BCC ACCESS NEWSLETTER                   February 2019
BCC High School CollegeTracks Team

Ms. Patricia Olszewski
Program Director

Ms. Jhessyka Vargas
Program Coordinator
What's Inside?

Please share your good news with CollegeTracks. Share your acceptance letter or email with us so we can make a copy and update your folder.

Plan to attend these important spring workshops  and learn about additional financial aid opportunities, get assistance to complete scholarship applications, and interpret financial aid award letters. 

Thank you for joining CollegeTracks

We know that there is a lot to think about before you go to college! That's why we are here. 
Our staff and volunteers are excited to help you plan a successful and rewarding future. 

Here are some things that you can do now:

1. Schedule an appointment to complete your Welcome Interview.

2. Stop by the office to determine if you should take the SAT or ACT in the spring.

3. Come to Junior Kick-Off at lunch on March 7th and sign up for workshops.

4. Prepare for the April SAT offered by BCC. Stop by the CCC for prep material.

5. Bring a classmate to register for CollegeTracks. 

6. Follow us on social media

7. Register and attend our spring workshops.

If you have questions, please stop by the CCC or  email us. We are here to help you! 

WHAT: HBCU College Fair and On-Site Admissions

WHEN: Friday, February 22nd from 4 PM-8 PM

WHERE: The Universities at Shady Grove (Bldg. 3)

WHO: ALL students and families may attend.

WHY: Learn about HBCUs and talk to college reps, apply on-site and receive an admissions decision at the fair.  CLICK HERE for a list of participating colleges.

HOW: All student participants must FOLLOW THIS LINK TO REGISTER through Naviance.

Please see Mrs. Parmelee for more information

NAME: Davidson Fellows Scholarship
DUE DATE: February 13, 2019
AMOUNT: $10, 000-$50,000
ELIGIBILITY: Grades 9-12;  U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Submit significant work in the STEM field or humanities. 

NAME: Annual Create A Greeting Card Scholarship Contest
DUE DATE: February 28 , 2019
AMOUNT:  $10,000
ELIGIBILITY: Grades 9-12; U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or International students with education visa may apply.  

NAME: The Hispanic Scholarship Fund
DUE DATE:  February 15, 2019
AMOUNT:  $1,500 for 2-year college; $2,500 for 4-year colleges  
ELIGIBILITY: Be of Hispanic heritage,  U.S. citizen, permanent resident, I-551 passport, or DACA status, minimum 3.0 GPA, must be enrolled in a high school, a 2-year or 4-year accredited college.
NAME: Bernie Scholarship
DUE DATE:  March 1, 2019
AMOUNT: Up to $1,500
ELIGIBILITY: US Citizen or DREAMER, live in subsidized housing in Montgomery County, minimum 2.0 GPA unweighted. Essay required.

NAME:  Central Scholarship
DUE DATE:  April 1, 2019
AMOUNT:  Up to $10,000
ELIGIBILITY: In grade 12, Maryland resident, minimum GPA of 2.0, family income is below $90,000 per year, or $66,000 for students pursuing career and tech training.  US citizen or a permanent resident 
Enter the 2019  Scholarship Challenge!
Win a CollegeTracks T-Shirt or BCC Earphones!

2. After verifying your eligibility, apply for as many scholarships as you can between February 1st through February 28th. 

3. Take a screenshot or photo of your submission's confirmation email or your completed application. 

4. Email jvargas@collegetracksusa.org with a document that includes your name, scholarship name, link for the scholarship, and proof of submission before February 28th. 

5. Winners will be notified on Friday, March 1st at lunch
studentspotlightS tudent Spotlight:
Samantha Paul

Samantha has been accepted to Catholic University, Mount Saint Mary's University, Towson University, and Salisbury University!

What has been the most surprising part of the college application process?
I was surprised by the amount work and by the time it consumed. I knew I had to put in a lot of work, but I was surprised by how stressful it was to juggle my academics and my college applications.

What major do you want to study?
I want to study nursing.

What advice do you have for juniors in CollegeTracks?
Visit as many colleges as you can over the summer. 
Make a list and figure out what you want to study because I wasn't sure I wanted to study nursing at first. 
This will help you know what colleges to apply to.

  • The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is a land-grant, historically black college founded in 1886 as the Delaware Conference Academy.
  • UMES offers major programs leading to B.A. and B.S. degrees in the arts and sciences, professional studies, and agricultural sciences. The most popular undergraduate major is business/marketing (17%). They also offer engineering and criminal justice majors!
  • The college has a unique Aviation Sciences Program where students can receive a B.S. in Aviation Science, with a concentration in professional pilot training.  
  • There are approximately 3,000 undergraduate students enrolled; Students come from 30 states and 55 other countries. 53% of students live in off-campus housing.
  • Ocean City is less than an hour away from the campus. 
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