Bowman Counseling Corner

December 2018



Adams, Jasmine A - - - - - - - - - Ball State University

Adams, Jasmine A - - - - - - - - - Bowling Green State University

Adams, Jasmine A - - - - - - - - - Columbia College Chicago

Adams, Jasmine A - - - - - - - - - Eastern Kentucky University

Adams, Jasmine A - - - - - - - - - Kent State University

Adams, Jasmine A - - - - - - - - - University of Missouri Columbia

Adams, Jasmine A - - - - - - - - - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Adams, Jasmine A - - - - - - - - - Western Michigan University

Bryant, Ramon - - - - - - - - - Ball State University

Clark, Christiana N - - - - - - - - - Harris-Stowe State University

Davis, Jordan A - - - - - - - - - Indiana University Northwest

Davis, Jordan A - - - - - - - - - Indiana University Southeast

Davis, Jordan A - - - - - - - - - University of Louisville

Davis, Jordan A - - - - - - - - - Purdue University Northwest - Hammond Campus

Davison, Dominique- - - - - - - - - Indiana University South Bend

Davison, Dominique- - - - - - - - - Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Davison, Dominique- - - - - - - - - University of Southern Indiana

Holt, Avion - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ball State University

Jones, JaQwain R - - - - - - - - - Ball State University

Jones, JaQwain R - - - - - - - - - Central State University

Jones, JaQwain R - - - - - - - - - Manchester University

Jones, JaQwain R - - - - - - - - - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Roberts, Chelsye - - - - - - - - - - - - - Purdue Northwest

Sistrunk, Kelmetria Tyra- - - - - - - - - Harris-Stowe State University

Tipton, Marnette- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Purdue Northwest

Walker, Aubree D - - - - - - - - - Harris-Stowe State University


Note: If you need assistance completing a college/university application and/or scholarship application, please see your Counselor Mr. Clayton.


Jasmine Adams

Deans Scholarship-$48,000

DiversityTuition Waiver-$62,352

Success Scholarship-$16,000

University Scholarship-$16,000

University Scholarship-$29,408

Total: $171,760

JaQwain Jones

University Scholarship-$2,000

University Scholarship-$44,000

Total: $46,000

Grand Total: $217,760



Our very own Ms. Bodie sponsors the Jr. MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) program here at TBLA.

It's All About MANNRS:

  • A Pre-College Initiative Program that will lead the world in enhancing the pre-college students’ Academic, Professional, and Leadership skills in order to maximize their success in life.
  • Jr. MANRRS Program is designed to stimulate the interest in science, technology, engineering, agricultural, and mathematics fields, or STEAM.
  • The goal is to encourage students in grades 7–12 to attend college and pursue agriculture, natural resources, and environmental sciences degrees.
  • Jr. MANRRS program provides activities to help students discover firsthand how agriculture, engineering, and technology relate to the world around them and discover the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development, and teamwork.

Benefits of the Jr. MANRRS Program

  • Encourages students to have a positive attitude towards academic excellence
  • Stimulates enthusiasm about science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and mathematics
  • Encourages 7th-12th graders to pursue degrees in agriculture and other related fields
  • Increases the number of underserved and underrepresented students attending and graduating from college
  • Provides mentorship from collegiate students and career professionals
  • Encourages and supports parental commitment to children’s education
  • Raises cultural awareness among students

How It Prepares Students for the Future

  • Provides students with access to more than 60 chapters at colleges and universities that provide agricultural and related sciences majors
  • Provides leadership and professional development skills, such as dressing for success, interviewing skills, writing resumes, learning proper dinner etiquette, completing college applications and essays, and networking opportunities
  • College Admissions Preparation: Obtain materials to prepare you for the SAT and ACT
  • Receive college application information, including how to get into college, financial aid information, etc.
  • Opportunities to be mentored and/or tutored by college students or professionals currently working in a STEAM field
  • John Deere Scholarships and Awards: Awarded to Jr. MANRRS members in high school who have excelled academically and expressed an interest in pursuing a career in agriculture and related fields
  • Discount Registrations for conferences and events, including the Annual Conference held each March. Our conferences offer innovative programming designed to expose youth to science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and mathematics (STEAM)
  • Leadership Development: Develop your leadership skills by serving in many chapter and some regional leadership roles
  • Opportunities to meet other Jr. MANRRS members, collegiate members, and alumni members from around the country

FYI: TBLA's very own Jr. MANRRS will present their projects in February to a panel of judges and winners of the competition will travel to Kansas for the National MANRRS Conference.

ATTENTION: All 7th & 8th Grade Students - Become A 21st Scholar!

Mrs. Drummond has come up with a plan to try and increase the number of students that complete an application for the 21st Century Scholars Program. (We had less than 20 students added to the program last year)

She would like to do the following:

Mail all applications home at the start of trimester 2 and follow up with a robo call to remind parents to complete the application, submit it to Mrs. Drummond, or submit the application online.

Tier 1 Incentive: Scholars will receive a minor thank you treat. Something really small like a piece of candy, bag of chips, or a cookie that they get immediately after submission.

Tier 2 incentive: For every application that is submitted, scholars will be entered into a raffle to earn a chrome book. (2 will be raffled)

Tier 3 Incentive: (For the entire class + teacher): The 1st period class with the highest percentage of submitted applications will earn a pizza party and the teacher will receive a gift card

See Mrs. Drummond if you have any questions!

Enroll Now:


Think you can’t afford to pay for that college or university you’ve always wanted to go to? Well, think again! Check out and apply for these qualifying scholarships below and GET THAT MONEY!

1.Scholarship Name

Grubhub Fund the Future Scholarship

Any individual at least eighteen (18) years old who is currently attending an accredited university or college nursing program (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

December 15, 2018

Scholarship Amount

How to Apply
Complete the application here:

Terms + Conditions
Terms and conditions can be found here:

2. Bachus & Schanker LLC $2,000 Scholarship criteria:

  • Write an 800 word essay about the 7th Amendment and how it affects their lives
  • High School Seniors ho have been accepted to a four year University
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Deadline: July 30th, 2019 (Fall Scholarship)

3. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Annual Scholarship criteria:

  • Female High School Senior
  • Attend Gary Public H.S.
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA

Scholarship applications will be available January 2019 in your Counselors Office.


The $1,000 Bookoo Scholarship

We are strong advocates of continued education and scholarships have helped us personally in our own college education. We'd like others to benefit as well.

To Qualify, You Must:

· Attend an accredited college or university (or be a graduating high school senior)

· Complete and return the scholarship application (below)

· Applications are due by Dec 1st for Winter semesters and July 1st for Fall semesters



Any current, full-time student of an accredited American university
or college, with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, is welcome to apply.
There is no age requirement.


(1) Write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about the topic: Discuss your vision of electronic design, engineering and manufacturing in the global economy.

Candidates can use any of the following to help with writing the essay:

· a. If applicable, describe any experience in manufacturing, logistics, electrical or mechanical engineering, or business that would support your vision. The strongest essay submissions are sourced and referenced to reputable publications.

· b. Provide entrepreneurial ideas about international business, starting and running your own business, and how your management style would be instrumental in your success.

· c. The topic is broad and can include: healthcare, business, science, engineering, etc.

· d. Do not make the essay about your history. You may do this through a short video or a short written summary noted below.

(2) Include a short bio video or short written essay describing yourself, your history, why education is important to you and how you will use your scholarship money.

(3) Email your essay via word doc or pdf to:


What is the Annual CGTrader Scholarship?

CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 1.2M members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers.

Every year CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology by writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives.

Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2018 challenge to win $3,000 for your education expenses. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

How to enter?

Write and submit an original essay on the topic “Our life on a spaceship: the future of mankind”. Technology has drastically changed the way we see our future. Major space technology companies have varying ideas of how humanity will explore Space. We are facing a future where thousands and, eventually, millions of humans might live in spaceships, whether in orbit around the Earth, in transit to other planets or in space stations without ever landing on solid ground in their lifetimes. This future is exciting the imagination of everyone in Academia: from anthropologists, to physicists, biologists, designers, and engineers. Many experiments are conducted globally to find out how we could adapt to this future. Still, there are a lot of things left for the imagination.

We want to encourage students to think about how life will change when people are confined to weightlessness in limited spaces. What devices will they use? How will their minds and languages change when notions taken for granted like ‘up’ and ‘down’ or ‘day’ and ‘night’ no longer make intuitive sense? How will their environment look, feel, and operate? Will social structures revert to those of our ancestors when people start living in smaller groups, again?


· Write an essay on “Our life on a spaceship: the future of mankind”

· Essay length is 500-1000 words

· Submit your essay via online form

· Submission deadline - December 14, 2018

· The winners will be announced January 4, 2019, on the CGTrader blog and notified directly via email provided upon the registration


· Minimum 2.5 GPA

· High school senior, undergraduate or graduate student

· Enrolled full-time in an academic institution Jan 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018

Information about the company

CGTrader is the largest 3D model platform for computer graphics, virtual/augmented reality and gaming, backed by a strong professional designer community. CGTrader gives talented 3D designers the opportunity to showcase their work, get valuable feedback from the community, learn from their peers and interact in a designer-friendly environment.

For more scholarships due in December, please visit:


Enter the Construction Trades: Pipefiters, Electricians, Plumblers, Bricklayers, Etc.

DM's grant funded 12 week pre-apprenticeship training program ill prepare you to enter a U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program.

Construction trades are in high demand- GET READY NOW!!!!!

Mandatory Requirements:

  • 18 years and older
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Diploma/G.E.D
  • Social Security Card
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Access to an Insured Motor Vehicle
  • Pass Drug Screenings
  • Pass a Basic Math and Reading Aptitude Test

Call and schedule and appintment today!

St. Paul Community Development Ministries, Inc.

4550 South Wabash Ave.- 3rd floor- Chicago, IL 60653


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Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or grad school. The 2019–20 FAFSA form is here! Some states and schools have limited funds, so submit your application today.

  • Use FAFSA4caster to get a free early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid.
  • Learn how to fill out the FAFSA form, and browse common FAFSA topics.
  • Find out what to expect after you fill out the FAFSA form, including when and how your aid will be paid out.

Visit the FAFSA website:

See your counselor for more info!

Thea Bowman Leadership Academy

Thea Bowman Leadership Academy (TBLA) is a tuition-free public school located in Gary, Indiana.