This year, Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature enacted the nation’s first tuition-free degree program for full time students: the Excelsior Scholarship. A college education is increasingly necessary to secure the jobs of tomorrow, and the Excelsior Scholarship ensures New York’s students have access to a quality education and the skills they need to succeed. The Scholarship is available to students enrolled at a SUNY or CUNY community college or university beginning in the fall of 2017.
The application will be available starting June 7th. To receive an electronic notification when the application is live, we encourage you to enter your email in the Excelsior Alert Form on the HESC website: www.hesc.ny.gov/excelsior.
Juniors, the SUNY college fairs are coming up soon! Check out the website and register to attend. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the SUNY colleges, the application process, and lots of other information. You can register here.
Are you ready for college? On October 3rd at 7pm I will have a meeting for the Juniors, Seniors, and their parents. I will be going over all the necessary steps needed to complete the college process. We will discuss college applications, financial aid, college entrance exams and much more. I look forward to seeing you there!
The State University of New York’s 2016 Spring College Fairs are just a few weeks away! Pre-registration for students can be found here: www.suny.edu/studentevents
The College Fairs will be held at the following three locations this year:
The Armory Track & Field Center
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hanover Marriott Hotel
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Farmingdale State College
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from over 30 different SUNY campuses to discuss academic offerings, student life, financial aid, and more!
World of Discovery Day Camp is looking for lifeguards, camp counselors, and other specialists. For more information check out their website www.worldofdiscover.org.
Queens College is offering a FREE SAT prep course over the summer. You must apply to be admitted and the application deadline is 6/1/2016. This is a great opportunity for all juniors and sophomores to prepare for the SAT and also to get assistance with college applications and the entire college process. For more information check out www.letsgetready.org or click here Student Flyer – Queens Summer 2016 to see the flyer.
The SYEP will be recruiting on Tuesday, April 5th at Queens Center Mall from 3:00 pm until 6:00pm. Click here for more information: QCM Flyer
For up-to-date information you may follow on Instagram @cqy_youthemployment
There is also an opportunity for those students who want to earn community service hours through volunteer work at Queens County Farm! For more information click here: Flyer_Volunteer