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Blog posts September 2014

Asylees as Authors Scholarship

Free Scholarship Contest for Best Short Story Begins


Asylees as Authors is pleased to announce that the contest for scholarships for 2014-15 is open to applicants as of today. First place for the best fiction short story is $5,000.  Second place is $1,000. There is no fee to enter, but the app…

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Washington University in St. Louis High School Summer Experience

Washington University in St. Louis will be hosting a Summer Scholars program allowing students to enroll in two undergraduate courses while living on campus or commuting from home.  Students can earn college credit and get an early taste of college life.  Students may also enroll in the Summer Insti…

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U of Miami-George Jenkins Scholarship

This four-year scholarship is awarded to students based on academic merit, financial need, and an essay that demonstrates a history of overcoming significant adversity.  The scholarship is valued at more than $62,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year; it total, it is worth more than $250,000 over fou…

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On Oct. 5th, 2014 from 4-6pm the University of West Florida will be holding an instant admission decision event at a Panera Bread in your area.
Panera Bread
709 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Please advertise this opportunity to your students. They would need to-

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District College Nights

The district will be hosting several college nights this week.  Hear speakers from the SUS system, private Florida Universities, Guidmii and much more!  It is a great opportunity to gather additional information during the application process.  The dates and locations are:

Monday 9/29 at Sickles…

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Upcoming Events This Week:

College Representative Visits:

U of Alabama @ Birmingham-9/29 at 9:30-Guidance

Auburn University-9/29 at 1:00PM-Guidance

USF-St. Pete's 9/30 at 8:00AM-Guidance

FAU Honors College 9/30 at 10:30-Guidance

Florida Southern College 9/30 at 12:00-Guidance

University of West Florida 9/30/14 at 12:45P…

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FIDM National Scholarship program

FIDM is a WASC and NASD accredited college offering Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Associate of Art Degree Programs.  Each year through our National Scholars program, FIDM awards over $300,000 in scholarships.  Through this competition, seven students who demonstrate exceptional talent a…

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Benedict College Open House

Benedict College (Columbia, SC) will be hosting its Spring Open House Program on Saturday, November, 1, 2014. from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon.  A free lunch will be provided for all Open House guests immediately following the program.  Tickets for the Benedict College vs. Albany State football game are a…

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Clemson University Lyceum Scholars Program

The Clemson University Institute for the Study of Capitalism is the first program dedicated to exploring the moral, political, and economic foundations of a free society.  Each Lyceum Scholar will receive a four-year scholarship worth up to $10,000 to Clemson University.  Those interested in becomin…

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College Week Live!

College Week Live offers several opportunities for students to interact with admissions reps from all over the country to discuss the application process, financial aid, scholarships, and standardized tests.  Please visit to learn more and to sign up for events!

VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

Student will compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on a patriotic theme.  This year's theme is "Why Veterans are Important to our Nation's History and Future."  Students wishing to enter must do a 3-5 minute essay on a standard cassette tape or CD, submit a neatly typed essay with thei…

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Elks National Scholarship Award


The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2015 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eli…

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Attention Sophomores!!!

Hugh O'Brian Youth leadership(HOBY) is the nation's foremost youth leadership development organization. HOBY programs provide youth with unique leadership training to make a better world.


Student will return from a three or four day seminar as a change leader-equipped with leadership skills, se…

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FSU Field trip-Nov.10th!

A field trip to visit the campus of FSU has been scheduled for November 10th.  Please see Mrs. Usher for more details and an application.   Please note that students can only attend a maximum of two college tour field trips.  

Dartmouth College Information Session

Dartmouth College will be hosting an information session on September 22nd at 7:00PM.

The event will be held at:

Tampa Prepatory school

727 W Cass St

Tampa, FL


Please visit to RSVP.

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Tufts University/Vanderbilt University/Vassar College Evening Information Session

 Each fall, representatives from Vanderbilt UniversityTufts University, and Vassar College host joint information sessions in a number of cities. Lasting 90 minutes, these events provide students and parents with a general overview of highly selective college admissions, the admissions/financi…

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Duke University Open House

Duke University will be hosting an open house on October 14th at 7:00 PM.  The event will be held at:

Tampa Marriott Westshore

1001 N. Westshore Boulevard

Tampa, FL 33607


Pleas register at


Duke admissions officers will present information and answer …

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Washington University in St. Louis Admissions Information Session

Washington University in St. Louis will be holding an information sessions on October 19th  from 4:00-5:00 PM at:

Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel

5445 Forbes Place

Orlando, FL



Please visit for more details.

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Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship-October 3rd Deadline!!!

Visit to apply.  The first 25,000 completed applications will also receive a $10 Wendy's gift card.

Sun Trust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes

Thirty $500 scholarships will be awarded for education expenses at a college or university.  The program is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students.  The contest is free to enter and eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need.  Two winners are randomly chosen every two …

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