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College and Career Corner

The College and Career corner is full of useful links to help CAL students discover what is around to help them when they are thinking about college and the future. Each company offers something different from the rest, so click a link below and see what you can learn.

Most Valuable Student

The Most Valuable Student (MVS) Scholarship contest officially began on September 1, 2017. The Elks National Foundation awards $2.44 million annually in scholarships to 500 high school seniors nationwide. The four-year scholarships range in value from $1,000 a year to $12,500 a year for the 2017-18 contest. Applicants are judged on scholastic achievement, leadership and financial need.

The 2017-2018 MVS Scholarship application and information can be found at the Elks National Foundation website enf.elks.org/mvs and the application deadline is November 37, 2017, at 9:59 PM (PST). Students must register online to receive the application.


WORKSOURCE Oregon offers a variety of services including: skill training resources, workshops and tools all designed to help you find a new or better job in today’s competitive job market. Oregonians looking for work should connect with their nearest WorkSource Oregon Center to find WorkSource Oregon staff and services dedicated to helping Oregonians who are seeking employment.


The place where you can view virtual tours of colleges with a computer, smartphone, or tablet and it’s absolutely free!

FINAID – Scholarship Search Engine

Finaid is a well-reviewed online scholarship matching and college search service.

Common Application

The Common Application (informally known as the Common App) is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of 517 member colleges and universities in 47 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.

FASTWEB – Scholarship Search Engine

Fastweb is an online scholarship matching and college search service.

University Honors College @ Oregon State University

The University Honors College (UHC) encourages curiosity and rewards creativity, offering a small college environment with the resources and opportunities of Oregon’s leading public research university. The UHC is one of only a handful of degree-granting honors colleges in the United States, you’ll graduate with the Honors Baccalaureate, Oregon State’s most prestigious undergraduate degree.

Honors College @ Portland State University

Welcome to Urban Honors, the only urban-focused honors college in the country. Here, you’ll join a small, dedicated community of highly motivated students and engaged professors. Together you will explore an academically intense curriculum through the lens of the culturally rich, ever-evolving city of Portland.

Clark Honors College @ University of Oregon

The Robert D. Clark Honors College is a highly selective, small liberal arts college of approximately 700 students nestled within the University of Oregon. The Clark Honors College features small classes, interdisciplinary scholarship, and independent research in a close-knit intellectual community of students and faculty.