College and Scholarship bulletin

September 26, 2017

Welcome back to school. It’s time to get started on the

college application process, test-taking, and scholarships.

Testing & More

Seniors please make sure you have registered for either an SAT or ACT test date this fall.  For registration go to: – SAT Next test date Nov.4, register by Oct. 5 – ACT Next test date Dec. 9, register by Nov. 3

Juniors and Sophomores. . . the PSAT is October 11.  The test fee is $16 (free for sophomores).  Juniors sign up in the main office. All sophomores will be taking the PSAT and there is no charge. See Ms. Ruiz if you have questions.

Seniors – All seniors will be taking the ASVAB test October 11.  

Seniors – The COMMON APPLICATION simplifies the college admission process by saving time and eliminating duplication of effort. Nearly 500 universities use the Common Application. For more information, go to: 

College Visits @ PHHS

Seniors and Juniors - Please sign up in the Counseling office if you would like to attend any of the following:

Oregon State University, Cascades – Thursday, October 5 @ 2pm

Corban University – Monday, October 9 at 10a.m.

Oregon State University – Thursday, October 12 at 9a.m.

Northwest Christian University – Thursday, October 12 at 11:45a.m.

Eastern Oregon University – Thursday, October 19 at 9:45a.m.

Linfield University – Thursday, October 26 at 10:15a.m.

College Fairs and Information Nights

Senior Parent Night – Wednesday, September 27 at 7p.m in the Student Center application process and Financial Aid/Scholarship Information will be presented for seniors and their parents.

Mid-Willamette College Fair –Friday, Oct. 6, 9a.m. – noon at University of Oregon’s Mac Court. Visit with nearly 100 college and university admission reps, attend admissions and financial aid workshops. See Ms. Ruiz if you would like to attend.

Portland National College Fair – Sunday and Monday, Oct. 29-30 at the Oregon Convention Center.  This is a great opportunity to visit with over 300 admission reps from all over the country. For more information, visit 


UO        October 13, 20, November 3, 17                Willamette         November 10

OSU       October 13, November 4                Linfield                     October 16, November 10

WOU        November 11                                Reed                October 9

PSU        October 21                                U of Portland        October 13, November 10

EOU        November 11                                Pacific                 Most Fridays in Oct./Nov.

SOU        November 17                                Corban                November 5-6

OSU-C        October 13, November 4                        George Fox        October 26-27

OIT         October 21                                NCU                TBA

Register to attend any of these events by going to Admissions at the college/university website.

Caltech, MIT, Pomona and Yale Universities will host an admissions event at the DoubleTree in Portland on Oct. 3 at 7p.m.  Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7pm. Register at – 

Duke University admissions officers will present information and answer questions about the university, the admissions process, financial aid, and much more on Tuesday, Oct. 3rd  7p.m. at Catlin Gabel School in Portland. To register for this event:

Scholarship Opportunities

12th – For a great scholarship resource, go to: 

12th – Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship – if you have a 3.0+GPA and have participated in at least one sport apply online at for an opportunity to become a Heisman scholar athlete. Deadline is October 2, 2017 (Phase 1) and/or October 23, 2017 (Phase 2).

12th – The 2018 Horatio Alger Scholarship is for students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society.  Apply at:  Deadline is October 25, 2017.

12th – The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will be selecting its next class of Coca-Cola Scholars for this school year. You must be a senior with a 3.0 GPA. For complete requirements, scholarship guidelines and application information visit Deadline is October 31, 2017.

12th – National Eagle Scout Academic and/or Merit Scholarships – There are several scholarships available for students who have received their Eagle Scout Award. For information, Deadline to apply is October 31, 2017.

7th-12th - The 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community awards are designed to honor students who show a strong commitment to their community through volunteerism and community service. Awards include $1000 cash and a trip to Washington D.C. For more information, visit or    Deadline is Nov. 7, 2017.

12th Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships Up to $40,000 per year for high-performing seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from a 4-year college/university. For an application: 

Deadline to apply is November 2017.

12th Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship is open to all graduating seniors who are American citizens. Students compete for awards at local, district, state and national levels. For more information: Deadline is November 14, 2017.

12th – Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship Program will award scholarships in the amounts of $5,000 and $10,000 to at least one qualified high school senior at each of the 132 eligible high schools in the KP Northwest service area. For more information see Ms. Ruiz in the counseling office. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 5p.m. PST.

12th - The Gates Millennium Scholars programs provides renewable, need-based, merit scholarships for students opting to study computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. Students must be an ethnic minority with at least a 3.3 GPA, meet financial criteria, and have been involved in leadership and community activities. For more information and to apply, visit

9th – 12th - UNIGO’s This site offers a variety of scholarships. Applying is simple….go to-   

12th ROTC Scholarships provide college freshmen with tuition, books/fees and a monthly stipend for expenses.  Many colleges also offer room and board if you attend their school with this scholarship.  There is still time to apply for next fall, see Ms. Ruiz.

12th - Montana State University will offer millions of dollars in scholarships and awards to non-resident freshmen who apply for admission for the fall of 2018. Apply early! Contact Ms. Ruiz for more information or go to

12th – The Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE) offers reduced tuition costs for out-of-state students.  States that have colleges participating in this great opportunity are: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota Washington, Utah and Wyoming, see Ms. Ruiz for details.

12th/11th - QuestBridge is a non-profit program that links bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation's best colleges. QuestBridge is the provider of the National College Match Program and the College Prep Scholarship.

12th – Alert Magazine Scholarship will offer a $500 scholarship with each issue published. Must be a senior with a 2.5+ GPA and plan on attending college after high school graduation. For more information:


9th – 12th – The Voice of Democracy is open to all 9-12 grade students. Prizes and scholarships are awarded at the local, district, state, and national level. Deadline for submission is October 31, 2017. Additional information and applications are available in the Counseling Office.

9th – 12th – Profile in Courage Essay Contest is open to high school students in grades nine through twelve. Students are required to write an essay describing an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Deadline is January 4, 2018. For contest details go to: 

Helpful websites for scholarship and college search information:          

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