College & Career Events Weekly Newsletter Issue 19- 2/26/21

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”

-Marie Curie


Fun - Engage - Motivate

Are you a Pasco School District high school student that is interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)? Want to inspire kids, especially young girls, to see themselves as the next generation of doctors, engineers, or ANYTHING else they want to be?

Check out STEM is FEM - open to any student interested in STEM.


Check out the STEM is FEM website!

In honor of Black History Month, check out the STEM is FEM website resource page, with student interviews that include influential black STEM leaders such as Dr. Tara Nkrumah and Alexus Robertson from Arizona State University:

Construction Scholarship

The Building Industry Association of Washington has announced $60,000 for students planning to enter a construction related field.

Since its inception, BIAW has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships and grants to students who have demonstrated a passion and commitment to developing a career in the home building industry.

BIAW also offers funding grants to organizations offering programs in construction-related fields of study, residential construction career training, continuing education, apprenticeship, and skills assessment services, and technical training programs educating tomorrow’s home builders.

The deadline to submit a scholarship application is Friday, May 14, 2021.

Check out this video about working in the Skilled Trades from employees at Market & Johnson Construction Solutions:

Interested in taking a Technical Trade class while in High School? Check out the options offered below for Pasco School District students:


Columbia Basin College

Next Step Workshop

Wednesday, March 3rd, 10 am

Zoom in to hear from a CBC representative on admissions process and ask questions regarding programs and services!

Join MFW Zoom Meeting:

  • Meeting ID: 862 6747 7929
  • Passcode: 618215

Take Virtual Tour of CBC's Student Recreation Center - Completely student funded, the new 80,000 square foot building will feature more gym space, multi-purpose educational spaces, a fitness center and eSports facilities. Check out the video below:

Ariel rendering of new student recreation building opening in early 2022.

Seniors- are you planning to attend CBC?

The CBC Foundation Scholarship is due February 28th!

CBC offers scholarships to more than 600 students through the CBC Foundation. A single scholarship application allows you to apply for all different scholarships offered by the Foundation. We offer scholarships based on field of study, financial need, academic performance and more. Most scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,500.

Each scholarship has its own set of criteria, but most require a minimum 2.0 GPA. You do not have to be FAFSA or WASFA eligible in order to apply.

Hispanic Academic Achievers Program (HAAP) Scholarship due March 15th

The HAAP Scholarship is available for high school seniors who are Hispanic and have a 3.0 GPA from their first trimester grades. The application is all on-line and due on Monday, March 15 at 11 PM (no late applications accepted).

HAAP scholarships are based on Hispanic heritage, financial need, leadership, civic and extra-curricular activities, academic achievement and higher education goals. All applications are screened and interviews are conducted to select scholarship winners. HAAP takes pride in providing resources for Hispanic youth to pursue a higher education and hope that through their college success, they will encourage other Hispanics to pursue a higher education. Our hope is students will graduate from college and become involved in their community so they give back to programs that help others.


Pick a day. Choose colleges. Go to sessions. Hundreds of colleges will offer Zoom sessions on each fair date. Just drop in!

Please be aware times listed below are Eastern Time, which is 3 hours AHEAD of Pacific Standard Time.

Click the fair links below to see what colleges will be attending each fair:

College Fair, Feb 28th
600 colleges attending
STEM College Fair, March 7th
213 colleges attending
Performing Arts & Visual Arts Fair, March 16th
135 colleges attending


Career Guest Speaker

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

1:00 - 1:30 pm

Gina Steiner

Managing Attorney

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Reservation consists of approximately 1,700 acres of land held in trust by the federal government. Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe has 1,234 enrolled tribal members – more than half of whom live on the reservation and many other live adjacent to the reservation. According to the U.S. Census, the reservation and off-reservation trust land has a population of 560 and is 75 percent Indian and 25 percent non-Indian.

JAWA Lunch With Leaders brings together Washington state leaders and K-12 students in a no-cost, virtual format to inspire students and prepare them for a stronger tomorrow! Leaders share their stories and discuss the skills and qualities necessary to succeed in their field and give advice on how to plan for a rewarding future.


Every day, thousands of dedicated individuals serve to protect freedom, maintain peace and support policies around the globe. Discover how the Military’s many paths and service commitments can offer a flexible and fulfilling future.


Find out ways to serve and how to get started!

Visit TodaysMilitary.com



Saturday, February 27th, 2021

See Zoom information in the flyer!



Families & Farming Event

Learn about the study and science of agriculture and how it connects to careers in our community.

March 2, 2021, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hosted by: Columbia Basin College

English Flyer
Spanish Flyer

Interested in Photography?

Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images.

Work Environment: Working conditions for photographers vary by specialty. Some photographers travel for photo shoots, working either indoors or outdoors. Others work in studios; still others work in laboratories and use microscopes to photograph subjects.

What it takes: Although portrait photographers are not required to have postsecondary education, many take classes because employers usually seek applicants with creativity and a "good eye," as well as a good technical understanding of photography. Photojournalists and industrial and scientific photographers often need a bachelor’s degree.

Wanted to get started? Check out these cool photography classes you can take at Chiawana!

Speaking of photography... CHIAWANA STUDENTS- Don't forget School Pictures are coming up. Check email for school picture information and ordering packet.


Monday, March 8

  • 8-9 a.m. - Last names beginning A-B
  • 9-10 a.m. - Last Names beginning C
  • 10-11 a.m. - Last Names beginning D-E-F

Tuesday, March 9

  • 8-9 a.m. - Last names beginning G
  • 9-10 a.m. - Last Names beginning H-I-J
  • 10-11 a.m. - Last Names beginning K-L and anyone who missed an earlier time

Thursday, March 11

  • 8-9 a.m. - Last names beginning M and any B cohort students beginning A-L
  • 9-10 a.m. - Last Names beginning N-O
  • 10-11 a.m. - Last Names beginning P-Q

Thursday, March 18

  • 8-9 a.m. - Last names beginning R
  • 9-10 a.m. - Last Names beginning S
  • 10-11 a.m. - Last Names beginning T-U-V-W-Z and anyone who missed an earlier time

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


Created with images by MichaelGaida - "excavator construction site" • andrew_t8 - "library la trobe study" • PublicDomainImages - "soil tilling farmer" • alohamalakhov - "vineyard sunrise sun" • byrdyak - "Professional wildlife photographer"