Ms. Giwa's Sunday Scholarship #2

12/22/2013 - Opportunities for the Summertime!

If you're not in control of your own destiny then who is?

I've made it to SUNNY, SUNNY California!

Before I begin this newsletter, I hope you all took the time to read your cards at least once or twice and why I wrote the comments that I did! I would love to hear what you all thought of the cards, whether it be positive or negative because I know some of you wanted to write back or talk to me but there wasn't enough time. Leave your comments HERE! Hope to hear from SOMEONE :-D! HERE! HERE! HERE!


Anywhoo! I am in lovely California but I still wanted to send you all a newsletter! This newsletter is going to focus on summer opportunities! I know some of you all would love to do nothing but lounge around in the summer but it is an amazing time to attend academic programs at some of the best colleges and universities in the world!


If you are interested in any of the opportunities, there will be a survey so that I can help you begin your application over break!

Remember, Even Beyonce loses sometimes...

‘The reality is, sometimes you lose. And you're never too good to lose, you're never too big to lose, you're never too smart to lose, it happens. And it happens when it needs to happen. And you have to embrace those things,’ she says, admitting that even Queen B has to admit defeat sometimes.’

TEDxTeen - Khadim Diop - 03/27/10

Praise & Recognition for the Highest Final Exam Scores

Analytic Geometry for College Graduates

Period 1: Valentie, Cinthia & Melissa

Period 2: Timya, Breuana & Tyriek

Period 3: Warnitris, Lucky & Sara

Period 4: Brandon T., Briana & Sergio


Mathematics III for College Graduates

Period 5: Vanessa, Courtney, Jose & Erika

Period 7: Ngan, Victoria, Francisco, Ty'riq, Jaquan & Tyus

[AGCG] Projects without names!!!!

Some of you all did not put a name on your project. Email me rukayat.giwa@clayton.k12.ga.us with a description of your project + topics ASAP! Include your name and your partner, if applicable!


Programs for the #SummerBreak2014

Interested in any of the following opportunities? Fill THIS survey out so I can help you plan for the applications because the deadlines are in January/February!


I have included programs for anyone in middle school or high school in case you have a sibling/friend you think is interested! They can also reach out to me as well!


Middle School

Academic Explorations at John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth

Who can apply? A student who has completed 7th grade by Summer 2014, who was born on or after September 1, 1997, and no later than June 30, 2002. Test scores requirements HERE.


Deadline: January 15, 2014 (Priority) / April 12, 2014

Application: HERE

Location(s): Roger Williams University (Bristol, Rhode Island), Lafayette College (Easton, Pennsylvania), Haverford College (Easton, Pennsylvania), University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, California), Seattle University (Seattle, Washington) & Marine Sciences Program (Baltimore, Maryland)


Background: CTY’s Academic Explorations consists of enrichment courses that provide students an introduction to topics that are not typically part of the standard middle or high school curriculum. These courses are designed to help students develop analytic and critical thinking skills while immersing them in a specific discipline for three weeks. Academic Explorations courses emphasize a lively exchange of ideas and problem solving; informed discussion rather than lecture is the norm, and students often have opportunities to present their work to the class. In these courses, students engage in a process of discovery as they apply concepts and theories to real world situations and become more informed, learned individuals in the process. Courses in the Academic Explorations program are taught at a level equivalent to an advanced high school or introductory college level course, and most courses do not have prerequisites or require any prior knowledge of a specific topic. As students are exposed to new fields of academic inquiry, they benefit from focused, individualized instruction and from pursuing a subject in-depth with peers who share their interests and abilities.


More Info: HERE

California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)

Who can apply? 8th grade student. A typical COSMOS student has a GPA of 3.5 or above.


Deadline: February 21, 2014.

Location(s): UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego & UC Santa Cruz


Background: COSMOS is a four-week residential program for talented and motivated students completing grades 8-12. Students work side-by-side with outstanding university researchers and faculty exploring advanced topics beyond the typical high school curriculum in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

COSMOS courses are hands-on and lab intensive focusing on current research underway at the University of California.


More Info: Flyer (from 2013)

Duke TIP Summer Studies Program

Who can apply? 7th and 8th grade students. Eligibility requirements HERE.


Deadline: February 17, 2014 (8th grade) / March 24, 2014 (7th grade)

Application: HERE

Location(s): Appalachian State University, Austin College, Davidson College, Duke University (Durham, NC), Georgia Tech, Rice University, Trinity University, University of Georgia, University of Kansas & Wake Forest University


Background: Duke TIP Summer Studies Programs are superb academic opportunities and dynamic residential and social experiences for seventh through tenth graders. These three-week sessions are intense and demanding; students are challenged to think critically about themselves and their world.


More Info: HERE

Intesive Studies at John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth

Who can apply? A student who has completed 7th grade by Summer 2014, who was born on or after September 1, 1997, and no later than June 30, 2002. Test scores requirements HERE.


Deadline: January 15, 2014 (Priority) / April 12, 2014

Application: HERE

Location(s): John Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland), Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania), Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, California), Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs New York) & Seattle University (Seattle, Washington)


Background: CTY’s Intensive Studies is designed for students who are ready for intense college-level course work and accelerated study in specific disciplines. These three-week courses engage students in the same amount of material that would normally be covered in a semester-long college course or a year-long high-school course. CTY’s Intensive Studies courses fall into two categories: special topics courses that are not offered in high school and fast-paced high school courses. Intensive Studies courses explore more sophisticated theoretical material and proceed at a faster pace than do courses in the Academic Explorations program. A number of CTY’s Intensive Studies courses also have prerequisites. Students who thrive within such a focused setting strengthen their critical and analytical thinking skills and have the opportunity to acquire specialized knowledge in their chosen fields of study.


More Info: HERE, Courses by site

LEAD Program: Computer Science (Level I)

Who can apply? If you are a eight grader with a B average or higher.


Deadline: February 5, 2014


Location(s): California Institute of Technology or Stanford University.


Background: The LEAD Computer Science Institute (CSI) exists to expose academically promising middle to high school students from diverse communities to both colleges and careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Moreover, a major premise of the program recognizes that a better-informed high achieving student can better discern the value of choosing a career in a STEM field and is appropriately prepared to apply to the more competitive universities that offer STEM education.


More Info: HERE

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes Middle School Program

Who can apply? If you are 6th or 7th grader.


Deadline: January 22, 2014 (early), March 5, 2014 (Regular), April 2 (Extended)


Location(s): Stanford University.


Background: The Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes Middle School Program consists of three, two-week sessions for students in grade 6 and 7 at the time of application. Similar to the Summer Institutes High School Program, this program provides academic enrichment, a taste of college life at Stanford, and the opportunity to meet others with similar interests and abilities. Academically talented and motivated middle school students will find the program fun, challenging and rewarding.


More Info: HERE, Course Offerings, Student Life

High School

Academic Explorations at John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth

Who can apply? A student who has completed 7th grade by Summer 2014, who was born on or after September 1, 1997, and no later than June 30, 2002. Test scores requirements HERE.


Deadline: January 15, 2014 (Priority) / April 12, 2014

Application: HERE

Location(s): Roger Williams University (Bristol, Rhode Island), Lafayette College (Easton, Pennsylvania), Haverford College (Easton, Pennsylvania), University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, California), Seattle University (Seattle, Washington) & Marine Sciences Program (Baltimore, Maryland)


Background: CTY’s Academic Explorations consists of enrichment courses that provide students an introduction to topics that are not typically part of the standard middle or high school curriculum. These courses are designed to help students develop analytic and critical thinking skills while immersing them in a specific discipline for three weeks. Academic Explorations courses emphasize a lively exchange of ideas and problem solving; informed discussion rather than lecture is the norm, and students often have opportunities to present their work to the class. In these courses, students engage in a process of discovery as they apply concepts and theories to real world situations and become more informed, learned individuals in the process. Courses in the Academic Explorations program are taught at a level equivalent to an advanced high school or introductory college level course, and most courses do not have prerequisites or require any prior knowledge of a specific topic. As students are exposed to new fields of academic inquiry, they benefit from focused, individualized instruction and from pursuing a subject in-depth with peers who share their interests and abilities.


More Info: HERE

California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)

Who can apply? High School student. A typical COSMOS student has a GPA of 3.5 or above.


Deadline: February 21, 2014.

Location(s): UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego & UC Santa Cruz


Background: COSMOS is a four-week residential program for talented and motivated students completing grades 8-12. Students work side-by-side with outstanding university researchers and faculty exploring advanced topics beyond the typical high school curriculum in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

COSMOS courses are hands-on and lab intensive focusing on current research underway at the University of California.


More Info: Flyer (from 2013)

The Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills and Education Center Stanford Summer Internship

Who can apply? High sSchool student who is at least 16 years old.


Deadline: February 14, 2014.

Location(s): Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)


Background: The Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills and Education Center Stanford Summer Internship is designed to educate high school and pre-medical students considering careers in science, medicine, and public health in basic and advanced cardiovascular anatomy and physiology as well as medical and surgical techniques that will be utilized in pre-medical and medical school. This program is open to all students worldwide.


More Info: HERE


Civic Leadership Institute at John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth

Who can apply? High School sophomore, junior or senior.


Deadline: January 15, 2014 (Priority) / April 12, 2014

Application: HERE

Location(s): John Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland), University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, California)


Background: Young people often receive the message that they can’t make a difference. That they don’t have the knowledge, skills, or motivation to influence issues like poverty, healthcare, education, or the environment. That they’re powerless to create change. Yet there are countless stories that prove this is not the case. CLI students explore the complex challenges that affect our communities, and develop the knowledge, experience and leadership skills they need to make a positive impact on the world.


More Info: HERE

Duke TIP Summer Studies Programs for High School

Who can apply? 9th and 10th grade students. Eligibility requirements HERE.


Deadline: February 17, 2014

Application: HERE

Location(s): Appalachian State University, Austin College, Davidson College, Duke University (Durham, NC), Georgia Tech, Rice University, Trinity University, University of Georgia, University of Kansas & Wake Forest University


Background: Duke TIP Summer Studies Programs are superb academic opportunities and dynamic residential and social experiences for seventh through tenth graders. These three-week sessions are intense and demanding; students are challenged to think critically about themselves and their world.


More Info: HERE


Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy

Who can apply? High School students who are at least 16 years old, US citizens or permanent residents and have completed chemistry and biology.


Deadline: March 14, 2014

Application: HERE

Location(s): Duarte, CA


Background: City of Hope's Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy gives curious and hardworking students the opportunity to learn about science by actually doing it. Unlike traditional high school or college classes where the course of study is entirely determined by the instructor, City of Hope’s summer program students select their own research project according to their individual areas of interest. Selected participants then spend 10 weeks working full-time as a member of a biomedical research team.


More Info: HERE


Global Issues at Princeton

Who can apply? High School sophomore, junior or senior.


Deadline: January 15, 2014 (Priority) / April 12, 2014

Application: HERE

Location(s): Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey)


Background: As citizens living in the twenty-first century, we face numerous challenges and opportunities. In an increasingly interconnected world, choices we make locally have significant global implications. CTY's program for 10th through 12th graders focuses on key global issues in the twenty-first century. Quite simply, we believe that critical issues of the future deserve the time and attention of the brightest students of our time.


More Info: HERE

Intesive Studies at John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth

Who can apply? A student who has completed 7th grade by Summer 2014, who was born on or after September 1, 1997, and no later than June 30, 2002. Test scores requirements HERE.


Deadline: January 15, 2014 (Priority) / April 12, 2014

Application: HERE

Location(s): John Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland), Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania), Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, California), Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs New York) & Seattle University (Seattle, Washington)


Background: CTY’s Intensive Studies is designed for students who are ready for intense college-level course work and accelerated study in specific disciplines. These three-week courses engage students in the same amount of material that would normally be covered in a semester-long college course or a year-long high-school course. CTY’s Intensive Studies courses fall into two categories: special topics courses that are not offered in high school and fast-paced high school courses. Intensive Studies courses explore more sophisticated theoretical material and proceed at a faster pace than do courses in the Academic Explorations program. A number of CTY’s Intensive Studies courses also have prerequisites. Students who thrive within such a focused setting strengthen their critical and analytical thinking skills and have the opportunity to acquire specialized knowledge in their chosen fields of study.


More Info: HERE

Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR)

Who can apply? The program is for high school students who are juniors and seniors in the school year prior to the summer of the program. Students who are applying to the 2014 summer program must be juniors or seniors in spring 2014, and in the 2014 or 2015 high school graduating classes. Underrepresented minorities, women, and those who are historically underrepresented in the sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.


Deadline: February 23, 2014

Application: HERE

Location(s): Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)


Background: The program is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and increasing diversity of students and researchers in the sciences.


More Info: HERE

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes High School Program

Who can apply? High School student.


Deadline: January 22, 2014 (early), March 5, 2014 (Regular), April 2 (Extended)


Location(s): Stanford University (Palo Alto, California).


Background: The Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes are three-week and four-week residential programs for academically talented and motivated high school students. The Summer Institutes provide an opportunity for these students to enrich and accelerate their academic pursuits and to meet other students who share their interests and abilities.


More Info: HERE, Course Offerings, Student Life


Stanford University Mathematics Camp

Who can apply? SUMaC participants must be current high school tenth or eleventh graders, and they must be between 15 and 17 years of age on the first day of the program.


Deadline: March 5, 2014, Application


Location(s): Stanford University (Palo Alto, California).


Background:SUMaC is designed for current high school tenth and eleventh graders (students who will be in eleventh or twelfth grade in Fall 2013) who have exceptional interest and ability in mathematics. SUMaC is for those who seek to be challenged in mathematics and those who would enjoy four weeks of intensive, in-depth, mathematical pursuits. SUMaC provides an environment that fosters social and intellectual development centered on the study and enjoyment of mathematics.


More Info: HERE

UC Davis Young Scholars Program

Who can apply? Current Sophomore and Juniors.


Deadline: March 21, 2014


Location(s): UC Davis (Davis, CA)


Background: The UC Davis Young Scholars Program (UCD-YSP) strives to engage approximately 40 academically talented high school rising juniors and rising seniors in a variety of research experiences within the areas of biological and natural sciences. Each student will undertake a six-week, long-term, apprentice-level research project in a university laboratory under the mentorship of university researchers. The laboratory experience, involving approximately 85 percent of the program time, will focus on original research including experimental design, data collection, statistical analysis, and

communication of results through written and oral means. In addition, the program’s design incorporates a morning lecture series, group study activities, educational excursions, seminars, and individual or small group instruction. Specific subject seminars on use of online resources, academic planning, college preparation and selection will be offered. During the program, students live in air-conditioned university dorms under the guidance of young science teachers.


More Info: Flyer


FRESHMEN

LEAD Program: Computer Science (Level II)

Who can apply? If you are a high school freshman or sophomore as well as a US Citizen or permanent resident. Freshman need to at least a 3.2 GPA or higher, one science course, and Coordinate Algebra with a a B or higher.


Deadline: February 5, 2014


Location(s): California Institute of Technology or Stanford University.


Background: The LEAD Computer Science Institute (CSI) exists to expose academically promising middle to high school students from diverse communities to both colleges and careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Moreover, a major premise of the program recognizes that a better-informed high achieving student can better discern the value of choosing a career in a STEM field and is appropriately prepared to apply to the more competitive universities that offer STEM education.


More Info: HERE

SOPHOMORES

Lead program: computer science (Level II)

Who can apply? If you are a high school sophomores need to have at least a 3.2 GPA and successfully completed two sciences, Geometry with a B or higher. Sophomores also need to have a PSAT score of at least 100 or SAT (verbal & math) of at least 1000, or ACT of at least 22.


Deadline: February 5, 2014


Location(s): California Institute of Technology or Stanford University.


Background: The LEAD Computer Science Institute (CSI) exists to expose academically promising middle to high school students from diverse communities to both colleges and careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Moreover, a major premise of the program recognizes that a better-informed high achieving student can better discern the value of choosing a career in a STEM field and is appropriately prepared to apply to the more competitive universities that offer STEM education.


More Info: HERE

LEAD PROGRAM: ENGINEERING INSTITUTE

Who can apply? High School sophomores with a 3.2 GPA or higher and a combined PSAT score of at least 100.


Application: Due February 5, 2014 and is HERE!


Location(s): Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania


Background: The Summer Engineering Institute (SEI) provides diverse, high-achieving high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. During the SEI, students reside and attend class on-campus at partner schools, ranked in the nation’s top engineering schools, for three weeks. The SEI immerses students early in their academic development and exposes them to innumerable career opportunities in engineering and computer science.


More Info: HERE

JUNIORS

Introduction to Engineering at the University of Notre Dame

Who can apply? High School junior with a very high GPA are encouraged to apply.


Application: Due February 5, 2014 and is HERE!

Location(s): The University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame Indiana)


Background: The College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame would like to introduce you to the world of opportunities available in engineering. Give us just two weeks of the summer between your junior and senior years in high school, and we'll give you an introduction to engineering that includes: a taste of college life, a chance to visit our campus and meet the faculty of the College of Engineering, An update on career opportunities in engineering, A look at the many facets of engineering, An overview of the elements of engineering design and computer programming, A tour of our state-of-the-art computer facilities, A chance to meet professional engineers


More Info: HERE


*Note, I did this program in high school!

LEAD PROGRAM: BUSINESS INSTITUTE

Who can apply? High School junior with a B average or higher and a combined PSAT score of at least 100 or SAT (verbal & math) of at least 1000, or ACT of at least 22.


Application: Due February 5, 2014 and is HERE!


Location(s): University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, University of Illinois AT Urbana-Champion, University of Michigan, Dartmouth University, Stanford University & University of Maryland


Background: The Summer Business Institute (SBI) program is LEAD’s longest running Summer Institute and is considered the “flagship” program. The SBI program exposes students to business principles and the skill sets needed for successful business careers. The program challenges them through applied learning experiences often facilitated by college professors, links students to corporate executives in business fields and peers with similar aspirations and abilities.


More Info: HERE

MIT: Three FREE-OF-CHARGE Academic Enrichment Programs in Technical Fields

Who can apply?
If you are a high school junior who excels in math and science, as well as a US citizen or permanent resident, then you can apply!


Application: Due FEBRUARY 1, 2014 and is HERE!


By submitting just one MITES application, each student is automatically considered for one of the following three programs:


Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES)

This intense six-week program immerses students in life at MIT through math and science courses, a challenging hands-on elective course, and lab tours and social events.

Engineering Experience at MIT (E2@MIT)
In this one-week program, students take one of six intensive project-based courses, participate in admissions and financial aid sessions, and participate in lab tours and social events.

MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC)

From July through January, students in this online program discuss research, receive admissions and financial aid advice, and attend webinars. They also complete online science and engineering projects that they present during a five-day conference on MIT’s campus.

Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) for Juniors

Who can apply?
All current high school juniors (eleventh grade) are eligible to apply for the program. You do not need to be a United States citizen to apply, nor do you need to go to an American high school.


Application: Due January 20, 2014 and is HERE!


Background

A Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college.


Each program is designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning. Telluride students, or TASPers, attend a seminar led by college and university scholars and participate in many other educational and social activities outside the classroom.

Students attend TASPs because they want a personal and intellectual challenge. Telluride Association seeks students from all kinds of educational backgrounds who demonstrate intellectual curiosity and motivation, rather than prior knowledge of the seminar's subject matter. TASPers participate solely for the pleasure and rewards of learning with other intelligent, highly motivated students of diverse backgrounds. The TASP offers no grades or college credit.

SENIORS

INROADS Program

Who can apply? If you are a high school senior applying or already admitted to an accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA.


Application: Apply HERE


Background: INROADS seeks high performing students for internship opportunities with some of the nation's largest companies. Our rigorous career development training process will challenge you to commit to excellence and raise the bar on your personal expectations.


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Impart on my students the value of education. In doing so, I am going to be instructing my students on social justice topics in order to make them aware of the world around them and their role as individuals in America. I will lead my student to, on their own, be able to sift & weigh evidence, discern true from the false, real from the unreal and fact from fiction so that they can not only think intensively and critically but also do so with intelligence and character.”