2021 Voices of Tufts Diversity Experience


Tufts University Admissions is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Voices of Tufts Diversity Experience! Voices is an opportunity designed to introduce current high school juniors to diversity and community at Tufts University.

About Tufts
They are seeking nominations for juniors who would be a good fit for Tufts. Tufts is a student-centered research university located less than five miles from downtown Boston, MA. Students study across Tufts’ School of Arts & Sciences, School of Engineering, and School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA at Tufts). Tufts University meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need of all admitted students, regardless of citizenship status.

What is Voices?
The Voices program will take place in October 2021. While no decision has been made on whether the event will be held in-person or virtually, Tufts is committed to holding Voices this fall. The program will expose current high school juniors to the academic and social experience at Tufts through mock classes, student panels, and conversations with representatives from their identity-based resource centers. There is no cost to participate in Voices and all applicants to the program will have their Tufts application fees waived.

Who could be nominated? 
While Voices has traditionally attracted participants from underrepresented backgrounds – including but not limited to students of color; first generation college-bound students; LGBTQ students; students from low-income backgrounds; and students from rural communities – any student interested in learning about diversity at Tufts is welcome to apply. Most importantly, they seek to invite students with strong academic records who are kind, collaborative, civically-engaged, and interested in creating a more inclusive world.

Profile of Students Who Are Typically Accepted to Tufts:

– Average SAT Score = 1390-1540

– Average ACT Score = 32-34

– Average GPA = 3.91

– Average High School Grades = A-

– 90% of admitted freshmen were in top 10% of their high school graduating class

– 15% of applicants are typically granted admission

– Freshmen Class of 2024 – 23,127 applications; 3,770 accepted

Nominations are due by August 2, 2021. If interested, and if you meet the above profile, email YOUR guidance counselor.

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund – REMINDER


The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers renewable, four-year scholarships to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, their community, or at home), a strong work ethic, good character, part-time employment, and leadership qualities. The Fund also values demonstrated grit and resiliency in students who have faced significant challenges. Applicants may be high school seniors, recent high school graduates or current college students. Annual awards range from $3,000 to $8,000 ($12,000 to $32,000 total over four years).

Despite the turmoil of last spring, the Fund was able to administer over 500 new and renewal awards for the 2020-21 academic year totaling well over $3 million. These included nearly 50 donor-funded scholarships and a special COVID Relief award that was provided to 40 Phillips Scholars this fall. The Fund is now preparing for next spring.

High School students who have received the financial aid packages from their preferred colleges may apply by April 2, 2021 in order to receive the Fund’s decision before the May 1, 2021 college common reply date. The Fund hopes that this strategy allows students a better understanding of their finances before they select a school.

2021-2022 Application Deadlines and Dates

  • Applications will be posted on the website in December 2020.
  • The New High School Application and New College Application are due at noon on May 3, 2021.
  • Early Response Option for High School Students Application is due at noon on April 2, 2021

Please click on How to Apply to access a detailed summary of the application process.

Students interested in the Early Decision Process should access the Fund’s webpage

How to Apply for 2021 – Early Response Process.

And, finally, here is the link to the How to Apply for 2021-Spanish version.

Knights of Pythias Poster Contest


Knights of Pythias Humanitarian Scholarship


The Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias will award three scholarships each in the amount of $1,000 to students who best qualify, based on their altruistic services to the community. Altruistic meaning having unselfish concern for or devoted to the welfare of others. For more information, click Knights of Pythias Humanitarian Scholarship

TRIO Talent Search Program (FREE for Lynn English Students)


Dear Lynn English Students & Parents,

TRIO Talent Search is a FREE federally-funded college access program for high school students who would be the first in their family to attend college.

Through a partnership between North Shore Community College and the Lynn Public Schools, TRIO advisors provide FREE college and career advising; tutoring in the areas of English, Math and Science; STEM programs; assistance with college and scholarship essays; and test prep. Students in TRIO Talent Search also participate in monthly field trips to college campuses across Massachusetts and beyond.

The program is open to Lynn English students who would be a first-generation college student and whose families meet the U.S. Department of Education’s income guidelines for Federal TRIO Programs. Students also must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident.

Applications are available by clicking this link – https://botform.compansol.com/Bot/NSCC-LynnTalentSearch. Please make sure that you complete all requested information in all parts of the application before submitting.

For more information, please contact Christian Beato at [email protected] or call 781-477-2190.

Boston Children’s Hospital’s Trauma and Community Resilience Center’s Inter-ethnic Youth Advisory Board (I-YAB)

The Boston Children’s Hospital’s Trauma and Community Resilience Center (BCH TCRC) is looking for twelve young leaders (ages 15 to 17 years) from across Massachusetts who are passionate about violence prevention and want to make a difference in their community through participation in our Inter-ethnic Youth Advisory Board (I-YAB).

We believe that youth resilience building is fundamental to violence prevention through increasing sense of belonging, enhancing inter-ethnic group understanding, developing leadership and advocacy skills, and promoting civic engagement. We are committed to giving youth the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed to become leaders in youth violence prevention and to enhance resilience in their communities.

We seek to engage a diverse group of youth to carry out the I-YAB mission. Massachusetts adolescents of all races and ethnicities, gender identities and sexual orientations, and migration statuses are welcome. Youth do not need to have any prior experience serving on an advisory board to get involved.

Do you know a youth who is already a leader in their community, or has a desire to become a leader and has an interest in youth violence prevention or public health? Please share this opportunity!

See our website for more information and view the application here.

We are accepting applications for I-YAB membership through Friday, March 19th, 2021. Please reach out directly to Alisa Miller, PhD at [email protected] if you or a youth you know has any questions!

GLSS’ Vincent Lique Human Services Scholarship


Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) is accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors who attend one of the schools located in the Greater Lynn area (KIPP Academy Lynn Charter School, Lynn Classical High School, Lynn English High School, Lynn Vocational Technical High School, Lynnfield High School, St. Mary’s High School, Saugus High School, and Swampscott High School) through the Lique Human Services Scholarship. Two $5,000

scholarships will be awarded to students who have an interest in or are considering a career in human services and who have made an impact in their community or the world through community service. Completed scholarship applications are due to the student’s respective guidance office by Friday, April 9, 2021.

The Lique Human Services Scholarship will be awarded to two seniors who attend one of the eight high schools located in GLSS’ service area of Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott. The scholarship is named in memory of Vince Lique, the Agency’s long-time Executive Director who devoted his career to helping others, particularly vulnerable senior citizens and people of all ages with disabilities, demanding that all people be treated with dignity and respect.

“Vince’s legacy is firmly rooted in his compassion for people. He measured success by the quality of his service to and advocacy for others,” said Kathryn C. Burns, MHA, GLSS’ Chief Executive Officer. “I believe in Vince’s theory that one’s individual success is directly related to the benefits received by those around us. The Lique Human Services scholarship honors the man and his service by encouraging others to do the same.”


For a PDF application, click GLSS Lique Application

For a PDF application completion checklist, click GLSS Lique Application Completion Worksheet

For a WORD application, click GLSS Lique Application

For a WORD application completion checklist, click GLSS Lique Application Completion Worksheet

College Board’s BigFuture Days

College Board is hosting virtual events for high school students to connect directly with college admissions representatives and take action on the most important steps for college. These events are meant for high school sophomores and juniors, but younger and older students are welcome. We also encourage parents/guardians to join along with their students.

BigFuture Day events are four hours long. You can drop in and out of the event at the times that work for your schedule. The College Panels and College Planning sessions will be recorded for future viewing. You need to register in advance to attend the live events and access the recordings.

You can register for any event and more than one. When you register for an event, you will learn more about the colleges and states included in that region.


BigFuture Days Northeast

Sunday, March 7, 4:00-8:00 PM ET


BigFuture Days West + Southwest

Tuesday, March 30, 5:00-9:00 PM ET


BigFuture Days Midwest

Sunday, April 18, 4:00-8:00 PM ET


BigFuture Days Southeast

Thursday, April 29, 5:00-9:00 PM ET

College Board Opportunity Scholarships ( Juniors ONLY )

Now Open for the Class of 2022! ( Juniors ONLY )

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is now open for class of 2022 students. It guides students step by step through the college planning process. For each step that a student completes, they’ll earn a chance at a $500 scholarship. When they complete all six steps, they’ll earn a chance at $40,000. Please share this program with your juniors and encourage them to sign up and take the first step by building a college list on BigFuture™.
Juniors: Sign Up Today
Students Can Double Their Chances to Earn a Scholarship if:
They received or used a fee waiver from the College Board.
They attend a high school where 75% or more of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.
Their annual family income is $60,000 or less.

Camp Eastman Summer Job (Peabody YMCA)

Camp Eastman is looking for individuals 16 years and older who enjoy spending time with children, working in a team, and who are willing to try new things. We are offering both part time and full time positions, with full time preferred. The daily hours of camp are from 7:45 AM to 4:00 PM, but may be extended until 6:00 PM. Applications are open now.

For more information, click Camp Eastman Summer Job