Category Archives: Scholarship Information

CHS Activity Chart

Seniors can use the CHS Activity Chart as a way to organize their activities and accomplishments for the Local Scholarship Applications (available March 1, 2017).

Here is a sample of a completed activity chart:  Sample Senior Activity Chart

The Activity Chart Master is a GoogleDoc.  Students can click the link & make a copy of the  to use in their own Google account.

Directions for CHS Activity Chart

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE ACTIVITY CHART: 

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1POjNNDqvcoKwp6vKTLrhA9WcTXTHEHNu5yybhKFG4Rw/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

Letter of Recommendation Request Form

When you ask a teacher/boss/coach, etc for a letter of recommendation, please keep the following things in mind:

– Give at least 2 weeks time to write a good letter
– Make the request in writing
– Include a resume or list of activities during high school
– You CANNOT have a relative write you a letter of recommendation

Below is a “fillable” PDF of a Letter of Recommendation Request form that you can type in & print to give to the adults who will write your recommendations. The second page is an Activities List that you can use if you don’t already have a resume or activities list.

Letter of Recommendation Request Form

February 2017 Scholarship Opportunities

 

Feb 17 Scholarship List

Upcoming Test Deadlines

SAT   March 11, 2017. Register by February 10th     Register @ www.collegeboard.org

ACT   April 8, 20167 Register by March 3rd     Register @ www.act.org

Great Opportunities

Be entered in a drawing for free tuition waiver for 4 credits for 2017-2018 at CCC. Attend the Senior Incentive @ the Clackamas Skills Competition—February 23rd . Sessions at 9am,10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm. Get information about applications, scholarships, placement tests and scheduling classes. Sign up in the Career Center!

 $$$$$Local Scholarship List will come out on March 1st. This will be a whole list of scholarships that will be awarded to Canby HS seniors. Don’t miss out on the money!!

 Remember, the deadline for the Oregon Promise Grant is March 1st. You must file the FAFSA as well.

 Submitted your FAFSA yet? Now is the time. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov today!

January 2017 Scholarship Opportunities

Jan 17 Scholarship List

Upcoming Test Deadlines

SAT:    March 11, 2017. Register by February 10th    Register @ www.collegeboard.org

ACT:    February 11, 2017. Register by January 13th    Register @ www.act.org

Important Dates

Admissions Rep from OSU Cascades, January 12th, 2pm. Sign up in the Career Center

Parent Conferences, February 2nd, 4-8pm. Presentations on college and scholarships. Stay tuned for details!

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

Clackamas Skills Competition, February 23rd.

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

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP LIST IS COMING MARCH 1ST

 

December Scholarship Opportunities

Upcoming Deadlines

SAT

January 21, 2017. Register by December 21st    Register @ www.collegeboard.org

ACT

February 11, 2017. Register by January 13th    Register @ www.act.org

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE:

  • 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

Here is the list of scholarship opportunities for Seniors.

Dec 16 Scholarship List

 

November 2016 Scholarship Opportunities

Below is a list of available scholarships. This list is posted on the Counseling Office blog on the Canby High School website. Paper copies are available in the Counseling Office and the Career Center.

Upcoming College Visits – Sign up in the Career Center

Tuesday, 11/15 , 9am – Pacific University

Friday, 11/18, 9am – Gonzaga University

Monday, 11/9 , 10am – Oregon Tech

 

Upcoming Test Deadlines

SAT

January 21, 2017. Register by December 21st

Register @ www.collegeboard.org

ACT

February 11, 2017. Register by January 13th.

Register @ www.student.act.org

Free Financial Aid Night   Need information about paying for college? Go to Clackamas Community College, Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Gregory Forum. Open to all seniors & their families—you don’t have to be planning to go to CCC. The information works for all college-bound students.

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.

 

November 2016 Scholarship List

October 2016 Scholarship List

Paper copies of this month’s scholarship list are available in the Counseling Office & the Career Center.

Oct 16 Scholarship List

 

 

Upcoming College Visits – Sign up in the Career Center.

Friday, 10/7, 9:00am – Southern Oregon University

Monday, 10/10, 1:30pm – Pacific Lutheran University

Wednesday, 10/12, 9:50am – NW Christian University

Tuesday, 10/18, 8:30am – Portland State University

Thursday, 10/20, 8:00am – Linfield College

Friday, 10/21, 9:30am – Multnomah University

Thursday, 10/27, 9:00am – George Fox University

Tuesday, 11/8, 9:00am – Gonzaga University

 

è National College Fair, Oregon Convention Center, Sunday, October 23, 2016 1pm-5pm and Monday, October 24, 2016 9am – Noon.

 

Upcoming Test Deadlines

Next SATs are November 5, 2016 (register by October 7th) and

December 3, 2016 (register by November 3rd ) @ www.collegeboard.org/register

Next ACT is December 10, 2016. Register by November 4th @ www.actstudent.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

 

 

Oregon Promise Grant

The state is launching its Oregon Promise program—offering new high school graduates
and GED recipients an opportunity to have some or all of their community college tuition
covered. Grants are for students entering a community college in Oregon in Fall 2017.

You may qualify if you:
-Graduate from an Oregon high school or complete the GED in Spring/Summer 2017
-Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
-Have been an Oregon resident for at least 12 months prior to enrolling in community college

Steps to take:
-Apply for the Oregon Promise between October 10, 2016 and April 1, 2017, including:
Complete the Oregon Promise application Oregon Promise App

-Submit your high school transcript or GED scores

-Complete the FAFSA or its approved alternative

Once approved, Enroll in an Oregon community college within six months of graduating high school or completing the GED (Fall 2016)—and accept all state and federal grants

Oregon Promise Info

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.

Senior Activity Lists

Many scholarship applications will ask you for a list of your high school activities. Different scholarships will want the information in different formats. Pay close attention to the requirements and make sure you have your information in the correct format. Here are two examples of common formats.

Sample Activity List #1

Sample Activity List #2

A list of your high school activities can also be helpful when you are requesting a letter of recommendation. Adding information about where you want to go to school and what you are planning to study would be helpful in that situation.