Upcoming College, Career, & Community Service Events - 9/11/20

  • Community Service Spotlight of the Week

    North Helpline: Food Bank distribution helpers are needed Thursdays, 3:30-7 p.m., and/or Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 12736 33rd Ave. N.E., in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood, just south of Fred Meyer. Volunteer in a socially-distance setting to pack customized food boxes. Details/questions: volunteer coordinator Lara-Ashley, 206.367.3477 or volunteers@northhelpline.org Applications found at: http://www.northhelpline.org/get-involved/donate-time-application/    

    With COVID-19 restrictions extended into fall 2020, Shoreline School District is exploring changes to its Community Service graduation requirement. Stay tuned. Have hours to submit now? Please email them to Suzanne.Monson@shorelineschools.org. Meanwhile, watch for a new submission process coming later this month.

     

    College Apps Café’: Are college applications giving you a headache? Or do you have a simple question about your plan? College Apps Café’ is now open two days each week. The counseling crew is on hand to answer your questions on Thursday and Fridays via Zoom during lunch. Check your k12 email next week to get the invitation. 

     

    Puget Sound area Community and Technical Colleges: Meet representatives from Skagit Valley College; Cascadia College; Edmonds College; Everett Community College; Lake Washington Institute of Technology; and Shoreline Community College. Register for this 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15 at https://tinyurl.com/2YearFair 

     

    Upcoming College and Military Representative Visits

    (see entire schedule at Schedule for Virtual Visits)

    Check out how the National (Virtual) College Fair – with more than 600 colleges and universities - works: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/attend-virtual-college-fairs/students/ 

    Details coming soon: 

    • Oct. 5-8: Oregon College Week
    • Oct. 19-22: Washington College Week
    • Oct. 26-29: Alaska and Idaho College Week 

     

    Scholarship of the Week

    Heisman High School Scholarship is open to seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA, who compete in sports, and have been active in volunteer service, community involvement and leadership in school and the community. One $500 female and one $500 male winner will be selected for each state; 12 $1,000 national finalists and two $5,000 winners will be selected. Deadline: Oct. 20, 2020. https://heismanscholarship.com/about/application-scholarship-rules/

    Watch for more scholarships by checking your k12 email, researching on Naviance and by following us on Facebook for “Money Mondays” at www.facebook.com/shorecrestcollegeandcareer

Upcoming College, Career, & Community Service Events - 9/6/20

  • Community Service Spotlight of the Week

    Kruckeberg Botanic Garden afternoon nature clubs: This Richmond Beach-area garden seeks volunteers to help with afternoon nature clubs for Shoreline-area elementary students at their site, 20312 15th Ave. N.W., Shoreline. Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m., and/or Wednesdays, 2:30-5 p.m. through Nov. 11. Must be able to commit to at least three days. Help kids explore a new forest theme – trees, bees, bugs and slugs through games, activities and crafts. Details/apply: emma@kruckeberg.org or (206) 546-1281

    With COVID-19 restrictions extended into fall 2020, Shoreline School District is exploring changes to its Community Service graduation requirement. Stay tuned. Have hours to submit now? Please email them to suzanne.monson@shorelineschools.org. Meanwhile, watch for a new submission process coming to Canvas later this month.

    Cooking with a College (Virtual Visits)

    They’re all part of the lineup Shorecrest’s Counseling, College & Career Center is whipping up for students this fall. Some college reps – the same ones who will be reading your applications – will be scheduled during the day via Zoom. Other large local universities – including University of Washington Seattle and UW Bothell, Seattle Pacific University, Central Washington University and more – will be available around dinnertime for Cooking with a College. Whether you’re prepping for mealtime or munching on a sandwich, these evening events are designed exclusively for Shorecrest and Shorewood students to learn about Northwest universities – and even let parents and guardians listen in. Timing and schedules will be coming to you in a Google doc by mid-September. 

    Upcoming College and Military Representative Visits

    Check out how the National (Virtual) College Fair – with more than 600 colleges and universities - works: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/attend-virtual-college-fairs/students/

    Create your own schedule and choose the colleges and topics you want to learn more about including how to apply; financial aid; student life; diversity; athletics and more.

    Scholarships of the Week

    Washington State University Regents Scholars Award: All eligible nominees who complete the application process will receive $4,000 per academic year for four years. Finalists will then compete for the $42,000 Distinguished Regents Scholars Award, which covers full tuition and fees for four years. Shorecrest may nominate only two seniors who, if accepted, definitely plan to attend WSU. For eligibility details, please see: https://admission.wsu.edu/scholarships/scholarship-awards/regents/process/. Please email SC college and career coordinator Suzanne.Monson@shorelineschools.org by Sept. 17 if you would like to be considered as one of Shorecrest’s nominees.

    And check out all the scholarships available through the Virtual Visit series hosted by The College Expo, including: 

    Latino College Expo: 1-4 p.m., Sept. 16 at  https://www.thecollegeexpo.org/events/latino-college-expo-virtual

    STEAM College Expo: Noon-4 p.m., Oct. 2 at https://www.thecollegeexpo.org/events/steam-2 Learn about college opportunities in coding, programming, gaming, 3-D printing, aviation, art and animation. 

    Black College Expo for Seattle and the Northwest, 1-4 p.m., Oct. 23 at https://www.thecollegeexpo.org/events/black-college-expo-seattle. Learn how you can get accepted to colleges on the spot; get your application fees waived; win scholarships; learn more about HBCUs. 

    Watch for more scholarships by checking your k12 email and by following us on Facebook for “Money Mondays” at www.facebook.com/shorecrestcollegeandcareer

    Other great college planning resources

    Did you miss the Summer Series hosted by Colleges That Change Lives? Good news! Recordings can be found here: 

    https://ctcl.org/presentations/

    Learn more about: 

    • The College Athletic Recruiting Process
    • Writing your Personal Statement
    • CTCL and the Liberal Arts

     

    Summer flew by – and maybe you missed the summer college series hosted by ARROW (Association for Regional Representatives in Oregon and Washington). The blockbuster series is now available on its own ARROW YouTube channel: 

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo4LCs_G8enVgC9UPHuy3UiJVtaLzxcOc

    Learn more about:

    • How to Write the College Essay
    • Financial Aid Basics
    • How to Connect with Colleges
    • Making the Most of College Visits
    • How College Decisions Are Made
    • Going Out of State and WUE scholarships