For High School Students

A simple mistake could cost you a scholarship. It is important to pay attention to every detail. Applicants need to know what is being asked and need to comply with these requirements. Common mistakes are preventable. Show students how scholarships are often scored. Have them read and score the submissions. Debrief and help students learn how to avoid common pitfalls.
This activity idea comes from Inchelium, a Washington State GEAR UP school, and was presented at the Year 6 Planning Workshop.
Dr. Cristina Gaeta presented this topic at the Washington State GEAR UP Year 6 Planning Workshops. It featured an overview of how to develop a college and career binder.
Learn how West Valley, a Washington State GEAR UP school, planned and held a Senior Signing Day. Senior/College Signing Day
This binder system can be used with high school seniors to help them stay organized during the college and financial aid application process. This manual provides guidance on how to assemble the binder, provides examples, and explains the rationale.
This is a set of 8.5"x11" posters that can be displayed through out your school to help add to your college going culture. Each page displays one term related to college or getting ready for college.
If you wish to provide your families with an overview of the financial aid process, this power point presentation can be downloaded for your own use. You should be able to modify the graphics, add or delete slides to fit your own school, your needs, or the time period allotted. However, the slides we've included in this template contain the basic information we feel families should have in order to make sense of the financial aid process and to get started. By Washington Financial Aid Associatio
The Keys to College & Scholarship Success by David Coven, President & Executive Director, Scholarship Junkies. This presentation is from the WAGU Year 5 Kickoff workshop. It focuses on helping students tell their stories for admissions and scholarships.
This resource guide is designed to assist those who work with high school students with disabilities who plan to continue their education in postsecondary institutions, including vocational and career schools, two- and four- year colleges, and universities. Because postsecondary institutions differ significantly from high school, it is imperative that students with disabilities know their rights and responsibilities and self-advocate in order to be successful.
Selections from the UW Dream Project handbook. For use during the College Application Campaign.

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