UCLA Game Lab High School Summer Institute 2023 – Registration begins February 15!


The UCLA Game Lab Summer Institute introduces high school students to game-making as an artistic practice, teaching them techniques and tools to develop analog and digital games that reflect their own creative vision. No previous game-making skills are required. Students with an interest in games and visual arts will find the curriculum especially rewarding–and those who complete the two-week program receive 4 units of college credit!

This summer we’re featuring two sessions of the program: an online, virtual classroom version, as well as an in-person, residential program on campus at UCLA. The two sessions offer nearly identical instruction and game design projects—but now you can choose between an online or an on-campus experience! The dates for Summer 2023:

  • Session A (online, virtual classroom): July 10, 2023 – July 21, 2023
  • Session B (in-person, residential): July 23, 2023 – August 5, 2023

The Summer Institute program is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we welcome students of all cultural, racial, gender, linguistic, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and physical abilities.

Registration starts February 15 at the UCLA Summer Sessions website. Spaces in both programs are limited—and they tend to fill up pretty fast. So if you’re interested in learning all about game design this summer, please visit that site soon–and please read on to learn more about what makes the UCLA Game Lab Summer Institute so special!

Scholarships are available:

UCLA Summer Sessions Summer Scholars Support

Qualified students attending grades 8th – 11th in Spring 2023 in the state of California may be eligible for Summer Scholars Support, a need- and merit-based scholarship offered by the UCLA Summer Sessions Office. A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available to support enrollment in SCIP/eSCIP, one Summer Course, or a Precollege Summer Institute.

Summer 2023 deadline to apply: March 15.

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El Camino College is hosting a free Scholarship Workshop on Zoom!

El Camino College is presenting a Free Scholarship Workshop on Zoom.

it is open to Junior & Senior High School Students, College Students, U.S. Residents and Non-Residents, Undocumented Students, International Students, counselors, parents, and teachers and etc.

The workshop will:

  • Introduce you to the Sallie Mae Scholarship website
  • Provide key tips on Applying for Scholarships
  • Learn how to create a winning scholarship essay, and more

For dates, times and how to register click the link http://bit.ly/ElCaminoScholarshipWebinar

By |January 27th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on El Camino College is hosting a free Scholarship Workshop on Zoom!

Yearbook needs your help!

Happy second semester! The yearbook club hopes everyone enjoyed their break with friends and family! We also hope that you took many pictures. If so, please fill out these two Google Forms and have your picture displayed in this year’s yearbook.

Pet Photos Google Form: https://forms.gle/45m3yPgR8U5DYBom7

Pictures from Holiday Breaks: https://forms.gle/wtMJoQGJHX73eZy76

By |January 27th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Yearbook needs your help!

Attention Juniors: Distinguished Young Women Scholarship- Due 2/17

Founded in 1958, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. It positively impacts the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes reaching your full potential, includes Life Skills Workshops (co-sponsored locally by Deloitte) and makes available over $1 Billion in scholarships every year. Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future. 


  • ONE MONTH LEFT TO APPLY- Deadline: Friday, February 17
  • Who is eligible? Young women from Class of 2024 who:
    • are involved in school and/or community activities
    • show outstanding efforts in academics, leadership, athletics or the arts
    • are interested in earning scholarships for college
  • There is NO COST to participate.


The Distinguished Young Women of Los Angeles County Scholarship Program for the Class of 2024 will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023Please note the deadline to apply is Friday, February 17, 2023 and there is absolutely NO COST to participate in Distinguished Young Women. The young women selected to represent Los Angeles County will receive a cash scholarship and the opportunity to compete for up to $30,000 in cash scholarships at the Distinguished Young Women of California program in the summer of 2023. All local participants are eligible for scholarships from participating universities, just by participating in the programWe appreciate you sharing this once in a lifetime opportunity with your talented and high achieving young women in the Class of 2024! Attached please find a flyer, web ready summary and PowerPoint to assist you in publicizing to both prospective participants as well as your fellow educators*. Interested young women can fill out the application on our website: www.distinguishedyw.org.DYW 2024 FLYERDYW 2024 OVERVIEW DYW 2024 SUMMARYIf you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at losangeles@distinguishedyw.org

By |January 27th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Attention Juniors: Distinguished Young Women Scholarship- Due 2/17

Attention Senoirs: Sandpiper Scholarship now open!

Sandpipers has provided financial assistance to college-bound students since 1941 and is the oldest continuing aid program in the South Bay. Supporting more than 50 students per year, the program is unique in funding our qualified recipients throughout the four continuous years of their undergraduate studies.  View our video about our Scholarship Program here:  https://www.sandpipers.org/scholarships

For the 2022-2023 school year, Sandpipers awarded more than $300,000 to 55 college students (Freshmen – Senior years). Each student received a minimum of $500 with some receiving as much as $10,000 for the school year. This amount is based on their outstanding financial need from their FAFSA report.

High school seniors living in the South Bay (both citizens and eligible non-citizens as defined by the U.S. Department of Education) are eligible to apply for a Sandpipers Scholarship for the 2023-24 school year.  Detailed eligibility requirements are stated below.

The entire Sandpipers Scholarship Application is online.  The application is now available and can be accessed at this link: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/86862

Similar to last year, the application should be easier for students in terms of the financial information that we are asking them to provide.  This year, applicants need to provide their FAFSA that lists their Estimated Family Contribution (EFC.)  If they did not do the FAFSA, then they will need to upload their parent/guardian(s) tax return, with all social security numbers crossed off.

All applications are due on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 5 PM, no exceptions.  

The Sandpipers Scholarship Committee conducts a rigorous review of ALL applications.  Sandpipers will select up to 20 candidates to meet with the Sandpipers Scholarship Committee for virtual interviews. From those 20 students interviewed, the Committee will select between 12-14 students as Sandpipers Scholarship recipients for 2023-24.

We base our selection of our scholarship recipients on the following:

· Students’ community and school involvement

· Academic achievement

· Leadership

· Financial need

· Personal commitment to financially contribute to their own education via work-study, part-time employment, etc.

· Note: children and grandchildren of Sandpipers’ members are not eligible.

Application Requirements and Process

High school seniors meeting all eligibility requirements below may apply for a Sandpipers Scholarship:

  • U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen (as defined by the U.S. Department of Education in The Student Guide)
  • Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
  • Permanent resident of the South Bay area of Southern California (roughly bounded by the 105 and 110 freeways)
  • Students residing outside the South Bay area are eligible if they attend a high school in the defined South Bay area
  • Demonstrate a financial need

Again, online applications with all supporting materials uploaded (essay, transcript, letters of recommendation) need to be completed by 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2023. 

By |January 26th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Attention Senoirs: Sandpiper Scholarship now open!
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