AchieveMpls Career & College Center Announcements

CCC Happenings October 20, 2014 – October 24, 2014


Monday, October 20 (Kellogg (8-12) and Rates in the CCC)


Tuesday, October 21 (Kellogg in the CCC)

Minnesota State University-Mankato rep visit 10am

University of Washington rep visit 10:30am

Kenyon College rep visit 11am

The College of Wooster rep visit 2pm

2:00 Becca Lopez from Employment Action Center


Wednesday, October 22 (Kellogg and Rates in the CCC)

 DePaul University rep visit 11am

Luther College rep visit 1:30pm

College application workshop from 2-3:30pm

Upward Bound Information Session from 3-4pm


Thursday, October 23 (Rates in the CCC)

Counseling Department Meeting from 9-10 (center closed)

Fashion Club from 3-4pm


Friday, October 24 (Rates in the CCC)

 Winona State rep visit 9am




Seniors: To Do List: take the ACT/SAT (Oct or Dec), visit colleges, research colleges/universities, complete the super match on Naviance to find schools that match what you want from a college/university, 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) and check out the senior planning handbook below.


* 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)


The Career Fair at South High School is coming up November 6th from 8:30-10:30 in the main gym and is open to all students. More information to come.


*Yale College financial aid awards meet 100% of need for all students. Awards do not include loans. The average need based scholarship for families making less than $65,000 per year is over $50,000, covering tuition, room, meals books, and travel. Applying to Yale is free if you qualify for a fee waiver. Automatic fee waivers are granted to students according to family size and income. For more information go to


Weekly Opportunities

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.



Seniors: Senior Post-Secondary Planning Handbook

There is a handbook available for South soon to be Seniors to 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 (dates will be updated this summer to reflect the 2015 Seniors)


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

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Fall Open House

October 24, 2014

November 15, 2014

Register now. Space is limited.


Hamilton Fall Open Campus Days

October 25th, November 1st, and November 8th, 2014

For more information visit

Augustana College

2014-2015 visit Dates

November 7th, & 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:

October 24th, 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: October 29th and December 9th, 2014.

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

Winona State University

Autumn Open House Day is October 31st. 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

The College of St. Scholastica

Athletic Training Workshop November 15th, 2014

For more information and to register online go to


General Campus Open Houses

Tuesday, November 11

Theater-Saturday, November 15


Tufts University

The Voices of Tufts Diversity Experience

October 23, 2014 - October 24th, 2014

Explore campus, attend classes, meet professors, and spend a night. Application Deadline is October 14th, 2014. Programs and application details here:

Lafayette College

Open House

General-Friday, November 7


Suffolk University

2014 Open House October 26

Montana State University-Bozeman

MSU Fridays

October 24, 2014

January 30, 2015

March 6, 2015

March 27, 2015

Schedule and online registration at

Bryn Mawr College

Fall Travel Scholars Program

October 25 - October 27, 2014

Attend Fall Open House and explore the campus:

St. Cloud State University

Tour Dates

October 25th, 2014,

November 22nd, 2014,

December 13th, 2014,

January 24th, 2015,

March 21st, 2015

April 25th, 2015

Alexandria Technical & Community College

Open House

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Kentucky State University

Open House

November 1, 2014

RSVP Online by

October 27, 2014

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College


Campus Visit Days

November 5th 1:00-3:00PM,

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

Connecticut College

Explore Weekend Application

November 8-10, 2014

Travel scholarhips available and more information go to

Trinity College

Preview Weekend

November 9th through November 10th.

This is an overnight program designed to give seniors in high school an opportunity to explore both the academic and social aspects of the Trinity community.

Application and details available here:

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


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

North Hennepin Community College

NHCC is hosting events to help you learn about the college and their application process.

October 21st and October 28th.

To RSVP and know what the college has planned for each day go to


2014 Open House

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 5-7pm in the Helland Center

Pre-register at or call


University of Minnesota

Open House to showcase their Forest & Natural Resource Management major

October 24th @ 19 Green Hall , St. Paul Campus

Open to interested high school students. RSVP online at:

Normandale Community College

Open House

Tuesday, October 28th from 5-7PM @ the Kopp Student Center


Fall Sampler

October 30-November 2

This is a nominated visit so contact Ms.Rates or your counselor if you are interested. To be nominated you must meet the following qualifications:

-African American, Native American, Latino, Asian American students

-Current high school juniors

-U.S. citizen or permanent resident

-Unable to visit Macalester for financial reasons

There is a $75 fee to attend

Deadline to be nominated is June 13, 2013!

Hibbing Community college

Campus Visit

November 5th, 2014 from 10:30AM-1PM

For more information or to RSVP, call or text 218-969-4520 or email

Augsburg Fairview Academy

Native American College Fair

Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5-8pm

Free and open to the public, speak with representatives and enter to win door prizes.


Multicultural Education Achievement Day

Friday, November 7, 2014 from 9:00 - 1:45

RSVP online at by Friday, October 21, 2014

USA Gap Year Fair

Gap year programs

January 28, 2014 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:

·   The Best of CO-OP Scholarship opportunities. Come to the CCC for more information!

·   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

·   Huntington Learning Center is offering a FREE ACT REVIEW session on Sat., October 18th, 2014.  Call 651-635-0299 for more information and space availability.  THIS WILL FILL UP FAST!  

·   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 is offering a last minute prep for the October 25 test. Intensive, 90 minute review for $19.99. On October 18th for Science and Math. Space is limited. Visit to register today.

·   Kaplan is also offering online events for PSAT, SAT or ACT. If interested go to to get more information.


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   


Scholarship Opportunities

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

·   National YoungArts Foundation Scholarships up to $10,000, open to ages 15-18 or grades 10-12 who are actors, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, singers, visual artists, designers, or writers.  Vocal singer/songwriters are accepted, too.  Info and applications at (Deadline 10/17/14)

·   NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation  Graduating high school seniors who operate their own small business and are planning to attend a two-year or four-year college are eligible for this scholarship/award.The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are $1,000.Students are encouraged to apply online at (Deadline: 10/18/14)

·   Horatio Alger Association For more information and to apply go to (Deadline: 10/24/14)

·   Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Minneapolis/St. Paul Alumnae Chapter presents its annual Scholarship Workshop for high school students. Learn how to complete a scholarship application, enhance your essay writing skills, decrease your financial burden, search for scholarships, and take advantage of helpful tips. Taking place at the Fairview Community Center. Register online by Friday, October 31st at   

·   Davidson College-John Montgomery Belk Scholarship-is nomination only. If you are interested in being nominated please see your counselor. Information and application online at (Deadline: 11/7/14)

·   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: 12/15/15).

·   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)

·   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)

·   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)


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: