This Week in Counseling


  • June 1: Baccalaureate Mass at St. Ignatius Church (7:30pm)
  • June 3: Graduation as USF Gym (10:30am)
  • June 3: SAT Exam 
  • June 10: ACT Exam 

Scholarship Opportunity

Tutor Corp Tutoring Scholarship-In honor of Robbie Engelmann, a beloved mother, gifted therapist, teacher, and advocate of the under-served, the Tutor Corps Foundation awards scholarships to provide a year of complementary tutoring for lower income young women. The scholarship recipients will meet once a week with a tutor to receive consistent academic support along with mentoring to build confidence and self-esteem.

Applicants must be female students, live in the Bay Area, be in 5th through 12th grade, demonstrate an academic need for tutoring and be recommended by a teacher and parent. Application deadline is 6/1.

Enrichment Opportunity

Enterprise for Youth is now accepting applications for the Summer Cycle of the Pathways Career Ahead Program, which runs from June 12 - August 11! Pathways is a career awareness and job readiness program aimed to prepare youth for the world of work while exposing them to meaningful educational and career opportunities. Youth in living or attending high school in San Francisco or in a GED program, regardless of immigration status, are eligible.

We offer programs every Summer, Fall, and Spring. Youth who complete the program earn a $250 stipend and Enterprise membership, which includes access to our Job Bank (year-round spot jobs), summer internships, Job Shadows, College Counseling, and Youth Council. Applications now being taken.

For additional scholarships and enrichment opportunities, go to the full This Week in Counseling site and scroll down below the Newsletter submission.

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Scholarships and Enrichment opportunities that come to the SI Counseling Department are regularly updated on the portion of This Week in Counseling.  Check periodically to become aware of additional opportunities for your student(s).  Additional summer opportunities can be found on the Enrichment Programs page on the counseling section of the website, as well as the "Colleges" section of Family Connection.


Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SCVG) administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school seniors, college and graduate school students, and re-entry students. Through scholarships established with SVCF by individuals, families and organizations, we have awarded more than $13.6 million to students since 2007.Scholarship deadlines and requirements vary; please review complete information on each program’s webpage. In general, applications are accepted in January and February.

Positive Coaching Alliance Scholarship for Juniors - High school juniors (Class of 2018) playing school or club sports may now apply for PCA's Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarships. Coaches and parents, please encourage your student-athletes to apply for these $1,000-$2,000 awards honoring youth for their work to improve themselves, their teammates, and their sport as a whole! Applications now being taken.

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Application deadline is 6/1.

Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. Application deadline is 6/1.

Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its third annual Aspiring Nurse
Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring
nurse who best demonstrates:

  • A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
  • A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue
college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.
Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017.


Enterprise for Youth is now accepting applications for the Summer Cycle of the Pathways Career Ahead Program, which runs from June 12 - August 11! Pathways is a career awareness and job readiness program aimed to prepare youth for the world of work while exposing them to meaningful educational and career opportunities. Youth in living or attending high school in San Francisco or in a GED program, regardless of immigration status, are eligible.

We offer programs every Summer, Fall, and Spring. Youth who complete the program earn a $250 stipend and Enterprise membership, which includes access to our Job Bank (year-round spot jobs), summer internships, Job Shadows, College Counseling, and Youth Council. Applications now being taken.

Calling all Female Wildcats - GenHERation Discovery Days 2017: 10 trips. 7 cities. 200 female executives.

GenHERation is a network where young women and companies connect. We have empowered more than 75,000 young women and hosted 60 events across North America. GenHERation is the inaugural recipient of the $150,000 Penn President's Engagement Prize and has been featured in national media outlets, including Forbes, Seventeen, SiriusXM Radio, FOX Business, CNBC, and NBC. This summer we are hosting GenHERation Discovery Days 2017, which are immersive day trips that provide high school and college women with the opportunity to visit and interact with female professionals at the nation's most innovative companies. Participants will travel by bus throughout each city, which will serve as an educational incubator complete with guided discussions by industry mentors. We will be visiting Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City. More than 40 companies across the country are participating, including Southwest Airlines, GSK, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, Ernst&Young, Google, HP, Airbnb, Williams Sonoma, OWN, AT&T, Gatorade, Etsy, BuzzFeed, IBM, Viacom, and UNICEF. Our 2016 Discovery Days tour was recognized as the largest career exploration trip for young women in the United States and celebrated by former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Summer Programs at Columbia UniversityAlthough summer will be here soon, there's still time to apply for Columbia University's Programs for High School Students. Applications remain open and some financial aid opportunities are still available for accepted students.

 Global Innovators Academy at St. John's UniversitySt. John’s University (SJU) is organizing the first ever Global Innovators Academy (GIA) at its Queens Campus, New York City for High School Students of age 15 and above. The GIA provides a balance of in-class experiences that challenge assumptions and require in-depth analysis with extracurricular activities that allow students to relate their academic inquiry to the world around them. St. John’s Queens Campus, located in one of the most diverse places in the world – recently named a top travel destination by Lonely Planet – provides many opportunities for encountering the rich, varied tapestry of American culture. Applications now being taken. 

Think Summer Fun at LSUCalling all tigers in high school: registration is open for all LSU Summer Pre-College Programs! This engaging collection of courses and camps helps students explore arts, humanities, science, and math concepts while having fun and making new friends. 

Native Education Forum at Colorado State University (July 31-August 5) -The Native Educational Forum is a six-day intensive summer program for current high school sophomores and juniors. Students will gain university academic credit through university classroom experience, gain valuable knowledge in the university application process and research issues critical to Native American/Indigenous communities. Students who participate earn one free CSU credit hour and there is no cost for the program to students who apply and are selected for the program.

• Students should be entering their junior or senior year in high school.
• Students should have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above.
• Students should have an interest in Indigenous issues, be a leader in school, family or community activities
Selected students will be responsible for travel to and from the CSU campus.

Students can apply online at:

Ever to Excel at Boston CollegeEver to Excel invites students from around the world to live Jesuit spirituality and explore our University. This year's program will be held from July 30-August 4. Last year we welcomed 100 students from around the world. The five-day retreat explores Jesuit spirituality, leadership, service, and education. Students will deepen their faith, engage in conversation, reflect, offer community service, and explore the city of Boston. This unique experience will spark creativity and reflection among participants. We are also fortunate to have financial support from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. that allows us to offer this year's program for $200. Applications now being taken.

Emerson College Pre-College Programs - Special programs in Communication Disorders and Politics and Activism and Leadership. 

Communication Disorders Institute is a one-week long program that will run from July 9th to the 16th. This program is comprised of workshops covering the following topics: anatomy & physiology, speech & language development, communication differences & disorders, assessment & intervention, and career exploration. Students interested in nursing, health assisting, early and special education, or speech pathology will benefit most from this program. Workshops are taught by Emerson College faculty and students will have an opportunity to meet current undergraduate and graduate students to learn about the degree programs. At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate of completion.

The Politics, Activism, and Leadership (PAL) Institute is a two-week long intensive experience that will run from July 23rd to August 4th this summer. This program is hands-on and focuses on the themes of government, leadership, politics, civic engagement, and social activism- culminating in a Speech of Advocacy presented on the last day of the Institute. Students will explore important topics such as: crisis and public relations, public service, political speechwriting, political advertising, community activism, and grassroots organizing. This program is designed to feed students' passion for politics and activism and to give them the tools to act as a strong leader in their communities. Applications now being taken.

Global Young Leaders Academy at Wharton - The Global Young Leaders Academy (GYLA) is an intensive two-week summer program for a select group of international high school students of ages 15 years and above. The program introduces students to entrepreneurship and other business concepts, and allows them time to become immersed in the U.S. culture. The two-week experience features Wharton faculty presentations, in-depth learning from high school teachers in the KWHS network, residential activities, field trips, community service and relationship building with other teens. Applications now being taken.

CEO of My Life Summer Experience at Stanford and UCLAWe are now accepting applications for our 2017 program at both Stanford University and UCLA we would like inform your student body and parents about this wonderful pipeline and fun summer experience.

Students will be working on building confidence and discovering their own unique voice all while learning how to build ideas by launching a real Start Up and working with top innovative companies to solve S.T.E.A.M. focused business problems they are facing right now. Our goal is to help each student have personal growth during the program and take control of their futures to be the CEO of their own lives. Applications are now being taken.

Great Books + Great Conversations = St. John's College Summer AcademyOrganized in five, weeklong sessions on our Annapolis and Santa Fe Campuses, St. John's College Summer Academy nurtures students' critical thinking and personal growth. Here, you'll explore works by some of the greatest thinkers of Western culture and talk about their ideas in discussion-based classes led by our college faculty. It's a great introduction to liberal arts education. Students will also participate in an eclectic array of workshops-from poetry writing to archery to swing dance-and enjoy off-campus excursions to museums and historic sites. Applications now being taken.

embARC Summer Design Academy at UC Berkeley - Embarc is a four week summer design intensive at UC Berkeley"s College of Environmental Design that brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds to explore architecture, urban design and sustainable planning through three components: an architecture + design studio, a sustainable city planning workshop and a design-build project. Applications now being taken.

Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs redefines what a summer should be. Summer should be about doing something you love, meeting people from all over the world, preparing for college or your future career or experiencing something new. We make summer better by creating experiences people love. Camp & Program information can be found here.

Gettysburg College Summer Camps - Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, American government, creative writing, or information technology. Applications taken until camps are full.

MTC’S 2017 HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM - The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is sponsoring PAID, summer high school internships at various transportation and government agencies throughout the Bay Area. The internship will be a pre-professional learning experience for the student exposing them to areas such as public policy, business administration including finance and marketing, engineering as well as regional, urban and transportation planning. More information is available here

Generation.Next is designed to prepare teens for the real world! The program introduces them to them interpersonal, communication and leadership skills for success that they can use immediately; at school, at home, and throughout their adult lives. Each day is highly interactive and incorporates real-life scenarios while providing the opportunity to practice and implement new skills. Registrations now being taken.

UC Santa Barbara Pre-College Programs allows students to choose from six exciting programs which are designed for different kinds of students: the Early Start Program (ESP), Academic & Enrichment Program (1+1), Enrichment Program, Research Mentorship Program (RMP), Science & Engineering Research Academy (SERA) and the Local High School Student Program. These programs give high school students the unique opportunity to take regular UC Santa Barbara courses. We offer over 100 courses to choose from in 40 academic departments. Although the programs are fairly similar, there are a few differences that are tailored to students who have different goals for the summer. Applications available 12/15.

3rd Annual Stanford Sports Medicine Summer Camp!  This camp is for any high school student interested in any aspect of sports medicine.  There are two camps: Basic and Advanced camp which will be June 17-20 (basic camp) and June 21-24 (advanced camp).  To be enrolled in advanced camp students are required to have taken a high school sports medicine class, one of our prior camps, or take basic camp before. Registration begins on 1/1.

Summer at Duke University--Use your summer to prepare for college, learn from renowned professors, and experience a truly international program.  Last Summer over 500 lucky high school students spent the month of July at Duke University taking classes, going on excursions, enjoying great residential activities, and making friends from around the world! 

If you are currently in Grades 10 or  11, you can take classes with Duke Professors and earn college credit through Summer College

If you are currently in grades 9 -12, you can enjoy personal enrichment classes with a global perspective through Summer Academy
Student Programs at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting--Learn how to uncover, report and write impactful investigative reports at the country’s only in-depth Investigative Reporting Workshop for high school students, located at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting at Boston University. Applications now being taken. 

CEO of My Life summer experience-CEO of my Life is a mindset, experience, community and movement of Future Innovators, Change Makers, STEM Stars, Entrepreneurs, Creatives and Movers and Shakers who will shape the world with their unique talents and ideas. Registration now being taken.




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