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El Cerrito High Junior/Senior Bulletin

March 16, 2001

This monthly publication contains important information about high school
graduation requirements, testing, college visits, open houses, scholarships,
financial aid, and other academic, career and college concerns. Please take
time to read these bulletins carefully. Additional information on items in
this bulletin is available at the School to College/Career (STCC) Center,
Room 110.

SAT I , II, and ACT:

Date Tests Regis. Deadline Late Regis.
May 5, 2001 SAT I, SAT II March 29, 2001 April 13, 2001
June 2, 2001 SAT I, SAT II April 27, 2001 May 9, 2001
June 9, 2001 ACT May 4, 2001 May 18, 2001

Community Service/Volunteers: Need community service for future
scholarships? Mrs. O'Brian, in the Career Center, Room 110, has a list of
programs that need volunteers. Juniors, sophomores, and freshmen should
plan ahead for scholarship requirements, and start your community service

Summer Internships and Programs: Check in Room 110 for various summer
college programs, and internships.

Jobs Available: Every week a new jobs available list is available in Room
110. You can pick up a list, and a work permit application from Mrs.
O'Brian or Mrs. Damm. The list changes weekly, so check often. Once you
hand in your Work Permit application, your actual work permit will be
processed and returned to you as soon as possible. You must have a work
permit if you are less than 18 years of age.

Intern Program: Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Construction Industry 2001
Summer Program: Career opportunities include shop and field construction,
service and repair, estimating, engineering, project management, purchasing,
information systems and administration. The minimum rate of pay is


Alpha Kappa Alpha has the following scholarships available for African
American females:

Anita Bakersville Harris: $1,000 scholarship for African American females,
3.0 GPA or above, economic need, with postmark 4/14/01. Essay required.

Alvie Bible: must attend college/university in Bay Area preparing for career
as teacher, with GPA 3.0 or above, and be female.

Olga Jane Lewis: GPA of 3.8 or above, will attend a four-year
college/university, and be female.

Ida Louise Jackson: GPA of 3.0 or above, will attend UC Berkeley or a
historically black college, and be female.

Association of California School Administrators, Region VI : Three-$1,000
scholarships for son, daughter, grandchild, niece or nephew of ACSA Region
VI member, plan to attend college, university, or junior college in
September as full-time student. All application materials must be in
Counselors' Office by 3/23/01.

Beta Pi Sigma (IOTA): several scholarships available, including leadership
(Helen Hawkins), community service (Lorraine Bean), and academic achievement
(Jernice Pool-Smith). Various requirements.

Black American Cultural Association of Hercules: Must be Hercules resident
or student in West County Unified School District. Essay required with
4/14/01 postmark.

Edna Bull Alumni Memorial: This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one of
our ECHS seniors. The only requirement is a two-page essay. Submit your
essay to Ms. Quein by April 27, 2001.

Concord Pavillion Association - Performing Arts : ll great scholarships
available, $1,500 to $2.500 each. Categories include: overall musicianship
(must be proficient in playing and interested in composing), one scholarship
is for jazz performance (open to instrumental and voice students), and one
is for advanced proficiency on the piano, with emphasis on jazz performance
and improvisation. You may be considered for more than one scholarship.
You must attend a four-year college or vocational school, with a major or
minor in music, drama, dance, and/or supportive areas such as lighting,
composition, set design and theatrical management. Essay required. All
documents required by March 25, 2001.

Golden Gate Tip Toppers: Minimum height for males, 6'2", for females 5'10".
Must have 3.5 GPA or higher, school activities, community involvement,
personal achievement and financial need. Postmark March 31, 2001.

Housing Authority of CCC: Scholarship is offered to graduating high school
seniors who currently live in a public housing development or received
Section 8 rental housing assistance administered by the Housing Authority.
All papers must be submitted by 4:30 p.m., May 1, 2001.

Kiwanis of Berkeley: One four-year scholarship totaling $10,000 and several
one-year scholarships for $2,000 to students from Berkeley, Albany and El
Cerrito high schools. Deadline is 4/14/01.

Kiwanis of Richmond: Essay required, with postmark no later than 4/16/01.

Kevin Poole: Preference given to students of Journalism. Deadline is

Longs: Applicants must be enrolled in a Business Program in college in the
fall. Packet must include application form, unofficial transcript, essay,
and three letters of recommendation all due in Counselors' Office by

Richmond Association of School Administrators Community Service (RASA): A
minimum of six $500 scholarship awards, based on community service,
participation in clubs and school activities. Requires an essay and plan to
go to accredited school to work on bachelor's degree. Applications,
unofficial transcript, essay and three letters of recommendation are all due
in Counselors' Office by 3/30/01.

Social Heritage: Must be African American, selection based on need, academic
achievement, and potential. Applications must be in their office by 4/1/01.

Union Scholarship: There are 27 scholarships for $2,000 each. Essay
required on topic of California's Minimum Wage. Deadline is 3/31/01.

ADDITIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Metropolitan Transportation Commission: The
purpose of this internship is to introduce high school students to career
opportunities in the field of transportation.

Students must be at least 16, and must have completed 10th grade, with a
minimum grade point average of 2.8 or higher. Students will work either
full or part time for about eight weeks, between June and August.

Source: El Cerrito High e-mail tree

Run dates: 2001-03-30 - 2001-04-14

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