College & Career
The College and Career site is here for students and parents as resource for information and links to scholarships, financial aid, volunteer opportunities and more!
ECHS and Roberts seniors don't let senior year overwhelm you. Yes, there is lots to do before graduation to be ready for life after high school. Whether you want to attend community college, a four year college, job corps, trade or apprenticeship, enlist in the military, or enter the workforce I am here to assist you.
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors there are many steps you can take now to prepare for senior year and beyond high school. I can help you with scholarships, resumes, job search, volunteer opportunities, internship and job shadow opportunities, and much more. If you want to chat and learn how to explore your interests and abilities, come see me in the Student Center in room 125 at building 50.
My email is email@example.com. My phone number is 503-399-3247 ext 508103.
Looking forward to working with you this year!
College is expensive.
Whether you are planning on attending a trade school, community college, or four-year university applying for scholarships is a must! Researching scholarships opportunities as early as freshman year helps you get off to a great start. Believe it or not, but there are numerous scholarships available for underclassmen that you may be qualified for. By starting to apply for scholarships earlier, you are increasing your chances of winning more money for college. Also, by looking into scholarships early, you will have the opportunity to take the right classes or get involved in certain activities that will bolster your resume to ensure you have the best chance of winning scholarships.
Scholarships Can Help with Expenses
Scholarships come from a variety of sources as they are offered by schools, private companies, nonprofits, employers, religious groups, individuals, and various social or professional organizations. You DO NOT need to be a top scholar or amazing athlete to win scholarships. There are plenty of scholarships that do not take grades or athletic ability into consideration. Many will consider GPA but the minimum GPA might be 2.5 and not 4.0.
Don't bypass scholarship awards that are small, and you think might not be worth the time or effort. If you win several small scholarships, that adds up quickly. Every dollar you are awarded helps reduce the cost of your education.
It's worth the effort!
Scholarships are competitive and it takes time to research and apply, but the end results could be very worthwhile. Think of it this way. Spending 40 hours researching and applying to several scholarships where you win 2 to 3 different scholarships that total $2000 means that you have earned $50 per hour! That is at least 4-5 times more than you can expect to be paid from any part time job.
Don't let the scholarship search and application process scare you. Come talk to your college and career coach, Sarah Muir in room 125 for help.
List of Available Scholarships
Were you awarded scholarships?
Please fill out the scholarship awards survey form.
There are so many organizations you can choose to volunteer and serve in your community. Volunteering is an opportunity for you to find your voice and passion in something that is important and has special interest to you.
Frequently Asked Questions about Community Service by Bright Horizons College Coach
Why is community service so important for college admissions? by tribes for GOOD
Looking for places to volunteer?
Below are a few ideas of Keizer and Salem area organizations that could use a few more volunteers.
LOCAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
not a comprehensive list
AC Gilbert Discovery Village – Volunteer as a Summer Program Volunteer
Alzheimer's Network - Come join our local team of caring and passionate volunteers and make a difference with those families affected by Alzheimer’s disease! We enlist individuals from teens to seniors, families, friends, and employee groups to be a part of the team (or serve on the team) at Alzheimer’s Network and make an impact in our community. Volunteering helps those affected by Alzheimer’s and can assist you in building job skills, enhancing your resume, working together in our community with friends, families, or colleagues, and influencing others to understand the needs of those affected by this disease.
American Red Cross - Numerous ways to volunteer. Check out the website and browse for current volunteer needs. You may also reach out to Evan Downing (senior at ECHS) if you are interested in opportunities.
Boys & Girls Club of Salem - We offer volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups to help change and save lives of children and youth in a safe and engaging environment that inspires and prepares them for great futures!
Capital Community Media (CCTV) - Studio Production Volunteer opportunities. For more information call 503-588-2288