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    Counseling Bulletin Feb 26, 2021
    Posted on 02/26/2021

    Course enrollment for the 20-21 school year has CLOSED.  If a student still needs to complete registration, please have them contact their counselor or Cindy Spencer in the Registrar’s office, cgspencer@seattleschools.org with their course selections as soon as possible.  We will re-open it again in the end of May for students that want to make changes. 


    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

     

    College Application/Admission Webinar  

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

    Do you know a teen preparing for college?  Dr. Mark Hofer helps students find, get admitted to, and graduate from great colleges and universities that will best serve their academic, social, financial, and personal needs.  He guides students and their families through the application and admissions process to identify the best colleges while maintaining a focus on graduating with as little debt as possible.  Join Dr. Hofer at this free introductory talk for parents and college-bound high school juniors and seniors.  RSVP: This is a free online class sponsored by the PNA.  Contact Mark at mark@yourcollegematters.com for webinar link and password. 


    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. 


    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

     

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

     

    2021 Council of Great City Schools (CGCS)-Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships 

     Four scholarships for two boys and two girls, with a value of $5,000 each, will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students currently completing their senior year of high school in a member district of the Council of the Great City Schools. Applicants must be accepted for full-time enrollment at a four-year college or university in the next academic year, and pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM).  The deadline to apply is May 4, 2021. 


    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. 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 Ron & Vanessa Banner Scholars Program is currently accepting applications through March 15Winners 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. 


    PB&J Scholarship is available to students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically (high GPA is not needed to qualify).  Visit bit.ly/pbjscholarship2021.  Deadline to apply is May 31, 2021 


    MISCELLANEOUS OPPORTUNITIES 

     

    MÁS is super excited to start a youth program this year called, "Conectándonos MAS". Want to learn more?  

    Who: Afro-Latinx/Afro Indigenous youths from ages 15-21 living in King County.  

    What: Youth will interview locally-based Afro-Latinx/Afro-Indigenous artists, publish these interviews to MAS's website, and create an art piece that explores their own cultural heritage.  

    When: 10 semi-monthly meetings between March '21- Aug'21.  

    Where: This program will take place virtually over Zoom and is hosted by MÁS.  

    Why: 1.) Create pathways for youth to become community leaders, 2.) Promote Spanish-language learning and retention, 3.) Cultivate youth voice, and artistic expression, 4.) Create space for youth to process their self-identities at the intersections of race, ethnicity, and culture, 5.) Create space to validate the existence of Blackness in Latin American culture, 6.) Reinforce youth’s individual cultural references and validate their African heritage, 7.) Youth will receive a stipend, and internship credits, 8.) Create a bridge between youth and local Afro-Latinx/Afro-Indigenous artists. 

    Are you interested in participating? Or, Do you know a youth that can be interested in participating? Do you self identify as an Afrolatinx youth?  How to sign up: 


    The University of Washington is excited to announce our spring evening enrichment courses for high school students.   Online classes starting in late March include: 

    > Build an App: Android Development Fundamentals 

    > Digital Photography 

    > Screenwriting Workshop 

    > Natural Science Illustration Studio 

    > Sharpen Your Writing Skills 

    The registration deadline is March 15 and courses begin the week of March 22, 2021. For details visit us at: website 


    The Fred Hutch Summer High School Internship Program (SHIP) is a competitive, eight-week, full-time paid internship for rising 12th graders. The program is specifically designed for students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical science. Interns also participate in research education seminars, attend professional development workshops focused on college and careers and enjoy social activities with their teams and peers. Dates for 2021 summer program 

    Feb 1: Online application opens 

    Mar 31: Online application closes  

    See website for more information:  summer high school internship program 


    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.