[BHS etree] COLLEGE|CAREER: Advisor's Bulletin for Tues., May 13, 2008

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College Advisor's Bulletin
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

SAT WORD OF THE DAY: VIRULENT - aggressively harmful.  In its early 
stages the AIDS virus presents few physical symptoms, but as time 
passes it becomes quite virulent.

*SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – Community Reading Buddies bring 
together student volunteer mentors and young children at two Oakland 
child development centers.  Volunteers work with young children, 
reading stories together and animating educational activities to 
encourage literacy and learning.  Students must volunteer a minimum two 
weeks for at least two days each week. Program runs from June 16 thru 
August 7, Mon-Thurs., 1:00-3:30 pm. Applications available in D221.  
For more information, call 510-658-7500 or CRB at aspireeducation.org .

JOB OPENING - Older couple needs help around the house – cleaning up 
the basement, using a weed eater on the lawn, some painting, and 
miscellaneous household work.  Hours are flexible.  Call 525-5957 for 
more information.  $8.00 per hour and up, depending on responsibility.  
References helpful.

Meyer Sound Labs has 4-6, possibly 10 paid summer internships for high 
school students (must be 16 years old) in manufacturing operations, 
marketing, and document control doing assembly or data entry type work. 
Interns must commit to a minimum of 6-8 weeks for 30 hours per week. 
Interested students can pick up an application in D221 or stop by Meyer 
Sound at 2832 San Pablo Ave. (near Ashby) between 8:30 AM and 5 PM to 
fill out an application, or send email hr at meyersound.com. To learn more 
about Meyer Sound Labs, visit www.meyersound.com. Deadline to apply is 
May 16, 2008. For more information, call (510) 486-1166, ext. 154 or 
hr at meyersound.com.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – Thursday, May 22, Lake Temescal, East Bay 
Regional Park District hosts Special Kids Fishing Derbies for disabled 
elementary school children.  Every child needs an older “buddy” to 
escort them through the day’s activities.  Volunteers will attend an 
orientation before the elementary students arrive, receive a free 
t-shirt and breakfast and lunch.  For more information, call 
510-544-2205 or e-mail DChambers at ebparks.org .

Intern for Congresswoman Barbara Lee over the summer – Interns will be 
taught how to organize, empower and mobilize the voting public behind 
both Congresswoman Lee and the causes and candidates she endorses.  No 
experience is necessary.  To apply, send a resume and cover letter 
(outlining your commitment to progressive political action and what you 
hope to get from the experience) to:  interns at leeforcongress.org or fax 
to 510-663-1573 or mail to Barbara Lee for Congress, Attn:  Internship, 
1736 Franklin St., Suite 400, Oakland , CA  94612. For more 
information, call 510-663-1207.

College Information Night, Tuesday, May 13, 7:30 pm, Scottish Rite 
Center, 1547 Lakeside Dr., Oakland.  Student/Parent sessions sponsored 
by Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn and Stanford.  For more information 
and to register, go to http://www.exploringcollegeoptions.org/ .

”8 of the Best Colleges” – Claremont McKenna, Colorado College, 
Connecticut College, Grinnell, Haverford, Kenyon, Macalester and Sarah 
Lawrence.  Meet the deans of admissions of these 8 colleges.  
Wednesday, May 21, 6:30 pm registration, 7:00 pm program, Doubletree 
Hotel Berkeley Marina, 200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley.

SAT/ACT TEST DATES – May 15 is the late registration deadline for the 
June 7 SAT and SAT subject tests.  May 23 is the late registration 
deadline for the June 14 ACT test.  Fee waivers for the ACT for low 
income students are available in D221.   These are the last tests until 
the fall.

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.

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.

Gill Scholarship - Open to graduating seniors who are planning a major 
in business, computer science, engineering, health science, teaching, 
math or the natural sciences and have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0.  
Deadline has been extended until May 16.  $2,000 scholarship per year, 
renewable for three additional years in college.  Applications 
available in D221.

Salvadoran-American Leadership and Educational Fund (SALEF) – Open to 
graduating seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who have a background of 
Salvadoran, Central American, Latino ethnicity, have financial need, 
and have a history of community service and involvement.  recipients 
must be able to help other students through mentoring, community 
service, or tutoring after receiving the award.  The application is 
available at www.salef.org .  Scholarship:  $500-$2,500.  Deadline:  
June 30.

Sallie Mae Unmet Need Scholarship Program – Open to U.S. citizens and 
permanent residents who are accepted or enrolled as full-time 
undergraduate students at approved, accredited institution, who have a 
minimum 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), whose combined family 
income is $30,000 or less and whose financial aid packages fall more 
than $1,000 short of students’ financial need. Recipients will be 
selected based on financial need. Unmet Need Scholarships range from 
$1,000 to $3,800.  Deadline:  May 31.  Apply at 
http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/smfnew/scholarship/Unmet_need.html .

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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