On Thursday morning, October 2, 2014, from 8:30 until 10:45 am, Westwood High School students will have an opportunity to participate in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Distance Recruitment Event . Using our new distance learning lab, students will be able interact with recruiters via video-conferencing from HBCU's across the country. Recruiters from the participating HBCU's will be divided into two groups and broadcast from one location. Our site will connect with these two groups of recruiters to learn more about these historic and prestigious institutions. The recruiters will offer college-bound students information on individual schools, scholarship opportunities, general college application information (including hints and tips for applicants), and information on college and university life.
Connecting students are encouraged to do basic research on the institutions and develop and prepare thoughtful questions that can be shared during the round-robin Q and A sessions. This event is FREE and will be open to the first 30 students who complete and return their permission forms. Pick up your permission form from Ms. Faulkenberry in Room 323 today!
TEACHING FELLOWS APPLICATION:
Are you interested in becoming a teacher and working in South Carolina?
If so, please consider applying for the South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program. Administered by CERRA-South Carolina, the Program provides fellowships for up to 200 students each year. These students participate in enrichment porgrams at a Teaching Fellows Institution, participate in professional development and leadership opportunities, partner with communities and businesses, and receive up to a $6,000 fellowship annually for four years as long as they are in the process of completing a degree leading to teacher licensure and meet the criteria to continue in the program. A Fellow must agree to teach in a South Caolina public school one year for each year he/she receives loan monies.
Any student who is a legal resident of South Carolina and a current high school senior or junior graduating early who will be attending college as a freshman in the fall of 2015 may apply. Fellowships are based on academic achievement, references, community and school involvement, an interview, and a writing assessment. The application is available until December 1, 2014 on the CERRA website at:
You must complete the application online. You must also collect three references on the official 2014 reference form, and submit an official transcript. Please see Ms. Faulkenberry in Room 323 if you have questions or need assistance applying.