[BHS etree] COLLEGE|CAREER: Advisor's Bulletin for Feb. 9, 2009
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College Advisor's Bulletin
Monday, February 9, 2009
SAT WORD OF THE DAY: GENIAL -- friendly and cheerful. Our genial host immediately offered us refreshments and introduced us to everyone in the room.
FOR ALL STUDENTS
*YouthWorks, the City of Berkeley’s Youth Employment Program, is now accepting applications. Berkeley residents ages 14-25 will be placed in a variety of jobs, including childcare, recreation & clerical positions within city departments and various community organizations. The pay is $8.00/hr, and youth may work up to 6 hours/day (30 hrs/week) for a period of 8-10 weeks. The tentative start date is mid to late June. Pick up an application in person at 1947 Center Street, basement. The completed application, with Parental Authorization and all supplemental forms, must be returned by March 31st, along with Photo ID, Social Security Card, Proof of Residence, a typed or word-processed resume. For further information, contact YouthWorks at (510)981-4970 or email youthworks at cityofberkeley.info.
SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS -- FREE Bay Area College Tour sponsored by the Black Recruitment and Retention Center at UC Berkeley. Thursday, March 5-Saturday, March 6 includes visits to four universities in the Bay Area. All transportation, housing and food are included. Students will get an inside look into the admissions process, high school preparation and college life. Applications available in D221. For more information, call 510-642-6224 or e-mail Brytanee Brown at bbrown89 at berkeley.edu. Postmark deadline: February 17.
African American Education Summit at Cal State East Bay -- Saturday, February 21, 8:00 am to 12:15 pm in the University gymnasium, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA. The FREE summit is open to the public. Parents, high school and junior high school students, school administrators, teachers, counselors, and business and community leaders are encouraged to attend. Topics covered in the workshops and panels will include college admission information and Cal State East Bay application assistance; financial aid and scholarship information. A light continental breakfast will be provided. Cal State East Bay On-the-Spot Admission for CSU eligible high school seniors. Further information is available by e-mailing india.christman at csueastbay.edu.
FREE SAT PREP CLASS -- Class will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:45-5:45 in Room H203 beginning on Tuesday, February 10. Classes are led by members of the People’s Test Preparation Service from UC Berkeley. No registration is necessary -- just show up to enroll. For more information, go to www.ptps.org.
SAT/ACT TEST DATES -- February 10 is the regular registration deadline for the March 14 SAT. February 27 is the regular registration deadline for the April 4 ACT. These are the first rests recommended for juniors. Fee waivers for low income students are available in D221.
A list of additional summer programs is available by going to the College/Career Center website at http://bhs.berkeley.net/index.php?page=home-2 -- click on "Summer Programs 2009."
COSMOS -- CA State Summer School for Mathematics and Science. Programs offered at UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, and UC San Diego. COSMOS is a four-week residential program for talented and motivated students completing grades eight through twelve. Students work side-by-side with outstanding university researchers and faculty exploring advanced topics that extend beyond the typical high school curriculum. COSMOS courses are hands-on and lab intensive emphasizing current research underway at the University of California. Most students have a GPA of 3.5 or above. Students may only apply to one campus, but may apply to more than one cluster at that campus. Application deadline: March 15. Applications are available at http://www.ucop.edu/cosmos/.
Sophomore and Juniors -- UC Berkeley High School Biotech Training Program offers an 8 week internship program for students interested in learning about biotechnology. Students are paid a stipend of $2,500. The program is open to current sophomores and juniors who are US citizens or permanent residents from low income families and/or a family with little or no history of attending college. Students must have an interest in science, technology or medicine and be ready to work hard. Applications are available in D221. Deadline: March 2.
Academic Talent Development Program at UC Berkeley -- Open to students currently in grades 7-11. This is 6-week session (June 22-July 31) of challenging and stimulating classes is designed for both acceleration and enrichment. Courses are available in a wide variety of subjects. Financial aid is available (application deadline March 4). Application deadline is March 4 for new students and February 18 for returning students. For more information, go to http://atdp.berkeley.edu or call 510-642-8308.
San Francisco City College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program is now accepting applications for fall 2009. Degrees in the hospitality industry, culinary arts, food service management and hotel management are available. The program is certified by the American Culinary Federation. For more information and an application, go to www.ccsf.edu/cahs or call 415-239-3152. Deadline: April 13.
CAL GRANTS -- Cal Grants are free money from the state of California based on the student's GPA and family income. The money may be used at any accredited California college, public or private. Applying for the Cal Grant is very easy -- just fill out and submit the FAFSA by March 2 (we recommend completing it by February 15) listing a California college to receive the information and fill out the Cal Grant Information Release Form. These forms are available in D173 and D221 and were distributed to all English classes. This is a very simple form which takes less than 5 minutes to complete. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 12.
Did you apply to Sacramento State? Come to a meeting on Tuesday, February 10 at 9:30 (second period) in the College/Career Center to speak with their admissions officer and get all of your questions answered about the college, the status of your application, assessment testing, orientation and more. Sign up in D221 to attend.
IT’S TIME TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID - Sign up to attend one of the workshops on filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Prior to the workshop, pick up a FAFSA On the Web Worksheet in the College/Career Center or download one at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/fafsaws90bw.pdf and fill it out as much as you can. You can estimate numbers if necessary. YOU MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE TO ATTEND BECAUSE WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF COMPUTERS. All workshops will be held in the BHS library.
Tuesday, February 10, 3:30 pm
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 6:30 PM - CASH FOR COLLEGE. If at least 25 students or parents attend, one student will win a $1,000 scholarship. If at least 75 attend, two students will win scholarships.
Wednesday, February 18, 7:30 am
Tuesday, February 24, 3:30 pm
For a complete list of scholarship applications available in the College/Career Center, go to http://bhs.berkeley.net/index.php?page=scholarships.
*Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) scholarships -- Latino students: Pick up this list of scholarship opportunities, some of which are available to students who are not US citizens or permanent residents.
George P. Scotlan Scholarship Award -- Open to graduating senior from an Alameda County high school with a record of community service/involvement for at least two years, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who plans to attend a four year accredited college, has financial need and is a native born US citizen. Three scholarships of $2,750 per year to a maximum of $11,000 within a five year period will be awarded. Deadline: April 30.
Robert T. Nahas Scholarship Award -- Open to graduating senior from an Alameda County high school with a record of community service/involvement for at least two years, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who has competed in a competitive sports program for at least two years, who plans to attend a four year accredited college, and is a native born US citizen. Four scholarships (two male and two female) of $2,750 per year to a maximum of $11,000 within a five year period will be awarded. Deadline: April 30.
Jon & Ann Reynolds Scholarship Award -- Open to graduating senior from an Alameda County high school with a record of community service/involvement for at least two years, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who plans to attend a four year accredited college, has financial need and is a native born US citizen. Two scholarships of $2,750 per year to a maximum of $11,000 within a five year period will be awarded. Deadline: April 30.
Northern California Golf Association -- Open to seniors who plan on attending a four year college or university in the fall and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. An interest in golf is encouraged but not mandatory. Scholarship: $5,000. Applications available in D221. Deadline: March 20.
New American College Fund - Open to foreign-born graduating seniors planning to enroll in a two or four year college in fall 2009 who have financial need, have lived in California for three or more years during high school, have community or extracurricular involvement and have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.3. US Citizenship or permanent residency is NOT required. Scholarships of up to $5,000. Applications available in D221 and at http://www.e4fc.org/. Deadline: February 16.
Morris and Juliet James Achievement Award -- Open to Berkeley High seniors who have spent most of their school age years in the Berkeley Unified School District. Awards will be based on hobbies, community service, home responsibilities, work experience, career goals, extracurricular activities and leadership experience. Applications available in D221. Deadline: March 6.
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