May Newsletter 2017

Post date: May 15, 2017 4:25:31 PM

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

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 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.

Oregon Promise Communication Kit

Watch this Informational Webinar to become familiar with Oregon Promise eligibility, application and renewal requirements.

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)

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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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.

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