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College and Career

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.”

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.

The most certain way to succeed, is always to try just one more time.”

       ~Thomas A. Edison

Starting from scratch: Types of Colleges

"Colleges offer various programs to serve students with different needs and goals. Learning about the types of colleges will help you find the best choices for you."  (A quick and easy explanation of the different types of colleges that we have to choose from, in this great power point from Big Future.)

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/college-101/types-of-colleges-the-basics

FAFSA INFORMATION + COMPLETION WORKSHOP

Date:   MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018 (please note corrected date - date on original flyer was incorrect)

 

Time:   6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

Where:  On the UNM Campus, Casas del Rio, 420 Redondo East

 

Bring with you:    

2016/2016 W-2s and Tax Information

Social Security Numbers

Email Login Information

Investments Information

Untaxed Income Information

 

**Complimentary Meals Will Be Provided!**

 

Questions?  Contact Beverly Jordan at beverly.jordan@state.nm.us OR 505-383-6220

 

Sponsored by the NM Office of African American Affairs, Casas del Rio, CNM, UNM, and APS.

Important FAFSA Reminder

SENIORS please remember that the FAFSA:  "FREE Application for Federal Student Aid" is ALWAYS FREE.  

 

There have been reports of at least one fake website scam that is charging students for their FAFSA Application.  The ONLY site that you should be using to complete your FAFSA is: https://fafsa.ed.gov

 

ALSO, remember when you are completing your FAFSA to select the "2018-2019" application option.  You are requesting funding for next school year, not this school year.  See Ms. Theiss in portable N32 north if you have any questions about completing your FAFSA!

 

NEW TO FAFSA?  Step 1 is the completion of your FSA ID.  This serves as your electronic signature to submit your FAFSA.  Seniors and their Parent/Guardian each need to create their own FSA ID.  For information about the FSA ID or to create your FSA now, go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid 

 

 

Helpful information from Big Future regarding financial aid and completing your FAFSA:

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/financial-aid

Upcoming Community Events

JAN       17                *NCAA Eligibility Info Session, 6:00-7:00pm, Sandia HS Performing Arts Center, 7801 Candelaria Road NE

FEB        9                 College Day at CNM, 8:30-2:30, CNM Main Campus https://www.cnm.edu/programs-of-study/career-technical-education/college-day-at-cnm

FEB      12                 *NCAA Eligibility Info Session, 6:00-7:15pm, Eldorado HS Performing Arts Center, 11300 Montgomery Blvd NE

FEB      19                  NMSU Aggie Experience–formal visitation day; sign up at https://aggie-experience.nmsu.edu

FEB       23                 Fort Lewis College Open House https://www.fortlewis.edu/Home/CampusVisit/CampusVisitHome.aspx

FEB       28                *NCAA Eligibility Info Session, 6:00-7:00pm, Atrisco Heritage HS Lecture Hall, 10800 Dennis Chavez Blvd SW

 

(*NCAA Eligibility Info Sessions are sponsored by APS and the UNM NCAA Compliance Office.  These sessions are for 8-12 grade students and their parents/guardians.  Learn what it takes to play sports at any college.)

Scholarships Exclusively for AHS Seniors:

AHS Alumni Association Scholarship 2018

The application has been posted in the Scholarships section.  The application requirements are:

  • The deadline for submitting your application is March 12, 2018.
  • Your application must include a personal statement listing any school activities, including leadership positions held, as well as any civic and/or community involvement and any honors and/or awards received in school.
  • Your application must include personal recommendations from three of your instructors, teachers, school counselors, religious advisors, or employers.
  • An official transcript must be included with your application.
  • Submit completed application packet to Ms. Theiss, College & Career Readiness Counselor, on or before the deadline.

Si se puede 2018

The application has been posted in the Scholarship section.  The application requirements are:

  • This $1000 scholarship is for the AHS student of English as a Second Language (ESL).
  • Successful completion of one to four years of ESL high school credit.
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA (Grade Point Average).
  • Submission of the application form.
  • One letter of recommendation from an English content teacher at AHS.
  • Completion of an essay of a minimum of 300 words (but not to exceed 500), double spaced, typed.
  • The deadline for submitting your application package is Friday, March 23, 2018.
  • Submit completed application packets to Ms. Theiss, College & Career Readiness Counselor, on or before the deadline.

Summer Opportunities

 

Internships:

 

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) is looking for summer interns.  If you are interested in media arts, website design, clerical work, or are interested in learning more about the field of Real Estate Management, consider applying for a summer internship with IREM!  http://iremnewmex.org/index.php?bypassCookie=1

Please contact Mr. Patrick Gallacher, Senior Portfolio Manager with Maestas & Ward, at 505-798-9800 or patrickg@sunvista.net

 

If you are at least 16 years old, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and are a U.S. Citizen, you can apply for an internship with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).  Submit your application by March 1, 2018 for a summer 2018 internship. https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/main/index.cfm

 

Summer College/University Programs:

 

BEZOS SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Bezos Scholars Program inspires and challenges young people to act on their passions to address community needs.  Each year, 12 teams are selected from across the U.S., comprised of a high school junior and an educator from their school, to become Bezos Scholars.  Successful applicants are ambitious students who demonstrate academic rigor, curiosity, and leadership.  Application deadline is February 9, 2018.

bezosscholars.org

 

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

Pre-College programs in Fine Arts:  Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, Music, and the National High School Game Academy.

https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/pre-college/

 

COLLEGE HORIZONS (for Sophomores and Juniors)

http://www.collegehorizons.org/Default.aspx?shortcut=about

College Horizons is a non-profit organization that supports the higher education of Native American students by providing college and graduate admissions workshops to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students/participants from across the nation.  Two programs are offered in the summer:  College Horizons services current 10th-11th grade high school students and Graduate Horizons services college students and college graduates.

 

DUKE UNIVERSITY

http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students

  • Summer College at Duke (four-week academic credit program for US students currently in grades 10 or 11 and international students currently in grades 10 – 12)
  • Summer Academy – Traditional (three-week academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9 – 12)
  • Intensive STEM Academy (one-week academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9 – 12)

ENTRADA SCHOLARS PROGRAM AT CALVIN COLLEGE

https://calvin.edu/offices-services/pre-college-programs/programs/entrada/

The Entrada Scholars Program at Calvin College offers racial ethnic minority high school students a gateway to the future: the opportunity to experience college learning and living while earning college credit.

 

LEDA SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The LEDA Scholars Program supports high-achieving students from low-income families in gaining admission to selective colleges. Each year, we recruit high school juniors from all over the country, and host them for a completely free seven-week Summer Institute on the campus of Princeton University where they receive academic preparation, leadership development, SAT/ACT prep, and intensive college guidance counseling. When they return home for their senior year of high school, LEDA counselors support them remotely through each stage of the college application and financial aid process to ensure that these incredible students gain admission to top colleges that are great fits for them academically, socially, and financially.

LEDA is looking for juniors in high school who are highly motivated, have demonstrated leadership ability, and have succeeded in taking rigorous coursework at their school.  APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 12, 2017.

http://ledascholars.org

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLX3FObEYy0

 

REYNOLDS YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP

The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison is an energizing 8-day program for motivated high school students (rising juniors and seniors) who love to write.  Workshop dates:  June 17-24, 2018.

https://reynolds.denison.edu/

RIT HEALTH CARE CAREERS EXPLORATION PROGRAM

A summer camp offered by Rochester Institute of Technology, for deaf and hard-of-hearing 10th, 11th and 12th graders.  July 21-26, 2018. 

  • Be part of hands-on demonstrations in biology, physical therapy,  medical laboratory sciences, nursing, nutrition and more
  • Become CPR/first aid certified

http://www.ntid.rit.edu/camps/healthcareers

 

SAM FOX SCHOOL OF DESIGN & VISUAL ARTS

Architecture Discovery Program:  July 8-21, 2018

Portfolio Plus Program:  July 8-28, 2018

http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/summer-programs

 

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Stanford Sports Business Academy gives students an overview of careers in the sports and entertainment industries, with a focus on management, law, negotiation, marketing and leadership.

Summer Humanities Institute students produce original research projects in history, philosophy or literature.

Summer Arts Institute offers courses in design, music and architecture.

Artificial Intelligence Laboratory's Outreach Summer Program takes the position of, "AI will change the world.  Who will change AI?" 

https://spcs.stanford.edu/

 

TULANE UNIVERSITY

Summer Enrichment Institute in STEM.  Applications now open!

Explore science and engineering opportunities at Tulane University, with a project-based curriculum that focuses on such areas as coding, robotics, ecology, engineering and app development.  Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply now!

http://summer.tulane.edu/apply

For additional info:  http://summer.tulane.edu/pre-college/stem(or email summer@tulane.edu)

 

USC

The University of Southern California in Los Angeles offers students a preview of "freshman year" through its college immersion experience.  Programs are designed to combine college level course work, academic field trips, and structured extracurricular activities, in 2 and 4 week course options.  Choose from Architecture, Business, Engineering, Global Studies, Journalism, Performing Arts, Pre-Health/Science, Pre-Law and Writing. 

http://summerprograms.usc.edu/

SENIORS: SIGN UP FOR MS. THEISS'S REMIND TEXT MESSAGES

Ms. Theiss will send out scholarship opportunities, college visits and other information through the “Class of 2018” Remind.com site. Make sure that you sign up for the Remind.com service for free by texting @bg7cfd to 81010.

IMPORTANT LINKS

ACT:  http://www.act.org

Big Future College Search:  https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search

SAT, AP, College Board (college and scholarship search): https://www.collegeboard.org

Career Interest Inventory:  https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip

Common App:  http://www.commonapp.org

Generic College Application Fee Waiver:  https://www.nacacfairs.org/globalassets/college-fair--homepage/ncf-documents/applicationfeewaiverform.pdf

My Next Move: https://www.mynextmove.org

NM Dept. of Workforce Solutions: https://www.dws.state.nm.us

O*NET Career Search:  https://www.onetonline.org

Ordering Official Transcripts: http://www.parchment.com

Western Undergrad Exchange: http://www.wiche.edu/wue

News from CNM

CNM fall 2018 admissions application is open for all seniors interested in attending CNM in the fall!

 

 

Information about the Bridge to Success Scholarship, offered by CNM to first-time Freshman who are in the process of qualifying for the Lottery Scholarship.  BY MARCH 1st:  Students must be fully admitted to CNM and have declared an eligible major, AND MUST HAVE COMPLETED THEIR FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid, "FAFSA" must be received by CNM.  Students without a Social Security Number are eligible without a FAFSA and will be indentified by CNM Admissions.)

https://www.cnm.edu/depts/financial-aid/scholarships/recent-nm-high-school-graduates-and-hse-recipients

 

SUNCAT SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The Suncat Scholarship Application for Fall 2018 has opened. The scholarship website can be found at http://www.cnm.edu/depts/financial-aid/scholarships/suncat-scholars.

 

·         Deadline for applications is May 3, 2018.

·         Students must have applied to CNM and have placement scores on file for their applications to be considered.

·         This scholarship is for first time, full time, degree seeking college freshmen.

 

SENIORS WHO WANT TO ATTEND UNM IN THE FALL BUT MISSED THEIR SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:

APPLY TO UNM VALENCIA CAMPUS!

 

There is still time to apply and receive your Bridge Scholarship.  (**You must complete your FAFSA to receive the Bridge and Lottery Scholarships.**)  Click on the link to check out their website.  This is a convenient and affordable option to attend UNM.  Contact Danny Bustos, UNM Valencia Student Recruitment, at 505-925-8586 or dbustos@unm.edu.  (Or see Ms. Theiss in the Counseling office for more information.)

http://valencia.unm.edu

Updates from Highlands University

Virtual Campus Tours available in English, Navajo and Spanish: http://newmexicohighlands.com/

 

Apply by November 1, 2017 and your application fee will be waived:  http://newmexicohighlands.com/apply/

 

Scholarship Priority Deadline for 2018-2019 is March 1, 2018:  http://www.nmhu.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/

OPPORTUNITIES FOR JUNIORS

The 2017-2018 LEDapplication is now open!

 

The LEDA Scholars Program supports high-achieving students from low-income families in gaining admission to selective colleges. Each year, we recruit high school juniors from all over the country, and host them for a completely free seven-week Summer Institute on the campus of Princeton University where they receive academic preparation, leadership development, SAT/ACT prep, and intensive college guidance counseling. When they return home for their senior year of high school, LEDA counselors support them remotely through each stage of the college application and financial aid process to ensure that these incredible students gain admission to top colleges that are great fits for them academically, socially, and financially.

 

LEDA is looking for juniors in high school who are highly motivated, have demonstrated leadership ability, and have succeeded in taking rigorous coursework at their school.  APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 12, 2017.

 

http://ledascholars.org

 

 

Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars Program

This is a program for low-income juniors who are excelling academically.

Juniors who are in the top 5-10% of their class and earning mostly A's, whose family earns less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four) with minimal assets.

 

Students can be referred at www.questbridge.org/refer and they will be sent information about applying to The College Prep Scholars Program.

UNM Innovation Academy

The UNM Innovation Academy, in partnership with CNM and UNM, provides an unexpected pathway to your Graduate degree.  With the 2+1+2 Program, you can transition from an Associate degree, through a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree, and into a Graduate degree program in five years.

  • Step 1:  earn an Associate degree at CNM
  • Step 2:  earn your Bachelor of Liberal Arts (BLA) degree at UNM
  • Step 3:  earn your Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Public Administration (MPA) at UNM
  • Step 4:  graduate with THREE DEGREES in five years.

https://innovationacademy.unm.edu/

UNM Army ROTC Shadow Program Information

Dear High School Student:
1. The University of New Mexico Army ROTC Cadet Shadow Program is designed for high
school seniors and juniors to spend the “day in the life” of an Army ROTC cadet. I would like to
invite you to spend a day with one of our students. The program should provide you with a
glimpse of what it is like as a cadet in Army ROTC at UNM.
2. We will host “shadow students” on any Thursday between 21 August and 7 December 2017.
The shadow days are scheduled on Thursdays to coincide with our ROTC classes and our weekly
leadership lab. Plan to arrive at the Army ROTC building at 9:15 AM on the day you are
scheduled to shadow. We are located at 1836 Lomas Boulevard on the University of New
Mexico campus. Shadow students will be able to attend all Army ROTC classes, university
classes, and participate in his/her sponsor cadet’s daily activities.
3. Please complete the attached questionnaire to assist us in assigning you a sponsor.
Simply fill in the boxes on the document, save it, and send it back as an attachment to an email.
Once you are assigned a sponsor cadet, that cadet will contact you to work out the specifics of
your visit.  http://armyrotc.unm.edu/index.php?page=forms
4. You will be responsible for transportation to and from UNM and your meals for the day.
Ensure you wear appropriate clothing based on the weather. Additionally, ensure you have shoes
that allow you to walk around on uneven desert terrain.
5. We look forward to seeing you. If you have any questions please contact Mr Erik Sevigny at
505-277-2270.
Erik Sevigny
Enrollment Officer
UNM Army ROTC