[BHS Etree] COLLEGE-CAREER - Bulletin for March 2, 2012

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BHS College and Career Center Bulletin

Friday, March 2, 2012


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

College Advisor:  Skyler Barton          Phone:  510-644-4576             <mailto:Skylerbarton at berkeley.net> 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: Anachronism – something out of place or time; chronologically misplaced




*State Deadline 

California - For initial awards - March 2, 2012. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of your submission by printing out your online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA. 


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.


Community College Workshops:  We hope that the community college workshops have been helpful.   We will continue to provide assistance with the community college application process throughout the next couple of weeks.  Come sign up in the College and Career Center to reserve your spot at an upcoming workshop!   


UC APPLICANTS:   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> http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/paying-for-uc/scholarships/index.html


CSU APPLICANTS:   It is important to check your CSU 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.  



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




•          JUNIOR PARENT MEETING:   We will be hosting an evening presentation for parents and guardians of juniors on Thursday, March 8, at 6:30pm in the BHS Library.  

•          JUNIORS –Beginning the week of February 27th, your college advisors will be hosting presentations for all junior English classes. Each student will be presented with a folder containing important information pertaining to your college planning. 

•          *Beginning Monday morning, March 12th, juniors can come to the College and Career Center to sign-up for an appointment to meet with your College Advisor. The appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

•          *Please view the dates for upcoming College Fairs in the Bay Area (listed below).



•          SAT REASONING AND SUBJECT TESTS – Register at  <http://www.collegeboard.com/> 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  <http://www.act.org/> www.act.org


                        Test Dates:    April 14                       June 9

Registration  Regular:         March 9           May 4   

Deadlines      Late:               March 23         May 1




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.  

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  




*Junior State of America (JSA): This summer school program offers college‐level classes which develop critical thinking, debate and team‐building skills. Three and four week programs are offered at Stanford, Princeton, and Georgetown Universities, as well as an international experience in Beijing, China. Dates and subject matter vary by location.  Application deadlines vary by location. For more information, please visit http://jsa.org/summer/apply 


The University of British Columbia's Summer Scholars Program:  This is a 14-day course of study in which you will study with UBC professors, learn about environmental science and sustainability, and live on campus while exploring one of Canada's scenic regions. The program is from July 15 - July 28, 2012.  The program is open to all international students between 16 and 18 years of age, entering one of their final two years of high school.  To learn more information, visit www.summerprogram.isi.ubc.ca <http://www.summerprogram.isi.ubc.ca/>     


New York University Precollege Summer Programs:  For rising high school juniors and seniors, this is your opportunity to explore NYU and college life in New York City.  NYU Precollege offers the opportunity to earn college credit by taking courses at NYU, attend college-planning sessions and a Summer College Fair, and live in on-campus housing during this six-week program (July 2 - August 10).  For more information, please visit www.nyu.edu/precollege.


Maryland Institute College of Art Summer Pre-College:  MICA is offering the opportunity to experience rewarding opportunities for young artists and designers this summer.   Live, learn, and socialize on campus with other creative-minded students from all over the world.  For more information, please visit http://www.mica.edu/Programs_of_Study 


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  <http://www.girlventures.org/> 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  <http://www.afs.org/%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank> 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  <http://www.arthritis.org/> 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  <http://www.coloradocollege.edu/precollege> 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/> http://www.oxbridgeprograms.com/ 



Saturday, April 21 – National College Fair. Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

Friday, April 20 – WACAC College Fair –  <http://www.wacac.org/> www.wacac.org. Cal State East Bay, Hayward. 9:00am - 12:00pm  

Saturday, April 14 – St. Mary's College Fair –  <http://www.wacac.org/> www.wacac.org.  St. Mary's College, Moraga. 1p.m-4:30p.m. 



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.  


* The Bay Area Gardener’s Foundation: is a non-profit organization committed to provide financial support to eligible economically disadvantaged students to attend college. The goal of the foundation is to provide the means for students to achieve a higher education, which will prepare them to be competitive and contributing members of their community and economy. This foundation offers multiple scholarships. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be willing to do twenty five hours or more of community service at a Non-profit organization.  For more information, please visit  <http://www.bagf.org/> http://www.bagf.org/ Applications are due April 16, 2012.  


*Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund College Scholarship:  Eligibility criteria includes:  Incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four year-college or university in 2012-13, minimum GPA: 3.0, career focus in engineering, physical or biological sciences (excluding healthcare), Filipino heritage (at least 50%) and demonstrated financial need. For more information, please visit  <http://www.asianpacificfund.org/information-for-student-applicants> http://www.asianpacificfund.org/information-for-student-applicants.  Application deadline is March 15.


*Cruzando Fronteras/Ayudando a la Comunidad: This scholarship for High school seniors

Awards 2 scholarships of $500 each. Eligibility includes: Undocumented student with a min. 2.5

GPA and proof of commitment to community service.  For more information, please visit  <http://www.csus.edu/org/mecha> http://www.csus.edu/org/mecha. Applications are due March 17, 2012.


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc Scholarships:  These scholarships offer financial support to African-American high school seniors who plan to attend a four year university or college.  Eligibility requirements include a minimum GPA of 2.5 and active involvement in community service initiatives.  Applications are available in the College and Career Center (D221).  The deadline for applications is April 1, 2012.


Wa Sung Community Service Club Scholarships:  There will be numerous $1,000 scholarships awarded through this service club.  Applicants must be a graduating high school senior of Asian descent, currently attending school in Alameda County or Contra Costa County.  Applications are available in the College and Career Center (D221).  The deadline for applications is April 2, 2012.


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  <http://www.questbridge.org/> 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/> 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> 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.


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> 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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