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***** TABLE OF CONTENTS *****

  • Important Dates/News
  • College Rep Visits
  • Youth Opportunities
  • Scholarships
  • Scholarship Resources
  • School Counselors' Info

 

***** IMPORTANT DATES/NEWS *****

 

Northside Community Job & Resource Fair: Tuesday, September 18th from 3-7pm
Located at Minneapolis North MN Workforce Center (800 West Broadway)

 

October ACT Test Registration (SENIORS ONLY): Deadline is Friday, Sept. 28th

  • The October ACT Test will be on Saturday, Oct. 27th.
  • You will need 15-30 minutes to register.
  • See Ms. Nou in the CCC if interested.

 

***** COLLEGE REP VISITS *****

College rep visits to the CCC are a great way to get to know more about your college and meet the person who will probably be the first to see your application. It's an important part of the college admission process. If you're a senior, try and make it a point to attend one of these visits at least once this semseter. Again, all college rep visits take place in the CCC, room 313.

Here is a list of upcoming college rep visits (they're always updated so please check Naviance to have the most current info):

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Delonte J. LeFlore

Wed September 19, 2018

9:40 AM

College of St. Scholastica

Kiara Gomez

Wed September 19, 2018

11:55 AM

University of Minnesota, Duluth

Colin Peters

Wed September 19, 2018

12:50 PM

Concordia College - Moorhead

Sunet Rubalcava

Wed September 26, 2018

11:55 AM

Boston University

Aya AL-Namee

Wed September 26, 2018

12:50 PM

St. Catherine University - St. Paul

Mysee Chang

Fri September 28, 2018

9:40 AM

DePaul University

Oscar S. Cid del Prado

Fri September 28, 2018

11:55 AM

University of Minnesota, Morris

Andrew Sletten

Fri September 28, 2018

2:40 PM

 

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Cheryl Field

Mon October 1, 2018

11:30 AM

Luther College- Decorah

Emily Stumpf

Thu October 11, 2018

1:00 PM

Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Mai See Yang

Mon October 15, 2018

9:40 AM

Grinnell College

Nat Bentley

Mon October 15, 2018

11:35 AM

University of Wisconsin, Superior

Emily Kraemer

Mon October 22, 2018

12:00 PM

University of Colorado at Boulder

Megan Costanzo

Tue October 23, 2018

12:05 PM

Coe College

Anne Spoden

Tue October 23, 2018

1:00 PM

Richmond, The American International University in London

Michelle Poulin

Fri October 26, 2018

11:55 AM

Rainy River Community College

Molly Franz

Mon October 29, 2018

12:00 PM

North Dakota State College of Science

Jim Johnson

Mon November 26, 2018

9:40 AM

 

 

***** YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES *****

 

NIKE at MOA and Albertville are hiring!

   - Job description: https://jobs.nike.com/job/eagan/nike-part-time-athlete/824/7678871


 

Student Election Judge-- Job (DUE OCTOBER 5TH)

You have a great opportunity to serve our democratic republic as a Student Election Judge. 
In order to participate, you must be:
*16 years of age or older
*A U.S. citizen
*Live in Hennepin County

Complete all parts of the application no later than October 5th
You can be a Student Election Judge for service learning, volunteer hours or for pay at an amazing rate of $15.75 an hour.
Find Ms. Harder in Room #012 for more information.

 

JYD Call for Youth Submissions: DUE MON. OCT. 15TH

The Journal of Youth Development (JYD) is seeking youth submissions for a special issue dedicated to immigrant, refugee and border youth. Please encourage young people to participate in this important opportunity by Oct. 15. We are looking for personal narratives from youth (grades 5 - 12) and young adults (up to 25 years of age) about what it is like being directly impacted by immigrant, refugee or border life experiences. For more information, see the call for youth submissions. Kate Walker is the editor of JYD, and Jennifer Skuza is serving as one of the guest editors for this special issue.

 

***** SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS *****

 

Gates Scholarship: DUE TUES. SEPT. 18TH

To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 
  • Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

For more info or to apply, go to https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship.

 

Beat the Odds Scholarship: DUE FRI. OCT. 12TH AT 11:59PM

  • Honors outstanding high school seniors who have overcome tremendous adversity in life to achieve academic excellence, demonstrate leadership in their communities and aspire to attend college.
  • Each year, through a competitive review process, Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota selects five of the most deserving Twin Cities-area high school students for a Beat the Odds® scholarship to be put toward college expenses.
  • The application will be completely online this year at http://cdf-mn.org/programs/beat-the-odds/.
  • Students must complete their entire application prior to nominators submitting a recommendation letter, if submitting separately. Upon student completion of the application, nominators will receive an email with a link to submit their letter. Nominators may also provide students with their recommendation letter ahead of time for students to upload within their application.

 

Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) 2018 Youth Awards: DUE MON. OCT. 15TH

  • Our 20th Annual Youth Awards will award students who are the graduating Class of 2019 with up to $3,500 in educational grants to fund their higher education or to fund a community-based project.
  • Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their excellence in various educational categories.
  • Recipients will also be celebrated at 10 regional ceremonies across the country: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern CA, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. (eligible students should apply in the region nearest to their area of residence).
  • The DEADLINE to apply is Monday, October 15th, 2018, students can apply here: www.HispanicHeritage.org.

For more information, please visit: http://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/youth-awards/. To download the flyer to print and share, click here: https://bit.ly/2GFMHy6.

Please feel free to reach us at info@hispanicheritage.org or 202-861-9797

 

Horatio Alger Scholarship: DUE THURS. OCT. 25TH 

  • Be a full-time senior with a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit institution in the U.S.
  • Demonstrate critical need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

For more info or how to apply, go to scholars.horatioalger.org

 

***** SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES *****

 

Recommended sites:

Naviance:  http://henry.mpls.k12.mn.us/naviance_2

College Greenlight:         www.collegegreenlight.com

College Board:   https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

Niche:   https://colleges.niche.com/scholarships/

Unigo:   www.unigo.com

Going Merry: www.goingmerry.com (new website, designed to make scholarship applications easier to fill)

 

***** SCHOOL COUNSELORS *****


ALL Students in Grades 9-12 (Last names)

Shawn Crenshaw - A-G
Kim Cook - H-Mn
Jenny Zupan Maiser - Mo-Thao
Nick Walker - The-Z

All the counselors listed above are located in room 102.
 

Program or Grant Counselors

Kim Mannel - HAP program (Grades 11-12), room 166
Alex Leonard - Community Connected/PBL program (Grade 11), room 104C
Chingla Thao - GEAR UP Grant (Grades 10-11), room 313