C&CC November Newsletter

What to do this month.

The OSAC Scholarship Opens Nov. 1

Seniors, it is time to start your OSAC Scholarship.

From this list of 600+ scholarships, you can apply to 40 with one online form.

If you'd like to see the scholarship list, go here.

The application will require:

  • 4 personal statements
  • your transcript upload
  • an activities chart
  • your list of selected scholarships

Due Date: March 1

*Remember, this website is also where you will complete the Oregon Promise. You will use the same log in to do so.

Seniors, Have you completed your FAFSA or ORSAA?

These are the first places to turn for help when paying for college.

  • Create your FSA ID with a parent
  • Have your Social Security numbers, birthdates and 2020 tax forms available.
  • Complete the FAFSA or complete the ORSAA with a parent.
  • Get your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and see what you may receive in grants and loans

Come to the C&CC for help. We are monitoring FAFSA and ORSAA completion and status. If you'd like to check yours, see the bulletin board outside the C&CC or come see us.


Seniors, go to: app.oregonstudentaid.gov to create your user name and password.

Save this log in information because you will use it again for the OSAC scholarship.

· The deadline for the Oregon Promise is June 1.

· The deadline for the OSAC scholarship is March 1.

When completing the Oregon Promise, you will be asked to agree to have your GPA verified by SBHS from your transcript. Say YES so we can confirm your eligibility.

  • You must have a cumulative 2.50 GPA by the end of the school year.
  • You are also required to do the FAFSA or ORSAA to be eligible for FREE Oregon Promise funds to be used at a community college in Oregon.

November Mock Interviews to Take Place

Our sophomores will partake in Mock Interviews on November 18th & 19th. Like many companies, we are going virtual for these interviews. It is a great place to give our students a chance to practice preparing for a job. They learn how to search for a job, build a resume, the application process, how to succeed at an interview, and even writing a thank you note. If you would like to be a part of this, we are looking for volunteers and community members who are comfortable with interviewing. We will be using Google Meets and Google Forms to complete the process. Please contact LindaLee Frazier either by email (frazier2@gresham.k12.or.us) or give her a call at - 503-258-4885 if you have some time on these dates to help us with this valuable task.

Virtual Job Shadow for Medial Assistant Certificate Available

Providence Hospital has made a Medical Assistant Job Shadow opportunity available to students. Follow this link to their site. Take the survey and watch the 6 videos to earn a certificate. This opportunity will help you learn if a career as a medical assistant is the job you are looking for or a step in the direction of a medical career. This certificate would also be good to add to your resume and scholarships!

What is PCC Future Connect?

Future Connect is a scholarship opportunity open to Barlow students planning to attend PCC next fall and who are first generation college students or low income.

What are the benefits of Future Connect?

  • Scholarship Money
  • College Success Coach
  • Career Guidance
  • Job Internships Resources
  • Enrichment Activities
  • Assistance with textbooks and laptops

The Future Connect Scholarship is OPEN NOW and closes March 1.

To learn more about FUTURE CONNECT

College Corner-November Focus

Oregon State University

Location: Corvallis, OR

Number of Students: 26,000 undergraduate

Deadline to Apply: Feb. 1 (to be eligible for scholarships)

Well-Known Majors: Veterinary Science, Engineering, Pharmacy Science, Business & Marketing

Online Application: https://admissions.oregonstate.edu/

Admissions Rep: Cori Kimmel - cori.kimmel@oregonstate.edu

Application Workshops-Get Help with your College Applications


University of Oregon- November 9th 11:30-1:00pm SBHS library

Western Oregon University- DATE TBD

Contact Patty Neuenschwander with questions. neuenschwander@gresham.k12.or.us

November Scholarships to Consider

Elks Lodge Most Valuable Student Scholarship-due Nov. 15

Jack Cooke Kent Scholarship-due Nov. 18

Act Six Scholarship-due Nov. 30 (extended deadline)

Jiffy Lube What Drives You? Scholarship-due March 15 (open to all ages)

Al Forthan Scholarship-due Feb. 7

The Ford Family Foundation Scholarship- Opens Nov. 1-Closes March 1

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Upcoming College Fairs

Arts & Stem Virtual College Fair: Nov. 2

College Fair- Nov. 14

Learn more here.

Portland State University Resumes In-Person Preview Days

Preview Day is Portland State's annual open house for prospective high school juniors and seniors to explore the opportunities that await them at Oregon’s urban public university. We are proud to be Oregon’s most affordable, diverse, and innovative public research university, and one of the top five college cities in the nation. Our students come from all backgrounds and put new ideas in action in the heart of downtown Portland. October 29th (in-person), November 15th (virtual) Learn more and register here.

ACE Mentor Program of Oregon

Applications for the 2022 ACE Mentor Program of Oregon are now OPEN. The ACE program is open to juniors and seniors (and sophomores as space is available) who are interested in architecture, construction, and engineering. This year we are offering two options: all virtual or a hybrid option (in-person meetings as conditions permit & virtual meetings) Program runs from January 11th to May 12th, 2022. See website for more information -acementoroforegon.com/students

New - ACE continues to support educational scholarships ($112,500 was awarded to 17 seniors last year) and we are excited to expand the "ACE Summer Experience," a program that connects ACE students to paid summer opportunities with local A/C/E firms. Last summer we piloted the program with 7 students at 6 different companies in the Portland area.

Upcoming Information Sessions

ACE will be hosting student & family information sessions via Zoom. We will provide a program overview and answer questions. Click the date to register and receive a meeting link:


Wednesday, Oct 27, 5:00-6:00 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6:00-7:00 pm

Apply Now! Student applications are open. Please complete the 2-part application.

Applications are due Nov. 23.

  1. Oregon application
  2. National registration

Still Figuring Out Your Future?

Can't decide on a college major? Don't know what career to pursue? then the ASVAB Career Exploration Program is for you! It's free, scores are private and not shared, given at Sam Barlow. We have had a lot of interest in the test so we opened up an additional opportunity. If you are interested sign up for:

December 3rd, 2021, 11:45 am- Link to register here

February 10th, 2022, 11:50 am- Link to register here

A Part-Time Job for Students has Benefits

All staff at Sam Barlow believe that a student's first job is school. We want students to do well here, graduate with a good GPA, participate in clubs or sports to be well-rounded, and find time to "be a kid." But we know that that may also mean they need a part-time job to help with expenses. There are benefits for students who work besides the money. They learn responsibility, tenacity, balancing school/work, and more.

We can help students when they complete our Job Skills Training and receiving a letter of recommendation. Also, they can make an appointment to practice their interview, we can guide them with a resume, and we have a current list of some of the jobs in the area.

This is the time of year for seasonal hiring, and we see for-hire signs everywhere. If a student proves to the employer that they can learn the job skills, good customer service, and they are dependable, then they may be kept on after the holidays!

Military Lunch Events for Students

If you are interested in learning more about how the military can benefit you after high school, please join us for our Military Lunch Events-

November 3rd- The Air Force is here to share about a career in aircraft mechanics. Join us to talk to a soldier in the field and enjoy a Subway sandwich.

November 17th- Join the National Guard to find out how you can earn money while in high school and then how your tuition is paid for! We also have a tank crewman joining us to ask what it is like to work in a tank.

Lunch is provided during both lunches. Come to the College & Career Center. Sign-up Here.

Questions about Mt Hood Community College? Need Help?

Join MHCC's weekly Zoom Meeting to get your questions answered.

The MHCC team is available every Tuesday from 4:00- 5:00 pm


Tour MHCC with this link-


Oregon Opportunities Books



Need help understanding how to choose a college, scholarships, financial aid, loans and more? This is the resource for you!

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Scholarships-Coming Soon!

Open December 3, 2021 through January 31, 2022


Award Range: $2000-$6000


  • Of Hispanic ancestry
  • Resident of Oregon or Clark County
  • Currently attending high school or accredited college in Oregon or Clark County
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or better
  • Plan to enroll in an accredited college in September 2022

There are also matching scholarships if a student plans to attend:

Clark College, George Fox University, Lewis & Clark, Linfield, OSU, Pacific University, PSU, UofP, WOU and Whitman College.

We are Here to Help You!

LindaLee Frazier-Career Coordinator- 503-258-4885


Patty Neuenschwander-College Coordinator- 503-258-4890


Tia Molony-College & Career Center Assistant


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