[BHS etree] COLLEGE|CAREER BULLETIN: Week of November 16-20, 2009

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College Advisor's Bulletin
Week of November 16-20, 2009

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SAT WORD OF THE WEEK: Homage (pronunciation: AH midge) -- something done to
show respect or veneration


1. College Advisor appointments are available. Sign up in Rm. D221. Drop in
times are before school, lunch time, and after school.

2. SENIOR PROFILE: If you are applying to private colleges that need a
counselor recommendation, see Ms. Price or Ms. Sandberg immediately. You do
NOT need to fill these out if you are applying only to the UCs, Cal State
Universities or community colleges.

3. UC/CSU: Application deadline November 30.

4. FREE SAT PREP CLASS - The class meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from
3:30-5:30 pm. One day will focus on the math section and the other day on
the critical reading section of the test. There is no need to register in
advance, just come to H103. For more information, go to www.ptps.org, or
come to D221. This class is for Berkeley High seniors.

5. ESSAY READERS - Get feedback on your draft of your college essay/personal
statement from experienced essay readers, College Center D221. First come,
first served, except at 2:45 to 4 Monday-Thursdays by appointment only, sign
up in the College Center.

Essay Readers' Schedule:

9 to 10                                     
Lunch 12:25 to 1       
6th and after school 2:45 to 4     

8:15 to 9                                 
Lunch 11:30 to 12:10             
6th and after school 2:45 to 4

8 to 9                                   
Lunch 11:30 to 12:10             
6th and after school 2:45 to 4             

8 to 8:30                                               
Lunch 11:30 to 12:10                         
6th and after school 2:45 to 4       

8 to 8:30                                 
Lunch 11:30 to 12:10             
No afterschool on Fridays except for Friday before Thanksgiving
6. COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOPS -- All held in the Library Computer Lab or
College Center (depending on availability). You must sign up in advance in
the College/Career Center to attend. 15 person maximum per workshop. Pickup
workshop schedule in D221.

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
November list is available in the College Center D221. Juniors cannot attend
these meetings.

Tuesday, November 17
12:24 United States Marine Corps
2:32  Drexel University (PA)

Wednesday, November 18
10:40 Columbia College (Chicago)
12:24 University of California, Berkeley


SAT Dates: 
Test Date: December 5, 2009
Registration is closed.

ACT Dates
Test Date: December 12, 2009
Regular Registration Deadline: November 6, 2009 
Late Registration Deadline: November 7-20, 2009 (additional $20 cost)

Fee waivers for low income students are available in D221. See Ms. Price or
Ms. Sandberg.


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. Deadline: January 9. Apply at

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.

Cooperative Education, on behalf of the eight NCCE Partner Colleges and
Universities, is pleased to announce and sponsor its Eighth Annual National
Co-op Scholarship Program. As the largest independently sponsored merit
co-op scholarship program in the United States, the National Commission will
award 170 merit co-op scholarships of $6,000 each, for a total renewable
value of $4,200,000. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high
school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in college
cooperative education at one of our Partner Colleges: Drexel University,
Johnson and Wales University, Kettering University, Pace University,
Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Cincinnati, University of
Toledo, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Student must be seniors and
have a 3.5 or better GPA. Application deadline Feb. 15, 2010.

KFC Scholarship
The Scholarship offered by the KFC Colonel's Scholars Program provides
funding for: tuition, fees, books, room and board. Awards can be up to
$5,000 per year. The scholar could receive up to $20,000 over four years to
help complete a bachelor's degree. To be eligible to compete for the KFC
Colonel's Scholars Scholarship, an individual must: Graduate from high
school this academic year (between 12/1/09 and 8/31/10). Earn a minimum
cumulative high school GPA of 2.75. Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at a
public, in-state college or university (start date no later than 9/30/10).
Be a US citizen or permanent resident. Demonstrate financial need. Selection
Process: Completing the online application is the first step. NOTE: The 2010
application process opens on December 1, 2009. Visit www.kfcscholars.org to
apply. After February 10, 2010, all submitted applications will be reviewed
and semifinalists selected. Semifinalists will be asked to provide
additional documentation in March 2010. After the semifinalist information
is received, an independent selection committee will meet to select the KFC
Colonel's Scholars.


1. The Princeton Prize in Race Relations: In order to recognize, support,
and encourage the young people of our country who have demonstrated a
commitment to advancing the cause of positive race relations, Princeton
University annually sponsors an annual awards program for high school
students -- the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Applications postmarked
by January 31 will be eligible for prizes -- including cash awards up to
$1,000 for particularly noteworthy work.
- If you are a high school student involved in an activity that is helping
to improve race relations in your school or community, we want to hear from
- If you know of a high school student who is helping to improve race
relations, please encourage him or her to apply.

Applications are available at: www.princeton.edu/PrincetonPrize


1. Geo. M. Martin Company has an opening for a hardworking junior or senior
in their engineering department. The company designs, manufactures, and
sells large industrial machinery to the corrugated industry. The company is
located near Ashby and San Pablo. For more information please contact Dan
Talken, 510-652-2200.

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