January 21, 2021

Announcements
Course Registration:

Please complete the following class registration forms. Please choose your classes by selecting your courses from the drop-down menus. You must meet the posted prerequisites for your selected courses. Please read the posted prerequisites to ensure your child is eligible for enrollment in the course.

Counselors will collect forms electronically through your submission, and may contact you with any questions. Please submit your completed form no later than February 12, 2021.

Once submitted, you must contact your child's counselor to make any changes. All schedule changes must be received no later than May 27, 2021. No schedule changes will be made between May 28, 2021, and August 9, 2021.

To read full course descriptions and prerequisites, please click the link to access the school's Course Catalog here.

Click on your grade below for your form.

Juniors:

The PSAT is on Tuesday, January 26th at 7:45 am. You may only take this exam once each school year. You may only attend on this day if you previously signed up with Dr. McBride. If you emailed her previously, you do not need to confirm. Junior students and the handful of students on scholarships requiring testing must report to their testing room by 7:45 am. Please report to the following rooms:

  • A-L: Big Gym
  • M-R: SCC
  • S-Z: Small Gym
  • Students approved to test with accommodations: ILC


Students will be released around 11:45 am. 
Please review the PSAT Student Guides below and try the free practice questions. 
  1. Get a list of what to bring on test day and what to leave at home. Please do not bring any backpacks. No cell phones, electronic watches, etc. We will not store these items and there will not be supervision of items outside of the testing rooms. 
  2. Any student who arrives visibly ill, has tested positive for COVID-19, or who has been knowingly exposed to COVID-19 should not attend. Students who attend in these conditions may be subject to disciplinary action up to and excluding expulsion. 
  3. This is the last exam date and there is no possibility of make up. 
  4. Take a practice test to see what the tests are like and get a personalized skills workout. Click for free practice. 
  5. PSAT Student Guides:
  6. PSAT/NMSQT
Attention Seniors:

Please email any college acceptance letters or scholarship award letters to Dr. McBride by May 1. We do not identify names with scholarship dollars offered. We request this information for data purposes. The information you provide is confidential.
Attention Seniors:

Please be aware of your college application deadlines. Any letters of
recommendation that you need from your counselor require two weeks’ notice:


Application Deadline ------ Letter of Rec. Request Due to Dr. McBride
February 15 and later---------February 1

College Fairs
United States Naval Academy
 
If you are interested in applying to the United States Naval Academy, check out this live meeting with Blue and Gold officer Jonathan Salkoff. He will be available at 1:00 pm on February 11 via Zoom. Click here for more details.
California & Nevada Virtual College Fairs

These virtual college fairs are for all students throughout California and Nevada.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
5:00 - 7:45 PM Pacific Time
(Pre-session workshops begin at 4:00 PM)


Sunday, March 14, 2021
1:00 - 3:45 PM Pacific Time
(Pre-session workshops begin at 12:00 PM)


Monday, April 19, 2021
5:00 - 7:45 PM Pacific Time
(Pre-session workshops begin at 4:00 PM)


The Format will be StriveScan’s Virtual 6X6 College Fair. For more detailed information, please visit https://www.strivescan.com/virtual/6x6/.

Student Opportunities
Bank of America Paid Internship

Each year, Bank of America selects 300 high school juniors and seniors across the country to participate, including two from Reno. The deadline to apply is January 29. Find out more and apply here!
Notre Dame Summer 2021 Pre-College Program

Students have a unique opportunity to live and learn on campus under the guidance of ND faculty at their Summer Scholars and Leadership Seminars.
Lathrop-Capurro Internship

Apply here for the 2021 Lathrop-Capurro Internship Application for college-bound seniors interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in wildlife management, biology, ecology, or a closely related field.
TMCC Summer Bridge Program

The 2021 Summer Bridge Program application is now open! Program benefits consist of but are not limited to: 2 FREE college courses (Math 96/126 and EPY 101), 6 credits total. For program eligibility, details, schedule, and application, please visit their site.
Carnegie Mellon Summer Bridge Program

Carnegie Mellon summer Pre-College program options for summer 2021 are listed below. 

  • Summer Session, students take two full-length Carnegie Mellon courses in a variety of disciplines, ranging from Computer Science, History to Music Technology.
  • Summer Academy for Math and Science, provides students from underrepresented communities the opportunity to achieve skills to pursue and complete majors in STEM fields.
  • Computer Science Scholars, provides students who are from traditionally underrepresented communities in the field of computer science an opportunity to receive exposure to computing and additional computer science pre-requisites. 
  • AI4All @ Carnegie Mellon, provides opportunities for students from underrepresented communities to study artificial intelligence with full-time faculty, staff and researchers who are leaders in the field.
  • National High School Game Academy, for students who want to learn about modern video game development through a unique blend of left- and right-brain college-level work.
  • Computational Biology, a three-week program for students looking to learn more about the intersection of the two disciplines.
  • Unique programs in the Fine Arts - Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, or Music – in which the students experience developing their skills in a conservatory or studio setting.
  • Writing & Culture, guided by the mentorship and instruction of our highly distinguished, permanent faculty members, students will improve their ability to analyze complex, ever-changing problems through astute investigations of culture and society.
Tufts University Summer Programs

Click here for more information.
Columbia University's Academic Year Immersion Program

Learn more here!

Following the same format of online weekend classes, the Program takes place from Saturday, January 16, 2021 until Sunday, March 21, 2021. Select fall courses are returning by popular demand, as well as exciting new courses like: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence with Python, Gender and American Law, and Cities and Climate Change. And, students will be able to participate in the same rich array of co-curricular and community building activities.

Scholarships
Healthcare & Nursing Students of Historically Underrepresented Groups

The Scholarship for Healthcare and Nursing Students of Historically Underrepresented Groups can be found HERE.
Scholarships App

Scholars App has continued to look for new and upcoming scholarships. For this month, they've created a PDF of scholarships that are available for students and added it to a Google drive.
A Portrait of You Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Award Frequency: Monthly (12 Awards a Year)
No essay, GPA, or letters of recommendation required.

Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship
Click HERE for more information.
Sons of Italy Western Federation Scholarship
Click HERE for more information.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
AISES is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing opportunities for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations, and other Indigenous peoples of North America in STEM studies and careers.

One of the ways AISES strives to meet their mission is through the numerous scholarships that are provided for AISES members (membership is free to all pre-college and college students). AISES scholarships are all merit-based and range from $1,000 to $10,000 an academic year and are available at the college and graduate level. The applications open on December 15 of each year and close on March 31 of the following year.

We hope that you'll share this information with your students so they may apply for one of the AISES scholarships. Please visit their website at aises.org/students/scholarships.
Cobell Scholarship, Administered by Indigenous Education, Inc.
The Cobell Scholarship program provides elevated opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native college students by empowering them with an engaging scholarship experience designed to support their success in higher education.

Vocational, undergraduate, and graduate-level students are encouraged to apply. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. federally recognized tribe and be attending a nonprofit institution. The applications open on December 15 of each year and close on March 31 of the following year. For more information, please visit cobellscholar.org.
The Upsolve Access to Justice Scholarship
Find more information HERE.
OverAchievers Scholarship
Applications are now on available HERE.
Jackie Robinson Foundation (JFR)

The online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is available starting on November 1, 2020, at jackierobinson.org. Through the JRF application, more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the foundation's namesake, Jackie Robinson. The deadline to submit the application for a JRF Scholarship is February 1, 2021, 5 p.m. ET.
UNR Computer Science National Council for Women in Technology (NCWIT) Scholarship

Check it out HERE!
48 Scholarships with no GPA Requirement

Check it out HERE!
32 Off-beat Scholarships that May save you Money

Check it out HERE!
23 Community-Service Scholarships and Grants for 2020-21

Check it out HERE!
26 Amazing Merit-Based Scholarships for 2020-2021

Check it out HERE!
18 Scholarships for Asian-Americans

Check it out HERE!
Soroptimist Club Youth Scholarships

Check it out HERE!
Soroptimist Club's Unsung Hero Award

Check it out HERE!
Creighton University ROTC Scholarship

Check out the Creighton University ROTC Scholarship HERE!
James B. Duke Scholarship

The James B. Duke Scholarship recognizes students whose academic achievement, diverse talents, work ethic, resilience, and concern for others give evidence of their capacity to make a difference in the world. Five new James B. Duke Scholars will be named in each entering class. The award is valued annually at full tuition + a $5000 special study stipend. Any Davidson applicant for admission is eligible to apply.
TMCC Nevada Promise Scholarship


The TMCC Nevada Promise Scholarship Application is now open for the class of 2021!
Students have the opportunity to complete an associate degree program, a bachelor's degree program or a certificate of achievement at close to no cost to the student, if they meet program requirements. Please go to nvpromise.tmcc.edu for more information.

  • TMCC’s Nevada Promise Scholarship application is now available
  • The Nevada Promise Scholarship provides students a last-dollar scholarship to cover registration and mandatory fees not covered by gift aid. Please visit our website for more information. 
  • The Nevada Promise Checklist provides detailed information about each required step to earn a Nevada Promise Scholarship. 

  • Nevada Promise Application Tutorial 
  • We are virtually available to help! Please share this application tutorial with students to assist them in applying to the Nevada Promise Scholarship.

Other Scholarship Opportunities


  • Haz La U Program
  • Provider: The Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Colgate-Palmolive
  • Amount: Varies
  • # of winners: Varies









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