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Career & College Center News: December 10th, 2018
 


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

  • CCC Schedule
  • Scholarships
  • Scholarship Resources
  • Important Dates/News
  • Job Opportunities
  • School Counselors' Info

 

PLEASE NOTE:  If links are not working when you click them, try copying and pasting them on to the address bar.

 

Opportunities are detailed below and/or info is attached.  This email is intended to help make you aware of potential opportunities and serve as a resource; the CCC and Henry are NOT endorsing or sponsoring any organizations, employers, or events (unless otherwise noted).  The CCC does not accept responsibility beyond the sharing of information below.

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Mon. 12/10                         8:00am-4:00pm
Tues. 12/11                         8:00am-*3:20pm
Wed. 12/12                         8:00am-4:00pm
Thurs. 12/13                       OUT
Fri. 12/14                             8:00am-4:00pm

 

Mon. 12/17                         8:00am-4:00pm
Tues. 12/18                         8:00am-4:00pm
Wed. 12/19                         OUT
Thurs. 12/20                       8:00am-4:00pm
Fri. 12/21                             8:00am-4:00pm

 

 

 

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

 

**Please note:  This is not meant to be a comprehensive scholarship list.  Please go on Naviance or search on one of the scholarship websites below for more scholarships.

 

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 (graduate) of their school.
  • Please see Ms. Nou if you have questions or need help finding an alum.  Other private colleges may have similar scholarships so look into it.

 

 

 AXA Achievement Scholarship: DUE December 14*

*or after the first 10,000 applications are received

 

  • 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. College Possible students have won this scholarship!
  • Scholarship Amount: Between $2,500 and $25,000 (non-renewable)
  • Eligibility
    • U.S. Citizen (Permanent Legal Status does not apply)
    • High school senior

 

 

Burger King Scholars Program: DUE Saturday, Dec. 15th  

  • Scholarships range from $1,000 to $50,000
  • Eligibility:
    • Living in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
    • Graduating high school seniors
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher (unweighted)
    • Plan to enroll at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico

 

 

Ron Brown Scholar Program: DUE Wednesday, January 9th

  • 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.
  • Scholarship Amount: They award multiple $40,000 ($10,000 for four years) scholarships.
  • Eligibility:
  • African American high school senior
  • Excel academically
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Attending an accredited four-year university or college in the U.S.
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Exhibit exceptional leadership potential and participate in community service activities

How to apply: You must fill out the PAPER version, there is no online application.

Application and more information: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description

 

 

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

  • S-STEM scholarship recipients will be selected by St. Cloud State University. In order to be considered, applicants must:
  • 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;
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate academic potential or ability; High school GPA above 3.0 and ACT Math score of 22 or above.
  • Eligibility for a PELL grant as determined by the completion of their FAFSA.

 

 

**Wallin Education Partners Scholarship: Deadline Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Receive up to $4000/year for up to 4 years; work with a professional advisor throughout college, and have access to college-to-career opportunities through Wallin EP sponsored events and activities.
  • Eligible students are those with the following.
    • minimum 3.0 GPA o minimum 19 ACT composite
    • completed FAFSA o Have applied and intend to attend a private or public not-for-profit four-year institution in MN, IA, SD, ND, or WI or any Historically Black College or University in the Nation immediately after high school (no gap year)
    • Have a family taxable income of $75,000 or less, low-to-moderate assets, and have financial need with regard to financial aid
  • More information at https://wallinpartners.org/apply/
  • Please note: the deadline for this scholarship falls on a no-school day so plan accordingly.

 

 

**Wallin Education Partners Opportunities Pathways: Deadline March 15, 2019

  • Receive up to $3,000/year over 3 years; work with a professional advisor throughout college, and have access to college-to-career opportunities through Wallin EP sponsored events and activities.
  • Eligible students are those with the following.
    • minimum 2.0 GPA
    • completed FAFSA, with family taxable income less than $75,000
    • Plan to attend community college full-time at one of the partner community colleges starting Fall 2019: ▪ Minneapolis College ▪ Normandale Community College ▪ St. Paul College o Plan to study and pursue a career in one of the following fields: ▪ Information Technology ▪ Business Management ▪ Health Care ▪ Manufacturing/Engineering Technology o Have a family taxable income of $75,000 or less, low-to-moderate assets, and have financial need with regard to financial aid

 

 

**Power of You Program: Deadline April 26, 2019

The Power of You (POY) program provides you with support academically and financially to help you succeed in your college goals.

To be eligible, seniors must

  • graduate high school on-time with plans to enroll in fall 2019
  • complete the FAFSA o Modest family income (annual income not exceeding $55,000)
  • Score above Adult Basic Education (ABE) on the required Accuplacer assessments in reading and math
  • Plan to enroll in Minneapolis Community & Tech College or Saint Paul College

 

 

**You can also access another list of scholarships here: https://www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php

 

 

 

***** SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES *****

 

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/EVENTS *****

 

**Latino Family Night: Thursday, Dec. 13th at 6:00pm

Call Teddie Lee, our Latino family liaison, for more info: 612-668-2006

 

 

**Practice ACT test at Henry (juniors ONLY): Thursday, Jan.24th at 8:00am

All juniors are invited to come take a practice ACT test on this no-school day.  The test will be from 8:00am-12:30pm.  If interested, please email Ms. Nou or come to the CCC.

 

 

FAFSA/MN Dream Act Completion for mini-iPad Drawing: Thursday, Dec. 20th
Two lucky seniors will each get a mini-iPad for completing their FAFSA/MN Dream Act by Thursday, Dec. 20th.  To be entered into the drawing, please see or email Ms. Nou after completing the FAFSA/MN Dream Act.

 

 

Last day to register for the ACT on February, 9, 2019 is January 11, 2019

 

 

 

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

 

**Teen Science Café: Sunday, Dec. 16th from 2-4pm

The Bakken Museum is hosting a "Teen Science Cafe" on December 16th from 2-4 pm. This month's topic is food science; two professionals from General Mills are coming in (with things to taste!) to discuss how they create different products and the role that color and smell plays in our perception of food. The event is open to students in grades 9-12. RSVP by Saturday 12/15 at the link https://thebakken.org/teen-science-cafe/

 

 

 

**Step Up PAID Summer Internship:  Application opens today!

WANT TO MAKE MONEY? INTERESTED IN A SUMMER INTERNSHIP?

 

Step Up is excited to say that the 2019 application is now open! Our Step Up representative, Kelsey, will be at Henry on Wednesday’s beginning January 9, 2019 helping students apply in the CCC (Room 313).

 

To be eligible for Step Up, students must be residents of the city of Minneapolis and between the ages of 14-21 by June 1, 2019. Further eligibility requirements can be found at stepupmpls.org.

Please feel free to reach out to Kelsey Massey at kmassey@achievempls.org or by phone at 612-455-1553 with questions.

 

 

 

**Clubhouse-to-Careers/Clubhouse-to-College (C2C) Pathways at Hope Community Inc.

This is a drop-in maker space for teens to utilize technology to create at the Tech Center located inside of Hope Community Inc. (611 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404). C2C's goal is to provide young people with the skills and knowledge needed to take an active role in ensuring their own success. C2C helps members explore professional jobs and academic opportunities, and learn from people who have already succeeded in their careers.

 

The C2C Pathways Program will provide your students with:

  • Workforce Readiness Skills (Resume building, Interviewing, Microsoft Office, etc.)
  • Workshops (Entrepreneurship, Communication, Photoshop, LinkedIn, Mock Interviews, etc.)
  • Job shadow-ships
  • Exposure to Technology Skills (Photoshop, Video & Music Production, Coding, etc.)
  • And Paid Summer Internships!

 

This is completely FREE for young people ages 16-21, and they will always be fed during our meetings. Young people will receive a certificate demonstrating their completion of the program, the opportunity to be selected for C2C Teen Summit, and will have a celebration honoring their success. Transportation may be provided if it is a barrier.

 

This is a wonderful way to give young people skills that allow them to have different pathways to success. These pathways include being both job ready and college ready.

 

Program dates are still TBD but will start either in end of December or beginning of January and go until the summer.

 

If interested, please contact Kania Johnson kjohnson@hope-community.org, (651)-529-4366 

Here is the web address for additional information: http://theclubhousenetwork.org/c2c

 

 

**Project Success College Tours for January, February and Spring Break

Applications are now available in the CCC.  All college tours are FREE and open to all high school students in grades 9-12.  College Tours always take place during non-school days.

 

 

 

*****JOB OPPORTUNITIES *****

 

Elm Creek Park Reserve Employment Opportunity

Still hiring-- see attached flyer.

 

 

Senior Community Services: Snow Removal Job Opportunity

Senior Community Services HOME Program needs snow removal workers to help Seniors in your Community. HOME Program removes snow for seniors in Hennepin County. HOME is a part of Senior Community Services—a nonprofit that serves most of Hennepin County


To remove snow with us, you would help the same people each time it snowed 2 or more inches.
The snow would need to be removed within 24 hours of the snow stopping.

Supply your own shovel and/or snow blower
Reliable vehicle
Must be 16 years old or older
Record dates of service
Physically able to remove snow
Commit to the entire snow removal season
Speak and interact with senior clients respectfully
Help people and get paid at the same time! We pay $16/hour.

Contact Bethany at seasonalwork@seniorcommunity.org or call 952-767-7886

 

 

Dragon Wok: Delivery Driver

 

Delivery -- drivers do help with dishes and closing duties at the end of the night shift.

Close at 9pm, so no late nights.

Great job for anyone looking for a family to gain experience.
Drivers average over $15 an hour with their tips.
A small shop so everyone helps with dishes and sweeping mopping at the end of the night.

 

Openings:

Tuesday 4-930
Wednesday 5-930
Saturday 4-930

 

More hours and possibly advancement will be available for the right person. Please see contact/info below.

Rashad West

Owner/Operator

www.Dragonwokdelivery.com

3752 Nicollet Avenue S

Minneapolis, MN 55129

612-822-1445

 

 

 Job sites:

www.ziprecruiter.com

www.indeed.com

 

 

 

***** 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

 

 

 

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