Bowman Counseling Corner

April 2019 Newsletter

TBLA Counseling Team Summer Hours Starting June 10, 2019

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

April 18th & 19th- NO SCHOOL!

  • May 4th-SAT testing at TBLA
  • May 27th- Memorial Day NO SCHOOL!
  • June 2nd - High School Graduation Day!
  • June 6th- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR SCHOLARS!
  • June 7th- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STAFF!
  • June 8th- ACT testing at TBLA
  • Please Join Us For TBLA's First Annual National College Decision Day!

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    VISITING THE STATE CAPITOL!

    The Northern Indiana Chapter of The Links, Inc. organized a trip for Thea Bowman scholars to visit the State Capitol for a day through The Indiana Senate Page program. Scholars toured the State Capitol, met with Senator Eddie Melton and attended the Education Committee policy meeting. During the meeting, scholars heard a bill being presented on the floor that advocated for the State of Indiana to provide funding to school corporations for the purpose of training teachers to carry firearms on school grounds.

    CONGRATULATIONS Jr. MANRRS and Mrs. Bodie!!!

    The following Jr. MANRRS club members won the opportunity to go with Purdue University students to the MANRRS Conference in Overland Park, Kansas where they also won 1st place with their research project at nationals!


    JUNIORS:

    Zaria S.

    Nicolas W.

    Rhiana L.

    Derrion M.

    George J.

    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.-Indiana University at Bloomington

    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.- N 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.-Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

    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

    Destiny H.- Indiana University Kokomo

    Destiny H.- Indiana University South Bend

    Destiny H.- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

    Keino H.- Ball State University

    Keino H.- Indiana University Fort Wayne

    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

    Jacye J.- Calumet College of Saint Joseph

    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

    Timya' M.- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

    Ariel M.- Tennessee State University

    Ariel M.- Xavier University of Louisiana

    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

    Evin R.- Ivy Tech Community College

    Chelsye R.- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

    Chelsye R.- Purdue University Northwest

    Chelsye R.- University of Southern Indiana

    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.- Central State 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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    APPLY TODAY!

    1. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Sigma Phi Omega Chapter Scholarship

    Cecilia Johnson freshman Tuition Scholarship is now available to graduating female high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.7


    Qualifications:


    • Complete application
    • Official high school transcripts
    • SAT/ACT scores
    • 3 letters of recommendation (2 academic and 1 personal)
    • Official college/university acceptance letter
    • Qualifying applicants must be available for personal interview


    Applications accepted now through May 4, 2019. For more scholarship information or application details contact: Jacqulyn George @ 219-644-5993 or margeo1026@gmail.com


    2. 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 for two female and two male 2019 graduates. There is also a $750 schoalrship available for a 2019 graduating high school senior attending an HBCU in the fall of 2019.


    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: Ariel 12, 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)


    3. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Eta Kappa Omega Chapter Scholarship

    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)


    4. 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.


    5. Gary Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Annual Scholarship Application


    This Annual Academic scholarship is rewarded in the sum of up to $1,000.00.


    TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE KAPPA ALPHA PSI ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP, YOU MUST BE A GRADUATING MALE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AND MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:


    • Attend high school in the Northwest Indiana region (i.e. 219 Area Code)
    • Have a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.5/4.0 scale.
    • Submit the completed application packet to the address listed below. A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKET CONSISTS OF:
    • Completed 2-part Application (Personal Data and Personal Statement)
    • Personal Statement (250 words minimum)
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation:
    • Academic: (Teacher, Counselor or Administrator)
    • Personal: (Mentor, Minister, Professional, Member of Kappa Alpha Psi, etc., no relatives)
    • Official High School Transcript in a separate sealed envelope
    • Copy of your official ACT or SAT scores (acceptable on high school transcript)
    • Copy of your acceptance to an accredited college or university
    • Recent Photo (Head shot)
    • MAIL OR E-MAIL COMPLETED APPLICATION TO: Gary Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. ATTN: Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 64463 Gary, IN 46401 OR garykappasscholarships@gmail.com All Materials Must Be Received No Later Than Wednesday May 1, 2019 For Consideration.


    For more scholarships, please visit your School Counselor

    or search thescholarshipsystem.com

    MENTORSHIP, TRADE AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

    FREE STEM Summer Camp

    Explore topics in Science, technology, engineering, and Math (STEM). Have fun and see how exciting a STEM career can be.


    • Teens from underrepresented groups, including African American and Hispanic students are highly encouraged to apply. Must be a high school Sophomore, Junior or Senior.


    Hurry! Space is limited. Learn more and register today at iun.edu/StemCamp or email lsampiun@iun.edu Priority Consideration Date : July 14, 2019

    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

    2019 Indiana 4-H Entrepreneurship Academy

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Indiana 4-H Entrepreneurship Academy.

    On June 12-14th youth from across Indiana will develop a better understanding of entrepreneurship to begin making an impact in their local communities. Entrepreneurship Academy is sponsored by Indiana 4-H Youth Development as a 3-day event for high school Indiana students.


    Throughout the Academy, participants will attend in-depth workshops to help youth further develop their business idea. The event culminates in final pitch presentation the morning of June 14th. Since 2007, the academy has hosted 446 Indiana youth from a variety of Indiana communities. Over 80% of Academy alumni attend an Indiana college or university, and of these youth, half of them attend Purdue University.


    Youth who participate in Entrepreneurship Academy:

    · Increase their understanding of what it takes to start a business and gain skills to do so.

    · Understand the barriers and risks involved in building a successful business.

    · Interact with real-world entrepreneurs with ties to Purdue University.

    · Deliver their business pitch to seasoned entrepreneurs and business owners, and receive valuable feedback.


    2019 Indiana 4-H Entrepreneurship Academy is looking for future Indiana entrepreneurs in grades 9-12 who have a passion for innovation, create solutions to problems, design a service to help a certain audience, or have an interest in starting their own business, please see the attached flyer and go directly to the website bit.ly/IN4HENTR for more information.


    Applications are due May 15th.

    If you’d like to learn more about Indiana 4-H Entrepreneurship Academy or have any questions, please contact Arin Weidnerarin@purdue.edu.

    PROM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    Youth With A Purpose Inc. Presents Magical Moments Prom Assistance Program for High School Junior and Seniors facing hardship in need of support for prom:

    • Prom Dress
    • Hair Do's
    • Make-up

    If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, contact 219-806-8026 or youthwithapurposeinc.org

    JUNIOR HIGH NEWS!

    21st Century Scholar Scholarship


    Champion TBLA Parents, letters were sent home with your scholar to remind you that you still have time to enroll your student in 21st Century Scholars. As a reminder, your student must be enrolled by June 30th of their 8th grade year. You may complete the online application at www.scholars.in.gov, or complete the paper application that was sent home with your scholar, and have them return it to Mrs. Drummond. As an incentive, your student will receive a special treat from Mrs. Drummond.


    DON'T WAIT UNTIL JUNE 30TH, ENROLL NOW!!!


    Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity for your scholar(s) to earn free tuition to any of the participating Indiana colleges or universities. If you have any questions or need any support please feel free to contact Mrs. Drummond.


    DONORS CHOOSE


    Mrs. Drummond Donors Choose Project, "High Achieving Scholars" was fully funded. This Donors Choose Project was created to provide supplies for seven middle school scholars that will be taking the ACT and SAT test in June. Students will receive a scientific calculator, pencils, erasers, pencil case and a water bottle.


    Calumet College St. Joseph Field Trip


    On April 4th 32 freshmen had the opportunity to visit and tour Calumet College St. Joseph in Whiting, IN. During their visit, scholars took part in humanities week, and met Paralympic gold medalist, Jared Arambula. Scholars also had a chance to take part in the unveiling of Calumet College's first mascot, Crimson Joe.

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    Thea Bowman Leadership Academy

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