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BCHS Counseling Center Newsletter – October 2020

Filed in Archive by on October 16, 2020

Download and print the October 2020 newsletter [PDF].

CASDA Fall 2020 Virtual College & Career Fair Series:

Connect with colleges and universities throughout New York State and across the country, as well as trade organizations, safely from your own home with CASDA’s Fall 2020 Virtual College and Career Fairs! Students and parents can sign up for free one-hour online meetings with representatives to learn more about the future that awaits you after graduation. Fall 2020 Virtual College & Career Fair Series FREE ADMISSION – ALL ONLINE! View participating colleges and organizations and register today at www.casdany.org/fall-college-fairs 

College & Career Spotlights:

https://www.casdany.org/spotlight 

Sign up for College Visits

The counseling center has started its fall college representative visit schedule, which will be delievered virtually this year. You can register for a virtual meet with dozens of college reps right through your Naviance account. Here are the steps to register:

    1. Log into your Naviance account
    2. Click the “colleges” tab in the upper right of the home page
    3. Click “research colleges”
    4. Click “college visits”

This will open our full visit schedule and you can easily register. We have asked the college reps to schedule these visits for after school hours, so most should not interfere with your school day.

BE PREPARED FOR VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS –

College admissions representatives are scheduling visits to BCHS (virtually)

  • Make sure you make a note of the date, time and college link.
  • Arrive 5 minutes early
  • Treat the visit like an interview • Cameras should be ON (if

  (if possible)

  • Add your full name to your Zoom profile
  • Be engaged • Ask questions, if you have any
  • Make a note of the admissions representative’s name for any future reference.

NYSACAC Fall Virtual College Fairs

General Freshman Fairs

Scholarship Opportunities

To access active scholarships, please go to Naviance and navigate to the top right, under “Colleges”, scroll down to “Scholarships and Money” then choose “Scholarship List”.

Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship – A $1,000 Scholarship For Those Affected By Life-Changing Accidents is being offered by the Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship and is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who have had their life altered due to a bodily injury from an automotive or pedestrian accident. Visit https://www.certalaw.com/certa-law-personal-injury-wrongful-death-scholarship/ for more information and to apply.

Deadline: December 15, 2020

VFW Youth Scholarships – The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student, this scholarship may be for you. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000. Read the rules and eligibility requirements https://vfworg-cdn.azureedge.net/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/Voice-of-Democracy-Rules-and-Eligibility.pdf?la=en&v=1&d=20190903T205316Z, and download the 2020-21 entry form application, https://vfworg-cdn.azureedge.net/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/Voice-of-Democracy-Entry-Form-Fillable.pdf?v=1&d=20200428T134713Z&la=enas all student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post vfw.org/find-a-post by midnight, Oct. 31, 2020.

 NYS Awards & Scholarships – Visit http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/awards-and-scholarships for a list of awards, scholarships and opportunities that are administered by the New York State Education Department. Awards and deadlines vary.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship – Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the U.S. through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Find details at Cokeurl.com/scholarships.  Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 31, 2020, at 5 pm.