BCC ACCESS NEWSLETTER                          April 2019
Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
CollegeTracks Team

Mrs. Patricia Olszewski
Program Director
Cell: 240-740-0428
Email: polszewski@collegetracksusa.org

Ms. Jhessyka Vargas
Program Coordinator
Cell: 707-722-0427
Email: jvargas@collegetracksusa.org
(May 1)

Seniors, did you know you need to decide which college you are going to attend by May 1st?
  • Decision Day is the deadline to let most colleges know you are going to attend. 
  • On that day, you'll be expected to pay your enrollment deposit to secure your spot at the college of your choice.
  • Check your MDCAPS account and accept any grants that you are awarded.
  • Bring your financial aid award letters to the CollegeTracks office as you receive them. We will estimate the costs and compare the results.
  • We can help you make a decision by May 1st!
Need help with determining cost of attendance?

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!

Drop by the CollegeTracks office to learn more!
Junior Spring Workshops

Spring Workshops are in full swing!

Workshops are once a week (either Monday or Thursday) at 2:30 pm in room A222


Click Here for the April Scholarship Packet

 Let Ms. Olszewski or Ms. V know if you're applying for any of these scholarships!

NAME:  Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation Scholarship
DUE DATE:  April 7, 2019
AMOUNT:  $1,000-$25,000 (20)
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 2019, demonstrate commitment to community service, have a 2.75 or higher GPA, combined SAT scores of 850 or 19 or higher on the ACT, demonstrate financial need. 
MORE INFO:  Click here

NAME: Negative Population Growth Scholarship Essay Contest  
DUE DATE: April 19, 2019
AMOUNT: $750 to $2,000   
ELIGIBILITY: Open to high school seniors. Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident. Essay required.   
MORE INFO: Click here

NAME: Minds in Motion MD: Scholar-Athlete Scholarship 
DUE DATE: April 11, 2019
AMOUNT: $1,000
ELIGIBILITY: Must have participated in interscholastic athletics while in high school, have a minimun GPA of 3.25, SAT/ACT scores required, no citizenship requirements.
MORE INFO:  Click here

Click here  for scholarships that do not require U.S. Citizenship
Maranata Kassahun

Maranata applied to 10 colleges and has been accepted to 6 colleges! She has met with CollegeTracks to discuss her cost of attendance at each college and has taken an active step to apply to scholarships!  Way to go, Maranata!
1. What are you interested in studying in college and why?
I am interested in studying Pre-Med and that's because I love helping people with health issues.

2. What part of college are you looking forward to the most?
I am looking forward to having helpful and skilled teachers that will help me build up my skills. When I get to college I also want to join clubs that will help me in my field of study so that I will be familiar with it. 

3. Maranata's advice for Juniors:
Focus on your education because you want to get a good GPA since most colleges see your junior year GPA instead of your senior year GPA. Come to CollegeTracks because you will get a lot of information about colleges and you will get help to apply to colleges and other things that are important.

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 and 13 NCAA Division II athletic teams!

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!

Here are some tips and resources.  
Where To Find Us?

College and Career Center
Mondays, Tuesdays,  Thursdays, & Fridays 
9:00am - 5:00pm
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