Davidson Fellows Scholarship

Davidson Fellows must be available to attend, with at least one parent or guardian, the awards reception and other recognition events to be held in September in Washington, D.C. (Travel expenses and lodging will be provided by the Institute.)

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work.

Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.

Deadline: February 13, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time

For more info: https://www.davidsongifted.org/Fellows-Scholarship


Ace Mentor Program

The ACE Mentor Program is a not-for-profit organization that helps prepare high school students for careers in design and construction through mentoring by industry professionals.  Our mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry.

The program was founded in New York City in 1995 by leading architects, contractors, engineers and owners.  It has grown to more than 8,000 students and 2,500 mentors in 200 cities and 40 states.  Since its inception, the program has served over 5,000 students in New York and 65,000 students nationwide.  In 2013, over 800 students registered for the program in New York alone.  72% of ACE students are minorities and 49% are female.

ACE New York has awarded $1,887,000 in scholarships to 915 program graduates. 

Program Structure

  • High school students, particularly from under-represented populations, are introduced to careers in the design/construction field.
  • Teams are made up of 15-30 students and 5-7 mentors from different industry disciplines. 
  • A Team Leader sets the project schedule, prepares meeting agendas and may host or arrange the meeting location. 
  • At least 15 biweekly meetings are held from 4 to 6pm during the school year. 
  • Mentors present industry overviews, assign activities from ACE’s Best Practices Manual and guide the students through the development of a design project. 
  • At the end of the season, students present their project just as a real design team would present to a potential client.
  • Scholarships are awarded to top students at a luncheon in May. 


Visit our website at www.acementor.org and contact Annika Smith at 646-757-5829 or Annika@acementorny.org, or Amanda Hoshimov at Amanda@acementorny.org for more information.

Join ACE today and help strengthen the future of our industry!

STEM Summer in the City 2017

STEM Summer in the City, a free program designed to provide current 2nd – 10th graders the opportunity for an innovative, engaging, and fun summer learning program designed specifically around science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  


In addition to weekly STEM challenges, involving coding & game design, developing engineering solutions and inventing with robotics, the program also includes enrichment opportunities in the Arts, Physical Education and includes trips to NYC cultural institutions.


§  Students are accepted into this program via a lottery
§  Program runs from July 5, 2017 to August 10, 2017
§  Monday through Thursdays from 8:30AM – 2: 30PM
§  Breakfast and lunch are included
§  Metrocards are provided

There sites in each borough for middle and high school students currently in grades 6 – 10.

host school names below:

Middle and High School Sites

Bronx: I.S. 117 Joseph H Wade / Young Women’s Leadership School in the Bronx
Brooklyn: I.S. 096 Seth Low
Art and Design High School
Queens: Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School
Queens/Far Rockaway: P.S. 183 Dr. Richard R Green (6-8)
Staten Island: Ralph R. McKee Career and Technical Education High School

Instructions for parents: Please select your application from the options below.  If you have only one child that you are applying for, please select the application that matches your child’s current grade (e.g. if a student is in 5th grade, choose the Elementary School application; if your child is currently in 8th grade, select the Middle School application). If you have more than one child applying for STEM Summer in the City, use the link Sibling Application. 

When completing the application, you will need your child’s OSIS number and you must select the school your child attends from the list of options presented.  Only students from these schools are able to apply at this time. 

STEM Summer in the City 2017 Applications


Applying for One Child Applying for More
than one child
My child is currently in Elementary school- Click HereStudents Currently in Grades 2-5  

Sibling Application – Click Here

My child is currently in Middle or High school- Click HereStudents Currently in Grades 6-10

More about the applications  

·   Selection will be done via lottery.  Besides being in the specific grades for this program, students must have at least 90% attendance during the school year and not be required to attend summer school.  It is expected that if you apply to this program, you and your child are committing to attending the full five weeks over the summer.

·   Parents will be notified of acceptance into STEM Summer in the City via email no later than May 29, 2017 and be asked to accept the seat and to provide additional information.  If a child is accepted into this program and is then required to attend summer school, they will not be able to attend STEM Summer in the City.  Parents will be notified by their child’s school if they are required to attend summer school and we will also notify you in early June if we need to retract the seat.  Any seat not accepted will move to the next student on the wait list.  Parents will be provided with a wait list number if they are not initially accepted in the lottery process.

Maysles Teen Producers Academy Summer 2017 Documentary Intensive

Now accepting applications for our 2017 Summer Intensive! Deadline to apply: Friday April 7th, 2017

Teen Producers Academy 6-Week Documentary Intensive

Monday July 10 – Friday August 18, 2017

Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays

10:00am – 4:00pm

The Teen Producers Academy is a year-round after school and summer intensive film program where high school students work in small teams to make a short documentary. We are looking for youth who have a story to tell, and want to make moving and honest films about subjects important to you and your communities.


You will learn how to produce a short documentary film while working within a small production team. This includes telling a powerful story from a simple concept, how to use an HD camera and professional audio recording equipment, and the art of cinematography and film editing. You will learn how to interview people and engage them in sophisticated conversation. You will also learn how to edit on professional editing software, Adobe Premiere Pro.

We are looking for high school sophomores, juniors or seniors.

Everyone is welcome to apply, however, we do give preference to students from Harlem, Upper Manhattan, and the Bronx.

We are looking for people who love film and have a genuine interest in learning how to produce a documentary film. We are looking for young people who are artistic, want to tell a good story and are motivated to work behind the camera in telling that story. In addition, we would like to work with young people who are mature, sophisticated and willing to work in groups.

Everyone must complete the application by the deadline date.  Select applicants will be asked to interview with institute staff. Based on the quality of your written responses and interview, we will make a decision on who will be selected.

Selected students are expected to commit to all dates of the program and work collaboratively with other aspiring filmmakers. No prior experience or equipment is needed – just a positive attitude and your genuine creativity.

For other questions, please contact education@maysles.org.

Embrace Her Legacy: Co-Curricular Summer Program for Girls

Embrace Her Legacy empowers, educates and inspires millennial women and girls to births dreams, be whole  and achieve a legacy of purpose and success. We offer co-curricular and education programs, personal development classes & resources, keynote motivational speeches, tailored events, and community  designed to inspire millennial women and girls intentionally build a purpose-driven legacy.

Offered under the Embrace Her Legacy framework, our Embrace Her Legacy Academy (formerly the Made to Succeed Academy) is a co-curricular program offered to success-oriented, high-school girls in the New York City area. The curriculum is a learning series whose focal point is the overall well-being, self-empowerment, personal & leadership development and professional success of young women and is offered as a two week immersive and intensive course with targeted self-empowerment and personal development classes.

Embrace Her Legacy is offering this program to a distinguished group of young women in our area. Only a select number of students throughout the entire NYC area will be accepted into the program. Accepted students will also gain the opportunity to serve as Embrace Her Legacy High-School Ambassadors.

High school ambassadors are high-school girls who complete the program and possess strong leadership skills to represent Embrace Her Legacy at their respective schools.

Students who successfully complete the Embrace Her Legacy Academy and become Embrace Her Legacy High School Ambassadors gain access to:

  • Recommendation letters for college applications, internships & career opportunities from Embrace Her Legacy founder, Maria I. Melendez
  • Qualify for an internship with Embrace Her Legacy
  • Qualify for a mentorship by Embrace Her Legacy founder and other esteemed, professional women in Embrace Her Legacy network.
  • Develop professional relationships with empowered, professional women who are invited as guest speakers to the program
  • Complimentary access to all Embrace Her Legacy events (virtual & live events, including our online learning center – Embrace Her Legacy University)
  • Access to free and discounted Embrace Her Legacy swag items

Students you’ll get to: 

  • Learn how to design and build your best life
  • Meet women who’ve been through what you’re going thru, we can help you get where you want to go
  • How to gain clarity to achieve your education and career goals
  • Create your own personal success plan
  • Learn financial success techniques
  • Enjoy a free space to talk  – You’ll get to write down questions and we’ll answer them in a group setting
  • Learn how to make your dreams come true
  • Meet with girls who are motivated and driven just like you
  • Manage your time better
  • Learn personal beauty and style tips to embrace professional and individual ized style
  • Learn how to be comfortable in your own skin
  • How to deal with your personal relationships (yes even boys!)
  • Learn how to discover who you are
  • Kick fear to the curb

Embrace Her Legacy is looking for New York City high-school girls who possess the following criteria to apply for the program:

  • Strong academic GPA
  • Possesses leadership qualities and potential
  • Demonstrated communication skills
  • Success and career-driven
  • Goal-oriented
  • Passionate about women/girl empowerment
  • Involved in academic or social organizations
  • Previous leadership and teamwork experience a plus
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Self-motivated
  • Positive attitude

In order to be considered for the program, all interested applicants must complete the application form. Once the applicant submits their application, an Embrace Her Legacy staff member will reach out via email to qualified applicants to set-up a phone interview or request any additional information.

Following the phone interview a final decision of the applicant’s status will be made and she will be notified via email whether she has been accepted to the program. Once accepted into the program, the applicant has (7) days from the date of receiving their acceptance letter to provide the entire tuition payment and the signed parent/guardian consent form in order to secure their spot in the program. The tuition invoice via email and can be paid via debit/credit card or check written out to Embrace Her Legacy.

All accepted applicants, MUST submit our signed Parent/Guardian consent form upon acceptance into the program. The form will be attached to the acceptance email.

Due to the amount of applicants we receive, if the accepted applicant does not submit the payment within the 7-day grace period then the applicant is forfeiting her position in the program.

May 12th, 2017

Please note that we highly encourage students to apply as soon as possible as acceptances are on a first come, first serve basis

Please note that this is a small program, therefore, a very limited amount full-ride scholarships are available which are first-come, first-serve and are merit-based scholarships for high-excelling students with a 90 GPA (3.7) or higher only. Students will have to will have to submit an additional essay and copy of latest report card in order to qualify for a scholarship.

Please fill out the application here. 

Still have a question? Then no worries feel free to email info@embraceherlegacy.com and someone will get back to you within 1-2 business days.

MIT Launch Summer Program

Launch – Unleash your inner entrepreneur.  Launch is a four-week residential summer program for aspiring high school entrepreneurs held at MIT in Cambridge, MA, providing the skills and mindset training needed to launch real startups.

Time is running out…

There are less than 2 weeks until Launch Summer 2017 applications close. Many of you have started applications but have not submitted them yet. What are you waiting for?! We can’t wait to meet you!

Still not convinced that Launch is for you? Check out our “Launch Stories” and learn how the lives of so many young students were transformed in just 4 weeks.

CEYE Medical Summer Programs

The Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is pleased to announce the opening of our 2017 Summer Program Application!


This summer, we will offer 3 hands-on, project-based research courses for current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. In addition, rising seniors are eligible for our Clinical Hospital Placement Internship program, which enables students to explore careers by way of daily shadowing experiences under physicians and other healthcare professionals – with a newly added internship placement in Veterinary Sciences!


The new application and course descriptions are posted on our website. More specific directions related to the application process, FAQs, and requirements can also be found on our website and on the coversheet of the application.


Please note that applications are due either April 3rd or 10th depending on the program of interest and only students with complete applications will be considered.