GRANT HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER
During the school year, we are open to students from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday-Friday.
Located in Room 128, on the south side of the Library
This is the place to get ahead or catch up. It's a comfortable place to plan your future.
For more information, feel free to contact:
Madeline Kokes, Career and Community Partnerships Coordinator - schedule a meeting with Ms. Kokes
Mary Beth Snell, College Coordinator - schedule a meeting with Ms. Snell
Jzalana Bethune-Summers, YTP Transition Specialist/Career Coordinator
Follow us on Instagram: @ghscollegeandcareercentral
Coalition for College: Free College Planning Workshops
March 28, 2023 - Decoding Your Financial Aid Offer
April 4, 2023 - Ask Us Anything About Admissions
April 12, 2023 - Scoir + Coalition Presents: Decoding the Admissions Process
Virtual ECMC College Nights April 5 & 6 at 6:00 pm
Not everyone has the capacity to pull off an ECMC College Nights event in their community, so we’re providing two statewide webinars on Wednesday, April 5 in English and Thursday, April 6 in Spanish. Each night, we’ll go through the ECMC College Night presentation, which emphasizes why education after high school is important, how to choose an educational path, how to obtain financial aid to pay for education, and how to plan for education after high school.
This presentation is geared towards high school juniors (class of 2024), but younger students/families may benefit from it.
Pre-registration for students, parents, guardians, and families is required.
Register for Wednesday, April 5 (in English) at: http://bit.ly/3YyYq9Z
Register for Thursday, April 6 (in Spanish) at: bit.ly/3JLAKuZ
Gap Year Session: Friday, April 7th from 12:05 - 12:35 pm in the College & Career Center
Representatives from GlobalLife Education Consulting will be at Grant to discuss gap year trends and provide gap year resources for students. Students can learn more about the benefits of taking a gap year, explore arts/language/career gap programs to continue to improve upon skillsets and/or language proficiency, and how a gap year can be a benefit in the transition to college. **Pizza will be served**
PCC Preview Day at Cascade Campus: Friday, April 21st from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Portland Community College will be hosting an in-person Preview Day for high school students to participate in a brief introduction to our programs and services. During Preview Day, you will get valuable information on how to prepare to attend PCC, hear about programs, degrees, and certificates, spend time interacting with PCC faculty and staff, and learn about financial aid and other scholarship opportunities. Registration is required.
Portland PNACAC College Fair: Sunday, April 30 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at the University of Portland
Connect with colleges from across the US and beyond. Free and open to the public, PNACAC fairs connect you with colleges and universities in one convenient location.
Below are scholarships with upcoming deadlines:
- Black United Fund of Oregon Scholarships: Deadlines Vary
- 2023 Pink Ivy Foundation Scholarships: Deadline March 25, 2023
- Oregon PTA Teacher Education Scholarship: Deadline March 31, 2023
- OCA-UPS® Gold Mountain Scholarship: Deadline March 31, 2023
- Rose City Scholarship: Deadline, March 31, 2023
- Linda C. Eby Scholarship: Deadline March 31, 2023
- AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program: Deadline March 31, 2023
- SELCO Community Credit Union Scholarship: March 31, 2023
- The Great Khalid Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship: Deadline March 31, 2023
- Be A Light Scholarship - Anfernee Simons Foundation: Deadline March 31, 2023
- iQ Credit Union Scholarship: Deadline March 31, 2023
- Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship: Deadline March 31, 2023 at 3 pm Central Time
- Driver Education Initiative Award – Annual Scholarship Opportunity: Deadline March 31, 2023
- The Actuarial Foundation, The International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA), the Organization of Latinx Actuaries (OLA) and the Sexuality and Gender Alliance of Actuaries (SAGAA) Scholarships: Deadlines Vary
- Association of Oregon Loggers (AOL) Scholarship Program: April 1, 2023
- 2023 GFWC Oregon Fine Art Scholarships: Deadline April 4, 2023
- Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders Scholarship: Deadline April 5 at 1:00 pm
- Humanists of Greater Portland (HGP) Annual Scholarship Contest: Deadline April 8, 2023
- Pence Construction Diversity in Leadership Scholarship: Deadline April 12, 2023
- Footwear Warriors Higher Education Scholarship: Deadline April 15, 2023
- Our Streets & Local Grown Sponsored Scholarships: Deadline April 20, 2023
- John and Eline Goss Scholarship: Deadline April 24 at 3:30 pm
- 2023 Grant High School Jerry Exley Scholarship: Deadline April 24 at 3:30 pm
- 2023 Alvin Alexandre Scholarship: Deadline April 24 at 3:30 pm
- The Grant High School Alumni Association Scholarship: Deadline April 24 at 3:30 pm
- Hollywood Senior Center Scholarship: Deadline April 24 at 3:30 pm
- Bailey Passion Scholarship: Deadline May 1, 2023
MaiaLearning: Grant High School uses the MaiaLearning University & Career Research Tool to help students plan their futures. You can use Maia to discover and explore careers; build academic, college, and career plans; create portfolios that tell your story, and manage the college visit and application process. Access your account by clicking Sign In with Google and using your PPS username and password.
How does my high school experience make me college & career ready?
Make a plan for your high school years.
Which careers are right for me?
Explore your interests and discover career opportunities out there for you. Start here!
Share your interests: Career Interest Survey
Find your Career Roadmap with Roadtrip Nation
How does Career Related Learning happen at Grant?
We build in lots of infrastructure for students to explore careers, from their Freshman Community Career Fairs and working alongside professionals in Career Technical Education (CTE) classes to attending the NW Youth Careers EXPO in Sophomore year and then, as Juniors and Seniors, students actually visit workplaces. Information on registering for events is on the College & Career Center Instagram and in the Friday Bulletin - posted on the Grant website homepage and emailed to students and parents/guardians every Friday during the academic year.
It’s important to start exploring careers now so students can think about what they might eventually like to do and understand the pathways to get there. The Oregon Department of Education has added emphasis on Career Related Learning: it's a graduation requirement. By the end of Senior year, all students will need to participate in two Career-Related Learning Experiences (“CRLE” for short–reflect on them with forms on the left-hand side of this page), build a resume (we do this in Junior English class), and write a “My Plan Essay” (during Senior English class).
We can help you feel more confident about finding post-secondary options and exploring possible careers, internships, colleges, apprenticeships, workforce training programs, and/or military opportunities. This is a great PPS resource!
PPS has partnered with GetSchooled to offer resources for college planning, including quick videos regarding colleges, advice, essays, and scholarships.