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    Counseling Bulletin Jan 29, 2021
    Posted on 01/29/2021

    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.


    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.


    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!

    Academy of Art University  Wednesday, February 3, 2021 9:30-10:00AM

    Pacific Northwest College of Art  Thursday, February 4, 2021 10:00-10:30AM


    COLLEGE RELATED OPPORTUNITIES

    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.


    LAST CALL to apply to Seattle Promise! 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! 


    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.


    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    Don’t forget to view the list in Naviance.

    InspirASIAN, a non-profit Employee Resource Group of AT&T, is seeking qualified applicants for its 2021 National InspirASIAN Scholarship Program.  Deadline: January 31, 2021. All scholarship applications must be submitted online by 11:50PM PST on Jan 31, 2021. At least 28 - $2000 National InspirASIAN scholarships will be awarded for the 2021 academic year.  Besides the national scholarships, we are also offering $1,000 state scholarships to Washington State students.  The scholarship program is open to all high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Information about our scholarship program, the link to download the scholarship application, and the process to submit the scholarship application can be found at our web site


    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


    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 2 from 3:30-4:30PM, for example, is Panel with Tesla w/ extended Q&A + Swag!  On February 11, it 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


    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.