The Thomas Downey High School College, Scholarship and Career
April 12, 2010
For more information, see the Counseling Office College and Scholarship file; Barbara Liese (College);
Christine Hammell; Corrie Johnson; Leticia Nuno-Traverso; or Leah Verderame
Reminders to seniors:
‡‡‡‡ Develop a file system for college information, and keep copies of all documents mailed.
‡‡‡‡ Meet all deadlines. Arrange for recommendations several weeks in advance.
‡‡‡‡ Obtain “Proof of Mailing” from the post office for all mailings.
‡‡‡‡ Utilize the Internet for all campus information, financial aid, and scholarship information. TCCi Naviance program is the best start-
ing place as most colleges and other links are directly on your home page. Email Mrs. Liese for your registration code/password.
Go to: http://tcci.naviance.com/downey to get started once you have your password.
‡‡‡‡ Maintain a high level of academic performance. Senior grades are very important.
‡‡‡‡ You must request an application for admission to a private or out-of-state college or university by writing or
e-mailing to the appropriate admissions office. Applications to California’s public colleges and universities
will be available online on Oct. 1 (CSU’s) UC applications are online starting Oct. 1 as well.
‡‡‡‡ Order transcripts from the Registrar in Room 5; allow 24 hours for processing.
‡‡‡‡ Please sign up NOW for SAT I’s and ACT’s (also SAT Subject Tests if applying to campuses of the University of California). Cal
Poly SLO, CSU Long Beach, and San Diego State University want the SAT scores by the
October test date. Most other campuses are okay with tests taken no later than December.
‡‡‡‡ See Mrs. Liese as soon as possible if you believe you qualify for a waiver of fees for aplication or testing.
Students qualify for waivers if they are on the free or reduced lunch program.
*ACT 2009-20010 www.actstudent.org Remaining Test Dates (and registration deadline; standby only after late registration pos-
sible see website):
Test Date Registration Deadline
April 10, 2010 Late Fee Registration and Standby Only
June 12, 2010 May 7, 2010
Remember that Cal Poly San Luis Obispo prefer SAT’s (or ACT, preferred) completed by Oct. test, and all University of California campuses require
all tests to be completed no later than the December test date. Register online at <www.act.org> . VISA or MasterCard credit card required.
Basic test fee is $31. If taking the optional PLUS Writing component, the fee is $46. (required by UC’s.) Two fee waivers may be used by juniors or
seniors only, so time your test carefully. The TDHS code number is 052000.
SAT Test Dates and Registration (Late deadlines and standby info on website at www.collegeboard.com)
2009-10 Test Dates Test Registration Deadlines
May 1, 2010 SAT & Subject Tests March 25, 2010
June 5, 2010 SAT & Subject Tests April 29, 2010
Remember that Cal Poly San Luis Obispo requires all tests by the October date and all University of California campuses require all tests to be
completed no later than the December test date. Register online at <www.collegeboard.org> and receive immediate confirmation and reg-
istration number. VISA, MasterCard or American Express credit card required. SAT Reasoning with Essay test fee is $43.00. Subject Tests (only
required for students applying to University of California campuses) fees include a $20 basic fee and an additional $8 per test, or $20 for the
Language Listening tests. Fee waivers for students on free or reduced lunch available in Mrs. Liese’s office.Two SAT fee waivers may be used for
the Reasoning Test and two may be used for the SAT II Subject Tests.
Mujeres Latinas Scholarship: Must be of Hispanic heritage, attending High School, Community College or a University, have
a minimum of a 2.50 GPA Must be a resident of Stanislaus County Applications available in the Downey Career Center. Deadline:
April 23, 2010
Modesto City Schools Managers Scott Ousdahl Memorial Scholarship: $500 awards open to current seniors who
are dependent of a dues paying member of MCS Managers for school years 2008-09 and 2009-10, based on scholarship
achievement, citizenship, and must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA. Applications available in the Downey Career Center and
the receipt deadline is 4 pm Monday, April 12, 2010.
Monroe C. Taylor Scholarship: $500 award open to students who are oriented in the ﬁeld of social work or a related
ﬁeld who have at least a 2.0 GPA, community service involvement, 250 word essay “Why Education is Important” or
“Your Personal Goals”. All of the above (including application, which is available in the Downey Career Center) must be
mailed by May 7 to: King-Kennedy Board of Directors, 601 N. Martin Luther King Drive, Modesto, CA 95351.
California Alarm Association Youth Scholarship Program: Open to students between ages 15 and 20, must be a
graduating senior with a parent or legal guardian who is a full-time active duty employee/member of a law enforcement
agency or a full-time paid or volunteer member of a ﬁre department located in California. First place awards are $1,000
and the national awards are $7,500. GPA, SAT scores, Essay, extracurriculars will all be considered. Applications avail-
able in the Career Center and the postmark deadline is April 5, 2010.
Oil Can Henry Scholarship: $1,000 scholarships open to seniors who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at
an accredited 2 or 4 year or vocational-technical school. The applications are online at www.oilcanhenrys.com/scholarship
Applications must be postmarked by April 7, 2010.
Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project Summer Conference: Deadline extended to April 17. Apply by visiting the
website www.clylp.org Make sure to meet deadlines posted. Conference includes a legislative day at the state capitol,
political campaign workshops, college and careers day and the dates are: Saturday July 24th-July 31st. Students attend the
conference at no cost, room and board, transportation are included. Students are selected based on the application, letters
of recommendations, three written essays, and overall demonstrated leadership potential. Visit the website for more infor-
mation, where the application material is posted.
Stanislaus California Women for Agriculture Scholarship: Four $500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating
seniors residing in Stanislaus County and who will pursue and agriculture degree from either a 2 year or 4 year university.
Submit the application from www.cwastanislaus.webs.com Include a copy of school transcript. Completed applications
must be received by April 30.
League of Filipino-American Veterans Scholarships: $500 open to seniors who are of Filipino-American descent ind-
luding descendants or relatives of any member of the league who are college-bound, involved in extracurricular activities,
no substance-abuse police record, no gang afﬁliation. Application available in the Downey Career Center and the dead-
line is May 31, 2010.
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards: Open to Current high school JUNIOR (not seniors)
• Plan to enroll in college for the following Fall Semester
• Citizenship or US permanent residency
• Of Hispanic/Latino descent (at least one parent)
• Minimum 3.0 GPA ( on a 4.0 scale) or 7.5 (on a 10.0 scale)
• Willing to travel at own cost to the awards ceremony in your selected region
Visit the site here: http://www.hispanicheritage.org/press_news.php?id=174
Trenza Scholarships 2010: $500 awards available to all Chicana/Latina high school graduating seniors. Visit the website
to download a complete application: www.trenza.org then click the scholarship icon. Must be postmarked by March 30,
Fresno State Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship: Open to seniors who plan to attend CSU Fresno who
exhibit academic excellence, demonstrate leadership skills, and commit to health and well-being. Applications available in
the Career Center and the deadline is May 6, 2010.
Boston University Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS): From June 27-Aug. 7, 2010, PROMYS
will offer intensive experience in creative mathematical exploration to approx. 65 ambitious high school students with an
exceptionally strong interest in mathematics. 6 week residential program, fee $2,700 (ﬁnancial assistance is available).
Applications are available at www.promys.org Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-353-2563 for more information.
Deadline for applications: May 30, 2010.
Carleton College Summer Science Institute: “Addressing the Grand Challenges of the 21st Century”: July 18-Aug.
6 Comprehensive cost of $2,995 includes tuition, books, class supplies, room, meal plan, activities, excursions, and six
Carleton credit hours (equivalent to approximately three college semester hours). Scholarships are avilable; see Web site
for details. Students are responsible for their own transportation to Carleton, which is located in Northﬁeld, Minnesota,
approx. 40 miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. Visit: www.carleton.edu/summer You will have
an opportunity to complete an independent research project. To see potential research topics for each professor, visit the
Dr. Parker Scholarship: A scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to seniors of African American descent
(priority consideration) who have at least a 2.0 GPA during the junior and senior years, must have community service,
good citizenship 250 word essay: Why Education is Worth Pursuing. Applications available in the Downey Career Center.
Deadline for students will be April 12, 2010 without exception.
Stanislaus County Bar Association Scholarships: $500 award open to a graduating senior from Stanislaus County with
a minimum GPA of 3.0 expecting to attend college in 2010. Recipient must have demonstrated leadership and participa-
tion in school activities. Strong preference will be given to the applicant who plans a career in law, law enforcement,
administration of justice, or paralegal. Application deadline: April 2, 2010. Applications available in the Downey Career
Lt. Daniel Hyde Scholarship: Open to seniors who write a strong essay on “How have you demonstrated or how do you
expect to continue to demonstrate the Downey motto: Make a Difference? Describe how you have gone beyond medioc-
rity by investing of yourself in some activity with commitment and passion.” Applications are available in the Downey
Career Center and the deadline is: Wednesday, March 31.
Robert Harwood Scholarship sponsored by the Modesto Breakfast Lions’ Club: $500 award open to seniors who plan
to become elementary educators/teachers. Applications available in the Downey Career Center and the deadline is April
Stanislaus Community Foundation Scholarships: available to seniors in high school who are residents of Stanislaus
•Students will be residents of Stanislaus County attending any accredited university or college (unless speciﬁed otherwise)
or any student attending school in Stanislaus County.
•Students will maintain a B average or above during senior year and the year the scholarship is made available.
How to apply
•Students may complete the application form, and submit it, along with other required materials, to the Community Foun-
•Application forms must be completed online at: https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/664-2010-stanislaus-com-
•Only one application form is necessary to apply for all Community Foundation scholarships.
•Scholarships are generally open for application between February 1 and April 5 each year.
Most scholarships offered are $500 per school year. For further information, contact the Community Foundation by email
or at (209) 576-1608.
•The American Association of University Women: Female students who have graduated from M.J.C. to continue at a four-
year institution; who are currently enrolled in a four-year institution; who are planning an education sabbatical or seminar;
and who need ﬁnancial assistance to complete a degree.
•The Arthur T. & Corinne K. Shields Scholarship: General qualiﬁcations only.
•The Beyer High Athletic Scholarship: General qualiﬁcations. Must be a Beyer High senior involved in Varsity Athletics
during junior and senior years. See additional requirements at Financial Aid ofﬁce.
•The Charles Stone, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: General qualiﬁcations only.
•The Dr. Larry Cooke Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the San Joaquin Notre Dame Club:The recipient will be a
resident of the San Joaquin Valley of California, admitted or enrolled at the University of Notre Dame or another Catholic
university and pursuing an education in the ﬁeld of medicine.
•The Edward T. Taylor, Jr. Perpetual Memorial Scholarship: In honor of the Modesto High School Class of 1938, a current
or former student of Modesto High School pursuing a degree in any ﬁeld and meeting general qualiﬁcations.
•The First Tee of Modesto Scholarship: General qualiﬁcations. Must be an active member of The First Tee Program for at
least 3 years prior to applying for this scholarship.
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•The Judy Wiegman Scholarship: One or two scholarships awarded to Stanislaus County students attending higher educa-
tion institutions who are deemed by the school district to be physically handicapped students.
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•The Modesto Bee Journalism Scholarship: Two scholarships awarded to high school seniors graduating from area high
schools, one of whom is a member of an ethnic minority, who intends to pursue a career in journalism.
•The Pat Maciel Lubeck Perpetual Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Ambeck Mortgage Associates: A current or
former, female student of Modesto High School pursuing an education in the ﬁeld of business or computer science and
demonstrates ﬁnancial need.
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•The Virginia Azevedo Perpetual Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Ambeck Mortgage Associates: A current or former,
female student of Modesto High School pursuing an education in the ﬁeld of medicine and demonstrates ﬁnancial need.
California Strawberry Commission Scholarships: Open to children of strawberry farm workers who are currently
employed and have been employed for the past two consecutive years in the California strawberry harvest. Visit
www.calstrawberry.com for application materials. Deadline: Friday, March 12.
Patrick McGill Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 awards open to graduating seniors whose goals are to further education
after overcoming catastrophic illnesses or conditions. Patrick was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer just three
weeks after his eighteenth birthday and six weeks before he graduated from Beyer High. He spent more than two years
battling cancer and on Sept. 26, 2007 he lost that ﬁght. His spirit for life and his motto were clear for all to see. This award
has been started to provide scholarships to students graduating from local high schools who have overcome childhood
catastrophic illnesses. Must include a short essay explaining how your illness/condition impacted your life and shaped
your education goals. (1000 words or less). Receipt deadline: 4 pm Friday, March 19, 2010. Applications available in the
Downey Career Center.
UC to Wait-list Some Freshman Applicants: Fall 2010 Undergrad Applications Set Record
Fall-term undergraduate applications to the University of California rose for the sixth straight year. The university re-
ceived 134,029 submissions from prospective students, an increase of 5.8 percent over last year.
For the ﬁrst time in its history, UC will implement a waitlist process for fall 2010 freshman admissions. All campuses,
except UCLA and UC Merced, will participate.
The university is faced with an overenrollment of more than 15,000 students and must carefully balance new student en-
rollment with state funding. A waitlist is an enrollment management tool that enables campuses to attain their enrollment
targets with greater precision while offering a space to as many deserving students as possible.
What students need to know:
• They might receive waitlist offers from more than one campus. Students may accept as many offers as they wish.
• Once offered a spot on a waitlist, they must opt in. Instructions for doing so will be included with the waitlist
• Even if they accept a waitlist offer (or several), students should submit a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to a
UC campus or other institution they have been accepted to. If they later accept an offer of admission from a campus where
they have been wait-listed, they will forfeit their deposit at the ﬁrst campus.
• Wait-listed applicants will be notiﬁed no later than June 1 so families can plan appropriately.
• Preliminary ﬁnancial aid awards will be sent shortly after offers of admission and before applicants have to make
a decision about accepting. Additionally, SIRs of wait-listed students will be considered on time for purposes of housing
and orientation, provided they are submitted by the deadline stated in the offer of admission.
• Eligible applicants who don’t receive an admission offer from any campus they applied to will be in the referral
pool, even if they are on the waitlist at another campus.
• Campuses will still consider appeals. Applicants who feel they have grounds for an appeal should submit one, but
they should keep in mind that the purpose of the appeals process is to deal with errors and compelling new information
and hardship. Students cannot appeal for a spot on the waitlist.
Knight Sounds Ken Farrell Music Scholarship: $500 award open to seniors who are currently in the Downey Instru-
mental Band and who plan to continue music education at the college level or at a performing art school. Applications
available in the Downey Career Center and the deadline is April 16, 2010.
Stanislaus Health Foundation Teddie Hartman Scholarship Application: Open to seniors attending high school in
Stanislaus County with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are actively in pursuit of a career in the medical profession. 3 letters of
recommendation, transcripts, etc. Apps available in the Downey Career Center and the deadline is March 31, 5 pm.
Grant Arnold Scholarship: Awards open to student athletes, especially wrestlers, from Stanislaus County or Escalon
who seek assistance for paying for college. Applications available in the Downey Career Center and the deadline for re-
ceipt of the applications is April 15, 2010.
DMC Doctors Medical Center Foundation Scholarships: 15-20 $250-$1500 awards open to seniors who are interested
in pursuing health care careers. Applications may be downloaded from www.dmcf.org and the deadline for returning com-
plete scholarship application is 5 pm March 31, 2010.
Phi Lamda Rho Scholarship: $350 award open to Chicana/Latina women who will be enrolled at CSU Stanislaus full-
time. Must have demonstrated leadership and community involvement with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applications available in
the Downey Career Center and the deadline is March 30, 2010.
Savannah College of Art and Design in Your Area: Jump start your creative career by attending an admission informa-
tion session to ﬁnd out why SCAD is the university for creative careers. Register to attend at www.scad.edu/yourarea.
Saturday, April 17 San Francisco, CA NACAC Visual/Performing Art College Fair; Concourse Exhibition Center 635
8th Street (at Brannan) 1:30pm-4:30 pm Undergraduate information sessions are for high school and transfer students.
Weeknight information sessions are for any prospective student. Students can request an individual appointment to receive
feedback on artwork at weekend sessions.
One-hour admission presentation
Career options in art and design
Q&A with admission representative
Meet with faculty and alumni
Academy of Art University Open Studio: Saturday, March 6, 2010 9 am-5 pm, Academy of Art University, 79 New Mont-
gomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 RSVP at www.academyart.edu Click You’re Invited or call 800-544-2787. Admission
is free. Tour the state of the art facilities & residence halls, ﬁnd out about admission, ﬁnancial aid, etc. Complete your applica-
tion and enroll in PreCollege scholarship programs.
Oxford University Advanced Studies Program: Thousands of young people travel to England each year, especially during the summer, to participate in
a different culture, in sightseeing and in high school study programs and to experience the challenge and excitement of living abroad. The courses available range from
those with a content and quality that is only marginally transferable to a student’s own educational system to those which are speciﬁcally designed to be intellectually
stimulating and academically relevant. The Oxford Advanced Studies Program offers students a rewarding summer study experience, together with the chance to visit
some of the treasures to be found in this ancient city and also some of England’s heritage beyond.
One-on-one tutorials are the core of the teaching method. This student-centred mode of instruction offers a high degree of personal attention, constructive appraisal of
students’ learning and understanding, and encourages greater academic participation and maturity. The tutorial allows thinking to develop in a supportive environment
and the opportunity to explore topics of particular interest. It is an extremely effective method that students invariably ﬁnd both stimulating and productive.
Oxford itself offers a backdrop of historic scholarship and timeless splendour, a sure source of inspiration. The summer course is far from being simply about academic
work and a full schedule of visits and activities is offered, lending an important social dimension to the overall experience. Our students are given more than a taste of
England’s historical and cultural heritage, adding to the richness of their time with us.
Our staff are invariably impressed by the calibre of their summer students and by the development of thought and understanding that takes place. Our students are
typically planning to attend a competitive college or university and rank well above average. They are intellectually enquiring, independent and able to cope with the
unusual and the challenging. They enjoy the opportunity of using to advantage the resources that this great university city can offer. Established in 1984, ours is a
unique summer study opportunity and we hope you may wish to join us! Visit: http://www.oasp.ac.uk/summerprogram/course-overview $8,950 (£4,950) for a single
college room with breakfast daily and dinner from Monday to Thursday, plus teaching in two academic subjects and expenses in connection with cultural visits, activi-
ties and sports organised as part of the program. Where students wish to take a third class an additional $900 (£500) is charged. As stated above, a registration fee of
$400 (£220) is payable with the application.
City College of San Francisco Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program: Now accepting applications. Visit www.
ccsf.edu/cahs or phone 415-239-3152. Students earn an Associate of Science Degree and an Award of Achievement in Culinary Arts,
Food Service Management and Hotel Management and enter the fastest growing industry in the United States. Many students transfer
to earn a 4 year degree at campuses like University of San Francisco, Unlv, San Francisco State, Cal Poly Pomona. Deadline: Mon-
day, April 12, 2010.
Sierra Club/Audubon $500 Bob Corey/Paul Illick Memorial Scholarship and Donna Durham Memorial Scholar-
ships: The application is available on our Yokuts Sierra Club website, http://motherlode.sierraclub.org/yokuts. For high
school seniors and college students who will attend college with full-time status in Fall 2010. This student must be a resi-
dent of Stanislaus county, or be attending school in Stanislaus county. Applicants must be currently involved or have been
involved with a conservation/environmental project or activity. Interested students must complete an application form and
submit a 200-300 word essay. A panel of Audubon and Sierra Club members will choose two recipients of the scholar-
ships. Applications will only be accepted via USPS “snail” mail, not via email. Please note that this year we are offering
two scholarships, but only one application form and essay prompt. Deadline postmarked March 31, 2010
National Hispanic Youth Initiative Program sponsored by the Interamerican College of Physicians & Surgeons:
for current tenth and eleventh grad students with GPAs of 2.7 or higher and at least one lab science course completed in
high school who are considering careers in healthcare of biomedical research. Applicants with GPA below 2.7 will not
be considered for the program. 8 day program is scheduled to be conducted in Washington, DC from July 10-17, 2010.
Deadline to apply is April 2, 2010. Purpose of NHYI is to motivate, prepare, and encourage Hispanic high school stu-
dents to pursue a career in the health sciences. There are two types of scholarships: FULL which provides all pro-
gram-related expenses including transportation to Washington. PARTIAL scholarships do not cover transportation
to Washington. Applications may be downloaded at www.icps.org Click on Current Programs and then go to the
California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare & Attendance Anthony Brucia Award: 8 $625 awards
intended for students who have made a turn-around in their lives. These students may have had to overcome a lack of suc-
cess early on due to a variety of reasons, including but not limited to personal or family problems. Must include a personal
letter/statement which describes the obstacles yoy have faced, hyour progress despite difﬁculties and plans for future suc-
cess, two letters of recommendation, activities record and employment history, attendance record for the ﬁrst semester of
senior year and transcript. Applications available in the Downey Career Center and must be post marked by Apr. 2, 2010.
Parent Institute for Quality Education Scholarship Application: Open to high school graduate with a minimum 2.5
Grade Point Average. Student of a parent who graduated from the Parent Institute for Quality Education program 1994-
2010. Applications available in the Downey Career Center. Deadline: Application form and personal statement must be
submitted to the counseling ofﬁce by March 19, 2010. Ten $500 scholarships will be awarded to Stanislaus County high
Harriette Kirschen Scholarship: $150 award open to a senior who graduated from Harriette Kirschen Elementary
school. Applications available in the Downey Career Center and the deadline is March 31, 2010.
Modesto Symphony Guild: $2,500 awards open to seniors who are instrumentalists with at least a 3.0 GPA, must cur-
rently participate in the school music program and planning to major or ninor in music or Liberal Arts with an emphasis in
music in college in Fall of 2010. Applications available in the Downey Career Center and from Mrs. Neuffer and must be
received by March 15, 2010.
The Women’s Auxiliary Scholarship: $500-$2,000 awards based on ﬁnancial need primarily for African American
seniors who require ﬁnancial assistance to further their education. Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher. Postmark deadline of
March 26, 2010. Applications available in the Downey Career Center. Questions: Angela Horton, 551-5739 or angeliah@
The California Association of Compensatory Education (CACE) is an organization of parents, teachers, administrators
and other school staff who work with educationally disadvantaged youth. This year, CACE will award two $500 scholar-
ships to a high school graduate. The recipient must be enrolled with a minimum of twelve semester units each semester
during the scholarship in a college of their choice. One half of the scholarship will be paid the ﬁ rst semester and the
balance during the second semester, following proof of enrollment.
Eligible seniors may apply for a CACE scholarship. In determining the winners, applicants must meet the following crite-
• A graduating high school student pursuing a college or university education.
• Has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
• Demonstrate a potential to succeed.
• Demonstrate ﬁ nancial need (Copy of Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
• (FAFSA) or Federal Income Tax Return from last year.
• Demonstrate ability to meet adversity.
• Submitting a complete application that responds to all items neatly and accurately in a timely fashion. (See below).
Additional consideration will be given to the applicant’s ability to adhere to the time schedule, and the ability of the ap-
plicant to express oneself in an autobiography.
Please note that all applications must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2010 to be considered. Applications available
in the Downey Career Center. All materials sent must be original copies.
This year, all completed applications should be sent by ﬁ rst class mail to:
Mary Ellen Harris, State Scholarship Chairperson
1707 Waring Street, Seaside, CA 93955
US Naval Academy Summer Seminar: The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day ex-
perience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. The Summer Seminar teaches you about
life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in develop-
ing our nation’s leaders. If you think that you may be interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation’s service
academies and serving your country as an ofﬁcer, you should seriously consider attending the Naval Academy’s Summer
Seminar. The tuition to attend a session is approximately $350, which pays for your room and board, as well as a variety
of materials. Plan on bringing extra cash for snacks and souvenirs.
Visit : http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/nass.htm for more details.
Each student is responsible for arranging transportation to and from the Naval Academy. Those ﬂying commercial air
should make arrangements to arrive at Baltimore-Washington International airport (BWI) between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on
Day 1 of the seminar, and depart after 3:00 p.m. on the last day of the seminar. Buses and midshipmen escorts will be on
hand to get you to and from the Academy and BWI.
The Summer Seminar Application will open February 1st, 2010 and the 2010 Seminar Dates:
Session One: June 5 -10
Session Two: June 12 - 17
Session Three: June 19 - 24
By applying to the 2010 Summer Seminar, you are also applying for admission to the Naval Academy class of 2015.
There is no need to submit a preliminary application when it becomes available on April 1st, 2010.
Modesto Junior College Scholarships: Visit http://mjc.edu/highschool/getstarted/pay/scholarships/index.html to
download a scholarship application for MJC scholarships. Deadline for high school students: Friday, March 12.
Stanislaus County Scholarship Foundation, ﬁve awards open: All applications are available to print out from the Document Library
of Naviance under Stanislaus County Foundation (click on “Document Library” Foundation link to left of page, then Stanislaus
County Foundation.) :
1. John Allard: $300 open to seniors planning a career in education (teaching, administration or instructional aide) March 19
3. Bill & Bertha Scheuber Scholarship: $300 open to senior planning to study in a vocational ﬁeld. March 19 deadline.
4. John and Julie Thurman Scholarship: $300 open to a senior in Stanislaus County who plans to study agriculture. March
5. Cowboy Museum of Oakdale: 4 $1,000 awards to seniors whose family are members of the Cowboy Museum or to
a senior who have been actively involved in rodeo and/or production agriculture of cattle or horses. Deadline: Feb. 26.
6. Cattlewomen’s Scholarship: Open to student in Stanislaus County planning a career in an agricultural ﬁeld and
have a major that reﬂects agriculture. Deadline: April 16, 2010.
All the above applications available in the Downey Career Center and due by dates above.
Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California Portuguese Heritage Scholarships: 100 $500 awards open to seniors of Portuguese ancestry who
have 3.5+ GPAs, are US citizens, participate in at least 3 extra-curricular activities, 3 letters of recommendation. Applications avail-
able in the Downey Career Center or at http://www.cabrillocivicclubs.org/2006%20Scholarship%20Application.doc and are due
by March 15.
Cal Trans JAMES E. ROBERTS 2010 ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP: Two James E. Roberts, $1000 Scholarships will be
awarded to high school seniors in pursuit of a civil engineering degree in the rapidly changing world of transportation. All scholarships
are competitive and based on the applicant’s speciﬁc goals and experience.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
Candidates must be in their senior year of a California High School Candidates will seek a career in transportation and intend to enroll
in a civil engineering curriculum at California Community College, State College or University Candidates must exhibit community
and school involvement Work experience and/or volunteer experience is a consideration Financial need will be a consideration Letters
of recommendation and ofﬁcial transcripts are required
Applications are available by e-mail or by calling Denise E. Thomas at (916) 227-7855
E-mail: Denise_e_thomas@dot.ca.gov Scholarship applications and attachments must be postmarked
March 31, 2010
Civil Service Employees Insurance Youth Automobile Safety Scholarship Program: Open to seniors who are children of full-time
or retired public employees. Awards from $500-$1500 based on essays that propose ways to reduce the accident rate among teenagers.
Applications: www.CSEinsurance.com under “About Us” and “Youth Scholarship”. Deadline: April 5, 2010.
American Legion Auxiliary: For seniors who are children of veterans and seeking ﬁnancial assistance for their ﬁrst year
in college, please visit: http://calegionaux.org/scholarships.htm All applications for scholarships offered by the Depart-
ment of California can be found on the web site and printed out. Deadline: See the website for varying dates. Completed
applications must be presented to: June Gebhardt, Modesto Unit, 518 Hunter Avenue Modesto, 522-3090.
Stanislaus Medical Society Alliance Health Careers Scholarship: Awards open to seniors who are residents of Stanislaus County
enrolling in medicine or nursing. Financial need is considered. Applications must be completed and received by March 31, 2010. Ap-
plications are available in the Downey Career Center.
Valley Builders Exchange Scholarship Program: Amount varies, but open to seniors who are sons or daughters of an employee of
a Valley Builders Exchange member. Seniors who apply must be planning to major in a ﬁeld related to the construction industry. GPA
must be 2.0 or higher. Applications are available at the Downey Career Center and the receipt deadline is April 9, 2010 at 5 pm.
Harvard Summer School Program: Classes offered the week of June 19-August 6, 2010 to high school students. Most popular
courses: Neurobiology, Intro. to Psychology, Economics, Law and Psychology, Into. to International Relations, Biomedical Ethics,
Biology, War Crimes, Genocide and Justice, CalculusI. Two classes and residential program fees are approximately $9700. Visit www.
ssp.harvard.edu Deadline to apply: May 3.
CSEA Modesto Chapter 007 Scholarships: 4 $300 and 1 $420 scholarships to seniors whose parents are active members of CSEA
Modesto Chapter 007. Deadline: March 19. Applications available in the Downey Career Center.
Modesto Teachers Association Jon Walther Memorial Teaching Scholarship: Open to seniors whose goals are to earn teaching
degrees. Deadline for receipt of application: 4 pm, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Applications available in the Downey Career Center.
Modesto Teachers Association Cecil Curfman Scholarship: $1,000 awards open to children of MTA (Modesto Teachers’ Associa-
tion) members. Deadline: 4 pm, Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Applications available in the Downey Career Center.
Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship: Open to students aged 6-18 who have done work to beneﬁt their community, whether organiz-
ing a local food drive, helping a younger child learn to read or cleaning up a community park. Materials available for download at
www.kohlskids.com and click on the toolkit link. Nominations accepted from Feb. 1-March 15.
North Modesto Kiwanis Scholarship Program: Varying amounts from $750-$1,000 open to seniors with strong academics,
community service, letters of recommendation. Though ﬁnancial need is a consideration, preference will be given to middle
income families. Applications available in the Downey Career Center and the deadline is March 19, 2010.
Jeremy D. Cameron Memorial Scholarship: 2 $1,500 awards open to seniors who possess and demonstrate the characteristics of
honor, courage and commitment. GPA between 2.5 and 3.7. May be attending a four-year college or trade/vocational school or MJC to
be placed on hold for when the student transfers. Essay: From a novel you have read, write about how the character and events inﬂu-
enced you to understand the nature of honor and perhaps to perform honorably yourself. Applications available in the Career Center
and the deadline is March 26, 2010.
Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Scholarship Program: Open to graduating seniors of Japanese descent in Northern
California. Students selected on the basis of commitment to their community, written essays, academic achievement and personal
character. Two winners wil each receive $2,000 cash. Winners will participate in various Cherry Blossom Festival activities, including
the Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony on Saturday, April 11, 2009, 1 pm at the Peace Plaza Saage, Japantown, San Fran-
cisco. Deadline: March 16. Application available in the Downey Career Center.
Department of Transportation California Transportation Foundation Scholarship: $1,000 awards open, must be a graduating
senior from certain counties in California (including Stanislaus or the child of an employee working within District 10’s geographical
boundaries with a 2.6 or higher GPA, interested in a transportation related career (engineering, communications, accounting, landscap-
ing, legal, information technology, business administration and construction. Visit: www.dot.ca.gov/dist10 or www.transportation-
foundation.org Deadline: March 31.
Thinking Beyond Borders: A “gap” year program designed for students who wish to pursue a year away
from their education but spend valuable time learning ﬁrst hand about the world and her problems. A
full 8 month program, visiting various underdeveloped countries. $39,000 fee, some ﬁnancial aid and
fund-raising/sponsorship program information on the website. Visit: Thinking Beyond Borders at their
website : http://www.thinkingbeyondborders.org/program/index.html
Save Me a Spot in College Scholarship Contest: Why should California leaders save you and your peers a spot in college? Submit
either an essay, story, or poem (400 words or less), a poster by drawing, painting, computer graphics or other means of illustration
(not 3 D, sorry), or TV 30 second or less add in CD or DVD format only. You may enter this category as an individual or group to to
4 total. Complete an entry form online at www.collegecampaign.org/contest or call 800-459-9586. Contest deadline: March 15. Over
100 students across California will share more than $100,000 in scholarship awards. Open to students in California from grades 6-12.
Modesto Garden Club scholarships: $1,500 awards open to seniors who will be entering either the MJC agriculture program or an
ag or horticulture program at a 4 year university. Applications available in the Downey Career Center and the application deadline is
Friday, March 26, 2010.
Christian Public Servants John Hollis Scholarships: In memory of John Hollis, former MCS Board Trustee, Christian Public Ser
vants annually awards several $500 scholarships to qualifying students who plan careers in public service. John was a graduate of both
MJC and CSU Stanislaus, a founding member of CPS, a respected businessman, a loving husband, father, and friend. Applicants must
be residents of Stanislaus County and be either seniors in high school, recent high school graduates, or college students with a declared
intention of preparing for a career in public service (i.e. teaching, law enforcement, ﬁre safety, nursing, public administration, political
science, etc.). Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement (a GPA of at least 3.0 is required), participation in
church and/or other Christian ministries, plus community service. Prepare a letter of application that includes:
1. a short biography and one page statement explaining why the applicant desires a career in public service and his or her plans to ac-
complish that goal. 2. ofﬁcial transcript. 3. Submit two letters of recommendation, one from a church pastor, priest, minister, or youth
ministry leader, and one from another non-related adult who has known the applicant personally for some time. 4. Submit evidence of
admission to or a signed statement of intent to attend an accredited university or college (unless
speciﬁed otherwise). Mail the application to: Christian Public Servants P.O. Box 3591 Modesto, CA 95352-3591
DEADLINE: March 15, 2010. Applications available in the Downey Career Center.
The Dr. Ken Arnold Scholarship: Open to seniors who have a clear sense of purpose with a commitment to education; of showing
honesty, integrity, and reliability.Award amount is $800.00.DEADLINE:Thursday, April 1st, 2010 to Beard School, 915 Bowen Ave,
Modesto, CA 95350 ELIGIBILITY: A former Elihu Beard Elementary School student who has shown good academic achieve-
ment and outstanding school citizenship. Completed Application.Copy of TranscriptsTwo (2) letters of references. Applications avail-
able in the Downey Career Center. Sign up on the scholarship clipboard and return the next day to pick up.
United States Military Academy, West Point Summer Leaders Seminar: Open to current juniors who rank in the top of their high
school class (weighted GPA around 3.5) who have strong PSAT scores and demonstrated leadership potential with participation, elec-
tion/selection to ofﬁce and honors earned in organized athletic and extracurricular activities. West Point conducts the Summer Leaders
Seminar (SLS) for high school juniors going into their senior year. It is a fast-paced program of academic classes, military training,
physical ﬁtness training and intramural athletics conducted during the couple of weeks in June each year. West Point cadets serve as
squad leaders for all aspects of the weeklong seminar. Approximately 1000 high school juniors are selected to attend the seminar each
year from an applicant pool of approximately 3000-4000 students.
Two sessions offered: May 29-June 4 and a second: June 5-11. Visit the website at http://admissions.usma.edu/moreinfo/summer.
cfm for information. Applications will be available at this site beginning mid-December and will also open your initial ﬁle for West
Point. Deadline: April 1, 2010. The average cost of the SLS is around $350.00 which covers room, board, some clothing items, and all
classroom/training materials. It does not cover transportation to / from West Point.
Students from all over the nation attend the Summer Leaders Seminar, allowing you to be introduced to a completely different college
experience. You will obtain a better understanding of the importance of leadership and how you can help yourself and your country.
Italian Catholic Federation Scholarships: $400 scholarships open to seniors who are Roman Catholic and of Italian descent with at
least a 3.2 GPA. Applications available at the web site at www.icf.org/forms/fstyrp3.pdf Deadline: March 15, 2010.
AEMP Foundation Heavy Equipment Technology Scholarships: Open to seniors with at least a 2.0 GPA and who plan to attend a
college or vocational tech program that offers a diesel technology program (diesel mechanic, Parts department managers, service man-
agers, shop owners/managers, technician helpers, master technician). Visit www.aemp.org/Scholarship.htm for application. Deadline:
May 1, 2010.
US Coast Guard Academy Introduction Mission, a Summer Program for High School Juniors: Is the US Coast GUard Acade-
my the college experience for you? Find out. For six action-packed days, immerse yourself in the classroom, in the engineering
lab, on the playing ﬁelds, on the parade grounds, on the water. You rise early, you study, compete, and create. For application
information and forms, visit admissions.uscga.edu/aim. Deadline early April. This year’s dates: •Session 1: July 5-11
•Session 2: July 12-18 •Session 3: July 19-25 AIM participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the
Academy, as well as a $350 tuition fee that covers the cost of meals and material expenses. The Academy provides lodging in
Chase Hall, the cadet dormitory, at no cost. Students may want to bring a modest amount of spending money with them for
snacks and souvenirs. Visit: http://admissions.uscga.edu/i2e/summer/index.asp for more info/details.
Need-based scholarships are available to cover either tuition or travel expenses. Scholarship application forms are available as
part of the AIM application supplemental forms.
STEM Scholarship (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) at MJC: $3500 two year renewable scholarship for students
who plan to enter MJCs Agricultural Major program. Then, 25 transfer scholarships in the amount of $4,000 for student continuing to
4 year colleges. For criteria and application: www.mjcag.com
California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarships: Several scholarships open to students who are either children of
California vineyard employees (at least 2 4year scholarship worth $4,000 each and four two-year scholarships worth $1,000 will be
awarded to qualifying students in 2010; students may study the subject of their choice at any campus within the UC, CSU or Com-
munity College system) or a second scholarship program for students who are planning to attend either Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo or
Hancock Community College to study viticulture and/or enology. Visit: www.cwggf.org to make copies of the application. Deadline
for applications: April 2, 2010.
Central Valley Opportunity Center Scholarship Program: $750 awards open to high school seniors graduating from Stanislaus,
Madera or Merced Counties. No speciﬁc criteria and awards can be used at vocational and technical schools as well as junior colleges,
4 year colleges, etc. Applications available in the Downey Career Center. Deadline: March 19, 2010.
UC Irvine Stay-Over-Program: designed for high school juniors and seniors at least 16 yers of age who have already decided on
attending college. Gives students the chance to see if UC Irvine is the right university for them. Experience university life ﬁrst hand
by spending a night in the residence halls with a current UCI undergraduate student. Jan. 13-March 4th, Mondays through Thursdays
only. Jan. 18 and Feb. 15 are school holidays and UCI will NOT host on those days. There is a $25 non-refundable appication fee,
which includes two melas and the 2010 Stay-Over Program T-shirt. A LIMITED number of scholarships are available for students
with extreme ﬁnancial hardship. Strongly recommended to apply early for the Winter session; limited spring session dates may be
available if needed. However, the spring dates will be reserved for high school seniors admitted to UC Irvine for Fall 2010. Visit:
Cornell University Summer College Programs for high school students: Experience the excitement of college life at a great Ivy
League university; take courses with Corne’’ls world-renowned faculty; get a head start on college by earning an average of 6 college
credits; explore careers and academic majors from architecture to veterinary medicine. Enjoy 3 and 6 week programs between June 26
and August 10. Visit www.summercollege.cornell.edu Applications are due April 24.
BigSun Scholarship: an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which
sport they are participating in. Deadline :June 24, 2010 Amount of Award - $500.00
The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at
that institution or in the community..Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.
US Bank Internet Scholarship Program: Forty $1,000 scholarships for seniors; awarded randomly; no essays; Program runs
October through March online at www.usbank.com/studentloans, then click “Internet Scholarship” link in the blue left area.
Interested in a career in Hospitality Management? Resort management? Fourteen CSU campuses offer degree programs, including Chico,
East Bay, Fresno, Fullerton, Long Beach, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Pomona, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo,
Sonoma. Visit: http://www.calstate.edu/hospitality Scholarships, internships and opportunities for students with success stories and career-building
tips are all included on the site.
UC Santa Barbara Preview Day: Sat. April 10, 2010 visit: http://www.admissions.ucsb.edu/OpenHouse.asp?section=visitucsb
The Christian Connector: Provides a free Christian college information service as well as a $2,500 Christian college scholarship drawing. Log onto
www.christianconnector.com to request information and automatically be entered in the drawing. There is also an online Christian College Scholar-
ship Resource for searching for different types of scholarships.
Scholarship Web Search Suggestions:
Visit: www.fastweb.com, www.scholarships.com or www.finaid.com to help find possible scholarships to fit
Northwest Christian (Eugene, Oregon) University Preview Day Schedule: Fri/Sat Feb. 26-27; Fri/Sat. April 16-17; For new
students who visit the campus on a formal visit, there is a one time $500 scholarship. Choosing a school is no small task. It’s only
one decision, but it has a huge impact. So it’s important to ﬁnd the right ﬁt. The best way to do that is to visit. Our two-day programs
are designed to give you a preview of college life. Join other students to tour campus, visit classes, meet with faculty, coaches and
students, and attend workshops on admissions and ﬁnancial aid. Register online at www.northwestchristian.edu.
Ayn Rand Anthem, Atlas Shrugged or Fountainhead Essay Contest: 600-1200 word Essay contest on Ayn Rand’s novels, over
500 prizes, and more than $81,000 in award money. Visit: www.aynrandeducation.com for more details. Entry deadlines March/
April. See website for speciﬁc details.
Will you be applying to private/independent colleges in California or in another state? Many of these campuses use the Common
Application so that you may apply online with one application, submitting supplemental essays as needed. See below:
What is the COMMON APPLICATION? The The Common Application is a not-for-proﬁt organization that serves students and mem-
ber institutions by providing an admission application – online and in print – that students may submit to any of our 391 members.
Once completed online or in print, copies of the Application for Undergraduate Admission can be sent to any number of participating
colleges. The same is true of the School Report, Midyear Report, Final Report and Teacher Evaluation forms. This allows you to spend
less time on the busywork of applying for admission, and more time on what’s really important: college research, visits, essay writing,
and senior year coursework. Visit: www.commonapp.org to see if one or more of your colleges, usually private or independent cam-
puses or other out of state campuses, are members. Set up your Common App account with a user name and password. Then, log into
Naviance and under question #2: opt for “I waive my right to read”. See Mrs. Liese if you have questions regarding this.
Comprehensive California College/University Website: <www.californiacolleges.edu>
California Community Colleges California Department of Education
California State Universities University of California
Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
California Postsecondary Education Commission
California State Universities: <www.csumentor.edu>
CSU Bakersfield Cal State Northridge
CSU Channel Islands California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
CSU Chico CSU Sacramento
CSU Dominguez Hills CSU San Bernardino
CSU Fresno San Diego State University
Cal State Fullerton San Francisco State University
Cal State Hayward San José State University
Humboldt State University California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
CSU Long Beach CSU San Marcos
Cal State Los Angeles Sonoma State University
CSU Maritime CSU Stanislaus
CSU Monterey Bay
University of California campuses: <www.ucop.edu/pathways>
UC Berkeley UCLA UC San Francisco
UC Davis UC Merced UC Santa Barbara
UC Irvine UC Riverside UC Santa Cruz
Modesto Junior College: <mjc.yosemite.cc.ca.us/presidentInfo.htm> Columbia College: <www.yosemite.cc.ca.us/columbia/president.html>
Stanford University: <www.stanford.edu> University of the Pacific: <www.uop.edu>
Air Force National Guard: <www.ngb.dtic.mil> Army: <www.goarmy.com> Army ROTC: <www.tradoc.army.mil/rotc/index> Air Force:
<www.af.mil> Coast Guard: <www.dot.gov/dotinfo/uscg/welcome> Marine
Corps: < www.marines.com> Navy: <www.navy.com/money/html> ROTC Scholarships: <www.myfuture.com>
EdFund: <www.edfund.org> FastWEB! Financial Aid Search: <www.fastweb.com> FAFSA Online: <www.fafsa.ed.gov> FinAid: <www.
finaid.org> California Student Aid Commission: <www.csac.ca.gov>
Federal Student Aid Guide: <www.ed.gov/prog_info/SFA/StudentGuide> College Board Online Scholarship Search: <http://cbweb10p.col-
legeboard.org/fundfinder/html/fundfind01.html> Scholarship Resource Network Express: <www.srnexpress.com> Web Resources for the
College-Bound: <http://www.nacac.com> EdWise: <www.edwise.org> Peterson’s Velocity: <www.wiredscholar.com> Scholarship Scam
Scholarship Scam Information: <www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams.phtml>
Online College Fair: <www.onlinecollegefair.com> ECOS: <www.ecos.embark.com> ACT: <www.act.org>
College Board and SAT: <www.collegeboard.com> College Quest: <www.collegequest.com> College Opportunities On-Line: <www.nces.
ed.gov/ipeds/cool> Degree Search: <DegreeSearch.com> The Colleges That Change Lives: <www.ctclonline.com> NCAA “Making the