College & Career Events Weekly Newsletter Issue 1- 9/25/20


JUNIORS AND SENIORS- Stop by our CHS Virtual College Fair on Wednesday, September 30th from 9 am to 5:30 pm to hear from 16 different colleges. Watch promo video below to see a current list of colleges in attendance.

Click HERE to see flyer and schedule. Don't miss out on learning what college has to offer!

Financial Aid Applications 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.

Some colleges may have additional financial aid forms for you to complete. Check their website or contact their financial aid office to find out. Once you are admitted, talk to each college's financial aid office to ensure your application information is received accurately and on time.

Have additional questions? Contact your guidance counselor or Mr. Brown (mbrown@psd1.org) in Student Services for help.

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

Central Washington University offers "On-the-Spot Admissions" event

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

September 21-25 & September 28 – October 2

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

CBC Virtual Agriculture Field Day - Saturday, Oct 17, 2020

10am - Noon Register by Oct 1st Limited Space

Columbia Basin College is hosting a virtual agricultural field day to provide students and families the chance to learn more about agriculture and the exciting new work going on at the college. The event will include a live presentation by Zoom as well as an interactive transplant activity in which a field day kit will be delivered to the participant’s home, prior to the event.

To Register: cbcoutreach@columbiabasin.edu

USA Science & Engineering Festival - Sept 26th – 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/

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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