October 28, 2015: College Application Night

posted Nov 10, 2015, 1:41 PM by khannon@summitps.org
Summit Public Schools
College Readiness Newsletter
October 28, 2015

Weekly College Update

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

Imagine the moment when you submit an application to college. You’ve entered each grade and test score, proofreading everything over and over to make sure it’s all accurate. You’ve worked hard to highlight all of your accomplishments over your high school career. You’ve spent so many hours writing and revising your personal statements. Your mentor has double-checked everything and says you’re good to go. You finally click submit! How do you feel?

Most likely you feel a tremendous sense of relief, pride and excitement. You’ve just applied to college! It’s a major milestone in your education. This month, many of you will submit those first applications for CSU, UC, and early decision private schools. At Summit, we want to help you accomplish that milestone and celebrate it!

This week’s focus is College Application Night!


Over the past few years, Summit schools have developed a tradition of holding a College Application Night in November. College Application Night is an after-school event when the mentors, teachers, and the senior class come together to work on college applications. You will get to the opportunity to celebrate and bond as a class, and you also have access to lots of application support so you can ask questions, get feedback on your personal statements, have someone proofread your application, and more.

I hope to see all of you at the College Application Nights coming up in the next two weeks. At Rainier and Tahoma, Application Night will be on Thursday, November 5th. At Prep and Everest, it will be on Thursday, November 12th.Your mentors can provide more details about the logistics at your school, but please mark your calendar and plan to be there!


Ms. Hannon
Director of College Readiness


Oct 2912:15pmNotre Dame de Namur @ PrepNotre Dame de Namur
Oct 293:20pmWhitman College @ EverestWhitman College
Oct 3012:30pmNotre Dame de Namur @ EverestNotre Dame de Namur
Nov 1 UC Application Opens for SubmissionUC Application
Nov 54:00pmCollege Application Night @ Rainier and Tahoma 
Nov 59:00pmDeadline to register for December SATSAT Registration
Scholarship Opportunities

Brian Ohleyer Scholarship Award
Who can apply: high school seniors who demonstrate athletic and academic excellence
Amount of the award: $4,000
Information/Application: Olympic Foundation
*Note- you can't apply directly; someone must nominate you, so talk to your mentor if you're interested!
Deadline: November 3, 2015

Jack Kent Cook Scholarship
Who can apply: Low-income and high-achieving high school students
Amount of the award: up to $40,000 per year
Information/Application: https://application.jkcf.org/login/
Deadline: November 3, 2015

Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Who can apply: High school students involved in volunteer work
Amount of the award: $1,000
Information/Application: Prudential Spirit of Community
Deadline: November 3, 2015

Intel Science Talent Search Scholarship
Who can apply: High school seniors who complete original scientific research
Amount of the award: $1,000- $100,000
Information/Application: Intel Science Talent Search
Deadline: November 11, 2015

CAP Bay Area Scholarship
Who can apply: Low-income high school seniors in the Bay Area
Amount of the award: $5,000 per year + 1:1 college coaching
Information/Application: CAP Bay Area
Deadline: December, 2015

AXA Achievement Scholarship
Who can apply: high school seniors who demonstrate ambition and drive
Amount of the award: $10,000
Information/Application: AXA Achievement
Deadline: December 15, 2015

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

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

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

Science Program for First Generation Female College Students

Columbia Univeristy
Are you a first generation female college student interested in majoring in science? Check out the Science Pathways Scholars Program at Barnard College. Students selected will have extra support and resources to be successful in college. 

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