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    Counseling Bulletin, Apr 2, 2021
    Posted on 04/02/2021

    NEW!  Let's Talk about Mental Health.  Student's voice is often overlooked! The purpose of this research study is to gain student voice in the services provided in their schools. It is an opportunity to provide information about what you need for support. If you are willing to spend an hour on zoom and be interviewed about mental health, contact Elena Canavor at ecanavor@antioch.edu(4/2) 


    NEW!  Registration is open for Virtual College Planning Day. We invite high school juniors and undecided seniors to virtually connect with colleges and universities from around Washington state. The event is being held Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 9:00 – 11:15 a.m. This year, the event will take place online using the StriveScan Virtual Zoom platform. Participating Washington colleges are grouped into teams of 3 to each give a 10-minute presentation during each of three 35-minute sessions. Students and high school counselors will pre-select which group they would like to hear from in each of the three sessions. Individual Zoom links will be provided upon registration. Check out the schedule, list of colleges, and register now!  strivescan.com/washcouncil 


    NEW!  This spring, Active Minds is selecting 100 high school mental health advocates to help establish a school culture of caring and support for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students nationwide through our NEW Your Voice Is Your Power Ambassador program. BIPOC youth are more likely to be impacted by the pandemic, police violence and longstanding racial discrimination. Similarly, LGBTQ+ youth are more likely to experience discrimination, a lack of social support and limited access to appropriate health care, all of which impact mental health. Applicants are selected on a rolling basis. (4/2) 


    NEW!  Attention Juniors – T-Mobile, in partnership with Seattle Colleges and Seattle Public Schools, is excited to offer a paid internship and fast-track training Full Stack Web Developer Program. Includes paid internships for two summers, special classes and certification at Seattle Colleges, with an opportunity to interview with T-Mobile and the conclusion of the program. Applications due by 5 pm on Friday, April 9th. (4/2)  


    VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS – sign up on Naviance 

    Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Tuesday April 20, 2021 – 11 a.m.  Students are able to email questions to the college representative if unable to attend the visit. 


    COLLEGE RELATED OPPORTUNITIES 

    The FAFSA/WASFA deadline for Seattle Promise students is April 15, 2021. You and your parent/guardian are invited to get support completing this process from your Outreach Specialist Kelsey Peronto and the rest of the Seattle Promise Outreach team.  Visit the Seattle Promise website for recorded video walk-throughs and scheduled workshops that will be translated to Spanish, Vietnamese, Tigrinya, Amharic, and Cantonese. Reach out to Kelsey Peronto with any questions!  (3/19)


    STEM-Focused College Webinar Wednesday, April 7, 2021 @ 4:30pm - 6:00 pm  Many students pursue STEM majors in college for the wrong reasons and are often unaware of the specific skills and experiences to cultivate in order to be competitive for college admission, internships, and jobs in these areas. Join Dr. Mark Hofer for an introductory talk on the STEM college application and admissions process. This seminar is most helpful for parents of freshmen and sophomores, but families of juniors will find it useful, too.  Contact Mark for webinar link and password.  This is a free online class sponsored by the Ingraham High School Counseling Office.  (3/12) 


    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES  -  View the full list in Naviance 

    The local PEO Chapter G has scholarship opportunities for senior high school women in the amount of $1000-$2500.  Applications are available by contacting the counseling office, lmhansen@seattleschools.org, and are due April 19, 2021(3/26)


    Still looking for scholarships?  Here are some places to search! (3/26) 

    https://www.scholarshipjunkies.org/ - Developed by a UW student. Provides free support for finding and applying to scholarships as well as college application essay help.  

    https://seattlefoundation.smapply.org/ - Local organization that prioritizes supporting youth to reach their highest potential and increase access to higher education for students pursuing a variety of education paths, whether it be universities, community colleges or technical schools.  

    https://lendedu.com/blog/weird-scholarships/- This site features thousands of small and unique scholarship opportunities. The goal is to help students find less competitive awards tailored to their personality, interests and career goals.  

    https://washboard.wsac.wa.gov/login.aspx - Scholarship search engine specifically for Washington State students.  

    http://waopportunityscholarship.com - Scholarships for STEM and Health Care  

    https://studentscholarships.org/ - More scholarships 


    The Friends of Seattle World School Scholarship application is currently open. Any student who previously attended SWS is eligible to apply Contact Nancy Peterfreund, nancypf@gmail.com, the director of the scholarship program with questions. (3/12) 


    The Shelby Tiffany Arts Foundation Scholarship program offers twelfth grade students enrolled at Ingraham High School in Seattle the opportunity to apply for a scholarship in design/visual arts. Please email Ingraham Counseling office at lmhansen@seattleschools.org for an Application Form.  Additional information may be obtained from Dale Tiffany, dhtiffany@yahoo.com (3/12) 

    Many more scholarship opportunities are available in the SPS April Scholarship Bulletin and in Naviance.


    MORE OPPORTUNITIES   

    NEW!  Bullettrain Udon, a fast-food style, takeout-only Noodle Shop owned by a former Ingraham student, is opening inside Central Market in Shoreline. They are looking for high school kids who might be interested in PT employment. Please apply if interested. (4/2) 


    Experience an interactive, collaborative summer internship opportunity with Launch206! Internships provide $1000 stipend and .5 CTE credit.  Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior students (age 16+) who have taken a CTE course are eligible to apply.   Launch206 Application is due May 1st. Apply now! (3/26) 


    Hello Students! You are officially invited to attend this year's virtual Youth Resource Fair on April 14th from 3:30-5:00 to learn about internships and the career-readiness program! This virtual event is limited to those ages 14-21. We expect 20-30 companies and organizations to participate and speak to teens about jobs and local opportunities! Sign up now! If you have any questions, reach out to yfcoordinator@positiveplace.org. We look forward to seeing you there! (3/26) 


    The Seattle Skills Center is many .5 credit classes for this summer, including: Family Health: Intro to 360 Video; Intro classes to: Aerospace Technology, Automotive Technology, Computer Animation (Cyber Camp), Construction Trades, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Firefighting & Emergency Medical Services, Graphic Arts, Horticulture, Interpretation/Translation, Maritime Vessel Operations, Medical Careers, Molecular Biology Research Techniques, Multimedia Broadcasting (radio), Teaching Academy/Careers in Education, Video Production, and Virtual Reality. Classes are scheduled for M–F, July 6 - July 30, 11:30am - 3:30pm (tentative). Register for more information.  (3/19)