June 3, 2021


It’s time to start applying to college! Many schools utilize The Common Application. To get started on your applications, please visit The Common Application First-Year Student Guide. Scroll on the page to view a short video that will give you step-by-step instructions on how to apply using The Common Application

Attention Seniors:

Seniors you will need to send your final transcript to the university you were accepted to. Dr. McBride will take care of any schools that you applied to on Common App or Coalition. You do not need to order transcripts if your school is on one of these application systems. All other institutions require you to sign in to Parchment and order your final transcript. You can order now and select “Hold for Grades.” We will only send the transcript once the final grades post in June. Email MaryAnn.Michels@BishopManogue.org if you have questions.
Counselors Out of Office:

Please note that all counselors will be unavailable from June 5th until August 3rd. Counselors will respond to email and calls upon their return on August 3rd.
Crisis Resources:

If your child may be in crisis now or when school is out for break, please contact any of these resources below:

Children's Mobile Crisis Response Team
(702) 486-7865
for Southern and Rural NV
(775) 688-1670
for Northern NV

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Notice: The Office of Suicide Prevention website is informational and not intended as a crisis response or hotline.
Important Update: 

The application deadline for the College Board National Recognition Programs has been extended to Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 5:00 PM PT. This deadline extension has been communicated to all students, via email.
As a refresher, please read this message, in its entirety, as it contains vital information about this prestigious honor, and how your students can apply.
About the Program
The College Board, which administers the PSAT and SAT among its activities, recognizes academic excellence through its National Recognition Programs. Students selected for this prestigious honor can cite it on their college and scholarship applications. In turn, colleges use the listing of this honor as a way of identifying students from underrepresented groups—e.g., ethnic minorities, or those who attend school in rural areas or small towns—who have excelled on their PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams and in their classwork.
Starting this year, there are three changes to the National Recognition Programs process that we would like to highlight:
  1. High school sophomores are now eligible for the National Recognition Programs, in addition to juniors.
  2. Students who have scored a 3, or higher, on two, or more, AP Exams are now eligible to apply.
  3. Counselors are no longer required to complete the Eligibility Verification Form confirming student GPAs for invited students. Students will still be required to upload a transcript via their application, and the GPA will be reviewed as part of the selection process.
Please click here to learn more about program eligibility requirements.
How Do Students Apply?
In order to be considered for the College Board National Recognition Programs, invited students must complete a brief application on the College Board National Recognition Programs website.
Please note, students invited to apply will need to submit their invitation code, which is the same as their College Board ID.
Students may also self-nominate, if they have not heard from the College Board National Recognition Programs team, but believe they are eligible to for one, or more, of the National Recognition Programs.
The application form is the same for both invited students and those who self-nominate.
The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 5:00 PM PT. The application is free of charge
Academic Feature Article
A legislative plan to slash the share of UC nonresident students would particularly hit UCLA, where they make up a quarter of incoming freshmen. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

Read in Los Angeles Times Here
MAY 25, 2021 5 AM PT
As the University of California faces huge demand for seats — and public outcry over massive rejections by top campuses in a record application year — state lawmakers are considering a plan to slash the share of out-of-state and international students to make room for more local residents.

The state Senate has unveiled a proposal to reduce the proportion of nonresident incoming freshmen to 10% from the current systemwide average of 19% over the next decade beginning in 2022 and compensate UC for the lost income from higher out-of-state tuition.

This would ultimately allow nearly 4,600 more California students to secure freshmen seats each year, with the biggest gains expected at UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Diego. The share of nonresidents at those campuses surpasses the systemwide average, amounting to a quarter of incoming freshmen. UC, however is pushing back, saying the plan would limit its financial flexibility to raise needed revenue and weaken the benefits of a geographically broad student body.

“It’s not about ending out-of-state students — they really add to the mix and the educational experience,” said Sen. John Laird (D-Santa Cruz), whose Senate budget subcommittee on education discussed the plan this month. “We just have to make sure there’s enough spaces for in-state students.”

The question of who should get a coveted seat in the nation’s premier public research university system has raged for years, as legislators are perennially pummeled by constituent complaints about UC access. The issue has ignited political fireworks, a scathing state audit,
UC admission reforms and extensive policy work into how to accommodate the growing number of qualified California applicants amid limited funding and space.

Although the UC system is constitutionally autonomous and controls its own enrollment decisions, state lawmakers have used their power over purse strings to compel UC to adopt their directives.
Under political pressure, the UC regents in 2017 capped nonresident enrollment at 18% systemwide, with a higher share grandfathered in for UCLA, Berkeley, San Diego and Irvine.

But some legislators are saying that cap is still too high — and that this is an opportune year to begin driving it down because Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed using some of the state’s record $75 billion surplus to give UC $805 million, which university leaders have applauded as the largest investment in the university system’s 153-year history.
But Newsom has not tied that funding to increases in California student enrollment, as previous state budgets have done, and UC’s 2021-22 budget plan doesn’t include higher targets. The Senate 10% plan is the first volley in what is bound to be protracted negotiations over the issue before the June 15 deadline for legislative passage of the budget.

“We’re giving them a blank check and they’re giving us nothing in return for our priorities,” said Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), whose budget subcommittee also has long pushed for more California students. “When we go to our districts and talk to our constituents, access to the University of California is a front and center issue that we hear about.”

UC officials say they share the goal of enrolling and graduating more California students and have added 19,000 more of them since 2015. But they oppose the 10% plan, saying nonresidents enrich the college environment for all students and pay more than $1 billion annually in supplemental tuition that helps fill budget holes. That revenue, officials say, has allowed UC to enroll more Californians not fully covered by state funding, as well as provide more faculty, staff, student services, financial aid and campus facility upgrades.
“We understand and support the Legislature’s goal of providing more opportunities for Californians at UC, though we believe trying to achieve this through reducing nonresident students will potentially lead to unanticipated outcomes,” the university said in a statement. UC called for a “stable and predictable revenue source” to increase California undergraduate enrollment without hurting low-income students or limiting efforts to recruit students outside the state.

For thousands of California families, however, the increasing difficulty of accessing a UC seat at many campuses after they’ve supported the university system with their taxes for years has fueled heartbreak, frustration and anger. And high school teachers and counselors want to see more of their hard-working students reap the rewards of a UC acceptance letter.

“We have the great privilege of having these extremely prestigious public universities in the state but the downside is they’re really popular and everyone is trying to get in,” said Heather Brown, college counselor at Los Angeles High. “It’s only fair that students of residents who have been putting tax dollars into the pot should benefit.”

Weni Wilson, a San Marino parent, said the high-performing children of several of her friends did not get admitted to their top UC choices this year and the topic is so painful they’ve had to agree not to talk about college admissions in order to continue their social gatherings.

Wilson said her own daughter will attend UC Irvine this fall, but she supports the Senate plan as a way to open more access to other California students — including her two younger children who will be applying to college in five years.

“As a California taxpayer, I would expect and hope that the children of California residents have the opportunity to attend UC schools because right now the opportunity is taken away for a lot of these kids,” Wilson said.

The controversy began in the wake of the 2008 recession, when UC sought to offset major state budget cuts by aggressively recruiting and admitting more nonresident students, who each pay an additional $29,000 in tuition a year. As a result, the share of nonresident undergraduates systemwide tripled from 5% in 2007 to 15% in 2015.

In 2016, a state audit found that campuses harmed local students by admitting too many nonresidents. In a fiery response, then-President Janet Napolitano called the findings “unfair and unwarranted.” But UC regents, following an audit recommendation, approved the 18% cap.

State lawmakers, however, pressed for more changes — directing UC to develop a plan beginning in fall 2020 to gradually reduce nonresident students to 10%, but it was not implemented. Now, in a record-shattering year of more than 200,000 applicants vying for 46,000 freshman seats, the state Senate has made the enrollment issue one of its top educational priorities, Laird said.

Under the 10% plan, the share of nonresident students would be cut at UCLA, Berkeley, San Diego, Davis, Irvine and Santa Barbara but allowed to rise to that level at Santa Cruz, Riverside and Merced. The plan would replace the lost tuition from nonresidents and cover the cost of additional California students to take their spots, beginning with $56 million next year and growing to $775 million by 2033.

Seija Virtanen, UC associate director of state budget relations, told Laird’s subcommittee that it would be more cost-effective to fund more California undergraduates, whom the state funds at roughly $10,000 each, than cut the number of nonresidents and backfill their lost tuition at more than twice that amount. She also said the Senate plan could create a “financial vulnerability” for UC — if state funding were cut again, for instance, in another recession.

UC student leaders also have spoken out against the 10% plan. Aidan Arasasingham, president of the UC Student Assn., said students from other states and countries bring a vibrant diversity to campus and their talent and skills to California since most stay here and work after graduation.

“You can’t have a globally minded education without learning from peers from across the state, the country and world,” Arasasingham said. “Instead of building walls to keep certain students out, we need to build stronger bridges of opportunity for California residents to allow them to come here through increased access, more retention or the funding of new seats at UC.”

Even some supporters of the plan have some qualms.
“If the state isn’t able to fully compensate UC for the lost income from out-of-state tuition, are they going to have a higher ratio of students to professors? Are they going to have crumbling infrastructure?” Wilson asked. “Is it worth it to allow more kids in but then have a poor quality education?”

Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), who chairs the Assembly budget committee, said nonresidents made up only 5% of Berkeley students when he attended that campus three decades ago and returning to lower levels was “long overdue” — especially at the most highly sought after campuses. UCLA and Berkeley, he said, can’t significantly add more Californians without reducing nonresidents because they are at capacity with little physical room to grow.

At a February subcommittee hearing, Ting pressed UC President Michael V. Drake on whether UC should lower the 18% cap.

“It’s a complicated question,” Drake replied, adding he would be happy to work with legislators to find the right balance.

The Assembly also has supported the 10% plan and plans to flesh out details of its own UC proposal in the next several days.

“We have so many residents who are dying to go to UC and we want to give as many UC eligible students the opportunity to come to the University of California as possible,” Ting said.

College Fairs & Visits
Virtual Campus Tours
Spring and summer of your junior year is the best time to visit schools you may want to apply come fall. With COVID-19 and costs as significant factors that may impede your ability to travel, you may benefit from taking a virtual tour. Below is a list of schools in the Western states that Bishop Manogue students most commonly apply to each year:


Arizona Schools


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Montana Schools


New Jersey

New York

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Washington Schools

Washington D.C.


Wyoming Schools

Student Opportunities
Tesla Apprenticeship Program

You can join the Tesla team in their amazing apprenticeship program NOW. They pay $17 to $19.55 an hour, provide full benefits, and students get a 17-credit education scholarship in Automation and Robotics! See the attached flyer and complete the application if you are interested!  
Online College Prep Events

Princeton Review’s online programs help students learn more about the SAT, ACT, and the college admissions process. All events listed are free!

SAT and ACT Math Bootcamp, Monday, June 7 11:00am
SAT Strategy Session, June 8 11:00am
ACT Strategy Session, June 9 11:00am
Dream Colleges, June 10 11:00am
SAT Virtual Practice Test, June 11 9:00am
ACT Virtual Practice Test, June 11 9:00am
PSAT Virtual Practice Test, June 11 9:00am 
TMCC May Newsletter

TMCC has in-person info days this month! Students need to RSVP HERE. 
Their Virtual Spring Open House is live! Check out the great videos introducing their Academic Programs and services. Students will also find a virtual college tour and links to all enrollment information needed by first-year students.
Nevada Girls State

Nevada Girls State is a week-long, fast-paced academic program in a camp setting open to young women who are currently Juniors in high school, and each summer, approximately 20,000 enthusiastic young women participate in Girls State sessions across the nation. This year it will be set from June 14-18. Find out more here.
Find Your Best-Fitting Summer Program

The Summer Discovery program can help you find the summer program that will work best for you!
Georgetown University's Pre-College Online Program

Georgetown University is launching a Pre-College Online Program to offer courses that enable high school students 13 and older to explore subjects they may wish to study in college. Click here to find out more!
Virtual Engineering Camps at UNR

This summer, UNR is offering a Virtual Engineering Everywhere, Level 1 camp for 12-14-year-olds and a Virtual Engineering Exploration, Level 2 camp for 15-18-year-olds. These camps are introductions to engineering and include many of their engineering majors. They utilize Zoom, FlipGrid, pre-recorded videos, and live interactive sessions for participants. Find out more on their website!
Seniors Interested in Medical Careers and Phlebotomy

The Medical Skills for Life Institute offers a 13-week Phlebotomy/Lab assistant course, 4
days a week, 3 days on line for 4.5 hrs a day in the evening 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm, and one
day on-site for testing/hands. They also offer CPR classes and 12 L EKG 4 day program.
They are an institute partnered with Join.org for financial aid to those who qualify.MSFLI also offers interest-free in-house loans that can be paid off with a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly payment plan, for those who do not qualify for financial aid. Students wanting to enroll in MSFLI must be at least 18 years of age, possess a state ID and have a HS diploma or equivalency. Click HERE for more information.
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.

Scholarship Deadlines Between June 12 - July 31, 2021

See some scholarships with deadlines in June and July here.
The AIA Northern Nevada's Scholarship Program

The new Rick Licata Memorial Scholarship benefits high school seniors and TMCC students. All announcements and applications are on their website.
NROTC Scholarship

Click HERE for more information. 
Barney Bell Scholarship

Golfers! This scholarship is for you! Apply here.
Dylan Rutherford Scholarship

The Dylan Rutherford Scholarship is still open! Apply here.
MyMozaic Scholarship

The MyMozaic Monthly Scholarship is titled "$1,000 A Portrait of You." It is awarded monthly with a $1,000 award amount. It requires no essay, no GPA, and no letters of recommendation. Read the official rules here, and apply here.
NAHAS Scholarship Endowment

Seniors Attending UNR, Check out his scholarship: NAHAS Scholarship Endowment
Inspection Support Network Scholarship

ISN is offering a $2,000 scholarship for high school seniors. The application dates are:

Spring Contest Cycle: April 17 - July 17
Summer Contest Cycle: July 18 - October 14
Fall Contest Cycle: October 15 - January 15
Winter Contest Cycle: January 16 - April 16

You can find all the information related to the scholarship here.
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.

OverAchievers Scholarship
Applications are now available HERE.
Other Scholarship Opportunities

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