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    Counseling Bulletin Mar 26, 2021
    Posted on 03/26/2021

    Counseling Office Bulletin – March 26, 2021

    VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS - There are no college visits currently scheduled.


    NEW!  Attention all Seniors! Please complete the PE Competency Test by Thursday, April 1st, 2021. This is a 10-question test that you need to attempt to take. ALL Seniors must attempt this test. You will also receive a message with the link to the test to your district email address as well as Schoology message. If you have any questions or need help with your test, please email Kathryn Feder kmfeder@seattleschools.org 


    COLLEGE RELATED OPPORTUNITIES

    The FAFSA/WASFA deadline for Seattle Promise students is April 15, 2021. You and your parent/guardian are invited to get support completing this process from your Outreach Specialist Kelsey Peronto and the rest of the Seattle Promise Outreach team.  Visit the Seattle Promise website for recorded video walk-throughs and scheduled workshops that will be translated to Spanish, Vietnamese, Tigrinya, Amharic, and Cantonese. Reach out to Kelsey Peronto with any questions!  (3/19)


    STEM-Focused College Webinar Wednesday, April 7, 2021 @ 4:30pm - 6:00 pm  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.  Contact Mark for webinar link and password.  This is a free online class sponsored by the Ingraham High School Counseling Office.  (3/12)


    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES  -  View the full list in Naviance

    NEW!  The Foundation 649 Scholarships are available to students whose parent(s) have immigrated to the US from East or Southeast Asia, have demonstrated financial needs, and have a track record of involvement and interest in Asian American communities, issues, or causes.  Apply by April 1, 2021 at Foundation 649 Scholarship . (3/26)


    NEW!  The local PEO Chapter G has scholarship opportunities for senior high school women in the amount of $1000-$2500.  Applications are available by contacting the counseling office, lmhansen@seattleschools.org, and are due April 19, 2021. (3/26)


    NEW!  Still looking for scholarships?  Here are some places to search! (3/26)

    https://www.scholarshipjunkies.org/ - Developed by a UW student. Provides free support for finding and applying to scholarships as well as college application essay help.

    https://seattlefoundation.smapply.org/ - Local organization that prioritizes supporting youth to reach their highest potential and increase access to higher education for students pursuing a variety of education paths, whether it be universities, community colleges or technical schools.

    https://lendedu.com/blog/weird-scholarships/- This site features thousands of small and unique scholarship opportunities. The goal is to help students find less competitive awards tailored to their personality, interests and career goals.

    https://washboard.wsac.wa.gov/login.aspx - Scholarship search engine specifically for Washington State students.

    http://waopportunityscholarship.com - Scholarships for STEM and Health Care

    https://studentscholarships.org/ - More scholarships


    The Friends of Seattle World School Scholarship application is currently open. Any student who previously attended SWS is eligible to apply Contact Nancy Peterfreund, nancypf@gmail.com, the director of the scholarship program with questions. To apply Click HERE  (3/12)


    The Shelby Tiffany Arts Foundation Scholarship program offers twelfth grade students enrolled at Ingraham High School in Seattle the opportunity to apply for a scholarship in design/visual arts. Please email Ingraham Counseling office at lmhansen@seattleschools.org for an Application Form.  Additional information may be obtained from Dale Tiffany, dhtiffany@yahoo.com (3/12)


    Many more scholarship opportunities are available in the SPS March Scholarship Bulletin and in Naviance.


    MORE OPPORTUNITIES 

    NEW! Experience an interactive, collaborative summer internship opportunity with Launch206! Internships provide $1000 stipend and .5 CTE credit.  Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior students (age 16+) who have taken a CTE course are eligible to apply.  Launch206 Application is due May 1st. Apply now! (3/26)


    NEW!  Hello Students! You are officially invited to attend this year's virtual Youth Resource Fair on April 14th from 3:30-5:00 to learn about internships and the career-readiness program! This virtual event is limited to those ages 14-21. We expect 20-30 companies and organizations to participate and speak to teens about jobs and local opportunities! Sign up now! If you have any questions, reach out to yfcoordinator@positiveplace.org. We look forward to seeing you there! (3/26)


    The Seattle Skills Center is many .5 credit classes for this summer, including: Family Health: Intro to 360 Video; Intro classes to: Aerospace Technology, Automotive Technology, Computer Animation (Cyber Camp), Construction Trades, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Firefighting & Emergency Medical Services, Graphic Arts, Horticulture, Interpretation/Translation, Maritime Vessel Operations, Medical Careers, Molecular Biology Research Techniques, Multimedia Broadcasting (radio), Teaching Academy/Careers in Education, Video Production, and Virtual Reality. Classes are scheduled for M–F, July 6 - July 30, 11:30am - 3:30pm (tentative). Register for more information.  (3/19)


    Volunteer with Student Connection! If you are a high schooler looking to make a change in your community, sign up to become a tutor for an underserved student. There’s a quick application process and then you will be matched with a K-12 student in need of a tutor. Tutoring occurs in 1-hour sessions, once or twice a week on Zoom after school. We are accepting applications until March 28th(3/12)


    Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is offering two internship groups this summer:  Opportunity Promise Internship for Seattle Promise students, working with Seattle’s top employers like Amazon and Kaiser Permanente, and Summer Internship working the City of Seattle and non-profit organizations. The program will include virtual, in-person and Hybrid activities. Apply through April 2nd. (3/8)