Upcoming College, Career, & Community Service Events - 11/20/20

  • Not all roads to careers start at four-year schools – and not every path to success requires a college degree – but increasingly, jobs available in Washington state are being filled by workers with a post-high school credential – a degree, apprenticeship or certificate earned after Shorecrest. Are you interested in a professional/technical program? A two-year Associates Degree? Taking courses locally before transferring to a four-year university?

    Community and technical colleges in Washington state have HUNDREDS of programs to offer – and applying is often free. Check out the online application system at:



    Did you know that community colleges offer scholarships, too? At Shoreline Community College, there are more than 150 scholarships per year – ranging from $200 to $4,000 for students with at least a 2.0 GPA. This includes the new Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship for Students of Color for $2,500. These open in 2021 – but scholarship applicants must have college applications on file to be eligible.


    Curious about college options for students on the autism spectrum? Bellevue College offers Neurodiversity Navigators - a program designed to help neurodivergent students in higher education. Information sessions start in 2021. Learn more at https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/autismspectrumnavigators/


    For leads to national scholarships for students with autism, check out: The Anne Ford Scholarship a  $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 a year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall. Students must have a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD. https://www.ncld.org/what-we-do/scholarships/anne-ford-scholarship/ Deadline: April 5, 2021.


    Summer 2021 Leadership and Internships

    If you’re a junior or senior high school student with a passion for improving communities, check out Bank of America’s annual summer Student Leaders program. More than 300 community-minded high school juniors and seniors are selected for paid summer training and a leadership summit in Washington D.C. before returning to their home community to direct newly learned skills with local nonprofits such as Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Habitat for Humanity. In-person events will follow local and national guidelines around gatherings and travel and may be subject to change. Apply before Jan. 29, 2021 at: https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/student-leaders.html#fbid=WTRG5aJYO81


    Teens in Public Service: Applications are open now for TIPS – which selects teen community service leaders and pairs them with local non-profit organizations for paid summer internships. https://teensinpublicservice.org. Deadline: March 5, 2021. Explore your strengths as a leader!


    Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) is hosting a Facebook live Annual Health Day, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This all-community tradition brings participants together to talk about health and wellness. The morning session is for all genders and ages. A 2-4:30 p.m. Zoom-based interactive event for Y-WE youth is open to those 13 to 18 years old who RSVP to Tayah at programs@y-we.org for the link.


    UW Bothell Free Application Days: Need help figuring out how to complete your first year application? Haven't started yet? Attend a virtual application workshop before University of Washington Bothell’s Jan. 15 deadline. Admissions advisors will guide you through the process. Best of all: all workshop attendees will receive an application fee waiver to submit their application to UW Bothell for free! Register for one of these dates here: https://www.uwb.edu/admissions/visit/fall-preview-events


    If you prefer to apply to UW Bothell before these dates, use the step-by-step tips found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zto_e1Cxz1E


    Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest now open: Students in grades 9th-12th are invited to write an essay of 500 to 1,000 words about their experience with cancer – their own illness or that of a loved one. Submit the essay before Feb. 19, 2021 to be eligible for a variety of $1,000 awards. Details: https://cancerpathways.org/programs/cancer-unwrapped/


    If you have a college application question that isn’t answered in Canvas 2021 modules, Shorecrest’s College Apps Café is ready to help. Pop in on Thursdays and Fridays during lunch. Your Zoom invitation link is in an email from Ms. Monson. Still can’t find it? Email Suzanne.Monson@shorelineschools.org to get the link.


    Community Service Spotlights:

    Shorecrest’s annual and festive Senior Spree “Spree Trees” is coming, Dec. 4-6 at Loyal Automotive, 1211 N.E. 175th St., in Shoreline’s North City neighborhood. Up to four volunteers are needed every hour of the sale, 3-8 p.m. (Friday); 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Saturday), and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sunday) Wave signs, hand out wrapped candy canes and hot cocoa, and sell Brown Bear car wash tickets to raise money for Shorecrest’s Class of 2021 post-graduation celebration. Gloves provided; bring your own mask. Details/register for a shift by emailing scspree2021@gmail.com


    Upcoming College and Military Representative Visits

    (see entire schedule and Zoom links at Schedule for Virtual Visits )


    Upcoming Military representative Zoom visits for Shorecrest:

    • U.S. Army: Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m.
    • U.S. Marine Corps: Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m.


    All branches of the U.S. military require students to take an ASVAB assessment (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery). Find out how to prepare for this assessment and how it can pair your strengths with a career at asvabprogram.com/student and asvagprograms.com/general-resources. Parents can use the career exploration tools with their teens to explore various post-high scool options at www.asvabprograms.com/parents-information and careersinthemilitary.com/parent


    Scholarships of the Week

    Beaucoup bucks are waiting for you with links in Canvas and Naviance. Start here: https://shorelineschools.instructure.com/courses/12672/assignments/231403?module_item_id=146453


    Check these out in Naviance or cut and paste the web link:


    • AbbieVue Immunology scholarship for students with arthritis, Crohn’s and other conditions (deadline: Dec. 7, 2020)
    • Burger King Scholars: For Burger King employees or children of Burger King employees who have at least a 2.5 GPA. (deadline: Dec. 15, 2020)
    • DECA high school scholarships https://www.deca.org/high-school-programs/scholarships/
    • DEWALT Trades Scholarship: 20 awards of up to $10,000 to students at two-year colleges or vocational/technical schools. Must have at least a 2.0 GPA and plan to study construction; industrial; motor/power sector; mechanics or technology. Only the first 1,000 applicants will be considered. Deadline: Dec. 14. https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/dewalttrade/
    • GE/Ronald Reagan Foundation: $10,000 renewable scholarships for proven leadership and citizenship. Deadline: Jan. 5. https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/
    • APIA: Asian and Pacific Islander scholarship open for seniors who have at least a 2.7 GPA and have filed the FAFSA. Deadline: Jan. 14, 2021. https://apiascholars.org/scholarship/apia-scholarship/
    • Pride Foundation: Supports LGBTQ+ students in the Pacific Northwest who are facing barriers. No minimum GPA. Deadline: Jan. 8, 2021. https://pridefoundation.org/find-funding/scholarships/
    • Ron Brown Scholarship: awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially disadvantaged youth. Apply at www.ronbrown.org before Jan. 9, 2021.

Past Career Center Announcements

  • Info posted 11/13/20

  • Info posted 11/6/20

  • Info posted 10/30/20

  • Info posted 10/23/20

  • Info posted 10/16/20

  • Info posted 10/9/20

  • Info posted 9/25/20

  • Info posted 9/11/20

  • Info posted 9/6/20