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Are you thinking about pursuing a computer science or supply chain-related field of study and career (things like Business Admin, Computer Systems Analyst, Game and Interactive Media Design to name a few)? Do you have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA? If you answered yes to all five questions, Amazon may be willing to grant you some money. Check out the flyer and the Scholars Apply website for more information. Application is due March 4, 2021. (MT, 3/4)

Register to attend a Real Talk college fair event. This series creates a meaningful way for Black students and families to engage with colleges and universities. For two nights, students will have the opportunity to connect with admissions representatives from the best Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the country and get questions answered. Topics like financial aid, scholarships, academic offerings, career paths, student organizations, Greek life, housing, and more will be covered. The series is open to all ages and will be this Wednesday, March 3rd and Thursday, March 4th at 4PM. (DP, 3/4)

Apply for TIPS, an internship program that hires high school students ag es 15-19 and provides them with paid summer internships working at nonprofit organizations. TIPS interns work with a variety of organizations in the Puget sound to support community-based initiatives and participate in leadership trainings, service activities, and public speaking events. Students receive applicable work skills, a paycheck, and a venue to put their values into action, working for an organization that allows them to address the needs of their community. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 5th. To learn more about TIPS and the application, click here. You can also register for an information session here. The next one is this Wednesday, February 10th. (DP, 3/5)

You have until this Friday to register for classes for next year. If you have any questions about registration or need help sighing up for classes, go to your counselor’s Zoom drop in hours during lunch (12-1PM) every day this week. You can find the links here: Mrs. Wetzel, Mr. White, and Mr. Budech. If you are interested in being a full IB Diploma student and have questions about which classes to register for, join Mr. Collie’s lunch drop-in hours any day this week. (DP, 3/5)

Are you a sophomore?! Read about this amazing opportunity that might be just right for you! In partnership with the Association of Washington Student Leaders (AWSL), the State Board seeks a current high school sophomore from Western Washington to serve a two-year term as the student representative to the State Board of Education (SBE). This student will also serve on the AWSL Student Voice & Advisory Council. Any sophomore can apply. And students also get credit for their participation. Find out more about the application process, time commitment, responsibilities, and the desired qualifications on AWSL's application page. Applications are due March 8, 2021. (MT, 3/8)

Apply to #CAP, a program designed to help high school students in 10th-12th grade with their efforts to enter college. #CAP provides a hands-on approach that includes all the steps from researching various colleges to completing the application process. Sessions are generally on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Registration is open as a rolling application as long as space permits. To learn more about the program, click here. (DP, 3/9)

Attend a free 3-hour college preparation virtual workshop. Students in grades 6-12 and their families are invited to learn how to prepare, plan and pay for college. The event is offered in English and Spanish and will be next Wednesday, March 10th from 3-6PM. To register for the event, click on the link of the language you prefer to receive the information in. (DP, 3/10)

Do you self-identify as an Afro-Latinx or Afro-indigenous youth? If so, you are invited to join Conectándonos MAS (Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle). Register to interview locally-based Afro-Latinx/Afro-Indigenous artists and publish these interviews to MAS’s website, and to create an art piece that explores your cultural heritage. Participants will meet twice a month between March and August over Zoom. This opportunity promotes Spanish-language learning and retention, creates pathways to become a community leader, develops artistic expression, creates space to validate the existence of Blackness in Latin American culture, and more. Participants will also receive a stipend and internship. To learn more about this opportunity, click here. (DP, 3/12)

9th-10th graders: Apply for Making Connections, a college-readiness program for underserved students and their families in the greater Puget sound area. Making Connections seeks to increase college enrollment and career interest in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Students can expect to receive opportunities for career exploration, academic tutoring, personal and professional mentorship, college application support, leadership development, ongoing professional enrichment, and a lifelong network of allies. For more information on the program, click here. If you have any questions, email the program director or call (206) 685-1090. The program is currently accepting application on a rolling basis until they reach capacity for the program. (DP, 3/12)

Attend the weekly youth peer group run by Guided Pathways. King County youth ages 11-20 are invited to join. This is a space for young people to talk about issues they are experiencing in a no-pressure and no-judgment virtual meet up while playing games, watching videos and making connections. The youth peer group is free and meets every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30PM. To register for the group, email Guided Pathways or call 253-236-8264. (DP, 3/12)

The deadlines to apply for Washington State University (3/15) and Pacific Lutheran University (3/1) have been extended. (DP, 3/15)

12th graders: Register to attend the Discover Your Pathway at Highline College webinar if you are not sure of your plans after high school. The day includes learning about the different educational paths at Highline College, exploring individual interests, virtual classroom visits and career advising. The event is Tuesday, March 23rd from 11AM-1PM. (DP, 3/23)

Juniors - Apply for the QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program to receive support with applying and paying for college. The program equips academically outstanding, low-income students to gain admission and full four-year scholarships to top colleges. Awards include full scholarships to summer programs, up to $1,000 for a laptop, essay feedback, and more. Academically outstanding high school juniors from families earning less than $65,000/year for a family of four are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 24th. To learn more about the program, click here. (DP, 3/24)

Apply for a free, 10-week national virtual program (April 7th- June 9th) for young people ages 14-18 who are passionate about social change. The program will help you clarify your personal mission and goals and introduce you to inspiring mentors in a variety of career fields. If you are interested in strengthening your college application, receiving career development and mentorship opportunities, learning more about how to get to where you want to go, meeting others who share your passions, and receiving an opportunity for a $1,000 scholarship, you should apply. Applications are due Friday, March 26th and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To learn more about the program, click here. (DP, 3/26)

9th, 10th, 11th graders: Apply to one of the two Pre-College Programs offered by Seattle U this summer. One is focused on social entrepreneurship (June 20 – July 2) and the other in criminal justice and artificial intelligence (July 11 – July 23). Upon completing one of these programs, students can earn 3 college credits. If accepted, the social entrepreneurship program costs $50 while the criminal justice and artificial intelligence program costs $695 but scholarships are available (the scholarship application is part of the general application). The priority deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 30th  but the application will remain open until each program is full. For more information on the program, click here. Students can also attend an information session on Tuesday, March 23rd from 3-4PM to learn more. (DP, 3/30)

Are you interested in networking with an expert in the field of Civil Leadership, Community Engagement, or Technology & Innovation? Enter the Leaders of Today competition to win an opportunity to talk one on one with an adult ambassador, an expert in one of the three competition categories. Interested students will submit a 1-2 minute video or a 500 word writing piece about a specific change they wish to enact in one of the competition categories. The competition is open to students in 6th – 12th grade. For more information, click here or go to the website. The deadline to apply is Saturday, April 17th. (DP, 4/17)

Yearbook Information PowerPoint (2/15)