Daily Bulletin

University High School Bulletin for Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A Week - for the week of 03/02- 03/06

The Fresno Bee Scoopy's: Film Festival

It's back! The Fresno Bee is now officially accepting student submissions for "The Scoopys: The Fresno Bee Student Film Festival" at their festival website: http://scoopysfilmfestival.com. All high school students of Fresno, Madera and Tulare counties are invited to showcase their cinematic talents by entering their original works in their student film festival. How to participate: 1. CREATE a film: Students are asked to make a movie in any one of the following categories: • Animated Short (2 minute max) • Documentary (5 minute max) • One-Minute Segment (1 minute max) • Drama (5 minute max) • Comedy (5 minute max) 2. FEATURE The Bee: The festival has one basic CREATIVE REQUIREMENT: Each movie must feature a reference to The Fresno Bee – either our digital platforms, or the print edition. Examples: An actor making reference to The Fresno Bee; a newspaper seen lying on a table; a close-up of our iPad application. Need ideas? Check out how past festival winners met the creative requirement here: http://www.fresnobee.com/scoopys/ 3. SUBMIT a film: Students may submit their films any time between now and March 30, 2015 at http://scoopysfilmfestival.com. 4. ATTEND the festival: Mark your calendars! Be sure to attend The Scoopys Student Film Festival on May 2 at the prestigious Tower Theatre, where all entries will come to life on the big screen. Stay for the The Scoopys Award Show immediately following the festival, where TROPHIES and other prizes will be given to winning films, casts and crews in the following categories: • Best Drama • Best Comedy • Best Animated Short • Best One-Minute Segment • Best Documentary • Best Performance • Best Editing • Best Director • Best Ensemble • Best Screenplay Two additional categories also receive a MONETARY AWARD: • Best In Show: Selected by our panel of judges, the Best In Show winner is a standout in all categories. • People’s Choice Award: All films accepted to the festival are eligible for this award through online voting. Voting runs April 1 through April 30. People’s Choice winner(s) will be announced at The Scoopys awards show. All qualified entries will also be broadcast on CMAC’s local public television channels (Comcast 94 and ATT U-verse 99). Visit http://scoopysfilmfestival.com for more details.

Early Release on Wednesday, March 11th

UHS students enrolled in CSUF classes are expected to attend their University classes at their normally scheduled time, informing their UHS instructors of any Conflict with the UHS schedule. No rehearsals are held on Early Release days. For Early Release schedule please refer to student handbook. The UHS front office will be closing at 4:00pm due to early Release.

Computer Labe Closed On March 5th

The Computer Lab will be closed on Thursday, March 5 from 2:30 to 4:00 for the Academic Decathlon team.

Spring Break- March 30th - April 3rd

Seniors attending Fresno City College next year!

SAVE THE DATE! Alternative School Advising for Summer/Fall 2015. On Wednesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 19, graduating high school seniors will be able to attend an Advising session at Fresno City College where they will meet with a counselor and receive Web Advisor registration training. Similar to last year, students will need to call to schedule an appointment (no walk-ins). Call (559) 442-8225 beginning Feb 20 to schedule your appointment. Students need to meet the following requirements to attend an Advising Session: 1. Have completed an online application for admission 2. Have taken the placement test (or were told they are exempt) The online orientation is not required to attend. However, it must be completed by April 15th for the priority registration dates of April 28, 29, 30 and May 1. Please note: in order to be eligible for priority registration, students must be fully matriculated by April 15th. It’s important that you attend one of the advising sessions on March 18 or March 19.

Fresno State Pre Medical Conference

Attention all students interested in a career in the medical field! On Saturday, March 21 Fresno State will offer a Pre Medical Conference to interested students. The day will include informational presentations and Q&A sessions with Doctors, Nurses and Med School Admissions Officers. There will also be a hands on activity session that will include a suturing lab, a CPR lab, and much more! The event is open to everyone but it is recommended that you dress in business casual attire. The event will run from 8am-2pm at the University Business Center inside the Peters Business Building at Fresno State. Space is limited so register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiring-tomorrows-health-leaders-motivating-todays-students-into-tomorrows-medical-professionals-registration-14743780043

Sophomore Conferences

Attention Sophomores and Parents: Mrs. Bird and Mrs. Carvalho will begin holding sophomore conferences with students and parents during the month of February and March. At this conference we will review graduation progress, extracurricular involvements, SAT and ACT information, college requirements, career planning, etc. We will be holding sophomore conferences before school on the days students do not have World History (8am), at lunch (12pm) and after school (3 or 4pm) on the days students don't have a performing group. Conferences will take around 40-45 minutes. Please email or contact your student's counselor to schedule your appointment today. For last names L-Z, contact Mrs. Bird (gbird@csufresno.edu) and for last names A-K contact Mrs. Carvalho (cristac@csufresno.edu)

Lands' End - UHS Spirit Wear!

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Feel free to contact the UHS office if you have questions on how to purchase!

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Parents (6-10)

Phoenix Phling

“Save the Date: March 28, 2015 plan for a evening of dinner, dancing and entertainment. The Phoenix Alliance presents the Phoenix Phling – Mardi Gras! Tickets sales for this fun UHS fundraiser will begin in February through the UHS website”

Clubs/Teams (11-13)

Cricket Elective

Students who are planning on taking the cricket elective this Spring should come sign up with Mr. Jones this week in room 104 so that we can get you on a team. Team practices will begin soon. Thank you.

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College (16-18)

UHS Scholarship Binder

Check out the UHS Scholarship binder for scholarships you may qualify for. This binder is located in the bookshelf in the counselor's office waiting area. Take a look at the binder while you are waiting to meet with your counselor, or if you would like more information on a specific scholarship. This binder will be updated periodically as counselors receive notices for scholarship opportunities. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THE SCHOLARSHIP BINDER FROM THE BOOKSHELF.

Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship Fund

Do you need money for college or SAT exams and you are between 16-25? If so, you should take advantage of the Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship Fund. Each year Hearthstone awards academic scholarships from $500 to $5000 to residents of the Hearthstone community who need financial assistance. To view the list of eligible counties, or to see if you are an eligible resident in a in a county where a Hearthstone resident property is located visit: wwww.hearthstonehousing.org. The list of requirements to be eligible for this scholarship are:

Be 16-25 years old
Reside in a Hearthstone Housing Foundation property, or be a resident in a county where a Hearthstone property is located.
Attend college, trade school, professional/leadership training or internship.
Maintain at least a 3.0 high school average GPA.
Must be from a low income household or demonstrate financial need.
Must be available for a phone interview May 2015.

To complete your application you need to write a personal statement with: your name on the upper right hand corner, personal, professional, or academic goals, your academic progress up to date also share any obstacles you have had, involvement in extracurricular school or community activities, amount you are requesting from the scholarship (between $500-$5,000) and you must indicate how this money will help you, and additional information you would like to share. You will also need to include two letters of recommendation sealed in envelopes within the last six months from someone who has a professional relationship to you. The letter should include: relationship to applicant, length of time this person has known you, description of your personal goals, professional drive, ability to accomplish goals, and your work ethic.
All application packets must be received or postmarked by March 31, 2015.
Send your application to:
Hearthstone Housing Foundation
Attn: Scholarship Fund Committe
20331 Irvine Avenue, Suite E-1
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Indiana University Summer Business Program

When: Two-week summer program July 5-17, 2015
Who: High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Where: Kelley School of Business: Bloomington, Indiana
Deadline to Apply: April 7, 2015
Link to Apply: Business is Global Application *IMPORTANT - any interested student should let their school counselor know that they will apply so they can be considered for a scholarship to the program. Students can apply on their own, but school counselors able to nominate one student for preferential admission and scholarship money.

The Business is Global program offers students the opportunity to be transported into a world of international business, language, and culture from around the world. No passport necessary!
The program is a unique blend of culture, language, and international business learning that will provide students an introduction into the myriad of opportunities available in today’s global marketplace.

UC Davis Young Scholar's Program

If you will be a junior or senior in the 2015-2016 school year, this summer opportunity is for you. Become a part of UC Davis' Young Scholar's Program in Summer 2015 from June 21-August 1, 2015. If you are interested in attending a UC and conducting undergraduate research, this will be a great experience for you. The UC Davis Young Scholar's Program offers summer research opportunities for 40 rising students who want to major in the field of biological and natural sciences. Students will live in the dorms at UC Davis and work closely with university research faculty on individual projects. All research will take place on the UC Davis campus. In addition to research opportunities, students will have the opportunity to partake in weekend field trips to points of interest in Northern California. The program goals is to provide a knowledge of research, experience college instruction, and a feel for college life.

The program cost is $6,200 (this includes expenses for field trips, activities, and five units of university credit), $200 will consist of a fully refundable security deposit to hold your spot in the program. Fee reductions (up to 90% of cost) are based on need and only available for a limited number of students. If you may need a fee reduction, a letter should be mailed to the following address listed below. Students requesting a fee reduction should mail a letter from parents/guardians explaining the family's circumstances and a copy of the most recent Federal Income Tax return (1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ).

J. Richard Pomeroy
UC Davis Young Scholars Program
School of Education
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8579

The application period opens December 1st and closes on March 19, 2015. Application material, information about application and participation fees are available at: http://ysp.ucdavis.edu .

2015 Hamilton Award

The Hamilton Award recognizes outstanding high school juniors for their academic, personal, and service achievements and selects students for the Hamilton Leaders Academy – a three-year, no student cost program that helps students get into college, transition to college, succeed while in college and transition to the post college world.

Who is eligible?
A Hamilton Award Winner…
• Is a Junior in high school.
• Is college bound.
• Has a strong record of community service.
• Shows a strong commitment to their academic studies.
• Is a self-starter and has proven this through activities such as: organizing a fundraiser, starting a business, creating a club or organization or working to help support their family.
• Shows passion and commitment to their interests. This is often manifested in athletic, artistic or academic achievements.
• Has financial and/or personal need. Hamilton Friends serves students from low-income households. When choosing our winners we take the applicant's financial, family and community situation into consideration.
• Is committed to participating in the Hamilton Leaders Academy.

Winners are enrolled in the Hamilton Leaders Academy and receive:
• A $500 cash scholarship
• Leadership training in Seattle (2015) and Central America (2016)
• College application assistance
• Scholarship and financial aid search assistance
• Internship and mentorship opportunities

The deadline for this award opportunity is March 4, 2015. All questions should be emailed to: application@hamiltonfriends.org . Copy and paste this link to your browser to begin the application process: https://hamiltonscholars.communityforce.com/Login.aspx?7861726F417A39587757633D

Summer at USC

USC Summer Programs offers students a preview of "freshman year" through its college immersion experience. Students explore Los Angeles as a laboratory for cultural learning beyond the traditional classroom. Our programs are designed to combine college level course work, academic field trips and structured extracurricular activities. USC Summer Programs offers 4 and 2 week courses in a variety of subjects from which students choose one course for intense study. Courses are interactive, engaging and challenging, and students receive 3 units of transferrable USC elective credit upon successful completion of the 4 week program. The deadline to apply is May 5, 2015. Please go to summer.usc.edu for more information.

Otis College of Art and Design's Summer of Art

Otis College of Art and Design's Summer of Art provides artists ages 15 and older with a college immersion experience in art and design. Whether students seek to strengthen and enhance their art skills or have limited training but a strong interest in art or design, this is an ideal way to experience what it is like to attend one of the most influential art and design colleges in the country. This year Summer of Art will take place July 6th-July 31st, 2015. Scholarships are available based on financial need and/or merit. Please visit www.otis.edu/soa to learn more.

Carnegie Mellon Pre College Program

Summer 2015 Pre-College Programs Discover Carnegie Mellon - June 27 - August 8 Are you going to be a junior or senior in high school? If so, consider spending the summer in one of our distinct summer Pre-College programs: Advanced Placement/Early Admission (AP/EA), Architecture, Art & Design, Drama, Music, National High School Game Academy. Our summer Pre-College programs will show you what life at Carnegie Mellon is all about - from the classroom to what's happening on weekends. You'll meet people from all over the world, be inspired by our world-renowned faculty, take part in the excitement of campus and have the opportunity to explore the city of Pittsburgh. The online application for the 2015 Summer Pre-College Program is available. Your application for admission will consist of an application form provided by Carnegie Mellon and documents you'll be required to gather from other resources (i.e. high school transcripts). The Pre-College Application deadine is May 1, 2015. Students must be in high school, have completed their sophomore year and be 16 to 18 years old (born between August 8, 1996 and June 27, 1999). Go to admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/pre-college for more information and an application.

Foresight Prep @ Oberlin College

Foresight Prep @ Oberlin College offers Pre-college Summer Seminars for Motivated High School Change-makers. JOIN the next generation of sustainability leaders: Motivated high school students creating positive change. LEARN hands-on research and critical thinking college skills, supported by respected teacher-practitioners. VISIT inspiring sustainability initiatives. DEVELOP your leadership potential. EXPERIENCE life on one of the country's most forward-thinking campuses. FOSTER a more diverse, inclusive sustainability movement. FORGE an ongoing network with established professionals to support your future career as an impact agent. We offer the following seminars: The Future of Business: June 21-July 4, The Future of Food: July 5-July 18, The Future of Essential Resources: July 19-August 1. Application Deadline: April 15 Financial Aid Priority Deadline: February 15 Visit http://www.foresightprep.org/ for more information.

SAME Summer Engineering Camp

The United States Air Force Academy and Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) offers an Engineering/STEM camp designed for high school students who excel in math, science and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or a related field in college or a military service academy. This one week camp is high energy and hands-on for students from across the country and around the world. The camp is lead by a professional staff of engineers from both private industry, the Air Force, other uniformed military services, USAFA cadets and college students from across the country. This will be our 15th year running the camp at USAFA in Colorado Springs, CO. This year's camp runs from 25 June to 1 July 2015, information on the application process and eligibility can be found here: http://samecamps.org/

The Game Experience

The Game Experience in Seattle, a three-week video game development program, incorporates hands-on instruction from industry professionals with interactive video game studio tours. Student’s learn how games are made from concept to design and development and everyone goes home with a game they made from scratch. We take pride in providing the next level of summer programs by combining unique education, great service and fun cultural activities with technology to create a seamless and elevated experience. We'll be offering several scholarships this year. This is a great opportunity for students interested in game development. Date July 4th - July 25th, 2015 and August 1st- August 22nd, 2015. Age Group Students entering grade 10 - 12 in September 2015. Registration Deadline June 1, 2015. Location Seattle, Washington. University University of Washington Price $5,300 For more information, please go to https://www.dropbox.com/s/fy5hszwjigyzuy1/Game%20Experience%202015%20Brochure.pdf?dl=0&utm_source=US+Public&utm_source=High+School+Counselors&utm_campaign=0a63dcf342-Game_Experience_Public&utm_campaign=0a63dcf342-Game_Experience_Public&utm_medium=email&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4a38ab5a0a-0a63dcf342-&utm_term=0_4a38ab5a0a-0a63dcf342-201001809

Tufts Summer Study Program

Tufts Summer Study Program offers pre-college programs like: writing, law & ethics, health science, and bioinformatics. Earn transferable academic credits with over 35 summer courses to choose from. Open your eyes to the new possibilities and get a preview of college life. Programs start June 30th and end August 7th, 2015. Registration starts March 2nd, 2015 and go until June 30th, 2015.

Hollon Kinney Music Scholarship

Hollon Kinney Music Scholarship The Sounds of Freedom Concert Band is pleased to announce its third annual Hollon Kinney Music Scholarship. A total of $1000 will be awarded to a deserving woodwind, brass, or percussion player Students must: - Be a high school senior woodwind, brass, or percussion player - Be sponsored by their high school band director - Submit a recording from the 2015 California Band Director’s Association High School Honor Band audition music - Have at least a 3.0 GPA - See Scholarship Binder to find more detailed information on how to apply. The deadline is April 20th, 2015.

Quest Bridge 2015 College Prep Scholarship

The Quest Bridge 2015 College Prep Scholarship gave out over 500 scholarship this year. Juniors from a low-income(less than $60,000 annually) family may join Quest Bridge to not only get into the top colleges, but attend for free or with generous financial aid. Students must have a 3.5 GPA. Complete the application online (www.questbrindge.org) or see the scholarship binder for more info. Deadline for this scholarship is March 25th, 2015.

BU Summer Investigative Journalism Workshop

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, based at Boston University's College of Communication, is offering a unique Investigative Journalism Workshop this summer. This program, now in its seventh year, would be a perfect fit for students who are interested in journalism or writing. Three two-week workshops will begin on June 29. During each session, students participate in seminars and work alongside BU faculty and award-winning local and national journalists on investigative stories that could be published on the center's website or in regional and national publications. Students will live on the BU campus and gain hands-on experience in investigative reporting while developing critical thinking and writing skills. Applications are due one week before the start of each session. For more information, please see your school counselor or visit http://studentprograms.necir.org/high-school-summer-investigative-reporting-workshop/.

Discover Healthcare Volunteer Summer Program in Hanford

Discover Healthcare Volunteer Summer Program is an opportunity for high school students to volunteer at Adventist hospitals and learn more about a career in health care. Students will build their resume, gain experience, network with health care leaders and develop a greater understanding of the diverse health care industry. All participants will take part in Career Core sessions that teach students about Nursing, Leadership in Health Care, Physicians, and Professional Career Development. Applications can be found at www.AdventistHealthCV.com and must be submitted no later than March 31, 2015.

Women Engineers and Scientists of Tomorrow Conference

The Harvey Mudd chapter of the Society of Women Engineers is hosting a one-day conference on Saturday, March 7, 2015. The conference exposes attendees to networking opportunities with professional engineers, professors, and students. Participants will attend an engineering workshop as well as another interactive math or science workshop of their choice. The conference will take place at Harvey Mudd from 8:00am to 3:30pm. If you are interested in attending, please got to tinyurl.com/west-registration-2015 to sign up.

University of Michigan Summer Program

STAMPS Summer Program at The University of Michigan. Applications for U-M Stamps School of Art & Design Pre-College Studios are now available! Applications due March 15th, 2015 for early registration and April 5th, 2015 is the last day to register. There are 3 programs: Drawing for Artists & Designers ($300), Bachelor in Fine Arts Preview ($2000), Portfolio Prep ($3000). Dates vary for each program but range from April 27th to August 8th. Visit http://stamps.umich.edu/pre-college for more information or email ad-summer@umich.edu. We look forward to seeing you on campus this summer!

Washington University in St. Louis Summer Programs

Washington University in St. Louis offers summer programs for high school students. The 5 week High School Summer Scholars Program provides an early taste of college life for academically talented students during the summer following their sophomore or junior year of high school. Summer Scholars take 2 undergraduate courses for credit, as well as explore majors, and take field trips. Partial scholarships are available. The noncredit High School Summer Institutes provide an avenue for high school students to explore a specialized interest during the summer. Institutes combine traditional class and lab curriculum with organized field trips, guest lectures, and hands-on activities in order for students to gain valuable academic and career experience. Institutes include Pre Med, Pre Engineering, Writing, Environmental Studies, Global Leadership, etc. Please visit summerexperiences.wustl.edu for more information about these exciting programs!

Pre College Summer Residential Program at Wellesley College

This summer Wellesley College will offer a 4 week residential, pre-college program to motivated high school juniors and seniors. Students will experience undergraduate life in both the classroom and around campus while receiving college credit. The dates of the program are June 28-July 24, 2015. Students will be enrolled in two academic courses, one writing course and one course of their choice (Drawing, Calculus, English, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Theater Studies, or Women's Studies.) For more information, please visit www.wellesley.edu/summer

Lighthouse Guild Scholarship

The Lighthouse Guild offers an annual scholarship of $10,000 to college bound high school students who are legally blind. The program will award 20 of these scholarships. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by March 31st. Apply online at lighthouseguild.org/scholarships

The Rhode Island School of Design Summer Program

The Rhode Island School of Design Summer Program is a 6 week program designed to give students a taste of college life at RISD. Students live in residence halls and follow a college level studio curriculum. A typical week includes 2 full days of foundation level drawing and design courses, a half day critical examination of art, artists, and their context in society, and two days in your major concentration. Majors include Animation, Architecture, Ceramics, Comic Book Art, Drawing, Fashion Design, Film/Video, Furniture Design, Game Design, Glass, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile Design. Please visit risd.edu/precollege for more information.

The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was set up in honor of Janice M. Scott, who was killed in the Pentagon attack of September 11, 2001. Four scholarships of $2500 will be awarded to deserving students. To be eligible, the student must be a US Citizen or permanent resident of US, have a GPA of 3.0/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale), be a High School Senior who will matriculate full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia, have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities and the combined adjusted income of the parents cannot exceed $60,000. Mail the complete application packet so that it is received or postmarked on or before the deadline date of March 31st. Students may find the application in the Scholarship Binder in the Counseling Office, under general scholarships.

Investigative Journalism Workshop

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, based at Boston University's College of Communication, is again offering a unique Investigative Journalism Workshop this summer. This program, now in its seventh year, would be a perfect fit for your students who are interested in journalism or writing. Our three two-week workshops will begin on June 29. During each session, students participate in seminars and work alongside BU faculty and award-winning local and national journalists on investigative stories that could be published on the center's website or in regional and national publications. Students will live on the BU campus and gain hands-on experience in investigative reporting while developing critical thinking and writing skills. Students who apply by January 31st, 2015 will receive a $100 discount on tuition. For more information please visit, http://studentprograms.necir.org/high-school-summer-investigative-reporting-workshop/

Cornell University Summer College Program

Cornell University Summer College Program offers acclaimed three week and six week precollege programs for motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Choose now from more than 20 programs and 50 Cornell courses offered between June 20 and August 4, 2015. Architecture, Creating Green Cities and Sustainable Futures, and Research Apprenticeship in Biological Sciences (RABS) are just a few of the programs offered. Deadline to apply is May 1st, 2015.

Oxbridge Student Summer Programs 2015

Oxford University is offering (2)four week programs of academic and creative immersion in a a culturally vibrant setting. They are also offering an Oxford Seminar where students will get to spend the week diving into the subjects they love with the experts at Oxford. Visit the website www.oxbridgeprograms.com, call +1(212)932-3049, or email info@oxbridgeprograms.com Oxbridge St. Andrews: 14th of June - 11th of July 2015 Oxbridge UCLA: 22nd of June - 17th of July 2015 The Oxford One week Seminar: 2nd - 9th of August 2015

Hillsdale College Study Abroad Summer 2015 Program

Hillsdale College is offering a study abroad program for 10th-12th grade students. Students may choose from France, Italy, England, or USA. They will get 3 college credits for traveling to to some of the most historically rich places in each country. Students need strong academic preparation, 1 letter of recommendation from a teacher. Students will be asked to do a reasonable amount of reading prior to attending the program. To find out more please visit www.hillsdale.edu/admissions, email summerprograms@hillsdale.edu or phone them at (517) 607-2325.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

We are pleased to inform you that the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Application is now available for review beginning October 15th, with the online application going live November 1st. Students may visit www.jackierobinson.org to learn more about the organization that The New York Times described as providing “what might be the educational effort in the country.” Each new JRF Scholar receives $24,000 over four years to attend a four-year accredited college or university. In addition to cash grants, JRF Scholars participate in our extensive, four-year program that includes: mentoring, leadership development, practical skill-building, internship and job counseling and placement, and a myriad networking opportunities. Over 1,400 JRF Scholars have been selected since the first awards were made in 1973. To learn more about the foundation and our program click here. We will send out decisions electronically to the email address you provided on your application on or before June 15, 2015. If you do not receive an e-mail from us before the end of the day on June 15th, please e-mail us at: scholarships@jackierobinson.org

To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

•Be a graduating, minority high school senior
•Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
•Show leadership potential
•Demonstrate a dedication to community service
•Present evidence of financial need
•Be a United States citizen
•A minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 22
•Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship

Fresno State's Summer Engineering Program

Attention Rising 10th, 11th and 12th Grade Students: The Lyles College of Engineering at Fresno State will be offering a Summer Engineering Experience (SEE) Camp for high schools students. The 2015 SEE Camp will take place June 22-26, 2015. The camp provides students with hands-on applications on six different disciplines of engineering. Here is the link where you will find all information regarding their summer programs, including the application: http://fresnostate.edu/engineering/see.html The application deadline is March 31st, 2015.

SIG Summer Instititue for the Gifted 2015

SIG offers unique programming for gifted and talented students ages 5-17 during the summer and school year. SIG summer programs combine academics with social, cultural and recreational opportunities for a truly engaging summer. Programs are available for gifted students ages 5-17. SIG Residential Program Eligibility Through 30 Years of experience & resources in gifted education, SIG provides a unique environment for gifted and talented students to connect with peers in a community of like-minded learners from all over the world who share common interests, abilities & goals. These 3-week summer sessions will allow your child to mature and develop in every element of life, develop long-lasting and meaningful relationships, increase self-confidence and think in divergent ways, all within a safe and secure environment at a prestigious campus. No matter which program option you choose, you can rest assured that the overall atmosphere of SIG will uncover, nurture & grow your child’s gifts. Students applying to the Residential/Commuter Program must be ages 9-17 by August 31, 2015

Students who meet at least ONE of the following criteria are invited to apply to SIG:

•Students who have scored in the gifted range on the PSAT, SAT, ACT or SSATB. For students taking the SAT, the code number for reporting scores to SIG is 0375.
•Students who have participated in Academic Talent Searches.
•Students who have been identified as gifted and/or who have participated successfully in a local or school gifted program.
•Students who have scored at least two standard deviations above the mean, or at the 95th percentile level or higher on any individual or group-administered, nationally-normed, standardized, intelligence assessment.

For more information and to apply, please visit giftedstudy.org

Sunnyside Property Owners Association Scholarship

The Sunnyside Property Owners Association (SPOA) is planning to award $2000 in scholarships to students that have demonstrated academic excellence, performed a significant amount of community service or volunteer work and have resided within the SPOA membership boundaries (Kings Canyon, Temperance, Jensen, and Peach Avenues) for their junior and senior year regardless of high school attended. See the scholarship binder in the counseling office for an application and more information. Applications are due April 4th.

Harvey Mudd College FAST Program- JUNIORS ONLY

Harvey Mudd College will be hosting its annual Spring Future Achievers in Science & Technology(FAST) Program on March 30, 2015. The FAST Program offers high school juniors from populations that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM (including women, underrepresented minorities, first-generation college students, and students from rural or disadvantaged backgrounds) an opportunity to experience Harvey Mudd. Participants will learn the benefits of pursuing a technical degree at a liberal arts college while exploring what life is like at a residential college. FAST is absolutely FREE, and participants receive a fee waiver fir their HMC freshman application. You can learn more about FAST and how to apply for the program at www.hmc.edu/fast. **Applications must be received by Monday, March 9, in order to be considered.

League of Mexican American Women Scholarship

The League of Mexican American Women is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarships are available for graduating high school students residing in Fresno County. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 18, 2015. See your counselor for more information/application or the scholarship binder in the counseling office.

Caltrans District 6 Scholarships

Attention Seniors: Caltrans District 6 is offering six scholarships up to $2000 for either high school seniors who will pursue a career in a transportation related field or seniors that are related to a current, former or retired Caltrans District 6 employee that plans to pursue a career in a transportation. Visit www.dot.ca.gov/dist6/ for an application and more information. The deadline for this scholarship is March 27, 2015.

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