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:

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 

 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

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 –
Buzz on Biotechnology High School Open House

Buzz on Biotechnology High School Open House

Buzz on Biotechnology

Each fall the Petit Institute hosts one of its largest outreach events, the Buzz on Biotechnology High School Open House. This science fair open house is held each fall on a Saturday and is organized entirely by graduate students from Bioengineering and Bioscience Unified Graduate Students (BBUGS) education and outreach committees to encourage high school students to indulge in their scientific curiosity.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Petit Institute Biotechnology Building
Georgia Tech
315 Ferst Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA 30332

**Complimentary registration and parental releases for all attendees under 18 years old required

8th Annual Turner Chapel AME College Fair


Saturday, October 28, 2017

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Turner Chapel AME

Mark your calendar for the 8th Annual Turner Chapel AME College Fair, sponsored by the Education Ministry. This is an excellent opportunity for students & families to learn what it takes to get into college. Over 50 Colleges & Universities and over 20 Resource Organizations will be onsite.
Join us and bring a few friends!

Register Now!

Liberal Arts College Information Session

Bowdoin College, Carleton College, Davidson College, Haverford College, Vassar College

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The Lovett School
Alston Chapel, Fuqua Building
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Representatives will be available to discuss each school, affordability, and access, as well as the various platforms available to apply to their schools.

Case Western Reserve- Diversity Overnight Program

If you are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) or Medicine, Case Western University is one of the strongest programs in the nation.
Here is the link for their Diversity Fly-In Program:

Case Western Reserve University is currently accepting student applications for our Diversity Overnight, Nov. 12 and 13. Applications are due Monday, Oct. 2.

Diversity Overnight Application

Diversity Overnight is designed for smart and curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds, to give them an in-depth look at the opportunities available to our students.

Please encourage students whom you believe would be a good fit for Case Western Reserve to submit an application for this event today.Participants accepted to Diversity Overnight stay in a residence hall with a student host, engage with faculty and learn about the many opportunities available to students at CWRU and throughout our campus in Cleveland’s University Circle.

On Monday, participants will join hundreds of other prospective CWRU students at our Fall Open House, where they will learn more about how our students contribute to classroom discussions, participate in meaningful extracurricular activities and engage in hands-on learning.

Case Western Reserve will cover the cost of meals and lodging for students accepted to this program. We are also able to assist with travel expenses and arrangements.