Scholarships, Updated 1/16/19
Just In! For students going to WSU, there is a $1,000 to $2,000 scholarship through the Carson College of Business for students who declare Management Information Systems as their major.
Check into www.raise.me for ways to connect high school success to college dollars!
WSSRA: This one is just for future teachers and school professionals! Check out this link: www.wssra.org, click on "forms and files," then Scholarship App from the drop down menu. Due March 1!
Oregon State U on your list? They want you to start here looking for 'schiolar dollars.'
This one is for you, Jake! ASU, click on the portal box to the left to explore many opportunities.
Central Washington University: One app, over 325 scholarships! Start here. Due 2/1!
Blue Mountain Community Foundation: This is the portal to thousands of LOCAL scholarship dollars! Don't miss this. Apply HERE. Due March 1.
Columbia REA: They offer a general scholarship for college for their customers plus a lineman-only scholarship open to ANYONE. See counselor for details.
Accepted to WSU? One application, thousands of scholarship dollars. Due 1/31. Access it HERE.
Elks Vocational: Open to ALL seniors, a great chance to earn local money toward a vocational program. waelks.org, Due March 15!
Elks Dave Nicholas: Open to all seniors with a GPA of 2.2 and 3.2! Local ONLY, paper application. Due March 15!
Accepted to EWU? One application gets you consideration for the Honors Program and thousands of scholarship $$. Apply HERE. They recommend submitting by 1/15, but due 2/1.
Accepted to Gonzaga? Browse your many scholarship options HERE, due February 1.
Pursuing a STEM Career? Washington State Opportunity Scholarships are available for those with financial need. Look into this! More info HERE, due February 28.
American Indian Endowed Scholarship: This is for any student with ties to a tribe, so check into it HERE. Due 2/1.
Cool fact! St. Mary's University, the only Catholic University in London in Twickenham, London, charges international tuition of just $14,800 per year! If you are looking for a change of scenery, update your passport and check that out!
For 8th Grade Students Only: Catholic Daughters sponsors a $1,000 scholarship toward a Catholic High School education. The process involves letters of recommendation and an essay, but YOU CAN DO IT! Click here for the application. Due April 1.
Resume How-To: 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!
For great opportunities in WA State, check out this link and also remember to do your washboard profile, also linked below under search engines.
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! Spend some time learning your strengths, interests, and options!
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.
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
Carroll College, Lunch visit November 20
Whitman College, Tuesday, Nov. 27, Lunch visit
Grand Canyon University: Tuesday, January 8, lunch
WWCC: Lunch visit on 1/29 to talk about scholarships and other opportunities.
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 andscholarships.
For further information and to register please, visit the website at http://www.montana.edu/msufriday/.
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.
Knowledge Bowl Meet Schedule
- Thursday, October 18: East Meet, Walla Walla (Walla Walla hosting)
- Wednesday, November 28: East Meet, Waitsburg High School & Waitsburg Christian Church, 421 Coppei Ave (Waitsburg hosting)
- Tuesday, December 11 - Tentative: All Schools 1 Team, Venue pending, Walla Walla, DeSales Hosts
- Thursday, January 10: East Meet, Dayton High School, 614 S 3rd St (Dayton hosts)
- Thursday, February 7: All Schools 2 Teams, Richland Church of Christ, 933 Thayer Drive (Richland hosts)
- Wednesday, February 20: 2B, 1B Classification Regionals, Pomeroy (ESD hosts)
- State will be in Yakima this year, the week AFTER the play! March 23!
WWCS School Counseling 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 email@example.com