, January 29 from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM


Lee Ann Backlund
Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, Vice President of Enrollment Planning
Sewanee: The University of the South (TN)

Don Bishop
Associate Vice President, Undergraduate Enrollment
University of Notre Dame (IN)
Rick Clark
Director of Undergraduate Admission
Georgia Institute of Technology
Shawn Felton
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Cornell University (NY)
Christina Lopez
Director of Admissions
Barnard College (NY)
Claudia Marroquin
Director of Admissions
Bowdo in College (ME)

There is no need to register to sign up for this event. All are welcome. Bring your friends!

Stanford University Diversity Outreach

Under Stanford’s Financial Aid Initiatives, parents with incomes of less than $125,000 will not pay tuition.

In the past year, Stanford has developed new initiatives and partnerships to strengthen our relationship with community-based partners and received an overwhelming response that the information was useful.

Under Stanford’s Financial Aid Initiatives, parents with incomes of less than $125,000 will not pay tuition. Parents with incomes of less than $65,000 will not be expected to pay tuition or contribute to the costs of room, board, and other expenses. The program also eliminates the need for student loans as nearly 80% of our students graduate debt free. For more information, please see Stanford’s financial aid website: financialaid.stanford.edu

Also please check Stanford’s website for Stanford in Your Area for events that may already be taking place within your vicinity.

Entrada Scholars Program

Entrada Scholars Program
Pre-college Summer Program in Grand Rapids, MI

Entrada, a Spanish word for “gateway,” is an exceptional summer academic achievement program designed to give high school juniors and seniors real college experience while earning college credit. Young people who are serious about their academics, who are considering higher education, who show great potential, and who carry a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

More information can be found at:


Interested students need to be nominated. Please email Sarbeth Fleming for nomination requests.

University of Southern California USC Bovard Scholars

The University of Southern California is pleased to announce the student application is now open for USC Bovard Scholars, a program which aims to help high-achieving high school rising seniors with financial need gain admission to and succeed at the nation’s top universities. 

Many outstanding students from educationally and economically under-resourced communities do not even apply to the nation’s best universities — despite the likelihood not only of being admitted but also of receiving generous financial aid that often makes it less expensive than attending less-selective colleges.  Those talented students that are correctly “matched” with selective institutions graduate at much higher rates (Hoxby & Avery, 2013).

To that end, our USC Bovard Scholars receive admission and financial aid guidance, comprehensive test preparation, personalized career exploration and leadership development opportunities.  The program includes an intensive, three-week residential experience during the summer on the USC campus and personal coaching throughout the college application and decision-making process, all at no cost to the student.  Our scholars engage with guest speakers, industry experts, career specialists and recent college graduates to define their personal pathway to college and beyond.

The summer program is set to run July 15 – August 4, 2018.  During their senior year, Scholars will work with their coaches to receive support and feedback as questions arise.  The program application is now open.  All interested and eligible high school juniors are encouraged to apply.  Space in the program is limited.  For more information, visit scholars.usc.edu 

 Do not hesitate to reach out to The University of Southern California with any questions or feedback.



Lisa Mataczynski, Ed.D.
Senior Manager

USC Bovard Scholars

University of Southern California 

213.821.4654 | E bovardscholars@usc.edu

Paying for College/Financial Aid Night Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Paying for College Night:

When: Wednesday, November 8th from 7:00-8:00 PM

Where: Warren Lecture Room which is located in Robinson Hall on the campus of The Westminster Schools (1424 West Paces Ferry Road NW, 30327).

The Westminster Schools College Counseling division is sponsoring a Paying for College Night for all Upper School students and their parents. The guest speaker will be John Leach who is the Director of Financial Aid at Emory University. Director Leach will discuss financial need and merit-based aid.


There is no need to register for this event.

Register for The Scholarship Academy’s 2017 Scholarship Fair

Create PATHWAYS to SUCCESS at the 8th Annual Scholarship Fair!
The Scholarship Academy cordially invites you to REGISTER your student and/or student group for The 8th Annual Scholarship Fair.
  Each year we help hundreds of high school juniors/seniors learn how to secure Financial Aid and Scholarship options as they prepare for college. The Scholarship Fair not only introduces students to local and national scholarship opportunities, but also equips them with winning strategies, and challenges students to view themselves as college material.
 Scholarship Fair Activities  Include:
Speed Essay Editing
The Truth About Financial Aid Session for Parents
On-the-Spot Elevator Pitch Competitions
A Mock Scholarship Committee Experience
A chance to win up to $3,000 in scholarships!
Individual Registration – 
Group Registration –