Welcome to the R. A. Long Career Center! The Career Center offers many services for R. A. Long High School students and their parents. We specialize in the following opportunities for our students. Select a link to learn more.
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A planning guide designed for parents to take advantage of your child's high school experience in preparing them for their education after high school. (Produced by the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Career Development Consortium) (Note: This is a large document and may take some time to download.)
- Latest Scholarship listings
- Thewashboard.org – A one stop site for Washington state scholarships
- FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- NCAA Eligibility Center – Students who plan to participate in Division I or II athletics
- Lower Columbia College
- CheckOutACollege.com – Resource for community and technical colleges in Washington
- High Five Scholarships - The High Five Scholarships website is now live with the largest collection of scholarships ever assembled. It is available to everyone free of charge
- SAT/ACT info - Some frequently asked questions and web links
- WIAA/Washington Dairy Farmers/Les Schwab Smart Choices Scholarship Program
R.A. Long offers these links for your use. Some of these sites may or may not use your email address for commercial purposes.
- DOMESAT - a site for SAT study guides - Note: This is a commercial site and requires you to sign up to use. You may receive emails from the sponsors of this site.
- TodaysMilitary.com – Information about all the military services
- ROTC – Scholarship program offered by the Army, Navy, and Air Force
- Washington Apprenticeships – Resource for exploring apprenticeships, becoming an apprentice, contact information etc…
- Oregon Apprenticeships – Oregon’s apprenticeship resource
- Work Source – Washington state employment services, find a job, job search help and workforce services
- Indeed.com – Job search engine that searches numerous databases at once
- Career Cruising – An online guidance and planning system with tools to find the right career, explore education and training options. Please call 575-7990 or email for access codes.
- Want to learn about a career from a person in that career? Job shadowing is a career exploration activity that offers an opportunity to spend time with a professional currently working in a person’s career field of interest. Job shadowing offers a chance to see what it’s actually like working in a specific job. Not only do participants get to observe the day-to-day activities of someone in the current workforce, they also get a chance to have their questions answered. See what is available for you.
Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship Program - This spring, the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship Program will award a $2,000 scholarship to a qualified high school senior at each high school in Kaiser’s service area - up to 113 scholarships in all! Someone from your high school will get one of these scholarships!
Scholarship applicants must meet the same criteria as in the past: must be entering a college health career program, must have a minimum 2.5GPA and must be a US citizen, national or permanent legal resident. Special consideration will be given to applicants who show financial need, come from a family where neither parent has attended college, speaks English and another language, and is a member of an ethnic or racial group currently underrepresented in the health professions. All students who meet the basic eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.
Again this year, students will have the opportunity to apply online, or they may submit a paper application. The scholarship application can be found at www.kp.org/communitybenefit/scholarship/nw. The application module will be open from now through Friday, January 14th, 2015.
The Kelly Foundation of Washington is pleased to offer the Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship. High school seniors in the Cascade Region are eligible. If you received this letter and application, your students are eligible. Applicants will be judged on citizenship, academic achievement and financial need. Each award is worth $2,500 and winners will be notified in April. Last year over 700 applications were judged and 52 scholarships were awarded.
Enclosed you will find a master application for this scholarship. Please duplicate the application (8 pages, including cover page). I encourage you to keep the master application on file, as we will not be able to mail additional copies!
If you are not the person who deals with scholarship opportunities, please forward these materials to the proper resource.
All applications (with ALL attachments) must be postmarked by March 10, 2015. (Late or incomplete applications will not be judged). We do not mail applications to individuals.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our scholarship hotline at (206) 706-8486.