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Career Center

General Information

Welcome to the Career Center Webpage!!!  The Career Center, located in the Media Center, serves as a doorway to college admissions and career pathways.  In conjunction with the Counseling Department, the Career Center provides a full range of college admission information and activities including the following:

 

 Information available:

  • Information on colleges and universities
    • Brochures, View  Books, Videos and Course Catalogs
    • Handbooks and Directories
    • Guidebooks for parents
  • College Admission Testing
    • Registration Material
    • Study Guides available for check-out
  • Financial Aid Information
    • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Application and CSS/Financial Aid Profile
  • Scholarship information and applications (local, community, national corporate scholarships)
  • AP Exam study guides available for check-out
  • Career and vocational planning information
  • Military and Federal Service Academy Information
  • Summer programs and internships
  • Apprenticeship information

Services Provided:

  • Work Permits for students under 18 years old
  • Choices – a computer assisted career search 
  • Application assistance for students
  • Workshops/Information Nights for students and parents throughout the year
    • Grade appropriate checklists following the college admission timeline
  • Admissions Representative Visits from over 20 colleges and universities across the nation
  • Support for WCHS staff and teachers

Annual Events:

  • Mock (practice) tests for the SAT and ACT, with Parent Information Seminar to follow
  • Special Programs: College Information Night, PSAT Score Back Night, College Essay Workshop, and special events with guest speakers from institutions across the nation
  • Financial Aid Night
  • National Hispanic College Fair – field trip

Students and parents are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities available through the Career Center.  All activities and events are posted on the school website and announced in the Daily Bulletin, and the Career Center Bulletin. For a list of resources, please click here .

News

March 2014 Scholarship Bulletin

Below is the March Scholarship bulletin. It can be downloaded below or in the locker to the right. There are a lot of local scholarships so be sure to check them out and meet the deadlines!

 

Scholarship

Deadline

Amount

Criteria/Eligibility/How to Apply

*West Council PTA*

March 12th

 

  • Graduating senior
  • A resident of CA
  • Member of schools PTSA
  • Planning to attend a college, university, trade or tech school in the fall
  • Minimum GPA 2.0
  • CONTACT: See Ms. Foster in the front office for application.

 

LA Bio Med Summer Fellowship Program

March 14th

$2, 160 stipend

  • This annual program is designed to encourage graduating high school seniors to explore careers in the field of biomedical science.
  • Demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in their science coursework.
  • Agree to participate full-time in fellowship activities throughout the eight-week period (June 16, 2014- August 8th, 2014.
  • Contact:  See Ms. Foster in the front office for application.

 

Kohl’s Cares Scholarship

March 14th

$1,000

 

Cabrillo Civic Clubs

March 15th

$500

  • Must be a senior of Portuguese descent
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • 3.5 GPA or higher (weighted)
  • Must have participated in 3 or more extra-curricular activities
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • APPLY: http://www.cabrillocivicclubs.org/scholarship.asp

 

Foothill Presbyterian Hospital

March 15th

 

 

Foothill Federal Credit Union

March 21st

$2,000

 

CCU Scholarship

March 21st

$1,000

 

CSUF Admission and Future Scholars Program

 

March 26th

 

*West Covina Women’s Club Scholarship*

April 1st

 

  • Be a high school senior entering college in the fall
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be a citizen of the USA, have citizenship verification through a birth certificate or passport
  • Be an active participant in one or more organization in the community
  • APPLY: See Ms. Foster in the front office for application

 

Honors Graduation

April 1st

5- $1,000

 

Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship

April 1st

$500

 

*First District PTA*

April 3rd

 

  • Graduating high school senior
  • Resident of CA
  • Member of high school’s PTA
  • Planning to attend a college, university, trade or tech school in fall
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Contact: See Ms. Foster in the front office for application

 

Friar Tux Scholarship

April 15th

 

Student-View Scholarship

April 20th

1- $4,000

2- $1,000

8-$500

*West Covina Rose Float Foundation*

April 30th

$1,000

  • Must be a high school senior
  • Minimum GPA is 2.8
  • Applicant must complete volunteer hours with community based organization or a non profit
  • Contact:  See Ms. Foster in the front office for application.

 

Diamond Wipes Scholarship Program

April 30th

$1,000 Renewable

  • Plan to attend Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Fullerton, or Cal State San Bernardino as a 1st year college student in Fall 2014
  • Have an unweighted GPA of 3.0
  • Have a household income at or below California State Median Income Level
  • Must be a legal resident of the US
  • APPLY: http://apcf.org/what-we-do/216

My Favorite Car Scholarship

April 30th

 

Nordstrom Cares

May 1st

80- $10,000

Posted by: Neal Nakano
Published: 3/10/14

Contact Information

ROP/CTE Career Counselor:

Stefanie Foster

Email: sfoster@wcusd.org

Phone: 626-859-2900 x3937

 

 

The ROP/ Career Center is located inside the Media Center

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