Vitual Asian American Youth Leadership Conference

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***In observance of the current directive from our State, City, and County officials as well as the public health guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 28th annual Asian American Youth Leadership Conference will move to a virtual format on April 24, 2020, and postpone the in-person event to 2021.

This year, for the 28th annual AAYLC, students are invited to join us virtually. The Virtual 2020 AAYLC will be a FREE condensed version of the full conference. The Student Ambassador program, Scholarship Contest, and Logo Design Competition are still active this year.


9:45 am – 10:00 am OPENING PROGRAM
10:30 am – 12:00 pm POWER UP IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm LUNCH BREAK
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm SOCIAL CIRCLE
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm CLOSING PROGRAM

*Please visit for full workshop descriptions and host bios.
Students may register directly for the conference Here. Registration will close on Monday, April 20th, at 5:00 PM.

For additional details, please visit the website at

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Bethel Lions Scholarship – $1,000 (local)

Who: Seniors

What: Two $1,000 scholarships, this is local which means you have a good chance of winning!

Criteria: 250-500 word essay covering: your school and community service activities, how these activities benefit your community, and how these activities fit into your future life. Be sure to include specific actions taken and any leadership roles you had in the implementation of your community service. Bethel Lions pride themselves on service to their community and are looking for students who exemplify this in their own lives.

Deadline: April 22nd at 3:30 pm; Interviews may be required

Bethel Lions Scholarship Application


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Juniors: Oregon Public Universities Will Not Require Standardized Tests

Grouping of illustrated college buildings with a flag on a flagpole and a cloud. Bushes and grassy areas are also included. It was announced today that all of the Oregon Public Universities will not require standardized tests scores as part of their application processes. This will go in to effect for current High School Juniors.

With our uncertain times, the Universities hope that this will help our students and alleviate some of the stress involved with test cancellations and rescheduling. The Universities intend to be test optional for the following years.

Test optional means that you are able to submit your scores if they are a good representation of you, but you are not required to submit them for admission. Some schools, like Carroll College in Montana, are test optional but offer it’s top scholarship only to students with a combination of high gpa AND standardized test score.

Reasons to still take the SAT or ACT:

  1. Athletes that plan on playing at the collegiate level
  2. Attending school outside of Oregon
  3. Scholarships, some may require test scores
  4. Some degrees at test optional school still require a standardized test score.
  5. Homeschool students

Article about OSU’s decision to be test optional.
OSU’s notification about test optional

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Deadline EXTENDED: Selco Community Credit Union Scholarship $2,500

What: $2,500 (20 scholarships will be awarded)
Open To: Seniors
must be a SELCO Credit Union member, or immediate family member of a SELCO member; GPA 3.5; essays; letters of rec; apply on-line
Deadline: April 30, 2020 March 31st, 2020 (Winners announced May 8th)
Apply Now!

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Virtual Tours Are A Great Alternative

Grouping of illustrated college buildings with a flag on a flagpole and a cloud. Bushes and grassy areas are also included. Spring Break may have been a time that you were thinking of visiting college campuses to help you make a decision about where you would like to attend.  The college campuses know, with all of the current closings, this may not be an option anymore. Their solution is to offer students virtual tours. Below is a compilation of Oregon campuses that are available for you to explore online.


Coronavirus Information Virtual Tour Online Info Session
Community Colleges
Clackamas Community College Coming Soon
Columbia Gorge Community College Attend Online Orientation
Lane Community College Watch Now
Linn Benton Community College Watch Now
Portland Community College Watch Now Watch Now
Umpqua Community College Watch Now
Public Universities
Eastern Oregon University Watch Now
Oregon Tech Watch Now
Oregon State University Watch Now Coming Soon
Oregon State University – Cascades Watch Now
Portland State University Watch Now Coming Soon
Southern Oregon University Watch Now
University of Oregon Watch Now
Western Oregon University Watch Now
Independent, Not-for-Profit Universities
George Fox University Watch Now
Lewis & Clark College Watch Now Coming Soon
Linfield College Watch Now
Northwest Christian University Schedule a Virtual Meeting
Pacific Northwest College of Art Watch Now
Pacific University Watch Now Watch Now
University of Portland Watch Now Coming Soon
Warner Pacific University Watch Now Schedule a phone or video meeting: call 503-517-1020 or e-mail
Willamette University Coming Soon

Interested in a school outside of Oregon? 

The National Association of College Admissions Counseling has compiled a list of national colleges.Check here for colleges’ updates for applicants and admitted students.

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Remind App

blue thought bubble next to the word remind As we are navigating our unique school year, I wanted to let you know about an app that can help you and I stay connected.The app is free in ios or android.

Remind allows students and teachers to correspond via text without exchanging phone numbers. It also makes document sharing to students quick and easy. If your student does not have cell phone access (or data left), they can also access it online.

Students and parents can send an e-mail request for the joining code for their specific graduation year.

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Deadline Extended: QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program for Juniors!

Who: QuestBridge is looking for high school juniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges and are planning to apply to college during the fall of their senior year. The review is a holistic approach, and does not have absolute criteria or cut-offs for GPA, standardized test scores, income, or other factors.

Any high school junior, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the U.S. is eligible for the College Prep Scholars Program. Additionally, U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents living abroad are eligible for the program. International students living outside the U.S. are not eligible. New April 21st deadline. Continue reading

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Deadline Extended: Larry K. Sharpf Educational Scholarship (Regional)

What: $20,000 for 1 year! and Renewable up to 3 additional years
Who: Oregon Seniors from Marion, Benton, Linn or Lane Counties
Criteria: 2.5 or higher GPA, household income of $75,000 or less, enrolled full-time
Deadline: Turn applications in to Mrs. Cameron by March 20, 2020 Turn in to Mrs. Cameron by April 24th if you would like it reviewed. Or mail before the new deadline of May 1st.

For more information and the scholarship application, click here or see Mrs. Cameron in the College and Career Center!

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March 17, 2020 Updates

Sign post with seven different colored signs all pointing to different career paths.Each new day seems to bring revelations and changes. If you are like me, I feel like I am just getting my feet under me and a new plan in place when the next change comes. Much like playing in the tides at the beach, the best thing you can do is maintain your awareness of the “current” events so that you can make necessary adjustments. Here are some of the most recent changes to our College going activities: Continue reading

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Jobs: Grocery Stores Needing Help

Newspaper with a magnifying glass magnifying the word "JOBS"If you are looking for a job you may consider looking at your local grocery store or medical facility. They are all experiencing a higher level of traffic at this time.

The links provided below had open jobs available as of 3:30 pm on 3/20/2020

Eugene and Springfield Fred Meyers Stores

Eugene Albertsons

Eugene Safeway

Springfield Winco

McKenzie Willamette look for Patient Registration or Environmental Services


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