[BHS Etree] COLLEGE|CAREER: Bulletin for March 9, 2012

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BHS College and Career Center Bulletin

Friday, March 9, 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: Effervescent - bubbly; vivacious;


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!

*GAP YEAR: If you are interested in information about GAP YEAR programs,
please come see Mr. Barton or Ms. Price in the College and Career Center.

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.


*       *We hope that you have found our class presentations informative and
beneficial.  Please remember to review the information in your folder. If
you missed our presentation and have not received a folder, please see Ms.
Price or Mr. Barton in the College and Career Center during lunch or after

*       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.

*       *Juniors will all be receiving a Berkeley High School College
Application Workbook soon.  This is another reference and great source of
information for you to utilize.  These workbooks will be distributed in one
of your classes during the week of March 12th.

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

*       *Fee waivers for the ACT, SAT and SAT Subject Tests are available
for students who meet the eligibility guidelines. Please see Ms. Price or
Mr. Barton in the College and Career Center.

*                   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    April 6         May 8

Deadlines       Late:               February 24    April 20       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


AP/IB MEETINGS: Meetings for students interested in AP/IB Chemistry and
AP/IB Biology have already been held. The meetings were announced in
Advisory but not through the etree.  If your student is interested in
Chemistry or Biology, they should go to the rooms below and talk to the

AP/IB Chemistry in G215, Mr. Glimme

AP Biology in G301, Ms. Haber

IB Biology in G306, Mr. Pleskac

A reminder that the other meetings scheduled are during lunch on the
following dates:

Friday, March 9                      IB Visual Arts, Room A104

Monday, March 12                 IB Economics, C125

Please stay tuned for information on additional AP meetings.


*UC Davis Young Scholars Program (UCD - YSP): This program strives to engage
40 academically talented high school sophomores and juniors in a variety of
research experiences within the areas of biological and natural sciences.
Each student will undertake a six-week, long-term, apprentice-level research
project in a university laboratory under the mentorship of university
researchers. For more information, please visit. Applications are due by
March 31, 2012.

*Columbia University Summer High School Programs: Offering rigorous summer
pre-college programs for students entering grades 9-12 and freshman year of
college. Locations include New York City, Barcelona, and the Middle East.
These programs offer students the opportunity to experience college life,
meet other highly motivated students from all over the world, broaden your
world view and earn an official Colombia University Statement of Attendance.
Application deadlines vary (March 16 to April 6).

For more information, please visit

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

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

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

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

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: This program 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.

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.

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.

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.

*Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority Scholarship Fund:  This Scholarship Fund was
created to award Chicana/Latina women with the same dedication to academics
and our community as the sisters of Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority.  The top two
(2) applicants will receive a scholarship of $500 each and the next ten (10)
runner-up applicants will receive a scholarship of $300 each. U.S.
Citizenship or Permanent Residency is NOT a requirement.  Applications are
available in the College and Career Center, and applications are due on
April 3, 2012.

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,

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund College Scholarship:
Eligibility criteria incudes:  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
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,

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.

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
Applications are due April 15th.

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.

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:


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.

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


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