Counseling Office News – May 12, 2017

ALL –

There will be an Information Session presented by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University, and the University of Chicago on Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina. An admissions officer from each school will be available to answer university-specific questions. For details and to register, please visit Exploring Educational Excellence.

Volunteer Opportunity: Touch A Truck, a car show that raises money to benefit the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC), is happening on Saturday, May 13th at Pacific Trails Middle School (next to Canyon Crest Academy). The event hours are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Volunteers, ages 15 and older, are needed between 6:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the day of the event. There are many different jobs and time slots available. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit https://touchatrucksd.com/get-involved/volunteer/ to sign up.

The Chicanos/Latinos in Community Medicine (CCM) is hosting a college fair for high school students known as Project Unleash Your Potential (Project UP). It is happening on Saturday, May 20th, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at UCSD. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Project UP is free and open to all students grades 9-12. The day’s schedule will include workshops about college admissions, resume building, financial aid, community college and stress management. To attend, please RSVP for this event by clicking here.

There are several summer job opportunities for teens posted on the bulletin board outside of the Counseling Office. Take a look if you are searching for a summer job.


SENIORS –

IMPORTANT: Please tell your counselor or input the name of the college you have chosen to attend in your Naviance account. Thank you for your cooperation!

Below are several scholarship opportunities with May/June deadline:

Women of Excellence Scholarship – Deadline May 15; Amount up to $2,000; http://theladylike.com/scholarship-info-2016

B.Davis Scholarship – Deadline May 22; Amount $1,000; http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm .

Fifth Month Scholarship – Deadline May 31; Amount $1,500; https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/fifth-month-scholarship/?sid=sm-blog .

“No Essay” College Scholarship – Deadline May 31; Amount $2,000; https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/no-essay-scholarship/ .

Maho & Prentice Scholarship – Deadline June 1; Amount $1,000; http://www.maho-prentice.com/Law-Scholarships.shtml .

Margarian Scholarship – Deadline June 1; Amount $1,000; http://margarianlaw.com/scholarship/


JUNIORS –

Back by popular demand, Cathedral Catholic Counseling will be offering four (4) summer College Camp sessions to assist rising seniors in preparing, planning and starting the college application process.

Attendees will:

  • Complete an interest inventory/career assessment
  • Learn the process and tools to best research colleges
  • Receive individualized SAT/ACT evaluation
  • Start and complete a college resume
  • Create a fluid but appropriate college list with reach, target and safety schools
  • Begin the Common Application, CSU, & UC applications as available
  • Complete a Common App essay to be reviewed and returned with feedback by a college essay expert
  • Experience a mock admission’s panel with 3 reputable admissions representatives
  • Explore scholarships and complete one scholarship application

Online registration can be found hereSpace is limited to the first 21 students per session. No mailed or emailed registration forms will be accepted. The program fee is $399 if you register between March 28th and April 30th; after that date the fee increases to $425. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Once 21 students per session have been met, the session will be closed and remaining students will be offered the next session or added to the wait list.