Slated for June 20-21, 2013, at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, the inaugural Louisiana Entrepreneurship Fest: For Youth and First Time Entrepreneurs is open to all Louisiana college and university students – as well as high school juniors and seniors.
Spearheaded by Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and the Terrebonne Parish Economic Development Authority (TEDA), the purpose of the conference is to teach attendees the basics of establishing and growing a business – allowing them to return home with comprehensive knowledge to complete a business plan.
For additional conference details – including registration, scholarships, sponsorships and a schedule of events – go to LaEntreFest.com.
A representative from Northshore Technical College will be on campus Friday, May 3rd during all 4 lunch periods.
Xavier University of Louisiana is now accepting applications for their summer programs in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. For more information, visit http://www.xula.edu/summerprograms/.
Senior Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8-10am at Beacon Light Church of Hammond for all seniors not taking the ACT. The meeting will begin at 8:00am, 500 E. Hanson Ave. Attendance is mandatory! Students who are taking the ACT will meet on campus after testing.
Mildred D. Higgins High School Scholarship Application
is now available!
The Louisiana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (LASFAA) will award at least four (4) $500 scholarships to Louisiana students who are planning to attend institutions in the state of Louisiana.
· The student must complete the online application at http://www.lasfaa.org/docs/toc_students.html
· There is only one entry per person.
· The Scholarship is a one (1) time non-renewable award.
· The Scholarship winners must be enrolled at least full-time in 2013-2014 award year.
· The College/University in which the student will enroll must be a member of LASFAA.
· The student must be enrolled in a program that leads to a college degree or certificate.
· The eligible recipients will be chosen by random selection.
Deadline to submit application is Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
Any application submitted after this date will not be considered.
A Financial Aid Awareness Night will be held at Xavier University of Louisiana on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 6-8pm in the University Ballroom. Scholarship prizes will be given away to students admitted to XULA. Visit the Counselor's Office for more details.
Texas A&M University at Galveston is offering hands-on Marine Adventure & Talented and Gifted Camps this summer. Residential camps are available in Marine Biology, Veterinary Medicine, Coastal Ecology, Marine Engineering Technology, and more! Visit the Counselor's Office for more information, or go to http://www.tamug.edu/seacamp.
February 6, 2013
The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance will be holding a special Financial Aid Call-In Night on Monday, February 18th from 6-9p.m. Staff will be available to answer all student financial aid questions! Call (800) 259-5626 or (225) 219-1012.
The University of New Orleans invites high school applicants to visit our Lakefront campus on Friday, February 15th to complete their applications as part of a new program called Free App Fridays! Participating students must bring their official high school transcripts (in a sealed envelope) and official ACT/SAT scores with them. Admissions counselors will evaluate applications of high school seniors and provide students with an admission decision before they leave campus! In addition, students that have not already submitted their application fee will have their $20 fee waived!*
In order to participate, students must complete the online Admissions application and RSVP to this event- by 4:30pm on Friday, February 8th. Students can register for this event at: http://www.uno.edu/admissions/event_registration.aspx
Tulane University is hosting its Louisiana Week, an opportunity for high school sophomores and juniors to spend day on Tulane's campus to explore academic, cultural, and social opportunities. Students can choose one of the following dates: Friday, February 22nd, Monday, February 25th, and Wednesday, February 27th. RSVP by Wednesday, February 6th
The Louisiana Folklife Center at Northwestern State University will be sponsoring the 5th annual NSU Louisiana High School Essay Contest. Students wishing to enter the contest will write a 500-1,250 word essay addressing the prompt: "Preserving Louisiana." The essay contest is open to all Louisiana students in grades 9-12. Cash prizes and scholarships will be awarded to the winners. For additional information, please visit the official website of the Louisiana Folklife Center: http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu.
November 12, 2012
Xavier University of Louisiana will be hosting a Biology Department Open House on November 28, 2012 from 5-7pm. Participants and their parents will learn about the academic and research opportunities within the department, admissions and financial aid, and career opportunities within the Biology field. Please RSVP to Bryan Carraway at (504) 520-7576 or email@example.com by Nov. 20th to attend!
Representatives from Dillard University will be on campus Thursday, November 15th during all lunch periods. Please be sure to stop by their table during your lunch!
October 29, 2012
Attention Seniors: Admissions Representatives from ULL & ULM will be on campus Thursday, Nov. 1st during all lunch periods. Please be sure to stop by their tables during your lunch period to ask any questions you may have!
October 18, 2012
University of Louisiana at Monroe will be holding its "Discover ULM" day in Covington on Monday, October 29th at 6:00pm at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel. Students can register for this event at http://www.ulm.edu/evening/.
Courtyard Marriott Hotel
101 Northpark Blvd
Covington, LA 70433
October 9, 2012
Southern University and A&M College is pleased to invite juniors and seniors to the Annual High School Juniors and Seniors Roundup on the Bluff. This event will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 10:00am in the F. G. Clark Activity Center. Representatives from the academic colleges, Admissions and Financial Aid, Residential Life, and Student Government Association will be present. The roundup will also include performances from SU's marching band, cheerleaders, and greek organizations.
The registration fee is $25, and includes a tailgate lunch along with entrance to the Southern University vs. Alabama A&M football game. The deadline to register is November 2nd. Students can visit the Counselor's Office for registration information.
Emory University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Notre Dame, and University of Virginia will be hosting an informational evening to discuss their admissions and financial aid processes.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is hosting two Preview Days this fall. They will be held on Saturday, October 20th and Saturday, November 17th from 8:30am - 2:00pm.
Preview Days give students and parents an opportunity to take campus and housing tours, learn more about academic offerings, visit with students and faculty, learn more about extracurricular activities, and get a feel for the UL Lafayette experience. Students may register online at:
The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is holding its Fall Visit Day on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Students and parents will have the opportunity to speak with academic representatives, attend scholarship and financial aid presentations, learn about student activities, and tour the campus and residence halls. For more information, go to: http://www.olemiss.edu/admissions/visit.html
October 4, 2012
The National Association for College Admission Counseling invites sophomores, juniors, and seniors to attend the National College Fair. Below are the dates and times of the fair. Please note: students are not allowed to attend daytime sessions without school chaperones, and thus only the evening times have been made available.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ernest Morial Convention Center
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Baton Rouge River Center
September 18, 2012
Admissions representatives from Dartmouth College, Wellesley College, and Wesleyan University will discuss the benefits of attending aninstitution focused on the liberal arts, the holistic admission review process,and how to apply for financial aid. Hear tips for submitting a successfulcollege application from the representative who may read your application!
Date: Tuesday, October 2,2012 7:00 – 8:30pm
Location: Isidore NewmanSchool Campus Mini Theater, 1953 Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans, LA
September 7, 2012
The Northshore College & Career Fair will be held on Monday, September 24, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30pm at Southeastern’s Pennington Center. All students and parents are welcome to attend!
September 5, 2012
Southeastern LA University will be holding its Lion Pride Preview Days on Saturday, September 15th & Saturday, October 27th. The day will include campus tours, information session, and free lunch. Register online at http://www.selu.edu/lionpridepreview.
The Perry Initiative will be holding a hands-on, one-day workshop at Tulane University on Saturday, October 6, 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., for young women interested in pursuing careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering. Thirty-six local high school women will take part in the all-day program. They will perform surgical simulations to correct scoliosis deformity, set a broken leg, and repair a rotator cuff. Throughout the day, they will learn from prominent women surgeons, engineers, and business women in the field of orthopaedics. Students may apply directly online at http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application/. The application deadline is September 15. More information on The Perry Initiative can be found at: www.perryinitiative.org, or visit the Counselor's Office for more information.
September 4, 2012
LSU will be hosting its Kickoff LSU Day where students and their families can get better acquainted with LSU and all it has to offer. Register for one of the following dates: 9/7, 9/14, 9/28. Visit www.lsu.edu/kickofflsu to register.
Louisiana College in Pineville, LA will be hosting its Fall Preview Day on Saturday, September 29th. Please see Mrs. Nelson for more details.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes students who excel in athletics, academics, and leadership. Seniors who have at least a “B” average and participate in at least one school-sponsored sport can apply online at WendysHeisman.com. The deadline to apply is October 2, 2012.