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    Counseling Bulletin Oct 16, 2020
    Posted on 10/16/2020
    TEEN SUPPORT HUBS. Need a safe, quiet space to complete Remote Learning? Bitter Lake Community Center (206-684-7524) and Magnuson Community Center (206-684-7026) are open Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:30 to help, no matter which school you attend. Free for 6th – 12th grade students. Call the site you are interested in to register since space is limited. See attached flyer for more details.


    Ingraham High School and Seattle Promise are hosting a Financial Aid Workshop on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 4:00 – 5:30PM. Open to students, families, and guardians. Get help with FAFSA and WAFSA applications. Meet Financial Aid and Outreach Staff from Seattle Promise.

    Recommended items to bring to complete the FAFSA or WAFSA application:

    • Social Security number, ITIN number and/or A#, if applicable
    • FSAID or WASFA login and password (if created)
    • 2019 IRS tax return or tax transcript
    • 2019 W-2 forms
    • Date of birth, address, phone number, and email address
    • The month and year of your parents’ marital status
    • An estimated total of checking and savings account balances

    If you do not have all these items, you are still welcome to join! They will assist all attendees to the best of their ability.

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    Other Financial Aid Events:

    October 20 and November 4 SPS Virtual Financial Aid Filing Support Events:

    • Tuesday, October 20, 5 - 7 p.m. (Languages: Amharic, Somali, Spanish) Event RSVP
    • Wednesday, November 4, 4 - 6 p.m. (Languages: Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese)

    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.


    Remember to register in Naviance to attend a virtual meeting. Be sure to receive permission from your teacher if a visit falls during a synchronous class time.

    Visits scheduled for the week of October 19 – 23, 2020:

    Seton Hall University  Representative: Lisa Hanson  Mon October 19, 2020  10:00AM

    University of Essex  Representative: Tim Pilkington  Mon October 19, 2020  10:30AM

    Corban University  Representative: Anna Reddington  Mon October 19, 2020  11:00AM

    Drexel University  Representative: Megan Kilcullen  Tue October 20, 2020  9:30AM

    Sarah Lawrence College  Representative: Liam George  Tue October 20, 2020  1:00PM

    Eastern Washington University  Representative: Adan Meza  Tue October 20, 2020 2:00PM

    Eastern Washington University  Representative: Adan Meza  Tue October 20,2020  2:30PM

    Boston College  Representative: Lauren Riley  Wed October 21, 2020  12:00PM

    Les Roches Global Hospitality Management  Representative: Cecilia Velasco  Wed October 21, 2020  12:30PM

    The College of Wooster  Representative: Stephanie Stuck  Thu October 22, 2020  1:30PM

    Western Washington University  Representative: Freddy Collins Jr  Thu October 22, 2020  2:00PM

    Harvey Mudd College  Representative: Peter Osgood  Fri October 23, 2020  2:00PM


    Seattle Promise Scholarship Workshops. Graduating Seniors Qualify for Free Tuition for College! 

    Learn how Seattle Public Schools 2021 graduates can apply for the Seattle Promise scholarship. Students and families are welcome to attend an upcoming Seattle Promise scholarship workshop.         

    Workshop Date       Time      Languages

    Thursday, November 5,  6-7:30pm  Spanish & English

    Monday, November 9,  6-7:30pm Amharic & English

    Tuesday, November 10,  6-7:30pm Somali & English                        

    Thursday, November 12,  6-7:30pm Vietnamese & English                      

    Monday, November 16,  6-7:30pm Tigrinya &  English                          

    Tuesday, November 17,  6-7:30pm Cantonese & English                         

    Join the workshops online.

    Join the workshops by phone: Call 253-215-8782 Enter meeting ID: 792 536 1900  

    RSVP here. Questions? Email 

    About the workshops: 
    We will give an overview of the Seattle Promise scholarship, which provides up to two years or 90 credits of tuition at the Seattle Colleges. All Seattle Public School graduates from the class of 2021 are eligible for Seattle Promise, regardless of GPA, income or country of birth. We will help students to complete the first steps in the scholarship process. We will also describe the required program milestones and answer any questions that you have. These are evening workshops with interpretation and are open to the whole SPS community.

    For more information about Seattle Promise, visit their website

    Can’t attend a workshop?
    If you cannot attend a workshop, you can check here for additional workshop opportunities. You can also watch the Seattle Promise application video.

    Black College Expo – Friday October 23, 2020 from 3PM – 7PM, PST. 

    College scholarships, HBCU presentations, Athletics presentations, College acceptance/application fee waivers on the spot and more. 

    Info available here.

    Free registration for SPS students available here.

    Interested in attending Central Washington University? If so, they are offering CWU’s Virtual Preview Days on October 28th and October 29th from 4:00 – 6:00pm! These will consist of sessions from various offices around campus, including Housing, Financial Aid, and Student Services. As well as sessions from academic colleges, their Douglas Honors College, and student clubs and organizations. Please RSVP.

    PNACAC (Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling) Virtual College Fair are next week, October 19-23, 2020, for Washington students. You can register for free here.  You can also participate by checking out schools’ virtual booths at any time between now and the end of 2020.   

    Admissions representatives from Bates, DavidsonOberlin, and Occidental are offering a student session on Wednesday, October 21 at 8 pm EDT to learn more about academic opportunities, financial aid, and the student experience at these top liberal arts colleges. Panelists will also discuss how their admissions processes are adapting in the era of COVID-19, including what the new application landscape looks like, test-optional policies, and how students can connect with colleges virtually. Student registration is available online.

    Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Denver invite you to join them for their session:

    The Mountains are Calling - Study in Colorado!

    Thursday, October 22nd starting at 5 p.m. and ending around 6:30 p.m.


    Thursday, November 12th starting at 4 p.m. and ending around 5:30 p.m.

    Click here to register for "The Mountains are Calling - Study in Colorado!"

    During this session, you will hear quick updates from each school (Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, the University of Colorado Boulder, and the University of Denver), and then have the opportunity to ask a panel of admissions professionals any and every question that may be on your mind about the admissions process and the state of higher education in Colorado.

    The panel for the Q & A will include:

    • Clark V. Brigger, Executive Director of Admissions, University of Colorado Boulder
    • Heather Daniels, Director of Admissions, Colorado State University
    • Dale Louis Gaubatz, Executive Director of Admissions, Colorado School of Mines
    • Derek Jay DuBose, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Director of Admissions, University of Denver


    In 2021, The Experiment in International Living will be offering these fully funded (free!) virtual exchange programs conducted entirely online and designed to connect youth living in every corner of the world.

    • The Experiment Digital: STEAM Discovery Lab (Winter 2021) brings together 50 American youth and 50-100 Egyptian youth to explore youth leadership and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) for three (3) to four (4) hours per week from February 8 to March 21, 2021. Priority admissions deadline: November 20, 2020.
    • The Experiment Digital (Summer 2021) brings together hundreds of American high school students and youth from Iraq, Algeria and Yemen to explore youth leadership and cultural exchange for four (4) hours per week for eight (8) weeks this summer. STEAM Discovery Lab will draw upon World Learning’s years of experience working on STEM education in Egypt, utilizing an internal team of STEM experts to facilitate online experiential learning activities. Participants will also implement STEAM-based service projects in their local communities.

    Join their admissions team for their first virtual information session on November 10th from Noon to 1:30 PM EST. The focus of this webinar will be on The Experiment: Digital: STEAM Discovery Lab (winter 2021). Recent alumni join to answer questions. Register now or join them when it’s time here.

    Questions? Contact them at 800.345.2929 or