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Audience: AP Eng Lang Period 1, AP Eng Lang Period 7, Journalism Period 3, Students, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Hi,

 

We the Mills Thunderbolt and leadership class are currently working on a stance in response to the idea of employee housing. If you could please take a minute or two to take our survey, we would love to hear your opinions.

 

 We understand that this is a controversial topic, and welcome all ideas. Only taht way can we accurately take a stand as the Mills Community. 

 

There is petition going around as well, in opposition of the housing. If you feel so pleased, take a minute to sign it. https://goo.gl/hGXZVD

 

Student Survey :https://goo.gl/forms/Me3dAWwxkqBYSiO83

 

Thanks so much, 

the Mills Thunderbolt 

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Posted by: Kelly Hensley
Published: 2/17/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage
Seniors! Check this scholarship out! Need money for College!  This might be the one for you.  Don't forget to check for the deadline.
 
Peninsula Chinese Business Association Encouragement Scholarship
Welcome and thank you for your interest in PCBA's encouragement scholarship.

The objective of the Encouragement Scholarship is to identify and support students who have demonstrated active leadership and contribution in the community.

Each recipient will receive a cash award in the amount of $2,000 towards tuition or education related expenses for a four-year accredited college, community college or technical/vocational institute. Please fill out application, provide an essay and submit before March 24, 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview and 2 finalists will be selected as PCBA Scholars.

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 2/16/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Homepage
 
 
Smith College offers a one-week residential program that prepares rising 11th and 12th grade high school girls for all aspects of the college application process.  Through intensive, daily workshops focused on the college admission essay and the college admission interview, Smith faculty and staff demystify the process of applying to college.  In addition to these workshops, admission officers from other local colleges give presentations and host field trips to give students a comprehensive look at applying to all types of schools.
 
While financial aid is not an option for this program, we do have financial aid available for our two- and four-week precollege programs. More information is available online at www.smith.edu/summer.
 

 
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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 2/16/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Homepage
 

 

 

Clinical Neuroscience Immersion Experience (CNI-X) at Stanford University

The Clinical Neuroscience Immersion Experience (CNI-X) 2016 at Stanford University is an intensive, week-long, summer program generally following junior year in high school.  Interns are introduced to the amazing breadth of research found in the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  Packed back-to-back are sessions and lab trips seeing how creativity is visualized with brain waves, miniature human brains are grown in dishes, apps are used to treat eating disorders, sleep is studied in a laboratory, exercise impacts well-being, and much more.

Interactive seminars with more than 25 Stanford faculty members introduce the students to the principles of neuroscience, neuropsychiatric diagnosis, neuropsychological testing, and psychiatric epidemiology.  An adaptive and agile mind is encouraged as one session plumbs the intricacies of neuroscience, while the next involves diagnosis of a neuropsychiatric syndrome, and then the following inspires one to find "flow" in one's life.  Much of the material is clearly at a collegiate or higher level.

Self-reflection and self-directed learning are emphasized with independent inquiry assignments asking for students to write about their learning objectives and career goals and to draft a curriculum vitae. Each student creates a project, often in a team, to self-express some lesson taken from the immersion that is verbally presented at a final capstone session for themselves and their families.

Students will learn and talk about a wide range of topics, some fascinating, some exciting, and some quite serious.  Applicants should be aware that sensitive topics in psychiatry may arise, including but not limited to suicide, psychosis, addiction, child abuse, sexual assault, violence, and mental disorders, and should not apply if this will be problematic for them.

The experience is fast paced, intense, challenging, creative, and bonding for the students.  Crucial to the immersion is the intelligence, creativity, and curiosity of the interns themselves.  They all chose this intensive experience in clinical neuroscience, but their career aspirations are diverse, including law, sociology, medicine, psychology, engineering, business, and fine arts.  In summary, one intern said, "It was so informative and educational! I was surprised at how much we had access to...and how encouraging [the professors] were. It was my privilege to meet them and they treated me with so much respect and understanding."

 

Application Process

Now accepting applications for Summer 2017!

We will be offering 2 sessions this summer:

Session 1: June 19 – June 23, 2017

Session 2: June 26 – June 30, 2017

The cost for this year’s program is $950. Payment is not due until you have been accepted to the program.

 

Students will learn and talk about a wide range of topics, some fascinating, some exciting, and some quite serious.  Applicants should be aware that sensitive topics in psychiatry may arise, including but not limited to suicide, psychosis, addiction, child abuse, sexual assault, violence, and mental disorders, and should not apply if this will be problematic for them.

NOTE: Before beginning the application, please be prepared to submit a few sentences on why you are interested in joining our program and what you hope to gain from the experience. Please limit your responses to 100 words or less.

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 2/16/17

Audience: All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

The Mills STEM Club invites you to join the STEM Innovators in Training Event hosted at Skyline College on April 6th from 9am to 1pm. The event will include a variety of workshops geared towards fostering skills in STEM, government, and economics while being exposed to many different career paths. This is Thursday of Spring Break and will be a great opportunity for students and our school during this break.

 

The organization hosting this event, Ten80 Education, works on developing STEM curriculum for students as well as training teachers to incorporate more project-based learning in the classroom. They are offering a $5,200 sponsorship to schools who send at least 40 students to the event.

 

Our club is working to gather enough students to qualify for the sponsorship which we will share with our business and science clubs on campus as well as science and math departments at Mills, in addition to the new MakerSpace. We hope that the money will allow students and teachers to purchase resources for their activities in order to enrich the experiences of learning in STEM.

 

At the event, free t-shirts and lunch will be provided!

 

If you are interested please fill out this google form to help us keep track of how many students are attending so we can register our school.

 

https://goo.gl/forms/Kx9JcMxIC651ZA9V2

 

Thank you and we hope you take advantage of this great opportunity to learn and support STEM at Mills!

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Posted by: Stefany Peng
Published: 2/15/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

There are TWO scholarships available by the John Papan Memorial Scholarship Fund.

 

1) The John Papan "Late Bloomer" scholarship is available to a student who did NOT perform well academically for the first part of his/her time in high school, but who's grades reflect that he or she was able to improve and turn them around.

 

2) The John Papan Special Education scholarship is available to a student enrolled in his/her senior year in Special Education programs exclusive of Adaptive P.E.

 

 

Please see Ms. Murtagh for an application!

All application forms and transcripts must be received by Monday, April 10th, 2017 to the Counseling Office.

 

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 2/15/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Teachers, Grade 11 and Homepage

Here is a new scholarship! Please apply! Follow the link and answer the essay question!

 

 

About the scholarship: We want to hear your students’ thoughts on the topic of cyberbullying: How have you or your peers been affected by cyberbullying? How do you think schools can aid in stopping cyberbullying? We want to hear their honest opinions and express their well-thought-out ideas clearly, supported with research and evidence in the form of an essay. We want to stress that word count is not a deciding factor in this essay contest. 
 
Deadline: March 31, 2017
 
Scholarship: Multiple scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000
 
Eligibility: Applicants must be junior (11th grade) or senior (12th grade) students currently enrolled in a high school during the 2016-2017 academic year in the United States
 
To apply: Applicants must apply to the contest via email to apply@kidguard.com and provide their contact information and a verification of full-time enrollment at the institution. Please visit our website for more detailed information: www.kidguard.com/nonprofits/high-school-scholarship/

 

 

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 2/14/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarships...

 

Deadline Date varies but most are due February 22, 2017

 

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation administers a variety of scholarship programs that grant up to $40,000 to high school, community college and university students. The majority of these scholarships are designated for current or former residents of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

 

For more information and how to apply please see https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships

 

Some of the SVCF scholarships include:

  • The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship (For students who plan to pursue a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice field)
  • Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship Program (For students showing academic excellence, extracurricular activities and a commitment to the community)
  • Juniper Networks Engineering Scholarship (For graduating high school seniors with demonstrated success in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education courses who are planning to major in engineering)

  • Ralph Hale and Martha L. Ruppert Educational Scholarship (For “Late-bloomers” with academic promise who struggled in high school and early in their college career)

  • Sand Hill Scholars Program (For graduating high school seniors who are determined to succeed in their chosen field of study and will actively participate in workshops and mentoring activities throughout their undergraduate careers)

  • Bobette Bibo Gugliotta Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing(For students majoring in the creative writing field and who have demonstrated creative writing ability)

  • Crain Educational Grants Program (For students showing academic excellence, extracurricular activities and a commitment to the community

  • Curry Award for Girls and Young Women (For young women ages 18-26 who have undergone unusual hardships to remain in school

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 2/14/17

Audience: Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

The San Mateo County Alumnae Panhellenic has a $1,000 scholarship award opportunity for seniors who:

  • will enroll in a four-year college that has National Panhellenic Sororities for Fall 2017
  • is a high school female senior student
  • has a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • must attend in-person interview

Additional Considerations:

  • school and community leadership
  • commitments, activities, work experience
  • positive role model

Only seven senior girls from seven high schools will be awarded.

 

Please see Ms. Murtagh for Application. Completed Application must be returned to Career Center by Thursday, March 30th

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 2/14/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

The OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans) scholarship application is now available!

 

DEADLINE is TUESDAY, 15 MARCH 2017

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as Asian Pacific American;
  • Intend to enroll in a college or university in the fall of 2017;
  • Attend the Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Sunday afternoon, 07 May 2017.

See http://www.ocasanmateo.org/youth/scholarships/scholarships.php for instructions and application or print out attachment and submit by deadline

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 2/14/17

Audience: Parents, Grade 12 and Homepage

$2000 scholarship will be awarded to one student who exhibits leadership skills and who demonstrates our core values:

 

Be a Knight, Make an Impact, and Succeed Together.

 

For full information and to apply, applicants can visit:

https://studysoup.com/scholarship

 

Deadline to apply: May 1, 2017

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Posted by: Stefany Peng
Published: 2/6/17

Audience: Parents, Grade 12 and Homepage

$1000 scholarship to women seeking a career in computer science and/or computer programming - a field women are highly underrepresented in. This scholarship will be awarded to a female student who demonstrates a passion for computer science and is actively seeking opportunities for a meaningful career in the industry.

 

For full information and to apply, applicants can visit:

https://studysoup.com/women-in-technology-scholarship

 

Deadline to apply: May 5, 2017

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Posted by: Stefany Peng
Published: 2/6/17

Audience: Parents, Grade 12 and Homepage

The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the 2017 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) for high-achieving, science-oriented students.

 

Operated by the National Youth Science Foundation, the NYSC is a residential science education honors program for two graduating high school students from each state. The NYSC is offered at no cost to participants. All educational and recreational programming as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air passage on scheduled airlines are provided free of charge to the delegates. 

 

The NYSC will be held at a facility located in the Monongahela National Forest n ear Bartow in the easter mountains of West Virginia. Delegates arrive in Charleston, West Virginia, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, and depart on Saturday, July 8, 2017. More information is available on the NYSC website at htpp://apply.nysc.org

 

The completed application and supporting materials must be submitted online at http://apply.nysc.org by Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6pm EST. 

 

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant:

  • Must be a candidate for high school graduation between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.
  • Must demonstrate superior academic proficiency, including recognition in mathematics and/or the sciences.
  • Must demonstrate an application of leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in school and community activities. 
  • Must demonstrate skills and achievements outside the realm of science and outside the realm of academic pursuits.
  • Must demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore many and varied topics.

Selection criteria include demonstrated achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and participation in school and community activities, with leadership potential. If you have any questions about the NYSC program, please contact Dina Fong, Communications Dvision, by phone at 916-319-0551 or by email at dfong@cde.ca.gov.

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Posted by: Stefany Peng
Published: 2/2/17

Audience: Homepage, Parents and Grade 12
The BAGSF Scholarship is open to students residing in the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara.  Since 2006, BAGSF has awarded 202 scholarships to students from diverse backgrounds.
 

In 2017 BAGSF will award 30 scholarships of $2,000 to each recipient. Two of the thirty recipients who display community involvement and are excelling academically will receive and additional $1,000. These scholarships are open to high schools seniors expected to graduate in the springs, high school graduates, GED recipients, and students already enrolled in a college or university. Our scholarships are renewable but applicants will need to apply each year using the most current scholarship application.

 

Please click on the following link for the application:

http://bayareagardenersscholarshipfoundation.com/bagsf/bgopen/

 

 

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Posted by: Stefany Peng
Published: 1/30/17