WIMA/WIHI students and families - please join us for the first Counselor Coffee forum this Thursday, Sept. 11 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the courtyard. Ms. Taylor and Mr. Nemerovski will hold forums each month to share information regarding current counseling issues and to listen to your concerns and ideas!
Our first forum will cover: beginning-of-year transitions, student accommodations at WIMA/WIHI and updates on college application processing. And we'll have light snacks, courtesy of the wonderful WIHI PTO! If you can't make it to the September forum, mark your calendar for our next forum on Tuesday, October 7 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
The College Search & Application Process: What Colleges are Looking For & How WIHI Will Deliver!
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Juniors and parents are urged to attend, all others are invited to see what’s up ahead.
Kimberly J. Bryant
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
The University of Michigan
Robert R. McCullough
Director of Undergraduate Admission
Case Western Reserve University
Assistant Director of Admissions
John B. Boshoven, M.A., M.S.W., L.P.C.
Coordinator of College Counseling
Washtenaw International High School
Come to kick-off WiHi’s College Counseling Program and hear from national college experts about the search and application process!
The PSAT will be given to interested 10th and 11th graders on Wednesday, October 15 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the WIHI Cafeteria. Cost is $20 (check made out to "WIHI" with "PSAT" in the subject line). The PSAT is a pre-SAT test. Taking the PSAT also enters 11th-grade students into the National Merit Scholarship program.
WIHI students may sign up for the PSAT outside of Mr. Nemo's office.
Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest
Scholarship opportunity can be found here:
Varsity Tutors LLC
Fax: (888) 344-8933
Admissions Advice: www.varsitytutors.com/blog
Click on the Read More link for a complete list of available scholarships.
Start early thinking about paying for college!
Learn the terminology you will need to know!
Find out early about the FAFSA, EFC, SAR and other "secret" related to paying for college
Can I afford it?
Is there a way to know about scholarships etc?
Education Planning Resources (EPR) is our guest Wednesday, February 12th
7:00 CHS' Craft Theater
Click here for the official poster with all the information.
Raising college aspirations for the next generation of female leaders.
Applications for the 2014 Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars program
are due on February 24.
Summer Scholars are talented female high school students from the Midwest who receive scholarships to participate in summer academic programs at:
Barnard, Brown, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Smith, Stanford, and Washington University in St. Louis
For more information, visit: www.joyceivyfoundation.org
The application is available online.
Please share this information with the talented young women and colleagues in your school community. Contact us if you or your students have questions while completing the application: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Don't forget, students must also apply directly to the college summer program, under separate deadlines. Visit the Joyce Ivy Foundation website to learn more.
In 2013, the Joyce Ivy Foundation named 79 Summer Scholars. Read more about these students.
We hope to see talented young women from your community in our applicant pool.
S. Caroline Kerr Sherryl A. Fletcher
Chief Executive Officer Executive Vice President
Joyce Ivy Foundation
PO Box 2396
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Scholarship Update for November/December, 2013
Secondhand Smoke is a Killer Scholarship, $2000 Deadline: 11/14/13 www.dosomething.org/social-scholarship/smoking
School Lunch Scholarship $4000, snap a lunch photo Deadline:11/15/13 www.dosomething.org/fedup/login
Spokeo Connections Scholarship $1000 Seniors, essay 3.0 GPA+ Deadline: 11/20/13 www.spokeo.com/spokeo-connections-scholarship
Cell Phone Donation Scholarship $4000, raffle Deadline: 11/21/13 www.dosomething.org/survivors
GO! Volunteer Abroad Scholarship, essays, $1000 Deadline: 11/28/13http://www.gooverseas.com/volunteer-abroad-scholarship-application
Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar (TASS), FREE 6-week scholarship program for top students, Counselor nomination Deadline 11/30/13 www.tellurideassociation.org
Pursue Your passion Scholarship, $1000, essay, transcript Deadline:11/30/13 http:///degreed.com/scholarships
Students of the Month Scholarship $1000 essay Deadline: 11/30/13http://studentofthemonth.org
CollegeweekLive Scholarship $1000 Deadline: 11/30/13www.collegeweek.com
Got Chosen Scholarship $1000 Deadline 11/30/13 drawingwww.gotchosen.com
College Prowler Scholarship $2000 Seniors Deadline:11/30/13https://collegeprowler.com
Kenyon College Grodd Writing Award, Scholarship to summer program and publication, Deadline: 11/30/13 kenyonreview.org/groddprize
GPA Isn’t Everything Scholarship $1000 Deadline 11/30/13 http://tracking.cappex.com
Fastweb Refer a Friend Scholarship $1000 Deadline: 11/30/13www.fastweb.com.content/refer-a-friend
Winning Futures Scholarship $2500 Senior writing about their everyday hero Deadline: 12/1/13 www.winningfutures.org
Telluride Association Summer Program for Juniors, FREE 6-week scholarship program for top students, Counselor Nomination,Deadline 12/2/13 www.tellurideassociation.org
Bluetooth Breakthrough Award $5000 project idea Deadline:12/4/13 www.bluetooth.org
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship $1,000, Counselor Nominated Senior Deadline: 12/5/13www.comcast.com/community
Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship $5000 Deadline: 12/5/13volunteering www.sodexofoundation.org
Stuff You Can’t Say to your Teacher $1000 poem Deadline: 12/13/13 www.powerpoetry.org
Recycling Scholarship $4000 raffle Deadline: 12/13/13 www.dosomething.org/50cans
Young Entrepreneur Awards, Seniors, Deadline: 12/18/13 www.NFIB.com/YEA
Corrosion in Motion Student Competition $3000 4-minute video on corrosion Deadline: 12/31/13 http://nace.upickem.net
Imagine America Scholarship $1000, seniors, career-college bound, 25+, community service Deadline: 12/31/13 www.imagine-america.org
Elderly people/Technology Scholarship $2,000, raffle, Deadline:1/3/14 www.dosomething.org
Teach Seniors Technology $4,000, raffle, Deadline: 1/3/14www.dosomething.org
Profiles in Courage Essay Contest, $5000+, Deadline: 1/6/14 www.jfklibrary.org
Toyota YFU Scholarships for exchange to Brazil, Germany or Japan, Deadline: 1/8/14 http://www.yfu-use.org/
GE Ronald Reagan Foundation Scholarships $10,000 Seniors 3.0+, need, Deadline: 1/9/14 www.reaganfoundation.org
Best Midwestern Writing Contest, prizes for student and school in Journalism, non-fiction and creative Deadline: 1/11/2014wmich.edu/writingcontest
Gates Millenium Foundation $College Tuition Paid for highly able minority students, 3.3+, need Deadline: 1/15/14 wwwgmsp.prg
YFU Germany Program Scholarships Deadline: 1/15/13www.yfuusa.org
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarships $$, Deadline:1/15/14 www.nationalmssociety.org
University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit Scholarships, $3000 each, Deadline: 1/17/14 www.umclubgreaterdetroit.org
Michigan Education Association Scholarship $1500 , child of union member, Deadline: 2/28/14 senior www.mea.org/mea-scholarship
American Legion Scholarships (President’s Deadline 3/1/14) Medical Career and Memorial Deadline: 3/15/14 (517) 267-8809, Ext. 19
Michigan Oil and Gas Foundation Scholarship $500, Seniors, Michigan college-bound Deadline: 4/2/14 www.mogpef.orgAbbottand Fenner Scholarship $1000 essay Deadline: 6/14/14 www.abbottand fenner.com/scholarships
Big Sun Athletic Scholarship $500 Senior Deadline: 6/20/14 www.bigsunathletics.com
Common Knowledge Scholarship Deadline to apply: varies internet quiz www.cksf.org
American Legion Scholarships: Deadline to apply Varies includes oratorical, student trooper, baseball, Brewer and Wilson, Boys State and Eagle Scout www.michiganlegion.org
Veterans for Peace Deadline to apply: Varies essayhttp://www.veteransforpeace.org
Bailey's Guide Deadline to apply: varies $2500 college-bound student or non-traditional student http://www.baileysguide.com
National Caring Award Deadline to apply: Varies Community service and social responsibility http://www.caring-institute.org
Inroads Internship Program Deadline to apply: Varies Under represented minorities internship opportunities Amount Varieshttp://www.inroads.org
Youth for Understanding Exchange Scholarships Deadline to apply: Varies Summer and academic year scholarships http://www.yfu-usa.org
Heart of America Christopher Reeve Award Deadline to apply: Varies Seniors, demonstration of courage and community service http://www.heartofamerica.org
Stuart Phillips Memorial Scholarship Deadline to apply: Varies Financial need, 3.0+, balance bet. academic and service $3000-10,000 http://www.phillips-scholarship.org/
Truman Picard Scholarship Deadline to apply: Varies Native or Alaskan Student Scholarship http://www.itcnet.org/picard.html
Scholastic Art and Writing Award Deadline to apply: Varies middle or high school art or writing program http://www.scholastic.com/artandwritingawards/enter.htm
Educaid Gimme Five Sweepstakes Deadline to apply: Variehttp://www.educaid.com/sweepstakes.htm
Illustrators of the Future Contest Deadline to apply: Varies science fiction and/or fantasy artwork $500-4000
Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service Deadline to apply: Varies Outstanding community service and leadership, (Hitachi Foundation)
Rotary Youth Exchanges Deadline to apply: Varies experiences in many countries Rotary Foundation http://www.rotary.org
Linda Riddle/Women’s Sports Foundation Int’l Scholarships Deadline to apply: varies http://www.WomensSportsFoundation.org
Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarships African American, Hispanic Financial need http://www.gmsp.org Deadline to apply: None
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund: Deadline to apply: NoneFinancial Need at Historically Black Public Collegeshttp://thurgoodmarshallfund.org
To begin your personal scholarship searches, click:http://www.fastweb.com
(see attached for AAPS Thrift Shop Info!)
College Resources and Timelines
WIHI College Counseling Process (Junior and Senior Year)
Financial Aid Timeline
Junior Resources and timeline:
WIHI Junior Conferences
Senior Resources and timeline:
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