Raider Nation Round-Up

To LRHS Juniors and Seniors from the College Counselor

WHAT SENIORS SHOULD BE DOING NOW

-Applying for scholarships! Check out the bulletin board in the Counseling Office for local scholarship opportunities as well as Naviance under "Colleges" and "Scholarships and Money". Scholarships have deadlines just like colleges so make sure that you get your materials in on time or you most likely will be disqualified. If you need something like a letter of recommendation or a transcript, make sure you are giving adults at least 2 weeks to get those things together for you!


-See the attached document for financial aid resources and links!


-For students who were identified via email and postal letter regarding the GA Grant through the State of MD, all documentation is due by April 1st through the postal mail! If you do not submit all of the items on your to-do list in your MDCaps account by that date, you will forfeit the money! See Ms. Campbell immediately with any help needed and if you wish for Ms. Campbell to mail out your documents for you.


-For students who have been admitted to a college, you should be receiving your financial aid packages from the college soon! Read them CAREFULLY and realize that colleges often calculate student and parent loans into the equation, even if that was not your plan! See the sheet below on how to understand your award letter.


-Interested in attending CCBC in the Fall? Sign up on Naviance for the CCBC Instant Admissions Day or email your counselor or Ms. Campbell to sign you up.


-Still interested in attending a 4 year college but missed the deadline? Consider applying to a school with rolling admissions. These schools accept students as the applications come in until a particular date or they have reached their quota of students for their freshman class. https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/top-rolling-admissions-colleges/s/maryland/

Scholarships

-BCPS Scholarhip Loan Program for students interested in teaching in BCPS when they graduate: Deadline is March 2nd Fact sheet here: http://www.bcps.org/students/pdf/Scholarship_Loan_Program.pdf

Application here: http://www.bcps.org/students/pdf/Scholarship_Loan_Program_Application.pdf


-Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship for students interested in pursuing an associates degree or certificate. Deadline is March 12th at 3 pm. Apply here: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/lmvocational/


-American Landscape Institute scholarship program - receive on the job training while taking college courses and earn a 2 year certificate in Landscape Installation, Maintenance and Design. Deadline is March 1st. Apply here: http://www.americanlandscapeinstitute.com


-BCRSPA Scholarship - Six $2000 scholarships available. Deadline is February 21st. Apply here: http://www.bcrspa.org


-MAESP Scholarship for those interested in teaching elementary school. Deadline is February 21st. See scholarship below.

What Juniors Should Be Doing Now

-PRACTICE FOR THE SAT! Make sure you are ready for the SAT and take it seriously! Use Khan Academy for preparation which is linked up in your College Board account. 20 hours of practice = an average score raise of 115 points!


-Visit colleges! Now is a great time to hit up some Spring Open Houses or schedule a tour while college is in session. See below for some local Open Houses and college events.


-Consider and sign up for what you will do this summer to boost your resume - A volunteer activity? A part-time job? A summer camp? See below for ideas...


-Please email Ms. Campbell at mailto:scampbell3@bcps.org if you are in need of a Naviance code so that you can follow your child's progress on Naviance.

Coppin Open House

Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 8am-1pm

2500 West North Avenue

Baltimore, MD

CCBC Instant Admissions Day

Thursday, Feb. 27th, 9am

1212 Cowpens Avenue

Towson, MD

Sign up on Naviance or email your counselor or Ms. Campbell to be signed up for instant admissions to CCBC. Bring your social security number.

Morgan State Spring Open House

Thursday, Feb. 27th, 8am-3pm

1700 East Cold Spring Lane

Baltimore, MD

Tour the campus, meet with faculty and staff, apply and participate in on-site admissions (must arrive by 8 am and drop off your official documents for on-site admissions. Drop off of these documents ends at 9 am.

Register at: http://www.morgan.edu/openhouse

CCBC College Fair

Tuesday, March 10th, 6-8pm

7201 Rossville Boulevard

Baltimore, MD

CCBC College Fair

Wednesday, March 11th, 6-8pm

800 South Rolling Road

Catonsville, MD

DC/MD Black College Expo

Saturday, March 14th, 9am-5pm

14000 Jericho Park Road

Bowie, MD

NACAC STEM College Fair

Sunday, April 19th, 1-4pm

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD

Interested in a STEM major in college? Come to this college fair that specializes in schools with these majors!

STAY IN THE LOOP WITH THE REMIND APP!

-Seniors text @ake26g to 81010

-Juniors text @ba7dda ti 81010

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