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Career & College Newsletter
November 14, 2017

Opportunities are detailed below and/or info is attached.  This email is intended to help make you aware of potential opportunities; AchieveMpls and Henry are NOT endorsing or sponsoring the organizations or events (unless otherwise noted).  After reviewing the additional information, please let me know if you have any additional questions.

In this newsletter:

·         CCC Schedule*

·         College Rep Visits

·         Youth/Job Opportunities*

·         Important Dates/Events

·         Scholarships*

·         Scholarship Resources

·         ACT Test Info & Prep

·         Career & College Resources

* Denotes updates since previous one.


Mon. 11/13                         8:30am- 4:30pm

Tues. 11/14                         *9:15am- 4:30pm

Wed. 11/15                        OUT

Thurs. 11/16                       8:30am-*3:30pm

Fri. 11/17                             *9:30am-4:00pm


Mon. 11/20                         8:30am- 4:30pm

Tues. 11/21                         8:30am- 4:30pm

Wed. 11/22                        NO SCHOOL

Thurs. 11/23                       NO SCHOOL

Fri. 11/24                             NO SCHOOL


* Note change in time.




To sign up, go on Naviance, come to the CCC, or email Ms. Nou. 

Please note that all rep visits will take place in the CCC, room 313, unless otherwise noted.


COLLEGE                                                                              REP                        DATE                                     TIME    

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Cheryl Field

Thu November 16, 2017

1:00 PM

Winona State University

Alex Rauch

Fri December 1, 2017

9:40 AM



Forever21 at MOA is Hiring!

- Must be at leat 18 years old.
- For a paper application, come to the CCC or email Ms. Nou


*MPS Climate & Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC)

MPS is looking for a diverse group of individuals to apply by Nov. 17 to serve on our new Climate & Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC). The charge of this group is to help put practices in place that will ensure each school is safe and welcoming for all staff and students. The committee will include:

  • 2 students
  • 2 parents
  • 2 teachers
  • 2 educational service professionals (ESPs)
  • 2 non-classroom school staff members
  • 2 principals
  • 4 community organization representatives

Applications from prospective committee members will be reviewed by an MPS leadership team and will be notified of acceptance by Nov. 27. The committee’s first meeting will be on the evening of Dec. 4. This committee will meet monthly. Transportation, childcare and interpretation can be provided as needed.

As a member of CSAC, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Represent various stakeholder perspectives on school climate and safety
  • Give feedback on the district’s efforts to create a warm and welcoming climate for all students
  • Provide guidance and input on current and future school safety models
  • Review annual data around climate and engagement and draft district level recommendations for improvement
  • Advise on the Educational Assessment (EA) that will review security and other educational quality factors related to the district’s capital planning
  • Address workplace safety issues and serve as the District Behavior Committee (as outlined in the MFT Agreement)

CSAC’s work will include a special emphasis on addressing the impact of historical trauma in our communities, and ending the institutionalized racism that exists in our organization. 

Please apply by Nov. 17 if you are interested in serving on this committee.


Pathways to Emergency and Academy Career Experiences (PEACE) Program

·         The City of Minneapolis’ PEACE program gives Minneapolis students the opportunity to explore careers in Fire, Police, Emergency Services, and Legal services.

·         Students who participate will team with a trained mentor and professional in one of the fields they are interested in who they will meet with monthly.

·         Students will get hands on experience, receive a paid internship over the summer, and make personal connections with professionals in their career field of interest.

·         To be eligible, students must:

o   Must be between the ages of 16-21 years old and within two years of graduation.

o   Must be a resident of Minneapolis and live within certain designated neighborhoods (see map).

o   Must be enrolled in a public or alternative high school at time of entrance into the program.

·         For more info or how to apply, go to




University of MN- Twin Cities’ Application REGULAR DEADLINEMonday Jan. 1ST (Dec. 15th for Henry )!

If you are interested in the UMN, do not miss this FINAL deadline.  You must have ALL materials (transcripts, letters of recommendation, essay) in by Jan. 1st to the UMN’s office.  However, you must let Ms. Nou or your counselor know no later than Friday, Dec. 15th if you intend to apply for this deadline.  This will give your counselor enough time to submit transcripts and other materials.  Note: we have winter break Dec. 25th- Jan.5th and your counselors will not be working during this time.


Saint Paul College Open House:  Wednesday, Nov. 8th

From 5:00pm-7:30pm.  See attached flyer.


Early Auggie Scholarship: Friday, Dec. 1st

Apply for admissions to Augsburg by this date and you will get a $4,000 scholarship if you’re accepted! 


Dream Catcher: Find your Spark-- Fri. Feb. 9th

Henry’s career event for grades 10-11.  More details to come but put it on your calendar now. 



Please read each scholarship eligibility requirements carefully and go to the website for more information.  As always, please come to the CCC (room 313) or email Ms. Nou if you still have questions.

NOTE:  This is only a highlight of scholarships.  For a more extensive list, please visit your Naviance and other scholarship resources listed below.


Chegg $1,000 Monthly Scholarship: DUE at the end of each month

·         Must be a high school student, at least 16 years old

·         Answer ONE short question

·         For more info or to apply, go to

Elks National Foundation – Most Valuable Student Scholarship (No GPA Requirement) Deadline: November 27

About: The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. 

How much? Between $4,000 and $50,000 (distributed over four years)


  • United States citizen (permanent residents are ineligible)
  • High school senior

How to apply: To begin the application process, click the “Proceed to Application Form button” on the website to create an account using your email address and chosen password. You may then login to your account to be taken directly to the application.

Application and more information:  


Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship (No Citizenship Requirement) Deadline: December 1 

About: The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program is a nomination-based award, and only one student per school may be nominated by their principal or guidance counselor. Leaders and Achievers, funded through the Comcast Foundation, recognizes high school seniors from Comcast communities for their commitment to community service, academics and demonstrated leadership. 

How much? A base award of $1,000


  • Full-time high school senior
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Demonstrate commitment to community service
  • Display leadership abilities through school actives or work experience

How to apply: To determine program eligibility and to request nomination access, school principals and guidance counselors may contact International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. at or at 1-855-670-4787.

More information: and

Early Auggie Scholarship: DUE Friday, Dec. 1st

Award: $4,000 ($1,000 per year)

·         Submit an application and essay to Augsburg University by Dec. 1st

·         If accepted, you will be awarded a $4,000 scholarship (split into 4 years)!

·         For more info or to apply, go to


Scholastic Art & Writing Awards (No Citizenship or GPA Requirement) Postmark Deadline: December 1 

About: The Awards are presented by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, as a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarship.

Scholarship Amount: Scholarship amounts vary, up to $10,000


  • Students must create an account to submit their creative works in art or writing
  • There is a submission fee, but student should also fill out the fee waiver link found on the website

How to apply: Create an account online, upload your work and send in the required forms.

Application and more information:
Midwest Region:


AXA Achievement Scholarship (No GPA Requirement) Deadline: December 15 *or after the first 10,000 applications are received*

About: The AXA Achievement Scholarship offers college scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. 

Scholarship Amount: Between $2,500 and $25,000 (non-renewable)


  • U.S. Citizen (Permanent Legal Status does not apply)
  • High school senior

How to apply: Submit the online application highlighting their involvement in school and community activities, work experience, high school GPA and essay responses. One student from each state will be selected to receive a $10,000 scholarship. Ten National AXA Achievers will receive an additional $15,000 scholarship. These National AXA Achievers will each be awarded scholarships totaling $25,000.

Application and more information:


Burger King Scholars Program (No Citizenship Requirement) Deadline: December 15 

About: Created in memory of Burger King Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the Burger King Scholars program has awarded $25.3 million in scholarships to more than 24,000 high school students, BK employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2015 alone, the Foundation awarded $2.7 million to close to 2,500 students in North America. 

Scholarship Amount: Scholarships range from $1,000 to $50,000


ü  Living in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico

ü  Graduating high school seniors

ü  GPA of 2.5 or higher (unweighted)

ü  Plan to enroll at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico

How to apply: Short application available online (including a transcript and recommendation form from a school guidance counselor)

Application and more information:


Peter J. Hengel Thai Scholarship Program (No Citizenship or GPA Requirements) Deadline: December 30

About: The Peter J. Hengel Thai Scholarship Fund is supporting a scholarship program to assist students who plan to continue their education in college.

How much? Full need


  • Males of Thai descent, age 23 and under
  • High school seniors or graduates
  • Plan to enroll or already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the U.S.
  • Preference will be given to students who are gay

How to apply: Applicants must register online and complete the application, including Applicant Appraisal and Transcript Information. All sections must be completed by people indicated. All documents must be mailed to Scholarship America by the deadline.

Application and more information:


ScholarshipZone Scholarship: DUE Sunday, Dec. 31st

-      A scholarship drawing—must register on their site

-      Several times a year

-      Application is easy= 15 questions about yourself

-      For more info or to apply, go to


Ron Brown Scholar Program- Postmark Deadline: January 9

About: Very competitive (but amazing) scholarship for African-American seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. Jan. 9 is the final deadline (postmarked) to be considered for the scholarship. 

Scholarship Amount: They award multiple $40,000 ($10,000 for four years) scholarships.


  • High School Senior
  • African American
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Attending an accredited 4 year university or college in the US
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Excel academically
  • Exhibit exceptional leadership potential and participate in community service activities

How to apply:  The application is a little lengthy (comparable to Horatio Alger) with two essays required. They must fill out the PAPER version, there is no online application.

Ron Brown Scholars are selected in the spring prior to entering college. Applications are screened during the month of February by Ron Brown Scholar Program staff. In March, finalists are invited to participate in a weekend selection process in Washington, D.C. at the expense of the Ron Brown Scholar Fund. Finalists are interviewed by members of the Ron Brown Selection Committee and are expected to participate in several Selection Weekend activities. Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their applications, interviews and participation in Selection Weekend activities. Notification follows immediately.

More information: or ..\Scanned Application Forms\Ron Brown 2018 ScholarshipApplication.pdf


APIASF (Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund)- Deadline: January 11 at 5 p.m. EST

About: The APIASF Scholarship Fund awards hundreds of scholarships each year to students of Asian/Pacifier Islander ethnicity. Students complete one application online. This application is good for eleven different scholarships. Students will be automatically considered for each scholarship they are eligible for. College Possible students have won this scholarship every year since 2006!

How much? Between $2,500 and $10,000

Scholarship Amount: Scholarship amount varies, can be up to $10,000


ü  Asian/Pacific Islander

ü  GPA of 2.7 or higher (unweighted)

ü  U.S. citizen, national or legal permanent resident

ü  Plan to enroll in an accredited college or university in the Fall of 2016

How to apply: Complete the online application (this includes general information, extracurriculars, financial information, as well as three essays and an online recommendation form) Students will need to submit the FAFSA by February 15.

Application and more information:    and


*Mensa Scholarship:  DUE Jan. 15th

Award: $500

Mensa Education and Research Foundation college scholarship program is now accepting applications for this year’s competition.

·         Applicants do not have to be Mensa members.

·         They must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the 2018 academic year

·         They must submit an application and essay explaining their ccareer, academic and/or vocational goals.

·         Minnesota Mensa, which includes parts of western Wisconsin, will be offering a $500 scholarship to one applicant and there are additional scholarships available at the regional and national level, as well as for those meeting particular criteria (field of study, returning students, etc.).

·         Information about the contest requirements and how to submit an essay is available at .


AXA Achievement Community Scholarship- Deadline: February 1 *or after the first 10,000 applications are received

About: The AXA Achievement Community Scholarship program offers $2,500 college scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. The scholarships are sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA Advisors, LLC.

How much? $2,500

Who can apply?

  • U.S. citizens or legal residents
  • Students plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States by Fall 2018 
  • Ambitious and motivated, as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community, or work activities.

How to apply: Visit the website for a detailed list of application instructions. Students need to create an account to apply for the scholarship.



Wallin Scholarship (No Citizenship Requirement)- Postmark Deadline: February 15

About: Wallin Education Partners awards college scholarships to high potential students with financial need. Awards are $16,000 for four years (maximum of $4,000 per year) and can be used for any cost of attendance at an eligible college or university (e.g., tuition, fees, books, room, board, etc.). Selected scholars receive personalized and professional advising services to ensure college success. College Possible students have won this scholarship every year since 2003!

Scholarship Amount: $16,000 over four years


  • Be a senior at a participating high school (Henry is one)
  • Apply to at least one eligible four-year college or university (MN, WI, IA, ND, SD or HBCUs)
  • Un-weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • ACT score of 19 or higher
  • Family taxable income no more than $75,000
  • College academic readiness, motivation, and leadership are considering factor in the selection process

How to apply: Complete the online application and submit all required supplemental academic and financial documented

Application and more information:


For another list of scholarships, go to



Recommended sites:


College Greenlight:

College Board:




Other sites:

Scholarship Experts:  








SENIORS: The next  ACT is Saturday, December 9th for those who registered. 

If you registered for the October 28th ACT and was sent an email that it was postponed, please check your email for an update!


ACT Prep Resources:

1.       ACT: Go to and look at their test prep help online (some are free).


2.       Chegg Test Prep: a free awesome test prep that gives you detailed explanations and helps identify your weaknesses/strengths.  Has a lot of great features! ACT and SAT!


3.       Hennepin County Library:

                To access FREE ACT/SAT/PSAT/AP practice tests, you must have library card (which is free).

o   Go to

o   Click on the “Reference and Research” tab at the top of the page

o   Click on “Databases A-Z”

o   Scroll down to “Learning Express Library”

o   Enter your barcode from your HC Library card

o    Register (enter username and password)

o   A page will pull up with all kinds of practice exams.

o   Click on an exam, and follow directions.


4.       Princeton Review in Minneapolis offers FREE Practice ACT/SAT Test.  For details or to sign up, go to!Test-ACT


5.       PrepFactory is a completely FREE ACT prep site (recently showcased on FreeTech4Teachers & being used by more than several hundred other schools).


6.       KhanAcademy is a site that provides free math and science prep.  To use it, go to and click on SUBJECTS on the top left.  You do not need to sign up for an account.


7.       Best ACT Prep is a site that provides some free tips and lessons.





A tool to help you with post-secondary (after high school) planning and for your counselor and CCC Coordinator to communicate important information to you and your family.


College Scorecard:

A great online tool that has great data on colleges to help you compare/decide which will be the best fit for you.


My InTuition:

See how affordable a top college can be.  Gives you an estimate for 15 of some of the top colleges across the country.


Bureau of Labor Stats:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupation Finder site lets you filter jobs by wage, post-secondary training required, on the job training, growth and one or two more filters.


Career Wise

A great career research website.


ARTICLE:  “What recent Minnesota college grads earn after studying most-popular fields”