BCC ACCESS NEWSLETTER                              February 2020

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School CollegeTracks Team
Mrs. Patricia Olszewski
Program Director
202.810.3551

Mr. Ben Taylor
Program Coordinator
707.722.0427



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  HBCU College Fair!  
    

WHAT: HBCU College Fair and On-Site Admissions
WHEN: Friday, January 24, 2020 at 3:30pm-8:00pm
WHERE: Universities at Shady Grove
WHO: ALL Students and Parents can attend

Seniors, attend this event if you are applying to HBCU's. You can apply and receive an admission's decision at the fair!

This free event will provide students an opportunity to meet representatives from more than 60 HBCUs. Representatives will share information and answer questions from students and parents about admissions, financial aid, testing, majors and much more. 

Many HBCU representatives will hold on-site interviews with seniors. During the interviews, students can potentially receive application fee waivers, scholarship awards and on-site admission. On-the-spot interviews available for registered students starting at 3:30 p.m.

Online registration is required to attend. 
CLICK HERE to register!
CLICK HERE for a list of colleges participating!

On-the-Spot on-site Admission Interviews for seniors will 
b egin at 3:30 p.m.   (Interview Attire Recommended). 
See us about preparing your application materials!

SENIORS: DO THIS NOW!

  • Bring your college acceptance 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
  • Attend spring workshops
  • Talk to your 11th grade friends about CollegeTracks and bring them by to meet us!
For one on one help, schedule an  appointment with CollegeTracks TODAY!
  
SPRING WORKSHOPS FOR SENIORS! 
 
Seniors! You are invited to attend spring workshops to learn about additional financial aid opportunities, complete scholarship applications, and learn about financial aid award letters. 
Don't miss out on this opportunity! 
 
  
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JUNIORS: DO THIS NOW!
  • Come to CollegeTracks to determine if you should take the ACT or the SAT this spring.
  • Talk with us about the best test prep plan for you.
  • Keep up with your schoolwork! Every grade counts!
  • Follow CollegeTracks on social media - see above for accounts!
WE WILL BE EMAILING AND TEXTING YOU THIS MONTH. 
REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL!    

CHECK YOUR MESSAGES!

YOU are expected to read your messages DAILY.
  If you receive a message that you don't understand or if you need help, please show it to CollegeTracks. 

We are here to help!
  • Colleges, Federal Student Aid, and scholarship organizations may be sending you messages that you need to read. 
  • Sometimes there is critical information you need to know and items that require action.
  • If you have not received decision letters, colleges may be missing documents or information from you! 
         
Scholarships


 Let Mrs. Olszewski or Mr. Taylor know if you're applying for any of these scholarships! 
 
NAME:  Davidson Fellows Scholarship
DUE DATE:  2/12/2020
AMOUNT:  $10,000-$50,000
ELIGIBILITY:  Grades 9-12; Be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States, or a Permanent Resident of the United States residing in the United States, or be stationed overseas due to active U. S. military duty. Submit significant work in the STEM field or humanities.
M ORE INFO:   Click here

NAME:  30th Annual Poster Contest for High School Students
DUE DATE:  2/18/2020
AMOUNT:  $100-$1,000
ELIGIBILITY Must be a high school student. Students must work individually to create posters of original content. Posters are judged by a panel based on overall impact, expression of the year's theme, artistic merit and originality.
MORE INFO:  Click here

NAME:  Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge
DUE DATE:  2/26/2020
AMOUNT:  $15,000
ELIGIBILITY:  Grades 9-12; US Citizen or Permanent Resident; Students must create a 30-to 60-second video aimed at teenage drivers about how important it is to drive safely. 
MORE INFO: Click here

NAME:  Annual Create a Greeting Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest
DUE DATE:  3/2/2020
AMOUNT:  $10,000
ELIGIBILITY:  Grades 9-12; Submit original photo, artwork, or computer graphic for front of greeting card; US citizen or permanent resident, International students with visa to attend school also eligible. 
MORE INFO: Click here


         
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Location: Salisbury, Maryland
Application Deadlines: 
December 1, 2020 (early action) |  January 15, 2021 (regular decision)

FOUR FUN FACTS

1. Salisbury is a medium-sized public university with a total enrollment of 7,650 undergraduate students, so class sizes are smaller, compared to larger Maryland public universities (Townson, UMD, UMBC).

2.  Salisbury is a test-optional school for students with a 3.5+ GPA, meaning they do not require SAT or ACT scores for their application if you have a 3.5 or higher.

3. Salisbury is only 40 minutes away from Ocean City. Students commonly go to the beach for a day trip.

4. The most popular majors at Salisbury are: Biology, Business Administration, Kinesiology, Psychology, and Nursing.


Learn more about Salisbury University here!

  
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WHERE TO FIND US?
College & Career Center

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Thursdays, & Fridays
9:00am-5:00pm