C&CC Monthly Newsletter

October 2022

Seniors....It's FAFSA Time!

October 1, 2022 is opening day for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for this year's seniors. Students and parents will begin their financial aid process by completing the 2023-24 FAFSA application. To do so, families will need their 2021 tax documents.

To access a Senior To-Do information sheet, with instructions for completing the FAFSA, go here.

Seniors who are not US Citizens will complete the ORSAA. Watch for more details coming soon on this option.

Remember, receiving the free Oregon Promise funds, for use at any Oregon Community College, will require that students complete the FAFSA or ORSAA. This year's Oregon Promise application will open soon. Watch for additional information.

Portland College Fair

Are you looking for an easy and convenient way to learn about colleges and their admissions process? Plan to attend the Portland College Fair. This event is free to any student and parents. Stop by booths and meet college reps, learn about programs, admissions, scholarships and more. All ages are welcome to attend.


Portland PNACAC College Fair

Date: Sunday, October 9 & Monday, October 10
Location: DoubleTree, Lloyd Center
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232
Sunday: 12:00 - 3:30pm
Monday: 9:00am - 12:00pm


List of Participating Colleges


Registration Flyer & Information

What's happening this month?

Dates and times do change occasionally. Please always check our calendar on the College and Career webpage for the most accurate, up-to-date information.


https://www.gresham.k12.or.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=5093


Monday, October 3

10:30am College Visit - Western Oregon University (Ricardo Acevedo-Solis)

Tuesday, October 4

11:00am Army Visit

Wednesday, October 5

11:30am Marines Visits

Thursday, October 6

11:00am Coast Guard Visits

11:30am College Visit - University of Oregon (Natasha Roberts)

1:30pm College Visit - Portland Community College (Brandon Parry)

Friday, October 7

ABC Construction Competition

1:30pm College Visit - Saint Martin's University (Alicia Carranza)

Tuesday, October 11

Manufacturing Field Trip

11:00am Air Force ROTC Visits

11:15am College Visit - PCC (Brandon Parry)

1:30pm College Visit - Pacific University (Madi Andrews)

Wednesday, October 12

7:30am PSAT/NMSQT

8:30am ASVAB Test - Juniors and Seniors

Monday, October 17

10:30am College Visit - University of San Francisco (Alejandro Wences)

CANCELLED: George Fox Univ. moved to Oct. 31

Tuesday, October 18

11:30am College Visit - Oregon State University-Corvallis/Cascade Campuses (Cori Kimmel)

Wednesday, October 19

8:30am College Visit - St. John's College (Joseph Clint)

Thursday, October 20

11:00am Air National Guard

Friday, October 21

9:30am College Visit - University of Portland (Casandra Esparza)

Monday, Oct. 24

1:30pm PSU Instant VIking Workshop

Wednesday, October 26

8:30am ASVAB Self Evaluation and Results - Juniors and Seniors

Thursday, October 27

Work Ready Career Fair

7:30am Mock Interviews

11:00am Army National Guard

Friday, October 28

7:30am Mock Interviews

7:30am College Visit - NAU (Lauren Rosales)

Monday, Oct. 31

1:30pm College Visit- George Fox University (Guadalupe Lopez)

Looking for C&CC Instagram Connections?

Follow the BarlowCCC at the QR here. See updated college and event information.

Seniors Applying to Colleges

This link will take you to directions on how to apply to schools (school specific) using Schoolinks

This link will take you to directions on how to apply to schools using the Common Application.

You can find these links on the SBHS Counseling website, too.

When is College Goal Oregon's Application Week at Barlow? Nov. 1-10

Seniors are invited to get extra help during SBHS's College Application Week.

College Goal Oregon will be helping our students in the process.

Some of the scheduled events are:

  • Willamette University College Visit -Nov. 4 9:30 am
  • MHCC's FAFSA/ORSAA Help Event -Nov. 5 9am-1pm*
  • OSAC & OR Promise Info Sessions -Nov. 7 lunches
  • Career Day -Nov. 8 12:00-2:30pm
  • FAFSA Help Night -Nov. 9. 6-7pm (parents and students are welcome)
  • FAFSA Help Day -Nov. 9 all day
  • Grand Canyon University Application Workshop/FAFSA Help Nov. 9 10:00am
  • Application Help-all day- focus on per 3,5, 6,7 during PD4 classes
  • Other College Visits TBD
  • WSU Application Workshop-TBD


*MHCC will also be hosting a College Goal Oregon event on Nov. 5 from 9am-1pm. Go here to learn more and register to attend.Get help with filing the FAFSA or ORSAA @ MHCC.

Scholarships...Time to get started!


Heismann Student Athlete Scholarship-due Oct. 18

Voice of Democracy Scholarship-due Oct. 31. (open to all ages)

Elks Lodge Most Valuable Student Scholarship-due Nov. 14

Jiffy Lube What Drives You Scholarship-due March 10 (open to all ages)

Greig Lodge Scandinavian Ancestry Scholarship-due Feb. 16

Act Six Scholarship-due Nov. 15



Oregon Goes to College Scholarship List-various due dates

Looking for a convenient scholarship search engine? Try goingmerry.com (open to all ages)

It's National Hispanic Heritage Month

Here is a link to scholarships targeting Hispanic students. Take a look!

Students: Are you prepared?

Have you created your Activities Chart? You will need one for all scholarships and applications you plan to do.

Have you requested an Unofficial Transcript from the College & Career Center? You will use this (and that activities chart) when asking a teacher, pastor, employer, counselor for a letter of recommendation. Send an email to neuenschwander@gresham.k12.or.us and include your student ID# and we will send you a copy of your unofficial transcript in PDF form.

When you need an official transcript, you will access that through your Schoolinks account and your counselor will send it to colleges through an official portal.

OSU Honors College

Oregon State University is hosting the Explore OSU event in Portland on October 2nd at 2:00pm at the World Forestry Center.

This event is focused on the Honors College experience and is a great opportunity for students to learn more about OSU’s programs, admissions, scholarships, and meet with other OSU departments. If you have a senior that is high achieving and has at least a 3.75-unweighted GPA, you can find more event details and register here.

What is the Act Six Scholarship?

Act Six is a life-changing opportunity where scholars receive full-tuition four-year scholarships, a powerful leadership training program, and an unparalleled level of support and opportunity.

Who should apply?


YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY NOW IF YOU:

  • love your community and want to use your college education to make a difference as a leader on campus and at home;
  • will graduate from high school in 2023, or previously graduated in 2022 or 2021;
  • are not currently enrolled at a four-year college (students at two-year colleges may apply);
  • live in one of four Act Six program sites; and
  • want to attend at least one of the Act Six partner colleges in your program site.

While ethnicity and family income are considered as factors in selecting an intentionally diverse group of scholars, there are no income restrictions, and students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

There is no minimum GPA requirement and admissions standards vary across our partner colleges. In general, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 will need to demonstrate their readiness for academic success in college through their recommendations, essays and/or test scores.

Deadline to apply: Nov. 15, 2022

Opportunities Books

Go here for the very helpful guide to all things college, financial aid and scholarships, The Opportunities Book. Watch for a Spanish version coming soon.

College Corner

Focus College- In-State Public

Western Oregon University

WOU Visit to Barlow: Monday, Oct. 3 10:30 in the library


Location: Monmouth, Oregon 76 miles from Barlow or 1.5 hour drive

Popular Majors: Education, Criminal Justice, American Sign Language. See a list of majors here

Deadline to apply: (Scholarship deadline) March 1. Rolling admissions. Apply here.


  • 4000 undergrads
  • 79% acceptance rate
  • 3.36 Average high school GPA

Focus College-In-State Private

Linfield University

Linfield's visit to Barlow: Tuesday, Sept. 27 10:30 in the library


Location: McMinnville, OR distance from SBHS 62 miles or 1 hour 26 minutes drive.

Popular Majors:Health Professions, Business, Management, Marketing, Education; Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology; Communication, Journalism.

Deadline to apply: Regular Decision: Feb. 1. Apply here. Plan to use the Common Application.


  • 1300 undergrads
  • 80% acceptance rate
  • 3.32 average high school GPA
  • Linfield University is a private institution located in McMinnville, Oregon. As a four-year, undergraduate, liberal arts and sciences college with an additional campus in Portland, Oregon. Linfield Wildcats athletics participates in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference.

Explore Your Career Interests

Ready to explore your interests? Expand your horizons? ASVAB can identify your strengths and help you realize your dreams. Start opening doors to your future. Participate in the ASVAB Career Exploration Program. It's free! Open to juniors and seniors on October 12th, 8:30 am in the Media Center. Sign up while seating is available.

Career Exploration Tour of KGW News

Join LindaLee to explore the many careers available at a news station. We will tour KGW News on October 19th. Board the small bus at 8:15 am and return at 12:30 pm. Registration is limited and fills up fast! Sign-up today using QR code for your chance to explore a career in media.

Students Participate in Mock Interviews

Does a job interview make you nervous? Not sure what to say or do? Job interviews often make adults nervous and unsure. Our sophomore students will learn how to apply for a job, write a resume, interview with a volunteer, and even write a thank you note. This series of lessons in Personal Development 2 prepares students for future jobs, college, and scholarship interviews. If you would like to help interview students on October 27th or 28th, please contact LindaLee Frazier.

Want to help kids? Become an ASPIRE mentor.

Help kids think about their future. What expertise can you share? We'd love to share information about the ASPIRE program and how you can engage with our students as they plan for college, career and more. Email or call one of us here in the College & Career Center at the contact information below. Learn more about ASPIRE here.
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Reach out to the College & Career Staff

LindaLee Frazier frazier2@gresham.k12.or.us 503-258-4960

Tia Molony molony5@gresham.k12.or.us 503-258-4850 x-3744

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