College and Career
Welcome to the Brentwood College and Career Planning website, where you will find great tools on the internet aimed at helping you plan for college or a career when you graduate high school.
- ACT & SAT
- College Athletics
- Career Exploration Programs
- Out of State Tuition Reduction Programs
- Summer Programs
- Transcript Requests
- Upcoming Events
Most 4 year colleges/universities require an ACT or SAT score for admission purposes. (All colleges will take ACT OR SAT. Location of the college or advertised averages on a specific test, do not indicate that only one test is accepted.)
Most students will take an ACT or SAT several times before submitting college applications. Students can begin taking the ACT whenever they feel ready, but most should begin no later than February of their junior year.
To register for the ACT: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html
To register for the SAT: http://www.collegeboard.org/
There is a fee for the ACT and SAT which is paid for by the student or student's family. (Some students may qualify for 2 fee waivers during their high school career. Please contact the college counselor, if you think your child may qualify for a fee waiver.) Brentwood does offer one ACT test during the school day for our juniors. The cost for the test offered during the school day is covered by the district.
Students seeking to play a Division 1 or 2 NCAA sport in college must register with the NCAA High School Eligibility Center at the end of their high school junior year.
The Guide for the Student Bound Athlete has very helpful information for students considering athletics in college.
See Brentwood High School's approved NCAA course-list by looking at the NCAA eligibility portal; Brentwood's CEEB/ACT code is 260345.
For students taking classes through Launch: Launch NCAA is approved and is a program offered through Springfield Public Schools. Launch students are attributed to one high school, Central High School (CEEB/ACT Code: 263300). Students taking classes through LAUNCH may also view LAUNCH's approved NCAA course list via the LAUNCH website.
Check out NCAA's COVID-19 updates on their coronavirus resource page.
Looking to get hands-on experience in a career field? Check out the following career exploration programs to find an opportunity that fits your needs.
Show Me My Future College & Career Exploration Program: Check out more than 180 recorded sessions covering college, career, skilled trades, and military topics: https://www.moacac.org/show-me-my-future-session-recordings.
SLU Girls in Aviation Day Materials: Were you unable to attend the SLU Girls in Aviation Day? All the session materials are available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIuyqN__YOLyIxiMVQeAtbqddSQQ1r9S-. Event content includes a young women in aviation panel, career exploration sessions with industry professionals, keynote addresses, and a virtual training flight. Content is geared toward young women in high school, but all students interested in aviation opportunities are encouraged to check out the recorded sessions.
Build Your Future: Build Missouri's Build Your Future's mission is to educate Missouri residents about high paying construction careers, training opportunities and mapping career paths to employment in these high demand occupations: https://missouri.byf.org/. Check our YouTube for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/BuildYourFuture.
St. Louis Construction Cooperative Construction in Careers: Construction in Careers is a FREE book produced by the St. Louis Construction Cooperative. This book provides information about the trades in the construction industry. Since it can be published for free, you are able to print out any pages desired.
BLUEPRINT4Careers: This free career exploration guide for training programs can launch you into a successful, high-demand skilled career. All material is customized to the STL area: https://blueprint4.com/careers/.
2020-2021 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Guide: This guide is complete with assessments to help students discover potential career pathways that meet their needs and interests. To download the CTE guide, please visit the following site: http://www.flipcareerguide.com/books/gkii/#p=52.
EXPLORING: Exploring is a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 14-20. The program provides students with a hands-on opportunity to learn about a wide-variety of career fields (e.g. business, engineering, fire and EMS, health, law enforcement, skilled trades, and robotics) and network with professionals already working in those fields so that they can determine whether or not a particular career field is right for them. If interested in one of these career fields, contact Julie Monken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diversity Awareness Partnership EXPLORE Career Immersion Program: EXPLORE is a free career immersion program for St. Louis high school students which connects students to industry leaders in the region. Students will spend 1-3 days with a business and have the opportunity to learn about potential career paths, hear personal stories from professional mentors, develop essential career-building skills that will help them succeed, build relationships that can lead to future internships, and understand why diversity and inclusion are important in the workplace. For more information and to apply, visit the following website: https://dapinclusive.org/programs/explore-program/. Students of any background can apply, and the following programs have been available in the past: Accounting, baseball, bioscience, energy, financial services, healthcare, and law.
Naviance Log In - https://student.naviance.com/brentwoodhs
Naviance is a unique web-based program that allows Brentwood High School students and their parents to begin planning for their post-high school education. Naviance provides information about careers, colleges, scholarships, and more.
Each student has been given (or has available) a username for Naviance. Typically, the username is the student's e-mail address and password created by the student. Parents/Guardians can have accounts that link to the student's account. If you would like an account on Naviance, please contact Emily Diaz at email@example.com.
Features Available Through Naviance:
- College Search
- Information on specific colleges
- Requirements for admission
- Contact information
- Application History (# of students accepted, denied and attending from past years, if available)
- Strengths Explorer
- Career Cluster Finder
- Career Interest Profiler
- Explore Careers
There are several opportunities for out-of-state tuition reduction programs for students who are seeking to attend college outside of Missouri. Below you will find several opportunities you should consider (this is by no means an exhaustive list of schools that offer such programs, but strictly a list of opportunities of which BHS has been made aware.)
University of Alabama Out-of-State Scholarships Seniors applying to this school can check out the awards in this category online at https://scholarships.ua.edu/freshman/out-of-state/. Please note the priority deadline for scholarships is 12/15.
University of Arizona Nonresident Scholarships The University of Arizona offers scholarships for out-of-state students based on GPA and ACT/SAT score. For more information on requirements and award amounts, visit https://financialaid.arizona.edu/types-of-aid/scholarships/freshman-transfer.
Arkansas State University-Jonesboro Undergraduate Out-of-State Scholarship Undergraduate students who meet the following criteria are eligible to receive a scholarship equal to the out-of-state portion of tuition costs: (1) high school GPA of 3.000 or higher and ACT composite score of 24 or higher or comparable SAT score, (2) attendance beginning on or after August 20, 2007, (3) attend ASU-J as a full-time student, and (4) a resident of any one of the 49 states in the United States other than Arkansas or resident of any U.S. territories: http://www.astate.edu/dotAsset/4707f8f6-5ae4-45f6-8b6d-ca53f630d0b9.pdf. Private scholarships are also available at www.astate.edu/scholarships.
Arkansas Tech University Out-of-State Tuition Program
Undergraduate students who are legal residents of states which are contiguous to Arkansas (including Missouri) shall receive a waiver of out-of-state tuition charges: https://www.atu.edu/stuaccts/tuitionfees.php.
University of Arkansas Non-Resident Scholarships Seniors who are applying to U Arkansas-Fayetteville can qualify for automatic partial tuition waivers again this year. A minimum 3.6 GPA and 28 ACT will get you 90% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition waived. A minimum 3.4 and 26 ACT will get you 80% of the difference waived. A minimum 3.2 and 24 on the ACT will get you 70% of the difference waived: https://scholarships.uark.edu/nrta/. **For fall 2021 applicants only, the ACT requirement has been dropped due to limited testing opportunities/COVID-19; students can qualify based on their GPAs only. **
University of Arkansas at Little Rock UALR now offers in-state tuition for neighboring states! For more information on UALR, visit https://ualr.edu/scholarships/testing-scholarship-new-incoming-student-scholarships/.
Austin Peay State University Non-resident students with a 3.0 GPA and 21 on the ACT are eligible for out-of-state scholarships. For more information, visit https://www.apsu.edu/admissions/out-of-state/out-state-admissions-scholarship-opportunities.php.
Baker University Out-of-State Grant Incoming students who are not residents of Kansas may be eligible for this need-based award. The FAFSA application must be completed annually. Not all out-of-state students are funded; this is a need-based award. For more information, visit the following site: https://www.bakeru.edu/costs/fa-cas/.
Baldwin Wallace Residency Grant This $4,000 grant is awarded to admitted Liberal Arts majors who reside outside of Ohio. For more information, visit https://www.bw.edu/financial-aid/first-year/.
Cedar Crest College State Tuition Access Rate (STAR) Program This program provides students with a private, liberal arts education for the same price as our state’s flagship public institution (University of Missouri-Columbia). Applicants with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher and a combined SAT score (math and verbal) of 1050 (or ACT composite score of 20) or higher, are eligible for the STAR program: https://www.cedarcrest.edu/star/.
Colby College Colby Commitment and Fair Shot Fund Through the Colby Commitment, they pledge to meet 100 percent of each admitted student’s demonstrated financial need without loans. For the Class of 2022, more than 95 percent of families with an income of $200,000 or less qualified for financial aid. If your family has a total income of $60,000 or less and has assets typical of this income range, they've ensured they will have a parent or guardian contribution of $0. For families earning up to $150,000 with assets typical of that range, the Fair Shot Fund now ensures your parent or guardian contribution will be capped at $15,000 — which may make Colby an affordable option for your family. For more info, see the following site: https://www.colby.edu/admission/commitment/.
Colorado State University Non-Resident Scholarships Presidential, Provost's, Dean's, and more. Additional scholarships exist for students from diverse backgrounds, Native Americans, and more. For details, go to https://financialaid.colostate.edu/scholarships-for-entering-non-resident-freshman/
Eastern Kentucky University The SMART (Selective Merit Aid/Reduced Tuition) program offers undergraduate students in certain markets an amazing opportunity: $10,000 Annual Tuition. The SMART Program will save a student nearly $8,000 off annual out-of-state tuition costs. Students from SMART designated states (which Missouri is one of them) who have a high school GPA of 2.5 and an ACT composite of 18 or SAT total of 940 or higher will be charged tuition of $5,000 per semester or $10,000 per year. For more information, visit the following website: http://admissions.eku.edu/smart.
Florida State University The First Year Abroad (FYA) program at Florida State allows students to complete the first twelve months of their Florida State careers while studying abroad with International Programs. Students choose to spend their first year at any of our four year-round study centers: London, England; Florence, Italy; Panama City, Republic of Panama; Valencia, Spain. Upon completion of a minimum of 36 FSU credit hours at their European or Panama IP study center with an FSU GPA of 3.0 or better, FYA students who are in good judicial standing may qualify for out of state tuition waivers allowing students to pay in-state tuition rates for the remainder of their first undergraduate degree at Florida State in Tallahassee. For more info, visit the following website: https://www.international.fsu.edu/FYA.aspx.
Illinois State University Students from neighboring states (Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky) are eligible for a rate of tuition equal to students who live in Illinois.
Iowa State University Non-Resident Scholarships Seniors who are applying to Iowa State this year can check out the scholarships they have for Missouri residents at http://www.admissions.iastate.edu/ace/acec_award.php
University of Iowa Nonresident undergraduate first-year students who submit a complete application by March 1st, are automatically considered for the National Scholars Award. Award amounts range from $2,000 to $12,000 per year. For more information, visit https://uiowa.academicworks.com/opportunities/161386.
University of Kansas KU offers opportunities for out-of-state students to earn scholarships that will potentially put them at the equivalent of paying in-state tuition. For more info, check out the following: https://admissions.ku.edu/tuition-scholarship/freshman.
Kansas State University K-State offers a variety of scholarship programs for non-residents, based upon academic merit, alumni relations, intended college curricula, etc. For more information, visit the scholarship website: http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/finaid/scholarships.html. Beginning in fall 2021, new incoming freshmen and transfer Missouri residents may be eligible for in-state tuition at Kansas State University. The in-state rate is the result of the new Missouri Tuition Match Program. The initial eligibility criteria for the Missouri Tuition Match Program requires that incoming Missouri students have at least a 3.25 overall GPA from their high school and a 22 or higher composite score on the ACT or 1100 SAT score. Incoming transfer students must have a 3.25 overall GPA from their current university.
University of Kentucky UK offers scholarships for non-resident students with varying application deadlines during a student's senior year: http://www.uky.edu/financialaid/scholarship-incoming-freshmen.
University of Louisville Out-of-state students who meet the minimum criteria will automatically receive renewable awards ($5,000-$15,000) following admission to UofL. No scholarship application is required. Eligible students may also apply for Mentored Scholarships: https://louisville.edu/admissions/cost-aid/scholarships/out-of-state-scholarships.
University of Memphis The University of Memphis offers scholarships for non-residents. Check out the following website: https://www.memphis.edu/scholarships/opportunities.php. Click on "Freshman Scholarships At-A-Glance."
Midwest Student Exchange Program This is a tuition reduction program that makes attending out-of-state colleges more affordable for non-resident students. By enrolling in a MSEP program at a participating institution, you will receive a reduced tuition rate. Over 140 colleges in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin participate. Actual savings will vary from school to school. Participating students will typically realize savings between $500 and $3,000 annually. Search for participating schools and programs and learn more at http://msep.mhec.org
Mississippi State University MSU offers a variety of scholarships for nonresidents. To see these opportunities, visit the following website: https://www.admissions.msstate.edu/freshmen/money-matters/scholarships/academic-scholarships/
University of Mississippi Ole Miss offers a great amount of scholarships for incoming students, and some of them help pay for the out-of-state tuition: http://finaid.olemiss.edu/scholarships/. For instance, if you look at the "Academic Excellence" scholarship chart for nonresidents, you will see that at a 3.0 GPA and 25 on the ACT, they start offering money to assist with out-of-state tuition. The higher the ACT is, the more money a student receives. I would encourage you to look at the entire list of scholarships on that site to see what all they offer.
Montana State University MSU will offer millions of dollars in scholarships and awards to non-resident freshmen who apply for admission. You can find scholarship information online at http://www.montana.edu/admissions/scholarships/nonres/index.html
Murray State University Murray State University offers discounted tuition rates (a regional rate) for Missouri residents. Check out this site for more information: http://www.murraystate.edu/admissions/BursarsOffice/tuition/UndergraduateTuition.aspx.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has added scholarships for out-of-state students ranging from $5,000-$22,000 per year. Students can estimate their scholarship eligibility using their GPA/ACT/SAT scores at https://admissions.unl.edu/cost/#oos-scholarship-estimator.
Northern Arizona University President's and President's Excellence Scholarships Two merit scholarships are available to help academically motivated out-of-state students achieve their educational goals at Northern Arizona University. Freshmen applicants who have been admitted to the university may qualify to receive a total of $28,000 to $36,000 in scholarships over four years. Additionally, incoming students will pay the same tuition rate for up to four years—no increases, guaranteed. For more information, visit the following website: http://nau.edu/Finaid/Aid-Types/Scholarships/President-s-Scholarships/.
Northern Illinois University NIU now offers in-state tuition for non-residents. For more information, visit the following website: https://www.niu.edu/features/2017/out-of-state-tuition/index.shtml.
The Ohio State University National Buckeye for Non-Residents This award ($12,000 per year) is offered on a competitive basis to qualified non-Ohio domestic freshmen admitted to the Columbus campus for autumn semester. Those considered, rank in the top 25 percent of their graduating classes and have ACT composite scores of 29 or higher. For more information, visit the following: http://undergrad.osu.edu/money-matters/scholarships.html.
Oklahoma State University Out-of-State Scholarships Seniors applying to Ok State can check out this link for more information about these scholarships for non- residents: https://financialaid.okstate.edu/out-state-scholarships-2019-2020.
University of Oklahoma Non-Resident Scholarships OU offers a variety of scholarships for admitted incoming freshmen based on criteria such as academics, leadership, community involvement, intended major, extracurricular interests, etc. A common scholarship is the Non-Resident Merit Award, which starts at a 24 on the ACT and a 3.5 GPA and gives students a partial tuition waiver over four years. For more information and additional out-of-state scholarship opportunities, visit the following site: http://www.ou.edu/admissions/affordability/scholarships
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale All newly entering freshmen students from Missouri will pay the same in-state tuition rate as students from Illinois.
University of Southern Indiana Out-of-State Scholarships USI awards scholarships to students who meet ONE of the following criteria: ACT of 24 or minimum 3.5 GPA or top 25% of the class. For more information on this scholarship and other freshman offers from USI, visit the following website: https://www.usi.edu/admissions/scholarships-and-financial-aid/freshman-scholarships/.
Washburn University To qualify for the Interstate Tuition Waiver, students must be a resident of Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, or Texas. For more information, visit the following site: https://washburn.edu/admissions/paying-for-college/Tuition-Waivers/Index.html.
Western Illinois University Cost Guarantee Program Seniors considering this school should know that they have pledged to charge in-state tuition rates for Missouri students. They also have a cost guarantee where student pay the same rate for four straight years including room and board.
Western Kentucky University Western Kentucky University offers a Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) to qualified undergraduate students who are residents of specific counties in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. Students residing in TIP counties can attend WKU for nearly half of the regular out-of-state rate! For more information, please visit the following website: https://www.wku.edu/admissions/tip.php.
Wichita State University The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) allows students from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin to attend Wichita State University at a discounted tuition rate, making the cost of attending WSU significantly less than out-of-state tuition. For more information, visit the following website: https://www.wichita.edu/administration/financial_aid/scholarships/merit/Freshmen_merit.php
Applications are accepted online through February 28, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET.
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For more information and to apply, visit the following website: http://courage-scholarship.org/. Deadline is 3/1/21.
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Applications must be submitted by March 5, 2021 in order to be considered for the scholarship.
The following programs are excellent opportunities for high school students to sample college life, explore career interests and majors, get their foot in the door at various colleges, and possibly earn college credit--a great and enjoyable way to spend your summer or weekends during the school year.
Stevens Institute of Technology Virtual Pre-College Summer Programs Stevens Institute of Technology is now offering 11 different programs, hosted by Stevens faculty and staff. The Priority Deadline for Stevens Virtual Pre-College Programs 2021 will be March 1st, 2021. The Priority Deadline is for students who want to secure their space in their programs early or want to be considered for Financial Aid. Stevens Institute of Technology will continue to accept applications through March 15th, 2021. For more information on programs and to apply, visit https://www.stevens.edu/admissions/pre-college-programs/summer-2021-virtual-pre-college-programs.
Mount Mary University Summer Leadership Academy Mount Mary University's Summer Leadership Academy is a great opportunity for female students to build their confidence, develop their professionalism, and strengthen their leadership skills. The 2021 academy will be held June 21-24 and will be a hybrid program, held partially on campus and partially online. Students will participate in sessions on leadership development, college preparation and career exploration led by Milwaukee business leaders and Mount Mary faculty including:
- Importance of Sisterhood
- Financial Aid 101
- Finding the Right Fit in a College
- Racial Dynamics as a Leader
- Finding Your Authentic Self
- Networking with Young Professionals
- ... and much more!
The cost to attend the hybrid program (part on-campus, part online) is $100 and includes all meals, activity, and program costs. The cost is $50 for students who choose to participate entirely online. Financial need scholarships are available. For more information and to apply, visit https://mtmary.edu/business-community/womens-leadership-institute/experience/summer-leadership.html. Deadline to apply is 3/1/2021.
Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University (FOR JUNIORS) The Commonwealth Honors Academy (CHA) is an exciting, challenging academic enrichment program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year. Upon completion of CHA, students will receive six hours of university credit; have the opportunity to take six additional hours of tuition-free university courses at Murray State University during their senior year; and be awarded a four-year, $2,000-per-year housing scholarship to attend Murray State University. All students applying for the Commonwealth Honors Academy should have a 3.5 GPA (on a 4-point scale) and 25 Composite ACT (or the equivalent PSAT, SAT or another standardized test score). All potential CHA applicants are encouraged to take the ACT no later than December 2020 to qualify for the academy. There is no cost to students except for personal articles, snacks, incidental expenses, and a $195 tuition processing fee. Fee waived for students receiving free or reduced student lunch, or ACT Fee Waiver. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.murraystate.edu/cha. Student deadline to apply is March 1, 2021.
Washington University's Young Scientist Summer Focus Program Summer Focus is an 8-week paid summer research opportunity for high school juniors (rising seniors). Students complete an independent research project in a Washington University lab with guidance from a scientist mentor. Summer Focus scholars also participate in a college prep course and a science communication course. The 2021 program will be held virtually June 14th – July 30th, 2021. Summer Focus is especially looking for motivated students with no previous research experience. Individuals from under-served school districts and/or groups traditionally underrepresented in science are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply, visit https://sites.wustl.edu/wustlysp/programs/summer-focus/. Deadline to apply is March 8, 2021.
ACLU National Advocacy Institute's High School Program Through a virtual intensive program, students will learn directly from lawyers, lobbyists, community activists, and other experts working to defend the civil rights and civil liberties critical to a free and open society. In classroom sessions, lectures, and policy debates, students will explore the complex nature of issue advocacy, legal strategy, and real world political decision making in Washington, D.C. The program runs Monday, July 19 - Friday, July 23, 2021, and the cost to attend is $250. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.aclu.org/high-school-program?redirect=summer-advocacy-program#7744. The priority deadline to apply is 3/14/2021; the final deadline is 4/18/2021.
Washington University's Olin Fleischer Scholars Program The Olin Fleischer Scholars Program is a FREE week-long educational experience for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in business and entrepreneurship. This program, which helps prepare students for college and career planning, is designed for students with limited financial resources, those from underrepresented populations, and first-generation college students. Students who participate in the program will:
- Learn about academic and career opportunities in business and entrepreneurship
- Visit St. Louis area companies and interact with company executives
- Study with world-renowned business school faculty
- Utilize a variety of resources at a top research institution
- Live on-campus at WashU with other area high school students
Program dates are July 18-24, 2021. Visit the Olin Fleischer Scholars Program website for more information and application materials. The application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm CT. For questions or application information, please contact us at OLIN-FSP@email.wustl.edu or 314-935-6315.
Washington University's BOLD@Olin Program BOLD@Olin is an exclusive week-long program for rising high school juniors and seniors who identify as women and are eager to learn more about leadership development and opportunities in business. Students who participate in the program will:
- Develop teamwork skills by working on a case study
- Network with successful women in the industry
- Learn from Olin faculty on a variety of business topics as well as leadership development
- Discover the many areas of study available at Olin
- Live on-campus at Washington University with other like-minded women
Program dates are July 11-17, 2021. Visit the BOLD@Olin program website for more information and application materials. The application deadline is Sunday, March 21, 20201 at 11:59 pm CT. For questions or application information, please contact us at OLIN-BOLD@email.wustl.edu
Boston University's Academy of Media Production (AMP) AMP students learn the power of visual storytelling by creating videos, short films, webcasts, and more. This dynamic online experience provides the opportunity to interact and collaborate with like-minded students from around the world, live and in real time. For more information, visit https://combeyond.bu.edu/workshop/academy-of-media-production/. Deadline to apply is 3/31/2021.
Washington University Portfolio Plus Program The Portfolio Plus Program invites high school students to take college-level art and design courses. You will spend your mornings learning the fundamentals of drawing and your afternoons pursuing a studio concentration of your choice: communication design, fashion design, or studio art. With guidance from Sam Fox School faculty, you will work throughout our intensive three-week program to develop strong portfolios for college admission. Studio work is rounded out by virtual tours and lectures from local artists and designers, as well as workshops on portfolio development and college admissions. This program will be held online again in summer 2021, and is for rising juniors and seniors in high school. Upon successful completion, you'll earn 3 college credits. The early application and scholarship deadline is 3/15/21. The final deadline is 4/15/21. For more information, visit https://www.samfoxschool.wustl.edu/summer/portplus.
Washington University Architecture Discovery Program The Architecture Discovery Program (ADP) is an exciting introduction to architecture and design for high school students. Our rigorous two-week program offers intensive individual instruction by Sam Fox School faculty. The explorations carried out provide you with quality material to add to your design portfolios. This program will be held online again in summer 2021, and is for rising juniors and seniors in high school. Upon successful completion, you'll earn 2 college credits. The early application and scholarship deadline is 3/15/21. The final deadline is 4/15/21. For more information, visit https://www.samfoxschool.wustl.edu/summer/adp
Ag Discovery 2021 Lincoln University in Jefferson City would like to invite middle and high school students to participate in the 2021 Ag Discovery Summer Outreach Program held this July. This program is designed to help teens explore careers in plant and animals science, wildlife and agribusiness. This program will also feature character development and team building workshops. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery. Deadline to apply is 3/25/21.
SLU's Virtual Aviation Exploration Experience Aviation is an industry full of many exciting and interesting careers--flying and non-flying! Join Saint Louis University for a week-long exploration of many various career paths available in the industry. During the week, program participants will get to know current SLU aviation students, meet numerous professionals from industry, participate in virtual field trips and complete learning modules from faculty and certified flight instructors, all from the comfort of home. Cost is $100t, but scholarship applications are available. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.slu.edu/parks/about/pre-college-programs/virtual-aviation-exploration-experience.php. Deadline to apply is 3/28/2021.
SLU's Virtual Robotics Summer Academy During the Virtual Robotics Summer Academy, high school students build and program their own robot from the comfort of their home while receiving virtual instructions in real-time from Parks engineering faculty. At the end of camp, students will have their own functioning robot to keep! Cost is $400, but scholarships are available. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.slu.edu/parks/about/pre-college-programs/robotics-summer-academy.php. Deadline to apply is 3/28/2021.
SLU's Virtual Engineering Exploration Experience Engineers shape the world around us. Ready to find out how to make your mark? Join Saint Louis University for a week-long exploration of many different engineering careers and opportunities within the aerospace, biomedical, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical fields! Participants will get to know current SLU engineering students, meet numerous professionals from industry, participate in virtual field trips and complete learning modules hosted by faculty. Cost is $100, but scholarships are available. For more information and to apply, visit the following site: https://www.slu.edu/parks/about/pre-college-programs/virtual-engineering-exploration-experience.php. Deadline to apply is 3/28/2021.
Washington University's Pre-College Programs Washington University's Pre-College Programs offer a variety of programs in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences for academically motivated high school students. Additionally, summer programs in business, art, architecture, math, science, and many others are available. Need-based scholarship assistance is for some programs. For more information and to apply, visit https://precollege.wustl.edu/which-program-right-you or https://admissions.wustl.edu/academics/special-programs/summer-programs-for-high-school-students/. The application deadlines will vary.
Washington University's High School Summer Academy Through the High School Summer Academy students enroll in one undergraduate course for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students choose from introductory courses in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics. In addition to the traditional undergraduate classroom experience, students participate in a noncredit research skills course leading to the development of an original research project. This program is ideal for students who want to develop their critical thinking and research skills, earn college credit, and explore deeper a specific academic interest or field of study. For more information and to apply, visit https://precollege.wustl.edu/high-school-summer-academy.
BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute is a collaboration between Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Express Scripts, Inc. and St. Louis College of Pharmacy. The mission of the BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute is to expose and prepare local multicultural students for a future career in healthcare, with an emphasis in pharmacy. The mission is executed with a model that combines academics (improving math, science, and ACT/SAT skills), exposure, and professional development during a four to six week intensive summer program hosted on the campus of St. Louis College of Pharmacy. For more information and to apply, please visit the following website: http://bestpharmacyinstitute.org/. Deadline to apply is 4/5/2021.
Beacon College Summer for Success Programs Beacon Colleges Summer for Success summer program aims to give college-bound high school students who learn differently the skills, confidence and preparation to successfully transition from high school. They do so by helping them better understand their learning differences, recognize early stumbling blocks and know what they need to succeed in their first year of college. Their core courses are structured to meaningfully prepare students for college to be more effective and confident learners. Most importantly, rising juniors, seniors, and new graduates get to experience what it’s like to live — and learn — on a college campus. This year, they are expanding the summer high school programming to include additional opportunities at their live on-campus Summer for Success and also are providing a virtual Summer Boost option for students who would like to begin to develop their skills from home. For more information, visit https://www.beaconcollege.edu/admissions/beacon-college-high-school-program/.
Gettysburg College Summer Programs Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend virtual academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, and creative writing. Check out some of the academic camps below:
- Virtual Camp Psych: Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
- Civil War Era Studies Virtual Camp: Campers will get to enjoy historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania while studying American Civil War History through unique learning experiences. Students will explore the circumstances leading to the war, investigate significant battles during the war, and explore the condition of the United States after the war.
- Young Writers Virtual Workshop: Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
Students can learn more and register on our summer camp website.
Boston University Pre-College Programs Next summer, BU is offering five pre-college programs for students to choose from. All five provide rigorous and collaborative college life experiences that will enable students to gain a strong sense of their personal and academic potential. At present, BU is planning for a safe and rewarding summer by giving students the option to attend any of their programs remotely or in person by commuting to campus. Residential options will be assessed in early 2021. Here is a brief overview of their programs:
1). High School Honors is a six-week program in which students take Boston University undergraduate courses and earn up to 8 transferable college credits. In addition to remote or commuter options, BU also offers online courses through High School Honors Online. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2021.
2). RISE Internship/Practicum is a six-week, non-credit program in which students conduct scientific research in a university lab under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students must be entering their senior year of high school in fall 2021.
3). Academic Immersion (AIM) is a three-week, non-credit program for students to focus intensively on a single academic topic. This summer BU is offering four AIM tracks: Introduction to Experimental Psychology; Introduction to Medicine; Global Studies: Security, Statecraft, and Spycraft; and Creative Writing. Each track combines classroom work in the subject area with project-based learning activities. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2021.
4). Summer Challenge is a two-week program in which students take two non-credit seminars of their choice and experience college life. Students must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school in fall 2021.
5). Summer Preview is a one-week, non-credit program in which students explore one subject of interest while previewing the college experience. Students must be entering eighth grade or their freshman or sophomore year of high school in fall 2021
Discover Swarthmore College Are you a current junior (rising senior) interested in being nominated for the Discover Swarthmore (DS) fly-in program, (usually) an all-expenses-paid visit to a fantastic liberal arts and engineering college? Prospective students get a taste of the college experience by meeting current students and professors, eating in the dining hall, and spending a few nights in the residence halls with student hosts. They also gain valuable information about college admissions and financial aid from their staff. While the fall 2021 program dates have not yet been finalized, the program typically offers two DS programs to give students maximum flexibility, in mid-September and late October.
Nomination and Selection Criteria
During our review, the Discover Swarthmore selection committee prioritizes applications from students who are:
- Underrepresented students (Black, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latinx, Middle Eastern and North African, Native Hawaiian, and Native and Indigenous American)
- First generation in their family to attend college
- Low-income students (Pell-eligible, free/reduced lunch, etc.), and students who might not otherwise be able to afford a trip to campus
- Rural and small town students
- Undocumented and DACA-eligible students
Please let Mrs. Diaz know before the end of the school year if you are interested in her submitting an online nomination for you. All nominated students will have to complete an application to be considered for this program. If a student chooses to apply and is accepted to the program that is hosted on-campus, Swarthmore pays for round-trip airfare/train fare, housing, meals, and travel incidentals to attend.
Missouri S&T Summer Camps Are you an adventurer? Cyber guru? Space explorer? No matter what your interest, Missouri S&T has a program for you: https://futurestudents.mst.edu/summer-camps/.
St. Louis Zoo: Zoo Teens ZooTeens is a summer volunteer program with opportunities at the Emerson Children’s Zoo, Education Department, Monsanto Insectarium, and Safari Gift Shop for high school teens, ages 15-18. At a minimum, teens will volunteer for a weekly four-hour shift during the summer. For more information, visit www.stlzoo.org/give/volunteer
Transcript Requests for Current Students applying to Colleges
For students using the Common Application to apply to colleges:
Click on the "My Colleges" tab and sign the "FERPA release." List Mrs. Diaz as your counselor in the "recommendation" section of your Common Application account: email@example.com.
- Mrs. Diaz will receive an email prompting her to upload your transcript directly into your Common Application account.
For students NOT using the Common Application to apply to colleges:
- Go to: https://student.naviance.com/brentwoodhs
- Click on "College" Section
- Click on "Apply to College"
- Click on "Manage Transcripts"
- Add a request for a college or for a scholarship by clicking on the pink (+)
**Transcripts may also be requested by adding a college application to the "Colleges I Am Applying To" section.
***Make All Transcript Request at least a week before deadlines. Keep in mind, transcripts will not be mailed when school is not in session. ***
Alumni Transcript Requests (class of 2020 and before):
Please contact Laura Brown, Registrar, at 314-262-8513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are accepted online through February 28, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET.
Application deadline is March 1, 2021; all applications can be submitted via email email@example.com.
For more information and to apply, visit the following website: http://courage-scholarship.org/. Deadline is 3/1/21.
Applications must be submitted by 3/1/21.
Applications must be submitted by March 5, 2021 in order to be considered for the scholarship.
The deadline to apply is 3/8/2021.
Deadline for the Healthy Minds Scholarship is 3/12/21.
Completed applications, transcripts and recommendations must be received by Friday, March 12, 2021.
Submissions will be accepted through 12pm CST on March 12th, 2021.
For more information and to apply, visit https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/feraldo/. Deadline to apply: March 31, 2021 3:00 pm Central Time.
Deadline to apply is April 1, 2021.
All applications must be received by Ms. Brown by 3:00 p.m. on April 1, 2021.
The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2021.
The competition season runs from September to May.
For more information, check out the Leaders Save Lives flyer.
Deadline to apply is June 12, 2021.