Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

B.Davis Scholarship -  deadline is next month
The deadline is approaching for the 2017 B.Davis Scholarship.

Please visit our website at to read about us and to provide your students with an opportunity to apply for our scholarship.

Applications must be received by May 22, 2017

Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Friday, April 21, 2017

FSCJ Career Launch

PFLAG of Jacksonville is pleased to offer transgender youth (12 and younger) and their families an opportunity to meet other families and move trans health forward by guiding the development of trans-specific work at the new Pediatric Wellness Center, as well as PFLAG efforts to increase awareness and resources for trans youth and their families. 

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 27th at 630pm at the Jacksonville Children’s Commission (1095 A. Philip Randolph Blvd, 32206) and will be spearheaded my Meredith Wilkes (PFLAG Board Member, mother, and particularly, mother of a trans daughter).

While the regular meetings are reserved for the youth and their immediate family members, we anticipate planning larger community events for shared education, increased visibility and broader efforts to Move Equality Forward.

We are thrilled to undertake this new work and deepen our ability to respond to the needs of our community. If you or someone you know is the caregiver or family member of a young trans child and might benefit from this opportunity, please connect them using the information below.

For more information:, facebook (PFLAGJax), or email ( 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

2017 Computing Summer Camp Programs

The School of Computing is pleased to announce the offering of the 2017 Computing Summer Camp programs for Middle & High School students. The programs provide a blind of technical education and fun activities, aimed at inspiring the next generation of Jacksonville IT professionals. Detailed information about the programs can be found at We have a limited number of seats in each class and will be filled based on first-come-first-serve bases. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who might be interested.

Camp Theme
Middle School
High School
Big Data
June 12 – June 16
July 10 – July 14
Java & Minecraft
June 19 – June 23
July 17 – July 21
June 26 – June 30
July 24 – July 28

For Registration, Sponsorship and more information please visit: You may also send inquiries to or call (904) 620-2985. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Rising seniors can submit an application to participate in LIU Post's prestigious Summer Honors Institute happening from July 9 – 14. You will find a list of our exciting institutes at the bottom of this email.
Students will be able to pursue a passion–or learn something different–and get a taste of college life at LIU Post!
This is an exclusive opportunity and space fills up quickly–so don't wait! Have your students apply today. Programs are offered on a full–scholarship basis–the only costs to students are for meals and transportation.
Fill out the online application
If you have any questions, please contact us at or 516-299-2900.
Warmest regards,
William E. Martinov, Jr., Ed.D.
Chief of Admissions & Enrollment Strategy
Long Island University

Thursday, April 6, 2017

NROTC Scholarship

Check out the senior information page in the “Students” menu on the DA website.  It’s the second item, right under “School Counseling Office.”

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

UNF invites area high schools again to join them for 2017 Innovation Day at the UNF Adam W. Herbert University Center.  High school students are invited to come and learn how graduating Electrical, Civil, and Mechanical engineering students use math and science to solve challenging, real world problems. Here is the link to the website:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

University Transfer Fair

FloridaShines will be providing webinars for current juniors and their parents next week.  

Virtual College Week registration information is available for the following webinars at

·         Wednesday, April 5, 4:00-6:00 pm EST: High School Students: College 101

·         Thursday, April 6, 4:00-6:00 pm EST: Parents: Surviving College with Your Student.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Christensen & Hymas General Scholarship

Kenneth L. Christensen and D. Russell Hymas understand the importance of education. As a result the Christensen & Hymas law firm has decided to offer a $1,000.00 Scholarship to a student of their choosing.


  • You must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a University or College in the United States
  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Cumulative GPA of the current or most recent secondary education program you have attended
  • You are required to submit a transcript verifying your GPA


Via our e-form, you will be required to submit the following:
  • Your personal information, including full legal name, current contact information
  • 300-700 word essay explaining your life balance including educational, familial, and personal goals
  • A digital copy of your school transcript
  • Contact information for an academic reference (professor, dean, academic counselor, etc.)
  • Apply here:
By completing the electronic application, you are verifying that you are eligible under all the criteria stated aboveand that you give Christensen & Hymas permission to put your name on our website if you are awarded a scholarship. You are also giving Christensen & Hymas permission to review your academic records and contact your listed references. We will not share your information with anyone outside of the scholarship committee and will protect your privacy. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2017. The scholarship recipient will be notified by email on or before August 30, 2017. Their name and a short bio will be posted on the Christensen & Hymas company website. Scholarship funds will be awarded in the recipient’s name directly to the academic institution of their choice.

Juniors and Seniors. Florida State College at Jacksonville is hosting a Spring into Success – Financial Literacy event on Saturday, April 8th, at the Advanced Technology Center, Florida State College at Jacksonville from 10am - 2pm. Sessions focused on financial literacy with available computer lab space for the completion of Florida Financial Aid Applications (FFAA) and FAFSA.

Students interested in getting community service for playing music for patients at St. Vincent’s this summer may contact the Volunteer Coordinator Ms. Melissa Kennedy at St. Vincent’s Southside by email at or by phone 904-296-3722.   

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

For almost 60 years, we have provided opportunities for teachers and students to explore research opportunities at the University of Florida. We are delighted to share information about the numerous 2017 summer programs for teachers and students offered by the Center for Precollegiate Education and Training. Application review begins March 17 for all student programs. Each are highlighted below and more information including application instructions are available at Scholarships are available for many of our programs. We encourage you to explore our website to find out more about our programs and share these opportunities with others.

2017 Student Programs

Explorations in Biomedical Research
Two-week research program for students entering grades 11 and 12 from July 16-28
Cost: $1000 commuter; $2000 residential
This program focuses on translational research, from discovery-based research to clinical therapeutics. This program connects high school students to researchers in interdisciplinary biomedical sciences to promote interest in and preparation for bioscience careers.
Florida Youth Institute
One-week residential program for students entering grades 11 and 12 from July 9-14 OR July 16-21
Cost: $350
FYI immerses students in various agriculture, life science, and natural resources disciplines to stimulate interest in and an appreciation for the range of college majors and career opportunities available in these areas. This program is sponsored by the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
Humanities and the Sunshine State: Florida Water Stories
One-week residential program for students entering grades 11 and 12 from June 11-17
Cost $350
For this program, selected participants will explore how Florida’s past has shaped the present and how today’s actions affect the future of the state. Planned activities include visits to special collections, field trips to local Florida landmarks, and social activities at the university. Support for this program was provided by the Humanities Council, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Research in Environmental Toxicology
Two-week research program for students entering grades 11 and 12 from July 16-28
Cost: $1000 commuter; $2000 residential
This program connects university researchers and students to promote interest in and preparation for environmental science-related careers. Students will engage in a series of activities which highlight the relationship between biological, chemical, and engineering processes needed to mitigate current environmental concerns.

Science Quest
One-week themed residential program for students entering grade 10 from June 25-30 OR July 9-14
Cost: $850 per session
This program immerses students in various science disciplines to stimulate their interest and appreciation for the range of college and career opportunities available in science. Students will attend a variety of lectures and demonstrations, visit research laboratories and other facilities, and perform multiple science experiments.  Students may attend one or both weeks of Science Quest, each with its own individual theme: biological sciences and physical sciences.

Student Science Training Program
Seven-week residential research experience for students entering grade 12 from June 11-July 29
Cost:  $4500
SSTP is research program for students considering medicine, math, computer, science, or engineering careers. The program emphasis is research participation with a UF faculty and his or her research team. Students engage in the ongoing research of the faculty-mentor for 30 hours/week, attend a lecture series on current research topics, and participate in a UF honors seminar class.          
(352) 392-2310