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    Counseling News for Seniors
    Posted on 10/12/2020

    To Senior Parents/Guardians:

    Included in this email is information that your senior student may want to review as they consider college options.

    Give your student a jump-start on their college education and save money by taking advantage of the Seattle Promise scholarship and success program at Seattle Colleges. With two years of tuition-free college your student can dive into their studies and find an educational path that leads them to a career they love.

    Apply for up to two years (or 90 credits) of free college tuition plus support services to help with the transition from high school through college. All Seattle Public School high school graduates are eligible regardless of their grade point average (GPA), family income, test scores or country of birth.

    The program consists of a four-step application process in addition to attending two college success events before classes begin in Fall 2021. To remain eligible, scholars register full-time for a minimum of 12 credits, maintain satisfactory academic progress, and meet quarterly with Seattle Promise staff to check-in. Learn more about the program and what to expect on the Seattle Promise website.

    Apply now. There are several applications to complete and submit as part of the scholarship process. We encourage families to start early. The application deadline is Monday, February 1, 2021.

    Please feel reach to contact your Seattle Promise Outreach Specialist for Nathan Hale if you have any questions (contact information provided below).
    Francisco Ramos
    206.934.4722 |

    The following recurring events are open to supporting underrepresented minority, low-income, and/or first-generation high school seniors in Washington interested in attending the University of Washington in Seattle for the 2021 Autumn Quarter. For more information and to register for the following events go to this website:

    • Imagine yourself at UW Conference: October 17th, 10:00AM - 1:00PM and October 23rd, 1:00PM - 4:00PM.
    • Application Workshops: October 30th, November 6th, and November 13th from 3:00PM - 5:30PM.
    • MOR Mondays:  Multicultural Outreach and Recruitment (MOR) is holding drop-in virtual office hours every Monday for underrepresented minority high school seniors (Class of 2021) to answer questions about the Coalition application, personal statements and everything in between. Mondays from 4:00PM – 5:00PM through November 9th.
    • Community Sessions & Student Ambassador Q&As:  Community Sessions are one-hour information sessions to learn more about the UW admissions process and the student experience for students from different underrepresented minority groups on campus. Student Ambassador Q&As are student panels where you will be able to ask current UW students about what it’s like to be a Husky. Various days; see website.

    Both the national and regional college fairs are virtual and free!  You have access to zoom meetings and virtual tours and the ability to schedule one-one meetings with college reps, workshops, and more.  Check out the Counseling News page for more information and the links to sign up.  

    A webinar for your student to learn more about college essay writing:

    You’re invited to UW's virtual fall open house! Get your questions about majors answered by your department of interest or an academic adviser. Chat with an admissions counselor. Explore all the academic possibilities before you hit submit on your application.

    If you have questions, please contact your student’s counselor. Information for your student’s counselor is on our Nathan Hale Counseling Office webpage.

    Thank you.

    Nathan Hale Counseling Office