• College & Career Center Contact:

    Alicia Holtzclaw
    Assistant Principal
    253-945-5422
    aholtzcl@fwps.org

Events this Week:

Upcoming Events

    • FWPS Virtual College Visits, 1:30 and 2:30.  Next week’s schools include:
      • Carroll College, Central Washington University, Northwest University, Southern Oregon University
    • Virtual Career Expo Series: Skills and Technical Sciences October 27th, 9am-12pm pre-register here: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/NCESD/s/X2BnX/90m7Z (see attachment)
    • Life After High School Event Virtual College and Career fair, October 28th, 1:30pm-3:30pm and 6pm-8pm (see attachment)
    • National Association of College Admissions Counselors Virtual College Fair hundreds of colleges from all over the nation.  Register here: https://virtualcollegefairs.org/events/7/exhibitors Look ahead to determine which schools you will want to visit (See attachment and visit website)
    • Orders for cap and gown due for group discount visit Jostens.com and look for the order packet you should receive in the mail the week of October 19th
    • HBCU Virtual College Fair (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)!  November 18th  Pre-register here after October 29th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hbcu-virtual-college-fair-federal-way-public-schools-tickets-122435508903  (see attachment)
    • Senior Class Meeting, November 20, 2020 @ 1pm via zoom.  Look in email that week for the link
HBCU College Fair

Scholarship Opportunities

  • UPCOMING SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES:

    Scholarship

    Brief Description

    Due

    Horatio Alger Scholarship - National Scholarships

    ($25,000) - The Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.

    10/25

    Horatio Alger Scholarship - State Scholarships

    ($10,000) - State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.

    10/25

    Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program

    For high-performing HS seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. Scholars receive up to $40,000 per year, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to network with the larger JKCF Scholar community. Up to 40 College Scholars are selected for this program each year.

    10/30

    Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship

    ($20,000) - High school seniors with a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA may apply. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

    10/31

    Voice of Democracy Scholarship.

    Provided by the VFW, students in grades 9-12 are eligible for up to $30,000.

    10/31

    ZipRecruiter Scholarship

    ($3,000) To enter, please write a 500-800-word essay that addresses a job you previously held and your ideal post-grad job. 

    10/31

    Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

    ($2,000) - In 250 words or less submit a response to the question: "Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive."

    10/31

    NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

    Honors young women in HS for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for postsecondary education.

    11/5

    Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

    For young people who have demonstrated exemplary voluntary service to their communities. Max. award: $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. Eligibility: Students grades 5-12 who have conducted a volunteer service activity within the past year.

    11/10

    Washington Women in Need Education Grant

    General Education Grantees receive up to $5,000 over a one-year period to pay for tuition, mandatory fees, and required books and supplies at the approved Washington college or university of their choice. For females 18 and older.

    11/12

    Elks Most Valuable Student Competition

    ($4,000-$50,000) - The Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

    11/15

    10 Words or Less Scholarship

    ($500) - In 10 words or less, say why you deserve the scholarship.

    11/30

    Education Matters

    ($5,000) - In 250 words or less submit a response to the question: "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?"

    11/30

     

     

     

    ACT SIX - Tacoma-Seattle

    (Full Tuition) - Will select approximately 22 of Tacoma-Seattle’s most promising urban leaders for scholarships to four partner colleges: Gonzaga University, Northwest University, Pacific Lutheran University, and Whitworth University. Scholars are chosen through a rigorous, highly competitive, three-phase selection process that spans 4 months.

    12/1