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College Corner - October 26th, 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 of you that have submitted your CUNY and 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. If you want to start a SUNY, create an account and do your own research on schools. Do not submit anything alone! Friday is Senior Kick-Off! It's day of celebration and we all are so proud of you! Bring in your permission slip for the trip. Dress nice and comfortable. Refer to Ms. Capellan's email for guidance on attire.

Reminders CUNY is due October 28th! You cannot attend Senior Kick-Off if you do not submit it. Bring all forms for FSA ID and/or FAFSA

  • Form 1040 (Whole packet)

  • State ID

Important Dates October 28th- Senior Kick-Off! October 28th-CUNY Due November 2nd: Manhattan College Trip Permission slips will be distributed this week. Scholarships Coca-Cola Foundation Scholarships Due Date: October 31st, 2022 Amount: 20,000 Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 31, 2022, at 5 p.m. Eastern. Greenhouse Scholars Due date: November 1st, 2022 Amount: $5,000 (Renewable up to 4 years) Eligibility: - Be a graduating high school senior in CO, GA, IL. NC, or NY planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution. - Minimum GPA of 3.5. - Student must demonstrate financial need (annual household income less than $70,000). - Students should have excellent leadership skills, the ability to persevere through difficult circumstances, and a strong interest in and commitment to their community. Website: https://greenhousescholars.org/our scholars/become-a-scholar/ Orangesoft Women In Technology Due date: October 31st, 2022 Amount: $1,000 Eligibility: - Be a student who is currently studying or has been accepted to an accredited college or university in the United States. - Be currently enrolled in a STEM granting program. - Identify as a woman - Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 Website: https://orangesoft.co/scholarship 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

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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