Speaking Up About Mental Health Essay Contest

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youths aged 15-24, yet only about half of young adults with a mental disorder receive treatment. In an effort to address this disparity and further conversations about mental health among high schoolers, the National Institutes of Health invites students ages 16-18 years old to participate in the “Speaking Up About Mental Health!” essay contest. Essays should explore ways to address the stigma and social barriers that adolescents from racial and ethnic minority populations may face when seeking mental health treatment.

There is no application fee to participate and entries should be submitted by May 31, 2019.

For more information, go to https://challenge.gov/a/buzz/challenge/997/ideas/top. For questions, contact MHHighSchoolEssay@mail.nih.gov.


Scholarship Opportunities

FSCA 2019 HS Scholarship

Vivian Scott Scholarship Application Form

Seniors, please be reminded that there are still many local scholarships that you can apply for. Scholarships are found in the scholarship guide at www.efslc.org. Many of the scholarships deadline extend into April and May. Please see your counselor if you have questions or concerns.

Seniors check out these resources below:

Use the College Board Scholarship Search to find scholarships that match from students’ basic demographic and academic information as interests and hobbies. The website is https: bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search.

Fastweb also matches students to scholarships and other financial assistance through connecting them with scholarships based on their information. The website is https://www.fastweb.com.

Students it’s never too early to start applying for scholarships. Going Merry just added over $2M in new scholarships. The platform is quick, simple, and free. Sign up at: https://going.merry.com/sign-up. Once you’re signed up, you will be matched with lots of scholarships. Don’t wait, get started now.

St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens, is offering $1,000 to those who visit their campus. Students can go to www.stu.edu/visit or call (305)628-6546 to schedule a visit.

Summer of Success – Opportunities are here for students interest in summer learning and earning opportunities. The YESS programs runs June 10 – June 21 with a 6 week internship that run June 24 – August 2. This opportunity is for youth ages 16 – 21 to earn $9.00/hour for 32 hours per week for 6 weeks during the internship. Students must commit to 2 weeks participation in YESS to be eligible for the paid internship. For more information and to apply please visit: www.careersource.com/youth/summer-of-success.

Seniors planning to attend Florida State University Fall 2019 – Florida State University is offering a $3,000 per year, up to four years, Service Scholar Program Scholarship to  students with an outstanding record of community service and leadership.  For more information please visit the Service Scholar Program website.

Seniors, Senior Insights is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community or career school.  The program requires no minimum SAT/ACT score, no essay, no lengthy application and no application fee.  Log on to www.studentinsights.com.

The Guided Pathway Support program from the Ron Brown Scholar Program is currently accepting application on a rolling basis. This free program is designed to help college-bound African American students navigate the admissions process by directing them to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available. Eligible student must be juniors or seniors. If you would like to learn more about the Ron Brown Scholarship or this mentoring program visit rbsgps.com. Apply today!

Seniors, there is a search for 19 high school seniors from the United States to join students from all over the world to participate in ongoing research.  This event will be  to be held at the Weizmann Institute of  Science in Rehovot, Israel, June 30 – July 26, 2019.  The program is geared toward outstanding science students who have demonstrated their interest above and beyond their high school classrooms.  Participants attending will receive a full scholarship valued at over $8,000, which covers all costs. Please see Mrs. Salvador, Guidance Clerk, for a copy of the application.