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Dear Senior Parents & Guardians-

As we approach the end of the first semester we wanted to remind you and your student about some important upcoming opportunities and deadlines.

If your student hasn’t already submitted their FAFSA, this should be a priority. In addition to determining if your student is eligible for federal aid, the FAFSA is required to receive the Oregon Opportunity Grant and/or the Oregon Promise Grant. The FAFSA can be completed at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa and submitting a FAFSA does not obligate a student to accept an aid offer.

Two important comprehensive scholarship opportunities, OSAC (Office of Student Access & Completion) & the LCC Scholarship Foundation, are also currently available for seniors. Both of these applications allow students to apply for multiple scholarships with one application. The LCC Foundation kindly uses the same short essay questions and activities sheet that OSAC requires so it’s time well spent especially if your student is planning to attend LCC next fall. Also, the LCC Foundation includes the Wayne Shields scholarship for $1250 which will be awarded to one graduating senior from Creswell High School so we encourage all LCC bound seniors to take advantage of this opportunity! Application assistance is available in the CHS College & Career Center!!
Students can apply for LCC Foundation Scholarships here: https://www.lanecc.edu/foundation/scholarships
Students can apply for OSAC Scholarships here: https://oregonstudentaid.gov/
Important Deadlines & Opportunities:
February 15th – OSAC Early Bird deadline – Complete applications (including transcripts) submitted by this date will be entered into a drawing for one of several $1000 Early Bird scholarship awards.
February 26th – LCC placement testing after school at CHS. Sign up NOW in the library!
March 1st – final deadline for all OSAC scholarships.
March 4th – deadline for LCC Foundation scholarships.March 6th – Criminal Justice Career Day at Western Oregon University. Sign up NOW in the library!

April 11th – Elevate Lane County Graduating Seniors Hiring & Job Fair (more info will be shared in March)

April 25th – Experience Oregon Health Careers field trip (sign up will be in March/early April)

May 9th – Experience Oregon Timber Careers field trip (sign up will be in April/early May)

May 23rd – Experience Oregon Engineering Careers field trip (sign up will be in April/early May)

We’re here to support you and your student so please contact us if you have any questions!

Angela Dennis, College & Career Center Coordinator adennis@creswell.k12.or.us

Lori Naugle, School Counselor, lnaugle@creswell.k12.or.us

Mona Stiffler, Academic Counselor, mstiffler@creswell.k12.or.us