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Whether you're a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, there are scholarships out there to help you fund your college education. Being prepared early on is the key to your success.
RESOURCES TO GET YOU STARTED
OREGON & WASHINGTON 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.
OTHER SOURCES TO CONSIDER
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
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 througout the day on Mondays and Wednesdays. Meet the team and book your appointments below.
INTERNSHIPS, SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES
& SUMMER PROGRAMS
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.
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.
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Essay Contest
UW Admission Update
We know students and their families are eager to get their University of Washington admission decisions. We’re busy reviewing applications, and are on track to release decisions during the freshman admission notification period, March 1–15.
We’ll be in touch soon!
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.