WBHS Counselor Connection & News
News & Info for the WBHS Community December 17, 2019
In this issue:
- Farewell Mr. Watson
- HBCU Information Session - Student Panel
- Allegheny College - WB Alum Presentation
- Aveda Cosmetology Rep at WB
- Reminder Juniors - Submit your Junior Profile to Counselors
- Student Leadership Class Applications - Available for 2020-2021 school year
- Peer Mentor Class Applications - Available for 2020-2021 school year
- Metro Detroit College Fair (Note date change)
- Engineering & Computer Science Day at Oakland University
- WBEF Casino Night
- OSTC Open House in Wixom- January 30th
- College Weekend 2020 - Second Ebenezer Church
- Bloomfield Twp Library is hiring
(Please note - Scholarships are listed in two editions of this newsletter,
please check prior editions of the Counselor Connections for more!)
- Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
- Michigan Council of Women in Tech Scholarship
- American College Foundation Scholarship
- Writing Competition for 9th-12th grade students
- Jewish Studies Majors at IU Scholarships
- Scholarship Links for Students with Dyslexia
- MASFPS Scholarship
- GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship
- Credit Union One Scholarship
- Kent State University Out of State Scholarships
Check Twitter Daily for Additional Scholarships @WBHSCounseling #WBHSScholarships2020
Best Wishes Mr. Watson.... We will miss you!
11th Grade- Junior Profile Reminder
Curious about attending an HBCU?
Click on the link to register:
Metro Detroit College Fair in Novi - NOTICE NEW DATE!!!!!!
There’s a new date for the Metro Detroit College Fair!
Mark your calendars for:
Metro Detroit National College Fair
Monday, April 27, 2020
8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Suburban Collection Showplace
Students should click here to register.
2020-2021 Student Leadership Class Applications
West Bloomfield Educational Foundation
Engineering and Computer Science Day at Oakland University
OSTC Open House in Wixom - January 30th
Bloomfield Township Library is hiring!
Need some FAFSA help? Click here....
Where to look
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!
Look for #WBHSScholarships2020.
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 #WBHSScholarships2020.
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 email. 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. Beginning Class of 2020,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!
William D. Jewell Brewer Scholarship - American Legion
If you are a Michigan high school senior who is a son, daughter, grandchild or great-grandchild of a war-time veteran and plan to attend any nationally accredited college, university, or trade school, apply for the William D. Jewell Brewer scholarship.
Society of Women Engineers - Scholarship Opportunities
· SWE Detroit annually awards scholarships to exceptional high school seniors who intend to pursue a college degree in engineering at an ABET-accredited college or university.
· The scholarship application must be filled out by the student and postmarked or e-mailed by March 1, 2020.
Josie Rewald Memorial Community College Scholarship
· Now in it’s second year, SWE-Detroit has endowed the Society’s first scholarship specifically for students starting their engineering program at a community college.
· The scholarship application must be filled out by the student and postmarked or e-mailed by April 1, 2020.
The applications for both programs can be downloaded at: http://www.swedetroit.org/high-school-scholarships.html
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.
Michigan Council of Women in Technology Scholarship
MCWT provides scholarships to women who have the interest, aptitude and potential for a successful career in computer science.
Our scholarship program encourages talented female students to continue their higher education and ultimately help Michigan become the No. 1 state for girls and women in technology.
In 2019, we awarded scholarships to 28 recipients; those scholarships had a value of $90,000. Since 2006, we’ve provided 192 women with scholarships totaling more than $1.2 million. Retention of women in tech majors in college is below 10 percent in general; among MCWT scholarship winners, that rate is over 90 percent.
- Current Michigan resident
- United States citizen
- Female student with a GPA of 3.0 or better
- Enrolled (or will be enrolled) full-time in a Michigan university
*Applicant must be able to provide documentation showing she meets these requirements.
WE AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS TO WOMEN PURSUING TECHNOLOGY CAREERS:
Annual awards up to $5,000, with a possibility of renewal, awarded to high school seniors through college juniors. At least one award annually is awarded to a high school senior who has been active in an MCWT Girls Exploring Together - Information Technology (GET-IT) club.
QUALIFIED MAJORS/DEGREE PROGRAMS
Each applicant must be enrolled during the grant period in a full-time undergraduate or graduate degree program in a major such as information systems, computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, computer information systems, digital forensics and software engineering. This is not a complete list, but rather serves to provide examples. Applicant must maintain program requirements and will be subject to verification.
The scholarship application for the 2020-2021 academic year is open October 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020.
Scholarship links for students with Dyslexia
Scholarships for Jewish Studies Majors at Indiana University
To apply for Fall 2020 Jewish Studies scholarships, see (go.iu.edu/js_scholarships). Deadline: Thursday, January 16, 2020. (Note: Students applying to IU before November 1, 2019, will be considered for IU Selective Scholarships, too.)
“The best undergraduate Jewish Studies experience in the country.”
American College Foundation - College Planning Visionary Scholarship
Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (2023, 2022, 2021, or 2020) and must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen. Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels are encouraged to apply.
Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 each with multiple winners to be selected. Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student’s first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student’s choosing within the US.
MASFPS Scholarship Information 2020
The Michigan Association of State and Federal Program Specialists (MASFPS) will award three state scholarships ($1500, $1000, and $500) to eligible high school seniors who are on track to graduate in the Spring of 2020. Selections will be based upon the NAFEPA Scholarship Application (National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators), which is attached. MASFPS will submit the applications of the top two Michigan awardees to NAFEPA for consideration for four (4) NAFEPA Scholarships of $2500 each. (Please refer to the NAFEPA Scholarship information for scoring criteria.)
The full amount of each MASFPS scholarship will be made payable to the recipient‘s institution of choice. It is the responsibility of each scholarship recipient to forward enrollment verification and a tuition invoice from the institution to the MASFPS Treasurer, Sam Ewing. (Use the address below.) Please note that the scholarship is paid directly to the institution only after a letter is received from the institution verifying the student is enrolled.
Eligibility for MASFPS Scholarships:
• Applicant must be a graduating senior (Class of 2020); and
• Applicant must be enrolled in a school or district that has at least one current MASFPS member on staff. (The scholarship committee will check the status of the district/school’s MASFPS memberships prior to reviewing submitted applications.)
Submission Directions for Applicant:
1. Complete the NAFEPA Scholarship Application and attach all required information and
2. Submit one (1) original and one (1) copy of the completed NAFEPA application packet to the address below by January 6, 2020.
3. Application packets must be mailed directly to the address below. No hand-delivered
or emailed applications will be accepted.
Jan Callis, Scholarship Chairperson Michigan Association of State & Federal Program Specialists P.O. Box 163 Tipton, MI 49287
4. Applications must be received no later than January 6, 2020.
5. Questions? Contact Jan Callis: firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-209-2596.
GE - Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.
Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.
Credit Union ONE Scholarship Program
Credit Union ONE-- William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship Program This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors that are a member of a family that has been a member of the Credit Union ONE for 6 months or more.
Kent State University Scholarships for Out of State Students
To learn more about our new scholarship programs, visit www.kent.edu/scholarships!
ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS TO APPLY BY DEC. 1!
Students who apply by Dec. 1 will be automatically considered for all renewable merit scholarships. And applying to Kent State as never been easier! Your students can submit their application through the Common App or Kent State application.
Questions about our scholarships or the application process? Contact us at 800-988-5368 or at email@example.com.
What do you want to do with your life? It won't just come to you in your sleep... invest some time exploring!
Spend a night talking to college representatives and learning more about educational opportunities available to you!
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
Mr. Pat Watson, Principal
Ashleigh Larkin, Assistant Principal
Eric Pace, Assistant Principal
Eric Pierce, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Jamie Glinz, Assistant Principal