[BHS etree] COLLEGE|CAREER BULLETIN: Jan. 18-22, 2010

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COLLEGE ADVISOR'S BULLETIN: Week of January 18-22, 2010

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SAT WORD OF THE DAY: parody - an imitation of something that is intended to
poke fun


Homework helper needed in the evenings around 6 p.m. in math and language
arts for 9th grade girl. One hour 2 times per week; will pay $12.00 per
hour.  Located in central Berkeley, about 6-7 blocks from BHS. Prefer Junior
in high school. Contact info: E-mail Micky at mickydux at earthlink.net


Education Summit at Cal State East Bay - Saturday, February 20, 8:00 am to
12:40 pm.  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 (in English and Spanish) will include college
information resources; student life experiences on campus; college
admissions; and financing a college education through grants, scholarships,
and financial aid. Also, on-the-spot admission will be available for Cal
State East Bay eligible high school seniors who have submitted an
application through the CSU Mentor program and provided transcripts to the
university by Feb. 8.  Further information is available at
www.csueastbay.edu/Summit or by calling (510) 885-3516.  A free continental
breakfast will be provided at the Summit. Please register online.


Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program - an 8 week research
program at Stanford for current sophomores and juniors.  Program dates:
June 20-July 25.  Application deadline:  March 1.  For more information and
to apply, go to http://simr.stanford.edu .  

Summer Math & Science Honors Academy (SMASH) Information Night - Thursday,
January 20, 6:30 pm at the Level Playing Field Institute, 543 Howard St.,
5th Floor, SF.  RSVP is required at 415-946-3031 or jenelle at lpfi.org by
January 15.  Space is limited.  Find out more about SMASH, a three-year
academic enrichment program held each summer for six weeks on the UC
Berkeley campus.  The program assists high-achieving high school students of
color from underrepresented populations to become competitive and successful
in science, technology, math and engineering studies at competitive colleges
and universities.  For more information, go to
http://www.lpfi.org/education/smash.html.  Applications for SMASH are
available in the College/Career Center.


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
held in the College Center.
Tuesday, January 19, 3:30 pm
Thursday, January 21, 3:30 pm
Friday, January 22, 3:30 pm
Tuesday, January 26, 3:30 pm

The financial aid booklet "Fund Your Future" is now available.  Stop by the
College/Career Center to pick up your copy and get important information on
the ins and outs of financial aid, Cal Grant, and other state and federal
aid programs. 

SAT/ACT TEST DATES - January 8 (for online registrations) is the late
registration deadline for the January 23 SAT test. January 15 is the late
registration deadline for the February 6 ACT.  Fee waivers for low income
students are available in D221.  For seniors, some colleges will accept test
scores from these tests as part of the application process.  Don't forget to
list the colleges you want to receive these scores on your registration

For a complete list of scholarship applications available in the
College/Career Center, go to
http://bhs.berkeley.net/index.php?page=scholarships or come to the
College/Career Center, D221.

Berkeley Community Fund Scholarship - come to a meeting on Thursday, January
21, during lunch in the College/Career Center to find out how to apply for
this scholarship. The Community fund offers  10 scholarships of $4,000 per
year for four years will be awarded to Berkeley High students.~ In addition,
other one-time scholarships may also be awarded.~ Sign up in the College
Center D221 to attend the meeting.

Free Cash for College workshop:  Wednesday, February 10, 2010 6:30-8:30 BHS
Workshop will be conducted by the East Bay Consortium. Volunteers will
assist parents and students with the FAFSA online. Students who attend
workshop will be entered into a lottery
to win $1,000 scholarship for college. 

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.
Phone: (800) 742-1036, e-mail: PPrize at princeton.edu, website:

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