“The Journey is the Destination” Research Project

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Presentation Requirements

  • Research and plan out your future career path.
  • Present your findings and research to the class.
  • Create a Google Slides/Prezi slideshow as a visual aide.
  • Include your sources/works cited (people interviewed, websites).

Research Content Criteria

  • High School
    • Which classes to focus on for future career path
    • LD opportunities
    • Extracurricular activities/jobs recommended
  • College/Trade School
    • Entrance exams: PSAT/SAT/ACT?
    • Admission requirements, dates, grades, test scores, etc.
    • Basic information about school (similar to college pennant)
      • Name
      • Location
      • Cost per year
      • Type: Private, Public, Community College, For-Profit
      • Acceptance rate
    • Major or area of focus (example: Biology)
  • Financial Aid Opportunities – $$$
    • Minimum of 3 specific sources for financial aid
    • Possibilities: Grants (needs-based), scholarships, loans, work-study, job, out-of-pocket, etc.
  • Post-College/Trade School
    • Masters, Doctorate, Certification or other Degree, residency, training, etc.
  • Job Information
    • Average yearly salary/Hourly pay
    • Living situation

Career Presentation Research Project:

Helpful resources:

Scholarships and other Opportunities

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Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards:

  • Application due Thursday, October 15th
  • For Seniors, graduating in the Spring of 2016
  • Planning to enroll in college in 2016-2017
  • Of Hispanic/Latino descent (at least one parent)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund:

  • For graduating Seniors
  • Opens September 1, 2015
  • Application due January 8, 2016

Gates Millenium Scholars:

  • For graduating Seniors
  • Opens August 1, 2015
  • Application due January 13, 2016

TELACU Scholarship:

  • Application due February 27, 2015

College Readiness Program 2015-2016: CARECEN

  • For graduating Seniors
  • Free 10-month college preparation program
  • Includes college planning, test prep, application support, and financial aid assistance
  • Location: CARECEN Romero Hall 2845 West 7th Street Los Angeles CA 90005
  • Application due September 23, 2015

YMCA College Bridge Program

  • Tuesday, September 8, 6:00-7:30pm
  • Thursday, September 10, 4:00-5:30pm
  • Where: Ketchum-Downtown YMCA, MPR 1, 401 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles 90071
  • For Sophomores/Juniors during Summer 2016
  • All expenses paid scientific expedition
  • Sign up here to be on their email list
  • Application Deadline December 14, 2015

Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest:

  • For Sophomore/Junior female students
  • College scholarships and cash prizes available
  • Application deadline October 30, 2015

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NYTimes shares students’ college application essays

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As you are working on your personal statements for next fall, consider the following college application essays, published by the New York Times.  Themes include students overcoming economic hardships, exploring notions of class, working and affluence. The key about these essays is that they all reveal young people emerging stronger because of their experiences.

For support writing your UC Application essays, click here.

UC Personal Statement Essay

All Juniors must complete a draft of the UC Personal Statement essay in May 2015. Students will revise these for their College Applications in the Fall.

The Prompts:

  1. Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.
  2. Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?
  3. Transfer Prompt: What is your intended major? Discuss how your interest in the subject developed and describe any experience you have had in the field — such as volunteer work, internships and employment, participation in student organizations and activities — and what you have gained from your involvement.

Here are some helpful resources for writing your UC Personal Statement.

Don’t procrastinate! The key is to revise, revise, revise…