[BHS Etree] COLLEGE/CAREER: SENIORS: CCC News Week of January 11-15

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Fri Jan 8 18:59:03 PST 2021

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Seniors, Welcome back to school in 2021. We acknowledge the disturbing
events and images of the week and offer our support. Please reach out to
teachers, counselors, or staff if you want to talk or need any kind of help.

Here is some college- related business to take care of when you are ready:


FAFSA: Due 3/2/2021: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Gather
financial documents like IRS statements from 2019, W2, bank statements, and
SSN.Make a FSA ID for you and a parent. Contact your college counselor if
you need help to complete the application.

CA Dream Act Application: Due 3/2/2021


CSS (for some private schools through CollegeBoard): Due dates vary by

https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/  You can waive the submitting fee if
you had SAT waiver, or application waiver, or free lunch program.

COLLEGE PORTALS:This is how the college will communicate with you!

Create student portals with usernames and passwords to check your
application status for all schools you applied to.To help keep track, use
this cool planning tool!
Check your emails regularly and see the "to do list" in the portal. Make
sure to check spam folders.

MID YEAR REPORTS/OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Counselors will upload the most
recent transcript with S1 grades to private colleges in the Common
Application. No transcripts needed for UC or CSU, unless requested in your

 If you need an official transcript to other sites, please use the Official
Transcript Request Link and the Registrar’s Office will send an official
transcript. Official Transcript Request Link

Need an unofficial copy? Contact Mary Jacobs at maryjacobs at berkeley.net.

ESSAY READERS: Extended to Monday to Wednesday 1/11-13/2021 from 2-4pm in

SCHOLARSHIPS:  Scholarship List
(many applications are not updated yet but check websites and plan ahead)

1. Chevron Corp. Black History Celebration: Murray Jacobs, Jr. & Percy
Abrams, Jr. Scholarship : Due 1/11/21: Apply from: google

2.  Berkeley Community Scholars (BCS) High Hopes Scholarship: Open now at
www.berkeleyscholars.org/apply. ; Due 3/11/21 by 8:59 PM Pacific time.

 1st High Hopes  Application Support Workshop starts on 1/14/21: Join BCS
in a Zoom breakout room on 1/14/21 from 3:30-5:30. Sign up for your 1:1 in
a  google doc to be sent on Monday 1/11/21. Zoom Link: bit.ly/3kUUbT6

3. Xi Gamma Omega Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship: Due 1/29/21

 4. LPA Scholarships: Due 1/29/2021 3pm CT. Students who are under
represented in education and Interested in design, architecture, landscape
architecture, engineering- apply for a renewable scholarship of $5000.



5. The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship opened this month: Due
2/1/2020: jackierobinson.org

6. Kiwanis Scholarship: Due 2/18/2021:
<http://berkeleykiwanis.org/scholarship> Highlights community service; no
need to show financial need; $500-$10,000 award.

7. Asian Pacific Fund: Dates Vary from February to April, 2021.

8. Hearthstone Housing Foundation: Due 3/31/21: Show financial need in
FAFSA or Dream Act, live in the county where Hearthstone Housing is
located, 3.0 GPA


9. Shelley Bergum Higher Education Award: Due 3/19/21 For Seniors with a
disability shown in IEP or 504 plan, minimum GPA of 3.0, and going to
community college or 4 yr. College

10. Tzu Chi Foundation: Due 4/30/21.  Apply online at
www.tzuchi.us/scholarship Use 94704 as school zip code for our
region.Requires 3.0 GPA or >, financial need shown through IRS docs,
writing essays, transcript, 2 letters of rec.

Scholarship Resources :







Unigo.com <http://unigo.com/>


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