[BHS etree] COLLEGE|CAREER: Advisor's Bulletin for Oct. 23, 2008

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College Advisor's Bulletin
Thursday, October 23, 2008

SAT WORD OF THE DAY:  BANE -- a destructive or harmful thing.  The Exxon Valdez oil spill was a bane to marine life along hundreds of miles of Alaskan coastline.  

*Both college advisors will be away from school today to attend a financial aid conference.  We will be back in time for the UC/CSU application workshop at 3:30 pm.  

Did you miss the meeting, “Senior Parent College Night” on October 7th?  DVD's of the event are now available to borrow for up to two nights.  Contact Ms. Breiter at firecat_breiter at berkeley.k12.ca.us to borrow the DVD.  

Both the UC application (www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply) and the Cal State application (www.csumentor.edu) are available online. The deadline for the UC application is November 30.  The priority deadline for the Cal State application is also November 30.  For many Cal State campuses, this will be the final deadline.  Those campuses definitely include:  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly Pomona, Sonoma State, Fullerton, Long Beach, San Diego State.  However, many other Cal State campuses may close applications on November 30 as well, so consider this to be the final deadline.  We urge you to get your applications in by November 30th, and preferably earlier as both websites get extremely busy (and slow) at the end of November.  Check the schedule for workshops on essay writing and completing these applications. The schedule is available on both the Daily Bulletin and the College Advisor's Bulletin, as well as on the College Advisor's website. Both
 college advisors are also available to review your applications before they are submitted, but will need a day or two of turn-around time, so don't wait until the last minute.

ESSAY READERS -- Get feedback on your draft of your college essay/personal statement from experienced essay readers.  Readers will be available every day at 8:00-9:00 am, lunchtime and after school, 2:30-4:00.  First come, first served.

Sign up in advance in the College/Career Center to attend.			  
Tuesday, November 4, 3:30 pm, Conference Room B

You must sign up in advance in the College/Career Center to attend.  15 person maximum per workshop.
Thursday, 10/23, 3:30 pm -- UC/CSU
Thursday, 10/30, 7:30 am - UC/CSU 
Wednesday, November 5, 7:30 am - UC/CSU
Wednesday, November 5, 3:30 pm -- Common App
Thursday, November 6, 3:30 pm - UC/CSU
Thursday, November 13, 7:30 am -- Common App

Over 100 college representatives visit Berkeley High's College/Career Center every year.  Seniors may attend up to 10 of those meetings, with the permission of the teacher whose class they are missing.  Sign up in advance in the College/Career Center and pick up a permission slip.  The complete October list is available at http://bhs.berkeley.net/index.php?page=finding-a-college.

TODAY -- Thursday, October 23
8:30 Eckerd (FL)

Monday, October 27
8:30 Macalester (MN)
9:30 St. Mary’s (CA)
12:20 University of Redlands (CA)

Tuesday, October 28
9:30 Hendrix (Ark.)
10:35 Brandeis (MA)

*Wednesday, October 29
8:30 Portland State (OR)
12:20 Boston University (MA)
2:20 University of Chicago (IL)

*Thursday, October 30
9:30 Seattle University (WA)

SAT/ACT TEST DATES -- November 5 is the regular registration deadline for the December 6 SAT and SAT subject tests.  November 7 is the regular registration deadline for the December 13 ACT.  These are the last tests accepted by all UC campuses and many Cal State campuses.  Fee waivers for low income students are available in D221.  

1. UC Riverside Preview Day -- Saturday, October 25, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  This is a great opportunity to tour the campus, talk with students and professors.  For more information, go to http://preview.ucr.edu.

2. Cal State Chico Preview Day -- Saturday, October 25, 9:00 am -- 3:00 pm.  Families can tour campus, take a tour of the city, visit the residence halls and meet with representatives from academic departments and student services.  

3. Dartmouth, Thayer School of Engineering -- Wednesday, October 29, 7:00-8:30 pm, New Enterprise Associates, 2490 Sand Hill road, Menlo Park.  Presentation by Dean Joseph Helble.  RSVP to Jennifer.Seiler at dartmouth.edu or call 866-488-1764. 
4. Pepperdine University -- Sunday, November 2, 3:00-5:00 pm, Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport, 1177 Airport Blvd., Burlingame.  RSVP at http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/admission/rsvp.

5. Franklin College Switzerland -- Sunday, November 2, 4:00-5:30 pm, The Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell St., SF.  RSVP at nyadmissions at fc.edu or call 718-335-6800.

6. University of British Columbia -- Saturday, November 8, 2:00-4:00 pm, Hotel 480, 480 Sutter Street, San Francisco.  To register, go to http://you.ubc.ca and create an account.  

USDA National Scholars Program -- This scholarship provides full tuition, room and board, employment, and more for 4 years to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at one of 18 HBCU campuses.  Students must major in any field of study in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or other related disciplines.  Students must be a US citizen, have a combined SAT total of 1,500 or above (using all 3 sections) or a composite ACT of 21 or above, and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.  Deadline:  February 1.  Applications available in D221.

Biletnikoff Foundation -- Selection based on student’s overall academic progress, extracurricular activities, leadership skills and participation in community activities.  $1,000 scholarship.  Applications available in D221 and at www.biletnikoff.net.  Deadline:  October 26.  

Burger King Scholars Program -- Open to all seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who works an average of 15 hours per week or 40 weeks per year who is actively involved in community service activities, demonstrates financial need and plans to enroll in an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school in the fall.  $1,000 scholarship.  Apply at www.bk.com/scholars.  Access Key:  BKS.  Deadline: February 2, 2009.   

Ron Brown Scholarship -- Open to African-American or Black high school seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership ability, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need who are US citizens or permanent residents.  Up to 20 students will receive $10,000 per year for four years.  Two deadlines:  November 1 (considered for Ron Brown Scholarship and forwarded to additional colleges and scholarship providers) and January 9 (considered for Ron Brown scholarship only).  Apply at www.ronbrown.org. 
Gates Millennium Scholars Program -- Open to African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students who are citizens, nationals or legal permanent residents of the US, with a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale who have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities and meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.  Deadline:  January 12, 2009. Applications available in D221 or at www.gmsp.org. 

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