College & Career News

Hudson's Bay - October 2019

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Senior Focus Week

Senior Focus Week is September 30 – October 4

This week seniors will be working on their High School and Beyond Plan, meeting with counselors to review graduation requirements, talking about money for post-secondary schooling, and will have an opportunity to apply to college(s) (Oct 3, 4, and 7). Look for additional opportunities in this newsletter and on our school website for additional post-secondary planning events!



October 1 is the first day to submit applications.

WSU Vancouver College Goal Washington

Representatives will be available at WSUV for financial aid assistance.

*All dates, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Thursday, October 3

Tuesday, October 8

Wednesday, October 16

Monday, October 21

Wednesday, October 30

A-Z of Paying for College

WSUV is offering information on financial aid, scholarships, and more.

Dates: October 17, November 6, December 10

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber

Financial Aid Workshop

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Sessions: 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., or 1:30 p.m.

The University of Portland and Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber are offering FAFSA or ORSAA (Oregon) Financial Aid Assistance.


Contact:, 503-222-0280

Black Women in Stem Conference

October 10-12

Portland Conference Center

Student Non-Attendance Day: October 11 and 18

Seniors, use this time to tour colleges during their preview days or go see a football game!

October 11:

PLU (Tacoma),

October 11 and 18:

UW Tacoma,

Whitworth University Tacoma,

October 12:

Washington Statue University Pullman,

October 19:

Central Washington University,

Eastern Washington University,

Northwest College of Art and Design, Tacoma,

WSU Football Game Tour Day, Pullman,

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Lorilee Huerena, Career Center, will be available for assistance with financial aid, college information, and more.

Thursday, October 17, 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Friday, October 18, 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


Homecoming Week

The week of October 21.

Future U College and Career Fair

Thursday, October 24, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Learn about different programs and opportunities for your future! College Representatives will be available to answer questions.

Hudson's Bay

College Campus Guidance

College Campus Representatives are available in the Career Center to help answer any questions. Sign up sheets are available in the Career Center.

Central Washington University:

Monday, October 7, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. College Application Day

Wednesday, October 9, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 13, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Clark College:

Tuesday, October 1, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 15, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 24, Gateways: A Student of Color Open House (at Clark College) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

Tuesday, November 5, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19, 8:00 .m. - 12:00 p.m.

Colorado Christian University:

Wednesday, October 23, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Corban University:

Tuesday, October 15, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Concordia University Portland:

Thursday, October 31, 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Cornish College of the Arts:

Thursday, October 31, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Grand Canyon University:

Wednesday, October 30, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Healthcare Career Scholarship

Opens November 7, 2019, Deadline: December 6, 2019

Ranieu Dental RE Vancouver

Tuesday, October 8, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

St. Martin's University:

Monday, October 14, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Warner Pacific University:

Monday, October 14, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (and both lunches)

WSU Vancouver:

Tuesday, October 8, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 22, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 12, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 26, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Whitworth University:

Friday, October 25, 9:00 .m. - 10:00 p.m.

Testing Dates


October 26

Registration deadline: September 27, Late registration: October 4

Fee waivers are available in the Career Center after September 11th.


October 23, Fort Vancouver HS

November 1, Itech Prep


October 16, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Gym, Sophomores


November 2

Registration deadline: October 3 Late registration: October 22

* Visit the Career Center for more information


10 Words or Less

($500) - In 10 words or less, say why you deserve the scholarship.

Deadline: November 30, 2019

ACT 6 - Portland

(Full Tuition) - Act Six will select approximately 17 of the Portland area's most promising community leaders for scholarships to George Fox University and Warner Pacific College.

Deadline: November 5, 2019

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship

($500 - $2,500) - Students must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents in the arts.

Deadline: November 1, 2019

Camas Soroptimist: Live your Dream

Since 1972, the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) has disbursed more than $25 million to tens of thousands of women who have overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges. They are women—just like you— who had the courage and determination to turn their lives around.

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship

Applicants must be attending HS in the US, and on track to graduate this academic year (2019-2020) with plans of pursuing a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution.

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Disney Dreamers Academy Applications

(Academy) - Disney Dreamers Academy is a 4-day, power-packed event in which 100 select HS students, ages 13 to 19, are inspired, motivated and prepared to dream big.

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Education Matters

($5,000) - In 250 words or less submit a response to the question: "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?"

Deadline: November 30, 2019

Elks Most ValuableStudent Competition

($4,000-$50,000) - The 2019 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

Deadline: November 5, 2019

Horatio Alder Scholarship: National

($25,000) - One of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists HS students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.

Deadline: October 25, 2019

Horatio Alder Scholarship: State

($10,000) - State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists HS students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.

Deadline: October 25, 2019

Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship

Opens November 7, 2019 Deadline: February 1, 2020

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation:

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp (NROTC)

Scholarship/Full Tuition

Deadline: December 31, 2019

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Are you a middle level or high school student making a difference through volunteering? Apply today for national recognition, a scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C.!

Nominations due by Nov. 5

Ron Brown Scholar

($10,000) - Applicants must be African American HS seniors who exhibit exceptional leadership potential & excel academically.

Deadline: November 1, 2019

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

Public school teachers nationwide can help their school win a share of $2M* in Samsung technology by entering the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Developing projects that apply STEAM subjects to improve your local community, can empower your students to learn creative problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Deadline: November 13, 2019

School House Connection Youth Leadership and Scholarship

For students who have experienced homelessness. Undocumented students who meet eligibility requirements are eligible.

Deadline: November 10

US Bank Scholarship

Complete a series of Financial Genius for Life online learning modules for a chance to win.

Deadline: October 25, 2019

Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Provided by the VFW, students in grades 9-12 are eligible for up to $30,000.

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

($2,000) - In 250 words or less, submit a response to the question: "Imagine that your HS or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive."

Deadline: October 31, 2019


Adventure Psychological (in Hazel Dell)

Internship for students interested in psychology, podcasts, research and music.

  • Community outreach podcast

  • Research on other forms of therapy and the benefits and draw backs

  • Looking for music interns for the Hough Foundations Glee program at Hough Elementary school after school program 2 days a week

Encompass, Inc.

This is a janitorial corporation that specializes in the maintenance of large buildings. Students will earn your Bloodborne pathogen certificate, learn about inventory and janitorial services, and gain entrepreneurship skills.

Interested students should send a resume and letter of interest to Tracey Scharmann, VSP.


Connected Studios

Learn about different careers and what a day in that career looks like.

WSU Coug's Rise

Cougs Rise works with students as they prepare to transition to college, providing support to finish high school strong and start higher education ready to be successful. We will help you with financial aid applications and all aspects of enrollment, set you up with current Coug mentors who have been in your shoes, and, provide you with the option to attend a summer program. During the summer “bridge” program you can get a jump start on core classes, get tools and skills to be successful, become familiar with the campus and community, and develop a network of support in your educational journey.

Cougs Rise serves students from low-income families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree.

Applications can be found in the Career Center or

Senior Checklist

o Meet with your guidance counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate.

o Contact the admission and the financial aid offices at the colleges you are interested in attending. What are the admissions requirements? When are the deadlines? Are there fees? What forms do the financial aid offices require?

o Register for the October/November SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests™ required by the schools you choose.

o Prepare and submit your applications on time if you want to apply for early action or early admission.

o Ask your teachers/mentors to begin writing recommendation letters. Also, keep copies of all forms you mail.

o Take your SAT or ACT tests as early as possible so you can re-take them if you need to. Ask your counselor if you qualify for a test fee waiver.

o Have your scores sent to the schools on your final list.

o If you applied for early action or early decision, contact the admissions office to make sure all your paperwork and forms have been received. Check with the financial aid office, too.

o Work with your school counselor to get your official transcript to each college.

o Get an FSA ID if filing the FAFSA. An FSA ID is a username and password that you’ll be using to sign the FAFSA.

o Submit your FAFSA or WASFA as soon as possible after October 1.


Air Force

TSGT Kody Stiller


Air National Guard

TSGT David Jacobo (503) 335-4038


2nd Thursday of each month

SGT Juan Reyna Lopes 360) 553-9744

Coast Guard

2nd& 4th Tuesdays of each month

OSI Jeffery A. Wukkuans (360) 699-1045 x3


1st and 2nd Mondays, 4th Wednesday of each month

SSGT Michael Maltese (360)907-5737

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1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesdays of each month

FC (SW) Andres Velandia (360) 644-3131

Washington National Guard

3rd Monday of each month

SSG Allen James Henley (360) 852-6735