HOBY (Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership)
Attention 10th Graders
Are you a leader? Do you want to make a difference in the world? Would you like to meet other Vermont students who are leaders in their schools? Would you be eager to attend a conference where you can improve your leadership skills?
Apply to represent BHS at the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership conference that will be held in the spring at St. Michael's College on May 25-28, 2017.
Application Deadline is: February 17, 2017
Pick up an application in the Guidance and Counseling Office.
Governor's Institutes of Vermont
Vermont's flagship summer program for talented teens, the Governor's Institutes offers 11 summer Institutes that gather teenagers from every high school in Vermont to study in-depth on the topics of their choice, such as Arts, Engineering, Mathematics, Information Technology, Entrepreneurship, Current Issues and more. All Institutes are residential, take place on college campuses, and offer sliding scale tuition to meet all family budgets. www.giv.org. Deadline: March 13, 2017
Knowing that students and families are faced with trying to figure out the best educational route to take, OnlineColleges.net has refocused their site and its resources to provide an investigative review of the online education landscape and critically evaluate the best program available, from quality to affordability. Most importantly, they have provided scholarship information that students can leverage to help finance their education. You can see the entire guide along with some of its features here:
$5,000 Scholarships for First Gen. and Native American Students at VT Colleges
We are pleased to award $5,000 scholarships to Native American (including Abenaki) and First Generation college students who enter STEM majors at a Vermont college or university. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic standing, letters of recommendation, and an essay detailing career goals. Apply online by April 1st: www.uvm.edu/~cwdd/scholarships
To apply for a VT EPSCoR CWDD Student Scholarship, an applicant should be:
· A Vermont resident and United States citizen
· A graduating senior at a Vermont high school planning to attend a Vermont college during the next academic year, OR a current undergraduate enrolled in a degree program at a Vermont college or university, with a GPA of 3.0 or above
· Enrolling or enrolled in a STEM major in college
· Of Native American ancestry OR a first generation college student
PSAT Scores Available On-Line
If students provided an e-mail address when they took the PSAT in October, then they should have received an e-mail from the College Board with information about how to access their PSAT scores on-line. The student should check for this e-mail first.
Students not receiving an e-mail can access their PSAT scores on-line at this site.
To create a College Board account, students need to click the "Sign Up" button. They need to use the exact same name and birth date that they used for the PSAT. Other directions can be found on the sign in page.
If they are still unable to see their scores, then they may need an access code from the Guidance and Counseling Office. Students should stop by to get that code.
The New SAT and ACT Tests
Click here to see a table comparing the SAT and ACT college admissions tests. Three New York Time articles discussing the new SAT including example problems can be found at these web location:
VSAC Scholarship for Vermonters!
Don't forget to apply for scholarships through VSAC! Booklets available in the Guidance office.
Early bird-deadline: February 3, 2017. Applications submitted/postmarked my February 3rd will be entered in a drawing for one of three $1000 scholarships!
Final deadline: March 3, 2017
Slide Shows from College Information Night, October 1, 2015
Juniors and Seniors click this link to access Naviance. College and career resources can be found here as well!
Use the Tuition Funding Sources (TFS) scholarship website to find out information on many different scholarships available throughout the country: http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/
Resource on Affordable Colleges
This link provides information on affordable college options in Vermont:
Information on the College Admissions Process
Check out this edition of "Now" from the Electronic Recording Arts Program of BTC talking about the college admissions process. Interviews with area college admissions officers are included.
Students who are interested in taking college classes for free should contact Dhyana Bradley in the in College Services located to the right of the BHS Health Office. Ms. Bradley can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-0953.