College / Career Support

College / Career Support

College and career planning will be provided both individually and in the classroom setting throughout our students’ high school years. Students will learn to track their credits via their transcripts, and will be active in the process of preparing for life as future citizens and leaders beyond the Founders Academy.


Award for Aspirations in Computing - The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions.

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship - "Amazon is investing in scholarships for students pursuing computer science. Students from communities currently underrepresented in Tech, successfully completing an AP CS course and accepted to an accredited four-year university can apply for a scholarship award of $10,000 per student for tuition."

BAE Systems STEM Scholarship - "Awarded to 10 high school students to attend the UNH Tech Leaders summer program where they will participate in an engineering project and learn leadership & entrepreneurship activities."

Coca-Cola Scholarship Foundation - "The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports more than 1,400 exceptional college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.55 million awarded through 3 nationally recognized programs."

College Board Scholarship Search - "Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs."

Dunkin' Donuts Scholarship - "Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees are committed to building a strong local community. An important part of building our community is helping students gain a quality education. As part of our Community Partnership Program, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisees will award scholarships to qualified high school seniors."

Edvisors - "Tips and tools for finding undergraduate and graduate scholarship and grant opportunities. Composing essays, meeting deadlines and more."

Fast Web - Offers scholarship information & search engine.

 - New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is a non-profit organization which manages funds and distributes scholarships and grants.  

Peterson's - Scholarship, grants, fellowship, prizes & forgivable loan search.

Red Sox Scholarship -"While the ball club may be based in Boston, the Red Sox are truly New England's team. The New England Sox Service Scholarships program honors academically-talented public high seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to community service."

Scholarship America -"A national network of 1,000 community-based, volunteer-driven scholarship foundations in cities, towns, and neighborhoods across the U.S."

Scholarships for Military Families - List of military scholarship opportunities.
Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest - Unique scholarship opportunity sponsored by Duck brand products.

College / Career
College Board
 - Online resource for college planning, standardized testing, financial aid information, and scholarships.   

Founders Academy School Profile - General school information typically included in the college application process.

Sample College Planning Resume - Students, in resume format, share information about themselves that's not featured anywhere else in their college application. Students should include information about jobs they've had, volunteer work they've done, and clubs & organizations they've participated in to name a few.

Center for College Planning High School To-Do List & Timeline - Four year high school timeline for college preparation. 

Peterson’s - Online resource for college planning, scholarships, and test preparation.

NCAA - National Collegiate Athletic Association is a national, non-profit organization which regulates and organizes college level sports. 
Note: High school students wishing to play Division I or II sports in college must be registered with the NCAA.

Common Application - Undergraduate college application form used by over 600 colleges and universities.  

Common Application Essay prompts - Seven essay prompts for current high school seniors to write  their college essay when using the Common Application.

National Center for Fair & Open Testing - A non-profit organization which advocates for the fair and equitable admission of students to colleges. They maintain a list of colleges and universities that do not require standardized tests as part of the admission process. 

FAFSA - Free application for Federal Student Aid is the financial aid application used by students to apply for grants, scholarships and loans offered by the U.S. Department of Education. Information given is also used by colleges and universities to disperse their own institutional money.  

CSS Profile - College Scholarship Service Profile is a financial aid form distributed by the College Board and used by over 400 private colleges and universities.

Federal Student Aid - U.S. Department of Education office offering assistance to students seeking financial aid and assistance for college.

NHHEAF / Center for College Planning - New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation is a non-profit organization which offers free college planning and financial aid assistance to New Hampshire students and families. 

Fast Web - Online resource of scholarships and financial aid information. 

PSAT / NMSQT - Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test is a standardized test which is also used for qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program. 

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) - A standardized test used for college admissions and readiness.

ACT (American College Test) - A standardized test used for college admissions and readiness.

AP (Advanced Placement) - A college level curricula and set of tests which offers possible college credit for courses once completed.

CLEP (College Level Examination Program) - A group of subject tests, intended to provide students with college credits prior to college admission.

KHAN Academy - Online educational tool to assist students. Offers free SAT prep.

CEEB Code - A code associated with a variety of high schools, colleges, scholarships programs, etc. which is maintained by the College Board. You may need your high school’s CEEB code when signing up to take the SAT, applying to colleges, etc. The Founders Academy CEEB Code is 300002.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - U.S. Department of Labor website with job information such as pay, typical job duties, and required education. 

New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation - "The mission of New Hampshire Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation is to assist eligible New Hampshire citizens with disabilities secure suitable employment and financial and personal independence by providing rehabilitation services."

New Hampshire Job Corps Center - "Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training."

Holland Code and Career Clusters - Using the Holland Code & Career Clusters will help you "gain clues about your interests, qualities, skills, and talents, and how they can be applied to certain careers or industries."

City Year - City Year is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to better the outcomes of students in urban areas. Young people dedicate a minimum of 12 months to the program, typically as a gap year between high school and college. 

Peace Corps - "The Peace Corps Volunteer program is often called life-defining by the more than 220,000 Americans who have served. Get the chance to fully integrate into a host country community, where you will live and work on projects ranging from education to business development."

NH College Club Career Corner - Interested in learning about careers right here in the state of NH? NH College Club Career Corner has a variety of careers highlighted for students to learn about. This website is designed for students in grades K-8. 

Careers in the 603 - NH College Club also has videos from individuals in career fields, sharing information about their careers with you. 

Career One Stop - Sponsored by the US Department of Education resource for career exploration, job training, job search, and local offices. 

Career Key - Website that offers career exploration, information about college majors and more.

ONET Online - Website of occupation information such as salary, associated job tasks, and industry growth.

U.S. Air Force - "The Air Force Academy is both a military organization and a university. Much of the Academy is set up like most other Air Force bases, particularly the 10th Air Base Wing, but the superintendent, commandant, dean of faculty, and cadet wing are set up in a manner resembling a civilian university."

U.S. Army - "The Army is the largest military branch in the United States. Its job is to protect the country and its citizens. "

U.S. Marines - The Marines are a branch of the United States military that provides support by land, air, and sea and is a part of the United States Department of the Navy. 

U.S. Navy - The United States Navy is the maritime service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

U.S. National Guard - "The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more."

U.S. Coast Guard - "The Coast Guard is the principal Federal agency responsible for maritime safety, security, and environmental stewardship in U.S. ports and waterways."

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Trades Apprenticeship and Workers Skills Progression Program - "The Shipyard Apprentice Program's Trades Apprenticeship and Worker Skills Progression Program train applicants in various skilled trades. The shipyard has Memorandums of Understanding with York County Community College and Great Bay Community College providing employees the opportunity to earn credits towards associate’s degrees in Trade and Technical Occupations and Technical Studies at the two local community colleges respectively."

Bureau of Career Development - "Our mission is to promote career and technical education as a total educational philosophy for our state which will ensure that every citizen of New Hampshire graduates from high school ready and prepared for higher education and the world of work."

(Updated: May 17, 2018)
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