Enrichment Opportunities

Check back often ~ this page is updated whenever the Counseling Center receives information about enrichment programs and activities that may be of interest to our students.

Competitions and Contests

All in One STEM Scrimmage/Competition ~ The Metro Warriors STEM group will hold an all in one STEM competition on Sunday, October 18 at 6701 Bock Road in Fort Washington, MD. The event will include a LEGO league scrimmage from 9-11 a.m., a Vex IQ scrimmage from noon until 2 p.m., a VEX REC workshop from noon to 2 p.m. and a Ten80 Education Points race from 3-5 p.m. For information e-mail rmccain@mwso.org.

The Hamilton Award and the Hamilton Leaders Academy ~ Winners of the Hamilton Award are automatically enrolled in the Hamilton Leaders Academy, where they join a distinguished cohort of peers from across the U.S. The Hamilton Leaders Academy is a no student cost program that helps students get into college, transition to college, succeed while in college and transition to the post college world. Visit their website at www.hamiltonfriends.org/awards.php for more information.

QuestBridge College Prep Program ~ This program provides more than 1,500 awards that give outstanding low-income high school juniors the knowledge they need to compete for admission to leading colleges. The program provides a variety of opportunities for highly qualified students such as full scholarships to summer programs at leading colleges and universities, college admission counseling, invitations to QuestBridge College Admissions Conferences, all expense paid visits to college campuses, college application advice via telementoring, and an opportunity to win a Quest for Excellence Award. High school juniors with a strong academic record and an annual family income of less than $60,000 are encouraged to apply. For more information visit http://www.questbridge.org.

SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes ~ SunTrust will present 30 $500 scholarships for education expenses to high school seniors. The sweepstakes is free to enter and eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need. Students may enter every two weeks, up to 15 times during each sweepstakes period. Two winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks from October 31 to May 15. The sweepstakes opens September 15; to enter visit suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes.

Conferences and Symposiums

National Society of Black Engineers Regional Conference ~

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has more than 29,000 members and is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. Founded in 1975, NSBE includes more than 394 college, pre-college and technical professional/alumni chapters in the United States and abroad. Their mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. The group will hold their regional conference from November 6-8 in Bethesda, Maryland. For more information visit their website at www.nsbe.org.

Internships

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) ~ Visit NASA's website at www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents to learn more about job and internship opportunities at NASA.

Smithsonian Institute ~ The Smithsonian's Office of Fellowships & Internships offers students the opportunity to advance their education and career through the myriad internship opportunities offered at the world's preeminent museum system. For information visit www.smithsonianofi.com.

Smithsonian Latino Center's Youth Ambassadors Program ~ Graduating seniors with a commitment to the arts, sciences or humanities as they pertain to Latino communities are encouraged to apply for this week-long, all expenses paid training and leadership seminar and a 4-week internship with a $2,000 stipend. Participants will be able to explore various career paths, embrace their cultural heritage and gain practical and leadership skills and educational growth. The seminar takes place in Washington, DC with internships available in 19 cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For information visit latino.si.edu/programs/youngambassadors.

Leadership Training

ASCEND ~ The Upsilon Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is launching ASCEND, a youth enrichment program designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential. The program will focus on achievement, self-awareness, communication, engagement, networking, and developmental skills during mandatory monthly sessions, held one Saturday each month, from 9 a.m. to noon, from February through June. There is a $25 fee. For information e-mail Education_enrichment@akaupsilontauomega.org.

Economics for Leaders Summer Camps ~ The Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) produces a series of Economics for Leaders (EFL) camps for rising high school juniors and seniors. EFL sessions are led by economics professors and leadership instructors who teach leaders how to integrate economics into the process of decision-making in a hands-on, experiential environment. Each program is held at one of thirteen college campuses, including Yale, Duke, Cornell, the University of Chicago and William & Mary. Cost varies by location but ranges from $850 to $1,200 plus transportation. For more information, a complete list of sites and dates, and application information visit www.fte.org and click on "Student Programs".

INROADS College Links Program has been providing students with leadership development and business soft skills since 1970 through internship programs and development activities. THe program includes year-round coaching and mentoring, career exploration and development, networking skill development, college preparation activities, etc. It is open to high school students with a 3.0 or higher GPA who plan to attend a four-year college or university majoring in business or any of the STEM fields. Participants must commit to a full year of activities, including development sessions each month. The application deadline is September 11. For information visit their website at www.INROADS.org/collegelinks or contact Adriana Spikes-Freeman at 202-744-5163/afreeman@inroads.org.

Susquehanna University's Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship (LIFE) ~ LIFE is a one-week program conducted by Susquehanna's Sigmund Weis School of Business. Students work with teammates in a simulated entrepreneurial setting to create and run their own business. Teams engage in a variety of business-related competitions and develop their own infomercial, all while experiencing life on a college campus. For information visit www.susqu.edu/life.

Temple University's Summer Owls Leadership Experience ~ This three-week program allows students to choose one three-credit college course in business, media and communications, the health professions or science taught by Temple faculty members. Participants will experience college life as they live in the dorms, engage in leadership and college preparation workshops, and explore Philadelphia. Participants who complete the course and later apply and are accepted to Temple will be eligible for a $4,000 scholarship to the university. For information visit www/temple.edu/summerowls.

Youth Leadership Bowie ~ This unique program consists of one Saturday retreat and seven monthly day-long activities. It is designed to expose young people to the myriad of potential career opportunities available to them. Leadership opportunities, both experiential and observational, will be of paramount importance. Problem solving skills will be developed and refined as participants plan and produce a program that addresses a community need. Applicants must be rising sophomores or juniors and they must live in Bowie. For more information or an application e-mail david@bowiechamber.org or shein@cityofbowie.org.

University of Notre Dame Leadership Seminars ~ a 10-day all expenses paid program for advanced students who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills in the company of dynamic peers. For rising high school seniors only. For information visit precollege.nd.edu.

University of Pittsburgh's The Bridge: College Prep and Leadership Academy ~ The Bridge helps rising high school juniors and seniors prepare for their future. Participants will spend a week on campus working with Pitt's Student Affairs staff and current student leaders, learning how to be a better leader, exploring the ins and outs of the college application process, and preparing for the SAT and ACT. To register visit www.thebridge.pitt.edu.

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