[BHS etree] COLLEGE|CAREER: Advisor's Bulletin for April 24, 2008

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College Advisor's Bulletin
Thursday, April 24, 2008

SAT WORD OF THE DAY:  OSTENTATIOUS - flashy or showy.  The peacock is 
known for its ostentatious tail feather display.

*Do you have a problem to solve?  MTV wants to help!  Contact them 
with your issue and they may hook you up with a mentor to help 
support and advise you how to solve it.  Open to students between the 
ages of 14-19 who need help with a problem you're having with 
friends, self-esteem, parents, bullies, body image, etc.  Contact MTV 
at helpme at mtvstaff.com .  Include your contact info and try to be 
specific about your situation. 

Sunday, April 27, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in Heller Lounge, UC Berkeley 
will host "Achieving our Dreams, Immigrant Student Conference," that 
will focus on the struggles of undocumented students and how they can 
make it through college. There will be workshops on applying to and 
paying for college and advocating for every student's right to an 
education regardless of their legal status. Open to high school 
students, community college students, counselors, and parents. For 
more information and to register go to:  
http://rise-ucb.blogspot.com/ . For more information, contact Joel 
Aguiar at ucb_rise at yahoo.com  or call at 760-960-6209.

Immediate internship opportunity available with Indie-Pop Music, LLC, 
an independent record label with offices located in the Bay Area and 
New York City. Approximately 4 hours/week is required, where you will 
help in the development, distribution, and promotion of all Indie-Pop 
artists. Creativity, dedication, and the ability to work on a team is 
required. Included on Indie-Pop's roster is Berkeley High's own, "The 
Cataracs."  If interested, please contact Joshua Andriano, at 
917.420.0607, or by email at Josh at indie-pop.com .

Outward Bound Gay and Lesbian Youth Leadership Mountaineering Course, 
July 11-20, 2008
Saguache Range, Colorado.  This 10-day wilderness leadership course 
is designed for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered young 
adults (ages 16-25) from across the country. During these 
transformational mountaineering adventures, students have hands-on 
opportunities to challenge themselves both physically and mentally. 
They work to strengthen leadership skills and test problem-solving 
and risk-taking techniques both individually and as a community of 
LGBT people.
To learn more visit: http://outwardboundwilderness.org/lgbt.html or 
call: 888-837-5211.

STAGE DOOR CONSERVATORY will be hiring three students to work as 
apprentices from June 16 through August 25.  Apprentices will assist 
with the day-to-day operation of our musical theater camp and with 
rehearsals. They will also select and focus upon one specialty area 
and focus on this area during their apprenticeship.  Each apprentice 
will be paid a $1,000 stipend at the conclusion of the 10 week period 
and can be absent for one week during the season, with the exception 
of the weeks of August 2 and August 18. Program hours: 8:30 AM to 
4:00 PM, MON - FRI. Apprentices must also work at our shows on August 
8, 9 and 10 and 22, 23 and 24.  For more information and an 
application, please email us at stagedoor2005 at yahoo.com. 
Counselor-in-training opportunities are also available.

Project WHAT! raises awareness about the impacts of parental 
incarceration in children, with the long-term goal of improving 
services and policies that affect children of incarcerated parents. 
We are now accepting applications from youth (ages 15-24) who have 
had a parent in prison or jail at some point in their lives. Pay is 
approximately $10/hour plus local transportation stipends. Position 
is PART-TIME (approx. 6 hours/week during the summer and 3 hours/week 
during the academic year). For details, see the attached job 
description and application or visit our website at: 
http://www.community-works-ca.org/programs/projectwhat.html. For a 
hard copy of the application, call the Community Works office at 
510-486-2340 and leave your FULL name, phone, and address. If you 
have questions, please call the Program Director, Anna Wong, or 
email: projectwhat at gmail.com. Deadline is May 2, 2008.  

Free writing workshop, "Finding Your Voice," sponsored by Youth 
Speaks, a national organization dedicated to Spoken Word performance, 
education and youth development programs.  Facilitators: Katri Foster 
and Lauren Whitehead.  Wednesdays 4-6pm in Room C327. This workshop 
will encourage you to rethink what you've been told and to question 
what you've assumed through creative exploration of the world around 
you. All Youth Speaks After School Writing Workshops are FREE for 
everyone and no registration is necessary.

ST. MARY'S COLLEGE FAIR - Saturday, April 26, from 1:00-4:30pm, come 
to the St. Mary's College Fair to get information from over 150 
college representatives from around the country.  Workshops on 
admissions and financial aid in English and Spanish are also 
available.  Free shuttles are available every 15 minutes beginning at 
12:30 pm from the Orinda BART station. For more information, go to 
www.stmarys-ca.edu/ebcc . 

CSF Members - Are you interested in a leadership position in Berkeley 
High's CSF Chapter next year?  Applications for CSF President, 
Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer are now available in the 
College/Career Center.  Applications are due April 25 in D221. 
Contact csfbhs at gmail.com with any questions.  

Seminar on College Admissions Testing Strategy - sponsored by Compass 
Education Group.  Tuesday, April 29, Chabot Space & Science Center, 
Oakland, 7:00 pm.  For more information and RSVP, go to 
www.compassprep.com/seminars or call 415-464-8600.  Free, but please 
register because space is limited.

SAT/ACT TEST DATES - May 6 is the regular registration deadline for 
the June 7 SAT and SAT subject tests.  May 9 is the regular 
registration deadline for the June 14 ACT test.  Fee waivers for low 
income students are available in D221.  

*CAL GRANT - YOU HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE.  If you did not turn in your 
Cal Grant Information Release Form before March 2, you have another 
chance to do so.  Pick up a "Late Cal Grant GPA Verification Form" 
from D173 and return it to Ms. Mellion no later than May 12. 

Are you planning to attend UC Berkeley in the fall?  Applications for 
two scholarships for UC Berkeley students are available in the 
College/Career Center.  Stop by and pick one up as deadlines are 
coming up quickly!

Are you planning to attend a UC campus in the fall?  If so, you must 
take the Analytical Writing Placement Exam on May 10 unless you 
scored 30 or better on the Combined English/Writing test on the ACT; 
680 or better on the Writing section of the SAT reasoning test; or a 
3, 4 or 5 on either AP English test.  For more information, including 
practice test questions, go to 
http://www.ucop.edu/sas/awpe/index.html .

Hispanic/Latino students - win free tickets to and from your college 
campus.  Southwest Airlines and the Hispanic Association of Colleges 
and Universities (HACU) are sponsoring a travel award program.  If 
you are enrolled in a two or four year college, have at least a 2.5 
GPA and economic need, you can apply for up to four round-trip 
tickets on Southwest Airlines for yourself and/or your parent to use 
when traveling to or from your college.  For more information, go to 
www.hacu.net .  Deadline:  May 30. 

May 1 is the deadline for you to send a Statement of Intent to 
Register (SIR) to one of the colleges which has accepted you.  After 
that date, many colleges will withdraw your admission.  It is 
unethical to send an SIR to more than one school and if colleges find 
out that you have done so, they may rescind your admission.  If you 
are waitlisted at your first choice school, you must deposit at 
another school since no one will be admitted from the waitlist until 
after May 1.  If you would like to discuss your college choices or 
have questions about financial aid, waitlists, other schools which 
are still accepting applications or anything else in the college 
application process, please see your college advisor at lunch or 
after school. 

For the complete list of applications available in the College/Career 
Center, go to http://www.bhs.berkeley.k12.ca.us/ , click on Services, 
then College/Career Center, then Scholarships.

*Chinese American Citizens Alliance - open to graduating seniors of 
any nationality who complete the application, including the required 
essay part of the application.  Received deadline:  May 2.

Manos de Esperanza - Open to graduating seniors with a minimum GPA of 
2.8 who has financial need, plan sto enroll in a two or four year 
college program or graduate program and has involvement with the 
community.  Several $500 scholarships are available.  Applications 
available in D221.  Deadline:  April 30.

Scotlan Scholarship Award - Open to graduating seniors from an 
Alameda County high school who have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have 
participated in community service for at least two years,
have financial need, and are U.S. citizens, native born. Scholarship: 
$2,625 per year for four years. Applications available in D221. 
Deadline:  April 30.

Nahas Scholarship Award - Open to graduating seniors from an Alameda 
County high school who have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have participated 
in community service for at least two years, have competed in a 
competitive sports program for at least two years, and are U.S. 
citizens, native born. Scholarship: $2,625 per year for four years. 
Applications available in D221.  Deadline:  April 30.

Information on more programs is available in D221 and at the 
College/Career Center website: 
http://bhs.berkeley.net/index.php?page=home-2 .

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