Brace Bulletin

Sandy Williams, Brace Advisor

Senior Newsletter

September 2004

This publication will contain items of interest for all seniors. It's suggested that you keep all issues, so they can be referred to, later. Whether you plan to attend college or a technical center, the information contained in this publication could be of interest to you.

Emory University Scholars nomination forms are available in the BRACE Office. If you have a strong academic background and an interest in applying to Emory University, you may want to be considered for this prestigious award. There is a November 1st deadline.

Northwestern University will host a student-parent information session Wednesday, October 6, at the Boca Raton Marriott (Town Center), at 7:30 PM. For information, phone 561-392-4600

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) will host a student-parent information session Wednesday, September 8, at Palm Beach Lakes High School, West Palm Beach. Phone Mr. Gustafson @ 561-747-2448 for information and directions.

The Greater Miami Performing and Visual Arts College Fair will be held Tuesday, October 26, at the Davie Signature Grand, from 7-9 PM. Students interested in Music, Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance, Graphic Design and other related disciplines, should plan to attend. Representatives from many colleges throughout the country will be available that evening. Additional information may be obtained by phone at 1-800-822-6285 or at: www.nacac.com/fairs.html.

The University of Florida College of Engineering will host information sessions at the Gainesville campus on several Fridays throughout the school year. The future programs are scheduled for September 7, October 1 and October 15. Additional dates and registration info can be obtained at www.eng.ufl.edu/home/ess/sessions

Eastern Michigan University, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, is always looking for Florida students! Maybe you want to attend college "away from home"?? Research www.emich.edu . This is a competitive college which offers admission to students who may not have a high GPA.

Home Depot is looking for full, part-time & seasonal employees. If you want to go to college but don't have funding, this may be an opportunity to work and go to college, and receive tuition reimbursement up to $5000 for one calendar year. Get details in the BRACE Office.

Job Fair, Wednesday, September 22, at the North Campus of Broward Community College, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd. 10 AM to 3 PM. This is an opportunity to network with South Florida's largest employers, and the event is open to the public.

Broward Community College offers reasonably priced SAT Prep classes. You may access the schedule in the BRACE Office. The cost of the course is $130.00.

Georgia Tech offers 60 President's Scholarships to high-achieving entering freshmen. These are full scholarships, including the cost of non-resident tuition. You must have greater than 3.0 GPA, 1250 SAT, 30ACT and have leadership qualities. You must apply for admission to Georgia Tech BEFORE October 31; there is no separate application for this scholarship. www.apply.gatech.edu

Brown University will host a student/parent information session Monday, Sept. 20 at 7 PM, at The Miami Museum of Science Auditorium, S. Miami Ave, in Miami.