Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Internships Internships!!

Summer Science Opportunities-Internships, Programs and Camps as listed by Stanford University

Are you thinking about what you plan to do this coming summer and have nothing in mind? If so, please take advantage and check out this listing of summer science opportunities for students interested in gaining work experience, extending their lab skills and/or going deeper into science!!! Many are in a close distance (UC Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, and others may allow you to do some traveling) and even better...some of these are PAID!!!!!

Please check on each individual Internship for specific deadlines and see Ms. Leon if you have any questions on these Internships.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Eastmont Library Teen Advisory Board

Are you looking to get some community service hours in?

The Eastmont Branch Library is looking for students ages 12-18 to be apart of their Eastmont Library Teen Advisory Board!

By Joining Eastmount TAB, you can:

  • Gain Volunteer Hours 
  • See your ideas come to life in the Library
  • Meet new people and have fun
Applications are due by Friday September 27, and can be found in Ms. Leons office or you can email Janine below to get an electronic copy. Meetings will be once a month starting in October.
Questions? Contact Janine Mogannam at 510-615-5726 or email

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Check out these 3 AWESOME scholarships!

  1. Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship – $10,000-$20,000, High school seniors with a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA may apply on our website in August of their senior year until the October 31 deadline.
  2. Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team – Fifty Gold $1,500, fifty Silver $1,250, and fifty Bronze $1,000 scholarships. Current students at two-year community colleges may apply between October 1 and December 2. This scholarship is administered by Phi Theta Kappa, and application details can be found on their website,
  3. Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise – 180 scholarships of $1,000. Current students at two-year community colleges may apply between February 27 and April 30. This scholarship is administered by Phi Theta Kappa, and application details can be found on their website,
Applicants must be:
  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);
  • U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
  • Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

Get to Know Chalky!

Chalky is a free online platform for high school students to connect with college students/alumni at universities they're interested in. Their goal is to help as many high school students discover, apply to, and succeed in/beyond college as we can. Chalky helps students connect with college student mentors, ask college-related questions (, attend live talks with current college students (, read application essays from current students (, and do many other things all for free.

 Students can get started immediately at, so CHECK IT OUT!!

World Health Organization Invites Pictures of Health for Youth Photography Contest

The World Health Organization is accepting entries for a photography competition that portrays health and illness through the eyes of youth between the ages of 14 and 19.

Through the international competition, WHO is seeking photographs on the themes of Adolescents are healthy (engaging in healthy activities); Adolescents learn about health (health education); Adolescents use health services when needed; It can be difficult to stay healthy (images about the environment and risk-behaviors); and Adolescents are active in promoting health (advocating for health, participation).

Winners of the competition will receive the opportunity to work with WHO as one of ten contributing photographers for the Health for the World's Adolescents report. In addition, each winner will receive $1,000 to cover photography costs. The photographs will belong to the winners, however WHO will have the right to use them in the report and for future publications.

The competition is free to enter and is open to anyone between the ages of 14 and 19 from all countries. Youth photographers under 18 must have the consent of a parent or a legal guardian to submit images to the competition.

The deadline for entries is October 15, 2013. Winners will be contacted individually by November 1, 2013, and will be expected to provide their photographs by December 1, 2013.

Students In Action

Students In Action is a national youth leadership program that will work with our students at Unity for the second year in a row. Currently active in 325 high school across the U.S., the program encourages high school students to get engaged and be the change that they wish to see in their communities through volunteer work.  We have 12 spots available for students to attend this leadership training in Mills High School, Millbrae, Ca, if you are interested please let your advisor know by Thursday the 12th. Do not miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

2013 PBWC Young Women's Summit

The 2013 PBWC Young Women's Summit  presented by Juniper Networks is looking for female seniors ages 17+

October 1, 2013 — 9:00am - 3:30pm
Juniper Networks Aspiration Dome (Sunnyvale, CA)

Cost: Free!

The event will offer unique programming to help high school juniors and seniors and college-aged women expand their horizons and pursue the careers they desire by connecting them with successful, professional women eager to share what they know with the next generation of women leaders.

The 2013 Professional Business Women of California Young Women's
Summit includes:
  • Two skill-building and inspirational keynote sessions
  • A multi-generational panel of women at various stages of their careers sharing insights of what to expect and how to thrive at each phase
  • Small-group mentoring sessions with businesswomen from multiple industries
  • One-on-one opportunities to speak with corporate recruiters and universities to receive personal career and educational advice
  • Dress for Success - tips for creating the proper professional image  
  • Fun ice-breaking exercises and networking opportunities with other like-minded young women eager to start planning their careers
  • Lunch
  • Gifts and prizes

For More information please see Ms. Leon or Ms. Berg

To enroll and Learn More:
Click here for more information...

Monday, September 2, 2013

Scholarship List Regardless of Status

While we will be posting scholarships on here that don't require any documentation, here is a great scholarship list that are open to students regardless of immigration status. Check them out!