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    Counseling Bulletin Feb 5, 2021
    Posted on 02/05/2021

    Semester 2 Schedule Adjustments. For students who need to request changes to their 2020-2021 Semester 2 schedule, please complete the Microsoft Form found in your Counselor’s Schoology page. Look for a folder and/or an announcement. Once your counselor has reviewed your request, she will respond to you through your school district email address. Please remember that schedule change requests can only be made if you have an incomplete schedule, you are in the wrong level or track, missing a graduation requirement or there is an issue due to a running start class conflict.


    Pre-Registration Forms (for 21-22 school year courses) are now available on your counselor’s Schoology page. This is equivalent of the option sheets we used to do on paper. While students may have completed this in advisory on 2/3, make sure it is completed before 2/10. In Advisory on 2/10, we will open the registration portal for students to input their requests. Instructional videos will be available. This portal will close on 2/26.

    Counselors will have drop-in help sessions on the following dates and times:

    2/3 11:20-12:05 & 1:45-2:45

    2/10 11-20-12:05 & 1:45-2:45

    2/24 11:20-12:05

    Links are posted on 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

    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.


    Project MISTER presents a West Coast Colleges & Universities Virtual Tour on February 6, 2021 from 9:00am – Noon. Representatives from Seattle University, San Diego State University, the University of Oregon, the University of Southern California and the University of Washington will offer a presentation on their school, with a Q/A session following. Tune in early and stay until the end, because in addition to the college tour and information regarding scholarships, they will have other guests, gift and prizes!  Contact James@projectmister.org for more information.

    Click the Zoom link for access:

    https://zoom.us/j/91588169903?pwd=QStXcHVOVjdFcWREK1NzTnlhYWhMUT09#success

    or use these credentials: Meeting ID: 915 8816 9903, Passcode: 744844


    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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

    REMINDER. HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS. Blue Ribbon Scholarship Program offered through Washington State Fair Foundation in Puyallup! Deadline: February 5, 2021. Different scholarships within the program offer different awards. The program will be awarding a total of 48 scholarships. By completing their online application you will automatically be applying for all online scholarships that you qualify for.


    REMINDER. Washington State Opportunity Scholarships (WSOS). The Baccalaureate Scholarship (BaS) offers up to $22,500 for Scholars pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a high-demand STEM or health care field. BaS 2021-22 application period December 7, 2020 to February 11, 2021.


    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.

    Selection is based on a young woman’s character, scholarship, and achievements related to her school and community that are above and beyond requirements to graduate. We equally seek students focused on the humanities and social sciences as well as students with science, technology, engineering and math goals (STEM). Successful candidates reflect the Foundation’s values of innovative leadership, civic involvement, and personal growth.

    Scholarship winners will be notified no later than Wednesday, March 17, 2021 and awards will be presented at the Brava! Awards Dinner on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.  Each scholarship winner and up to three guests will be invited to attend.  Attendance at the Brava! Awards Dinner is required to receive our scholarship.

    Applications must be received no later than Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Please be sure to include the full name of your school. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 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.


    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


    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

    IGNITE (Inspiring Girls Now in Technology Evolution) WORLDWIDE! IGNITE offers many different virtual programs over the next several months. The event on February 11 (10-11:30 AM) is Panel with Afiniti w/ extended Q&A! 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.