Fall 2012 Newsletter
"Put your future in good hands - your own." ~Author Unknown
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From the CCC
Teens—Opportunities to be environmentally green this Summer!
Canal Environmental Leadership Academy. Explore parks and gardens, develop speaking skills, study sustainability, and practice movement and meditation daily for ten days this summer! The Teen Environmental Leadership Academy is for youth from the Canal (and friends nearby), July 15-26. Apply at: ww.greensangha.org/tela.
Seniors who will be 18 by July 1st can apply to be a counselor at Walker Creek’s Camp Chance for campers ages 11-13. Need CPR certification before paid internship begins. Applications due May 31. Send cover letter, resume and one reference letter other than peer or family to: Rebecca L. Kuga, Camp Chance, P.O. Box 151560, San Rafael, CA 94915-1560. firstname.lastname@example.org, 485-3025.
Scholarship Reminders for Seniors:
Filling the Gaps $5,000 grant applications are due Friday, May 31st. Submit with copy of current transcript. Filling the Gaps grant application.
Sausalito Art Festival Scholarships: Complete online application, with copy of CA Driver’s License , two, 250-word-essays about financial need and your plan to major in art. Four, $5,000 winners, Official transcript request due to counseling by June 3rd.
Canal Alliance Scholarship: During the brief time this scholarship link was live, it got copied and dispersed, but Nayeli Hernandez has let us know that this year only graduating seniors from their Youth Scholarships are eligible and those renewing current college students will be contacted.
The I Can Afford College is offering a $5,000 sweepstakes for community college by writing a mini essay to Twitter about “how much brighter their future would look if they won.” Twitter not account not required. www.icanaffordcollege.com. Due June 23rd.
SAT Classes at Next Generation Scholars: Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, attend public high school in San Rafael or Novato, and have the ability to take one of the two summer courses from beginning to end, and complete all practice tests, should sign up with NGS ASAP to complete an application and pay a small, sliding fee of $20, for textbooks. Karla Garcia email@example.com or call 259-0900.
Thursday, May 30th, go to Farmer's Market in downtown San Rafael and help launch the "Park Your Butts Here" campaign to pick up litter. Meet at City Plaza near the fountain.
Ceramics Camp Scholarships!
Ten Scholarships for Ceramics Camp! Barbara Stevenson’s Art Studio in San Rafael, located on 4th Street, received a grant to give 10 scholarships to at risk, low-income students, ages 13-18, for one week Ceramics Camps! Any interested students, please call Rachel at 686-3937.
Cornell University's College of Engineering is looking for current juniors who have shown strong aptitude in the following academic areas: calculus, physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science to apply to either of two programs: The Engineering Diversity Hosting Weekend and The Women in Engineering Program , which will take place September 26 – 28, 2013. Both programs provide students with an opportunity to stay in a dorm with a current student; attend an undergraduate engineering class; participate in a lab demonstration and more. Funding is available for students who may need support with travel expenses. Deadline is July 15th. Application and info available at: www.engineering.cornell.edu/falldhw, firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Fall Hosting” in the subject heading, or call 607.255.5008.
Posted by: Paula Nichols
College Planning Resources
FREE Tutoring every day,all subjects, through the Marin County Library,
For more information please visit the website www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main
FREE Tutoring is also offered after school at the SRHS Library.
Bi-lingual tutors are available as well.
College Financial Aid Information
In the autumn, students (especially high school seniors) are looking for scholarships and preparing to apply for other types of financial aid. Please remind your students that the government WILL NOT CALL THEM to offer them grants.
We at the U.S. Department of Education occasionally hear from students who have been scammed by telemarketers who contact them, tell them they have won a government grant, and ask for their bank account information. Many students are savvy enough to realize the call must be a scam, but some are taken in.
Help your students avoid such scams by distributing "Don't Get Scammed on Your Way to College," available at www.studentaid.ed.gov/pubs.
...paying for college is possible
FAFSA4caster is an online tool that helps students and parents
determine their current eligibility for federal student aid.
Counselors should encourage students to check out www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov
to learn how much aid they would receive if they applied today.
MyFSA is an online account that provides students with access to
college and scholarship searches, career and self-assessment tools,
and other valuable resources regarding college and financial aid.
Students can learn about MyFSA's various functions,
and set up MyFSA accounts at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/myfsa.
The American Legion, an organization of wartime veterans, offers this information to help children of disabled and deceased veterans pursue their higher education.
All students can benefit from the information offered.
This information is about scholarships, grants, fee Waivers, student loans,
and the organizations that offer them. For more information visit www.NeedALift.org.
Lillian Fried Scholarship Fund-Jewish Family Children's Services
Jewish female students
www.jfcs.org or http://www.scholarships4school.com/scholarships/lillian-fried-scholarship.html.
DEADLINE: Contact for Info
National Italian American Foundation
Italian American Student
A Better Chance Resource Bank
Here you will find resources and scholarships for students
who are African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans or Native Americans.
OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES:
A student scholarship will be given away four times per year through a random scholarship drawing. Students sign up by going to www.anycollege.com and clicking on the "Win a Scholarship" link.
Deadlines are: September 30th, December 31st, March 31st and June 30th
Scholarship Websites that Work
https:studentaid2.ed.gov/getmoney/scholarship US Department of Education
www.collegeboard.com College Board Online Scholarship Search
www.scholarships.com Scholarship Experts
www.fastaid.com Fast Aid Scholarship Search
www.gmsp.org Gates Millennium Scholarships
http://www.collegenet.com/mach25/app College Net Mach 25
African American Students
Asian American Students
Native American Students
Students with Disabilities
Foster Youth Grants
International Students/International Study
Off the beaten path…. (sites from other colleges and well, just other unusual places)
http://scholarships.berkeley.edu/other.php?option=off_campusUC Berkeley outside scholarship site