Senior Advisory Announcements for March 1, 2017
- Atsuhiko Telaeuchi Memorial Scholarship-3/1
- DREAM US Scholarship (DACA & Undocumented Students only)-3/8
- Northern CA Cherry Blossom Festival Scholarship-3/10
- Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship-3/15
- Bio Rad Scholarship-3/17
- Latin American Teachers Academy (LATA) Scholarship-3/17
- CAA/ESA 2017 Scholarship Program-3/24
- Society of Women Engineerings-3/24
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)-3/30
- Superpower Scholarship-3/31
- The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation-3/31
- Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund-3/31
- PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarship-3/31
ATT / The NETwork 2017 Lewis Howard Latimer online scholarship:
*Minimum 2.5 GPA or above and to be in good academic standing
*African American senior; full-time status in an accredited high school
* Declared intention to enroll in: Four-year or Two-year accredited college,
or Accredited business school (for business school, major must be
in Computer Science or related to the Telecommunications industry)
- On-Line CCSF Admission Application must be completed by no later than 3/8/17. For help with this step see Mrs. Emily Hong Daniel, College & Career Counselor on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at lunch or after school in the counseling office (Room 149)
- March 14, 2017 CCSF Fieldtrip for Placement Test & Orientation Session-Deadline to Submit your complete Permission Slip in the Counseling Office along with a copy of your CCSF E-mail indicating your CCSF Account on it will be due by no later than 3/8/17. All participating students must also check their school loop gmail to fill out the google survey sent out by Mrs. Emily Hong Daniel recently.
- Meeting with a CCSF Counselor at Lincoln will take place in April 2017 to sign up you must see Mrs. Emily Hong Daniel, but only if you have completed Steps 1-3 & can show proof of it.
- FRISCO Day will take place on 5/5/17 (Friday)-Details & Permission Slip to be announced soon.
Got a Smoke-Free World Idea? Get $2,000 Scholarship
Black Note $2,000 Smoke-Free World Scholarship
From really bad breath to even worse health woes, smoking traditional cigarettes can be one nasty habit. But it’s not a habit that’s easy to break. That’s where you come in.
Black Note is looking to award a $2,000 scholarship to each student that shares innovative, ingenious or just plain good ideas on ways to help smokers put down cigarettes and join the world’s smoke-free movement.
We’re doing our part with a mission of helping to create a smoke-free world by providing the most authentic and enjoyable alternative to smoking. Your own smoke-free world idea can certainly include the mention of vaping and e-cigarettes, but it doesn’t have to. Feel free to engage your brain in some creative thinking that goes far outside the (cigarette) box.
To be eligible for a scholarship opportunity, you must meet the lineup of requirements, complete an online application, and submit an essay discussing your smoke-free world ideas.
We’re looking at your writing abilities, sure, but we’re most interested in your ideas that can help produce a truly smoke-free world. Please write an essay that:
- Is well-researched and evidence-based
- Discusses feasible solutions for smokers looking to make a positive change in their lives
- Encourages others to participate in the smoke-free movement
- Touches on any personal connection you may have that makes the topic more meaningful
- Explains why a smoke-free world is important for you, society and the environment
- Is original, clear, concise and compelling to read
- Includes a photo or video if you feel either adds value to your submission (optional)
Essays should be typed, double-spaced and at least 750 words in length (three pages). Please save your essay as a Word doc or PDF and upload it with your application where indicated.
Black Note is accepting applications on a rolling basis until April 30th. The sooner you apply, the sooner you can share your ideas and be in the running for a scholarship!
- Be a full-time student
- Be 18 years or older
- Submit an essay as outlined in Essay Instructions, signing your essay with your full name, university name and address
- Enter only one application and one essay per person
- Be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
Scholarship Awards and Notification
Scholarship winners will be notified on April 30th of 2017 to receive their earnings.
2017-2018 New Common Application Essay Prompts
Attention Current 11th Graders:
This message was sent via e-mail on 2/17/17 to all counselors:
We are pleased to share the 2017-2018 Common Application essay prompts with you. The changes you see below reflect the feedback of 108 Common App member colleges and more than 5,000 other Common App constituents, as well as consultation with our advisory committees and Board of Directors. Students represented the single largest share of constituent survey respondents (59%), followed by school counselors (23%), and teachers (11%).
We were gratified to learn that 91% of members and 90% of constituents agree or strongly agree that the current prompts are effective. In addition, the narrative comments we received helped us see areas for improvement in three of the prompts. Working in close consultation with the counselors and admission officers on our advisory committees, we revised these prompts in a way that we believe will help students see expanded opportunities for expressing themselves. Those revisions appear in italics. You will also notice two new prompts. The first asks students to share examples of their intellectual curiosity. The second is a return to inviting students to submit an essay on a topic of their choice, reframed to help students understand that they are welcome to draw inspiration from multiple sources, not just their own creativity.
The word limit on the essay will remain at 650.
The goal of these revisions is to help all applicants, regardless of background or access to counseling, see themselves and their stories within the prompts. They are designed to invite unencumbered discussions of character and community, identity, and aspiration. To this end, we will be creating new educational resources to help students both understand and approach the opportunities the essay presents for them.
2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts
1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. [No change]
2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? [Revised]
3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome? [Revised]
4. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution. [No change]
5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. [Revised]
6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more? [New]
7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design. [New]
SAT & ACT Test Dates 2016-2017 for 11th Graders
Attention 11th Graders:
You are recommended to start taking SAT or ACT Test to prepare for college admissions process in Spring 2017.
Here are the Registration Dates:
SAT Test Date Deadline to Register
Mar. 11 Feb. 10-21
May 6 Apr. 7-18
Jun. 3 May 9-16
ACT Test Date Deadline to Register
Feb. 11 Jan. 13
Apr. 8 Mar. 3
Jun. 10 May 5
If a student qualifies for Free OR Reduced Lunch then you are able to obtain a FEE WAIVER from Mrs. Adrienne Smith, NEW Counseling Office Assistant Principal located in Counseling Office, Room 149, to cover the cost of 2 SAT & 2 ACT Tests.
CAP BAY AREA
CAP Bay Area
A COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR LOW INCOME BAY AREA STUDENTS
At Making Waves, we partner with students to achieve their goal of obtaining a college degree. With a long track record of impressive success, we are excited to expand our program.
Eligibility requirements include:
- Graduating high school class of 2018
- 4-year college bound
- Low-income: estimated Family Contribution (EFC) below $5,000
- Bay Area resident (all 9 counties - Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma)
Student benefits include:
- 1:1 College coaching
- Personal Financial Services Coordinator
- Up to $5,000 of support annually (for a maximum of 5 years)
- Professional and peer networking opportunities
- Lifetime Making Waves alumni of CAP Bay Area
Deadlines & Events:
- Application Deadline - December 12, 2017
- Semi-Finalist Notification - December 2017
- Final Application Deadline - February 2018
- CAP Bay Area Wave-Makers Announced - March 2018
- College Preparation Workshops - June 2018
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