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    Counseling Bulletin Feb 12, 2021
    Posted on 02/12/2021

    SENIORS - The School Board has officially voted and approved waiving service hours for the class of 2021. We will have to wait to see how service hours may impact later graduating classes. We will send more information as we get it. -Your Counseling Team


    On February 10 we will open the registration portal in the Source for current students to register for classes for next year. It will remain open from February 10 to February 26. We will re-open it again in the end of May for students that want to make changes.  Registration information will be posted in 2nd period advisory folders as well as on all of Ingraham School Counselor Schoology Pages.  Students can find information about IB and partial IB in the Schoology folder.  Don’t forget to attend a registration support session on Wednesday 24th from 11:20 to 12:05 if you still need help with registration. School counselors will be there to help.  Teams link is on your school counselor’s Schoology page. 


    SENIORS. Mid-year transcripts for colleges will be available about mid-February. Most likely your school has a deadline that we cannot meet. Please email those colleges to let them know we will have them ready mid-February due to our grading procedures. Questions? Please reach out to your counselor.


    VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS

    Please remember to sign up to attend the visit through Naviance!

    U.S. Air Force, Monday March 8, 2021 – 9:30 AM

    University of Strathclyde, Monday March 8, 2021 – 11:00 AM


    COLLEGE RELATED OPPORTUNITIES

    We have a North Seattle College Running Start information session schedule for April 21, 2021 from 1:45 to 2:45. The link and further information can be found on the school counselor Schoology Page.  Students interested in doing Running Start next year should register for a full schedule at Ingraham for now and we will adjust things later in the spring once they get registered for classes at the perspective college.


    NACAC Virtual College Fairs, through May 2, 2021

    There are 7 remaining NACAC Virtual College Fairs this spring – all high school juniors, seniors, transfer students, and families are welcome! Hundreds of colleges will be represented. Register for free at virtualcollegefairs.org


    Multnomah University in Portland, OR.  The college is hosting a virtual event on Monday, February 15th. This is a great opportunity for prospective students to take a virtual tour of campus, meet with financial aid and admissions counselors, and get a little glimpse into life here at MU. You can find more information about the event on their website. Students who attend the event will also be eligible to earn a $500 Campus Visit Scholarship.


    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    Don’t forget to view the full list in Naviance.

    The Seattle Public Library Foundation’s 8th annual Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship competition is open to high school seniors and college undergraduates who live, work or attend school in Seattle. Submissions are now being accepted through March 15, 2021. Students must submit a 1,500-word essay on civic courage. Top essays will be read by a panel of Distinguished Judges to determine the final three scholarship winners.  1st Place prize $5,000 scholarship; two 2nd Place prizes: $2,500 scholarships. More details at www.civiccouragescholarship.com/. In addition to the scholarship prize and exposure to bestselling authors, the winning essays will be added to the permanent collection in the Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room at The Seattle Public Library.


    REMINDER. Women’s University Club of Seattle Foundation Scholarships. Deadline: Tues, February 16, 2021. Award: 5 - $10,000 scholarships ($2500 per year for four years) awarded in April 2021.  The scholarship is for tuition and fees. Applications are available online through washboard.org and use the search name “Women’s University Club of Seattle Foundation”.   If you have any questions, please contact Linda Jackman or Karen Wulff at scholarship@seattlewuc.com.


    The Princeton Prize in Race Relations is taking applications now through March 1st. This annual prize looks to honor students in grades 9-12 for doing work that positively impacts race relations in their local community. To honor young activists’ work, the Princeton Prize in Race Relations selects up to thirty recipients nationwide to receive $1,000 and an invite to a virtual Symposium on Race hosted by Princeton University where they will meet winners from all across the country. https://pprize.princeton.edu/


    REMINDER. Washington State School Retirees’ Association (WSSRA) Scholarships. There are three different named scholarship opportunities. These scholarships are given to seniors (have a 3.0 GPA or higher) who plan a career in the field of education.

    1) Eight (8) WSSR-Foundation Scholarships -- a one-time scholarship of $2500 each. Awarded to students whose degree would be in one of these areas: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, or psychologist.

    2) Sixteen (16) Robert J. Handy Scholarships -- $900 each for up to four years. Awarded to students whose degree would be in one of these areas: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, or psychologist.

    3) Two (2) Gene Forrester Memorial Scholarships -- $2000 each. Awarded to students who will major in Agricultural Education at Washington State University.

    Scholarship applications are available online under the Foundation tab. Applications must be in the approved form, with directions followed precisely to be considered and must be mailed and postmarked by March 1, 2021. Mailing address: WSSRA, PO Box 5127, Lacey, WA 98509


    The UW Nikkei Alumni Association offers scholarships to students of Japanese ancestry who attend the University of Washington. Their scholarship committee offers awards to students based on their financial need, academic achievements and community service, especially to the Asian-American community. Generally, five awards ranging from $3,700-$4,500 are granted by our Board of Trustees. Download the application form at http://uwnikkeialums.org/ (find it under the Scholarship Info section). Deadline is April 15. Contact information: Scholarships@uwnikkeialums.org


    Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial ScholarshipDeadline to apply: March 1, 2021. Award: $5,000 scholarship, renewable annually. This scholarship is offered to the following types of students:

    Graduating High School Seniors planning to attend an accredited vocational school, college or university (2-year or 4-year degrees).

    Students returning to school or currently enrolled in an accredited vocational school, college or university seeking support to continue your certificate or degree.

    Students entering or enrolled in graduate or professional degree programs (MA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.).

    Preference will be given to students of Japanese ancestry or other Asian ancestry. Students must be a resident of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, or Washington State. Students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher at current school or the most recently completed academic experience. Must demonstrate financial need. Application available on Survey Monkey. Apply here


    The Ron & Vanessa Banner Scholars Program is currently accepting applications through March 15. The program is the bedrock of B3’s mission to foster the next generation of student leaders and provide them with the quality education necessary to create change. B3 Foundation President Zach Banner grew up in Tacoma. Aside from his foundation work, he's currently an Offensive Tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The scholarship is named for his teacher parents who have both worked in academics for more than 25 years.

    Winners of the scholarship will receive $10,000 annually for four years that will go towards college tuition and expenses and will be paired with a mentor in the field of their choosing who will guide and coach them throughout their college experience
    Applicants must be high school seniors, have a current 3.0 or above grade point average and must be involved in community service. A full list of criteria and eligibility requirements can be found on the 
    B3Foundation website, as well as a guide through the application process.


    MISCELLANEOUS OPPORTUNITIES

    The University of Washington is excited to announce new online evening enrichment programs for high school students this Spring 2021. All courses are taught in real time in the evening via Zoom. Instructors use a blend of whole group discussion, small group/partner work and individual work time.

    For details on these evening classes visit the UW Remote Spring Courses Website. The registration deadline is March 15 and courses begin the week of March 22, 2021.


    IGNITE (Inspiring Girls Now in Technology Evolution) WORLDWIDE! IGNITE offers many different virtual programs over the next several months. On February 17 from 4:00-5:00PM, it is Fearless Computing Panel with Intel w/ extended Q&A!   If interested in attending any of these events or other ones in subsequent months, please contact Ms. Catherine Smith, Career Connected Learning teacher, at casmith1@seattleschools.org


    The Making Connections Program is for a college-readiness program for underserved students their families in the greater Puget Sound area and is recruiting 9th and 10th grade students. Making Connections seeks to increase college enrollment and career interests in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. https://www.washington.edu/womenscenter/making-connections/ 


    University of Washington’s DO-IT Center (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology) serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. DO-IT Scholars program is a live-in Summer Study for sophomores and juniors to learn about college selection, challenging careers, self-advocacy and adaptive technology. Any type of disability recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act, including both those with and without IEP or 504 plans. https://www.washington.edu/doit/programs/do-it-scholars/overview


    REMINDER. Putney Student Travel offers Summer and Gap Year travel programs for high school and college-age students that focus on either a career, a service, a language or simple exploration of a country. “Safety remains paramount, as does flexibility in our new travel environment. We have implemented robust health and safety protocols for our programs, have proven success in providing transformative travel experiences in this “new normal,” and offer a flexible refund policy for maximum peace of mind as you plan your adventure.”

    Scholarships are available for these programs through the Putney Open Door Fund. Deadline: February 15, 2021. Applications must be mailed with the accompanying required documents. Please review the eligibility requirements before applying.


    This spring, the Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to offer six free courses for elementary, middle, and high school students. Ingraham is an affiliate school. The Spring 2021 History School features presentations, hosted live on Zoom, that explore topics relating to HAMILTON, the Founding Era, the Cold War, and the AP United States History test. Course information and start dates are listed below.
    Registration opens February 9, 2021.   Classes begin March 6, 2021. Please email
    historyschool@gilderlehrman.org with any questions.