[BHS Etree] COLLEGE/CAREER: Bulletin for March 30, 2012

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BHS College and Career Center Bulletin

Friday, March 30, 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: Didactic – instructive; intended to teach



We have entered the time of year where many of you are hearing back from colleges. We congratulate you for receiving acceptance to colleges, and also encourage you to keep things in perspective when receiving “sorry” notices. In addition, we hope that you continue to be supportive of one another and remain considerate of your peers. 


You will need to file a Statement of Intent to Register to the college you select to attend by May 1st. Consider important factors and prepare to make this decision. If you would like assistance with this process, please come see us in the College/Career Center during drop-in hours.



*Community College Applicants: If you plan on attending a community college in the fall, please make sure to sign up for your assessment test at your earliest opportunity. If you would like assistance with the application process or with signing up for an assessment test, please come to the College/Career Center during lunch or after school. Assessment tests are traditionally a requirement that needs to be fulfilled prior to enrollment in any courses. 



*SAVE THE DATE:  BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE FAIR – SUNDAY, APRIL 22ND, 1-4:30PM (Stay tuned for additional information in the forthcoming weeks)


*The next opportunity to schedule your college advising appointment with Ms. Price or Mr. Barton will be on Monday, April 9th. In the meantime, please feel free to utilize our drop-in hours during lunch or after school. 


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

                        Test Dates:    May 5         Jun 2

Registration  Regular:         April 6               May 8  

Deadlines      Late:               April 20                   May 22  


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

Test Dates:                            April 14                       June 9

Registration  Regular:         March 9           May 4   

Deadlines      Late:               March 23         May 18




KP Launch Summer Youth Employment Program: A Community Benefit Program geared primarily toward 11th and 12th grade students, the Kaiser Permanente LAUNCH High School Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) creates opportunities for underserved high school students. As a SYEP student, you’ll be paid for your time, working in a Kaiser department while learning about the field of health care. Applications are available in the College/Career Center, and are due on Friday April 6, 2012.


Smith College Summer Science and Engineering Program: Open to academically talented girls entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12. Enrollment in the program is limited, and the admissions process is based on academic performance, a written essay and a teacher recommendation. Application deadline is May 1. For more information, please visit www.smith.edu/summerprograms/ssep/apply.php


Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP): The primary objective of ACAP is to increase the understanding of accounting and business career opportunities among high school students of color. The ACAP Summer Residency Program takes place on the UC Berkeley campus, from July 15 to July 20. Applications are due by April 16, 2012. www.acapsfbayarea.org <http://www.acapsfbayarea.org/> 


Project Identity Summer Institute – Morehouse College: This program gives rising academically gifted freshman, sophomore and junior African American and other minority male high school students an exciting glimpse into academic college life. This three (3) week residential program replicates the college experience with an intense curriculum and enrichment activities. The program is located at Morehouse College. Applications are available in the College/Career Center, and all materials are due June 29, 2012.


Stanford Summer Session: This High School Summer College program invites intelligent, motivated high school students to apply for admission. Candidates are selected based on academic strength, leadership in school, and engagement in the community. For more information, visit www.summer.stanford.edu <http://www.summer.stanford.edu/>  


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 Columbia University Statement of Attendance. Application deadlines vary (March 16 to April 6).

For more information, please visit http://ce.columbia.edu/High-School-Programs-Homepage 


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 


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 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 http://summer.usc.edu/index.shtml 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/ 



Sunday, April 22 – Berkeley High School College Fair, 1-4:30pm. For Juniors and parents/guardians.

Saturday, April 21 – National College Fair. Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.  Students can pre-register for this event at www.gotomyncf.com <http://www.gotomyncf.com/>  

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

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

Berkeley CALDAY – Saturday, April 21, 9am – 4pm



*CAL STATE EAST BAY, JOURNEY TO SUCCESS – An Educational Summit: For first generation Asian American and Pacific Islander students and families. Saturday, May 19, at Cal State East Bay. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  Register online at www.csueastbay.edu/journeytosuccess



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.  


Berkeley Rotary Club: Berkeley Rotary offers 4-year scholarships to deserving students who otherwise might not be able to attend college. The program is based on need, as well as scholastic ability, community involvement and potential. Competitive scholarships are renewed annually based on academic performance.  Applications are available in the College/Career Center and can also be downloaded from http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal/SitePages/SitePage.aspx?accountid=4632 <http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal/SitePages/SitePage.aspx?accountid=4632&pid=45266> &pid=45266.   Applications are due on April 10, 2012.


*By Any Dreams Necessary: This scholarship is awarded to students who are passionate about and inclined toward the arts, and who seek to attend a four-year college/university, or an art focused institution of higher education upon graduating from high school. Download the application at www.ANYDREAMS.ORG <http://www.anydreams.org/>   


*Elena Castaneda Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was created to honor Berkeley educator and social justice advocate Elena Castaneda. Elena was particularly committed to assisting young people who spoke English as their second language in obtaining a quality education. This scholarship is given annually to a Berkeley High School student whose first language was Spanish and who has worked to learn English and complete the course work necessary to be admitted to a four-year college or university. This scholarship is also intended for those attending two-year colleges. Applications are available in the College/Career Center, and applications are due no later than May 7, 2012.


Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) Foundation: This foundation offers merit-based and need-based scholarships. Applicants must be Youth on Course members and gave a minimum GPA of 3.0. For information about registering for Youth on Course, visit http://www.youthoncourse.org <http://www.youthoncourse.org/>  Instructions for the scholarship application form is located at http://ncgafoundation.org/grants/scholarships Applications are due April 15. 


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/ Applications are due April 16, 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.


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 https://online.foundationsource.com/public/home/splawnscholarship  Applications are due April 15, 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.


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.


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


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