C&CC January Newsletter
FAFSA & ORSAA Completion
When you have completed your FAFSA or ORSAA, come get your candy bar to celebrate!
SBHS FAFSA Completion Rate: 32% or 121/374
Should I do the Oregon Promise? YES!
- submit their application by June 1, 2022,
- have a 2.5 cumulative GPA by the end of senior year
- have completed their FAFSA or ORSAA
- and plan to attend an Oregon Community College.
By meeting these important steps, a student will have between $2000-$8000 for free.
Have you completed your application? ALL seniors should complete the OP, regardless of their plans for the future. Its a great back-up plan.
Remember, this is a one-time-only opportunity. If you don't do the application this year, you CANNOT do it again later.
If you would like to volunteer in our College & Career Center, please let us know. No experience needed.
Volunteers will be working directly with kids to plan their future. The ASPIRE program uses adult volunteers to be "another shoulder to lean on" for kids finding their path. Volunteers will learn how to work on college applications, creating resumes, financial aid applications and generally being a support to students. (You will have plenty of help from the C&CC staff.)
If this interests you, please contact Patty Neuenschwander at email@example.com or 503-258-4890.
Volunteers will be asked to complete a GBSD volunteer application and will be required to follow district guidelines that include: wearing masks, be vaccinated, and checking in at the main office.
Learn more about the ASPIRE program here.
Scholarships...How do I get started?
Share your GREAT news--Report Scholarships to the C&CC
Patty Neuenschwander firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineers' Week is Coming! Feb. 22-25
The College & Career Center will be hosting engineering events all day during the week. Join us for some hands-on learning, bring your chrome book and ear buds and we will provide some snacks to nourish your learning brains.
Watch for sign ups soon and list of specific topics from which to choose.
Top Paying College Majors
January College Spotlight #1
Number of Students: 1500, 14 per class
Scholarship Application : Apply here Open Jan. 1-March 1
Well Known Majors: Culinary Arts
Admissions Contact Info: 800.962.2838
Other Info: 70+ programs,
*SWOCC has on campus housing.
Rennaissance Scholars Scholarship due Feb. 1 up to $4000/year
Guy Davis Scholarship (Parent is OSEA member) due March 1 - $1250Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Scholarships-due Jan. 31-various amounts $2000-$6000
Horatio Alger Scholarships (Scholarships available to juniors and seniors)-due March 15
PCC Foundation Scholarship due Feb. 1
Al Forthan Scholarship (addiction reflection) due Feb. 7
Oregon Goes to College Scholarship list.
Interested in the pharmacy profession? Check out the EAP at OSU:
Rose Festival Court Application
- Wednesday, December 15, at 7pm
- Monday, January 3, at 7pm
- Saturday, January 8, at 2pm
Court Program Q&A sign up here
Court Members receive:
- one-on-one mentorship with top female executives from Unitus Community Credit Union
- $3,500 scholarship provided by The Randall Group valid for any accredited college, university or trade program
- complete travel wardrobe including shoes and accessories
- networking opportunities with business, civic and community leaders
- a lifetime of enduring friendships with their Rose Festival Court sisters
Using Schoolinks to make a plan for the future--Starting NOW
Students, and their parents, can browse and learn about a student's preferences for their future.
Students log on to their Schoolinks account by using their SBHS gmail as the user name and their school ID# as the password.
We encourage you to take a look around. It's never too early to start exploring options.
Some resources you will find on Schoolinks:
- Career professional videos
- School sorts based on location, size, cost and more
- In demand careers and their starting salary
- Related career clusters
- Transcript requests
- Interest assessments
- Volunteer Opportunities
What is a Net Price Calculator?
What is a Net Price Calculator? Try one here!
Net price calculators are available on a college’s or university’s website and allow prospective students to enter information about themselves to find out what students like them paid to attend the institution in the previous year, after taking grants and scholarship aid into account.
What is Nepris, Oregon Connections?
To learn more about opportunities within Nepris, Oregon Connections, contact LindaLee Frazier, SBHS Career Coordinator, at email@example.com or 503-258-4885
NROTC Scholarship Opportunity
Should Students Volunteer?
Why should kids volunteer?
- Volunteering helps kids to see the world through a broader lens and creates areas of interest that may be new and exciting to them.
- Getting involved in our community is a great way to enhance a resume for employment, college applications and scholarships.
- Students meet new friends outside their normal circles.
- Meeting people creates great contacts for future jobs, connections to experts in a chosen field and ways to learn more about areas of interest.
How do I find a place to volunteer?
- Get involved in our community service groups like Key Club, National Honor Society, MEChA, etc. These groups offer regular volunteer opportunities.
- Find a place where your interests align with a particular business or group. (Oregon Humane Society, Snow Cap, My Father's House.)
- Look for places close to your home so that you will find it easier to attend events and opportunities.
- Check out the list of local volunteer sites shown on the SBHS College & Career Center's website.
Once you've found a way to volunteer, what do you do next?
- Record the hours spent volunteering on an activities chart/resume.
- Document the time with pictures, certificates, letters of recommendation from your supervisor. Save these items for future use in applications.
Do you want to learn more about ways to volunteer, read here.
Skills that Employers are Looking for
Hands-on exposure and focus on essential soft skills are needed to produce a generation better prepared for and fulfilled by work. Watch this video to learn more.
NW Youth Careers Expo
The 18th annual NW Youth Careers Expo will take place virtually on March 15, 2022. The Expo is held from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.
The annual Careers Expo is the Northwest’s premier career exploration experience. They welcome students from 75+ high schools in Oregon and Southwest Washington to attend the Expo, as well as 195+ exhibitors representing the state's leading employers and postsecondary partners. The Careers Expo shows students the region's amazing diversity of career opportunities, along with the skills and education needed for those jobs.
The nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance organizes the event. The Expo's goals are to connect employers to their future workforce and help students make informed, inspired decisions about their education after high school -- whether they choose a four-year university, community college, or apprenticeship training center.
All SBHS students can participate in this event. We welcome them to join LindaLee in the media center to access the Expo on their Chromebook (headphones are mandatory). They can attend all presentations or for only one period on March 15th. Students will be excused from their class to attend, but the work in the classes will need to be completed. Students must sign up to be allowed to participate. Sign up here.
What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
I can offer the ASVAB Career Exploration Program test on Friday, February 11th at 11:30 am. This free, private, test is the most thorough career interest test we have available. It is given here at SBHS, to be followed up with a personal career planning appointment that will be held after the test. Students will have access to the career planning website for 2 years!
Students are welcome to come into the College & Career Center to talk about their career options. I can help guide them to a career plan and give them some direction to the training needed. It is also possible to set up virtual mentor appointments with community members who work in the field they are interested in. ( I am present in this meeting)
The sooner a student comes in for help to explore careers, the more prepared they are for their senior year and the plans that lay beyond high school.