[BHS Etree] COLLEGE/CAREER BULLETIN: Week of Nov. 1-5, 2010

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College Advisor's Bulletin

Week of November 1-5, 2010


SAT WORD OF THE DAY: Pervasive - widespread; extremely common




1. Both the UC application (www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply) and the Cal State application (www.csumentor.edu) are now available online. The deadline for the UC application is November 30. The priority deadline for the Cal State applications is also November 30. We urge you to get your applications in before November 30th, and preferably earlier as both websites get extremely busy (and slow) at the end of November. Check the schedule for workshops in your red folders. The schedule is also available in your BHS Moodle site, 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.


2. Seniors please access your BHS moodle account for the latest updated college center information. (College visits, application workshops, college center deadlines, SAT dates, etc.)


3. FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHT - November 18, 6:30 pm, Berkeley High Library. A representative from the East Bay Consortium, an educational non-profit organization, will walk us line by line through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  


4. November 1 is deadline for regular decision college lists, envelopes, secondary school reports, and transcript request forms. Please turn into the College Center D221.


5. College Essay Readers Available: In the college center, D221 

Lunch - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Morning - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

After School - Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday


6. Advising Appointments (Seniors only)

Sign-up sheets will remain up for the remainder of the semester. Because there are nearly 812 seniors, seniors may have only one scheduled half-hour appointment during the fall. If students miss their appointment, they will not be able to sign up again. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend the meeting as long as it is okay with their student. Seniors may drop in any day at lunch or after school without an appointment to have shorter questions answered. College advisor assignments: Price - AC students and CPA students, Sandberg - IHS, AHA, SSJE, and CAS students.



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 list (updated daily) is available at http://bhs.berkeley.net/index.php?page=finding-a-college. BHS seniors can also find updated college lists on their Moodle site.


Monday, November 1

9:57 University of San Francisco

10:46 Ohio Wesleyan University (OH)


Wednesday, November 3

8:27   Occidental College

10:40  Ohio State

1:28   Sacramento State (CA)


Thursday, November 4

8:27  Ursinus College (PA)

9:31  Southern Oregon University (OR)

12:24 Hobart & William Smith College (NY)




FREE SAT PREP CLASS - The class meets Wednesdays from 3:45-5:45 pm, D219. 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 D219.  


GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS BRIDGE BUILDERS FORUM - This free event is primarily for African American, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and Latino male high school students and their parents. Event highlights include: empowering workshops for students and parents, scholarship information and tips for applying, college information and resources, financial aid and admissions information, continental breakfast and lunch provided. Saturday, November 13, 2010, 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m, California State University, East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA.


*St. Mary’s Fall Preview Day – Saturday, November 13, from 11am-4pm. 1928 St. Mary’s Rd., Moraga. Students will have the opportunity to explore academic life at St. Mary’s. Sign up online at  http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/admissions-and-aid/undergraduate-admissions/visit-saint-marys/preview-day/form-nov.html





1. GATES MILLENIUM 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: Monday, January 10, 2011. Applications available at www.gmsp.org. 


2. 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 or pick up an application in the College Center.


3. MAHATMA RICE/UNIVISION RADIO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - Mahatma Rice and Univision Radio are offering college-bound High School Seniors who reside and attend school in the Bay Area the opportunity to compete for five, two thousand dollar cash awards. To enter, students must complete an essay of 150 to 250 words. For more information pick up an information brochure in the College Center or visit www.mahatmatrice.com/scholaship. Due date: February 15, 2011.


4. GOOD TIDINGS FOUNDATION - Open to seniors who participated in community service and have financial need. 20 scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded. Deadline: November 08. Applications available in D221.


5. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO, PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Full in-state tuition and fees, full room rent for those living in a campus residence hall, laptop stipend. Minimum requirements: 3.6 GPA, SAT 1800 or above, be in top of 10% of graduating class. Scholarship application available online at http://honors.scufresno.edu. Application postmark deadline: December 9, 2010


6. BOSTON UNIVERSITY TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION - A four-year, full-tuition scholarship to BU. Deadline: December 1, 2010. For more information go to: www.bu.edu/admissions/trustee


7. THE IVY AND PEARLS SCHOLARSHIP - For high school seniors who reside in San Francisco Bay Area, are African/African American, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above, be enrolled as a full-time student in a two or four-year college in Fall 2011, show recent community involvement. Up to $5,000 in scholarships will be awarded. Applications available in College Career Center. Due Date: March 15, 2011.


8. AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP - Are you active in your community? Have you led a project that benefits others? Have you overcome personal challenges? You may qualify for an AXA Achievement Scholarship of $10,000 or 25,000. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents, be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States by fall 2011, demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in an activity in school, the community or the workplace, and be recommended by an unrelated adult who can attest to the student's achievement. Learn more and download an application at www.axa-achievement.com or pick one up in the College Career Center, D221. Application deadline is December 15, 2010.



Are you planning to study math or science at a small liberal arts college? Skidmore Scholars in Science and Mathematics - S3M Scholars Program - is funded in part by a National Science Foundation grant and supports eight students in each entering class. In order to be eligible, students must show demonstrated financial need. Students receive financial aid packages with no loan component in the first two years and with reduced loans in years three and four. Skidmore also has the Porter Presidential Scholarships in Science and Math. These are awarded on the basis of superior accomplishment and exceptional promise in science and math, without regard to financial need. Each Porter Scholar is awarded $15,000 per year. Applicants who wish to be considered for either program must respond to the science/math essay question on the Skidmore Supplement to the Common App., available on Skidmore's Admissions Web site or by contacting admissions.


*10. PATRICK CHARNON MEMORIAL SCHOALRSHIP - Each $1,500 scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate students who have demonstrated their commitments to building communities. Applications are available in the College Career Center or online at  http://www.cesresources.org/apply.html  Deadline: March 31, 2011.





1. 21st ANNUAL BLACK COLLEGE AWARENESS FAIR - Saturday, November 13, 2010, 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Stanford University, Tresidder Memorial Union, 459 Lagunita Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94305, 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Meet representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, local colleges and universities, attend workshops on admissions, financial aid, test prep and essay writing, listen to panel discussions by recent graduates on life at an HBCU and obtain valuable college resource and scholarship information.


2. CollegeWeekLive is the leading FREE Online College Fair and admissions event website. CollegeWeekLive FALL, the world's largest college fair, is Wednesday November 3 & Thursday November 4, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, EST. Teens can connect to admissions reps from 300+ colleges and see current college student video webcasting about campus life. Admissions experts will be presenting live via video. Scholarships and special promotions are available to teens who login to attend CollegeWeekLive events.  


3. 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 you.

•  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: website: www.princeton.edu/PrincetonPrize or in the College Center in the Scholarship Box.


4. Are you looking for an internship? Interested in politics/city planning? The Jacquelyn McCormick Campaign for Berkeley City Council is looking for volunteers. If you are interested contact Anna or Lara at 843-0318.


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