September 16, 2015: Preparing for the PLP Family Meeting

posted Sep 17, 2015, 4:43 PM by
Summit Public Schools
College Readiness Newsletter
September 16, 2015

Weekly College Update

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

The college application process can feel daunting—so many decisions, deadlines, forms, and fees. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through it alone. You are the leader of the process, but you have a supporting team to provide you with resources, help answer your questions, and give you advice. The most important members of that team are your mentor and your parents/ guardians.
This fall, your PLP family meeting will be a significant opportunity to get your team together and explain your college application plan. Make sure everyone knows the colleges you intend to apply to and where you are in the process. Explain where you anticipate needing the most support. Be honest about the questions you have.
This week’s focus is preparing for your PLP meeting.


The most effective meetings take some preparation ahead of time. Here are some suggested steps to take the make sure you’re prepared to have your PLP family meeting:

 Finally, be sure to take some time in your PLP meeting to celebrate! You are a college-bound senior with a bright future ahead. You’ve done a lot of hard work to get to this point, and you’ve grown in your academic skills, habits of success, and core characteristics. Set aside some meeting time to reflect on your success and thank the people who have helped you get to this point. Happy PLP meeting season! 


Ms. Hannon
Director of College Readiness


Sep 1612:00pmWillamette University Rep @ PrepWillamette University
Sep 1712:15pmDavidson College @ PrepDavidson College
Sep 173:20pmUniversity of Oregon @ PrepUniversity of Oregon
Sep 18by 9:00pmOctober ACT registration deadlineACT registration
Sep 1810:10amSanta Clara University @ RainierSanta Clara University
Sep 1811:30amSanta Clara University @ TahomaSanta Clara University
Scholarship Opportunities

Questbridge National College Match

The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges. Applications are due September 28th

Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarship
Who can apply: High school seniors graduating from a California Charter Schools Association member school (like Summit!) and demonstrating financial need.
Amount of the award: $2,000
Deadline: October 9, 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
Deadline: November 3, 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

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Who can apply: Asian American and Pacific Islander high school seniors
Amount of the award: varies
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

CSU College Fair

This FREE college fair gives you access to representatives from all 23 California State University campuses. You can ask questions as well as participate in admissions and financial aid workshops. 
Thursday, September 24th, 6:00-8:00pm
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

Changing Education, Changing Lives