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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates

    Closed for the Holiday.

  • Classes Begin

  • Campus Closed for the Holiday.

  • Classes End.

  • Classes End

  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures

    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.


Scholarships for High School Students

  • Name: The Gates Millennium Scholarship
  • Amounts:  Awards can range in amounts but could include full cost of attendance if no other aid is received.
  • Website: More Details at www.gmsp.org
  • Deadline: Dec & Jan


  • Name: The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
  • Amount (estimated): $10,000 (Two students for Otis)
  • Website: www.artandwriting.org  Starts September
  • Deadline: Check website
  • Category: Portofio




  • Name: American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Contest
  • Amount (estimated): $2,000
  • Website: www.afsascholarship.org/
  • Deadline: April 13
  • Category: Essay



  • Name: Texas History Essay Contest
  • (Open to all high school seniors)
  • Amount (estimated): $3,000
  • Website: www.srttexas.org/essay.html
  • Deadline: February 1
  • Category: Essay


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