Overview



HOW DID I GET NOMINATED TO THE VENTURES SCHOLARS PROGRAM?

HOW DO YOU ACTIVATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP TO THE VENTURES SCHOLARS PROGRAM?

WHAT RESOURCES ARE OFFERED THROUGH THE VENTURES SCHOLARS PROGRAM?

HOW CAN YOU CONTINUE YOUR MEMBERSHIP AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL?


HOW DID YOU GET NOMINATED TO THE VENTURES SCHOLARS PROGRAM?

Welcome! You have met the following requirements to participate in the Ventures Scholars Program! You have met at least one of the following test qualifications:
  • PSAT Qualifications: You need to score a minimum of 50 on the math and verbal sections.
  • SAT Qualifications: You need to score a minimum of 550 on the math and verbal sections.
  • PLAN Qualifications:  You need to score a minimum of 18 on the math, science, English, and reading sections.
  • ACT Qualifications: You need to score a minimum of 19 on the math, science, English, and reading sections.

You have also met the following qualifications:

  • You have a 3.0 grade point average or better.

  • You have identified yourself as a member of an underrepresented group (African American/Black, American Indian/Native American, and Hispanic/Latino/a) or are a first-generation college-bound student. (A first-generation college-bound student is a student whose parents/guardians had no education beyond high school. Race and ethnicity are not factors.)

  • You have expressed an interest in a math- or science-based career.


HOW DO YOU ACTIVATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP TO THE VENTURES SCHOLARS PROGRAM?

To activate your free membership, you will need to make sure you complete an on-line registration form. The on-line registration form requests academic and personal information. This information is confidential and shared only with consortium members interested in helping you achieve your academic and career goals. Every Ventures Scholar has a unique username and password to access and update the on-line registration form. If you cannot find your username and password, please email webmaster@ventures.org.

Please remember to periodically update your on-line registration form so the member institutions and associations will have current information about your academic and extracurricular activities. Ideally, you should update your registration form at the end of each semester.


WHAT RESOURCES ARE OFFERED THROUGH THE VENTURES SCHOLARS PROGRAM?


As a high school Ventures Scholar, you are provided with a variety of services. Please try to remember your username and password. If you do not remember it, you can always insert your email address and request a copy of the username and password. If you change your email address, remember to go into your profile page and provide us with your new email address.

  • COMMUNICATE WITH MEMBER INSTITUTIONS : Your name will be shared with the Ventures Scholars Program Consortium, a membership of over 200 member colleges and universities interested in helping you achieve your career goals.

    The Ventures Scholars Program also encourages you to communicate with the member institutions . Every member institution has a profile page that includes extensive information about programs, scholarships, fee waivers, open houses, and more. Take time to peruse all of the links. You might be interested in many colleges and universities after reading about their opportunities.

    Every member institution profile page also has a link to an inquiry form. When you click on the inquiry form, you will need to insert your username and password. You can complete the inquiry form for a specific institution. The form asks that you update your academic and personal information. The completed form will be emailed to the member institution.

    All institutions have appointed admissions contacts for Ventures Scholars. Check the institution profile page to access this information. Remember to mention that you are a Ventures Scholar and ask them about scholarship opportunities at their institution.

  • COMMUNICATE WITH PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS : You can learn about math and science careers simply by contacting the member professional associations . Remember to mention that you are a Ventures Scholar!

  • CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION: All Ventures Scholars can download their personalized certificate of recognition. Some of the member institutions request the certificate when granting fee waivers to Ventures Scholars. Most Ventures Scholars include their certificate along with the college application.

  • RECEIVE BIWEEKLY E-NEWSLETTER : You will receive a biweekly e-mail newsletter for high school Ventures Scholars that provides continuously updated information on a broad array of topics and resources about the college planning process and VSP consortium members. Your parents/guardians will also receive this e-newsletter if you have provided their email address on the registration form.

  • RECEIVE TARGETED EMAILS: The Ventures Scholars Program will be sending you and your parents/guardians continuous targeted emails about conferences, regional seminars, lectures, open houses, recruitment fairs and other events.

    Sometimes, you will be asked to complete a special inquiry form that will enable the college or association to personally contact you and provide additional information.

  • ACCESS VSP LISTSERV : You will be able to access the Ventures Scholars Program message board, listserv, and support services that connect you to Ventures Scholars Program consortium members and other high school and undergraduate Ventures Scholars nationwide. Go to the login to register.

  • VSP E- DIALOGUE CENTER: Communicate with undergraduate Ventures Scholars and learn about the college/universities they are currently attending. The E-Dialogue Center has a chat room and an online bulletin board.

  • COMMUNICATE WITH VSP STAFF: You will have access to the Ventures Scholars Program staff via phone and email.

 



HOW CAN YOU CONTINUE YOUR MEMBERSHIP AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL?

When you graduate from high school, you are invited to continue free membership with the Ventures Scholars Program and access critical information and resources at the undergraduate level.

At the end of your senior year in high school, you will be asked to provide information about your post-secondary plans. Just go to the login section, type in your username and password and you will be able to update your information!

Remember to provide us with your new email address since this is the primary way we can communicate with you!

 

 
courtesy of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
   
"The Ventures Scholar Program has been so helpful. As a tenth grader, when I first took the PSAT, I found that I had become a Ventures Scholar. At that time, I had no idea of the incredible benefits of this program. When I attended the college fair last year there were a myriad of excellent colleges where I got the unique opportunity to speak to admissions personnel and gather a lot of information from colleges that I was interested in."
–A Ventures Scholar
 
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