College & Career Center Updates
Congratulations, you're so close to the end of your first semester of senior year!
While we are on winter break (12/26/22-01/08/23), some of you may be working on college applications. Counselors will submit recommendations and documentation by the deadlines on your Final College List (the paper form you submitted to your counselor). New requests will be processed after we return. You must notify your counselor of any changes to your Final College List and update your Naviance account.
If a college on your Final College List requires a midyear report and 7th semester transcript, those will be sent automatically before the end of January. If a CSU, UC, or other college requests a 7th semester transcript, let your counselor know (the college will not notify us).
Have a wonderful holiday break & enjoy your well-deserved rest!
The WHS Counseling Office
UC Merced and many CSU campuses are still accepting applications for Fall 2023!
UPDATED: Chico State*: 02/15/23
Sonoma State: 12/31/22; Fresno State*: 01/02/23; UC Merced*: 01/06/23
*These colleges partner with the California College Corps, a $10,000 opportunity to cover college expenses by volunteering.
Finally, check out the new scholarships available in this newsletter!
San Mateo Community Colleges Are Accepting Fall 2023 Applications
Upcoming College Events
2/09: CSM Application Workshop @ WHS
Between 12:30-1:30 PM, you can complete your Fall 2023 CSM application in D-9.
The state has implemented a new graduation requirement that all seniors complete a 2023-2024 financial aid application. Community college and Regular Action applicants should strive to submit their applications before the 03/02/23 priority deadline for Cal Grant consideration.
CA Dream Act Application
AB540 and DACA seniors can apply for financial aid from the state of California and colleges with the 2023-2024 CADAA application.
Seniors who are US citizens, permanent residents, or eligible noncitizens with a Social Security Number can use the 2023-2024 FAFSA application to apply for federal, state, and college aid. Begin this process by creating your FSA ID. Your parent can create an FSA ID or mail a signature page if the parent does not have a Social Security Number.
Extra Financial Aid Application
Some colleges will require you to complete the 2023-2024 CSS Profile in addition to the CADAA or FAFSA. Check your college's financial aid page.
Financial Aid Resources
SUHSD Financial Aid Workshops
Attend a Financial Aid Workshop/Cash4College at one of the following sites:
@ Redwood HS • 01/24/23 • 9 am-12 pm / 4-7 pm
@ Menlo-Atherton • 02/15/23 • 6:30-8 pm
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula Workshops
The BGCP can help you complete your 2023-2024 financial aid applications on 1/28/23 from 3-6 PM @ the East Palo Alto Clubhouse. Staff is also available to help families from 3-7 PM on Wednesdays at both the Redwood City and East Palo Alto clubhouses until 03/02/23.
WHS Information for College & Scholarship Applications
Jobs for Youth Al Teglia Scholarship
Peninsula College Fund
These scholarships require Mr. Faulkner to verify your participation in WHS athletics, so you must submit your applications by the deadline listed here to ensure that Mr. Faulkner can submit your complete application to the CCS office by their final deadline.
Scholar Athlete $1,500 Scholarship: Seniors with a GPA of 3.5+ who have participated on a varsity-level team for at least 2 seasons are eligible to apply. Submit application, including 2 letters of recommendation, to Mr. Faulkner by Friday, 02/03/23.
Joyce Ridgeway Scholarship: Female athletes can apply for this $750 scholarship if they meet the following criteria: a GPA of 3.0+; demonstrated leadership and intergrity; participation in at least 6 seasons of high school sports, of which 2 are at the varsity level. Complete applications require a letter of recommendation from: Mrs. Van Putten; a coach or Mr. Faulkner; and a community member. Complete applications must be submitted to Mr. Faulkner by Monday, 03/04/23.
Jeff Lamb Scholarship: Seniors interested in become a teacher-coach and future athletic director should submit the application and 3 recommendations to Mr. Faulkner by Monday, 03/04/23
Bay Area Creative Foundation
Bay Area high school students can earn up to $1,000 by submitting original art, music, film, or writing created while they were in high school by 01/12/23.
Bay Area All-Star Scholarship
Seniors who meet the following criteria can nominate themselves for a $5,000 scholarship sponsored by the 49ers, Warriors, Earthquakes & Sharks: 3.0+ GPA between grades 10-12; leadership experience; extracurricular involvement; legal residency; and financial need. Four seniors will be selected to represent WHS in this scholarship application. Seniors must complete this form by January 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM.
Got your G#? Apply for San Mateo Community College District Scholarships
Seniors planning to attend Canada, CSM, or Skyline College in Fall 2023 can apply for SMCCD scholarships after they submit a complete application and receive their college ID, known as a G# in the SMCCD system. SMCCD scholarship applications are due by 03/02/23 @ 11:59 PM.
Local Scholarships: One Application!
Silicon Valley Community Foundation administers many scholarships for Bay Area students with one application. Students with financial need, specific career interests, community involvement, creative writing skills, & neighborhood affiliations--in addition to academic potential--may find a scholarship here! Most applications require: a personal statement; two recommendations; your transcript(s); demonstration of financial need if stipulated by the scholarship; and an interview for some scholarships. Most applications are due by 02/28/23.
We will be holding application workshops in January if you need more assistance.
Academic Excellence, Involvement, & Service
The Crain & Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarships of up to $5,000 are offered to students with financial need and plans to attend a 4-year university. Candidates who have demonstrated academic promise (3.5+ GPA), perseverance, and service to the community should apply for these scholarship of up to $20,000 by 02/28/23.
Aviation Career: The Southwest Airlines Scholarship
Seniors planning a career in aviation (aircraft maintenance, customer service & hospitality; engineering; corporate positions in finance, marketing, communications, or human resources; flight operations; frontline operations) are eligible if they have a 2.5+ cumulative GPA, financial need, and plans to attend a vocational, 2-year, or 4-year postsecondary institution.
César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta Education Award Program
Write an essay or create original artwork that represents the vision and principles championed by Chavez and Huerta to earn a cash award of $550 for yourself and the WHS teacher that sponsors your entry. (CTA members can sponsor up to 3 entries.) Submissions are due by 03/03/23.
Dependents of CTA Members
If your parent/guardian is a CTA member, you can apply for a scholarship online by 01/27/23. Scholarships of up to $5,000 are available to eligible seniors planning to attend a post-secondary institution
PG&E Scholarships Due 02/24/2023
Multiple (over 100) scholarships for seniors planning to attend college based on career interests, heritage, and gender. GPA requirement & award amounts vary based on PG& E group sponsor.
Students of African American Descent
Ron Brown Scholarship: This $40,000 scholarship is open to African American students who have demonstrated financial need, a strong academic record, and community involvement. Scholarship deadline: 1/9/2023.
Students of Asian Pacific Islander Descent
One-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards! Special focus on those who: have significant financial need; are the first to attend college; and have participated in community service and/or leadership.and leadership as well as solid academic achievement. The application is due 01/19/2023 at 2 PM.
Students with at Least 1 Parent of Latina/o Heritage
Seniors of Portuguese Descent
The State Council Cabrill Civic Clubs of California offers a $500 scholarship to high-achieving seniors of Portuguese descent and US citizenship or residency. Applicants must have: a GPA of 3.5+; participation in at least 3 extracurricular activities; and 3 letters of recommendation. The complete application must be received by 03/15/23.
Seniors of Italian Descent
Sons of Italy Western Foundation offers students a scholarship opportunity to receive awards for qualifying students who plan to enroll in college (2 or 4-year). Seniors can apply for: academic awards; Italian language study gran; or an athletic award by submitting a completed application by 03/01/23.
Seniors of Italian Catholic Descent
Students of Italian Roman Catholic descent with a cumulative GPA of 3.2+ may be interested in scholarship opportunities of up to $1,000 by applying for an Italian Catholic Foundation scholarship by 04/01/23.
Big Future Scholarships
Continue with your college application process and receive opportunities to earn up to $40,000. Confirm your college list or financial aid application submission in addition to exploring scholarships for additional entries.
Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship
Taco Bell $25,000 Scholarship
Elks Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities
Seniors with a learning difference, plans to attend a vocational, 2-year, or 4-year college, & US citizenship are eligible to apply for this scholarship by mailing a completed application before 03/15/23.
Elks Vocational Training Scholarship
Elks Legacy Awards: Application Due 02/06/23
Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members who joined their lodge before 04/01/20.
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes
Seniors who have participated in athletics and earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 may wish to apply for this $20,000 scholarship by 01/30/23.
GE-Reagan Leadership Scholarship
Kaiser Internship: Summer 2023
High school students at least 16 years of age with a GPA of at least 2.5 are eligible to apply for this paid, non-clinical summer internship if they can commit to a full-time position between June 19-August 4, 2023. The KP Launch application is due by 12/23/222 at 11:59 PM.
Health Ambassador Program-Youth
Learn about mental health & wellness over a 14-week program starting in January 2023. Students who successfully complete the program can earn a bonus of $700. This application is due 01/01/23.
College & Career Center Room D-9
Location: 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside, CA 94062
Woodside High School College and Career Advisors