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

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

 

***** CCC SCHEDULE *****

My usual CCC hours are 8:00am- 4:00pm, though it varies depending on obligations for the week, as seen below.

 

Mon. 10/29       8:00am- 4:00pm

Tues. 10/30      8:00am- 4:00pm

Wed. 10/31       OUT

Thurs. 11/1       NO SCHOOL

Fri. 11/2            NO SCHOOL

 

Mon. 11/5         8:00am- 4:00pm

Tues. 11/6        8:00am- 4:00pm

Wed. 11/7         *1:30pm- 4:00pm

Thurs. 11/8       8:00am- 4:00pm

Fri. 11/9            8:00am- 4:00pm

 

 

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

 

*Gustavus Adolphus College and St. Catherine University Alumni Scholarships: ONGOING

  • Both colleges have scholarships if you get a referral form filled out by an alum of their school.
  • Please see Ms. Nou if you have questions or need to find an alum.

 

 

Act Six Scholarship: DUE TUES. NOV. 6TH

  • Be a high school senior, planning to graduate in 2019
  • Be interested in attending one of the partner colleges: Augsburg University, Bethany Lutheran College, Bethel University, and Concordia College
  • 45 of the Twin Cities' most promising urban leaders will be selected for this FULL-TUITION, FULL-NEED award

For more info or how to apply, go to https://www.actsix.org/mw/twincities/

 

 

Prudential Spirit of Community Award: DUE TUES. NOV. 6TH 

  • Any young person in grades 5-12 as of deadline
  • A legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
  • Engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application, and
  • Submits a completed application to a school principal or the head of an officially designated local organization by deadline.

For further information about this program, the scholarship and the application process, see the website: https://spirit.prudential.com/about/program-overview

 

 

$1,000 WTS Minnesota Scholarships: DUE FRI. NOV. 9TH

  • Applicant must be a high school senior.   
  • Applicant must be considering a college degree in a transportation-related field such as civil engineering, math, urban planning, geography, economics, or public policy.

For more info or how to apply, go to http://www.wtsinternational.org/minnesota//scholarships/

 

 

 

*ACCESS S-STEM Scholarship (for St.Cloud State Unviersity ONLY): Preferred deadline January 31st

S-STEM scholarship recipients will be selected by St. Cloud State University. In order to be considered, applicants must:

  1. Be citizens of the United States, Nationals of the United States (as defined in Section 101 (a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), aliens admitted as refugees under Section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or aliens lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence;
  2. Be a new entering first-year student in Fall 2019 and be enrolled full time in a program leading to a STEM degree at the associate or baccalaureate level. Enrollment must be full-time for each semester a student receives a scholarship; Students at the community colleges need to transfer to St. Cloud State to get the last two years of their scholarship.
  1. Demonstrate academic potential or ability; High school GPA above 3.0 and ACT Math score of 22 or above.
  1. Eligibility for a PELL grant as determined by the completion of their FAFSA.

Applicants will need two letters of recommendation from academic professionals, one of which should be a STEM teacher in their high school.

Applicants will need to write a 500 word essay around their career goals.

For more info, go to https://www.stcloudstate.edu/cose/resources/scholarships/access-stem.aspx

* Denotes new scholarship added.

 

 

***** 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)

 

 

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

 

MCTC Open House: Tuesday, October 30th from 5-7pm
-  Seniors can apply for free.
-  Learn about the 120 programs and visit with campus faculty/staff.  Tour campus
-  Hear about financial aid and paying for school.
-  There will be free parking in the ramp.
-  More info can be found here: https://www.minneapolis.edu/admissions/open-house

 

University of MN Twin Cities: Early Action Deadline is Thursday, Nov. 1st
-  Early action means you apply early and you hear back with a decision earlier.
-  If you miss this deadline, the final deadline is Jan. 1st.

 

Project Success (FREE) College Tours for ALL grades 9-12: Thursday, Nov. 1st and Friday, Nov. 2nd (NO SCHOOL DAYS)
-  For an application, come to the CCC or check out their website at www.projectsuccess.org

 

*Hmong Parent Night: Thursday, Nov. 1st from 6:00-7:00pm at Henry Media Center

- For more information, please contact Steven Vue at steven.vue@mpls.k12.mn.us or 612-668-1949.

 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Minneapolis-St. Paul Alumnae Chapter Scholarship Workshop: Saturday, Nov. 3
-  We will be teaching high school students how to search and apply for scholarships, write essays and interview.
-  We will also be reviewing the process for applying for financial aid.
-  Each student will leave the workshop with a folder filled with helpful information.
-  Parents are also welcome to attend
-  Saturday, November 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 3355 N. 4th Street, Minneapolis

 

 

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

 

TRIO Upward Bound UMN is accepting applications for 9th and 10th graders interested in joining their program. 
-  Applications are available in the CCC. 
-  More info about their program can be found here at their website: www.cehd.umn.edu/trio/upward-bound.

 

NIKE at MOA and Albertville are hiring!

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

 

 

***** REP VISITS *****

 

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 semester. Again, all college rep visits take place in the CCC, room 313. Occasionally, we also have military rep visits.

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

North Dakota State College of Science

Jim Johnson

Mon November 26, 2018

9:40 AM

National Guard

Santber Moua

Mon November 9, 2018

2nd lunch (11:55-12:25) or

3rd lunch (12:50-1:20)

 

 

***** 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