[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.

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.

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  
www.gmsp.org .

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