Bowman Counseling Corner

January 2019

TBLA Counselors!


  • 7th- 12th Grade Science Fair at TBLA-January 28, 2019. Participating scholars will receive 5 community service hours. Top three winners will receive an overall amount of $100

  • ACT Test- February 9, 2019. Scholars, remember to upload your photo and print-out your test admissions ticket by logging into Please do so before February 9th. If you need any asistance, please see your counselor.

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

  • We are excited to announce that TBLA will be a testing site for SAT on May 4, 2019!

ATTENTION: All 7th & 8th Grade Scholars

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundations Scholarship Program for 7th graders will be offering an application workshop at your neighboring school, 21st Century Charter School . Mrs. Drummond will contact you and your parent if you qualify to apply for the scholarship. Please be advised that you must RSVP for the application workshop, as space is limited. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mrs. Drummond.

21st Century Scholars Enrollment Contest is underway and we have five weeks left in the trimester before the contest end.

1. Apply online at or submit your application to Mrs. Drummond.

2. After you submit your application come and pick up a treat from Mrs. Drummond.

3. All applicants will be entered into a raffle to win an RCA tablet with keyboard.

4. The top 7th and 8th grade 1st period class will earn a pizza party and the teacher will win a $25 Gift Card

7th Grade Enrollment Data

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8th Grade Enrollment Data

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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!

On Friday, January 11, 2019, the Crown Point Community Foundation will start accepting online scholarship applications. All applicants will apply and submit applications online. You can access the scholarship application and a listing of scholarship awards by visiting or through the Crown Point Community Foundation Facebook page.

Deadline for applying for scholarships will be Friday, February 22, 2019. Questions about the application process should be made to the foundation office at 219-662-7252.

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

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

2. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Annual Scholarship criteria:

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

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

The $1,000 Bookoo Scholarship

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

To Qualify, You Must:

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

· Complete and return the scholarship application (below)

· Applications are due by July 1st for Fall semesters



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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(4) Email a Content Contribution Agreement (Download Here), along with your full contact information, major, graduation date and essay to:

(5) Awarded Scholarships can be found on the “Scholarship Award Winners” page.


The essay submission deadline is August 1st for fall semester. The scholarship program will be ongoing with two different winners awarded each calendar year.


Essays will be reviewed by the PCB Solutions Scholarship Committee and the winner will be announced on August 15th for fall on the PCB website. The winner will also be notified via email. Any questions on the scholarship essay contest can be directed to:

For more scholarships please visit:


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 or visit the website at for full program details.


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

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

Visit the FAFSA website: See your counselor for more info!

Thea Bowman Leadership Academy

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