WB Counselor Connection

News & Info for the WB Community January 20, 2021

In this issue:

Important Xello information will be sent Monday to student emails

Seniors/Parents - Understanding your Financial Aid Student Aid Report Workshop

Admissions Thoughts from Mrs. Essig

Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) Optional Survey to Opt-In to College Mailing Lists

Student Leadership Class Applications for 2021-2022

Professional Apprenticeship Class Applications for 2021-2022

Congrats to Audrey Gunawan - DAR Good Citizen 2nd Place Winner for Piety Hill Chapter

NCJW Jewish Youth Awards 2021

University of Michigan - Feb. 1 Regular Decision deadline - Materials due

OSTC Applications Due now!

OSTC Virtual Career Nights

Society of Women Engineers - SWENext Engineering Opportunity

The Perry Initiative - STEM for young women

Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Prog. (Highly selective program for 10-11th females)

Odyssey Program - Film and Media Arts - Cleveland State University

Bloomfield Township Library is hiring

West Bloomfield Township Public Safety Dispatcher Positions Available

College Board Big Future Events - College Search Program

Operation Parent Series - Free Webinars

* Keeping it Positive - Body Image and Self Esteem

* Helping your Teen Overcome Anxiety and Depression

MSU Summer Program - Stewards Sustainability Leadership Institute


David Barnes Scholarship

Cancer Pathways Essay Scholarship

U of M MUSIC Matters Scholarship

Robert A Leonard Charitable Trust Scholarship

Detroit Section of Society of Women Engineers College Scholarships

Lake Michigan Credit Union Hutt Scholarship

Vibe Credit Union Scholarship

Gannon University Cyber Award

Northwood University Scholarships

Amazon Future Engineers Scholarship

US Junior Chamber International Senate Foundation Scholarship

Gayle S. Joyner Scholarship

Community Foundation Scholarships

U of M Greater Detroit Alum Scholarship

Check Twitter Daily for Additional Scholarships @WBHSCounseling #WBHSScholarships2021


Students - Please carefully look over your email on Monday for an exciting (and required) opportunity with Xello. This is our district's Career Exploration tool which will help you navigate your future! It is a fabulous free opportunity for you to start to explore your future career! No longer can you wait until you get to college "to figure it out." Take advantage of this amazing opportunity! Students will receive an email with a Google Slide Presentation explaining the process. Check your email on Monday.

ALSO - There is a new resume builder portion to Xello! We are excited to share it with you!

Seniors and Parents - Financial Aid Package Workshop!

Are you feeling a little overwhelmed in understanding your Financial Aid Package? JOIN US!

Monday, February 8th at 1:30 p.m. We hope to record the event and will post to our Counseling website for those that cannot attend.

Pre-register here: https://forms.gle/HD6b2odZ2GUQ9ppq5

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Seniors - Admissions Stress.... We are here for you!

In anticipation of many college admissions decisions that will come out in the next few weeks, I wanted to share a few thoughts. Some of you will get the news you were hoping to hear and others will be deferred or not accepted. As I look back at my own life in terms of 'rejection or disappointment" I am reminded in everything that:

1. "NO" means "New Opportunity."

2. Often out of rejection, comes our greatest direction.

3. Everything always works out. Breathe.

4. Every time I thought I was being turned down for something good, I was being redirected toward something that was better!

These quotes have guided me throughout my life. I have taken many risks and in return, I have learned resiliency, determination, and fortitude. It's those "rejection" moments in life that have made me stronger. These moments teach us so much!

Good luck to all of you seniors who are still waiting to hear... just remember that your "plan" may be filled with other amazing opportunities...don't forget to trust in what life has in store! If you are deferred or denied to a college, please reach out to me or your counselor. We are here to support you, so please let us know how we can help!

Thinking of all of you!

Mrs. Essig

9th-10th-11th Grade students

Since many students have not had the chance to take the ACT or SAT, colleges haven't been able to obtain student names to send them information about their college, academic programs, and scholarships. You may have heard about older students receiving mail from colleges. If you haven't had the chance to test and would like to receive information from colleges, you can fill out this optional survey offered by MCAN. Please discuss with your parents and decide if you would like to opt-in to receive information. This can be a great way to stay informed about scholarship programs and admission opportunities.

The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has created a survey that allows you to provide information that will be shared with admissions representatives at colleges and universities for the purpose of recruitment. Colleges and universities haven’t received the typical information they get from the SAT and use to recruit due to low testing turnout as a result of COVID-19, so this survey is an effort to bridge the gap between you and them. The information you provide in the survey, like contact information and academic interests, will be shared with colleges and universities, which they will then use to contact you. It should only take about five minutes to complete, and all students who submit the survey by March 1st, 2021 will be entered to win one of eight $50 Amazon gift cards from MCAN. You can complete the survey at the link here.

College Board Big Future Events for 10th and 11th grade students - College Search Opportunity!

What to Expect

  • Explore colleges in a way that’s not overwhelming, and show them you're interested.
  • Take action on key college planning steps like searching for colleges and exploring careers and majors.
  • Listen, learn, and participate in live Q&A and online chat with admissions representatives and current students who have been through it all.
  • Download college planning resources, and drop in with questions for a college adviser.

Save the Dates

You can attend any event and more than one. Explore your college options in each region!

BigFuture Days West + Southwest Saturday, February 6
BigFuture Days Southeast Tuesday, February 23

BigFuture Days Northeast Sunday, March 7
BigFuture Days Midwest Thursday, March 11

How to Attend

You can register for any event and more than one.

You can attend all or parts of the event.

Who: This event is meant for high school sophomores and juniors, but younger and older students are welcome. We also encourage parents/guardians to join along with their students.

When: Click the events below to learn more about the colleges and states included in that region.

BigFuture Days West + Southwest
Saturday, February 6, 4:00-8:00 PM ET/1:00-5:00 PM PT

BigFuture Days Southeast
Tuesday, February 23, 5:00-9:00 PM ET/2:00-6:00 PM PT

BigFuture Days Northeast
Sunday, March 7, 4:00-8:00 PM ET/1:00-5:00 PM PT

BigFuture Days Midwest
Thursday, March 11, 5:00-9:00 PM ET/2:00-6:00 PM PT

Sign Me Up Now

Registration is for students only. Parents will receive separate log-in information when their child registers. Educators can register here.


Student Leadership Class Applications for 2021-2022 School Year - Apply Now!

Click on the picture for a link to the application.

Congrats to Audrey Gunawan

DAR Good Citizen Piety Hill Chapter 2nd place winner! We are proud of you!
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NCJW-MI Jewish Youth Awards 2021

OSTC Applications are due NOW!

OSTC applications are due NOW and it is important that anyone applying ALSO contact their counselor.

Apply now at www.ostconline.com

University of Michigan - Feb. 1 Regular Decision deadline

We just received an email from the U of M Admissions Office asking us to remind students who are applying for Regular Decision that the deadline is Feb 1st. They shared that "students should be checking their applications to ensure that their materials are submitted on time. Students can check their status online through Enrollment Connect.

Please urge them to submit any missing documents as quickly as possible. We are eager to consider their applications.

Please note that this year, in order to accommodate students who have been unable to take the SAT or ACT exams, we are test flexible. This means that if they are able to submit other exam scores, such as the PreACT, PLAN, AP, and so on, we will accept those scores. Students can self-report their test results on their application. If they are not able to submit test scores, they should use the COVID-19 question on the application to explain."

Reminder for seniors applying to U of M

There are less than three months until the deadline for entering students to apply for financial aid. If you haven't yet, please complete your FAFSA and CSS Profile to receive full consideration for funding. Learn more on the U-M Financial Aid site: https://finaid.umich.edu/getting-started/dates-deadlines
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Cleveland State University Film and Media Arts

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My name is Benton Reynolds and I am an employee of The Odyssey Program, an after-school and summer program made for high school students who have an interest in the art of filmmaking, hosted by Cleveland State University School of Film and Media Arts.

Because of the ongoing pandemic, we created a fully remote, all online program for high school students to learn, discuss, and create their own films from home. Throughout the process of making their short films they were guided by expert instruction over Zoom from a Cleveland State University School of Film and Media Arts faculty member, as well as guidance from two current School of Film and Media Arts students.

We are spreading the word on our upcoming online after school program beginning this March. If you know of anyone who might be interested in a program like this we ask that you share information about this program:

Odyssey Online After School: Film Fundamentals

March 9-April 27, 2021

Weekly Online Sessions -- Tuesdays, 4:00-7:00pm

Fee: $600

Presented by the Cleveland State University School of Film & Media Arts, this eight-week interactive online course for students aged 13-18 teaches skills in:

  • Film Analysis
  • Story Development
  • Screenwriting
  • Production
  • Postproduction

Over the course of eight weeks, students learn the fundamentals of film production through lectures and interactive activities conducted on Zoom by an expert instructor from the School of Film & Media Arts. While working on fun assignments designed to spark creativity, students will also hear from an array of industry professionals who will provide pointers and advice about careers in film. Students also learn the fundamentals of film analysis by viewing curated films each week and breaking down their elements during instructor-led discussions. Online camp counselors will also be available during dedicated office hours to the guide the students through the creative process and an online discussion group allows students to connect with each other outside of class sessions.

At the completion of the course, students will have created an original short film that will be screened at an online film festival, to be held on Tuesday, April 27.

  • Students should be prepared to dedicate 5 hours per week for this course.
  • Students are required to supply their own technology – camera, sound, and editing – for this class.
  • Students can shoot with their own prosumer camera, DSLR or cell phone that can shoot high quality footage.
  • Students must use a desktop or laptop computer with a webcam, microphone, and audio capability.
  • This online course works best with a fast, reliable internet connection, and requires Chrome web browser.

Here is a link to our official Website:


Our registration page:


Our Facebook page:


Attached as well is an image that contains all of the information on our upcoming remote after school session. Please share this with anyone who you think may be interested in an opportunity like this.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Odyssey Program Coordinator Valerie Temple at v.temple@csuohio.edu or 216-687-5087

The Perry Initiative

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Perry Initiative has paused all in-person programs for the foreseeable future. While we are disappointed we cannot meet new participants at Perry Outreach Programs, we are still committed to our mission of inspiring women to pursue careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering. As we navigate through these extraordinary times, we will be transitioning to virtual learning.

We’re very excited to announce upcoming sessions of the Perry Virtual Experience in February 2021. The Perry Virtual Experience is a free, 2.5-hour, interactive online experience for high school and college-aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering. Participants will hear from women leaders in these fields and dive into online orthopaedic simulations and biomechanics experiments. Additional information can be found on our website: https://perryinitiative.org/pve/

Women in high school and college who have an interest in science, medicine and/or engineering are now invited to register for a session of the Perry Virtual Experience. We would appreciate it if you could pass along this information to any educators or students you may know. Students should be directed to fill out the online registration for one session that best fits their schedule. Most sessions are available to participants in any location, but some sessions are for a focused geographic area. Dates and details for each session can be found at https://perryinitiative.org/calendar/

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have. Again, we sincerely appreciate your help in spreading the word about the Perry Virtual Experience.

OSTC Virtual Career Nights

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Society of Women Engineers

Interested in learning more about engineering and other STEM fields? Join SWENext (https://swe.org/k-12-outreach/youth-programs/) today!

SWENext is a free program that offers awesome resources for students interested in engineering including a monthly newsletter, a high school leadership academy (https://swe.org/learning/high-school-leadership-academy/), an awards program (https://swe.org/k-12-outreach/swenext/swenext-awards/), access to over $1 million in college scholarships (https://swe.org/scholarships/), and more!

To join, just use this link (http://marketing.swe.org/l/858553/2020-07-27/2rstw) if you are over 13 or this link (http://marketing.swe.org/l/858553/2020-08-11/3z2z9) if you are under 13.

Don't forget to use the event code "SWEDET" so the Society of Women Engineers - Detroit Section is credited for your registration!

Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholar Program


Click on the link above to learn more about the Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Programs. This is a HIGHLY selective program for female students.

Please note the information sessions below. During 30-45 minute virtual information sessions, Joyce Ivy Foundation leadership will give a brief overview of the Summer Scholars program and review how to apply. Next, participants will have the opportunity to interact directly with scholarship alumnae to ask questions and hear firsthand details of the pre-college summer program experience.

The Summer Scholars program provides scholarships for talented female high school students to participate in a summer academic program at one of our partner programs – some of the most rigorous and selective colleges and universities in the country.

Scholars receive a full or partial scholarship, based on demonstrated financial need, to cover tuition, room and board, travel expenses, and supplies. The Joyce Ivy Foundation works directly with our set of program partners to combine Joyce Ivy scholarships with additional financial aid provided by the summer program.

*Note: for summer 2021, the Joyce Ivy Foundation will provide scholarships for students to participate in summer programs, either virtually or in-person, pending institutions' individual decisions.

The benefits:

  • Exposure to a diverse array of peers
  • Exposure to a broader range of college options
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Academic and intellectual growth
  • Greater self-confidence
  • Scholars describe the experience as transformative.

​Being a Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar is more than simply receiving a scholarship. Summer Scholars have access to high-quality college application resources, peer mentorship, and a built-in support network of successful women across a variety of industries. Scholars stay involved with the Joyce Ivy community many years after their summer program experience - once a Summer Scholar, always a Summer Scholar!


Summer Scholars may use their scholarship to participate in certain summer academic programs at our partner colleges and universities. Courses are two-weeks or longer in length, and in some cases students are eligible to receive college credit. In most cases, Scholars receive financial aid from the Joyce Ivy Foundation and a partner scholarship from the summer program.

View the list of Joyce Ivy summer program partners.


Female high school student in Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota, who is also attending high school in one of these seven states.

Academically high-achieving student who will be entering 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2021. Occasionally, an exceptional rising 10th grader is selected as a Summer Scholar.

Past Summer Scholars, who used their scholarships, are not eligible to apply again for another scholarship.


December 6, 2020 2021 application available online
March 1, 2021 Application deadline
By April 2, 2021 Decisions sent
April 23, 2021 Scholarship reply deadline

Summer Scholars applicants must also apply directly to our summer program partners for admission financial aid. Please check our partners' sites for deadlines.


Each year, one Summer Scholar is also selected as the recipient of the Mary Vandewiele Leadership Award. The recipient demonstrates exceptional leadership in her community and high school. The Vandewiele Award recipients seek to develop their leadership skills through summer program participation and lead lives of impact through their pursuit of higher education and their career aspirations. The award and scholarship is supported through the generosity of Mary Vandewiele, a Michigan entrepreneur and champion of opportunities for women.


100% of Summer Scholars have the academic, intellectual, and leadership potential to thrive in diverse, rigorous academic environments.
70% are lower-income
25% are middle-income
5% receive partial, merit-only based awards
Most are in the top 10% of their high school class
About 35% will be first generation to college
About 60% identify as students of color

2020 Summer Scholars
92 Scholars from 64 different secondary schools
100% rank in the top 15% of their class
85% have a 4.0 GPA or higher
33% first generation to college
63% students of color

High School Class of 2020
enrolled in college
91% report their Summer Scholar experience raised their college aspirations
36% admission rate to Ivy League institutions
49% matriculating outside of the Midwest

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Operation Parent Series - Free Webinars!

Keeping it Positive: Body Image & Self Esteem (Rebroadcast*)
Wednesday, January 20th 8pm - 9pm ET

Participants will receive an overview of the concepts of body image, eating disorders, and self-esteem. Current trends and misconceptions in body image, eating disorders, and self-esteem among tweens and teens will be discussed. The role of media, social media, and family in the development of healthy vs. unhealthy body beliefs and behaviors will be explored. Parents will learn about their role in the prevention of problems in these areas and when to seek additional information and help.

Our presenter is Dr. Amy Greenamyer, a Licensed Psychologist and Practice Owner of Compass Counseling. Dr. Greenamyer specializes in women’s issues, pregnancy & postpartum adjustments, and psychological and educational evaluations.

*Because this is a rebroadcast, attendees will not be able to participate in the question and answer portion of the webinar.

Helping Your Teen Overcome Anxiety and Depression
Tuesday, January 26th
2pm - 3pm ET

In this interactive, engaging, and judgment-free workshop, national mental health speaker and author, Zach Westerbeck, will share his story of hitting rock bottom and how he learned to overcome symptoms of anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide. During the workshop, you will learn the fundamental tools you need to help support your teen through their mental health struggles. Come prepared to ask questions and openly discuss your teen’s mental health.

Zach Westerbeck is a mental health advocate, National speaker, College Success Coach, and author of You’re Not Alone. He was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder in 2016. During that period he experienced severe anxiety, deep depression, and thoughts of suicide. After hitting his rock bottom moment, he sought help and started to recover. Through his recovery process, he became Mental Health First Aid certified and now travels the country educating thousands of students on the fundamentals of mental health and recovery.

Learning objectives

  1. Learn to effectively communicate with your anxious and depressed teen so, you become a trusted confidant
  2. Recognize the various signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression
  3. Understand the do’s and don’ts to successfully support your teen
  4. Find the right resources to help your teen find long-term recovery

College Planning Presentation offered by Community Education

Please note this is a presentation by a community-based organization, not given by WBHS staff.
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MSU Summer Program - Stewards Sustainability Leadership Institute

Will you help us spread the word by sharing this opportunity with your high school’s communities of teens at school, and with green club, NHS, and leadership council? We have sent a similar notification of this incredible summer learning summit to some of your schools’ clubs and groups but would appreciate your help in getting the information out to the rest of the student body that may be interested in email, listserv, social media, or digital notebook.

The Stewards Sustainability Leadership Institute held June 14-19, 2021 is a fun and challenging experience for 15-19-year-olds who love adventure. SSLI candidates will:

Serve advanced leadership roles at camp
Develop new skills for a lifetime
Have a mentor, be a mentor
Take an all-day excursion to MSU to explore fields of study
Embark on a multi-day wilderness team-building adventure
Complete a sustainability action project during camp
Receive a certificate of completion
Forge new strengths and develop new friendships

Teens can find more information or reserve their spot for the Steward Sustainability Leadership Institute, register at:

Our flagship Stewards and Stewards-in-Training Teen Leadership Program for 13-19 year olds is in its 8th year and has approximately 80 teens serving anywhere from 1-8 weeks a summer. Teens are provided with training, leadership skill development, team building, campus speakers, fun, experience, and much more.

For more info or to register/apply to be a steward-in-training or steward:

MSU Tollgate follows public health and university guidelines and covid-10 safety protocols regarding whether in-person programming will take place this summer. Our hope is that teens will be able to serve in these leadership roles to gain career and college readiness skills.

We hope the counseling staff will help us make sure teens know of these opportunities right in their city and share this email with other contact people at your high school who can further the message along! Will you let us know when you’ve received this and if you’re able to help get this word to students? Also, if you, the counseling staff, or the students have any questions, please let me know.

Bloomfield Township Library is hiring!

West Bloomfield Township Public Safety Dispatcher

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Please note that Ms. Essig posts all scholarship information on our Twitter account. You do not have to have a Twitter account to read the posts. We post opportunities in the newsletter twice and then remove them. Please follow the Twitter page for the most up-to-date opportunities!

https://twitter.com/WBHSCounseling Look for #WBHSScholarships2021.

How do I find scholarships?

1. Apply for Financial Aid after October 1st. www.FAFSA.gov

2. Check with each college in which you are applying for merit-based scholarships and deadlines.

3. Check for memorial and alumni scholarship opportunities at each college in which you may qualify.

4. Check with student’s/parent’s employer, banks/credit union, religious & civic affiliations, etc. for scholarships.

5. Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/WBHSCounseling Click on the hashtag #WBHSScholarships2021.

6. Read the Counselor Connection

7. Conduct a search by using a national search engine, such as www.fastweb.com, www.scholarships.com, www.myscholly.com, etc. Be sure to create an email address just for these searches as students will receive a lot of emails. There is no need to pay money for these services! Watch for scams!

8. Check Careeronestop: https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx

9. College Board Opportunity Scholarships. https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/

10. For more information: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships#how-find

11. Remember it takes work to receive most scholarships! You won't know if you don't try!

U of M MUSIC Matters Essay - Due Feb 1st at 5 p.m.

U of M Scholarship for incoming freshmen -MUSIC Matters

MUSIC Matters (Michigan Undergrads Serving In the Community) established this scholarship in 2013 to provide need-based scholarships for undergraduate students. An undergraduate organization with philanthropic roots, they are committed to promoting positive change on campus and supporting the U of M community. This scholarship is made possible by the donated funds raised at their annual concert.

Each year, we give out two $1500 awards through the Big Thinkers’ Scholarship, one of which is solely dedicated to incoming freshmen. If there is anyone in the Class of 2021 who intends on going to the University of Michigan this fall, this opportunity is for them! It only requires one short essay and the completion of the FAFSA.

Below is the application link.

Application Deadline Monday, February 1, 2021 by 5pm EST


Vibe Credit Union Scholarship

The FU$E Scholarship Program is designed for members graduating high school and pursuing an education at a university, college, or technical school. The Scholarship entry deadline is May 1, 2020.

Scholarship requirements:

  • Be a 2021 graduating high school senior
  • Be a member of Vibe Credit Union in good standing (no required length of time)
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Provide your most recent high school transcript and proof of acceptance to a university, college, or technical school
  • Submit a 250-word essay during the application (Links to an external site.) process.

2021 Essay Question Options (choose one):

  1. Name a time you have failed at something and how you overcame it.
  2. What is your earliest memory about finances and how did it influence the way you hope to manage your finances in the future?

Detroit Section of Society of Women Engineers College Scholarships

The Detroit Section of the Society of Women Engineers annually recognizes high school women who have shown exemplary abilities in areas such as leadership, academics, and community activities. Please find the application for our college scholarships attached.

College Scholarships

  • SWE Detroit annually awards scholarships to exceptional high school senior women who intend to pursue a college degree in engineering.

  • The scholarship application must be filled out by the student and postmarked or e-mailed by March 1, 2021.

  • SWE, at a national level, also has many scholarships for outstanding high school woman students. This application form can be found on the National SWE website: www.swe.org.

  • The application can be downloaded at http://www.swedetroit.org/uploads/2/0/2/4/20241007/scholarship_application_fy21.pdf

Cancer Pathways Essay Scholarship

Learning about a cancer diagnosis – your own or that of a loved one – can cause a storm of emotions, and everyone experiences it differently. We want to know what this experience was like for you.

Did you feel angry, sad, lonely, or maybe something you didn’t expect? What happened in your life, and did it change you or your perspectives?

We invite you to submit a short essay about your experience with cancer for the opportunity to win cash prizes. Since the contest began in 2006, we have received more than 5,000 submissions and handed out over $175,000 in prize money to teens.

Over the years we have received stories of triumph and stories of great loss, stories written in times of turbulence, and stories written in times of quiet reflection. Each one has been honest, heartfelt, and unique.


Contest Eligibility & Guidelines

  • Open to students in the United States in grades 9-12
  • Essay length must range between 500-1,000 words
  • The contest deadline is March 14th, 2021, midnight PST
  • Cash prizes of $1,000 will be awarded to the winners.

David Barns Scholarship

I am writing on behalf of David’s Faith & Hope for Life Foundation. The Foundation was established in early 2013 to continue the spirit and legacy of David Barns. David was a 2000 graduate of Goodrich High School where he achieved success in the classroom and in athletics. David attended the University of Detroit Mercy where he played basketball and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems. Upon graduation, David became a basketball coach at Goodrich where he coached both boys and girls middle and high school teams. In addition to his obligations as a regular-season coach, David used Saturday morning basketball clinics and his annual B&D summer basketball camps to teach skills, commitment, accountability, teamwork, and leadership. In March of 2011, David was diagnosed with cancer. For more than 18 months, he endured chemotherapy, radiation, complex surgeries, and intense rehabilitation. He handled every obstacle with gentle grace and determination embodied by few. David courageously fought his competitor, cancer, to the very end. David passed away on November 4, 2012, at the age of 30.

We are pleased to offer your students a scholarship created in honor of David. The David Barns Scholarship will be awarded to two high school seniors that best represent David’s academic excellence, athletic prowess, and commitment to the community. The scholarship will provide $2,500 of financial assistance for college tuition. Additionally, the scholarship is eligible for renewal for three years, assuming good academic standing, continued community involvement, and a service commitment to the Foundation. The attached application is due by March 19, 2021.

If you have any questions about the Foundation or scholarship, please email info@faithhopelife.com or visit our website at https://faithhopelife.com/scholarship/.

Robert A Leonard Jr. Charitable Trust Scholarship

The Robert A. Leonard Jr. Charitable Trust announces its 2021 scholarship application. Since 2016 we have awarded over $200,000 in scholarships and tuition assistance for Michigan High School seniors. We want to help your seniors with their collegiate plans. We know there are many families in need during this pandemic and assistance is needed. Visit our website at https://www.robertaleonardtrust.org/blank for the application and instructions. The deadline for the applications is March 1.

Gannon University Cyber Award

Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania currently has an additional $3,000 Cyber Award available to any student who applies to the BS Cybersecurity or BS Cyber Engineering programs for Fall 2021 entry. In addition to the merit scholarship every student is awarded, this brings the total scholarship for each student to minimum $18,000-23,000 per year. You can find out more about our programs here: https://www.gannon.edu/academic-offerings/engineering-and-business/undergraduate/cybersecurity/

Lake Michigan Credit Union Hutt Scholarship


About the Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship

Established in 1990, this scholarship program honors the legacy of Lloyd F. Hutt – teacher and founder of LMCU. Each year, we establish a question for high school seniors to answer in the form of an essay and award (20) $2,000 scholarships. We are proud to have provided $421,500 in scholarships to 252 deserving students over the years.

Amazon Future Engineers Scholarship

Click to learn more about the Amazon Future Engineers Scholarship.

Build a full stack future. Apply to the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship program

A serious 2-for-1 opportunity for students like you. Win $40,000 for college and a paid programming internship at Amazon. Applications open NOW!

Application Deadline: February 18, 2021

Apply now!Meet Last Year's Winners!

At Amazon, supporting underserved students in their computer science education is not only important to us–it’s imperative to building a diverse tech industry and future. Our Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship program provides students like you with an opportunity to upgrade their careers with a $40,000 scholarship, plus a paid summer internship programming at Amazon.

This could be you!

We want you to apply! When it comes to a guaranteed paid internship at Amazon and a $40,000 scholarship, your time can go a long way. You could be one of a hundred students chosen to win this double-sized opportunity—there’s only one way to find out.

Eligibility requirements:

✅ Completed a computer science course in high school
✅ Plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science
✅ High school senior in the US
✅ US citizen or permanent resident
✅ Employees and immediate family members of Amazon.com and its subsidiaries are not eligible to apply

Fit the bill? Apply now!

Northwood University Scholarship

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US Junior Chamber International Senate Foundation Scholarships

Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient’s choice.

The Scholarship program for 2020-2021 is now open. For questions regarding the Scholarship Program, please contact the Chairman or Contact from your State listed below or Sheri Menendez via email at scholarship@usjcisenate.org

2020-2021 Scholarship Application (in Word format)

Gayle S. Joyner Scholarship

This is a local scholarship opportunity!


Eligibility Requirements & Criteria

• High school graduate, college or university undergraduate or graduate student who is a resident within the boundaries of Pontiac, Waterford or West Bloomfield school districts or any qualifying student from Oakland County, Michigan, who is recommended by a Bethany Church member

• Ambition to learn and advance as demonstrated and confirmed by academic achievement

• Character and concern for others as demonstrated by volunteer service to those outside one’s immediate family

• True financial need confirmed by an academic counselor, teacher and/or the careful interview of the applicant as conducted by the Bethany Scholarship Board

Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan Scholarships

Scholarship Dates to Know

November 17: The registration portal and application forms go live! After registering, you can begin to draft your online application. February 15: Registration deadline! Registrations will not be accepted beyond February 15 at 5 p.m. EST.

March 16: Application deadline! Applications will not be accepted beyond March 16 at 5 p.m. EST.

Check here for many, many scholarships for students: https://cfsem.org/scholarships/

University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit Scholarships


The University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit funds scholarships each year for both the general student body as well as for student athletes. Several of these scholarships are endowed. In addition to the scholarships that we sponsor, at times we have been asked by the University to help a student that needed financial assistance to continue their education. The University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit has always tried to meet each and every request from the University.

Eligibility Criteria

ACT: Minimum score of 31


SAT: Minimum score of 1430


3.8 minimum GPA

Application Deadline

The entire online application must be completed and submitted no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, February 12, 2021. At this time all items must be marked complete for the application to be considered.

Apply here:


District Calendar

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Important Contacts

WBHS Counseling Department

A-CU Kelly Casinelli


CV-HA Joanne Wegrzynowicz


HB-LO Karen Brody


LP-PO Felicia Neumann


PR-TE Lisa Thompkins


TF-Z John Hepper


College & Career Counselor Noelle Essig


Administrative Staff

Mr. Eric Pace, Principal


Ashleigh Larkin, Assistant Principal


Eric Pierce, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director


Jamie Glinz, Assistant Principal


Dr. Stephanie Griffin, Assistant Principal




Text - 652729


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Text - HELLO to 741741

Mensa Foundation Scholarship

The Mensa Foundation College Scholarship Program awards more than $140,000 in scholarships every year. Submit your application today for your chance to earn some free money for college! The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2L1l5eR

Ally Tech - Michigan Council of Women in Tech Scholarships

Ally Tech - Mich Council of Women in Tech Foundation is offering scholarships for tech-focused seniors and women who will be enrolled full-time at a Mich college or univ. More information here: https://mcwt.smapply.io/prog/FutureScholar/