January 6, 2016: Cash for College Night

posted Jun 6, 2016, 3:44 PM by khannon@summitps.org
Summit Public Schools
College Readiness Newsletter
January 6, 2016

Weekly College Update

Dear Bulldogs, Thunderbirds, Huskies, and Snow Leopards,

I hope you had very restful, rejuvenating breaks. Welcome to your LAST semester of high school. Can you believe it?

While applications will continue to be due in January and February, there is another really important priority that we need to start working on-- how to pay for college!

This week’s focus is Cash for College Night.


Applying for financial aid can be a complicated process, and it feels overwhelming for a lot of students and families. We know how stressful it can be and we are here to help! On Thursday, January 14th at 6:00 pm, Summit will host Cash for College Nights in Redwood City (Everest) and San Jose (Rainier).On these nights, we bring in experts from local colleges to help you and your parents complete the most important financial aid applications-- the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the Dream Act application for undocumented students. I strongly encourage all of you to attend this event if you can possibly make it. Last year, many families were able to complete and submit their FAFSA that night!

When you come to Cash for College Night, you should bring the following to help you complete the application:

  • Driver's license, if you have one

  • Social Security card or number, if you have one

  • Most recent tax returns with either 2014 or 2015 income information (both you and parents)

  • 2015 bank statements

  • Any records of untaxed income such as welfare benefits, Social Security benefits, or child support payments

  • List of colleges you’re interested in attending

If you don’t have all of these materials, that’s all right. Bring as much as you have and join us to learn more about the financial aid application process. We look forward to seeing you next Thursday!


Ms. Hannon
Director of College Readiness

Jan 1 FAFSA and Dream Act Applications Open for SubmissionFAFSA

Dream Act
Jan 13midnightGates Millenium Scholarship application deadlineGates Millenium Scholarship
Jan 146:00pmCash for College Night at Summit Everest and Summit RainierFAFSA

Dream Act
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 and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Who can apply: Asian American and Pacific Islander high school seniors
Amount of the award: varies
Information/Application: https://secure.apiasf.org/
Deadline: January 8, 2016

Gates Millennium Scholars
Who can apply: African American, American Indian, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American high school seniors with minimum 3.3 GPA
Amount of the award: full cost of college education! 
Information/Application: Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Deadline: January 13, 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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