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Regional & National Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities 2018-2019. Check this link frequently for regional and national scholarship opportunities!  Many of these scholarships are open to underclassman too!  Don't wait until you are a senior to apply for scholarships! This list is always a work in progress!  Please let my office know if you win one of these scholarships!

Summer Pre-College and Camp Programs

Information on summer pre-college and camps can be found by clicking the link. Summer Programs

Local Job Training

Mother Lode Job Training is available to assist all students and parents with job training, GED, and finding work!

Job Searches

California Employment Development Department for training and job searches available in California.

ZipRecruiter for high school students will assist with finding jobs nationwide.

College/Career Corner

California State University

Juniors interested in attending a California State University will attend an Early Assessment Program presentation on Friday, March 22nd during Pond.

ASVAB Career Test

The last ASVAB test of the year will be administered on April 24th at 8 am.  This is a career exploration test that allows students to find careers that match their skill set and personality.  It is open to all sophomore through senior students.  It is required for all students interested in a military career.  All students are sturongly encouraged to take it once during their high school career.  Sign up in the main office.  Only 40 spots are available.  


Job Corps will be on campus April 10, 2019 to showcase training programs that are free to qualified students. Students learn a trade, live in dorms, and receive wages!  Sign up in the office for the presentation at 2 PM.

Cogswell college

Students interested in design, business, technology, digital media and similar majors should plan to meet our Cogswell College admissions representative on March 27th at 2 pm.  Sign up in the Career Center!

Student- athlete ncaa college eligibility presentation

All student-athletes who are considering competing in college athletics should attend this workshop with their parents.  Ben Griffin, NCAA compliance officer from Stanislaus State will be our guest presenter.  Freshman through senior college bound student athletes should attend.  The workshop is from 6-7:30 pm on April 1, 2019 in the theater.  This workshop is only offered every other year so don't miss it.  Did you know that college athletic eligibility requirements start your freshman year of high school?  Have you met with Mrs. Millar to complete an NCAA eligibility worksheet?  Are you registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?  Don't wait until your senior year to complete these steps!  Start as a freshman! Graduating from high school DOES NOT mean you are meeting NCAA requirements!

California Conservation Corps

Students who are 18 years old and like to work outdoors who are looking for a full-time paid training experience with benefits should plan to attend a California Conservation Corps presentation on Thursday, April 4th @ 4pm at Mother Lode Job Training.  The address is 7 Main Street in San Andreas.  For further information please email or call 754-4242.

Summer Jobs

Blue Lake Springs will be on campus in the quad during lunch on April 2nd to meet with students interested in working in hospitality or recreation services.  Stop by to see if they have he perfect job for you!  Bring your resume if you ar ready to apply!  

Bear Valley Summer Day Camp is hiring full and part time counselors for their summer adventure camp.  If you love kids and working outside this is a fun active job.  You will hike, rock climb, kayak, swim, and play games while promoting healthy lifestyles.  This ia a Monday-Friday camp so you have weekends off to relax or work another job!  The starting pay is $12.  For more information see Mrs. Millar or pick up application in the office.

college fair field trip

 UOP is hosting a WACAC regional college fair on Monday, April 29, 2019.  Registration workshops will be on April 10th at 2 PM or April 23rd at 12:50.  Students must attend a workshop to create an online registration.  This event is free and bus transportation will be provided. This is your chance to explore over 100 colleges at one site! Only 50 students may attend, so sign up early!  See Mrs. Millar to get on the list!

national college fair

The San Francisco Bay Area National College Fair is scheduled for April 6, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 pm at the Santa Clara Convention Center.  Registration is now open and is free!  This is your opportunity to connect with over 400 college representatives!  College bound freshman through juniors should take advantage of this opportunity to explore a variety of colleges from across the nation.

SAT/ACT/FAFSA/UC/CSU Important Dates 2018-19

The complete schedule of SAT/ACT/FAFSA/UC/CSU  dates for AY 2018-19 can be printed from this document:  SAT/ACT/FAFSA/UC/CSU DATES 2018-2019.  Stop by Mrs. Millar’s office if you have question about the test, registration, timeline or test strategies.

collegeboard announces new college planning opportunity scholarship

CollegeBoard has announced a new Opportunity Scholarship program available to all community and four year bound students. 5 million dollars will be awarded randomly to Class of 2020 students who complete six college planning steps.   Learn more on  how to participate by clicking on this link.  Stop by to see Mrs. Millar if you need further assistance.

Central valley-Motherlode plumbers, Pipe & refrigeration apprentice Training program

Graduating seniors interested in the trades should check out this local program that lets you earn while you learn!  The program is five years long.  Testing in reading comprehension, figure visualization, mechanical ability, and basic math are required.  For more information and the next testing date please check out their website.

Official Transcript Requests

Students who need official transcripts sent to universities need to see Mrs. Brooksher.  Make sure to complete a transcript request form!   Athletes who need official transcripts uploaded to the NCAA or NAIA Eligibility Center need to see Mrs. Millar.

Showcasing Scholarship Opportunities

This section showcases outstanding scholarships available at the regional and national level and will be changed periodically.  A full list of scholarships is available on the scholarship link on the left side of the webpage.

Bret Harte Class of 2020, have you started thinking about college and the steps you need to take to make your dreams a reality?  By completing a step in a new Collegeboard program you have the opportunity to win a scholarship worth $500-$2,000; complete all six steps and you could win $40,000.  No essay or minimum GPA is required!  Register

Seniors planning to major in engineering are encouraged to apply for the San Joaquin Engineers Scholarship.  Six $2000 scholarships will be awarded.  Applications 

Women specific scholarship are available.  Deadlines, rules and scholarship amounts vary.  


The Bret Harte Memorial Scholarship

The Bret Harte Memorial Scholarship is a donation-based scholarship  awarded annually by the BH Scholarship Committee to deserving students who qualify by GPA and  have plans to continue their education at either a college or a career tech program.  Students must have demonstrated  financial need.  The number of scholarships and the award amount are based on the number of donations that are received year-by-year.  Please donate if you can.
Contact Courtney Brooksher at or 209-736-8315

Relevent Published Articles

From time to time, staff and parents share interesting articles related to career/college issues with me.  I will post links to some of these stories.

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Selective service registration

Males must register when they turn 18. Stay eligible for college aid, job training benefits, federal jobs and more! Register now!

CAreer Center Events 2018-19

3/22 EAP Presentation

4/1  NCAA Eligibility Workshop

4/2  Blue Lakes Job Fair

4/10  WACAC Registration

4/10  Job Corps

4/23  WACAC Registration

4/24  ASVAB

4/29  WACAC College Fair

5/8   ASVAB Interpretation

5/14  Columbia College