February 2017

Upcoming CRC Programs:

  • Juniors & Parents: Financing Your College Education, Wednesday, March 15 @ 7 PM, LHS Auditorium
  • Juniors: Wake Up With the CRC (Last two sessions!)--Before school, Wed. Feb. 15 & Feb. 22
  • Junior & Parent IEP/504 College Info Session, Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 6:30 PM, VHHS Library
  • Junior & Parent College Info Night , Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 7 PM, VHHS Auditorium

For a full listing of CRC Programs click here

Special College & Career Events


Saturday, Feb. 25--CLC Grayslake

STEM Day is a free event for girls in grades 7 through 12 who are interested in STEM programs (Science - Technology - Engineering - Math). It is designed for school groups, scout groups, youth groups and individual girls.

The overall vision of STEM is to motivate middle school and high school girls interested in STEM careers to become innovative and creative thinkers and to pursue careers in this area by introducing them to college life at CLC through a series of hands-on activities and inspiring presentations. Additional info can be found here: http://www.clcillinois.edu/events/stem-for-girls


Tuesday, March 7--Harper College, Palatine

The 6 schools of pharmacy in Illinois in addition to St. Louis College of Pharmacy are banding together to create awareness of careers in pharmacy. This is a free event. Registration and additional details can be found here: http://illinoispharmacy.wix.com/prepharmfair


Thursday, March 9--CLC Grayslake

This session will be offered at 7 p.m. in Room C106 on CLC’s Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St. in Grayslake. Parents are also invited to attend.

The 30-minute sessions will include information about the CLC engineering transfer curriculum, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) College of Engineering Pathways program (which offers guaranteed admission after successfully completing two years at CLC), the National Science Foundation Scholarship program, Engineering Club, academic support services and more. More information can be found here: http://www.clcillinois.edu/aboutclc/news/2017/01/27/learn-about-engineering-transfer-program-at-info-sessions


Thursday, March 16--CLC Grayslake

Time: 6-8:00 p.m.

Location: Physical Education Center, Building 7

Here's an easy and convenient way to get lots of information. More than 150 college and university representatives will be at the College Fair, and they'll have only one purpose: answering your questions about college options! Click here for more information.


Saturday, April 1--UIC Health Sciences Campus, Rockford

Time: 9 AM to 1:00 PM

Cost: $25

Application Deadline: March 10, 2017

Location: 1601 Parkview Ave, Rockford, IL 61107

More details along with the link to the application: https://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/pharmd-professional-program/events-for-prospective-students/summer-pharmacy-camp. No letter of recommendation is required; however, the student will write a personal essay as part of the application process.


Common App 2017-2018 Essay Questions Announced

Click here to read the prompts for the 2017-2018 Common App essays.

Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro Scholarships and Applications Open

Scholarship and standard applications have just opened up for Camp Cardiac Chicago and Camp Neuro Chicago 2017!

Run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide with 2 locations in Chicago (Downtown and North Suburbs), Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro are 1-week summer day camps open to high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.


Camp College Application Open

Camp College provides rising seniors the unique opportunity to learn about the college search and application process firsthand from college admission professionals and high school counselors. Participants will learn about navigating a college fair, essay writing, identifying college fit/match, financial aid, and many more topics. In addition, students visit multiple colleges/universities and experience living, eating, and playing on a college campus. Campers will also be paired with a counselor-mentor whom they retain for the school year. This FREE program is designed for students from non-traditional backgrounds who would benefit from exposure to this information. The selection committee will give additional consideration to students from rural areas, first-generation college students, and students from low-income households. Students should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program Application Open

The College Prep Scholars Program prepares high-achieving, low-income 11th graders to be admitted to the nation's best colleges, and possibly attend for free. College Prep Scholars could receive special awards, such as full scholarships to summer programs, invitations to exclusive college admissions conferences, all-expense-paid campus visits, and more.


The VHHS Local Scholarship Application is Now Open

More scholarship information can be found in Naviance (descriptions can also be found on the CRC Scholarship page)

VHHS Scholarship Information Guide 2017.pdf