[BHS Etree] COLLEGE-CAREER BULLETIN - Week of March 28, 2011

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COLLEGE/CAREER BULLETIN: Week of Mar. 28, 2011


 *New or updated information


SAT WORD OF THE WEEK - Inconsequential - of minor importance.




1. Parents of Seniors.  Don't forget to take a moment to fill out the
survey on the Senior Handbook.  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SRF88KP 


2. CHECK ON THE STATUS OF YOUR CAL GRANT - If you have already filed your
FAFSA and turned in your Cal Grant GPA Information Release Form, you can
check on the status of your Cal Grant by creating an account at
https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/logon.asp.  You cannot set up an account
until your FAFSA has been processed.  


3. Second Semester Schedule Changes: Schedule changes must be reported and
explained to colleges a student has applied to. This should be done right
away. Keep in mind colleges do not want students to change their senior
semester schedules. A schedule change could negatively affect your college
admission outcome. If you have questions and/or need help with this you

should contact Ms. Sandberg or Ms. Price. 


4. CSU Applicants: Students will receive acknowledgment of their CSU
application by email fairly quickly.  Each campus will then ask students
to create an account in a second email.  This has to be done for each
campus separately.  It is important that students check these accounts
regularly for updates on their admission status.  Some CSU's will also ask
students to forward an official transcript right away. It is important
that students follow all the instructions.  CSU applicants must send
official test scores from College Board or ACT.  See directions on sending
your scores at the beginning of this section.  


If you are applying to any Cal State campuses, you are required to take
the ELM and the EPT tests (assessment tests in math and English).  You are
exempt from the EPT (English assessment) test if your SAT Critical Reading
score is 500 or above, if your ACT English score is 22 or above or you
have a score of 3, 4 or 5 on either the AP Language and Composition or AP
Literature and Composition test.  You are exempt from the ELM (math
assessment) test if your SAT math reasoning test score or SAT subject test
math score is 550 or above or your ACT math score is 23 or above or your
AP test score in AP Calculus or AP Statistics is 3 or above.  You can take
these tests at any Cal State campus.  The website at CSU East Bay is

http://testing.csueastbay.edu/eptelm/eptelmwho.php  and the SF State
website to sign up for testing is http://www.sfsu.edu/~testing/eptelm.html
You can also find practice materials and other helpful information at

http://www.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/ept.asp  and
http://www.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/elm.asp .


5. UC WAITLISTS: UC will again implement a waitlist process for fall 2011
admissions. All campuses except Los Angeles and Merced will use waitlists
for their freshman pools. Students might receive waitlist offers from more
than one campus. Students may accept as many offers as they wish. Waitlist
offers will be made by the end of March for freshman applicants. Once
offered a spot on a waitlist, they must opt in. Instructions for doing so
will be included with the waitlist notification. Even if they accept a
waitlist offer (or several), students should submit a Statement of Intent
to Register (SIR) by the stated deadline to a UC campus or other
institution to which they have been accepted. If they later accept an
offer of admission from a campus where they have been wait-listed, they
will forfeit their deposit at the first campus. Wait-listed freshman
applicants will be notified of their status no later than June 1.
Preliminary financial aid awards will be sent at the time students are
notified of waitlist offers. Additionally, SIRs of wait-listed students
will be considered on time for purposes of housing and orientation,
provided they are submitted by the deadline stated in the offer of


Eligible applicants who don't receive an admission offer from any campus
to which they applied will be in the referral pool, even if they are on
the waitlist at another campus. Campuses will still consider appeals.
Applicants who feel they have grounds for an appeal should submit one, but
they should keep in mind that the purpose of the appeals process is to
deal with errors and compelling new information and hardship. Students
cannot appeal for a spot on the waitlist. In the fall 2010 admissions
cycle, the first time waitlists were used broadly, a total of 11,703
waitlist offers were extended to freshman applicants across all campuses
except UCLA and UC Merced. Two campuses - UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara -
were the only two campuses to admit significant numbers of students off
their waitlists.  These campuses yielded more than 40 percent of students
admitted off the waitlist.




*1. Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassador Program: This is a free
national, interdisciplinary leadership development program for graduating
high school seniors. Students with an interest in and commitment to the
arts, sciences, and humanities as it pertains to Latino communities and
cultures are selected to travel to Washington, D.C. for a week-long
seminar at the Smithsonian Institution. Students must have a minimum
weighted cumulative GPA of 3.25, be a U.S. citizen or legal or permanent
resident, be fluent in English and be enrolled full-time in a
degree-seeking program at an accredited college or university. To apply go
to http://solaa.si.edu (search for Smithsonian Latino Center 2011 Young
Ambassadors Program) or by linking to the site from
http://www.latino.si.edu/education.  Application deadline: April 8, 2011.


*2. 5th Annual Pre-Pharmacy Symposium (NCPPS): Saturday April 23 from
9am-5pm at UC Berkeley in the MLK Student Union Building. This is an
all-day event that aims to inspire and guide students that are interested
in a career in pharmacy. Throughout the event, admissions representatives
from the nation's top pharmacy schools will present informational sessions
and leading pharmacy professionals will hold workshops discussing a
variety of specialties ranging from clinical pharmacy to pharmaceutical
research. Additionally, NCPPS offers a luncheon and school fair for
attendees to network with pharmacists, pharmacy students and pharmacy
school representatives. To register for the event go to
https://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaID=216767   Registration Deadline:
April 14. Spots are limited, register now!




1. Junior college advising appointments available!  Sign up for junior
advising appointment in the college center, D221.


2. Free SAT Prep Class:  People's Test Prep (PTPS) will conduct a free
SAT/ACT prep class on Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:30 -5:30 beginning Feb.
7 in room D220 for Berkeley High School juniors only.  


3. QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship - Open to high achieving, low
income juniors. Apply for full scholarships to summer school programs on
college campuses, individualized college admissions counseling,
invitations to admissions conferences at Stanford or Yale, and all expense
paid visits to college campuses. QuestBridge is an initiative of the Quest

Program, serves as an intermediary between the nation's brightest,
under-served youth and leading institutions of higher education. Apply at
www.questbridge.com <http://www.questbridge.com/>  .  Deadline:  March 29.


4. Students Rising Above - Open to juniors from a low income family who
have overcome obstacles that are not of their own making, have a GPA of
3.0 or above, live in the Bay Area and are planning on attending a four
year college.  The scholarship covers all college expenses not covered by
other scholarships or financial aid.  In addition, students are given
assistance in applying to college, help with dental and healthcare
appointments, summer internships, and a mentor. Applications available on
line at:
Deadline:  April 4.  


5. Nordstrom's Scholarship - open to juniors who have a minimum cumulative
unweighted GPA of 2.7;  have made a substantial contribution to the
community; are involved in school activities; planning on applying for
financial aid  to attend college and will be eligible to attend a
four-year college or university in the U.S.  Deadline:  May 16.  Award:
$10,000 scholarship paid over four years at $2,500 per year.  Applications
available at  http://www.act.org/nordstrom/ 




1. THE RENSSELAER PREFACE PROGRAM 2011 - This is a FREE two-week
residential summer experience for talented high school sophomores and
juniors, who will enter 11th or 12th grade in the fall of the coming year
and who have expressed a strong, early interest in pursuing a career in
the engineering and technological professions. It is for high school
students from groups that have been historically and traditionally
underrepresented or underserved in science, engineering, and technological
fields. For more information and application go to
http://doso.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=658   Application Deadline:
March 25.


2. Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP) Summer Conference -
This FREE program is open to current 10th and 11th grade students. The
week-long conference will take place in Sacramento at the California State
University, Sacramento campus from July 23rd - July 30, 2011. Application
deadline:  April 15.  The student application materials can be downloaded
from: http://www.clylp.com/s/107/index.aspx?sid=107
<http://www.clylp.com/s/107/index.aspx?sid=107&gid=1&p> &gid=1&p  




1. St. Mary's College Fair - Admissions officers representing colleges
from around the country will be present to answer your questions and
provide helpful information. April 9, St. Mary's College, Moraga. 1 p.m. -
4 p.m.


2. Free SAT/ACT Preparation Service: Berkeley High students now have
access to a free online test preparation service. Students can access this
service by logging in to www.berkeleyhigh.us <http://www.berkeleyhigh.us/>
and then click "More" from the top navigation and select "Grockit".  They
will then be directed through a few registration steps and into the site.
Logins to www.berkeleyhigh.us <http://www.berkeleyhigh.us/>   are as

     username: full name (first + last)

     password: Berkeley + student id


3. Test Preparation Resource: The Berkeley Public Library has Learn a Test
database, which provides free access to SAT practice tests and AP practice
exams.  Students can take the tests and get them scored online.  The
resource can be accessed by going to:


4. Youth for Understanding: American Overseas programs offer US high
school students and recent graduates the opportunity to experience the
world firsthand. Choose from over 100 programs in more than 30 countries
to learn a new language and global perspective while on an academic year,
academic semester, or summer program. The program offers scholarships to
help make it affordable. In particular, the World Affairs Council of
Northern California is pleased to offer up to three scholarships $4000
(for summer programs) or $4300 (for semester and academic year programs)
to local high school students to study abroad through the Youth for
Understanding program. Programs available are any YFU semester, year or
summer program listed with a departure date in the summer or fall of 2011.
Scholarship winners are responsible for the remaining balance of the
tuition costs. Open to high school students in Northern California.
Students must hold a 3.0 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale.
Applicant's birth date must fall between September 1, 1992 and July 15,
1996. For more information and application go to


5. Education Summit - April 30, 2011 from 8:30 am to 12:40 pm, Cal State
East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA. This event is for African
American and Latino Youth. Students and families will be able to attend
workshops on how to prepare for college and career success.  There will
also be a college and resource fair including representatives from
Northern CSU campuses. Light breakfast will be provided and lunch
available to purchase.


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


7. UC Davis Picnic Day -  The 97th annual Open House for UC Davis will
take place on Saturday, April 16, 2011. This family friendly event is free
for all to come and experience the richness of diversity and achievement
at UC Davis and the surrounding community in the areas of research,
teaching, service and campus life.  Picnic Day is a free and open event
for everyone, no registration required to attend!  


8. 11th Annual Latino Education summit - Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian
Blvd., Hayward, CA from 9a.m. to 1p.m.  Saturday, March 19, 2011.  Attend
college and career related workshops. A light breakfast and lunch will be
provided.  To register go to www.chabotcollege.edu/latinosummit 


9. CAL DAY - UC Berkeley's annual open house, Saturday, 4/16 from 9am to
4pm. There is something for visitors of all ages. Spend it in Cal
classrooms and labs, museums and performance halls, libraries, and arenas.
Highlights include information for prospective students. Admission is
free.  For more information go to:  http://www.berkeley.edu/calday/ 




For a more extensive list of scholarships go to the BHS website or moodle
or come to the College Center and pick up a hard copy!


1. Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship - Each $1,500 scholarship is
awarded to full-time undergraduate students who have demonstrated their
commitment to building communities. Applications are available in the
College Career Center or online at  http://www.cesresources.org/apply.html
Deadline: March 31, 2011.


2. Templeton Press Scholarships - Applicants need to write an essay or
compose a video response to excerpts from the book, New Threats to
Freedom. There are two chances to win: a short form contest and a long
form contest. Scholarships are will be between $1,000 and 5,000.  Any
student who intends to be enrolled in an American college or university by
the start of the fall

2011 semester is eligible to enter. For rules and information go to:
http://newthreatstofreedom.com/contests/   Due Date: March 31, 2011


*3. *Billy J. Givens Memorial Scholarship Fund: Open to seniors graduating
from a school within the AC Transit service area and who will be enrolled
in a 2-year or 4-year college starting in the fall of 2011. Applications
available in the College Career Center.  Deadline: Friday, April 22.


4. U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program will award forty $1,000.00
scholarships in a random drawing to high school seniors planning to enroll
at an eligible four-year college or university participating in the U.S.
Bank No Fee Education Loan Program by September 2011. To apply go to:
http://www.usbank.com/cgi_w/cfm/studentloans/marketing.cfm   Deadline:
March 31, 2011


5. Berkeley Rotary Club Scholarships:  Open to students graduating from a
high school in Berkeley who are academically qualified to complete a four
year college degree but would be unable to attend without the scholarship.
Selection is based on financial need, academic potential, extracurricular
activities, willingness to work during the summer. The scholarships

an annual award ranging from 2,000 up to $5,000.  At least one scholarship
of $5,000 per year for four years will be awarded.  To keep the
application process as green as possible, the Rotary Club requests that
students use the

Word application on their website at

and email it to Don at AlterConsulting.Net  Paper applications are also
available in the College Center (D221.) Application  Deadline:  April 14.


6. 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.


7. 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 2.6 who
plans to attend a four year accredited college, has financial need and is
a native born US citizen. Scholarships are worth up to $1000.00 per
student.  Applications are

available at www.fsrequests.com/splawnscholarship   Deadline:  April 30.


8. 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. Scholarship list available in the College
Center D221.


9. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated Sigma Iota Chapter Scholarship -
Open to African American high school seniors residing in Alameda or Contra
Costa counties who will be attending a four-year college in the fall, have
a GPA of 2.5 and are active in community service. Successful applicants
will receive $1,000. Applications are available in D221.  Application Due
Date: April 1. 


10. George P. Scotlan Scholarship Award - Open to seniors in Alameda
County who have been involved in community service for at least two years,
have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have financial need and are U.S. citizens.
Three awardees will be selected who will receive $2,750 per year to a
maximum of $11,000 within a five-year period.  Applications in D221.
Application Due

Date: April 30.


11. Los Hermanos de Stanford - Open to outstanding Latino seniors who plan
to attend a two or four year college in the fall and has financial need.
Students are NOT REQUIRED to attend Stanford.  Two $1000 scholarships will
be awarded Applications available at
www.stanford.edu/group/hermanos/scholarships.html  and in D221. Deadline:
April 8.


12. Bay Area Gardeners Foundation - Open to seniors with a minimum GPA of
2.5 who have financial need who are willing to do 25 hours or more of
community service each semester, will be attending a two or four year
college and live in one of the 9 Bay Area counties.  Applications
available in D221. Deadline:  April 4.  


13. Greater San Francisco Ad Club  - Open to seniors who are interested in
advertising, communication, graphic design, journalism, media and
marketing, have an overall GPA of 3.2 or better and are planning to focus
their first year in college in advertising or related fields. Two $500
scholarships will be awarded.  Applications are available in the College
Career Center (D221) and are due April 3.


14.  Elena Castaneda Scholarship - Open to Berkeley High seniors who speak
Spanish as their first language, have worked to learn English and will
have completed the course work necessary to be admitted to a four-year
college or university and who plan to attend a four- or two-year college.
Application available in D221.  US citizenship/permanent residency is NOT
required.  Scholarship amount has not been determined yet but is going to
be a minimum of $2,000. Deadline: April 25.


15. Triple Impact Competitor Scholarship - This scholarship is for
student-athletes from participating counties (including Alameda) who are
current juniors in high school with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The selection
committee will choose ten scholarship award recipients from each
participating region who will be awarded $2000 scholarships. Applications
are available online at
http://www.positivecoach.org/scholarship/application.aspx  or in the
College Center (D221.)  Application Deadline: May 1, 2011.


16. Buick Achievers Scholarship Program - Open to seniors who will be
enrolling for full-time study as a first-time freshman at a 4-year college
or university, plan to major in science, technology, math, business,
administration, finance, marketing or design, and are interested in a
career in the automotive or related industries.  For more information and
to apply go to www.buickachievers.com   Application Deadline: March 31.


17. Wa Sung Community Service Club Award - Open to graduating high school
seniors of Asian descent who are living in Alameda or Contra Costa County
and plan to attend college in fall 2011.Selection is based on scholastic
achievement, extra-curricular activities, work experience, community
service and financial need.  Ten $1,000 each will be awarded. Applications
available in D221 and at www.wasungserviceclub.org
<http://www.wasungserviceclub.org/>  .  Deadline:  April 2.


18. Berkeley Community Fund Scholarship - This program is designed to
provide financial and personal support for deserving and resilient
Berkeley public high school students attending 4-year colleges on a full
time basis. This year, between 12 and 15 scholarships of $16,000 - payable
in installments of $4,000 per year for four years - will be awarded based
on demonstrated financial need, academic and personal achievement.
Applications available in D221.  Due Date: April 4.  All applications need
to be either turned in to Ms. Sandberg in D221 or sent to Berkeley
Community Fund, 2111 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.  If
you have already picked up a packet note that the address has changed!


19. By Any Dreams Necessary Scholarship - Open to seniors who attend a
high school in Berkeley, Oakland, or West Contra Costa, are passionate
about and inclined toward the arts,  seek to attend a four-year college,
or an art focused institution of higher education upon graduating from
high school and have a minimum 2.8 weighted GPA.  Four high school seniors
will be awarded $500 scholarships. Application Deadline: May 6. 

To apply go to:


20. Youth on Course Scholarship - Open to high school seniors with a
minimum GPA of 3.0 and have been accepted for enrollment at a four-year
college or university. Youth on Course Scholars receive $1,000 per year
for a total of four years. Applications available in the College Center or
at http://ncgafoundation.org/grants/scholarships/  Application Deadline:
Friday, April 15.


21. Raza Cares Grant - Open to Chicano Latino seniors who are planning on
attending a community college or four-year university in the fall, have a
minimum GPA of 2.0 and have unmet financial need.  Applications available
in College and Career Center.  Deadline April 22.


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:  The Berkeley Public Library has acquired a new
database of scholarships.  Anyone who has a Berkeley Public Library card
can go to

Tuition Funding Sources is listed in the Grants & Scholarships section.
The database is also available from the online catalogs inside the public
library locations, regardless of whether users have cards.


For a more extensive list of scholarships go to the BHS website, moodle or
come to the College Center and pick up a hard copy!




A complete list of summer opportunities can be picked up in the College
Center D221.


*1. USC/Chevron Frontiers Of Energy Resources Summer Camp 2011: This free
summer program is for High School Juniors and High School Science and Math
Teachers at the University of Southern California, June 26-July 1.  It
offers a preparatory, interactive training program focusing on various
energy resources including fossil fuels, solar, biofuel, wind, nuclear
energy, and information technologies for energy efficient operations.
This unique program is designed to introduce exceptional high school
juniors to the opportunities and career possibilities available in the
global energy resources industry.  All interested individuals are
encouraged to apply online at:

/  Application Deadline: April 22.


2. Student Conservation Association National Conservation Crew: Summer
opportunity for students currently in high school, ages 15 to 19, and
looking for tuition-free opportunities to serve planet earth. Successful
applicants will contribute to sustaining the earth's bountiful resources
for two-five weeks during the summer. With a group of 6-8 students and two
experienced leaders students will sleep under the stars and connect to the
land in ways they never thought possible. For more information go to


4. UC Davis Young Scholar Program - This program offers summer research
opportunities in the biological and natural sciences for 40 current
sophomores and juniors.  Students live in the dorm from June 19-July 30
and work closely with university research faculty on individual projects.
For more information and application, go  to http://ysp.ucdavis.edu
<http://ysp.ucdavis.edu/> .  Fee reductions are available for students
based on need.  Application deadline:  March 31


5. The Arthritis Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2011
Summer Science Internship Program.  This program places 12 outstanding
students in leading rheumatology/immunology laboratories at the University
California, San Francisco and Stanford University. The 2011 Internship
overview and application is available in the College Career Center or can
be found the website:
ion_2011.pdf .


6. Harvard Summer School  -  Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Offers 200 college courses. Cost varies depending on the program.
Financial aid available. Financial aid application deadline April 15,
2009. Information and applications available at www.ssp.harvard.edu
<http://www.ssp.harvard.edu/> .  Program dates:  June 25-August 13.
Application Deadline: March 25 (if applying for financial aid), May 4 (if
not applying for financial aid.


7. Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP) Summer Conference -
This FREE program is open to current 10th and 11th grade students. The
week long conference will take place in Sacramento at the California State
University, Sacramento campus from July 23 - July 30. 120 applicants will
be selected to participate in the conference.  Application deadline:
April 15.  To apply go to:


A complete list of summer opportunities can be picked up in the College
Center D221




1. Kaiser Permanente in Oakland and Richmond are looking for qualified
high school students, ages 15-20, for the LAUNCH (Learn About Unlimited
New Careers in Health Care) High School Summer Youth Employment Program
(SYEP).  The program offers paid summer work experience at Kaiser to
underserved high school students.  Applications available in D221.  For
more information, go to http://xnet.kp.org/hr/ca/youth/syep/index.htm 





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