College and Career Update

Plus summer opportunities, 5/9/2022

Local Scholarships Due THIS WEEK

These are ONLY for SHS Seniors.

Due Tuesday, May 10:

  • SHS Booster Club Scholarship, multiple scholarships for seniors with a focus on athletics, academics, and music participation, form in link and also available in counseling.

Due Friday, May 13:

  • Stayton HS Community Scholarships: Apply HERE. Multiple scholarships awarded!

  • Ty Hart: Two $1,000 scholarships

  • Emily Reedy: $1,000 scholarship, 2.75 GPA with an essay requirement.

  • Kiwanis: based on character and service in the community, 2.5 GPA needed. 4 year, 2 year, or technical school/trade school.

  • Fred Graham: 3.0 GPA required

All are available in counseling, applications also attached below!

SHS Students participated in Construction Day last month, where they had hands-on chances to learn about different careers in construction available in the area.


**I realize a LOT of local restaurants and businesses are looking for great people, I've just listed a few jobs here that I found through the Stayton/Sublimity Chamber and a few other places online. If you see this and want your job listed, let me know.

Salem Library:
PAID 200-hour internship in our Youth Services Division for City of Salem Library. The intern must be at least 16 years old by the time the internship starts on June 21, 2022. Link here:

Focus Heating: HVAC install helper, full time/permanent position where someone could move up within the company over time. $18-$20.

RedBuilt: Production Associate, $2,000 hiring bonus, Looking for team members who enjoy hands on work and prioritizing safety above all else. Interest in framing, carpentry, machine operation, construction and manufacturing also a plus!

JELD-WEN, Production Worker, $20/hr.

Wilco: Warehouse Associate, $16.20-$18.00/hr (other jobs also listed)

Freres: Scarf Line Operator, $19.62-$21.74/hr.

Top Hat Mushrooms (Scio), General Construction Work/experience preferred, $20/hr.

Summit Cleaning and Restoration: Entry Level Water Mitigation Support Technician, $18-$25, GED or HS Diploma required.

Personal Touch Car Wash, Attendant, $13-$20.

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Law Enforcement Career Camp July 25-29 (15 to 17 year old students)

Program Goal: The Jim Willis Law Enforcement Career Camp (JWLECC) is a residential 5-day 4-night program where youth experience all aspects of Law Enforcement, held on the grounds of the Camp Rilea Training Facility, Oregon. The program provides first-hand experiences and insight into the operations of law enforcement agencies. The program also affords these highly motivated young people a nopportunity to consider law enforcement as a potential career choice.

Curriculum and Duration: The Oregon LECC is a high-caliber, intense summer camp held for students from across Oregon interested in a career in law enforcement. The camp focuses in a wide variety of law enforcement topics ranging from patrol and investigations, K-9 operations, forensic sciences, fish and wildlife enforcement, explosives, criminal law and prosecution, as well as long-term wellness and resiliency. The camp is held at the Oregon Dept of Military training facility campus and give students the hands-on version of what attending a basic police academy is really like. From 6 am wake-up and PT, a strict indoor and outdoor schedule of classes rain or shine, experiencing live, active scenarios with a team with new friends, and even retrieving the colors at night. This camp is unique, fun, and is very challenging for the students, but gives them many positive experiences they will not soon forget.

Application Process: This camp is open to students aged 15 to 17 with recommendations from a teacher or other adult and the local American Legion Post sponsor. A $50 fee is required by the student, but the rest of the fee will be covered but the sponsoring Post. This camp provides a well-rounded exposure to the many opportunities in the field of Law Enforcement.

The LECC will be held at Camp Rilea Training Facility (Astoria).

Application and Brochure here:


Local farms can use students who have this, here are some ways to get it!

Chemeketa Community College Courses

St Paul High School: June 16-18

Jefferson High School: June 13-15

Chemeketa-Salem Campus: June 20, 24-25

Cascade High School: June 20-21, 24

Silverton High School: June 27-29

Thanks for your interest in Youth Tractor and Machinery Certification classes. Chemeketa is excited to offer them in our program this year. There are several dates and locations for the classes this June. Fill out the pre-registration form with all the dates and locations you would be willing to attend.

Pre-registration will close May 13 and classes will be generated the following week.

Feel free to pass along this email and pre-registration form to students in the Marion, Polk and Yamhill county areas and direct any questions or inquiries to:

Chemeketa Tractor Certification Pre-Registration Form

NSTMOP Youth Tractor Safety Certification Class Pre-Registration


Oregon Promise: NO EFC LIMIT expected for this year

This means that anyone who fills out the FAFSA and applies for Oregon Promise will likely be eligible for some $$. This is for community college programs, including 1 year certification programs, trade programs, etc. If you have not filled this out and are going to community college in you not like money? It takes like 5 minutes to do this. DUE JUNE 1.
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Oregon Opportunity Grant

If your EFC (from the FAFSA) is less than $8,000 per year, you should be eligible for the Oregon Opportunity Grant if you are attending a school in Oregon. If you don't see the OOG on your financial aid package, talk to admissions at your school and ask for it to be added.

*If you filled out your FAFSA, you applied.

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Portland Chinese Scholarship Foundation, Due May 15, $500 - $3,000 scholarships for Oregon students of Chinese ancestry with a minimum 2.75 GPA.

AuthenticID Scholarship, Due May 31, 250 word essay, $25,000 scholarships and 5 @ $1000. We are seeking bright minds with a desire to heighten national awareness via our social media campaign to end the dehumanizing forces of human trafficking and child exploitation.

AGC Workforce Development Scholarship, Due June 1, Open to anyone planning to attend a technical school or approved craft training program in any discipline of construction. Applicants must be enrolled or intend to enroll an approved, accredited program (ABET, ACCE, COE, ANSI, IACET, NCCER, and registered apprenticeship programs).

American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship, Due June 1, Scholarships for American Indian students with a 2.0 GPA or higher.

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship, Due June 12, $1,000 scholarship available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all college students for an essay on educational career and life goals.

Navigate Your Future Scholarship, Due June 24, $2,500 scholarship offered to a high school graduate continuing his or her education in the aviation industry.

Willamette Valley Ag Association, Due June 30, preference for Ag or business related education.

Horatio Alger Association CTE Scholarship, Due August 1, Applicants must be US citizens, must demonstrate financial need, and must exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit community college in the US.

2022 Stayton HS College/Career Decision Day Video