The College & Career Center Advisors have extensive experience at giving essay feedback to students. If any student would like to ask questions about essays or receive feedback on a college application essay, summer program essay, or scholarship essay, they can access the College & Career Advisors. Seniors who would like to submit college essays for feedback and suggestions from Mrs. Takahashi and Mrs.Tang, please use this form.
The College & Career Center holds a number of workshops throughout the year. Please check the Guidance Calendar for upcoming workshops. Generally the fall workshops focus on different aspects of college applications. The January workshops give information about planning for summer. Throughout the year we also host outside speakers who typically present information on their program or college.
The current list of scholarships is available through Naviance. Log into your Student Naviance account to view the many scholarship opportunities that have been made known to us. Seniors who are interested in being considered for scholarships by the Lynbrook Scholarship Committee should complete this 2020 Scholarship Interest Form.
Additionally, have you checked the online scholarship section of each university to which you are applying? This is an important task to perform to make sure you aren’t missing any steps for your best chance at financial aid.
Diversity Fly-In Programs for Rising Seniors. Did you know that many universities sponsor fall trips for seniors to visit their campuses? Many of these programs even offer airfare! These fly-in programs are directed to students from underrepresented cultural backgrounds such as African American, Latino American, some Asian Americans (Pacific Islanders, Filipinos, Vietnamese, and others), Native Americans, and First-Generation students (first in your family to attend college). Some colleges consider any Asian ethnicity to be eligible.Sign-ups and applications are typically due by the end of August or earlier. A few go as late as September. This is the current list of diversity fly-in programs and the link will be updated each spring.
Each fall, college representatives typically visit Lynbrook to share information about their institution. This year those visits will be held virtually, and, as usual, are for students only. Attending the presentations can be highly informative for students as they build their college list; most sessions will allocate time for questions and answers.
These presentations will be given in unison with the other FUHSD high schools this year. Therefore, due to limited capacity, the college presentations are limited to seniors only.
Oftentimes the person making the presentation will be the one who reads Lynbrook applications, so we want to make a good impression. We expect students to be attentive and to ask good questions. Attending a presentation not only demonstrates a student's interest in a college, but also gives them the opportunity to ask questions that can't be easily found on the Internet.
FUHSD will not be holding an in-person College Fair in 2020, so we encourage students and families to participate in one of the national NACAC Virtual College Fairs on September 13, October 12, October 18, and November 8, 2020. Please note that the times listed are Eastern, so you will need to subtract three hours. Here is the link for information and sign-ups.