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College Corner - November 9th, 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 Congrats to all who have submitted your CUNY, SUNY, and/or FAFSA/TAP! We are so proud of you all for working so hard. For those still working on your application, please bring in the proper forms ASAP. There is a hold on CUNY submission at the moment because we do not have any more fee waivers. This will not impact you negatively so do not worry. Reminders November is SUNY month. If you are interested, create an account and start the application. Come to the office for guidance and do not submit without showing Ms. Capellan or Ms. Chowdhury. 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

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. Important Dates November 10th: Pep rally in the gym

  • You go down with your seventh-period class.

November 23rd: Senior Picture Day

  • Go down to the auditorium at your designated appointment time. See Ms.Capellan if you did not receive one.

  • Do not go down in clusters with your friends- you will not be allowed in.

  • There is an attire guideline so look for another email closer to the date.

  • Get ready ahead of time because there will not be enough time in the day.

    • For example: Do not wait till the morning of to get your hair done.


Scholarships 50 Chances to Win Scholarship by Going Merry Due date: November 30th, 2022 Amount: 100 per winner Eligibility: All high school seniors are able to apply Website: https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/50-chances-to-win-scholarship/12933 LaGuardia Named Scholarship Due date: Rolling Amount: Varies Eligibility: -Must complete a FAFSA or email a Needs Assessment Form -Must write a personal statement -Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above -Must have completed 12 academic credits Website: https://www.laguardia.edu/scholarships/ UAlbany Competitive First-Year Award Due date: December 1st, 2022 Amount: Varies (renewable) Eligibility: - Students must apply to the University at Albany by November 15th through the Early Action option -All competitive award application materials-including the essay and letter of recommendation must be submitted by December 1 -Finalists for each award must participate in an interview with the review committee Website: https://www.albany.edu/cost-aid/apply-additional-scholarships Ashrae Society Scholarship Program Due date: December 1st, 2022 Amount: Up to $10,000 Eligibility: -Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 -Must have three letters of recommendation -Potential service to HVAC and/or refrigeration profession -Must demonstrate financial need -Must show service to the community and others Website: https://www.ashrae.org/communities/student zone/scholarships-and-grants/ashrae-scholarship There are also many websites that have a multitude of scholarships available. I will list some here but you can do research on your own. https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/ https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/scholarship-search https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships

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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