Senior Information, Scholarships and Financial Aid
Counselors will be presenting all things senior year including applications, financial aid and scholarships on the dates below. Attending these presentations help you meet your high school and beyond graduation requirement. There will also be a webinar for parents covering the same topics and a workshop to complete the FAFSA in the Commons at GP.
October 1: Counselor presentations during senior government classes
October 5: Junior/Senior parent night webinar (senior year 101, financial aid, scholarships) 6:30 p.m.
October 8: Counselor presentations during senior government classes
October 12: FAFSA completion workshop in the Commons from 5-7 p.m. Review the items you will need to bring with you to complete the FAFSA. Please RSVP to this in person event.
WSU Regents Scholarship
Seniors with a 3.6 GPA or higher that plan to attend WSU next school year you may be eligible for the Regents Scholar Award. If you would like to be considered for the Regents Scholar Award please complete this form. The deadline to submit the request for nomination is September 30, at 5 p.m. For complete award and eligibility requirements please see the WSU Regents Scholar page.
Upcoming College Visits
Please see the 2021-22 college visits page for upcoming visits scheduled at GPHS. Check back frequently. Visits are both virtual and in person. In person visits will take place in the College and Career Center. Students that wish to attend a virtual visit may come to the career center to sign in on their device.
Sign up for visits here: https://is.gd/gphscollegevisit
Upcoming National Virtual College Fairs
Hundreds of colleges and universities from the US and worldwide will be ready and waiting to talk with you at these upcoming NACAC Virtual College Fairs:
- Tuesday, 28: Northeastern US Fair: 1-5 p.m.
- Sunday, 3: Signature Fair: 10 a.m-3 p.m.
- Thursday, 14: Midwest US Fair: 4-6 p.m
- Sunday, 24: Signature Fair: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
- Tuesday, 2: Arts & STEM Fair: 1-5 p.m.
- Sunday, 14: Signature Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Don't miss these free, one-day events for high school students, transfer students, and families. Go to virtualcollegefairs.org to see the list of participating colleges. Then log in on any fair date to attend Zoom sessions, text your questions, and demonstrate interest... all without leaving home. It's a great way to connect with hundreds of colleges in a short amount of time to learn about majors, scholarships, and more.
Scholarship Opportunities: Updated June 18, 2021
Featured Resources from WSAC
· WAGU Featured Resource: Virtual Speaker Series: For High School Students. Includes a GEAR UP-hosted college application panel.
· Free College Admissions Resources. No-cost resources (From NCAN member organizations) for college admissions assistance extend to advising, test prep, finding scholarships and more.
· Plan Your Future. Find a wealth of information about financial aid, college, and career education in WA.
· College & Career Compass. Help students explore post high school options in WA.
Senior Year 101, Financial Aid and Scholarships
The Glacier Peak Counseling department hosted a webinar for seniors on October 13 and for parents on October 14. A recording of the webinar is accessible on our Glacier Peak YouTube site. The videos are broken up into the three sections presented. Senior Year 101, Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Please refer to this packet for handouts referred to during the presentation. You can access College and Career Pathway Information here.
College and Career Center Resources cover a wide range of interests and needs including but not limited to college planning, visits and applications; scholarships, financial aid, apprenticeship, military options, SAT and ACT testing, Sno-Isle TECH, internships, employment and much more.
Kari Winckler, College & Career Center
CEEB School Code 481211
Washington State Gear Up
Please use this scholarship resource offered through Washington State Gear Up. Scholarships are listed by the month due with links to apply.
Click here to download a Junior Senior fillable handbook published by WSAC.