Daily Bulletin

University High School Bulletin for Tuesday, February 09, 2016

B Week 2/8/16-2/12/16

Percussion Concert

Monday, February 29th
Concert Hall, CSUF at 7:30 pm
Parking code: 902646
Tickets are $5.00, cash/checks only.


Auditions for the spring musical, BARNUM, will be held TUESDAY, FEB 16th 5:00 TO 7:00 P.M.,THURSDAY, FEB 18TH 5:00 TO 7:00 P.M., with call backs, FRIDAY, FEB 19TH,5:00 TO 7:00 P.M. in the Choir Room.

Sign up at the choir room for either day

Be prepared to read and sing. You will be required to sing with our accompanist. You should sing a selection from the show if auditioning for a major role. If not, you may sing a selection from another Broadway show (bring music!). No a capella!



Early Release Wednesday, Feb. 10th

No School-Monday, Feb. 15th

ReStore Habitat for Humanity

Do you need to perform community service hours to meet the UHS requirement? Is your organization or club looking for a place to volunteer that will make a difference in the world? Volunteer at ReStore Habitat for Humanity! This is a great way to earn hours over Winter Break or Spring Break! Your schedule is up to you. You can volunteer any number of hours and as often as you choose at any time the store is open (10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday). Age requirement: Minimum age is 16 years old. What you might be doing: Stocking shelves, moving product, cleaning items, assembling items, organizing, helping customers unload donations, etc. Contact the ReStore Volunteer Coordinator @ 559-917-3978 or greg@restorefresno.org to get involved!

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation Scholarship

The Coolidge Scholars Program is currently seeking high school juniors to apply for a full- ride Presidential Scholarship. The Scholarship covers tuition, room, board and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training. This one of a kind scholarship may be used at any accredited American University. There is no limit on the number of students that can apply from any single high school. The application is available at www.coolidgescholars.org and the deadline for submission is March 18, 2016.

CSF Signups Now

Attention all students: California Scholastic Federation (CSF) applications are due before 12:30 PM SHARP on Thursday, February 11 to Dr. Torrance in person in room 202. Applications must be ok’d by Dr. Torrance personally. No applications left in Dr. T’s box will be accepted. Please be courteous, and don’t wait until the last minute to turn in your application. That is why we are giving ample time to submit your materials. Please include: 1. Check (or cash) for $10.00 payable to UHS. 2. A copy of last semester’s grades (make a copy of the report card sent home recently). 3. A completed application form (available in Rm 202). 4. description of 10 hours of community service from past semester, listed on the back of the application form. SENIORS: Remember, you need to sign up with senior grades from this or next semester to qualify for Life Member Status.

AP Exam Registration is Open Online!

The University High School AP registration website opened on January 19, 2016. Juniors and Seniors will sign up and pay for exams online, either paying by credit card or mailing payment in the form of a check. Please visit this website on or after January 19th to sign up for AP tests: http://aptestservice.com/uhs/ and please make sure to review the Exam Calendar, Test Site Regulations, and Registration procedure that is explained on this website. The deadline to order exams and submit payment is March 4, 2016. Exams cost $92 each. Foundation students are eligible for a reduced fee of $53. To be granted this reduced fee, students must receive a special registration code from Mrs. Carvalho, via email. These codes were sent out on Jan 21 & 22, so all approved students should have their fee reduction code. Please order your exams as soon as possible to ensure we have exams ready for you on test day. Thanks for your attention!

The Sunnyside Property Owners Association Scholarship

The Sunnyside Property Owners Association Scholarship is awarding $2000 in scholarships to students that have demonstrated academic excellence, performed a significant amount of community service or volunteer work and have resided with the SPOA membership boundaries (Kings Canyon, Temperance, Jensen, and Peach Avenues) for their junior and senior year regardless of high school attended. The Sunnyside Property Owners Association Scholarship application is located in the scholarship binder in the counselors’ office. The deadline for this scholarship is April 4, 2016.

BARNUM Sign ups

"Haven't signed up for ?All are welcome-nothing is pre-cast and you don't need to be a circus performer! We need leads, townspeople, clowns, singers and actors. And, we do need some who can juggle, tumble, be shot out of a cannon (kidding!)...but you don't need to do any of these to be in the show. It's fun, it's entertaining and it's a great Spring Elective! Sign up outside of the choir room. Mr. Schlievert"

Parents (6-9)


University High YearBooks can be purchased online through www.jostensyearbooks.com or through Mrs. Roche Room #105.
Please make checks payable to UHS.
The cost of the yearbooks are as follows:
$65 until 1/29/16
$70 until 4/22/16
$75 until sold out.

Phoenix Phling Donations needed!

Phoenix Phling is just around the corner! Parents, we’re looking for donations for both the silent auction and the live auction. Gift cards, holiday decorations or vacation packages are just a few ideas. To donate, please turn in items to the UHS office. See you at the Phling!

We need help with our spring musical, BARNUM!

"Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, other! We need help with our spring musical, BARNUM! We need costumers, builders, hair stylist, artists, and trucks to haul back and forth to downtown Fresno with set pieces, orchestra and sound equipment on Sunday May 22nd and after the show Saturday night, June 4th. If you can help, or have questions, call or e-mail me at 559-779-3771, jschlievert@csufresno.edu. Thank you! Jim Schlievert, Drama"

UHS Spirit Wear at Lands' End - Class of 2019 T-Shirts AVAILABLE!

Freshman Class of 2019 Shirts are now available! To purchase visit the Lands' End website, click on "short sleeve fit essential t-shirt", choose the color "yellow" and select the logo preference that says "Class of 2019".

Visit the Lands' End Website at www.landsend.com

2015-2016 Senior Events Schedule

    Sept. 4: Class Ring orders accepted. Room 109, 12-1pm
    Last week of Sept.:Senior T-shirt design done. Approx. $16
    Oct. 13: Orders taken for announcements, cap and gowns, and other graduation items. Cap & Gown - $40, other prices vary depending on quantity and which items.
    Mid-October: T-Shirts ready for ordering.
    Feb. 1-28: Grad-Nite fees due. Disneyland/California Adventures and transportation - $125. Includes Park Hopper pass, two fastpasses, show, and dance venues in Cal. Adv. Park. Grad-Nite is June 8 & 9 from 8:00am to 8:00am.
    March: Pick up announcements and graduation orders. Room 109, 12-1pm.
    May (First week): Pick up Caps and Gowns. Room 109, 12-1pm.
    May 19: Graduation Practice. Fresno State Student Rec. Center, 4-6pm.
    May 20: Baccalaureate. Concert Hall, 6pm. Individual Cap and Gown Pictures: 4:00pm, Class Cap and Gown Picture: 5:30pm.
    May 21: Graduation, Fresno State Student Rec. Center, 4:00pm. Sober Grad at Blackbeard's, 10:00pm-3:00am ($25-30)
    June 8 & 9: Disneyland Grad Nite (described above)

Club/Teams (11-13)

Science Olympiad Team Shirt Order

Team shirt orders will be placed Wednesday 2/10 at 3:30 pm. You MUST have your shirt order in by then to be included in the order. Please bring payment and order form to Mrs. Royce ASAP!

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Ray Jones Scholarship

The Ray Jones Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for students of California Indian descent who plan to attend college or vocational school. Five scholarship awards of $1,000 each and one $5,000 award will be given to selected applicants. For an application, please see your counselor.

Yale Young Global Scholars Program

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is an intense academic summer program designed to provide talented high school students with interdisciplinary insight, global awareness, and critical skills for becoming leaders inside and outside the classroom. Participants spend two weeks on Yale’s campus in New Haven, Connecticut getting an authentic taste of life at Yale with their classmates from around the world. Admission to this program is very selective. Applications require submission of one 500-word essay, three short responses, two letters of recommendation, an official school transcript, and a résumé. The application fee is $55, and if accepted into the program tuition is $5,500 (includes room and board, linens, insurance, and processing fees.) Some need-based financial aid is available. To apply, please visit: globalscholars.yale.edu. The application deadline is February 11, 2016.

Tzu Chi Scholars

The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is seeking applicants for its $1,000 need-based scholarship award. To be eligible for this award you must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information, please see the Local Scholarships section of the Scholarship Binder located in the Counseling Office.

California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarship

If your parents or legal guardians are employees of a California wine grape grower during the 2015 or 2016 wine grape growing season, you are invited to apply for the California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarship. Two 4-year $8,000 scholarships will be awarded to students attending a UC or CSU, and four 2-year $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students attending a California community college. Selection for this award is based on financial need, demonstrated academic ability, community involvement, and a 500 word essay. Applications must be postmarked by March 25, 2016. For more information, or to apply, please visit: www.cwggf.org

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $28,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. The application deadline is February 15, 2016. For more information, or to apply, please visit: www.jackierobinson.org/apply

The Hamilton Award

The Hamilton Award recognizes high school juniors for their academic, personal, and service achievements. Winners are automatically enrolled in the Hamilton Leaders Academy and receive the following: a $500 cash scholarship; an autographed copy of Richard Brookhiser's Alexander Hamilton, American; an autographed copy of William Chrystal's Hamilton by the Slice; proclamation signed by Doug Hamilton the fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton; a Hamilton pin courtesy of the Hamilton family and letters of congratulations. Winners are also invited to participate in the Hamilton Leaders Academy.Some of the services provided by the academy include: individual college admissions assistance, peer and adult mentoring, financial aid assistance, training in vision and goal development, and internship programs. Applications are due by March 2, 2016. To apply, visit: www.hamiltonscholars.org

Moody's Mega Math Challenge

Are you passionate about mathematics? Do you believe that math can be used to solve many of the world's problems? Then assemble your team and prepare to tackle a real-world problem under time and resource constraints akin to those faced by industrial applied mathematicians! Moody's Mega Math Challenge is a mathematical modeling contest for high school juniors and seniors which requires teams of students to solve an open-ended, realistic, math-modeling problem in just 14 hours. Teams must be comprised of three to five students and one teacher-coach. Only two teams per high school may register. The specific real-world problem that is posed each year is entirely unknown to participants until they login during Challenge weekend. Challenge weekend starts at 12:00 AM EST on Saturday, February 27 and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Teams can work from any location they choose and can use any free and publicly available resources, but they may not discuss any aspect of the problem with, or seek help from, their coach or anyone other than their teammates via any medium. The top six prize-winning teams receive scholarship awards ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. Semi-finalist and honorable mention winners (more than 80 awards) receive team prizes of $1,500 and $1,000, respectively. To register your team, visit: m3challenge.siam.org. Registration closes February 19, 2016.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund application opens January 1st and allows students to apply for multiple scholarships with one application! Awards range from $500-$5,000. To be eligible for these scholarships: 1. Must be of Hispanic heritage 2. U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA) 3. Minimum of 3.0 GPA 4. Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited 4-year university in the fall 5. Complete FAFSA or Dream Act (if applicable). To apply, please visit hsf.net to create your MyHSF profile. The application deadline is March 30, 2016.

Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship

The Hearthstone Housing Foundation offers scholarships to residents of any Hearthstone Housing property (see www.hearthstonehousing.org/#!california-properties/c135o for a list), as well as residents who reside in a county where a Hearthstone Housing property is located (Fresno County meets this requirement). Additionally, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need. A personal statement and two letters of recommendation are required, along with a completed application. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2016. For an application, please visit: www.hearthstonehousing.org/#!high-school-applicants/cdkz or see the scholarship binder in the counseling office for a printed copy.

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs

The Asian Pacific Fund administers 12 scholarship programs, each with unique eligibility criteria. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $20,000. Though some programs are limited to students of Asian heritage, others are open to students of any ethnic background. For complete eligibility criteria for each of the 12 programs, please visit: www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships. Applications are due by February 19, 2016.

Buick Achievers Scholarships

Applications are now open for the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program. Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is encouraging High school seniors and current undergraduates, U.S. military veterans and their dependents, those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2016-2017 and those who plan to major in a specified course of study focused on engineering, technology or design, with an interest in the automotive industry. The program offers 50 scholarships each up to $25,000/Year. For more information and how to apply visit: www.buickachievers.com
Application Deadline is February 29, 2016 (5:00 p.m. EST)

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 6 Scholarship

Students graduating from local high schools in Fresno, Madera, Kings, Kern or Tulare counties are encouraged to apply. Caltrans is awarding a total of 6 scholarships up to $2,000 each.
Four (4) Caltrans District 6/ Central Region Transportation Scholarships are available to high school students who plan to pursue a career in a transportation related field and . Applicants will have the opportunity to be awarded a $1,000 or $2000 scholarship.
Two (2) Caltrans District 6/ Central Region Employee Family Scholarships are available to high school students related to a current, former, or retired Caltrans District 6 employee who plan to pursue a career in a transportation related field. Applicants will have the opportunity to be awarded a $1,000 or $2000 scholarship.
Deadline to submit application is March 25, 2016. Application can be locate in the UHS office in the scholarship binder or online at www.dot.ca.gov/dist6/

Sterling Law Offices, S.C. Student Scholarship

The Sterling Law Offices, S.C. Student Scholarship is awarding $1,000 and are encouraging High School seniors who plans on attending post-secondary education full time and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. All majors are encouraged to apply. You can access the application on this website http://www.sterlinglawyers.com/family-law/attorneys/#scholarship. Applications should be completed and submitted by June 30 or December 31, 2016.

Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars Program

Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars Program encourages current High School juniors to apply. Thanks to the vision and the generosity of the Neubauer family, top students engaged in Hispanic and Latino communities can participate in a University of Chicago Summer Session course free of charge.
Selected students will receive a full scholarship to live on campus and participate in one of two exciting Summer Session Insight courses: Collegiate Writing: Awakening Into Consciousness or Contagion: Infectious Agents and Emerging Diseases. The scholarship covers tuition for the course, room and board, residential and student life fees, and the cost of travel to and from campus. Students will also engage with the city of Chicago and participate in college application workshops led by the Office of College Admissions. The program will take place June 18–July 8 and applications are due by March 15. http://summer.uchicago.edu/high-school/neubauer-summer-scholars.

Otis College of Art and Design’s Summer of Art Preparation Program

Otis College of Art and Design’s Summer of Art Preparation Program Summer of Art provides artists ages 15 and older with a college immersion experience in art and design. Whether students seek to strengthen and enhance their art skills or have limited training but a strong interest in art or design, this is an ideal way to experience what it is like to attend one of the most influential art and design colleges in the country. The Summer of Art will take place July 5th – July 29th, 2016. Upon successful completion of the program, 2units of college credit for Specialization course and 1 unit of college credit for Foundation Studio courses are awarded. Housing is available for students ages 15-18. For students over 18 years, the housing staff can provide information on additional housing options. Scholarships are available based on financial need and / or merit. The program also offers an English Language Immersion Program for student with higher – beginner English language skills or above. Please visit the website http://www.otis.edu/summer-art to learn more on how to apply for this summer program.

The Hollon Kinney Music Scholarship

The Hollon Kinney Music Scholarship will be awarded to one (1) deserving woodwind, brass, or percussion player in the amount of $1,000. This year’s recipient will be publically acknowledged at a band concert, to be help at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District building in July 2016. Graduating seniors are encouraged to apply no later than April 18th, 2016. Scholarship applications are available in the scholarship binder in the UHS counselor’s office.

Experience College Life at Fresno Pacific University

Fresno Pacific University invites you to attend The Encounter! Come and meet current students, participate in student activities, tour the main campus, sit in on a class or two, eat in the dining hall, spend the night in our residence halls, and encounter real life at Fresno Pacific. Just $25 covers two days and one night of college life! Dates for The Encounter include: October 29-30, 2015, November 10-11, 2015, and March 1-2, 2016. To register, please visit: experiencefpu.com/the-encounter

Volunteer Opportunity - Literacy Tutor

Local elementary schools are looking for tutors to assist children with literacy skills in the classroom. Potential tutors must be able to commit to a semester-long appointment serving one to two hours or more each week during school hours. A background check and mini-interview are also required. For more information, please contact Karina Herrera at (559) 237-2155 or kherrera@handsoncentralcal.org.

Summer Programs at Washington University in St. Louis

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, MO will be hosting two pre-college summer programs for high school students. Architecture Discovery Program - July 1-23, 2016. This two-week program provides students with intensive instruction in architecture, offering them the opportunity to add quality material to their design portfolios. Application deadline is April 15, 2016. Portfolio Plus Program - July 10 - 30, 2016. This three week intensive program allows students to take college-level art and design courses in which they will develop their portfolios for college admission. The application deadline is March 15, 2016. For more information, please visit: samfoxschool.wustl.edu/precollege

Duke University Summer Session

Have the summer of your life while preparing for the sophisticated, vibrant and life-altering educational experience that is college! If you are currently in grade 10 or 11, spend your summer Duke Summer College for High School Students! Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world. This session runs from July 10 to August 5. For more information, please visit: summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/summer-college-for-high-school-students Another program to consider is the Duke Summer Academy for High School Students for students in grades 9-12! This program for personal enrichment offers non-credit-bearing courses with a global perspective. It runs from July 16 to August 5. For more information, please visit: summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/duke-summer-academy Applications for both programs open on December 1, 2015. Students are encouraged to apply early as spaces fill up quickly.

Oxbridge Academics Summer Study Programs in Europe and the US

Discover a new culture, learn to live independently, and make new friends from around the world by participating in one of the many summer study programs offered by Oxbridge Academics! Choose from programs located in the UK, France, Spain, or NYC, among others. Brochures outlining each program are available on the table in the counseling office. Feel free to speak with your counselor if you have questions!

Summer Discovery

Are you interested in maximizing your summer vacation time? Visit www.summerdiscovery.com to learn about pre-college summer enrichment opportunities including college credit, SAT Prep, internships, business and leadership institutes, and study abroad programs. Summer Discovery provides you with the chance to make new friends and experience pre-college living and learning before entering college. It will help you achieve in high school and prepare for college. You'll live and learn with peers from all over the US and the world, as part of a dynamic university community. Visit the website to learn more!

High School Summer Conservatory at AMDA

AMDA is currently accepting applications for its High School Summer Conservatory. This unique program offers a transformative experience for talented high school students looking to immerse themselves in the performing arts. Teens from all over the world will study, train, rehearse, perform and live on AMDA’s New York City and Los Angeles campuses. The rigorous curriculum is taught by a world-class faculty of artists who offer students professional-level training in their choice of three focus areas: acting, singing or dance. Summer sessions are scheduled as follows: Session 1: July 3-16 (NYC & LA), Session 2: July 17-30 (NYC & LA), or Session 3: July 31-Aug 13 (NYC only). For more information, or to apply, please visit: amda.edu/hs

Duke Youth Summer Programs

Duke Youth Programs offers 13 different summer camp programs for students from grades 6-11. Some program options include: Biosciences & Engineering Camp, 3D Printing Camp, Young Writers' Camp, and Cracking the Code: High School Crypto-Camp. To see all of the camp options, and to get more information, check out: www.learnmore.duke.edu/youth. Registration for Summer 2016 opens December 1, 2015.

Cornell University Summer College

Spend your summer at the prestigious Cornell University! Earn 3 to 6 college credits while experiencing college life and making new friends from across the globe. Summer programs at Cornell range from 3 to 6 weeks, and cover topics such as: medicine, psychology, social change, veterinary medicine, engineering, and much more. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, so apply early before the program you're interested in fills up! For more information, please visit: summercollege.cornell.edu

Girls World Expo

Girls World Expo is coming to Fresno! During this exciting day-long event local girls can attend workshops, listen to speakers, see demonstrations, and speak one-on-one with women who are leaders in a variety of industries. There will also be a fashion show, an art show, and music and dance performances by talented local artists. Spend a day in a safe, secure environment inspired by the company of other girls from your community! This event will take place March 6, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Fresno Convention Center located at 2233 Ventura Street in downtown Fresno. To register, please visit: www.girlsworldexpo.com/fresno2016

Artwork Needed for Girls World Expo

The Girls World Expo is seeking young female artists who would like to submit their work for display at the Girls World Expo. This event will take place March 6th, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Fresno. All mediums are eligible, including ceramics, drawing, photography (black-and-white and color), and painting. If you would like to submit your artwork for this event, please contact Mary Pounds at mary@girlsworldexpo.com

Science Students Wanted for Science Exhibit at Girls World Expo

Do you have a 'Bright Idea'? Display your Science Project at the upcoming Girls World Expo! This event takes place March 6, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Fresno. Young local scientists are invited to present their projects in the Bright Ideas exhibition with the aim of supporting and encouraging young girls to become leaders in STEM. To be part of this expo and display your project, please contact Mary Pounds at mary@girlsworldexpo.com.

USC Summer Programs

If you are seeking an academic challenge this summer, consider applying for one of the pre-college summer programs offered by USC! During this on-campus college immersion experience you will have the opportunity to explore Los Angeles through field trips while also completing college level course work and earning 3 units of transferable USC elective credit. Students can choose from over 20 courses in a variety of subject areas such as: architecture, performing arts, engineering, writing, etc. Applications for this summer program are due by April 29, 2016. For more information, please visit: summerprograms.usc.edu

Indiana University Summer Program

If you are a high school sophomore, junior, or senior interested in experiencing the intersection of business, language, and culture, this two-week program is for you. This intensive experience, presented by Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, will allow you to immerse yourself in the cultures and languages of East Asia, East Africa, and Turkey while exploring career options. The Summer 2016 session is scheduled for July 3-July 16. The deadline for applications is April 7, 2016. The all-inclusive $1,800 program fee includes food, lodging and classroom materials. Merit-based and need-based scholarships are available. To apply, please visit: kelley.iu.edu/IIB/ProgramsandIntitiatives/BIG/page38734.cfm

Oxford Spring Seminar

Looking for something to do over Spring Break? Consider attending the Oxford Spring Seminar at Oxford University! This seminar is open to students in grades 10-12, and runs from March 20-27, 2016. Students can choose to take courses covering a variety of subjects such as: business, history, English literature, medicine, etc. The fee for this seminar is $2,450 which covers all tuition and instruction, accommodation, breakfast and dinner daily, transportation to and from the airport, all books and materials, guest presentations, workshops, field trips, and all cultural and social activities organized by the program. For more information, or to apply, please visit: www.oxbridgeprograms.com/Programs/TheOxfordSpringSeminar/Program.aspx

The Szarvas Fellowships Program

The Szarvas Fellowships is an incredible opportunity to attend the world’s largest international Jewish camp in Szarvas, Hungary. The Fellowship is driven by daily educational sessions on topics like Jewish identity, social justice, pluralism, Israel, the role of the Diaspora, and more. Camp Szarvas is also very much a camp, and each day Fellows enjoy swim, dance, sports, biking, art, canoeing, music etc. Prior Jewish knowledge or involvement is not required, and students from across the Jewish spectrum are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by February 11, 2016. For more information, please visit: www.szarvas.org.

The RISD Pre-College Program

Are you interested in art, and looking for something to do this summer? Consider applying to the Pre-College Program at the Rhode Island School of Design! For six weeks, you’ll live like a college student. You’ll follow a college-level studio curriculum which includes three foundation courses: Drawing Foundations, Design Foundations, and Critical Studies in Art. You'll also choose a major which will allow you to explore one particular field of design or fine art in depth. You’ll live in RISD residence halls. And you’ll have the freedom to explore all the sights Rhode Island has to offer, every weekend. This six-week program runs from June 25 - August 6, 2016. Tuition is $5,325, and room and board is an additional $2,670 (other fees apply and scholarships are available). High school students who have finished their tenth or eleventh year and who are 16 to 18 years old are invited to apply. All applications and fees must be submitted by May 9, 2016. For more information, please visit: precollege.risd.edu

BU Summer Investigative Journalism Workshop

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, based at Boston University's College of Communication, is offering a unique Investigative Journalism Workshop this summer. During the workshop, students participate in seminars and work alongside BU faculty and award-winning local and national journalists on investigative stories that could be published on the center's website or in regional and national publications. Students will live on the BU campus and gain hands-on experience in investigative reporting while developing critical thinking and writing skills. Three workshops will be held, with each running for two weeks: Session 1: June 27 – July 8, 2016; Session 2: July 11 – July 22, 2016; Session 3: July 25 – August 5, 2016. The deadline to apply for each session is two weeks before each start date. Students who apply by December 31, 2015, can receive a $200 discount on tuition. Tuition is $2,300 plus room and board fees. To apply, please visit: studentprograms.necir.org/high-school-summer-investigative-reporting-workshop

Foresight Prep @ Oberlin College

Foresight Prep @ Oberlin College in Ohio is a series of transformative, hands-on, college preparatory seminars designed to empower motivated high school students passionate about sustainability, social equity and the environment. Students meet inspiring professionals from business, government and the nonprofit sector, and develop their own innovative project ideas in one of six urgent topics such as business, communication, and social justice. Tuition for this program is $2,500 plus a room & board fee of $900. Scholarships are available. Applications are due by April 15, 2016. There is a $25 fee to apply, but for applications received by February 1, 2016, this fee is waived. For more information, or to apply, please visit: www.foresightprep.org

The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program

The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program's (SMYSP) Summer Residential Program is an annual five-week science and medicine-based enrichment program that takes place on the Stanford University campus from mid-June to late July. It is designed to enhance student’s science skills while introducing them to a host of health-related careers. Only 24 applicants will be selected to attend this rigorous summer program, but each student selected will receive a full scholarship making it FREE to attend. This program is only open to low-income and/or underrepresented minority high school sophomores and juniors who live in northern and central California. To be eligible, you must: 1. Be a current sophomore or junior high school student at the time of your application (preference is given to students who are juniors at the time of their application), 2. Be from a low-income family and have little or no history of attending college in your family, 3. Have demonstrated an interest in science classes and have received a B-average in some of them, 4. Have demonstrated an interest in medicine and health-related careers, and show maturity, intelligence, initiative, and curiosity about the world around you, 5. Have a GPA of 2.75 or better. Applications are due by February 15, 2016. PLEASE NOTE: applicants who are invited to attend an in-person interview must attend these interviews held at Stanford campus on Saturday, May 7, 2016 (only select students will be invited). Serious applicants should not schedule any activity, including any standardized test or other obligations, for Saturday, May 7, 2016. In-person interviews will be held on this date ONLY and will not be rescheduled. For more information, or to apply, please visit: smysp.stanford.edu/education/summerProgram/index.html

UC Davis Young Scholars Program

The UC Davis Young Scholars Program is a summer residential research program designed to expose approximately 40 high achieving high school students to the world of original research in the natural sciences with emphases on the biological, environmental and agricultural sciences. To be eligible for this program, students must be currently enrolled as sophomores or juniors in high school. Selected students will work one-on-one with research faculty and research groups in state of the art laboratories for six weeks. Each student will work on an individual project and prepare a journal quality paper and symposium presentation about their work. All participants will earn five units of University Group Study Credit. The cost for this six-week program is estimated to be $6200 which includes program costs, university credit, room, board, and all activities during the program. Fee reductions are available on a limited basis for students who demonstrate financial need. The program will run from June 19 - July 30, 2016, and the deadline to apply is March 17, 2016. For more information, or to apply, please visit: ysp.ucdavis.edu

University of Michigan Summer Programs

Summer Discovery Michigan, can help you prepare for your transition from high school to college. These non-credit, pre-college programs combine academics, athletics, and activities to give high school students a taste of college life. Choose from over 40 different classes in a wide range of subjects. Some program options include: DiscoveryWorks Community Service - Earn 50 hours of community service during the 3-week program or up to 40 hours during the 2-week program. Projects may include working with Recycle Ann Arbor (promoting the wide use of resources), Ronald McDonald house (working with children), Food Gatherers (providing free meals to the Ann Arbor community), Nichols Arboretum (Huron River clean up), and Salvation Army (working with children and feeding the hungry). Michigan Global Leadership and Social Change Institute - This institute is designed to provide foundational knowledge, skills, and practical tools to create future leaders in business, education, and beyond. The curriculum provides insight into organizational structure and change, ethical practices, and business and leadership etiquette. BBYO Michigan Business and Entrepreneurship Institute - This institute highlights Jewish business leadership and engages teens to learn through classroom activities and field trips. It concludes with a competition where teens present original business plans to a panel of judges from the local business community and the winners are awarded funding for their business plan. Michigan Business & Entrepreneurship Institute - This institute provides an engaging and hands-on opportunity where students investigate all aspects of a real-life entrepreneurial venture, including opportunity recognition, marketing and sales, negotiation, financials, and legal structures; through the lens of their own business ideas. For more information for these programs and more offered by the University of Michigan, please visit: www.summerdiscovery.com/u-michigan/courses

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