Bowman Counseling Corner

March 2019 Newsletter

TBLA Counseling Team

YOUNG BLACK MALES MATTER DAY!

TBLA students and middle school Principal Mr. Holifield attended the 4th annual YOUNG BLACK MALES MATTER DAY at the Indiana State House.The event was sponsored by the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Makes.
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URBAN LEAGUE IN-POWER PROGRAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NIPSCO

The below sophomore scholars have been accepted to join the Urban League In-Power program co-hort of 15-20 students from the Lake County area. These scholars will have the opportunity to partner with a NIPSCO mentor, earn up to six college credits, participate in caree exploration experiences, visit and tour NIPSCO generator station, and attend workshops geared towards college and career readiness.


CONGRATULATIONS:

De'Ja B.

Micale D.

Riquell D.

Jayla J.

Patricia R.

Anthony W.

SENIORS DON'T FORGET TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID


The Indiana FAFSA filing deadline of April 15th is quickly approaching


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: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa. See your counselor for more info!

SENIORS, KEEP THE COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCE LETTERS COMING! OUR SENIORS ARE ON THEIR WAY!!!

Jasmine A. -Ball State University

Jasmine A.-Bowling Green State University

Jasmine A. -Columbia College Chicago

Jasmine A. -Eastern Kentucky University

Jasmine A. -Johnson & Wales University (Providence)

Jasmine A. -Kent State University

Jasmine A. -University of Missouri Columbia

Jasmine A. -Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Jasmine A. -The Ohio State University

Jasmine A. -Western Michigan University

Jordan A. -Alabama State University

Jordan A. -Ivy Tech State College

Jordan A. -Lincoln University

Jordan A. -Talladega College

Cherry B. -Indiana State University

Ramon B. -Ball State University

Ramon B. -Purdue University Northwest

Christiana C. -Harris-Stowe State University

Christiana C. -Purdue University Northwest

Cherish C. -Central State University

Cherish C. -Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Jordan D. -Indiana University Northwest

Jordan D.-Indiana University Southeast

Jordan D. -University of Louisville

Jordan D. -Purdue University Northwest

Jordan D. -Valparaiso University

Dominique D.- Indiana State University

Dominique D. -Indiana University Fort Wayne

Dominique D. -Indiana University South Bend

Dominique D. -Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Dominique D. -University of Indianapolis

Dominique D.-University of Southern Indiana

Keino H.-Ball State University

Keino H. -Indiana University Northwest

Keino H. -Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Keino H. -Manchester University

Avion H.-Ball State University

Avion H.-Manchester University

CorShaunta J. -University of Saint Francis

JaQwain J.-Ball State University

JaQwain J. -Central State University

JaQwain J. -Manchester University

JaQwain J. -Purdue University Fort Wayne

Derrick K. -Indiana Tech

Derrick K. -Johnson & Wales University (Providence)

Derrick K.-Manchester University

Derrick K.-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Derrick K.-Purdue University Northwest

Derrick K.-University of Southern Indiana

Derrick K.-Trine University

Derrick K. -Vincennes University

Surenity P.-Bluegrass Community & Technical College

Surenity P.-Ivy Tech Community College

Surenity P.-Lincoln University

Surenity P.-Vincennes University

Sherron P. -Ball State University

Sherron P. -Central State University

Sherron P. -Indiana State University

Sherron P. -Indiana University at Bloomington

Sherron P. -Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Chelsye R.-Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Chelsye R.-Purdue University Northwest

Destiny R. -Indiana University South Bend

Destiny R. -Trine University

Kelmetria S. -Harris-Stowe State University

Kelmetria S. -Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Marnette T.-Ivy Tech Community College

Marnette T -Purdue University Northwest

Aubree W.-Ball State University

Aubree W.-Harris-Stowe State University

Aubree W.-Indiana State University

Aubree W. -Jacksonville University

Aubree W. -Kent State University

Aubree W.-University of Missouri St. Louis

Aubree W.-Western Michigan University

Madison W. -Indiana State University

GET THAT MONEY SCHOLARSHIP CORNER!

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!
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SCHOLARSHIPS IN DETAIL:

  • Martin Family Promise Scholarship- One scholarship at $1,000 for a Gary or Merrillville H.S. graduate
  • Joseph Trent Morrow Scholarship-Two scholarships at $2,500 for H.S. seniors from Gary, East Chicago or Hammond
  • Horizon Bank Scholarship-Five scholarships at $1,000 each for Lake, Porter, LaPorte County H.S. students
  • Senator Carolyn B. Mosby/NIPSCO Scholarship-Several multi-level scholarships at $500-$1,000 to Gary, East Chicago, Hammond or Merrillville H.S. seniors
  • First Midwest Bank Diversity Scholarship-One scholarship up to $1,000 to a student requiring "disability" while in H.S.
  • Chester Arthur Jones and Robert L. Buggs, Sr. Engineering/ Construction Trades Scholarship- One $500 scholarship to a Lake County H.S. senior
  • The Gary Frontiers Service Club Inc. Scholarship-One scholarship at $500 to Gary H.S. senior
  • National Hook-up of Black Women, Inc.-One $250 scholarship to a student in Northwest Indiana
  • Sheriff Oscar Martinez Scholarship-Two $500 scholarships to a student in a Lake County H.S.
  • Ms. Elle's Especially for You-Due Date: May 25, 2019 See Urban League website for more information:www.ulofnwi.org
  • AABE-Due Date: March 20, 2019 See Urban League website for more information:www.ulofnwi.org


Apply for the scholarships above online through https://ulofnwi.communityforce.com. Online applications deadline is March 20, 2019. Other scholarships are available at www.ulofnwi.org


1.Strategies Care College Scholarships

Two to three non-renewable scholarships intended to help with incidental costs incurred by a student who lives or attends high school in Northwest Indiana and will attend a 2 or 4 year accredited university or college. Applications are available with your school counselor


  • Application Due Date: April 1, 2019
  • Graduating high school senior of Northwest Indiana with documented college acceptance
  • GPA:2.5 or higher
  • 400 word essay typed: United States Border Patrol has been around since 1904 enforcing and regulating laws under the immigration and Nationality Act. U.S. Border Patrol is now under the Department of Homeland Security. What is your position on this issue? Are you for or against building a wall? Why? or Why not?
  • Required quarterly communication concerning college progress and retention
  • Two recommendations: one each form a school staff member and a community member supporting character and financial need
  • Interview with Committee
  • Award: $500-$1,000


Mail completed applications to:

417 West 81st Avenue Suite 206

Merrillville, IN 46410

Or email: strategiesforcare@gmail.com


2. Indiana Sheriffs' Association Scholarship Fund Criteria:

  • Must be an Indiana Resident
  • Must be committed to pursuing an education and career in a law enforcement field at an Indiana College or University
  • Must be a current member of the Association, or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the Association. If you do not meet the membership requirement, please see your school counselor for scholarship application to meet the requirement.
  • Must enroll as a full-time student (12 hours)
  • All information must be typed or hand-printed neatly, completed in full and returned to: Indiana Sheriffs' Association, 147 East Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3608
  • Deadline: April 1, 2019


3.Lauretta Factory/ Mary Ann Jimerson Scholarships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Eta Kappa Omega Chapter proudly offers the Lauretta Factory/ Mary Ann Jimerson Scholarships. Two scholarships of $1200.00 each will be awarded.


See your counselor for the application packet and attach your acceptance letter for the HBCU


Qualifications:

  • Must be a female of African American descent and college bound
  • Must be a resident of East Chicago or Hammond, IN
  • Provide an official transcript with 2.5 or above G.P.A. (Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale)
  • Include two (2) letters of recommendation from a high school teacher and/or high school counselor on a school letterhead.
  • Provide documentation that confirms that you have passed the End of Course Assessment (ECA) test in its entirety
  • Submit a one-page, typed essay (font: Ariel12, single space each paragraph and double space between paragraphs). Using the three forms of bullying listed (physical, verbal, or mental), how would you address bullying?
  • Complete the personal data form attached to the application packet
  • Enclose a photo of yourself; may be a copy or scanned photo (PHOTO NOT RETURNABLE)


Send essay, two letters of recommendation, personal data form, and photo to the following address:

Eta Kappa Omega
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 724
East Chicago, IN 46312


REMEMBER: Documents must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 12, 2019. Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 2, 2019. Please follow instructions or your entry will be disqualified. Contact Mrs. Aisha Ford at 219-455-4362 or aishaford@gmail.com (please indicate in subject line- AKA Scholarship Question)


4.Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Eta Kappa Omega Chapter Schoalrship

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Eta Kappa Omega Chapter recognizes applicants whose educational plans are to attend a Historical Black College or University referred to traditionally as HBCU. If you have been accepted into an HBCU and are planning to

matriculate at such an institution of higher learning, this scholarship is designed just for you. One scholarship of $750.00 will be awarded to 1 graduating senior


See your counselor for the application packet and attach your acceptance letter for the HBCU


Qualifications:

  • Must be a male or female of African American descent and college bound
  • Must be a resident of East Chicago or Hammond, IN
  • Provide an official transcript with 2.5 or above G.P.A. (Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale)
  • Include two (2) letters of recommendation from a high school teacher and/or high school counselor on a school letterhead.
  • Provide documentation that confirms that you have passed the End of Course Assessment (ECA) test in its entirety
  • Submit a one-page, typed essay (font: Ariel12, single space each paragraph and double space between paragraphs). Using the three forms of bullying listed (physical, verbal, or mental), how would you address bullying?
  • Complete the personal data form attached to the application packet
  • Enclose a phot of yourself; may be a copy or scanned photo (PHOTO NOT RETURNABLE)


Send essay, two letters of recommendation, personal data form, and photo to the following address:

Eta Kappa Omega
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 724
East Chicago, IN 46312


REMEMBER: Documents must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 12, 2019. Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 2, 2019. Please follow instructions or your entry will be disqualified. Contact Mrs. Aisha Ford at 219-455-4362 or aishaford@gmail.com (please indicate in subject line- AKA Scholarship Question)



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

  • 800 Word Essay: The importance and efficacy of the 7th Amendment and how it affects your life. Consideration for the entirety of the Amendment (rather than the well-known nutshell explanation of the right to trial by jury) is encouraged.
  • High School Seniors who have been accepted to a four year University
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Deadline: July 30th, 2019 (Fall Scholarship)
  • Email their essay as a doc or pdf attachment to scholarship@coloradolaw.net.


For more scholarships, please visit your School Counselor

or search thescholarshipsystem.com

MENTORSHIP, TRADE AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

Pathway to Career

Choosing the right career is easy when you know the right path. Join Indiana University Northwest for a fun, hands-on day of career exploration. Meet professors, current students, and career services team. Learn about your career interest and salary ranges. Enjoy lunch with IU Northwest Ambassadors and learn about their academic experiences and student activities.


Career Workshop Dates: April 5th, 19th, 26th

Time: 9 a.m. to Noon

Lunch: Noon to 1 p.m.


Registration for each event closes one week prior to each event.

Questions? contact 219-980-6991 or admit@iun.edu

Penn Engineering Summer Academy

This summer, Penn Engineering is offering a unique program for a selective group of high school students (rising 10th- 12th graders) to experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework. The three- week Engineering Summer Academy at Penn combines sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting-edge technologies. Students can earn college credits in Biotechnology, Complex Networks, Computer Graphics, Nanotechnology, Computer Science, and Robotics.


Priority Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Final Application Deadline: April 5, 2019

Summer Academy: July 7th- 27th


If there are any referrals or questions please email: esap@seas.upenn.edu or visit the website esap.seas.upenn.edu for full program details.

JUNIOR HIGH NEWS!

The freshmen class will visit Calumet College St. Joseph in Whiting, IN on April 4th. The cost is $5 and all money and permission slips must be turned in to Mrs. Drummond by April 1st. The agenda for the day is as follows:


Agenda

10:00 – 10:15 – Students arrive and are seated in room 200 (complete IQ cards)

10:15 – 10:25 – Welcome by Fr. Kevin

10:25 – 10:35 – Welcome by Amy

10:35 – 10:45 – Academics Presentation by Ginger

10:45 – 10:50 – Financial Aid Presentation

10:50 – 11:00 – Admissions Presentation

11:00- Tour

-students are divided into 5 tour groups

-students will see floors 5, 3, 2, 1, and the gym

12:00 – 12:50 – students will eat lunch

12:50-1:50- Humanities event

1:50-2:00pm- Students will board busses for departure


The winners of the 21st Century Scholar Enrollment Contest are:


Ms. Fenton and Ms. Roberts 1st period class. These classes will have a pizza party next week.


Steven Rendo and Jeremy Russell were the winners of the RCA tablets.


Students can still sign up for 21st Century Scholars and receive a treat from Mrs. Drummond once their application is submitted. Students may submit a paper application to Mrs. Drummond or sign up online at www.scholars.in.gov


The Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective five-year, pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. It provides comprehensive academic and college advising, as well as financial support for school, Cooke-sponsored summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities.


The following 7th graders have submitted their applications for this program:


  • Alyssa A.
  • Makhyla C.
  • Neveah M.

NUMATS


Northwestern University's Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS) is a research-validated program that utilizes above-grade-level assessment as a means of gifted testing, to help parents and educators better understand their students’ educational needs. NUMATS allows eligible students to take internationally recognized tests before the grade levels at which they are normally administered. The PSAT 8/9 test, designed for students in grades 8 and 9, is administered to students in grades 3 through 6. The SAT and ACT designed for students in grades 11 and 12, are administered to students in grades 6 through 9. NUMATS identifies academic ability, measures growth and connects students to resources and opportunities for advanced students. The following students have been identified and have applied for early testing for the ACT or SAT:


7th Grade

Olivia D.

Trevon M.

Tristan H.

Trinity A.


8th Grade

Tadan P.


9th Grade

Joaquin S.

Dasiera L.


Please help in congratulating the following 7th grade students who are currently applying for the Cooke Young Scholars Program. The Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective pre-college scholarship for high performing 7th graders.


Clark T.

Alyssa A.

Makhyla C.

Navaeh M.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:


  • March 25-29- SPRING BREAK!
  • May 4th-SAT at testing at TBLA
  • May 27th- Memorial Day NO SCHOOL!
  • June 2nd - High School Graduation Day!
  • June 6th- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR SCHOALRS!
  • June 7th- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STAFF!
  • June 8th- ACT at TBLA

Thea Bowman Leadership Academy

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