[BHS Etree] COLLEGE-CAREER - Bulletin for Feb. 17-23, 2012

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BHS College and Career Center Bulletin

Friday, February 17, 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:  *Paragon – a model or pattern of excellence.  


*Community College Workshops:  We hope that the community college workshops have been helpful for those of you who were able to attend this week.  For those of you who were not able to attend this week, we are hosting another workshop in the Library Computer Lab on Thursday, February 23, at 3:30 pm.  At this workshop, you will be able to submit an online application, receive important financial aid information, and prepare to enroll in an early assessment date (specifically for BHS seniors).   Come sign up in the College and Career Center to reserve your spot!   


*Financial Aid Workshop:  We are hosting another FAFSA workshop for students on Wednesday, February 22, at 3:30 pm in the BHS Library Computer Lab.  Come sign up in the College and Career Center to reserve your spot!

If you applied to any private colleges or universities, be sure to check each college’s financial aid website for the specific requirements and due dates!  Remember that colleges have different due dates for financial aid materials.  If you would like assistance, come see Ms. Price or Mr. Barton in the College and Career Center after school or during lunch.

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.  Also, remember that some colleges require the CSS/PROFILE.  For information on the PROFILE, you can visit www.CollegeBoard.com.  

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.


You should 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 http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/paying-for-uc/scholarships/index.html

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.  


 *JUNIORS –Beginning the week of February 27th, your college advisors will be hosting presentations for all juniors in the College and Career Center.  You will be notified of the date your class will be attending one of these presentations by one of your teachers.
*PARENTS OF JUNIORS:   We will be hosting an evening presentation for parents and guardians of juniors on Thursday, March 8, at 6:30pm in the BHS Library.  
**ATTENTION BHS JUNIORS - FREE ACT Prep Courses offered at Berkeley High School, sponsored by the People’s Test Preparation Service (PTPS):  
PTPS is offering a free ACT prep course at Berkeley High School.  This course is designated for BHS juniors, and there are still a few seats available.  The next session will take place on Wednesday, February 22, at 3:35pm.  The course will meet every Wednesday, from 3:35 to 5:30pm, 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.  



Saturday, February 18th, 2012 – 9am to 5pm – Oakland Marriott Convention Center 
Meet with colleges and find out about internship opportunities and scholarships.
For more information, visit www.thecollegeexpo.org 

SAT REASONING AND SUBJECT TESTS – Register at www.collegeboard.com
		Test Dates:	March 10	May 5	       Jun 2

Registration	Regular:  	February 10       Mar 27	       Apr 24	

Deadlines 	Late:		February 24	Apr 6	       May 22  

ACT TEST – Register at www.act.org

		Test Dates:	February 11	April 14

Registration	Regular:  	January 13	March 9

Deadlines 	Late:		January 20	March 23


Sophomores:  If you took the PSAT in October and have not received your score reports yet, please see Ms. Price or Mr. Barton as soon as possible.  

*Mock SAT Test:  The YMCA-PG&E Teen Center is hosting a free practice SAT test on Saturday, February 25, from 8:30am-1:00pm.  Register at http://hlpmocksat.eventbrite.com 

*YMCA-PG&E Teen Center SAT 101:  Students and families are invited to join this workshop to receive information regarding the exam as well as general strategies and tips.  The workshop takes place on Saturday, March 3, from 10:00am – 12:00pm.  Register at http://hlpsat101.eventbrite.com


SMASH - Summer Math & Science Honors Academy:  A FREE 5-week science, technology, engineering & math (STEM) summer enrichment program at UC Berkeley and Stanford!  For high-achieving, low-income students.  Currently only accepting applications from 9th grade students.  For more information, please visit www.lpfi.org  Registration deadline is February 23, 2012.  

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

*GirlVentures Summer Outdoor Adventure Programs:  Ever want to sleep under the stars?  Rock climb outside?  Kayak on the ocean?  Shout from the top of the highest peak around?  GirlVentures offers Summer Outdoor Adventure Program for girls in high school.  For more information and to apply online, visit www.girlventures.org The first round deadline is March 16, 2012.  

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 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 
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.

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 http://www.oxbridgeprograms.com/ 


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!

*The Morris C. and Juliet James Achievement Fund:   This fund is the major fund-raising project of the Berkeley Retired Teachers Association, awarding money to high-achieving graduating Berkeley High seniors.  To be eligible, you must have attended Berkeley schools for the majority of your public school education.  Come to the College and Career Center to receive an application.  Applications are due by noon on February 27th.  

*Quest Bridge College Prep Scholarship for Juniors:  This program provides opportunities designed to help outstanding low-income high school juniors prepare to apply to top colleges.  Submission of one College Prep Scholarship application makes a student eligible for several awards, including; full scholarships to college summer programs, college admissions conference invitations and all-expense-paid college visits.  For more information and to apply online, visit www.questbridge.org  Applications are due March 27, 2012.

*Ann & Jon Reynolds Scholarship Awards (Seniors):  These scholarships will be awarded to the successful applicants at $3,000 per year.  Two awardees will be selected.  The eligibility criteria includes a record of community service involvement, a minimum GPA of 3.0, native born U.S. citizen, and submission of a Student Aid Report Summary from Federal Student Aid Program.  Applications are available in the College and Career Center.  Application deadline is April 30, 2012.

*Buick Achievers Scholarship Program: The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program wants to reward students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom – and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance.   1,000 students will receive one-time awards of $2,000.  For more information, visit http://www.buickachievers.com 

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). 

Don and Roy Splawn Charitable Foundation West Scholarship Grant Program:  This scholarship program is open to financially disadvantaged students who wish to further pursue their post secondary education, of an academic or vocational nature.   The Don and Roy Charitable Foundation West offers a scholarship grant of up to $1,000 to eligible students who demonstrate significant dedication to their school, family and community.  Students who live independently or whose parent(s) /guardian(s) struggle financially are encouraged to apply.  To apply, visit https://online.foundationsource.com/public/home/splawnscholarship  Applications are due April 15th.

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 website:                                                                     http://www.msmc.la.edu/undergraduate-bachelor-programs/music/music-scholarship-auditions.asp

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.

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