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Interested in improving your leadership skills and professionalism?

:The Oakland Youth Leadership of America (OYLA) youth board is searching for passionate, dedicated high school students in the local area with leadership potential who may be interested in participating in an 8-week program during the Spring of 2016. OYLA aims to bring together young and aspiring leaders into the community. The program will run from late January to late March/early April at the low cost of $40 per attendee. Attached is a flyer with the information, as well as the link to our application. Applications are open today, October 1st and closes on the 31st of October. 

Here is just a small taste of what's in store for this spring's associates: 

  • workshops on leadership skills and professionalism
  • team-building activities
  • a trip within the Bay Area for a company tour 

Making Waves up to $25,000 Scholarship

Making Waves $20-25,000 Scholarship

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UC Berkeley Incentive Award Application Open

Incentive Awards Program


     IAP was founded in 1992 and has since been committed to providing financial assistance to high-achieving      students who face socioeconomic barriers from underserved communities in California. 

 Along with up to $32,000 over 8 semesters in scholarship funding, IAP provides students with academic and  personal support to succeed at UC Berkeley!

How the U.S. News and World Report ranks schools

Condensed Version of how the the U.S. News and World Report ranks schools. For more detailed information, click here. 

  1. Undergraduate academic reputation (22.5%)
    1. The U.S. News ranking formula gives significant weight to the opinions of those in a position to judge a school's undergraduate academic excellence. The academic peer assessment survey allows top academics – presidents, provosts and deans of admissions – to account for intangibles at peer institutions, such as faculty dedication to teaching. 
  2. Retention (22.5%)
    1. The higher the proportion of first-year students who return to campus for sophomore year and eventually graduate, the better a school is apt to be at offering the classes and services that students need to succeed.
  3. Faculty resources (20%)
    1. Research shows that the more satisfied students are about their contact with professors, the more they will learn and the more likely they are to graduate
  4. Student selectivity (12.5%)
    1. This measure has three components. The admissions test scores for those who took the critical reading and math portions of the SAT and the composite ACT score. The proportion of enrolled first-year students in the top 10 percent of their class (National Universities/Liberal Arts Colleges) or those who graduated in the top quarter of their classes (Regional Universities). Finally, the ratio of students admitted to applicants received. 
  5. Financial resources (10%)
    1. Generous per-student spending indicates that a college can offer a wide variety of programs and services.
  6. Graduation rate performance (7.5%)

a.       This indicator of added value shows the effect of the college's programs and policies on the graduation rate of students after controlling for spending and student characteristics, such as test scores and the proportion receiving Pell Grants.

  1. Alumni contribution (5%)
    1. This reflects the average percentage of living alumni with bachelor's degrees who gave to their school.  This is an indirect measure of student satisfaction.

Dish Scholarship

Scholarship: Dish Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Application and 
Rules and Regulations:

Description: 2014 Nielsen reports show that the average American watches over 5 hours of television every day. What are the pros and cons of this mass amount of media consumption?
Deadline: December 1, 2015


One Scholarship, Endless Opportunities

Since 1984, Horatio Alger Association Members and Friends have been funding need-based college scholarships to support deserving young people to overcome their adversity and pursue their dreams through higher education. So far the Association has awarded more than $110 million to approximately 20,000 students. To learn more, click here. 

In addition to undergraduate scholarship support, the Association offers a number of services and opportunities to Horatio Alger Scholars:

  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Counseling, College Readiness Tools, Support and Referral Services. Campus Crest Housing, Mentoring Programs, Alumni Association and Graduate Grants. 

2015 East Bay Football Officials Association Scholarship

For an applicant to be considered, you must meet the following requirements:

1) Be a high school senior who currently participates in one of the football programs that is served by the EBFOA.

2) Achieve at least a 3.0 grade point average throughout all years of high school. This figure is based on the 4-point scale, and for scoring purposes it will be capped at 4.0.

3) Have plans to attend any accredited two or four-year institution in the fall.

4) Not be a family member of any EBFOA member.

Deadline is November 2, 2015

Contact Ms. LaTasha in the College and Career Center at 510-337-7016

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Questions to Ask at College Fairs

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