Lyndon Institute
An independent day and boarding school for grades 9 - 12 located in northeastern Vermont

The American Legion Law Cadet Training Program - June 18 through June 23, 2017 -
The purpose of The Cadet Training Program is to help young people gain knowledge regarding training and responsibilities of Law Enforcement Officers.  This will help young people to better understand and respect and appreciate law enforcement officials at all levels. You must be currently a Junior or Senior in high school and a minimum age of 16 years.  For more information and to obtain the application form come to the Career and College Counseling Center, middle floor of the library (MAC) and see Mrs. Baillargeon.  Deadline to apply:  April 15, 2017.

Northeast Kingdom College Fair 2017 - Tuesday, April 4th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm -
This is held in the Stannard Gymnasium at Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, Vermont.  Just putting out an early reminder of this fair. Transportation will not be provided.  You can come to the Career and College Counseling Center, mid floor of the MAC and see Mrs. Baillargeon to obtain a list of the colleges.  As the fair gets closer, an updated list of colleges that will attend will be available and you can get this from the Career and College Counseling Center.  So mark your calendar now and don't forget!  This is a great opportunity to speak with a college representative.

Governor's Institutes Winter Weekends - Feb 10-12 & Feb. 24-26 - Grades 9-12 -
Governor's Institutes Winter Weekends will be held at Goddard College.  Applications open December 10.  February 10-12 there will be Architecture Invention, Animals & Law, Bioinformatics, Social Entrepreneurship, & Vocal Performance Masterclass.  February 24-26 there will be Intermediate Robotics, Youth Leadership, Advanced Painting & Drawing, Actor's Audition Masterclass, & Astro Photography.  Application Deadline:  January 16, 2017.  Sessions fill up quickly so don't delay in signing up.  Go to www.giv.org/winterweekend for more information and to apply.  If interested, please come see Mrs. Kasey Potter in the Career & College Counseling Center, lower level of the MAC.

2017 Champlain College Young Writers' Conference -
The conference will be held May 26-28th at Champlain College.  This is a residential writer's weekend specifically for high school students at Champlain College.  It is for dedicated young writers who can meet others and share their passion for telling the stories of their lives and get an opportunity to study the craft of writing with celebrated authors and teachers.  The keynote speaker will be award winning poet and essayist, Naomi Shihab Nye.  If interested, for more information and how to apply go to www.champlain.edu/write.  Deadline:  February 24th to sign up. 

Dynamy Internship Year & USA Gap Year Fairs -
They are pleased to invite you to attend a gap year fair - USA Gap Year Fair, South Burlington High School, 550 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Presentation Time: 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm, the speaker will be Julia Rogers.  Pre-register for free at usagapyearfairs.org/fairs.  If you are interested in more information about Dynamy Internship Year go to www.dynamy.org and you can also stay informed on upcoming gap year fairs by going to www.usagapyearfairs.org.

Discover Business Degrees -
This site provides assistance to prospective college students who are considering a business degree.  They have guides and resources that can be helpful in deciding which business degree is a good fit for you.  There is also helpful education resources from various universities, libraries, and school districts and information on available business degree scholarships. To find out more information go to www.discoverbusiness.us.    

Medquest 2017 - Health Careers Exploration Week - June 25 - June 30, 2017 -
This is for 10th grade students who are interested in finding out about health careers.  You will explore different careers in health care, will gain exposure to professional work environments, build skills and resources for health career pathways and get to experience residential life on a college campus.  Medquest is based on the campus of Johnson State College.  This is a program of the Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center (AHEC) which is in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.  Go to www.nevahec.org for more information and online applications will be available on January 30, 2017 at this site. Click on Medquest.  

Union University, Jackson, TN - This is a four year liberal arts private Christian university that is offering a Rising Senior Program where students can earn college credit this summer.  It is designed for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year and would like to "try out" college during the month of June.  You can earn up to 7 semester hours of college credit.  To learn more go to www.uu.edu/admissions/rising-seniors.  Deadline to apply: May 15, 2017.

Washington University in St Louis, St. Louis, Missouri - Summer Experiences - Domestic and International students get a taste of what the school is all about.  They get to experience the academic life as well as the residential life.  Students get the opportunity to challenge themselves in an encouraging and supportive atmosphere.  Go to summerexperiences.wustl.edu for information and to apply.  Application Deadline:  April 1, 2017.

Hillsdale College, Hillsdale,MI  - High School Summer Study and Travel Programs - You can earn college credit while you study abroad with faculty from Hillsdale College.  Candidates can be students considering Hillsdale College, want to earn college credit during the summer or wish to study abroad.  Go to www.hillsdale.edu/HS-programs for more information.

Fall '16 SUNY Plattsburgh Event Options - Learn more about Fall Open Houses, Fall Info Sessions, General Online Info Sessions, and specific Online Info Sessions by going to www.plattsburgh.edu/admissions/visit

Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI - Hillsdale College is having monthly campus visit programs. You can tour the campus, meet other prospective students, interact with faculty, staff, and current students and learn more about their academic programs, financial aid and student life.  You can also be a student for the day where you can pick the day that is convenient for you, sit in on a class lecture, eat lunch at the student union and do an overnight in a residence hall if you prefer.  Go to https:www.hillsdale.edu/admissions-aid/admissions for more information and to register online for a visit. 

Bowdoin College -
Bowdoin College no longer has an application fee for all applicants who would be first generation in their family to attend college as well as any student seeking financial aid assistance from the college. Regardless of your economic background, they are committed to provide educational opportunities to students. For more information, deadlines for admission and to learn how to apply go to www.bowdoin.edu/admissions

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) - Savannah College of Art & Design is having SCAD Day which is an open house for prospective students and their families who want to get a taste of what Savannah College of Art & Design has to offer students.  Go to www.scad.edu/admission/visit-scad/scad-days for more information about SCAD Days and to register. 

MSU Friday - at Montana State University in Bozeman  - this is an all-day campus visit event where prospective students and their families  will be able to meet with faculty and students, explore academic facilities, tour campus and residence halls and find out information in reference to financial aid and scholarships.   The program is FREE.  Dates are  Oct. 21, Jan. 27, March 10, March 24 & June 16. For more information go to www.montana.edu/admissions/msufriday.

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ - Open House events - October 16, November 20, February 19 and April 23. By attending an open house gives you the best opportunity to experience Seton Hall, its campus, meet faculty and students who currently attend and learn about their admissions and financial aid.  Campus tours are also available Monday through Friday at 10 am and 2 pm and on Saturdays at 10 am, noon, and 2 pm.  For more information or to register go to www.shu.edu/visiting. For scholarships and their requirements go to www.shu.edu/go/scholarships.

VSAC & FAFSA(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) - Seniors and Parents - Every senior should file a FAFSA and a VT grant application.  Go to www.vsac.org/FAFSAfirst to get help, dates and locations for help filling out forms, links to FAFSA, VT grant, and scholarship applications and YouTube resources.  Financial aid, including student loans, starts with the FAFSA.  
 



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80 Top Colleges Launch "Common App" to Broaden Access
Aiming to attract more underprivileged students, a coalition of 80 competitive colleges has launched an online platform intended as a one-stop shop for applying, understanding financial aid and more. The coalition says the platform will help students who lack the sophisticated advisors and savvy parents who help many of their privileged peers. Skeptics worry word of the platform won't reach the students who would benefit from it most.

For additional reading: Common App

College & Career Counseling Announcements

  • Apartment List Scholarship

    Apartment List is offering a scholarship to an outstanding student who exemplifies one or more of Apartment List's core values, bold while pragmatic, endlessly helpful, making an impact, driven by data, succeeding together, and forever learning.  You must be at least 18 years old, a legal U.S. resident, currently attending high school and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year.  Go to https://apartmentlist.com/scholarship for more information on how to apply.  Deadline:  March 1, 2017.
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  • Vermont Association of Educational Office Professionals Scholarship

    To apply for this scholarship the applicant shall be enrolled/expect to enroll as a full-time student in an institution of higher education (two-or four-year college, university, business college/school, or vocational/technical school).  For application information and to obtain the guidelines needed to apply, please come to the Career and College Counseling Center and see Mrs. Baillargeon.  Deadline:  April 1, 2017.
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  • United Motorcyclists of Vermont Scholarships

    The United Motorcyclists of Vermont scholarships are available to Vermont residents regardless of age who are seeking to further their education by attending an accredited school, tech school, college, university, etc.  These scholarships are awarded based on membership, community service and involvement, application effort, school involvement and grades, financial need and other considerations.  For more information and application come to the Career and College Counseling Center.  Deadline:  March 31, 2017.
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  • The Coolidge Scholarship

    This is a full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, board, & expenses for four years of undergraduate study & leadership training.  You apply in your junior year of high school.  For more information, eligibility requirements, and to apply go to www.coolidgescholars.org. Deadline:  February 22, 2017.
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  • The American Legion Law Cadet Training Program

    June 18 through June 23, 2017. The purpose of The Cadet Training Program is to help young people gain knowledge regarding training and responsibilities of Law Enforcement Officers.  This will help young people to better understand and respect and appreciate law enforcement officials at all levels. You must be currently a junior or senior in high school and a minimum age of 16 years.  For more information and to obtain the application form come to the Career and College Counseling Center, middle floor of the library (MAC) and see Mrs. Baillargeon.  Deadline to apply:  April 15, 2017.
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  • The American Legion Legacy Scholarship

    The American Legion Legacy Scholarship is now available online.  You must apply online.  Go to www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy to see if you qualify to apply and for more information on this scholarship.  Deadline:  April 20, 2017.
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  • St. Andrew's Society of Vermont Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

    Educational Scholarships for the Academic Year 2017-2018 - You must be a Vermont resident or from St. Andrew's Society of Vermont members and their families, regardless of residency who will enroll or who are already enrolled in an associate's or a bachelor's degree program.  There are three awards available to be administered by the institution in the name of the winner.  You can either go to www.standrewssocietyofvermont.org, click on Academic Scholarship Applications for: Academic Year 2017 for more information and to print off the application or you can come to the Career and College Counseling Center and obtain an application.  Deadline:  February 15, 2017.
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  • Medquest 2017 - Health Careers Exploration Week

    June 25 - June 30, 2017 - This is for 10th grade students who are interested in finding out about health careers.  You will explore different careers in health care, gain exposure to professional work environments, build skills and resources for health career pathways and experience residential life on a college campus.  Go to www.nevahec.org for more information and online applications will be available on January 30, 2017 at this site.  
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  • American Legion Auxiliary - Children of Warriors National President's Scholarship

    Seniors - 15 scholarships will be awarded for 2017.  For this award you must be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion.  For an application and rules you can either come to the Career and College Counseling Center or go to www.alaforveterans.org.  Deadline:  March 1, 2017.
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  • Elks National Foundation - Legacy Awards Scholarship Contest

    Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members.  For eligibility requirements and more information go to 
    www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/legacy.cfm.  You must apply online.  
    Deadline:  February 3, 2017.
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  • Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship

    Three student athletes from each state in New England will receive an award toward furthering their education at a two-or four-year accredited college or university.  This is for high school seniors who have displayed a high degree of sportsmanship while participating in a varsity high school sport.  You must also have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and performed volunteer work in the community.  For more information and to apply go to www.hood.com.  Deadline: March 6, 2017.
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  • Northeast Kingdom College Fair - Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    This is held in the Stannard Gymnasium at Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, Vermont.  Just putting out an early reminder of this fair.  Transportation will not be provided.  You can come to the Career and College Counseling Center, mid floor of the MAC and see Mrs. Baillargeon to obtain a list of the colleges.  As the fair gets closer, an updated list of colleges that will attend will be available at the Career and College Counseling Center.  So mark your calendar now and don't forget!  This is a great opportunity to speak with a college representative.
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  • The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. - College Scholarships for the Academic Year 2017-2018

    This scholarship fund offers renewable, four year scholarships to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (school, community, at home), a strong work ethnic, be able to overcome obstacles and/or achieve future goals, and possess leadership qualities.  For more information on applying and required materials go to www.phillips-scholarship.org. Applications will be available online on their website in early January 2017. Deadline: May 1, 2017.  Early Response Deadline: April 3, 2017, for students who have their financial aid information already from the college they plan to attend.
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  • 2017 Champlain College Young Writers' Conference

    The conference will be held May 26-28th at Champlain College.  This is a residential writer's weekend specifically for high school students at Champlain College.  It is for dedicated young writers who can meet others and share their passion for telling the stories of their lives and get an opportunity to study the craft of writing with celebrated authors and teachers.  The keynote speaker will be award winning poet & essayist, Naomi Shihab Nye.  If interested, for more information and how to apply go to www.champlain.edu/write.  Deadline: February 24th to sign up.   
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  • Dynamy Internship Year & USA Gap Year Fairs

    They are pleased to invite you to attend a gap year fair - USA Gap Year Fair, South Burlington High School, 550 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm., Presentation time: 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm, the speaker will be Julia Rogers.  Pre-register for free at usagapyearfairs.org/fairs.  If you are interested in more information about Dynamy Internship Year go to www.dynamy.org and you can also stay informed on upcoming gap year fairs by going to www.usagapyearfairs.org.  
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  • Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Award

    Abbott & Fenner are committed to helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.  The scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on their topic of choice which is on the website.  It should be between 500 and 1000 words. Submissions must be sent to them by email at scholarships@abbottandfenner.com. Deadline:  June 12, 2017.  Go to https://www.abbottandfenner.com for more information.
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  • Affordable Colleges.com

    Affordable Colleges.com has a guide that is a free resource which offers scholarships and financial aid information for all women pursuing higher education.  they want to connect more female students with the financial opportunities they need.  Go to www.affordablecolleges.com/scholarships-for-women for more information and to look at what the site has to offer.
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  • United States Senate Youth Program

    Juniors or Seniors - This program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 4-11, 2017.  Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action.  This will be a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service.  If interested, go to www.ussenateyouth.org for more information.
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Contact

Lyndon Institute
168 Institute Circle
P.O. Box 127
Lyndon Center, VT  05850
844-277-1645 (toll-free)
802-535-3636 (local)
info@lyndoninstitute.org
“Per Aspera Ad Astra” - through hard work you reach the stars.
Lyndon Institute is a comprehensive, independent high school providing thoughtful and rigorous preparation for students of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and beyond to reach their intellectual, creative and physical potential.