2020 POSSE scholarship
POSSE is such a great opportunity; it's at least worth a quick read, so you know what's up.
What is POSSE?
They are a national organization that connects colleges with students, and they arrange free four-year tuition to the eligible, interested applicants who are officially selected.
What colleges collaborate with POSSE? Well, it depends where you are in the US. The colleges that offer POSSE for Bay Area students are Boston University, University of Puget Sound, and Lehigh University.
What does POSSE require for their application process? The POSSE selection process involves 3 in-person meetings (usually in San Francisco). These sessions happen in groups because POSSE values teamwork above pretty much anything else. They want to see how students work together with others.
Who should complete the WHS POSSE form? OK. This is a fantastic opportunity. But it's only a good match for some 2020 seniors. It's great for students who would seriously consider one of the 3 participating colleges. It's for seniors who thrive when they work with others. And, it's for students who will commit to the in-person meetings starting in first semester. Is this you? Please complete this survey by Friday, August 30 if you are interested.
The PSAT will be given this year on October 16. [Need to create a College Board account? No problem. www.collegeboard.org]
Here’s a video about accessing scores (with a link to a video about using the scores well). Accessing Your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report
The PSAT is great preparation for the SAT. Your score unlocks free, personalized practice on Khan Academy®. Visit satpractice.org, create an account (if you haven’t yet), and link your College Board & Khan Academy accounts to get practice questions that fit you.
Earn scholarships by applying to college. Learn more @ cb.org/opportunity
These colleges are WUE, Western Undergraduate Exchange. They offer close to in-state tuition for California students with about a 3.2 GPA.
NORTHERN COLORADO UNIVERSITY
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY (NAU)
UNIVERSITY of NEVADA--RENO (UNR)
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII--MANOA
OREGON STATE: This college is not WUE but has good financial perks for CA students.
(The scholarships for CA students are called Golden State scholarships.)
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