Every year, local families, businesses and organizations offer scholarships just for Canby High Seniors (the "Local" scholarships). Because such a limited number of students can apply, your chances of winning are good. Make sure you look at all of the options.
Here is a list of tips to help you make sure your application is the best it can be.
Local Scholarship Tips for Success
This is the list of local scholarships. The applications are posted on this blog in the next entry.
2014 Local Scholarship List
Each Listing below is the application for one of the local scholarships. Any extra information about the scholarship is listed as well. These applications are "fillable" PDFs, so you can type your information into the blanks and then print it off. We recommend that you do your essay questions and activities charts in Word or Pages.
Adoree Wenrick Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is for the child/grandchild of a veteran.
CHS Art Department Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is open to Juniors and Seniors who are interested in studying art after high school.
Bob Rapp Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship, sponsored by the CHS Booster Club is for seniors who have played softball.
Booster Club Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is open to all seniors with a 2.75+ GPA.
Richard Brown Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship, offered by the Canby Rotary Club, is specifically for seniors who will be attending small colleges.
Canby Telcom Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is only for seniors who live in a home served by Canby Telcom.
Canby Education Association AND 91 PTA Scholarships Application 2014
This application will work for 2 different scholarships for seniors who want to be teachers.
Norman Christiansen Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship, sponsored by the Canby Volunteer Firefighters, is for seniors who want a career in fire fighting, emergency services or a medical field.
Canby Junior Basketball Association Scholarship Application 2014
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have played at least 3 seasons of Canby Jr Basketball.
Cutsforth Family Education Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is for seniors who want to become teachers and have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.5.
Howard Giesy Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is designed for the "non-traditional" scholarship applicant and focuses on students who have overcome obstacles to success. Here is an additional copy of the recommendation form in case one of your teachers would rather do it online.
Giesy Recommendation Form 2014
Canby Kiwanis Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship focuses on community service. The minimum GPA is 3.0+ (the list mistakenly says 2.5)
Canby Lions Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is given in honor of Wayne Oliver.
Maplewood Grange Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is for seniors who are studying an agriculture-related field.
Mike Rogers Trade Scholarship Application 2014
SAL Trade Scholarship Application 2014
These two scholarships, given by the Sons of the American Legion, are for seniors pursuing a career in a "trade"--plumbing, construction, electrical, manufacturing, mechanics, culinary, agriculture, landscaping, truck driving, heavy equipment, etc.
Mike Miller Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is for seniors who have participated in Varsity sports at CHS.
Earl & Sabina Oliver Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is for all seniors with a 2.5+ GPA.
Canby Rotary Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is for all seniors with a 3.0+ GPA.
Sons of the American Legion Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is for seniors who are the child/grandchild of a veteran.
Canby Track & Field Scholarship Application 2014
This scholarship is for seniors who have been members of the CHS track & field team.
Here is the February Scholarship List. Make sure to pay attention to the John & Maria Burdett Scholarships--they are only for Canby High students!
February 2014 Scholarship List Cover Sheet
February 2014 Scholarship List
Ever thought about becoming a pilot? The Oregon Pilots Association - Mulino Chapter is offering a $2000 scholarship toward flight school. The scholarship is available to students age 16-25.
OPA Flight Scholarship Information
OPA Scholarship Application 2014
Many scholarship applications will ask you for a list of your high school activities. Different scholarships will want the information in different formats. Pay close attention to the requirements and make sure you have your information in the correct format. Here are two examples of common formats.
Sample Activity List #1
Sample Activity List #2
A list of your high school activities can also be helpful when you are requesting a letter of recommendation. Adding information about where you want to go to school and what you are planning to study would be helpful in that situation.
Here is a current list of scholarship opportunities. Seniors will receive a paper copy in Advisory on January 15, 2014. Paper copies are also available in the Counseling Office and the Career Center.
January 2014 Scholarship List
Here is the cover sheet for the January list. It includes upcoming SAT/ACT dates, upcoming visits to CHS by colleges and information regarding Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA).
January 2014 Scholarship List Cover Page
We encourage ALL students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the gateway for all need-based financial aid. Students work with their parents to fill in the FAFSA online. Based on the information you provide, students can be awarded any combination of grants, loans and work study. Filling the FAFSA does NOT obligate you to take any of the aid offered--you can always refuse, but you never know what you'll get unless you file the FAFSA!
Here is a link to the FAFSA website. You can take a look any time, but you can't file the FAFSA until January 1st of the year you plan to start college. FAFSA
Do You Need Money for College?
What is a PIN & why do I need one?
What information do I need to file the FAFSA?
Steps to Financial Aid
"Financial Aid" means any help with paying for college. Financial aid can be loans, grants, scholarship or work study programs. The best source of need-based financial aid is the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA). Below is some basic information about Financial Aid.
Here are a couple of videos on how to fill out the FAFSA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRyXfUStHO0
This handout explains the different types of federal grants that students can access through FAFSA. http://blogs.canby.k12.or.us/uploads/chscounseling/federal-grant-programs.pdf
Here is a video explaining the Types of Federal Aid available.http://studentaid.ed.gov/types
This handout explains the federal student loan programs.http://blogs.canby.k12.or.us/uploads/chscounseling/federal-loan-programs.pdf
This handout addresses many myths about Financial Aid. Financial Aid Myths
This handout discusses Financial Aid Scams. Deceptive Financial Aid Offers
This handout addresses financial aid opportunities for non-citizens. Aid for Non-Citizens
Here are the latest scholarship opportunities. Seniors will receive a paper copy in advisory on December 18th.
Important Information about Financial Aid and SAT/ACT test dates:
December 2013 Scholarship List Cover Page
December Scholarship Listing:
December 2013 Scholarship List
Do not use the Firefox or Internet Explorer. USE ONLY SAFARI.
Open 2 browser tabs, or open 2 internet browser windows:
1 Window to open and follow instructions & to go back to Counseling Blog for REQUIRED IDEAS REFLECTION DIRECTIONS
1 Window to open CIS and execute directions and type answers
Set all print jobs for DOUBLE SIDED, and select LIBRARY PRINTER (If printing at school)
After printing, save your results by clicking the green SAVE tab in the upper right corener.
OPEN AND FOLLOW IN ORDER, THESE (2) ATTACHED STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS:
IF YOU GET LOST, MOVE ON TO THE NEXT STEP OF DIRECTIONS.
(1)CIS Log In Directions
If you can’t access your old Portfolio, you can use the CHS general log in:
Username (canbycougars), Password (planforit)
(2)CIS IDEAS Directions
IMPORTANT NOTE:: When clicking on IDEAS on CIS,
IF IT TAKES YOU TO YOUR OLD RESULTS, THEN YOU NEED TO REFRESH BY LOGGING OUT AND BACK IN.
NOW OPEN GOOGLE DOCS AND TYPE A 6 SENTENCE PARAGRAPH,
WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION, TITLED "CIS IDEAS REFLECTION:"
Sentence 1: Write an introduction sentence.
Example: "The CIS IDEAS Assessment provided specific career information to help me with my career planning."
Sentence 2: Identify your highest scoring “Interest Area” (MEC, PRO, NAT, etc.), and whether you agree with it.
Example: "I scored highest in the Social Interest Area, which makes sense to me because I like helping others."
Sentence 3: Identify a specific occupation you hope to pursue.
Example: "I hope to become a School Counselor someday."
Sentence 4: Note the national annual median wage for the above occupation, and education/preparation necessary.
Example: "School Counseling requires a Master's Degree, and the national median wage is $50,000 a year."
Sentence 5: Mention the growth rate expected for the above occupation and compare it to the average.
Example: "The expected growth rate for school counseling is 10%, which is an average growth rate."
Sentence 6: Write a closing summary sentence.
Example: "Completing the CIS IDEAS Assessment reinforced my desire to purse School Counseling as a career."
PLACE THESE TWO PRINTED DOCUMENTS (IDEAS Summary & Reflection Paragraph) IN YOUR SENIOR PORTFOLIO
Here is a list of scholarship opportunities for graduating Seniors. The list is divided into 2 sections--new scholarships and previously listed scholarships.
November 2013 Scholarship List
The Cover page for the November Scholarship List includes information about colleges visiting the CHS campus, registration dates for upcoming SAT & ACT, and other college planning events.
November 2013 Scholarship Cover Sheet
Here is the cover page to the October 2013 Scholarship list. It has important upcoming dates for SAT and ACT tests as well as visits by college admissions representatives. There is also a long list of financial aid and scholarship search websites.
October 2013 Scholarship Cover Page
Here is the October 2013 scholarship list. Make sure to pay attention to requirements and due dates.
October 2013 Scholarship List
Here is the application for the Elks Teenager of the Month Scholarship. This is given by the Oregon City Elks Club. Applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge in Oregon City.
Elks Teenager of the Month Scholarship Application
The NCAA Eligibility Center recently launched a website specifically dedicated to educating students and parents about the new NCAA Division I eligibility standards for 2016 and beyond. Visit http://2point3.ncaa.org
Path to NCAA Eligibility Presentation for Student-Athletes
NCAA Eligibiity Requirements
NCAA Approved Courses at CHS
All registration for SAT and ACT tests is online. You must upload a photo (head shot) with your registration.
Neither the SAT nor the ACT are given at Canby High School, but there are testing locations at many area high schools.
The Canby High School CEEB Code: 380-135
October 5, 2013
November 2, 2013
December 7, 2013
January 25, 2014
March 8, 2014
May 3, 2014
June 7, 2014
Register for the SAT at: SAT Registration
The SAT Reasoning test costs $51.00
September 21, 2013
October 26, 2013
December 14, 2013
February 8, 2014
April 12, 2014
June 14, 2014
Register for the ACT at: ACT Registration
The ACT test with Writing costs $52.50
ASPIRE is a program which trains adult volunteers to give students one-to-one assistance with completing post high school planning activities (career research, college apps., scholarships, financial aid forms, etc.). Referrals to ASPIRE come from the student or their Academic Counselor.
Students decide what they want help with, and are assisted through the CHS Career Center.
See their CHS Web Blog:
Students are provided the CHS Academic Planning Guide in February or March to assist them in forecasting courses for the following year and provide information about credit requirements, college credit courses, graduation requirements, and more. The planning guide is linked below.
13-14 CHS Planning Guide
13-14 Freshmen Planning Guide
Counselors will present Four Year Course Planning Information to all freshmen students during freshmen English classes sometime within Trimester 1 & 2 of this school year.
Four Year Course Planning is important for the following reasons:
-To learn and plan for high school graduation requirements
-To learn and plan for college entry requirements
-To learn and plan for Honors Diploma and/or College Credit classes
-To meet State Of Oregon Graduation Requirements (as part of an Educational Plan & Profile)
Most of the information emphasized is from our CHS Academic Planning Guide
Students are shown the typical progression of academic classes through the following flowcharts:
English & Math Flowchart
Science & Social Studies Flowchart
The students course plan is started on a document called the MAPP (My Academic Plan & Profile), and then the MAPP is updated every year in high school, through 10th grade Future Focus Classes, and 11th and 12th grade Advisory Groups.
See the document here,
Updated MAPP (Page 1)
Updated MAPP (Page 2)
Updated MAPP (Page 3)
Updated MAPP (Page 4)
Four year colleges require students to submit either ACT or SAT scores. The ACT is the American College Testing program. The SAT is the Scholastic Aptitude Test. The tests give colleges an indication of a students academic readiness for college level instruction. Most schools accept scores from either test.
Both tests assess students in three sections (English, Math, and Writing). The ACT also includes a fourth section, Science. The SAT is considered a reasoning test, so some of the test measures a student's ability to think through new or novel situations. The ACT is considered an achievement test, so it only measures what curriculum students have learned and retained. The SAT has scores ranging up to 800 in each of the three sections, for a total possible score of 2400. A good score for the SAT is 1500 and higher. The ACT has scores ranging up to 36 in each of the four sections, and they also give a composite or average score. A good score for the ACT is 22 and higher.
A student can take the tests as often as they would like, however 2-3 times is on average when scores are the highest. Most colleges will combine the best sub-scores from multiple tests to get a best representation of a student's ability. Test preparation usually improves test scores, and options vary from self-prep to test prep classes to simply taking the PSAT (Practice SAT) and reviewing results.
It is recommended that top students take the SAT or ACT for the first time at the end of their junior year. Then they can take the test a second time, if so desired, in the early fall of the senior year. This will allow time for the student to have scores sent to colleges between December - February, when most college applications are due.
To register for the SAT, and/or get prep materials, go to http://www.collegeboard.com/
To register for the ACT, and/or get prep materials, go to http://www.actstudent.org/index.html
Other Self-prep options include acquiring prep books from the public library or local book store, or visiting sites, like http://www.number2.com/
or students can access Peterson/s Test Prep through the CHS created CIS Portfolio, http://oregoncis.uoregon.edu/login/login.aspx
For prep classes, students can sign up for classes from:
Saturday Academy, http://www.saturdayacademy.org/
Or register for a local test prep class for only $135, offered through Canby Community Education (come to CHS Counseling for the sign up form).