WHS ACCESS NEWSLETTER                          April 2018
Wheaton High School CollegeTracks Team


Ms. Meghan Lynch 
Program Director
240.560.2317
mlynch@collegetracksusa.org

Mr. Dwaine Brown
Program Coordinator
240.293.0324
dbrown@collegetracksusa.org

Ms. Rula Zaru 
Program Coordinator 
240.244.6640
rzaru@collegetracksusa.org
         
SENIOR GRADUATION CELEBRATION!

Seniors and families, join us to celebrate the
Class of 2018 CollegeTacks High School seniors who are off to college in the fall and Success program participants who will graduate from college this year!


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6:30-8:30pm 
Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring, MD

Food courtesy of California Tortilla!
**There will be raffles and prizes for students!

Seniors and families, CLICK HERE to RSVP!
         
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT
 
Ada M.   

Ada has already received 3 scholarships for 2018-2019 and continues to apply for more!

1. What are you interested in studying in college and why?
Criminal Justice because I want to go to law school after college!

2. What part of college are you looking forward to the most?
Being independent and being on my own!

3. What are you passionate about?
Volunteer work with children. I have worked with the George B Thomas Saturday School for seven years!

4. Ada's advice for Juniors:  Start early & apply for scholarships!
         
Seniors: Join the Success Program!


Did you know you can take CollegeTracks to college with you?


A CollegeTracks Success Coach will help you with your academics, financial aid, career opportunities, and life as a college student!

Info Sessions:
4/23 during lunch
4/23 after school
4/24 during lunch
4/24 after school


  CLICK HERE to sign up for a Success Info Session!
         
NATIONAL COLLEGE DECISION DAY (May 1)!

Seniors, did you know you need to decide which college you are going to attend by May 1st?
 
  • National deadline to let colleges know you are going to attend
  • Pay your enrollment deposit 
  • Come to CollegeTracks to review your financial aid award letters
  • We can help you make a decision by May 1st!

Make an appointment with CollegeTracks today!
         
SENIORS DO NOW!
  • Sign up for the CollegeTracks graduation celebration
  • Apply to scholarships, including Legislative scholarships
  • Schedule an appointment to review your financial aid award letter
  • Submit your MC financial air paperwork
  • Bring in your acceptance and financial aid award letters
  • Complete ALL of your college applications
  • Sign up for an appointment with a CollegeTracks Success Coach so you can take CollegeTracks to college
Schedule an appointment with CollegeTracks TODAY!
     
SPRING WORKSHOPS FOR JUNIORS! 
CollegeTracks is hosting workshops for 
JUNIORS
who are beginning their college and financial aid processes.
 

Workshops will be held after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30pm!

 
Come to CollegeTracks to sign up for a day!
     
JUNIORS DO NOW!  
  • Schedule your CollegeTracks interview
  • Keep up with your schoolwork, every grade counts
  • Sign up for and attend Spring workshops
  • Follow up on workshop tasks
  • Email Ms. Hammond Davis to request a copy of your unofficial transcript. See CollegeTracks for help sending the email!
  • Follow CollegeTracks on social media- see below for accounts
 REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL! 
 
$CHOLARSHIP SPOTLIGHT

CLICK HERE FOR THE APRIL SCHOLARSHIP PACKET

 Let Ms. Lynch, Mr. Brown, or Ms. Rula know if you're applying for any of these scholarships! 

NAME:  Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation Scholarship
DUE DATE:  April 8, 2018
AMOUNT:  $1,000-$10,000 (25)
ELIGIBILITY: Graduate from a high school in the DMV, be a U.S. citizen, be admitted and committed to attend a four-year college in the Fall of 2018, demonstrate commitment to community service, have a 2.75 or higher GPA, combined SAT scores of 850 or 19 or higher on the ACT, exhibit financial need. 
MORE INFO:  Click here

NAME:  Student Insights-Student View Scholarship
DUE DATE: April 22, 2018
AMOUNT:  $500-$4,000
ELIGIBILITY:  Complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges and be entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.
MORE INFO: Click here

NAME: Great Minds in Stem Heenaac Awards
DUE DATE:  April 30, 2018
AMOUNT: $500-$10,000
ELIGIBILITY: Must demonstrate leadership, must be interested in a Science, technology, Engineering, or Math related major, GPA of 3.0 or higher, must enroll in a 2 or 4 year college during fall 2019, must be of Hispanic origin or actively participate in Hispanic community
MORE INFO:

NAME: Central Scholarship
DUE DATE:  April 3, 2018
AMOUNT: Up to $10,000 per year
ELIGIBILITY:  Maryland resident in grade 12 with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Family income is below $90,000 per year, or $66,000 for students pursuing career/technology training. Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident. 
MORE INFO:  

Click here for scholarships that do not require U.S. citizenship!
  
COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT! 


DID YOU KNOW?

Shepherd was founded in 1871 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia and approximately 3,800 undergraduates attend the university.




Shepherd University offers more than 79 undergraduate programs, which include a variety of majors!


Shepherd is recommended for students interested in majoring in Sports Communication, Sports Marketing, Athletic Coaching, Aquatic Science, Environmental Engineering, Photography/Computer Imagery, and Historic Preservation/Public History.
  

Shepherd has twelve NCAA Division II teams, including men's football, men's basketball, women's basketball, and women's volleyball (among others).

See CollegeTracks to learn more about Shepherd!
  
SHOUT OUTS
  • Wheaton High school administrators and staff, we appreciate all you do to support and encourage students!
  • Great job to juniors who are attending ACT/SAT prep and CollegeTracks workshops!
  • Shoutout to all of the Seniors for your continuous dedication to the college application process!
  • Thank you to the CollegeTracks volunteers for their continued dedication to student success. 
  
WHERE TO FIND US?
Room 1007
Mondays, Tuesdays, 
Thursdays, & Fridays 
9:00am-5:00pm
CONNECT WITH COLLEGETRACKS!
    @CollegeTracks         @WHSCollegTrks        @CollegeTracks  @CollegeTracksWheaton