Feb 2022

Oregon / SW Washington Chapter Scholarship Award (LOCAL!)

2022-02-25T15:09:14-08:00February 14th, 2022|Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|

This local $2,500 scholarship is designed for seniors to help them pursue most post-secondary educational opportunities (trade school, college or university).  AND who doesn't NEED the $$$?!? Eligibility: Open to local high school seniors who have ALREADY been accepted into a college, university or trade school 500-word essay or video or digital resource on the [...]

Feb 2022

Scam Alert! Watch out for SAT Prep Scams

2022-02-09T14:14:30-08:00February 8th, 2022|Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|

The Better Business Bureau has identified a nationwide phone scam regarding SAT prep materials.  Excerpts from the article about this scam were taken from BBB’s website after a VPS family received a call requesting a deposit for PSAT materials.  VPS does not endorse any testing preparation programs or materials.  FREE PSAT/SAT preparation materials can be [...]

Jan 2022

Local Scholarships

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

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 [...]

Dec 2021

Student Opportunity: Parks & Rec is Hiring!

2022-01-04T09:53:14-08:00December 29th, 2021|Career Center News, employ, Future Me Homepage, Gain experience|

Join the City of Vancouver's Park & Rec department! They are looking for enthusiastic candidates skilled in working with people of all ages and abilities. Here's some of the jobs they are looking to fill (must be 16 or older): Park & Rec Camp Counselor Climbing Wall Attendant Childwatch Attendant Gymnasium Supervisor Inclusion Mentor Lifeguard [...]

Dec 2021

Running Start Info Nights

2022-01-13T08:50:17-08:00December 20th, 2021|Career Center News, enlist, Future Me Homepage|

VIRTUAL EVENT What is Running Start?  Running Start is a program that allows motivated students to take college courses as part of their high school education starting their junior year of high school.  Most students can attend part-time or full-time and will earn both high school and college credit for all completed courses.  The cost [...]

Dec 2021

How to Avoid Scholarship Scams

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

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

Student Opportunity: Community Service Hours – Be a JEDI

2021-11-23T15:02:27-08:00November 16th, 2021|Career Center News, employ, Future Me Homepage, Gain experience|

Community Service Opportunity! Plus the chance to complete a Coaching and Leading with Racial Equity 6-week course. JEDI which stands for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is looking for student participation in their advisory committee (a comittee of Foundation for VPS). If you are a 10th or 11th grader and interested in this meaningful experience, [...]

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

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 [...]

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