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Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 2:00 pm

Here are some tips and reminders for high school students, and upcoming deadlines for scholarship applications:

Juniors

  • Take the ACT, SAT or other college entrance exams.
  • Prepare for AP Testing coming up in early May.
  • Keep up your grades. Your junior year grades are very important for college admission.
  • -f you plan to participate in college sports, you may need to register for the National Collegiate Athletic Association depending on your sport, division and college.
  • Look into summer programs, workshops, internships or jobs.

Seniors

  • Watch the mail/check your e-mail for acceptance letters and financial aid award letters.
  • Compare the financial aid awards you receive.
  • Notify the others schools you will not be attending.
  • Prepare for AP testing coming up in early May.
  • Check community college deadlines to enroll (see your counselor for additional help)
  • Be sure to request your official transcript to be sent to the college you plan to attend in May.

Upcoming deadlines

April 15: Splawn Scholarship Program will award numerous scholarships up to $1000 each to seniors who need financial assistance in order to attend college. Students who have extraordinary circumstances in their lives are encouraged to apply. Lower GPA range is okay. Requirements include 1) minimum 2.6 GPA 2) Financial need 3) Employment — paid or unpaid — within the last 12 months 4) Community service and/or extracurricular activities. Application is online.

April 18 postmark: San Joaquin Human Resource Association will award $750 scholarships to San Joaquin County seniors who will attend a 2- or 4-year college in fall 2-14. Must have 1) minimum 3.3 GPA 2) intent to major in business administration, management, human resources, psychology or education 3) commitment to service in their community. Applications online.

April 20: Student View Scholarship Program is offering $10,000 in scholarships to seniors who will attend a 2- or 4-year college or career-technical school in Fall 2014. No essay or GPA requirements. Apply online to complete the survey.

April 21: Lodi Education Association will award $5000 in scholarships to Lodi Unified School District seniors who plan to pursue a career in education at a 2- or 4-year college in Fall 2014. Must have 3.0 GPA. Primary consideration is merit. See your career center for an application.

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Stephanie Hiatt

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