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ANNOUNCEMENTS: WHS College and Career Center


Attention Graduating Seniors:

SCHOLARSHIPS! Some have application deadlines soon. This  SPREADSHEET of local and general scholarships has over a hundred of them. You can do a search with keywords and sort the data by deadline date. Please take a look soon and often.

Some local and WHS-specific scholarships where you have a very good chance of winning one are: Afro-American Cultural & Historical Society scholarships, WHS Alumni Foundation scholarships, PTSA scholarships, Niles Rotary Club scholarships, WHS Booster Club Norm Stelle scholarships, etc.

Also here on the school website there are scholarship directories and web links:  Scholarships Directories and Web Links 


Upcoming Events for Graduating Seniors:

1) Ohlone College 101 presentation - Thurs., 3/16 during Husky period in F243

2) Ohlone College application workshop #1 - Thurs. 3/23 during Husky period in F243

3) CSU East Bay Next Steps presentation for admitted senior students - Thurs. 3/30 during Husky period in F243

4) Ohlone College application workshop #2 - Wed. 4/5 during Husky period in F243

5) Ohlone College Fair at WHS - Wed. 4/5 during lunch time in Amphitheater

6) UC Merced Next Steps presentation for admitted senior students - Wed. 4/19 during Husky period in F243

7) Ohlone College application workshop #3 - Thurs. 4/20 during Husky period in F243

8) Alameda County Fair Jobs presentation - Thurs. 4/27 during Husky period in F243

9) Ohlone College Freshman Days (by advance registration only) - Fri. 5/5, 4 PM (Ohlone Newark Center) and Sat. 5/6, 10 AM (Ohlone Fremont Campus)



March 2, 2023 was a firm deadline for senior students and parents to file the FAFSA or CADAA to be considered for state financial aid such as Cal Grant A, B, and C. Many universities also use this deadline to consider students for institutional aid.

Here is the  FAFSA slide deck  from Thursday's presentation during Government class.

If you and your parent have already completed AND submitted (both steps) the FAFSA or CADAA, then please go here to the CA State Aid Commission website to see what your Cal Grant status is:

If you and your parents are on H visas, you will not be able to complete a FAFSA. Even though you do not qualify for federal or state aid, you might qualify for in-state tuition at our public universities in CA.

See  this federal website  for who can qualify for federal financial aid.

See  this CSU website   for who can qualify for CSU CA residency tuition.

See  this UC website   for who can qualify for UC CA residency tuition.

If you don't plan to apply for federal or state aid at all, then please complete the   Financial Aid Application Opt-Out Form, and give it to your attendance clerk at school for district and school compliance.

Here are some resources for those who are in the midst of completing the application:

FAFSA Help Center for parents and students - center/contact

Online help with filling out the FAFSA - for-aid/fafsa/filling-out

Additional federal financial aid resources - resources?_ga=2.121579658. 340055987.1675813309- 113731744.1661269961#fafsa

Other resources for FAFSA -

California financial aid resources - student-family-resources


If you have questions about Ohlone College, Mr. Nawabi is here at our school from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the SRC room between the school library and office, and Tuesday afternoons (virtually/online) as needed. His email address is:


Please take a look here as well for upcoming fairs, speakers and workshops.


Private College Application Information for Junior Students:

Private College Application Presentation Slides

Private College Application Checklist/Handout

* UCs, CSUs and CA community colleges do not require letters of recommendation from counselors or teachers.

** Some colleges and universities are "Counselor-Letter Optional" which means a recommendation from your school counselor is not required to apply. See here:

College Application Requirements and Deadlines


High School Transcripts and Work Permits for All Students:

Transcript request for end of year grades - Since courses and grades are self-reported on most college applications such as the CSU and UC applications, you are not required to submit an official transcript until you have been admitted by and committed to attend the school. Please double check on the transcript requirements on the college application and school's website. The due date to mail the university an official transcript is typically July 1st.

For various reasons that you may need a transcript mid year (after the first semester of a school year), information is available on our school website here:  WHS Transcript Information Page LINK


Work permit request form and process for high school students under 18 years old


MVROP Announcements:


The MVROP Center's 1st day of school was on Monday, August 15th. MVROP 2022-23 Instructional Calendar


MVROP Transportation for 2022-23 AM and PM Classes
Free busing to the MVROP Center is now available departing at 7:50 AM (loading at the corner lot of Fremont Blvd. and Country Dr.) for AM classes that are held first and second periods. Transportation back to WHS will be provided at the conclusion of the class at 10:15 AM. Transportation for PM classes will leave WHS at 1:30 PM and return at the conclusion of class at 3:45 PM.

Bus Passes:
All MVROP students MUST have their WHS and ROP school ID cards at all times. No temporary ID's will be issued to ride the bus. If a student does not have proper ID, they will not be allowed on the bus.



QuestBridge is a powerful platform that connects the nation's brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education and further opportunities. By facilitating these exchanges, QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation's best universities and the ranks of national leadership itself.

Are you a low-income high school senior who has excelled academically, but feels that the nation’s best colleges are financially out of reach? The QuestBridge National College Match can be your pathway to a top college. Through this college and scholarship application process, you can apply for free to the nation’s best colleges and be considered for early admission and a full four-year scholarship. See Quest Bridge College Match to learn more. For financial qualifications and eligibility questions, see here: Who should apply.


Medical Explorers Post 539
Interested in a health career? Want to know more about medicine?
-Hear guest speakers.
-Learn about how to become a health care professional.
-Meet people with the same interests as you .

Meetings are on Zoom and bimonthly on the third Thursday of the month from 6-8pm.

For more information, please visit the following links:


Fremont Police Department Explorers Program
The Explorer Program is a fun and safe way for teenagers, 14 to 18 years old, to learn more about the field of law enforcement and get community service hours.  Explorers donate between 5-20 volunteer hours each month by participating in a number of department activities including; ride-a-longs, traffic control, building tours and special events.  All new Explorers are required to attend a one-week Explorer Academy in southern California during their first year.


Fremont Fire Department Explorers Program

The Fremont Fire Explorer Post was established to mentor teens, 14  to 21 years old, who are interested in a career in the fire service. It teaches about the fire service in a hands-on way and gives a good look at the life of a firefighter. Minimum GPA requirement is 2.0. More information to follow in January to February.