[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.
FOR ALL GRADES
*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.
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
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:
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
Information on more programs is available in D221 and at the
College/Career Center website:
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