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Virtual College Fairs

Virtual college fairs are here to stay. Join the National Association for College Admission Counseling for their May 2 college fair, being held at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT. Visit with individual colleges and attend information sessions. Register here:

By |April 30th, 2021|Categories: College Fairs|

Parent Shares “Senior-itis, the Pathways to Success Way”

Lea Washington, whose son Julian is graduating from LCHS in May, shared some terrific organizing strategies that worked for her family over the course of the year: Keep it Visible: “I posted documents on a closet door in our family room so we can see due dates and to-dos in one place,” said Lea. “It has sparked conversations from Julian without my prompting.” (see photo) Tracking Scholarship Applications: Lea created [...]

By |April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Resources|

Criminal Justice & Crime Lab Youth Shadow Day (5/31/19 Deadline)

The District Attorney’s Office invites students to job shadow professionals from various criminal justice agencies on June 21, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Based on their areas of interest, students will be paired with prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, probation officers, law enforcement officers, investigators and judges to get a first-hand look at the criminal justice process and the different roles within the system. There is also a presentation [...]

By |May 7th, 2019|Categories: Summer Opportunities|

Paid Internship and Advocacy Institute

Here are two summer opportunities for teens: Asian Resources is offering paid summer internships for youth ages 16-24. You need to attend one of their orientations in order to get an application. The orientation dates are April 13 and April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Orientations are held at ARI Community Services, 5100 El Paraiso Ave., Sacramento, 95824. RSVP by emailing or calling 916-324-6202. The ACLU Advocacy [...]

By |April 10th, 2019|Categories: Summer Opportunities|

5/7/19: Sacramento News & Review Scholarship

Sacramento News & Review's annual College Essay Contest is back and wants to help the Class of 2019. Seniors can email a 650-word essay on the topic of their choice to You can even submit your college essay. Entries can be sent in a Word document, PDF, or copied/pasted into the body of the email. Just make sure the subject box says "College Essay Contest." First prize is $2,000, [...]

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: Scholarships|

Speech Contest, Career Fair, and Scholarship

Speech Contest The Rotary Club is holding its annual speech contest for students in grades 9 through 12. The theme of the contest is “Be the Inspiration.” There are three levels of competition. The first is the club level, followed by the semifinals, and then the finals. The deadline to apply is February 28. The club level contest will be held on March 6. The speech must be between five [...]

By |February 26th, 2019|Categories: Events, Scholarships|

College Event for 6th – 9th Graders April 6

Held at Sac State, "College: Making It Happen" is intended primarily for 6th through 9th grade students and their families, and provides practical and easy-to-understand information on how to prepare academically and financially for college. It promotes academic achievement and accessibility, educational planning, and parental involvement. This event reaffirms the message that college preparation begins many years before the final year in high school, and that college planning is a [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Events|

Scholarships for Building Trades at Mike Rowe Works

You may have heard of Mike Rowe from one of his TV shows, “Dirty Jobs” or “Somebody’s Gotta Do It.” He’s a tireless advocate of skilled labor and training in the building trades. In fact, he has a half million dollars to give away for students who are interested in learning a trade. The 2019 Work Ethic Scholarship Program opened on January 28 and runs through March 28. According to [...]

By |January 30th, 2019|Categories: Scholarships|

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: [...]

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: Scholarships|

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 [...]

By |January 9th, 2019|Categories: College Fairs|

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. [...]

By |January 8th, 2019|Categories: Events|

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 [...]

By |December 13th, 2018|Categories: Scholarships|

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:

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: University News|

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 [...]

By |November 8th, 2018|Categories: University News|

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 [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Scholarships|

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. – [...]

By |September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Financial Aid|

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 [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Resources|

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 [...]

By |September 12th, 2018|Categories: Testing|

Youth Mental Health First Aid Community Trainings

Elk Grove Unified School District is hosting Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings for interested community members. One is on September 15 and the other is on October 13. Youth Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour public education program that introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly teaches individuals [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: Events|

Service Academy Information Night 9/18

If you're interested in attending a military service academy (West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, etc.), you should know that it's a complicated process - and one that you should start in your junior year of high school. Service academy nominations must be made by federal elected officials. Most Pathways to Success families live in U.S. Rep. Ami Bera's district, and Rep. Bera is hosting a Service Academy Information [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: Events|

CRC Career Education Open House October 26

On October 26, Cosumnes River College will hold a Career Education Open House. During the program, held form 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., students will hear “pitches” from CRC’s Career Technical Education programs (including Architecture, Automotive Technology, Construction, Fire Technology, and Veterinary Technology) and then choose their top three. After that, they’ll attend in-depth presentations about the three they’ve chosen. Space is limited (first come, first served). The registration form [...]

By |September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events|

PSAT October 10

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) is scheduled for Wednesday, October 10. This test is very important for college-bound students. Freshmen and sophomores should plan to take the test as practice for their junior year. The scores of juniors who take the PSAT will be used to award National Merit Scholarships. Taking the PSAT is also an important way to get on the radar of colleges (something we'll cover more [...]

By |September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Testing|

College Fairs – September & October

It's never too early to attend college and career fairs. We encourage all high school families to attend, as it's a great way to get a feel for the wide range of options available to students. EGUSD COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR The Elk Grove Unified School District's College & Career Fair will be held: Tuesday, October 16 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monterey Trail High School 8661 Power Inn Road, [...]

By |September 2nd, 2018|Categories: College Fairs|