Thursday, March 16, 2017

UCLA Overnight Programs

Many UC's offer free overnight programs to students of color in order to provide underrepresented students with resources to help them succeed in college and to facilitate their SIR process. Many of these programs, however, are not advertised to students or are hard to find when the admission letters come out. It is crucial to students to check out the dates of these programs and to RSVP to them as soon as they check their admissions because spots run out quickly!

This year, I have the honor of being one of the co-chairs for MEChA de UCLA's 18th Annual Raza Weekend which takes place April 14th to April 16th. Our event caters to Raza students and their families and is a 3 day, 2 night program. We aim to facilitate the SIR process for students by proving self-identifying Xicanx/Latinx students with culturally relevant experiences, workshops, keynote speakers and an open community of fellow Raza Bruins. 

One of our goals as an event this year is to outreach to more students outside of the LA area, therefore, I would like to encourage that any Raza SUHi student who receives admission to UCLA, signs up for our program via our website or via their admission portal under "events". Even if students are not Raza identified, please let them know that they can feel free to outreach to me if they have any questions about their specific overnight program and I can get them connected to the right people. 

As we continue to increase our number of SUHi alumni here at UCLA, we want to continue to foster a community at a collegiate level; having students attend these type of events will only facilitate that process. 

Thank you very much in advanced for your time and for all of your hard work. I know that if it was not for the amazing SUHi counselors, my path to higher education would not have been successful. 

All the best, 

Isaac Alejandro Felix
UCLA Undergraduate Class of 2019
Pre-Human Biology and Society B.A.
Xicana/o Studies Minor
Resident Assistant 2016-2017
UCLA RAZA Weekend Co-Chair 2017

Miami University Summer Scholars Program

Greetings from Miami University! I am excited to share information regarding an on-campus summer opportunity for your most talented students.

Miami University Summer Scholars Program
Session I: July 2-14, 2017
Session II: July 16-28, 2017

Miami's Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program on Miami’s campus exploring a topic of their choice with an acclaimed Miami faculty member. Participants who later choose to apply to Miami will also receive priority consideration for Miami merit scholarships and the University’s premier academic programs — the University Honors Program and the University Academic Scholars Program.

If you have students who would be interested in this opportunity, I hope you will encourage them to learn more about the Summer Scholars Program and apply. The University is pleased to offer a limited number of full scholarships for the Summer Scholars Program to academically talented students with financial need who apply and are accepted to the program.

As part of the application process, counselors will need to submit the following materials online. All application materials must be received by May 1, 2017.
  • Letter of recommendation 
  • ​Applicant’s current transcript 
  • ​Copy of any available test score reports (We will gladly accept ACT, SAT, PSAT, and PLAN scores; official score reports are not required.) 
  • ​Verification of an applicant’s eligibility for free or reduced school lunch (if submitting application materials on behalf of a student in need of financial assistance) 
If you have any questions, please email or call 513-529-2531.

Friday, March 10, 2017

SUHI U Prep Guest Speaker Series

It's been a busy first semester with SUHI U Prep taking care of college applications, FAFSA, and scholarships! Phew...

Now while we wait for our college acceptance letters, we are excited to hear from SUHI Alumni share their college life experiences through our guest speaker series.

Follow the links below to watch our live steam of our guest speakers. ALL Seniors are invited to participate in SUHI U Prep on Thursdays after-school in the counseling center. The focus over the next few weeks include college life guest speakers and SUHi Foundation Scholarship.

Monday, March 6, 2017

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The San Diego Supercomputer Center’s 7th Annual Research Experience for High School Students (REHS) Summer 2017 Volunteer Internship Opportunities at the University of California, San Diego

June 19 – August 11, 2017 (eight weeks)

For more info:

Please view our 2017 Research Projects.
Apply here: REHS 2017 Online Application

Application Process Opens: February 15, 2017
Application Process Closes: March 15, 2017
Latest Date for Notification: May 1, 2017
Period of Internship: June 19- August 11, 2017


The Research Experience for High School Students program, a part of the San Diego Supercomputer Center’s (SDSC) student outreach program, has been developed to help increase awareness of computational science and related fields of research to students in the San Diego region. Students gain exposure to career options, hands-on computational experience, work readiness skills, and mentoring by computational research scientists.

Through the eight-week volunteer program, students are involved with an established research project. Students learn how to formulate and test hypotheses, conduct computational experiments and draw conclusions from those experiments. They also learn to take part in regular lab meetings and group discussions. At the end of the program, students will develop scientific posters, reflecting on their summer experience and highlighting their research and future career goals. Posters will be displayed during a celebratory event in mid-August.

Juniors! Let's Get Ready for College!

Attention Juniors!

We recognize that you have aspirations to gain admissions to a 4-year university and we are here to help! Your have been chosen to be a part of the Sweetwater High University Prep Junior program which is in addition to the college and career services already offered by the counseling staff at Sweetwater High. The personalized, one-on-one counseling you will receive will optimize your chances in applying to the more prestigious college and universities in the nation. 

The Sweetwater High University Prep Junior program’s goal is to support you through the preparation for the college application process senior year.

The expectation is that you will attend all 10 sessions of the 4 week program which will include:
  • April 3, 4, 5, 7: College and Career Exploration
  • April 10, 11, 12: SAT Boot Camp, 2:45 to 4:45pm
  • April 17, 18, 19, 21: ACT Boot Camp 2:45pm to 4:15pm

We look forward to working with you! If you are interested in participating come by the counseling center, grab an application, and turn into the counseling center by April 3rd . Students will be selected and notified the first week of school.

Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you on our first session on April 3rd!

FBI San Diego Division's Teen Academy

The FBI San Diego Division's Teen Academy is an opportunity for high school sophomores and juniors to get a behind-the-scenes peek at the FBI, a greater understanding of what the agency does in the community, and information about a future FBI career.

There will be two one-day teen academies this year, on June 28 and Aug. 16.

Applications are now open and accepted through April 10.

For more details, including an application form, visit the San Diego FBI

March Scholarship Bulletin

Day of the Child-Volunteer Outreach

I would like to invite adults and students to volunteer at our annual Day of the Child (a community resource fair). Some of the tasks that will be done that day are set up, clean up, helping at information booths, helping at the food booth, giving out surveys, checking in exhibitors or volunteers, etc. 

This is an all day event. Please encourage your students to register via the eventbrite link provided below:

CVCC Day of the Child

The Chula Vista Community Collaborative, with other community-based organizations and business sponsors, is proud to present the 17th Annual Day of the Child Fair. The event's theme is Children's Opportunities, Our Responsibilities. It is a free family event that keeps the communuity well informed on all the varoius resources in San Diego. Over 100 informational and interactive booths are anticipated to outreach and serve our families. Local communuity-based organizations will be providig invaluable information on health, safety, housing, education, etc. Each organization will also prepare a fun activitiy for the children present at this event. There will be plenty of fun activities such as entertainment, face painting, performers, dance contests, raffles, a puppet show, a magic show, story time, games and much more. Together we can make a difference in the lives of children. It is our responsibility. Come and joint the fun!

To learn more about the event or about the Chula Vista Community Collaborative please click on the link below: