Scholarships, Updated 9/13/18
For great opportunities in WA State, check out this link and also remember to do your washboard profile, also linked below under search engines.
AES Engineering Scholarship: This link takes you to the full instructions, but it's due October 6, 2018. Only an essay required, open to ANYONE, not future engineers.
Link to the Common Application here, and remember to ask your teacher, coach, and community recommenders for letters of recommendation, and provide them with a resume!
If you are dreading the resume writing piece, consider this site that really breaks the task into little chunks for you and lets you create a nice workign document: Resume Wizard!
Comparing careers and programs? Favorite sites for that:
College Board's Big Future
College Majors 101 to explore career paths and majors.
WOIS: Site key required, see counselor. Great resource!
College Scorecard is a great comparison tool.
Want to see last year's FAFSA night Power Point? Click here.
Great article on Big Money, Hard Choices from Cardinal Newman Society.
Senior meetings are happening daily! Let's be in touch!
College Sessions On and Near Campus, 2018-2019
University of Portland, Lunch visit in foyer, Sept. 19
Washington State University, Lunch visit in foyer, October 19
Pacific Lutheran University, Lunch visit in foyer, October 26
Eastern Washington University, Visit and Onsite Admissions, October 31 starting in mod four
Gonzaga University, 11:30 to noon in foyer, Nov.1
\Whitworth University, Lunch visit, Nov. 5
Whitman College, Tuesday, Nov. 27, Lunch visit
Central Washington University: TBA
Carroll College TBA
Seattle University, TBA
St. Martin's University,TBA
Montana State University in Bozeman is hosting five MSU FRIDAYS:
At these events, students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and students, exploreacademic facilities, tour the campus and investigate possibilities for financial aid and scholarships.
Access a good resource for students of color here.
Tips for College Visits
WWCS School Counseling enthusiastically recommends high school students of all levels making official visits to as many campuses as possible! The link below has some tips for focusing on what is important; the academic and career tips are especially helpful and too easily overlooked on any "tour," so you may have to ask! Always ask for the chance to sit in on a class or talk wtih a professor, too.
Click here for a good "visit" resource.
Scholarship Search Engines
We all like a personalized invitation, but these search engines allow students to create profiles, browse, learn more about national and statewide options. Check them out:
theWashboard.org This one is WWCS School Counseling's favorite; it is run by WA state and inlcudes local, state, national awards by emailing students after they complete a profile. For any student, any year, any time, a worthwhile exercise.
Mission Statement: Through a student and family-centered approach, School Counseling supports WWCS in the formation of every student, pre-K through post-graduation, toward maximizing potential within academic, personal-social, and vocational realms. The School Counselor strives to provide personalized service to every student and family through advising, outreach, counseling, and classroom guidance.
Please contact School Counselor Kathy Ruthven, M.Ed, Ed.M., at at (509) 525-3030 or at firstname.lastname@example.org