College & Career Center Newsletter

December 2022

Big picture

Upcoming Scholarship Opportunities

Equitable Excellence Scholarship (seniors)-due Dec. 16

Around the Corner Scholarship (grades 9, 10, 11, 12) due Dec. 31 and June 30

Bezos Scholars (juniors) due Jan. 12

Alexander Hamilton Scholars (juniors) due Jan. 25

Foot Locker Student Athlete Scholarship (seniors) due Jan. 30

Sister Adele / CASA Scholarship for Oregon Farmworker Families due Jan. 31

McDonalds Hacer Scholarship (Hispanic heritage/senior) due Feb. 6

Bruin Pride Scholarship (seniors) due Feb. 10

Daniel Paul Memorial Scholarship (senior athletes)-due Feb. 23

Ford Family Foundation Scholarship (seniors)-due March 1

PCC Future Connect-(seniors) due March 1

OSAC Scholarship (seniors)-due March 1

Gresham Rotary MHCC Scholarship-(seniors) due April 7

Diversity in Leadership in Oregon Scholarship (seniors) due March 1

Jiffy Lube What Drives You Scholarship (grades 9,10,11,12) due March 10

Horatio Alger Scholarship (juniors) due March 15

Don't forget to visit Oregon Goes To College's scholarship list .

Have you checked out for additional scholarship searches?

Daniel Paul Memorial Scholarship- Senior Athletes- due Feb. 22

The Daniel Paul Scholarship will award an annual scholarship to a Barlow High School student-athlete who will be attending college upon graduation. The scholarship is funded upon successfully graduating, is paid directly to the student’s college of choice and is a one-time only scholarship. The scholarship is funded at $5,000.


Applicants must meet the following requirements and provide the listed materials:

  1. Graduate from Barlow High School and college-bound
  2. 3.2 GPA or higher
  3. Have participated in sports and athletics throughout their high school career
  4. Be able to demonstrate active participation in student life and/or the community while in high school
  5. Embody many of the traits and attributes of Daniel Paul, including but not limited to leadership, athleticism, inquisitiveness, inclusivity, relentlessness, kind, generous, adventurous, compassionate…


Submit completed packets including the following:

  1. Application Download the application here (pdf)
  2. Transcript
  3. Resume
  4. Letters of recommendation (choose 2-3 of the following: SBHS coach; SBHS teacher or administrator; community/employer/faith leader/mentor)


  1. Bring your completed application to the SBHS College and Career Center in hard copy form.
  2. Email your completed application (pdf) to:

The Ford Family Foundation Scholarship is OPEN-due March 1

Due Date: March 1.


  • Supports students who have significant financial barriers to college
  • Award amount is calculated on college cost of attendance (tuition, fees, room and board, personal costs, etc.), minus other grants and scholarships
  • In addition to a generous financial award, Scholars receive academic guidance, leadership development, personal and professional support, and access to the Ford Family alumni network
  • Renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study

Scholarship amount: Award covers 90% of unmet college costs and is calculated on the college’s Cost of Attendance (tuition, fees, room and board, personal costs, etc.), minus other grants and scholarships.


  • Residents of Oregon or Siskiyou County, Calif.
  • Graduating high school seniors (or equivalent) who have never enrolled full time in a 2- or 4- year college and seeking a bachelor’s degree
  • Students who plan to enroll full time in the fall in their state of residence (Oregon or Calif.)


The Ford Family Foundation Scholarship Office
44 Club Road, Suite 100 | Eugene, OR 97401
Toll Free: (877) 864-2872 | Local: (541) 485-6211
Fax: (541) 485-6223

Bruin Pride Scholarship-due Feb 10

Seniors: Oftentimes, people don't know how hard students work or what is going on in their lives. We know you are making great efforts. Tell us how.

  • How do you define the "hard work" you do?
  • What is a time when you exhibited a work ethic? Tell us about what you experienced.
  • What did you learn from it?
  • Knowing what you learned, what is your plan for the future?

Answer these questions in 500 words or more and apply for the SBHS Bruin Pride Scholarship.

Remember to be unique, share your thoughts, tell the reader about yourself.

Apply here. due Feb 10, 2023

*This information will NOT be shared with anyone but a small committee of staff members from Barlow.

Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship- due Feb. 6

The Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an Oregon high school senior from a family affected by alcohol or drug addiction. Affected by addiction means you have been raised by a parent or guardian who has experienced addiction or you have abused alcohol or drugs and are now pursuing recovery.One $10,000 scholarship will be awarded in 2023. It will be allocated in $2,500 installments over four years.To be eligible for the $10,000 scholarship you will need to include in your application a one page (maximum) letter of support from a teacher, coach, school counselor, adult mentor, pastor, etc. describing your character and why they recommend you for this scholarship.

Scholarship awards are based on the students’ response to each of six questions or statements.

It's FAFSA Time!

It's FAFSA Time!

Where do I start?

ALL seniors should fill out the FAFSA (federal financial aid) and the Oregon Promise (state financial aid for community colleges.) If you are planning to attend a 4-year college, we still urge you to complete the Oregon Promise as a back-up plan.

Step 1:

Create your FSA ID (A student creates one and a parent creates one, too.)

  • If a parent does not have a social security number, they will not be able to create an FSA ID in order to sign electronically. Instead, they will print the signature page and mail it to the address shown on the form.
  • The student and the parent cannot use the same email or phone number in the FAFSA.
  • This year, there will be a 2-Step Verification process when creating your FSA ID.
  • (Be sure to print your sign-in and passwords, for both accounts, and carefully save them since you will reapply every year you are in college.)

Step 2:

Create your FAFSA or ORSAA (for Oregon students without a social security number)

If you are not sure which form to do, go to the FAFSA/ORSAA Filter Tool.



  • Both the student and the parent will complete a section and sign electronically with the FSA ID created above.
  • If a parent does not have a social security number, they will print the signature page and mail it to the address shown on the form.
  • Note: You will be completing the FAFSA 2023-24 form and use 2021 tax information.

Step 3:

Complete the Oregon Promise Application- It's short and easy- the information from your FAFSA or ORSAA is used. New lower GPA requirements… now students with a 2.0 GPA can receive about $8,000 for community college education (free.) Both applications (FAFSA or ORSAA and OP) must be completed for financial aid for Oregon community colleges. There is no second chance to apply for these free funds. DEADLINE: June 1, 2023.


Another tool available to explore careers.

Oregon CIS Free and Open Access for All

ODE is excited to announce the launch of Oregon Career Information System (Oregon CIS) Free and Open Access for All! This means that every Oregonian, from middle school students to adults, now has access to the Oregon CIS suite. Oregon CIS is the state’s official career information system, providing an online library full of career information and career planning tools customized for Oregonians. This access allows users to review information and tools, such as career assessments, occupation information, educational training, career plans, and even personal education plans (PEPs).

What is the PCC Future Connect Scholarship? due March 1

Due March 1

Future Connect is a scholarship and support program for students who identify as first-generation or low-income. We focus on eliminating barriers to college, and provide students with on-going support throughout their time at PCC.

Through scholarship money, career guidance, and personalized advising, Future Connect helps students build pathways to their futures.

Check out the Future Connect brochure [pdf], and for Spanish-speakers, check out our flyer in Spanish. Also, please meet our program staff.

PCC Foundation Scholarship-another scholarship opportunity-due Feb. 1

OSAC Grants

The Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) offers some generous grant (free) opportunities. Grant Information

  • Oregon Opportunity Grant (Oregon's largest state-funded, need-based grant)
  • Oregon Promise Grant (for use at OR community colleges for eligible students)
  • Oregon Tribal Student Grant (or eligible Oregon tribal students to offset the cost of attendance at eligible Oregon colleges and universities.)
  • Oregon Student Child Care Grant (helps parents enrolled in postsecondary education to obtain safe, dependable child care)
  • Chafee Education and Training Grant (funding to help current or former foster care youth with postsecondary education and training.)
  • Deceased or Disabled Public Safety Officer Grant (supports dependents of public safety officers in the state of Oregon who were killed or disabled in the line of duty.)
  • Oregon Barber and Hairdresser Grant (one-time grants to low-income students who are attending a licensed school of barbering, hair design, cosmetology, or manicure in Oregon that participates in Federal Title IV student aid programs )
  • Oregon National Guard State Tuition Assistance (funding toward undergraduate tuition, certain fees, and a book allowance, at eligible Oregon postsecondary institutions for current Oregon National Guard Members.)

Visit the OSAC website for more helpful tools and resources.

Senior Feedback for Bruins Go To College Weeks

Seniors, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the various events we hosted over the course of Bruins Go To College Week (Oct. 31-Nov.10) Please uses this QR code to provide your thoughts.

Even if you didn't participate in our events, we'd like your thoughts about your future. This survey goes to the Oregon Goes to College office, supporter of our efforts.

Yes, prizes will be given from a random drawing of participants' names!

Big picture
Big picture

OSU School of Engineering at SBHS- Wed., Dec. 14 11:00am

Students, if engineering is in your future, plan to attend a presentation by OSU's highly esteemed School of Engineering on Dec. 14th in the library. Students will be excused to attend. OSU will speak for about a half an hour and then open up for questions about what life is really like for an engineering beaver.

Providence Career Highlights-Nursing

Are you interested in exploring careers in health care? Would you like to obtain hands-on learning experiences? Register for the upcoming Registered Nursing information field trip on December 12 from 9am-12pm.

Come to the College & Career Center to learn how to register. or go here. Spots fill quickly!

You must also let LindaLee know you have registered and been given a spot from Providence. Go here to do this and be excused.

Interested in Becoming a Journalist?

Join Mrs. Frazier on a tour of The Oregonian and learn what it takes to become a journalist and the other interesting jobs involved in running a newspaper. Transportation is provided. Students must complete the student and parent form. Preference is given to Seniors, but all are welcome. We will also go to lunch afterward to talk about what we learned (and we miss lunch at school.) Bring money to order lunch or a sack lunch. Join me December 14th , 7:30 am to 1:45 pm.

Learn How to be a Part of the Growing Construction Industry

Go behind the scenes with Howard S. Wright to see Portland’s booming construction industry! Learn what it takes to build impressive buildings, highways, bridges, and railway and water projects.

Explore careers in construction management & the trades. Learn from industry pros about areas such as building information modeling, bidding & project management, and virtual reality, then do hands-on learning and tour a construction site to see those plans come to life. This year, students will visit the nearby Ritz-Carlton hotel project. Students should wear comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes and warm clothing. December 8th from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. Transportation and chaperone provided. Apply here and do both the student and parent applications.

Big picture

Groundbreaking New Program for Gresham Barlow Students

Recently, GBSD was given approval by the Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) to offer a pre-apprenticeship opportunity in both construction and manufacturing. This enables our graduates, who complete the program, to fast-track their careers in manufacturing or construction. With a BOLI certificate, they will be allowed to go directly to interviews with a variety of partner apprenticeships. Or, they can go directly to work as an apprentice. This can save years of waiting to get into an apprenticeship. Our FAST Track Program (Future Apprentice Student in the Trades) is being offered to over 135 students that have met the pre-qualification at Sam Barlow High School. This is groundbreaking for east county high schools. If you would like to learn more, check out FAST Track Construction or FAST Track Manufacturing.