Graduate and Professional Schools

The Ventures Scholars Program invites graduate and professional schools to communicate with high school and undergraduate Ventures Scholars.  

Click here to view the list of member graduate/professional schools.

Click here to view demographics of undergraduate Ventures Scholars.

Click here to view demographics of high school Ventures Scholars.


Communicating with Undergraduate Ventures Scholars

The Database
Graduate and professional schools can obtain information about undergraduate Ventures Scholars. The database includes the Ventures Scholar's name, home and undergraduate institution addresses, graduation year, gender, ethnicity, grade point average, and college major. A member institution can access the database as many times as needed.   The database includes information about 3,000 undergraduate Ventures Scholars.

The Program also invites undergraduate VS to continue with the Program after they graduate from college.  We ask them to share their future plans.  Information about graduates who express an interest in pursuing post-baccalaureate studies is shared with member graduate/professional schools.

Ventures Scholars Program Web Site
A member institution can highlight programs, research opportunities, scholarship opportunities, and enrichment programs on the Ventures Scholars Program Web site. 

This year, we are including a profile page for each institution so that undergraduate Ventures Scholars can learn about your programs and resources.

Targeted Emails to Undergraduate Ventures Scholars
Graduate and professional schools can start as early as the freshman year to provide information to Ventures Scholars.   Possibly your institution hosts a summer enrichment program or seminar and you would like undergraduate students interested in medical school to attend these events.  Maybe you would like to share information about fellowship opportunities to undergraduate Ventures Scholars majoring in engineering.  Just ask the Ventures Scholars Program to email this information to a targeted group of undergraduate Ventures Scholars.

Supplemental Questionnaire Forms for Scholars Interested in Member Graduate/Professional Schools
Undergraduate Ventures Scholars who are interested in graduate/professional school can complete a supplemental questionnaire.  Undergraduate Ventures Scholars provide information about academic goals; math and science courses completed; GRE, MCAT and other admissions scores and more. On an ongoing basis, completed forms are forwarded to member graduate and professional schools for recruitment purposes. 

Database: By Undergraduate Institution
The Ventures Scholars Program provides graduate and professional schools with a list of names of undergraduate institutions across the country and the number of Ventures Scholars, by graduation year, who attend these undergraduate institutions. 

When recruiting for programs, graduate and professional school representatives can visit a group of Ventures Scholars at an institution or can rethink recruitment strategies based on the number of Ventures Scholars at a particular undergraduate institution.

Biweekly E-Newsletter
A member institution can highlight upcoming programs, events and activities in the Ventures Scholars Program high school or undergraduate biweekly e-newsletter. Members can submit articles about career pathways or other important information to the e-newsletters.


Communicating with High School Ventures Scholars

The Database
A member institution can utilize the Ventures Scholars Program database to send or email information to high school Ventures Scholars. The database includes the Ventures Scholar's name, address, gender, birth date, ethnicity, grade point average, class rank, high school, graduation year, high school CEEB code, the intended college major, number of people in household, highest level of parent's or guardian's educational background, family gross income, score of standardized examinations (PSAT, SAT, PLAN and ACT), AP courses the Ventures Scholar has completed or is currently taking, IB courses the Ventures Scholar has completed or is currently taking, and extracurricular activities. Members can use the database as many times as needed.  There are over 14,000 high school Ventures Scholars.

The database can also help you target Ventures Scholars by family's socio-economic level or by parent/guardian's education level. If you have programs that target intermediate school students, the database can provide you with information about Ventures Scholars' siblings.

Click here for information about how a student becomes a Ventures Scholar.

List of Ventures Scholars By High School and State
A member institution can obtain lists, by state, of over 8,000 highschools with Ventures Scholars. Based on the number of Ventures Scholars at each high school, an admissions representative can use these lists to rethink recruitment strategies and include high schools that are not usually approached by a member institution.

Biweekly E-mail Newsletter
A member institution can highlight upcoming programs, events and activities in the Ventures Scholars Program high school or undergraduate biweekly e-newsletter. Admission personnel, professors, and faculty members can submit articles about the college planning process, math- and science-based careers and more!

Members can also submit articles about career pathways or other important information to the e-newsletters. After the article appears in the biweekly e-newsletter, it is also included in the "Ask the Experts" section on the VSP Web site.

Ventures Scholars Program Web Site
A member institution can highlight information about open houses, multicultural support programs, math and science majors, research opportunities at the institution, fee waivers, scholarship opportunities, and pre-college summer enrichment programs on the Ventures Scholars Program Web site. Click here to see listings from member institutions.

Targeted Emails
Possibly you have an event or activity at your institution or association and you would like to invite high school Ventures Scholars. Please ask us to email your message.


Communicating with Guidance Counselors And Scholar Family Members

Targeted Emails

  • Guidance Counselors - Guidance counselors need to be aware of the changing academic requirements for students interested in math- and science-based careers, particularly if these careers require graduate or professional school. Members can share information about programs and opportunities to a growing number of guidance counselors who are requesting free membership to the Ventures Scholars Program. Information submitted to the biweekly e-newsletter is also emailed to the guidance counselors.
  • Parents/Guardians – When Ventures Scholars complete their on-line registration form, they are asked to provide their parents'/guardians' email address. The parents and guardians are invited to receive the high school and undergraduate biweekly e-newsletters. Graduate and professional schools can ask VSP to send targeted emails to parents/guardians of Ventures Scholars.   The information could be for the Ventures Scholars or it can be specifically for the parents/guardians.

 

 

 
courtesy of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
   

 

 
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