The Red Envelope Always Brings Good News – Saint Joseph’s University

St. Joseph's University


Saint Joseph’s University’s Regular Decision admission and scholarship decisions for the Class of 2019 will be mailed on Friday, March 13th.

See the excitement as our students talk about receiving their #RedEnvelope!

Students that are still interested in applying to Saint Joseph’s University and have not done so yet – we are currently accepting applications on a space available basis. Details about the admissions process can be found by visiting           



Maureen Mathis

Assistant Provost

PS – We have our junior Spring View Open House coming up on April 26, 2015. Students can register at

5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Scholarships for High School Seniors with Type I Diabetes


The following scholarships are available for high school seniors with Type I diabetes who will be entering college in Fall 2015. The scholarships are provided by the Diabetes Scholar Foundation. Read carefully the requirements because some are specific to talent and residency. The scholarships are not based on financial need and the online application deadline is April 15, 2015.


Click this link for information:


Click this link for the application:



Apply for a College Scholarship
Scholarship Awards: 

The following scholarships will be awarded to students who are high school seniors and will be incoming freshmen in the fall and who have Type 1 diabetes:


The Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship – eleven scholarships at $5,000 each, five scholarships at $4,000 each and five scholarships at $3,000 each will be awarded to students that will be incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes
Novo Nordisk Scholarship – five $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students that will be incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes
Jay Cutler Athletic Scholarship – six $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to a student that will be an incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes and will be playing a competitive sport in college. In honor of the Jackie Robinson West Little League Team, one $7,500 scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes and playing college basketball and one $7,500 scholarship to an incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes and playing college softball
Type 1 for 66 years – two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded randomly to an incoming freshmen Type 1 diabetes
The Jay Franke Scholarship – two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to an incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes and pursuing an Arts Degree (music, theatre, dance)
David’s Diabetes Scholarship – one $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes from Horry County, South Carolina
Kara Podjasek Nursing Scholarship – one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes and pursuing a Nursing Degree
The Bradley D. Gendron Memorial Scholarship – one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes residing in Colorado
The Josh Smith Memorial Scholarship – one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes and residing in Ohio
The Nicky Randazzo Memorial Scholarship – one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes and majoring in Business
Gaspari Science Scholarship – one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes and pursing a science major (pre-med, biology, chemistry etc.)

Award Announcements
The recipients of the 2015 scholarships will be telephoned by June 1, 2015. Those applicants not selected will not receive any other notification
Checks will be distributed directly to the school in July once it’s been verified that the recipients have been accepted and registered to an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school


Snowbound again? How to stay connected to school this semester

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Most of us on the east coast are very familiar with this scene.  Even those areas rarely blessed with winter wonderland are getting doused this year.  However, if a survey is taken, which population is enjoying this experience the most, parents or students?

For most high school students, the second semester only started about a month ago and your school attendance has been inconsistent.  Mother Nature has hit you with several inclement weather conditions which resulted in school closings or delays.

Don’t allow yourself to disconnect from school, even though it is closed.  Try to stay engaged with the following tips while at home and when you return to school:

Suggestions for seniors:

  • Stay focused and maintain good grades; colleges can rescind admission decisions.
  • When school is closed, get caught up on missed assignments; review notes to prepare for quizzes/tests/semester exams.  Get a head start on long-term projects.
  • If possible, take the initiative to prepare for May’s IB and Advanced Placement exams.
  • Beware of the temptation to request schedule changes that permit coasting your last semester of high school.
  • Use good judgment and refrain from pranks and other possible infractions that could result in disciplinary action at school.

Suggestions for juniors, sophomores, and freshmen:

  • Discipline yourself to respect deadlines; such as projects, homework assignments, and other school responsibilities.  This is a must for college test (SAT/ACT) registration and applications. They adhere strictly to deadlines and do not accept excuses.  Turn in class assignments/homework promptly.
  • Juniors should register for a spring SAT and/or ACT exam.  If you haven’t, do it, since you have free time.
  • Check your school planner/class calendar and be sure all homework assignments are complete; if not, take care of this ASAP.
  • Take the initiative to review and prepare for quizzes and tests that will occur when you return to school.
  • Review your notes as preparation for your semester exams.  It’s a good time to review some of the early math problems and concepts you learned at the beginning of the semester before they are forgotten.
  • Make a point to meet with your counselor before the end of the semester.  You may have connected for 2015-16 course registration; however, if that was the only time, try to squeeze in a moment just to “chit-chat.”  Remember, he/she will be writing a college recommendation for you and your interaction helps in developing content.  Juniors should try to meet more often.
  • Be active in class discussions and volunteer to answer questions.  Teachers are asked to comment about this in their college recommendations.  Extend yourself in activities beyond the minimum requirement.
  • If you haven’t reviewed your October 2014 PSAT score report and corrected errors with your test booklet, this can give you something to do instead of shoveling snow.
  • If you take an IB or AP class, take the initiative to prepare for the May exams.

Live Chat with Siena College (NY): Wednesday, February 25th, 7:00-8:30PM

Siena, a private, Roman Catholic/Franciscan, liberal arts college is located in Loudonville, NY.  The campus is a 30-minute drive from Albany, ten minutes from the airport, and 150 miles from New York City.  Other facts include:


  • 3,000 students; totally undergrad campus except for 5-year graduate accountancy degree program

  • Strong relationship between faculty and students

  • Eight-year medical program coordinated with Albany Medical College; not accelerated; 4+4

  • Seven-year accelerated dental program with SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine; 3+4

  • First-year seminar class offers academic support to students

  • 45/55=male/female ratio

  • Good fit for LBGT students

  • Supportive to students with learning differences; college feels it is in best interest of students to disclose disabilities

  • 27 majors/50 minors/certificate programs

  • 89% freshmen retention rate; 74% graduate within four years

  • 23% from out-of-state

  • 57% admit rate

  • Popular majors are marketing, accounting, and psychology

  • Professionally and regionally accredited

  • All freshmen must live on campus unless living with family


Scroll down to access the Live Chat registration link.



Siena College, The Education of a Lifetime

We’re Chatting: All About College Admissions

Siena College is hosting a live chat on college admissions tomorrow, February 25, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

An opportunity for high school juniors and parents to ask questions, or just listen in, we will be covering a number of important college admission topics, including:

  • What do admission committees look for in an application essay?
  • Why do senior year course choices matter?
  • What does it mean to be a “test-optional” college?
  • How important is the college visit?

We have already invited many juniors that have expressed interest in Siena. We invite you to share this information with anyone else you believe would benefit from the chat.

Registration is at

We hope you will consider joining us, too!

Nikki Hogan ‘96
Assistant Director of Admissions

Dale Taylor ‘02
Assistant Director of Admissions


Siena College
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211

Summer Internships at National Institutes of Health (NIH) for High School Students

Are you a high school student interested in a summer internship at NIH?  Visit for details. The application deadline is March 1, 2015 and letters of recommendation must be received by March 15, 2015.


NIH will be sponsoring a 2015 summer internship program for high school students called HiSTEP.  The goal of HiSTEP is to expand the pipeline of students interested in biomedical and healthcare careers by expanding opportunities for high school students from schools with a large population of financially-disadvantaged students. Current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in STEM-M (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medically-related) fields are encouraged to apply.


HiSTEP students will take part in a 5-week, full-time summer internship. The internship will be located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. It begins July 6th, 2015, and ends August 7th, 2015. HiSTEP students will explore the breadth of the scientific enterprise, the importance of biomedical research, and many STEM-M careers. They will attend workshops and lectures, and complete hands-on activities. Students will receive Transhare benefits to cover the cost of public transportation and a stipend of $2150 for the 5-week internship.


Eligibility Criteria:

HiSTEP welcomes applications from high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors eager to explore science and health-related careers. We encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply. Applicants must commit to complete the entire 5-week internship experience. HiSTEP applicants must also:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Be 16 years or older on July 5th, 2015.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Students with a GPA between 2.75 and 3.0 should apply if their grades have shown steady improvement.
  • Attend a school where more than 30% of the student body participates in the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program.
  • Live in Virginia, Maryland, or Washington DC within commuting distance of the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.


Application Process:
Applicants should complete the standard NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) application online. They should choose NIH-HiSTEP from the drop-down menu in Item 8. In the cover letter, HiSTEP applicants should discuss their science and math coursework. They should also explain why they are applying to HiSTEP and discuss any activities that show their leadership potential and commitment to self-improvement and learning. These might be work experiences or extracurricular activities. For help preparing your application, please read “Instructions for Completing the Application for HiSTEP” and all of the HiSTEP FAQs.



The HiSTEP application deadline is 11:59 pm, March 1, 2015.  Letters of recommendation must be submitted by 11:59 pm, March 15, 2015.


2015 Spring College Fairs: MD/DC/VA area


Even though it’s cold outside, for most of us, get prepared to venture out for spring college fairs.  It’s a great way to obtain college information and network with admissions counselors who represent the campuses.


Some fairs are large; such as NACAC, and others can be small, such as Colleges That Change Lives.  Don’t forget about the Jesuit Excellence Tour College Fair Nights in Maryland; March 2nd (Towson) and March 5th (Bethesda).  The NACAC college fairs are usually limited to juniors during the school day, but open to the public the first night.


Students in other areas can visit the NACAC and CTCL websites for events.



Monday, March 2 (JET)        6:30 – 8:00 PM

Loyola Blakefield

Wheeler Hall  500 Chestnut Avenue

Towson, MD 21204

Thursday, March 5 (JET)       7:00 – 8:30 PM

Georgetown Preparatory School

Hanley Athletic Complex 10900 Rockville Pike

North Bethesda, MD 20852


Montgomery County National College Fair  (NACAC)

Montgomery County Agricultural Center

Tuesday, April 21: 9:45 AM – 12:45 PM; 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday, April 22: 9:45 AM-12:45 PM


Prince George’s County National College Fair  (NACAC)
Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex
Friday, April 24: 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM



Colleges That Change Lives Fair

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
Salons I, II and III
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22102
40 colleges in Loren Pope’s book, Colleges That Change Lives, will be represented.  For a list of participating colleges, specific sites and pre-registration visit the website:


What’s new at Trinity College in Hartford, CT

Greetings from snowy New England!
While our admissions officers are busy reviewing applications for the Class of 2019, we want to keep you updated on what is happening at Trinity College.
Recent news includes:
Visit our Web site to learn more about us and stay connected to read student blogs, watch videos about campus life, and join our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

We wish you the best in your continuing work with students. Please let us know if you have any questions about Trinity College.

Trinity College
Office of Admissions
Hartford, CT

300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106 · 860.297.2180

Join us for a Live Chat

Tuesday, February 24th
7:00-8:30 p.m. (EST)

Learn more about life at Trinity with alums
and current students

Trinity College
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT, 06106

University of Denver Admission Newsletter | February 2015

Admission news from DU View the web version

Quarterly Admission Newsletter
February 2015

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Five students

Meet five students who are changing the face of DU. The world is changing, and so, too, are the men and women that make up our student body. Learn more about DU’s vision for diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.

City Treks: Connect with Employers in Major Cities

DU students in our Daniels College of Business now have another unique opportunity to meet and network with potential employers in major cities across the country, including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle. The City Treks program is open to both undergraduate students with junior or senior standing as well as graduate students.

Participants will be able to:

  • meet and network with top business companies and professionals
  • learn about a company’s mission, values, and company culture
  • explore opportunities for internships or full-time positions
  • attend Daniels Alumni networking events as well as a fun learning excursion unique to the city
  • assess what it would be like to live and be employed in a particular city

City Treks is an extension of DU’s commitment to career preparation and positive student outcomes.

DU campus

The number of remaining “Friday@DU” visit events this spring. Other campus visit opportunities include daily weekday tours and information sessions, and self-guided campus tours. Whichever option works best for you, springtime is a great time to visit DU!

Alumna Champions Food Justice

Nyabweza ItaagiUniversity of Denver alumna Nyabweza Itaagi (’14) became interested in the issue of food justice when she realized that her own vegan diet was out of reach for many lower income individuals and families.

Nyabweza’s passion for diet and nutrition-focused outreach increased during her DU studies abroad in rural Senegal. “It was so cool to see people who had a connection to the food that they eat,” she says.

Nyabweza now works as a local engagement associate with Hunger Free Colorado, a leading anti-hunger organization. She gets to channel her passion for food justice through community education and research about populations in need of food assistance.

Read Nyabweza’s full story.


The percentage of DU students employed and/or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation—significantly higher than the national average. See more outcomes for DU graduates.

Unique Student Experiences Abroad

More than 70% of DU students participate in study abroad programs during their college career—the highest percentage in the nation among doctoral and research institutions. Our students attend programs in 55 nations, and experience the world in unforgettable ways.

Many students will spend the fall quarter of their junior or senior year overseas, and return to campus for winter quarter with stories from their time abroad. Here are a few of our favorites from recent returnees.

study abroad stories

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2197 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208

Explore Immaculata University (PA)


Immaculata University is a private college approximately 20 minutes from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City. The campus has beautiful curb appeal and was the site for a major motion picture about a winning women’s basketball team in the 70′s.  Popular majors are psychology, nursing, and business management.  An Open House is scheduled Saturday, April 18th at the campus.  The college opened in 1920 and became coed in 2005.


Immaculata University

Thank you for your commitment to higher education and your work to help students find the right college for them. Immaculata University provides an invigorating education, a supportive community, and solid preparation not just for a career, but for a meaningful life of service.

Brian O’Doherty

Assistant Director of Operations & e-Recruitment
Undergraduate Admissions
Immaculata University
Brian O’Doherty

We Offer:

  • More than 60 majors, such as allied health, athletic training, business management, education, exercise science, fashion merchandising, music therapy, nursing, nutrition, and psychology
  • Numerous opportunities for leadership, internships, and faculty-mentored research projects
  • A beautiful 375-acre campus on the Main Line, 20 miles west of Philadelphia
  • 19 Division III sports teams and two men’s club sports including volleyball and rugby, with great playing fields and athletic training facilities
Immaculata University

Visiting IU:

With the summer months closing in rapidly, we encourage prospective students to continue to visit our campus. Please share these visit options with your students:

  • Schedule a weekday campus visit.
  • Our April Open House is on Saturday, April 18th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We have campus tours available including our residence halls. This event also includes a chance to speak with our faculty at our University Fair.
  • Come to our Admissions Information Session on Saturday, June 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We have campus tours available including our residence halls.
Immaculata University


Immaculata offers generous financial aid to help make a university education an affordable investment. 90% of our students receive financial aid in the form of gifts (grants and scholarships) and/or self-help (student employment and loans).

Academic and Career Support:

Immaculata’s Pathways to Success program integrates academic advising, career development and academic support services. Advisors and counselors guide students at every step of their college journey, from selecting a major to landing a great position upon graduation. Students create a personalized Pathway Plan that maps out the different phases of their career and academic progress and helps guide them through college experiences that contribute to their success.

Learn More:

We encourage you to visit our website to help answer any questions you may have or to find out whom your student’s admissions counselor is going to be. On behalf of the Admissions Office at Immaculata, we thank you for your continued support!

Best Regards,
Immaculata University

Allegheny College (PA) 2015 Updates

The Thirteenth Plank
Why “The 13th Plank?
Thousands of Gators from around the world “chomped the vote” to select the color for Allegheny’s beloved mascot Chompers’ new look and #TeamDarkGreen won by a landslide, capturing 53 percent of the vote. Chompers made his debut to the campus community this past Saturday and was greeted with deafening cheers from those in attendance.



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National Recognition as a “Best Value” Welcome to the Academic Commons
The Princeton Review has recognized Allegheny for “providing a top tier education and high graduation rates with affordable prices” in its new book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In.
The grand opening of Allegheny’s Academic Commons marks the start of a new century in student, faculty, and staff collaboration and experiential learning.
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Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Help with a “Taxing” Task
“I hope as I pursue a career in dentistry to give people the confidence to wear smiles they can be proud of.”
Allegheny students will again offer free tax preparation to the Meadville community, providing a much-needed service to local residents and a valuable learning experience for budding economists.
Don’t miss this!
Visit Allegheny
Saturday, April 25
Open House


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Allegheny College Allegheny College Bicentennial: 1815-2015

In 2015, our distinguished history will meet our limitless future. Learn more about Allegheny’s past, present, and future; including historical trivia & photos, upcoming events & celebrations, speakers, and much more!