Fall 2012 Newsletter
"Put your future in good hands - your own." ~Author Unknown
WORK PERMIT INTENT TO EMPLOY
From the CCC
Green Teen opportunities in the CCC!
Go Solar with Green Sangha! Teen Environmental Leadership Academy is looking for high school students who live in the Canal to experience 10 days of exploring Green Gulch, Pt. Ryes, etc. while learning leadership skills! Meeting on May 23rd in Mr. Temple's lab at lunch! Apply www.greensangha.org/tela.
- Richardson Bay Audubon Center is looking for low-income Youth Leaders and Naturalists for working with children ages 4-8. Scholarships available. Training May 29th.
- 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.
Scholarships for Seniors
Filling the Gaps: www.fillingthegaps.org
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.
Student Volunteer Opportunity:
More job, summer and volunteer opportunities in the CCC.
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