Member Resources Newsletter - Oct 15th

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BSC Member Resources Newsletter

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BSC 85th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 12-4pm
Rochdale Village

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You should come to our 85th because nobody knows how to party like the BSC, of course! But there are other reasons why your participation is important to us:

The 354 students living at Rochdale/Fenwick represent ¼ of our community. That’s a big part of the BSC! The Rochdale/Fenwick rent contributions, like all BSC members', help cover our overhead costs, making the BSC more affordable for everybody.

Rochdale/Fenwick is 80% EOP. In other words, the Rochdale Fenwick community is a shining example of why the BSC is important for low-income students.

The BSC needs to negotiate long-term lease renewals for Rochdale/Fenwick, as the UC Berkeley ground leases expire soon. UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor Sutton and others will be guests at our 85th. Let’s show them how important Rochdale/Fenwick is for us and why a favorable lease agreement matters. 

City of Berkeley Mayor Abel Jesse Arreguín will be presenting a special proclamation, and we should be proud.

Let’s impress our potential donors (alumni) with our Co-op spirit! Once we renew the leases, much needed capital improvements at Rochdale/Fenwick and other properties will cost millions.

So please rally your fellow BSC members to show up at the 85th.  When we act as a united community, we can create positive change for the future of the BSC!

Cooperatively Yours,
Madeleine Loh, BSC Development Director

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BSC Job Opening

Are you passionate about the BSC?  Looking for a more consistent part time job?  It's your lucky day!  Apply to be a Central Office Receptionist!

Download, Complete, and Submit a BSC application (and resume if desired) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11:59pm.

Have questions? Check out the BSC jobs website for more info at or email the Hiring Committee Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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Congratulations to Gurshaant Bassi (Sherman Hall), September's Co-Oper of the Month!

Know an outstanding co-oper? Nominate them for Co-Oper of the Month! Nominations can be submitted at anytime in the term, and a winner will be announced each month! The winners will be awarded with appreciation from all, co-op fame, a spot on the award-winning member resources newsletter, and least importantly -- money ($100)! Nominate someone
FAFSA and Dream Act Applications Open Now

The applications for federal and state financial aid opened on October 1. Remember to complete them by March 2, 2019! This is California's deadline to receive financial aid for the 2019-2020 school year.

This will ensure you get your financial aid in a timely manner and that the BSC can process your BSC scholarship application for 2019-2020.

Here are links to the FAFSA DREAM Act Application.
Cal Pride Scholarship

One of Cal Alumni Pride's major objectives is to serve as a resource to LGBT undergraduate students and their allies in form of mentorship and scholarship opportunities. 

  • Must be a registered and enrolled UC Berkeley undergraduate student for Fall 2018 to Spring 2019
  • Interview in-person on campus in the late Fall semester (study abroad students interview virtually)
  • Previous Cal Pride scholarship recipients are not eligible to re-apply. 

Application Deadline: Sunday, October 14, 11:59 p.m. PDT

Apply here!
Mildred Jordan Sharp Scholarship
The Mildred Jordan Sharp Scholarship is a one-year, merit-based award that recognizes female juniors at UC Berkeley who have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to service, and who have excelled in their academics and personal development.

  • Female
  • Junior standing
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be a registered and enrolled UC Berkeley undergraduate student for Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019
  • Must be available to interview in-person on campus in November 2018
Application Deadline: Sunday, October 14, 11:59 p.m. PDT

Apply here!
Summer Internship Program

The American Association for People with Disabilities Summer Internship Program is now accepting applications! In addition to connecting undergraduate and graduate students with a summer internship, they also provide a living stipend, transportation costs to and from DC, and fully accessible housing.

Get more information here!
California Voter Registration
The Millennial Generation is currently the largest and most diverse voting generation! We have the power to impact our communities and nation in ways we best see fit through the power of voting, but you have to register first. The deadline to register to vote for this upcoming Midterm election is October 22. Here is the link to register online:
Not sure if you're registered? Check your status here:
Want to know what's on the ballot? The Alameda County Website will tell you all about it

We'll also have a voter registration booth at our 85th Anniversary Celebration! Come celebrate with the BSC and register to vote!

The Midterm Election is November 6! Be sure to vote!
Congressional Internship

The Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) is welcoming applications for Spring 2019 interns.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018

To apply, please fill out the application at, and submit a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Internship Details: Interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day administrative such as answering phones, drafting correspondence, and providing constituent services. In addition, interns may assist staff with constituent casework and community outreach events.  Although all internships in both our Washington DC and Oakland offices are unpaid, the hours are flexible to accommodate students' course schedules.  

For more information about Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s internship program, please contact either Kevin Figueroa in the Washington DC office (202-225-2661) or Jared Mitchell in the Oakland, CA office (510-763-0370).

CalTeach Info Session 

CalTeach is a program for UC Berkeley undergraduate STEM majors interested in science and math education. We offer a minor, as well as the unique opportunity for students to earn a California Preliminary Teaching Credential as an undergraduate, alongside their bachelor's degree. We are having an info session at the end of the month:

  • DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 30

  • TIME: 11am - 12pm

  • LOCATION: Evans 30

  • RSVP here

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