College & Career Center Newsletter

September 2022

Welcome!

Welcome to the first College & Career Center newsletter of the 2022-2023 school year. We will be sending this newsletter to all students, their parents and staff once per month. In it, you will find upcoming events and opportunities, as well as helpful information for families to consider. We are happy to help students and families on their journey to life after high school. Feel free to contact your C&CC staff at the emails and phone numbers provided. Have a great year and good luck! Bruin Pride.


LindaLee Frazier- Career Coordinator frazier2@gresham.k12.or.us 503-258-4885

Tia Molony- C&CC Assistant molony5@gresham.k12.or.us 503-258-4850 x-3744

Patty Neuenschwander- College Coordinator neuenschwander@gresham.k12.or.us 503-258-4890

iTrades Career Day

Saturday, Sep. 17th, 1-3pm

16021 Northeast Airport Way

Portland, OR

Join iURBAN TEEN for interactive and hands-on workshops with carpenters, electricians, pipe fitters, heavy equipment operators, and laborers. Skilled trades are some of the highest-paying occupations. Students are welcome to attend, no transportation is provided. Lunch will be served. Register to attend here.

PSAT @ SBHS Oct 12-Register by Sept 12th

PSAT GIVEN ON OCTOBER 12


Each year students can take the PSAT as either a preparatory exam for the SAT or to qualify as a National Merit Scholar. This exam is geared towards Juniors, therefore, any Junior who would like to quality for a National Merit Scholarship must take this exam.


We will be offering the PSAT for Barlow students on Wednesday, October 12. To sign up for this exam, please read below:


  • Focus is for 11th graders (though freshman and sophomores can also sit for the exam).
  • The cost for the exam is $12.00. You can have your student pay our bookkeeper through either a check or cash, or you can pay online at PSAT Pay Online
  • Students must pay for the exam by Monday, September 12


While many colleges and universities no longer use the SAT as an entrance requirement, and are "test blind", there are several scholarships that utilize a combination of Grade Point Average (GPA) and an SAT score to evaluate student performance. So please consider this practice opportunity for your student as it will give them a good idea of what these standardized tests are all about.

Still Trying to Figure Out Your Future?

Can't decide on a college major? Don't know what career to pursue? Need help to decide what career is a good fit for your skills and interest? Then ASVAB Career Exploration Program is for you! Private, no scores are shared. Free to 11th & 12th-grade students.


Sign-up for the October 12th ASVAB Test

8:30 am, Results on October 26th

Register for your seat today.

Upcoming College Visitors to Barlow

Want to see a calendar of upcoming college visitors (in-person and virtual)?

Go here for more information, dates and times. (Scroll down the site to the calendar of events.)

All ages of students are welcome to attend and will be excused to do so.

Stop by the College & Career Center to get a pass to attend or students will be excused following the event.


September College Visitors:

  • Grand Canyon University
  • Univ. of Alaska-Fairbanks
  • Lewis and Clark Univ.
  • Gonzaga Univ.
  • Portland State Univ.
  • Washington State Univ.
  • Concordia Irvine
  • Willamette Univ.
  • California Baptist Univ.
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art
  • Corban Univ.
  • Univ. of Idaho
  • Linfield University
  • Central Oregon Community College
  • Warner Pacific University


This list changes OFTEN, so check back regularly.

Your Opportunities Booklet by ECMC

Make this your "Go To" source for creating a successful plan for the future.

The Opportunities booklet contains college application help, financial aid information, scholarship tips, career guides and more.

See the booklet here.

Hard copies can also be found in the College & Career Center in English and soon in Spanish, too.


ECMC also brings you: How to Pay for College webinars

Tuesday, Sept 27th 6pm-ENGLISH register here

Thursday, Sept. 29th 6pm-SPANISH register here

Upcoming Scholarships to Consider

Beat the Odds Scholarship-due Sept. 13

Heismann Student Athlete Scholarship-due Oct. 18

Voice of Democracy Scholarship-due Oct. 31

Elks Lodge Most Valuable Student Scholarship-due Nov. 14


Going Merry Scholarship search engine. Join and see Septembers Scholarships here.


Have you seen our local and comprehensive scholarship lists? Take a look and see what is available. These lists get updated often and are still under construction for this year. Pay attention to due dates and check the websites for updated information.

Paying for College Webinars-These are GREAT!

This will be the fifth year that we'll offer our Paying for College workshops in a webinar format; families can register individually and participate from the privacy of their homes. Our events for 2022-23 will be:


Tuesday, September 27th at 6:00 pm
(in English) register at: https://bit.ly/PFCOR2022


Thursday, September 29th at 6:00 pm (in Spanish) register at: https://bit.ly/PFCS2022


Families should register at the links above and will receive the meeting links in a return email. These are valuable and informative sessions to help you understand the financial aid process.

Oregon Public Universities

What do I need to be admitted and how much will it cost to attend?


Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

OPU Student Budgets

Questbridge

Questbridge is a great opportunity for current high school students interested in attending college.

If you are a high-achieving, low-income high school student, you are in the right place. Questbridge believes that attending a top college can be affordable and they are committed to helping you attain the college education you deserve.

Learn more here: High School Seniors. High School Juniors. Student Resource Center

Questbridge application form.

What is Schoolinks and How Do I Use It?

Schoolinks is: A Modern College and Career Readiness Platform


SchooLinks is a complete set of tools to enable K-12 school districts to improve student performance and empower educators.

To access Schoolinks, go to Schoolinks.com and students log in using their SBHS email and student ID number.

Links to the website can also be found on the SBHS website under the STUDENTS tab.

Students can research colleges and majors, organize their college applications and submit transcripts through Schoolinks. Students will be required to utilize Schoolinks in order to send official transcripts to any college to which they apply. They can also research careers, employment in various parts of the country, pay scales and future opportunities in their career areas of interest.

Students will learn more in upcoming information sessions with their academic counselors and the College & Career Center staff.

Schoolinks is a great tool to learn more about your future!

Paid Opportunity to Empower Students in Their Community

Next Up is currently hiring for our Fall 2022 cohort of UPTURN, a 6-week (3-hours per week) paid workshop series for young people ages 14-24, youth will be paid $440 for the completion of the program! UPTURN intends to develop and build the knowledge and skills of young people interested in learning the origins of social justice, social movements, and building collective and individual power within themselves in order to show up for and within their community. This series is an introductory course in community organizing.

Applications are due by Monday, September 26th at 1:00 AM

COLLEGE CORNER

Focus College-Out-of-State:

Boise State University overview

Scholarships available for out-of-state students.

Boise State University's application for admission

Deadline to apply: Dec. 15, 2022

Things to know about Boise State:

  • 21,000 undergrads
  • 77% acceptance rate
  • 84% of students receive financial aid
  • Boise is a 6 1/2 hour drive from Gresham or 420 miles away

Boise State University is a public research institution located in downtown Boise, Idaho, an urbanizing and growing capital city that is the State's center of government, business, technology and health care.

Focus College-In-State (Private):

George Fox University- Newberg, OR-overview

Apply here

Early Action Deadline: Nov. 1.

Regular Decision Deadline: Feb. 1

Things to know about GFU:

  • 2500 undergrads
  • 91% acceptance rate
  • GFU is a one hour drive from Gresham or 45 miles away.

Founded in 1885, George Fox University is a private university located in Newberg, Oregon. It has 2587 undergraduate students and 1338 graduate students. George Fox University offers a wide variety of degrees, including: Accounting and Business/Management, Art/Art Studies, General and Athletic Training/Trainer. The student-faculty ratio is 13 : 1. The tuition fee for undergraduate students is $34,500. Its religious affiliation is Evangelical Friends.

Career Professionals: Share Your Story

Sam Barlow will be holding a Career Day on November 8th. We are looking for community members who are passionate about their careers and who would be willing to share your pathway and experiences with students. If you would be interested in joining our Career Day, please contact LindaLee Frazier to learn more. Email- frazier2@gresham.k12.or.us