Newsletter #66 March 2004
March greetings! I trust all of you are back in the swing of things and have adjusted to the spring semester. Thank you to all who came in the first couple of weeks to pick up your survival kit. To those of you who have not, please come in at your earliest convenience to do so. We have planned some great activities for the semester in addition to two new campuses to visit. Please read below and sign up IMMEDIATELY for these events.
Calendar of Events
Friday, March 5 CSULA
Friday, March 12 CSU
Wed., March 17 Lunch ‘n Learn Series
Friday, March 19
Wed., March 25 Get Over It! Math Strategies Workshop
Tues. March 30 Financial Aid Workshop
Friday, April 2 National Hispanic Women’s Conference
Friday, April 16 CSUN
Wed., April 21 Lunch ‘n Learn Series
Friday, April 23 UC
Friday, April 30
Wed., May 5 Multiple IQ Series
Friday, May 7 Achievement Ceremony
Wed., May 19 Lunch ‘n Learn Series
As a reminder, all TRIO participants must participate in at least TWO activities each semester in addition to meeting with the Counselor for a minimum of once a semester.
More activities will be announced in upcoming newsletters however for the latest news on activities, please come into the office to check on our announcement board.
The Girls Club of Los Angeles is seeking part-time
volunteers to tutor/mentor students’ ages 9-16 at our after-school component
This is strictly a volunteer position but if applicable, class credit can be issued for hours volunteered. If interested please contact Dianna M. Gonzalez, Project Educator at (323) 754-2122 ext. 32 to schedule a site visit.
The Upward Bound/Math & Science Center Bridge Resident Assistant will live in a residence hall and supervises approx. 15-20 high school students who are participating in a four-week educational institute at KU during the summer. The salary for this position is $1,800 plus room and board.
To apply for this position please submit:
Cover letter/Current resume in addition to three references (include addresses, phone numbers and e-mails)/Copy of transcripts
Send above to:
305 Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Academy/REAL/Upward Bound/SI: June 1 – July 22
YOU: June 1 – July 23
Successfully completed at least 60 hours of college credit, in good academic standing, possess leadership and ability, and have residential living experience. Preferred: Experience working with/facilitating student groups and residential life supervisory experience. Gifted & Talented Scholars Summer Institute Preferred: Honors program involvement. YOU Preferred: Experience working with at-risk youth in high school dropout prevention setting.
SALARY & BENEFITS
Remuneration includes private room, university meal plan, various outings, and cultural field trips.
Salary: $2000 to $2500 (Varies according to program)
Application priority deadline:
For more information and to apply on-line to http://precollege,uark.edu Contact Don Sanders, Associate Director of Pre-College Programs/Director of Upward Bound, at the University of Arkansas Pre-College Programs office (479) 575-3553 for more information.
Several Scholarships and awards are available to
A list of established scholarships and awards for LACC Students is available in the TRIO office.
THE KNOWLEDGE IS POWER EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
About The Knowledge Is Power Foundation – Knowledge Is Power was established in 1994 to help provide financial support to local youth organizations that offer job training and education programs. Realizing many young adults have a desire to obtain higher or additional education training that will in turn result to better employment opportunities, Knowledge Is Power created the Knowledge Is Power Educational scholarship Program. Scholarship funds are support by various fundraising activities sponsored by premier radio station, KPWR (Power) 106FM. Knowledge Is Power is a public 501 [c]  fund.
Purpose – The Knowledge Is Power Educational Scholarship provides financial assistance in obtaining certification from accredited or certified learning institutions or higher education degrees to deserving students.
Description – Sixty Knowledge Is Power Educational Scholarships will be awarded in 2004. Each scholarship is valued up to $1,000.00 each. Five scholarships will be awarded each month (Jan. to Dec.) to applicants who are interested in pursuing education at a trade school, city college, 2- or 4-year college or university. Scholarships are also available to graduating high school students who will successfully enroll in either of the aforementioned institutions in 2004.
Eligibility – Recipients must submit proof of California residency; complete a 250 word or less essay; be enrolled in or plan to enroll in an accredited trade school, city college or 2- or 4-year university or college in the 2004 year.
The Knowledge Is Power Educational Scholarship will be directed to the applicant’s noted accredited educational institution or learning facility. Funds will be disbursed directly to the applicant’s school.
Funds may be used to tuition, textbooks, fees and learning materials. Knowledge Is Power Educational Scholarships are not available to individuals receiving a full scholarship from another source.
How to Apply – Applications
are available to download at www.power106.fm
or by sending an application request, with a self-addressed stamped envelope
to: Knowledge Is Power Educational Scholarship Committee, c/o Knowledge Is Power
will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. All
completed applications will remain
Selection: All award selections will be made by the Knowledge Is Power Educational Scholarship Committee. Awards will be based on need, a 250-word essay and proof of successful enrollment at the educational institution noted on application.
Scholarship renewal is only available to applicants enrolled in an accredited city college, trade school or 2- or 4-year institution. To be eligible for renewal, the student must show proof of completing the course of study during the 2003-04 year and achieving a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
The following is an excerpt taken from the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) website:
In March of 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Message to the American people, encouraging the recognition and celebration of women’s historic accomplishments during the week of March 8th, Women’s History Week.
In 1987, at the request of women’s organizations, museums, libraries, youth leaders, and educators throughout the country, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the national celebrations to the entire month of March. A National Women’s History Month Resolution was quickly approved with strong bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.
Since 1992, a presidential Proclamation has carried the directive for what is now a major national and international celebration. For more information go to: http://www.nwhp.org/whm/themes/history-of.html.
HAPPY NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH!
Gerardo Monterrubio…who was recently accepted to the Cal State Long Beach Art Program AND is a Hispanic Scholarship Foundation recipient (HSF). Way to go Gerardo!
Maternal Child Care Clinic at
In addition to her artistic background, this will be Barbara’s third time on the Dean’s Honor List. Great job Barbara!
recently being accepted to CSU Los Angeles AND
was recently selected to participate in the TRIO 2004 European Study Program,
“Shared Journeys: Identity, Heritage and Empowerment,” sponsored by the Council
Elvira Vasquez and Marissa Gaitan…who each recently received a $100 grant for the Chemical Technology Program at Trade Tech. Grant will be used for textbooks in the program. Congrats Elvira and Marissa!
FYI – A review of all participants eligible to receive Student Grant Aid will be checked this month. Your TRIO activity participation in combination with financial aid status is key considerations that will be taken into account. We will also review GPA and determine if you are following an approved counselor education plan with the goal of transfer. Feel free to speak to the TRIO counselor or director should you have any questions.
SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING?
Just some trivia you may (or may not) be interested in…
A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand and “lollipop” with your right.
In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
See, wasn’t that interesting???
Dear TRIO Students:
March 2nd and counting down. I’ve seen a great many of you already and most are doing great. Please remember to make an appointment at the first sign of a potential problem. Ignoring an otherwise minor problem/situation could easily result in an unnecessary and costly consequence(s). I’ve had the privilege to write or complete recommendation letters/forms for several individuals recently. I want to remind any others requesting letters/forms to please make an appointment at least one week in advance to the date you would like your request completed. Quite a few of you will be receiving associate degrees this June. If you have not met with Mrs. Pumphrey or myself this semester and you are expecting to receive an associates degree this June please call one of us or come in for an appointment within the next couple of weeks. We are in the process of compiling a graduation list and determining how many individuals will be invited to the upcoming EOPS/TRIO Achievement Award Ceremony. If you expecting to complete your associate degree requirements by December of this year you need to file a petition for graduation no later than April 5th. If you are in need of math tutorial services please come in and see Ms. Veronica Contreras. As always, a reminder to those of you not sure of your future educational/vocational goals, please come in and utilize the numerous resources available to you in TRIO. One last reminder, don’t forget to complete your two required TRIO activities. There are numerous scheduled activities to participate in and you can also be creative with non-school related activities, however, check with us first to assure that your intended event will qualify. That’s all for now.
With the utmost respect and regard intended for each of you,
Have a wonderful month!
Reri N. Pumphrey, SSS Director