Winter Start - Umoja Black Scholars
Student Application - Academic Year 2017-18
Name (Firstname and Lastname):
Highline Student ID:
Highline Student Email:
OK to text you?
Have you attended any college besides Highline?
Umoja Scholars take the following courses together as a cohort. Have you taken any of the following? (please check all that apply)
ENVS 101 - Introduction to Environmental Science (Fall QTR)
SOC 101 (Fall QTR)
DGS 152 - Critical Thinking for Equity (Fall QTR)
ENGL 101 - English Composition (Winter QTR)
CMST 220 - Public Speaking (Winter QTR)
AEIS 137 - African American Experience (Winter QTR)
Math 146 (Statistics) (Spring QTR - dependent on Math pathway)
What is your current education goal?
Transfer to a 4-year college/university with an AA/AS degree from Highline.
Transfer to a 4-year college/university without an AA/AS degree from Highline.
Complete an AA/AS degree or certificate at Highline.
If you have decided upon a major or area of emphasis please let us know below.
How did you hear about Highline College Umoja Black Scholars?
Friend or relative
Poster/flyer around campus
Outreach (Black and Brown, Young Educated Ladies Leading, Senior Signing Day, Campus visit, etc)
Have you submitted your 2017 - 2018 FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid Application (
Short Essay Questions (aprox. 200 words each)-
Please answer the following questions. The advisory committee will use the answer to your questions to assess your understanding of the program; desire to participate in the Umoja Learning Community; and commitment to your educational pursuits.
Short Essay #1
Why are you interested in joining the Umoja Learning Community?
Short Essay #2 Read the Umoja Community Practices then answer the following question.
What Umoja Practice do you find most interesting or exciting and why?
Short Essay #3
Describe what it means to be a Scholar. (Include what characteristics and behaviors successful students demonstrate.) Next describe how you plan to be a scholar and contributing member of the Umoja Scholars Learning Community.
Applications submitted before December 15th will have priority consideration for Winter Quarter, space is limited. Each Fall the Learning Community is limited to no more than 30 students. When space is available applications are open to ensure we have up to 25 students (enrollment limit for ENG 101). We have opened applications for Winter Quarter 2018 in order to fill the program to capacity.
Contact Information: Email
or call 206-592-4651 Liz Word, Faculty Coordinator (
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