Jan 2022

Local Scholarships

2022-01-27T10:38:37-08:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|Tags: , , , , , |

Community Foundation of Southwest Washington (CFSWW) manages local scholarships available to high school seniors that will graduate this Spring!  Their process has changed a little, but fear not, there are still MANY local scholarship opportunities! Students complete a general application with eligibility questions embedded in the online application. Once the general questions are answered, any [...]

Jan 2022

When Will I Use This?

2022-01-20T08:37:35-08:00January 3rd, 2022|Categories: Career Center News, employ, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Gain experience, Scholarships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"When will I use this?" is a question that Columbia River teacher, Mr. Rob Russell, never hears from his Financial Algebra students.  Financial Algebra is a CTE math course that covers interest (both the kind you pay and the kind you earn) as well as other important financial literacy issues.  This class is offered at [...]

Dec 2021

How to Avoid Scholarship Scams

2022-01-04T09:50:31-08:00December 15th, 2021|Categories: Career Center News, employ, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Gain experience, Scholarships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Searching for scholarships may feel like a job and families should treat it as such! It takes good research, organization and dedicated time to score a scholarship. Post secondary education can be very expensive and scholarships are a great way to help cover some of those expenses. Over 180,000 student athletes are awarded $3.6 BILLION [...]

Nov 2021

Enroll, Enlist & Employ – Tools for Guidance to Make a Plan

2021-11-15T10:05:35-08:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: Career Center News, employ, enlist, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Gain experience, Scholarships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

VPS’s vision for Career and College Readiness is that all students are enrolled, enlisted, or employed upon graduation and we have the tools to help your student decide what path to take! Xello is our online platform for college and career readiness that allows students to learn about themselves, explore career and educational options, find [...]

Nov 2021

FutureMe Podcast: Financial Aid

2021-11-08T10:37:47-08:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage|Tags: , , , , , |

FutureMe Podcast, Season 2:  Episode 1 This episode is focused on an overview of financial aid basics and understanding FSA ID/FAFSA/WASFA. This time we were joined by post-secondary guest: Monica Santos-Pinacho from WSU-V. Check out more resources at https://futureme.vansd.org/

Oct 2021

NAACP’s ACT-SO Youth Program

2021-11-01T12:21:04-07:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: Career Center News, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Apply here if you're an African American high school student or of African descent and receive a $25 gift card just for applying. What are you applying for? The NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a year-long achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among [...]

Oct 2021

How to Pay for College!

2021-10-13T16:23:41-07:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

WSU Vancouver is holding workshops to help you understand how to pay for college!  Open to ALL Vancouver residents (even if not planning on attending WSU).  Attend an A – Z of Paying for College workshop to learn about—all the ways to pay for college—grants, loans, savings, scholarships, work … Which money is free and [...]

Oct 2021

Architecture, Construction & Engineering Mentorship & Scholarship Program

2021-10-12T14:12:09-07:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: Career Center News, employ, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Gain experience, Scholarships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

ACE is an after-school mentorship that connects Portland & SW Washington high school students to careers in architecture, construction and engineering. This local program serves over 100 students per year and relies on 100 volunteer mentors, all professionals in their fields, to coach students in a hands-on, team-oriented project. The program has demonstrated success in [...]

Oct 2021

College & Career Visits at Local High Schools

2021-10-08T09:56:11-07:00October 6th, 2021|Categories: Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage|Tags: , , , , , , |

Every VPS high school has recruiters from different colleges and careers visiting campuses (live or virtually). Did you know there's a calendar for that?  See your Career Specialist to sign up, request a speaker or get more information. Columbia River - Morgan.Parker@vansd.org Flex Academy - Angela.Fotjik@vansd.org Jim Tangeman Center (formerly Fir Grove) - Becky.Davis@vansd.org Fort [...]

Sep 2021

Career & Technical Scholarship (CTS) DEADLINE: 10/24/21

2021-10-06T09:29:05-07:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) supports Washington students on their path to high-demand trade, STEM and health care occupations. To be eligible, scholars must enroll in an approved program, such as welding, manufacturing or IT, at one of Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges (NOT eligible for bachelor's degree). Scholars are eligible to receive [...]

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