Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Experience Claremont McKenna College for FREE



A warm hello from Claremont McKenna College! We are writing today with information about our 2019 Fall Preview Fly-In Program. Preview is designed for first-generation college students and students from diverse backgrounds who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Our program aims to provide high school seniors with an inside look into the life of a CMCer! All transportation costs, housing accommodations, and meals during the program will be covered by CMC.

The Preview application is available now through August 15, 2019. Students can apply at connect.cmc.edu/preview. To be considered for the program, students must complete an application including 6 short response essays and submit a high school transcript and a list of their fall term courses.  All of this can be submitted in the application. Applicants and their counselors will be notified of our final selection by Tuesday, August 23. 2019. During the program students will have the opportunity to attend classes, explore our eleven research institutes, attend a presentation at the Athenaeum, connect with current students and professors, and enjoy the perks of the Southern California sun!

CMC is a comprehensive applied liberal arts college. We foster a close-knit, collaborative, diverse community dedicated to the free exchange of ideas and inspired by our mission to prepare students for thoughtful and responsible leadership in the private, public, and social sectors. CMC ranks among the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling over 1300 students who are eager to engage in intellectually stimulating discussion to develop practical solutions to evolving challenges. With a need-blind policy where students are admitted without regard to their family's financial resources, and our pledge to meet 100% of demonstrated financial need, CMC is committed to ensuring diversity in its student body. To learn more about CMC, please visit cmc.edu/admission/counselors.

Please forward the attached invitation to students interested in learning more about CMC. If you have any other questions about CMC or the Preview Program, please feel free to reach out to us at preview@cmc.edu or (909) 621-8088.

All-Expenses-Paid Visits for High School Seniors to Williams College

All-Expenses-Paid Visits for High School Seniors
Please encourage your students to apply for the 2019 Windows on Williams (WOW) program by either our July 1 or August 1 deadline. WOW provides more than 200 high-achieving seniors the opportunity to spend three all-expenses-paid days on campus. Preference will be given to students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit.

We offer two deadlines to give students flexibility: Students who want to hear from us by July 20 should apply by the July 1 deadline; those who want to hear by August 20 should apply by August 1. Please contact us with any questions.

Major Financial Aid Additions
In addition to our longstanding practices of meeting 100% of demonstrated need and providing free textbooks and course materials to all financial aid recipients, I’m thrilled that we were able to announce the following series of initiatives over the last year to provide even greater support for Williams students:
  • Our new “Free Summer” initiative gives students the opportunity to select up to two summers during their Williams career when their summer earnings contribution will be replaced by additional grant funding from the college.We hope this new policy will allow students to consider educationally valuable but unpaid or low-paid summer opportunities that they otherwise couldn’t.
  • The Williams Health Insurance Grant now covers the full cost of health insurance for all aid recipients who don’t have insurance that meets the college’s requirements. Students also have access to an Emergency Medical Fund to cover the cost of unanticipated medical expenses like new eyeglasses, emergency dental care, etc. 
  • All financial aid recipients now get free storage for their personal belongings during summers and study abroad.
  • Through the First Yard Fund, incoming first-years with the greatest financial need will receive a $300 startup grant in mid-July to help them buy personal items they need for college, like a winter coat and boots, dorm room supplies, etc.
To get a sense of how affordable Williams can be, check out MyinTuition. In less than two minutes students can complete six questions and get an accurate and individualized sense of cost and financial aid.

We Hope to See You This Year!
Whether it’s on the road or on campus, we’re always eager to connect in person. If you’re planning a college tour and want to visit Williams, please let us know. We welcome visits at any time of year and offer travel stipends to high schools and community-based organizations who serve low-income students. If you’re interested in learning about how you and your students can connect with Williams in your area, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with your regional admission officer.

Friday, May 24, 2019

SUHi Scholarship Night 2019

Congratulations to our mighty Class of 2019 earning an impressive amount of scholarships and university grants to support their post-secondary plans.

We are so very proud of you!

Thank you to your community supporters and their generosity in support of our students:


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