COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
(916) 786-8676 ext. 5111
College Reps please visit Counselor Community to schedule a virtual visit.
Happy New Year!!
For college & career guidance, military, financial aid and all other questions related to college & career, please email Teri Keeney @ email@example.com
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The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders® Program is accepting applications for the 2021 Student Leaders® program for Juniors and Seniors
Deadline: January 29, 2021 9:59 pm PST
Since its inception in 2005, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 2,500 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities. The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and develops them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:
- A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization.
- The week-long, all-expense paid Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 12-17, 2021. This week will be part of the 8-week experience.
- Students can apply for the program by going to www.bankofamerica.com/
- Please note the application deadline is 11:59 pm eastern time on Friday, January 29, 2021.
Virtual Internship! Explore the World of Nursing
Wednesday, January 13 at 1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT
*A sign language interpreter will be available!*
Duration: 45 minutes
Host: Danny Rubin, founder of Rubin
Special guests: Michelle Tinner, MHA, BSN, RN and Hillary Weller, RN
1. Michelle and Hillary will talk about nursing challenges during COVID, how the women started in their careers, how students can pursue the nursing occupation and more!
2. There will be a recording available.
RJUHSD Local Scholarship Program
SENIORS: The Local Scholarship Program will open online February 1, 2021 via Going Merry. Deadline is March 1st.
Create your Going Merry student account NOW!
Scholarship information and applications will be available only through Going Merry.
Lennar Construction Workshops
Start Date: February 3, 2021
Location: At Oakmont High School
LPA Interdisciplinary Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline for graduating seniors to apply is January 29, 2021 at 3:00 pm CT
We’re proud to announce that LPA is working with Scholarship America® to launch a new scholarship for high school seniors from underrepresented demographics - Black/African American, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander and Women of any race/ethnicity – who are considering a career in the design professions. The Interdisciplinary Diversity Scholarship Program will award a $5,000 scholarship annually for up to five students and is renewable for the 4-5 years until a professional bachelor’s degree is earned.
We’re proud of this new program, which provides us an opportunity to encourage and support high school students to pursue a career in the design of our built environment. We believe these students should feel that anything is possible regardless of their starting point. Our employees want to walk alongside the recipients, to grow, support and mentor them to successfully attain their professional degree and advance the diversity of architecture, interior, landscape architecture and the engineering disciplines that serve our communities and contribute to the built environment.
Emerging professionals from our firm have created a video that shares more about the professional disciplines that make up our integrated design firm.
Here are two important links to more information about the scholarship:
Learn more about engineering disciplines: Click HERE
Apply for the Scholarship HERE
Cash for College
Free webinar presented by the California Student Aid Commission
Webinars start December 15 and run through February 25
Do you need Cash for College? Complete the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) now! Join the California Student Aid Commission for a Cash for College Webinar! Learn about the FAFSA and CADAA application and get your questions answered via the Cash for College hotline!
Register for this FREE webinar here!
Click HERE for dates and registration link
Common & Coalition Application - Be sure to check the individual school website for the application deadline
California Private Schools - Be sure to check the individual school website for the application deadline
Out of State Schools - Be sure to check the individual school website for the application deadline
FAFSA and California Dream Act Applications are NOW OPEN!
PLEASE NOTE: Some schools require your FAFSA/CSS Profile/CADA application be submitted prior to March 2nd. Be sure to check your school´s financial aid webpage for information.
The FAFSA is the financial aid form for accessing grants, federal student loans and work-study funds. ... Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application, is one of the most important steps students and their families can take to pay for college.
The California Dream Act Application allows students interested in attending eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid.
Thinking about Boise State?
Video includes the admission cycle, WUE, and deadlines
Sierra College Information
Financial Aid/FAFSA/Dream Act Virtual Workshops through Sierra CollegeThe Discover Berkeley Series is still rolling on with events hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and other departments around campus. There are still many more opportunities to learn about Berkeley before the application is due.
Just a few of the upcoming Discover Berkeley Series sessions:
Interested in learning more about life at UC San Diego? Get a glimpse into top-notch academics, cutting-edge research, exciting student life and more in the UCSD viewbook. This digital version features videos, pop-out interviews and other interactive content.
- Financial Aid Session (En Español) | CA Students
- Student Panel (Freshman & Transfer)
- UC Berkeley Alumni Panel and Discussion
- UC Application Workshop (Freshman & Transfer)
- and much more!
2020 RJUHSD's Virtual College Fairs
UC WEEK (09/14-09/17) Click Here for Recorded Sessions
PRIVATE CA WEEK (09/21-09/24) Click Here for Info/Resources
*If you don't see anything at the link, make sure the spreadsheet is scrolled all the way left.
OUT OF STATE WEEK (09/28-10/02) Missed the session? Email a rep!
CSU WEEK (10/05-10/09) Click Here for Recorded Sessions
SAT/ACT Prep & College Application Essay Review
SAT/ACT workshops and other free and paid prep services
While some schools have gone test-optional, many popular California private schools and out of state public schools still require test scores for admission or placement.
Financial aid awards at a select number of schools will still depend on test scores and GPA.
Be sure to check the Virtual Tours and Zoom Meetings page for virtual tours, admitted student meetings for incoming college freshmen, college tours, meetings with college admission reps, and more!
COVID-19 Response Updates & Resources
Sierra College - HERE
Sierra College New Student Info/Zoom/FB Live Sessions - HERE
UCś response - Read HERE
CSUś response - Read HERE
College Board (SAT, AP) response and updates - HERE
ACT response and updates - HERE
Free AP online support - HERE
Free College Planning - HERE
Free Career Research - HERE
What is test-optional? - HERE
For private schools and out of state schools, please check the school's website
Seniors: Covid-19 Update & Your College Admission - Please check your intended college's website for updates on orientation, campus visits, and more. Information is changing
Where do I Find Scholarships?
Many college scholarships are available to 9th-12th graders!
The internet offers a variety of free scholarship search sites (see below). Be wary of any entity that guarantees you will be selected for a scholarship. Remember: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! If you think you are a victim of a scholarship scam or financial aid fraud, please report it immediately to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Inspector General at 1-800-MIS-USED or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship page (see to the left)
The College & Career Center
RJUHSD Local Scholarship Program Feb. 1-28
Organizations your family is connected to – Local businesses, clubs, unions, banks, churches, parent's place of employment.
Check your intended college’s website under financial aid/scholarships.
Online searches – be sure they are FREE. Here a few…
- Financial Aid on the Web: finaid.org
- Salle Mae Scholarships: https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/college-scholarships/
- College Board: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/grants-scholarships
- College Board Opportunity Scholarships: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
- Going Merry: https://www.goingmerry.com/
- Wired Scholar: wiredscholar.com
- com: www.gocollege.com
- Search for Scholarships: scholarships360.org
- Fast Web: Fastweb.com
- Unusual scholarships
- Prestigious scholarships and fellowships
- Full tuition academic scholarships
- Scholarships for average students
- Community service scholarships
- Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino students
- Cancer scholarships
- Athletic scholarships