[BHS Etree] COLLEGE-CAREER BULLETIN - Week of January 27

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BHS College and Career Center Bulletin

Friday, January 27, 2012


College Advisor:  Angela Price    Phone:  510-644-6804
Angelaprice at berkeley.net

College Advisor:  Skyler Barton  Phone:  510-644-4576
Skylerbarton at berkeley.net

College and Career Center Hours:  8:00 - 4:00 p.m.

BHS CEEB Code:  050290


*New or Updated Information


SAT Word of the Week:  Symmetry - balanced proportions; the property of
being the same or corresponding on both sides of a central dividing line




Please stop by the College and Career Center (D221) if you have questions
about college applications.  You can see Ms. Price and Mr. Barton at lunch
and after school for a walk-in appointment.

Students may pick up a copy of our weekly College and Career Center Bulletin
in D221.


FINANCIAL AID:  We hope that the classroom presentations and
afternoon/evening workshops have been helpful for all seniors completing the
financial aid process.


*If you are seeking assistance with completing the financial aid process,
please come to the College and Career Center at 3:40pm on the following


Tuesday, 1-31-12

Wednesday, 2-01-12

Thursday, 2-02-12

Friday, 2-03-12


If you have not yet started this process, you should begin filling out the
Free Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov
<http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/> .  Also, remember that some colleges require the
CSS/Financial Aid Profile.  For information on the PROFILE, you can visit
www.CollegeBoard.com <http://www.collegeboard.com/> .  


.         *Seeking assistance with completing the FAFSA?  Students can come
to the College and Career Center at 3:40 p.m. on the following dates:
Friday, January 20 & Monday, January 23


.         If you have not yet done so, submit a Cal Grant GPA Release Form
to D217 as soon as possible.  You can obtain a form from the College and
Career Center (D221).  The final deadline is February 10, 2012.

*	If you have not yet signed up for FAFSA personal identification
numbers (PINs), you and a parent should apply now for FAFSA PIN#s at
www.pin.ed.gov <http://www.pin.ed.gov/> .   Be sure to keep a record of
these numbers.  


*	It is important to check the financial aid deadlines of each college
you're applying to.  These deadlines may vary, and can be as early as
December.  The deadline to file the FAFSA to apply for financial aid for all
California community colleges, UC and Cal States campuses is March 2.


UC APPLICANTS:   Right after you submit your application, you should receive
an e-mail confirmation that it has been successfully filed.  Four to five
weeks after applying, you should receive another acknowledgment from the UC
Undergraduate Application Processing Service confirming receipt of your
application.  If you don't receive a notice, please contact the processing
service at ucinfo at ucapplication.net or call (800) 523-2048.


You should also research the University's scholarship opportunities,
including those associated with individual campuses.  While many
scholarships are automatic and awarded on the basis of information that you
provided in the application for admission, some scholarships require
supplemental applications or other documentation.   For more information,
please visit the UC Scholarships web page at


CSU APPLICANTS:  You should receive acknowledgment of your CSU application
by e-mail fairly quickly.  Each campus will then ask you to create an
account in a second e-mail.  This has to be done for each campus separately.
It is important to check these accounts frequently for updates on your
admission status.  Some CSU's will ask students to forward an official
transcript right away.  It is important that you follow all of the
instructions.   CSU applicants must also send official test scores from
College Board or ACT.  


If accepted to any Cal State University, CSU requires you to take the
English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry-Level Mathematics Test (ELM)
before you enroll.  You are exempt from the EPT (English assessment) if your
SAT Critical Reading score is a 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 the 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 in Mathematics score is 550 or above, if your ACT Mathematics
Test score is 23 or above or you have a score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP
Statistics, AP Calculus AB or Calculus BC exam.  


*The Following CSU's are Still Accepting Applications:   Bakersfield, East
Bay and Channel Islands. 



.         The Common Application deadlines are based on Eastern Time, so
remember that the West Coast deadlines will be at 9:00 p.m., not midnight.  


SENDING SAT AND/OR ACT TEST SCORES:  If you are finished with your testing
and haven't told College Board or ACT to send your test scores to each UC
and CAL State campus, do so now. To send your SAT scores to CAL State use
the code 3594 (CSU Mentor) and you will only have to pay once.  If you have
listed a CSU campus as an ACT score report recipient, you can use the ACT
Scores Manager at www.csumentor.edu to release your score to additional
campuses.  If you said "yes" to having your information shared with all UC
campuses at the time you submitted the first UC application you will only
need to send your SAT and ACT scores to one UC campus, otherwise you have to
send them to each individually.  Before you can use the ACT Scores Manager,
you must first have arranged for your scores to be sent to a CSU campus. SAT
scores need to be sent from www.collegeboard.com and ACT scores are sent
from www.act.org.  Although you report your scores on your applications,
colleges require official scores from the testing agency.

.         Double-check to confirm that you've sent your ACT and SAT to all
of the colleges you applied to. 


.         Follow-up to ensure that your applications have been completed,
and frequently check your email account(s) to remain updated with any
requests from colleges.  


Physicians Medical Forum - Doctors On Board Program:  The Doctors On Board
Program is an innovative and exciting opportunity for African American
students who are high school seniors to experience a snapshot of what it
takes to become a physician.  This annual informational and interactive
program takes place on February 18, 2012, at the Oakland Marriott City
Center.  Application deadline is February 3, 2012.  For more information,
you may visit http://pmfmd.com <http://pmfmd.com/>   





.         Saturday, February 18th, 2012 - 9am to 5pm - Oakland Marriott
Convention Center 

.         Meet with colleges and find out about internship opportunities and

.         For more information, visit www.thecollegeexpo.org


<http://www.collegeboard.com/> www.collegeboard.com

                                Test Dates:         January 28
March 10

Registration       Regular:               December 30     February 10

Deadlines           Late:                      January 13           February


ACT TEST - Register at  <http://www.act.org/> www.act.org

                                Test Dates:         February 11        April

Registration       Regular:               January 13           March 9

Deadlines           Late:                      January 20           March 23


Spring Engineering Education Days (SEEDs): The 2012 SEEDs program at Santa
Clara University provides Bay Area high school students with a unique
opportunity to explore engineering topics during April. Selected
participants come to Santa Clara University over the course of three
Saturdays (April 7, 21, 28) and take classes spanning several engineering
fields including: civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, robotic, and
bio-engineering. Classes are presented in a typical university format, with
a mix of lecture and interactive laboratory work.  All sessions will be held
in the engineering facilities on Santa Clara University's campus. There is
no cost to participate in this program outside of transportation to and from
the university.  The Application deadline for the SEEDs Program is February
3, 2012 (postmarked). Applications can be found on the program website:




*ATTENTION BHS JUNIORS - FREE SAT Prep Course offered at Berkeley High
School, sponsored by the People's Test Preparation Service (PTPS):  

.         PTPS will be offering a free SAT prep course at Berkeley High
School.  This course is designated for BHS juniors, and sessions begin on
Tuesday, Feb. 14, in room D219.  The course will meet every Tuesday and
Thursday, from 3:40 to 5:40pm, for a total of 10 weeks.  Students can sign
up for this class in the College and Career Center with Ms. Price or Mr.
Barton - limited space is available.  



Sophomores - If you took the PSAT but have not received a score report,
please come to D221 to see Ms. Price or Mr. Barton. 


SAT Prep Course, Sponsored by The Princeton Review and Exclusive to BHS

-          If interested in pursuing this opportunity, please contact Ms.
Price at AngelaPrice at berkeley.net as soon as possible.  



The Academic Talent Development Group (Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors):
ATDP offers challenging and enriching summer courses for students who are
passionate about and dedicated to learning.  This program is held on the UC
Berkeley campus.  For more information, you may visit atdp.berkeley.edu


AFS, the Intercultural Exchange Organization, is accepting applications
right now for summer, semester and a full year study abroad trips for high
school and Gap Year students as well as for local families interested in
hosting a foreign student. Full scholarships are available for selected
countries. See www.afs.org <http://www.afs.org/>  for further information.


The Arthritis Summer Science Internship Program:  This program places
outstanding high school students in the world renowned Rheumatology and
Immunology Laboratories at Stanford University and the University of
California, San Francisco.  This internship program is designed to encourage
students to pursue a career in scientific study and research with an
ultimate goal of inspiring them to focus their research potential on
arthritis and related autoimmune diseases.  For more information, you can
visit www.arthritis.org <http://www.arthritis.org/>  


USC Summer Programs (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors):  Offers students a
preview of "freshman year" through its college immersion program.  Students
explore Los Angeles as a laboratory for recreational and cultural learning
beyond the traditional classroom.  Programs are designed to combine college
level coursework, academic field trips, and structured recreational
activities.  You may visit summer.usc.edu for more information and
instructions on how to apply.  


Colorado College Summer Session High School Program for Rising Seniors
(current Juniors):  Earn college credit and find out if Colorado College and
the Block Plan are right for you.  In addition to coursework, students will
have a chance to participate in the Summer Outdoor Adventure Program.   You
may visit www.ColoradoCollege.edu/precollege for more information.


Berkeley Lab Internships for Precollegiate Scholars - BLIPS (Juniors):
BLIPS is an eight-week internship which provides high school juniors with
the opportunity to work with world class scientists or engineers on projects
related to the laboratory's research programs.  Assignment s cover a wide
range of laboratory tasks and assistance in basic research.  Interns will
receive a stipend of $2,000.  For more information, please go to
http://csee.lbl.gov/Programs/BLIPS/index.html  Application deadline:
February 3, 2012.


Stanford Medical Youth Science Summer Program (Sophomores & Juniors):
Five-week summer residential program at Stanford open to economically
disadvantaged and under-represented sophomore and junior high school
students who are interested in science, health and medicine careers and are
going to be the first in their family to attend college.  Applications
available in the College and Career Center (D221) and at
http://smysp.stanford.edu <http://smysp.stanford.edu/>  .  All applicants
must submit an online application AND a paper application. Applications must
be postmarked by: February 15, 2012.


Oxbridge Academic Programs:  Experience the learning environment in Oxford
and Cambridge in England, Barcelona in Spain, Paris and Montpellier in
France, and New York City in the U.S.  They offer over 160 different courses
to choose from.  For more information, you can visit



For a more extensive list of scholarships go to the BHS College and Career
Center website or come to the College and Career Center and pick up a hard
copy!  Remember to frequently check in at the College and Career Center for
updated information on scholarships.  There will be some scholarships
specifically for BHS students!


Berkeley Community Fund Scholarship (for Seniors):   The Berkeley Community
Fund provides 4-year scholarships and mentoring support for academically
talented and resilient Berkeley High School students.  Students can receive
more information and applications for this scholarship in the College and
Career Center (see Mr. Barton or Ms. Price). 


UC Berkeley Incentive Awards Program (for Juniors):  The Incentive Awards
Program provides up to $32,000 in scholarship funds over eight semesters, as
well as student support services to low-income, first-generation college
students who have demonstrated leadership potential, high academics, and a
commitment to serve others.  For more information, come to an informational
meeting on January 27, 2012, at 12:40 p.m. in the College and Career Center


*Community NETwork (for Seniors):   The Community NETwork awards
scholarships to African American high school seniors.  The eligibility
requirements include; academic good standing (GPA minimum 2.5), African
American senior, intention to enroll in a four-year or two-year college or
university.  Applications are available in the College and Career Center,
and the deadline for submitting applications is March 3, 2012.


*CASCWA Scholarship:  California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare
and Attendance, awards $500 scholarships to deserving, graduating high
school seniors who have overcome unique obstacles and difficulties.
Applications are available in the College and Career Center, and the
deadline for submitting applications is April 6, 2012.


*Kiwanis Club of Berkeley Scholarship:  The Berkeley Kiwanis Foundation
offers scholarships to graduating seniors.  Applications and recommendation
forms are available in the College and Career Center, and the deadline for
submission of the scholarship application and all related materials is March
23, 2012.


*California Teachers Association Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Fund:  Criteria for eligibility for this scholarship include (one of the
following):  an "active" member of CTA, a dependent child of an "active",
retired, or deceased member of CTA, an "active" member of Student CTA.
This scholarship also requires membership of one of an ethnic minority group
(as defined on the application). Applications are available in the College
and Career Center, and the deadline for submission of the application and
all related materials is February 24, 2012.


2012 Ivy and Pearls Foundation Scholarship:  Scholarship applications are
now available for the 2012 Ivy and Pearls Foundation Scholarship, sponsored
by the Rho Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Scholarships will be awarded based on need and academic achievement.
Eligible recipients must be a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, be
African/African American, be a high school senior, have a cumulative GPA of
2.5 or above, be enrolled as a full-time student in a two or four-year
college in Fall 2012 and show recent community involvement.  Applications
due April 16, 2012.  Please visit
http://bcafairorg.ipage.com/webpage/scholarships.html for more information.


Mount Saint Mary's College Music Scholarship:  The Music Department at Mount
Saint Mary's College has announced the following Music Scholarship Audition
dates:  January 21, February 11, February 25 and March 18.  Audition
requirements include an application form with a short description of your
musical background and performance of two (2) compositions representing
different periods of music.  The on line application and further information
about the Mount St. Mary's Music Department may be obtained by visiting this


Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship:  One of the programs of the Italian
Catholic Federation is to offer college scholarships to further the
education of students who achieve a total cumulative GPA (3.5 years) of at
least 3.2 and meet one of the following:  (1) Are Roman Catholic and of
Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona,
California, Illinois and Nevada, only where branches of the Federation are
established.  Or, (2) Are Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent
or live where Branches of the Federation are established if either Roman
Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the "Italian
Catholic Federation."  Applications can be picked up at the College and
Career Center (D221).  Application deadline is March 15, 2012.


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: www.princeton.edu/PrincetonPrize or in
the College and Career Center in the Scholarship Box.


Toyota/Steve Young Scholar-Athlete Award: This $2,500 scholarship is awarded
annually to one male and one female college-bound high school senior whose
academic and athletic careers have been exemplary.  Please visit
www.bashof.org/Scholarships.html for more information.  The deadline for
submission of applications is January 31, 2012. 



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