[BHS Etree] COLLEGE/CAREER: Weekly College & Career Newsletter-November 18th

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Sat Nov 19 17:48:26 PST 2022

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Hi BHS families,
We wish you a great and restful Fall Break!
The CCC will reopen and the College counselors will be available again on November 28th.
Below you’ll find some useful information about the College and Career Center.
FAFSA is open! Before completing the FAFSA, you will need to set up an FSA ID  <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rsrl6itKxMj6C1Nq8I33EdM971KjWdofgmzXyuLLTFQ/edit>and so will your student. Prepare with this checklist <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bl03AevdoMg1rlBa8wSM_cEdLDCMYm-UMjZpbpmcZvo/edit?usp=sharing>.
In case you missed the Financial Aid night here’s the link to the recording: 
Financial Aid 9/29 <https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BOpRCObVKEDLRMaEsxydsrurcxT5KTIf/view?usp=sharing>                Slides <https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13JKddej1fuEQPkKalmAGv4fxx2MGJQ_YW6LRCp0FIEE/edit?usp=sharing>
Here are the links to watch the Family College night presentations:  
9/08 Recording (English) <https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B45e9M4yqtZLKWo7FEVGvFZ5l-NClLVj/view?usp=sharing>     9/20 Recording (Spanish) <https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B6g-Hjx-_ZYzeixRJMcG-MW4bBGz5isC/view?usp=sharing>
Check out our CCC calendar <https://bhs.berkeleyschools.net/resources/college-career-center/calendar/> for all events in the College and Career Center;

Essay readers season is in full force! Students applying to UC, CSU or Private Schools should be working on their essays now;

Here is a monthly spreadsheet of scholarships.  Scholarships 2022-2023 <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gY3jeHg3G4ONMB9UJHwrHMo4t8dH_b4O6x80Skcj5xw/edit#gid=890463532>
Note that not all have been updated yet. See websites for eligibility, applications, and deadlines;

College visits season has just ended but here’s the complete list of all the schools that came to visit us: Fall College visits <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14gSd5Xby4uVMOcqtMwXpz2Tw7jo-emTtZzI23gbZ_Ls/edit#gid=0>.
The spreadsheet includes some digital brochures and the contact information for the Reps who came visiting us.

AP Test

The deadline for ordering AP and IB tests at the regular price was Thursday, November 10th. The price has increased by $40 per exam after 11/10 but you can still register.
Register for AP exams: myap.collegeboard.com <http://myap.collegeboard.com/>
Pay for AP exams: user.totalregistration.net/AP/50290 <http://user.totalregistration.net/AP/50290>
More info on AP testing <https://bhs.berkeleyschools.net/resources/ap-and-ib-testing-information/> is available on the BHS Website.
Fee Waiver Information <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kyS0fmnVSLdEqOk28zQCOwO0Gt2tL678DuXEtlJRXgk/edit?usp=sharing>
Spring Semester Course and Late Deadline is March 8, 2023
If you have questions, please contact mattalbinson at berkeley.net <mailto:mattalbinson at berkeley.net>. 
If you would like more info about the AP Italian language and culture test please contact erikapistoni at berkeley.net <mailto:erikapistoni at berkeley.net>.
Grief group

As a way to support our student community, the BHS counselors have partnered with Sutter Health Bereavement Counselors who will be coming to campus and offering a support group that is focused on coping with grief.
The first meeting date will take place on November 28th and the group will be meeting on Mondays at 9am in D-218 for the entire school year.
If you have any questions, please contact  aliettiortegamendoza at berkeley.net <mailto:aliettiortegamendoza at berkeley.net>.

Resources and College Information Sessions Outside of School:
LPA Interdisciplinary Diversity Scholarship <https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/lpa/>: This program is seeking applicants for the 2023 class. Each year they award $5,000 renewable scholarships to students passionate about pursuing a career in architecture or engineering. The scholarship includes mentorship and intern opportunities. Applications are due January 27th, 2022.
College Preparatory for Careers in Medicine <https://dob.pmfmd.com/college-preparatory-for-careers-in-medicine/college-preparatory-for-careers-in-medicine-registration/>: This virtual program is an exciting opportunity for high school students who are under-represented minorities in medicine in Northern California who are interested in becoming a medical doctor OR have a career in medicine or other healthcare professions. Application deadline is Friday, December 2nd, 2022.
Xi Gamma Omega Chapter <https://www.xigammaomega.com/>: The Xi Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will be awarding scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000, to outstanding African American high school seniors. The scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and financial need. Apply here <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjJ7j8BqNhqVNrnrTMRvBLt7SrlXT2UXbxgVQz_2qt49dYpg/viewform> by January 31st, 2022.
Presidential Scholarship <https://dos.sfsu.edu/presidential-scholars> at San Francisco State University: the scholarship covers tuition, room and board, and books and supplies for four years for up to six entering freshmen. The goal is for students to graduate debt-free.
 Eligible students are those who graduate from high school with a 3.5 GPA, are Pell Grant eligible, and demonstrated leadership and service while in high school.

Memoir Writing Scholarship <https://social-impact.penguinrandomhouse.com/our-awards/u-s-creative-writing-awards/>: great Memoir Writing Scholarship Opportunity - $10,000 for 2 or 4-year bound students. In recognition of Michelle Obama’s long-standing commitment to mentorship and education, as well as her inspiring leadership in encouraging young people to discover the power of telling their own stories, this award grants a college scholarship of $10,000 to one young, promising writer.

For students applying to Boston University with an outstanding academic records and strong leadership skills consider the Trustee Scholarship <https://www.bu.edu/admissions/tuition-aid/scholarships-financial-aid/first-year-merit/trustee/> and the Presidential Scholarship. <https://www.bu.edu/admissions/tuition-aid/scholarships-financial-aid/first-year-merit/presidential/> The application deadline for these scholarships is December 1, 2022.

Discover Cal State LA <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdiscover.calstatela.edu%2F&data=04%7C01%7Crecruit%40calstatela.edu%7Ca957152ce3ce45cd2a7a08d973b3f017%7Cce8a2002448f4f5882b1d86f73e3afdd%7C0%7C0%7C637668038919582916%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=z78v9e522th5Nk7a1MWOL3l6Vm657sFRfDxODuEn0rQ%3D&reserved=0>: Cal State LA will host virtual Information Sessions; for more information, please visit their  Events Webpage <https://www.calstatela.edu/recruit>. Also, explore  Discover Cal State LA <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdiscover.calstatela.edu%2F&data=04%7C01%7Crecruit%40calstatela.edu%7Ca957152ce3ce45cd2a7a08d973b3f017%7Cce8a2002448f4f5882b1d86f73e3afdd%7C0%7C0%7C637668038919582916%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=z78v9e522th5Nk7a1MWOL3l6Vm657sFRfDxODuEn0rQ%3D&reserved=0> (virtual fair platform), which offers a wealth of information regarding our university, student life, academics and more!

Degree Choices: <https://www.degreechoices.com/> Degree Choices is a team of education researchers working together to provide valuable insight into degrees and the degrees offered at higher education institutions. 

Six Colleges <https://www.sixcolleges.org/>: Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams are hosting a series of virtual events for students and families.

Pre-Vets Supporting Diversity Club <http://prevetsofdiversity.weebly.com/> at UC Davis: Virtual high school Pre-Veterinary mentorship program that will run from January to early June 2023. The mentor will guide students as they prepare for their college education, as well as offer them insight into the application process for veterinary schools and the different career paths within the veterinary field. The application will be open till December 12, 2022. When applying, please complete the parent consent form and email it to prevetsfordiversity at gmail.com <mailto:prevetsfordiversity at gmail.com> or submit it along with your application. In order to be considered for the program, students must be subscribed to the listserv and must have submitted the parent consent form. You can fill out the application here <https://forms.gle/1VNYESLQsNLBXxbf8>.

Thanks and happy Thanksgiving,
Ms Pistoni

Link to the CCC Calendar <https://bhs.berkeleyschools.net/resources/college-career-center/college-and-career-center-calendar/>
Link to CCC Website: College and Career page <https://bhs.berkeleyschools.net/resources/college-career-center/>
Link to the BHS Counseling Instagram <https://www.instagram.com/berkeleyhighcounseling/?hl=en>
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