Thursday, March 16, 2017

UCLA Overnight Programs

Many UC's offer free overnight programs to students of color in order to provide underrepresented students with resources to help them succeed in college and to facilitate their SIR process. Many of these programs, however, are not advertised to students or are hard to find when the admission letters come out. It is crucial to students to check out the dates of these programs and to RSVP to them as soon as they check their admissions because spots run out quickly!

This year, I have the honor of being one of the co-chairs for MEChA de UCLA's 18th Annual Raza Weekend which takes place April 14th to April 16th. Our event caters to Raza students and their families and is a 3 day, 2 night program. We aim to facilitate the SIR process for students by proving self-identifying Xicanx/Latinx students with culturally relevant experiences, workshops, keynote speakers and an open community of fellow Raza Bruins. 

One of our goals as an event this year is to outreach to more students outside of the LA area, therefore, I would like to encourage that any Raza SUHi student who receives admission to UCLA, signs up for our program via our website or via their admission portal under "events". Even if students are not Raza identified, please let them know that they can feel free to outreach to me if they have any questions about their specific overnight program and I can get them connected to the right people. 

As we continue to increase our number of SUHi alumni here at UCLA, we want to continue to foster a community at a collegiate level; having students attend these type of events will only facilitate that process. 

Thank you very much in advanced for your time and for all of your hard work. I know that if it was not for the amazing SUHi counselors, my path to higher education would not have been successful. 

All the best, 

Isaac Alejandro Felix
UCLA Undergraduate Class of 2019
Pre-Human Biology and Society B.A.
Xicana/o Studies Minor
Resident Assistant 2016-2017
UCLA RAZA Weekend Co-Chair 2017

Miami University Summer Scholars Program

Greetings from Miami University! I am excited to share information regarding an on-campus summer opportunity for your most talented students.

Miami University Summer Scholars Program
Session I: July 2-14, 2017
Session II: July 16-28, 2017

Miami's Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program on Miami’s campus exploring a topic of their choice with an acclaimed Miami faculty member. Participants who later choose to apply to Miami will also receive priority consideration for Miami merit scholarships and the University’s premier academic programs — the University Honors Program and the University Academic Scholars Program.

If you have students who would be interested in this opportunity, I hope you will encourage them to learn more about the Summer Scholars Program and apply. The University is pleased to offer a limited number of full scholarships for the Summer Scholars Program to academically talented students with financial need who apply and are accepted to the program.

As part of the application process, counselors will need to submit the following materials online. All application materials must be received by May 1, 2017.
  • Letter of recommendation 
  • ​Applicant’s current transcript 
  • ​Copy of any available test score reports (We will gladly accept ACT, SAT, PSAT, and PLAN scores; official score reports are not required.) 
  • ​Verification of an applicant’s eligibility for free or reduced school lunch (if submitting application materials on behalf of a student in need of financial assistance) 
If you have any questions, please email or call 513-529-2531.

Friday, March 10, 2017

SUHI U Prep Guest Speaker Series

It's been a busy first semester with SUHI U Prep taking care of college applications, FAFSA, and scholarships! Phew...

Now while we wait for our college acceptance letters, we are excited to hear from SUHI Alumni share their college life experiences through our guest speaker series.

Follow the links below to watch our live steam of our guest speakers. ALL Seniors are invited to participate in SUHI U Prep on Thursdays after-school in the counseling center. The focus over the next few weeks include college life guest speakers and SUHi Foundation Scholarship.