January Scholarship Opportunities


Access the January Scholarship List here:



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.act.org

Important Dates

Admissions Rep from Portland Community College, January 17th, 10:15am.  Sign up in the Career Center

*Admission Reps from Clackamas Community College. February 8th & 9th. Sign up for a one-on-one meeting in the Career Center.

Done FAFSA yet??  It’s getting late!

FAFSA website:  www.fafsa.ed.gov

For more info on FAFSA, see the Counseling blog on the CHS website:  http://blogs.canby.k12.or.us/CHScounseling/category/Financial-Aid



December 2017 Scholarship Opportunities


December 2017 Scholarship List


Upcoming Tests:

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

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


  • Filed the FAFSA.** This is the most important step in the financial aid process. Go to fafsa.gov
  • Applied for the Oregon Promise Grant. This can cover tuition at an Oregon community college for students with a 2.5+ GPA.Go to:  http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/oregon-promise.aspx
  • Submitted your application if you to attend a four-year college in the fall. Community College applications can be submitted now or in the spring.

**Students who are not eligible to file FAFSA should file the ORSAA, an application for financial aid from the State of Oregon.  See your Academic Counselor for details.  Go to:  http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/fafsa-orsaa.aspx



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



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.


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).

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 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