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Weekly Updates

Each week you’ll find updates from your College & Career Counselors.

 November 20, 2020

Virtual College Fair

College Greenlight will be hosting a Virtual College Access Fair for African-American/Black and Hispanic/Latinx students and families on Nov. 21. The virtual college fair will include the opportunity to connect with representatives from 50+ private colleges from across New York as well as workshops, offered in English and Spanish, on the college process and financial aid. Individual virtual appointments with financial aid experts will also be available in English and Spanish. The fair is free and open to everyone. Nov. 21, 12:00-2:00pm. Registration required.


How to Effectively Communicate with Colleges

Are you worried about reaching out to college admissions officers? The Coalition for College has put together a brief yet informative video, featuring U Tampa admissions professionals, providing some helpful tips to guide you while connecting with and applying to colleges. It’s full of useful advice you don’t want to miss. Video Link


Verto Education

Verto Education is the only program that allows students to earn general education college credits abroad. Students apply to Verto as you would any college: Verto is a direct application to 50+ universities. Students then receive a joint admission decision then spend their 1st semester (or year) of college traveling the world, earning 16/32 credits, leadership, career skills and confidence. Students enter campus as a second semester freshman or sophomore with their Verto peers. Learn more by visiting their website.


Girls4STEM Webinar Series

The Girls4STEM webinar series is launching on Sunday, November 22, 2020. This webinar series introduces women working in STEM fields to high school girls who at this stage of their lives are making choices about high school coursework, in preparation for potential college majors and STEM careers. The presenters share their education and career paths, discuss their actual job activities, and provide tips for getting college internships and jobs after college.


Girls4STEM is free and open to all high school girls. Webinars will be offered 1-2 times per month on Sunday afternoons for up to 500 attendees. Register online.


Coolidge Scholarship for Juniors

The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2022 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply).


Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service. The Coolidge Foundation invites 100 of the top applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit Weekend in Washington, D.C and a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applicants who make it to the finalist level, but do not ultimately win the full scholarship, also receive a modest one-time finalist scholarship. Coolidge Scholarship Application

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