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College Corner - December 2nd, 2022


Welcome to College Corner Seniors! This newsletter will go out to you every two weeks with important updates so please keep an eye out. The College Corner will be related to the college application process, college & career events available in our community, vital scholarships and financial information, and a host of other things. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Capellan or Ms. Chowdhury at collegeoffice@fdaiii.com In this time of grief, we all stand in solidarity. This week has been extremely hard on us and we are all hurting. Please know that the guidance office is open and is a safe space for you all.

Reminders There is a hold on CUNY application submission due to fee waiver issues. SUNY deadline has passed as of Thanksgiving. If you plan on applying then please come see one of us ASAP. All applications need to be completed by December 22nd. We know this time is difficult so if you need extra support or time working in these application, please reach out. December is Private College month. If you are interested, create a Common Application account and start the application. Come to the office for guidance for support and do not submit without showing Ms. Capellan or Ms. Chowdhury. Many schools require essays and some supplemental writing so please finish your college essays as soon as possible. SUNY and Comon App cannot be submitted If you have not submitted your FAFSA, please bring the proper documents ASAP and know the required information.

  • Form 1040 (Whole packet)

  • New York State ID

  • Date of parent's marriage/divorce

  • Parent's Date of Birth

FAFSA requires a parent account to sign the form. You must create an account for a parent or retrieve the account if they have one.

Scholarships 1) Happy Holidays Scholarship - $1,500 - 1 Award Deadline: December 31, 2022 To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a legal resident of the United States. B) Be currently attending high school, college, vocational, or any other accredited institution. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/19120/happy-holidays-scholarship 2) Live Mas Scholarship Program - $25,000 - 100 Awards Deadline: January 11, 2023 To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be on-track to apply for or enrolled in an accredited post-high school educational program. B) Be a legal resident of the 50 United States who is at least 16 years of age. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/16235/live_mas_scholarship_program 3) Diversity Advancement Scholarship - $20,000 - 2 Awards Deadline: January 20, 2023 To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a high school student planning to enroll in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree program. B) Be a US citizen. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12285/diversity-advancement-scholarship 4) Foot Locker Scholar Athletes - $20,000 - 20 Awards Deadline: January 30, 2023 To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be entering college in the Fall of 2023 as a Freshman at a two or four-year school. B) Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community-based sports. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10817/foot-locker-scholar-athletes 5) Points Scholarship - $2,500 - 12 Awards Deadline: January 31, 2023 To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a high school student planning to attend college in September 2023. B) Be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14308/points-scholarship

Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns at collegeoffice@fdaiii.com. Guidance Team Frederick Douglass Academy III 3630 Third Avenue Bronx, NY 10456

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