Member Resources Newsletter - Nov 2nd

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BSC Member Resources Newsletter

We've got a JAM-PACKED newsletter this week!!
Read on for some new features, lots of scholarships, and super special announcements
Co-Op Announcements
  • Want a unique way to do your workshift and engage with your community? Consider running for a unit-level manager position! Read more about the positions available here. You must be available for paid manager training from Saturday, January 12 to Thursday, January 17. Contact your House President for more information!
  • Get your HI hours by participating in the BSC Thankathon, when we thank our donors with phone calls and postcards from BSC Members! Sign up here for food, HI, and funny alumni stories!
  • The rainy season is approaching - be on the lookout for mold in your house or apartment! Read more here about preventing and treating mold and mildew.
FAFSA and Dream Act Applications Open

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.
Image: a black graphic with a gold trophy and blue text around it reading "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 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!
Peralta Colleges Scholarships

The Peralta Community Fund offers scholarships to students at the four Peralta Colleges. Applications are open and due March 1, 2019. Apply here!
Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation offers major competitive scholarships to undergraduate students seeking to transfer from a two-year college. Recipients will get up to $40,000/year for educational expenses at their four-year college, mentoring, and advising. Applicants need not be US citizens.

Learn more and apply here!
California Midterm Election
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.

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
The Midterm Election is November 6! Be sure to vote!
UC Berkeley Chancellor's Awards

The UC Berkeley Public Service Center has awards for currently enrolled students who serve undocumented and underrepresented communities. Recipients will be awarded $500. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominate someone here!

UC Berkeley Counseling Support Groups

End-of-semester support groups are now open, limited to currently registered UC Berkeley students. They meet for four weeks and provide support and stress management techniques. Get more information here.
Member Spotlight: Parisa Khorram

My family and I moved from Iran to Los Angeles about 7 years ago. I’m graduating Dec. 2018 getting a B.S. in industrial engineering and operations research (IEOR) and I am planning to pursue a masters degree in engineering and management. This is now my second year at BSC, I lived in Convent last year and now I’m living in Rochdale. I had a great experience living in co-op. Besides the affordable pricing I had the chance to meet many amazing and kind people that have taught me a lot and have always been there for me. When I was taking the pledge to become a citizen I could picture all these years in front my eyes, I was just smiling and I knew it was all worth it, I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of both cultures. Getting an American citizenship, meant a lot to me.

Go Parisa! This is a new feature of the MRN where we're highlighting members' successes and achievements. Know a co-oper you're proud of? Want to brag about yourself? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a description and photo, and we might include it in the next newsletter!
Cleantech Panel
BEACN is hosting a cleantech panel surrounding climate change mitigation on November 6 from 6-8:30 PM. ***Note: this event is free, open to the public, and ADA accessible. Limited food will be provided during the reception portion of the event. Get more information here!
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