January 20, 2016: Mid-Year Grade Reports

posted Jun 6, 2016, 3:48 PM by Kristin Hannon
Summit Public Schools
College Readiness Newsletter
January 20, 2016

Weekly College Update

Dear Huskies, Snow Leopards, Bulldogs, and Thunderbirds,

Thank you for coming out for last week's Cash for College Nights! The events were a huge success, and we hope you got a lot of valuable information out of them. If you weren't able to join us, please check out this powerpointpresentation and handout from the event. 

In addition to financial aid applications, this is the time of year when it's crucial to make sure your applications are 100% complete. Many colleges require mid-year transcripts or grade reports of first semester senior grades in order to fully review your application. 

This week's focus is mid-year grade reports to colleges. 

How do you know if you need to send mid-year grade reports? Here are some guidelines to consider:

  • Have you applied to private schools? Most private schools require mid-year grade reports.
 
  • Have you received any emails requesting mid-year grades from any colleges? 
 
  • Have you checked your portals for UC and CSU schools? They often use the portal to post requests like this. While it is less common for UCs and CSUs to request mid-year grades, it is still something that they can do, and it's becoming more common for campuses like Humboldt and East Bay to make those requests.  
If you receive any requests for mid-year grades, be sure to notify your mentor right away. It is best to send an email with the names of the schools and any deadlines they give you for submitting those grade reports. Many schools have a deadline of January 31st to receive them. 

If you're still unsure about whether you need to send any colleges mid-year grade reports, please reach out to your mentor for help. 
 
Respectfully,


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

 
Jan 31 recommended deadline to submit the FAFSA or Dream Application 
   

Silicon Valley Community Fund Scholarships Now Open! 

Silicon Valley Community Foundation administers a variety of scholarship programs that grant up to $40,000 to high school, community college and university students. The majority of our scholarships are designated for current or former residents of San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties. Since 2007, our scholarship programs have awarded more than $11.2 million to help students pursue higher education.

Find a Silicon Valley Community Fund scholarship you can apply for byclicking here

Scholarship Opportunities

JLV College Counseling Scholarships with January 2016 Deadlines
Who can apply: varies by scholarship
Amount of the award: varies
Information/Application: JLV College Counseling
Deadline: throughout January 2016

Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement
Who can apply: U.S. citizens of any ethnic background with at least a 3.4 unweighted GPA
Amount of the award: up to $2000
Information/Application: APCA Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 31, 2016

PG&E Employee Resource Groups Scholarships
Who can apply: varies by specific resource group
Amount of the award: up to $3,000
Information/Application: PG&E Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline: February 1, 2015

Northrup Grumman Engineering Scholars
Who can apply: high school seniors who are interested in studying engineering and meet GPA and test score requirements
Amount of the award: $10,000
Information/Application: Engineering Scholars Flyer
Deadline: February 3, 2016

PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship
Who can apply: high school seniors who live in a PG&E service area
Amount of the award: $20,000 per year
Information/Application: PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship
Deadline: February 9, 2015

The Dream.Us Scholars
Who can apply: high school seniors who are DACA eligible or approved
Amount of the award: up to $25,000
Information/Application: The Dream.US Scholars
Deadline: February 15, 2016

Chen Foundation Scholarship Program
Who can apply: high school seniors who are low income, planning to attend a CSU or CA community college, and have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.0
Amount of the award: $2,000 (renewable)
Information/Application: Chen Foundation
Deadline: February 29, 2016

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Who can apply: must be of Hispanic heritage and have a minimum 3.0 GPA
Amount of the award: $500- $5,000
Information/Application: HSF General College Scholarships
Deadline: March 30, 2016
Changing Education, Changing Lives
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