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Bank of America- Student Leaders

Student Leaders- Juniors and Seniors

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has again launched Student Leaders® in our East Central Florida Market and we are excited to share the news with you. Now in its 18th year, Student Leaders annually provides over 300 community-minded high school juniors and seniors across the U.S. with a paid eight-week summer internship at local nonprofit organizations. Student Leaders also attend the weeklong and all-expense paid Bank of America Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC in July.  This initiative is designed to recognize and support high school juniors and seniors that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to their communities. (*Due to Covid-19 the program may be altered to a virtual format)

Student Leaders is part of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s strategy to support workforce development and education opportunities providing young people with tangible work experience and life skills at a critical time as youth unemployment continues to remain at high levels. Awardees will receive a paid summer internship in one of our local non-profits and participate in the weeklong Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC in July. 

For more information on Student Leaders please go to The application period is open beginning this week and the deadline to apply is January 28, 2022, no exceptions.

About the program


Who are the Student Leaders?

Student Leaders are high school juniors or seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to their communities along with strong leadership qualities. These students have applied to the program with a letter of recommendation from a school counselor, teacher, or administrator. Each student is chosen by a Local Market Selection Committee, including local community leaders and Bank of America executives.


What are the essential qualities of a Student Leaders Internship? 

Student Leader internship positions should be considered a leadership experience and designed to meet the objectives of the Student Leaders Program through activities that:

  • Orient the Student Leaders to the mission, vision and values of the Host Organization
  • Involve the Student Leaders in substantive assignments that give them practical experience in the day-to-day operations of the organization. Include activities designed to develop leadership skills.
  • Keep administrative/clerical duties at a minimal level (filing/reception duties/errands) 
  • Expose Student Leaders to a range of activities that comprise the overall work of the organization. Internships should include at least 7 hours of exposure in each of the following areas (Hours do not need to be consecutive):
    • Board Leadership
    •  Executive Leadership/ Management Routines
    •  Fundraising/ Development/ Budgeting
    •  Volunteer Coordination
    •  Program Execution

*Students can gain experience in these areas through a number of methods including: job shadowing, attending staff meetings, informational sessions, and specific projects or activities.

What is the Student Leaders Summit?

During the Leadership Summit we will partner with the Close Up Foundation to introduce the students to aspects of civic, nonprofit and business leadership.  The goal during this week is to provide the students with tools and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change

Bright Futures Registration- Seniors

Bright Futures

Senior Bulldogs, 

Senior counselors and Mrs. Nehrig will be coming to your Econ/Gov't classes the following days:

Monday, November 15- Mrs. Dorcy's classes

Tuesday, November 16- Mr. Neisler, Mr. Ellis and Ms. Brown's classes

Thursday, November 18- Period 4, lunch time and 5th period counselors will be available for students who miss the day we visit their classroom AND for any dual enrolled students. 


CIEE Exchange Program

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange and the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program


The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program annually offers 250 young Americans the opportunity to live with a host family and attend high school in Germany for an academic year. 

  • A fully funded scholarship sponsored by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  Jointly funded by the German Bundestag and the U.S. Congress.
  • Academic merit, as well as motivation, curiosity, and flexibility are key components to a competitive application.
  • Previous German language experience is not required.  Participants become fluent in German.
  • Alumni can connect with a global network of other State Department program alumni upon completion from the program.


Students who are U.S. Citizens born between February 1, 2004 and August 1, 2007 with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible to apply. Applications are available at


Volunteer Opportunity

Application Support Session

College Admission Rep Visits

College Admissions Visits

None scheduled at this time

USF Applications Open

At USF, we use rolling admissions after first release on November 15. Encourage your students to apply early for the best chance of admission. We’re also proud to offer three convenient ways to apply – through USF’s institution application, the Common App or Coalition App. Our tutorial videos offer step-by-step instructions on completing each application:

Institutional App Tutorial

Common App Tutorial 

Coalitioin App Tutorial 

Deadlines for Summer/Fall 2022 Admission

• July 1 – Summer/Fall application opened

• December 1 – Priority application completion deadline

• January 1 – Priority deadline for financial aid consideration

• January 15 – Application completion deadline for admissions scholarships

• April 1 – Final application deadline

• May 1 – Admissions deposit deadline

Learn more admission deadline details on our website

Senior Parent Night, Tuesday, Sept. 28- College Application Season

Senior College Season Meeting- Tuesday, Sept. 28

Please find links to all presentation materials from Tuesday night's meeting there:

Presentation Slides

SUS Matrix

Letter of Recommendation Request   

Bright Futures Student Handbook Chapter 1 

Stetson University Application Now Open


Application Deadlines:

Students can choose to apply for free using our Stetson Application. They can also apply through the Common Application using code FutureHatter. Reminder: Our Early Decision and Early Action I deadline is on Nov 1. 
→ View Early Decision Benefits

Student’s that apply to Stetson receive some tremendous benefits:

  • Test-optional: Students may receive an admission decision and merit scholarship without taking the ACT or SAT
  • Free Admission Application
  • Guaranteed on-campus housing


Special Program Opportunities:

Our special scholarships and programs applications are open. These nationally competitive scholarships reward students for academic success, community service, creative writing and personal leadership. 



The Office of Student Financial Planning will be hosting a webinar next Tuesday, September 21 at 7 PM EDT on maximizing financial aid eligibility. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about the importance of filing the FAFSA. 

Reminder: The 2021-2022 FAFSA and CSS Profile open on October 1, 2021. To have these applications sent directly to us, students can put Stetson's FAFSA Code 001531 and CSS Profile Code 5630 on their application. Students who wish to be considered for need-based, institutional aid must submit both the FAFSA and CSS Profile to Stetson.


Spring 2022:

We are accepting applications for the Spring 2022 term, but please know that space is limited. If you have any students interested in starting in the spring, please encourage them to apply as soon as possible


Experience Stetson:

We will be hosting both virtual and in-person open house events this fall.

Upcoming dates:
→ Wednesday, September 15 at 6:00 p.m.
→ Wednesday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. 

→ Saturday, September 25 at 8:30 a.m. 
→ Saturday, October 16 at 8:30 a.m. 

To view all dates, click here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Office of Admissions by phone or email at 386-822-7100 or [email protected].

The Office of Admissions
Stetson University 
[email protected]

DeLand Walmart Supercenter Employees

DeLand Walmart Employee Scholarship Opportunity

Walmart now covers 100% undergraduate tuition costs for employees enrolled in it's Live Better U program.


Participating institutes include University of Florida, University of Denver, Southern New Hampshire University, University of Arizona, Purdue University Global, Johnson & Wales University, Brandman University, Wilmington University, and Bellevue University.  All are virtual programs and offer a variety of disciplines.


I am reaching out to you in search of good students that need an alternative path towards higher education.  We hired a number of Deland Highschool students throughout the summer, and they performed magnificently.  I am still hiring for that population and seek your assistance.  This is a great opportunity for today's work-study option and may be a viable path towards college bound students that do not have readily available means to continue the dream.


Please contact me should you have any questions, comments, or recommendations.





C) 321-693-1109


Mark M. Stewart, MS Ed., MSS, PHR

Walmart #860, Deland, FL

People Lead

ACT and SAT Testing Schedule

Bright Futures Registration

Bright Futures Applications Open in October

Class of 2022, 

Your applications for Bright Futures opens in October.  Ms. White, Ms. Hubbs and Mrs. Nehrig will be meeting with you to assist you in the process of applying.  EVERY Bulldog should apply for this opportunity!

Bright Futures Eligibility SY 2021-22

For information regarding Bright Futures eligibility, please click HERE. 

Electrical Training Alliance- Apprenticeship Opportunity