WHS College & Career Center News
December 6, 2019
December 1 – March 1: PCC Foundation Scholarships Open
December 9: Field Trip to CCC (Seniors)
December 9: PSAT Scores begin to become available
December 13: CCC Admissions Appointments
December 23-January 6: Winter Break
January 3 – April 12: CCC Foundation Scholarships Open
It’s that time of year when seniors start receiving acceptance notifications from the colleges of their dreams! As those acceptances arrive, students should do two things: 1) Log into Naviance and click the box that signifies that they were accepted, 2) Visit the College & Career Center to notify Mrs. Tucker. There are sweet treats awaiting them for each acceptance!
PSAT Score Release
Students who took the PSAT in October will receive notification (if they provided an email at the time of testing) the week of December 9 that their scores are available for viewing. If an email was not provided, it will be up to the student to log in (some will need to create the account first) to their College Board account to view the scores. College Board will no longer provide us with hard copies to hand out to students.
While our typical visit by college recruiters is in the fall, we will occasionally have a college request a visit with students. University of Alaska – Fairbanks will be at WHS on Tuesday, 12/10. Students who are interested in learning more can sign up to attend the visit by logging into their Naviance account.
CCC Advisor Appointments
CCC and PCC advisors both come to WHS a couple of times a year to meet individually with students. Our first such date will be December 13, when CCC will be in the College & Career Center to meet with students who plan on attending CCC next year. This is a great opportunity for students to get questions answered, and to learn about next steps following application. Students who are interested in meeting with the advisor, should see Mrs. Tucker to make an appointment.
College bound seniors and their families are reminded to get those FAFSAs or ORSAAs done! 42% of WHS seniors have completed the FAFSA or the ORSAA! Congratulations to those that have done so!
The FAFSA is the means by which colleges decide how much need-based aid a student will receive. We encourage everyone to complete these documents, no matter the family income. There are many scholarship applications that require completion, even if student will not be receiving need based income (Oregon Promise and OSAC are two such applications). Families with questions or those needing assistance are encouraged to contact their student’s counselor or Lyndi Tucker.
OSAC Scholarship Application Now Open
OSAC administers more than 600 scholarships for students who are residents of Oregon (regardless of where they ultimately enroll). One application is all that is necessary to be considered for any of the scholarships a student may be eligible for. To start the application, students should visit: https://oregonstudentaid.gov/scholarships.aspx. If a student has already applied for Oregon Promise, they already have an account! If not, it is a simple process, and all college-bound students are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is March 1, with an Early Bird deadline (and an opportunity to win $500) on Feb 15. Students should see Lyndi Tucker with questions.
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
· Applicant must be of Hispanic ancestry.
· Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA as evidenced by a high school or college transcript.
· Applicant must be enrolled by September 2020 in an accredited community college, 4-year college or university, or an accredited graduate degree program.
Applicants will be evaluated on academics, extra-curricular activities, community service, written essays and letter of recommendation.
Deadline to apply is January 31. (www.hmccoregon.com)
Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship
High school seniors are eligible if they:
1. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (weighted).
2. Are planning to pursue an education and career in an approved human health care field.
3. Reside in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area and attend an eligible high school.
4. Plan to enroll at a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree or certificate-seeking first-year student in fall 2020
Note: Proof of US citizenship or legal permanent residency is not required. If you meet the basic eligibility requirements, you are strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline to apply is December 13. (www.kp.org/kpnwscholarships)
Facebook: Wilsonville High School College & Career Center
College & Career Center webpage: https://www.wlwv.k12.or.us/domain/2384
Remind is a program that allows us to send short texts to those that subscribe or enroll. Those that receive texts cannot reply and phone numbers stay private. Below is the NEW way current juniors and seniors and their families can receive information...we encourage the classes of 2020 and 2021 and their families to re-subscribe to these new accounts. Those that subscribed last year, need to subscribe using the following information. The old lists have been “archived” (you may have received that message already).
Class of 2020
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Text @whs2020H-P to 81010 if your last name begins with letters H - P
Text @whs2020Q-Z to 81010 if your last name begins with letters Q - Z
Class of 2021
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Text @whs2021H-P to 81010 if your last name begins with letters H - P
Text @whs2021Q-Z to 81010 if your last name begins with letters Q -Z