default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Tips and reminders for high school students

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

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

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


  • 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.


  • 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.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

Contact Information

Stephanie Hiatt

Learning Link Needs You!

We rely on the input of the community. If you are a teen or interested in teen issues, you can help us with the following regular features on Lodinews.com and in the Lodi News-Sentinel. Email Stephanie Hiatt at link@lodinews.com or call 209-369-2761.

KEWL Kids: Kids doing exceptional and worthwhile things in and around Lodi. Know a student who is making Lodi a better or more interesting place to be? Let us know!

Parents 2 Teens: An opportunity for parents to get a fresh perspective from our Teens 2 Teens advisers. Email your questions and see what responsible teenagers have to say about your problem or situation.

School Scoop: Are you a parent or teacher who has something wonderful or unique going on at your child’s school? Write about it and let Lodi know about your great school.

Reading News

Reading news can encourage positive attitudes toward reading, improving English skills, and providing young people an opportunity to be better informed, proactive citizens in your community.




Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists