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    Counseling Bulletin Jan 15, 2021
    Posted on 01/15/2021

    Seattle Hospitality Worker Emergency Relief Fund. This fund is for folks who live in Seattle, employed or lost employment due to COVID in Seattle, presently work or worked in hospitality and household income is at or below 60% AMI (area median income). More information and online application form found here.


    STUDENTS. Teen Link, a branch of Crisis Connections, provides mental health resources for teens in Washington State and are perhaps best known for their anonymous and confidential peer help line, which is for teens by teens. Their call, chat, and text lines are available for peer-to-peer support 4 days a week, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 6pm-10pm. 1-866-TEENLINK (833-6546). Adults will be available other times. 


    Middle College High School's Virtual Open House will be on Jan 26th 4:30-5:30pm and Feb 2nd from 6-7pm. You only need to attend one of the nights--both sessions contain the same information. Meeting links are as follows: Jan 26th meeting and Feb 2nd meeting. Email Kattie Jones at kcjones@seattleschools.org with any questions.

    MCHS is a small cohort-based community of learners. The program starts with 9th and 10th graders attending one of the small sites located on either the UW or SU campuses. Students receive honors level education while preparing to attend full-time, enhanced Running Start in 11th & 12th grade.

    They offer:

    • Small class sizes approximately 1 teacher: 20 students
    • Deep exploration into content areas
    • Social justice/ethnic studies embedded into the program
    • On Campus Support in college classes
    • Running Start in 11/12th grade
    • Access to university amenities while on campus
    • All students should graduate with college credits and potentially an AA degree!

     VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS

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

    Johnson & Wales University, Providence  Thursday January 21, 2021 1:00-1:30P M


    COLLEGE RELATED OPPORTUNITIES

    Willamette University application deadline extension. They will be accepting applications for Fall 2021 beyond their January 15 deadline. They write: “Given the many challenges that have faced this class of college-bound students, and understanding that these challenges have led to a slower start to the process, we hope this deadline extension relieves unneeded stress and opens up the opportunity for more students to get excited about Willamette.

    Please know that the Willamette admission staff is always willing to have a conversation with you about how to best support students on their way to becoming a Bearcat. Do not hesitate to reach out to us directly.”


    College Counseling Webinar over Zoom, “Choosing High School Classes to Strengthen Your College Applications,” on Sunday January 24th at 3pm PST. This webinar is free and open to parents and students of any age who want to learn more. You can register for the webinar here. This webinar is provided by Susanna de Chenonceau, M. Ed.

    CEO CollegeMapper, Seattle, WA,  susanna@collegemapper.com, 206.999.1943.

    Starting in January, CollegeMapper will be releasing new videos weekly with the most up-to-date information about action items for high school students, including advice for staying on track for college during online learning. Their January Senior video is out now! Sign up for their email list to receive notifications when your grade’s videos are released, or subscribe to their YouTube Channel. They also have launched the CollegeMapper phone app, which provides a personalized timeline of every step you should be taking in high school for the college admissions process, complete with videos, handouts, and other resources for each task. You can download the app here.


    STEM-Focused College Webinar Thursday, February 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Do you plan to pursue STEM in college?  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.

    RSVP: This is a free online class sponsored by the Phinney Neighborhood Association PNA.  Contact Mark at mark@yourcollegematters.com for webinar link and password.

    Dr. Hofer received a doctorate in education and a master’s degree in teaching from Seattle University.  He is a graduate of UC Irvine’s College Counseling program and is one of only four Certified Educational Planners (CEP) in Washington state.  For the past ten years, he has been the college admissions advisor and taught leadership for the Bezos Family Foundation in Seattle.  With other degrees in the sciences, Mark has also worked in psychology, physiology, biology, chemistry, physics, and aerospace research labs and has taught high school science and psychology.


    REMINDER. The deadline for students to complete both their Seattle Promise and Seattle Colleges application is February 1st. Please make sure you apply for the scholarship. Remember this scholarship will pay for 2 years or up to 90 credits at North, Central or South Seattle College. Online instructions and application forms can be found here. Seattle Colleges also have application workshops where one is able to receive assistance in completing their application. You may also contact Kelsey Peronto if you need assistance or have any questions:  206-934-4714 or Kelsey.Peronto@Seattlecolleges.edu

    Students who submit a Seattle Colleges application may see a delay in receiving confirmation that their application was received. This is due to delayed processing in the admissions offices at the Seattle Colleges. If you believe that you have completed your application but haven’t received a confirmation, you can double check that your application was submitted with the following steps: Students can double check if their Seattle Colleges application was submitted by logging into the web admissions center and clicking “Review Application History” on the top right. If it says “Application Form Submitted” to either North, Central or South Seattle College, they are all set! 


    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    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.


    CASCADE WARBIRDS AVIATION SCHOLARSHIPS. Deadline: February 28, 2021. Cascade Warbirds, an organization that promotes the restoration, preservation, operation and public display of historically significant military aircraft, is offering scholarships for Private Pilot Ground School with Introductory Flights. This scholarship is available for students between the ages of 16 and 21 at the time of award.  This scholarship is valued at $1,350.

    Cascade Warbirds has teamed with several flight schools in the Puget Sound area to provide scholarship recipients with tuition, books and supplies, and two introductory instructional flights.  The ground school portion comprises classroom lectures, visual presentations, group discussions, practical exercises, and field trips over a period of approximately 55 hours.  Classes generally meet two weeknights per week for two and one-half hours and one Saturday per week for four hours over a period of six weeks.   Successful completion of this Private Pilot Ground School will qualify a student to take the FAA Private Pilot Written Exam.


    High school students! Are you fighting for RACIAL EQUITY and BETTER RACIAL UNDERSTANDING within your school or community? 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. 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. If you wish to be nominated as a student doing this critical work, then please contact your counselor.  


    INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    Boeing Manufacturing Internship Opportunities. Online application deadline: February 28, 2021

     2021 Summer Internship in Facilities Maintenancepaid, full-time, and onsite. From June 21 – August 13. Must be at least 18 years old before the start of the internship. 

    Summer 2021 Core Plus Aerospace Virtual Internship, hosted by The Boeing Company – paid, full-time. From July 9 – August 6. Must be at least 16 years old before the start of the internship.

    Manufacturing Fellowshipunpaid mentoring and networking opportunity. Afternoon sessions, once a week from April 5 – May 21.


    MISCELLANEOUS OPPORTUNITIES

    Skyhawks Sports Academy is still looking to hire for the winter/spring season and summer camp coaching positions! The Academy offers skill-based classes and camps across 10 different sports for ages 4 to 14; early development, game-based SuperTots sports classes for ages 2 to 5, and one-of-a-kind STEM Sports programs that explore the science behind sports. They are looking for passionate leaders looking to develop today’s young athletes; experience working with children of various ages and abilities; and a desire to make a difference and have a blast while doing it. Skyhawks is operating under special COVID-19 protocols to keep kids and coaches safe. Requirements and an online application form can be found here.