College & Career Events Weekly Newsletter Issue 2- 10/2/20

Financial Aid Applications NOW OPEN October 1, 2020

Financial aid is money to help pay for college or a career/technical school. Grants, work-study, loans, and scholarships help make college or career school affordable.

In Washington, there are two different applications for financial aid, but you only need to file one:

File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. Click Here

File the WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) if you are not eligible to complete the FAFSA due to immigration status. Click Here

You should apply for financial aid as soon after October 1 as possible. Do not wait until you are admitted to apply.

You do not need to know whether or where you plan to go to school or what programs you might be interested in to file for financial aid.

Need help or have questions about completing your FAFSA or WAFSA? Mr. Brown is hosting open virtual office hours on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:30 am. Contact him at mbrown@psd1.org for Zoom meeting info.

Chiawana will be hosting a Virtual Financial Aid Workshop on October 28, 2020. Stay tuned for details to come!

Columbia Basin College

Financial Aid Virtual Filing Event, October 15, 2020, 5pm

If you are ready to file your FASFA or WASFA application or have any questions, this would be the session for YOU! Experts will be online to answer any of your questions and help you through the application process. CBC in conjunction with the Washington Student Achievement Council will be offering free expert assistance to complete the FAFSA or WASFA.

Register in advance: http://bit.do/CBC-Financial-Aid

Think STEAM College Expo 10/2/2020

See: www.thecollegeexpo.org/events/steam-2 for details and the link to sign up

The Virtual Think STEAM Expo will help students get excited about and engage in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Agriculture, Aviation, Aerospace and Math). We will share information about careers and opportunities in STEAM and offer activities to learn all about coding, programming, 3D printing, arts, aerospace and more!

Colleges will present about their programs and scholarships.

The event is produced by National College Resources Foundation (NCRF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. NCRF has helped over 500,000 students get into college, and helped students connect with over 1 billion dollars in scholarships and grants.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), College Fair Oct 12, 18 & November 8th, 2020

NACAC Virtual College Fairs (virtualcollegefairs.org) offer a dynamic, new, digital meeting space that connects counselors, students, and their families with colleges and universities around the world.

For students especially, the virtual fairs are a welcome beacon during an uncertain time and a reminder that making plans for the future is still important. NACAC Virtual College Fairs inspire students to explore their options and to keep achieving their college dreams.

Search over 609 Colleges and Technical Schools! Register HERE

Central Washington University offers "On-the-Spot Admissions" event still open through Oct 2nd

We will be offering one-on-one “On the Spot Admissions” appointments throughout the day and early evening on the following dates:

List of things students will need to make the day a success:

  • Access to a laptop with a working camera and microphone·
  • Credit Card for $60 application fee or fee waiver from High School Counselor
  • Unofficial High School Transcript
  • Completed personal statement if below a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Current class schedule
  • High School Counselor name and contact information

During the Virtual “On the Spot Admissions” appointment students will be able to:

  • Complete their application
  • Receive an immediate evaluation of their high school transcripts
  • Receive an offer of admissions (if eligible)
  • Celebrate with their CWU Admissions Representative!

For additional information on eligibility for "On the Spot Admission" please contact Alma Castillo, Admissions Counselor alma.castillo@cwu.edu or call 509-859-1140

Women in Engineering Day, University of Idaho -

Oct 21 & 28th, 2020

10am -12pm

Women in Engineering (WIE) Day is a free virtual workshop for 11th and 12th grade high school students designed to build on existing interests in math and science.

All students in 11th and 12th grades are invited to participate. Participants must attend both sessions to be eligible to earn a scholarship.

Engineers work collaboratively to make a world of difference. Learn more about what engineers do and how to take the skills you already have and turn them into a successful college experience and future career! Live your life, and love what you do!


For questions about WIE Day, please email engr-wieday@uidaho.edu or visit the event webpage HERE

USA Science & Engineering Festival continues through– Oct 3rd, 2020

Join us for SciFest All Access – a Virtual STEM Expo – brought to you by the USA Science & Engineering Festival!

For the past decade, the USA Science & Engineering Festival has been proud to offer the largest and only national science festival with thousands of hands-on activities, conversations with STEM mentors, and exciting stage shows. While we await the opportunity to bring back our in-person Expo, we hope you will join us this fall for a FREE Virtual Festival – SciFest All Access.

Virtually experience exhibit booths featuring hands-on and interactive STEM content, get an all-access pass to performances on the STEM Stage, hunt for clues and earn badges and prizes in the Scavenger Hunt, gear up in the STEM Store, find your next opportunity in the College Career Center.

For Science Fest Information Click Link https://usasciencefestival.org/scifest/

University of Washington iDUB Conference

Oct 9, 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Oct 17, 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Oct 23, 1:00PM - 4:00PM

IMAGINE YOURSELF AT UW, A conference for underrepresented minority, low-income, and/or first-generation high school seniors in Washington interested in attending the University of Washington in Seattle for the 2021 Autumn Quarter.

Register online at: depts.washington.edu/reach/


Oct 30, Nov 6, and Nov 13, 3:00 - 5:30PM

Application Workshops are open to supporting underrepresented minority, low-income, and/or first-generation high school seniors in Washington interested in attending the University of Washington in Seattle for the 2021 Autumn Quarter. We will work on the Coalition Application, the UW application platform.

Register online at: depts.washington.edu/reach/

PNACAC Fall College Fair - Oct 19th -23rd, 2020 (Washington students)

Free and open to the public, PNACAC college fairs connect students, families and counselors from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington with colleges and universities from all over the country in one convenient location. Advance registration is required and can be done using the link at the top right corner of this page.

Schedule and registration link https://pnacac.swoogo.com/PNACAC

Have a college or career related event to share with students? Email a CHS Student Services Specialist below to be featured in the next newsletter:

Mike Brown, College & Career Guidance Specialist, mbrown@psd1.org

Ana Tuiaea-Ruud, Career & Technical Education (CTE) Community Engagement Manager, aruud@psd1.org


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