Lyndon Institute
An independent day and boarding school for grades 9 - 12 located in northeastern Vermont
Employment Opportunities - Town of Lyndon - Cemetery & Village Public Works Department - The Town of Lyndon has several positions open for the summer and wanted to encourage LI students to apply, especially if you have experience in this line of work or have a strong interest in one of them.  You must be 16 years or older.  There will be one position mowing at the Cemetery for 16-24 hours/week.  There will be 3 positions for the Village Public Works Department , 40 hours/week.  Work would involve mowing and laborer (building sidewalks, etc.).  One of the 3 positions could become a full time position with benefits in the fall.  Application and more information regarding these positions may be obtained from the Municipal Office. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.   

Appalachian Mountain Club- Teen Wilderness Adventures -
The oldest conservation and recreation organization that is based in the Northeast.  They have a program called the Teen Wilderness Adventures which is for youth ages 12-18. They offer fun, challenging outdoor trips providing supportive, professional leadership while teaching valuable wilderness skills and essential life lessons with over 40 trips to choose from with destinations in New Hampshire, Maine, and New York.  Go to http://www.outdoors.org/outdoor-activities/teens/teen-wilderness-adventure/index.cfm for more information and to obtain a catalog.

Lyndon Institute Alumni Awards - SENIORS - The Award Application Form for the Lyndon Institute Alumni Awards is now available.  You can come to the Career and College Counseling Center (lower level of the MAC)  and obtain the packet from Mrs. Baillargeon.  Deadline:  April 28, 2017.

Springfield College Discovery Days, Springfield, MA  - Juniors - 
Springfield College Discovery Days are April 14, 17, 21, and 28.  There will be information sessions which families will participate in that will cover the College admissions process, Academic programs, Springfield Colleges history and traditions, campus life and you will be able to meet their faculty.  There will also be guided tours of the campus and their new and renovated facilities.  If you would like to attend one of these Discovery Days, you can sign up online at www.springfield.edu/discoverydays

Women of Distinction Program - Smith College -
This will be held on October 20 - 22, 2017. This is a program for high school seniors which highlights the opportunities at Smith College for African American, Latina, Asian American and Native American students.  Smith College provides the round-trip transportation, meals and accommodations for all participants.  The program is for U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents who reside in the United States or a U.S. territory.  International students and U.S. citizens abroad are not eligible. Admission is based on academic and personal qualities and is very competitive.  Go to https://www.smith.edu/admission/wod for more information.  The application will be available online May 1, 2017.  Deadline: June 16, 2017.   

University of King's College, Halifax, Nova Scotia - Humanities for Young People -
This is a residential summer program where students can get a feel for university life, and encourage their interests in literature, philosophy, history, politics, and art.  The program will run from July 7-16th, 2017.  Students in grades from 9-11 are eligible.  For more information and to apply online go to http://hyp.ukings.ca. Deadline for applications: June 1, 2017.

VSAC - College Pathways 2017 - Free College Planning Event - Dates:  March 18th - Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT, April 1st - Castleton University, Castleton, VT and April 29th - Johnson State College, Johnson, VT.  This is for Sophomores and Juniors and their families.  The workshops include: applying to colleges, step by step, your college search - what to consider & tools to use, tackling the college admissions essay, strategies for the SAT/ACT, and financial aid and college costs and more.   Register at www.vsac.org/CP17.

Vermont Tech Summer Camps - Registration is open.  Rosie's Girls STEM Leadership Camps: June 19-23 or July 10-14 - These are overnight camps for girls entering 9th & 10th grades held at the Randolph Center Campus, Deadline:  April 26, 2017, Coder Camp for Girls: July 17-21 - This is a day camp for girls ages 13-16 and gives them an opportunity to translate their creativity into a computer program using SCRATCH where they can learn about software development an experience making a program of their own creation and is held at the Williston Campus, & AeroCamp: July 24-28 - This is a day camp for boys & girls between the ages of 12-18 who are given the opportunity to explore the world of aviation and aerospace and is held at the Williston Campus. Deadline: June 1, 2017.  Go to http://www.vtc.edu/academics/summer-courses for more information and to register.  

Governor's Institutes of America Entrepreneurship: June 24-30 - This is an overnight residential Institute for students entering 10th-12th grades held at the Vermont Tech Randolph Center Campus.  Bring your ideas, passion and curiosity about business, get guidance of proven entrepreneurs and experts plus a network of peers to guide you in owning your own business.  Go to http://www.giv.org/specialtopics/entrepreneurship for more information and to apply. 

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.    

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.

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.  
 



 COLLEGE VISITS


                                                            
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

  • SunDoc Filings 2017 Scholarship Program

    This scholarship is to help the next generation of entrepreneurs.  You must be a US Citizen to apply.  You will need to write an essay on the topic "Why America is the Best Place to Start a Business."  The essay will need to be 800-1,000 words and be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.  For more information on this scholarship go to https://www.sundocumentfilings.com/general/scholarship-program.  Deadline:  July 1, 2017.
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  • Employment Opportunities - Town of Lyndon - Cemetery & Village Public Works Department

    The Town of Lyndon has several positions open for the summer and wanted to encourage LI students to apply, especially if you have experience in this line of work or have a strong interest in one of them.  You must be 16 years or older. There will be one position mowing at the Cemetery for 16-24 hours/week. There will be 3 positions for the Village Public Works Department, 40 hours/week.  Work would involve mowing and laborer (building sidewalks, etc.).  One of the 3 positions could become a full time position with benefits in the fall.  Application and more information regarding these positions may be obtained from the Municipal Office.  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
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  • Vermont Tech Summer Camps

    Registration is open.  Rosie's Girls STEM Leadership Camps: June 19-23 or July 10-14 - These are overnight camps for girls entering grades 9-10 held at the Randolph Center Campus.  Deadline: April 26, 2017.  Coder Camp for girls: July 17-21 - This is a day camp for girls ages 13-16 and gives them an opportunity to translate their creativity into a computer program using SCRATCH where they can learn about software development and experience making a program of their own creation and is held at the Williston Campus, & AeroCamp: July 24-28 - This is a day camp for boys & girls between the ages of 12-18 who are given the opportunity to explore the world of aviation and aerospace and is held at the Williston Campus.  Deadline: June 1, 2017.  For more information and to register go to http://www.vtc.edu/academics/summer-courses. 
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  • James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program

    Administered by Scholarship America.  James Beard was a man who offered help and encouragement to people that were going to take up a culinary career. The James Beard Foundation has established scholarships to assist aspiring culinary professionals who plan to further their education at a licensed or accredited culinary school.  Go to https://scholarshipamerica.org, click on what we do, click on students, click on explore open scholarships, scroll to James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program, then click on sms.scholarsapply.org/jamesbeard for more information and to apply.  Deadline:  May 15, 2017.
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  • Appalachian Mountain Club - teen Wilderness Adventures

    The oldest conservation and recreation organization that is based in the Northeast. They have a program called the Teen Wilderness Adventures which is for youth ages 12-18.  They offer fun, challenging outdoor trips providing supportive, professional leadership while teaching valuable wilderness skills and essential life lessons with over 40 trips to choose from with destinations in New Hampshire, Maine, and New York.  Go to http://www.outdoors.org/outdoor-activities/teens/teen-wilderness-adventure/index.cfm for more information and to obtain a catalog.
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  • Planetdish.com Scholarship

    Seniors - This scholarship will be for applicants who are a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. currently attending or be attending an accredited college or University beginning in the fall of 2017.  Applicants will need to write a 500 word essay that encourages critical thinking.  For more information and to apply go to https://planetdish.com/dish-network-scholarship.  Deadline:  August 1, 2017. 
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  • 2017 Caledonia Maple Association Inc. Award

    The Caledonia Maple Association is sponsoring an award to a deserving graduating senior from Caledonia or Essex County High School.  To be eligible to apply for this award, you must be involved with the production of maple products and Community Service Activities.  For more information and to obtain the application, come to the Career and College Counseling Center (lower level of the MAC) and see Mrs. Baillargeon.  Application Deadline:  May 12, 2017. 
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  • Springfield College Discovery Days

    Juniors - Springfield College Discovery Days, Springfield, MA are April 14, 17, 21, and 28.  There will be information sessions which families will participate in that will cover the College admission process, Academic programs, Springfield Colleges history and traditions, campus life and you will be able to meet their faculty. There will also be guided tours of the campus and their new and renovated facilities.  If you would like to attend one of these Discovery Days, you can sign up online at www.springfield.edu/discoverydays.
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  • 2017 Calvin Prize for Vermont Youth - 2017 Writing Contest

    This writing contest is for writers ages 13 to 19 years of age who are currently living or attending school in the State of Vermont.  You will need an article, essay, or poem under 800 words that best answers the prompt "Could Coolidge Win Today?" You will submit online.  To learn more about the contest and to do your Calvin Prize Submission go to https://coolidgefoundation.org/blog/2017 -calvin-prize-for-vermont-youth/.  Deadline: May 19, 2017.
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  • Women of Distinction Program - Smith College

    This will be held on October 20 - 22, 2017.  This is a program for high school seniors which highlights the opportunities at Smith College for African American, Latina, Asian American and Native American students.  Smith College provides the round-trip transportation, meals and accommodations for all participants. The program is for U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents who reside in the United States or a U.S. territory.  International students and U.S. citizens abroad are not eligible.  Admission is based on academic and personal qualities and is very competitive.  For more information on this program go to https://www.smith.edu/admission/wod.  The application will be available online May 1, 2017.  Deadline:  June 16, 2017.
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  • Founder's Prize 2017 - EHV Weidmann Scholarship

    Any child or grandchild of a St. Johnsbury WEIDMANN employee or retiree is eligible.  Award will go to a graduating senior from an area school who plans to study engineering, business, or science related subjects in college.  For more information and requirements come to the Career and College Counseling Center and see Mrs. Baillargeon.  Deadline:  May 5, 2017.
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  • "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program

    This scholarship is being offered to high school seniors in the U.S. who are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  If you are interested, go to       http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ and to the right click on scholarships to be awarded.  Here you will find criteria, eligibility, and the application process for the "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship.  Deadline:  June 1, 2017
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  • "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship

    This scholarship is being offered to seniors in the U.S. that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Go to http://www.onlinembareport.com and to the right click on scholarships to be awarded.  Here you will find criteria, eligibility, and the application process for the "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship Program.  Deadline: June 1, 2017.
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  • 2017 GetSafe Scholarship Essay Contest

    GetSafe Home Security is sponsoring an essay contest to help students whose lives have been touched by crime. You must be a graduating senior in high school or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program for 2017-2018 school year.  The essay must be 500-1,000 words.  For more information on the essay topic and rules go to https://getsafe.com/scholarship.  Deadline: May 31, 2017.
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  • The Eugene McDonough Memorial Scholarship

    This award is given annually to one or more students who plan to enroll full time in an accredited college or university and pursue a course of study leading to an Associate, Bachelor's or equivalent degree in the field of fire science, EMS, or criminal justice.  You can obtain an application and more information by coming to the Career and College Counseling Center and see Mrs. Baillargeon or you can go to http://friendsofsjfd.com and click on McDonough Scholarship.  Deadline: May 1, 2017.
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  • Scholarship.collegecovered.com

    Students could win scholarship money to help pay for college.  There is no purchase or student loan necessary to enter.  This is brought to you by Discover Student Loans.  Go to https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/rules.html for the official rules and information on how to enter and for deadlines
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  • VSAC College Pathways 2017 - Free College Planning Event

    Sophomores and Juniors and their families - The dates for the Free Planning Event are March 18th at St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm, April 1st at Castleton University, Castleton, VT from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, & April 29th at Johnson State College, Johnson, VT from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm.  The workshops include: applying to colleges, step by step, your college search - what to consider & tools to use, tackling the college admissions essay, strategies for the SAT/ACT, and financial aid and college costs and more. Register at www.vsac.org/CP17.
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  • SiW Internet Marketing Scholarship

    This scholarship is designed to help students pursue their education in any field.  The objective is to help everyone continue their education so they can achieve their professional and personal goals.  You will need to write an essay/article of at least 1000 words on the topic of Internet Marketing.  For more information and how to apply go to http://seo-is-war.com/scholarship-program.  Deadline:  December 31, 2017.
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  • Spinning Reel Guide Scholarship

    This scholarship is for high school seniors, undergraduate and postgraduate students.  A creative and informative essay of 700- 1000 words is required and the topic to write on is "Fishing".  Go to the website listed above for eligibility requirements and how to apply.  Deadline:  September 1, 2017.
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  • MybestReviewss Internet Marketing Scholarship 2017

    If you are a soon to be college student, are a college student, you are eligible for this scholarship.  High School students may also be eligible but must have written consent from their parents or guardians.  All you need to do is write an amazing quality article for MybestReviews.  The topic is "Evolution of wireless technology"  You just need to submit your creative ideas in an article on their email address.  For information on this scholarship go to https://www.mybestreviewss.com/scholarship.  Deadline:  August 20, 2017.
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  • Addiction Resource Scholarship

    This is an essay contest open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18 years old or older.  An applicant must be accepted to or currently enrolled in a college or university within the U.S. or District of Columbia.  The essay must be 1,000 - 1,500 words about your vision for a drug-free world.  Application period opens April 21, 2017.  Go to https://addictionresource.com/scholarship for more information and how to apply.   
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  • Vermont Golf Association Scholarship - Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund, Inc.

    This fund assists deserving Vermont resident students in obtaining a college education or technical training of university grade.  For more information, general instructions and an application which must be obtained online only go to http://www.vtga.org/scholarship_app.html. The deadline is May 1, 2017.
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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://abbottandfenner.com for more information.   
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  • Scholarship Giveaway by fishingpicks.com

    This scholarship is for high school seniors, graduate, or undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or a permanent U.S. resident.  If you are thinking of pursuing a career in Marketing, Business, IT, Communications, Health Sciences and other related categories, you should try for this scholarship.  An essay of 300-600 is required. For more information and how to apply, go to http://fishingpicks.com/scholarship. Deadline:  August 30, 2017.  
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  • QA Symphony Scholarship

    QA Symphony, a leading global provider of software testing tools designed to help agile development and QA teams create better software by improving speed, efficiency and collaboration during the testing process is offering a scholarship to high school students who graduate in 2017 and have been accepted into a college or university and students currently enrolled in a college or university.  A short essay (500 min. word) on "why you believe software development or software testing is important" is required.  Application and essay are to be done online at https://qasymphony.com/scholarship. Deadline: November 1, 2017. 
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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.