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April 9, 2021
Columbus North Counseling Center
Together with family, school, and community the CNHS Counseling Department commits to help students' academic, social/personal, and career development.
Patrick Pemberton- Director Counseling Center/Director Special Education Grades 9-12
Sandy Freshour- Counselor (A-FO)
MJ Shireman- Counselor (FP-LL)
Seth Ragsdale- Counselor (LM-ROG)
Emily Tucker- Counselor (ROH-Z)
NEW- The Council of Youth Development is looking for Youth Ambassadors
Applications are open until April 9th for Youth Ambassadors for 2021-22.
Who: Current 9th-11th graders from Bartholomew County looking to participate in community outreach, gain leadership skills, and form relationships with other teens in our area.
What: The Council of Youth Development is looking for students able to meet a few times a month plus individual/group service events from May 2021-April 2022. More info at website: www.cydbartholomew.org/youth-ambassadors
When: Open now until April 9th at 5 PM
Where/How: Online application found at https://www.cydbartholomew.org/youth-ambassadors
Why: to build leadership skills, to strengthen relationships, and to make a difference in Bartholomew county specifically for youth.
NEW-Virtual 2021 Project Stepping Stone Program- Applications are Open
Project Stepping Stone is a non-profit 501(c)(3) college preparatory program (est. 2004) for Indiana’s top Latino high school students. During our one-week VIRTUAL summer program (June 20-26, 2021), selected students are introduced to potential careers, go on virtual visits to several Indiana college campuses and businesses, receive personalized coaching, & much more.
The PSS Program provides information that allows students to realize their personal strengths, academic paths, and even choice of university. All sessions at PSS are taught in English and this program is offered at no cost to students.
PSS provides the opportunity for Latino students to see the value of education beyond high school and we help underscore how critical a college degree can become to realizing their dreams for themselves and their families. Our alumni have pursued degrees at colleges across the state and country, including UCLA, Purdue, Marian U., IUPUI, Cornell, IU, Ball State, Johns Hopkins, UIndy, Indiana State, Notre Dame, and many others.
Eligibility Requirements for Project Stepping Stone:
- Applicants must be of Hispanic/Latino heritage
- Must be currently enrolled as a Sophomore or Junior at an Indiana high school
- Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
- Must be interested in attending college
- Complete ALL parts of the PSS Application
Application Deadline: April 30, 2021 @ 11:59pm
Application Materials to Submit:
- Completed Online Student Application, which includes:
- 3 Short Essay Responses
- Unofficial Student Transcript
- Letter of Recommendation
- Signed Student Pledge
Butler University and Ivy Tech Community College Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.
Butler’s College of Education now has an articulation agreement with Ivy Tech Community College that would allow a student to start their elementary education degree program at any Ivy Tech campus in the state. They would complete an associate’s degree in elementary education and then, upon meeting the transfer application requirements, would be able to complete their bachelor’s in elementary education at Butler.
The attached flyer can be shared with your students who seek more information. They can also contact Emily Robison, Assistant Director for Transfer Admissions at Butler, to discuss details. Her email can be found on the flyer as well.
IU's Luddy Pre-College Summer Program
IU’s Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering! For students who might be interested in this summer’s Luddy Pre-College Summer Program. This program incorporates the principles of intelligent systems engineering , informatics, computer science, data science, and cybersecurity. Visit our website to read about the program and the topics that students will explore – including python, virtual world design, robotic data collection, and cybersecurity.
This summer’s VIRTUAL summer program is for students entering 9-12th grades and will be held on Monday-Friday, June 21-25, 2021, from 12:00-4:00pm each day. The program fee is $300. We have set capacity at 50, so please forward this email to any student who may be interested in applying.
More information? Visit our website
Questions? Reply to this email with your questions.
Interested? Apply here: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aV6pa8m75PgMsjs
IUPUC Community Health Advocacy (CHA) program
The Division of Health Sciences at IUPUC will be celebrating our first graduating class of Community Health Advocacy (CHA) students this spring—it's a very exciting time! I wanted to pass along a bit of information about this new program in case you hadn't heard about it. I hope you will pass this info on to any juniors or seniors who you think would be interested. I'd be happy to schedule a Zoom meeting with them to share more information as well.
- CHA students receive a comprehensive education in nursing, health education, business, social science, and communication. There are built-in opportunities for interest exploration with open electives, allowing students to create a degree that fits their goals.
- CHA graduates are qualified to work in several industries depending on individual interests and strengths. These industries include but are not limited to: hospitals, non-hospital healthcare agencies, insurance companies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations.
- This degree is aimed toward individuals who are committed to
- Promoting healthy lifestyles and educating their community about how to achieve them
- Working one-on-one with individuals to extend necessary information, care, or support
- Promoting health equity
- Serving the community and making a positive impact in people's lives
Joy of Coding, July 5-August 13- University of Michigan
Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan is excited to be offering a virtual course that high school students can participate in this summer, The Joy Of Coding, which takes place July 5, 2021-August 13, 2021.
The Joy of Coding is an online course specially created for anyone who wants to experience first-hand the power and thrill of coding computers to do amazing things. Created with high school students in mind, it is a great way for anyone to step into the wondrous world of coding. You’ll learn by doing and experience how coding powers apps such as Snapchat and TikTok.
No prior coding experience is required! Anyone who wants to learn is welcome!
Learn to code at their own pace with support from Michigan ECE faculty and students
Have weekly coding lectures/assignments using an interactive textbook
Have our commitment to help you get unstuck when learning to code
Receive a certificate of accomplishment to include in college applications
Please visit our website for further information including math prerequisites, cost ($99), important dates, and more! For priority consideration, please submit an application by April 15, 2021!
For further questions, please email email@example.com.
Purdue Polytechnic Institute of Columbus
Our College is hosting a College Tour Nights on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm during March – May 2021 for high school juniors and seniors. Our location Director and Associate Professor, Joe Fuehne, will be conducting the tour. During the visit, students will be able to take a tour of our school, learn about our degree programs, financial aid and scholarships and get info on student housing.
Students can attend college close to home, save money attending a local campus while learning the skills for a great career. Please share the attached flyer with your students and do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions that you may have.
Summer School Information for Bartholomew County
Dates: June 1 - July 16th, 2021
-Summer School is free for current BCSC students.
-Summer school courses will be through Edgenuity.
-Students may take up to 2 courses.
-Initial credit/Credit Accrual courses will be FULL COURSES, not set in modified/credit recovery mode. Course timestamps are located on the CVP Summer ---School website and included in this email. It is important for students to know that they will not be able to finish these initial credit courses "quickly".
-Students may sign up on their own, or counselors can sign up students. Courses will be approved or denied by the student's counselor. All enrollment information will be recorded in the Google Sheet that all counselors have access to view.
-After a student signs up, an automatic email will be sent to the student, parent, and counselor.
Counselors have been asked to reach out to students who have been denied summer course requests.
-Students who are approved to take Summer School courses will receive a welcome letter from me after May 18th with their login, summer school details and orientation information. Students MUST complete orientation virtually before being activated.
-Technology information will be coming soon (chromebook distribution, etc)
-Students will be inactivated if they have not logged in or made progress by June 12th.
-If a student does not finish a course, or fails a course, there will be no penalty to the student.
-Grades will be posted in PowerSchool after course completion.
-Students taking Health, English 12-2, Econ and Gov will have BCSC teacher support. We are also looking into having a content area teacher supporting all students this year.
-The PCC (Preparing for College and Careers) will be limited to credit recovery only.
-The general consensus for incoming 9th graders is that they be allowed to take PE and/or Health only except for special circumstances.
-There will be NO EXTENSIONS for students and student athletes this year. Courses must be completed by July 16th.
Summer School Handout for Students: http://bit.ly/cvpssinfo2021
Summer School Application:
Columbus East: https://bit.ly/cehssummer2021
Columbus North: https://bit.ly/cnhssummer2021
CSA New Tech: https://bit.ly/newtechsummer2021Columbus Virtual Pathway: https://bit.ly/cvpsummer2021
***Current CVP students and/or attending 2021-2022
Aveda Frederic's Institute
IS A CAREER IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY RIGHT FOR YOUR STUDENTS?
At the Aveda Fredric's Institute we have two mantras that we live by. The first is "Do What You Love, Love What You Do" because we are passionate about connecting people with a career that is rewarding and fulfilling. If you love what you do, you never really work.
Secondly, our purpose is "Developing Future Leaders in the World of Beauty and Wellness." We teach our students not just how to pass the state board exams, but how to be successful as a leader in the industry. Our education has a specially designed marketing and financial curriculum that arms our students with the skills to excel at their craft and in business.
Our institutes are NACCAS accredited and Federal Financial Aid is available to qualified students.
INTRODUCING OUR HIGH SCHOOL CAREER SPECIALIST TEAM
We've launched a team of career specialists focused specifically on the questions and challenges your students may encounter as they near their graduation from high school.
Our team will walk your students through the the decision-making process and help them decide which program is right for them, how to apply for financial aid, scholarship opportunities, and ways they can get involved in the beauty industry before starting their education at the Institute.
CALL OR TEXT TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE TEAM! 513-805-3685
Call for Nominations- 2021 Gregory A Ballard Embracing the Future Virtual Summit
Former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard has invited School Counselors to select three outstanding students from the sophomore class who are interested in innovation, business, technology, entrepreneurship, and engineering to attend this year's Gregory A. Ballard Embracing the Future Virtual Summit and the University of Indianapolis.
This year's summit will be virtual (via zoom) and will provide nominated students with thought-provoking wisdom and practical advice designed to inspire these young visionaries to become the innovative, game-changing thought-leaders of tomorrow for local communities and beyond.
Students who attend the Embracing the Future Virtual Summit and ultimately decide to attend the University of Indianapolis, are eligible for an $18,000 Ballard Summit Tuition Scholarship.
If you are a SOPHOMORE, and you are interested in this opportunity, please contact your counselor.
Empowering Women in Business Summer Course
The Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management of the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University in partnership with the Summer College for High School Students is offering the Empowering Women in Business Course in July 2021.
Designed primarily to benefit high school women, the 1-week, 1-credit course, will utilize hands on activities to promote team building, and skills in leadership, confidence and negotiation. Also included are modules that will introduce the business principles of economics, strategy, marketing, supply chain and finance. Other engaging activities will be offered throughout the week that will give students a glimpse of life as a college student.
The Empowering Women in Business Course is scheduled to be held July 11-16, 2021. As part of the program, participants are provided with room and board at one of Purdue’s Residence Halls. Due to the generosity of Krannert School of Management sponsors, the only cost to participants in 2021 is the $60.00 application fee, transportation to and from West Lafayette and their own spending money. For consideration, students must be 16 years old (by the time the class begins), and have at least a 3.3 GPA. The online application will open on December 1, 2020 and can be found here:
Due to COVID-19, Purdue University is currently planning for a mix of in-person and online course delivery during Summer 2021. However, a final decision concerning holding on campus summer courses will be released prior to the deadline to accept one’s offer of admission in the spring.
More information is available on our website: bit.ly/3e9uo6H
Ivy Tech/ IUPUC 3 Stage Engineering Program
Ivy Tech Opportunities
Ivy Tech is dedicated to providing high-quality education and incredibly affordable tuition. We understand that Covid-19 has put a financial strain on families and college plans. Our goal is to inform students of all of their options.
The following topics will be discussed:
Dual Enrollment: Students can begin taking prerequisite courses while in high school that will transfer to their 4-year public institution in Indiana. Our classes are 50-60% cheaper. We have start dates in March and June.
Start as a Sophomore: STGEC:(Statewide General Education Core) Students can complete dual credit and/or dual enrollment courses while in high school to complete this 30 block of credits that will transfer to any 4-year public institution in the state of Indiana. If students need more time completing the 30 block of credits after high school graduation, they can enroll at Ivy Tech and spend their first semester or first year completing courses with us prior to transferring.
Transfer as a Junior: TSAP Students can complete a 2-year associate degree with Ivy Tech that will then transfer seamlessly to their 4-year institution, where they can enroll as a junior.
In addition, admissions counselors will provide a brief overview of the Cyber Academy, which is only offered through Ivy Tech Columbus. It is an accelerated 11-month Associate of Applied Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance, backed by the National Security Agency and the U. S. Department of Homeland Security. We have students accepting jobs immediately after completing the program, with an average salary offer of over $50,000.
Save the Date: Ivy Tech College 101 is April 13th at 6pm. Location TBD
Rosanne Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions Counselor Bartholomew & Decatur Counties
Kristina Samples email@example.com
Admissions Counselor Jackson & Jennings Counties
and Cyber Academy
Plumbers, Steamfitters & HVAC Service Technician Apprenticeship Program
Local 440 J.A.T.C. Office
1521 Brookville Crossing Way
Indianapolis, IN 46239
Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications.
* All applicants shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age except as noted below.
* Applicants can be seventeen (17) years of age at the time of application provided they are high school seniors on schedule to graduate. Such an applicant must provide proof that a graduation certificate of GED has been awarded and must be eighteen (18) years of age prior to being indentured by the J.A.T.C.
*Applications shall be high school graduates, seniors on schedule to graduate or have attained a GED certificate.
* Work Keys Assessment Tests will be administered by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Applicants must meet set minimum levels in all tests given by February 1, 2022 to be eligible for the 2022-2023 program year.
* Applicants must have a valid driver's license.
* All applicants may be subject to criminal background check.
Qualified applicants will be required to furnish a copy of their driver's license, high school diploma or GED certificate, and an official transcript of their high school grades upon return of the application. Accepted applicants must adhere to the ISPTA/MCAI Substance Abuse Policy. This is an equal opportunity program.
Fore more information, contact 317.856.6426.
The United Way of Bartholomew County is Providing Free Tax Assistance
***IMPORTANT- ACT Testing for ALL Juniors- April 13, 2021 at CNHS***
Sylvan SAT Prep
Sylvan is offering another highly discounted SAT-Prep program again starting April 18th (Sunday). This six-week course will prepare students fully for the June 5th SAT. It is a live, online class, conducted in the LGI room at Franklin Community HS, but there are some options to make it more accessible and individualized for North students, including:
1. Weekly office hours for students at the Columbus Sylvan to review homework.
2. Practice tests that can be taken at the Columbus Sylvan.
3. A few seats available to actually attend the class in Franklin in person, if desired, (versus attendance through Google Meet).
The cost, including the textbooks and one-year software license is $295. Normally the cost is $799. A generous grant from the Branigin Foundation has subsidized a large part of our costs.
This will be a great opportunity for your juniors who may have missed opportunities to prepare for and take this exam due to the pandemic to catch the last exam of the school year. Sophomores are welcome, too.
Sylvan Learning of Columbus: 812-372-2104
Sylvan Learning of Seymour: 812-372-0206
Sylvan Learning of Franklin: 317-346-6604
NEW- IUPUC Just for Juniors
If students would like to bring a parent, sibling, or friend, they are welcome to do so. We can accommodate a maximum of three people per in-person visit.
We look forward to hosting Just for Juniors Week on our campus this April!
Miscellaneous Information for Juniors
- Junior year is important! Junior grades are final grades colleges see when making admissions decisions. An upward trend looks good!
- Register for Virtual College Fairs.- Follow the Scholarship Newsletter for opportunities.
- Make sure you register to take the SAT/ACT during your Junior year.
- Create a resume and continue to add to it.
- Check your school e-mail regularly!
- Sign up for the Scholarship Newsletter! You can do this on the Columbus North Counseling Center website.
- Go on college visits or explore virtual opportunities at colleges and in programs you are interested in. Some colleges are tracking if you are visiting them virtually.
- Watch the Junior Class page in It’s Learning for announcements and reminders.
- Typically have to apply to college by Nov. 1 of your senior year to be considered for any merit scholarships.
Apr 13- All Juniors will take the ACT at North
July- Lilly scholarship becomes available
In order to receive many of the university specific scholarships,
students must submit college applications by November 1, 2020.
NEW- 2021 Dance Marathon Senior Scholarship
NEW- Blue & Co., LLC Accounting Scholarship
Due Date: May 1, 2021
This scholarship may be made available to graduating seniors at Bartholomew, Jackson, and Scott County high schools with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Available only for the freshman year of college.
Applicants must have been accepted at an accredited college of university in pursuit of an associate or bachelors degree and majoring in accounting.
Award of $500 will be paid directly to the scholarship recipient.
Applicant consideration will be based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, and future plans of the applicant in the field of accounting.
The applications will be considered by and the recipient, if any, chosen by the Blue & Co., LLC Director Group.
Return completed applications to Sara Jacobi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW- Jump- Start Columbus Scholarship- IUPUC
If you qualify and would like to be nominated for this opportunity, please contact your counselor for them to submit your nomination.
IUPUC Jump-Start Columbus Scholarship Criteria:
- Candidates must be in their senior year in high school and nominated by a high school counselor, principal, or teacher.
- Candidates must be nominated before May 1, 2021.
- Candidates must have a high school GPA of 3.5 to 3.79 at the time of their application for admission.
- Candidates must apply for admission to IUPUC by May 15, 2021.
- Candidates must submit an essay of 500 words or less on the topic of: "Why I chose to pursue my degree at IUPUC; and, what my career aspirations will be post-graduation."
- The award is a one-time award of $1,000.
- $750 will be awarded the first semester of the successful candidate's freshman year.
- The remaining $250 to be awarded the second semester of their freshman year.
NEW- DEADLINE EXTENDED- William M. Keller Memorial Scholarship
NEW- DEADLINE EXTENDED to APRIL 30th.
The purpose of the annual William M. Keller Memorial Scholarship is to support students pursuing education in medical, nursing, scientific, engineering or technical fields. This application is for one year only. Applicants may reapply annually an may receive funds up to a total of four years. Funds awarded to applicants will be issued directly to the educational
To qualify for the annual William M. Keller Memorial Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
• The applicant must pursue an undergraduate or a graduate degree or certification in a medical, nursing, scientific, engineering, or technical field at an accredited institution. This includes adult students.
• If the applicant is unsure about the eligibility of a particular major, an application may be submitted for review by the scholarship committee.
• The applicant must be a current or past resident of Bartholomew County and must be attending 12th grade in a Bartholomew County high school, or be a graduate of a Bartholomew County high school.
• If the applicant will enroll in 6 or more credit hours per semester, he/she must:
1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.) online at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the March Deadline.
2. Include a copy of your student Aid Report (SAR) In your application packet. You will find your SAR upon completion of your FAFSA. You can reach FAFSA via e-mail at www.FAFSA.ed.gov or by phone at 1-800-433-3243.
• If the applicant will enroll in fewer than 6 credit hours per semester, he/she must submit a copy of the previous year’s 1040 tax form with the application. Dependent students must also submit copies of parents'/guardians' 1040 tax return.
Check List of Items to be Completed.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 30TH. The complete application should be emailed to tina.gonzalez@JPMorgan.com or faxed to 800-883-7695.
Application is below.
African American Fund of Bartholomew County/ IUPUC Scholarship
The African American Fund of Bartholomew County (AAFBC), in conjunction with IUPUC, has created a scholarship fund that will provide a student with $1000 per year for four years to attend IUPUC. The criteria for the scholarship includes:
Award: $1000 (renewable for four years)
- The student must be African American.
- The student must be an incoming freshman at IUPUC.
- The student must reside in Bartholomew County
If interested, please submit an application to IUPUC https://sisjee.iu.edu/essweb-prd/web/sisad/apply/welcome/?urlSource=CO using COWAIVER to cover the application fee. Once admitted they can use One IU to complete the scholarship application.
Ben Baker Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by: The Arc of Bartholomew County
Indiana Chapter Association of the US Army 2021 Educational Scholarships
Theta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority Scholarship
Theta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority will be awarding a $1,000.00 scholarship to a 2021 graduating senior, who is pursuing post-graduate work in a technical school, trade school, two-year or four-year college program. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need, character and personal development.
Students must complete the attached application and return it to their counselor to finalize. If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact our Scholarship Committee Chair, Judy Richardson at email@example.com. All applications must be submitted no later than Friday April 30, 2021 to be considered.
Alcorn Sage Schwartz & Magrath Scholarship
Bartholomew County Extension Homemaker Scholarship
Purpose: To recognize and reward a deserving individual by providing funds of $500 to help pay for their education beyond high school.
Basis of the award:
1) Applicant must be a Bartholomew County resident enrolling in accredited higher education, including graduate work. There is no stipulation as to which school one must attend.
2) Applicant must be enrolled in a health & human sciences field of study such as; athletic training, child development, environmental health sciences, fashion design, human development, interior design, nursing, pre-professional health sciences, hospitality, and tourism management, psychology, radiological health science, secondary education, etc.
1) Applicant must submit an application by April 15 (4:30 PM) to the Purdue Extension- Bartholomew County office, 783 S Marr Road, Columbus, IN 47201.
2) Questions concerning application can be directed to the Purdue Extension- Bartholomew County office, 812-379-1665. Please ask for Harriet Armstrong, Health and Human Science Extension Educator.
Columbus North Bulldog Alumni Scholarships
Deadline-April 9, 2021
IUPUI Scholarship Opportunity
The George W. Carver Teaching Initiative (CTI) is a scholarship and career development program dedicated to the recruitment, retention, and support of high-achieving, underrepresented minority youth in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) teaching careers.
Among the many benefits, CTI Scholars receive up to $33,000 in scholarship support; paid summer internships, professional networking and career building opportunities, and support with job placement.
Williams Comfort Air Scholarship
Williams Comfort Air and Mr. Plumber Indy are offering five $1,000 scholarships for students attending high school in Central Indiana.
Williams Comfort Air and Mr. Plumber Indy are local, leading HVAC & Plumbing contractors serving Central Indiana. Our businesses provide trustworthy and dependable heating and cooling installation, maintenance, and service, as well as plumbing, drain, and sewer service and installation, and our privilege is to give back to the Greater Indianapolis Area.
We value integrity, kindness and commitment in everything that we do. These leadership attributes are pillars of performance that drive innovation, growth, and success. The MAX Scholarships for Leadership are a way for us to celebrate and reward these qualities in our 2020 graduates. Through these scholarships we will recognize outstanding individuals who have demonstrated integrity, kindness and commitment in school, at home, and within our community.
For more information about the scholarship program, please visit this page: maxgives.com/scholarship-wca-students
For more information about Williams Comfort Air and Mr. Plumber Indy, please visit our website at williamscomfortair.com
Virtual College Visits
In Person College Visits
Websites for Scholarship Search
Seniors: Transcripts will be fulfilled through Parchment. This is an electronic exchange between high schools and colleges to send your transcript. Most all colleges are using this exchange. You may also request for one to be sent to you. Most all colleges are requesting transcripts be sent electronically. Create an account with an email you will use after you graduate. Your school email will expire after you graduate and you may need to access your high school transcript after graduation.
Your login information is as follows. It is NOT your email. It is your grad year, last name, first initial. EX: 18clarka Your password is your student ID number. Students can access a link to the Naviance log-in page below..