College Career Corner


ACMA College and Career Planning

Information on College Career Planning can be found in a student’s grade level course on Canvas. Each high school grade level has a course called Class of 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025 respectively, and the middle school courses are called ACMA All Grade 06, 07, and 08. For high schoolers, we add lots of helpful information to the “Class of” courses throughout the school year, such as career days, college rep *virtual* visits, college admission testing (ACT and SAT), free PCC classes, Career Ed credit information, college planning and financial aid, and more. Be sure to check your grade level canvas course regularly!

Career Information System (CIS)

CIS has a great new website for exploring careers and the steps needed to get there!

Students log into CIS (Career Information System) through Apps for Students on the BSD website. The activities in their grade level Career Plan are required for High School Career Ed Credit and their Student Educational Plan & Profile is printed out from CIS during senior year to meet state requirements.

The Explore Resources tab on CIS has a wealth of useful tools, including search tools for colleges and scholarships, information on dozens of occupations, and Learning Express - free academic help and ACT/SAT/AP practice tests - which can be found under Additional Tools.

Career Days

NEW Career Days in May:

Hospitality + Culinary Career Day @ Hyatt Regency Portland (Wed, May 25, 9-11:45 AM IN PERSON): Explore careers in the tourism, hospitality and culinary industries with a behind-the-scenes look at one of Oregon's premier hotels. Students will talk with professionals, enjoy hands-on learning in the state-of-the-art kitchen, and learn about turning your first job into a well-paying career in food, sales, finance, tourism and more. Sign up here.

KGW News Career Day (Thursday, May 26, 9:15 AM to 11:30 AM IN PERSON): Students will go behind-the-scenes at KGW studios and explore the news set and control room. They will hear from industry professionals what it's like to cover the local news and work in a studio environment. They will also learn about getting started, developing skills and turning their first job into a great career. Sign up here.

Career Days Registration is now open for high schoolers to sign up at the website:

There are tons of interesting recordings of career topics so check them out!

Fall 2021Monthly Climate Careers Series recordings are here

NEW Ready to Work Speaker Series:

Job Corps - Oregon Manufacturing Innovation - Building Trade Apprenticeships - PCC Automotive Technology - Civil and Construction Engineering and more!

Go to your 'Class of' canvas course in the College/Career Module, under 'Career Day Signups', for the link to sign up for Career Days, and to 'Ready To Work Speaker Series' for the zoom information for these events. Attending a career event counts for one of the four Career-Related Learning Experiences required for graduation. Sign up early to get a spot!

Students are welcome to come to ACMA's College Career Center (in the counseling office) with their laptop and headphones to attend their career event if it is during school hours. Make arrangements with your teacher ahead of time!

New Career Events and Summer Opportunities - Paid and Volunteer!

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College Planning for Class of 2023, 2024, and 2025!

Attend one of the above College Information events!

NCAA Info for Student Athletes

Curious about what to do if you plan to participate in Division I or Division II sports at College? See the timeline chart below to learn how to stay on track with the NCAA process throughout high school.

College Visits

IF YOU"VE BEEN ACCEPTED TO COLLEGE, here's a helpful article.

COLLEGES who are still accepting applications for Fall 2022 can be searched through the NACAC's College Openings webpage here: Check it out if you are unsure of your plans and do connect with your counselors, we are here to help!

PCC offers high-demand industry On Ramp classes, at no cost, for topics including Healthcare, Technology, Manufacturing, Construction/Trades, as well as no cost classes in Digital & Financial Literacy!

Learn more:

College Visits: High school students can go to their 'Class of' Canvas Course under 'Virtual College Visits BSD', for the calendar and zoom information. Most College Visit events occur in the Fall. You can also contact any college through their website to request a virtual visit or watch a recorded presentation at other times.

Students are welcome to come to our College Career Center (in the counseling office) with their laptop and headphones to attend their college visit session if it is during school hours. Make arrangements with your teacher ahead of time!

In-Depth Career Opportunities for Juniors and Seniors

The Bodecker Foundation has an amazing schedule of FREE hybrid and virtual creative workshops for Portland-area high school students. Led by professional artists, writers, musicians, and educators, the Bodecker Foundation’s FREE multidisciplinary workshops are designed to empower creative youth to imagine and achieve their artistic, educational, and professional dreams. Online registration for Customizing Sneakers, Comic Book Illustration, and Tattoo Design is now open at

Applications for the 2022 ACE Mentor Program of Oregon are past due but consider it for next year. ACE is an after-school mentorship that connects Portland area high-school students to careers in Architecture, Construction and Engineering. The ACE program is open to juniors and seniors (and sophomores as space is available). This year they are offering two options:all virtual or a hybrid option. The program runs from January 11 to May 12, 2022. ACE is currently hosting student & family information sessions via Zoom. Applications are due November.

Portland Workforce Alliance are also offering Virtual Career Talks - information sessions for students - which are listed on their website.


In February ACMA's College and Career Readiness Counselor Mrs Dyall visited Juniors' classes with information about Senior Year and College/Career Planning, students started their college search and received an 'Opportunities' book filled with important college planning information. Please visit the assignment in the Class of 2023 Canvas course and contact your counselor if you have any questions.

Each year, our juniors participate in a mock job interview to learn valuable skills and earn their 11th grade career credit. Mid October, ACMA's College Career Readiness Counselor Mrs Dyall introduced the assignment in the classroom, and the details are also published under the College Career Ready module in the Class of 2023 canvas course. Families can help by going over the assignment with your teen and helping them with their cover letter and resume. ACMA students completed their mock interviews on December 1st and 8th - well done everyone!


Seniors can find lots of information in their Class of 2022 Canvas Course - on grad requirements, capstone, and career ed credit, as well as college and career planning.

Beaverton School District-wide Senior College Information Week was held October 18th-21st: virtual presentations each evening on all things college! For recordings of the sessions go to

If you're planning on Working after High School, check out the Career Fair below!

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The Oregon Promise Application for Free tuition at Community College deadline is fast approaching. For students graduating this June, the deadline is Wednesday, June 1, 2022 by 5:00 pm. They must also file a FAFSA or ORSAA by that deadline as well.

  • There is no EFC/Income limit for the Class of 2022 applicants.
  • 2.0 cumulative HS GPA or higher, or a 145 grade on all GED® tests.
  • Attend an Oregon community college by Fall 2022 term
  • To see all Oregon Promise eligibility, application, and FAQ’s:

Also see the Class of 2022 Canvas Course assignment called 'College Scholarship Information for Seniors 2022' Some local scholarships are also listed below.

Washington County Sheriff's Office Mounted Posse Scholarship See document below. Deadline April 29th 2022.

Beaverton Rotary Club: Applications can be downloaded, completed and submitted to our scholarship committee by our extended deadline of April 15th. In person interviews will be conducted during May 2022.

There are applications and instructions for new applicants, and renewal applications for those student awarded in previous years and eligible to renew their scholarships. Awardees are eligible to renew up to four years.

One of our very own ACMA seniors will be awarded the Susie A. Laughlin Memorial Scholarship, here is the Application Form which it includes a link to send to a teacher for their recommendation. All seniors are invited to apply. This scholarship is for $500 and the deadline is April 25th 2022.

The Laverne F. Fuller Scholarship was established in July, 2011, in memory of Mrs. Laverne F. Fuller. The scholarship supports female students who intend to enroll in a vocational or trade school, community college or university upon graduating from high school. This one-time, non-renewable scholarship will award $1,000 to two (2) graduating seniors. Deadline is

April 29th 2022, and here is the Application Form.

BSD Superintendent's Scholarship: This year a student at ACMA will be awarded a $1,000 Superintendent’s Scholarship. See details and Link to the application. When submitted, the applications will be sent directly to the Superintendent’s office for review. The deadline for applications (and supporting documentation) is May 13th 2022 and students will be awarded s at the Superintendent’s Leadership meeting on June 8th.

Promising Futures scholarships are for high school seniors planning to attend school full

time at an Oregon community college, college, or university studying business/financial majors. More information and the Application is now available on the OASBO website. Applications must be received no later than April 29, 2022.

PCC Foundation is excited to announce an additional round of scholarships for high school students. The scholarship application window is short and will be available on the PCC Foundation website between May 1 - May 15. Please note that students must be already admitted to PCC in order to submit a scholarship application so we encourage them to apply for admission now. See this scholarship informational handout for details.

Oregon Nurseries Foundation scholarships, for students preparing for a career in Horticulture, Landscape, or other Nursery industry careers, are twenty (20) different awards to support the next generation of green industry professionals. Scholarships are available ranging from $700 to $1,500 and the deadline to apply is April 30th, 2022. For more information about the scholarships, and for the application link, please visit or

The "Make A Difference" BMAC scholarship. The application is NOW OPEN and the deadline to apply is Monday, April 25th.The target audience for the scholarship are BSD graduating seniors who are going to pursue a career in education.

2022 ABSA Scholarship

The Association of Beaverton School District Administrators (ABSA) is pleased to announce it will again award up to five applicants with $1,500 to use for post-secondary education. ABSA Scholarship applications from the Class of 2022 are now being accepted through Google Forms: here or at Please note that applicants will be asked to use their BSD email account and upload a copy of their transcript as part of this process. Completed Google Form applications must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 2.

Applicants must graduate from a Beaverton School District high school, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and have attended school within the district during their entire junior and senior years. In addition, he or she must be involved in school and/or community activities, demonstrate financial need (excludes students who receive full scholarships), communicate clearly both verbally and in writing, and have a strong goal orientation and good character.

Approximately ten (10) scholarship finalists will be invited to interview with ABSA Scholarship Committee members on Wednesday, May 18. Five (5) scholarship recipients will be recognized at the District Leadership Meeting on June 8.

Dr. Salemy’s office in Seattle is once again offering a $1,000 scholarship to one high school senior who has been accepted to and will attend a 4-year college anywhere in the United States, and has an interest in the sciences. They especially love to hear from students in the Pacific Northwest Deadline is June 30th 2022 Here is a link to the scholarship:

And here are some write-ups on previous recipients:

The Hillsboro Hops are thrilled to share the continuation of our Dream Big Scholarship, geared towards graduating HS Seniors.The Dream Big Scholarship will be a one-time $1,000 award to a first generation college student (neither parent/guardian with a 4 year degree). Applications are live now via the link below and will close on March 6th. More details on the criteria and other requirements can be found via the link below.

Dream Big Scholarship

The Oregon Federation of Women’s Clubs (OFWC) will be holding their annual Scholarship Contest for High School Seniors Virtually on Saturday, April 09, 2022. There will be one scholarship awarded in each of the following areas: $500 Instrumental $500 Vocal $400 Art $200 Essay. DEADLINE MARCH 25TH!

Oregon PTA's Teacher Education Scholarship: see attachment below and their website:

COSA Scholarships

Each year COSA sponsors or assists in processing five $1,000 scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to Oregon seniors attending a 2- or 4- year college or university, trade or professional/technical school. The applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2022. Results will be announced by May 2022.

OASSA Scholarships

Each year the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) awards two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from Oregon public high schools. The scholarships may be used for a 2- or 4-year university, trade, or professional/technical school. These two scholarships are for a son, daughter, or dependent child of an OASSA member who meet the criteria listed on the application. The applications must be postmarked by March 16, 2022. Results will be announced by May 2022.

OSSA Scholarships

COSA also assists in processing scholarships for the Oregon Small Schools Association. The $1000 scholarships are for students of OSSA member districts. Two scholarships each will be awarded in 1A, 2A and 3A districts. Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2022 and results will be announced by May 2022.

CLICK HERE to view more information and access the above scholarship applications.

The ELKs Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest:

The 2022 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at The application deadline is November 15, 2021.

The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on academics, leadership, and financial need. National awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. The national awards will announced in April 2022. Smaller awards may also be granted at the local level.

MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university next school year. Some important applicant details include:

  • Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. Please have your students choose Beaverton Elks Lodge BPOE 1989 as their sponsoring Lodge. Complete details can be found at

Legacy Awards – The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1, 2021. Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a total of 350 national awards. The application deadline is February 7, 2022. Please visit for more details and the application link.

Vocational Grants - Also available for those who are not attending a four-year college or university, the Oregon State Elks Association offers a Vocational Grant scholarship for those attending a program specific to a trade or profession (nursing, mechanics, hair/nails, construction, plumbing, welding, fire fighter, EMT, etc) or community college (not pre-BA) program. This is not limited to high school students and adult learners are welcome to apply. These $1500 awards can be applied for a second year if needed. Applications for the Vocational Grant are also available online. See the link below. Applications open August 2 and must be received by the Oregon State Elks office by midnight March 1, 2022.


Contact your school counselor at ACMA!