The Singer Foundation Scholarship $2500-$5000 RENEWABLE! (local)

This is a local scholarship!
(You have a good chance of winning this one!)
What: $2,500 to $5,000 renewable!!!!!
Open To:
Criteria: GPA 3.0 or above preferred; will attend a 4-year accredited university in the USA; academic achievements; financial need, extra-curricular activities; recommendations; essay

DEADLINE: March 15, 2019 by 3:30 PM


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Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship (Regional)

Who: Students, who are members or descendants of a federally/state recognized tribe (status can also be terminated) or Pacific Islander, that have been accepted or enrolled in a graduate program and previously graduated from a four-year, regionally accredited institution. Students must also live in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington and study in one of these states.

What: Up to $5,000 a year, renewable

For more information and further details, visit the scholarship page.

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Slocum Research and Education Foundation (Local Scholarship)

This is a local scholarship!
(You have a good chance of winning this one!)

What: $1,500
Open To:
seniors who are well-rounded students and who plan to pursue a career in healthcare, health-related research, public or community health.
academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership activities, dedication to community service, outstanding letters of recommendation, and the need for financial support to pursue educational goals. Applicants with a grade point average under 3.0 or without significant financial need are unlikely to be selected. Students must reside in Lane County and be accepted to an accredited college or technical school program in the United States.
Deadline: March 22, 2019 by 5 pm

Specific instructions and the online application are available here 

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$1,000 Abbott and Fenner Scholarship (National)

What: $1,000
Open To:
Juniors & Seniors
Deadline: June 14, 2019

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Airport Rotary Foundation Scholarship (local)

This is a local scholarship!
(You have a good chance of winning this one!)
What: $2000 — renewable!!!!!
Open To:
Seniors graduating from Crow, ECCO, Elmira, Harrisburg, Junction City, Kalapuya, Monroe, North Eugene, Triangle Lake, and Willamette NOTE: Each school chooses their candidates to forward to the Airport Rotary Committee. You MUST submit your application directly to your high school college & career advisor/counselor. Willamette students turn your application in to Mrs. Cameron.
Criteria: attend an Oregon university, college, or trade school; financial aid; NOT a relative of a Rotary member.

COME TO THE COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER TO PICK UP THE APPLICATION PACKET. Submit your application to Mrs. Cameron by 3:30 pm on Friday, MARCH 15, 2019.

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College Campus Tour Field Trips

There are three upcoming field trips for students that would like to learn more about College. Each field trip will include a private College tour, a public University tour, and a Community College tour. This enables students to see differences in each campus and will help them understand the type of campus in which they will be most interested.

Spaces on each of these field trips are limited. Mrs. Cameron has a sign up list in the College and Career Center.

January 23, 2019, 6:45 am to 6:30pm (A Day): Portland State University, George Fox University, and Clackamas Community College
Sign up Deadline: January 18, 2019

February 20, 2019, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm (B Day): Oregon State University, Corban University, and Chemeketa Community College
Sign up Deadline: February 8, 2019

March 20, 2019, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (B Day): University of Oregon, Northwest Christian University, and Lane Community College (both campuses)
Sign up Deadline: March 8, 2019

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Summer Seminar 2019 in Sitka, Alaska

The Outer  Coast Project

The goal of this program is to gather curious students to learn in a community centered environment while allowing them to experience College life. There is no fixed cost for this experience and, instead, the cost is set based on each families’ financial situation. Tuition and travel assistance may be offered.

Who: Sophomores and Juniors

What: 5 week college level course  along with a service project and campus life in Sitka, Alaska.

To learn more about this program and to apply, click here.



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FAFSA News Due to Government Shutdown

Students can apply for FAFSA!

Here’s what you need to know during the shutdown

First and foremost, official guidance says that students can and should continue to submit their FAFSAs.

Here are some additional details:

  • The Department of Education is fully funded for 2019, so the FAFSA form is available and being accepted.
  • IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) issues that have occurred during the shutdown were due to scheduled maintenance and were not shutdown related. If students run into issues with the DRT, encourage them to try again the next day.
  • If students are selected for verification, they are not be able to request tax transcripts from the IRS during the shutdown. The Department of Education has issued guidance to financial aid offices stating they can accept tax returns instead. As always, students should work with the financial aid office to complete the verification process.
  • Some agencies impacted by the shutdown are responsible for databases that FAFSAs are compared against.
    • Those databases, including ones held by the Selective Service, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Justice, have not been updated since the start of the shutdown.
    • A relatively small group of students will receive a FAFSA rejection due to database mismatches.
    • The Department of Education has agreed to rerun affected FAFSAs when the shutdown ends.

Need help submitting your FAFSA? Come see Mrs. Cameron in the College and Career Center today!

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree.

Who: Seniors (also undergraduates and graduate students) of Hispanic heritage
What: Varies from $500 to $5,000

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, during the fall of a scholarship cycle (year)
  • US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

Deadline: February 15, 2019
Apply here!

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Science and Engineering PAID Summer Internship

What: Saturday Academy’s Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering program matches high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with scientists and engineers for 8-week summer internships in a professional scientific or engineering environment. Interns assist one or more technical professionals who serve as mentors and gain first-hand, pre-professional experience in the mentors’ career field. Some interns work on a specific project that they can complete by summer’s end, some interns contribute for eight weeks to an ongoing larger project, and some participate in multiple smaller projects and tasks that represent the range of work for that field of science or engineering. Internships are offered throughout Oregon, but most are located in the Corvallis/Eugene and Portland and Vancouver metro areas. Many students receive a $1,000 stipend and earn school credit.  This is an AWESOME opportunity, and several of our WHS students have been selected to participate in recent years. You could be next!

Deadline: March 18, 2019

Apply here!

It is HIGHLY recommended that you attend a local info session to understand the process AND to make contact with the program organizers. Check here for upcoming info sessions.

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