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Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.
Steve Mead, Career Center Counselor 253-804-5161 ext. 3391

Angie Anderson, Career Center Specialist 253-804-5161 ext. 3390

Updated 2/7/13
General Information
Career Center Events:

2/7 Beyond High School Night @ AMHS, 6-8pm

3/29 Deadline for Community Scholarship Application
Beyond High School Night: District-wide Annual Event

Thursday, February 7th, from 6-8 pm at Auburn Mountainview High School

Middle school and high school students and their parents are invited to explore:

College, military, and job training opportunities available after high school graduation

Break-out sessions:

Four-year public and private colleges including college athletics and NCAA/NIAA eligibility

Community and technical colleges, apprenticeship programs and financial aid

Information Fair:

60+ college, technical and career school, military, job training, and community service representatives will be available to answer questions and handout information

Beyond High School Night provides valuable resources for all students as they plan their futures.

There is no charge for this event.

Bonus: Join us for a spaghetti dinner for just $5.00 beginning @ 5:00!  AMHS’s Leadership class is sponsoring a fund raiser for Tanzanian Orphans and our chef is cooking so it should be great food!

Warning: This is the time of year when juniors and seniors begin receiving mail solicitations for scholarship search services. Carefully consider before purchasing such services. In general it is more productive to research opportunities in the Career Center and continue the search with the information found. After exhausting other resources, it may be time to consider such a service. There are some things to avoid as unproductive at best and outright fraud at worst. Here are six signs that a scholarship is not what it seems: “The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back;” “You cannot get this information anywhere else;” “May I have your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship?” “We will do all the work;” “The scholarship will cost some money;” “You have been selected by a ‘National Foundation’ to receive a scholarship,” or “You’re a finalist” in a contest you never entered. If you have further questions please contact the Career Center.

University of Dayton Annual Video Contest: Winner will be awarded $40, 000 scholarship to the University of Dayton

Application information at:

This guide is created by The American Legion — filled with scholarships, grants, fee waivers, student loans,

military assistance, tax incentives, checklists, and a wealth of resources and information to help you further

your education. Everyone can benefit from this publication featuring valuable assistance to veterans (and children and

spouses of disabled and deceased veterans) to pursue higher education.

NEED A LIFT? can help to ensure your future success

by assisting you to:

• Choose a career direction.

• Select a school that fits your needs.

• Discover ways to save and pay for college.

• Learn how to get accepted into college.

• Understand the student financial aid process.

• Find federal, state, and military education

assistance and funding programs.

Plus, an entire chapter is dedicated to scholarships and programs offered by The American Legion.

Information at

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS: Students interested in playing a Division I or II sport at a college or university need to fill out the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse form and become fully informed early in their high school career. This is true for “walk on” participants as well as scholarship players. For more information, contact Mr. Mead in the Career Center. Applications are available at
Davidson Fellows Scholarships- $50,000 – 20 Awards

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work and demonstrate that the work is his or her own creation. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. Apply at

Deadline: February 6, 2013
COURAGEOUS PERSUADERS SCHOLARSHIPS: Open to all high school students in grades 9-12, not only those taking video production. Create a 30-second TV commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $2,000. The grand prize-winning commercial will be broadcast on TV and the team that created it will work with Pluto Post Productions.

More information and applications are available at

Deadline: February 12, 2013

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