Nov. 30 is the deadline to apply to University of California and to California State University. Students are strongly advised to submit their applications by this weekend. If the application system gets overloaded, as happens close to the deadline, your application may not get submitted on time. There is no consideration for late applications.
You will need a copy of your official transcript from the registrar of your school and the list of approved A-G courses: www.ucop.edu/doorways.
Upcoming scholarship deadlines
- Princeton University Program in Creative Writing is now accepting submissions for the Milberg High School Poetry Prize. Students must be a high-school junior to enter. Applicants may submit up to three poems. Must be postmarked by Nov. 30. Instructions and rules are at www.princeton.edu/arts/ lewis_center/high-school-contests/leonard-milberg-53/.
- AXA Achievement State and National Scholarship Program awards one $10,000 scholarship from each state and 10 additional $15,000 scholarships to seniors. Only the first 10,000 applications will be considered — apply NOW! Apply online by the deadline of Dec. 1 at www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/ AXA-achievement-scholarship.html.
- The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts. It is not a scholarship, and recipients are not selected based on GPA or financial need. Local awards are for up to $1,000. Applicants must be girls between the ages of 14 and 17. Soroptimist of Lodi and Lodi Sunrise clubs sponsor this award. Find details and apply online at www.lodisoroptimist.org/awards.php, or mail completed applications to: Soroptimist International of Lodi/ Lodi Sunrise, Phyllis Almendarez, 122 Rivergate Place, Lodi, CA 95240. The deadline is Dec. 1.
- Applications for the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship are now available online! Thousands of dollars in scholarships are awarded at each level of competition, from local to national. Six local students will win scholarships, so don’t miss out by not applying. Five hundred national scholarships will be awarded, ranging from $4,000 to $60,000. For details and the application, go to www.elks.org /enf/scholars/mvs.cfm. Letters of recommendation may be included as part of your exhibits. Follow instructions carefully to avoid being disqualified.
Information submitted by Becky Jauregui and Melody Knee, Lodi Unified School District college/career/scholarship advisers.