Mt. Eden High School

College and Career Center

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PSAT Score Information

Kaplan offers information regarding PSAT scores.  To view this information, click here


For more information on scholarships, visit the College and Career Center in the library and click here.


Mt Eden Scholarship Application/Letter or Recommendation Request


Scholarships opportunities for

undocumented undergraduate



Scholarship opportunities for

undocumented undergraduate

and graduate students


Scholarships through June 2018


BRIDGE: Pilipinx Outreach and Retention at UC Davis is excited to announce that we are offering a scholarship opportunity for graduating seniors, transfers, and non-traditional students!  Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors and transfer/non-traditional students from underserved communities who plan to pursue higher education at a community college or a four-year university in the next academic year. While this scholarship is geared towards Pilipinx/Pilipinx American identified students, applicants do not have to be either to apply. All applications must be submitted by Sunday April 29, 2018 at 11:59PM to be considered by the scholarship committee.


Robert T Nahas Scholarship Awards

Due: APRIL 30

Amount: $5,500

Info/App: See Mrs Hernandez - Career Center


George P Scotlan & Morgan Family Scholarship

Due: APRIL 30

Amount: $5,500

Info/App: See Mrs Hernandez - Career Center


The Afro-American Cultural & Historical Society (AACHS) 2018 Scholarship application is now open to all graduating high school seniors. Application is available from the Career Center or by logging onto: 
GPA: 2.5 or above. Due date is APRIL 30, 2018. 


The AEG Oakland Community Foundation is awarding 3 graduating high school seniors with up to $10,000 in tuition and books for the 2018-19 academic year. The need-based scholarship targets students matriculating into a 4-year college or university. Scholarship recipients will also receive assistance with internship placement, if desired by the student.


The application timeline is as follows:

Monday, March 19 Applications available to students

Friday, May 18 Applications due

Monday, May 21 – Friday, May 25 Committee review

Monday, June 4 – Friday, June 8 In-person interviews with finalists

Monday, June 11 Announce scholarship recipients

All details are outlined in the enclosed scholarship application and at

Please direct any questions to


Hispanic Community Affairs Council


Chicana Latina Foundation


Hispanic Scholarship Fund


Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities


Scholarships for undocumented students


College & Career Center Events

Facing History and Ourselves Student Essay Contest


Link for the contest

About the Contest

This year's contest will award over $25,000 in scholarships and prizes to students and teachers. Presented by Facing History in partnership with WGBH, sponsored by Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation's Holocaust Remembrance Project and The Allstate Foundation, and with support from Citizen Film and WTTW, the contest will highlight themes in the upcoming PBS documentary film, American Creed.


The contest will be open for submissions March 1 through March 28. Finalists will be announced April 30, and the public will be invited to vote for their favorite essays. Winners of the contest will be announced in May.


Three $5,000 Upstander Scholarships will be awarded to students in 7th-12th grade and their teacher will also receive a $500 Classroom Award. At least one $5,000 Upstander Scholarship will be designated for a graduating senior. Seven $1,000 Upstander Awards will be awarded to students in 7-12 grade and their teacher will also receive a $250 Classroom award. 

Eligibility Requirements

All participants must be 13 years or older. The contest is open to students in the U.S., UK, and Canada (excluding for Quebec).

Essays must be 500 words or fewer.

This Year's Essay Prompt

In the documentary film American Creed, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from remarkably different life experiences, backgrounds, and points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed. At a time of sharp political and social tensions, their spirited inquiry frames the stories of a wide range of citizen-activists striving to realize their own visions of America’s promise across deep divides.

“In times like this, we need stories that remind us of the ideals that hold us together.”


Q: What is the College & Career Center, where is it, what are the hours?

A: The College & Career Center, often referred to as Career Center, is a resource

     area designed to disseminate college and career information. The goal is to

     provide students with up-to- date and accurate information as they explore

     their future education and career goals.

     The Career Center is located in the Library and is open

  • Mondays – Fridays: 8am – 4:30pm.
  • Students can go to the Cener before/after school or during passing periods.
  • Appointments can be arranged.

Q: Who’s the College and Career advisor at MEHS?

A: Johanah M Hernandez, (email is the best way to contact Mrs Hernandez)

(510) 723-3180 ext. 62122


Q: What programs, services, and resources does the Career Center provide?*

A: The following is a partial list of services/resources provided:

  • College Application and Essay Assistance Career/College Books and Catalogs
  • Career/College Majors Exploration Financial Aid Information
  • College Fairs Scholarship Application/Information
  • Work Permits SAT & ACT Testing Information
  • ROP/Vocational Information Military Information & Recruit contacts
  • Visits from:
  • 4-year college/university representatives (UC, CSU, Privates)
  • Community College representatives
  • Technical/Vocational school representatives

*The College and Career Center offers more services not be listed above.


Q: What is Mt Eden High School Code?

A: 051153


Q: What is the A-G list?

A:  Minimum academic courses required for admission to CSUs, UCs and some private schools.

  •  A: 2 years History/Social Science (3 years recommended)
  •  B: 4 years of English
  •  C: 3 years of Math - Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II/Trig (4 years recommended)
  •  D: 2 years of Lab Science (3 years recommended)
  •  E: 2 years Foreign Language (3 years recommended)
  •  F: 1 year Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
  •  G: 1 year College Prep Elective

Q: How do I begin my college and college major search?

A: See Mrs. Hernandez to discuss college and career options.

Students can also log onto and use

their school email and log in to create an account.


Q: What tests are required for students applying to 4-year colleges?

A: The SAT or ACT is required for most colleges; some do not require it.

     It is highly recommended to take both as some do well on one test

     than the other.

     Student MUST take the Writing portion of SAT and ACT for UCs and private colleges.

     Some UCs recommend taking SAT subject test specific to a major while

some private colleges require them. Always check the college websites.


Q: How do I sign up for the SAT and ACT?

A: Register and log on to for the SAT.


    For the ACT with Writing, go to Juniors (11 graders) are highly encouraged to take these tests in the spring of      their junior year.


Q: What about the PSAT?

A: Juniors and sophomores are highly encouraged to take the PSAT in October. Check with the counseling office to register. When

    taken in 11 th grade, students are eligible for the National Merit Scholarship. Go to for more information on

    the PSAT.


Q: What is a fee waiver and how do I get one?

A: Fee waivers are used to “pay” the fees for college applications and tests (PSAT, ACT/SAT). If students qualify for Free and/or

    Reduced Lunch, they may qualify for fee waivers. Apply for Free/Reduced Lunch in the beginning of the school year and submit a

     form asap:


See your counselor for fee waiver.


Q: Where do I get an application to apply to college or university?

A: College and University applications are online.

    Visit your college of choice's website to discover how to apply electronically. If you must apply by paper application, download or

    request the forms from each school's Office of Admissions and mail to application to the college.

  • CSU:
    • Submit between October 1 - November 30.
  • UC:
    • OPEN Aug 1. Submit between Nov 1 - November 30.
  • Private colleges:
    • Starts August 1. Submit November 1-February 15.
  • Check colleges for specific deadlines/due dates and for a list of colleges who use the Common Application. Some colleges have supplemental essays or requirements or use their own application.


Q: What about applying to a community college?

A: Late Winter/Early Spring is the time to apply to community colleges. Outreach programs start in February. Chabot visits MEHS to

    help register students. Students can apply to any community college, so visit the website of the community college of choice.


Q: What is the best way to find scholarship money for college?

A: You can look at the Scholarships binder in the College & Career Center, which receives many local and national scholarships               throughout the year. The center also has books and list of websites for specific scholarships.


Good sites to start with are:


Many employers offer scholarships to children of their employees. Check with your parent/guardian's employer to see if scholarships are offered.


Q: What qualifications do you need for most scholarships?

A: Some are based on academics, leadership, services, ethnicity, financial need, etc., and many require short essays. There are

    scholarships for everyone, including students who are undocumented. The Career Center has information on all kinds of



Q: When do I apply for Financial Aid for college?

A1: ALL 12th graders should apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the Cal Grant verification between               October 1 and March 2 of their senior year to qualify. Visit for more information.


A2: Undocumented: DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors)/Undocumented students: or (Educators for Fair Consideration) for financial aid information and resources.


CASH4COLLEGE/Financial Aid Night - January 18, 2018, 6-8pm in the Library.


Q: How do I explore my career options?

A: Go to to do a career survey.

    See Ms Hernandez to learn to discuss your career options.


Q: What is ROP?

A: Eden Area Regional Occupational Program (EAROP) offers career preparation courses to 11 th and 12 th graders in the areas of

    Medical/Dental, Law Enforcement, Culinary, Automotive, Computer Technology and more. Most classes are articulated with

    colleges so students receive college credits. Visit


Q: How old do I have to be to get a job?

A: You can be as young as 14 to get a job, but many companies hire at 16-18. Check company websites for age requirements.


Q: How do I get a work permit? Do I have to get one? Do I need one over the summer?

A: You can get an application for a work permit from the College & Career Center. You need to have a 2.0 GPA (grade point

     average) and good attendance. Anyone under the age of 17 must have a work permit even during the summer. It is the law.


If you have other questions or need more information, see or email Mrs. Hernandez or email her

College Visits

Admissions representatives from the following colleges will be in the library during lunch to promote their schools:


March 20 Cal Poly SLO - Lunchtime in the Career Center


March 26 SFSU - After school in the Career Center


Conditionally Ready?

Seniors, if your EAP/CAASSP result is conditionally ready for Math, you can sign up for an online review course at It costs $45 or get a fee waiver.

College Applications

For more information on applying to college, visit the College and Career Center in the library and click here.

A-G Courses

This link will take you to Mt.Eden's A-G Course List. You might need this when you are filling out your college applications. For example, you might wonder which of your classes counts as your G course.

Internships & Volunteering

For more information on internships and volunteer opportunities, contact the Career Center in the library, or Ms. Hernandez. Click here for more.



Rising Sun Energy Center is hiring for their summer paid-internship! JOB SUMMARY:
We’re hiring individuals between the ages of 15 and 22 for the Energy Specialist position with our summer job program, California Youth Energy Services (CYES). On the job, pairs of Energy Specialists will visit homes in their community by appointment to help save water and energy. Energy Specialists are responsible for delivering these “Green House Calls” and completing various administrative/office tasks related to the delivery of the service.
Rising Sun provides comprehensive training to all Energy Specialists - no experience is needed. If you are a hard worker and want to learn and have fun, we want you to apply!

A representative will be on campus in March. Please see Mrs Hernandez for more information.

To apply online, go to
For more information about Rising Sun, please visit


IWAY (Improving the Wellness of Asian Youth) Summer Internship


Webinars on the College Application Process

Signup at the link for free webinars on the college application process, financial aid, and more.