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Friday,  December 4, 2020

 
Tracy High School Yearbook is on sale.  Take action today to save the big moments for years to come.  Buy a Yearbook.  Visit YEARBOOKORDERCENTER.COM  and enter school code:  17560 or call 1-866-287-3096.

UC Merced will be assisting students this week with Last-Minute Application Assistance and One-On-One Appointments with Admissions Advisors.  GET LIVE HELP!  Available Dec. 1- Dec.4.  Students can sign up if they need help on the UC Application:  https://admissions.ucmerced.edu/node/3281.  Due to the technical difficulties some applicants experienced on Sunday November 29th, the UC Application deadline has been extended to Friday, December 4, 2020 11:59 p.m. PST.

SJ Delta College Dual Enrollment Program
Delta College's Dual Enrollment Spring 2021 is for students enrolled in 9th-12th grade and lets you get started on your college education, while still in high school.  Courses fully online through Canvas (Delta's Online Platform).  Courses are free!  Registration opens November 2nd @ https://deltaearlystart.com.  Spring term is from January 11-May 12, 2021.  Complete the weekly work and deadlines when it's convenient for you.  Courses available are Child and Adolescent Development and International Relations.  You will need your social security # to apply, and download and complete the College Early Start (CES) form.  This form is mandatory for all students.  Without this for you will not be able to enroll in the course.  However if you took a dual enrollment courses since the Fall 2019 you do not have to complete a CES form again.  Students can go straight to step #6 on the above website and enroll!   New students should follow all the steps on the website.  For more information on dual enrollment visit deltacollege.edu/department/dual-enrollment. 

Financial Aid Workshops-sponsored by Grand Canyon University
FAFSA and scholarships are a tricky subject sometimes, we have set up virtual financial aid nights to happen in November and December to help your students get their questions answered about how to navigate financial aid!  The general layout of the event and topics that will be covered are:  Types of financial aid for which you may qualify, tips and timelines for filling out the FAFSA, how to start your outside scholarship search, alternative options for paying for college, loan repayment and a Q&A session.  Thee are four offerings for student to choose from all starting at 6pm AZ time, or 5pm CA time- 12/20, and 12/17.  You do not have to apply to GCU to attend these sessions!   They are open to anyone and everyone to attend.  RSVP at https://redesign.gcu.edu/formgen/form/Financial_Aid Nights.  Any questions, contact Haylie at Haylie.hill@GUC.edu

Tracy High FAFSA Workshop-"Tips for Completing the FAFSA"-December 16th 6:00 pm-7:00 pm-zoom link-https://cccconference.zoom.us/j/99594214183.  When it comes to the topic of paying for college, knowledge is power.  Understanding your options and how to go about them can make a big difference financially.  Getting a good grasp on the topic requires foundational understanding.  What is financial aid?  When we talk about financial aid, we're talking about ways you can get assistance paying for college.  Financial aid comes in many forms.  Most forms of financial aid are based on your income or your family's income, your GPA, test scores, and /or transcripts.  What are the main types of financial aid?  Grants are financial aid that does not have to be repaid.  The grant amount is based on financial need, cost of attendance and enrollment status.  A loan is a form of financial aid that must be repaid with interest.  There are both student loans and parent loans.  Student loans do not need to be paid back until the student graduates, withdraws from college, or drops below full-time status.  Scholarships are gift aid and do not have to be repaid.  These awards are based on different factors including merit, financial need, and other factors like talent or community service.  They are awarded by institutions, governments, private individuals, foundations, and community organizations.  There maybe numerous scholarships opportunities listed on your school's website.  Work-study is a part-time job opportunity.  Work-study may be included in a student's financial aid award.  The student can then earn that award amount by working on campus throughout the academic year.  How can I get financial aid?  Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.FAFSA.ed.gov.  Once you complete it, you can have your results sent to various colleges that you may be interested in.  Once you're admitted, colleges will use your (FAFSA) to calculate any need-based financial aid you'll receive.  They'll send you a summary via your financial aid award. Sponsored by SJ Delta College.

UC Davis Young Scholars Program.  We are excited to announce the continuance of the UC Davis Youth Scholars Program in a REMOTE format for Summer 2021.  This program offers summer research opportunities primarily in the biological and natural sciences for 40 high-achieving students who will be rising juniors or rising seniors.  Successful applicants will work closely with university research faculty on individual projects in projects in a remote format.  All research will take place with UC Davis campus faculty and other affiliated field stations.  In addition to these extraordinary research opportunities, participants will enjoy other opportunities to engage in science and research learning events, mini-lectures on current issues in scientific research and opportunities to work with other talented students with similar interests.  additional information, online application materials, and information about application and participation fees are available at the program website:  htt://ysp.ucdavis.edu.  Application period :  December 1-March 15, 2021.  Free waiver applications ysp@ucdavis.edu to request application. 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

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UC Scholarship & Programs https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/tuition-financial-aid/types-of-aid/grants-and-scholarships.html  Most of the gift aid awarded by UC, the federal government, and the state of California is awarded on the basis of need.  Need is determined by the information you provide when you apply for aid, including your expected costs while attending college and your family's financial resources.  A much smaller portion of gift aid is awarded based on merit-like have a special talent or excelling academically in high school.

12.4.2020 Deadline.  Gladys Z. Ashjian Memorial Scholarship $1,000.  Application available on school's website or DOWNLOAD HERE.  Open to Tracy High graduating seniors college bound, GPA of 2.8 or better, planning a teaching vocation, essay explaining reason for choosing a teaching profession one letter of recommendation from a faculty member and copy of unofficial transcript.

12.6.2020 Deadline.  Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards  https://hhfawards.hispanicheritage.org/2020/forms/welcome.php  Receive a one-time grant to fund your college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue.  Graduating senior of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, and Philippines), College bound, GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

12.11.2020 Deadline.  Icardi Memorial Scholarship.  Application available on THS website or DOWNLOAD HERE.  Award amount $500, graduation Tracy High School senior, college bound, must demonstrate leadership qualities.  This would include participation in community, religious or service organizations.  Actively participated in athletics, employed or worked on a part-time basis during high school or summer vacation.  Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

2012.15.20 Deadline. North American Van Lines 2020 Logistics Scholarship https://www.northamerican.com/scholarship  Award amount $1,000.  Graduating senior enrolling fulltime at an accredited college/university in the U.S., plan to earn a BA in Logistics or equivalent field.  Essay detailing why a Career in logistics or related field is your college major choice.  Visit website for detailed eligibility requirements.

12.31.20 Deadline.  Illustrators of the Future Scholarship https://www.writersofthefuture.com/enter-the-illustrator-contest/  Open to all new or amateur artists who have not been professionally published and paid for more than three black-and-white story illustrations or more than one process-color painting or have your work broadly featured to the general public through the media.  Visit website for detailed instructions.

12.31.20 Deadline.  Navy ROTC Scholarship htt://www.nrotc.navy.mil  Several scholarship opportunities.   Graduating high school senior ,must be a U.S. or naturalized citizen.  Major in a degree of your choice regardless of officer specialty guaranteed job earn a salary immediately after college.  Must provide SAT/ACT scores, copy of transcript.  Call or text your local Navy Recruiter, Petty Officer Coleman at 925-542-0008.

1.5.21 Deadline.  GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program www.reaganfoundaton.org/education $10,000 (renewable) High School Seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are encouraged to apply.  Demonstrate a strong academic record (GPA of 3.0 or above), be a U.S. citizen, plan to attend a 4 yr. college/university.

1.8.21 Deadline.  Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program
https://footlockerscholarathletes.com/about  Award amount $20,000.  Honors student athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in school, and within the community.  Graduating senior college bound to a 4-year college/university.  Be currently involved in sports, tell us how you are a leader on and off the field.  GPA of 3.0 or better, US citizen.

1.29.21 Deadline.  Lincoln Center Scholarship www.lincolncentershops.com/scholarship-program/  4 @$2,000, Graduating senior, college bound GPA of 3.0 or higher, must be a San Joaquin County resident.

1.31.21 Deadline.  eQuality Scholarship Collaborative www.equalityscholarship.org.  Award amount $6,000.  Scholarships available to graduating students for their services to the lesbian/Gay/bisexual/transgender community.  Must be planning to attend a two yr., or a 4 yr. college/university, vocational or technical school in the Fall of 2021.  Applicant must provide evidence of involvement in volunteer activities promoting understanding of the equality for the LGBT community with a recommendation from a teacher, staff member, counselor, or advisor familiar with such involvement.

1.31.21 Deadline.  Future Contractors Scholarship https://www.ccisbonds.com/scholarship/ .  Award amount $750.  Graduating seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in the construction industry.  Applicants must apply online.  Essay required.

2.12.21 Deadline.  Filipino America National Historical Society (FANHS) http://fanhsstockton.com/ Award amount $500.  Graduating senior with a GPA of 2.2 or above, plan to enroll in a college, university, business, vocational or grade school in the fall of 2021.  Copy of official transcript, personal essay of 500 words describing applicant's life, accomplishments and plans for the future.  Include any special circumstances or barriers we should know about, three letters of recommendation and a recent photo of applicant.

2.15.21 Deadline.  The Christermom Foundation ww.christermon.com.  Award $3,000 to $6,000.  Senior planning to attend a 4-year college/university in the U.S.  Open to California students whose parents and/ or grandparents or legal guardian are proprietors of, or employed by an individual or corporation holding a California liquor, beer or wine license.  This includes restaurants, hotels, retail & wholesale grocery establishments, airlines, breweries, wineries, distributors, etc.  Must list specific extra-curricular activities.  Additional pre-requisites are detailed on the website.

2.19.21 Deadline.  Richard T. Lent Memorial Scholarship.  Application available on THS website.  Award amount 2@$1,000.  Graduating Tracy High School senior, college bound, GPA of 3.0 or better, planning to major in engineering or computer science.  Write a one page essay on "Why do you believe you should receive recognition for achievement in Computer Science or Engineering?".  One letter of recommendation from a faculty member, copy of unofficial transcript.

2.19.21 Deadline.  Susan M. Lent Memorial Scholarship.  Application available on THS website.  Award amount 2@1,000, graduating Tracy High School senior, college bound, GPA of 3.0 or better, must be planning to pursue a teaching vocation.  Autobiographical essay including reasons for choosing a teaching profession, citizenship qualities, one letter of recommendation from a faculty member copy of unofficial transcript.

3.5.21 Deadline.  California Wine Grape Growers www.cawgfoundation.org  Award amount 3 @ $8,000 attending a 4 yr. college and 3 @ $2,000 attending a 2 yr. community college.  Senior planning to attend a 2 Jr. Junior College or a 4 yr. University in the fall of 2021.  Parent must be employed by a wine grape grower.  Copy of official transcript, letter of recommendation and personal essay must accompany completed application.

3.12.21 Deadline.  The Nijagal Family Scholarship.  Application available on the THS website.  4 awards up to $750.  Graduating THS Senior who plans to attend a CSU or UC or attending a two year community college in the fall of 2021.  Undergraduate degree programs eligible for scholarships include Medical Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Law or Performing Arts.  In addition, students pursuing the Associated Degree Programs are also eligible for scholarship.  Must have taken advances courses all four years in high school.    GPA of 3.5 or above and excellent attendance.  Submit a 200 word essay explaining your goals and how you value education in your career plan.  What are your plans in motivating others to take up education beyond high school?  Two (2)letters of recommendation from your teachers(s), letter recommendation confirming community service copy of unofficial transcript.

4.9.21 Deadline.  Carol Phan Memorial Scholarship https://forcarol.com/carol-phan--college-scholarship/ .  Award amount $1,200.  Must be a Tracy High Senior that has been enrolled in the IB or Ag Science Programs and has been accepted or plans to attend a 4 yr. University.  GPA of 3.50 or higher. Show your creativity in your submission.

4.23.21 Deadline. Roger Traina Memorial Scholarship.  Application can be DOWNLOADED HERE.  Award amount $1,000, graduating Tracy High School senior. Based on academic achievement, varsity sport participation, school and community involvement and student essay.  GPA of at least a 3.2.