College & Career Center Newsletter

May 2022

In this Newsletter:

  • Evening of Excellence - 6/6
  • MHCC Class Registration
  • OSU Summer Academy
  • Local Scholarships
  • Tips for Juniors
  • PSU Viking Event for Juniors
  • Oregon Promise - 6/1
  • Helpful links (Financial Aid, SchooLinks, Big Future, College Connections Newsletter)
  • C&C Center Contact info

Save the Date - GHS Evening of Excellence

GHS Evening of Excellence will take place in the GHS Auditorium on June 6th from 6:30 - 8 p.m.


Seniors, please report all scholarships (both accepted and rejected) to Ms. C. by May 13th.

cervenkova2@gresham.k12.or.us


More info to come.

MHCC Class Registration at GHS

All students attending MHCC in the Fall of 2022 can get help with admissions, placement test, and class registration right at GHS's College & Career Center.


May 10th from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Assistance with admissions application, transcript evaluation, class selection, and Q&As.


May 26th from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Assistance with Fall term class registration and Q&As.


May 31st from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Assistance with Fall term class registration and Q&As.


Students can apply to MHCC by filling out the general application.

Once you apply and receive your MHCC ID#, you can have your HS transcript evaluated for placement in classes instead of taking a placement test.

Email Ms. C. if you want her to submit your transcript cervenkova2@gresham.k12.or.us.

Summer Opportunity for All Students

You can spend a week at OSU-Cascades this summer.

Summer Academy introduces students to life on a college campus and you will earn a scholarship doing it. You will meet new friends while exploring your academic and career interests with university professors and experts.


After a morning of classes, students get out there with daily outdoor recreation trips led by recreation staff and some of the best tour companies in Central Oregon. Activities include hiking, paddling, floating the river, rock climbing, and more.


WHEN
Session 1: July 31 – August 5
Session 2: August 14 – 19


WHO
High school students entering grades 9 – 12


WHERE
OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon


OVERNIGHT OR DAY OPTION
Stay in our state-of-the-art residence hall or register as a day student


COST
Overnight Option: $945* (includes lodging, meals & snacks)
Day Option: $675 (includes meals & snacks)
*Financial assistance may be available, thanks to a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation. See website.
Space is limited. Register or learn more here.

Local & Oregon Scholarships

The remaining local scholarships are listed here and all Oregon scholarships are listed here.

Tips for Juniors

The more you prepare now, the less you will stress during your Senior year.

Aside from researching colleges and career options, you can start creating your Activities Chart.

An Activities Chart is a document you will need when asking for letters of recommendation, applying for college admissions and scholarships, or writing your resume. It is a summary of your extracurricular, employment, and academic experiences.

Start gathering information that you would like to share about yourself, including your accomplishments, awards, work experience, school clubs and athletics, church involvement, volunteering, etc. throughout your school years to create your Activities Chart.

Here is an example you can use or you can create your own.

Stop by the College & Career Center if you would like to receive more details about preparing for your Senior year.

PSU Viking Scholar Event for Juniors

Juniors, if your GPA is 3.5 or above and Portland State University is one of your college choices, you are invited to attend PSU's Viking Scholars event on Tuesday, May 24th from 6:30-8:15pm.

By doing so, you will receive a $1,000 scholarship when you enroll at PSU.

This is a great event and is the perfect way to learn more about what kind of a college setting is right for you.

Register here.

Oregon Promise Deadline is June 1st

The Oregon Promise Grant GPA requirement has been lowered from 2.5 to 2.0.
This means that more students are eligible to apply for free money for community college.
Click here to apply.

Deadline is June 1st.

You will also need to complete your FAFSA to qualify for Oregon Promise.

Helpful Links

  • Financial Aid:

  • SchooLinks - a great tool for doing your college & career research and staying organized during your application process. Use your GHS email and ID number to log in.
  • Big Future by the College Board - another complex tool to help you with your college search, important deadlines, college cost, finding majors, navigating the application process, etc.
  • College Connection Newsletter - helpful info and tips for students considering the college path after high school.

GHS College & Career Center

College Coordinator: Lenka Cervenkova cervenkova2@gresham.k12.or.us

Career Coordinator: Zeke Cecilio cecilio24@gresham.k12.or.us


Please come see us or email us with any college and career related questions. We are here for you and ready to help you with your post-high school planning.


Hours: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Room 129