This Week in Counseling

MARK YOUR CALENDARS 

  • January 18: Financial Aid Night for So/Jr Parents (Commons)
  • January 19: Scholarship Workshops (Lower/Upper Lunch)
  • January 21: SAT Exam 
  • January 23: Community of Concern Night for Freshman Parents (7pm)
  • January 27: Enrichment Program Fair during Lower/Upper Lunch
  • February 11: ACT Exam (late registration)
  • February 15: Sophomore Parent Night with College Counselors (7pm)
  • February 22: PreACT at SI for all Sophomores (no registration req'd)
Course Scheduling X-Periods

X-periods to begin the process for making choices about courses for next year will be as follows:
 
Freshmen--1/31   Sophomores--2/7   Juniors--2/14
 
Important note from the Course Catalog--"While it is important to take a rigorous course load, taking too many Honors or Advanced Placement courses can be detrimental. Students should think carefully about an Honors or Advanced Placement course load, and discuss it with parents and counselors. This is especially true if students are considering more than two Honors or Advanced Placement courses." 


Enrichment Opportunity

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
Enterprise for High School Students Pathways Program - Pathways is a career awareness and job readiness program aimed to prepare high school students for the world of work while exposing them to meaningful educational and career opportunities. Pathways currently cycles three times in the year – during the fall, spring, and summer. Applications now being taken. Deadline is 2/8.

Scholarship Opportunity

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship for Seniors - Each year, the Golden Gate Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE-GGS) awards a number of scholarships to young Bay Area women graduating from high school and going on to pursue degrees in engineering and other related degrees. Our section has one of the top SWE scholarship programs in the nation, awarding more than $18,000 last year to local students. Application deadline is 3/24.

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

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @SI Counseling or for more details go to www.siprep.org/counseling

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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.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Young Men's Institute Essay Contest is open to high school Catholics and involves the scholarship opportunity for up to $1000. Application deadline is January 15. 

2016-2017 Prindle Institute High School Essay Competition-The Prindle Institute for Ethics will award five prizes ($300 each) for the best essays written by high school students on an ethics-related topic. This year’s topic focuses on the ethics of voting. Any high school student is encouraged to submit an essay. Application deadline is 1/17.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF): Todays Minds, Tomorrows Future. Many different scholarship opportunities and deadlines are 1/18.

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.

OCA SAN MATEO COUNTY CHAPTER 2017 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Identify as Asian Pacific American, Intend to enroll in a college or university in the fall of 2017, and Attend the Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, April 29. Application deadline is apply is 3/15.

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship for Seniors - Each year, the Golden Gate Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE-GGS) awards a number of scholarships to young Bay Area women graduating from high school and going on to pursue degrees in engineering and other related degrees. Our section has one of the top SWE scholarship programs in the nation, awarding more than $18,000 last year to local students. Application deadline is 3/24.

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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

Bank of America Student Leader Program - Student Leaders® recognizes those who lead and serve in their own communities and beyond. Bank of America will connect Student Leaders to tools and resources that will help them make communities better.
As a Student Leader, you will:
•Work as a paid intern at a local nonprofit
for eight weeks
•Attend the week-long Student Leaders
Summit in Washington, D.C.
•Develop leadership and career skills
•Connect with like-minded students from your own community and across the country
Applications now being taken for interested juniors and seniors. Deadline is 1/27.

Junior Leadership Opportunity: Are you a junior and interested in student leadership? Go here for information if you are a student leader and interested in participating in the 2017 Student Leaders Summit in Washington D.C. from July 9th-14th. Application deadline is 1/27.


The 2017 application for the Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is now available! YYGS is an academic enrichment and leadership development program that brings together outstanding high school students from around the world for intensive two-week sessions on the Yale campus. Applications are now being taken. Deadline is 1/31.

Enterprise for High School Students Pathways Program - Pathways is a career awareness and job readiness program aimed to prepare high school students for the world of work while exposing them to meaningful educational and career opportunities. Pathways currently cycles three times in the year – during the fall, spring, and summer. Applications now being taken. Deadline is 2/8.

Project Pull (entering its 22nd year this upcoming summer), is a paid summer internship program for highly motivated and promising high school juniors, seniors and incoming college freshman.  Project Pull is a multipart internship program, which provides a mixture of educational, challenging and fun opportunities both inside and outside the workplace.  During the eight (8) week program, students are paired with City employees who will mentor and help provide them with work experience and skills necessary to become successful in the workforce.  Interns are committed to work a total of 20 hours a week, which include 16 hours at worksite and four (4) hours at weekly enrichments. Applications now being taken. Deadline is 2/28.

CAMINOS AL FUTURO at George Washington University - Caminos al Futuro is a full scholarship residential summer program that engages qualified juniors (rising seniors) in academic leadership development. Participants enroll in an experiential cross-disciplinary course in which they examine political, economic, and social transformations impacting Hispanic and Latino communities. Admission to the program is selective. Selected candidates will demonstrate outstanding academic scholarship and a commitment to service and leadership within Hispanic or Latino communities. Application deadline is 3/1.

2017 DOCTORS ON BOARD PIPELINE PROGRAM - The “Doctors On Board Pipeline Program” is an innovative and exciting opportunity for African American/Black, Native American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander and Asian students who are post-baccalaureate, pre-meds, college/university students, community college students, high seniors or juniors interested in becoming physicians or pharmacists to experience a rare snapshot of what it takes to become a physician or pharmacist. The program will occur on Saturday, March 18. Deadline to apply is 3/4.

Encampment for Citizenship - A program for young person(s) aged 15-18 who are concerned about and/or working for social justice in their community? The Encampment for Citizenship (EFC) offers a program that will develop or strengthen their leadership and critical thinking skills and provide a unique experience of a vibrant multi-cultural democratic community. This year's program will be held at Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts (July 1-25). Application deadline is 3/4.

Catapult just opened up Applications for their Spring & Summer 2017 Incubators. SIstudents who might be interested in starting or joining a startup are encouraged to apply to a three month immersive entrepreneurial experience. Catapult has been fortunate to have SI students excel in past Incubators. If interested, an application is now available. Deadline is 3/13.

St. Louis University Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology - Saint Louis University's Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology would like to invite your students to apply for one of our four engineering and aviation-related summer programs! Applications are now open and multiple scholarships are available for all summer programs. Deadline to apply is 3/31.

Discover Carnegie Mellon: Are you going to be a junior or senior in high school? If so, consider spending the summer in one of our distinct summer Pre-College programs! Our summer Pre-College programs will show you what life at Carnegie Mellon is all about - from the classroom to what's happening on weekends. You'll meet people from all over the world, be inspired by our world-renowned faculty, take part in the excitement of campus and have the opportunity to explore the city of Pittsburgh. Application deadline is 4/25.

Rutgers Pre-Engineering Summer Academy - Rutgers University–New Brunswick is excited to announce an opportunity for students interested in engineering. The Rutgers School of Engineering is offering the chance for students to participate in a new Pre-Engineering Summer Academy to develop their knowledge and skills through real-world field experiences. Applications now being taken. Deadline is 5/31.


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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