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Time-Sensitive Scholarship Opportunities & Speaker’s Contest


Here are local scholarship opportunities and a speaker’s contest that should be on your radar: Links Scholarship (January 25 deadline): These scholarships are for African American high school seniors and other persons of African ancestry who exemplify academic excellence and exhibit leadership potential in the Sacramento Region. There are four scholarships available: Marjorie Patterson Scholarship, Kathleen Pitts Memorial STEM Scholarship, John Marshall Memorial Scholarship, and General Scholarships. Apply online here: SMUD Powering Futures Scholarship (February 24 deadline): Open to high school seniors, high school graduates, GED recipients, and current college students. Awards are based on merit and financial need with [...]

Time-Sensitive Scholarship Opportunities & Speaker’s Contest2023-08-03T10:42:54+00:00

Steps to College Bilingual College Fair / Pasos a la Universidad


Desplácese hacia abajo para español The Consulate General of Mexico is hosting the Steps to College bilingual college fair on Saturday, February 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 2093 Arena Blvd., Sacramento. According to the even website ( The fair is a joint project of the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, the California Student Aid Commission, Cien Amigos advocacy group, and the Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California, as well as public and private institutions. Representatives from distinguished colleges and universities from California and Mexico, as well as State of California higher education experts, and nonprofit higher education [...]

Steps to College Bilingual College Fair / Pasos a la Universidad2019-01-09T14:19:22+00:00

Mock Interviews February 19 and March 19


On February 19 and March 19, we’ll hold special mock interview sessions for interested students. These short interviews will give students the opportunity to practice their interviewing skills and receive feedback about their interviews. They’ll also be able to provide other students with feedback. The mock interviews will be held at Laguna Creek High School’s Career Center, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, and Tuesday, March 19. Because space is limited, students who wish to have a mock interview need to pre-register. (Parents are welcome to attend, but don’t need to register.) Students can register for the February [...]

Mock Interviews February 19 and March 192019-01-09T14:20:35+00:00

Seniors: Elk Grove Regional Scholarships Open!


Every senior should apply for Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation scholarships. There are more than 150 scholarships up for grabs for EGUSD students. Every year, many scholarships are not awarded because no one applies for them. The EGRSF application process is a bit cumbersome, but well worth the effort. Start by creating an account at Next, review the list of scholarships ( and determine which you’re eligible for. After that, complete the first application online (for subsequent applications, your basic application information will autofill). Keep in mind that different scholarships have different requirements in terms of essays, letters of recommendation, [...]

Seniors: Elk Grove Regional Scholarships Open!2024-04-16T14:36:30+00:00

CSU Extends Application Period to December 15


California State University announced that it is extending the application deadline for Fall 2019 to December 15, 2018. The CSU system initially extended the deadline only to those affected by the California wildfires (as did the University of California) but then announced on November 26 that the deadline is being extended for all applicants. Read the CSU announcement here:

CSU Extends Application Period to December 152018-11-27T16:56:39+00:00

Rare Insight into Harvard Admissions


The lawsuit accusing Harvard of discriminating against Asian American applicants has gotten a lot of media attention, but the New York Times shines a spotlight on testimony about the ways in which Harvard evaluates applicants in this article. The most interesting tidbits are that 30 percent of Harvard admitted students are athletes, legacies, children of faculty and staff, or children of wealthy donors and prominent people. Harvard also opens the door wider for students from 20 rural states, requiring lower PSAT scores to trigger invitations to apply.

Rare Insight into Harvard Admissions2018-11-08T09:06:06+00:00

College Board Launches Scholarship Program


The College Board – the folks that administer the PSAT, SAT, and CSS Profile (among others) is launching a new scholarship program set to roll out in December. Beginning with the Class of 2020, the College Board will award $5 million per year in scholarships. The company lays out six steps in the college application process, and assigns a dollar amount to each: Build a college list - $500 Practice for the SAT at Khan Academy - $1,000 Improve your SAT score - $2,000 Strengthen your college list - $500 Complete the FAFSA - $1,000 Apply to colleges - $1,000 Complete [...]

College Board Launches Scholarship Program2018-10-18T09:35:38+00:00

Free Cash for College Workshops


The California Student Aid Commission is bringing Cash for College workshops to EGUSD high schools. Cash for College helps seniors and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADA). The workshop also provides an opportunity for families to ask questions about financial aid. In October and November, workshops will be held at these EGUSD high schools: October 23, 6:00 p.m. – Valley High School October 25, 5:30 p.m. – Sheldon High School November 1, 6:00 p.m. – Monterey Trail High School November 6, 6:00 p.m. – Florin High School November 13, 6:00 [...]

Free Cash for College Workshops2018-09-23T12:17:13+00:00

Alpha Academy Meets Every Third Saturday


The Alpha Academy is dedicated to mentoring the young Black men of the Sacramento area. The Academy meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month from September to May at the Cosumnes River College Library in Room L-111. Here’s what the Alpha Academy covers: Social Development The Alpha Academy curriculum tackles key issues impacting young Black men. Sessions address parent relationships, bullying, and other social influences. Participants are challenged to develop strong communication skills that lead to healthier relationships with family and friends. Personal Development Participants are empowered through discussions on male responsibility, etiquette, proper [...]

Alpha Academy Meets Every Third Saturday2018-09-23T12:18:13+00:00

Free Kaplan PSAT Test Prep 9/29, 9/30, 10/6, 10/7


Kaplan is offering four free live PSAT prep sessions. Sign up for one and you can attend as many as you'd like. Saturday, 9/29 & 10/6, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT Equations and Word Problems Reading Strategies Problem Solving: Rates, Ratios & More Writing & Language Strategies Sunday, 9/30 & 10/7, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT Math Rules: Exponents, Functions and More Common Reading Question Types Advanced Math Advanced Verbal

Free Kaplan PSAT Test Prep 9/29, 9/30, 10/6, 10/72018-09-12T12:33:24+00:00