Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Congratulations Parent Workshop Attendees!

Today marks the end of our 6-week parent workshop series focusing on graduation and college requirements. 

Thank you to all the SUHi staff and parent volunteers who helped coordinate this wonderful learning experience for our parents. 

A special thank you to our parents for committing these past 6-weeks to learning how they can best help prepare their children for post-secondary success!

Parents of alumni sharing their experiences!

Thank you parents for your participation!

Missed the CSU Deadline? You have a Second Chance!

Hi Seniors!

In case you missed the CSU application deadline, CSU Bakersfield and CSU East Bay still accepting applications!

See your counselor if you have questions!

Yale University Admissions Presentation

You are invited to Yale University’s admissions presentation
12/18, Wednesday 9AM
in the Counseling Center.

Come to the counseling center for a pass to attend with teacher's permission. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Alliant University Middle College Classes at SUHSD

Just one last reminder that the deadline for students to register for the Alliant-Sweetwater Middle College classes is this Friday December 13, 2013.    

Please fax the completed application to Fax: (619) 407-4982

Please call Troy Mason
SUHSD District Counselor on Special Assignment
Curriculum and Instruction
Compact for Success
Office: (619) 585-6044

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sweetwater District February 1, 2014 EPT/ELM Exams

The California State University (CSU) requires you to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam prior to enrollment in the CSU. Your scores will determine which Math and English courses you should take to begin your career at CSU. You may be exempt from taking the EPT or ELM based on your scores earned on other appropriate tests such as the CSU's Early Assessment Program (EAP) tests in English and Mathematics, the SAT®, ACT®, or Advanced Placement® (AP). This site will determine if you are exempt as part of the registration process. For more information about the EPT and ELM click on the
EPT/ELM Information Bulletin (PDF)

.As part of its Compact for Success, San Diego State University is pleased to offer a special administration of the CSU English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) Exam on Saturday, February 1, 2014 specifically designed for seniors in the Sweetwater Union High School District. The exams will be offered remotely at Sweetwater High School in National City and additional support staff will be available on the day of the exam. The combined EPT/ELM will be administered as well as separate sessions for just the EPT and the ELM alone.

Registration is online at www.ets.org/csu. Click on the registration link on the right-hand side and follow the directions for the desired exam(s). During the registration process, select “San Diego State University” as the location and “February 1, 2014” as the date. Your admission ticket will automatically contain reporting information for this special administration at Sweetwater High School.

Students may not register for the EPT or ELM if they have previously satisfied the requirement through EAP, ACT, or SAT score; also, the EPT may be taken only once. While the ELM can be attempted more than once, students taking the ELM at the Sweetwater administration may NOT also take it at any CSUbetween January 13 and February 8, 2014.

The cost for each exam is $18 ($36 if you are taking both the EPT and the ELM) and is payable by credit card at the time you register, not the day of the exam.

If you have any questions prior to the test, please contact John Gaughen in the Testing Office at jgaughen@mail.sdsu.edu.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

I wanted to pass on to you an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.  Apprentice program is designed to encourage students to pursue science and engineering careers.  Students will receive a stipend amount of $3,300 for the 8 weeks.  The local laboratory that students would be apprentice at is Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center - Pacific (San Diego,CA) located at Pt Loma.  Online application is now open until January 6, 2014 and the application is located on the link below.
Website link:

Thank you,
Edgar Guerrero

LCDR Edgar "Bert" Guerrero
ANSO San Diego Chapter President
Work Phone: (619)221-7627
Cell Phone: (619) 616-9141
Home email: eguerrero74@me.com

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Scholarship Bulletin : NOVEMBER - DECEMBER

Scholarship Bulletin


P.E.O. Star Scholarship

Provides a $2,500 scholarship to high school senior women who wish to pursue post-secondary education.


· Female

· Excellence in academics, leadership, activities, community service

· Senior in high school

· Minimum gpa of 3.0

· US citizen or permanent resident

· Will attend an accredited university or college


Application Deadline: November 30, 2014

Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) Branch 61 Americanism Essay Contest:

Theme: "The Bill of Rights and Me"

Awards are $100, $200, $300 for local branch winners; $1,000, $1,500, $2,500 for national winners; $5,000 for national grand prize winner. Essays no longer than 350 words. www.fra.org/essay


• Grades 7-12

Essay entry deadline: December 1, 2013

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship:

Applications will be judged on Scholarship, Leadership, Financial Need. There is a potential to receive up to $50,000. Students may download the application at www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm


• High school students

• United States citizens

Application deadline: before December 6, 2013 to Ms. Donato-Palmore

Knights Essay Contest

Topic of the essay must deal with an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. The original research paper must be 800-1200 words. May be eligible to win up to $3,000. See contest rules at www.sar.org/youth/knight.html


· Grades 9-12

Essay entry deadline: December 31, 2013

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

TOPIC: Describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official that occurred during or after 1956.

Essay no longer than 1000 words. Students may apply online and may see more details at www.jfklibrary.org


• High School students grades 9-12

Application deadline: January 6, 2014

Gates Millennium Scholars Program 2014:

Students must do the online application at www.gmsp.org


• High school seniors enrolling in a U.S. college or university in Fall 2014

• Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities

• Minimum 3.3 GPA

• Demonstrate financial need (Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria)

• United States citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States

• African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian & pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American

Application deadline: January 15, 2014

Marist Technology Scholarships

Scholarships are offered to academically talented students majoring in Computer Science or Information Technology. Scholarship covers tuition, room and board. Online application for admission to Marist and scholarship can be found at www.marist.edu/admission/technologyscholarships/


· US citizen or permanent residents

· Full time enrollment at Marist starting Fall 2014

Application deadline: February 1, 2014

Brad Fowler Memorial Scholarship Fund

$5,000 scholarship to the nominee who has demonstrated an ability to overcome personal obstacles associated with drugs or alcohol, a strong commitment to athletics and a desire to continue through higher education.


• A member of the graduating class of 2014

• Has overcome personal obstacles and troubles in life associated with drugs or alcohol

• Demonstrated athletic achievement and participation in organized sports

• Demonstrated leadership ability and demonstrated personal responsibility

• Demonstrated academic growth

• Demonstrated financial need

• Has a strong commitment to setting and reaching life goals

• NO minimum gpa required.


Application postmarked by February 3, 2014

San Diego County Ford Dealers: Salute to Education Scholarship

The program aims to recognize students for their personal accomplishments and contributions to their school and community. Scholarship recipients are awarded $1,000 scholarship and one recipient will also win a new Ford C-Max Energi Hybrid.


· Resident of San Diego County

· Senior attending a public or private school in San Diego County

· Graduate in Spring, 2014

· Attend a university, college or vocational/technical school

· NO grade point average required


Application Deadline: February 14, 2014

Better Business Bureau 2014 Student Ambassador Program

The program gives students the opportunity to deliver information to their peers on campus regarding budgeting, saving, using credit cards wisely, reading credit reports and protecting their identity. The student who present to the greatest number of his/her peers will be awarded a scholarship. Program runs March 2014 - May 2014. Students may apply online at www.sandiego.bbb.org/scholarship-program


• A member of the graduating class of 2014 or 2015

Application Open January 1 - February 21, 2014

Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest

This speech contest is for an original speech, 5-6 minutes in length on the subject of an event, personality, or a document pertaining to the American Revolutionary War and show a relationship to America today. May be eligible to win up to $4,000. Contest rules and procedures may be found at www.californiasar.org


· Grades 9-12

Entry Deadline: March 1, 2014

Sweetwater Authority 2014 High School Photo Contest

Theme: “Water: Conserving Our Most Precious Resource”. Students submit photographs taken during 2013-2014 within Sweetwater Authority’s service area and Sweetwater River Watershed and include a short essay (50-100 words) on how the photo relates to the theme of water conservation. Official Entry form required.


Application due March 7, 2014

McCuen Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes academic excellence of economic majors and pre-majors. Awards range between $3,000 and $20,000 and may be renewable. Awards are based on academic qualifications and a short essay. Students must visit www.sa.sdsu.edu/scholarship/index.html to apply.


· High school senior

· Economics major or pre-major

· 3.4 gpa or higher

· FAFSA filed

Application deadline: March 14, 2014

RB Chorale 2014 Music Scholarship

Six Scholarship Awards, totaling $10,000, are being offered to musically talented San Diego County high school graduating students. These awards are offered to those planning to attend a college or university to further their musical education in musical performing arts. Any field of musical endeavor is applicable: Voice, String, Wind, Percussion (no combos) or any solo instrument


• A member of the graduating class of 2014

• Attend a college or university

• Musical performing arts


Application postmarked by March 22, 2014

CSU Fullerton, President’s Scholars

Four-year scholarship provides several outstanding benefits ranging from paid tuition fees to automatic admission to the University Honors Program. Students must apply online and get more information at fullerton.edu/scholars.


· Be admitted to CSU, Fullerton as a first-time freshman

· Minimum CSU gpa of 3.75

· Above average scores in all three areas of SAT I or above average scores on the ACT

· School and community service activities in high school

· Meet California residency requirements


GetDirectTV Scholarship

One applicant (the “recipient”) will receive a one-time $2,500 scholarship to be applied to qualified college or graduate school expenses (including tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board) for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Write a 500-1000 word blog post about some way television has influenced your occupational goals and plans after college or graduate school (as applicable). Blog entries must be at least 500 words in length. and be properly submitted no later than 5 p.m. EST April 1, 2013. Students must apply at: http://www.getdirecttv.org/tv-scholarship/#details-tier


· U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.

· High school senior

· Enrolling as a freshman at a two-year or four-year college or university in fall 2014

Application submitted no later than 5 p.m. EST April 1, 2014.

Brian Graves Memorial: Bass Tournament and Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to an individual who plans to pursue an education in Marine Biology.


· Senior

· Attending a four-year university in Fall 2014

· Majoring in Marine Biology


Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

To apply for this $1,000 scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com

Every generation faces new challenges and new problems. What do you think is the biggest difference between your generation and older generations? How do you think these differences will affect the future of our country and/or your career choice?


· High school juniors and seniors

See more details at www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Application Deadline: June 14, 2014

BigSun Scholarship...2014

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

How to Apply
Please send us a short essay answering the following 3 part question:

What has your participation in sports affected who you are and how you relate to others? Include the affects on personal relations with peers and others.

Please remember to include your name and the name of the school that you are attending.

All essay submissions should be sent to: athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com


· All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

Application Deadline: June 20,2014

Beware of Scholarship Scams: For additional information:



See this website for links to scholarships listed below:


American Association of University Women: La Mesa/El Cajon Branch Scholarship

Multiple $1,000 awards / Candidates must —

· Be a female enrolled full time as a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student.

· Have a cumulative overall 3.0 GPA.

· Demonstrate leadership principles for women and girls which epitomize the mission of AAUW.

American Association of University Women: San Diego Branch Scholarship

Scholarships in the $750—$1,500 range open to students who—

· Are full time (12 units or more per semester).

· Have earned at least 60 semester units towards a baccalaureate degree in any area of study.

· Earned a GPA of 3.4 or higher.

· Is pursuing a baccalaureate degree or credential, but not a graduate degree.

American Indian Education Foundation Scholarships

Applicants must be—

· Native American or Alaska Native descent.

· Attending or intend to attend full time as an undergraduate.

American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarship

Applicants must be—

· Senior or first year graduate student leading to an engineering or physical science degree.

· U.S. citizen.

Army Emergency Relief Scholarship Programs

Scholarships offered in three categories—

· Dependent children of Army Soldier active duty, retired, or deceased.

· Overseas spouse living with active duty Army Soldier.

· Stateside spouse of Army Soldier active duty, retired, or deceased.

Asian Business Association Foundation, Tom Fat Scholarship

Several scholarships offered to undergraduate students who —

· Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents living in San Diego County.

· Have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Request an application: Call 858-277-2822.

Association of Environmental Professionals: Student Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $2,000 and a one-year student membership to the AEP are available to undergraduate or graduate students who —

· Are actively engaged in the pursuit of a career in a field with an environmental emphasis. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Barona Sustainable Environment Scholarship Program

As part of the Barona Valley Environmental Sustainability Program, this scholarship is available to students with a passion for the environment who are pursuing careers in—

· Environmental sciences industries.

· Natural resources.

· Horticulture or turf grass management.

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

Scholarships up to $1,500 for awardees who are—

· U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and a legal resident of California.

· Graduates of a California State Department of Education recognized high school.

· Enrolled full time in a U.S. post secondary institution.

· Registered with Selective Service unless not required.

CALFED California Sea Grant College Program

Up to 12 fellowships available in Estuarine Science for Pre-and Postdoctoral research.

· June application deadline for fellowships that begin September.

· Postdoctoral fellows $45,000 stipend per year plus eligible expenses up to $30,000 per year.

· Graduate fellows stipend $25,000 per year plus expenses up to $19,500.

Research Topics:

· Trends/patterns of habitats, populations, and system response to a changing environment.

· Aquatic invasive (Exotic) species.

· Water supply, water quality.

· Developing indicators and performance measures.

California Chicano News Media Association

Scholarships awarded annually to qualified Latino students pursuing a career in journalism who are—

· Undergraduate students enrolled full time.

· California residents or attending an accredited California college or university.

California Council of the Blind

Scholarships available to legally blind students—

· Undergraduate or graduate.

· California residents.

California Retired Teachers Association (CRTA) East County Division 69 Scholarships

Three scholarships of $1,500 available to students—

· With a bachelor's degree.

· Enrolled in teacher-training program.

· Are residents of San Diego County.

California Retired Teachers Association (CRTA) North Shores Division 78 Scholarships

Applicants for the $1,500 scholarship must—

· Be a legal resident of San Diego County.

· Have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

· Be a junior, senior or first year graduate student.

· Enrolled in or intending to enroll in study leading to a Teaching Credential.

California Strawberry Scholarships

· For children of strawberry farmworkers.

· Full-time enrollment required.

Capture the Dream

Scholarships of $1,000 available to full-time, undergraduate, California residents in two categories—

· Single Parent Scholarship.

· Minorities in Leadership Scholarship.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Several different scholarships are available through this foundation.

Executive Women International (EWI) of San Diego

Scholarship opportunities for Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) are available to nontraditional adult students with clearly defined career goals and objectives.

Future Educators Scholarship Program

Scholarships of $2,000 - $2,500 for students who—

· Commit to teach in the SDUSD for at least 3 years.

· Graduate from an SDUSD school in the spring.

· Will attend a San Diego County 4-year university/college.

· Is a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency status.

· Demonstrate financial need.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Multiple minority race scholarships to students who—

· Are U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

· Are African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander, Hispanic American.

· Earned a cumulative 3.3 GPA.

· Are full-time, degree-seeking students for the first time.

· Have demonstrated leadership through participation in community service or other activities.

· Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.

GEICO Achievement Award Program

Multiple $1,000 awards to undergraduate students who—

· Are sophomores or juniors attending full time.

· Earned a 3.00 overall undergraduate GPA.

· Are majoring in business, computer science, mathematics or a related program.

· Have demonstrated leadership within the campus or community.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Scholarships of up to $5,000 awarded to students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad programs and who may not traditionally apply due to financial constraints. Applicant requirements—

· Student is applying for or accepted into a study abroad program for at least 4 weeks in one country.

· Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least 28 consecutive days.

· Studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list.

· Receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad.

· Be an undergraduate student in good academic standing.

· A pilot summer award cycle is available for 2010.

Governor's Scholarship Programs

How to claim and withdraw funds from the Governor's Scholarship Program and California 529 College Savings Plan.

Graduate Equity Fellowship

A California grant program administered by the SDSU Graduate Division to help graduate students needing financial support, especially for groups underrepresented in their respective disciplines. Applicants must—

· Be a legal California resident.

· Be admitted to a master's program at SDSU (not for second doctorate or master's degrees).

· Be enrolled in at least 6 units (fall and spring) applicable to your degree program.

· Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before application deadline (See How to Apply at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships Web site).

· Have at least $1,000 in financial need.

· Demonstrated potential to succeed and complete your master's program based on undergraduate work and letters of recommendation.

Health Professions Education Foundation

Multiple scholarships and loan repayment programs for healthcare students and workers who provide direct patient care in a medically underserved area of California for one to two years.

Hispanic College Fund (HCF) Scholars Program

Multiple scholarship programs. HCF will select scholarships that best match student's qualifications from one application.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Multiple scholarships available. Minimum requirements include—

· U. S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

· Enrolled full time and pursuing a degree.

· High school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student.

· Pursing first undergraduate or graduate degree.

International Code Council (ICC) - San Diego Chapter Scholarship

Scholarships of $500 are available to students pursuing an education in building construction or inspection technology.

The International Code Council is dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide “safe, sustainable and affordable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, building and compliance process.”

The San Diego Chapter of the ICC promotes uniform and consistent application of the building codes, public health and safety through education, training and the code development process, and awareness of the role of the regional building and safety departments.

Iranian-American Scholarship Fund

Candidates' requirements include—

· Verifiable Iranian heritage.

· U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

· Enrolled full time in a degree program as sophomore through senior or graduate student (not PhD).

· Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.

· Must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship (See How to Apply at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships Web site).

· Demonstrated commitment to community service.

Junior League of San Diego Textbook Scholarship

For transitional-age foster youth attending school in San Diego County.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - Our Heroes Tribute Scholarships

One year, renewable scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

· For children of Marines or Navy Corpsmen serving with Marines whose parent was killed in the War on Terror.

· For grandchildren of Marines whose grandparent must be a member of specific associations.

· Eligible family maximum adjusted gross income of $77,000 (adjusted if more siblings apply,

· Be a continuing undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior.

· Have earned a GPA at least 2.0.

Military Education Scholarships

· Current or prospective ROTC program students.

· Active-duty military with plans to attend college.

· Honorably discharged Veterans of the U.S. military.

· Children of Veterans or Active-duty military.

Music Scholarship Council of the Grossmont Community Concert Association

Multiple instrumental and vocal scholarships are available. An audition is required.

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences-Pacific Southwest Chapter (NATAS-PSW)

· Must be enrolled in at least 3 courses.

· Must be a resident of the NATAS-PSW chapter area (San Diego, Las Vegas, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, or San Luis Obispo).

· Intends to pursue a career in telecommunications or related fields.

· Has demonstrated creative achievement.

For applicants of the NATAS-PSW David Garcia Broadcast Journalism Scholarship, students—

· Must be a journalism major leading to a career in broadcasting.

· Must be a Coachella Valley resident.

National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL)

NHCSL STEM Target Majors Scholarship.

· Sophomore or higher class level.

· Minimum GPA of 3.0.

· Specific majors are indicated on their Web site.

National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA)

Scholarships of $1,000 awarded.

· Demonstrated commitment to community service.

· Open to all students regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity who exemplify NLPOA's mission.

· Enrolled in or accepted in an undergraduate or graduate program (including social work, law and medicine).

· Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (High School) or 3.0 (College).

National Military Family Association (NMFA) - Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program

Awarded to spouses of Uniformed Services members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors).

National Science Foundation - SDSU STEM Scholars Program

Scholarships of $5,000 (for first year participants) and $6,000 (for second year participants) are available through the SDSU STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Scholars Program. Requirements include—

· Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who meets the federal financial aid eligibility criteria.

· Science and engineering majors with a minimum 2.85 GPA.

· Must be enrolled or ready to enroll in junior or senior level courses specified for your major.

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution - American Indian Scholarship

· Must be Native American in financial need.

· Minimum 2.75 GPA.

· Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

National Student Nurses Association (Foundation of)

Application requirements include—

· Being admitted or enrolled in nursing program leading to a degree.

· Enrolled in at least 6 units.

· Involved in student nursing organizations and community health activities.

· U.S. citizen or permanent residency status.

Naval Officers' Spouses' Club of San Diego

Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors in the greater San Diego area who are dependents of military personnel.

Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Tweeddale Scholarships

For more information e-mail Lt. John Ferrara or call (619) 260-2292.

The purpose of the Tweeddale Scholarship is to encourage students who excel in the hard sciences to consider a career in the Navy. Two candidates may be awarded.

· Majors: Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics.

· Scholarships provide 100% tuition and fees.

· A monthly stipend (starting at $250 per month and increasing to $400 during the senior year).

· Must have completed 1, but not more than 4, semesters.

· GPA of 2.0 overall and 3.0 in calculus.

· U. S. Citizen.

· Meet medical and other screening criteria.

Navy League of the United States: San Diego Council (E-mail link)

For dependents, direct descendants of sea service personnel, and NJROTC Sea Cadets stationed or living in San Diego.

Navy ROTC Four-year Scholarships for Navy, Marine Corps or Nurse

For additional information, telephone the SDSU Department of Naval Science at (619) 594-1134/5 or (619) 260-2292.

· U. S. citizen.

· Open to all majors.

· Current or prospective freshman.*
* Sophomores may apply for the NROTC two-year scholarships. Call (619) 594-1134/5.

· High school graduate or equivalency certificate.

· No moral or personal convictions against taking up arms and defending the U.S.

· Meet Navy or Marine Corps physical standards.

· Qualifying SAT scores.

· Applicants to select only one of the three scholarships.

· Students with prior military experience may be eligible.

· Four-years active duty in the Navy or Marine Corps required upon graduation.

Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

This fellowship opportunity is for graduate students studying peace and conflict prevention/resolution and related fields.

Fellows study at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Sweden, Japan, the United States, and Thailand.

The award/stipend and benefits include tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation and internship/field study expenses.

San Diego County Office of Education

Source for many scholarships.

San Diego Foundation Scholarships

· Over 100 scholarships available to San Diego County resident college students.

· Specific scholarships for SDSU students majoring or pursuing a career in science, math, engineering, public service and education.

· Awards range from $500 to $15,000 with an average award of $2,500.

· Early February deadline.

SA Funds-Access to Education Scholarships

Scholarships open to high school seniors, incoming college or professional degree students, and currently enrolled college or professional degree students who—

· Plan to enroll or are enrolled as full or half-time undergraduate, or full-time graduate/professional degree students.

· GED recipients also are eligible.

· Have an annual adjusted gross family income of $35,000 or less.

· Are U. S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.

Sell Used Books College Essay Contest Scholarship

· Legal U.S. residents, 18 years or older at the time of application.

· Award offered twice a year.

"Shout It Out" Scholarship

· Legal U.S. residents.

· Attending or will be attending an undergraduate or graduate degree program.

Soroptimist International of La Mesa Women's Opportunity Awards

Financial and recognition awards for women—

· Who are financially responsible for themselves and their dependents.

· Have financial need.

Southwest Airlines Education Travel Program

Awards roundtrip airline tickets to students who travel away from home to pursue a higher education.

Tillman Military Scholarships - Leadership Through Action

Supporting educational opportunities for service members and their families.

· Open to service members and their dependents from all branches of the U.S. Military.

· Any degree objective or class level.

· Have unmet financial need.

· Demonstration of service to others in the community and intention to continue such service.

United States Public Health Traineeships

Administered by the SDSU Graduate School of Public Health with funds provided by the U. S. Public Health Service. Candidates must be—

· U. S. Citizen or permanent resident.

· Enrolled full time in specific public health programs.

Vanguard Scholarship Program

Merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000—

· Are entering senior year and enrolled full time.

· Are pursuing studies in business, finance, economics, accounting, information technology, or liberal arts.

· Earned a minimum GPA of 3.0.

· U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

· Member of racial minority.



American Indian College Fund

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund


Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

www.apiasf.org (Asian American)







www.collegefund.org (Native American)









www.hispanicscholarship.com (Hispanic)

www.hsf.net (Hispanic)







www.uncf.org (African American)

Friday, November 15, 2013

UCSD Workshop - “Falling into Place: Mapping the Road to Higher Education”

Greetings High School Seniors!

My name is Shelley Kuang, and I am one of the SIAPS Co-Coordinators at the Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service (SPACES) at the University of California, San Diego. SPACES is a student-run access and retention center and provides resources, tools, and programs to help students pursue higher education.

With college application submission deadlines approaching fast, SIAPS (Student-Initiated Access Programs and Services), a component of SPACES, is hosting part one of our year-long workshop series: SIAPS Fall Workshop Series - “Falling into Place: Mapping the Road to Higher Education”. 

We invite you and your parent/guardian(s) to join us at our Fall Workshop Series on Sunday, November 24, 2013, 11AM - 5PM at the Centro Cultural de la Raza! We will be revising and editing personal statements, helping you refine your application, and working on resume building!

Free food and refreshments will be provided!

To register, fill out this form: http://tinyurl.com/siapsFWSstudent

Complete the attached Parent/Guardian Authorization Form: (Enter “SIAPS Fall Workshop Series” as the program title).

Click “Going” on our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/441701152605813

For additional information, questions, or concerns, please e-mail the SIAPS Co-Coordinators at siaps@ucsd.edu.


Shelley Kuang & Victor Jacobo

SIAPS Co-Coordinators


Student-Initiated Access Programs & Services

a component of Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service

University of California, San Diego

Web: http://spaces.ucsd.edu

E-mail: siaps@ucsd.edu

Phone: (858)534-7330

Fax: (858)534-7204

Mailing Address: 9500 Gilman Dr. #0062, La Jolla, CA 92093-0062

Location: 2nd Floor of Price Center West (Above Food Court)

Common Core Standards: Information for Parents

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. 

The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. 

With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

Information and resources about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for students, parents, and guardians.

CCSS Resources for Parents and Guardians | DOC
This one page handout includes a list of resources for parents and guardians interested in learning more about the CCSS and how to support their child's attainment of these standards.

Informational Handouts
Informational flyers providing overviews and highlights of the CCSS, available in multiple languages.

CCSS and Parents and Guardians (DOC)
This handout includes information about transitioning to the CCSS for parents and guardians.

Available translations of the CCSS and Parents and Guardians handout

K-8 California's Common Core Standards Parent Handbook
This handbook, created by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) in consultation with the California State Parent Teacher Association (PTA), gives parents an introduction to California's CCSS and a summary of what students are expected to learn as they advance from kindergarten through grade eight. This document has been translated into 17 languages. The handbook and translations may be found on the CCSESA Common Core Standards Communication Tools Web page under the General Overview Materials section.

Grade Level Curriculum
The grade-level curriculum documents are organized by individual grade levels and include information about the CCSS. There are also archived webinars for the kindergarten through grade six documents which highlight the curriculum across the featured grade level with special focus on the CCSS.

Common Core Resources for Special Education
CCSS resources and guidelines for the special education community.

Parents' Guide to Student Success
A guide, available in English and Spanish, for the CCSS in grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics) created by the National PTA. The guide includes key items that children should be learning in each grade and activities parents can do at home to support their child's learning.

Council of Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps
The Council of Great City Schools has developed parent roadmaps for understanding the ELA and mathematics CCSS in kindergarten through eighth grade. For each grade and subject, the roadmaps explain to parents what children will be learning and how parents can support learning outside of the classroom.

Shifts for Students and Parents
EngageNY has created a practical guide that provides steps that parents can take to improve their child’s learning of the CCSS.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Summer program at UCSD for Engineering Hopefuls!

UCSD COSMOS - Student Online Application Available

January 21st - February 21st, 2014

Learn more about this exciting four-week residential program at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD for high-achieving high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math! 

Interested students and teachers are encouraged to visit the UCSD COSMOS website at: http://cosmos.ucsd.edu

There is a lot of information on our website including links to our YouTube Channel, information on the clusters, and an electronic version of our flyer.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Parent Workshop #1: Guiding Your Student to Success

The SUHI counselors have developed a 6-week series of classes for parents of 11th and 12thgrade students.  

They are covering everything from personal/social issues, internet safety, parenting skills, and helping their child fulfill the dream of attending and being successful at a university or post-secondary option.  The classes began November 5th and go through December 17th in the library from 8-10am.  

Our first meeting was a success, we had about 30 parents attending.  We hope that working together with our parents will lead to a stronger partnership in order to help our students succeed. 

Here is Mr. Smith and Mr. Tran presenting to the parents!

Click here to access the powerpoint presentation

Click here for the schedule of parent workshops

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Scholarship Workshop

Come learn about the Gates Millennium Scholarship and the San Diego Foundation scholarships!

See the info below!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Latest Calendar for the After-School Program

See the link below for the latest calendar for the After-School Program.  



Thank you to all who participated in the COLLEGE AWARENESS DAY Door Decorating Contest!

Congrats to the top THREE winners!

#1 Ms. Amezcua (30 students) – University of Oregon

#2 Mr. Smith (10 students) – SDSU

#3 Ms. Carrillo-Honan (39 students) - UCLA

To see pictures of the decorated doors, click here:


All these classes will receive a PIZZA PARTY hosted by the ASB next Tuesday, Nov 12th, at the end of period 4.

CONGRATS again and THANKS for participating!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Gearing Your Student Towards Success Parent Workshops

Sweetwater High School Counselor’s Present:
Weekly 11th/12th Grade Parent Workshops

Gearing Your Student Towards Success

The counselors would like to invite parents to attend our 6-week parent workshops, which will focus on providing you with tools to address the personal/social and academic development of your child. These workshops will be interactive and are targeting parents of 11th and 12th graders.

November 5th
November 12th
November 19th
December 3rd
December 10th
December 17th
Guiding Your Student to Success

This workshop is designed to identify key areas parents of students at all grade levels need to constantly monitor. Parents will learn the power of each area and given proven strategies in implementing them in their homes.

Boosting Your  Parenting Skills

High School Students need their parents to be interested in their academic progress.  Parents will learn how to be involved in the educational process, specifically here at Sweetwater.

High School Graduation and University Requirements

Find out what is required to graduate from high school and the necessary steps towards applying to a 4-year university.

Myths About College

Sending your kid off to college can be a scary thing.  Learn about the myths about college and how to support your child once they are ready to go off to college.
How to Pay For College

Find out how to fund your children’s college education.  It’s better to plan early.  This is an opportunity to learn about the FAFSA application, the different types of financial aid and about scholarships.
Parent Panel &
Closing Ceremony

Hear from parents whose students have graduated and studied at a 4-year university either in San Diego or far away from home.   
For questions or information contact the Counseling Center


Homecoming Dance Photo Booth - Come Support!

at Sweetwater High School!

The counselors are raising funds!
Homecoming Dance Photo Booth $2
8:30 - 10:30pm
New Gym

Pictures will be shared on SUHI Lives Facebook Page!


Cal-SOAP Presents COLLEGE FAIR 2013

San Diego and Imperial Counties
Cal-SOAP Presents
For High School Students and Parents

Over 100 Colleges Represented and 7 workshops Offered:

Secrets of Selective Colleges
CA Public Colleges
CA Community Colleges and Transfer Process
Private / Independent Colleges
Financing Your College Dream
Top 10 Future Careers in America
The College AthleteCome find your Best Fit!!!
Parking and Admissions are FREE!!!

No registration for students and parents needed.
NOTE: The list of participating colleges and program will be posted once finalized. Please check back.

Current list of participating colleges: click here

Location: Scottish Rite Center
1895 Camino del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108

Date: 10/30/2013

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Event Flyers and Documents: College Fair Flyer 2013

Directions: Click Here for Directions

Thursday, October 24, 2013

College Information Sessions

The San Diego Public Library is offering a FREE mini-session at the Otay Mesa-Nestor Branch Library located at 3003 Coronado Ave, SD CA 92154!

It will include:

Thursday, November 14: College Essay Workshop with Cal-SOAP UCSD

Tuesday, November 18: All About College Applications with Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz <http://admissionpossible.com/aboutus.html>

Thursday, November 21: All About Financial Aid with Lynn O'Shaughnessy <http://www.thecollegesolution.com/about/>

No applications necessary!  Simply call or email to sign up as space is limited.

619-238-6684 or SDLBAcademy@sandiego.gov

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Outside the Lens - Digital Media for Social Change

Outside The Lens is a local nonprofit committed to empowering youth to use digital media to create social change. 

This year, SUHi Alumni Kristian Castro is outreaching to local high schools all across San Diego to invite students interested in any form of digital media to the Outside the Lens Youth Council, which is becoming a great program that fosters students' creativity and leadership.  

Kristian mentioned the student participants so far are from La Jolla High, Torrey Pines High, and Bishops School. So...let's help SUHi represent!

Kristian will be doing a short presentation at LUNCH on OCTOBER 30th in the COUNSELING CENTER for any interested students. 

Digital Media+Learning Lab

Monday, October 21, 2013

NCFD Community Service

The National City Fire Department is putting on their annual Tower of Terror on October 31st.

They are looking for volunteers. They need folks to help build the tower of terror and actors for the event.

Here are the days available for Community hours:

LOCATION: Fire station at 16th and “D”

October 26th
They will be building the props.
TIME: 9:30 – 12:00

October 30th
Walk through
4:00PM - ??

October 31st
Event day
5:30PM – 9:00PM

See Mr. Diaz in room 608 during period 3 for more info!

Filipino Heritage Celebration at Bell Middle School

I would like to invite you to the 2013 Filipino Heritage Celebration at Bell Middle School slated for Friday, October 25, 2013, 5:30-8:00pm at 620 Briarwood Road, San Diego, CA 92139.

We expect over 400 students, parents, students and community members to participate in the celebration highlighting Filipino Heritage History. This year 2013, marks the 25th Anniversary of the Filipino Language class offered in the San Diego Unified School District that first began at Bell Middle School and then offered at Morse High School.  We also have special guest speaker Johnny Itliong son of United Farm Worker leader Larry Itliong; October 25th would have been his 100th birthday.

The theme of the celebration is "Continuing Their Legacy....the Past, Present and Future". Continuing the legacy of UFW leaders Larry Itliong, Philip Vera Cruz, Carlos Bulusan, Cesar Chavez and Delores Huerta. Also the legacy of Filipino Language teachers in the San Diego Unified School District.

We hope you can join us this Friday, October 25, 2013, 5:30pm at Bell Middle School. If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your consideration,

Mrs. Jacquilin Magat-Lapid
Teacher, Filipino Language, Bell Middle School
Co-Advisor, Gawad Kalinga Club, Bell Middle School
President, Filipino American Educators Association

Gerald Sison
Math Teacher, Bell Middle School
Advisor, Associated Student Body, Bell Middle School

JoAnn Fields
Co-Advisor, Gawad Kalinga Club, Bell Middle School
Director, SDUSD District E Trustee Cabinet
Organizer, Filipino American Caucus of San Diego County