Daily Bulletin

University High School Bulletin for Thursday, March 26, 2015

B Week - for the week of 03/23- 03/27

Spring Break- March 30th - April 3rd


Spring Elective Registration 7:30AM - 3:30PM
Today is elective priority day for sophomores, please turn your form in to Mrs. Rea in the office. Some classes have closed, please check the notices around campus. Tomorrow (Thurs.) is elective priority day for freshmen; an email will be sent to your parents at the end of today with closed classes, please review it with your parents.

Registration is on first come basis on your specified class day. Bring only the front page of the registration packet with all required signatures and all 3 AM and PM choices completed to the front UHS Office on your class registration day. All students (yes, this includes you) must complete and return a registration form.

Phoenix Phling

Saturday, March 28th is the Phoenix Phling, the biggest UHS fundraiser of the year! Mardi Gras dinner, drinks and entertainment, including music and juggling. There will also be a live auction with items like Kenny Chesney concert tickets, after-hours shopping sprees and vacation get-aways. Support our school and get your tickets by March 20th!

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.

Peer Mentor Program

Attention Sophomores and Juniors: Are you looking for a way to get involved in school and help other students at the same time? If you have the desire to be a positive influence and help incoming 9th grade students next year make the most of their high school years, you should become a Peer Mentor. Applications are available on the wall in the Counseling Waiting Room. There are eligibility requirements and a required teacher recommendation form that must be turned in. All applications are due in person to Mrs. Bird by Friday, March 27th by 3:30pm.

2015 Spring Concert Dates

Wind Ensemble Concerto Concert
Thursday, March 26th
Shaghoian Theater @ 7:30pm
2770 E. International Ave, Clovis North High School
All Choir
Monday, April 27th
Shaghoian Theater @ 7:30pm
2770 E. International Ave, Clovis North High School
Tuesday, April 28th
Shaghoian Theater @ 7:30pm
2770 E. International Ave, Clovis North High School
Jazz Band & Show Choir
Saturday, May 2nd
Woodward Park Amphitheatre @ 6:00pm
(Friant/Audubon) ***
Symphonic Band & Strings Ensemble
Wednesday, May 6th
Concert Hall, CSUF @ 7:30pm
Concert Band & Wind Ensemble
Friday, May 8th
Concert Hall, CSUF @ 7:30 pm
*All concert tickets are $5.00 cash or checks only, payable to UHS. Tickets are available in the UHS office. Parking code for CSUF Concert Hall is listed each the ticket.
Spring Musical
The Addams Family
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
Thursday, May 28th and Friday, May 29th @ 7:30pm
Saturday, May 30st – 2:00pm matinee and 7:30pm
Tickets: $10.00

Dream Dress

The Assistance League of Fresno is offering free new and used dresses and accessories for Prom, Graduation or any other special occasion where you might need a formal dress. The Dream Dress Store is open 5-7pm on April 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th, and 30th or by appointment call 289-2758. See your counselor for more information and a referral if you are interested.

Prom Tickets on Sale

Attention all juniors and seniors. The time has come to purchase your prom tickets for this year. Tickets will be sold in front of Mrs. Hayden's room at lunch and from 3-4pm. The theme is Arabian Nights. Prom will be located at Tornino's on Saturday, April 11th from 6-10pm with dinner served at 6:30pm. Couple packages are $100 and include a picture package from Island Photography. Single tickets will be $65. Checks must be made out to UHS. If you are on the AI list, you will not be able to purchase a ticket until you are off the list. THE LAST DAY TO PURCHASE A PROM TICKET WILL BE MONDAY, APRIL 6TH. Any questions, please see Mrs. Hayden.

Spirit Week 3/23-3/27

Monday: Pajama Day
Game: Pillow Fight
Supplies: pillows, duct tape
Tuesday : Culture Day
Game: Smack the Can
Supplies: Tennis ball plastic cases, frisbees
Wednesday:Twin Day
Game: chicken fight
Supplies: Pantyhose, eggs
Thursday: Fan/Sport Day or College Day
Game: ultimate frisbee
Supplies: frisbee
Friday: Disney/Theme Park Day
Game: Inflatables
Supplies: Inflatables
Candy for participants in dress up and/or games
Dress up Points based on percentages of class participation: 500 400 300 200
Playing based on percentages: 400 300 200 100


We are still in need of crew for the spring musical. We especially need carpenters, artists and hair (wig) stylists. Join us! It's a blast! See Mr. Schlievert in 209 for details or to sign up.


Congratulations to Audrey Kachadourian who was selected as Fresno’s Outstanding Teen 2015! Audrey will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Audrey is trained in classical ballet and contemporary dance and her platform is “celebrating cultural diversity.”

Lands' End - UHS Spirit Wear!

Freshman Class of 2018 black t-shirts are out on the Lands' End website! Make sure you visit their website to purchase a 2018 Class shirt.
Feel free to contact the UHS office if you have questions on how to purchase!

Shop at the Lands' End Website for UHS Spirit Wear!

Parents (6-10)

Clubs/Teams (11-13)

Attention Students with Free Periods!

The freshman class will be performing their scenes from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the choir room on March 25-26. If you have a free period, we welcome you as part of our audience! Hope to see you there!

Remember We Are UHS!

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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.

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.

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.

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!

Spotted Drum Expedition-Biology and Ecology

Spotted Drum Expeditions, a ecology-based citizen science/diving organization in the Mexican Caribbean, is pleased to announce our 2015 Coral Reef Camp & Advanced Coral Reef Camp for high-school students ages 16-18. These courses focus on the biology and ecology of Caribbean coral reefs, mangroves, and cenotes, and give students a chance to participate in long-term reef monitoring & research in the area. We take field trips to reefs throughout the Yucatan Peninsula, talk to local ecology experts, and learn about ecology and conservation initiatives in the area. We also provide dive training (and PADI Open Water certification if needed) throughout the course. College credit may be available. We offer three sessions this summer -- please consult our website for program details and pre-requisites. Applications are open now! What: Coral Reef Camp & Advanced Coral Reef Camp for High-school students, ages 16-18 Where: Puerto Morelos, Akumal, & Cozumel, Mexico When: We offer three courses this summer -- -- June 22nd - July 3rd (Coral Reef Camp) -- July 10th - July 21st (Coral Reef Camp) -- July 30th - August 7th (Advanced Coral Reef Camp) How: Check out our website for details and applications materials! http://sd-expeditions.com/ Applications due April 15th. Contact us at info@sd-expeditions.com with any questions!

Sikh Women's Alliance Scholarship

The Sikh Women's Alliance Scholarship is offering three $1,000 scholarships who meet the following criteria. 1. Minimum 3.0 GPA 2. Enrolling in college as a full-time student/Currently enrolled in college as a full-time student 3. Pursuing a BA or BS degree 4. Provide an official GPA verification form & copy of your transcripts with your application (must be sealed and from the school). 5. Provide two letters of recommendation (one from volunteer organization) 6. Demonstrate volunteerism in the community or church 7. Write a 500 word essay using this prompt: Describe what you’ve learned about Sikhi and how it applies to your life. 8. Provide a 500 word personal statement which addresses: a. Educational background b. Socio-economic background or hardship c. Educational major, career goal, honors and extracurricular activities d. Any other pertinent information 9. Scholarship Application packets must to be postmarked by May 30, 2015 to:Sikh Women Alliance, Inc. 1187 N. Willow Ste 103 PMB #146 Clovis, CA 93611 ***Application details can also be found on the SWA website*** **Winners will be notified In August 2015** Contact Information: Phone Number: (559) 481-6910 Facebook: Sikh Women Alliance Email: kaurseva@gmail.com Website: http://kaurseva.webs.com --------See Scholarship Binder for Applications

Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs at Fresno State

Fresno State Continuing and Global Education Program is offering a reading skills and speed reading program for teens and adults. They focus on phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, study skills, speed reading, and love of reading. The program is for entering 9th graders through college students. This program will prepare you for the SAT, ACT, college, and beyond. The program helps with reading speed, comprehension, concentration, and retention. They are offering a program for 9-11th graders June 16th-July 14th which meets one day a week, and July 21st-August 18th as well. For students entering 12th grade or college a separate program meets once a week from July 21st-August 18th. For more information or to register call 1.800.978.9596. Class size is limited call soon!

Willam & Marry Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History

This summer you have a chance to attend William and Mary's Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History. The application Deadline is April 24, 2015. Instructors will use archaeology sites, surviving period structures, historic landscapes, battlefields, and a series of museums to guide students in a search for the American past. Students will take one course, History 216, and may chose from the topic From the Founding of Jamestown through the American Revolution, or From the American Revolution through the American Civil War. Session 1: June 28 - July 18, 2015. Session 2: July 19 - August 8, 2015. Please visit www.wm.edu/niahd or call 757-221-7652. See the summer programs box in the Counseling office to review the pamphlet.

i can AFFORD college.com

"30 Seconds to College" Sweepstakes. One lucky grand-prize winner of this year's sweepstakes will receive a car. Three additional winners will receive scholarships that can be used for community college costs, such as fees, books, supplies, and other education-related expenses. Our goal at “I Can Afford College” is simple. We want to let students and parents know that: California community colleges are affordable. Financial aid is available year-round to help pay for enrollment fees and college costs like books, supplies, and even rent in some cases. All 112 California community colleges have financial aid experts who can give you free one-on-one help. To find out more about the video submission and voting process visit: http://www.icanaffordcollegepr.com/?dmu=1426100256235 or go to http://www.icanaffordcollege.com/

Reedley College STEM Conference

Dear UHS Students:

Reedley College presents the 7th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Conference, which will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more info and to apply, please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-stem-conference-tickets-15932992008

Our STEM conference is a public outreach event designed to educate and inspire middle school, high school and college students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This family-friendly event promotes scientific discovery through hands-on activities, workshops, and demonstrations while providing the opportunity to learn about career pathways from actual scientists, engineers and health professionals. In addition, this annual event helps to raise awareness of the importance of STEM in our community.

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

Winter 2015 Story Contest

The Winter 2015 Story Contest is open to all writers, and all entries will be considered for publication.
$2,500 First Prize
$1,000 Second Prize
$500 Third Prize
Ten finalists receive $100 each
The winter contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. We’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest.
Please visit http://www.narrativemagazine.com/winter-2015-story-contest for more information.
The contest deadline is March 31, 2015, at midnight, Pacific daylight time.

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.

25 Great College Scholarships in California

Best Value School's Scholarships in California (http://www.bestvalueschools.com/scholarships-in/california/) highlights a variety of college scholarships available to students residing in or planning to study in the state of California. Among these scholarships are general achievement-based programs, as well as specialty scholarships for LGBT students, children of farm workers, golf enthusiasts, and more. As deadlines are approaching for many of these scholarships, please visit Best Value's website in order to make sure that you do not miss the application deadlines.

Engineering Summer Camp and Day Program at SMU

The Lyle School of Engineering at SMU offers summer camp and day programs for students in Engineering for students entering 7th through 12th grades. This is a residential camp designed to give students, who are interested in pursuing higher education and careers in STEM fields, an opportunity to live on campus in residence halls, be mentored by representatives from the SMU Lyle faculty, students and staff, participate in panel and group discussions while working on a real world, hands-on design project in SMU's Deason Innovation Gym. Students will explore disciplines of engineering offered at the Lyle School of Engineering; electrical, mechanical, civil and environmental engineering through hands-on, interactive projects.
9th & 10th Graders Cost: $200 (includes lunch and snacks) Session 1: July 6th - 7th (2 day co-ed camp) Session 2: July 9th - 10th (2 day co-ed camp) Eligibility: Camp is open to all girls and boys who will be entering the 9th or 10th grades in Fall 2015. *Please note that the same material will be presented at both sessions per grade level.
11th & 12th Graders Cost: $975 (includes room and all meals) Session 1: 11th/12th Girls June 15th - June 19th (5 days and 4 nights) Session 2: 11th/12th Boys June 22nd - June 26th (5 days and 4 nights) Application: The camp will be open to all female and male students who will be entering the 11th and 12th grades in Fall 2015. Student participants must have also completed or plan to complete Algebra II in 11th grade, in addition to completing at least one science lab-based course prior to the beginning of camp.
Students are admitted to camp, based solely on their application and one letter of recommendation by a teacher (preferably math, science or technology). Applications open Monday, March 2nd at 9am CST and close Friday, April 17th 11:59pm CST. Please visit https://smulyleschool.formstack.com/forms/1112_grade_summer_camp_ for more information on the camp and application process.

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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