[BHS etree] COLLEGE|CAREER: Advisor's Bulletin for June 1, 2009

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College Advisor's Bulletin
Monday, June 1, 2009

SAT WORD OF THE DAY:  SINUOUS -- of a serpentine or wavy form.  The hikers followed a sinuous path that curved around a lake and between two small hills. 

*URGENT ALERT -- Gov. Schwarzenegger has frozen all Cal Grants awarded to students in the class of 2009.  He has proposed that the Cal Grant program be eliminated as part of his new budget.  Write a letter to your state legislative representatives and to the governor against this proposal.  Let them know what it will mean to you and others that you know.  For a sample letter, go to https://www.calpirgstudents.org/action/save-cal-grants.  

Homework helper needed or a 9th grade girl. Are you good at math/language arts and/or Spanish? Prefer a junior who can assist with homework and help organize assignments. We live 8 blocks from BHS. Will pay $12.00 an hour for approx 1-1.5 hrs per night. Interviews in June. Occasional hours in July/ August. Weekly starting in September. Call Micky Duxbury: 529-6328.

ATHLETES -- Juniors who want to play Division I or Division II sports in college need to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/. They also need to instruct College Board or ACT to send their SAT or ACT scores to the NCAA Eligibility Center.  Finally, they will need to turn in a Transcript Request Form to our registrar, Barbara Mellion (D173).  Mark “FINAL JUNIOR TRANSCRIPT” across the top of the form and paperclip the request to a stamped business size envelope addressed to the NCAA Eligibility Center.  You must use Berkeley High School (1980 Allston Way, Berkeley 94704) as the return address on the envelope or the Eligibility Center will not accept them.  If you have any questions about how to complete any of these tasks, see your College Advisor at lunch or after school.

*Check out http://www.enrichmentalley.com for information on summer programs.

*Looking for ways to volunteer this summer, go to http://www.volunteerinfo.org for information on programs in the Bay Area.

A list of summer programs is available by going to the College/Career Center website at http://bhs.berkeley.net/index.php?page=home-2 and clicking on “Summer Programs 2009.”

SENIOR EXIT REPORTS -- If you haven't turned in the Exit Report in D221, do so NOW.  The information contained in these reports is very important so that we can have accurate data of the future plans of all seniors and assess how Berkeley High is doing in college admissions.  No information on an individual student will be shared without the student’s permission.  These forms were distributed in all senior English classes.  Additional forms are available in D221.

Tuesday, June 2 -- Last day for seniors to turn in a Transcript Request Form to Ms. Mellion in D173 so that we can send an official transcript to the school they will be attending in the fall.  Write "FINAL TRANSCRIPT" in capital letters across the top of the form and paperclip it to a stamped (postage has gone up to 44 cents!) business size envelope addressed to the college, with Berkeley High School (1980 Allston Way, Berkeley 94704) as the return address.  If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must sign the request form.  All colleges require that students send them a final transcript confirming their senior year grades.

Southwest Airlines and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) open travel program for college students -- Dandole Alas a Tu Exito/Giving Flight to Your Success.  A panel of judges comprised of college professors and education advocates from coast to coast will gather in the summer to select the students who will receive free travel to their colleges and universities.  Each student is eligible to receive from one to four tickets that the student or an immediate family member can use in the Fall 2009 to travel to/from a college or university.  The travel tickets are awarded to undergraduate and graduate Hispanic students with socio-economic need who journey away from home to pursue higher education.  Essay required.  To view the criteria for the 2009 award program go to: http:// www.southwest.com.  Applications available at http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Lanzate_EN.asp?SnID=33099403.  Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2009.

For a complete list of scholarship applications available in the College/Career Center, go to http://bhs.berkeley.net/index.php?page=scholarships.  

Salvadoran-American Leadership and Educational Fund (SALEF) -- Open to graduating seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who are of Salvadoran, Central American, or other Latino ethnicity, have financial need, and have a history of community service and involvement.  Students may be either graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate, graduate and professional students.  Community college students are eligible if they are AB540 students.  Students must reside and study in the San Francisco Bay Area or Los Angeles Area (specifically South Central Los Angeles, Pico Union, East Los Angeles) and San Fernando Valley. 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 and in D221. The scholarship is open to all students regardless of immigration status. Scholarship:  $500-$5,000.  Deadline:  June 30.  

Univision Exito Escolar -- Open to current Latino seniors who reside in Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano or Sonoma County
Essays in English and Spanish are required.  Scholarship amounts vary from $500 to $2,000. US CITIZENSHIP OR PERMANENT RESIDENCY IS NOT REQUIRED.  Applications available in D221.  Applications must be received at the Univision office by 5:00 pm on July 31. 

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