Oghs scholarship & College News Plus much more! October, November & December, 2010 In this bulletin



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Scholarship & College News

Plus much more!

October, November & December, 2010

In this bulletin:

  • Immediate attention: News Flash!

  • Take a year before college to volunteer

  • Career Building Tools

  • Help with Scholarship and College Essays and Applications

  • Apprenticeships and Tech Schools

  • Ethnic minority on line scholarships

  • On line Scholarships

  • Monthly Deadlines – October, November & December

  • Colleges offering scholarships, full rides and college based financial aid.

  • Tuition Free Colleges – last page

!!News Flash!!

Work Permits are available upon request. All work permits need to be reinstated ASAP, for the 2010-2011 school year. Work permits questions or concerns will be taken care on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during breaks before or after school.

College Week Live – CollegeWeekLive is the leading FREE Online College Fair and admissions event website. http://www.collegeweeklive.com/

The Christian Connector – provides free Christian College Information as well as a $2500 scholarship drawing. See web site: www.ChristianConnector.com.

                1. Take a Year Before College to Volunteer


Fast Web Volunteer Match – Need to take a year off before starting college? Didn’t get into the college of your choice? Taking a year to volunteer can pay off with a more competitive resume and scholarship opportunities.

Ameri Corps offers benefits such as living allowance, education award, and health coverage. www.americorps.org

The Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) – Offers programs for college-bound grads who want to volunteer, teach or live abroad. www.ciee.org

City Year – Offers its members educational and living stipends, health insurance, for a year long commitment to transform schools in the U.S. and Africa. www.cityyear.org

Gap-Year.com – offers a wealth of information on taking time away from school to travel abroad, work, volunteer and more. www.gap-year.com

Studyabroad.com – offers a wealth of information on opportunities to study in another country as well as volunteer and internship programs. www.studyabroad.com

STA Travel – offers gap-year travel and planning information. They also offer travel insurance packages. www.statravel.com

California Volunteers Office of the Governor – Community volunteer programs – www.californiavolunteers.org

Volunteer San Diegowww.volunteersandiego.org

???? Need Community Service Hours?????

HELPING HANDS TEEN VOLUNTEER CLUB; A program of the Escondido Education COMPACT. Helping Hands is a student run club that provides you with the opportunities to meet community service requirements and have fun while volunteering with friends! Become a member by completing 10 hours of community service with COMPACT. Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Escondido Community Room at 2249 East Valley Parkway. Club members share ideas, plan, get information about up-coming volunteer projects and get to know each other. Documentation of your service hours will be provided. Phone number: 760-839-4515

Career Building Tools / Help with Resumes / Job Searches

CNNweb site calculates cost of living in any city in the U.S.

www.cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/costofliving/costofliving.html

Career Builder website helps with resumes, job searches, school searches, helping you choose a career, etc.

www.careerbuilder.com www.cbtoolkit.com

JobDoggy.com; web site for students looking for jobs.

California Career Resource Network Career resources for California residents www.californiacareers.info

California Career Zone – Information about 900 California occupations with “day-in-the-life” videos of over

300 + occupations. www.cacareerzone.org



Career Voyages – U.S.Department of Ed & Labor – Info on high growth, in-demand occupations and education needed to attain these jobs. www.careervoyages.gov

Occupational Information Network (O Net)www.onetcenter.org

America’s Career Info Net – www.acinet.org

The Riley Guidewww.rileyguide.com

Career Resource Centerwww.careers.org

Job Hunter’s Bible – www.jobhuntersbible.com

America’s Job Bankwww.ajb.dni.us

Wall Street Journal – Career Informationwww.careerjournal.com

Requestcareerdirection.com

Links to Financial Aid.

http://studentaid.ed.gov Student aid worksheets and loan info

www.fafsa.ed.gov Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online application

www.pin.ed.gov Get your PIN in order to fill out your FAFSA

www.bls.gov/oco U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook. Learn about the current job market.

www.govloans.gov Information on Government Loans

www.findtuition.com Financial aid, scholarship search, loans, online colleges

www.csumentor.edu

Californiacareers.com

RealityCheck.com

Careercruising.com

whodoyouwant2b.com

Schwab.com/college College savings calculator, college cost chart, saving tips

Help with College and Scholarship Applications and Essays

Careers and Colleges – Find colleges and financial aid, prepare for the SAT, ACT or AP. This site offers help writing your college entrance essays, personal statement, scholarship essays. You may also ask questions and have experts give a critique on your essays.

www.careersandcolleges.com or www.scholarships.careersandcolleges.com

Free essay advice – college admission essays, high school essays, standardized test prep, dealing with exam anxiety.

www.brainmass.com/content/refdesk/secondary/essaywriting.php

Essay skills with expert advicewww.collegeboard.com/student/apply/essay-skills/index.html This site also helps with SAT prep and other test prep

Scholarship essay help Examples, tutorials, advice – This is an excellent site. www.scholarshiphelp.org/scholarship-essay.htm

Peterson’s College Planner – Admission essays. www.petersons.com - click on “colleges and universities.” This site offers scholarship searches, college searches, financial aid, essay help.

Info Please – Homework help in all subjects…writing, geography, language arts, math, science and social studies. There is also information about writing essays. www.infoplease.com/homework/writingskills1.html

International Student site – Excellent site – essay advice www.internationalstudent.com/essay_writing/essay_tips.shtml

College Admissions Essays – Ask admissions consultants for help. Get your essays read and evaluated. Site offers help on scholarships, entrance essays, personal statements and financial aid. www.collegeadmissionsessays.com

Essay help – college and scholarship help search and essay help. www.colleges.com/admissions/essays/

Free help – lots of help with essays. www.eduers.com/univerity/college_application_essay_writing_help.html

Scriptoria - Online community for students to collaborate and receive feedback on their academic work including essays, notes and lab reports. www.scriptoria.com

Admissions.com – A new website from Fast Web and Monster…. Enables parents and student to ask questions directly to the Admissions Team. You can research schools, admissions advice, & financial aid. Info: admissions.com

Apprenticeships and Tech Schools

                1. Apprenticeships offer training, pay and sometimes benefits during training, AND NO TUDENT LOANS TO

                2. PAY BACK! Students finish their training with a certificate or license in the chosen career PLUS the

                3. experience employers’ desire. Some apprenticeships also offer college credits and degrees. Begin your

                4. search by typing “Apprenticeships in San Diego” in the Google search window.

Sites to get you started:

www.ispt.sdccc.edu/apprent/programs.htm

www.sandiegoatwork.com (click on Education and training)

www.dir.ca.gov click on “Division of apprenticeship standards” then “Apprenticeship program search by county”, then find San Diego County in drop down menu.

www.khake.com

www.courseadvisor.com

www.alljobs4me.com

www.trainup.com

www.apprenticeships.brainly.com

www.businesscamber.com

www.brainsafe.com

http://www.calapprenticeship.org/Programs.htm

For San Diego schools which offer apprenticeships: www.sdicregionalconsortium.org click on “Looking for a career,” then click on “Apprenticeship programs”.



                1. Construction Industry Apprenticeships

Students may request a copy of informational materials in the career center. Ask for carpentry apprenticeships.

Carpentry Apprenticeship; Students must be 17 years old or older, secure a job with a contractor in the program, have own transportation and tools, and be able to do the work. This is a 4 year program which requires attendance one week (40 hours) every three months. Beginning pay is 40% of the journeyman scale. Students work while they learn.

Contact: Local Union 547, 8595 Miralani Drive, Ste. , San Diego, CA 92126, 858-621-2674

Or San Diego Training Center, 858-621-2667

Cabinet and Store Fixture Apprenticeship Same requirements as Carpentry but the classes meet two nights per week and starting pay is 45% of journeyman scale. This is also a 4 year program.

Contact: Cabinet Makers JATC, 10015 Rose Hills Rd., Whittier, CA 90601, 562-699-0419



Millwright Apprenticeship; Same requirements as above but each apprentice is required to attend 160 hours of daytime supplemental instruction per year. This is a four year program with beginning wages at 60% of journeyman scale.

Contact: Millwright Local Union #1607, 932 S. Gerhart Ave., #200, Los Angeles, CA 90022, 323-724-0178



Pile Drive Apprenticeship; Same requirements. Does not specify length of training but there are training classes as well as on-the-job training.

Contact Pile Drivers Local Union #2375, 728 Lagoon Ave., Wilmington, CA 90744, 310-830-5300



Floor Worker Apprenticeship; Same requirements. This is a 3 year program requiring daytime training classes as well as on-the-job training.

Contact: Carpenters Floor Workers JATC Office, 10015 Rose Hills Rd., Whittier, CA 90601, 562-699-0419



Drywall Apprenticeship; Does not specify training.

Contact: San Diego Training Center, 8595 Miralani Dr., San Diego, CA 92126, 858-621-2667



Acoustical Apprenticeship; Does not specify length of training but requires own transportation and tools. Contact: San Diego Training Center, 8595 Miralani Dr., San Diego, CA 92126, 858-621-2667

Insulator and weather-stripping installer apprenticeship; Own tools and transportation.

Contact: Local Union 1506 – S.D., 8595 Miralani Dr., San Diego, CA, 858-621-2670



                1. Cosmetology/Barbering Apprenticeships

Get paid while learning. No tuition or student loans to pay back. Graduate with professional license and experience. San Diego Area Coordinator – Toni Gama, in Rancho Bernardo 858-613-7788 Information online: www.barbercosmo.ca.gov Packet in career center.

                1. Cosmetology/Beauty Schools

San Diego Beauty Academy in Poway;www.sandiegobeautyacademy.com .

Oceanside College of Beauty offers community college credits. www.ocb.edu .

Palomar Institute of Cosmetology;www.pic.edu .

Marinello Schools of Beauty; – 858-547-9260.

Paul Mitchell School – 619-398-1590.

For other schools search online for Beauty Schools in San Diego County on Google.



                1. Video/Computer Game Design/Security Schools and Scholarships

Two year, four year or advanced degrees – most schools offer scholarships and financial aid packages.

www.gamediscovery.com/gamedesign/computer-game-design-schools.asp

University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, AZ www.gamedegree.com

Expression College for Digital Arts in Emeryville, CA info.expression.edu

All Computer Schools web site lists on-line programs and schools by state. www.all-computer-schools.com

Video Game Designer - Job Description Game designers work to create console, PC, and mobile games on a number of different platforms. Many different positions are available in game design, tailored to a variety of skill sets and experience levels. Level Designers work with tools created by the game company to design and populate levels of a game. Systems Designers write code that governs game play. Lead or Senior Designers manage team members and often maintain design documents that cover everything from the game’s plot and art direction, to the code used to create it. Game design teams also include more traditional positions, such as Art Directors, Software Engineers, and Release Managers. Median Salary $73,600 Education Requirements Successful game designers often hold degrees in computer science, 3D Animation, or art, depending on their area of expertise. Job Outlook Video gaming is expected to remain one of the fastest growing businesses over the next ten years. As games continue to grow more complex, and production costs continue to rise, positions in game design should grow by leaps and bounds. www.insidetech.com
Auto Tech Training Schools

There are many opportunities in the automotive industry. There are more jobs available than there are techs to fill them. And you will be surprised to find out how well they pay. First year salary for auto techs is $40,000 to $50,000. Most schools offer scholarships and financial aid. Once master tech status is achieved the salary increases even more.



Universal Technical Institute – Ford Fact, BMW, Mercedes, VW, Audi, Jaguar, Marine, Motorcycle, Diesel, NASCAR – 9 campuses throughout the United States. They offer career assistance, lifetime updates, and financial aid. www.uticorp.com.

Arizona Automotive Institute – in Glendale, Arizona – automotive, air conditioning, heating/ventilation, diesel, www.aai.edu.

Wyotech – automotive, diesel, collision, motorcycle, aviation, marine www.wyotech.com .

Baran Institute; – auto body, automotive, commercial driver’s license (truck driving), motorcycle, electrical, welding, diesel, HVAC/R – financial aid www.baraninstitute.com .

Cuyamaca College offers a two year degree in Ford Asset and GM – www.cuyamaca.edu/auto/links/asp .

Mira Costa College www.miracosta.edu/Instruction/AutomotiveTechnology/index.htm. Two year A.A. degree in auto technology

Mira Mar College T-Ten Toyota/Scion/Lexus Program. Local dealers offer financial assistance and hire graduates of the program. www.toyota.com/about/tten click on “Find a School” and choose California. A list of schools will appear.

Palomar College may be getting the Honda training program soon. Check with admissions office.

Auto Service Advisor Training;www.conceptschools.com. First year salary is $50,000.

Careers in Energy

In Demand - Careers in Energy – U.S. Department of Labor Publication with tons of information on careers in the energy industry from oil to solar. Online magazine: www.careervoyages.gov or www.platts.com

Careers in Nuclear Energy – San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Information at Palomar College. Forty eight scholarships, full tuition and books, paid summer internships ($17.00 per hour), stable career with no layoffs. Earn $10,000 during program, starting salary after training is 43,000 per year and $70,000 after three years.

949-368-2283 or EnergyIndustryJobs@sce.com



National Electrical Contractors Association – NECA This is a non-profit organization. The only charge for the training is for books. Students who are accepted into the program work 40 hours a week at just under $14 per hour, are given a full medical benefits and pension package effective immediately. It is a five year program in which the student graduates with an AA degree and is certified as a journeyman electrician. Types of jobs available are: low voltage alarm systems, sound systems, high voltage systems, solar systems for business and home. Starting pay after training is $35 per hour. Apprentices may start their own businesses during training. Must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. Must know basic algebra. Applications accepted every Wednesday between 2:00 and 4:00 pm or on the web site. www.positivelyelectric.com

Specialized Scholarships

Engineering Scholarships

AES Engineers Award $500 – Answer essay questions. Not based on GPA. Info online: www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm Deadline: October, 2011

Engineering Scholarships websitewww.engineeringedu.com/scholars.html various scholarship deadlines.

Athletic Scholarships

Big Sun Organization - $500 for any sport. Deadline: June 25, 2010. Check web site for more information. www.bigsunathletics.com

Ladainian Tomlinson – School is Cool Scholarship - $1000 – GPA 2.0 or higher, good citizenship, essay. Paper application in career center. Deadline: June , 2011

Art/Music/Theater Scholarships

Art Institute of California – San Diego – Variety of scholarships with different applications and dates. $2000 and up. Apply online: www.artinstitutes.edu/sandiego/FinancialAid/ScholarshipsCompetitions.aspx

Military Scholarships

U.S. Army ROTC – Students may be eligible for merit-based, full tuition scholarships, an annual stipend of $5000 for living expenses, plus additional allowances for books and fees. Contact: armyrotc.com

American Legion – Various scholarships, amounts and deadlines. Some require that a parent or grandparent be past or present military. Others require no military connection. Explore their web site at www.legion.org. At the top of the home page click on “Legion Programs.” At the top right of that page click on “Legion Scholarships”. http://www.legion.org/search/node/scholarships

Army National Guard - $4500 per year for college. College First Program give you the chance to go to college without being federally deployed for two years and you can start your military career at the same time. Information and chat online with a recruiter at :

www.1-800-GO-GUARD.com or www.GuardScholarship.com

www.military.com/scholarships

Air Force – Airforce.com

www.militaryonesource.com
Scholarships On Line - Ethnic Minorities

African-American Scholarships

www.collegeview.com

www.uncf.org

www.blackexcel.org

www.littleafrica.com.resources/scholarships.htm

African-American Women in Computer Science (AAWCS) Florida A&M University is providing scholarships for African-American female seniors in the amount of $4000 to $10,000 plus stipend per year when they enroll in the Computer and Information Sciences program. Financial need and GPA 2.5 or higher. Preference will be given to students who apply and are accepted for admission by July 1, 2011. If you have not yet filed your FAFSA you may still apply if you meet the July 1 deadline. The university is located in Tallahassee, Florida. Information: www.cis.famu.edu/~aawacs/ You may download the application on the web site.

American Instutue of Chemical Engineers _ John J. McKetta Undergraduate Scholarship - $1000 for minority seniors. Must be nominated by a counselor or teacher. If you are African-American, Hispanic, Native American or Alaskan Native and you plan on a career in Chemical Engineering, ask a teacher or counselor to nominate you for this award. Qualifications: GPA 3.0, a career essay, participation in school activities, outside jobs and financial need. Application can be downloaded at: www.aiche.org/about/. Deadline: May 15, 2011

Asian-American Scholarships

www.abetterchance.org

www.scholarships-ar-us-.org

www.asianamerican.net/edu_main.html

www.aaja.org/programs/for_students/scholarships/

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship – $5000 Requirement 50% Filipino heritage. Careers in engineering, computers, or a physical science. www.asianpacificfund.org

Latino Scholarships

American Chemical Society www.acs.org/scholars

Dental Hygienists Assoc. www.adha.org

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund – www.davisputter.org/index.html

College Track – www.collegetrack.org

The Bay Area Gardeners Foundation – www.bagf.org

Dream Scholarship Fund – nakasec.org/blog/1085

The East Bay College Fund – eastbaycollegefund.org

The Educators for Fair Consideration – www.e4fc.org

Salvadorian American Leadership and Education Fund – salef.org/salef/fulfilling.html

The Chicana/Latina Foundation – www.chicanalatina.org/scholarship/information.html

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (Women only) www.chicanalatina.org/scholarship.html

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (Hispanic-American Students) www.hsf.net

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute www.chci.org

Coors Light Academic Success in Education www.hacu.net

Cristina Saralegui Scholarship www.nahj.org/scholarship.html

Falu Foundation (technology) www.ubms.edu/falufoundation.html

First in My Family (business, computer, engineering) www.hispanicfund.org

Plastics industry www.4spe.org

Ford/HENAAC (engineering) www.henaac.org/scholarships.html

Society of Mexican American Engineers www.maes-natl.org

Fulfilling Our Dreams www.salef.org

Joel Garcia Memorial www.cccnma.org

LULAC General www.lulac.org/programs/scholar.html

LULAC National Scholastic Achievement Awards (GPA3.5) www.lulac.org/programs/scholar.html

Mexican American Grocers Assoc. (business) www.maga.org

Microsoft National Scholarships www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships/general.asp

Newhouse Scholarship Program www.nahj.org/scholarship.html

Next Generation of Public Servants Scholarship/ U.S Department of Energy www.hsfi.org/sch_nextgen.html Ronald McDonald House/HACER Scholarships www.sdmcdonalds.com/rmhc_scholarships.lasso

Ronald H. Brown Memorial (travel and tourism) www.tia.org

SALEF Health Scholarship www.salef.org

2008 Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards www.hispanicheritage.org www.hnip.net/



College Scholarships for Latino Students – Thomas Rivera Policy Institute

List of scholarships available to Latino students. Online: www.trpi.org



Beca/ Scholarships for all students regardless of immigration status. Deadlines and awards vary. Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund web site: www.maldef.org

Beca Foundation Scholarships for Latino Seniors - $500 - $2000 (some renewable) – General scholarships available for any college. The Alice Newell Joslyn Medical Scholarship is for students planning to enter the health care profession. Information and application online: www.becafoundation.org

American Instutue of Chemical Engineers _ John J. McKetta Undergraduate Scholarship - $1000 for minority seniors. Must be nominated by a counselor or teacher. If you are African-American, Hispanic, Native American or Alaskan Native and you plan on a career in Chemical Engineering, ask a teacher or counselor to nominate you for this award. Qualifications: GPA 3.0, a career essay, participation in school activities, outside jobs and financial need. Application can be downloaded at: www.aiche.org/about/. Deadline: May 15, 2011

Native/American Indian

Catching the Dream – Native American Scholarship Fund Multiple scholarships for Seniors. Before applying for CTD scholarships, applicants must have applied for all other scholarships for which they are eligible. $1000 to $3000 awards. www.catchingthedream.org
          1. Other Online Scholarships

Nelnet.com/win - Juniors and Seniors $700 - $25,000. Enter daily. No essay required.

SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes ($1000) Winner every 2 weeks from October – May. For details visit offtocollege.info or suntrusteducation.com

FastWeb.com

Free-4U.com – scholarships for athletes, majors, ethnic minorities. www.free-4u.com

Collegedata.com - search colleges, calculate your chances for admissions, view qualifications and requirements for each college, create outstanding applications (click on “college match”)

www.programadvisor.comOffers help choosing careers

www.scholarshipexplorer.net - $2400 drawing

www.military.com/scholarships

findtuition.com

Making it Count - $1000 -$5000 to Seniors who demonstrate winning characteristics. Students must view Making College & Career presentations before being eligible to apply. Information on-line: www.makingitcount.com/scholarship. Download instructions: www.livescribe.com/mapyourcollege

CollegeReview.com – Win up to $20,000 in college scholarships. Visit www.view.com.

California Dollars for Scholars - www.californiadollarsforscholars.org

Academy of Art – University of San Francisco – no deadline but early application recommended. www.academyart.edu

Cal Grant and Chafee Grant Information online – www.csac.ca.gov click on “WebGrants for Students.”
SallieMae Scholarship Search – www.collegeanswer.com/KFC - $10,000 sweepstakes for parents, student drawing for $1000 – monthly.

Scholarships.com – for Seniors only – Scholarship and college search.

College View – Students 13 and old may enter to win a free scholarship – www.collegeview.com/scholarship

Imagine America Scholarship and Awards Program This web site has menus for high school students, adult students, parents, counselors, military students and career colleges. www.imagine-america.org/scholarship

Scholarships4students.com – links to many scholarships

Next Step Magazine Free College Tuition drawing. $1000 to $10,000 Monthly $1000 drawing.

www.nextstepmagazine.com

                1. Scholarships- Monthly Deadlines

September

Frame My Future - $1000 – Seniors – Submit a creation that shares your plans for your future life after college. Your entry can be a photo, collage, poem, drawing, painting, graphic design, short essay or anything creative image. Enter dates: From September 30, 2010 March 15, 2011 Website: http://www.diplomaframe.com/pages/705_frame_my_future_scholarship.cfm

College Prowler “No Essay” Scholarship - $2000 Seniors fill out an on line form to be entered in drawing. Deadline: September 30, 2010

Free College Scholarships $10,000 drawing www.freecollegescholarships.net Monthly drawings. September 30, 2010

Scholarship Provider.Net $10,000 drawing – student must be 18 y/o to apply. Monthly drawings. September 30, 2010. www.freecollegescholarships.net

October

Wendy’s Heisman Awards Program for Senior Athletes $1000. Senior athletes with GPA of 3.0 or better. Must fill out the online application. www.wendysheisman.com Deadline: October 3, 2010

AES Engineers Award $500 – Answer essay questions. Not based on GPA. Info online: www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm Deadline: October 8, 2010

Joe Foss Institute Veteran's Day Essay Contest – grades 9-12 -$5000. Write a minimum 1500 word essay on, “What Do We Owe Our Veterans? And why?” See website for instructions. Deadline: October 10, 2010 http://www.joefoss.com/programs/scholarship-program/2010-scholarship-call-for-entries

California Hall of Fame Dreamers Challenge Seniors only. $5000. Tell how your dream will leave a lasting mark on the state, nation and the world. Accomplishments can be as diverse as the Golden State. Utilize your particular talents to illustrate how you plan to change the world. Tell your story in a creative way with an essay, video, audio, or artwork. You will need a letter from a supervising teacher. For more info go to www.californiamuseum.org. Click on the “The California Hall of Fame” circle at the top of the page. Then scroll down to “Dreamer’s Challenge” and click on “Read Our Winning Entries.” It will open a page with all the information. DEADLINE: October 15, 2010 Applications in the career center.

2009 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards Scholarship $500 to $1500. Juniors and Seniors. The theme for the essay is “The Importance of Ethics and Integrity in our Community. Students should write an essay no longer than 400 words about the importance of ethics and integrity in our community. Information and application on line. Deadline: October 25, 2009

http://sandiego.bbb.org/scholarship-program

Coca Cola Scholars Program $10,000 to $20,000. Seniors only. Minimum GPA 3.0. Application online. www.coca-colascholars.org Deadline: October 31, 2010

November

FIRE’S Freedom in Academia Essay Contest $1000 - $5000. Go to the web site for online application and instructions. Deadline: November 1, 2010 web site: www.thefire.org/takeaction/students/essaycontest

December

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Scholarship - $100 to $1000 in U.S. Savings bonds. Juniors and Seniors The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund is sponsoring an essay contest celebrating the Second Amendment as an integral part of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The theme of th essay is, “The Second Amendment to the Constitution: Why it is important our nation.” Information: http://www.nradefensefund.org/writingcontest.aspx Deadline: December 1, 2010

AXA Achievement Scholarship – Seniors $10,000 to $25,000. Plan on attending a four year college or university beginning in 2010. Outstanding scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service, and job experience. Application on line at: www.axa-achievement.com Deadline: December 15, 2010

Traditional Family Coalition Essay Contest – Grades 9-12 - $300 - $3000. Write an essay on ways to reduce social problems such as teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, AIDS epidemic, school drop out rate, gang violence, political corruption, and other social problems.

Info on line: www.tfcus.org Deadline: December 31, 2010



College/University Based Scholarships

The sooner you apply for these scholarships the better your chances of being picked for the larger financial awards. Once the money is awarded, there will be no more scholarships given by the schools for 2009.



University of California Santa Cruz – Engineering and Technical majors– Access Scholarship program. If you have already applied for UCSC during the application filing period you may be considered for an Access Scholarship of up to $10,000.

Oregon State University Non-Resident Student Scholarships

$1000- $6000 – See web site for eligibility requirements. Osufoundation.org.scholarships/receive.html



Johnson and Wales University - $7500 to full tuition. Degree tracks: College of Business and School of Technology; College of Culinary Arts and The Hospitality College. Apply online: www.jwu.edu

Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire – Financial Aid Initiative. Free tuition for students who come from families with annual incomes below $75,000; replace loans with scholarships; additional scholarship in junior year to cover cost of research or internship opportunities. Requires excellent GPA. For information call: 603-646-2875 or e-mail admissions.office@dartmouth.edu Online: www.dartmouth.edu/apply

Whittier College Talent Scholarships – Music, Theatre and Art - $1000 - $12,000 per year. Scholarship recipients may choose any major or minor. Audition or portfolio required. The college is located in Whittier, CA. Student/Faculty ratio 12-1. Online application: www.whittier.edu

New School of Architecture & Design – San DiegoOffers scholarships to graduating seniors who are interested in a career in architecture and design. www.newschoolarch.edu

Barbizon Scholarship Award – Full ride, $100,000 four year college tuition scholarship. For information: www.barbizonlectures.com Scholarship info: www.barbizonscholarship.com
Devry University - $1500 per semester (13,500 per year), Seniors, ACT 24 or higher, SAT 1100 or higher.

Deadline: up to one year from graduation. Engineering award: up to $1200 per semester. Online information: www.devry.com. Click on High School Students, Scholarships.



University of Dayton – Dayton, Ohio. This is a top 10 Catholic University according to U.S. News and World Report. They offer awards starting at $20,000 and reaching $100,000 over four years. The higher awards require higher SAT and GPA scores. For more information send an e-mail to: admission.udayton.edu

Find Community Colleges in San Diego and Imperial Counties www.sdicregionalconsortium.org

Tuition Free Colleges

College of the Ozarks – This college is known as “Hard Work U” by the Wall Street Journal. Students pay no tuition and work at least 15 hours a week at a campus work station. College of the Ozarks was named number 4 on the Princeton Review’s list of top 10 Stone-Cold Sober schools in 2008. www.cofo.edu

Deep Springs College – is a two year, all-mail liberal arts college located on a cattle ranch in the Inyo-White Mountains of California’s High Desert. Students work 15 to 20 hours a week and receive free tuition, room, and board. www.deepsprings.edu

Berea College – Thanks to a large endowment, every student admitted to Berea College in Kentucky receives a full-tuition scholarship valued at more than $90,000. Students are required to work 10 hours a week. Room, board and books are not covered. www.berea.edu

Olin College of Engineering – Small college of 300 students in Needham, Massachusetts where every student receives four years of free tuition. It ranks as one of the top undergraduate engineering programs in the country. It is a new school with its first class graduating in 2006. www.olin.edu

Cooper Union Located in Manhattan, this college offers degree programs in art, architecture and engineering. Every student receives four years of free tuition. The school was founded in 1858 by the inventor of Jell-O and the first locomotive in the U.S. Enrollment is around 900 students. www.cooper.edu

Curtis Institute of Music – Like Juilliard, the Curtis Institute of Music is considered one of the most prestigious performing arts conservatories in the world. All students receive a full scholarship, and all piano, harpsichord, composition, and conducting majors are lent Steinway grand pianos. www.curtis.edu

Alice Lloyd College – Small college in Pippa Passes, Kentucky. All students receive full tuition scholarships and work 15 hours a week at the school. www.alc.edu
ACT TEST DATES 2010-2011

For more information you can go to www.actstudent .org



Test Dates Deadline

September 11, 2010 August 6, 2010

October 23, 2010 September 17, 2010

December 11, 2011 November 5, 2010

February 12, 2011 January 7, 2011

April 9, 2011 March 4, 2011

June 11, 2011 May 6, 2011
SAT TEST DATES 2010-2011

for more information go to sat.collegeboard.com



Test Dates Deadline

October 9, 2010 September 10, 2010

November 6, 2010 October 8, 2010

December 4, 2010 November 5, 2010

January 22, 2011 December 23, 2010

March 12, 2011 February 11, 2011

May 7, 2011 April 8, 2011

June 4, 2011 May 6, 2011



Note; if you do not meet the deadline for any of the test dates (SAT / ACT) registration you will be required an additional fee. Fee Waivers are available at Counseling Center

OGHS School Code #050873

For more information and updates on scholarships and test dates please come to Career Center to see Mrs. Higar.



Hours of Career Center Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 4 PM.

You can email-me mihigar@euhsd.k12.ca.us or call 760-291-5055.
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