February 6, 2020
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Waiting to Hear about College Decisions

It's that time of the year again - a period of anxiousness, tenseness, nervousness,
and restlessness. When all of these come together, that only means it’s the waiting
period to hear back from college admissions. The applications have been sent, and
now it’s waiting time.
The Wait for the College Acceptance Letter: Helping Teens Cope with Stress
Psychology Today

The time of year has come when high school seniors are starting to receive letters
from colleges. The brief breath of relief of mailing in their final application has given
way to the held breath of waiting to hear back from schools. This moment of
anticipation is one of the most stressful times in a teenager’s (or anyone who’s been
through it’s) life. How to handle that stress is something that weighs on the hearts
and minds of parents, educators, counselors, and most importantly, the students
enduring this intensely transitional moment in their life.
The truth about college admissions — from college admissions deans
The Washington Post

A few weeks ago, I published a post about how “unconscionably unjust” the college
admissions process was, a fact long known but underscored this year when federal
prosecutors announced indictments of dozens of people — including parents and
college coaches — in a widespread admissions fraud scheme.

Spring Group Counseling

Stress Management Group
High school students have a lot going on. Schoolwork and studying take up time, especially for honors or AP classes. Students have commitments after-school hours and are likely packed with extracurricular activities, a part-time job, a social life, and spending time with family. This could cause a lot of unwanted stress in a high schooler’s life.

Students will participate in adventure-based counseling, mindfulness, and stress management
skills activities in a small group setting for 6-8 weeks to support their understanding of stress
management. This group is open to 9th-12th grade students; groups will be upheld at different
times depending on numbers of students interested.

If you are interested in signing up for this group, please go to this link .
Time Management & Study Skills Group
Students support their own academic success through social emotional learning and academic readiness skills during each group session. Students will have personal reflections with others, track their own academic success and strategies used and support their own learning and growth with time management and studying.

This group is for 9th - 12th graders and is upheld during Miner Block over the Spring 2019

Please contact Ms. Jessica Koltz if you would like to be a part of either of these groups:
Sign up HERE .

College Visits
4/21/20: Texas Christian University - 11:20am

Location TBD, most college visits will take place in the Knowledge Center or Student Community Center.

American Indian Graduate Center

Offers merit- and need-based scholarships to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students. When to apply: January 1–June 1. Click HERE for more information.
Cobell Scholarship (awarded by Indigenous Education, Inc.)

Offers merit- and need-based scholarships to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students. When to apply: December 15–March 31. Click HERE to learn more.
The Gates Scholarship

Offers last-dollar scholarships for Pell-eligible, minority high school seniors.
When to apply: July 15–September 15. Click HERE for more information.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Offers merit- and need-based scholarships to qualified Hispanic American students.
When to apply: January 1–February 15. Click HERE for more information.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Provides scholarships to children of veteran, active duty, and reserve Marines. Children of U.S. Navy corpsmen, Navy chaplains, and religious program specialists who have been attached to a Marine Corps unit are also eligible.
When to apply: January 1–March 1. Click HERE to learn more.

Provides scholarships for DREAMers.
When to apply: November 1–February 28. Click HERE for more information.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

Offers scholarships to qualified African American students with demonstrated financial need.
When to apply: Anytime. Click HERE for more information.
Telluride Seminar Scholarships

The Telluride Association offers scholarships to gifted 11th grade students for their six-week summer program in the humanities and social sciences.
Click HERE for more information.
Nevada Broadcasters Foundation Scholarships

This scholarship is called the Nevada Broadcasters Foundation Scholarship! It is for Nevada residents who are planning to enter broadcasting as a career. Students can learn more HERE .

Upcoming programs, college fairs, and events
Quarter Zero

Interested in entrepreneurship? Quarter Zero endeavors to power the potential of young people
through immersive entrepreneurial experiences. They offer two unique summer programs.

  • Catapult Incubator: a five-week deep dive into the world of entrepreneurship. Students travel to Santa Barbara, Silicon Valley, and New York working on a real startup with like-minded peers.
  • Startup Camp: A five- or ten-day summer entrepreneurship camp filled with learning, skills development, and outdoor adventures in Santa Barbara, CA.

Applications are due February 16th! Click HERE to learn more.
Freshman Start Coordinator with 365 Learning at UNR

Graduating seniors who decide to take classes at UNR this summer may apply for the Summer Freshman Start Tuition Award ($1,500 towards UNR summer classes!). The tuition award application will be available HERE starting May 1.
If you have any questions at all regarding Summer Freshman Start, contact ealdrich@unr.edu, 775-784-4652.

Read more HERE

Also, find out about the Math Tutoring for Accuplacer Success series and First-Year Writing Placement Portfolio Workshops . These summer series offer students a chance to place into a higher Math or English class for the fall.
Freshman Start Coordinator with 365 Learning at UNR

Headwaters Science Institute (a 501c3 non-profit) is now accepting registrations for our Girl’s Science Camps. The camp's goal is to teach the process of science and inspire more young women to pursue science careers. Below are details about the camps.

Spring Mini Camp Info and Registration: https://headwatersscienceinstitute.org/girlsminicamp/
Date: April 4-6
Cost: $375 (early bird until March 10)
Scholarship application: Full and partial scholarships available, access application online (due March 1)

Date: July 12-17
Cost: $700 (early bird until May 15)
Scholarship Application: Full and partial scholarships available, access application online (due April 1)

Have questions? Contact anne@headwatersscienceinstitute.org
University of Chicago Summer Programs

Check out opportunities for language immersion, summer college, and more. Click HERE for more information.
Driver's Education Class

Interested in Driver’s Education Class. Click HERE for more information.
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