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Winning a College Scholarship: Ultimate Guide + Infographic

Tells about different types of awards, shows where to start the scholarship search, and offers many useful resources to help along the way:

https://ivypanda.com/blog/winning-a-college-scholarship/

Financial Aid for Minority Students

Many scholarships for minority students are open to students in any major, while there are several specific to public health majors. Professional organizations for public health minority students have useful resources related to scholarships, internships, policy, research, and job opportunities.

https://www.publichealth.org/resources/financial-aid-for-minority-students/

FREE Practice Testing

All our resources are free and designed to help everyone in their career journeys. https://www.wikijob.co.uk/content/aptitude-tests/test-types/aptitude-tests

Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino/a Students

Many Hispanic and Latino/a students are the first in their family to attend college. College tuition is more expensive than ever, and these students often face mounting debt with limited employment options and earning potential compared to their non-Hispanic counterparts. The following guide explores essential scholarships that can help Hispanic and Latino/a student’s find success.

https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/hispanic-latino-scholarships/

Emerging Tech Cities for New College Grads.

This guide discusses five rising tech hubs that have not yet hit the mainstream for tech. These cities have developing tech sectors that offer low costs of living and strong salaries.

https://www.computerscience.org/resources/tech-cities-for-recent-grads/ 

 

Scholarships for Minority Nursing Students

To increase diversity in nursing is to lower the burden of attaining a nursing degree. Earmarking scholarship funds for minority communities including Native American, Asian, Alaska Native, and African American nursing students is key to fostering diversity in nursing.  Here are 12 nursing school scholarships for minorities to gain entry into higher education.

https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/nursing/minority-nursing-scholarships/

Affordable College
Here’s everything you never wanted to know about affording college without loans.

https://joywallet.com/article/how-to-make-college-affordable-without-student-loans/

 

Best College Cities in The World
A recent review out of the UK analyzed college towns and university cities around the world to provide a definitive ranking of the best ones for students. Looking at affordability, social settings. inclusivity and nightlife, they found the best of the best. (And not one of them includes New York City!)

Here's a look at the world's best cities for students.
https://joywallet.com/article/best-cities-for-students/

Why STEM?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are integrated into many industries and some of the fastest growing careers in the country. STEM creates critical thinkers, problem solvers, and pioneering minds which are the driving force behind innovation and a thriving economy. Many young adults are inspired to pursue STEM because of the many cool and exciting job opportunities available in these fields.


Highlighted Career

Molecular Biologist

There’s a range of complexity in life on earth. You can see an amoeba, a complete organism that consists of just one cell, under a microscope. Or you can look in a mirror and see a human being, made up of trillions of cells working together.

In both the amoeba and the human, the cell is a complex, functioning structure, with parts and chemical processes that define what the organism is and does. In molecular biology, you’ll study the cell and gain an understanding of how it works.” (Collegeboard.org)

For more information on what a career as a Molecular Biologist is like, check out the videos below and the following link for an interview with Amy Eggers, laboratory manager at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology: STEM-Works.com.

READY FOR THE FUTURE…

You’re almost there. You have studied hard, set your goals, and you know what you want out of life.

The programs in this section will help you achieve your goals while providing you with opportunities to meet leaders in STEM fields, network with your peers and take another critical step on your road to success.

EXPLORING CAREERS AND MAJORS

There are many exciting careers in STEM, and you can learn more about your options by visiting sites like Collegeboard.orgMyPlan.com, and STEM-works.com. Websites like Collegeboard.org provide career overviews as well as advice on college majors that relate to particular careers. Another great resource are the many STEM professionals in the community. Chat with people you know in STEM fields to find out more about what they do and what classes they took in school. Take as many classes as you can in high school and college to determine which industry appeals most to you.

CHOOSING A SCHOOL

Once you have explored STEM careers and college majors, you are ready to start deciding on the degree type you want to pursue, and where to get it. There are STEM careers available for all educational levels, and the colleges and universities in the northeastern Maryland region offer programs for certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. All of these degree types are meant to prepare you for a successful career in STEM.

GET TO KNOW YOUR PROFESSORS

College professors are a great resource while in school and even after graduation. Unfortunately for students, many professors deal with hundreds of students a semester, and it is nearly impossible for them to get to know each student individually. A student must make an effort in order to get on their professor’s radar. This can be done by simply dropping them an email containing your name, your academic or career interests, and informing them that you are looking forward to their class. Additionally, by meeting with your professor during his or her office hours to ask questions about class material, homework, etc., you will have a better chance of him or her remembering you.

Having your professors know who you are on an individual basis will be important if you decide to ask him or her for a letter of recommendation, something essential for many scholarship and graduate programs.

Getting to know your professors goes beyond the occasional need for a letter of recommendation. Your professors have knowledge about careers, research opportunities, and how to succeed in college. He or she just might be your stepping stone into the research position you always wanted or even your dream job.

GET INVOLVED

College is a time for experiencing things beyond the classroom as well as a time for learning leadership and networking skills. Colleges and universities have a plethora of clubs and extra curricular activities to participate in. Joining these groups allow you to hone your socializing skills, build lasting relationships and get hands-on experience. Taking a leadership role in an extra curricular group can also expand your future opportunities and look great on your resume.

Additionally, almost all majors have research opportunities. Check a college’s website or contact their career center to find out what types of research are happening on and off campus.

Internships, co-ops and summer programs are also a great way to get hands-on experience that will get you ahead in any STEM career. Check out our links above for more information on internships & co-ops in the Northeastern Maryland area.

TAKE A VARIETY OF COLLEGE COURSES

Taking courses in a variety of subjects will help you explore your interests and introduce you to new topics. Employers like to see candidates that are well rounded, and many STEM careers benefit from individuals who have interdisciplinary backgrounds. All it takes is looking outside your major for classes that will expand your knowledge.

www.internships.com/science

www.internships.com/engineering

www.internships.com/technology
Click on the above link for additional internship listings and advice on finding the right internship for your interests and career goals.

The SMART Scholarship – The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.
CMHSEA – The Central Maryland Homeland Security Educational Alliance offers a variety of internships and scholarships. Check out their website for a complete listing.
Eden Mill Nature Center – High School Summer Interns are expected to actively participate alongside our naturalist in the development, planning, and teaching of summer camp programs. High School Summer Interns will also be expected to greet visitors and answer questions, help care for our resident critters, create one nature center display, and various other duties throughout the summer.
Science and Engineering Apprentice Program, College Qualified Leaders (SEAP-CQL) – This program, sponsored by George Washington University and the Department of Defense, offers interested undergraduates and graduates the opportunity for a research internship in a DoD lab. Internships are available year round or for the summer only. There is no deadline for applying and applications are accepted all year.
Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE) – This program will excite and prepare entering freshmen women, who then move on to an extended research internship involving close contact with successful women scientists and engineers. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Applied Predictive Technologies (APT)- – In this program, the marketing co-op/intern will play a substantial role across APT’s marketing and sales efforts. You will learn how APT develops its marketing strategy, optimizing investments in advertising, event marketing, and targeted outreach efforts. Working closely with APT’s sales team, you will gain experience and build knowledge of how to market and sell products to business executives at some of the world’s most successful companies.
URS Corporation Intern Architect – This is a summer intern position for students currently enrolled in a college level architectural program in their second or third year. The intern will be responsible for producing drawings using computer aided drafting software (CAD) and preparing graphical drawing and rendering displays for presentations.
SAIC Internship Program – For this program, you can participate as an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral candidate. Gain valuable experience while working on a variety of initiatives, from engineering, scientific, and technical programs to commercial projects around the world.
Rockwell Collins, Control Technologies, Inc. (RCCT) – Rockwell Collins offers students several options including internships and co-ops. The co-op program gives students hands-on experience in the work environment and culture of an innovative company while taking a temporary break from ongoing university courses. These opportunities enable students to participate in meaningful and developmental work assignments while pursuing an A.S., B.S., M.S. or PhD degree. Additionally, Rockwell Collins welcomes numerous interns throughout their company and geographic locations. A summer engineering project is also available for college students.
Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) -A program where military labs run a 1-4 week in-depth hands-on STEM experience for middle and high school students. The purpose of GEMS is to provide introductory experiences in STEM and spark interest among students. Student participants receive a small stipend to offset the costs of participating in GEMS. Open to students grades 7 to 11.
High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP)/Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) – A commuter program for high school juniors and seniors and undergraduate students who demonstrate an interest in STEM to work as an apprentice in an Army funded university research laboratory.
Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP) – A program where military labs can recruit, select, and hire high school students to spend the summer (and breaks during the school year, if desired) doing research under the guidance of a military scientist or engineer. The purpose of SEAP is to provide a foundational research experience for students that will encourage them to continue doing research when they go into college. Students are paid a stipend for participation in the program.
REAP – An 8 week summer internship made available to 120 high school apprentices each in university research laboratories. Available to students aged 16 and older. Selected students are awarded a stipend.
UNITE – A four-to -six week, pre-collegiate summer program for talented high school students from groups historically under-represented and under-served in STEM.

Below is an alphabetical list of colleges and universities in the Northeastern Maryland area which offer programs in STEM. Click on the institution’s name for a list of the STEM related certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and/or doctoral degrees offered. Programs are based on March 2013 offerings.

Baltimore City Community College
Baltimore, Maryland
Website: http://www.bccc.edu/baltimoreccc

Cecil College
North East, Maryland
Website: http://www.cecil.edu

Community College of Baltimore County
Campus locations in Dundalk, Essex and Catonsville
Website: http://www.ccbcmd.edu/

Coppin State University
Baltimore, Maryland
Website: www.coppin.edu

Goucher College
Baltimore, Maryland
Website: www.goucher.edu

Harford Community College
Bel Air, Maryland
Webiste: www.harford.edu

Higher Education and Conference Center @ the HEAT Center
Aberdeen, Maryland
Website: http://www.heatcentermaryland.com/

ITT Technical Institute
Owings Mills, Maryland
Website: http://www.itt-tech.edu/campus/school.cfm?lloc_num=17

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
Website: http://www.jhu.edu/

Loyola University
Baltimore, Maryland
Website: www.loyola.edu

Morgan State University
Baltimore, Maryland
Website: www.morgan.edu

Notre Dame of Maryland University
Baltimore, Maryland
Website: http://www.ndm.edu/

Stevenson University
Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland
Website: www.stevenson.edu/

TESST College Of Technology
Campus locations in Towson and Baltimore
Website: http://www.tesst.com/Pages/MicroPortalHome.aspx

Towson University
Towson, Maryland
Website: www.towson.edu/

University of Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
Website: www.ubalt.edu

University of Maryland-Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
Website: http://www.umaryland.edu/

University of Maryland- Baltimore County
Baltimore, Maryland
Website: www.umbc.edu/

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