College and Scholarship Resources

Dawn Haak, College Adviser

College planning choices are some of the most important decisions our high school students will have to make in the coming years. The "where," "when," "how," "why," and "if" are all things that need to be addressed.  I've gathered some links and resources that I have found helpful in answering students' and parents' questions about college, scholarships, pre-college testing, and financial aid.  You can also reference the right sidebar for dates of upcoming tests at our school and college representative visits.

I encourage you to contact me at the high school with any questions about college planning, testing, or scholarships.  I'm here to help!


Scholarships

This list shows scholarships that are currently accepting applications. New listings will be in the daily announcements.  In general, more national scholarships are available starting in the Fall and more local and regional scholarships become available in January-May.  (They do not need as long of a selection time.)  Remember to read all qualifications carefully so you don't waste time on scholarships you are not eligible for!

  • The WashBoard

    Connect to Washington scholarship providers...for FREE!  Making a profile on this site will show you scholarship listings that you are eligible for and help you submit applications for them.  

  • How To Tell If a Scholarship is Legitimate

    This article also describes a few things to look for when applying for scholarships to make sure you are not tricked by a scholarship scam. 


Testing

  • Testing Fee Waivers

    Students with financial need may qualify to take the SAT and ACT for free.

  • The College Board (SAT)

    The SAT Reasoning test is required for admission by some colleges.  Tests are offered about 6 times per school year at various High Schools in the area.  You will need to register and pay online.  See Mrs. Haak if you have questions!

  • ACT

    Here you can register for the ACT, required by some colleges for admission.  When you sign up, you will need our school code to make sure your scores are sent to our school. The code is 481-349.  The ACT is offered at SCHS in October and April.  Other test dates may be available at nearby locations.
         To find out if the colleges you are considering require the optional writing test, follow this link: 
         ACT Writing Test: College's Decsions


Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the first step in applying for financial aid each year you attend college.  The FAFSA can be filled out after October 1st of your senior year.  The following videos are a good resource to familiarize yourself with the process of applying and what to expect.

College Planning and Testing Events

September 23 - Monday
Dordt Rep @ SCHS
Category:
College Planning and Testing
Date: September 23, 2019
Time: 8:25 AM
Description:

A rep. from Dordt University will be at SCHS to talk with interested students during 1st period.

September 25 - Wednesday
Whitworth U Rep @ SCHS
Category:
College Planning and Testing
Date: September 25, 2019
Time: 9:59 AM
Description:

A Rep from Whitworth University will be here to talk with interested students during 3rd period.

September 27 - Friday
ACT Sign up Deadline for Oct Test
Category:
College Planning and Testing
Date: September 27, 2019
October 7 - Monday
Northwest University Rep @ SCHS
Category:
College Planning and Testing
Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 8:25 AM
Description:

A rep from Northwest University (Kirkland) will be here to meet with interested students during 1st period.

October 16 - Wednesday
PSAT Test (Sophomore/Juniors)
Category:
College Planning and Testing
Date: October 16, 2019
Time: 8:25 AM
October 26 - Saturday
ACT Test @ SCHS
Category:
College Planning and Testing
Date: October 26, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM
Description:

For those who pre-registered.  Doors open at 7:45; testing begins at 8:00 sharp.