Creating a Resume


Fall is the time to write your personal statements and prepare students resumes that may be needed for college applications or job opportunities. I have posted below a great example of a resume, explaining all the important details as to what you need to fill in each subcategory. The second image gives you a look at a list of words you might like to use to sound professional on your resume. Please contact us if you need any help in this area. Good luck!



Announcements 11/8

Hello again,

Just wanted to remind everyone that the OSAC application is now available! Please go to the OSAC website and look through all the available scholarships and grants. There is something for everyone and we don’t want you to miss out!

The State of Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) has a bunch of resources, programs and opportunities that could come of age aid to you, with your educational journey. I would encourage all of you to look around and take advantage of the useful information on the website

Students please remember to start filling your FAFSA if you haven’t already! The deadline for FAFSA is March 1st for early consideration of Oregon grants. Awards are made until funds are depleted!

If you have any questions and/or concerns please come visit our room in the library of Creswell High School. If you want to get involved with the ASPIRE program come on by! We would to hear from you and help you with your educational journey.

Happy Tuesday!

New Scholarships

Hi everyone,

There are a lot of new scholarships posted on the website now! Many of the application deadlines are coming up in the next few weeks (there are a lot of deadlines November 30th and December 1st!), so make sure to check those out.

Feel free to browse through any of the categories listed above in “Scholarships 101”!

Hello Students!

Just wanted to update you on our new hours at Creswell High School (CHS). We have volunteers that will be available on:

Wednesdays from 7:30-10:30 and Thursdays from 12-3!

Please feel free to drop by if you have any questions or if you want to get involved with the program! We would love to help you out in anyway that we


2.The Community Alliance of Lane County, a 50 year old local non-profit organization promoting peace and social justice and Rotary Club of Eugene, whose mission includes promoting peace through service worldwide are looking for 7 LANE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, with a commitment to Peace and Social Justice to receive $500 SCHOLARSHIP.

In order to qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Eligibility: Interest and activity as a person of peace and social justice. Graduating from a Lane County high school or GED program in 2017. Acceptance in a post secondary education or training institution
  2.   Application requirements:
    1.  Completed application (see attached)
    2.  Official high school transcript.
    3. Two letters of reference in sealed envelopes. Do not send a reference from a friend or family member.
    4.  Essay as described below

Due date: postmarked no later than March 6, 2017

Mail to: Community Alliance of Lane County, 458 Blair Boulevard, Eugene, OR 97402

Send: application form, essay about the attached prompt, transcript, reference letters

                         Application Form for Peace Scholarships

Offered by Community Alliance of Lane County and Rotary Club of Eugene


Mailing address (Street, Community, Zip)                      Email:
Phone numbers (cell and land line)            Name of High School from which you will graduate


  1. What are your post high school education/training plans?
  2.  Are you an immigrant, person of color, from a military or low income family, have a record of social justice and/or peace commitment?   Please describe
  3.  Why are you applying for this scholarship?
  4. What is your financial need?
  5. Describe your extracurricular activities, in particular those showing your involvement in peace, social justice, environmental justice, community well being
  6. What other scholarships have you applied for and which have you received?

Attach your essay of up to 2 pages responding to this prompt:

For over 15 years our country has been using war and military solutions to try stop terrorists, the so-called War on Terror. By now terrorists have not been defeated by war and yet millions of people are dead, injured and displaced by war.

Would an expanded, better financed military be more successful? Could US citizens and/or our government do something other than war that might work better? What have you done already or what do you hope to do in your life to contribute to creating a healthier, safer world?

Mail to: Community Alliance of Lane County 458 Blair Boulevard Eugene, OR 97402

Attn: Peace Scholarship

Mail no later than March 6,2017
Include application form (use a second page if necessary), essay, 2 letters of reference, transcript)

Future Freshmen at PSU: Additional Scholarships

Future Freshman Scholarship
PSU’s Online Incoming Freshmen Scholarship Application: Opening August 1, 2016
Incoming freshmen should also apply for scholarships on PSU’s Online Scholarship Application. Students are NOT automatically considered for these scholarships and must complete the Online Undergraduate Scholarship Application if they want to be considered for these awards. Please complete the online scholarship application by December 1.

Scholarships awarded through the Incoming Freshmen Scholarship Application include:

Presidential Scholarship – This is a tuition waiver award. It is awarded to incoming freshmen based on high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Funds are very limited. Award amount is PSU regular rate tuition for 12 cr per term, fall, winter, spring. It is renewable for up to four years. Full-time enrollment at PSU is required.

 Undergraduate Laurels Scholarship – This is a tuition waiver award. It is awarded to incoming freshmen based on high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Award amount is $5000/year, renewable for up to four years. Full-time enrollment at PSU is required. Funds are very limited.

Diversity Enrichment Scholarship

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Opens 10/1


Hello Students and Families,

Its that time of year again! Fill out the FAFSA and submit it as soon as possible. FAFSA applications opened up OCTOBER 1st. There are early bird scholarships only available to those who submit early! Online applications must be submitted by no later than midnight Central Time, June 30, 2017. Look below for more Oregon Aid deadlines and information.


What is FAFSA?

FAFSA provides grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school. Why fill out the FAFSA?

  • informing students and families about the availability of the federal student aid programs (GRANTS, LOANS, WORK-STUDY and more!) and the process for applying for and receiving aid from those programs;
  • offering free assistance to students, parents, and borrowers throughout the entire financial aid process; and

What are the types of aid you can receive?

  • Grants—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund)
  • Loans— borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest
  • Work-Study—a work program through the university/college you attend, which helps you earn money to help you pay for school
  • Educational and Training Vouchers for Current and Former Foster Care Youth  (EVT)-  ETVs are grants, funded by the federal government and administered by the states, awarded to eligible current and former foster youth to help pay for college, career school, or training.

Who is eligible?

Every high school senior and anyone who is interested in attending post high school eduation is eligible to (and should) apply!

  • be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
  • have a valid Social Security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau);
  • be registered with Selective Service, if you’re a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25);
  • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program;
  • be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds;
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress in college or career school;
  • sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) stating that
    • you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant and
    • you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes; and
  • show you’re qualified to obtain a college or career school education by
    • having a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate;
    • completing a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law (or—if state law does not require a homeschooled student to obtain a completion credential—completing a high school education in a homeschool setting that qualifies as an exemption from compulsory attendance requirements under state law); or
    • enrolling in an eligible career pathway program and meeting one of the “ability-to-benefit” alternatives described below.

What are the Deadlines?

Federal Deadline

Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2018.
Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 15, 2018.

State Deadlines

  • Oregon – OSAC Private Scholarships – March 1, 2017. Additional forms may be required.
  • Oregon Promise Grant – Fall term, April 1, 2017 by midnight, Central Time; other terms, contact state agency. Additional forms may be required. Awards made until funds are depleted.
  • Oregon Opportunity Grant – As soon as possible after October 1, 2016. Awards made until funds are depleted.
  • College Deadline – Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline because they vary from school to school – whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.

What are the steps to filling out FAFSA?

Filling out the FAFSA® can be a straightforward and easy process. The online FAFSA at will guide you through the application. These are  the steps you will have to take to get the FAFSA filled out.

  1. Creating an FSA ID
  2. Gathering the Documents Needed to Apply
  3. Getting Help
  4. Starting Your FAFSA® and Providing Your Basic Personal Information
  5. Listing Colleges and/or Career Schools
  6. Determining Your Dependency Status
  7. Reporting Parents’ Information
  8. Automatically Filling in Your Tax Information Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
  9. Determining When Tax Information Will Be Available Via the IRS DRT
  10. Providing Financial Information
  11. Signing and Submitting the FAFSA®
  12. Taking the Next Steps

IMPORTANT NOTE: please just make sure that the website  looks like this and is under the (.gov) website. There are many replicas of this website that often look like they might be  the actual website and are not. Make sure you are not putting your private information on other websites.  You can always make sure by the (.gov)


Ready to fill out the FAFSA now? Go for it!

ELKS Most Valuable Student (MVS) Scholarship

Most Valuable Student Scholarship Competition

Click here to Apply to the 2017 MVS Contest Click here for MVS FAQs

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The 2017 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. Applications for the 2017 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2016. The 2017 MVS application deadline is November 30, 2016.

From April 6-9, 2017 the 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. Click here to read all about the 2016 MVS Leadership Weekend held in Chicago.

Click here for a list of Most Valuable Student scholarship application frequently asked questions.

The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners, and notify them in writing, by late April 2017. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

The Elks National Foundation is proud to present its 2016 class of Most Valuable Student Scholarship Recipients. Click here to see the full list of winners.

2017 Most Valuable Student Award Offers
500 Four-Year Awards for the
2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-2020, 2020-21 Academic Years
Four-Year Total Award No. of Awards Total
First Place $50,000 2 $100,000
Second Place $40,000 2 $80,000
Third Place $30,000 2 $60,000
Fourth Place $20,000 14 $280,000
Runners Up $4,000 480 $1,920,000
Total: $2,440,000

Looking for other Elks scholarship options? Learn about Legacy Awards and Emergency Educational Grants.

Questions? Email or call 773/755-4732