WHS ACCESS NEWSLETTER               March 2018
Wheaton High School CollegeTracks Team


Ms. Meghan Lynch 
Program Director
240.221.1699
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
         
Seniors: Join the Success Program!

Did you know you can take CollegeTracks to college?

Sign up for the Success Program to get matched with a Success Coach who will help you work toward your academic and career goals throughout college!

SUCCESS PROGRAM INFO SESSIONS:

Monday, 3/5: lunch
Monday, 3/5: after school
Tuesday, 3/6: lunch
Tuesday, 3/6: after school

SIGN UP HERE!
         
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT
 
Keneth A.   

1. What are you interested in studying in college and why?
I am interested in graphic design. I took a class in 10th and 11th grade and I loved it. I like turning ideas into visual expressions. 

2. What are you passionate about?
Art and how it can be interpreted many ways. Each viewer will see something different! 

3. What part of college are you looking forward to the most?
The experience of living on my own, away from my parents, and the freedom to make my own decisions.

4. Keneth's advice for Juniors in CollegeTracks:
Don't be shy in asking for help because CollegeTracks is here to help you succeed! 
         
SPRING WORKSHOPS FOR SENIORS 
 
There are TWO more scholarship workshops!!

March 6th & 8th @ Lunch: 
MCPS/Legislative Scholarships
 
March 13th & 15th After School: 
Central Scholarship Wrap Up 

Come to CollegeTracks to sign up! 
         
SENIORS DO NOW!
 
  • Bring your college acceptance and financial aid award letters to CollegeTracks!
  • Visit colleges during early release and no-school days.
  • Claim your MC account!
  • Complete your FAFSA!
  • Complete any necessary financial aid paperwork!
  • Apply to at least 3 scholarships!
  • Sign up for spring workshops!
  • Encourage your 11th grade friends to join CollegeTracks!

Schedule an appointment with CollegeTracks TODAY!
     
UPCOMING TESTING OPPORTUNITIES



Don't Miss Out On These Opportunities!!



JUNIORS TAKING THE SAT:
Register for the FREE SAT at WHS on March 21st!

JUNIORS TAKING THE ACT:
Register for the June 9th ACT for free!

SENIORS TAKING THE ACCUPLACER FOR MC:
 
Register for the 
ACCUPLACER at WHS on March 21st!

SEE MS. POLISCHECK TO REGISTER!
     

JUNIOR KICK-OFF WEEK 
IS MARCH 5th through MARCH 9th
Meet the CollegeTracks staff and volunteers
  • Sign up for Spring Workshops
  • Bring a friend not signed up with CollegeTracks to get candy and be entered in a gift card raffle 
Any day during lunch or after school!
         
ATTENTION JUNIORS!!!!
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Presents:

 
 
  • Attend free workshops to help you prepare for the college application and financial aid processes 
  • Learn how to prepare, plan, and pay for college
  • Parents can join sessions in English or Spanish
  • Interact with HSF scholars, alumni, and staff
Who:  All middle and high school students can attend
When: 
Saturday, March 9th from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Where: 
The Cloyd Heck Marvin Center at GWU
George Washington University
800 21st Street, NW
The Cloyd Heck Marvin Center
Washington, DC 20052

     
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!
 

Come to CollegeTracks to sign up!  
     
JUNIORS DO NOW!  
  • Schedule your CollegeTracks interview!
  • Keep up with your schoolwork, every grade counts!
  • Attend the Junior Kick-Off on March 9th during lunch!
  • Sign up for and attend Spring workshops!
  • Follow CollegeTracks on social media- see below for accounts!
WE WILL BE EMAILING AND TEXTING YOU THIS MONTH. REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL! 
 
$CHOLARSHIP SPOTLIGHT

CLICK HERE FOR THE MARCH SCHOLARSHIP PACKET

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

NAME:  Tzu Chi Scholars
DUE DATE:  March 10, 2018
AMOUNT:  $1,000 (Multiple Awards)
ELIGIBILITY: Students in grade 12 who demonstrate financial need for college, minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA, enroll full-time in a college during the fall of 2018.
MORE INFO:  Click here

NAME:  Bernie Scholarship Awards
DUE DATE: March 20, 2018
AMOUNT:  $1,000-$1,500
ELIGIBILITY:  Total household income must not exceed provided requirements, high school student in grade 12 with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Must be a resident of Montgomery County and live in housing owned, managed or administered by either the Housing Opportunities Commission, Rockville Housing Enterprises, Edgewood Management Corp., or live in the Scotland Community.
MORE INFO: Click here

NAME: Esperanza Scholarship
DUE DATE:  March 30, 2018
AMOUNT: $5,500-$20,000
ELIGIBILITY: Must be born outside of the U.S. or have two parents born outside of the U.S., family income less than $100,000 in 2017, graduating senior in the DMV, must be planning to enroll full-time at an accredited public college or university in the academic year the award is offered
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?
All Goucher undergraduates are required to study abroad at least one time before graduation. 



All Goucher undergraduates are required to study abroad at least one time before graduation.



Goucher is one of the Colleges That Change Lives because it offers opportunities to research and engage with faculty, apply learning in hands-on environments, and become a global citizen by studying abroad. 




Goucher's mascot is the Gopher and can be spotted at various campus events!




CollegeTracks staff and students from WHS, BCC, and Watkins Mill visited Goucher this year and  learned that Goucher allows students to apply by submitted a video about themselves instead of a standard online application!   

  
 Stop by CollegeTracks to learn more about Goucher!!
  
SHOUT OUTS
  • Wheaton High school administrators and staff, we appreciate all you do to support and encourage students!
  • Shoutout to all of the Seniors for your continuous dedication to the college application process!
  • Congratulations to the seniors who have started receiving acceptance letters! 
  • 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!
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