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May Newsletter 2017

posted May 15, 2017, 9:25 AM by Editor Toolkit
Summer Programs 2017
Visit Oregon GEAR UP's site to see a variety of summer programs in Oregon and across the country. These programs will help students build leadership skills and explore careers. The programs are no or low-cost and/or offer scholarships. Apply now! Deadlines are fast approaching.

For additional information on how to support students pursuing higher education subscribe to Oregon GEAR UP's newsletter today
Oregon GEAR UP provides this TOOLKIT to help high school seniors through the summer and into their first year of college. This toolkit includes specific strategies to keep students and parents connected.
The school year is ending. Time to celebrate the efforts of your high school seniors and your volunteers! Here are some ideas:
  • Thank-you notes
  • End-of-the-year party
  • Award and scholarship assembly 
WATCH: House Committee on Education
Juan Báez-Arévalo, Interim Director of OSAC, Gary Campbell, ASPIRE Administrator, and Melinda Dye, ASPIRE Coordinator, presented to the Oregon House Committee of Education about the impact of ASPIRE on Oregon students. ASPIRE is part of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission. Recorded 5/10/2017 (use Internet Explorer)
The final deadline for Oregon Promise is July 3. However, students are encouraged to complete their application now so that high school registrars are available to verify students’ transcripts.
ASPIRE Summer Bridge Sign Up Form 
Seniors who complete this form will receive  regular communication (reminders, deadlines, and tips) throughout the summer to help them stay on track to enter college in the fall.
Oregon Promise Communication Kit
Watch this Informational Webinar to become familiar with Oregon Promise eligibility, application and renewal requirements.
FAFSA Verification Resource Document
Colleges may ask students to verify their FAFSA information and will send instructions directly to the student. Here is an additional resource to assist them with their FAFSA verification process.
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