Seniors: Scholarships/ College Announcements

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By Jose Castro

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MAPS stands for Mentors for Academic and Peer Support. MAPS is a college preparation program that is purely managed by former and current UCLA students. MAPS comes every Friday to LASGS to help juniors and seniors with their road to college. MAPS will be helping out students with SAT prep, FAFSA, college scholarships, and applications. This semester, MAPS will start helping students starting Friday February 8th from 3 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. These workshops  will be held in Ms. Mahmood’s class.

College Head Start Program

Hi Everyone,

I’m emailing you to inform you that we will be having an orientation for our College Head Start Program December 18th at CARECEN at 5pm. We are entering the second phase of our program. The first part we focused on helping students with their college applications. Next year students will begin to receive confirmations from the colleges they applied to if they got accepted or not. For many of our students the first challege is the application process now comes the real question. How are they going to pay for it? For the second phase we will be focusing on Fafsa applications, Dream Applications for students who are undocumented, and helping students look for scholarships. We will also focus on creating a financial plan so they can begin to learn how to budget themselves and begin to estimate how much money they need to raise. The orientation will be in December and the actual workshops will begin in January. We want to meet beforehand and find out what the students schedules will look like for next year so we can work around their schedule and meet on a day that can work for everyone.

If anyone has any questions about the program please feel free to contact me rveliz@carecen-la.org or you can reach me at the office 213.385.7800 x137. I can also do presentations if you need me I can take as little as 10min or if you need me to drop off fliers I can do that as well.

Rocio Veliz

Youth Coordinator

CARECEN (Central American Resource Center)

2845 West 7th Street

Los Angeles CA 90005

Phone Number 213.385.7800 x137

Email: rveliz@carecen-la.org

Fax 213.385.1094

Webwww.carecen-la.org

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Scholarships! 

It only takes one person to change your life – you!

1) Odenza Marketing Group Fall Scholarship – $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: September 30, 2012)

To be considered eligible for the Odenza Marketing Group Fall Scholarship you must:

1.  Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on September 30, 2012

2.  Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the September 30, 2012 deadline.

 Cash for College

Hi Seniors (and eager Juniors),

 As part of a program called MAPS@UCLA, UCLA university students will be at our school two days a week after school to provide support for seniors and juniors applying to college. This service will be provided exclusively to LA Global Studies seniors and juniors.  They will offer the following services to all seniors and juniors who attend:
  • mentorship
  • Academic Planning
  • personal statement writing
  • Financial Aid applications
  • College Applications (to any college not just UCLA!)
  • College Life
  • Field trips to other colleges
This Friday – September 21st from 3 pm – 4 pm in Rm. 2207 (Mahmood’s room) , MAPS @ UCLA will be hosting a Informational Meeting for all those interested. Food and drinks will be provided. The informational meeting will be hosted in Rm. 2207. All students (especially seniors) are welcome.

Agenda for This Friday’s Meeting:
  • Introductions / Ice breaker
  • Address current concerns about college apps, etc.
  • Overview of MAPS program and application
  • Work on college stuff – time permitting.
Selected students that submit the application and attend the informational meeting will receive priority for various services listed above. All students are welcome, however the selected students will have priority when space or volunteers are limited. 
 
For more information, or if you have any questions/concerns, please speak to or email Ms. Mahmood. 
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