C&CC February Newsletter
Class of 2022 FAFSA Completion Rate
FAFSA & More- Help Sessions from OSAC
Sign up for Upcoming Webinars and help with the Experts
Walk through the FAFSA/ORSAA with us and bring your specific questions
February 8, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Finding Funds & Scholarships
Walk through Federal and State financial aid resources and OSAC's scholarship process
February 10, 2022
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Drop-in Help Sessions
Meet 1:1 to start, edit, submit your FAFSA/ORSAA, discuss questions on the OSAC scholarship application, CHAFEE, and other burning college questions you may have.
February 2, 2022
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
February 16, 2022
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
- OSAC Scholarship Application (11/2021) [Video]
- Oregon Promise Grant (10/2021) [Video]
- FAFSA/ORSAA Line-by-Line (10/2021) [Video]
- FAFSA Plus+ Overview (5/2021) [Video]
- FAFSA Plus+ User Training (10/2021) [Video]
You can find earlier webinars and helpful videos on the OSAC YouTube Channel.
US News & World Report-10 Financial Aid Tips for College Students
February College Spotlight #1-
About PCC:Portland Community College has four comprehensive locations that are large, full-service facilities, offering university transfer courses, professional-technical career training, libraries, bookstores, and student services.
PCC also has numerous smaller sites for specialized learning.
February College Spotlight #2
Number of Students: 28,000 Total. 14,000 undergraduates
Scholarship Information: Apply here
Admissions Contact: Jasmine Taylor email@example.com (503) 725-3490
Acceptance Rate: 95%
Graduation Rate: 49%
Popular Majors: Psychology, Liberal Arts and Humanities, Public Health
Admissions Application: here
Financial Aid Award letters are coming! Do you need help understanding yours?
Don't forget that your colleges are now going to correspond with you through THEIR portal, not your personal email. Don't forget to check your college emails. There will be very important information found there. Come to the C&CC to get answers to your questions, too.
Upcoming Scholarships-Scholarship Season Has Started*
MHCC Foundation Scholarship (worth $5300): due March 31
Ford Family Foundation Scholarship: due March 1
OSAC Scholarship: due March 1
Jiffy Lube What Drives You due March 14 (for all grades)
ACPE Technology Studies Scholarship due Feb. 21
Greenfield Peace Essay due March 18
Grieg Lodge Scholarship for seniors of Nordic heritage due Feb. 17
Al Forthan Scholarship (addiction reflection) due Feb. 7
Oregon Community Foundation Scholarship due March 1
Louie Family Scholarship (Military family members) due March 15
Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship (students of Asian ancestry) due March 1
Jiffy Lube What Drives You Scholarship (for all ages) due March 14
KPNW Healthcare Careers Scholarship due March 1
Oregon Community Foundation Scholarships due March 1
*Seniors, don't forget to report any scholarships offered to you. We will list your accepted scholarships in your graduation program. We also keep a total of your other offers.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the C&CC to let us know.
Scholarship Myths.... read more here.
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
America’s largest regional interstate tuition savings program
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is an agreement among 16 member states and territories, through which 160+ participating public colleges and universities provide steep nonresident tuition savings for Western students.
Through WUE, eligible students can choose from hundreds of undergraduate programs outside their home state, and pay no more than 150 percent of that institution’s resident tuition rate.
WUE increases affordable higher-education choices for students, and minimizes the adverse impacts of student loan debt.
WUE Tuition Savings Finder, see which schools participate, their reduced tuition and any program limitations here
College Tours on Amazon Prime TV
Each episode of The College Tour will focus on a single college or university.
Engineers' Week Feb. 22-25
IT'S HAPPENING SOON!! Join us.
Engineers Week, or E-Week, is a national week-long event, celebrating how engineers make a difference in our world. Oregon’s E-Week focuses on bringing together high school students and local professionals to inspire the next generation of innovative engineers.
A DAY IN THE LIFE
Students can experience a day as an Engineer in the Pacific Northwest through virtual field trips, panel discussions, and project presentations from experienced professionals from some of Oregon’s top engineering companies.
Sessions are available daily via an accessible virtual platform. Join us in the College & Career Center to access the event using your Chromebook and a pair of headphones. We will provide support, answer questions, and a snack, too! While students are participating, we will excuse them from class. Sign up for more info here.
Go here to see the list of virtual tours available during E-week. This list will be continually updated until E-week. Keep checking back for additions.
Students are encouraged to come to the College & Career Center during these virtual tours so they can access a computer. Many teachers will also be providing an opportunity to watch from their classes. Check with your teacher to see if that will occur in your class.
24 AWESOME INTERNSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
24 GREAT INTERNSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS-
Click on each to be directed to the site.
Info provided by- THE COLLEGE CONNECTION NEWSLETTER
January 2022 Collegeconnectnews@gmail.com PO Box 90414 San Diego, CA 92169
NW Youth Career Expo
The annual Careers Expo is the Northwest’s premier career exploration experience. The career expo presents students with the region's amazing diversity of career opportunities, along with the skills and education needed for those jobs. 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.
Join us virtually on March 15th & 16th, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm by bringing your Chromebook to the College & Career Center along with a pair of headphones so you can listen to guest speakers and tour the booths. Students who would like to participate will be excused from classes they miss. We will provide support, information, and snacks! Sign-up here by March 1st to attend and get the link to participate.
Guest speakers agenda and exhibitors to be announced soon so you can plan your day.
Final ASVAB is Open to All Students
Military Can Now Visit During Lunches
YMCA Summer Camp is Looking for Leaders and Role Models!
Working at camp can cultivate:
- Oral Communication Skills
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
- Leadership Skills
- Collaborative Skills
- Networking Opportunities
- Career Interests
- New Hobbies
- Diverse Work Experiences