Just an fyi that the clock for the "Class of 2007" has begun. Many of the major scholarships are being open as many of the students start back to school in August. It is important, if you know of anyone whom is among this Class or have children, please notify them to start applying now. Scholarships such as the Bill Gates, Benjamin Gillard International Scholarships, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation College Scholarship Award, The Horatio Alger Scholarship, Tylenol Scholarships, Tutution Reductions (Harvard, Stanford, Rhodes, etc.) Other important deadlines for conferences/internships are approaching for current college students: InRoads application deadline (Freshmans/Sophmores in college) Annual BioMedical Research Conference for Minority Students ACSM Travel Awards (Deadline: 8/14/06) ASHG Minority Travel Awards (Deadline: 8/11/06) ROCKY '06 (ISCB) Travel Awards (Deadline: 10/10/06) 2nd Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference/Law Fair U.S. Department of Education Announces New Academic Grants for Students Overall, this is just a few of many opportunities that can be received from my college preparation blog located at: http://www.ctherd.blogspot.com. Take advantage of the various search engines for high school students, undergraduates, and postgraduate students. Examples of keyword searches are: under-represented, minority, black, african american, women, diversity, etc. Planning and Preparing for College (Scholarships, Internships, Etc) ctherd.blogspot.com It is important that the students commit to performing community service hours. Diversity is the big word in getting scholarships and community service plays a big role. Please spread the word and make a different in someone life.