College

Click College Guidance Handbook to view the Portland Waldorf High School’s College Guidance Handbook. Contact our College Counselor, Christopher.Zinn@portlandwaldorf.org, for questions related to standardized tests, college admissions, and career readiness.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Contact Christopher.Zinn@portlandwaldorfschool for more information about these scholarships.

1. Fred G. Lee Memorial Scholarship Application
The Portland Lodge of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.) is pleased to announce that the 2017 scholarship application is now available.
Three scholarships will be awarded. One (1) $4,000 Scholarship; the award is $1000 per year, renewable for four undergraduate years. Two (2) $1000 Scholarships; the award is $1000, issued at the freshman year level. At least one of the three scholarships will be awarded to a student who attends a college in Oregon or Washington State. The eligible scholarship territory is Clark County (State of Washington) and Oregon high school graduating seniors. Chinese Ancestry is not a requirement for this scholarship and all applicants must have at least one parent/guardian who is a member of the C.A.C.A. Portland Lodge. Membership applications are enclosed with this press release and are available at http://www.cacaportland.org. Other scholarship opportunities have been posted on our web site. The deadline date for the application is April 11, 2017.

2. David Lee Quan Memorial Scholarship
This is a new scholarship being introduced this year to honor David Lee Quan. A $1000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving applicant majoring in the medical or science professions. The deadline date for this application is April 11, 2017.

3. C.A.C.A. Essay Contest
All high school students of are invited to participate in the upcoming essay contest. The goal is to build leadership skills for young community leaders of tomorrow by refining good English writing skills while demonstrating the ability to present clear, logical thinking on an issue of current national relevance. Applicants are expected to write a 500 word English theme within two hours, on a topic given at the beginning of the contest. Judging is conducted by a national board of Judges organized by the Grand Lodge of the C.A.C.A. Top essays are evaluated for originality, clarity of thought and expression, and correctness of grammar and spelling. Chinese Ancestry is not a requirement for this essay contest.  The contest will be held Saturday March 4, 2017 commencing promptly at 10:00 am. The contest will end at noon. Pre-registration is required, and the contest is open to all high school students in Oregon and SW Washington. Local prizes will be awarded, in addition to the National judging.  The deadline date for the essay contest application is February 27, 2017.

4. Tiffany Wang Arts Scholarship
Two students will be selected to each receive $500 towards a summer arts program.
These arts scholarships are offered for (1) pre-college student (grades 9-11) who are interested in attending a summer arts program, (2) demonstrated financial need, and (3) talent in the fine or performing arts. Tiffany Wang Arts Scholarship Applications are due by April 11, 2017.

5. National Art Competition
Deadline date April 30, 2017

6. 2016 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program is available for the full-time high school senior who are enrolled at a high school in a community served or approved by Comcast.The Scholarship Deadline is December 1, 2016.  We thought your students might find this information useful.  Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program

COLLEGE SEARCH SOURCES

Another recently added nationwide tool for college planning can be found at the federal government’s College Scorecard site:  https://collegescorecard.ed.gov. The site evaluates schools based on the average income of graduates and similar parameters, but with those limitations it can be useful for comparing a wide range of schools.  Much more helpful overall is the College Board’s college planning site at https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org.

If you are looking specifically for schools that do not require the SAT or the ACT, a good place to start is http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional/state.

COLLEGE NEWS

Free Tuition for Four Years at UofO and PSU

http://pathwayoregon.uoregon.edu/content/award-overview

http://www.pdx.edu/four-years-free

Trinity College, in Hartford Connecticut, has joined a number of other school that no longer require SAT or ACT test results for students applying for admission.  You can read more about their new policy on how to determine if a student is “college ready” at
http://www.trincoll.edu/Admissions/Pages/TestOptional.aspx.

The New York Times recently reported on a new effort underway by large group of the country’s leading colleges and universities.  The  goal of the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success is to increase economic and cultural diversity on their campuses by providing online tools and advice for students interested in college, and eventually to offer an application platform as well.  The Times articles discusses some of the controversial questions around this effort to bring more diversity to selective schools.  You can read the article at http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/18/opinion/sunday/an-admissions-surprise-from-the-ivy-league.html and visit the website at http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org