Upcoming Events & Resources

Our counseling team receives several academic and extracurricular opportunities that may be of interest to our students and parents. We compile these resources together in one convenient page which is organized into two sections 1) Upcoming Events for La Salle Counseling Programs and 2) Resources. “Upcoming Events” are La Salle organized and facilitated events whereas “Resources” consists of internships, volunteer opportunities, and enrichment programs hosted by outside organizations. We encourage families to look through this every week and participate in programs that are of interest to them. Students are encouraged to utilize this resource to find meaningful activities which may enhance their passions and college competitiveness.

Mock SAT & ACT

The best way to prepare is to practice. Open to all grade levels, the mock exams are an opportunity for students to “sit” and experience the test prior to taking the official exam. This will help students work on their pacing, endurance, and enhance their skills. The mock exams will be offered live online and proctored by Revolution Prep. Students will receive their scores immediately following the exam. Parents and students may schedule a free individualized score review with Revolution Prep representative, Jean Stroud, at (818) 217-0951 or at jean.stroud@revolutionprep.com.

Below are the mock exam dates for the school year, all mock exams will be administered from 9 am to 1 pm. To save your spot, please visit www.revolutionprep.com/partners/2/. The price is a suggested $20 donation to Academic Boosters.

  • February 5, Mock ACT

  • March 5, Mock SAT

College Fairs

NACAC Virtual College Fair

Jan 30 Virtual College Fair

Feb 8 Performing and Visual Arts Virtual College Fair

Feb 15 Multi-Session Virtual College Fair

Feb 24 STEM Virtual College Fair

Apr 3 Virtual College Fair

Apr 12 Multi-Session Student Pathways Virtual College Fair

Apr 26 Multi-Session Virtual College Fair

For additional information and times visit www.nacacattend.org/fairs



Enrichment Opportunities

Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs:

Our No-Cost Pre-College Programs for the summer of 2022 are:

  • AI4All @ Carnegie Mellon: Provides opportunities for students who have been historically excluded in STEM to study artificial intelligence with full-time faculty, staff, and researchers who are leaders in the field. (3-week program)

  • Computer Science Scholars: Provides students who have historically been excluded in the field of computer science an opportunity to explore the field of computer science with full-time faculty, staff, and researchers who are leaders in the field. (4-week program)

  • Summer Academy for Math and Science: Allows students from underrepresented communities to develop a deeper understanding of STEM via traditional classroom instruction, hands-on projects, and sustained engagement with world-renowned faculty and skilled staff mentors. (rising seniors only, 6-week program)

The application deadline is March 9, 2022. Information session registration is available here.

2022 Eve & Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program

- Sponsored by the Los Angeles Pediatric Society

  • Medical Mentor/Internship Program: Participants will EITHER attend daily online sessions with presentations/interactive sessions from a variety of general pediatricians, specialists including surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, infectious disease, ophthalmologists, radiologists, child life, therapists, (i.e., physical, speech, occupational, or cognitive) OR apply and be accepted to attend an in-person program (in-person programs subject to change)

  • Age & Grade Requirement: Applications are accepted from high school students who are currently in the 11th or 12th grade AND born on or before 7/1/06.

  • Online Session Times/Dates:
    • Session 1: July 11-21, Monday – Thursday - 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

    • Session 2: July 25-August 4, Monday – Thursday - 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

    • In-Person Program Dates and Times – will vary by facilities. Information will be updated as necessary.

  • Deadline for applying: Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at midnight

  • Applicant Notification: All students will be notified if accepted or not VIA EMAIL by Friday, April 8, 2022. If a student is not contacted by that date, they have NOT been accepted.

  • No Fee: There is NO FEE required to participate.


Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation

Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation offers a collection of specialized pre-college programs for high-achieving math and science students. This summer, we’re back with our popular in-person summer program, Explore Engineering Innovation (In-Person), at campuses in multiple locations. And for those who prefer an online option, Explore Engineering Innovation (Online) will be offered as asynchronous, class, or check out our thought-provoking Biomedical Engineering Innovation course.

Registration is now open.

The Explore Engineering Innovation course features exciting learning opportunities, including building a spaghetti bridge, programming a microcontroller, pitching a new and novel product or service, and plenty more.

Our Biomedical Engineering Innovation program gives students the opportunity to model biological systems and design experiments to test their models. Using engineering principles to solve problems that are biological, physiological, and/or medical.

Designed by trusted scientists and engineers from Johns Hopkins University, you can be sure the academic rigor and ingenuity run deeps throughout our courses—all in a supportive and confidence-building environment.

And you can earn college credit from Johns Hopkins University*!

Watch our short video that highlights how we are reimagining engineering—one future at a time.

Join us for an online information session on Saturday, January 29 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. Learn about the application process, course content, and the engaging hands-on activities during online sessions with Engineering Innovation staff and former students. Register for the information session on Zoom.

Apply early!

Ronald Reagan Foundation – Student Leadership Program

HIGH SCHOOLERS: JOIN US THIS SUMMER FOR SLP

Hurry! Register Now to Save Up to $250

Lead, network, and make a real impact in your community by joining us this summer at SLP!

The program is a week-long leadership camp that helps high school students, grades 9-12, develop the leadership skills that they already possess and create a service based leadership action plan to implement in their community.

Virtual, Day Camp, and, new this year, Overnight Camp options available.

Space is limited, reserve your spot today. Register now!

UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute

The Film and Television Summer Institute is a wonderful opportunity for students to experience UCLA's campus, earn college credit, and network with emerging artists from around the world. Our offerings include:

  • Media Parks: Cinematic and Televisual History of Theme Parks

  • Pre-College Digital Filmmaking

  • Pre-College Writing for TV: Big Ideas for the Small Screen

  • Traditional Animaiton

  • Pre-College Cinematography

Here, students experience hands-on learning, whether they are filming with state-of-the-art equipment, seeing their writing performed by professional actors, capturing their vision frame-by-frame in the animation workshop, or getting a behind-the-scenes look at a theme park attraction. All courses are taught by UCLA Film and Television faculty who are active and accomplished in their field.

Visit our website.


Scholarship Opportunities

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

RENEWED DEADLINE: June 12, 2022

AWARD VALUE: $1,000

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors.

The online application may be found here.

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words.

Topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

Pasadena Water and Power Annual Academic Scholarship.

DEADLINE: Monday, April 4, 2022

In order to apply applicants must:

  • Live in the PWP service territory

  • Currently be a senior at a high school in Pasadena

  • Plan to be enrolled as a full time student at a post-secondary institution for the upcoming 2022-23 academic year

Students applying simply have to fill out an application, provide academic transcripts and write a brief essay. Applicants will write a 300-500 word essay on the importance of equitable access to core services like water and energy. The first-place winner will be awarded a full $5,000 towards post-secondary education, while a second-place winner will receive $2,500.

The application and flyer regarding this opportunity may be found here.

The Sierra Madre Woman's Club $1,000 Scholarship For Seniors

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Open to both males and females

  • A volunteer spirit

  • Maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher

  • Taken rigorous classes (AP/Honors)

  • Shows leadership potential

  • Participated in extracurricular activities such as music, art, drama, chorus, or sports in previous years / before Covid-19 outbreak

The application included in this packet must be filled out completely and legibly and must include the following:

  1. A one-page student essay of introduction (essay 1 of 2)

  2. A one-page essay on “How This Scholarship Will Affect Your College Plans” (essay 2 of 2)

  3. A resume of the student’s extra-curricular activities, volunteer service, sports, etc.

  4. At least one letter of recommendation from the high school principal, counselor, teacher, and/or a community leader

  5. An official transcript of the student’s grades (weighted and unweighted GPA) provided by the school in a sealed envelope

  6. Verification of legal residency in the United States

All applications and accompanying paperwork must be received by the Scholarship Chair at the address listed on the application by Saturday, MARCH 26, 2022. Any questions should be directed to Beth Copti, the Scholarship Chair (contact information is at the bottom of the scholarship application form).


Distinguished Young Women of Los Angeles County Scholarship

Who: Young Women from the Class of 2023

Distinguished Young Women of Los Angeles County invites young women in the Class of 2023 to apply to be part of the Distinguished Young Women national scholarship program. Distinguished Young Women promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership, and talent in young women.

Cash scholarships are awarded at the local level and over $1 billion in cash and college-granted scholarships are available to participants nationally. In addition to earning scholarships for college, those who participate in the Distinguished Young Women program develop friendships, self-confidence, and other life skills that pave the way for future success.

The Distinguished Young Women experience is open to young women in their Junior Year. The Los Angeles County program for the Class of 2023 will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2022, (date subject to change pending Covid guidelines). For more information and to apply online, visit www.distinguishedyw.org.


Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) College Scholarship

Who: Seniors

The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) offers college scholarship opportunities to students if this may be a path they'd like to explore. Attached is a one page flyer that gives basic information and contact information.


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