Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program
e-Newsletter | February 2019
Community Corner
Coffee and Conversation with AVC Jeff Orgera (left)
 and student Leonel Perez (right) ( PC: CASP Office)


Greetings 

We hope your Winter Quarter is going smoothly! We are almost halfway through the academic year, and there are still many opportunities for you to apply to programs, research projects, and jobs on campus.

Congratulations to Stuart Madison, Dawn Vazquez-Gonzalez, Madison Ochoa, Julia Duggs, and Jamillah Murtadha,  our January newsletter contest winners, now proud owners of the exclusive   CASP windbreaker. Didn't get a chance last month?  Make sure to read through our newsletter for more opportunities to win CASP swag!

Visit the CASP day-to-day calendar of events to keep up-to-date with CASP events, resources, and other opportunities.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at casp@ucsd.edu, (858) 534-8366 or stop by the CASP office on the 5th Floor of the Student Services Center (suite #555).

TopIn this issue you will find:

CASP EVENTS, REQUIREMENTS, AND INFORMATION:
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS: 

MATH AND WRITING SUPPORT:


(858) 534 - 8366
5th Floor Student Services Center, Suite #555



ImportantDatesIMPORTANT FALL QUARTER DATES




Friday, February 1st


Deadline to drop a class without a "W." Please visit college academic advising office for more information regarding drop deadline.

Tuesday, February 5th


CASP Faculty Speaker Series - Requirement for 2018 Cohort


Friday, February 15th


Deadline to drop a class with a "W." Please visit college academic advising office for more information regarding drop deadline.


Monday, February 18th


Presidents' Day Holiday - All offices will be closed



Friday, March 15th


Instruction ends

CASP Study Jam taking place from 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM at the CASP office (Student Services Center, #555)

Saturday, March 16th - Saturday, March 23rd


Finals Week

Saturday, March 23rd


Winter Quarter ends

Sunday, March 24th - Wednesday, March 27th

Spring Break


Wednesday, March 27th


Spring Quarter begins

Friday, March 29th


César Chávez Holiday - All offices and campus closed


Monday, April 1st


Instruction begins

Friday, April 12th


Deadline to add a class/change grading option

Friday, April 26th


Deadline to drop a class without a "W."  Please visit college academic advising office for more information regarding drop deadline.





Friday, May 10th


Deadline to drop a class with a "W." Please visit college academic advising office for more information regarding drop deadline.


Monday, May 27th


Memorial Day observance - All offices and campus closed

Wednesday, June 4th


CASPgrad Celebration - If you are a graduating student, come to receive your CASP graduation medallion and celebrate!


Friday, June 7th


Instruction ends

CASP Study Jam taking place from 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM at the CASP office (Student Services Center, #555)

Saturday, June 8th - Friday, June 14th


Finals Week

Friday, June 14th


Spring Quarter ends

Saturday, June 15th - Sunday, June 16th


Commencement Weekend

CASPadvisingCOLLEGES @ CASP - WINTER 2019
ATTENTION 2018 Cohort and 2017 Cohort: By attending this event, you can fulfill one of your meeting requirements for academic advising.


CASPspeakerWI19CASP FACULTY SPEAKER SERIES WINTER 2019 - REQUIREMENT FOR 2018 COHORT
Attending this presentation is a requirement  for the CASP 2018 Cohort. Event is open to all students.



SRSJobFair19SRS STUDENT JOB FAIR
HEARTSSCHOLARSRSVP FOR HEARTS AND SCHOLARS - FEBRUARY 28, 2019
EVC Elizabeth Simmons, AJ Gallo '21, Karen Silberman, Jeff Silberman, Meghan Stern '21, Leslie Lopez '21, James Garrafa Luna '21 (PC: UC San Diego Publications)

Hearts and Scholars is an annual event that unites UC San Diego scholarship recipients with the philanthropists who support them. This event is open to all CASP students.

When:  Thursday, February 28,  4-8 p.m.
Where:  Marriot La Jolla (Transportation to and from campus will be provided) 
Students must RSVP with Emily Shin at eshin@ucsd.edu

Students who would like to attend are required to attend an event info session with Emily prior to the event for one of the following days (pizza will be provided) for at least 30 minutes:

Tuesday, February 19th from 11:30AM - 1:30PM

Thursday, February 21st from 10:00AM - 12:00PM



For questions or concerns, please contact casp@ucsd.edu or Emily Shin at eshin@ucsd.edu

CASPatUCSDCASP ALUMNI AT UC SAN DIEGO - JACQUELINE LE (2013 COHORT)
PC: UCSD Jacobs School

After graduating from UC San Diego with a major in Public Heath and a minor in Psychology, Jacqueline Le from the CASP 2013 Cohort (our first student cohort!) joined the Jacobs School of Engineering Dean's Office as a Facilities and Fiscal Assistant 

As an undergrad,  Jacqueline was involved with the Health Frontiers in Tijuana Clinic, International House, the UC San Diego Scholars Society, and the Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program. 

Congratulations Jacqueline on all of your success, we're so happy to continue having you as part of UC San Diego!

linkedinCASP ALUMNI - JOIN OUR LINKEDIN GROUP
HDHHDH ROOM SELECTION 2019-20 AND MORE
Living on Campus 2019-20

Room Selection 2019 (for those that are eligible to live on campus next year)  is just around the corner!  Your 2019-20 housing eligibility status will be available online on January 31, 2019. Instructions on how to access your eligibility status will be emailed to your UC San Diego email account on that day. Key dates and deadlines will also be posted. Keep an eye out for future Room Selection emails and reminders. Feel free to email Pa Chia Vue at pachia@ucsd.edu if you have any questions about living on campus. 
 
For those not eligible to live on campus, our Fall Quarter housing waitlist will open over the summer.  Check our web for more information:https://hdh.ucsd.edu/housing/currentresidents/pages/Waitlist.html
 
 
Online Card Office
Do you need to deposit more funds to your Dining Plan or Triton Cash?  You can do so by visiting the Online Card Office at http://tcas.ucsd.edu
 

Bike Lockers
Interested in renting a bike locker to store your bike on campus? 

Visit https://hdh.ucsd.edu/gettingaround.html for more information.    


fafsaAPPLY TO FAFSA


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for all students.
 

For any questions or concerns regarding your FAFSA/CA dream application, contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship office at finaid@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-4480.

SummerSessionSUMMER SESSION PREVIEW OF CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE



Preview of Courses is updated frequently. This is only a guide, and not the final list of Summer 2019 courses.
Course titles appear in their format from the Schedule of Classes. For complete course names, course descriptions, and prerequisite requirements, please refer to the  UC San Diego Course Catalog .


studentsurvey2019 STUDENT SATISFACTION SURVEY
URSUNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP
shpeSHPE GRADUATE ROADMAP
AliciaGarzaMARSHALL SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS ALICIA GARZA











  
Feb. 26 | 5:00 - 6:30 PM | PC West Ballroom

Marshall College is excited to welcome co-creator of Black Lives Matter (and Marshall College alum!) Alicia Garza. . She is here to share  her ideas and vision for sparking comprehensive societal change and ending social injustice, police brutality and systemic racism in America.


xicancgradXICANX/LATINX GRADUATION SIGN-UPS
CASP SWAG!
Do you want some CASP swag? We are giving away  10 CASP portable chargers and notebooks to our newsletter readers!

Want to claim one? Send us an email at  casp@ucsd.edu with the subject line "CASP Newsletter Winner." We'll notify you if you're a winner!  THE FIRST TEN RESPONDENTS WILL WIN A CASP PORTABLE CHARGER AND FANCY JOURNAL!

We'll send you an email with a confirmation saying we have your swag ready for pick-up at our office (Student Services Center, Suite #555)


TritonKTRITON 5K -  APRIL 7TH, 2019
Join Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and 3,000 fellow students, alumni, staff, faculty and friends for a 3.1 mile adventure through the heart of campus-past iconic campus landmarks like the world-renowned Geisel Library and the Stuart Collection's "Sun God" in support of student scholarships.

All ages are welcome to participate in the Triton 5K. Please note, that only the top male & female finishers in the listed age ranges will be considered for an award.

CASP is getting a team together! Interested in joining the team? Or want a promo code for a free registration? 
E-mail Ria Rodriguez at m4rodriguez@uccsd.edu

For more information, visit 5k.ucsd.edu 

SDFoundationSAN DIEGO FOUNDATION COMMON APPLICATION AVAILABLE
Winter break is around the corner and that  means it is the perfect time for students to start The San Diego Foundation  2019-2020 Common Scholarship Application

The San Diego Foundation Common Scholarship Application gives San Diego students access to more than 100 scholarships that comprise our Community Scholarship Program by filling out just one application.

Scholarship awards will be made to students who will be attending:
  • Four-year universities
  • Community colleges
  • Career/technical schools 
  • Graduate and medical schools
  • Teaching credential programs
Students can access the application at SDFoundation.org/CSA.

The deadline to complete the application is 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 2pm (PST).

In addition to listing separate awards, The San Diego Foundation website has a number of other tools to help students, parents, and mentors navigate the scholarships process. On the students tab you can find  award criteriaTips for a Competitive Application, and a practice application to prepare for December 1st.


For questions, contact the San Diego Foundation at  scholarships@sdfoundation.org or (619) 814-1343.

GenderClinicFREE NAME AND GENDER-MARKER CHANGES CLINIC
Free clinic for transgender and non-binary individuals seeking name and/or gender-marker changes on official documents. 
 
Based on recent demand, the LGBT Resource Center is going to pilot having the Clinic twice monthly for the first part of the year - the second Tuesday and fourth Wednesday of the month for January through March.  
 
2019 dates:
- February 12th and 27th.
- March 12th and 27th. 




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SLSDISCOVER THE LAW PROGRAM WITH STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES
Discover the Law is a legal education program comprised of a series of 39 workshops on law-related topics.  It is designed to educate students about their rights and responsibilities, inform them about different areas of law, provide tips on how to jump start their career whether in law or another profession, and teach practical ways to stay savvy and safe.


This is a great opportunity for students thinking of applying to law school, but students need not be considering a career in law to participate. Discover the Law is not offered for academic credit.


You may wish to participate in Discover the Law because:

* By attending just four of the 39 workshops on 33 different topics, you will earn a certificate that demonstrates your commitment to learning more about the law and law-related issues.
* You will gain practical knowledge that will help you avoid legal problems.
* You will enhance your resume or graduate school application.
* You will get to connect with professionals and other students interested in law and law-related topics.
* It's free, and you don't have to leave campus to participate!


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taxworkshopFREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICES FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS
HACUHACU: NATIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM INFORMATION SESISON
DorisDukeDORIS DUKE CONSERVATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM
 
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington is a diverse, committed, and creative community from around the country that aims to change the face, practice and future of conservation.
 
What:  They support emerging conservation scholars in developing innovative perspectives and skills by providing opportunities to strengthen connections between nature conservation, identities, and environmental justice.
 
Who can apply: The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program are looking for 20 undergraduates who reflect cross-cultural perspectives with an emphasis on students from underrepresented groups in the conservation field.

More about the Program
Questions? Visit  http://uwconservationscholars.org/ or email Doris Duke Conservation Scholars at ddcsp@uw.edu

STARUSTAR U SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
HSFscholarsHISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND (HSF) SCHOLARSHIP

 HSF is the nation's leading provider of scholarships and services designed to give Latino students full access to the opportunity a college education can provide. Founded in 1975, they have awarded over $588 million in scholarships. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000, and Finalists who do not received financial awards nevertheless qualify to be HSF Scholars and have access to their full range of Scholar Support Services, such as leadership development, mentoring, and career services that include recruitment for internships and job opportunities.

HSF Scholarship Application Deadline for Phase I:  February 15, 2019, 11:59 PM PT

Eligibility:
  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen ( as defined by FAFSA)
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited four-year university, or graduate program, in the fall of the desired scholarship year
  • Submit a FAFSA or State-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

SAMESAME FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
ColumbiaSchoolSUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIP AT COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL
 
Columbia Business School is seeking outstanding applications for the 2019 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and introduces the interns to the world of business research.  Under the guidance of Columbia Business School's leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, and data analytics.  This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all majors are encouraged to apply. 
 
The internship program is designed for undergraduate students at the end of their sophomore or junior year and first year Masters students.  Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Most of the top interns have gone to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science, Management, Operations Research, and Data Science. Many have been selected to join CBS as full-time Research Associates or admitted to one of CBS' PhD programs.

All prospective interns must have the following qualifications:
  • Enthusiasm for research, intellectual curiosity, and excellent communications skills
  • The ability to learn new concepts and tools and apply them to your projects
Skills for Quantitative Projects
  • Most Economics, Finance, and Accounting (and economics based management and marketing) projects require:
    • Strong background or major in econometrics and statistics
    • The ability to run regressions using statistical packages such as STATA or R
  • Quantitative projects in Management, Marketing or DRO require:
    • Background or major in mathematics, computer science, or engineering
    • Strong programming background (C/C++, Python, R, or Matlab, etc.)
  • Some projects may require the ability to do text processing using Python or Perl familiarity with basic machine learning algorithms
Skills for Behavioral projects in Management or Marketing
  • Interest in behavioral experiments - background or major in Psychology
  • Knowledge of SPSS, some projects may require knowledge of Python or R
The program runs from May 28, 2019 - July 26 or August 2, 2019 (end dates to be determined).  On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided.

To apply, please fill out the application form at the following website:  https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs/pre-doctoral-research/summer-research-internship

The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2019.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  The application process is highly competitive, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


CORECAFE2019 CORE QUE LLUEVA CAFE SCHOLARSHIP

Chicano Organizing & Research in Education (CORE) recently announced this year's scholarship opportunity. It is open to undocumented high school/GED graduates who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. This scholarship aims to support the dreams, hopes and aspirations of college bound undocumented students so that they can earn their college education.

Here are the eligibility requirements:
  • Must be an undocumented student (DACA students are eligible).
  • Must be or will be a high school/GED graduate who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the 2019-2020 academic year.
            • Note: "Due to limited funds, current college students who have already graduated high school or received their GED are not eligible."

               
The Application Deadline is March 2, 2019.  For more information, please visit the official website by clicking here.


latsOASIS LATS SERVICES
 
 CHECK OUT THESE WRITING WORKSHOPS AT OASIS!



 OnlineTutoringTEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS - ONLINE TUTORING
 
The Teaching + Learning Commons are pleased to announce that their Online Tutoring program is now active for Spring Quarter!

 Tutors will be available for  Math 3C, 10A, 10B, 10C, 20A, 20C, 11 and 18 and Chemistry 6B and 6C tutoring.

For more information, please  click here  or visit their website and  commons.ucsd.edu .

writingWRITING HELP
Need help with a writing project? Want to be sure you understand the assignment? Want to talk through your ideas or get a second opinion on whether your point is coming across clearly? 
The Writing + Critical Expression Hub ("Writing Hub") can help!
 
Located in the Geisel Library, the Writing Hub offers every UC San Diego student free one-on-one help with any writing project-from cover letters to lab reports, research papers to grant proposals. Visit the Writing Hub to meet with a supportive, well-trained peer writing mentor who will help you gain perspective on what works and what can be improved in your writing.
 
The Writing + Critical Expression Hub | writinghub.ucsd.edu |  writinghub@ucsd.edu
 
Visit  http://writinghub.ucsd.edu to learn more

AcadToolsTOOLS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
CASPsnapsCASPsnaps
CASP second-year peer mentors (CPMs) and CASP mentees at their Winter 2019 quarterly event.  Photo credit: CASP Office
CASP provides support services to our students, not just during their first year at UC San Diego, but throughout their entire time with us.

Our CASP Peer Mentors (CPMs) are here to guide continuing students after their first year, and wish to continue building community with CASP.

If you are interested in participating with the CPMs, please visit our website at casp.ucsd.edu to learn more about how to apply.