November 2017 Scholarship Opportunities

Each month, we will be posting a list of scholarship opportunities available to Seniors.  See your Academic Counselor or the Career Center if you have questions or need help.

November 2017 Scholarship list

 

Upcoming College Visits – Sign up in the Career Center

Monday, Nov 13, 12:15pm  –  Corban College

Friday, Nov 17, 1:40pm  — Eastern Oregon University

 

Upcoming Test Deadlines

SAT:  March 10, 2018.  Register by February 9th.    Register @ www.collegeboard.org

ACT:  February 10, 2018.  Register by January 12th.     Register @ www.student.act.org

 

CCC FAFSA Lab – Open computer labs with free assistance to fill out your FAFSA.  Monday-Thursday 10am-1pm and 1:30-3pm.  Roger Rook Hall on the Clackamas Community College campus.  Free to any student/family; not just for CCC students.

October 2017 Scholarship Opportunities

Each month, we will be posting a list of scholarship opportunities available to Seniors.  See you Academic Counselor or the Career Center if you have questions or need help.

October 17 Scholarship List

Upcoming College Visits – Sign up in the Career Center.

10/4 – 11:20am – Grand Canyon University

10/5 – 12:30pm – Portland State University

10/9 – 12:30pm – Warner Pacific College

10/12 – 9:15am – Corban University

10/12 – 1:40pm – Pacific Lutheran University

10/17 – 9:15am – Pacific University

10/18 – 8:40am – Oregon State University

10/19 – 10:45am – Oregon Tech

10/19 – 2:00pm – University of Oregon

10/23 – 1:40pm – University of Utah

10/25 – 9:00am – Gonzaga University

10/31 – 9am – Linfield College

11/2 – 10:35am – Western Oregon University

National College Fair, Oregon Convention Center, Sunday, October 29, 2017 1pm-5pm and Monday, October 30, 2017 9am – Noon.

Upcoming Test Deadlines

Next SAT is November 4, 2017 (register by October 5th)@ www.collegeboard.org/register

Next ACT is December 9, 2017.  Register by November 3rdhttp://www.act.org/

Scholarship Search & Financial Aid Websites

FastWeb.com                                                           FinAid.org

Scholarships.com                                                    Acinet.org

Collegexpress.com                                                 CollegeAnswer.com

Collegescholarship.com                                        Collegenet.com

Collegetoolkit.com                                                  Financialaidofficer.com

Findtuition.com                                                        Studentscholarshipsearch.com

Immediate-scholarships.com                                Scholarshipexperts.com

Ihelp.scholarshipmonkey.com                              scholarsite.com

Collegescholarships.com                                      cappex.com/scholarships

Schoolsoup.com

 

SAT and ACT Dates for 2017-2018

All registration for SAT and ACT tests is online. You must upload a photo (head shot) with your registration.

Canby High School is not a test site for SAT and only administers the ACT once per year for Junior student.

The Canby High School CEEB Code: 380-135

SAT Dates:

August 26, 2017

October 7, 2017

November 4, 2017

December 2, 2017

March 10, 2018

May 5, 2018

June 2, 2018

Register for the SAT at: SAT Registration

The SAT costs $46 ($60 with Writing test)

ACT Dates:

September 9, 2017

October 28, 2017

December 9, 2017

February 10, 2018

April 14, 2018

June 9, 2018

July 14, 2018

Register for the ACT at: ACT Registration

The ACT test costs $46 ($62.50 w/ Writing)

Scholarship Application tips

Don’t Get Scammed Looking For Scholarships

(Little ways to help win big bucks)

Scholarships are awarded to the students who can show on paper that they are the most qualified applicants. Incomplete and messy applications may be passed over in favor of neater and thoroughly completed applications. Careful preparation will increase your chances of success.

The Basics

Deadline: don’t miss it. Start early, especially if you need references or transcripts.
Follow directions exactly: Many applications are designed to check how well you follow directions. Instructions mean what they say: “In your own handwriting” (print neatly), “Typed” (printed from computer), “In the space below” (write here not on attached paper), etc.

Neatness: Print using black ink. Word process whenever possible. Most applications are available online and should be completed on a computer. Some can be scanned in, completed and then printed for a neater appearance.

Spelling and grammar: Use a dictionary and spell-check. Read it back to yourself out loud. Have a teacher or parent proofread the application.

Answer everything: Don’t leave any blanks empty (unless told to), write “none” or “N/A” (not applicable) where appropriate.

References

Choose carefully: Be sure what type of references are requested (sometimes a teacher of a specific class or an advisor of a particular club). If unspecified then give a variety of carefully chosen references. Good choices include pastor, employers, teachers, counselor, club advisor, or long-time family friend (not a peer or family member).

Ask: ALWAYS GET PERMISSION BEFORE USING A PERSON AS A REFERENCE.
Attached recommendations: If letters of reference are to be included with the application:
Give the person at least 2 weeks to write the letter. You will get a better reference.
Tell them about the scholarship and what the judging criteria are. For example if it is based on leadership skills, communication skills, sportsmanship, volunteerism, etc., the person can specifically address their knowledge of you in that area.

Short Answer or Essay-type Questions

Thorough and exact: Thoroughly answer all parts of the question asked.
Length: Follow guidelines for length; more isn’t always better.
Proofread: Write a rough draft, proofread, and then copy onto the application. Concise, well-worded, neat, and grammatically correct answers will impress.

Help Yourself

Keep a file of your important information handy and updated so you don’t have to look it up each time. Jobs, clubs, awards, activities, references, etc. Save copies of applications and essays, often you can use the same thing again with minor changes. This includes papers you have written for school. Sometimes you can use an application essay to meet the requirements of a class assignment and get double benefit for the time you spend.

CHS Counseling Staff

Mr. Young
ANDREW YOUNG – Academic Counselor for last names A-G

Andrew is originally from Colorado – attending high school in Greeley, earning his Master’s Degree in Ft. Collins at CSU, and then working as a School Counselor for seven years in Craig, Colorado. He has been an Academic Counselor at Canby High School since 2000. Before becoming a School Counselor, Mr. Young worked as a Group Home Youth Worker for three years in Lincoln, Nebraska, while also earning his Bachelor’s of Education from the University Of Nebraska. Mr. Young enjoys family, travel, hiking, and chilling.

photoKELLY NACE-JINDRICH – Academic Counselor for last names H-O

Kelly is originally from the Chicago area and has worked in Illinois, Colorado and Oregon.  She started her career in education as an art teacher for K-12.  She has been an academic counselor at Canby High School since 1997.  Kelly enjoys yoga, traveling and grizzly bears.

D GilbertDAREN GILBERT – Academic Counselor for last names P-Z

Daren is originally from Alaska, but has lived in Oregon for the past 35 years.  She spent 14 years as a high school English teacher before moving into Academic Counseling.  Daren has been at Canby High School since 2000.  She is the mom of 3 Canby High graduates .  She enjoys reading and puzzles.

IMG_9213TREVOR LOCKWOOD, LCSW  – Intervention-Prevention Specialist

Trevor grew up in California and Oregon.  Prior to coming to CHS, Trevor worked in the mental health field.  He has been at Canby High for 8 years.  Trevor enjoys travel, cooking and reading.

LORI WUJEK – Counseling Secretary

 

 

LEESA BEAUDOIN – Registrar

Leesa has been at Canby High School for 16 years, nearly all of that time in the Counseling Office.  She enjoys cycling, motorcycles and watching the Timbers.

 

LISA STAHL – Student Information

Lisa joined the Canby High staff in 2015 after working in medical offices

 

 

When Counselors See Students

The CHS Comprehensive Education and Counseling Program is delivered to assure that all students receive the same guidance information and equal access to counselors. Delivery of the program involves three Academic Counselors, one School to Career Coordinator (STC), one Intervention Specialist, and all teachers who serve as advisors.

The delivery of the program assures every student the following contacts through grades 9-12.

Grades 9-12 Every student meets with an Advisor, numerous times per year
(see Advisory link on Counseling homepage for Advisory Topics)

Grades 9-12 as scheduled by students; individual appointments are available to see the
Intervention Specialist, STC Coordinator, or their Academic Counselor

However, please note the following restriction regarding student appointments:
Student-requested appointments with the Academic Counselors may not available during Schedule Change periods (Two weeks before each term and the first week of each term)

Grade 9 Freshmen receive group guidance from Academic Counselor in English class
(presentation on four year course planning and CHS graduation & college requirements)

Grade 10 Sophomores receive group guidance from Academic Counselor in Future Focus class
(presentation on course planning and CHS graduation & college requirements)

Grade 10 Sophomores take Future Focus class for career research and planning
(Mock interviews, job shadows, and presentations planned by STC Coordinator)

Grade 11 Juniors meet as an entire class during advisory for a presentation by counselors and administrators
to emphasize key planning information for the senior year and beyond.

Grade 12 Seniors attend individual Senior Planning Meetings with Academic Counselor
(personalized credit check and post high school planning information)

Grade 12 Seniors meet as an entire class during advisory for a presentation by counselors and administrators.

NOTE: Communication with the Counselors is also available via phone calls and email

Foreign Exchange Programs

Many students are interested in Foreign Exchange programs. Studying & living abroad is a wonderful experience. In a average school year, two CHS students are living in another country as exchange students and we welcome four or five international students to CHS. Here are some basic facts to know if you are considering an exchange.

– Exchange programs can last 1 semester or 1 year. Some programs also run 4-8 week summer programs.

– Generally, your Junior year is the best year to go. It’s difficult to get graduation & college plans squared away if you are out of the country during your senior year.

– Most exchange programs have some basic requirements. Students usually must be between 15-18 years of age. Some have a minimum GPA requirement, often 2.8 or higher. Depending on the program and/or country, there may also be language requirements.

– Cost of exchange programs varies widely. For semester or school year programs the costs can be anywhere from $3000-$9000. This cost does not include airfare or living expenses. It covers the actual exchange program only.

– Not every exchange program allows you to choose your destination. Often, you will have a “wish list” of 3-6 countries or you may be guaranteed a geographical region (e.g South America, Eastern Europe, etc.)

– Canby High School will accept credits earned while you are on exchange (maximum of 8.0 credits). These classes are listed with a “P” for Pass rather than a letter grade.

Below is a list of some state-approved exchange programs with representatives in Oregon.

AFS International Programs
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs
AYUSA
North West Student Exchange
Youth For Understanding
Cultural Homestay International
Education First Foundation
Rotary International
Education, Travel and Culture
International Student Exchange
CIEE