WELCOME TO THE COMMONS | COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER

We are pleased to announce the opening of The Commons | College and Career Center.

The Commons is an all-in-one resource center dedicated to creating greater access to college and careers by providing a variety of tools and personal assistance to help students achieve their college and career goals.

The Commons will be available to students for a variety of uses, including personal study time, scholarship searches, writing college essays, meeting with College and/or military representatives. Students will learn about two and four year colleges and universities, testing and test preparation, financial aid and scholarships, career possibilities and college major descriptions. Reference materials and computers for online search opportunities are available for student use in The Commons.

Jeff Olson
Jeff OlsonCollege and Career Counselor
In 2005, after twenty-four years at Southern Oregon University, Jeff Olson left his position as Head Football Coach and Assistant Professor to spend more time with his family. Making his way to public secondary education, Mr. Olson spent eleven years as a teacher, academic advisor and the Coordinator of the College and Career center. Mr. Olson is proficient in guiding students in their exploration of life after high school — whether that involves attending college, military service, or job search. Mr. Olson has experience in helping families with scholarship searches, Financial Aid and the FAFSA, the NCAA Clearing House, the ASVAB exam and other areas that relate to both college attendance and career goals.

Helpful Links

Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation

2018 Contest Theme:  ‘Life is Precious:  At All Ages…All Abilities.  Participants must first enter their local contest.  Please go to www.ortl.org for entry information.  For more information, contact:  Valerie Platt:  [email protected]

Northwest Christian University

If you are interested in attending Northwest Christian University (Eugene), they will provide a $4,000 per year scholarship for a Cascade Christian student attending NCU.  This scholarship is specific to Cascade Christian students; and will be [...]

Southwestern Oregon Community College

Southwestern Oregon Community College offers a tuition waiver for those students with a GPA of 3.75 or higher.  For more information,  visit Mr. Olson in the College & Career office.

College and Career Calendar

January 30, 2019
  • "No Essay" College Scholarship Due Date

    January 30, 2019

    $2,000
    Sponsored by Niche
    Scholarships don't get any easier than this. Enter EVERY month!

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  • Courage to Grow Scholarship Deadline

    January 30, 2019

    $500
    Eligibility: Current junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. US citizens only please. http://couragetogrowscholarship.com

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  • CollegeXpress Refer a Friend Monthly Scholarship Due Date

    January 30, 2019

    $500
    Sponsored by: Carnegie Communications
    Applicant must share the corresponding link on the sponsor's application URL with their friends through their favorite social media site or email. For every friend that registers with College Xpress, you get a shot at a $500 scholarship. Visit the Scholarship Opportunities page for a link to more information.

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