The College Board is committed to supporting students and educators affected by the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We will continue to update this page with information about additional supports.
Free November SAT Registration and CSS Profile Fee Waiver for Hurricane Irma-Impacted StudentsTo support students and families affected by Hurricane Irma, the College Board will offer a free November SAT registration and a CSS Profile fee waiver.
We understand this is a difficult time for those who are struggling as a result of the storm. We hope this measure can ease some worry for students and ensure their college-going plans are minimally affected during storm recovery efforts.
The free November SAT registration and CSS Profile fee waiver are for students who are experiencing hardship and/or displacement due to the hurricane and are in an area designated by FEMA. Please scroll down for the list of FEMA counties.
Puerto Rico Municipios Designated by FEMACanovanas, Culebra, Loiza, Vieques
U.S. Virgin Islands Designated by FEMASt. John, St. Thomas
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Here's your ultimate guide to learn more about each public university in the state of Florida from most popular majors to admissions statistics.
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This year the ACT and SAT finally recognized that students would like to test over the summer...which makes sense since they won't be encumbered with all that takes place during the school year. One is offered in June and the other in July. Click here to get the calendar of test dates for both the ACT and SAT.
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Social media is everywhere and everyone seems to use it: teens, parents, coporations, comedians, actors/actresses, political figures...almost everyone that has access to the internet has some form of social media. But, social media can be helpful or hurtful depending on how you use it. Social Assurity provides some helpful tips where you can use social media during your college admissions process.
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To learn more about how social media can work for you during the college admissions process join Social Assurity on July 30th at 9 pm for a free webinar. Help yourself stand out among college representatives with the use of social media.
Info courtesy of: https://medium.com/@socialassurity/the-5-elements-of-digital-leadership-83deb7ad53f0 and https://socialassurity.com/social-media-insights/2014/6/20/5-reasons-why-social-media-prep-must-be-part-of-the-college-planning-process
If you're entering your senior year summer time is an opportune time to tackle the essay for your college applications. However, many can get stuck and forever stare at a blank page. The prompt can help, but if your essay is profound to the point of acceptance and consideration for scholarship then the prompt won't matter as much. Here are some tips to help get the writing juices flowing.
Sign up for Camp CEO, Our Teen Financial Literacy Camp.
Give your teen the chance to hone his or her financial skills and knowledge at Camp CEO, our free financial literacy summer camp that will take place June 5 – 9 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at our County Road 210 Branch in Jacksonville.
Camp participants will learn about core financial concepts, including:
Budgeting and goal setting
Building credit and credit cards
First Florida staff will provide lessons and activities that engage students and break down financial concepts in an easy-to-understand format. Camp participants will also work in groups to create a video project about a financial concept, which will be presented to First Florida senior management. Winners of the video contest and other daily activities will receive gift cards and other prizes.
The camp will conclude with a professional lunch with First Florida senior management, including a limo ride – a lunch fit for a group of future CEOs.
Lunch, daily instruction and T-shirts are included. Camp CEO is free for participants ages 13 to 16. Space is limited, and registration is first-come, first-served. Applications past the space limit will be placed on a waiting list.
For registration email Ashleigh Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The School of Computing is pleased to announce the offering of the 2017 Computing Summer Camp programs for Middle & High School students. The programs provide a blind of technical education and fun activities, aimed at inspiring the next generation of Jacksonville IT professionals. Detailed information about the programs can be found at http://www.unf.edu/ccec/computing/summercamp/. We have a limited number of seats in each class and will be filled based on first-come-first-serve bases. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who might be interested.
For Registration, Sponsorship and more information please visit: http://www.unf.edu/ccec/computing/summercamp/. You may also send inquiries to email@example.com or call (904) 620-2985.
Join us on April 25 for Career Launch -- a showcase of dynamic information sessions that will help you take control of your future. Whether you're starting college for the first time or coming back to finish what you've started, FSCJ has programs and resources in place to help you achieve your career goals.
Stop by between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. to learn more about FSCJ Promise, dual enrollment, bachelor's degrees, financial aid literacy and Career Coach, a self-guided resource that provides the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.
Stock Market Basics is offering their annual $1000 scholarship to new and returning college students.
Submissions will be accepted starting in January of each year with a winner selected by September.
How to Apply for the Stock Market Basics ScholarshipApplicants must submit a 500+ word essay about one of the following topics: what you have learned about investing, why investing is important, or the most important thing to remember when investing.
Students have until the end of the school year to apply for the Bright Futures scholarship. There is nothing to lose when it only takes you 5 minutes to apply and that is it! Just make sure your school has all of your test scores and community service on file. Also, don't forget to keep your grades up!
If you are not planning on going to college right away STILL APPLY! You can use the award up to 2 years after graduating. Also, Bright Futures just added that high school graduates may now choose to defer their scholarship award upon completion of a full-time religious or service obligation lasting at least 18 months. Don't delay and apply today!
Serena Ostrowsky, M.Ed.