PVHSCCC Info & Updates - Class of 2020
First off, I hope you and your loved ones are well and stay well, so please, please stay home and hunker down! Thanks.
So, life happens... plans change for reasons far beyond your control. You cannot control college decisions, just as you cannot control global pandemics… but you can control how you react to them! Just breathe.... take it one step at a time and know that you are not alone, and we are here for you. Colleges are impacted, as high schools and businesses are impacted, just as all of us as individuals are impacted by the coronavirus; we are all in this together and colleges are definitely going to be sensitive and flexible during this time of unparalleled disruption and uncertainty. If you are waitlisted and choose to remain on the waitlist, you must follow the specific directions that each college provides. Contact the CCC or your counselor w/questions.
Since there’s an almost overwhelming amount of info to share with you, last week I started CCC Updates on our website to bring you the latest and best links to that information… please check it often as I’ll continue updating on a daily basis. Also please know that I'm available via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org to answer any questions or address your concerns. I'm also available and you can book an appointment to connect via phone chat or video conference should you like to discuss your college decisions, options, next steps, etc.
If you have any questions regarding your financial aid package or scholarships, you can email Mrs. Hoffman directly at: email@example.com.
Navigate College Admission Process Amid COVID-19 Outbreak - posted 3/20/2020
Collegewise Webinars for Juniors/Seniors for the week of March 30 - April 3 - updated 3/30/20
New Information on upcoming scholarship deadlines - updated March 30, 2020
All scholarship information/applications can be accessed/downloaded from NAVIANCE via your SSO Portal. Log in to your SSO (Single Sign On) portal using your pvpusd.net email address.
Several scholarship organizations have extended their deadlines. Originally, many scholarships were to be returned to the College and Career Center and, because, that is no longer possible, other arrangements have been made and are detailed below.
If letters of recommendation and/or transcripts are required as part of your scholarship application, these documents can be sent separately to the respective email/addresses noted. Please be sure that your teacher/counselor has the your name clearly attached to each document and if emailing, it is in the subject line along with the name of the scholarship. When you submit your applications, please let the organization know if other documents may be coming separately.
The scholarships shown below are listed in alphabetical order:
Andrew Sakura Memorial Scholarship - Deadline has been EXTENDED to Friday, April 17. Please email your completed applications in a pdf format directly to Mrs. Sakura at Karenpsakura@gmail.com
Chuck Chamber and Russ Urban Scholarship – Deadline has been EXTENDED to Monday, April 20. Completed applications must now be scanned and emailed to: JJBELKE@GMAIL.COM or mailed (postmarked no later than April 20, 2020) to:
c/o Cornerstone Elementary School Scholarship
68 Eastfield Drive
Rolling Hills, CA 90274
Cornerstone Scholarship – Deadline has been EXTENDED to Monday, April 20. Completed applications must now be scanned and emailed to: JJBELKE@GMAIL.COM or mailed (postmarked no later than April 20, 2020) to:
c/o Cornerstone Elementary School Scholarship
68 Eastfield Drive
Rolling Hills, CA 90274
Harry Brandel Scholarship – Deadline has been EXTENDED to Friday, May 1. All applications will STILL be emailed/mailed to the address noted in the application.
Harbor Lights Escrow Scholarships – Deadline is STILL Friday, April 10. All applications will still be submitted to the address noted in the application.
JACL South Bay Chapter Scholarships – Deadline has been EXTENDED to Wednesday, April 15. All applications must still be mailed to the address noted in the application.
PV Chapter of the Links – Deadline has been EXTENDED to Wednesday, April 15. Applications will still be submitted to the address noted in the application.
PVHS Alumni Scholarship - Deadline has been EXTENDED to Friday, April 17. Applications will now be submitted directly to Mr. Heffernan at firstname.lastname@example.org
PVP Council of PTAs Scholarship – Deadline is STILL Monday, April 6. Applications will now be submitted directly to Suzanne Dyers, PVPTA Scholarship Chair. Her email address is email@example.com
PVP Republican Women, Federated Scholarship – Deadline is STILL Tuesday, April 7. Applications will still be submitted to the address noted in the application.
Sean Heffernan Memorial Scholarship - Deadline has been EXTENDED to Thursday, April 9. You may take a photo/scan your artwork and include it with your application. All applications now need to be submitted to Mrs. Heffernan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Silver Spur Elementary School PTA Scholarship – Deadline has been EXTENDED to Wed., April 8th. Email your completed applications directly to Ms. Wertz, Silver Spur Scholarship Chair, with subject line Silver Spur Scholarship. Her email address is email@example.com
Sue Pavelka Scholarship for Journalistic Excellence - Deadline is STILL Friday, April 10. Scholarship application/supporting documents need to be emailed to Mrs. Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org
West Bay Capital Scholarship – Deadline is STILL Thursday, April 9 and will be returned the the address noted in the application.
SANTA MONICA COLLEGE PROMISE: FREE ENROLLMENT - Updated March 18,2020
Please note that you must first Apply to Santa Monica College in order to receive an SMC ID# that you will need to complete the additional steps to be eligible for the College Promise.
Santa Monica College wants to keep you informed about how Santa Monica College Outreach & Recruitment is moving forward in the current climate of COVID 19. While they are unsure of the timeline for return of face-to-face services, please know that they will continue serving students remotely to the best of their ability. Resources are being developed to address student needs including:
To summarize, Santa Monica College is still working on this and I'll continue to be in contact with them to inform you in the coming days and weeks as the resources become available.
El Camino College Info/Updates - posted 3/18/2020
El Camino College has moved to virtual instruction and only essential campus functions are being offered at this time. As of right now, the college has not made a decision about extending the April 30 priority deadline, so as an alternative to the now cancelled workshops at either our campus or that of El Camino, I am sharing a few virtual opportunities for students to complete the Path the Enroll in order to be eligible for the South Bay Promise. The South Bay Promise offers an affordable pathway directly from high school to college. Enrollment fees for the first and second year will be paid for full-time students and additional services and counseling will be offered to students enrolled in the South Bay Promise. (To maintain eligibility for the second year, students must have completed the seconds year's eligibility requirements). The South Bay Promise is available to all first-time, full-time college students who complete the steps as outlined and attend El Camino College the fall after their senior year.
Note: you must have completed the El Camino College Application for Admission before completing the South Bay Promise application so that you can include your El Camino College Student ID number.
Thanks to our Outreach Coordinator, Veronica Palofax, here are some virtual opportunities to complete your Orientation, Assessment and Educational Plan:
All of these link and the most up to date information will be posted on the El Camino Outreach Events website here: https://www.elcamino.edu/admissions/outreach/events.aspx.
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The Simple Award Letter Comparison Tool is similar, but compares only the financial aspects of the financial aid packages. If you are comparing only two colleges, leave the third college name blank.
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