October 14, 2017


In this week's edition, we alert you to information sessions you may wish to attend, point out scholarships and summer programs you may wish to be aware of, and share an interview that sheds light on the process for awarding scholarships to athletes.

Sciences Po-UC Berkeley Dual Degree Program

The Lycée Français de San Francisco is hosting an information session on Tuesday, October 17th at 6:30 PM, for anyone interested in the dual degree program being offered by the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (otherwise known as "Sciences Po") and UC Berkeley.  The program coordinator, Amber Dillon, will present. 1201 Ortega Street. All are welcome.

Scholarship from the MOSA Oral Surgery Team

From the MOSA Oral Surgery Team: "Our Academic Advantage program is about giving local middle and high school students the information and tools they need to accomplish a career in medicine. For such a competitive industry, we want to give students a leg up on the competition and help them determine their best career path. The event starts with a presentation from five medical and educational professions. Then, students and their parents go through booths from local colleges and non-profits. It's all designed to give these kids what they need to pursue their dreams and answer their questions." 

See here for further information.

Johns Hopkins University Virtual Information Session

Admissions at JHU writes, "We realize it may not be possible for students to make it to campus for every college they're considering—and that's okay! In today's digital world, there are an almost endless amount of resources online. Wondering how to make sense of all the online noise? We designed a virtual information session, hosted by a Hopkins admissions counselor, to allow students to receive personalized information and ask follow-up questions as if it were an in-person event."


DATE: Thursday, November 2, 2017

TIME: 7:00 p.m. Eastern


Register using this link.

St. Mary's College Performing Arts Scholarships

Performing artists may be interested in scholarship opportunities at St. Mary's College of California. Each year, Saint Mary's offers up to $13,000 in tuition­ remission scholarships for demonstrated artistic excellence. These merit­-based awards are available only to incoming first year students, and are renewable for four years. For more information, see here.

Interview with Dr. Cynthia Colón

Students who may be competitive for athletic scholarships will be interested in watching this recent interview with Dr. Cynthia Colón, a former college admissions officer and independent school college counselor.

Cambridge Immerse

Cambridge Immerse is a unique two-week residential educational experience that allows participants to gain an unrivalled insight into a chosen discipline, ranging from the arts to the sciences. Subjects offered include Computer Science, Medicine, Law, Economics, History, Engineering, and many more. Academic sessions are designed and taught by highly regarded tutors from Oxford and Cambridge University in an optimal learning environment that stimulates academic enquiry. The carefully planned schedule ensures that the programme not only meets the academic needs of the participants, but also provides a unique insight into the university city through an abundance of activities.


Students reside in one of the Cambridge Immerse Campus colleges: Queen's College, Christ's College, Sidney Sussex College, and St Catherine's College. All are prestigious and central colleges of Cambridge University. Within their historic walls, we pride ourselves on providing unique experiences of leadership and academic excellence through a programme for participants that instills the confidence and passion for learning that are essential to success in higher education.


For enrollment information, see here.

Yale Young Global Scholars Program

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program that brings together outstanding high school students from around the world for intensive two-week sessions on Yale's campus in New Haven and the Yale Center Beijing in China. YYGS offers six unique sessions in New Haven and one session in Beijing, China.

Studying in London at the University of Westminster

If you are interested in studying in London and at the University of Westminster, see their USA page for answers to all your questions.

College Visits

Monday - October 16, 2017
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
College Counseling Office
Wednesday - October 18, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
College Counseling Office
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
College Counseling Office
2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
College Counseling Office
Thursday - October 19, 2017
8:55 AM - 9:25 AM
College Counseling Office
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
College Counseling Office
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
College Counseling Office
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
College Counseling Office
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
College Counseling Office

Santa Catalina School

1500 Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey, CA 93940