Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Filed under: it's never too early

This past Monday, at the PTA Meeting, Mrs. Barrett mention that the Tom Joyner Foundation is offering "full ride" scholarships for graduating high school seniors. Deadline for applications is January 18, 2008. Click here to get to the website and the application.

And the other side of the spectrum, Harvard University announced the following initiatives in 2006:

Financial aid: Beginning next year, parents in families with incomes of less than $40,000 will no longer be expected to contribute to the cost of attending Harvard for their children. In addition, Harvard will reduce the contributions expected of families with incomes between $40,000 and $60,000.

Recruiting: The College is intensifying its efforts to reach out to talented students across the nation who might not think of Harvard as an option. Harvard College is seeking to make sure students understand that Harvard has a long-standing commitment to enrolling students from a wide range of backgrounds and regardless of financial circumstances.

Admissions: Harvard is re-emphasizing, in the context of its highly personalized admissions process, the policy of taking note of applicants who have remarkable accomplishments despite limited resources at home or in their local schools and communities.

Pipeline: Harvard recently announced the establishment of an intensive summer program - the Crimson Summer Academy - for academically talented high school students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds in the Greater Boston area. Each student will participate for three successive summers, beginning after ninth grade, receiving encouragement and preparation to attend a challenging four-year college or university.

Please go to their website for more details about the initiatives listed above.

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