Financial Aid Calculator

Many undergraduate students can cover some or all their college costs with the Washington College Grant (WCG) and Federal Pell Grant (Pell). To get an estimate, you'll need to enter information about your family size and income. You can optionally enter the estimated family contribution (EFC) from a current, completed FAFSA or WASFA to estimate awards. Washington Student Achievement Council does not collect any data you enter.

Free flu shots for the uninsured

Free drive-thru influenza vaccination for adults When: Noon - 3 pm Saturday, Oct. 17 & Oct. 24 Where: Free Clinic of Southwest Washington 4100 Plomondon St. Vancouver, WA 98661 Cost: Free for the uninsured in Clark County For other free resources, visit our Family Resources page

Graduation Pathway Options

Students in WA state now have more options to meet graduation requirements. Starting with the Class of 2020, students now have several pathway options to meet the graduation requirement (opposed to the prior testing requirement). This allows students greater flexibility and more options to explore career pathways. One of those pathways is for students to meet the standard on the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery).  The ASVAB is an aptitude test that estimates performance in academic and vocational endeavors (in both civilian and military worlds of work).  Test results are NOT released to Recruiting Services without parental permission. [...]

Credit for Work Experience

If you are 16 years old or older and working, you may be eligible to earn CTE credit for your paid job experience. Students must be enrolled in a qualifying CTE course or have taken a related CTE course to earn credit for work experience.  For example, if you are working at a retail store and have taken a marketing class, you can earn .5 credit for every 180 hours worked (up to 2 credits a year). Labor & Industries has restrictions  on work hours and job duties for students under 18 years old.  A Parent School Authorization form [...]

Off-Campus Internships

The Career & Technical Education (CTE) offers elective off-campus internships to students who are at least 16 years old. Due to COVID-19, off-campus internships are currently unavailable but there are VIRTUAL internships happening. The internship will be a combination of online curriculum and worksite projects for a total of 90-hours. It's important to still apply as we may be able to create other online/virtual internships. If you are selected and complete an internship, you will earn .5 credit in Career Choices (a CTE course). One credit in a CTE course is a required for high school graduation. If you [...]

$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship

Each year IvyPanda awards two creative and talented students in movie-making with scholarships: the winner receives a $1,000 scholarship; the runner-up prize is $500.  Apply here. Submission requirements Record an original video on one of the following topics: Money-Managing Tips for Students Socializing in College: Your Advice How to Enhance Your Studying With the Use of Digital Age Tools Your video must: Cover one of the topics given above Be in English only Have a creative, catchy title that reflects your ideas Last between 1 – 1:30 minutes Deadline:  October 31, 2020 Vancouver Public Schools offers courses in Moving [...]

Annual Prevounce Preventive Health Scholarship Program

Calling all future medical providers! Write an essay (no more than 750 words) about why you are planning to pursue a career in healthcare and how you hope to play a role in preventing illness. This scholarship will provide a $1,500 award to one applicant who is pursuing a career in healthcare. No GPA requirements. Application deadline: October 15, 2020 Vancouver Public School students can get an early start exploring careers in healthcare.  Career & Technical Education (CTE) STEM labs at middle schools introduce students to careers in healthcare with hands-on activities. High school students can apply for Fort [...]

Human Resources Scholarship

Calling all future Human Resource professionals, this scholarship is for you! Submit an essay explaining, presenting, inspiring, or otherwise convincing users about your great idea for an onboarding program for new employees of a business, showing how it would improve their experience.  What's "onboarding" you ask? It's the process that new employees go through to learn the skills and knowledge necessary for them to become effective at their new worksite.  Apply here Sapling HR People Ops and Onboarding Scholarship. There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the [...]

INTERNSHIP – Architecture & Design

No travel, no risk and no experience required for this established internship program in architecture and design! LSW Architect's Design CoMission are tweaking their semester-long design internship from downtown Vancouver to a VIRTUAL internship. Interns work collaboratively, exploring their passions through design in a safe, no-experience-required setting. LSW's goal is for each student who completes the program to gain clarity in their own unique abilities, gain new skills, and discover pathways to a fulfilling and passionate career. You may be eligible to earn high school credit and three credits at Clark College (for free) by completing this 90-hour program. [...]

Full-time Child Care

The 28th Street ECE Center features a school-age child care program. They follow all CDC/DOH guidelines for COVID safety and provide designated spaces for students who engage in distance learning. Students have access to meals for purchase or can bring their own. The rate is $50 per day plus a $75 registration fee but many families qualify for financial assistance--for details on assistance call 1-844-626-8687. For more information on the childcare program, find more details at their website, contact them via email or call 360-952-3466.   For  teen parents who qualify for the Early Head Start Program or VPS [...]