Please note our new telephone number: (562) 801-7540
Welcome to the College Career Center web page.
Representatives from special programs are available to offer students one-on-one assistance and answer questions about college. See the Program Advisor for an application to join one of these excellent programs. Advisor schedules are as follows:
Generation 1st Degree Pico Rivera - Leader Program
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:30AM - 3:00PM
Monday 7:30AM - 3:30PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 12:00PM
Wednesday 7:30AM - 3:00PM
Monday 8:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00PM
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Rio Hondo College
Friday 8:00AM - 3:00PM
Monday 11:30AM - 3:00PM
Friday 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Sign up in the CCC to meet with these representatives:
• Mt. St. Mary's University (On-site Admissions) - Thursday, January 18th
• US Marines - Wednesday, January 24th - Quad
AP/ACT/SAT/PSAT TEST INFORMATION
for 2017-2018 ACT/SAT Exam Dates and Fees
The next exam will be on February, 10, 2018. Fee waivers are available to eligible Juniors. Registration deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018.
To register online for ACT: Click here
The next exam will be on March 10, 2018. Fee waivers available to Juniors who are CSU eligible and receive free/reduced lunch. Registration deadline is February 9, 2018.
Use these instructions to send ACT/SAT scores to Colleges and Universities:
- Are you interested in taking a class at a Community College?
Some CSUs are still accepting applications until December 15th.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU)
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UC)
Most private schools have later deadlines. Deadline dates can be found on each individual school's website. Click Here
to use The Common Application. Click Here
to use The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success
Applying to Out-of-State and Private schools through College Greenlight allows you to complete one (1) application to send to multiple colleges. As an added benefit, participating colleges have agreed to waive the application fee. Click Here
to begin your application.
SENDING ACT & SAT SCORES:
FAFSA and CA Dream Act (Federal Aid!
Prepare for FAFSA by creating a FSA ID for yourself and your parent.
Cal Grant (State Aid)
- Click Here
to create your portal to see if you qualify for a Cal Grant.
This chart will explain the different types of student loans:
Understanding and Comparing Loans
The following is a link to a site that will assist students and parents in understanding the different type of loans available. It will also allow you to compare loans to determine which is best for you. Click Here
All scholarship applications are available in paper form in the College Career Center unless an online link has been provided.
WHITTIER - PICO RIVERA COUNCIL PTA HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: February 1, 2018
• Current PTSA Member
(Must be a member 30 days prior to applying for scholarship. Membership documentation available in CCC when scholarship application is picked up.)
• High school Senior with a minimum 2.0 GPA
• Plans to attend a 2- or 4-year college/university or vocational school
• Minimum 15 volunteer hours completed during senior year
HACER NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: February 5, 2018
Eligible students must:
• Be a current high school senior
• Be a legal U.S. resident
• Have a minimum GPA of 2.70
• Have at least one (1) parent of Hispanic heritage
• Be eligible to attend a 2- or 4 year college or university with a full-time course of study during Fall of 2018
FRANK TERRAZAS SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: February 28, 2018
• All heritages are welcome to apply
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited 4-year college or university in Fall 2018
• Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, DACA recipient or eligible non-citizen
• Be a high school senior graduating from OR a graduate of El Rancho High School
UNIVERSITY'S TUTOR SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST ($1,000.00)
Deadline: The end of every month
The Contest is open to anyone 16 years of age or older. Each essay must be at least 300 words and in response to a monthly essay prompt made available on the Website. All essay submissions must be submitted through the Website by 11:59 PM CST.
FREE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH PROGRAMSMALDEF
- Scholarship Resource Guide
This is an extensive list of scholarships that may not require a valid social security number to redeem the award. It is suggested that you look through the scholarship list and select scholarships that are applicable to you.SallieMae
Easy to use FREE service with no ads and no selling of user info
Contains over 2.8 million scholarships worth more than $16 billion
Questionnaire also offered in Spanish
Sort scholarships by name, deadline or award amount
Adjustable match accuracy to see more or fewer awards
View printable calendar listing all scholarship deadlines
Register online at www.collegeanswer.comUnigo Scholarship Match
Free scholarship matching service with a database of over 3.6 million scholarships. Scholarships added daily.Click Here
to register online.
To get a Work Permit:
Download a Work Permit Request Form
and instructions here. Please read instructions carefully and make sure all requested information is completed. Students looking for Entertainment Permits must contact the Department of Industrial Relations-Division of Labor Standards at 562-590-5048.Resume
- Some employers may require you to submit a resume. There are several online templates available. If you have never had a job or are having a difficult time finding a template to use, send me an email at email@example.com
and I will send you a template and instructions.
The following employers are accepting applications:
• BJ's Restaurant - Servers
1716 Montebello Town Center Drive, Montebello
121 Stonewood Street, Downey
• Five Below - Sales Associate
8850 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera
2401 Via Campo, Montebello
• Food 4 Less
8620 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera
• Jack in the Box
6750 Rosemead Blvd., Pico Rivera
#06545 - Rosemead Blvd & Washington Blvd,. Pico Rivera
#08799 - Whittier Blvd & Passons Blvd., Pico Rivera
8692 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera
9325 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera
8450 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera
8756 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera
CONGRESSWOMAN LINDA T. SANCHEZ CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: January 17, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
• 3.0 unweighted GPA
• Open to high school & college students and recent graduates
• 10 hours per week minimum
• Ability to multitask & prioritize task with a mature and responsible attitude
• Applicant must be detail-oriented and possess strong writing and speaking skills
• Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
• Knowledge of a foreign language is a plus
District interns will work in a dynamic environment assisting district operations such as answering constituent calls, writing letters and correspondence, media clips and other district-based projects. Additionally, district interns will have the opportunity to learn about 38th Congressional District of California by shadowing staff at various community functions and meetings with civic leaders.
THE DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN - LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Deadline: January 26, 2018
This is a free scholarship and leadership program that provides access to over $1.5 billion in scholarships, life skills workshops and personal growth opportunities. This program is open to Junior girls who are involved in school and/or community activities, are interested in earning scholarships for college and are outstanding in academics, leadership, athletics OR the arts.
for link to online application. Deadline to submit is February 16, 2018.