[BHS Etree] COLLEGE/CAREER: CCC Bulletin, Jan. 27 (Fri)

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Mon Jan 30 08:38:06 PST 2017

PLEASE do not reply to this email, contact Melanie Aguas,
melanieaguas at berkeley.net


*Federal Student Aid Websites Outage Scheduled for January 28-29 *

The Cash for College Team would like to announce that there will be an
outage affecting numerous Federal Student Aid websites this upcoming
weekend, starting on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 6 p.m. PST and lasting
until Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 8 a.m. PST.

The deadline to submit FAFSA, the Dream Act, or the Chafee Grant for Foster
Youth is March 2, 2017.





*UCSF CURE Paid Internship*
*Deadline to Apply:  February 1, 2017*
See attached flyer and application.


*Berkeley Retired Teachers Association Scholarship – Morris and Juliet
James Achievement Award*

*Deadline: February 23, 2017 **Eligibility requirements*: Seniors who
attended all of middle school and high school, and at least 3 years of
elementary school, in Berkeley Unified School district.
*Application requirements*:  Essay and interview.
*Please go to the CCC to pick up a scholarship application.

*BERKELEY COMMUNITY FUND Deadline:  March 23, 2017*

Lynn Walker of the Berkeley Community Fund will be coming to Berkeley High
School's Library Computer lab on Thursday, February 2nd at 3:30 to
introduce the application, to get students started on their applications,
and to answer questions.

*CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Deadline:  March 24, 2017 **Eligibility
requirements:* Seniors who have a father, mother, or natural guardian who
is a full-time paid member of the police or sheriff’s department or fire
department.  Parent/guardian may also be a volunteer of a fire department.
*Application requirements:* Essay, transcripts, proof of acceptance to a
college, proof of parent’s occupation, SAT or ACT test scores, resume,
letter of recommendation.
*For more information and to apply, please visit www.caaonline.org or call
1-800-437-7658 <%28800%29%20437-7658>


*Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Session*
Mount Hermon, Massachusetts
Rising Scholars Program and College Prep Program – For students entering
grades 10-12
*Deadline to apply:  February 15, 2017*
*For more information and to apply, visit http://www.nmhschool.


*Attention Seniors*:  If you have not already done so, please schedule an
appointment with your College Advisors to check in about your post-high
school graduation plans.   The links were sent to your student emails from
Ms. Mary Jacobs on Friday, September 30th2016.  If you cannot find the
links, please email your College Advisor.

*Attention Seniors*:   Many of you received notification after filling out
your FAFSA that your GPA needs to be verified in order to be considered for
a Cal Grant.  The deadline to do so is March 2nd.  Ms. Mellion, BHS
Registrar, works with the California Student Aid Commission to
electronically upload and verify all of your GPA information by the
deadline.  You do *not* need to take any action at this time.

*Scholarship Directory: * http://eastbayconsortium.org/scholarship

* Scholarships for Undocumented Students:  *http://e4fc.org/


Registration for all testing for Fall 2016 is now closed


*SAT* (Always select to send all scores)

*Applying to CSUs: *You can list CSUMentor as an SAT score recipient. The
SAT institution code for CSUMentor is 3594. CSUMentor will then store
your scores for ALL CSU campuses to utilize. If you have not
yet sent your scores to either a CSU campus or CSUMentor, you can request
this at www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/reg.html.

*Applying to UCs*:
Choose:  Any (1) UC Campus and it will be shared with all the others

*Applying to Private/Independent School(s)*:
Choose:  The individual school that you will be applying to.

* Note*: The first 4 official score reports are free with your registration


*Applying to CSUs*:  Before you can use the ACT Scores Manager, you must
first have arranged for your scores to be sent to a CSU campus. If you have
not yet arranged for your ACT scores to be sent to a CSU campus, you can
learn how to request this at www.actstudent.org/scores/send/index.

Choose:  Any (1) CSU Campus
Then use ACT Scores Manager:  Release Eligible ACT Scores to other schools
through CSU Mentor after your score is received.

*Applying to UCs*:  Report ACT and/or SAT scores on your admissions
application, then request that an official copy of the scores be sent to us
from the testing agency.  You can have your official score report sent to
one UC campus, and all campuses you apply to will receive it.

*Applying to Private/Independent School(s):*
Choose: The individual school that you will be applying to.


Colleges recognize that standardized test results are not always a very
good indicator of a student’s success in college and later life. There are
colleges and universities nationwide that have made standardized tests
optional.  A list of these colleges can be found at:



*Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA)
Scholarship  – January 31, 2017 *The  (APCA), a non-profit Employee
Resource Group of AT&T, is seeking qualified applicants for its 2017
Scholarship Program.  The scholarship program is open to all graduating
high school seniors of any ethnic or cultural background with a minimum
un-weighted GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.  They must be United States citizens
or permanent residents of the United States.  Information about the APCA
scholarship program including the complete eligibility requirements and
FAQ, the link to download the scholarship application, and the process to
submit the scholarship application can be found at their web site:

*University of Toronto Engineering International Scholar Award – February
1, 2017*
Applicants must have an exceptional academic record, and demonstrated
leadership through involvement in the school or broader community. They
must be enrolled in a secondary school outside of Canada.  The award will
cover full tuition and is renewable for up to 4 years, if the student
maintains an average of 75%.  For more information, visit


*Kiwanis Club of Berkeley Scholarship – February 28, 2017 *Community
Service scholarship.  Application requirements:  3 essays :

1)  Self, life experiences and goals (500 words max)

2)  Extracurricular activities/work and why (600 words max)

3)  A time you made a difference for the better (300 words max)

One Letter of recommendation, and an official transcript.

For more information, see attached flyer.  By the above due date,
applications must be mailed to:

Kiwanis Scholarship Chair
1015 Atlantic Avenue

Alameda, CA 94501

*South Carolina Credit Union Scholarship – February 28, 2017 *South
Carolina Federal Credit Union will be awarding a total of $7,500 in
scholarship money to three deserving students. 1st Place:  $4,000.  2nd Place:
$2,500.  3rd Place: $1,000.  Applications will be accepted from January 2,
2017 through February 28, 2017.  Applicants must be:  1) members of South
Carolina Federal in good standing OR U.S. residents who are eligible to
apply for membership at South Carolina Federal at time of scholarship
application, 2) students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and in good standing
with current school, 3) students planning to attend a full-time accredited
two-year degree program; an accredited two-year program leading to a
four-year undergraduate degree or an accredited four-year institution
(undergraduate program), 4) Previous winners are eligible, but a new
application and essay must be submitted. For more details, and to apply,
please visit scfederal.org/scholarship

*Annual Toyota/Steve Young Scholar-Athlete Award – February 28, 2017 *Award
is $2500 for one female student athlete and one male student athlete, whose
academic and athletic careers have been exemplary and whose personal
standards and accomplishments are a positive role model for others.
Application must include transcripts, a 2-page essay, and 3 letters of
recommendation, each addressing one of the following: athletic skill,
academic standing, and personal qualities.  Applications are attached in
this email, and are available in the CCC.  Paper applications must be
mailed by February 28, 2017.

*The National Scholarship – For DREAMers, March 8, 2017 *TheDream.US
<http://thedream.us/>, the largest college access and success organization
for DREAMers, is offering scholarships of up to $25,000 to Bay Area high
school and community college graduates looking to attend one of our Bay
Area Partner Colleges:  Sonoma State, CSU East Bay, San Francisco State,
San Jose State, UCSanta Cruz and UC Merced. DREAMers who meet DACA
eligibility criteria or have applied for TPS status may apply.  To apply
and for more information, visit TheDream.US at applyISTS.com or call 1-(855)
670-ISTS (4787) and ask for the TheDream.US National Scholarship Program.

*Tzu Chi Foundation Scholarship - March 3, 2017 *Tzu Chi Scholars is a
scholarship program funded by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation (www.tzuchi.org)
to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound
high school graduates.  Tzu Chi Scholars are selected on the basis of their
financial need, academic achievement and community involvement. Each
Scholar will receive a one-time award of $1,000. A small number of Scholars
may be further recognized for a four-year total scholarship award of up to
$4,000. To apply, you must:  1. Be a U.S. high school graduating senior
(foreign students on student visa not included), 2. Demonstrate financial
need for college tuition, 3. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA, 4. Be enrolled in an
accredited U.S. college full time for 2017-2018. Applications are not
available on the website. They are attached in this email, or you can drop
by the CCC to get one.

*The Lowcountry Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications Electronics
Association (AFCEA) Scholarship*

*Deadline:  March 17, 2017 *See attached application.

*Berkeley Community Fund Scholarship - March 23, 2017*

Eligibility: Graduating Seniors, 2.5 GPA, AB540 students eligible, must be
committed to enroll in a 4-year accredited college/university for Fall 2017
(not Gap year).  Low-income, first generation college studens are
encouraged to apply.  Services offered:  $16,000 scholarship awarded over 4
years. Individual mentor, designated College Success Manager, college
counseling, life skills training, and a supportive community.  Interested
students enrolling at community college can email Lynn Walker at
lynn at berkfund.org.  Apply at https://highhopesscholars.
communityforce.com/Login.aspx.  Read about the Berkeley Fund at
http://berkfund.org/  BCF will be available to assist with the application
in the BHS Library on Thursday, 2/2, at 3:30pm.

*Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship - March 31, 2017*
Requirements to apply:  Be from low-income household or demonstrate
financial need, 3.0 GPA, available for a phone interview in May 2017, be a
resident of a Hearthstone Housing Foundation property (see website).  For
more information and to apply, visit http://www.hearthstonehousing.org/


*Pathways to Law: Getting Your Law Degree and Beyond (Conference sponsored
by Asian American Bar Association) Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:00am –
UC Hastings College of the Law
200 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA, 94102
Alumni Reception Center (ARC), 2nd Floor
Free pre-law conference for high school and college students who are
interested in law school.  For more information, visit http://www.

* Education Summit – For First-Generation, African-American,
Asian-American, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander Students and
Their Families Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:00am – 1:00pm *
*University Gymnasium, Cal State East Bay, Hayward, CA *This event is for
students and families to be engaged and motivated about higher education,
and to empower families with information and resources to help achieve
educational success.   There will be inspirational speakers, higher
education related workshops for middle school, high school, and community
college students and their families, a college and resource fair, and an
official Cash for College workshop.  If you have questions, contact the
Summit Hotline at 510-885-3516 <%28510%29%20885-3516>, or email
educationsummit at csueastbay.edu  For more information and to register
online, visit www.csueastbay.edu/educationsummit.

* Black College Expo*
*Saturday, February 18, 2017, **9:00am – 5:00pm*
*Laney College Campus, - Oakland, CA*
Meet representatives from History Black Colleges.  You will have the
opportunity to get accepted on the spot (if you apply), have your
application fees waived, get information about scholarships, audition for
band scholarships, attend seminars and workshops, learn how to start a
business, learn about the schools’ career centers, watch a step show and
celebrity guests, and more!  For more information, call 877-427-4100
<%28877%29%20427-4100>, or visit www.blackcollegeexpo.org

*UOP School of Dentistry – Dental Camp 2017 Saturday, March 11, 2017, **9:00am
– 1:30pm*

*University of the Pacific School of Dentistry 155 Fifth St, San Francisco,
CA 94103*
Free camp for middle school and high school student interested in the
dentistry field.  Learn about how people find careers as a dentist, dental
hygienist, dental assistant, and dental lab technician.  Learn about the
art of dentistry, how oral health is linked to overall health, and
participate in hands-on activities.   Continental lunch and breakfast
served.For more information and to register, visit https://calendar.

*Doctors on Board Pipeline Program Saturday, March 18, 2017, 7:30am –
4:00pm **Claremont Hotel -- Berkeley, CA*
The “Doctors On Board Pipeline Program” is an innovative and exciting
opportunity for underrepresented minorities students who are African
American/Black, Native American, Filipino, Hispanic, and Pacific Islander.
Post-baccalaureate, pre-meds, college/university students, community
college students, high seniors, juniors and sophomores interested in
becoming physicians or pharmacists to will experience a rare snapshot of
what it takes to become a physician or pharmacist. Students will have a
phenomenal opportunity to explore various facets of medicine and receive
information about medical school preparation.  Applications are due Friday,
March 3, 2017, by5:00pm. For more information and to apply, see attached
flyer or visit http://pmfmd.com/doctors-on-board/doctors-on-


*CSU E-Learning Course for Conditionally Ready High School Seniors*
This CSU's EAP e-learning course is a self-paced online math course that
provides a great opportunity for "Conditionally Ready" high school seniors
who are not enrolled in an approved math course to fulfill the California
State University's Entry Level Math (ELM) requirement, thereby avoiding
remediation in math. The course is $45, available free of charge for those
students that qualify.  The EAP senior year math course is now open for
student registration at http://www.csumathsuccess.org/elearning/. Rolling
course enrollment will be available through Friday, January 27, 2017.

*Harvey Mudd College – 2nd Annual Women’s Introduction to Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (WISTEM) Program February 23-25,
2017 Harvey Mudd College – Claremont, CA *For more information, visit

*Lawrence University Physics Workshop  February 24-25, 2017 **Lawrence
University – Appleton, Wisconsin*
For more information, visit http://www.lawrence.edu/academics/study/physics/

*Santa Clara University Engineering Spring and Summer Programs Spring
Engineering Education Days (SEEDS) *Program applications and
recommendations are due by February 1, 2017.

*Summer Engineering Seminar (SES) *Program applications and recommendations
are due by March 1, 2017.

* Young Scholars Program *Applications are due by April 21, 2017.
For information and to apply, visit www.scu.edu/engineering/outreach

*Pre-College at George Washington University Various 3-week and 6-week
Sessions *Summer Immersion (non-credit) and College Intensive (Credit)
Programs.  Areas of study:  Arts, Business, Communications, Government and
Politics, History and Humanities, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,
Math).  For more information, visit www.precollege.gwu.edu.

Deadline for Scholarship:  March 1, 2017.

Deadline for applications:  May 1, 2017.

*Yale Young Global Scholars Program*

*2 Week Blocks Spanning from June 19 to Aug 9, 2017 **Yale University – New
Haven, Connecticut*
The Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) program is a highly selective
leadership development program for high school students from around the
world.  The 2-week programs are designed to bring together students with
the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young
leaders, even before they begin university studies.  The deadline to apply
is January 31, 2017, at 11:59pm EST.  For more information and to apply,

*USC Summer Programs*
*Program Dates: June 18 – July 15, 2017*
USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high
school students through unique 4 and 2 week summer courses. Accepted
students to the USC Summer Programs will balance academic and campus life
as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center – Los
Angeles, California.  USC Summer Programs’ courses are taught by USC
faculty and experienced professionals of the USC academic community. Summer
Programs’ faculty create an engaging academic experience by combining
lectures, hands-on workshops and labs, guest speakers, and academic field
trips to locations throughout Los Angeles. Each course is designed to be
more interactive, engaging, and challenging than accelerated high school
classes or the broad introductory courses offered by other summer
pre-collegiate programs.  For more information, visit http://summerprograms.
usc.edu/ or call 213-740-5679 <%28213%29%20740-5679>

*Summer at USC: Exploration of Architecture 2017 Program Dates: June 18 –
July 15, 2017 *The USC Summer Programs invites high school students to
connect with the world of architecture.  EXPLORATION OF ARCHITECTURE provides
a wide-range of exposure to an architectural education and the vibrant
surroundings of Los Angeles through an exciting two or four weeks at the
USC School of Architecture.  You will be designing and building in a
collaborative studio environment, touring famous landmarks, living
on-campus in a residence hall, and working with the School’s distinguished
faculty and upper division students. The four-week program offers 3-units
of college credit. Visit http://arch.usc.edu/programs/summer/explore

*University of Miami Summer Scholars Program (For Sophomores and Juniors) 3
Week Session:  July 1 – July 21, 2017 *The Summer Scholars Program at the
University of Miami offers academically-motivated high school students the
ability to sample college life, explore one of 16 exciting programs taught
by UM’s distinguished faculty, earn 6 college credits, and take classes and
form friendships with peers from around the world.  The program seeks
students who are active in their communities, leaders in their schools, and
examples of integrity.  Individuals should be mature, self-motivated, and
prepared to study an academic discipline in a rigorous scholarly
program.  Applicants
must be current high school sophomore or juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0

*Application Deadlines*:
Early Action:  December  1
Priority Application Deadline:  March 1
Scholarship Application Deadline:  March 1
Final Application Deadline:  April 25
To apply, visit the website.  For more information:
Phone: 305-284-4000 <%28305%29%20284-4000>   |   Email: ssp at miami.edu   |
Website: www.miami.edu/ssp

*University of Toronto Engineering – Residential Summer Program:  Deep
Summer Prep (Grades 9-12)*

*July 3 – July 28, 2017 *High school students can take innovative courses
covering today’s most cutting edge topics in Engineering, Technology,
Applied Science, and Business. For more information and to apply, visit

*University of Toronto Engineering – Residential Summer Program:  AP Summer
Prep (For Juniors) *A rigorous program for US high school students that
will set them on an academic path towards admission to the world’s most
selective schools of Engineering.  For more information and to apply,
visit: http://outreach.engineering.utoronto.ca/pre-

*Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs (For current Sophomores and
Juniors) July 1 – August 11, 2017 *Carnegie Mellon’s summer Pre-College
programs will show you what life at Carnegie Mellon is all about - from the
classroom to what's happening on weekends. You'll meet people from all over
the world, be inspired by our world-renowned faculty, take part in the
excitement of campus and have the opportunity to explore the city of
Pittsburgh.  Their programs include: Advanced Placement/Early Admission
(AP/EA), Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, Music, National High School Game
Academy. The Pre-College application deadline is April 25th for U.S.
citizens and/or permanent residents and April 1 for international
students.  For more information, visit http://admission.

*University  of Edinburgh Summer Program (United Kingdom)   *This summer,
UoE will be running their first ever summer school for high school students
in their final or penultimate year. This provides an excellent opportunity
for students to get a taste of university life in an internationally
renowned university in the beautiful historic city of Edinburgh.  They will
offer these courses: *Preparing for University: Humanities* and *Preparing
for University: Social Sciences*.  For more information, visit:

*Pomona College Department of Music Wants Student-Musicians *Pomona College
is proud to offer what they believe is the best of both worlds – a
conservatory-caliber music education incorporated within one of the finest
liberal arts colleges in the nation. Few places can offer students the
chance to learn from world-class musicians while enjoying the freedom of
intellectual exploration as part of a student body ripe with academic
curiosity, passion and openness.

Learn about our performance opportunities (ensembles and private lessons),
and our other courses in music theory, music history, composition and
ethnomusicology on their website:

Students who are planning to visit the College and who want to attend a
rehearsal and/or speak with a faculty member about the program should
contact a faculty member through this page:

*Carpe Diem Education *Three-month and yearlong Gap Year programs focused
on community, cultural immersion, service learning, and adventure.
Students may also have the opportunity to earn college credit and access
financial aid during their program through Carpe Diem Education’s
partnership with Portland State University. For more information: Call
877-285-1808 <%28877%29%20285-1808>, visit https://www.
carpediemeducation.org/ or email info at carpediemeducation.org

*Rustic Pathways Travel/Gap Year Programs *Rustic Pathways Gap Year
programs each last for one semester and are designed to provide different
opportunities for travel, cultural immersion, service and non-cognitive
skills development. Among the many possibilities, students can immerse
themselves in Latin American culture, learn marine conservation in the
South Pacific, or intern with a Rustic Pathways partner organization.  For
more information, visit http://gap.rusticpathways.com/

*College Advisor - AC (A-Sm), AHA, CAS, ELN *Melanie Aguas (
melanieaguas at berkeley.net) 510-644-4576 <%28510%29%20644-4576>
*College Advisor - AC (So-Z), AMPS, BIHS, ISP *Angela Price (
angelaprice at berkeley.net) 510-644-6804 <%28510%29%20644-6804>
*College Advisor - 9th and 10th graders *Brianna Brooks (
briannabrooks at berkeley.net)
*Career Advisor *James Dopman (jamesdopman at berkeley.net)
*College and Career Center Assistant *Mary Jacobs (maryjacobs at berkeley.net)
510-644-4583 <%28510%29%20644-4583>


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