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    Counseling Bulletin Nov 20, 2020
    Posted on 11/20/2020

    SENIORS! If you are applying to a college that requires quarter grades, please let your counselor know right away!

    SENIORS! The deadline for requesting letters of recommendation for colleges is on Dec 11th, 2020

    This is for Jan 1st and January 15th deadlines.  Thank you!  Counseling Department


    RAMILY - if your family needs assistance (food, clothing, school supplies or other basic needs) please contact your respective school counselor who may be able to assist. Ingraham's Bright Futures group is here to support students and their families making sure that all students have what they need to be successful. 

    Leanne Hust (last names A-Du) lkhust@seattleschools.org

    Kathryn Feder (last names Dw-Ki) kmfeder@seattleschools.org

    Jensen Bonney (last names Kk-Q) jtbonney@seattleschools.org

    Angie Allemand (last names R-Z) ajallemand@seattleschools.org


    The Ingraham Teen Health Center is open and available to support Ingraham students for medical and/or mental health needs.  Currently services are primarily via telehealth (phone or video), with some medical services available in-person by appointment only.

    To schedule appointments:

    Medical services - 206-205-0430

    Mental Health counseling - 206-252-3903

    Here is the link to the Teen Health Center for additional information, the registration forms link, and a welcome video from the staff.


    Seattle Public Library and Tutor.com (a Service of The Princeton Review) are partnering. Tutor.com has over 3,000 highly vetted expert tutors, who can help students with schoolwork, tutoring and academic coaching in a variety of subjects in a safe and secure online classroom. 1-1 help is available in math, writing, science, history, foreign languages, college essay writing, Advanced Placement (AP) courses and more. In fact, Ms. Brennan, Ingraham’s librarian, said you can even “upload an entire research paper so that the tutor can look it over and make suggestions for improvement”. 

    • Service is available 7 days a week, 2-10 p.m. in Spanish/English and 4-7 p.m. in Vietnamese
    • Students can use their microphone to communicate with tutors, we hope this will be easier for English language learners
    • Teens and adults can use this service to get help with filling out job applications and writing a cover letter and resume

    Log in with your SPL Library card and PIN or Library Link number and PIN to request a tutor. Visit SPL Library Link to find out how to log in with your student ID number. And learn more about virtual tutoring powered by Tutor.com.


    FINANCIAL AID

    Do not fret if you missed Ingraham’s Financial Aid Night a few weeks ago. It was recorded! Click on the link to download and watch. The link should work for everyone.

    Statewide Financial Aid Filing Support Events: The 12th Year Campaign is partnering with high schools and colleges to provide virtual events to help students take the first steps to fund post-secondary goals.


    VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS

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

    New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts  Tues, November 24 from 9:30-10:00AM

    Pennsylvania State University  Mon, November 30 from 9:30-10:00AM


    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    Don’t forget to view the list in Naviance.

    Shelby Tiffany Arts Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship is for Ingraham HS students ONLY!

    What is it? The Shelby Tiffany Arts Foundation Scholarship program, named for Shelby Michael Tiffany, a graduate of Ingraham High School and California Institute of the Arts and an accomplished designer and team leader at Nike North Ameri­can Basketball, offers twelfth grade students (enrolled at Ingraham High School in Seattle) the opportunity to apply for a scholarship in design/visual arts. By provid­ing this annual scholarship, the foundation strives to inspire and encourage young artist leaders of tomorrow.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Student applicants must currently be enrolled at Ingraham High School in Seattle, Washington.
    • Student applicants must plan to attend an accredited college or university in pursuit of a degree in art or design.
    • Student applicants should have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
    • The scholarships may be used for tuition, campus room or board, and in­structional resource expenses.
    • Student applicants must provide three letters of recommendation from a teacher/instructor or community member.

    How Students Apply: Eligible students will submit a written application form, a written reflection statement addressing the role of art in the community and the artistic future goals of the student, plus three letters of recommendation. The ap­plication should be submitted in coordination with the appropriate school staff at Ingraham High School (Art Teacher, school scholarship coordinator, etc.).

    Selection Criteria: Student applicants will be rated and selected according to letters of recommendation (50%). The letters of recommendation should articulate the student’s understanding of the role of art in leadership, equality and communi­ty. Originality/creativity, composition, quality of expression of the reflection state­ment shall comprise the remainder of the selection criteria (50%).

    Award: One Shelby Tiffany Arts Foundation scholarship for $1,500.00 will be awarded to attend an accredited college or university/institution of higher educa­tion. The scholarship will be paid directly to the student’s school upon confirma­tion of acceptance.

    Applications are due June 30, 2021. Please email Nif Unterschute, Ingraham Counseling Secretary  wjunterschute@seattleschools.org  for an Application Form.

    Additional information may be obtained from Dale Tiffany  dhtiffany@yahoo.com


    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


    Are you planning on attending Gonzaga, Northwest, PLU, St. Martin’s, or Whitworth? Act Six, Tacoma-Seattle will award 30 of Tacoma-Seattle’s most promising urban leaders FULL SCHOLARSHIPS WORTH UP TO $245,000 at the five partner colleges. Eligibility is based on demonstrating a passion for learning & commitment to making a difference on campus and at home. No income restrictions or citizenship requirement. Applications due December 1, 2020.


    PRIDE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS. 60+ scholarship opportunities with just one application for current and future leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender, queer (LGBTQ) community. Most scholarships are also available to the straight ally and questioning communities. Covers Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Award varies. Applications open from October 11, 2020 through January 8, 2021.


    WSU offers all eligible National Merit Scholarship semifinalists a full tuition award for up to four years. National Merit Scholars are supported by faculty and staff across the Washington State University network who endeavor to build up the future generation of change makers through accessible research opportunities at all levels and their strong cougar community.

    To receive the award at WSU Pullman National Merit semifinalist students must complete the following:

    Students can become eligible for more awards and financial resources by filling out the WSU General Scholarship Application and FAFSA by January 31st, 2021.

    Questions pertaining to WSU’s National Merit Scholarship?  please contact Nancy Wehrung wehrung@wsu.edu /Interim Director of Admissions/Washington State University.


    Updated info on 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.


    The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) offers $1,500 per quarter for Scholars pursuing a certificate, apprenticeship or associate degree in a high-demand trade, STEM or health care field. CTS Fall 2021 application period April 14, 2021 to June 4, 2021.


    Reminder: Hispanic Heritage Scholarship. Deadline: December 6, 2020. Award: $3500. The Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories. Eligibility: 3.0 GPA minimum; must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2021-2022; be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines); be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA. If selected, attendance to virtual regional awards ceremony is mandatory.


    MISCELLANEOUS OPPORTUNITIES

    The Experiment in International Living will be offering The Experiment Digital: STEAM Discovery Lab to bring together American and Egyptian youth to explore youth leadership and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) for 3 to 4 hours per week from February 8 to March 21, 2021. Program fee: fully funded!

    The STEAM Discovery Lab draws upon World Learning’s years of experience in working on STEM secondary education in Egypt, utilizing an internal team of STEM experts in the U.S. and Egypt. During this program, students will learn about

    • robotic engineering and programming,
    • electricity, electronic devices, and controlled systems through hands-on applications,
    • Advanced participants create an avatar while improving their creative thinking, analytical ability, and problem-solving skills, and more!

    Students can apply online on a rolling basis. Their priority admissions deadline for The Experiment Digital: STEAM Discovery Lab is December 10, 2020.

    Students and their families may join their virtual information session about The Experiment: Digital: STEAM Discovery Lab with admissions staff and recent alumni December 8, 2020 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST. Register now or join them when it’s time here. Password: STEAM. Join by video (or audio only) and there will be time for questions at the end.


    Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) is a non-profit organization that “provides a community of belonging for young women [those who identify as women or girls, ages 13-19] during [their teen years] when they are moving toward adulthood, identifying college and career interests, and exploring ways to take action as community changemakers”. Y-WE is offering online winter programs: some weekly, some one-on-one options on various topics. Please register for the program you would like to attend by December 5.  

    6-week Winter Programs (Once a Week January - March 2021)

    Spend some time at Marra Farms learning about harvesting food, listen to music and watch videos and share stories, focus on cultivating your artistic practice or get in touch with your creativity through nature art and journaling. All programs will culminate in a community Stem Day on March 13. Detailed descriptions of each program listed below can be found on their website

    1. Tarot and Creative Process with Max Boenish: Tuesdays 6-8 PM
    2. Winter and Chill with Kamilla Kafiyeva: Wednesday 4-6PM
    3. Nature Art & Journaling with Rae Parks: Thursdays 4-6 PM
    4. Hands on the Land with Neli Jasuja and Tayah Carlisle: Saturdays 9-12 PM**

    Additional Programming

    • Community Hikes with Rae: Select Saturdays (three local day trips)**
    • 1 on 1 tutoring support
    • 1 on 1 mental health counseling and emotional support

    Affinity Groups

    Sometimes in order for us to better connect with one another we must spend time in self exploration. Affinity groups are a tool Y-WE uses for that where we convene in groups based on our identities. 

    For the Anti-Racism and Accountability for White Folks contact Rae Parks at connect@y-we.org

    For Asian Pacific Islander Folks: API Anti-Racism Solidarity Group  contact Neli at neli@y-we.org

    For Black folks interested in healing work contact Reagan at reagan@y-we.org

    If there is not a group that suits your identity and you would like support to create that space, please let them know. Reach out to Tayah Carlisle at programs@y-we.org