[BHS etree] COLLEGE|CAREER: Advisor's Bulletin for Wed., Dec 5, 2007
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CONTACT: Ilene Abrams iabrams at berkeley.k12.ca.us or 644-6804
College Advisor's Bulletin
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
SAT WORD OF THE DAY: SPENDTHRIFT – a person who spends money
foolishly. After winning the lottery, Homer Simpson became quite a
spendthrift, purchasing a solid gold bowling ball and a diamond-
encrusted large-screen TV.
FOR ALL STUDENTS
PSAT – We have not yet received the PSAT scores for students who took
the test this fall. We expect to receive them before winter break.
There will be an announcement in this bulletin and the Daily Bulletin
as soon as the scores are available.
JUNIORS - Summer Internship at UCSF. If you are interested in a
research-intensive summer internship, the Department of Pediatrics at
UCSF has an excellent program to introduce you to the world of
science. You will work in a laboratory and assigned a designated
research project while working with a mentor, attend seminars, tour
UCSF and other universities. UCSF is looking for motivated and
responsible students and are particularly encouraging applications
from women, underrepresented minorities and talented and motivated
students who have experienced economic or other challenges that might
limit their ability to achieve these academic and career goals.
Applications are available in D221. An information session on the
program will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 1:00 pm at UCSF, 3333
California St., SF. Application deadline: January 28.
*Essay readers will be available in the College/Career Center at the
beginning of lunch every day. No appointment is necessary, but if
you want help, please come at the beginning of lunch.
Congratulations to all of you who turned in your UC and Cal State
applications. If you are still interested in applying to California
public four year colleges, the following schools are still accepting
applications: UC campuses: Riverside and Merced. Cal States:
Bakersfield, Channel Islands, Chico, Dominguez Hills, East Bay,
Fresno, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Northridge, San
Bernardino, San Francisco, San Jose, Sonoma and Stanislaus. Not all
majors are open at these campuses. If you need help with your
application, please see Ms. Abrams or Ms. Price.
SENDING TEST SCORES
1. If you are finished taking SAT’s and/or ACT’s and haven’t told
College Board or ACT to send your test scores to each UC and Cal
State campus where you are applying, do so ASAP. To send your SAT
scores to Cal State campuses, use the code 3594 (CSU Mentor) and you
will only have to pay once to make your scores available to each Cal
State campus. This service is not available through ACT.
2. If you’re taking the SAT and/or the ACT in December, make sure
that you have listed all of the UC’s and CSU’s on your registration
form (you can use the code 3594 to send all of your SAT scores to
each CSU campus) so that they will receive your scores. If you wait
until you get your scores and then tell the testing agency to send
them, it will be too late.
SAT/ACT TEST DATES – December 26 is the regular registration deadline
for the January 26 SAT and SAT subject tests. Friday, January 4 is
the regular registration deadline for the February 9 ACT test. Fee
waivers for low income students are available in D221.
Don and Roy Splawn Charitable Foundation West – Open to students who
have financial hardship, a minimum GPA of 3.0, provided significant
community service, is employed after school, during the summer or has
an unpaid internship, and has a unique story to tell. Apply online
at www.fsrequests.com/splawnhs . Deadline:
Chevron - Black History Awareness Celebration (BHAC), Murray Jacobs
Scholarship – Open to graduating seniors with a minimum unweighted
GPA of 2.5 who plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university and
demonstrate leadership ability, community involvement and
extracurricular activities. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal
resident. Essay and letter of recommendation required. Scholarships
range from $2,500 to $4,000. Deadline: January 9.
National Dunbar Alumni Association – Open to African-American high
school seniors in a high school in Oakland or Berkeley with a minimum
GPA of 2.75 who plans to attend an accredited college or university
full time and has financial need. Essay required. Applications
available in D221. Deadline: March 1.
Gates Millennium Scholarship – open to low income, high achieving
African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific
Islander American, and Hispanic American students who are a citizen,
national or legal permanent resident of the US, have a minimum
cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale and have demonstrated leadership
abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular
or other activities. Scholarship covers all costs of a college
education which are unmet through the financial aid package or other
scholarships. The scholarship also covers graduate school for
selected majors. Deadline: December 31 if applying by mail, January
11 if applying online. Applications are available in D221 and at
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