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Student Training and Employment Program for Visually Impaired Students

Putting high school students who are blind or visually impaired on the road to employment, the Student Training and Employment Program (STEP) helps high school students who are blind or visually impaired explore various career paths, learn essential job skills and develop a portfolio. This beneficial skill building for students who are blind or visually impaired is the first step to gaining viable employment.

Applications are being accepted for 2019 Summer STEP. Click below to apply.
Student Application
Residential Staff/Job Coach Application

In collaboration with the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the student training program is a mix of classroom learning, hands-on work experience and recreational activities.

FBI Youth Leadership Academy

On July 8, 9, and 10, 2019, the Indianapolis Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association will host the FBI Youth Leadership Academy (YLA).  The YLA is designed to promote an educational experience that will provide students with valuable leadership training and a greater understanding of the FBI.  Through interactive physical challenges and classroom discussions we seek to further explain to youth how the FBI addresses the concerns of the community.  Utilizing FBI strategic planning techniques and exercises, participants will have the opportunity to hone their decision making and leadership skills.

This two day, two night residential event will be hosted at Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s experiential learning center.  Bradford Woods is located just south of Mooresville, on State Road 67.  Its 2,500 acres are dedicated to the enrichment and education of youth and adults from all over the country.  Students will be housed on site, and chaperoned by FBI personnel.  Students will arrive on Monday, July 8th at 9:00 a.m., and will depart on Wednesday, July 10th at 10:00 a.m.

We would like the YLA to be comprised of top-notch students from a variety of high schools. Candidates must complete the enclosed application, which requires a signature from both a parent or guardian and the principal. Applications will be reviewed and 20 students will be selected to participate.

To be considered, the candidate should:

–          have completed their junior year, and not yet completed high school by 7/08/19;

–          have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale);

–          possess qualities of leadership, scholastic achievement and good citizenship;

–          commit to attending the entire program; and

–          write an essay of no more than 500 words depicting their interest in the program and how it will enhance their future plans.

Completed applications and essays should be mailed to: Kathryn Sipes, Community Outreach Specialist, FBI Indianapolis, 8825 Nelson B. Klein Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46250.  All applications must be received by April 1, 2019.

Parents and/or guardians do not have to be present for the sessions. Students must arrange their own transportation. There is no cost for students to participate; lodging and all meals are included.

Should you have any questions, please contact Kathryn Sipes at (317) 845-7035 or at kdsipes@fbi.gov.

Application: FBIYLAapplication2019

Information: FBIYLAflyer2019

Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship

Complete the application by January 25.

Purpose: The purpose of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship Award is to provide financial assistance for a student(s) who has a parent battling breast cancer or who has lost a parent to breast cancer to attend a post-secondary educational program (technical school or college) through scholarship funds.

Eligibility Requirements: In order to be eligible for consideration, scholarship applicants must:

  • Have a parent battling breast cancer or has lost a parent to breast cancer.
  • Be a high school senior, reside within and attend high school (or be home-schooled) in Indiana. (If you do not reside in Indiana, your application will not be considered.)
  • Plan to pursue a degree, either full-time or part-time, in any accredited post-secondary institution in Indiana.
  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, or documented permanent resident of the U.S. Race, color, creed or sex will not be factors in choosing the Award winner(s).
  • Recipients will be asked to provide proof of acceptance to a college or university before receiving payment of the Award.

Application Submission Instructions:  In order to be eligible for consideration, scholarship applications must:

  • Be typed (preferred) or printed in blue or black ink on only one side of the page. Essays must be typewritten.
  • Be clearly legible and submitted in English. IBCAT is not responsible for mistakes made due to illegible applications.
  • Be submitted in hard copy. Applications received by fax or email will NOT be accepted.
  • Be submitted in the same order as received. Applications may be paper clipped in their entirety, but please do not separate/group parts of the application by paper clipping or stapling certain sections.
  • Include current and accurate contact information. IBCAT will contact you at the phone number, email address, or physical address you provide.
  • Provide all signatures where indicated on the application.

Deadline: 1/25/19