April 27, 2016: National College Signing Day

posted Jun 6, 2016, 3:59 PM by Kristin Hannon
Summit Public Schools
College Readiness Newsletter
April 27, 2016

Weekly College Update

Dear Senior Thunderbirds, Huskies, Snow Leopards, and Bulldogs,

At Summit this week and at high schools all across the country, we are celebrating National College Signing Day! College Signing Day is a newer tradition that First Lady Michelle Obama is helping to promote. In her words,“If we want to truly lead the world again in terms of young people with a college degree, we should celebrate students going to college the same way we celebrate athletes and celebrities. Education should be that important for every single person in this country.”

This week’s focus is College Signing Day.

College Signing Day is a celebration, but it also marks a very important deadline in the college application process. May 1st is the deadline for students to choose their college and sign their “SIR” (Statement of Intent to Enroll) or Enrollment Confirmation at most 4 year colleges and universities across the country. When students accept their offer of admission, there is often an enrollment fee that goes with it, anywhere from $100 and up. In addition, May 1 or soon after may be the deadline to accept gift aid (grants and scholarships) from the university, sign up for an orientation session, and make a housing deposit.

Each school has a unique policy, so be sure to read your portals very carefully and don’t hesitate to call the admissions office if you have questions. You can read more about campus-specific CSU registration policies here and the UC policy here.  

Please note that you should only accept an offer of admission from ONE college. You risk getting your offer revoked if you accept multiple offers, and you will forfeit your registration fee if you don’t actually attend the school.

Good luck as you finalize your decisions and congratulations on your college commitments!

 
Respectfully,


Ms. Hannon
Director of College Readiness
khannon@summitps.org

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
    
May 1 National College Signing DayDeadline to enroll for most 4 year colleges. 
May 14 UC Analytical Writing Placement ExamCheck your portal and email if you have been admitted to a UC to see if you need to take this placement test. 
   

Dreamers Roadmap: A New App to Help Undocumented Students Find Scholarships

A new app to help undocumented students find scholarship money just launched! You can check it out at http://www.dreamersroadmap.com/
 

Scholarship Opportunities

Frank Merino Award Scholarship
Who can apply: high school seniors with at least 3.0 GPA
Amount of the award: varies
Information/Application: Merino Scholarship Application
Deadline: April 29, 2016

AMVETS National Scholarships
Who can apply: high school seniors who are children or grandchildren of active military or veterans
Amount of the award: $4,000
Information/Application: AMVETS.org
Deadline: April 30, 2016

PFLAG National Scholarship 
Who can apply: high school seniors who identify as LGBT or allies
Amount of the award: varies
Information/Application: PFLAG Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2016

Foundation for Blended and Online Learning Scholarship 
Who can apply: high school seniors who have can explain how online learning has helped them achieve academically
Amount of the award: $10,000
Information/Application: Foundation for Blended Learning
Deadline: May 20, 2016

Toptal STEM Scholarships for Women
Who can apply: all female students 
Amount of the award: $5,000
Information/Application: Toptal STEM Scholarships
Deadline: 1 winner a month chosen now through November 2016
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