Opportunities Bulletin 2 18 2012 by eJWJ995B


    1. Visine Students with Vision Scholarship

The first annual VISINE® STUDENTS WITH VISION™ Scholarship Program is offering one-time $5,000
scholarships to students who have demonstrated a clear vision or goal for their future. High school
seniors and current college students with a minimum GPA of 2.8 may submit an online application beginning
February 15, 2012. The deadline to apply is April 16, 2012.

VISINE® STUDENTS WITH VISION™ Scholarship Program recipients are selected based on academic
achievement, school and community involvement, financial need and demonstrated vision or goal.

For additional program information and to apply for this scholarship, please visit aim.applyists.net/Vision.

    1. Youth in Focus-Free Photography Program
In case you’re unfamiliar with Youth in Focus, we are a FREE after-school and summer photography
program for underserved teenagers, who have the opportunity to learn many different levels of Digital and
Black & White Darkroom photography. All students receive scholarships for 100% of the cost
associated with our classes, including use of a camera, film, instruction, and darkroom or computer lab
facilities. Classes meet twice a week for our nine-week quarter.

Our Winter Quarter will be wrapping up soon, and we are getting ready for the Spring, which runs from
March 30 – May 31.

Our student application is available for download and distribution at http://youthinfocus.org/students/how-

We give priority to students who turn in their application by our deadline, March 2nd, but as always, we
encourage any interested teens to turn in their applications as soon as possible for consideration.

We also welcome you to attend our Winter Quarter Exhibit on March 8th from 5-7 PM here at Youth in Focus,
so that you can see the kind of amazing work our students do.

    1. Daughters of Zora Book Club
Young Ladies (8th grade – 11th grade)
Interested in the study of African American Literature
To join our monthly book club
The young women will read literature and experience it through events such as art, theater, music, etc. We will be
presenting the literature in a way that captivates their senses. If the book focuses on art we want to bring the members to an
art gallery to fully expose them to the topic. We will be presenting the opportunity to discuss classic and current literature
from classical to hip hop.

Karen Green:
Karen is an African American woman from St. Louis where she obtained her degree in Mass Communications and
Advertising. She has traveled extensively throughout Africa as a Travel Advisor for Johnson Publishing Company. Later she
became a middle school educator and the Teen Sponsor for Jack and Jill of American-Missouri Chapter. Karen is the
creator and founder of the Daughters of Zora book club. She decided to start this book club to bring young women together
and encourage reading as a choice. Karen currently works for The Seattle Foundation and is a volunteer for Northwest
African American Museum (NAAM). She enjoys experimenting with cooking, bargain hunting and trivia.
evergreenkaren@gmail.com 206-535-4778

Monica Salazar:
Monica is a Latina woman that grew up in Colorado. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BA
degree in Music and a minor in African American studies. She enjoys learning about the world through traveling, some of her
favorite places she has traveled to is Germany, South Africa and Mexico. Monica moved to Seattle from North Carolina and
is currently working at The Seattle Foundation. Monica also works part time at Families First of Washington where she is a
family visit supervisor. She loves to read and be in the outdoors. monicarenesalazar@gmail.com 919-753-6112
      1. Seattle First Hill Lions Club Scholarships
The Seattle First Hill Lions Club is pleased to offer three $1000 general scholarships and the $1000 Juro Yoshioka
scholarship to deserving seniors for higher education.


1.   Above average academic standing.
2.   Financial need.
3.   Participation in school and community activities.
4.   Graduation from high school in June 2012.
5.   Two current letters of recommendation.


1. All of the above criteria.
2. Although the scholarship is open to all, students of Japanese ancestry
          should be encouraged to apply.

                          APPLICATION PROCEDURE

1. Complete application with Financial Statement.
2. Submit copy of most recent high school transcript (sealed).
3. Send to:       Jan Kumasaka
                  Scholarship Committee Chair
                  11214-56th Avenue South
                  Seattle, WA 98178-2807
4. Applications lacking any of the requested documents will be disqualified.
5. Applications are due: Friday, April 13, 2012.
Applications are available in the counseling office from Rachel Raff.

      1. Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Camp
Frontiers of Energy Resources
This year we will be selecting 20 outstanding high school juniors from across the U.S. to attend the Chevron
sponsored summer educational camp, "Frontiers of Energy Resources", hosted at the University of Southern
California and scheduled for July 15th - July 20th, 2012.
Selected students are responsible for their own transportation to USC. While on campus, room and board will be
covered by Chevron. This competitive summer program, in its 4th year, will introduce students to the science base of
energy resources. They will also learn about the career possibilities in the energy resources fields. This summer
educational program is conducted by a series of carefully designed presentations by experts from academia and
industry. Please advise your outstanding students to apply for this great educational experience. I've attached a flyer
to post and distribute.
We also welcome separate applications from high school science teachers who can attend this weeklong event as
observers and return with resources and tools to enrich their educational efforts at their schools.
Applicants should visit http://cisoft.usc.edu/uscchevron-frontiers-of-energy-resources-summer-camp to access the
online application and download the teacher recommendation form. The application deadline is April 27, 2012.
For further information please contact me at cisoft@vsoe.usc.edu

      1. Summer Israel Opportunity for Jewish Youth
I am writing on behalf of Nesiya, a unique 6 week Israel program bringing together mature and thoughtful Jewish
teens, both Israelis and Americans aged 15-18, to explore the land of Israel, their Jewish identity, Israeli and
Jewish culture, and each other. Through a unique curriculum combining the arts, outdoor experiential education,
community service and an intimate setting, Nesiya offers a holistic youth leadership program unlike any other. As a
yearlong program, participants continue to remain involved in their respective communities via community service
projects, and the group gathers together again in the Winter for a retreat to affirm connections and explore ideas of
the program further.
Nesiya aims to bring together Jews of all religious backgrounds, and in the past have hosted youth with both little or
no affiliation to their Jewish identity previous to the trip, as well as observant Jews. There is no particular religious
affiliation, and the program is accommodating to all branches of Judaism through different prayer options, and
by offering different viewpoints in text study. Most importantly, this allows the opportunity for Jews in our community
to learn from each other and respect one another, which is a challenge in modern Jewish life.
What is especially exciting is that in Washington State, we are grateful to have benefactors from the Samis
Foundation offering scholarships for the first 10 Washington State students to sign up. The scholarship
contributes to a significant portion of the overall tuition, which includes six weeks in Israel, and a Winter retreat
following the summer program. There are also small scholarships available through the Jewish Federation, and
generous need and merit based scholarships through Nesiya.
The final application deadline is April 16, 2012.
7.     Health Care Career Expo
The Yakima Valley Community College YVCC Allied Health Center of Excellence and YV Tech
are inviting interested juniors and seniors (and their parents if available) to attend a
special Health Career Expo-The Softer Side of S.T.E.M. on Tuesday March 20, 2012, from
8:00-2:00 on the YVCC Campus.

This is an event for high school junior and senior students to learn about the many health
care careers available in the industry. This event will teach valuable soft skills such as
working in a group, self-esteem, ingenuity, communication skills, and leadership skills as
they discover the many paths available in the health care industry. Potential program
presenters include Dental careers, Genetics Counseling, Massage Therapy, Medical Social
Work, Physical Therapy, Radiation Therapy, Speech Pathology, Vet Tech and more to be added
(depending on availability)

Students will participate in up to five (5) different hands-on workshops from professional
presenters that are authorities in their fields Lunch is Provided!. You must provide your
own transportation and again parents are welcome. Need more information? Email
coe@pccc.edu or Dan Ferguson, Director 574-6863

8.     Summer Excellence for Juniors
The Summer of Excellence 2012 in the Honors College at WSU invites high school students who
have completed their junior year to the Pullman campus for one week at the end of
June. The objective is get a the experience of what an honors program is like at a major
research university.

     DATES-“The Summer of Excellence” will run from June 24 through June 30, 2012. A
closing ceremony on June 30 will allow the students to share their experience with their
     WHO CAN ATTEND-Up to 30 high school students who have completed their junior year will
be accepted to attend following a competitive application process. The application
requires students to reflect on their academic interests and aspirations.

     WHAT THE PROGRAM IS ABOUT-WSU faculty members will teach mini classes on a number of
different subjects. This unique learning environment will allow the students to interact
with WSU professors from a wide variety of fields, such as engineering, creative writing,
math, entomology, pharmacy, music, and the sciences. Current Honors students from around
the state will serve as mentors 24/7 every day of the program. Fun learning activities will
take place throughout campus and participants will explore the Palouse region around
Pullman in structured activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, and walks.

     APPLICATION DETAILS- The application form will be available online soon to download.
Check this page often! http://honors.wsu.edu/summerprograms The deadline to submit the
form is May 1, 2012. A $500 refundable registration fee is required (no refunds will be
made after June 1.)   Scholarships may be available upon request. if needed; please contact
Honors College Dean Libby Walker at perkins@wsu.edu.)
9.   UW Nurse Camp 2012
Are you currently a high school sophomore or junior interested in learning what the nursing
field is all about? Do you want to know how to get into nursing school? Apply to
participate in the University of Washington School of Nursing's Nurse Camp 2012! This FREE
week-long day camp is geared toward increasing access and opportunities in nursing to
minority and low-income high school sophomores and juniors

     The University of Washington School of Nursing and University of Washington Medical
Center are excited to be offering UW Nurse Camp 2012 from June 25-29, 2012. This will be
our 4th year of this nursing-specific day camp program for high school sophomores and

     The past 3 years were a tremendous success. Each year, stellar campers spent the week
getting introduced to nurses, faculty, students and staff at the UW, along with our
community partners. They got CPR training, spent a few days at the UWMC in actual clinical
experiences, and spent the week in sessions on workshops geared toward preparing them for
what to expect in college.

     Please be aware this is a DAY camp; transportation and overnight accommodations are
NOT provided. In camp, you will have the opportunity to: Shadow nurses at UWMC in various
different units , Get your CPR certification, Learn how to prepare for college and how to
prepare to get into nursing school, Have a chance to learn in the School of Nursing
Learning Lab, Connect with nurses, students and faculty at UW, your future mentors, Meet
new friends, Get cool free stuff!

     Students will be selected based on how well they match themselves and their interests
to the field of nursing. Space is limited to the 24 most qualified applicants who also meet
our eligibility requirements. Deadline APRIL 16, 2012. Everyone will be notified of their
status no later than May 15, 2012. Download your application now at

Any questions?   Contact Carolyn A. Chow,   phone: (800)759-NURS

10   WSU Health Occupations Preparatory Experience (HOPE) Program
We’re Back! After a year of working to secure funding for the Project H.O.P.E program we
are proud to announce we will be able to fund a new group of students for the summer of
2012. This will be the eleventh summer for Project H.O.P.E. aimed at increasing the number
of students from ethnically diverse groups currently underrepresented in the health
professions who might pursue an education in health careers.

To qualify for the program you have to be a current junior or senior in high school at the
time you are filling out the application.

Through Project H.O.P.E. students are placed in internships at health care facilities
within the student’s local community. The internship will last between 4 and 6 weeks and is
approximately four hours per day. The student will rotate through several health care
departments (within one facility) or through more than one facility to experience the broad
range of available health care careers. Students are encouraged to ask questions, observe
procedures, find out about education requirements, and explore health careers. Project
H.O.P.E. interns will be provided a stipend for participating in the program. The stipend
is paid at the end of the internship program and upon receipt of a provided invoice and
completion of a student journal documenting their activities. The stipend is paid at the
minimum per hour wage level or $173.00 weekly.   Applications are due March 9, 2012

     We serve students in Eastern Washington which include the following counties: Adams,
Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas,
Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, and

     Resources: Electronic Application Form
     Frequently Asked Questions
     Narrated Program PowerPoint Presentation

Feel free to call (509 358-7644) or email Bonniew@wsu.edu with any questions you might
have. Website is http://extension.wsu.edu/ahec/Pages/HopeFAQ.aspx

  11.     Math Academy
Math Academy is an intensive, four-week residential session held on the Seattle UW Campus in
summer. Students engage in coursework created by UW math faculty and designed to develop the
skills necessary to meet the high standards of college-level math and engineering. Students also
have enrichment opportunities to explore the range of career opportunities available to engineers
through lab tours, research projects, site visits and networking events.

Who Can Attend Math Academy?
The Mathematics Academy accepts current juniors with a 3.0 average or better, who successfully
complete a minimum of pre-calculus by the end of their junior years, and will be eligible to
begin calculus during the fall of their senior years.

What Are the Costs for the Math Academy?
The Math Academy program is free for student participants. This opportunity is made possible
thanks to the University of Washington College of Engineering, and the generous contributions of
our corporate and individual donors.

Applying to Math Academy
The application for Summer 2012 is now available as a PDF file.

The Zillah Robot Challenge maintains an open invitation to all students in Washington
State to participate in the program at NO COST. Public, private, alternative and home
schools are eligible to participate. Community "After School Programs" are also
eligible to participate.
The first 40 high school teams (maximum of 4 teams per school/group) and the first 20
middle school teams (maximum 4 teams per school/group) to register will be accepted.
Additional team registrations will be accepted based on availability of robot kits.
Teams can range in size from a minimum of 1 student to a maximum of 8 students. At
least one advisor/chaperone must be present on competition day per 16 students.
This is a FREE program to the participating schools and teams (though teams are
responsible for their own transportation). All funding comes from the generous support
and donations of area businesses and individuals.
There are no fees charged to any school or participant.
Teams may participate as part of an in-class, club or after school program.
   12. Cascades Climate Challenge: Youth Become
   Leaders In Climate Change Education
Cascades Climate Challenge is a tuition-free program dedicated
to turning today's youth into climate change leaders for
communities in the Pacific Northwest. North Cascades Institute
conducts the program in partnership with North Cascades National
Park and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Students spend three weeks in an immersive field session in the
North Cascades learning about the science of climate change,
outdoor skills, personal leadership and presentation skills.
Students gain knowledge, motivation and skills to talk about
climate change, public lands, and their relevance to their home
Upon returning home, students design and implement a service-
learning project in their home community teaching others about
ways we can address climate change. Many service projects will
involve teaching lessons in climate change to local elementary
or middle school students and then leading them in a service
project outside.
For more information, including the application process and a video
on the program go to:

   13 North Cascades Wild: Tuition-free service
   and leadership program for underserved high
   school students.
North Cascades Wild features 8- and 12-day summer wilderness
expeditions in North Cascades National Park and Mount Baker-
Snoqualmie National Forest in northwestern Washington State.
High school students canoe camp, backpack and complete
conservation service projects while developing leadership skills
and learning about the local natural and cultural history of the
North Cascades region.

The program includes spring and fall monthly field trips in
Skagit and Whatcom counties, a fall reunion and a Youth
Leadership Conference at the North Cascades Environmental
Learning Center.
        Give back to the environment through wilderness
        Develop leadership skills
        Challenge yourself in new ways
        Learn how to live in the outdoors through canoe camping
         and backpacking
        Explore and learn about the North Cascades
        Earn community service hours
        Enhance your job resume and college applications
        Enjoy future career opportunities
        Have fun!
   14. Volunteer at VegFest 2012
Vegfest is coming up on March 24th and 25th! Vegetarians of Washington is a local volunteer-
based non-profit organization. We organize the biggest Vegetarian food festival in the
country, Vegfest, a healthy vegetarian food festival at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, on
Mercer Street. We’ll be handing out hundreds of free food samples – there’s over 500
different kinds to try. We will have doctors and dietitians speaking on nutrition topics, chefs
cooking demonstrations, authors signing books and a special kids program. For more
information about the event, visit www.vegfest2012.org

To run this event takes hundreds of volunteers, and every year we have many student
volunteers helping us. You don’t need to be a vegetarian to volunteer! I would like to invite
you to volunteer with us for the weekend, or some portion of it. It is a great way to help the
community learn about healthy eating, and to fulfill any community service requirements you
may have. To show our appreciation, all volunteers who help for 4 hours or more will

       a free Vegfest 2012 t-shirt

       free admission to the event on Saturday or Sunday

       satisfaction in helping people experience vegetarian food and learn about its benefits

       a whole lot of fun.

All you need to do to volunteer is to visit our website www.vegfest2012.org/volunteer.aspx,
choose the shift(s) and role(s) which work best for you, and complete the volunteer
application form. You can call 206 706 2635 for more information.

       15     Now Recruiting Juniors for 2012-2013
       Mentor2College Program
The NELA Center for Student Success is now recruiting next year’s seniors for our
2012-2013 Mentor2College program. Mentor2College (M2C) is designed to empower
high school seniors with the skills, tools, and support necessary to achieve their
postsecondary educational goals. Through weekly meetings with their mentors, focused
college-preparation workshops, and community activities, M2C students receive
assistance with college and scholarship applications, the financial aid process, the
components of financial literacy, the exploration of career options, and more.

The M2C program is free of charge and open to high school seniors who complete the
application process and meet two of the following three criteria: First-generation college
student, student of color, and/or low-income student (qualify for free/reduced lunch).
The program will run from August 2012 to May 2013. Applications will be available by

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