Scholarships and Opportunities, Updated 9/19
AES Engineering: This one is not for engineers at all but a contest with a $500 reward open to anyone who can write a 500-1000 word essay. Due October 6.
NCWIT Aspirations in Computing is sponsoring a contest for young women interested in math and science toward a goal of fostering computer career paths. Check out the attached PDF for full information. The contest is open now and closes November 5.
Check into www.raise.me for ways to connect high school success to college dollars!
For great opportunities in WA State, check out this link and also remember to do your washboard profile, also linked below under search engines.
This is a program through TerraGraphic, connected to WWCS Alum Chris Huether. Check out this PDF to learn about how students who reside in certain zip codes and are willing to complete service hours during college can earn money while in school! Our office can connect interested people to Chris directly.
Comparing careers and programs? Favorite sites for that:
College Board's Big Future
College Majors 101 to explore career paths and majors.
WOIS: Site key required, see counselor. Great resource! Spend some time learning your strengths, interests, and options!
College Scorecard is a great comparison tool.
Want to see last year's FAFSA night Power Point? Click here.
Great article on Big Money, Hard Choices from Cardinal Newman Society.
College Sessions On and Near Campus
Eastern Washington University: October 2, mod 4 presentations and onsite admissions at lunch time with Ana Zapien.
Whitworth University: Foyer table at lunch with Raul Sanchez, October 17.
Carroll College, Breakfast table! Foyer before school, 7:45 to 8:15 AM, Hannah Sylvester, Admissions Counselor for our region. October 17.
Washington State University, Foyer table at lunch with JR Gomez, October 18
St. Martins University: Foyer table at lunch with Abby Kheriaty, October 21
University of Portland,
Pacific Lutheran University,
Montana State University in Bozeman is hosting five MSU FRIDAYS:
At these events, students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and students, exploreacademic facilities, tour the campus and investigate possibilities for financial aid and scholarships.
For further information and to register please, visit the website at http://www.montana.edu/msufriday/.
Access a good resource for students of color here.
Tips for College Visits
WWCS School Counseling enthusiastically recommends high school students of all levels making official visits to as many campuses as possible! The link below has some tips for focusing on what is important; the academic and career tips are especially helpful and too easily overlooked on any "tour," so you may have to ask! Always ask for the chance to sit in on a class or talk wtih a professor, too.
Click here for a good "visit" resource.
Scholarship Search Engines
We all like a personalized invitation, but these search engines allow students to create profiles, browse, learn more about national and statewide options. Check them out:
theWashboard.org This one is WWCS School Counseling's favorite; it is run by WA state and inlcudes local, state, national awards by emailing students after they complete a profile. For any student, any year, any time, a worthwhile exercise.
Check out this website featuring student-made videos at colleges across the country: Campus Reel.
WWCS School Counseling Mission Statement
Through a student and family-centered approach, School Counseling supports WWCS in the formation of every student, pre-K through post-graduation, toward maximizing potential within academic, personal-social, and vocational realms. The School Counselor strives to provide personalized service to every student and family through advising, outreach, counseling, and classroom guidance.
Please contact School Counselor Kathy Ruthven, M.Ed, Ed.M., at at (509) 525-3030 or at email@example.com