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Southwestern University SPRING VISIT DATES

The university is open and ready for you and your students to visit independently during the week (schedule today!

They will host multiple large scale visit programs this semester:


Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

  • The deadline for the application is Friday, February 24.
  • Program Dates: Aug. 4-14
  • Cost:  None. The program is free to all students who are accepted.
  • Requirements:   Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above and be from a financially under-resourced background (a yearly family income of $45,000 or less).

Program Description: Applications are open for the 2017 Princeton Summer Journalism Program, an all-expenses-paid journalism and college preparation program at Princeton University for high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. Students learn reporting skills from celebrated journalists, report and write their own newspaper, and are paired with a counselor who oversees their college admissions process. SJP alumni have gone on to jobs and internships at The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, and many other news outlets.

The application can be found at  and is due at 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 24, 2017.


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*For Other Summer Programs and Camps deadlines see “Summer Programs and Camps”. 


Spring 2017 Programs for Teens & Tweens at the LSC-CF Branch Library:


  • STEM DayMonday, February 20. Registration starts Thursday, January 20, limited to 25 tweens & 25 teens. See attached flier & website for details.
  • Classic Book Clubs – monthly Monday evenings or Sundays

  • Screen-Play – monthly movies & games, Wednesday evenings

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Houston Livestock and Rodeo Scholarships are available online NOW!

*Scholarship 101 – How to Apply

Important Dates:

November     All Applications Available Online

Feb. 6           All Applications Must be Submitted Online

Feb. 16         All Applications Received by Educational Programs Office

May             Scholarship Banquet



Applicants must meet ALL of the following requirements in order to be eligible for a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship.

  • Be a U.S. citizen and Texas resident.
  • Graduated high school senior from eligible school.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid available Oct. 2016.
  • Plan to attend an accredited, not-for-profit university in the State of Texas.

Prairie View A&M University Undergraduate Medical Academy – Pre-Medical Conference

When:  Sat., Feb. 25, 2017

Where:  PV Campus EE O’Banion New Science Bldg

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Poster Competition & Judging
  • 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Conference

*Register by 5:00 pm, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

See flyer for more information:


Seniors- Heads Up! FAFSA Opens Application Process Early, Oct. 1


Get Help Paying For College. The new 2017-2018 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is here!

Students looking for financial help for next year's school year will want to act quickly.

Instead of opening on Jan. 1 like years in the past, applications will be accepted starting Oct. 1. Anyone looking for financial assistance may want to apply as soon as possible, because some of the funds are provided on a "first come, first served" basis.

Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and it is used to sign legally binding documents electronically. It has the same legal status as a written signature. Don't give your FSA ID to anyone—not even to someone helping you fill out the FAFSA. Sharing your FSA ID could put you at risk of identity theft!

The FSA ID is your electronic passport to federal student aid online.  

If you’re ready, you can create an FSA ID now.

From College Board:

  1. SAT Registration 2016-2017

  2. Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy for free, personalized practice.

  3. For Parents:  Beginning in October, monthly webinars will be offered to engage parents in topics about College Board programs and the college planning process. Each webinar will feature a College Board representative and other members and partners.

  4. Upcoming Event:
    College Applications 101 for Parents,
    Oct. 12, 7–8 p.m. ET

    Event Information: College Applications 101 for Parents


Attention Juniors …..Free PSAT Prep!


Kaplan is providing a unique, exciting and free program to help students feel prepared and confident on this milestone, PSAT Prep Live.

Beginning October 1st, Kaplan’s highly-rated faculty will cover the most important PSAT content and tackle practice problems in 8 live-streaming, one-hour lessons.  In addition, students will have access to online study content and detailed explanations to the official PSAT practice test.

For more details and to register, please visit


Introducing MicroScholarships  - Get scholarships from colleges for your achievements in high school.


On students, as early as 9th grade, are able to earn scholarship money from over 100 partner colleges for academic and extracurricular achievements before they apply.  These bite-sized scholarships are called micro-scholarships and they add up quick!  For more information view the following link.

*FAQs about scholarships

To get started view:

College Board Launches Free College Planning App for iOS and Android


Students can now get college planning advice and guidance right from their phones, with the College Board’s CollegeGo  mobile app. The app is available for free in the Apple and Google Play stores.

The app guides students through the essential steps they need to take in order to find, apply to, and attend the right college for them. The interactive, step-by-step platform uses game, video, and search features to help students plan their college journey.


2016 FAFSA!
(Federal Application for Federal Student Aid) Everything You Need to Know



Seniors – Don’t delay … fill out the FAFSA today!

  • 7 steps to fill out and complete the FAFSA.
  • Tips and info about how to avoid pitfalls.
  • Parent Guide and learn why you’ll need your own FSA ID.
  • Watch Acting Secretary of Education John King on the importance of the FAFSA

The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission Policy


Senate Bill 175, passed by the 81st Texas Legislature allows The University of Texas at Austin to limit automatic admission to 75 percent of the university’s enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident undergraduate students.

  • The University has determined that it will automatically admit all eligible 2016 summer/fall freshman applicants who rank within the top 8% of their high school graduating classes, with remaining spaces to be filled through holistic review.
  • The University has determined that it will automatically admit all eligible 2017 summer/fall freshman applicants who rank within the top 7% of their high school graduating classes, with remaining spaces to be filled through holistic review.

Daily Practice for the New SAT! 


Make practice part of your routine — any place, any time. Answer a question a day on the Daily Practice for the New SAT app and get immediate feedback.

Simulate test day and take the SAT on paper. Then — for the first time ever — take a picture of your answer sheet and get an instant score.  Download practice test and answer sheet. 

Get your scores immediately!

Colleges Offering Free Tuition Based on Family Income


Student MUST be accepted to the college in order to qualify for the free tuition offers.  (Check the college/university websites as information, admissions requirements and deadlines are subject to change)

Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN)

CollegeBoard + KhanAcademy

Information: - Official SAT Practice Test (NEW)  For the first time ever. For you. For free.  Get to know the redesigned SAT (March 2016).  See personalized practice recommendations; Stay on top of important SAT dates and news; Practice anytime, anywhere, at no cost!  CHECK IT OUT NOW!!!

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Community Resources

Youth Suicide Prevention


Teen Dating Violence

Teen Dating Violence Prevention | 713.521.4600 | [email protected]

  • Teen Dating Violence defined
  • How to Report a Tip
  • What Teen Dating Violence looks like
  • Factors that increase the risk for harming a dating partner
  • Relationship Red Flags
  • Tips for parents
  • Tips for a healthy relationship

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Southwestern University SPRING VISIT DATES

The university is open and ready for you and your students to visit independently during the week (schedule today!

They will host multiple large scale visit programs this semester:

  • March 5th & 6th – Top Scholar Weekend (Special invitation only)

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