May 2022

Financial Aid – Get Help!

2022-05-19T13:11:40-07:00May 16th, 2022|Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|

FAFSA / WASFA Workshop and Paying for College Sessions presented by Clark College (virtual) Come to this workshop to learn more about these two important financial aid applications for college and technical schools and what it means to complete them! You will learn how and when you should apply, what information is needed as well [...]

May 2022

Dual Credit…What It Is and How to Get It!

2022-05-12T08:59:16-07:00May 10th, 2022|Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|

Earn College Credit While In High School? Yes!  VPS offers several programs where students can begin earning college credit while in high school.  One of these programs is CTE Dual Credit.  Clark College will be having an online informational session specifically for VPS students on May 24th! CTE Dual Credit CTE Dual Credit allows high [...]

May 2022

eSports Championship

2022-05-10T15:14:23-07:00May 3rd, 2022|Career Center News, employ, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Gain experience, Scholarships|

WA State Scholastic eSports Championships This gaming event is open to ALL middle and high school students for FREE!  Participants will have the opportunity to earn $15,000 in prizes and scholarships!  What games??? Smash Bros, Rocket League, Cosplay and Valorant, just to name a few.  You don't HAVE to be a state champion to BECOME [...]

Feb 2022

Vocational Scholarship – WA State Elks Association

2022-02-25T15:10:20-08:00February 16th, 2022|Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|

The 2022 Vocational Grant Award is now open. Applications are attached and can also be found in the office at the Vancouver Elks Lodge, #823. Who May Apply: Any graduating Senior High School student U.S. Citizen Planning to pursue an eligible Vocational/Technical Course Application Tips: • Read the Instructions! This will make the application process [...]

Feb 2022

Oregon / SW Washington Chapter Scholarship Award (LOCAL!)

2022-02-25T15:09:14-08:00February 14th, 2022|Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|

This local $2,500 scholarship is designed for seniors to help them pursue most post-secondary educational opportunities (trade school, college or university).  AND who doesn't NEED the $$$?!? Eligibility: Open to local high school seniors who have ALREADY been accepted into a college, university or trade school 500-word essay or video or digital resource on the [...]

Feb 2022

Scam Alert! Watch out for SAT Prep Scams

2022-02-09T14:14:30-08:00February 8th, 2022|Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|

The Better Business Bureau has identified a nationwide phone scam regarding SAT prep materials.  Excerpts from the article about this scam were taken from BBB’s website after a VPS family received a call requesting a deposit for PSAT materials.  VPS does not endorse any testing preparation programs or materials.  FREE PSAT/SAT preparation materials can be [...]

Jan 2022

Local Scholarships

2022-01-27T10:38:37-08:00January 19th, 2022|Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|

Community Foundation of Southwest Washington (CFSWW) manages local scholarships available to high school seniors that will graduate this Spring!  Their process has changed a little, but fear not, there are still MANY local scholarship opportunities! Students complete a general application with eligibility questions embedded in the online application. Once the general questions are answered, any [...]

Jan 2022

When Will I Use This?

2022-01-20T08:37:35-08:00January 3rd, 2022|Career Center News, employ, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Gain experience, Scholarships|

"When will I use this?" is a question that Columbia River teacher, Mr. Rob Russell, never hears from his Financial Algebra students.  Financial Algebra is a CTE math course that covers interest (both the kind you pay and the kind you earn) as well as other important financial literacy issues.  This class is offered at [...]

Dec 2021

How to Avoid Scholarship Scams

2022-01-04T09:50:31-08:00December 15th, 2021|Career Center News, employ, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Gain experience, Scholarships|

Searching for scholarships may feel like a job and families should treat it as such! It takes good research, organization and dedicated time to score a scholarship. Post secondary education can be very expensive and scholarships are a great way to help cover some of those expenses. Over 180,000 student athletes are awarded $3.6 BILLION [...]

Nov 2021

Enroll, Enlist & Employ – Tools for Guidance to Make a Plan

2021-11-15T10:05:35-08:00November 3rd, 2021|Career Center News, employ, enlist, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Gain experience, Scholarships|

VPS’s vision for Career and College Readiness is that all students are enrolled, enlisted, or employed upon graduation and we have the tools to help your student decide what path to take! Xello is our online platform for college and career readiness that allows students to learn about themselves, explore career and educational options, find [...]

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