Counseling, College & Career

April 2021 Newsletter

In this Issue:

  • Important Dates & Deadlines
  • Congratulations Class of 2021
  • Let's Focus on College!
  • Advanced Education
  • Scholarships
  • Let's Focus on Career!
  • Additional Resources
  • PSAT 10 Sign-ups

Need to see your counselor? Remember to make an appointment!

Scan the QR code or contact your counselor to schedule an appointment. You must have an appointment to see your counselor.


Ms. Fraley: A-Gon

Mr. Nguyen: Gr-Ng

Ms. Singh: Nh-T

Ms. Vang: U-Z

Need help in the College & Career Center? Remember to make an appointment!

Scan the QR code or contact Ms. Muniz or Ms. Nguyen to schedule an appointment.

College & Career Center Office Hours Have Changed!

Starting Tuesday, April 6th, virtual office hours will be Tuesday - Friday 1-3:30pm. There will be no more College & Career Lunch support. Drop in to find out more about college, career, scholarships or just to say hi!


https://egusd-net.zoom.us/j/86190492149

Meeting ID: 861 9049 2149

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

Check out the College & Career Classroom for more information on all of the key dates below.

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

April 1: Foundation 649 Scholarship Deadline

April 9: Ose Family Community Service Award Scholarship Deadline

April 9: Nancy O'Flaherty Scholarship Deadline

April 9: Florin Historical Society & Museum Scholarship Deadline

April 28: Senior Awards Night

May 8: Kosmos Civic Club 2021-22 Scholarship Deadline

May 26: Sacramento Area Water Works Scholarship Deadline

Rolling date: College Board Scholarship

Various dates: Going Merry Scholarships

COLLEGE & CAREER

April 1: Sac State Next Steps

April 1: City of Sacramento Youth Aide summer job application due

April 1: CRC Orientation Sign-Ups open 2:15pm

April 2: Extended deadline to apply for FAFSA or CADAA Application

April 5: CCC Apply Assistance Workshop @ 2:30pm

April 6: CRC New Student virtual Workshop @ 3pm

April 6: CRC Disability Support Program Services Transition @ 4pm

April 6: Chico State Next Steps @ 2pm

April 12: CCC Apply Assistance Workshop @ 2:30pm

April 13: CRC New Student Orientation @

April 14: US Navy virtual workshop @ 2:30pm

April 16-18: Sac State Next Steps

April 17: UC Davis Picnic Day

April 26: PSAT 10 test

May 7: SMUD summer internship application due

No deadline: City of Sacramento lifeguard

No deadline: Police Cadet Volunteer Program

**** CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2021 ****

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SENIOR RESOURCES

Have you visited the EGUSD's Senior Central? Click here to see what's happening for seniors, review timelines, colleges, work, financial aid & testing.


SENIORS!! We're looking for feedback on what we can improve on in the College & Career Center. Don't forget to fill out the senior survey!


Spring Senior Awards night is Wednesday, April 28, 2021. More information to come soon.


Don't have plans after high school yet? Contact the College & Career Center and we can help!

Mrs. Monique Muniz - mmuniz@egusd.net

Ms. Linda Nguyen - linguyen@egusd.net

LET'S FOCUS ON COLLEGE!

CSU Chico Next Steps: April 6, 2021 at 2-3 p.m.

Attn: Students who were admitted to Chico State.

Register for zoom link here or here to learn about next steps.

https://csuchico.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0odeGgrjMiHd1fJr32Ssf_SiH0Tla08B4y

CSU Sacramento Next Steps: April 1st at 2pm

Attn: Students who were admitted to Sac State.


Join Sac State on April 1st at 2-3pm to learn more!

https://egusd-net.zoom.us/j/81478167530

Say Yes to Sac State: April 16-18, 2021

Attn: Students who were admitted to Sac State.


Join us for a Virtual Admitted Student Weekend! Learn more about student support, orientation and much more!

UC Davis Next Steps: Picnic Day, Student Resources & Freshman Timeline

UC DAVIS 107th Virtual Picnic Day will be on April 17, 2021.

Students admitted or interested in applying to UC Davis are highly encouraged to attend the annual picnic! https://picnicday.ucdavis.edu/


UC DAVIS Admitted student's resources/check list:

https://www.ucdavis.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply/admitted-freshmen


UC DAVIS Freshmen Timeline:

https://myadmissions.ucdavis.edu/applicants/deadlines/freshmen.cfm

CRC New Student Orientation April 13 at 2:15-3:45 p.m.

Orientation sign-ups will begin April 1st. We will send out an update soon once the link is available.

CRC Student Virtual Workshops

Get 1:1 help & get all of your questions answered. Sign up for any of these informational sessions today!


Click here to find additional information on upcoming sessions, 2021 summer orientation, help appointments available and more!


CCC Apply Assistance Workshops:

Monday, April 5th at 2:30-3:45pm - Register here

Monday, April 12th at 3-4pm - Register here


New Student Virtual Workshop:

Tuesday, April 6th at 3pm. Register here


TIP: Registration for the workshop takes less than 1 minute. You can even register right before the meeting starts!

Disability Support Program & Services Transition Session: April 6 at 4-5 p.m.

Join CRC on Tuesday, April 6th for DSP&S High School to College Transition Information Session! Registration is required to receive the zoom link. https://forms.gle/X2YeY3GM8JNQdQbA9


See flyer for additional information.

CRC Dream Center

The mission of the CRC Dream Center is to assist undocumented students and students from mixed-status families achieve their academic goal. The Dream Center provides services, resources and support to address the unique barriers students face in their pursuit of higher education.


Meetings with Dream Center Staff can be made by High School students with:

  • Questions about attending college as an undocumented student
  • General questions about how to become a CRC students
  • Help with completing the CRC Application


Schedule a zoom appointment with Dream Center here:

https://crc.losrios.edu/student-resources/support-services/dream-center


***California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request Form

(Also known as the AB540 Form). Eligible Undocumented students must complete the AB540 Affidavit in order to receive financial aid. For assistance, contact the Dream Center

ADVANCED EDUCATION

What is Advanced Education?

Advanced Education is a program for current high school students interested in taking classes at one of the Los Rios Community Colleges (ARC, CRC, FLC, or SCC). Advanced ed students may enroll in two (2) college courses each semester (summer, fall and spring).


Eligibility:

  • You are 16 years old, or you have already completed 10th grade by the first day college classes start

  • You are currently enrolled in high school (public, private, or home school)

  • Students must be mature enough to understand the course material and to benefit from the presentation style


Advanced Education Application Workshops:

Workshops will cover the step by step process of LRCC application submission and instructions on completing the necessary paperwork.


April 6th 2:30-4:00 https://egusd-net.zoom.us/j/87298108946 Passcode: 434167

April 20th 2:30-4:00 https://egusd-net.zoom.us/j/81927168763 Passcode: 688496

May 4th 2:30-4:00 https://egusd-net.zoom.us/j/87132832874 Passcode: 561779

May 18th 2:30-4:00 https://egusd-net.zoom.us/j/89184459811 Passcode: 258047


Click Here to Register for workshop: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4weOgISY0RctJXNMdl5k3n85rrAzLC0Rq0pLZjppYP2SYVw/viewform


LRCC Advanced Education application due dates:

  • Summer 2021: accepting applications for summer through May 28, 2021 (Note: Summer courses will be online only)
  • Fall 2021: accepting applications for fall from April 26 through August 13, 2021


Email any questions to AdvancedED-Questions@egusd.net.

SCHOLARSHIPS

***Congrats to Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Recipients***

16 students received a scholarship between $1,000 to $4,750 each, with a grand total of approximately $30,000 to Florin students. CONGRATULATIONS PANTHERS!!!

Visit the College & Career Center's classroom for more information on all the scholarships listed below.

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There are plenty more scholarships available. Please refer to our FHS website for more scholarship opportunities. http://fhs.egusd.net/our_school/counseling/scholarships.

Going Merry April Scholarships

There are over 30 scholarships available in April. Follow the link to the classroom above for more info!

Foundation 649 Scholarship

Attention South-East Asian Seniors!

Foundation 649 Scholarship is offering a one-time award of $2,000 to five students who can share their Asian American culture and stories. Follow this link to apply. Act fast - this is due Thursday, April 1, 2021.


Link: https://foundation649.com/


  • There will be 10 finalists selected for two video call interviews by May 15, 2021
  • Five recipients will be selected & each recipient will earn a one-time award of $2,000 on June 15, 2021


Eligibility:

  • One or both parents/guardians immigrated to the US from East or South-East Asia
  • Be a degree-seeking, full-time student who will be enrolling in a U.S. accredited university in Fall 2021 as a Freshman
  • Have demonstrated financial need for the scholarship
  • Have a track record of involvement and interest in Asian American communities, issues, or causes
  • Be a US citizen, resident or foreign national

** Tip: If you have additional questions about eligibility, follow the link to the application. Scroll down and there will be an FAQ section.**


Application Requirements:

  1. Questionnaire (go to website to fill out)
  2. Short Essay, 1000 word max, describing how your community uniquely contributes to the broader Asian American experience. Creativity is welcome. Alternate media will also be accepted in place of the essay if applicant chooses (e.g. film, photography, etc.)


Contact for questions : team@foundation649.com

Florin Historical Society & Museum

ATTN: Seniors!


The Florin Historical Society & Museum will be awarding 2 scholarships for $1,000 each to two graduates at Florin High School!


The scholarships will be presented to the graduates at the Strawberry Festival, on the second Saturday in June (June 12, 2021). THE RECIPIENT MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE THIS SCHOLARSHIP! (Pending Sacramento County Health Guidelines)


Application Requirements:

1. Fill out Florin Historical Society & Museum and send to Ms. Nguyen @ linguyen@egusd.net, due by April 9, 2021.

2. Past work experience, community service and extracurricular activities (include place, dates, types of activities)

3. At least 1 letter of recommendation from a non-relative, such as Florin HS teacher or staff member.

Nancy O'Flaherty Scholarship

ATTN: Seniors!


The Nancy O'Flaherty Scholarship will be awarding ONE participant in the amount of $1,000 to a senior considering a teaching career!


The scholarships will be presented to the graduates at the Strawberry Festival, on the second Saturday in June (June 12, 2021). THE RECIPIENT MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE THIS SCHOLARSHIP! (Pending Sacramento County Health Guidelines)


Students must:

1. Fill out Florin Historical Society Application that is attached and send to Ms. Nguyen @ linguyen@egusd.net, due by April 9, 2021.

2. An autobiography, a minimum of 250 words, must be included. Explain how this scholarship will further your education.

3. a. copy of student’s GPA and transcript of 3.0 or better.

b. past work experience, community service and extracurricular activities (include places, dates, and types of activities).

c. include at least one letter of recommendation from a non-relative, such as a Florin High teacher or staff member.

Ose Family Community Service Award

ATTN: Seniors


The Ose Family Community Service Award will be awarding ONE participant a $1,000 award! This award will recognize one outstanding, college bound high school senior that attends Florin High School.


Eligibility:

  • Demonstrate outstanding and sustained commitment to community service to one or more local non-profit organizations in the Sacramento region during their sophomore, junior and senior year
  • Be accepted to / plan to attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the year following graduation
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Demonstrate good character and citizenship


Application Requirements:

  1. Complete & submit the application form, due April 9, 2021
  2. At least 1 letter of recommendation on the letterhead of a non-profit organization student volunteered
  3. Student's official high school transcript.

Kosmos Civic Club Scholarship

ATTN: Seniors!


The Kosmos Civic Club Inc., is an organization of African American women in the Sacramento community. They are committed to helping graduating seniors in Sacramento County to further their education through offering this scholarship opportunity!


Eligibility: Graduating HS Seniors attending Sacramento County school only

Application Requirements, due by May 8, 2021.

  1. Completed Application: includes student & counselor signatures required.
  2. Applicant Picture: headshot photo with focus on face - does not need to be a professional photo
  3. Minimum 500 word essay: Include financial need statement, future goals, extracurricular activities, community service and awards received. Essay MUST include total number of words per page, at the bottom of each page.
  4. 3 Letters of recommendation (two from school personnel with letterhead, one from a community person)
  5. Official high school transcript: signed by school registrar
  6. Application MUST BE received or postmarked by deadline of May 8, 2021.


Application packet can be emailed to kosmosciviclub@gmai.com OR mailed to : ATTN: Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 22092

Sacramento, CA 95822

Sacramento Area Water Works Association Scholarship

ATTN: Seniors!


Sacramento Area Water Works will be selecting up to 3 winners to each earn a $1,000 scholarship to go towards your education after high school. Application is due Wednesday, May 26, 2021 by 5PM


Eligibility:

  • Students who are enrolled, or intend to enroll in post high school education in a 4 year college, a community college, or trade school for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Students enrolled in a program with a water focus on water resources are encouraged to apply, but it is NOT a requirement.


Application Requirements:

1. Completed application.

2. Official School Transcript in sealed envelope, if attending school. If NOT attending school, proof of acceptance in 4 year college, community college or trade school in upcoming year required

3. 1 page max Personal Statement/Essay - Single typed spaced with 1"margins. Include info about yourself, financial need, goals, community involvement, financial need, etc.

4. 2 Letters of Recommendation from non-family members. Include contact info for possible reference.

College Board Scholarship Opportunity

ATTN: Juniors!


The College Board is providing a unique scholarship opportunity available to EVERY 11th grade student. Over half of the scholarships are even designated for families earning less than $60,000 annually.


Follow the link to the College Board Opportunity Scholarship (CBOS) site to see 6 Key Actions to Prepare for College. Each activity you complete will make you eligible to earn $500. Finish all 6 and you will be entered into the FINAL drawing for a $40,000 scholarship!


  • There are no entry qualifications, essays, or applications. Every student is eligible!
  • Students are rewarded for completing college-planning steps they are already doing such as filling out the FAFSA, and exploring college and scholarship opportunities online.
  • $500 scholarships are drawn monthly between January of their Junior year through February of their Senior year.
  • Students who complete all six steps will be eligible for the final drawing. That means twenty five students will each be selected to get a $40,000 scholarship!

LET'S FOCUS ON CAREER!

It's always a good time to plan for your future. Check out what's hot in the job market for 2021!

Want to learn more about these careers? Click here. scroll down to "Career Talk" and select 2021 Job Market Trends. You'll find education needed, median salary and outlook for the next decade for all of these jobs.
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Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Find out more by going to the College & Career Center classroom.


Job Opportunities:

Youth Aide with City of Sacramento - 4/1/21 (You can apply if you're 14 years old!)

Elk Grove Civic Summer - Due 4/16/21

SMUD Summer Internship - Due 5/7/21

Lifeguard with City of Sacramento - no due date, until filled


Volunteer Opportunities:

Sacramento Cadet Volunteer Program - no due date, until filled

Navy Workshop: April 14th at 2:30pm

Did you know that the US Navy is the largest in the world? Join us virtually to learn more about what the Navy may have to offer you!


https://us05web.zoom.us/j/8909318920?pwd=S0w4enBjbC82S1J6UjJkK1Q0VVRJQT09#success

Meeting ID: 890 931 8920

Passcode: 334pqc

Military Forward Friday

Join these sessions every Friday to learn more about the different branches of the military, career options, learn about ASVAB workshops and how you can pursue a civilian or military career.


Click here for Zoom links and more information.

Elk Grove Civic Summer Program

Elk Grove is offering an opportunity to learn more about local government through a civic summer program! Apply now to gain valuable work experience and earn summer school course credits.


This will be a combination of a two-week study course and a three-week internship program. Apply here! Application DUE April 16, 2021.


Seminar Course Dates: June 21 - July 2, 8:30am - 2:30pm

Internship Dates: July 12-30 (hours based on internship placement, contingent upon

Sac County Health Guidelines)

Program Days/Times: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 2:30pm

Eligibility: Program is open to EGUSD sophomores and juniors, with preference given to students enrolled in HS career academy or pathway

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Edgenuity Application

Did you get a D or F grade in previous terms? Need to get back on track to graduate or be A-G? The Edgenuity Credit Recovery program can help you repeat a course to improve your grade and recover your credits! Please complete the Edgenuity Application and Parent consent Form and your Counselor will review your request.


Online Application: https://forms.gle/ckuyEE5XDGTD5bhz8
Parent Consent Form: https://forms.gle/UXFgSWASGs1dcTso7

PSAT 10 Sign-ups

Hello Sophomore Panthers and Parents/Legal Guardians!


The PSAT-10 test is scheduled for April 26, 2021.

The test will be on campus during after school hours.

***Please note: We will notify you regarding any changes if you sign up. The test can be subject to cancellation based on district and Sacramento County health and safety guidelines.***


Practice Test Guides: Click here or go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice/full-length-practice-tests


Academic/tutoring resources: click here or go to https://www.khanacademy.org/

Grow Your Brain Power: Every Wednesday at 12:05-12:35pm

Are you feeling stressed out? Overwhelmed? Brain not working? YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Come join us for some brain power!


Zoom - Meeting ID 884 9726 8041

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