COLLEGE IMPRESSIONS NEWSLETER                                                              JANUARY, 2009

College Impressions - Publisher: Arthur P. Mullaney -- 64 Shore Dr., Kingston, MA 02364 -- (781) 585-4070

Beloit College’s Mindset List for the class of 2012
Each year the president of Beloit College publishes a list of life encounters which the incoming freshmen bring to their first year of
college. The following is a partial list of attitude influencing events which this years freshman class has or has not experienced.
     1. Harry Potter could be a classmate, playing on their Quidditch team.
     2. GPS satellite navigation systems have always been available.
     3. Coke & Pepsie have always used recycled plastic bottles.
     4. e in the same bottle.
     5. Gas stations have never fixed flats, but most serve cappuccino.
     6. Electronic filing of tax returns has always been an option.
     7. Girls in head scarves have always been part of the school fashion scene.
     8. All have had a relative—or known about a friend’s relative—who died comfortably at home with Hospice.
     9. As a precursor to “whatever,” they have recognized that some people “just don’t get it.”
     10. Universal Studios has always offered an alternative to Mickey in Orlando.
     11. Grandma has always had wheels on her walker.
     12. Martha Stewart Living has always been setting the style.
     13. Haagen-Dazs ice cream has always come in quarts.
     14. WWW has never stood for World Wide Wrestling.
     15. Films have never been X rated, only NC-17.
     16. The Warsaw Pact is as hazy for them as the League of nations was for their parents.
     17. Clarence Thomas has always sat on the Supreme Court.
     18. Wayne Newton has never had a mustache
     19. College grads have always been able to Teach for America.
     20. IBM has never made typewriters
     21. They have never been able to color a tree using a raw umber Crayola.
     22. There has always been Pearl Jam.
     23. .The tonight Show has always been hosted by Jay Leno and started at 11:35 EST.
     24. Authorities have always been building a wall along the Mexican boarder.
     25. Lenin’s name has never been on a major city in Russia.
     26. Macaulay Culkin has always been Home Alone.
     27. The Green Bay Packers (almost) always had the same starting quarterback.

The Quinn Report:
Volunteer Opportunity:
The Mass Substance Abuse Info. And Ed. Helpline seeks volunteers, for phone service to persons affected by alcoholism and
substance abuse. The Helpline provides training, supervision, flexible scheduling, in recovery from addiction helpful but not
necessary. For more information to be a volunteer: call (671) 536-0501, ext. 201. Visit their web site at
It is said……
High School Dropout Rates, 2007 - 2008                        Number of Colleges & Universities, 2007 - 2008
Connecticut      4%       New Hampshire 4%                    Connecticut      45                  New Hampshire        26
Maine            4%       New York          6%                Maine            30                  New York           307
Massachusetts 4%          Rhode Island       7%               Massachusetts 122                    Rhode Island         14
Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education, August, 2008
Colleges With the Most Freshman Merit Scholars, 2007 (top 20 in descending order)
College           # of Scholars # Sponsored by Institution           College    # of Scholars               # Sponsored by Institution
                 08    07 06        08      07      06                                08       07      06     08      07     06
Harvard U        285 294 287          0       0      0          Stanford             164     153      194       0       0      0
U.of Florida     168 257 230 132           212     230          New York U.          159     145      113    137     123      95
U. of TX, Austin 283 250 262 232           192     202          UNC,Chapel Hill 166          144      138    127     113 107
Wash.U., St.Louis204 241 169 154           175     120          Rice U.              159     140      163      95      90 104
U. So. Cal.      231 206 190 195           206     159          U. of Oklahoma       175      140      146 137       174    159
Northwestern U. 249 198 174 186            148     133          M.I.T.               138     135      131       0       0       0
U. of Chicago    196 196 139 156           196     139          Texas A.&M.          173     134      136    134     103     134
Arizona St.      150 189 156 127           159     189          Vanderbilt            172     134     138    116     108    133
Yale U.          183 186 232          0       0       0          Duke                  90     118     117       0       0       0
Princeton        179    153 180       0       0       0          Ohio St.             118      115             93      94
Source: Chronicle of Higher Education, August,
College Open House Programs
Suggestion: When responding regarding attendance, confirm the date and time and place of the meeting.
January, 2009        Code OH = Open House Programs
Adelphia U., L.I., NY, Jan. 13 –OH- 6 pm to 8 pm, Jan 14 –OH-, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, call (800) ADELPHIA
Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA, Jan. 19 -OH- call
Bay State Col., Longmeadow, MA Jan. 17 -Instant Decision Day- call (800)
Becker Col., Worcester, MA Jan. 15 -Athletic OH- call
Boston Architectural Col., Boston, MA, Jan. 5 -OH- 6 pm to 8 pm, call (877) 385-2000
Briarwood Col., Southington, CT., Jan 17 -OH- 10 am, (Snow Date Jan. 27), call (800) 952-2444
Bridgewater Col., Bridgewater, VA, Jan. 31 -OH- call (800) 759-8328
Carnegie-Mellon U., Pittsburg, PA A series of admissions meetings for specific disciplines. See Carry Over Program Section
Castleton St. Col.,, Castleton, VT Jan 24 -Saturday Information Session- call (800) 639-8521
Catholic U., Washington D.C., Jan. 25 -OH- 9 am to 3 pm, call (800) 447-3765
Champlain Col., Burlington, VT., Jan. 17, 24 & 31 –Saturday Information Sessions- 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, call (800) 570-5858
Culinary Inst. of America, Hyde Park, NY, Jan. 9 & 27–OH for traditional & non traditional students
Daniel Webster Col., Nashua, NY, Jan. 19 -Winter Preview-, Jan. 10 & 24 –Saturday IS-, call (800) 325-6876
Dickinson Col., Carlisle, PA, Jan19 -OH for high school juniors- call (800) 644-1773
Emmanuel Col., Boston, MA, Jan. 19 -Holiday Information Day- 11 am to 1 pm, call (617) 735-9715
Fitchburg State Col., Fitchburg, MA, Jan. 24 & 31 -Saturday Information Session- call (978) 665-3144
Florida Institute of Tech., Melbourne, FL Jan. 16 -Exploration Day- call (800) 888-4348
Florida Southern, Lakeland, FL Jan. 31 -Day on Campus- call (800) 274-4131
Framingham State Col., Framingham, MA., Jan. 24 -Saturday Sessions- 10 am, call (508) 626-4500
Geneva Col., Beaver Falls, PA Jan. 24 -Golden Way Athletic Day- call (800) 847-8255
Hartwick Col., Oneonta, NY Jan. 10, 17 & 21 –Winter Saturday Programs-, call (888) HARTWICK
Hope Col., Holland, MI, Jan. 19 & 30 -Visitation Day- 9:00 am to 3 pm, call (800) 968-7850
Lake Forest Col., Evanston, IL, Jan. 20 -On Line Chat- call (847) 735-5013
Lawrence Memorial-Regis Col. Collaborative ASN Program, Medford, MA, Jan. 13 –OH, Radiography- 7 pm to 9 pm,
          Jan. 5 -OH, Nursing- 7 pm, call (781) 396-9250
Loyola Col., Baltimore, MD, Jan. 31 -Student Information Days- 11 am to 2 pm, RR, call (800) 221-9107
Lyndon State Col., Lyndon, VT, Jan 24 & 31 -Decision Day-, call(802) 626-6413
Mary Baldwin Col., Staunton, VA. Jan. 31, -Multicultural Weekend, Jan 31 –Spring Athletic Day-, call (800) 4682262
Mt. St. Mary’s, Newberg, NY, Jan. 25 -OH- 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, call
Newbury Col., Boston, MA Jan. 21 -Decision Day- call (617) 730-7004
New England Col., Henniker, NH, Jan. 10 -Information Session- 10 am to noon, call (800) 521-7642
New England Institute of Art, Brookline, MA Jan. 19 –OH- call
New Rochelle Col. of, New Rochelle, NY, Jan. 23 -Café Friday, OH- call (800) 933-5923
Nichols Col., Dudley, MA, Jan. 17 –Financial Aid Night & Review of FASFA- call (800) 470-3379
Norwich U., Northfield, VT, Jan 30 to Feb. 1 -Leadership Challenge Weekend- See Special Programs for details, call (802) 485-2531
Ohio Wesleyan U., Delaware, OH., Jan. 25 & 26 -OWU Visitation Day w/option for an overnight call (800) 922-8953
                   February 5, 6, 7, 2009 (tentative schedule) a Multicultural Weekend call (800) 922-8953 for details
Regis Col., Weston, MA, Jan. 24 -Information Session- call (800) 456-1820
Rollins Col., Winter Park Fl., Jan. 7 -Saturday Tours-, call (407) 646-2161
St Joseph Col., West Hartford, CT, Jan. 31 –Saturday Visit- 10 am to 1 pm, call (860) 231-5216
St. Michael’s Col., Colchester, VT, Jan. 31 –Office Hours & Tour- 11:30 am, call (800) 762-8000
St. Olaf’s Col., Northfield, MN, Jan. 19 -Junior Preview Day, OH-, call (800) 800-3025
Simons Rock of Bard Col., Great Barrington, MA, Jan. 19 -Discovery Day, OH- call (800) 235-7186
Stetson U., Deland, FL Jan 31 -Saturday Visit Day - 9 am, call (800) 688-0101
Spellman Col., Atlanta, GA, Jan. 26 -OH, A Day in the Life of a Spellman Student- , call (800) 982-2411
Suffolk U., Boston, MA Jan. 24 & 31 - Interviews & Tours- call (617) 573-8460
Syracuse U., Syracuse, NY Jan 17, 24, & 31 _Music Audition Days- must pre register, call 315-443-3611
Wittenberg U., Springfield, OH, Jan. 30 -Visit Day- call (800) 677-7558

Massachusetts College Goal Sunday January 29, 2009 at 2:00 pm
FAFSA Day in Massachusetts! College goal Sunday is a volunteer-driven effort to provide FREE ASSISTANCE to students and
families, including those who have no tradition of attending college, in competing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA), the federally required form for students seeking financial aid, including grant, and loan throughout the nation. College Goal
Sunday mobilizes financial aid professionals from MA colleges and universities to help families of college bound students. The 4th
College Goal Sunday will take place on January 29, 2009 at 2 pm in over 20 locations around Massachusetts Areas:
Annual Boston Area -- Boston Public Library, Boston -- Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown -- ROCA Gym, Chelsea
                 North Shore Community College, Lynn -- Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill -- Malden High School --
                 Somerville High School -- Waltham High School
Cape Cod -- Cape Cod Community College, Hyannis
Mass. College Goal Sunday, continued…
South Coastal Area -- Brockton High School -- Bristol Community College, Fall River -- UMass at Dartmouth, New Bedford
Merrimack Valley Area -- Northern Essex Community College, Lawrence -- Middlesex Community College, Lowell
Metro West Area -- Framingham High School
Central Massachusetts Area -- Fitchburg State College -- Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester
Western Massachusetts Area -- Athol Regional High School -- Holyoke Community College -- Pittsfield Educational Opportunity
                   Center -- Springfield Technical Community College
Students and their parents should bring completed 2008 IRS tax returns, W2 Statements and other 2008 Income and benefits
information. Current bank statements, untaxed income, records for the previous year (Social Security, Temp. Assist. To Needy
Families, Welfare or Veterans benefit records), drivers license (if any) & alien registration card. 2007 tax returns can also be useful if
2008 is not yet available. This information is helpful but not required.
For greater detail and additional site locations call (877) 4 - CGS – MAS or on line at

National Portfolio Days
January 24, 2009 Miami, FL at the Radison Hotel
January 25, 2009, Sarasota, FL at The Ringling School of Art

Counselor Programs
Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY is hosting a two day visit to it’s Riverdale campus in March 12 & 13 , 2009. Participants will
train from Rt. 128 Station in Westwood, MA to the “Big Apple”, stay in a NYC Hotel, have diner and take in a “Broadway Show”,
visit and tour Manhattan College campus on the following day, meet with the admissions staff and train back to Boston. It’s a great
experience and the hospitality extended by Bill Bissette and his admissions staff is absolutely outstanding. To reserve space call the
Manhattan College Admissions Office (800) 629-9235 or EMail Tom Dunn, New England representative

The Human Relations & Diversity Awareness Committee is seeking nominations and self-initiated applications for the Margaret
Addis Memorial Scholars Program. Scholars receive a free registration to the Annual Conference & Meeting at Western New
England University, Springfield, MA May 27 to 29, 2009, including meals and lodging and a one year membership in NEACAC.
NEACAC’s Human Relations & ‘diversity Awareness Committee look to include counselors from “underrepresented” areas, schools
and programs. Contact Danielle Nash at 203-625-8092

NEACAC’s Professional Development Committee is hosting “What Do Colleges Need to Know’ In the Planning Stage, 2009. The
cost is $25/person. The program will include a discussion of transcripts and profiles, ethics of the recommendation, profile exchange,
round table discussion, mock applicant review and more. To register go to

NEACAC’s Career Colloquium, In the Planning Stage , 2009
Are you finishing a graduate degree program in counseling? Working as a student in an Admissions Office? Interested in a job in
College Counseling? The Career Colloquium will feature seasoned Admissions and College Counseling professionals discussing
careers in admissions and secondary school college counseling. You will learn practical information about the college counseling
profession, graduate school opportunities, the types of jobs available, how to begin and manage your search, how to market yourself,
on-site resume review for you to receive immediate feedback for experienced hiring managers
For greater detail call Lynn O’Shaughnessy, NEACAC Regional Director at (603) 367-3292

New England Institute of Addiction Studies -- 2009 Substance Abuse Training Opportunities
The institute offers several educational events per year supporting workforce development and skill building of the professionals and
volunteers who provide services for substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery organizations, and for those who
provide related social services.
This year’s summer programs kick off with the 40th Annual New England School of Addiction Studies, which will take place June 1 –
4, 09 at Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I.. The School is an intensive week-long experience designed for people from all
disciplines who wish to expand their knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of substance abuse services through in-depth
The N.E. Institute of Addiction Studies Summer Training Calendar is as follows:
 40th Annual New England School of Addiction Studies June 1 – 4, 09 at Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I.
  9th Annual New England School of Prevention Studies June 1 – 3, 09 at Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I.
 17th Annual New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Treatment Late Summer/ Early Fall
Preliminary event information is posted on the web site at Complete course catalogs and application for all events
will be posted on the web site in late spring. For further information, or to be put on the mailing list for any of these events, please
contact the N.E. Institute of Addiction Studies (NEIAS) at or call (207) 621-2549
Contact: Denise Adams
Special Programs
The New Actors Workshop, 527 Tremont St., Boston, MA is offering year round programs in film and stage beginning in January,
2008. The skills acquired in acting are transferable to most career and educational situations one will experience in adult life. For
greater detail obtain a brochure by calling the New Actors Workshop at (617) 504-4914

The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY has planned a number of Open House Programs during the winter/spring 2009
Programs for Traditional and Non Traditional Students    January 9 & 29 -- February 13 & 20 -- March 6 & 18
To make an appointment at attend any of these programs call (800) 285-4627

Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY is hosting a number of “Off Campus Interview Programs.” A candidate for
admission must pre registration to obtain an interview at any one of these Interview Sessions. To pre register call the Hobart William
Smith Admissions Office at (800) 852-2256 and speak to Ruth Teague, Assoc. Dir.of Admis. or Mark Conklin, Asst. Dir of Admis
Connecticut: Jan. TBA, 2009 - Greenwich & Hartford CT areas
Massachusetts: Jan. TBA, 2009 - Boston, MA area
New York: Jan. TBA , 2009 in the N.Y.C. & Rye, NY areas

Norwich University, Northfield, VT will offer two Leadership Challenge Weekends during the winter/spring of 2009. The dates
are: January 30 to February 1 & February 27 to March 1, 2009. The Leadership Challenge Weekend is designed to expose the
college bound student to a military college and university life, while providing a worthwhile leadership experience through the
development of individual leadership skills, self-confidence and teamwork. Students participate as members of a team during the
course and receive instruction in leadership and effective communications. Students also participate in a Leadership Recreation
Course, physical fitness training, water survival training and other physical activities. Briefing on how to apply for college, to the
Federal Academies and information on Reserve Officer Training Corps. (ROTC) scholarships and financial aid are part of the 3 day
program. Students should only apply if they are interested in pursuing a college education and have an interest in attending a Federal
Academy. There is a $40 application fee. For greater detail call Norwich University at (802) 485-2531 or consult

Syracuse U. College of Visual & Performing Arts, School of Art & Design, Drama, or School of Music, or the School of
Architecture. Applicants must complete a portfolio review or audition. Visit the Syracuse web site at
to obtain audition and portfolio review deadlines or call 315-443-2769 to make an appointment..
Portfolio Reviews for the School of Art & Design on the Syracuse campus for Art & Drama, Monday now thru Friday thru February 1
Campus Music Days at Syracuse, NY: Jan. 16, 17, 23, 24, 09
Portfolio Reviews for School of Architecture in N.Y.C. call for specific dates & times (212)826-0335

15th Annual High School Marine Environmental Symposium -- April 24 & 25, 2009 Early registration is advised.
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy is sponsoring this unique educational event will allow students and teachers to participate in
workshop sessions with top environmental scientists, representing several of our nation’s most prestigious environmental
organizations. Each participant will be exposed to the most up-to-date information and have the opportunity to interact with the most
state of the art, high tech equipment available to assist in protecting our marine environment. A partial list of organizations that will
be making presentations at the Symposium includes: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Clean Harbors, Cape Cod Commission,
New England Aquarium, U.S. Coast Guard, Environmental Defense Fund, U.S. Geological Survey, National Marine Life Center,
Coastal Education Association. A registration fee of about $75 (includes overnight accommodations and meals at the Maritime
Academy) which is due as soon as possible in 2007. This program is by invite only (an invitation can be obtained by contacting the
Mass. Maritime Academy Admissions Office.) Reservations will be limited hence early registration is encouraged. Contact High
School Environmental Symposium, The Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Dr., Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. To make a
reservation call (800) 544-3411/ FAX (508) 830-5077 Email This notice will be repeated in February & March.

Carry Over Programs
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA will host “Sleeping Bag Weekends” for high school seniors on the following Sunday &
Mondays: January 25 & 26, 2009
The “Sleeping Bag Weekends” will feature presentations from the following academic departments: Engineering, Science, Computer
Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, Information Systems, Business Administration, & Fine Arts. For specific info. consult the
Carnegie Mellon Web site or call admissions at (412) 268-2082
Carnegie-Mellon Diversity Weekend; Jan. 24, 25 & 26, 2009. -- must have filed an application to C.-M. U.

Emerson College, Boston, MA will host auditions for Acting & Musical Theater, Theater Education & Theater Study with emphasis
on performance. Interviews will be conducted on an individual basis.
Regular Auditions will be held on:
               1.) The Boston auditions will be held on January 24 & 31 and on February 7,14,21,28 and March 7, 2009
               2.) New York auditions will be held in New York City on January 29, 30, 31 and Feb. 1, 2009
Should there be any questions call (617) 824-8780 or Email
An audition form is included in an Emerson Application Package and can be obtained on the Emerson web site
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL will host Overnight Visits for high school seniors while Northwestern is in session (October
through April). Depending on availability, accommodations will be provided for one night during the week with a student host in a
residence hall, fraternity or sorority. Arrangements should be made at least one month prior to the visit by calling (847) 491-8733

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. The Admission Department will host a number of Open House & Information
Session type programs during the 2008- 209 school year. Each program will consist of a three hour presentation which will
commence at 1:00 pm and consist of a discussion regarding Admissions and the Application Process and a Tour of the facilities.
Especially note that each presentation is designed to be student and family friendly. The Schedule will be as follows: Oct.. 08 through
Jan., 09 on Monday, Wednesdays, & Friday. During the months of; February, March, April, & May, 2009 the schedule will be on
Wednesdays & Fridays.
RISD will host Saturday Programs: March 14, 2009 and April 4 &18, 2009 & May 2 & 9, 2009. The Saturday Programs are subject
to change thus call to check the date/time of any program
There will be two Information Sessions & Campus Tours on April 4 & 18, 2009 and on May 2, 2009.
*** These programs are expected to attract more families and applicants than can be accommodated at one sitting therefore
prospective participants are urged to call well ahead (three to four weeks) of the intended program date and secure a reservation.
To make a reservation call the RISD Admissions Office at (800) 364-RISD

Special Career Program
DYNAMY INTERNSHIP Full Year Program Dynamy’s Internship Year is the nation’s only residential “gap year” internship
program. It is designed for students who want to explore the world of meaningful adult work before they embark on a college or career
path. This practice is common in the U.K., Europe and other parts of the world, but is catching on fast in the USA. The majority of
interns go on to college after completing their internship experience. Dynamy interns live in apartments as independent adults, get
invaluable on-the-job experience in three consecutive nine-week mentored internships, work with Dynamy advisors on clarifying their
future personal and academic goals, and have the option of taking up to 12 credits from Clark University. Each program begins with
a wilderness challenge. Dynamy has sites in Worcester, MA. and Santa Rosa CA. Dynamy is currently accepting applications for the
2008 Spring Semester and 2008-2009 academic year. Should there be any questions please contact Mr. Brian Hopewell, Dean of
Admissions, at (508) 755-2571 or by email at Please visit the Dynamy web page at
DYNAMY (Mid-Year/Spring ’08) offers a Spring Semester scheduled to begin in mid January, 2008. This would be an appropriate
opportunity for mid-year graduates of students who went off to college in the fall and have decided not to remain enrolled for the
spring. The regular Dynamy program is available; wilderness challenge, advising, internships, community service, independent
apartment life, Clark University credit seminars. Enrollment is possible at either the Worcester MA or Santa Rosa CA site.
Application deadline is 20 December, 2006. Contact Brian Hopewell at (508) 775-2571 or email at

  SciFair 2009, the Mass annual state science fair to be held at M.I.T. May 1 to 3 , 2008 is awarding a record number of scholarships.
The fair is the culmination of a year-long science project competition starting at the high school level, progressing to the state-wide
fair, presented by Massachusetts State Science Fair, Inc., a non profit corporation.
  The opportunity for students to receive Scholarships, Cash Awards or Experience Awards are excellent as, all public and private
high schools in Massachusetts are each eligible to send one student. In addition, 40 students from each of the six regional fairs are
eligible to go on to the state fair. With over 200 students receiving awards at MIT and with the additional chance of receiving regional
awards this is a great way to help defray college and university costs.
  Science projects are a fun and exciting way to understand inquiry, one of the three strands of the science and technology/engineering
curriculum frameworks. Inquiry represents fully one-third of the reporting categories in the science MCAS tests. Science projects
earn scholarships, cash and awards while helping the student to succeed in the classroom and on the achievement tests.
  Additional information and guidelines can be found at or by calling the state wide office at (508) 224-3265.
Following is just a sample of this year’s awards with next year’s promising to be even bigger:
  These awards and many more will be available to high school students in all public and private schools in Massachusetts. Each and
every school can send one student to compete at the state fair in May as well as competing on the regional and local levels for awards
and recognition. The state office phone number is (508) 224-3265 and web site to easily download information is
1.) There are Science Fairs in the other five New England states. Interested students should check with the Science Depts. in their
      high schools for specific information regarding Science Fair opportunities in their state.
2.) The Middle School Mass. Science Fair will be held on June 6, 2009 at Worcester Technical High School, Worceser, MA

Scholarship Potpourri
The University Scholars Program offers a scholarship of up to $10,000 per year to the top two ranking students at every high school
in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The scholarship is renewable annually for four years provided the student maintains a 3.0
grade point average in at least 12 credits per semester. The top two students can be nominated from each high school. The
nomination deadline is in mid February, 2010.
 The Commonwealth Scholars Program offers a scholarship covering full academic-year tuition, fees, room, board & costs for
students living on campus, or an allowance of up to $2,000 to cover commuting costs and living expenses for off campus students.
Recipients are invited to apply for membership in the Commonwealth Honors College (on the UMASS Amherst campus) or the
campus’ Honors Program at the Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell campus. Students with a combined SAT score of 1400 and a
minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75 are eligible for the scholarship. For details consult with your high school guidance
counselor or principal/head master

The Henry David Thoreau College Scholarships:
Massachusetts high school seniors with plans to pursue an interest in the environmental field, may now apply for an undergraduate
scholarship totaling $30,000 spread over a four year period, to the students choice of college. The scholarship also includes a paid
internship for the summer between the student’s junior and senior year.
Scholarship goals:
  To stimulate increased awareness and incentive for a broad range of Mass high school students to enter the environmental field;
  To broaden student’s understanding of the issues that impact the environment;
  To forge working relationships between students, faculty, and experts in the field;
  To develop a cadre of bright and committed students with the potential for future leadership in the environmental field.
Deadline to submit an application: February 1, 2010 -- Notification date, no later than April 30, 2010
For specific details call Jane Nalieri, Northeast Educational Services, 265 Medford St., Somerville, MA 02143 or call (617) 666-6900
An application can be taken off the web page

Massachusetts Restaurant Association Hospitality Institute has $2,000 scholarships available for students interested in pursuing
further education in culinary arts, hospitality, and restaurant/food service management. The MRAHI will distribute $80,000 in
scholarships this year. Call the MRAHI at (800) 852-3042 or (508) 366-4144 or check the web site

Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, 555 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 212-343-6493 High school students may
compete for scholarships in art or photography. Criteria: review of portfolio. Write to above address for details

National Black Nurses Association, 1511 K St., N W Suite 415, Washington, DC 20005 202-393-6870
Scholarships from $100 to 2,000. Criteria: Involvement in community & school activities & membership in National Black Nurses
Association. For details contact the address noted above.

Aero Club of New England, Box 183, East Boston, MA 02129
Scholarship of $2,000 for a New England resident interested in a career in aviation. Criteria: financial need and school record & 160
hours of flight time. For details contact the club at the above address.

Woman’s Jewelry Association, 333-B Highway 46 West, Suite B-201, Fairfield, NJ 07004 973-575-7190
A scholarship ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 a year for a woman planning to prepare for a career in the field of jewelry.
Criteria: financial need and upon the quality of prints or other evidence of their work. For details contact the address above.

Graphic Communication Council, 1899 Preston White Dr., Reston, VA 20191-4367 703-648-1768
Awards: 300 scholarships for students preparing to enter a career in the graphic communication industry.
Criteria: must maintain a 3.0 gpa which in college. Write to the council for it’s application package.

Boy Scouts of America, Learning for Life Program, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079 972-580-2079
Award: $5,000 scholarship to help a young man prepare for a career in education, government, business and science. Need not have
been a Boy Scout but must have an outstanding record. Must apply through a local Boy Scout Council.

Financial Aid Seminars at Stonehill College, Easton, MA designed for South Shore of Boston Parents
All seminars begin at 6:30 pm in the Martin Institute Auditorium - This meeting will explain the “how to’s” in applying for Financial
This is a well put together program. Eileen O’Leary, Director of Financial Aid at Stonehill has designed the most complete Financial
Aid Seminars I have ever attended. For details call (508) 565-1373
January 5, 2009
 Canton -- Brockton -- Bridgewater-Raynham Regional H.S. -- Sharon H. S. -- Card. Spellman
January 6, 2009
  Archbishop Williams H.S. -- Catholic Memorial H.S. – East Bridgewater -- Fontbonne -- Notre Dame Academy
 Oliver Ames -- Stoughton
Schools invited to attend on either night:
  Boston College High School -- Braintree -- Brockton -- Holbrook -- Milton -- Norwood -- Sacred Heart
  Ursuline Academy -- Xaverian Brothers H. S.
Stonehill College Fin Aid Seminars continued…
The following secondary schools have been invited to attend either the January 2 nd, 3rd or 7th program:
  Boston College High School, Braintree High School, Milton High School, Norwood High School, Randolph High
  School, The Woodward School.
This notice has been included because during this time of the year many colleges and universities provide a similar service. Our
advice is that parents contact a college or university in their area and make an inquiry regarding the hosting of a financial aid program
to help parents through the fin and maze.

Six signs that a scholarship opportunity may not live up to it’s promise
         1. “The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.”
         2. “You can’t get this information anywhere else.”
         3. “May I have your credit card or bank account numbers to hold this scholarship?”
         4. “We’ll do all the work.”
         5. “The scholarship will cost you money.” “There is a small handling fee which must accompany the application.”
         6. “You’ve been selected by a ‘national foundation’ to receive a scholarship”, or “You’re a finalist” in a contest you never

Odds & Ends…
National & Global Youth Service Day, April 24 – 26, 2009            “Youth Challenging The World”
What is National Youth Service Day?
Millions of youth participated in National youth Service day, the largest service event in the world in April 2007. They tutored young
children, registered new voters, educated their communities about good nutrition, distributed HIV/AIDS prevention materials and met
many more community needs through their service. National Youth Service day supports youth on a life-long path of service and
civic engagement, and educates the public, the media and elected officials about the role of youth as community leaders.
  Youth Service America and the State Farm Companies Foundation are offering 100 grants of $1,000 each to students, teachers and
School based service-learning coordinators. To obtain an application send a serf-addressed, stamped envelope to good Neighbor
Service-Learning Award, c/o Written Request, Youth Service America, Suite 200, 1101 15 th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 or
go to the Web for more information about National Youth Service Day. The Deadline for application is early
Dec., 2008.           Source: Internet , November, 2007

Oft Repeated ….
Should you be preparing your budget for the school year 2008-09, the College Impressions Newsletter will be $80 per year.
Subscribers to the College Impressions Newsletter are assumed to be continuing their subscription from year to year unless
their intention to cancel their subscription is made known to College Impressions prior to the beginning of the subscription
year. It is very difficult, bordering on the impossible, to contact each subscriber either in the spring or during the summer to complete
a new subscription form.

Note to Guidance Directors --- Post your guidance position openings in the College Impressions Newsletter
Two years ago the College Impressions Newsletter posted a number of guidance openings at secondary schools in Massachusetts. I
know of two instances where candidates did interview because of information received in this publication. Should any readers of the
College Impressions Newsletter want to post guidance openings, by all means, send the information along and it will be published.
There is no fee for this service. C.I.’s aim is to help our readers stay on top of developments/opportunities in our profession.

The 10th Biennial         Biomedical Sci. Careers Student Conference
Sponsored by the Biomedical Science Careers Program      The Boston Park Plaza Hotel
                                                         Friday, April 3, 2009
For Post-doctoral Fellows; Medical, Dental, and Graduate Students; College and Community College Students; Post-Baccalaureates;
                                                  and High School Seniors and Juniors
PURPOSE OF CONFERENCE: To provide 650 – 700 African-American, Hispanic, & American Indian/Alaskan Native students
with an opportunity to network with advisors/role models from the basic and clinical sciences, medicine, public health
academic administration, and the private sector. To enable student participants to meet, inspire, and network with one another.
College Impressions Listing of College Tours for Guidance & College Counselors -- Spring & Fall, 2009 - 10
New England

BEANS Boston Extended Area Network of Schools
  BEANS College Tour -- Bentley College, Emerson College, Simmons College, Clark University, Worcester Polytechnic
  BEANS - Worcester Area - April, 2009
     Assumption College, Becker College, Anna Maria College, Clark University, Holy Cross College, Worcester State
     College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
  BEANS - The Pike Tour - April 2009
     Babson College, Holy Cross College, Emerson College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

CACO Southern Connecticut College Tour – March 29 to April 1, 2009 - tour of seven collegesAlbertus Magnus College,
Fairfield University, Mitchell College, University of new haven, Quinnipiac University, Sacred heart University & southern
Connecticut University. Cost: $100 registration fee plus travel expenses. Contact: Melissa Laskowski at 203-932-7431 or Email
Melissa at

Colleges of the Fenway, Boston, MA., Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Simmons College, Wentworth
Institute of Technology, and Wheelock College will host a tour for college counselors during the middle week of November, 2009.
The person to contact in order to register for this tour is Megan Hunter at (617) 632-2729

The Pine Tree Admissions Consortia – Guidance Counselor College Tour Program -- The Pine Tree Admissions Consortia
College Tour will occur during the month of April, 2010. Colleges to be visited are: University of Maine at Farmington, University
of Maine at Orono, the University of Southern Maine at Portland, University of New England (Biddeford), St. Joseph College,
Southern Maine Community College and Bridgeton Academy. For greater detail or to register call Robert Pecchia, Assoc. Director of
Admissions at University of New England (207) 283-0171 X 2297

The Private Colleges of Greater Springfield Tour, Springfield, MA area will take place in mid November, 2009. Participating
colleges: Western New England University, Springfield College, American International College, Bay Path College, Elms College.
The contact person is Mark Hudgik, Associate Director of Admissions, Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA. To receive greater
detail regarding this tour call Sara at 800-782-7284

The Rhode Island Admissions Association Guidance Counselor Tour will take place during the week of April 26 - 30, 2009.
Colleges to be visited are: Bryant University, Brown University, University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, New England
Institute of Technology, Providence College, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina College and the Rhode Island School of
Design. For greater definition or to register contact Beth Farias, Sr. Asst. Dir. of Admissions at Bryant University at (800) 622-7001

The Consortium of Vermont Colleges is sponsoring its 30th Annual Counselors Bus Tour, April 19 to 24, 2009. The visit will
include 19 campuses and they are: Bennington, Castleton State, Champlain. College of St. Joseph, Goddard, Green Mountain, Johnson
State, Landmark, Lyndon State, Marlboro, Middlebury, New England Culinary Inst., Norwich, St. Michael’s, Southern Vermont,
Sterling, University of Vermont, and Vermont Technical College. Contact Hanna Watson at So. Vermont College, 802- 447- 4696 or
check Web at for details or to pre register for the program by mid February, 2009.

New York
The Bridge Tour -- this tour is designed for counselors in metropolitan New York City who work with underrepresented students.
Cornell University, Binghamton College, Syracuse University will take place in the Spring of 2009. Contact an admissions office or a
participating college/university

College Tour - Colgate, Rensselaer Polytechnical, Union, Skidmore, Syracuse, Hamilton -CRUSSH - This tour is a very
popular tour and at the present time it has a two year waiting list. It will occur in the early fall of 2009. Contact Charlotte Tefft,
Admissions Dept, Syracuse University for details and to pre register for the tour at (315) 443-3611

Finger Lakes Tour of Upstate New York Colleges is hosted by Hobart William Smith College, Ithaca College, Syracuse University,
& University of Rochester. This tour will take place in the early fall of 2009. Dates TBA, look for an announcement in the fall or
contact the admissions depts.. at any of the hosting colleges in the spring of 2009.

The Hudson Valley College Tour, -- The participating colleges: Bard College, Marist College, Culinary Institute of America,
SUNY at New Paltz. This tour usually takes place during the month of June. For greater detail and to register for this tour contact
a College Counselor at Maris College (800) 436-5483
Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY will host a visit to it’s Riverdale campus on March 12 & 13 , 2009 and in the fall of 2009
Participants will entrain from Rt. 128 Station in Westwood, MA to the “Big Apple”, stay in a NYC hotel, have diner and take in a
“Broadway Show.” Visit and tour Manhattan College campus on the following day, meet with the admissions staff and train back to
Boston. It’s an outstanding experience and the hospitality extended by Bill Bissette and his admissions staff is absolutely terrific.
Contact Tom Dunn, New England representative Email or call (508) 835-2830 to make a reservation for
the spring 2007 trip. There are usually two trips per year (November or December & March.)

Western New York College Counselor Tour is a spring tour of Western New Your Colleges occurring from April 26 - 29, 2009
The participating colleges are: Alfred State University, University of Buffalo, Buffalo State College, D’Youville College, Daemen
College, Fredonia College, Canisius College, Medaille College and Niagara University & St. Bonaventure University. To obtain
greater detail or to register for this tour go to Web site or contact Deborah Goodrich, Admissions
Counselor at Alfred State College, at (607) 587-4215

Middle Atlantic
The Blue Ridge Tour will be hosted in late September or early October, 2009. The participating colleges are: Hollins University,
James Madison University, Lynchburg College, Radford University, Roanoke College, Virginia Tech., University of Virginia. The
contact is Mrs. Rebecca LaPlante, Assistant Director of Admissions at the Radford Admissions Office (800) 890-4265

The Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges will offer two tours of its member colleges on March 29 to April 1 April
19 to 22, 2009 . Participating colleges/universities are: Lehigh College, Lafayette College, Muhlenberg College, Cedar Crest
College, DeSales University and Moravian College. Contact Mr. Tom Tenges, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Consortia or
Mary Ann Williams, Director of Administrative Services for the Lehigh Valley Consortia at (610) 625-7888 or write to either Tom or
Ann at The Lehigh Valley Consortia, 130 West Greenwich St., Bethlehem, Pa 18018

Maryland College Tour, early April, 2009 - Colleges: Notre Dame of MD College, Goucher College, Hood College, Johns
Hopkins University, Loyola College, MD. Institute College of Art, McDaniel College, Mt. St. Mary College, Washington College, St.
Johns College, Villa Julie College. Contact: Jake Doll at McDaniel College (800) 638-5005
Note: This tour has a waiting list of 40 people at the time of this publication. Jake Doll has recommended that prospective
participants should contact him during the month of October to be placed on the invitation list for an April, 2009 college tour.

The Pennsylvania College Consortium -- Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg Colleges will be hosting a guidance
counselor tour on April 20, 21, 22, 2009. This is an excellent college tour and highly recommended by the College Impressions
Newsletter. For greater detail contact Dotty Warner, Dir of conferences & Special Events at 717-245-1900 or Email her at

The Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia (CICV) 22nd Annual Guidance Counselor Tour. The dates have not been
established as of this printing but the tour usually takes place during the 3 rd week in June.
The tour is organized by the Eastern Group and the Western Group on alternating years. The Eastern Group will host the tour in June
of 2009 with the Western Group hosting the tour in 2010.
Eastern Tour, July, 2009
Bluefield College, Bridgewater College, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampton University, Marymount University, Randolph-Macon
College, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, St. Paul’s college, Shenandoah University, University of Richmond, Virginia Wesleyan
Western Tour July, 2010
Averett College                      Lynchburg College                Bluefield College                      Mary Baldwin College
College of Health Sciences           Roanoke College                  Emery & Henry College                  Sweet Brair College
Ferrum College                       Virginia Intermont College       Hollins University             Washington & Lee C.
The tours are sponsored by the Educational Foundation of the Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia (CICV). A $50
registration fee and transportation to and from the points of departure will be the only expenses. Meals and lodging are provided.
After the tour, CIVC will provide each counselor with five application wavers to be used by their students next year.
For greater detail or to register to participate contact: Liv Fedorko, Public Affairs Director for CICV at (540) 586-0606 or

Mid West
The COWS Tour (Counselors Observing Wisconsin Schools) is hosted by: Beloit College, Lawrence University, Marquette
University, University of Wisconsin, and Ripon College. Participants must be invited by one of the five colleges. Each fall the
admissions representatives pool the names of people they have met who they believe would be interested in participating in this tour.
The tour usually occurs in April. Advice: contact a college admissions representative from any of the colleges, invite he/she to visit
your school and that probably will begin a relationship which would be rewarded with an invitation
University of Dayton, Miami University Guidance Tour -- March 29 to 31, 2009 -- tour of colleges: Miami University &
University of Dayton. Cost: travel expenses
Contact: Sharon Wright, U. of Dayton, at (800) 837-7433 or via Email at

The Heart of Ohio Tour (HOOT), April 5 to 9, 2009 the Program will tour the following colleges/universities: Ohio University,
Ohio State University, Kent State University, Case Western Reserve University, Otterbein College, John Carroll University, Marietta
College. For greater detail contact: Linda Rhodes at Marietta College 800- 331-7896

The Ohio Counselors Visitation Program will occur from March 29 through April 1, 2009.. The participating colleges are:
Denison College, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan College, Wittenberg University, College of Wooster. Contact:
Ann Bixel, Associate Director of Admissions, at Wittenberg at (877) 206-0332 or (937) 327-6320 or Email Ann at for greater detail or to enroll.

College Counselor Tour, Minnesota. Participating colleges are: Carlton College, Macalester College & St. Olaf College in
Minnesota. This tour takes place in the late summer or early fall of the year. To obtain greater detail or to request an invitation
contact: Dean Djiara Meehan, Dean of Admission, Carlton College at (800) 995-CARL

Far West
Montana Counselor Tour, “Big sky”, mid July, 2009 -- Pre Tour July, 2009
Colleges: University of Montana, Carroll College, Montana Tech.
Contact: Shannon Marr at (406) 788-7431 -- Open Registration, 1st come first serve.

South East
The Sunshine Tour of Private Florida Colleges will take place on February 5 - 15, 2009. Colleges usually participating are;
Eckerd College, Embry-Liddle Aeronautical, Flagler College, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida Southern University,
University of Jacksonville, Lynn University, Rollins College, Stetson University, and the University of Tampa. This tour is by
invitation and is being coordinated by Ms. Judi Marino, Dir. of Admiss., Florida Institute of Tech. (800) 888-4348

College Counselors Visit to St. Andrew’s – Is usually hosted during the first week of March. University of St. Andrews, Butts
Wynd, St. Andrews, Fife Ky16 9AJ, Scotland. This program is organized for a small group of interested College Counselors from
American High Schools each spring. Contact Rona E. Mackenzie, Educational Liaison Officer or Miss Dawn Redman at Tel. # 44
1334 463323 or Email for details.

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