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SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION 2013. Show Me The Money!. Agenda. Types of Scholarships Tips to apply Resources Matched College Savings Program Navigating the BHS website (very little about) FAFSA Questions??. Higher Education Costs. Community Colleges $3,375 tuition

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  • Types of Scholarships
  • Tips to apply
  • Resources
  • Matched College Savings Program
  • Navigating the BHS website
  • (very little about) FAFSA
  • Questions??
higher education costs
Higher Education Costs
  • Community Colleges

$3,375 tuition

  • Public Colleges and Universities

$8,000 tuition, $21,000 total cost

  • Private Colleges and Universities

$30,000 (plus) tuition, $40,000 (plus) total cost

net price calculator
Net Price Calculator
  • College pricing and financial aid a complicated process
  • Estimate the net price to attend a particular college
  • Every college/university must now include a Net Price Calculator on their website
  • Simple process: go to site, enter name of the college, click on NPC link, fill out questionnaire
institutional scholarships
Institutional Scholarships
  • Sometimes students are automatically considered for an award at a college to which they have applied (sometimes, however, there is a separate application/test for scholarships; check websites!).
  • Examples of auto awarded $$ from the U of O:
  • Stamps, Summit, Apex, Freshman General, PathwayOregon, Solari
  • Stamps=5 awards at $110,000 to cover tuition, fees, r/b, etc.

3.85 GPA or better, 1240 Rdg/Math on SAT or 28 on ACT

Demonstrated leadership, perseverance, service and innovation.

  • Summit =$5000 renewable

3.80 GPA, minimum score of 1200 SAT or 26 ACT

  • Apex=$3000 renewable

3.65 GPA, min. score of 1150 SAT/25 ACT

  • Freshman General University = $1500 - $2000/one-year

“Select outstanding freshman” Based on admission application and h.s.

academic achievement

PathwayOregon = variable $$

3.40 GPA, Pell Grant eligible

  • Solari = $5000 renewable

“High achieving freshmen” from middle-income households.

  • FAFSA required!/Check school websites!
western undergraduate exchange wue
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
  • Scholarships for non-residents at tuition and a half
  • WUE states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, NV, NM, ND, SD, OR, UT, WA, WY
  • Each college sets their WUE policies
each college sets wue policies
Each College Sets WUE Policies

Such as…

How to apply for WUE

Application deadlines

Which majors eligible for WUE

Required academic qualifications

#of WUE awards offered

Requirements to retain WUE


Check college websites

wue savings scenarios
WUE Savings Scenarios
  • California Maritime Academy

Resident tuition: $5,600

Non-resident: $18,864

WUE tuition: $8,400

Savings: $10,464

  • Montana State University

Resident tuition: $5,470

Non-resident: $15,961

WUE tuition: $8,205

Savings: $7,756

state administered scholarships
State Administered Scholarships
  • FAFSA application required
  • One application/many scholarships!
  • Apply online after Nov. 1 at:
  • Workshops in the CCC in January
  • Early Bird deadline: Feb. 15 ($500)
  • Regular deadline: March 1
osac personal statements
OSAC personal statements
  • Each statement is limited to about 150 words
  • 1. Explain your career aspirations and your educational plan to meet these goals.
  • 2. Explain how you have helped your family or made your community a better place to live. Please provide specific examples.
  • 3. Describe a personal accomplishment and the strengths and skills you used to achieve it.
  • 4. Describe a significant change or experience that has occurred in your life. How did you respond and what did you learn about yourself?
activities chart
Activities Chart
  • OSAC requires an awards/activities chart to see evidence of:

leadership, decision-making,

organizational skills, special

recognition, volunteer service,

and work history

why not j d moore ford scholars amie wood memorial
Why Not?, J & D Moore, Ford Scholars, Amie Wood Memorial
  • Apply through OSAC
  • Why Not?- Obstacles overcome
  • Moore - High achievers
  • Ford - Financial need/3.0 gpa (100 in OR)90% of need met/must attend OR school
  • Wood - “Well-rounded” kids. Priority given to work with animals
loco for local scholarships
  • Rossi Scholarship
  • Susie Laughlin Scholarship
  • DREAM Scholarship
  • JJH

2010 & 12 World Champions/SF Giants!

local scholarships con t
Local Scholarships (con’t)
  • Careers That Work! Scholarship
  • Vose, McKay, Chehalem Scholarships
  • Highland Neighborhood Association
  • Scott Rutherford Memorial
  • And more!
future connect @ pcc

Scholarship money $600 - $5000 based on EFC

College success coach

Career guidance

Job & Internship resources

Enrichment activities

1st gen/low income

navigating the bhs scholarship website
Navigating the BHS Scholarship website
  • Counseling link
  • College and Career Center
  • Scholarships Updated Weekly

(name/link, field, criteria, award)

tips for applying
Tips for Applying
  • Read ALL directions
  • Make sure you are totally qualified
  • Assess the competition
  • Write a compelling essay – have it proofread and critiqued
  • Fill out FAFSA as soon after Jan. 1 as possible

It isn’t necessary to pay anyone for scholarship searches

  • Check the CCC, BHS website, OSAC, student’s or parent’s place of employment, organizations, and the colleges to which student is applying!
  • Examples: Burger King, WalMart, Kohl’s, NHS, Beaverton Business, Health Careers…
matched college savings program
Matched College Savings Program

Enroll at a member college (G. Fox, L&C, UPortland, WPacific, Concordia, Marylhurst, Pacific, Willamette, Reed, Linfield, MHCC)

  • Begin an Individual Development Account
  • Match savings 5:1. Save at least $25/month each month
  • i.e. $25 a month = $125 in match, a total of $150
  • Earn up to $8000 total
  • For more information, please visit or contact one of the colleges/universities listed above.
scholarship resources
Scholarship Resources


financial aid application
Financial Aid Application
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students and parents can request Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) now at
  • Students can also go to and get an early estimate of your eligibility for financial aid.
  • As soon as possible after January 1 students and parents should complete the FAFSA at
financial aid application1
Financial Aid Application
  • College Scholarship Services PROFILE – is required my some private schools who want additional financial information that the FAFSA doesn’t provide.
financial aid night
Financial Aid Night
  • December of your senior year.
  • This year: 12/03/2013 @ SHS.
financial aid day pcc
Financial Aid Day/PCC
  • Saturday, January 11, 2014
  • Drop in from 9 a.m. – noon
  • Attend at the PCC campus nearest you

Cascade/Rock Creek/Sylvania/Southeast Center

  • Spanish language advisors available at all locations
  • For more information: www.pccedu/finaidday
undocumented students
Undocumented Students
  • Cannot apply for FAFSA money
  • Scholarships available (i.e. some OSAC scholarships, as well as MCSP, the BHS website, and more)
  • Resources:,,,
  • Tuition equity: Undoc students who earn a high school diploma or GED are now allowed to pay resident tuition rates instead of nonresident tuition rates.
  • See your counselor. We are here to help you.
upcoming events students notified of these on 10 25
UPCOMING EVENTS (students notified of these on 10/25)
  • PSU Instant Viking

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Sign up in the CCC

  • U of O Duck Express Workshop

Friday, Nov. 15

Sign up in the CCC

  • WOU Instant Wolf

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Sign up in the CCC

  • OSU Beaver VIP Admissions

Thursday, Dec. 12

Sign up (where?) in the CCC