Saturday, November 12, 2022

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 Founding Pathways Scholarship

The Founding Pathways scholarship was established to help aspiring students pursuing STEM degrees and become leaders in the field. Two selected students will receive $500 USD for the 2022-2023 school year. The Founding Pathways Scholarship will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, demonstrated leadership, and academic performance. The program is open to students who meet all the minimum qualifications, and we strongly encourage students that identify with groups historically excluded from STEM Careers, including Women, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, to apply.

Here is the updated website: Founding Pathways Scholarship

Applications are Due by November 30th

 Sir or Ma’am,

I apologize if this email finds you in error, but I trust that you know who needs this information in order to disseminate it among high school students in your respective school districts.

This email serves to inform you that the Department of the Air Force offers up to 4-year college scholarships to high school students that are interested in commissioning into the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force.

WHO CAN APPLY: High School Seniors

WHEN TO APPLY: Initial applications are due 30 November 2022 for U.S. Space Force applicants, and 31 December 2022 for U.S. Air Force applicants.


More information on the Air Force ROTC program as a whole can be found at Additionally, If your students are interested in AFROTC at the University of Florida, more information about our detachment can be found at Our detachment offers the program to both University of Florida and Santa Fe College students, who will commission into the Department of the Air Force upon successful completion of the program and upon conferment of a Bachelor’s degree.

Scholarships cover tuition and fees (not room and board), and include an annual book stipend and a monthly living expense stipend that starts $300/month during freshman year and goes up to $500/month during senior year.

Very respectfully,



Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies

Air Force ROTC Det 150, University of Florida

Office: 352-294-0747

Cell: 208-598-5882

Fax: 352-392-4798


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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Jacksonville's Tomorrow's Leaders Awards

If you believe you are a good candidate, email your school counselor by October 14th

Educators, mentors, community leaders, and youth-oriented non-profit organizations are encouraged to nominate deserving students who exemplify the ideals and principles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the City of Jacksonville's Tomorrow's Leaders Award.  Nominations will be accepted for students in grades 4 - 12. After the student is nominated, they will be required to submit a legible, preferably typed, essay based on a predetermined topic and word count based on grade level.

Nominations and essays are due by Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST (no exceptions).  

Award recipients will be notified beginning December 5, 2022 and will be recognized during the 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Friday, January 13, 2023.

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Financial Aid Workshop and Tour

Monday, October 17, 2022 at 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM

John A. Delaney Student Union
1 Unf Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32224
United States

Did you know the 2023-2024 FAFSA opens October 1, 2022 ?  The FAFSA is your Free Application for Federal Student Aid where you can qualify for grants, loans, and other funding opportunities to help you pay for college.

There will be UNF Financial Aid professionals available during this event to help you and your parent complete this application.

Weekday campus tours are a great way to explore the UNF campus. Your campus tour will be led by a knowledgeable and friendly Swoop Squad member, a currently enrolled student at UNF, ready to share their experiences with you.
Weekday campus tours take approximately two hours followed by a Financial Aid Workshop. We require a reservation for all campus tours and they fill up quickly so we recommend submitting your reservation in advance. 

A Welcome Center staff member will be calling the morning or afternoon of your tour from 904.620.1183 to confirm your attendance and assist with directions to your tour check-in.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

 Good morning, 


Do you have students interested in applying to the University of Florida who are curious about innovation, entrepreneurship and 21st century job skills? Join us on September 30th or October 14th for the Discover IA events to learn more about the UF Innovation Academyprogram at the University of Florida! 


Held over Zoom, the Discover IA events offer prospective students an in-depth overview of the UF Innovation Academy program as well as opportunities to interact with staff, faculty, and current students. Registration is now open at: Contact us with any questions at:


Go IA Gators! 


All the best, 


Carson Leigh Olson
Communications Coordinator (she/her)
Innovation Academy
University of Florida

321 Infirmary, P.O. Box 117545, Gainesville, FL 32611-7545
P:(352) 294-1785     F:(352) 273-1691



The Innovation Academy (UF IA) is one of the nation’s most forward-looking undergraduate programs – at one of its most dynamic research universities. UF IA gives motivated students a small-college experience focused on innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, ethics, and leadership on a unique spring-summer schedule. UF IA enrolls and supports academically talented students focused on developing knowledge to grow new business opportunities, services, and products through curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Saturday, September 17, 2022

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 The HBCU Week Foundation is partnering with Disney On The Yard to host their event at Walt Disney World Resort Oct 7-9. What does that mean? 

Oct 7th - HBCU College Fair @ ESPN Wide World of Sports. Bring your HS Seniors with test scores and unofficial transcripts to get ON THE SPOT ACCEPTANCE into the HBCU of their dreams. (Over 40 HBCU’s will be present WITH SCHOLARSHIP MONEY to give!)

Oct 8th - See 5 HBCU Bands parade at different times in Disney’s Magic Kingdom 

Oct 9th - Watch those 5 bands duke it out at the Battle Of The Bands back @ ESPN Wide World of Sports 

Bands: North Carolina A&T
Winston Salem State
Alcorn State
Delaware State
Bethune Cookman 

Bring the family down for some HBCU fun! For more information on tickets and hotel reservations visit…

Elaina S. Chattman, Ed.S

See your School Counselor for nomination

 The Jefferson Scholars Foundation is pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the Jefferson Scholarship.

Jefferson Scholarships provide the entire cost of attendance at the University of Virginia and many supplemental enrichment experiences. The total value of the Scholarship exceeds $333,000 for non-Virginian students. We encourage you to learn more about the scholarship, the selection criteria, and the selection process by visiting the Foundation's 

Once you have identified an exceptional leader, scholar, and citizen in your senior class, we hope you will consider nominating them for this unique opportunity, regardless of their interest in attending UVA. The deadline for all counselor and nominee materials is December 1, 2022.

We know that these are challenging times for educators and students, and we greatly appreciate the work that you do to support students at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. If you have any questions, or if the Foundation can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to 
contact us. We look forward to receiving a nomination from you, and thank you in advance for your participation.
Jefferson Scholars Foundation

Saturday, May 28, 2022

 Dear Rising Seniors,

      We are so excited to host a College Application Bootcamp June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The bootcamp will run from 9am until 2pm and you will need to bring your own lunch/snacks. If you are interested in attending, please use the below link to register. We will also host college application sessions in the Fall of your senior year.

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

 I’m looking for 10-15, underrepresented, rising 10th or 11th graders for a FREE, 2-day college-career summer camp at UNF called EXPLORE on July 15-16 (Friday and Saturday). We have a quite a few for all the careers except for students who are interested in education related careers (ex. teaching in any subject, school counseling, principal leadership, education professor, etc…). The only thing parents would need to provide is transportation to and from UNF. Everything is taken care of.

Students can complete the online application and then UNF will work on getting parent permission: (


Is there any way that you can share this call to your high school counselor’s list as we’d like to meet with the students and parents to prepare for the event and details? I’m on the planning committee representing education and can answer questions from counselors, students and parents who are interested.


In any case, thank you!


Sophie Filibert, PhD

Program Director & Associate Professor

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