Applications to become a new Diablo Valley College EOPS student for the Spring 2014 semester are being accepted through Friday, January 23, 2014. The office will stop accepting applications at 1pm on Friday.

Students who are accepted in the program are eligible for a wide variety of valuable services to help them succeed in college, including the following:

Priority registration – Be one of the first students allowed to register for classes Academic, career, and personal counseling – Two counselors are dedicated to seeing EOPS students only. This means it might be easier for EOPS students to get counseling appointments Book vouchers – Free money to help you pay for some of your expensive textbooks Tutoring – Free peer-to-peer tutoring available in certain subjects and much, much more!

To be eligible for the program, you must meet the following criteria:

Be a California resident Be a full-time student (enrolled in 12 or more units) your first semester in the program (a 9-unit minimum exception can be made for parent students and foster youth) Not have an Associate Degree or higher or more than 70 degree applicable units Be qualified to receive the Board of Governors Fee Waiver

To ensure your spot in the program, stop by the EOPS Office to pick up an application, or contact your START coordinators for more information.

For more information about EOPS, visit their website: http://www.dvc.edu/eops

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[reposted from the 8/20/13 John Burton Foundation newsletter]

The John Burton Foundation Announces New Program for College Bound Foster Youth 

Starting this academic year, the John Burton Foundation will increase their support to foster youth in college by creating the Burton Fund, a new initiative that will pay up to $500/student for books needed for the upcoming school year. The Burton Fund will enhance the current Burton Scholars Backpack to Success Program by directly paying for the books needed for their classes so that students will not suffer a delay in purchasing this essential tool to further their studies.

This new initiative is open to all students who are Chafee grant eligible and have this information confirmed by their Financial Aid/Guardian Scholar Office. For more information, please contact Diane Matsuda at the John Burton Foundation: diane@johnburtonfoundation.org.

The Contra Costa College Center for Science Excellence  (CSE) will be presenting information to interested science majors about internship programs at the Department of Energy Laboratories.

The U.S. Department of Energy offers various summer and ongoing internship programs: Science Undergraduate laboratory Internship (SULI), Community College Internships (CCI), Visiting Faculty Program (VFP, formerly FaST) and Berkeley Undergraduate Research (BLUR).

Ms. Colette Flood is the Internship Program Manager for the Center for Science and Engineering Education in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Along with her colleagues she designs, implements, and oversee s educational outreach programs for students faculty to carry out the laboratory’s educational mission to inspire and prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers.  She will go over the program requirements and application process.  They are paid internships and the programs run for 10 weeks in the summer and 16 weeks during the academic year.   Because of the comprehensive nature of this program, many of the participants have felt it has had an enormous influence on their future careers.

Ms. Colette Flood

Manager, Center for Science and Engineering Education

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Friday, October 26, 2:00 PM

Contra Costa College

Physical Science Room 132

Everyone is invited to attend!

Refreshments served after the event in PS 109

For more information about the Center for Science Excellence, visit their website: http://www.contracosta.edu/progsdepts/extracurricular/cse/Shared%20Documents/default.aspx

The deadline for applying for the Diablo Valley College Foster Youth Transition Scholarship has been extended until Tuesday, September 4, 2012. If you haven’t already done so, I highly encourage you to apply.

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a newly entering former foster youth within two years of completing high school
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 units (exceptions can be made for students in the DSS program)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have completed the matriculation process

To apply, please click on the application link. Please read the instructions carefully as there are numerous pieces of information required: 2012 Foster Youth Transition Application

A new scholarship has been created for incoming Diablo Valley College freshmen who formerly in the foster care system. The scholarship is awarded in $1,000 installments, once per semester for four semester. Click on the following link to access the scholarship application: 2012 Foster Youth Transition Application

The deadline to apply is quickly approaching: Thursday, 8/30/12. For more information or to pick up a hard copy of the application, contact either of your START coordinators (lkong@dvc.edu (Lindsay) or rrose@dvc.edu (Rudolf)). For more information, you may also contact Leslie Mills, DVC Scholarship Coordinator (lmills@dvc.edu).

Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to help fund your college education.

Applications to become a new Diablo Valley College EOPS student are now available in the EOPS Office. Students who are accepted in the program are eligible for a wide variety of valuable services to help them succeed in college, including the following:

  • Priority registration – Be one of the first students allowed to register for classes
  • Academic, career, and personal counseling – Two counselors are dedicated to seeing EOPS students only. This means it might be easier for EOPS students to get counseling appointments
  • Book vouchers – Free money to help you pay for some of your expensive textbooks
  • Tutoring – Free peer-to-peer tutoring available in certain subjects
  • and much, much more!

To be eligible for the program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a California resident
  • Be a full-time student (enrolled in 12 or more units) your first semester in the program (a 9-unit minimum exception can be made for parent students and foster youth)
  • Not have an Associate Degree or higher or more than 70 degree applicable units
  • Be qualified to receive the Board of Governors Fee Waiver

The program will be accepting applications beginning Monday, July 2nd, but only the first 200 eligible students will be accepted. To ensure your spot in the program, stop by the EOPS Office to pick up an application, or contact your START coordinators for more information.

For more information about EOPS, visit their website: www.dvc.edu/eops

The DVC Scholarship application period continues through Thursday, February 2, 2012. You can now access the 60+ scholarships currently available to continuing DVC students and see what is available. If you are in need of extra financial assistance to help fund your college education, don’t miss out on this opportunity.

To apply, you will need to complete the online application, submit two letters of recommendation (at least one must be from a DVC faculty member or administrator), and write a personal statement/essay. If you need any help with the process, feel free to contact Rudolf or Lindsay for assistance.

Access the DVC scholarship application here: www.dvc.edu/scholarships.

Want to make policy improvements for foster youth? Interested in working in Washington D.C. for the summer?

Apply for the 2012 Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) Summer Internship Program for former foster youth. As part of the program, you will spend time working with policymakers, raising awareness about the foster care experience, and help inform future policy changes and legislation. This is an excellent opportunity to build your experience and prepare for your future.

The program will be held in Washington D.C. from May 29, 2012-July 28, 2012. The deadline to apply is January 6, 2012 at 11:59pm Eastern Time. For more information and to access the application, click on the following link: http://www.ccainstitute.org/our-programs/foster-youth-internship.html

Several job openings are available for any youth who would like to use their own experiences to help educate others about how to best serve youth currently or formerly in the foster care system.

MISSSEY Hiring for Paid Position

 MISSSEY is currently seeking applicants for the following paid position:  Youth Advocate (YA must be a former Alameda County foster youth).

Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth (MISSSEY) advocates and facilitates the empowerment and inner transformation of sexually exploited youth by holistically addressing their specific needs. MISSSEY collaborates to bring about systemic and community change to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and youth through raising awareness, education and policy development.

For more information and to apply please send your cover letter and resume to opportunities@misssey.org

Y.O.U.T.H. Training Project NOW HIRING

Y.O.U.T.H. Training Project is hiring 10 Y.O.U.T.H. Trainers! Applications DUE 11/1/10!  Trainers will assist with delivering trainings to social workers throughout California on the needs of transitioning foster youth and positive youth development principles. These are contracted on-call positions for current and former foster youth between the ages of 16 and 24. Please review the responsibilities and requirements in the Job Flyer, Job Announcement, & Application. Questions? Call Jude Koski at 510-419-3614 (desk), 415-235-4292 (cell) or email judekoski@gmail.com. Application documents can also be found at: www.youthtrainingproject.org

Applications are being accepted for the 2010-2011 academic year January 1, 2010 thru March 31, 2010

  • CASEY FAMILY SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP
  • FOSTER CARE TO SUCCESS SCHOLARSHIP

 These scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need, and funding levels are determined based on cost of attendance and other resources.

Click here for their website.