OHS

SCHOLARSHIPS





GETTING STARTED

 There is money available for each of you to help fund your future.  The secret to obtaining it is to be prepared.

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Step 1: Complete the I AM OLYMPIC Profile FormThis form allows the counseling team to qualify you for scholarships that are not publicly posted, and provides us with the ability to search for scholarships tailored to your specific educational and career goals.

Step 2: Complete your Letters of Recommendation.   Identify and ask at least two (2) persons (teacher, coach, employer, or counselor) if they would be willing to provide you with a letter of recommendation.  Download the Letter of Recommendation Form below, complete the form, save a copy for yourself, and provide                 your forms to those individuals.  The form provides you an with an opportunity to outline your interests, hobbies, goals, and to "brag" about your accomplishments.

Step 3: Complete your Senior High & Beyond Portfolio by booking an appointment with Mrs. Bach or Mrs. Bartleson in the OHS Career Center (CTE).     This platform is where you will be able to keep track of awards/achievements, your resume, and cover lettersThis step is a graduation requirement.

Step 4: Consider writing a 300-500-word Biography.  Some scholarships require that you describe yourself or submit a biographyYou have already started this process by                       completing your letter of recommendation form.  Use the information in your form to help write your biography keep it updated and handy.  Remember to save all of your   essays!

Step 5: Complete your FAFSA/WASFA Application. Book and appointment with the OHS FAFSA Outreach Advisor to help you (and your family) complete the   application process.  The Advisor is located in the OHS Library on Tuesday & Thursday's during school hours.  Evening hours are also available. Remember to use a personal email address on your application.

You are now ready!

SURF & APPLYThere are many ways to discover scholarships.  The Scholarship Bulletin below will list the currently available local scholarships.  Other resources and   search sites are available below to help you locate scholarship monies.  Book and appointment with the our Scholarship Advisor for more ways to search.

*Links to all the documents mentioned can be found below*

RESOURCES TO GET YOU READY

I AM OLYMPIC Profile Form

Help us help you!  

Complete this form to tell us about your family history, financial needs, educational goals and colleges of interest so that we can search and qualify you for internal scholarships not found on publicly posted scholarship site. 

Letter of Recommendation Form

This form is a brag sheet about all your accomplishments that the people from whom you request a letter of recommendation will use to formulate that letter.  

Place your name on the form and complete the information on the lower portion of the form with your personal, educational, athletic accomplishments, awards and hobbies.  Print the form and present it to the person writing your letter.  

It is always best to ask the person from whom you wish to request a letter prior to sending them the form.  Consider asking teachers, counselors, coaches, volunteer coordinators and employers.  Avoid using friends and family members.  

Always keep copies your letters of recommendation for future use.

TRANSCRIPTS

SCHOLARSHIP  FINDING  SOURCES 

Looking for scholarships? theWashBoard.org makes it simple.

We connect Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers….for FREE.

Whether you’ll be attending in state or out, you save time by entering your profile once and letting us find the scholarship opportunities that fit.

GET opened in 1998 as a way to help families save for their child's future higher education. Since then, more than 57,000 students have used over $1.2 billion in GET benefits to help pay for qualified higher education expenses at colleges, universities, and technical schools nationwide and around the world. 


MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) provides academic preparation for community college students who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields and are interested in transferring to 4 year institutions.

Fastweb is a free scholarship search platform that connects students to scholarships and financial aid tools. Our goal is to help you find scholarships to make school more affordable.                                               

NEARBY  STATE  INSTITUTIONS




Check out the comprehensive list of institutions, including filtered information by school type, location, admission criteria, and student body population on the Idaho College Directory Here. and Art Institutions Here.






                                              ---------------------------------------------------------                                         *Although some colleges and universities made the decision to suspend SAT and ACT testing requirements through 2024, some may require scores to participate in specific programs or attend altogether.  Always check with your institution when completing your college applications to ensure you have met all the necessary requirements.



OLYMPIC COLLEGE

Serving the Kitsap Peninsula and surrounding counties, Olympic College’s multiple campuses and programs offer students many choices to further their education and career paths.

OC Promise Open February 1st - March 1st. 

See Mrs. Bartleson in CTE for information.

The high cost of college forces many students to give up on their dreams. That’s why OC has partnered with donors to create the OC Promise, a scholarship program that covers the gap between financial aid and the first year of tuition and fees at Olympic College. The program also provides support services to help Promise scholars succeed.

     COLLEGE BOUND SCHOLARSHIP

In 2007 the Washington State Legislature established the College Bound Scholarship. This program was created to provide state financial aid to low-income students who may not consider college a possibility due to the cost. The scholarship covers tuition (at comparable public college rates), some fees, and a small book allowance.

Eligibility for the scholarship is a two-part process. Students in 7th or 8th grade whose family meets the income requirements must submit and complete an application by June 30 of the student’s 8th grade year. Then students must meet the College Bound Pledge requirements and income-eligibility as determined by the student’s financial aid application (FAFSA or WASFA) in their senior year of high school. 

Foster youth in grades 7–12 (up to age 21) who have not graduated from high school are automatically enrolled. They are considered to have a complete application for the College Bound Scholarship via a data exchange between the Washington Student Achievement Council and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). 


FINANCIAL AID

OHS FAFSA OUTREACH TEAM

FAFSA opens December 31st and Olympic High School has teamed with Olympic College to provide students and families personal assistance with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) applications.  Appointments are available throughout the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Meet the team and book your appointments below.

Book appointments on Mondays and Thursdays to meet with Sahara Jackson in the OHS Library for assistance with completing your FAFSA application.

FAFSA & WASFA

Are you already tired of hearing about the new FAFSA

You’re not alone. The new 24-25 FAFSA application had a soft launch on December 30th. While some families were able to access it, others had a more difficult time. We’re hopeful the government can sort out the issues quickly!

 

CHANGES TO FAFSA

The current methodology used to determine financial aid, known as the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), will be replaced by a new methodology called the Student Aid Index (SAI). The SAI is designed to enhance accuracy and fairness in assessing student aid eligibility. Notable changes include the exclusion of the number of family members in college from the calculation, the allowance of a minimum SAI of -1500, and the implementation of separate eligibility criteria for Federal Pell Grants.

Below are several resources to address questions and assist you with completing the process.

US Department of Education Student Aid Information

NCAN's Guiding you through the Better FAFSA Process Slide Show 

NCAN's Guiding you through the Better FAFSA Process Slide Show

FAFSA & WASFA RESOURCES

FAFSA Completion Portal How To Video

What to do after filling out the FAFSA Video

*Remember to use your personal email address when completing these forms.

Dear Education Partner,

Starting today, the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) will be submitted using a new platform.

The WASFA is for people who don’t file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to immigration status or other federal aid eligibility issues. Learn more about who should complete the WASFA through our questionnaire.

Upon completion, applicants are encouraged to contact the financial aid office at their prospective schools to ensure the application was received and inquire about next steps. New and existing user guides can be found on the WSAC WASFA page.

Account assistance is available by contacting: wasfa@wsac.wa.gov. 

Graduate Strong & Washington College Access Network (WCAN)  

Seniors, remember to use your personal email address on FAFSA/WAFSA, Scholarship Applications, and Admission Forms.

INTERNSHIPS, SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES, &  SUMMER PROGRAMS

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health 

Job Shadowing Experience Program


VMFH is offering Occupational Job Shadowing Opportunities to high school students.  This is an opportunity for students to gain exposure to the healthcare field through various professions that contribute to patient care. To assist students in future healthcare career   decisions, they have the opportunity to shadow up to 8 hours and/or participate in an extended cohort field experience.


Program Details

The job shadowing experience is intended for high school students ages 16-18 and is a time-limited arrangement allowing the observation of clinical and/or non-clinical staff members in a non-patient facing environment.


Shadowing allows students to follow and observe a healthcare professional while they carry out their responsibilities. Students will be scheduled in 2-, 4-, 6- or 8-hour increments, with an opportunity for an extended cohort field experience through their academic institution.


Eligibility

High school students must be 16-18 years of age. VMFH does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.


Job Shadowing Areas

Areas include a wide range of healthcare occupations, such as CNA, Pre-pharmacy,

Pre-physical Therapy, Respiratory, Lab, Radiology, Sterile Processing, Surgical Tech, Patient Advocates, BioMed, Healthcare IT workers, among other fields.


Sign Up Information

You will be required to complete the necessary forms and training prior to starting your shadowing.   Interested students should visit or email Mrs. Bach in the OHS CTE office or call 360-662-2735.

Crosby Days Volunteers

Crosby Days Logging Festival is an annual festival that started in 1983 and is hosted by the Crosby Community Center celebrating the logging history of the PNW.   The Women's Club of Seabeck is coordinating the event and seeking students interested in volunteer hours or just to help our local community.  The event will be held on August 10th, 2024, and volunteers would be working with the Kid's Corner for 2 hour shifts. The kids corner will be open from 10:00 to 5:00. The volunteers would be helping with the games and passing out prizes.  Interested students can sign up below.  If you have questions, contact Cassandra Martin at 360-842-9077 or email c.martin23@hotmail.com.


PG is teaming up with the CK school district to offer photography internships through the Career Connections Program during the 2023-24 school year.


Interested students should email Michelle Schuster using the link below.

OC & VMFH Career Camp

Olympic College and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health are hosting a healthcare career camp to students of all ages at the Marvin Williams Recreation Center on April 13, 2024 from 10am-2pm.  Registration is required to attend this event as space is limited.

Visit the OHS Career Center or email Mrs. Bach with questions.

Navy PNW and MWR have programs for student internships in many service fields.  

Interested students can visit the in building Navy Liaison, contact Michelle Schuster at 360-662-1057, or email below.

Job Corps  Jackson-Pearce Forestry Services


At Jackson-Pierce Forestry Services is committed to providing young individuals with valuable experiences and opportunities to develop their skills and interests. We are currently seeking motivated and enthusiastic youth who are interested in joining Job Corps.

Forestry Service Opportunity

Interested individuals must not have any criminal history. If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at Evans.Jarod@jobcorps.org.


Campus Trade Grid

Columbia Basin Flyer 

Fort Simcoe Flyer 

Timberlake Flyer 

Information & Application 

TESTING


*Note:    In May 2020, many colleges and universities made the decision to suspend SAT and ACT testing requirements through 2024 and some eliminated them altogether.  However, test-optional can mean different things at different schools. Check with your institution when completing your college applications to ensure you have met all the necessary requirements.