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College, Career and Financial Aid

 

Junior Information Night is April 11, 6:00 PM in the HS Library

All Juniors and their parents are invited to attend this very informative evening meeting.  Students will receive their copy of the "post High School and Senior Year Planning Guide" and receive valuable information about senior year requirements, college admissions, and post high school planning.  All are encouraged to attend!  If you are not able to be there, the handout packet is available in the counseling office and also here:  2020 Planning Guide

 

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 Scholarship Portfolios

The majority of local organizations that award scholarships will accept this uniform scholarship portfolio application.  Most of these scholarships are open to students who plan to attend a 4-year university, community college, or technical/vocational school. So every student with college plans can complete a scholarship portfolio.  It is very important that your portfolio be neatly typed and have no spelling or grammatical errors.  Remember that your portfolio will be read by people who don’t know you personally and will judge you only on the information that you provide in the application.  The following 8 items are to be included in your portfolio.  They need to be in this order: cover page, future plans and goals statement, resume, financial statement, transcript, test scores, letters of recommendation, and (optional) copies of special certificates, awards, news articles, items that tell a story of who you are, etc. Due Date will be  March 1,  2019.  You can get the detailed directions for the scholarship portfolio from Ms. Fogerson in the counseling office or online at  Scholarship Portfolio Directions. Also you can ask for assistance in the counseling office.

The 2019 list of scholarships available through the portfolio are listed here.

FAFSA
Looking for money for college?  Remember, the most important thing to do is complete your FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  This application will allow you access to Federal Student aid and also State financial aid and many scholarships.  Go to this website to learn more about the FAFSA 
One stop website for Federal Student Aid
 
 

Day to day scholarship information is in the CHS Daily Bulletin

Scholarship information is included in the CHS daily bulletin
Read the bulletin for the most up-to-date information on local and national scholarships. 
 

The Washboard

More scholarship information can be found by signing up at http://thewashboard.org
Register at this website to receive information on scholarships in Washington, tailored to your personal needs and interests. 
 

College Admissions Requirements

Information about College Admission Standards can be found in this Document:
This explains what courses you need to take in High School if you want to attend a Washington State 4-year college/university. 
 

Ready, Set, Grad

This is an excellent resource for Washington State students who want to go to college:  Ready, Set, Grad! This site has information about career planning, finding the right college, how to pay for college and more.  Check it out at http://readysetgrad.org/ 
 

College Fair Information

 
Chimacum High School will be hosting a college fair on September 27, 2019. 
 
The Seattle National College Fair:  Admission representatives from hundreds of colleges and universities are available to speak with students concerning college admission process and college life in general. Workshops are held to address testing, college application process and other topics.  
Dates: November 1 & 2, 2019
For more information and direction click on the link below.
 
 
Financial Aid Night is TBD for 2020.  Students and families are invited to our annual financial aid night in the HS Library.  Come and get information and helpful insider tips to guide you through this often confusing process.  Information about the new FAFSA and scholarships will be provided and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.  Jeff Lackey from Peninsula College will be our guest presenter from 5:00-6:00 pm and then Mrs. Fogerson, CHS counselor will talk about CHS local scholarship opportunities and college application info from 6:00-7:00 pm.  Parents and students are encouraged to attend.