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College Corner - February 2nd, 2023

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 Welcome to semester two! The majority of the work is done but there is still lot to do. We want to thank all of you for working so hard to finish your applications. Congrats to everyone who got accepted to schools. This is the product of your hard work! If you have not heard back yet, do not fret. Schools go at different paces so there is nothing to worry about. Reminders Some schools are asking for SRAR (Self Reported Academic Records). This requires you to log into the school portal using the credentials they emailed you and report all your classes from 9th grade. Also, If you see an email about a missing recommendation letter or transcript, please notify us. If you were a transfer student, CUNY may say your application is incomplete due to various reason so please come see us. It is vital you check your emails and read them thoroughly. FAFSA or TAP may reach out for verification or request change. Please make those changes ASAP! If you have not submitted your FAFSA, please bring the proper documents ASAP and know the required information.

  • Your Social Security

  • Form 1040 (Whole packet)

  • Parent New York State ID

  • Date of parent's marriage/divorce

  • Parent's Date of Birth and Social Security

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) Hispanic Scholarship Fund - $500- $5,000 Deadline: February 15th, 5PM To be eligible:

  1. Must be of Hispanic heritage

  2. U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA

  3. Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students

  4. Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., for the 2023-2024 academic year

  5. Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable) 2) LGBTQ- The Live Out Loud Young Trailblazers Scholarship - $5,000 Deadline: February 27th, 2023 To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Part of LGBTQ community B) Have demonstrated an impact in their community through leadership 3) Be Bold- No Essay Scholarship - $25,000 Deadline: March 1st. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

  • Be a high school senior

  • The one with the boldest profile wins.

  • Earnest

  • Determined

  • Moving 4) A Bold Mind - $1,000 Deadline: March 1st, 2023 To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

  • A) Interested in pursuing psychology

  • B) Be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

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

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