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Whether you're a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, there are scholarships available to help fund your future. Being prepared early on is the key to your success.
RESOURCES TO GET YOU READY
SCHOLARSHIP FINDING SOURCES
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.
NEARBY STATE INSTITUTIONS
--------------------------------------------------------- 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.
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.
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).
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.
INTERNSHIPS, SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES, & SUMMER PROGRAMS
High School Internship Opportunities with SEE
The Systems Education Experiences (SEE) program at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle will be offering three distinct opportunities during the current and upcoming academic year and the summer of 2023. In all experiences, high school students will learn about systems biology and apply their learning to a research project. Students will learn lab and computer-based skills. Students will also learn about various professional paths, develop a web page that describes their experiences, learn STEM leadership skills, and may assist in the optimization of labs for high school classrooms.
10th or 11th Graders
Systems Thinkers in STEM Ambassadorship (STiSA): All applicants who complete a full application will be accepted into STiSA. Participants will first be invited to attend a 2-hour, virtual workshop: "Systems are Everywhere." Students will learn about systems modeling & how systems thinking is used in research & careers. After attending this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to attend new virtual micro-courses on special topics such as systems medicine, environmental stewardship & community action projects. Students will also be invited to join a Slack channel to collaborate & learn about future opportunities.
Children of Aztlan Sharing Higher Education (C.A.S.H.E.) Conference Application is Open!
On behalf of the student led C.A.S.H.E. conference at Washington State University we are reaching out to request your assistance in sharing this wonderful and unique leadership opportunity with your high school students.United Together. Stronger Forever.The Children of Aztlan Sharing Higher Education (C.A.S.H.E.) conference, hosted by MECHA de WSU, is intended to foster and address the needs of higher education among the Hispanic community while cultivating leadership development. This three-day, two-night conference is geared towards high school juniors and seniors of Chicanx/Latinx background. We are an inclusive conference and encourage all high school students (of all identities and standings) to apply.Check out highlights from a previous C.A.S.H.E. conference video to get a sneak peek of what to expect.Conference Details
- Date: November 10-12, 2023
- Location: WSU Pullman campus
- Cost: $75 (Teachers/Counselors can apply for fee waivers on behalf of the student)
- Transportation: Transportation from several pick-up locations within the state of Washington will be provided
- Application Deadline: Apply by November 4, 2023 (Students are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Apply early!)
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Essay Contest
Job Corps Jackson-Pearce Forestry Services
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.