College & Career Center

Welcome to the College and Career Center

Hours: 7:15 am – 3:30 pm

College and Career Education Specialist:

Danielle Cranon                  [email protected]                       (510) 818-4332

Alina Baguio                        [email protected]                         (510) 818-4333


Chabot Community College – There will be a rep from Chabot Community College on campus, in the College and Career Center, during PAWS and lunch,  on 1/31/2019. He will answer questions regarding the application process, financial aid, different programs that they offer, etc. 


Fiancial Aid Workshop – January 16th 6-8 pm (located in the library)



The annual Newark Optimist Club (Club #20261) Essay Contest is now underway.  The topic this year is “When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary.”

The contest is now open to Newark, Fremont, and Union City high school, junior high, and elementary students who are under the age of 18, and have not already graduated from high school.

The top-3 essays will receive cash prizes ($200, $100, $50) and medallions, with the first-place essay advancing to the District Level competition, and have a chance to win a $2,500 college scholarship.

For more information and application, that includes the official rules, students may go to <>  (click on Programs, Scholarship Contest, and Essay Contest).

Completed Essays and official contest applications must be received by January 25, 2019.  The Essays and applications can be sent to Darryl Reina, Essay Contest Chairman, at [email protected] or mailed to the Newark Optimist Club, P.O. Box 402, Newark, CA 94560.

Winners will be notified and recognized at a Optimist Club breakfast meeting on February 13.


The Northrop Grumman Scholars program will award an $8,000 scholarship over the course of four years ($2,000 per year with ongoing eligibility requirements) to two graduating high school students residing in either Santa Clara or Alameda County. Each scholarship winner will be invited to a celebration luncheon at the close of the school year, where he/she will be recognized by the Vice President of Northrop Grumman Marine Systems.

We would greatly appreciate your support in making your high school students aware of this opportunity. Attached is the brochure describing the program that can be distributed to qualifying students. Also, please advise if there are any internal communications or newsletter contacts we can work with to increase visibility of this opportunity for students.  The application may be completed online at  The deadline for scholarship applications is February 5, 2019.

Please feel free to contact us via email: [email protected], if there are any questions.



InspirASIAN, a 501c3 nonprofit organization and an employee resource group of AT&T, is seeking qualified applicants for its 2019 National InspirASIAN Scholarship Program.  We are proud to announce that at least 21 $2000 National InspirASIAN scholarships will be awarded for the 2019 academic year.  Besides the national scholarships, we are also offering 7 $1000 state scholarships to Northern California students.  The scholarship program is open to all high school seniors of any ethnic or cultural background with a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Information about our scholarship program, the link to download the scholarship application, and the process to submit the scholarship application can be found on our national website at  All scholarship applications must be submitted online by 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time on January 31, 2019.



PG&E’s 2019 ERG Scholarship Program

Access Network ERG is one of the 14 Employee Resource Groups and STEM Groups that fully fund this scholarship program through employee fundraising. We have over 200 scholarships ranging from $500-$7,000 that are available to graduating high school students and continuing college students.

Student can apply through here.

Applications are being accepted through Fri. Feb. 8th.


Financial Aid links
Webgrants 4 students (manage your Cal Grant):
Scholarship Resources
College Resources
Cal State Universities (CSUs):
Summer Programs/Internships/Volunteer Opportunities

Students can visit the center to explore colleges, research applications and admissions, financial aid, scholarships, ROP (Regional Occupation Programs) and employment and volunteer opportunities.


In addition to reference books, study guides and catalogs, there are 7 computers with internet and printer access available for student use.


Career and college planning begins in the 9th grade with interest and aptitude tests that connect with related occupations, majors and colleges. Students are then invited to attend college & career presentations which are offered in many varied occupational areas throughout the school year.


Guest speakers from colleges across the country typically visit mainly between the months of September to November, but visits continue in lesser numbers as the school year progresses.


Registration materials and information is available for SAT, ACT, Financial Aid, NCAA, scholarships and ROP.


Work Permit Request forms are obtained and processed through the College and Career Center. 


Community volunteer opportunities and summer programs are also coordinated through the College and Career Center.


Please check back often as this site is updated regularly.