AchieveMpls Career & College Center Announcements

CCC Happenings November 10, 2014 –November 14, 2014


Monday, November 10 (Kellogg in the CCC)


Tuesday, November 11 (Rates in the CCC)

University of Iowa rep visit at 9am

Carleton College rep visit at 1:30pm


Wednesday, November 12 (Kellogg and Rates in the CCC)

Drake University rep visit at 9:30am

NDSU rep visit at 1pm


Thursday, November 13 (Rates and Kellogg out for AchieveMpls event)

CCC Closed


Friday, November 14 (Rates in the CCC)


Seniors To Do List:

If you don’t know where to apply…

-Visit colleges

-Research colleges/universities online (their website or on Naviance)

-Complete the super match on Naviance to find schools that match what you want from a college/university


All seniors…

-Update your email on Naviance so you get our emails

-Attend college rep visits in the CCC (list outside room, on Naviance and on this update)

-Apply to colleges using their application on their website or Common App

-Send your transcripts (see Mr. Palmquist in the 247A to do so)

-Send your ACT/SAT scores if you didn’t send them when you took it ( ( (one exception: 2 year schools don’t require the ACT/SAT)


If required/needed…

-Retake/Take the ACT/SAT (Dec-Nov 7 Registration Deadline)

-Ask your teachers and counselor for letters for recommendation (in person and at least 3 weeks before any deadlines)

-Complete and submit your college essay (go to the writing center, your English teacher or the CCC to get help on this)


Need help or just more information…

-Read this…

Senior Post-Secondary Planning Handbook: This handbook provide assistance on the college-going activities that occur during senior year.  The handbook is available in pdf form online on the South Website at

-Come to the College and Career Center, room 246

-Make an appointment with your counselor, room 247A or 247B


IMPORTANT: Attend the Financial Aid Night here at South High School in the Commons then Auditorium from 6-8pm on December 15th.



Urban Ventures announces Act Six which provides full tuition, full need scholarships to Augsburg, Bethel and the Northwestern (St. Paul) for up to 30 students each year. They will begin accepting applications from Twin Cities area high school seniors during the fall of their senior year. You can apply for each of these colleges and the Act Six program at their website. For more information, (Deadline: 11/18/14)


TRIO Upward Bound is currently accepting applications until November 25th. Applications are in the CCC. If you have further questions contact Lisa Dornacker at 612.625.3031, or see her in the commons on Wednesdays.


Employment Action Center (Becca Lopez)

If you are currently job searching and looking for a little extra help, feel free to stop by the Career and College Center on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. to meet with Becca. You can get some ideas on who’s hiring, ask questions about your job search, and learn more about how to get involved in my program, Youth Futures.

College Campus Travel/Visit Opportunities




Wisconsin Private Colleges

Campus Visit Opportunities from September 2014-August 2015

Vary by school go to for more information

Whitman College

Visit Scholarship Program

All expense paid visit to Whitman to 85 students who qualify. To get more information and to apply go to

Augustana College

2014-2015 visit Dates

November 21st, 2014

December 5th, 2014

February 13, 16, 21, 22, & 28th, 2015

March 1st, 2014

April 10, & 24th, 2014.

Register for the visit days or schedule an individual visit at

University of Wisconsin

River Falls

College Visit Days:

November 14th, December 5th, 2014. February 16th, March 6th, March 27th, April 10th, April 17th, and May 1st, 2015

Schedule your visit at

Oberlin College

Oberlin will be hosting virtual panels for prospective students during the fall semester: December 9th, 2014.

Each panel will be livestreamed thought Oberlin blogs. Find out more information

Winona State University

Academic Preview Days is December 5th. Saturday visit days are November 8th, 22nd, 2014. January 17th and 31st, 2015.

If none of these dates work, plan another time to visit at


General Campus Open Houses

Tuesday, November 11

Theater-Saturday, November 15


The College of St. Scholastica

Athletic Training Workshop November 15th, 2014

For more information and to register online go to

Montana State University-Bozeman

MSU Fridays

January 30, 2015

March 6, 2015

March 27, 2015

Schedule and online registration at

St. Cloud State University

Tour Dates

November 22nd, 2014,

December 13th, 2014,

January 24th, 2015,

March 21st, 2015

April 25th, 2015

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College


Campus Visit Days

December 1st 2:30-4:30PM,

January 21st 1-3PM,

February 12th 1:00-3:00PM,

May 7th 9:00-11:00AM

March 18th 8:30-11:30AM

April 15th 10:00-2:00PM

Luther College

Creative Arts Visit Day November 14th, 2014 @ 9AM

To register visit

The Art Academy of Cincinnati

Open House

November 15th, 2014


Design Matters, for students seeking Design as their major.

RSVP for Design Matters or Open House at (513)562-8740 or

University of Wisconsin-


School of Music

Undergraduate Audition Dates

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday, January 31, 2014

Saturday, February 28, 2015

More info or to apply email

or visit online

Crossroads College

Winter Overnight
Dec. 4-5th, 2014

Spring Overnight

March 26-27th, 2015

Sign up for any of these events or schedule a personal visit at

Conserve School

Juniors and advanced sophomores who feel a strong attachment to the natural world and want to spend one semester of their high school career at our wilderness campus, immersed in environmental studies and outdoor activities.

Our semester school gives highly-motivated students a chance to enjoy an accredited educational program, while still continuing their required academic studies.  Tuition, room, and board are fully covered by scholarship.


Upcoming Events at Local Colleges/Local Visits



Dates and Location


Green Construction Trades Course

4 week courses to certifications, safety training, measuring, materials, methods, exterior carpentry, interior & carpentry.

Mon-Thurs from 8-4pm

Burnsville, MN

To register contact or

USA Gap Year Fair

Gap year programs

January 28, 2015 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Groves Academy

St. Louis Park, MN

Free to attend, pre-registration to come.



·         Gap Year informational website:

·         CollegeXpress a resource for students and parents regarding college and scholarship search.

·         Shmoop is a digital publishing company with a point of view, that believes in making learning and test prep a fun and funny experience. We have test prep material for the SAT and ACT (in English and Spanish), and every AP test in existence, as well as State Exit exams, and more! For more information and to try it out before you buy it, go to

·         The MN Department of Education – in partnership with TPT – has produced videos featuring students from all over the state in their first year of college, and talking about the decision-making that went into the process of going to college. They’ve also got some films featuring parents. Here’s a link to the videos on the web:

·         CollegeCrewMpls eMentors blog, is now active!  Visit today to meet all our fantastic student bloggers. All student bloggers are recent Minneapolis Public School graduates.

·         Affordable Online Colleges Guide

·         Code U  is a free online workshop for high school students exploring college and health careers.

·         Fast Web  Matches you to scholarships. Get started at

·         Kaplan's National Practice Test Day to help you prepare for the ACT and understand the test. The Practice Test Day is Saturday November 15th. Enroll online here

· is a new and powerful college search tool that makes the college search process easier for students and parents.

·         Next Step Academy offers solutions for students of all ages, whether they are seeking a college program, trying to figure out what career path is right for them or are looking to gain valuable life skills.


Career and Community Opportunities

·         “You Wanna Do” a new free service matching people to careers, colleges and companies for a better life. Go to for more information.

·         Project for Pride in Living has tutoring/mentoring volunteer positions available to students. A complete list of our volunteer positions is available here: If you are interested, you are welcome to contact me directly at, or 612-455-5108.

·         HOBY offering three leadership programs for juniors and seniors. Find out more at

·         G4S Secure Solutions Job Opportunity! In need of a large amount of applicants to fill our open positions. We have many different openings with many different qualifications.

·         Fund for the Public Interest is hiring students for jobs on our campaign to protect the Boundary Waters from toxic sulfide mining in Minnesota. To apply, please visit or call 1-800-75-EARTH ( 753-2784 ).

·         Health Careers Center Scrubs, Gloves, & Microscopes (SGM) is a "hands-on" health careers exploration program for students grades 9-12. These programs take place on campus at the U of MN - Twin Cities. There are 12 sessions this year, each approx. 3 hours in length, each focusing on a different health career option. The schedule and application can be found at:

·         Carpentry Contractors Co. Looking for a full time hands-on construction job? This is the perfect opportunity to punch up that resume and nail down a job in the building industry. All skill levels are eligible. Call (952) 380-3720 or visit for more information.

·         Target is Hiring! They are looking for seasonal team members, to apply visit Select Hourly Store Positions and search by locations. Or apply in person at the employment kiosk located near the front of any Target store.

·         Pillsbury House & Theatre has a few openings for high schoolers facing barriers to college in their FANS college prep scholarship club. They meet at Pillsbury House (35th and Chicago) on Wednesdays from 6-8pm for a free dinner, speakers, college tours, and tons of support and instruction for how to get into and stay at college. All graduates receive $500 for every year they participated in the program and usually receive a laptop as well at a graduation and award ceremony. We've even added academic tutoring each week to help make sure students who are struggling in certain subjects get all the support they need. We can accept 4 youth in each grade and currently are half full. Youth must be able to get to and from 3501 Chicago ave south. Call/email Siddeeqah Shabazz for more information at 612-787-3656 or

·         True Friends looking for volunteer hours? Find out more online at   

·         “Through Our Eyes” a 2 day video production and distribution program for teens who are a part of the LGBTQ, adoptee, foster care, immigrant, and POC (people of color) communities. This is a free program. If you are interested, send an email to Kevin H. Vollmers ( Include a page long statement of interest (double spaced), a letter of recommendation, and a short bio. Space is limited, apply early, space is limited.

·         Hyland SnowSport Academy is hiring ski and snowboard instructors. To apply go online at by November 13th.  


Scholarship Opportunities

·         National Merit Scholarship see Ms. Hassell for more information about this and the PSAT.

·         St. Cloud State University October is St. Cloud State University's Application Fee Waiver Month! Apply online

·         Stokes Educational Scholarship Program planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering? Apply online for this $30,000 from the National Security Agency. Apply Online at (Deadline: 11/15/15)

·         Urban Ventures announces Act Six which provides full tuition, full need scholarships to Augsburg, Bethel and the Northwestern (St. Paul) for up to 30 students each year. They will begin accepting applications from Twin Cities area high school seniors during the fall of their senior year. For more information, visit (Deadline: 11/18/14)

·         Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program is a nominated based scholarship so if you would like to get more information go to and ask your counselor to nominate you. (Deadline: 12/04/14)

·         Go Cosmo Scholarship this scholarship is specifically for the Regency Beauty Institute in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. All you have to do is enter a self-makeover look for a chance to win one of four $5,000 scholarships (Deadline: 12/04/2014)

·         University of St. Thomas If you are interested in attending St. Thomas and plan to major in science, math, or engineering you should consider applying for one of their two full-tuition and two $8,000 renewable scholarships. Apply online at (Deadline: 12/15/14).

·         AXA Achievement Scholarship Program The Achievement Scholarship is $10,000 (only one per state). Apply online (Deadline: 12/15/14)

·         The American Legion The four finalists in The American Legion Department of Minnesota Contest receive scholarships which may be used to attend any post secondary educational institution in the Unites States. The winner receives $1500; runner-up $1000; 3rd place $700; 4th place $500. There will be a Prepared Oration and an Assigned Topic Discourse. (Deadline TBD Before January)

·         APIASF General Scholarship Minimum Eligibility Criteria: students must be Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity, be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States, be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2015, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7, must apply for federal financial aid using the FAFSA and submit one letter of recommendation online (Deadline: Friday, January 9, 2015 11:59pm)

·         Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS) full tuition scholarship for your entire education, very selective, students must meet the following criteria:3.3 gpa or higher, african american/black, american indian, alaska native, asian pacific islander american and hispanic american, and us citizen or permanent resident , for more information and to apply go to: (Deadline: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:59pm)

·         Mensa Education and Research Foundation $500 college scholarship program is now accepting applications. Information about the contest requirements and how to submit an essay is available at  (Deadline: 01/15/15)

·         Leadership and Service Scholarship  is a nominate only scholarship for the University of Dayton in Ohio. If you are interested in this school see your counselor to learn more and see if they will nominate you. Scholarship is for $10,000 (Deadline: 01/31/15)

·         Hayes Memorial Scholarship interested in Hendrix College? They are giving out four full tuition scholarships! You must have at least a 3.6 GPA and a “super score” ACT score of 32 or an SAT score of 1410. (Deadline: 02/01/15)

·         AXA Achievement Community Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship. Up to 375 winners nationwide. Apply early because only the first 10,000 applicants will be considered. Aplly online (Deadline 02/01/15)

·         American Association of University Women (AAUW) is for women graduating from a Minneapolis Public High School, planning on going to college and have a 3.0 minimum GPA. The award amount is 3,000 dollars per year.  Find out more information online at (Deadline: 2/13/15)

·         Honors Graduation Multi-Media Scholarship is providing 5 $1,000 scholarships. For more information and to apply go to (Deadline: 2/15/14)

·         St. Thomas-Dease Scholarship Program-provides full tuition scholarships to underrepresented domestic, first generation students who graduate from an urban high school. Students must be admitted to St. Thomas and submit an essay by March 1st, 2015. For more information go to

·         Minnesota Women’s Golf Association (MWGA) is offered to graduating senior girls with a GPA of at least 3.2, planning to enroll in a four year college program the year the application is submitted. You also need to demonstrate an involvement in the sport of golf. The scholarship is for $3,000 per year, and is renewable for four consecutive years. (Deadline 03/31/15)

·         Page Education Foundation Grant rewards annual, renewable grants to Minnesota’s students of color who are pursuing a post-secondary education in Minnesota. Paper copies of the application available in the College and Counseling Center, room 246 and are online to print at (Deadline: 05/01/15)

·         Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship Contest are offering a $1,000 scholarship available to future college students who played sports at the high school level. This years high school seniors are eligible to apply if they will be attending college next year. Write a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education. (Deadline: 06/01/15).

·         Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it. 500-1000 word essay about a skill you would most like to develop is the included in the application (Deadline: 06/01/15)

·         Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit  to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it. 500-1000 word essay about a skill you would most like to develop is the included in the application (Deadline: 06/01/15)  


Summer Opportunities

·         Washington University in St. Louis Summer Program The Summer Scholars Program allows students to enroll in two undergraduate courses while living on campus or commuting from home. You can earn credit and get an early taste of college life. Explore careers and majors in medicine, writing, archaeology, engineering, research, leadership, and more. Find out more at:

·         Coastal Studies for Girls for freshman girls that would be interested in spending a semester of their tenth grade year studying coastal marine ecosystems at their campus in Maine. to find out more information about the programs and applying visit

·         Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology, Imaging Careers and Networking (ICAN) Scholarship Program. This program is designed for high school juniors who are students of color and interested in medical imaging careers. Students chosen for this field will explore the imaging field and learn the vast career options in radiology. Selected applicants with receive a full scholarship, to apply, complete ICAN application and return by mail to: Kevin Seisler, Mayo 2-48W. 200 SW 1st Street, Rochester, MN 55905 or by fax at 507-293-3680. The Program is July 20-24, 2015

·         Indiana University's Kelley School of Business FREE weeklong summer program targeting underrepresented minority high school students called MEET Kelley. MEET Kelley seeks to bring highly capable students from underrepresented minority groups to Indiana University’s Bloomington campus for one week in June to: Attend classes taught by Kelley faculty and team with other students in a competition to create and present the best business plan. MEET Kelley is for students who: Are high school juniors when they apply, are African-American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiracial, and have a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. The application can be found at The application will be available beginning in January and is due by April 30, 2015 for priority consideration.