Nov 2021

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

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

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|Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage|

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|Career Center News, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|

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|Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|

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|Career Center News, employ, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Gain experience, Scholarships|

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|Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage|

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|Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|

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 [...]

Sep 2021

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

2021-09-29T12:24:39-07:00September 28th, 2021|Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|

The Coca-Cola Scholars $20,000 scholarship can be used over 10 years at accredited US colleges and universities!  The Coca-Cola Foundation awards 150 $20,000 scholarships each year to applicants who demonstrate exceptional commitment and impact in their schools and communities through leadership and service. Phase 1 applicants require: No essays No recommendations No ACT/SAT scores No [...]

Sep 2021

Seniors – A Timeline for College

2021-09-28T10:32:29-07:00September 23rd, 2021|Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|

Not sure when to start the college application process? Check out this timeline for senior year! SEPTEMBER ALL ABOUT FAFSA / ALL ABOUT WASFA Prepare to apply for the FAFSA or WASFA so you are ready when the applications open on October 1!  Need assistance completing your financial aid application?  Attend a financial aid event [...]

Sep 2021

The College Bound Scholarship

2021-09-23T14:00:43-07:00September 23rd, 2021|Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|

The College Bound Scholarship is a commitment of state financial aid to eligible students and is a four-year scholarship.  To earn the College Bound Scholarship, students must do the following: Fulfill the scholarship pledge requirements and meet state residency requirements. Complete a financial aid application in their senior year of high school and each year they are in college [...]

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