College & Career Center Newsletter

September 2021

Welcome back, Gophers!

College Info & Updates:

  • "Paying for College" virtual presentation and Q&A
  • Scholarships
  • College Connection Newsletter
  • FAFSA/ORSAA
  • SchooLinks
  • Big Future (by College Board)
  • Opportunities - College Guidebook

"Paying for College" Virtual Presentation and Q&A

Topic: "Paying for College" (only for GHS students and their families)
Date: September 14th
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
We will cover the many ways to pay for education after high school and discuss college costs, types of financial aid, and financial aid applications.

Link to the Zoom meeting: https://ecmc.zoom.us/j/96304045594


If you cannot attend this GHS session, the ECMC will host the same virtual presentation later this month:

English - Sept 28th at 6pm https://bit.ly/2WNbrCd

Spanish - Sept 30th at 6pm https://bit.ly/3jjc6TE

You will need to register prior to attending.

Scholarships

Beat the Odds Scholarship

Beat the Odds Scholarship apply by Sept 15th


Gates Scholarship

Gates Scholarship apply by Sept 15th


Heisman Scholarship for Scholar Athletes

heismanscholarship.com apply by Oct 19th


VFW Scholarship

VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship apply by Oct 31st


Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

ELKS MVS apply by Nov 15th


For more scholarship info visit our C&C Center Scholarships page.

College Connection Newsletter

Helpful info and tips for students considering the college path after high school.

Here is a link to the September Edition on our website.

Getting Ready for FAFSA/ORSAA (Seniors)

The FAFSA and ORSAA will open on October 1st and all Seniors should fill out one of these applications. Why? Because there is a lot of money to help you pay for college out there - you just need to ask for it.

What do the acronyms mean?

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Oregon Student Aid Application

Not sure which one to fill out? Find out here.

Additional helpful links and financial aid info page are on the GHS C&C Center website.

Schoolinks

Looking for help with your college and career research? SchooLinks is a great tool for doing your search and staying organized during your application process.

Use your GHS email and ID number to log in.

College Board's Big Future

Big Future by the College Board is another complex tool to help you with your college search, important deadlines, college cost, finding majors, navigating the application process, etc.

Opportunities - College Guidebook

This guidebook has all the info you will need while you prepare for college. Here is the electronic version in English and the Spanish electronic version is coming soon.

We have the 2019/2020 paper version in English and in Spanish at the C&C Center, so feel free to stop by and get your copy. This year's paper version in En and Sp is coming soon.

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